Spotted this new skincare brand Human + Kind at Watsons Bugis the other day and was intrigued by the pretty packaging. Not that I need anymore creams and lotions all over my bathroom counter… I was just gonna study the packaging a bit and walk away. Then I read the labels and found out that these are all natural products that have been designed to multi-task. I was totally sold on the spot upon reading that, they had me at “multi-task”!
The brand’s tagline of “skincare with a conscience” was something that I am personally supportive of also. So even though the products were slightly pricier than those in the same category found at Watsons, I decided I must try this brand out.
From the Human+Kind website:
Created for women everywhere who are tired of wasting time and money on unnecessary products – simple, superior natural and dependable beauty products that multi-task as much as you do.
Human+Kind eliminates the need for multiple skincare products to achieve beautiful and healthy skin. Over the decades the beauty industry turned the simple act of cleaning and protecting our skin into multi step, multi skin type, selling unnecessary products, just packaged differently for the same problem.
Human+Kind recognises that this approach no longer fits with women today who want a more pared down approach to beauty. Human+Kind gives women a new simplicity around their beauty routine, without any compromise on results or quality of formulations.
All-in-one Wash Off Facial Cleanser:
A multi-purpose cleanser that removes makeup including eye makeup. This cleanser is creamy and it moisturizes while it cleans. At the same time, it’s been formulated to replenish skin of its natural oils, softening wrinkles and reducing the ageing process. Definitely an all-in-one product!
I’ve used the cleanser several times now and it feels pretty good. But what I really love is the deep cleansing cloth that comes with the cleanser. It’s made of terry-cloth that turns super soft when wet and I massage it onto my face and neck. It feels extremely luxurious, like massaging your face with velvet. I also like that it’s machine-washable too so I can reuse this over and over. The cleansing cloth from Human+Kind is truly WAY better than a regular washcloth. I can’t get over how soft and luxurious it feels when wet. *RAVE!*
All-In-One Anti-Ageing Cream:
Packed with highly concentrated active natural ingredients and selected for their rejuvenating and healing properties, this cream gets to work quickly to restore maximum hydration levels to the skin, making it firmer and more elastic. A fantastic all-rounder that helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, reducing the appearance of age spots, softening and evening out skin tone.
I use this as my night cream and even though the texture is rather creamy, it absorbs readily into the skin. It’s an anti-aging cream, an eye cream and a moisturizer all rolled into one bottle. This product also includes an ingredient called acmella olercea, known as “nature’s Botox” so I’ve been dabbing a small amount at the outside corners of my eyes to get rid of baby crows feet.
All-in-one Hand+Elbow+Foot Cream
Watsons had a buy two products and get this hand cream free promotion on this brand, so I got this at no cost and was psyched to find out that this light multipurpose cream absorbs quickly into my hands. I type on the computer and rest my wrists on my tablet a lot so I don’t like to have greasy hands and fingers after putting on hand lotion. Thankfully this all-in-one cream is non-greasy, instead it leaves my hands very soft.
This cream is lightly scented but contains all natural ingredients. I find the delicate fragrance very soothing and this cream is suitable even for those with sensitive skin. Before I go to sleep, I use this on my legs – concentrating on my knees and ankles.
All Human+Kind products contain no chemicals, no colourants, no parabens, no perfume, no additives and no animal testing. AMEN for that! I’ve seen photos of those poor animals as test subjects in labs for skincare and beauty brands; it breaks my heart. :'( I believe that all of us have a responsibility as consumers and we must make a conscious effort to make buying choices that support compassion and kindness whenever possible.
Human+Kind is an award-winning brand, they have won the Irish Tatler Beauty Awards 2012/2013 in the multi-tasking section. The brand carries only a handful of products, which is precisely the point right? After all, they ‘re about paring down skin care routines, saving women time, money and giving back freedom from lengthy beauty rituals. So this is an approach to skin care with a deliberate, capsule collection of all-natural, highly effective, multi-tasking products that are as versatile as they are essential.
All Human+Kind products can be found at Watsons.