Inika Organic is one of the first green beauty brands I ever tried. They were what turned me onto mineral makeup. I still remember when they first released their makeup line and I was so excited to find them in store and be able to swatch and play with their products.
Since then, they’ve expanded their makeup to a full line and they created a new nutrient rich skincare line. It’s complete with every product you’d need for a full routine. I was lucky enough to be sent two products to try and I’ve been testing them out.
Phyto-Active Micellar Rosewater – $49.00 AUD for 15ml / 0.5ml
The idea of a micellar water has always interested me. I kept wondering; Am I missing out? As far as I know, micellar water is meant to be used after your cleanser, before your toner or in place of your toner. It can help whisk away stray makeup left behind by your nightly wash. I really like that this has a base of aloe, and the softest hint of rose, from the Cape Rose Geranium.
Unlike toners, which I normally apply straight to my skin, I do use this as suggested. It foams ever so slightly if you shake the bottle, but is a gentle final cleansing step.
If you’ve been curious about micellar water, but wanted to avoid alcohol and conventional preservatives, this is a great one. Without alcohol, fragrance or harsh cleansers it helps to give your skin that extra care.
Phyto-Active Rosehip Oil Blend – $69.00 AUD for 30ml / 1fl oz
Firstly, I think the packaging of this is genuis. The dropper dispenser is hidden within the cap, which twists up as you open your serum! I also really like that this is fragrance free. I purposely tried this after a bit of a flare up, just to see if it helped calm down my skin. While it didn’t irritate me, I just didn’t feel like it was enough to nourish my skin as much as I’d like. It is however a super light weight oil absorbs right away, without leaving a greasy film. This would be perfect for anyone who likes oil serums without the feel of oil.
I’m so glad to see Inika develop a skincare line, one that has many nourishing ingredients. As I’ve already spoken about, it felt like the serum wasn’t quite enough for me & that’s even when I combined it with my normal face balm routine. I would like to mention though, that most people would probably be appalled by the amount of balm I slather on. I don’t know what it is, I can’t explain it, but it works for me! The micellar water feels like an extra luxurious step. I can imagine it being especially beneficial for someone who wears much more makeup than me and needs that final cleaning/toning step.
One thing I will mention though, is that they do include essential oils in the rest of the line. Since the middle of last year, I’ve been actively avoiding them as they are far too potent for me. If you have any sensitivity to them, then it might be best to try these two products first and then ease into the others.
*As previously stated these products were sent to me and I’m incredibly grateful for the chance to review them. All opinions are always my own and were not affected by the fact these were gifted.