Guest Post: By Reshu Manglik
I stumbled upon Skinkraft products while scrolling through my Instagram feed. It won’t be unfair to say that their marketing strategy was fantastic. It targeted people with sensitive skin who are fed up with switching products every month. I was one of them. Due to my hypersensitive skin, I was never able to stick to one particular regime. I thought about giving Skinkraft products a try after reading so many positive reviews on social media. So, I ordered my customized skincare regimen from Skinkraft’s official website. There’s no other way to order their products. It came within two days in cute packaging. It has been two months since I am using Skinkraft’s products and now I feel is a time to give my fair review.
How to order the Skinkraft Personalised Skincare Regime?
You can go to the official website where you will be asked to fill up a questionnaire. You will be assigned a SkinID according to which the products will be prescribed for you. The products will include: A Syndet Cleaner, Barrier Repair Gel, Acne Control Face Cream (It can be different according to your skin concern). They also give sunscreen with some packages. I received mine on my second order.
Price-Rs.999 per month
Skinkraft product arrive in a cute pink box that contains a white paper bag with the products. The bag contains three bottles (four if you get sunscreen). While the box is chic but the product containers are regular blue plastic bottles with pump applicators. There is nothing special in the product packaging. However, the pump bottle of Syndet Cleanser is convenient to use and dispenses only the amount of product you require. The same goes for the Barrier Repair Gel and Acne Control Cream.
Now we will move to each product in detail.
Skinkraft Syndet Face Cleanser- is a gentle gel-based cleanser that is pH neutral. It is neither too thick nor too runny in consistency and surprisingly lathers well on your skin. As the description reads, it moisturizes your skin while cleansing. For oily skin, it won’t cause any dryness. I have a combination skin which tends to become dry in winters, thus I have to use heavy moisturization. The fragrance is mild and pleasant.
Ingredients-Glycerine, 1,3 Propanediol, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultain, Cocoamide Mipa, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocobetaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Edta, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerine & Phenoxy Ethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyquertinium 22, Fragrance, Aqua
I am glad to see that the ingredient list doesn’t include SLS, Parabens and Silicones, which are the primary cause behind acne.
Skinkraft Barrier Repair Gel-This is the second step of the regime. It includes a white-colored gel-based moisturizer that is fragrance-free and non-sticky. It spreads evenly on my skin without leaving an oily shine behind. If you have extremely dry skin, then you will be prescribed a regime with heavy moisturizers. The bottle might look small but two-three drops of the moisturizer do the job well.
Ingredients Aqua, Glycerin, EDTA, Phenoxyethanol Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Polyacrylate-13 (and) Polyisobutene (and) Polysorbate 20, C15-19 Alkane, Capric caprylic Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG 40 hydrogenated Castor oil, Ceramide AP NP EOP Phytoshyngosine sodium lauryl lactylate xathan gum carbomer.
Skinkraft Acne Control Cream– The Acne Control Cream is meant to be used once in a day. It is advisable to use it in the night as it exfoliates the skin and might leave behind a tingling sensation. It is used only on the affected areas and active pimples. After applying the moisturizer, let it sit for 15 minutes and then apply the anti-acne cream. The cream did work well for my active pimples by reducing redness and its size however, it doesn’t do anything for the marks. Probably, I might be prescribed a different regimen for my acne marks.
Ingredients-deminaralised water, azelaic acid, glycerine, disodium ethylenediamine tertraacetic acid, phenoxyethanol & ethyl hexyl glycerine, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, triethanolamine, propanediol, propylene glycol, allantoin, c15-c19 alkane, capric /caprylic triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate and cetearyl alcohol and cetearyl glucoside.
Pros of SkinKraft Skin Regimen-
• SLS and Paraben free regimen
• Suits even sensitive skin type
• Works well for my acne-prone skin. My acne episodes have reduced if not gone completely.
Cons of SkinKraft Skin Regimen-
• Quantity too less
• Works slow for me
• Little less moisturisation
SkinKraft is an efficient regimen for those who are battling skin issues and are fed of changing products every now and then. It is certainly better than many high-end regimen available in the market. If you purchase the annual subscription, it might be a little more affordable for you.