Australian brands have a history of doing natural very well indeed and A’kin is a fantastic example of this. A’kin provide a great selection, consistent quality and value for money. It is also a brand I have used for a long time and have bit of a fondness for, their recent rebrand brings the look bang up to date but they are still providing the same great formulas we know and love.
All the recent new launches from the brand have made it to my every day product rotation, they even achieved the impossible and created a micellar water I love (read more about that here). The latest addition to the range builds on the brands already successful facial oil range with a gorgeous lightweight rosehip oil suitable for face and body.
Rosehip is a tried and tested plant oil with lots of benefits for the skin, I find it a great all rounder, fantastic for fading marks and adding that dewy glow we all want. It also works well for my redness prone skin, calming and protecting the skin, if you can sensitised skin that cannot tolerate products with long ingredients lists. Oils are area where quality really does matter, A’kin are using organic rosehip that is extracted with CO2, giving it a gorgeous golden colour.
The weightless rosehip is really light on the skin, I have applied a drop to the back of my hand and applied another rosehip oil next to it and the difference is very obvious. As well as Rosehip oil, A’kin have also added macadamia and Crambe seed oils to lock in moisture. The obvious bonus of a light texture, is that it sinks in beautifully to the skin. This has been one of my most reached for daytime facial oils because it mixes so easily with the rest of my routine.
There are so many ways to use this oil. You can add a few drops to your moisturiser, use it on the top of your cheekbones before make up to add glow or it is also brilliant for facial massage. I keep it next to my bed and use it as a hand and cuticle oil and it also works well on hair to tame frizz.
A’kin Weightless Rosehip oil costs £35 for 45 ml.