While it's always ideal to regularly exfoliate, during the Winter months this becomes especially important! Dry skin is more likely to build up as humidity drops and we expose our skin to harsh weather conditions and intense heating. To ensure that your complexion is baby soft all year round. One of my favourite ingredients to find in a scrub is Coffee! Coffee is not only gently exfoliating, it's also stimulating and may help to plump, promote circulation and wake up your skin! That's where the Zkin Clarifying Exfoliator comes in handy. Packed full of natural ingredients, this exfoliator is my Winter skin saviour!
What ingredients are found in this exfoliator?
Coffea Arabica Seed Powder: this ingredient is sourced from the concentrated oil of the coffee bean plant. It's may help stimulate collagen production, rejuvenate skin, and improve its ability to retain moisture. It's also a rich source of antioxidants and may therefore be fantastic for anti-ageing!
Aloe Vera: containing 200 active compounds including vitamins A, B, C and E, amino acids, enzymes, beta carotene and polysaccharides, Aloe Vera has incredible skin care benefits. Aloe Vera may help boost cell renewal, circulation and deeply hydrate the skin. It's also antibacterial and well known for treating skin issues including sunburn, minor wounds, breakouts and dry skin.
Mandarin: this citrus fruit is antioxidant rich and filled with Vitamin C and E. It may help fight off free radical damage and promote cell growth. It may also work to rejuvenate skin, reduce acne scarring and brighten dull skin.
Organic Colloidal Oatmeal: with intense hydrating properties, Organic Colloidal Oatmeal can help defend the skin by improving its surface barrier. It also works to even out the skin tone and gently cleanse and exfoliate. This ingredient is great for ridding the skin of any dirt, debris and clogged pores.
What can this exfoliator do for your skin?
This hard working exfoliator helps to clear out dried oil plugs and remove loose cells, waste and excess oils. What you're left with is a clear complexion, refined pores and an improved skin feel. Made with a hydrating gel formulation containing cleansing Aloe Vera, soothing Colloidal Oatmeal and skin polishing Arabica Coffee Beans, this exfoliator works with the pH of your skin. When your skin's pH drops below 4.5, the bond between rough dead skin and fresh new skin cells is dissolved. That's why this clarifying exfoliator has a pH rang of 3.5-4.5. This makes sure that any dead cells are removed and fresh, clean skin can emerge.
How/ when do you use it?
The Zkin Clarifying Exfoliator works in two ways to improve your complexion. You can apply it by gently massaging it into wet skin. This is an intense way for the coffee beans to exfoliate and may be ideal for anyone with oily or combination skin. If your skin is more sensitive, I recommend applying this product as a masque. Leave it on for 2 minutes and then gently wipe away.
What other Zkin Winter skincare products do I recommend?
Zkin Relief Moisturiser
Ideal for anyone with sensitive or dry skin, the Zkin Relief Moisturiser $44.95, may help soothe and hydrate your skin. It's full of moisturising ingredients including Evening Primrose Oil and Hemp Oil which may assist in reducing symptoms of dry skin conditions which tend to flare up in the colder months! This moisturiser is also rich in Sclerotium Gum which has anti-inflammatory properties for healthy looking skin.
Zkin Natural Hydrating Mist
To give my skin a boost of moisture throughout the day, I love using a facial mist. The Zkin Natural Hydrating Mist $39.95, is great for dry skin because it is cooling and hydrating. Specifically formulated for those with pigmentation issues, this mist contains 90% fucoidan-polyphenol complex Maritech, which may help brighten the skin, enhance radiance and visibly reduce the appearance of age spots and pigmentation. Wear under your moisturiser to refresh your skin throughout the day.
Zkin Brightening & Hydrating Masque
To bring dull skin back to life, I recommend using the Zkin Brightening & Hydrating Masque $39.95. This mask may help to enhance your complexion, provide hydration and help smooth wrinkles. It may also work to improve elasticity and brighten your skin making it look healthier and more youthful. In a clinical study conducted by Zkin, results showed that participants saw a 68% improvement of skin's appearance and a 67% improvement in overall elasticity of the skin! To use, apply a thin layer over clean skin. Leave on for 10 minutes before washing away.