Recently I’ve been using a skincare line called B. Kamins. It’s a skincare company based in Canada that is leading the Canadian cosmeceutical skincare market and I have to admit, they are pretty amazing! One thing that I loved so much about this company was the amount of information they had, about each product, on their website. This is a more advanced skincare line and each product contains ingredients most people aren’t familiar with, including myself. The fact that they have such an excellent website, that allows you to explore their products, is great! I will post a link to their website, so that if you have any other questions about specific products, you can be sure to find an answer there.
Here are the products that B. Kamins so generously sent me! These products were for oily/combination skin, with also a focus on anti-aging. The oily and combination skin starter kit, Corrective Mattifier and Nutrient Replace Cream.
Included in this kit was the Botanical Cleanser. This is a great, non-foaming, oil-free cleanser. This is a fantastic cleanser for anyone with normal, oily and combination skin types. It does contain the Bio-Maple Compound, which is a compound derived from Canadian maple trees, that will moisturize and hydrate the skin, exfoliate and also protect your skin. I used this product twice a day, with my Clarisonic Cleansing Tool and it worked great at removing my makeup, but also left my skin feeling soft and clean.
The hydrogen-ion moisturizing toner does more than you think. I think a lot of people skip this step in their skincare routine and I wish I could change that! A toner will help normalize your pH Balance, minimize pore sizes and reduce oil buildup. Plus, an added benefit of this toner is that it is a mild exfoliant. To use, just spray after cleansing the skin, morning and night.
The daytime lotion that came with my kit seemed like a good, basic daytime lotion. It did contain an SPF 15 and felt very lightweight on my skin. It is an oil-free moisturizer and it is safe enough to be used after any skincare treatments (Microdermabrasion or laser, etc). This moisturizer seemed to work great as a primer for my skin. I skipped my regular primer a couple of times to test this out and it worked great. For anyone looking for a two in one product, here you go!
One of my favorite parts of the kit was that they actually include a mask! Not many companies do and again, I feel like it’s such an important part of your skincare routine. This mask contains Diatomamus (Click on link to read more) It hydrated my skin, removed any build up I had and delivered anti-oxidants and vitamins. It’s easy to apply and just needs to stay on for at least 5-10 minutes. This is a great mask for anyone who suffers from breakouts or who has oily skin. I really felt that this helped my pores seem much smaller. There was no smell really, it didn’t cause any irritation to my skin and rinsed off very easily.
Probably the product that impressed me the most was the Nutritive Replacement Cream. This cream will improve the appearance of the skin, provides nutrients and much needed moisture for anyone who is dealing with dry skin issues. It’s a great option for anyone who has issues with hormonal imbalance (menopause, pre-menopause, etc). B. Kamins website states that, “This cream will offset symptoms related to hormone deprived skin and will give the skin vital nutrients that are lost during hormonal fluctuations.” When I applied this cream, I instantly felt my skin cooling. I’ve never used a product like that before and I have to admit, it was amazing! For any woman who suffers from hot flashes, this cream would be an amazing addition to your routine! I doubt they knew when they sent me the products that I have issues with hormones, so they were right on the money with this one! I’m going to do a totally separate post on this product because there is so much that I find interesting, I don’t want to shorten it up to fit into this post.
Another interesting product that was sent to me was the Corrective Mattifier. This is a topical treatment that is used once at first and then gradually two times a day. It helps anyone who suffers from breakouts, controls shine and reduces congestion in the skin. This is applied to the skin after cleansing and toning. I haven’t really had any breakouts lately, but I do get very oily/shiny in my t-zone areas (forehead, nose, chin) and this really worked to help control the oil and shine. I have to admit that the smell was a little strong to me at first, but after several uses I barely noticed it. To me, I can deal with a scent if the product works that good. This does contain Salicylic Acid, which will help with cell renewal and Anti-Oxidants that will help nourish the skin. You can spot treat with this product or apply a thing layer. It is important, like I stated, to gradually build up application.
Overall, I am very impressed with this skincare line. I have been using the products for almost a month now and I am noticing big results. My skin doesn’t seem as oily and it feels firmer and smoother. I hope with continued use, I’ll see even better results. This is a fabulous company for anyone who is serious about their skincare. From teenagers to mature adults, there is a product for you. I’ve been so impressed with their products, I already have a list of others I’d like to try, including a BB Cream and some fabulous looking skin serums. For more information about this product line, please visit B. Kamins website . I’ll post my second part of this review on the Nutrient Replacement Cream very soon!
*** “Bio Maple Compound is a synergistic naturally occurring balance of anti-oxidants, polyphenols, polysaccharids, minerals and AHA’s extracted and purified from select Canadian maple trees.”