I was kindly sent a box of lovely skincare goodies to try out by Ah…Skincare last month. I received three face skincare products perfect for my combination skin and one body care product as well. I have been using them for a while now so thought it was the perfect time to post up a review and to talk a bit about Ah…Skincare.
About Ah Skincare
Ah Skincare was founded in 2014 by Andrea Hutchins and is all about organic skincare packed full of goodies for your skin. All their formulas have at least 85% organic ingredients, are all handmade and free from all the nasties such as parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, any animal testing and more! The formulas for their skincare products are also PH balanced so will not disrupt the acid mantle, the skins natural defence barrier. Ah Skincare has a variety of products to suit all skin types, even for those with sensitive skin as they focus on creating natural products that are kind to the skin. So, now on to the reviews.
This Radiance Cleanser is meant to gently cleanse the skin whilst also nourishing and protecting it. It comes in a clear PET bottle with a turn to open/close pump that easily dispenses the perfect amount of product. In terms of scent, it has a fruity and soft scent that is subtle and not too strong which I enjoyed. The formula contains lots of natural and organic ingredients including extracts from fruits such as mango, strawberry, lemon, cranberry and more. The cleanser itself is white in colour and has a creamy texture. I pump out a small amount and gentle massage it onto my damp skin then rinse off with water. Though it has a creamy texture, I was expecting it to foam or bubble up but instead when massaged onto wet skin it is silky and slippery and cleanses the skin well in a gentle way. I liked how soft my skin felt after using this cleanser. It left my skin feeling moisturised and not dry or tight which is great as I hate cleansers that dry out and strip away all the skin’s natural oils in the process of cleansing.
This Skin Brightening Toner is a lightweight yet moisturising toner that is alcohol free and contains witch hazel. The toner comes in a clear PET bottle with a spray nozzle with a cap. The spray nozzle works well in dispensing a fine and even mist of toner. It has a unique scent that starts off slightly sweet and fruity, which I think comes from the grapefruit essential oil, followed by a distinct and slightly stronger smell that is probably from the witch hazel. Overall the scent is interesting and pleasant, and fades away almost immediately after applying it to the skin. The toner aims to help protect the skin and maintain the natural pH level of the skin. After cleansing, I spray a small amount of toner onto a cotton wool pad and lightly swipe over my face to gently remove any makeup or impurities. I sometimes like to spray some on my face during the day when my skin is in need of a quick refresher. I like how soothing this toner is (probably as it contains aloe vera leaf juice) and how refreshed my skin feels after.
This Tomato and Carrot Moisturiser is definitely my favourite of the bunch. It comes in a slim airless pump bottle that makes it easy to control and pump out the correct amount of product. The moisturiser is full of vitamins and minerals to help reduce shine, refine the pores and is also anti-aging. I like to pump out a small amount onto my hands and gently massage it on my face and neck. I love how soft, smooth and hydrated my skin feels after and how it does not leave any of the usual sticky, oily or tacky feeling that other creams with sunscreen sometimes have.
The moisturiser is for day and night but since it does have SPF inside I prefer to use this during the daytime. It leaves the skin feeling soft, well moisturised, and well prepped to apply makeup. And, bonus gives you an extra SPF boost too! Like the name of this moisturiser, I found that it did help to reduce and control shine, and left my skin with a matte finish. After a full day out with makeup on top my skin I had lesser oil and shine than usual in comparison to days I used other skin products. Other than the two key ingredients – tomato and carrot, the formula also contains vitamin C, vitamin E, cranberry extract and lots more skin-friendly goodies!
The Co-Q10 body lotion aims to help fight the signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines. As the name says, the key ingredients it contains is Co-Q10 which provides many benefits to the skin such as protecting the skin from aging due to sun exposure, stimulating collagen production and more! In addition, it also contains olive oil, coconut oil and apricot kernel oil to keep the skin soft, supple and hydrated. Even with all of these oils, this body lotion is not too heavy or oily on the skin, and has a luxurious formula that is creamy yet lightweight. I like to massage this gently into my skin before I go to bed or after a shower, and I love how it melts into my skin to leave it feeling so soft and smooth. I found that because the texture is so silky and creamy that a little product really goes a long way. My skin felt well hydrated without any uncomfortable oily or sticky feeling so would still be great to use during warmer weather too. It has a nice sweet and subtle smell that I really enjoyed as it is very mellow and not too overpowering.
Overall I enjoyed using all the Ah Skincare products and my favourites would have to be the Tomato & Carrot moisturiser and the Co-Q10 Body Lotion. I really love that they choose to use natural and organic ingredients in their products and don’t include any nasties such as parabens. It is also a nice touch that they are all handmade with care. I am definitely keen on trying out some of their other skincare products in the future.
Where to buy?
The full range of Ah Skincare products can be purchased on their website here.
So, have you tried any Ah Skincare products before or curious to try them?
Disclosure: This is post contains products from Ah Skincare sent to me complementary for review. However, all thoughts and opinions stated are my own. For more information about my policies on reviews, copyright and more, please click here.