Today is a typical raining day in April here in London, which for me is the cosy atmosphere I like for blogging. Whilst I work on my new Vegan & Sustainable beauty/skincare sections here on SimplyEm’sBlog, I’d like to introduce you to ‘SKINACADEMY ZERO’ – a 100% natural, plant-based, vegan skincare brand which uses sustainable packaging 🌱💚
SKINACADEMY ZERO – 100% NATURAL FACE WASH
This gel-like face wash is enriched with Coconut oil & Sacha Inchi oil – both of which are high in moisturising polyunsaturated fatty acids, thus acting as a plant based enriching agent in this face wash. Sacha Inchi is also known to contain the highest concentration of Omega 3 among plants. The palm oil used within this face wash, and infact in all of the products in the range, has been sustainably sourced. Any fragrant in these products are naturally derived plant fragrances as opposed to being artificial.
I will be honest, I don’t have much experience with Vegan and entirely natural face washes (I’ve tested more vegan and natural moisturisers more than anything). So I was a bit dubious to try out this face wash considering it only contains a handful of ingredients, I assumed that it didn’t have enough substance to it to be able to effectively remove excess sebum and impurities. To my surprise this face wash is fantastic. Infact I’ll go as far as saying I can’t fault it! It performs just as well as a regular face wash – cleansing without drying out skin. After just one use I actually noticed that my skin was much softer after using it, than in comparison to the results of using my previous cleanser. I’d say it’s suitable for all skin types, although those with minor skin dryness may appreciate it most greatly.
SKINACADEMY ZERO – 100% NATURAL FACE SCRUB
I’m going to be straightforwardly biased here and say this is my favourite product in the collection. Once again this scrub also contains Sacha Inchi oil, however this time alongside Sweet almond oil. This scrub aims to restore moisture back into skin whilst together exfoliate away dead skin cells. It’s nice to see that this scrub doesn’t contain plastic exfoliating beads which are harmful for our water systems & Sealife, nor does it hold abrasive sugar particles. Repurposed Apricot seeds which otherwise would have been discarded into landfill have been grinded down to form the scrubs physical exfoliating component; these aren’t too hard nor too soft.
I like how this scrub is a little more on the runny side, as you can spread it in circular motions without friction. Sometimes I find that thicker scrubs have to worked into skin with more effort or pressure in order to warm them up for dispersing the particles all over the surface of the skin; which obviously isn’t good for any skin type but especially sensitive skin types. This scrub will leave your skin feeling polished without over buffing to the point of dryness. I find using it twice per week is enough to maintain a smooth, even skin texture.
SKINACADEMY ZERO – 100% NATURAL DAY CREAM
Made with shea butter & coconut oil, this daytime moisturiser is suitable for all skin types. Shea butter and coconut oil are usually two ingredient are avoid: firstly because both are know to be pore congesting ingredients & secondly because I have oily skin which doesn’t tend to need such intensive hydration. Oh, and also Shea butter sometimes irritates my skin. All things considered, I naturally I didn’t have high hopes for this cream when I opened it.
I judged too prematurely once again. This cream proves that rich ingredients like Shea butter & Coconut oil can be used without making the cream overly thick or greasy. I wouldn’t say this is a light texture, but it is suitable for mildly dry, normal and combination skin types. If you have very dry skin you may want to layer this cream a few times to get more nourishment, and oily skin types will like this during the colder months of the year but may not favour it during warmer seasons.
SKINACADEMY ZERO – 100% NATURAL NIGHT CREAM
In some ways this night cream is similar to the day cream, with the difference being it has a thicker, Balm-like texture. It’s formulated with Sacha Inchi with Sweet almond oil a like the face scrub. Initially it may seem really thick, but as long as you use no more than a nail sized blob of it it should be fine for all skin types. When it comes to night creams I don’t really mind if it’s greasy anyway; baring in mind that it has all 7~9 hours to absorb & you aren’t in a rush for it to do so.
Simply to state, I love how it makes my skin feel in tip-top condition by morning time. I don’t wake up feeling like the cream has vanished, yet at the same time it doesn’t leave residue. As a bonus it also contains green tea to supply your skin with antioxidants overnight.
SKINACADEMY ZERO – 1005 NATURAL EYE CREAM
This is another product with Shea butter & Coconut oil combined, which means it has a similar consistency to the day time cream and therefore absorbs at the same rate. When applied underneath eyes it sort of melts into skin – gliding effortlessly so not as to cause irritation to the thin, delicate skin beneath our eyes. It actually doesn’t advertise itself as an anti-wrinkle product, so if you are looking for an eye cream which is rich in peptides or collagen then this may not be for you. However if you are under the age of 30, you may use this a gentle under eye hydrator.
SKINACADEMY ZERO – 100% NATURAL HAND & NAIL CREAM
Now this is the kind of hand cream I like. Of course a hand cream needs to treat flaky patches and cracked knuckles, but I dislike hand creams which are so oily that you can’t hold thing firmly. This hand/nail cream does the job without any drawbacks. I pea sized amount goes far and will keep skin hydrated for multiple hours as long as you of course don’t wash your hands. I particularly like how is hydrates cuticles with it’s Shea butter & sweet along combo.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were gifted in exchange for honest reviews. All opinions expressed are my own and have therefore not been influenced by the brand or any company in association.
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