Thursday, 18 August 2011

Product Name: A’Kin Sandalwood & sweet orange invigorating body scrub
Weight/Price: 200ml 6.8fl oz for £14.99
Made in: N/A
Where to buy: Mypure, feelunique,
Product Description: A’kin Sandalwood & Sweet Orange Invigorating Body Scrub with Panama Bark & Vit B5 - for smooth, glowing skin. This gel based body scrub is fragranced with the finest sandalwood and sweet orange essential oils combined with ultra-fine beads of natural diatomaceous earth. It gently scrubs away dead skin cells, absorbs toxic impurities and excess oils from your skin. The result is a smooth glowing body perfect to receive the maximum benefits from your favourite body moisturiser. Winner Best Body Scrub: Nature & Health 2010 Annual Healthy Living Guide

Full Ingredients
aqua (purified Australian water*) *BP 2007 standard 
glycerin (botanical source) 
sodium gluconate (from GMO free corn) 
panthenol (pro Vit B5) 
sorbitol (from GMO free maize) 
glyceryl laurate (botanical source) 
fusanus spicatus wood (West Australian sandalwood) oil 
sodium isostearoyl lactylate (botanical source) 
sodium stearoyl lactylate (botanical source) 
citric acid (botanical source) 
lauryl glucoside (from coconut, palm & glucose) 
disodium cocoamphodiacetate (from coconut) 
sodium citrate (botanical source) 
sodium cocoyl glutamate (from coconut & sugar cane) 
quillaja saponaria (panama bark) 
sclerotium gum 
sodium dehydroacetate 
pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil 
elettaria cardamomum seed oil 
citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil 
citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil 
citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil 
juniperus communis fruit oil 
diatomaceous earth
Packaging: Comes in a recyclable plastic squeeze tube. Instructions on how to use are clearly shown on the label.
Directions: Apply generously to hands and massage the body thoroughly.
Application: Squeeze a tiny amount and add some warm water to create foam and in circular motions all over the body
Results: I use this after washing myself with the living nature soap, on damp skin it easy foamed well, the natural diatomaceous earth felt like soft sand against my skin. I use to hate the smell of sandalwood but I’ve grown to love the musky smell. The gel formula was very easy to lather and I was left with a nice glow, I did expect more exfoliation but it did the job. Using this product once a week I had plenty left in the tube, this will be suitable to all skin types. What I love about A’kin is the ingredients they use; they choose rich, vegan, and 100% natural.
Price: 4/5 
Quality: 4/5 
Packaging: 5/5
Overall: 4/5
 gentle enough for sensitive skin
 Natural ingredients
Gently scrubs the surface of dead cells
Cons:  not enough exfoliation
Would I re-purchase again? Maybe, very gentle exfoliation the price point is ok.

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