We were so excited to try @jkosmmune_cosmetics—they generously sent us their serum and samples of their other products, including a new shampoo meant for oily hair.
Enzyme Cleansing Powder
As I’ve stated in previous reviews, I’m not a huge fan of water activated powder cleansers. I struggle with the ratios and ultimately, give up. I was expecting much of the same with this, but was pleasantly surprised! I tossed a few drops of water into the powder (in my hand) and built up a slight lather before applying to face. Lather felt effective, it washed clean and did not strip my combo-oily skin. I found this very nice primarily as a morning cleanser, but also as second cleanse in the evening. These little packets will be perfect for upcoming travel.
Lotion for Normal to Oily Skin
My goals for moisturizer are simple: hydrate, keep me dewy and layer well with oils and under sunscreen/complexion products. I only used this lotion during the day and I found that it was a match for my goals in this category. Also, we’ve had unusually mild weather and even with the low to high temps, this kept my skin balanced and I never looked like an oil slick!
I used this serum as part of my morning routine. I primarily used it as a layer of hydration following cleansing and toning. It applied well to skin and additional products layered well on top of it. I think for my skin, the main benefit is hydration (vs pore minimizing, elasticity, etc). I prefer a hyaluronic acid for this step, but this product helped keep my skin balanced throughout the day.
Shampoo for Normal Hair
This was the only miss in the products that I tried. My hair is fine, but I have a lot of it. I have an oily scalp and I do cleanse my hair every other day. First time I used this, I applied my usual post-cleansing products. Result? My hair was like an oil slick. Second and third time, I skipped additional products and hair was less oily, but very dull and flat. I am going to have Anna Marie try this sample to see if it works better for her.
When JKosmmune offered to send us some products I was super excited as I have read about beta gluten, and have used some products containing this ingredient. Beta Glucan is hydrating and penetrates the Skin and can be soothing and anti inflammatory.
Serum: This serum also contains purslane and centella, also skin soothing ingredients!
Serum: adore this serum. I’ve been using this daily and sometimes twice daily. It’s light and nonsticky. I find it a wonderful addition for my dry winter skin. I haven’t used it long enough to comment on the rest of the skin effects, but I will definitely be finishing this bottle!! The texture reminds me of MMHC.
Shampoo: another standout for me was the shampoo. Again, my hair is very dry and processed. This shampoo starts very watery and works into a nice lather. I would not use too much as it can weigh the hair down-but I find that even with a lighter conditioner my hair is in great shape.
Enzyme Cleansing Powder: the enzyme cleansing powder reminds me of @amorepacific powder cleanser. It’s light and lovely, lighting foaming. As @beauty_unplugged Commented, despite being foamy, it doesn’t dry out the skin! I do love the packaging for on-the-go cleansing. I’m so glad I got to try some more beta glucan products!