Hi guys! It’s been a while since I’ve shared any skincare favourites with you. You might have read my skincare routine posts quite a while back, but I definitely need to do an updated skincare routine for you. Lots of products have changed since then! Today, I’ve got a new (to me) brand to share with you – SkinSincere. SkinSincere is a natural, organic skincare range, manufactured entirely in the UK.
Established by Gemma Allies, SkinSincere was founded in 2013, following her decision to pursue her dream of working in the skincare industry. Gemma had personal difficulties with eczema and sensitive skin, which added to her passion for good skincare. She has limited the use of chemical ingredients in SkinSincere products, especially parabens.
I was kindly sent three travel-friendly miniature products (50ml each) to try for free, but as always, all views and opinions are totally honest and my own. I chose the Aloe Vera skincare range to try, but there is also an unscented range available.
Who Are SkinSincere
As I mentioned, SkinSincere are a small company, founded in 2013. All of their products are manufactured in the UK, which is great for our local economy! Ethics and honesty are really important to founder Gemma – she says, “I have worked for some unethical companies in the past, so when founding SkinSincere I had one extremely important goal in mind. To demonstrate that a company can behave ethically towards all of its stakeholders, while still being a successful, profitable enterprise.” Being ethical to SkinSincere means using clean, natural ingredients; avoiding parabens and sulphates; and offering fair prices, to name a few.
Their ethics even extend as far as their packaging! Their bottles and jars are made from recyclable plastic and they minimize the packaging they use to avoid any unnecessary waste and environmental impact.
SkinSincere have quickly become popular amongst those with sensitive skin, as their ingredients are largely natural, organic and non-irritating. Like I mentioned earlier, they have a range of completely unscented skincare. This is a godsend to those with sensitive, irritated and allergy-prone skin, as it can be difficult to find products that don’t contain artificial fragrance these days. They pack their skincare with a huge range of natural ingredients such as vitamins, fruits, plants and natural oils.
One of the best things for me is that SkinSincere are completely against animal testing. I love companies that are ethical about animal testing and don’t take the easy, cheap option of testing on animals. SkinSincere are 100% cruelty-free.
I received three 50ml products: Clarifying Aloe Vera Skin Polish, Aloe Vera Cleanser, and Aloe Vera Moisturiser. All three are suitable for most skin types, with the moisturiser being suitable for sensitive skin.
Clarifying Aloe Vera Skin Polish
This creamy exfoliator contains coconut, sunflower and apricot kernel oils together with actual palm kernel. The creamy base is actually SkinSincere’s cream cleanser, but with added exfoliating particles. As the base is cleanser, it also cleanses your skin at the same time.
I think the palm kernels are the little rough bits that actually scrub your skin, but don’t quote me on it! To use, apply the skin polish to wet skin and massage in. Then rinse and pat dry. I really liked this exfoliator, but I would warn you to be gentle when using it. The little particles are quite rough, so don’t rub too vigorously, or they will aggravate your skin.
There are a generous amount of exfoliating particles, so it definitely gets the job done. Nothing I hate more than exfoliators that don’t contain enough, and do nothing! It smells lovely too.
£14 full size (150ml) here.
Aloe Vera Cleanser
This creamy cleanser is fine for all skin types. It has a gentle formula, intended to soothe and refresh. You can use the cleanser twice a day if you like, as it’s fairly light and not too heavy for twice daily use. To use, simply massage a small amount into dry skin then rinse off. If you were travelling, I reckon you could remove it with a cotton pad instead of water, making it pretty convenient.
Again, this one smells lovely. It’s a very light, fresh and clean scent. I found that this cleanser removed base makeup really well but took a bit more effort to remove eye makeup. I always remove my makeup with a wipe before doing my proper hot cloth cleansing anyway, so this isn’t a problem for me! Once I saw what still came off on the second cleanse, I was a convert to double cleansing 😀
£14 for full size (200ml) here. (Plus it has a pump, you know how I feel about that!) 🙂
Aloe Vera Moisturiser
This gentle moisturiser contains real Aloe Vera juice, together with anti-oxidant vitamins and folic acid to support cell regeneration. It’s light enough to be used daily, morning and night. Again, it has the signature fresh, clean scent.
I really like this moisturiser – a little goes a long way and it sinks into my skin really nicely. It’s very creamy feeling, yet it doesn’t leave my skin oily or with any residue. I prefer to use this at night, but only because I like to use my La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo during the day (especially under makeup, as it leaves my skin nice and matte!) However, that’s just personal preference and it’s totally fine to be used during the day too. I don’t know why, but I feel like this would be so nice on your skin after a day out in the sun (or on holiday… if I was going on one haha)! It’s very cooling and soothing – I guess that’s due to the Aloe Vera.
£14 for full size (150ml) here.
Overall, I really enjoyed this range. The little 50ml bottles were the perfect way to try several products together. Skincare is very personal and we all try lots of products we don’t like (or that don’t suit our skin). I love the idea of being able to try smaller amounts without committing a lot of money to something your skin might not like. The 50ml travel-friendly products are available to buy at £7-8 each (there are more than just the three I’ve reviewed).
I really like Gemma’s strong sense of ethics, and it’s clear that she genuinely cares about her customers, the environment and her company’s impact. The fact that SkinSincere are cruelty-free and made in the UK just seal the deal! Definitely a brand I will be watching, to see what else they come up with.
Have you tried any SkinSincere products, or heard of the brand? Let me know in the comments!
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