I’m a huge fan of aloe vera. When I was first diagnosed with rosacea, I did a lot of online research and the few ‘rosacea’ message boards I managed to find recommended aloe vera gel to soothe and cool raw, sensitive skin.
The Aloe Vera plant has been shown in studies to help heal minor wounds eight days faster than standard dressing, not to mention it’s an antibacterial and contains vitamins and minerals that can ease eczema and psoriasis flare-ups.
zk’in is an award-winning Australian organic skincare brand launched last year in the UK. The range includes 12 dermatologically approved products rich in aloe vera leaf juice, to address skin concerns for every stage of a women’s life, including pregnancy and menopause.
There is no need for needles, toxins, parabens and sulphates to look and feel amazing. zk’in is certified organic, cruelty free, vegan and 100% honest with clinically proven, beautiful results. We call this honest beauty. Founder – Grace Culhaci
Three products in particular are especially suited to men and women suffering from sensitive, eczema, psoriasis or rosacea prone skin:
- Calming Cream Cleanser
- Clear Skin Toner
- Relief Moisturiser
CALMING CREAM CLEANSER
Clean sensitive or eczema prone skin without irritation with this non-lathering, gentle cleansing cream. Free from alcohol, this calming cleanser utilises a unique “oil to milk” cleansing ingredient. Removed simply with warm water, no oily residue remains – only clean and silky smooth skin. Suitable for use on both broken or unbroken skin.
HOW TO USE
First remove makeup and foundation by working cleanser gently into skin (take care to avoid eyes), then remove with a cotton pad. Reapply cleanser to face with fingertips in gentle circular motion before removing with warm water and gently drying. Follow with Relief Moisturiser.
CLEAR SKIN TONER
A unisex facial toner for oily or combination skin types, a certified organic blemish treatment and men’s after shave.
The key ingredients selected for this product enable it to double as an aftershave and a blemish treatment. How? White Willow Bark enhances cell turnover to keep your pores clean and clear, and is a natural anti-microbial to help keep skin infections and bacterial growth under control.
While the product has fresh scent from the ingredients, there’s no ‘over the top’ male or female scent added to this product, which makes it ideal as a dual use product for men and women. It’s a great multi-tasker suitable for use as a daily toner for those with combo or oily skin, as a men’s aftershave and also as a blemish treatment.
HOW TO USE
- Toner – Add to a dampened cotton pad and apply to face and neck with gentle sweeping motion after morning and evening cleanse.
- Aftershave – Apply a small amount to a damp cotton pad and wipe across the face and neck. You can apply neat, but be prepared for a slight sting.
- Blemish treatment – Apply as needed undiluted to cotton pad and press directly on affected skin for 1 minute to prevent or treat an outbreak.
Featuring organic hemp and evening primrose oils renowned as great soothers for dry, inflamed eczema prone or itchy skin. Evening Primrose oil provides a boost in GLA (gamma linolenic acid) levels which are generally low for those who suffer with psoriasis or eczema.
This product also contains Cotton Thistle extract (Gatuline Skin Repair Bio) first developed for use in burns units as it accelerates the healing process and helps the skin barrier layer to repair.
Relief Moisturiser is safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and has been dermatologically tested on sensitive skin with a zero irritancy score.
I’m very excited to be trialling these products. The reviews from Australian consumers are very positive with people loving the Relief Moisturiser and the anti-ageing Line Smoothing Serum (also available in the UK) in particular.
HOW TO USE
Apply with gentle circular motion to face and neck morning and evening after cleansing.