She was one of the first fitness influencers to take Instagram by storm, and now Kayla Itsines isn’t just sharing fitness tips – she’s posted about her personal acne-fighting skincare routine, too.
What’s Kayla Using?
Like most of us who’ve experienced bad skin bouts, Kayla shared with her 10 million followers how much her breakouts upset her, and exactly what she did to banish them for good.
Her secret? Well, there’s a few. Starting with SkinCeuticals Simply Clean to cleanse, followed by Medik8’s betaMoisturise, Hydr8 Day and Blemish AOX, which have all since been reformulated and renamed (I’ve linked you through to the new versions).
You can’t argue with these results, can you?
Cleansing Is Key:
Cleansing is absolutely essential for all skin types, but in particular for acne-prone skin. Cleansing removes makeup, dirt and excess oil, preventing congestion and breakouts. That’s why I want to talk more about Kayla’s cleanser of choice.
– This skin-refining cleanser is ideal for combination to oily skin types
– It’s a gel formula that features an exfoliating hydroxy acid blend
– Contains botanical extracts of chamomile, comfrey & aloe to soothe & heal
– Gently but thoroughly removes surface impurities & dead skin cells
– Leaves the skin softer, smoother and more even in clarity & texture
– A suitable treatment cleanser for acne-targeted skincare routines
The Key Ingredients:
Sulfonic acid: This synthetically derived acid activates natural enzymes in skin to help break the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface for even exfoliation.
Glycerin: Derived from vegetable sources, this powerful humectant has water-binding properties that help deliver intense hydration.
Chamomile extract: Derived from the matricara flower, this extract has effective soothing actions that calm and comfort the skin.
Aloe Leaf extract: Tthis potent leaf extract has cooling and refreshing properties that are linked to its moisturising gel texture. Used in conjunction with other soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients like chamomile.
Orange oil: Naturally found in citrus fruit, this essential oil helps to refresh, refine, and invigorate the skin. This ingredient can be sensitising for more intolerant skin types.
What’s Everyone Saying?
★★★★★ Enjoy using it – Mandy
“I’ve been using this cleanser for about a year – I received it while taking an aesthetics course. I really like it for my oily/combo skin, it keeps my oils at bay during the day and doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped afterwards.”
★★★★★ Recommend! – Laura
“I recommend this for those with oily skin! It deeply cleans my pores and makes them look less visible. It is a good cleanser, and also exfoliates the skin very gently. Perfect to use with a Foreo!”
★★★★★ Best cleanser – Natte
“I love this cleanser! It’s amazing leaves my skin so smooth and soft. And what makes it even better is how it removes all my eye makeup gently and effectively! This is my #1!”