Product Review: A’kin Calming Day and Night Cream


A’kin Calming Day and Night Cream Dr siew review

SGD $48.50 for 50 ml

 A’kin, from Australia, prides itself as being pure, authentic and beautifully aromatic skincare, crafted without parabens, suflfates, articificial colours or fragrance.

It tells us that: “Enriched with botanical extracts, A’kin skin care is designed to nourish and enhance the appearance of your skin, just as nature intended”.

The Claims: A’kin Calming Day and Night Cream

“Gently nourish and soothe sensitive skin with this fragrance free moisturiser, infused with Chamoline Shea Butter and Vitamin E for long lasting hyddration, leaving even the most delicate skin feeling comforted and soft.”

Does not contain:

  • Sulfates
  • Parabens
  • Silcones
  • Ethoxylated cleansers
  • PEGs
  • Phthalates
  • Mineral oil
  • Artificial colours
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Animal derivatives
  • Testing on animals

Packaging/Texture/ Scent:   : A’kin Calming Day and Night Cream

Comes in a round dark glass container with screw on plastic lid and recyclable paper packaging.

Ivory coloured light weight cream has a very faint chamomile and shea butter scent.   The cream glides onto the skin easily and leaves a thin film that does not feel too sticky.

Ingredients/ Efficacy: A’kin Calming Day and Night Cream

Natural hydrating indregients such as Sqalane, Avocado oil, Olive oil, and Shea butter will help keep skin hydrated, while delivering anti-oxidant protection.

Anti-oxidants, such as panthenol, Vitamin E are also included for extra protection.

All in all, this product will do what it is supposed to do – hydrate your skin.

Jojoba seed oil

Full ingredient list:

Water (Aqua), Panthenol (Provit. B5), Glycerin*, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, hydrogenated lecithin *#, sucrose stearate*, C12-16 Alcohols*, palmitic acid*, sorbitol*#, tocopheryl acetate (vit E), squalene*, mannitol*, persea gratissima (avocado oil)*+, bisabolol, echium plantagineum seed oil*, phenoxyethanol, xanthum gum*, glyceryl laurate*, sodium gluconate*#, phytosterols*, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, ammonium glcyrrhizate*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*+, olea eurpaea (olive) fruit oil*, citric acid*, thioctic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, lecithin*, tocopherol*, fusanus spicatus (sandalwood) oil*, ascorbyl palmitate*, caprylic/capric triglyceride*, caffeine, aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) seed extract*, zinc gluconate, hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate*, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract*, beta-carotene*, farnesol*.

+certified organic
*botanical source
# GMO Free

Precautions:   A’kin Calming Day and Night Cream

The ingredients in this product are generally safe, and does not often cause allergic reactions. However, if you have sensitive skin, do a patch test before applying it to your wholeface.

Who It Is Good For

Enironmentally conscious men and women with normal to sensitive skin looking for light daily use moisturiser without fragrance and harmful chemicals.

Most suitable age range: all ages

Conclusion : A’kin Calming Day and Night Cream

 A’kin’s moisturizer is a good buy for for people with sensitive skin. It is lighteweight and rovides light hydration, but may not be moisturizing enough for very dry skin. It comes at a reasonable price too!

Score : A’kin Calming Day and Night Cream

Packaging/ Scent/Texture 4/5
Ingredients 4.5/5
Price 4/5
Overall Rating  



The views expressed in this article are entirely my own, and should not replace a consultation with your doctor. I am not sponsored by A’kin in the review of this product.


  1. Dear Dr Siew,

    I was wondering if you would consider reviewing Sisley products, particularly Sisley’s All Day All year anti-aging cream?
    I love the brand and it’s philosophy. It’s just very expensive, so I would really appreciate your opinion about whether this product does what it promises to do for my skin and whether the price is justified.

    Kind regards