When mentioning KIKO, the first thing that came to mind was their cosmetics, there seems to be a buzz around the YouTube Community with regards to their eyeshadows with many of them being dupes for more higher end products. However, I have yet to hear much about their skin care products, so I thought I would give it a try.
KIKO has always been a brand that I have kept an eye out for and with its new Hong Kong store which has opened in Times Square (causeway-bay), I have been eagerly waiting to try their skincare after hearing how affordable and great quality their products are.
Pure Clean Powder
Powder exfoliating cleansers seem to be popping up all over the UK with baking soda cleanser from Biore’s baking soda cleansing scrub to KIKO, it seems that this might be a new trend in the coming few months.
First Impression: The cleansing powder comes out like baking powder, add a few drops of water and it becomes a smooth cleansing water with exfoliating beads to help act as a gentle scrub for the skin. Although the product says that it will foam once it comes into contact with water however, among my first impression of it, there doesn’t seem foam. However, I will give it a try and post a full review on the blog very soon.
Directions: apply on a freshly cleansed face and leave for 10-15 minutes and wash off.
What drew me to choosing this mask was it’s ingredients especially retinol. There has been a growing interest in the ingredient with it being linked to anti-aging and wrinkle prevention but most products containing retinol come with a higher price tag. It has a thick, smooth and creamy texture with a light floral perfume like scent .
The key ingredient in this mask is hyaluronic acid which an ingredient which special Has a more watery gel like consistency, fresh floral (jasmine) scent which is not overpowering.
Marine Collagen which specialises in lifting, reducing fatigue leaving a more plumped and youthful look. It is a light weight formula with barely any fragrance which fades with time.
KIKO 30 day Night treatment Mascara (got the boxes mixed up in the photos!)
A gel like formula that you apply on your lashes at night time. It does have a slight scent
First impressions: A light formula that you apply one coat on both the top and bottom lashes. Although the wand is effective for separating the lashes, the spikes are quite rough so be careful when applying the treatment close to your lash roots.
Once applied it doesn’t leave your lashes hard but leave them super soft especially in the morning. Updates coming soon but, so far I have been loving it.
KIKO 30 days Daily Treatment (got the boxes mixed up in the photos!)
This daily treatment containing K2 growth serum which is a nutritional supplement aiding the growth and cycle of the lashes. The treatment has a pitch black pigment to it making it ideal for use as a mascara.
First impression: The mascara is super dark, it doesn’t leave your lashes super hard or spidery but leaves them super conditioned and quite soft. However, one of the major downsides that I found to this is that because it isn’t a waterproof formula the mascara does have a tendency to smudge/transfer quite a bit, especially in the summer/humid weather. I will keep you updated with a more in-depth review on the mascara.