A’kin by Purist Brightening Day Creme – 50ml (£28.50)
I’ve been a fan of the PureMan range from A’kin for a while, but this was the first time I’ve tried a product from the A’kin by Purist range. A’kin and Purist have a range of Australian owned and made products that pride themselves in using natural ingredients and exclude the usual suspects of questionable chemicals.
This is the daily moisturiser is called ‘purely revitalising brightening day creme‘.
The second biggest ingredient in the pot after water is Shea Butter then glycerine. I’ve counted at least 31 ingredients including Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil and Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil which is high in Omega 3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids. Piroctone Olamine which is a compound used to treat fungal infections. Titanium Dioxide which has natural UV resistant properties. Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Juice is also known as camu camu, an amazon riverside tree which bears cherry-like fruit which are exceptionally high in vitamin C. Also amino acids in the form of Arginine and hydrolysed hyaluronic acid which is an acid found naturally in our skin.
The result is a moisturiser which keeps the skin feeling hydrated, without feeling clogging or looking greasy. The thick textured, white coloured cream has a pleasant non-floral fragrance, which men will appreciate. It absorbs quickly and easily into the skin leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated.
Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Isostearyl Isostearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Sorbitan Olivate, Niacinamide, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sorbitol, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Lactate, Phenoxyethanol, Arginine, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Cetyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Sorbitan Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Juice, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Piroctone Olamine, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Citric Acid, Citronellol#, Geraniol#, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Linalool#, Citral#, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene#.
*derived from botanical sources, # component of the essential oil fragrance.