Review: [A’kin] Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner

This is the first time I tried anything from [A’kin]. It is an Australian brand, andย [A’kin] products are vegan and cruelty free. The ingredients are free from sulfates, parabens, ethoxylated petrochemical cleansers, propylene glycol, silicones, phtalates, mineral oils, DEA, artificial colours and fragrances. So if you’re allergic to any of those ingredients above, you’d be happy to know that this post is for you. Today’s brief review is on the Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner for dry & sensitive skin (225ml/RM99).


A'kin Purist rose and geranium cleanser and toner


What can I say about this cleanser except that it was love at first wash? Seriously, I never thought I’d like it so much!! Thisย Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner combines certified organic Australian avocado oil, with shea butter and olive squalane to gently cleanse the skin. I’ve always thought shea butter breaks me out, but apparently, I’ve always been wrong. The cleanser goes on creamy and rinses off easily with water. There is no residue whatsoever, and my skin is not taut at all. Some cleansers might be a little harsher, and I’d have to use a toner or a spray after, but this one – nada. My skin feels like it’s been moisturized! This is what impressed me most. You know that in between hour where you’ve applied all the skincare in the morning, applied your makeup, went out and came back in the middle of the day like 2 or 3pm? What do I do? Remove the makeup and apply everything again? I usually like to just wash my face, spritz some toner and save the whole skincare routine for the evening. With this, I can just wash my face, and that’s it ๐Ÿ™‚


A'kin rose and geranium cleanser


I can use this cleanser to remove face and eye makeup. I just apply this cleanser all over, then with a warm muslin cloth, I wipe everything away. It doesn’t remove waterproof eye makeup though. So for that, I just use a separate remover for my mascara. This cleanser also mildly tones the skin with the help of witch hazel. There is a slight scent to this cleanser which brings me back to my childhood days. Anyone in Malaysia (around my age) should have heard of Hazeline snow right? It smells a little of that. It’s a slight rosey vanilla scent which dissipates quickly. The packaging is very industrial and no nonsense, and I quite like that. Reminds me of body lotion because it’s so big, but RM99 for 225ml of product is quite a deal. Even though this cleanser is made for those with dry and sensitive skin, it still works great on my normal combination skin.

Have you tried anything from [A’kin] before? My first experience has been a very pleasant one. If you’re looking for a cleanser, or if you’re sick of cleansers that strip off your natural oils, and especially when you’re sensitive to any ingredients mentioned above, you should try this one ๐Ÿ™‚


xoxo Lily


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A'kin cleanser ingredients

  • Sounds amazing! A’kin’s been on my radar for some time, but didn’t really know what to try out (no physical store access so didnt want to risk ordering stuff I wouldnt like online). Thanks for the lovely review!

    • Lily

      You’re welcome Noodles. I hope you give this a try. It feels lovely on the skin ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hey Lily, I was eyeing this a while ago, but I don’t remember how it fell off my radar! I have a couple of cleansers to go through for the moment, but it’s back on the list next time I need one!

    • Lily

      I tested this exclusively for a while, and I’m now using this together with my Antipodes Juliet cleanser. A great combination, I must say ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This cleanser sounds really lovely!
    I want a cleanser that is mild and conditioning yet “effective” for my morning routines. I think I’d like this a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      You’re totally on point. This is mild and conditioning AND effective. Sounds like it’s made for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wow, this sounds perfect! Going to have to investigate and see if it’s around here!

    • Lily

      If you can’t find it, Naturisimo ships worldwide, for free ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’ve never heard of this, but it sounds good! I love having mild cleansers, since I like to wash my face after I exercise as well as in the evening when I take my makeup off, and sometimes I feel like I end up washing my face 3-4 times a day T_T

    • Lily

      I know what you mean! Sometimes I just use water, for fear all those cleansing action might dry out my skin.

  • Jaa

    I’m like you! When I come home from work I remove my makeup right away but I rehydrate with a facial mist instead of toner. I’ll wash my face again one more time at night before bed to remove every trace of makeup then continue with my nighttime skincare. ๐Ÿ™‚ This cleanser sounds like something I could use considering I wash my face so often in a day!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      Definitely great for those who wash their face often. I’m so glad I found this… or rather this found me ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Liz

    I do that too – remove makeup and mist until night time deep cleanse. I tried a rose toner mist from this line and it was good but not super memorable. They’re kind of hard to find around here actually.

    • Lily

      I’m now trying their oil serum, moisturizers and eye cream – but I haven’t tried their rose toner mist. I might have to check it out. I was just telling Tracy you can get this online at Naturisimo which offers free worldwide shipping ๐Ÿ™‚

  • lyn

    I think I need this. I’ve been using foaming cleansers and they can get rather drying. Also, I like the fact that you can kinda save a step (e.g. toner). I probably need to go sniff this first and see if the scent agrees with me.

    • Lily

      Yup. The scent isn’t very strong but it really feels great on the skin. Hope you’ll give it a try!

  • Dude! When did you get a new layout? Your header image with that pink bundle of… probably plants (I am terrible at identifying nature things) is SO CUTE!

    • Lily

      Lol pink bundle of plants! Hubs made that header for me ages ago. Thought I’d go back to using it.

  • silverkis

    So lovely dear! I really want to try A’kin next, whenever i make some headway clearing my warehouse of goods! And gosh, i feel antique thinking about hazeline snow!! Those good ole days when hazeline snow did everything from moisturizing to sun protection to post-sun relief! LOL!

    • Lily

      LOL! I used to slap on Hazeline Snow before bed and somehow, my skin looked way better in the morning. I’d use it to flood my zits and miraculously, the zits would go away faster and without marks! Those were the days… didn’t think you’d know about Hazeline Snow though ๐Ÿ˜›