A’kin Ylang Ylang Shampoo and Lavender & Anthyllis Leave in Conditioner Review

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hello lovelies!! Are you a fan of anything made from floral? If you are then you should read on…. Okay even if you don’t I hope you will still read on kay? Today I am happy to share with you my experience with this new brand A’kin from Australia showcasing the Ylang Ylang Shampoo and Lavender & Anthyllis Leave in Conditioner.

A’kin ranges ranges are produced by The Purist Company, an Australian company who for 15 years have focused on creating natural, safe and effective products so that women can be their most beautiful selves naturally. Their principles is to produce pure, natural and effective ingredients that are safe for every ones. They hold the philosophy “The Power of Purity” – the power of combining pure and natural ingredients. All of their product are paraben free, sulphate free, toxin free, harsh chemical free, certified vegan, animal ingredient free and animal testing free.

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Product Info
Product Name : A’kin Ylang Ylang Shampoo | A’kin Lavender & Anthyllis Leave in Conditioner
Net Weight : 225ml , 500ml | 150ml
Price : RM 49, RM 86 | RM 63
Where to Buy : TNS Skin Lab Store Nationwide(Malaysia) | TNS Skin Lab Online Store (International)
Hair Type : Coloured Hair | Dry or Chemically Treated Hair

The A’kin Ylang Ylang shampoo is specifically design for coloured hair to protect the colour from fading as well as to strengthen the dry and damaged hair caused by colour treatments and heat styling. Purist claimed that the shampoo able to restore hair strength in a single wash because this natural shampoo is infused with Ylang Ylang, an ingredient known for promoting hair strength and growth.

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As for the A’kin Lavender & Anthyllis Leave-In Conditioner, it restore hair moisture loss during the harsh chemical treatments as well as adding more strength to the hair. It’s rich with  pure active botanics like Amino acids, anti-oxidants, herbal extracts, nourishing Australian Jojoba and certified organic Avocado oil.

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Full Ingredients List

A’kin Ylang Ylang Shampoo:
Aqua (purified Australian water*), Lauryl Glucoside from coconut, palm & glucose),Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (from palm),Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (from palm),Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine(from coconut),Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate(from coconut),Sodium Chloride,Glycerin*,Glyceryl Laurate*,Sorbitol (from GMO free maize),Citric Acid*,Sodium Citrate*,Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate(from coconut & sugar cane),Sodium Gluconate(from GMO free corn),Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil,Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate,Cananga Odorata Flower Oil,Tetrasodium EDTA,Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil,Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil,Limonene#,*derived from botanical sources, # component of the essential oils

A’kin Lavender & Anthyllis Leave-In Conditioner:
Aqua (purified Australian water),Cetearyl Alcohol*,Behentrimonium Methosulfate (from GMO free Rapeseed),Panthenol(Provitamin B5),Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(cold pressed, Australian grown),Glyceryl Laurate*,Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil(certified organic cold pressed, Australian grown),Rice Amino Acids,Potassium Sorbate,Citric Acid*,Sodium Gluconate(from GMO free corn),Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)*,Anthyllis Vulneraria Flower (woundwort) Extract,Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil (West Australian Sandalwood),Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil ,Lecithin,Tocopherol (Viamin E),Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate),Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate,Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil,Linalool#,Farnesol#,*derived from botanical sources ,# component of the essential oils


Both product packaging is kept minimal with stick on label and dark green solid plastic bottles. The shampoo have a push on screw cap which I feel quite loose and is not travel friendly..I toss it in my sport bag when I go for swimming last week and the cap was opened and the product leaked out…. I have to wash the entire bag now…..
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The leave in conditioner comes in a common squeeze tube with flip cap that you can see on a facial foam.

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 Texture & Scent

As much as I love floral, I just don’t quite like ylang ylang scent….. However, Thomas like it and he say it feel good washing with it…. I think this is very subjective…some like it some don’t. The shampoo is in clear runny texture…

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I suppose I'm a fan of lavender but when lavender mix with Anthyllis it didn’t work for my nose… It doesn’t smell bad but not something I fancy. It has a thick creamy consistency and it’s easy to massage it to my dry or damp hair….

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How to Use

I think you don’t need me to tell you how to use the shampoo right? For the leave in conditioner, you can apply small amount  onto towel dried hair and small amount on hair ends for dry hair.

Cindy’s Thought

I am putting high hope on these floral bottle and tube because I usually have good result with floral product but unfortunately not these. They doesn’t make my hair more moisturised nor smooth…. It’s a little drying for me and the leave on conditioner leave my hair feeling a chunk of hair stick together when it’s dry…. Maybe I put too much, I’m not too sure… I didn’t like their scent either…. I really hope this can do better for my hair but sadly it was the other way round…

It’s obvious in the picture my hair look more fizzy and dry….Oh, please ignore the colour difference because my sony has just sent for warranty Crying faceCrying face so I am using my old canon compact camera…..

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Conclusion & Ratings

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