May 31, 2010

ok.. are you guys fed up with all our MyPure reviews yet? If so.. im sorry.. if not? Then heres what i think 🙂

I got my parcel about a week ago, and was excited to try some natural/organic skin/body/hair products mainly because looking at my over indulgent stash i dont see that mention of natural or organic much. So i was sent 3 products to have a play with and see what i thought, good or bad, MyPure wanted to know.

♥First up on the firing line is the A’kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist. Heres the product description the website gives:

A’kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist is a revitalising mist designed to give your skin an instant refreshing lift and enliven your complexion, while soothing even the most sensitive of skins. 

Australian Bush Flower Essences, old man banksia, dog rose and tall mulla mulla are used in this mist as well as aloe barbadensis leaf juice to calm skin, and vitamins B5 to soothe skin. 

Akin Hydrating Rose Mist is formulated using sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), one of the latest discoveries in natural skin care. Sodium hyaluronate is a key water maintaining component in our skin. Modern living and ageing can cause a decrease in this vital skin boosting ingredient, and as a result the water maintaining ability of the skin is weakened. 

[A’kin] uses certified organic ingredients wherever possible. When a certified organic ingredient is not available the natural alternative is used instead.

As a hydrating mist i think its up there, normally i’m loyal to my VitE mist from The Body Shop but this has stayed by my side since i opened the parcel. The mist is definately hydrating which i love, my skin feels almost plump after a couple of sprays, as it says in the description i think it does have a “skin boosting” element to it. However i was a bit weary using this over a full face of makeup at work, having no mirror yet dieing from the heat i gave my self two sprays let it settle and then begin to feel my skin for any excess of the product. Nothing. It sank in instantly, and i got the refreshing spritz my skin needed during the heat wave. But ill be honest for the next hour or so i was very nervous about whether it had indeed altered my makeup, and once i got into my car it had done, slightly on my nose and up to my forehead it had become a bit patchy. I only found this to be a problem with my YSL foundation so i would say try it before you go out, just incase it changes your makeup.

The mist is rose scented, im a sucker for any skincare thats rose scented or has rose water in it, i love the smell and how my skin looks. Its not an over-powering rose scent, quite mild and it disappears just as quickly as it takes the product to sink, so if your not a fan of scented products dont worry about having to smell it on your skin all day, you wont as i said its a mild rose scent.

I have read a couple of reviews slating the packaging, i kinda like, its simple sleek and fitting within the product and A’kin brand. It is perhaps not eye catching or flashy, and yes ill admit if this was in a shop id need a double take but as packaging goes its feminine, soft and practical.

Would i re-buy? Perhaps, but i love mist sprays so much i’m more likely to find another one and give that a try. It is priced a little high for my liking but if it came down to this or my VitE or Fix+, A’kin would win purely for the rose factor.

£12.99 for 125ml
You can buy it HERE

♥Review No2, Kosmer Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Serum, what the website says:

Eighth Natural Wonder Revitalising Facial Serum instantly ‘lifts’ dull and tired skin. This product contains Myoxinol®, a complex of oligopeptides obtained from the seeds of hibiscus esculentus. Myoxinol® is proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is a patented natural anti-ageing active. 

Worn everyday under Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream this anti-ageing serum feeds skin with all of the essential antioxidants and vitamins it needs to keep it in optimum health. 

Use this serum to supplement your daily skin care regime, much like a multi-vitamin pill supplements your diet, by giving skin the extra goodness that it needs. 
Kosmea is different to most other skin care brands in that they mostly do not make products for particular skin types. Instead by layering different products you get a perfect result for every skin type. Another benefit of this layering approach means you can customise your skin care needs on a daily basis and there’s no need to switch creams as the seasons change. Just choose the cleanser for your skin type then use the product layering approach for your own skin’s requirement.

Much like the A’kin mist i have been using this in my skin care routine since i got it, under my usual moisturiser. It sinks in relatively quickly on my skin, creating a matte texture once dried, i have found since using this i dont need to use a primer which i find impressive as my t-zone is terribly oily. It’s anti-aging which at 18 i still look for in my serums/creams because i want to keep the ageing process off for as long as i can! I havent had any breakouts from this either, which i sometimes get with new skincare products.

This is another scented products, definately more obvious than the A’kin mist, but nothing obnoxious. Coming up with the right word or phrase to describe the scent was a little tricky, i want to say it smells very ‘plant’ like that outdoor-sy natural scent, now dont be put of by that its still a nice scent, very true to the product not some chemically added fragrance.

I like that this has pump, nice and hygenic, although i have one gripe about it i feel like one full pump is too much and if you try to do half a pump you find the pump slips and still too much comes out. But maybe im just  not getting the hang of it yet. Its simple packing again, it has a medical look to it, the type of design that even before you have read its little blurb you already feel like ‘this will work’.

Would i re-buy? Yes, it gave my skin a boost and it did a wonder for helping my oil skin stay matte.

£25 for 20ml
you can buy it HERE

♥Lastly but not least we have the Lovea Bio L’Argan shampoo,

Lovea Moroccan Argan Brilliance Shine Shampoo is ideal for lifeless hair, it fortifies hair and restores sheen and brilliance. Your hair should become stronger and rediscover its natural bounce. 

This shampoo uses organic certified Moroccan Argan, one of nature’s treasures for its nutritive, regenerative, anti-ageing properties.

I love this. Simple.

My hair is so soft and shiney after using this, its a shame there was a matching conditioner, but im going to invest in the Lovea treatment conditioner because if a shampoo can bring some life back to my blonde dyed locks im interested to see what their conditioners can do.

Its a clear shampoo, i found it a little tricky to get it to foam up but ive read a couple of others found this too. That doesnt bother me as my hair felt cleaned after, i have fine hair so maybe it you have thicker hair you might have to repeat the shampooing, it left my hair nice andclean without that horrible dry feeling when your washing your hair. I hate it when you can feel your hair just stripped off all the goodness.

I have no idea how to describe this scent, sorry! But i can tell you i love it, when i got it a put a little on my hand to smell, but its even nicer in a hot shower!

Would i re-buy? Yes! and im already planning a little order to get a couple of other Lovea products to try.

£4.99 for 200ml
you can buy it HERE

Everything sold by mypure is sulfate free, paraben free & phthalate free. To find out about other chemicals you may want to avoid view our mypure promise and the chemical checklist.


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