Review: [A’kin] Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum and Purely Revitalising Lifting Eye Creme

I told you about my first ever [A’kin] cleanser a while back, and I’m still loving it. So easy to use, so convenient, so comfortable. I’ve also been using the Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum and Purely Revitalising Lifting Eye Creme, together with the day and night moisturizer (which I will tell you about later) and I want to share with you how these work for me. I find that [A’kin] doesn’t put too much emphasis on packaging. They are simplistic, but they work. Sure, they’re nothing to look at, but still, in the end, it’s the product that matters right?


Akin serum and eye cream


A’kin Purely Revitalising Lifting Eye Creme – 15ml (RM125)

Let me first tell you about the eye cream. It is scentless, and very emollient. I find that I need to really massage it in for it to be absorbed. It is creamy and not as lightweight as I would have preferred. What I like to do is to squeeze out some products on my ring finger then massage it around my eyes in circular motion. I use minimal pressure so that the skin around the area doesn’t get dragged around too much. Lastly, I like to pat in the remaining of the cream so that it’s fully absorbed. Yup, takes a while to massage it in. You might want to note that it does nothing for my dark circles or puffiness. I have trouble sleeping through the night due to tossing and turning (huge belly, aching back, etc) and my dark circles are as visible as ever! However, it is moisturizing enough to keep my eyes comfortable. Other than that, I don’t see anything else. If you don’t have any issues to address, but just to keep your eye area moisturized, this is a good option.


Water,Glycerin,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter,Cetearyl Alcohol,Isopropyl Isostearate,Isostearyl Isostearate,Sorbitan Stearate,Cetearyl Nonanoate,Niacinamide,Sodium Gluconate,Sodium Lactate,Sorbitol,Ascorbyl Glucoside,Panthenol,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,Rosa Canina Seed Extract,Sucrose Cocoate,Phenoxyethanol,Behenyl Alcohol,Arginine,Xymenynic Acid,Titanium Dioxide,Allantoin,Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil,Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid,Xanthan Gum,Mica,Ethylhexylglycerin,Piroctone Olamine,Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Juice,Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin,Phytosterols,Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil,Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil,Sodium Phytate,Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate,Sodium Hyaluronate,Salicylic acid,Potassium sorbate,Sodium Benzoate,Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract


Akin eye cream and serum



A’kin Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum – 23ml (RM119)

I didn’t expect this serum to be in oil form. Yes, this, to me, is a facial oil. I use it before applying moisturizer, and just 4 drops are enough for whole face. As you can see in the picture above, it is yellow and runny. I drop the oil on my palm before rubbing my palms together and gently press my palms on my face. This way, I find that the oil gets absorbed much faster without the greasy feeling. There is however, a certain scent. Initially, I didn’t like it, and it took me a while to decide what it smelled like. In the end, I think it smells like tea. Something like it anyway. For the first 2 nights I used this serum, I felt my skin was smoother and softer. I continued using it every night, but by the 4th consecutive night, I found a zit on my forehead. Hhmmm… interesting. Is it the Rosehip Oil in the ingredient? I have a feeling my skin doesn’t like it. So I went off this serum for 2 weeks (and until the zit is gone) before trying it again. True enough, after the 3rd consecutive night of using it, I find another zit somewhere on my face! So boohoo this doesn’t work for me. If your skin likes rosehip, then this is for you!


Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil,Rosa Canina (rosehip) Seed extract[CO2] (certified organic),Ethyl Macadamiate (from macadamia oil),Squalane (from olives),Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (cold pressed, Australian grown),Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (cold pressed, Australian grown),Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract (seabuckthorn) [CO2] (certified organic),Amaranthus Caudatus (amaranth) Seed Extract [CO2] (certified organic),Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract[CO2](certified organic),Bisabolol,Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract (certified organic),Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract [CO2] (certified organic),Calendula Officinalis (calendula) Flower Extract [CO2] (certified organic),Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (certified organic),Schizandra Sphenanthera (schisandra) Fruit Extract [CO2 Extract],Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*,Tocopherol,Malic Acid,Beta-Carotene,*derived from botanical sources


I can see from the TNS Skin Lab website that there’s discounted prices on some of their products at the moment, so it’s worth taking a look. Have you tried any of these products? Are you allergic to any ingredients?


xoxo Lily


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