Sulphate Free Skincare Review: A’kin Rose & Geranium Pure Creamy Cleanser & Toner in One



This is the first post of my sulphate free skin care series- exciting stuff! In my last post I wrote about what sulphates are and why I avoid them. Over the coming months I’ll be reviewing different sulphate free cleansers, concentrating on the formulations and also reporting back on how my skin has gotten on with them (I have normal to dry, sensitive skin)

A’kin says…

Remove makeup and impurities naturally with A’kin’s Rose & Geranium Pure Creamy Cleanser & Toner in One. Enriched with certified organic Australian avocado oil, shea butter, and olive squalane, A’kin’s  creamy facial cleanser gently and effectly cleanses- removing both face and eye makeup. A’kin’s natural facial cleanser also tones skin with the help if witch hazel. A best seller in the A’kin natural facial skincare range, A’kin Rose & Geranium Pure Creamy Cleanser & Toner in One in an essential part of your natural skincare regime.

star ingredients: panthenol (vitamin B5) for calming and soothing; olive squalane; shea butter; natural panama bark for cleansing; and witch hazel to refine pores.

Price: $29.95  for 225mL

availability: David Jones, Priceline,, selected pharmacies and health food stores. See for more stockists.


I first tried the A’kin Rose and Geranium Pure Cleanser and Toner in One almost two years ago as part of a Bellabox I reviewed earlier  (in this post), and at the time I remember thinking that it was the best cream cleanser that I had come across. That hasn’t changed.

Unlike some of the creamy cleansers I’ve tried in the past which sometimes leaves the skin feeling not quite clean (*ahem* Kosmea Purifying Cream Cleanser), the A’kin Rose and Geranium Pure Cleanser and Toner in One makes my skin feel deeply cleansed and refreshed- I suspect the astringent properties of witch hazel helps to balance the rich moisturizing ingredients in the formula. My skin not only feels clean, but velvety soft- this combination has really won me over.

The surfactants in this product are glyceryl laurate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Lecithin – all these are gentle surfactants that also have skin conditioning and humectant properties. No sulphates in this formula, of course.  The anti-inflammatory ingredients in this cleanser are great for those with sensitive skin- Panthenol (provitamin B5) and Jojoba oil are ingredients I love using in my own DIY formulations for calming the skin. This formula is going to work best for normal to dry skin-  from some of the reviews on it sounds like oilier skinned individualsmay find this formula a bit too emollient.

A’kin products are cruelty free and uses eco friendly packaging.



Fusanus Spicatus Wood (West Australian Sandalwood) Oil, Glycerin^, squalane (from olives), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Sorbitol (from Gmo Free Maize), Glyceryl Laurate^, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Certified Organic), Glyceryl Stearate^, Cetearyl Alcohol^, Sodium Gluconate (from Gmo Free Corn), Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Aqua (Purified Australian Water Bp 2007 Standard), Soy Lecithin (Gmo Free), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Cold Pressed Australian Grown), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Cold Pressed Australian Grown), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (from Palm), Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Persia Gratissima (Avocado) Oil (Cold Pressed Australian Grown) (Certified Organic), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Panthenol (Pro Vit B5), Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate^, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate^, Lecithin (and) Tocopherol (and) Ascorbyl Palmitate (and) Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Stear


note: this product was provided to me by PR. See my editorial policy in the PR tab for more info. 

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  14. […] An old favourite all year round, but especially great for cleansing dehydrated sensitive skin and removing light makeup. I love how it cleanses well without leaving any sensation of oily residue- sometimes creamy cleansers can leave the skin feeling not-quite-clean.  Sulphate free, of course. I’ve reviewed it in detail here. […]

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