We’re not always blessed with leisurely amounts of time to get ready in the morning and sometimes we need quick fix solutions to jumpstart the day. And if you favour speed and simplicity over timely routines, then you’ll thank me for these shortcuts, both of which are packed full of natural ingredients instead of chemical fillers, and they perform brilliantly.
Clean Skin in an Instant: Micellar Water
It’s just one of those must-have products in my kit because it immediately removes all traces of makeup but it’s gentle and doesn’t leave that oily residue you get from makeup removers. I love it especially because no matter where I am, whether it’s backstage at a show, at my studio or at the beach on a photoshoot, I can always start my model with perfectly cleansed skin in an instant and no need to rinse with water.
A’kin cleansing micellar water uses an array of yummy botanicals like organic coconut water, cucumber, green tea and lavender to soothe and hydrate skin as well as cleanse off all traces of makeup, dirt, oil, pollutants and sunblock. It’s super effective too! I tried using it to remove a very waterproof liquid liner and it was all gone in a flash. Afterwards my skin felt smooth and hydrated but there was absolutely no residue whatsoever.
Fresh Hair in a Flash: Dry Shampoo
Ok so everyone knows you’re not supposed to wash your hair every day but if you’re prone to oiliness or you like to work out on the daily then that can be a pretty difficult request. To get you through the non-wash days you should definitely invest in a good dry shampoo.
The A’kin Dry Shampoo is particularly remarkable at absorbing oil (it’s made with bamboo powder which absorbs four times more oil than rice powder) and doesn’t leave any white residue, even after three applications. It has so many other great uses too:
perfect for adding volume at the root to limp heavy hair
giving hair a quick clean when you don’t have time to shampoo
refreshing a fringe which tends to need cleansing more frequently
giving a subtle and natural fresh scent to your hair (perfect for post workout)
adding texture and hold to an updo style, braid or before brushing out curls for a soft voluminous wave
Best of all; both of these quick-fix beauty busters are 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free!
This post was brought to you by A'Kin and you can check out www.akin.co.nz for more info on their range