Ingredients

OVERVIEW

We are passionate about pioneering pure, authentically natural skin and hair care products that are best for you, and better for the world. Free from parabens, sulphates, ethoxylated and petrochemical cleansers, propylene glycol, silicons, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA and artificial colours, our products are strictly free from toxins and harsh chemicals, using nature’s purest sources to bring you skin and hair care that is safe for your skin and our environment.

All products from [A'kin] are made free from animal ingredients or animal by-products. All products are certified vegan and accredited by Choose Cruelty Free, an independent non-profit organisation which seeks to promote a cruelty free lifestyle.

We take pride in the integrity of our products and openly share the ingredients we use and ingredients we don’t use. All of our ingredient profiles are listed on skindeep.org. We were listed as a Safe Cosmetics 'Champion' by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

 

INGREDIENTS
 

Aloe
(Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice)

Benefits

Aloe barbadensis gel is a powerful moisturiser, which hydrates the skin by supplying moisture directly to the tissues. It is renowned for its soothing and calming effect on burns. Aloe improves skin tone and colour by increasing the blood flow to the areas of application. It reduces skin redness, and displays a synergistic effect with the other anti-inflammatory ingredients used in A'kin products. 

Products

A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Crème
A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Facial Gel Creme
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpha Lipoic Acid
(Thioctic Acid)

Benefits

Thioctic acid (commonly known as Alpha lipoic acid) is a leading anti-oxidant in skin care. It is part of the body's natural anti-oxidant defence system and is especially beneficial because of its unique ability to help provide anti-ageing protection in both the watery and oily part of our cells. Alpha lipoic acid is also able to regenerate other anti-oxidants, such as vitamins C and E, once their action is spent. 

Products

A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Facial Day Creme
A'kin Lavender & Rose Antioxidant Facial Night Creme
A'kin White Tea & Cornflower Eye Day Gel
A'kin Chamomile & Shea 24 Hour Unscented Facial Moisturiser
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Crème

 

Amaranth Extract
(Amaranthus Caudatus
Seed Extract)

Benefits

In skincare, Amaranth extract can improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. Its calming and healing properties is especially suitable for damaged, sensitive skin.

Products

A'kin Pure Alchemy Cellular Radiance Serum

 

Anthyllis Vulnerania Flower
Extract

Benefits

Anthyllis Vulnerania flower extract has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin due to the presence of rutin, which acts as an anti-oxidant and protects the skin's lipid barrier. Rutin and tannins in the extract protect the capillaries. Anthyllis helps the skin to protect itself from external aggressive factors such as pollution and dry atmospheres. 

Products

A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Facial Gel Creme
A'kin Lavender and Anthyllis Leave-in Conditioner

 

 

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Benefits

Ascorbyl palmitate is added to our formulations to deliver the full anti-oxidant benefits of vitamin C to the skin. It also forms a part of the oxidation prevention system within our formulations, where it acts in concert with tocopherols (natural source vitamin E), lecithin and hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate. 

Products

A'kin Rose & Geranium Creamy Cleanser & Toner
A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Facial Day Crème
Chamomile & Shea 24 Hour Unscented Facial Moisturiser
Lavender & Rose Antioxidant Facial Night Créme
Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser
A'kin Avocado & Calendula Conditioner
A'kin Macadamia & Wheat Protein Conditioner

 

Avocado Oil, Certified Organic (Persea Gratissima oil)

Benefits

Persia Gratissima (Avocado) Oil is cold-pressed from certified organic quality Australian avocados. It is one of the most penetrating oils known and has the rare ability to transport active substances rapidly into the skin. It can help repair and protect skin due to its richness in lecithin, plant sterols and high content of oil soluble vitamins. Native Mexican and South American women applied avocado to the skin for protection against dry winds. Of many tested plant oils, avocado was placed first to be recognised with natural sun screening capabilities.

Products

A'kin Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque
A'kin Wheat Free Very Gentle Conditioner
A'kin Lavender & Anthyllis Leave-In Conditioner
A'kin Lavender & Geranium Hand and Nail Cuticle Treatment
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme
A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner
Chamomile & Shea 24 Hour Unscented Facial Moisturiser Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser
A'kin Avocado & Calendula Conditioner

 

Behentrimonium Methosulfate

Benefits

Behentrimonium methosulfate is one of the mildest hair-detangling ingredients available. Made from non-genetically modified rapeseed oil, this scientifically sophisticated ingredient is renowned for its superior detangling ability, without causing build-up on the hair. Unlike other hair detanglers, which are known for their irritancy, behentrimonium methosulfate is extremely mild, and is recommended for use in baby skincare products. It is superior in effectiveness and mildness to its commonly used cheaper cousin, behentrimonium chloride. It is not a sulfate. 

Products

A'kin Lavender & Anthyllis 24 Hour Leave-In Conditioner
A'kin Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque
A'kin Avocado & Calendula Conditioner
A'kin Unscented Very Gentle Conditioner
A'kin Macadamia & Wheat Protein Treatment Conditioner

 

Bergamot Oil
(Citrus Aurantium Bergamia
Fruit Oil)

Benefits

Bergamot Oil is a light, delicate and refreshing citrus floral oil with antiseptic properties and the ability to help uplift the mind, relieving anxiety and nervous tension. The name is derived from the town of Bergamo (Italy), where the oil was first sold into the perfume industry. 

Products

A'kin Orange Body wash
A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Facial Gel Creme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendula Extract 
(Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract)

Benefits

Calendula extract is made from fresh calendula flowers, native to Mediterranean countries. The name comes from the plant's ability to bloom non-seasonally throughout the calendar year. Calendula extract is known for its anti-bacterial and soothing properties to the skin and scalp. 

Products

A'kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum
A'kin Avocado & Calendula Conditioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colloidal Oatmeal
(Avena Sativa Kernel Flour)

Benefits

Colloidal Oatmeal is very finely ground oats which lets the material disperse evenly in water. The fine size allows the oats to remain suspended through the product and not settle out on the bottom. Colloidal Oatmeal helps soothe and reduce dry skin redness by moisturising the skin.

Products

Pure Therapy Gentle Soap Free Body Cleanser
Pure Therapy Intense Nourishing Body Moist
Pure Therapy Intensive Moisture Repair Gel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beta Carotene 
(Vitamin A)

Benefits

Beta-Carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A. Pure vitamin A (retinol) is known for its high irritation potential and skin reactions when used in products worn when exposed to the sun. It provides topical skin protection, clarification and moisturising. Carotenoids are anti-oxidants that quench free radicals; harmful molecules that can damage skin cells and contribute to ageing. In nature, carotenoids help to protect plants from the damaging effects of excess light.

Products

A'kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum
A'kin Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil
A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Day Creme
A'kin Lavender & Rose Antioxidant Facial Night Creme
A'kin Unscented Pure 24 Hour Moisture
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme
A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Facial Gel Creme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardamom Oil
(Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil)

Benefits

Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil (Cardamom oil) is a sweet-spicy warm fragrance with an uplifting and invigorating aroma, ideal to refresh the mind when fatigued. It is used as part of the natural fragrance blend in a number of A'kin and Al'chemy skin and hair care formulations.

Products

A'kin Rosemary Shampoo
A'kin Ylang Ylang Shampoo
A'kin Avocado & Calendula Conditioner
A'kin Macadamia & Wheat Protein Treatment Conditioner
A'kin Lavender & Anthyllis Leave -In Treatment
A'kin Lavender & Geranium Hand and Cuticle Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedarwood Oil
(Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil)

Benefits

This sweet fragrant essential oil is distilled from the superior fragranced Atlas variety of cedarwood. It has astringent and antiseptic properties and is used as part of the natural fragrance blend in a number of A'kin and Al'chemy skin and hair care formulations.

Products

A'kin Kaolin Clay & Activated Carbon Express Purifying Facial Masque
A'kin Macadamia & Wheat Conditioner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chamomile Extract
(Chamomilla Recutita [Matricaria] Flower Extract)

 

Benefits

Chamomile extract is particularly beneficial for dry skin, especially where there is redness or sensitivity. It is an anti-inflammatory agent that is useful to soothe dry and irritated skin.

Products

A'kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum
A'kin Unscented 24 Hour Pure Moisture
A'kin Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Benefits

Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, derived from coconut oil, is used in our hair and body cleansers as a superior replacement for the commonly used cocamodopropyl betaine, present in most shampoo formulations. Although more expensive, we believe the sultaine outperforms the betaine in mildness and effectiveness.

Products

A'kin Lavender Body wash
A'kin Sandalwood Body wash
A'kin Orange Blossom Body Wash
A'kin Unscented Gentle Body wash
A'kin Unscented Shampoo
A'kin Rosemary Shampoo
A'kin Ylang Ylang Colour Care Shampoo
A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo
A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coco-glucoside,
Glyceryl Oleate

Benefits

This modern 100% botanically derived ingredient combines gentle skin-friendly cleansing properties with the ability to help the hair retain its natural oils and moisture. The sunflower oil derived Glyceryl Oleate also aids detangling.

Products

A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corn Cob Powder
(Zea mays [Corn] Cob Powder)

Benefits

Corn cob powder is an exfoliating ingredient, especially suited to facial preparations due to its gentle effectiveness. The particles are rounded in appearance, ideal for effective exfoliation, without the risk of damage commonly encountered from the jagged edges of some botanical exfoliants. Corn Cob powder removes old skin cells and improves microcirculation, giving the skin a smooth, fresh appearance.

Products

A'kin Jojoba & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornflower Extract
(Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract)

Benefits

Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus) is known for its soothing qualities, and it is therefore especially beneficial for sensitive skin and eye care products. The tannins in the extract provide stimulating and refreshing properties, while other components offer powerful moisturising effects. A unique cold process that retains all of the valuable components of the flowers makes this preservative-free cornflower extract highly effective. Cornflower is a well-known eye tonic.

Products

A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Gel Creme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Benefits

Disodium cocoamphodiacetate is used as the reference standard for mildness for low irritation baby shampoos. This ultra-mild ingredient is made from coconut oil and is a major ingredient in all of our cleanser and shampoo formulations.

Products

A'kin Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo
A'kin Rosemary Shampoo
A'kin Ylang Ylang Colour Care Shampoo
A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo
A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo 
A'kin Lavender Body Wash
A'kin Sandalwood Body Wash
A'kin Orange Blossom Body Wash
A'kin Unscented Body Wash
A'kin Lemon Myrtyle Hand Wash
A'kin Sandalwood & Neroli Cleansing Gel
A'kin Jojoba & Corn Exfoliating Facial Scrub
A'kin Sweet Sandalwood & Orange Body Scrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echium Oil 
(Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil)

Benefits

Echium oil is a powerful source of Omega 9 Fatty Acids and Omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids, or EFA's, (sometimes called vitamin F) for the skin. It is extracted from a herb called Purple Vipers Bugloss and contains a high proportion of a unique EFA called stearidonic acid. Stearidonic acid is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, which also acts to help protect the skin from environmental damage (such as UV radiation).

Products

A'kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum
A'kin Lavender & Rose Antioxidant Facial Night Creme
A'kin Chamomile & Shea 24 Hour Unscented Facial Moisturiser
A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Facial Day Creme
A'kin Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethyl Macadamiate

Benefits

Ethyl macadamiate is a plant-derived alternative to synthetic silicones. It is especially non-greasy and non-sticky, helping the skin feel soft and healthy.

Products

A'kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum

 

 

 

 

 

Eucalyptus Oil 
(Certified Organic)

Benefits

Australian grown and processed in central NSW, this is one of the most powerful antiseptic oils, often used to treat skin wounds. It also provides a refreshing fragrance to create an uplifting mood.

Products

A'kin Eucalptus & Tea Tree Hand Wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geranium Oil 
(Pelargonium Graveolens
Flower Oil)

Benefits

Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Geranium oil) has a delightfully fresh scent and is widely grown in Spain, Morocco, Egypt and Italy. It can be used on any skin type, including those with sensitive skin. Geranium oil has astringent qualities and is a mild skin tonic.

Products

A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo
A'kin Avocado & Calendula Conditioner
A'kin Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Vitamin Masque
A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser and Toner
A'kin Lavender and Geranium Body Moisturiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginkgo Extract
(Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract)

Benefits

This preservative-free ginkgo extract is highly effective, using a unique cold process that retains the valuable components of the herb. Ginkgo is especially beneficial to the skin due to its high content of bioflavonoids. Topical application of Ginkgo can improve microcirculation and help reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. It is also a very potent antioxidant, which helps protect the skin against the ageing effect of the environment and oxygen.

Products

A'kin Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque 

 

Glycerin

 

Benefits

Glycerin is the humectant of choice in skin and hair care products. The glycerin we choose is 100% plant derived. It is best used in skin products in synergistic combination with sorbitol. 

Products

Al'kin Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo
A'kin Rosemary Shampoo
A'kin Ylang Ylang Shampoo
A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo
A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo
A'kin Sandalwood & Neroli Cleansing Gel
A'kin Jojoba & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub
A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Facial Day Creme
A'kin Lavender & Rose Antioxidant Facial Night Creme
A'kin Unscented 24 Hour Pure Moisture
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme
A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Facial Gel Creme
A'kin Unscented Body Moisturiser
A'kin Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser
A'kin Unscented Hand Nail & Cuticle Treatment, 
A'kin Lavender & Jojoba Hand Nail & Cuticle Creme
A'kin Kaolin Clay & Activated Carbon Express Purifying Masque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Chestnut
(Aesculus Hippocastanum
Seed Extract)

Benefits

This potent extract is a specially formulated, highly active soothing and calming complex of natural ingredients. It is scientifically proven to have beneficial effects on sensitive and easily irritated skin types. Horse chestnut is an excellent vein tonic and anti-inflammatory agent that also acts as an effective free radical scavenger. It is used in treatment for cellulite and puffy eyes, as it improves drainage.

Products

A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Facial Day Creme
A'kin Chamomile & Shea 24 Hour Unscented Facial Moisturiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jojoba Esters

Benefits

Jojoba esters are spherical beads of jojoba wax, made from jojoba oil. Jojoba beads are an environmentally sound alternative to the commonly used beads of plastic (polyethylene). They act as an extremely effective facial polish, which is much gentle to the skin than other commonly used naturally derived alternatives.

Products

A'kin Jojoba & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jojoba Oil
(Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil)

 

 

Benefits

Jojoba oil is the oil we use most in our products. It is a naturally pure oil from the seeds of the desert shrub, simmondsia chinensis. The jojoba oil we choose is Australian grown and cold-pressed to ensure it retains its content of powerful natural antioxidants. Jojoba is a super-fine liquid wax and is totally stable to oxidation. Sonora Desert native inhabitants have used the oil for skin salves, medicinal preparations and hairdressings for centuries. Scientific endeavour has established the uniqueness of this elegant feeling wax ester, which penetrates quickly into the skin, helping to reduce water loss. Jojoba oil has been shown to effectively reduce superficial facial lines and provide lasting skin softness. It has recently been shown to be effective in treating many types of psoriasis and skin itches. 

Products

A'kin Unscented Body Moisturisr
A'kin Unscented Hand Nail & Cuticle Treatment
A'kin Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque
A'kin Avocado & Calendula Conditioner
A'kin Wheat Free Very Gentle Conditioner
A'kin Macadamia & Wheat Conditioner
A'kin pureBaby Nurturing Moisturiser
A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner 
A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Facial Day Creme
A'kin Chamomile & Shea 24 Hour Unscented Facial Moisturisr
A'kin Lavender & Rose Antioxidant Facial Night Creme
A'kin Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser
A'kin Lavender & Geranium Hand Nail & Cuticle Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juniper Oil
(Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil)

Benefits

Juniper oil is a detoxifying oil, which stimulates blood circulation and is ideal for skin disorders including eczema, dermatitis and perhaps psoriasis. Juniper originally hails from the northern hemisphere regions of Siberia, Scandinavia, the Balkan states and Canada. 

Products

A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo
A'kin Orange Blossom Body Wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaolin Clay 
(Kaolin)

Benefits

A mild clay that helps to cleanse the skin of impurities and stimulates circulation to the skin to achieve a smooth, healthy glow.

Products

A'kin Kaolin Clay & Activated Carbon Express Purifying Facial masque

 

 

 

 

 

Lauryl Glucoside

Benefits

Lauryl glucoside is another 100% plant-derived mild cleanser. It is significantly milder to the skin than its more commonly used cousin, decyl glucoside. 

Products

A'kin Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo
A'kin Rosemary Shampoo
A'kin Ylang Ylang Colour Care Shampoo
Akin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo
A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo
A'kin Lavender Body Wash
A'kin Sandalwood Body Wash
A'kin Orange Blossom Body Wash
A'kin Very Gentle Unscented Body Wash
A'kin Jojoba & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender Extract
(Lavandula Angustifolia Extract)

Benefits

Lavender extract is generally regarded as one of the most useful and versatile essences. It is helpful where there is inflammation, hence its use for dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, wounds and burns. It is considered as a skin rejuvenating agent and possesses antiseptic qualities.

Products

A'kin Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser
A'kin Lavender & Anthyllis, 24 Hour Leave In Conditioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender Oil (Certified Organic)
(Lavandula Angustifolia Oil)

 

Benefits

Our certified organic Lavender oil has both aromatherapeutic and skin improving properties. It is useful to alleviate stress and anxiety. Headaches respond well to the application of lavender. Its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties have a balancing effect on the skin.

Products

A'kin Lavender Body Wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Myrtle Oil
(Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil)

Benefits

Backhousia Ctriodora Leaf Oil, commonly known as Lemon Myrtle Oil, is Australian grown and processed in central NSW, this essential oil is highly anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It has an exquisite flavour and aroma described as a blend of lemongrass, lime and lemon.

Products

A'kin Lemon Myrtle Hand Wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemongrass Oil
(Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil)

Benefits

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus) originates from Asia and is now also cultivated in the West Indies and Africa. We have selected a particularly high quality lemongrass oil known to be effective for open pores and has been traditionally recommended to balance oily skin conditions.

Products

A'kin Kaolin Clay & Activated Carbon Express Purifying Facial Masque
A'kin Lemongrass shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macadamia Oil
(Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil)

 

Benefits

Macadamia oil is cold-pressed from the nuts of Australian macadamia trees. Macadamia oil is the 'creme de la creme' of nut oils. It is very similar in composition to skin sebum, and therefore very gentle and absorbs rapidly for silky soft skin. 

Products

A'kin Unscented Replenishing Body Moisturiser
A'kin Lavender & Geranium Body Moisturiser
A'kin Unscented Intensive Hand Nail & Cuticle Treatment
A'kin Wheat Free Very Gentle Conditioner
A'kin Macadamia & Wheat Protein Conditioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neroli Oil
(Citrus Aurantium Amara
[Bitter Orange] Flower Oil)

Benefits

Better known by its common name Neroli Oil, this fragrant oil is extracted from the white blossoms of the bitter orange. Neroli Oil is more potent and superior in quality to the sweet orange oil. It has a powerful but delicate bitter-sweet floral fragrance.

Products

A'kin Orange Blosson Body Wash
A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Facial Gel Creme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oat Protein
(Hydrolyzed Oats)

Benefits

Hydrolyzed oats is a soothing botanical moisturiser for the hair and scalp.

Products

A'kin Wheat Free Very Gentle Conditioner

 

 

 

 

 

Olive Squalane

Benefits

Squalane is made from Mediterranean olive oil. It provides protective properties to the skin, and improves skin elasticity and hydration. It also helps to deliver active ingredients into the skin. 

Products

A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner A'kin Unscented 24 Hour Pure Moisturiser
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme
A'kin Unscented Replenishing Body Moisturiser 
A'kin Unscented Intensive Hand Nail & Cuticle Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panama Bark
(Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract)

Benefits

The bark from the Panama or Soap Bark tree (Quillaja Saponaria) is a rich botanical source of natural saponins, nature's own cleansers. They are so gentle in their action that they are used by museums to cleanse fragile ancient cloth. Panama bark has a soothing effect, which can ease the itching caused by skin afflictions. 

Products

A'kin Sandalwood & Neroli Pure Facial Cleansing Gel
A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panthenol
(pro Vitamin B5)

Benefits

Panthenol (pro Vitamin B5) is a highly valued cosmetic ingredient. The naturally occurring  panthenol has double the activity compared to the much cheaper form often used. This vitamin, commonly called "the beautifier" is absorbed deep into the skin for maximum results. It is used in pharmaceutical creams for its soothing and calming properties. It is effective in the treatment of irritated and sensitive skin and leaves the skin feeling velvety and smooth. 

Products

A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme
A'kin Unscented 24 Pure Moisturiser
A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner 
A'kin Sandalwood & Neroli Pure Facial Cleansing Gel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pomegranate Extract
(Punica Granatum Seed Extract)

Benefits

Pomegranate extract promotes skin regeneration, helps improve skin elasticity and has been known to reduce wrinkles. Its calming and healing properties are suitable for dry, sensitive skin.

Products

A'kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rice Amino Acids

Benefits

Rice amino acids is an all-natural plant-based moisturiser with an inherent attraction to the skin and hair. It is able to penetrate the hair cuticle to soften the hair and improve hair manageability.

Products

A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosehip Oil, Certified Organic
(Rosa Canina Seed Extract)

Benefits

Rosehip oil is a potent source of essential fatty acids, which are well-known ingredients for improving the elasticity and resilience of the skin. Our rosehip oil is 100% pure and sourced from certified organic clean seed.

Products

A'kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Oil
(Rosmarinus Officinalis
Leaf Extract)

Benefits

Rosemary oil has been shown to strengthen mental clarity and awareness. It has long been used in hair care formulations due to its beneficial effects on hair and scalp.

Products

A'kin Rosemary Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandalwood Oil
(Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil)

Benefits

Fusanus spicatus wood (Western Australian sandalwood) oil is a native species that occurs naturally throughout vast areas of western and southern Australia. It is processed at a state of the art production facility in the south of Western Australia. This pure and rich fragrant oil has been proven to be active against a range of bacteria, and skin conditions such as acne. It forms a part of the natural stability system used in A'kin and Al'chemy products. The oil has also been shown to have significant anti-inflammatory qualities

Products

A'kin Sandalwood Body Wash
A'kin Macadamia & Wheat Protein Conditioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seabuckthorn Extract
(Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract)

Benefits

The seabuckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) fruit has a high Vitamin C content - about 12 times greater than oranges. The fruit also contains dense contents of carotenoids, Vitamin E.

Products

A'kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shea Butter, Certified Organic
(Butyrospermum Parkii Butter)

Benefits

Shea butter is extracted from an African tree. It has a proven biological activity in humans and has been used as a natural alternative to corticosteroid ointments. It is ideal for use on dry or fragile skin and is suitable for those with skin sensitivities such as dermatitis or psoriasis. It is anti-inflammatory and leaves the skin more supple and soft.

Products

A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner 
A'kin Unscented 24 Hour Pure Moisture
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme
A'kin Unscented Replenishing Body Moisturiser
A'kin Unscented Intensive Hand Nail & Cuticle Treatment
A'kin Lavender & Jojoba Hand Nail & Cuticle Creme
A'kin Wheat Free Very Gentle Conditioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
(Vitamin C)

Benefits

Sodium ascorbyl phosphate is pro-Vitamin C that releases Vitamin C into the skin. It is used instead of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) due to its superior stability. Pro-Vitamin C protects skin cells by scavenging and destroying aggressive oxidising agents and free radicals in the skin. It promotes skin elasticity by enhancing collagen formation. Vitamin C works to protect the skin, promoting its development and appearance. (stable vitamin c). 

Products

A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Facial Day Creme
A'kin Lavender & Rose Antioxidant Facial Night Creme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate

Benefits

Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate is a derivative of coconut oil and the amino acid, sarcosine. It is skin friendly and has the unusual ability of producing a very rich lather in the presence of oil - the more the oil, the richer the lather!

Products

A'kin Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo
A'kin Rosemary Shampoo
A'kin Ylang Ylang Colour Care Shampoo
A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo
A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo
A'kin Lavender Body Wash
A'kin Sandalwood Body Wash
A'kin Orange Blossom Body Wash
A'kin Very Gentle Unscented Body Wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorbitol

Benefits

Sorbitol is by far the most suitable humectant (able to attract water to themselves) for use in products to be left on the skin, such as moisturisers. It is made from GMO-free maize. It is best used in skin products in synergistic combination with low levels of palm glycerin.

Products

A'kin Unscented Very Gentle Body Wash
A'kin Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo
A'kin Rosemary Shampoo
A'kin Ylang Ylang Colour Care Shampoo
A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo
A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo
A'kin Visibly Fit 24 Hour Moisturiser
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Intensive Moisture Antioxidant Creme
A'kin Unscented 24 Hour Pure Moisturiser
A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tocopherol Acetate
(Vitamin E)

Benefits

Tocopheryl acetate is a stable form of vitamin E extracted from soybeans. Dermatologists recommend vitamin E for a large number of skin diseases and sensitivies for its ability to help soothe and promote the health of the skin. Vitamin E works to soften skin and reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

Products

A'kin Unscented 24 Hour Pure Moisture
A'kin Rose De Mai Anti-Oxidant Day Creme 
A'kin Multi- Fruit & Willow Bark Instant Radiance Masque
A'kin Kaolin & Clay & Activated Carbon Express Purifying Facial Masque
A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Gel Creme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water

Benefits

Aqua (purified water) is a highly purified pharmaceutical grade of water (purified to the BP standard). The inclusion of such pure water enables us to use very safe, low levels of antimicrobial ingredients in our formulations.

Products

A'kin Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo
A'kin Rosemary Shampoo
A'kin Ylang Ylang Colour Care Shampoo
A'kin Rice Aminos & Wheat Protein Shampoo
A'kin Lemongrass Shampoo
A'kin Lavender Body Wash
A'kin Sandalwood Body Wash
A'kin Orange Blossom Body Wash
A'kin Unscented Body Wash
A'kin Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque
A'kin Lavender & Anthyllis 24 Leave-In Conditioner
A'kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner
A'kin Sandalwood & Neroli Cleansing Gel
A'kin Lemon Myrtle Hand Wash
A'kin Orange Blossom & Chamomile Refreshing & Soothing Toner
A'kin Jojoba & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub
A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Gel Creme
A'kin Kaolin Clay & Activated Carbon Express Purifying Masque
A'kin Rosehip & Shea Antioxidant Creme
A'kin Rose de Mai Antioxidant Day Creme
A'kin Unscented 24 Pure Moisturiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Tea Leaf Extract
(Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract)

Benefits

White tea leaf extract is prepared from the unopened buds of the camellia sinensis plant. These buds are covered with fine white hair, hence the name white tea. White tea is similar to green tea, however the smell and taste are finer and sweeter, and it has more powerful anti-oxidant properties. The ingredients in white tea are proven effective in boosting the immune function of skin cells and protecting them against the damaging effects of the sun.

Products

A'kin White Tea & Aloe Vital Hydration Facial Gel Creme
A'kin White Tea & Cornflower Eye Day Gel
A'kin Ginkgo & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Hair Masque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witch Hazel Extract
(Hamamelis Birginiana Extract)

 

Benefits

Witch hazel extract is a well-known plant extracted skin toner with antiseptic and astringent qualities. It also displays soothing and regenerative properties. 

Products

A'kin Sandalwood & Neroli Pure Facial Cleansing Gel
A'kin Jojoba & Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub
A'kin Orange Blossom & Chamomile Refreshing and Soother Toner
A'kin Kaolin Clay & Activated Carbon Express Purifying Masque

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ylang Ylang Oil
(Cananga Odorata Flower oil)

Benefits

Ylang Ylang oil is used in a number of our aromatherapy formulations. There are numerous grades of ylang ylang oil available. The Purist Company chooses the highest quality available, called EXTRA, which is the first fraction produced in the distilling process. It has an exotic sweet floral fragrance. This high ester extra grade has relaxant and antidepressant properties.

Products

A'kin Ylang Ylang Colour Care Shampoo