LOVE KINSHIP – CLEAN, ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS SKINCARE

Kinship is a new skincare brand that recently launched in late 2019, they believe in creating effective and affordable products that promote and support that skin glow. I’ve only tried 3 of the products so far in their range and I’m so excited to share them with you all! I will likely do a separate review on my Instagram sharing their pimple potion & instaswipe (AHA pads). Today I’ll be sharing with you all their SPF, Cleanser and Moisturizer and how they’ve worked for me along with the full ingredients list for your reference.

Did you know?

All products are clean, cruelty-free, clinically tested and all packaging is made of recycled plastics. They also eliminated 1.5 tons of plastics from the oceans. That’s amazing!

SELF REFLECT

Unlike most SPF products, they have that obvious SPF scent because of the filters they use. KINSHIP nailed it when they created their Self reflect, this product does not smell like a traditional SPF product and smells like vanilla and turmeric. This is also reef safe which is amazing. I’ve worn this alone and with makeup and it doesn’t give me a white-cast, any pilling issues which is fantastic! This is the 2nd physical sunscreen I’ve tried that does not give my skin that obvious white cast, I love it!

Formulated with: 

  • Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 22.4% • Gentle-to-skin mineral sunscreen that provides UVA/UVB protection.
  • Turmeric • Superfood that soothes + helps protect, improving the appearance of damaged skin.
  • Kinbiome™ • Plant-based probiotic supports clear skin + a strong skin barrier.

Full list of ingredients: Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coconut Alkanes, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Lactobacillus Ferment, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Liquid Endosperm, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Rhizomes Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii Nut Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, sclerotium Gum, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Octyldodecanol, Tapioca Starch, Citric Acid, Sorbitan Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, May contain +/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492)

Available: here

NAKED PAPAYA CLEANSER 

This cleanser has a really milky cream consistency and very mild on the skin. I love using this cleanser during the evening after I use my cleansing oil to remove the top layer of my makeup because it’s non-stripping and it provides my skin that gentle exfoliation, which I really enjoy. It also has this incredibly delicious scent to it which reminds me of a tropical vacation, definitely a great way to unwind for the day.

Formulated with:

  • Papaya • Brightening enzymes + nutrient-rich vitamins + antioxidants that purify and smooth.
  • Jojoba Oil • Biosimilar oil that moisturizes + softens skin to keep it healthy-looking.
  • Sunflower Oil • Rich in essential fatty acids + Vitamin E to soothe, calm + replenish skin.
  • Kinbiome™ • Plant-based probiotic supports clear skin + a strong skin barrier.

Full list of ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Decyl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitol, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cetyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sorbitan Palmitate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Phytic Acid, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Impatiens Balsamina Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

Available: here

SUPERMELLO HYDRATING CREAM

This cream has a very bouncy, lightweight gel consistency. It smells just like vanilla flavoured marshmallows and leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, plump and soft to the touch. I love that there are skin soothing, nourishing and hydrating ingredients such as aloe vera, mango seed butter and squalane. I prefer to use this cream during the day because it’s the perfect texture and gives my skin an excellent amount of hydration for the day. People with combination or oily skin would really enjoy this cream because it’s not heavy feeling nor does it leave a residue behind and feels super comfortable.

Formulated with:

  • Hyaluronic Acid • keeps skin deeply hydrated, looking plump + dewy.
  • Marshmallow Root • Plant extract with hydrating, antioxidant + anti-inflammatory traits.
  • Coconut Water • Amino acids + proteins moisturize, soften + protect the skin.
  • Kinbiome™ • Plant-based probiotic supports clear skin + a strong skin barrier.

Full list of ingredients:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Lecithin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Liquid Endosperm, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sodium Hyaluronate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil*, Tocopherol, Phytic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Tapioca Starch, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Available: here

My overall thoughts on the brand and the products:

I really appreciate and admire that KINSHIP really shows an amazing example for the beauty community on how they’re making change for our planet. They’re taking huge steps for a new brand which is incredible, I hope other brands will learn from them and do the same. So far, I’m a big fan of these three products and am blown away with the quality, what they stand for and I’m so excited for what they have instore for us.

They offer free standard shipping for all orders of $40 USD or more.

 

 

[REVIEW] Purito Unscented Centella Sunscreen

Purito has been one of my most favourite and well-respected brands because they were one of the first brands I worked with and they are a very considerate bunch of individuals that create products from their fans’ suggestions. They’re welcome feedback of all sorts and they’ve expanded their range of products tremendously these past 2 years. I was very intrigued when I heard they released their very first unscented sunscreen and because I enjoyed the original Centella sunscreen, I knew I had to give this a try to see if there were any differences.

Claims

This sunscreen is fragrance-free and formulated with cica extracts that can moisturize the skin while providing effective protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It’s formulated with EWG-verified ingredients and free of parabens, mineral oils, ensuring a non-irritant formula that is safe for sensitive skin.

Key Ingredients

Niacinamide is ideal for those with acne-prone and oily skin as it works to minimize sebum production for a more balanced complexion.

Centella Asiatica is a plant-based ingredient that has multiple healing properties. The extract is rich with amino acids, fatty acids and etc that can help treat and prevent acne, calming down skin inflammation and promote collagen growth.

Adenosine is a yeast-derived ingredient that has soothing properties and skin-restoring agents. It also has anti-wrinkle benefits due to its ability to energize the skin’s surface creating a youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic Acid is a very well-known and popular ingredient that has some great qualities and benefits such as it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and also speed skin recovery. It also is fantastic for retaining moisture in the skin.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) can prevent foreign substances from invading. It also possesses skin softening properties, soothes inflammation, and even shields skin against sun damage.

*bold = nice ingredients, italics = to be aware of. 

Ingredient List:

My Skin Type and concerns:

Combination | PIE | Congested | Dehydrated | (Occasionally) Sensitive

My thoughts & Ramblings

The first thing I look at before I even use a product is the ingredient list, as you can see here there are a lot of fantastic ingredients in bold and whatever I did not bold, I’m not sure of. I’m not a scientist, folks; just a blogger who does reviews and has some knowledge of ingredients. There is a fantastic blend of ingredients that treat skin concerns from treating dullness, soothing, fatty alcohols, hydrating and moisture-retaining. I absolutely love how this sunscreen feels on the skin, it’s not sticky, there’s no residue or pilling when I use this and it kind of dries into a velvet-matte finish so you won’t have that “grease ball” look that some sunscreens give.

Sunscreen has been around for many years but I started noticing that they started to become more “popular” for the past 2 years or so. I’m sure all of us know how important it is to use our SPF so I won’t get into that, you’re more than welcome to look up articles on it. I didn’t start taking sunscreen serious and started to wear it until I was about 22~23 years old. I noticed my skin started to reveal a lot of age spots so that was a rude awakening for me to turn my life around.

Overall

  • Texture: 5/5 – I found the consistency and texture for this sunscreen super lightweight and comfortable to wear. The texture reminds me of a water-based moisturizer, it applies beautifully on the skin and wears nicely with makeup. It does not alter the appearance of makeup. Anyone who is afraid of thick textured sunscreens would love this because it’s so lightweight and it feels like a thin layer of moisturizer on the face. There’s no tacky or stickiness to it either so it’s fantastic!
  • Scent: 5/5 – There is absolutely no scent to this. All skin types would enjoy this, including sensitive skin types who are sensitive to fragrance.
  • Price: 5/5 – I purchased this product myself and it’s worth every penny. I have another backup coming my way and I will continuously use this SPF because it’s my HG. I cannot live without it. I got mine for 18 CAD on eBay but I know YesStyle and other places will have it as well.
  • Performance: 5/5 – Amazing, I cannot speak more highly about this. It’s probably one of the first SPF products that do not irritate my skin nor does it make my skin dry and itchy after removing it.
  • Packaging: 5/5 – Purito isn’t into extra packaging and makes it simple. I find their products are easily identifiable and quite easy to find their products online.
  • Overall: 5/5 – Bravo, Purito! You scored 100% for this sunscreen, there’s absolutely nothing I dislike about this and the fact I’m buying backups of it, says a lot. The price, texture, and wear is right – I think everyone needs to give this a shot. Stop spending 40-50 dollars for sunscreen and start with this one. I promise you, it’s just as good or if not, even better than the ones you’re using right now.

Available on: Yesstyle

Use code DORKIE1 at checkout to save on your purchase

 

 

Disclaimer: I was given this product in exchange for an honest review. All views and thoughts of this product are my own. What may work for me, may not work for you so please keep that in mind.