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Skinue | Skincare Using the Power of Camel’s Milk and GIVEAWAY!

Have you guys heard of camel’s milk? Now, have you heard of using camel’s milk in your daily skin routine? I thought such luxuries were just for sheikhs of the Middle East, but because of Skinue, us “normal” folk are able to get a taste of such a foreign delicacy. Skinue was founded by Penelope Shihab who has a background in medical biotechnology. She is the CEO and founder of the only biotechnology firm in the Middle East and North African region. When I first read this, she already had my female alarm bells ringing. Girl power to the max!

The key ingredient in the Skinue skincare is camel’s milk or camel whey which is not near the bottom of the ingredient list, but at the top of it! The camel’s milk comes from the Royal Camels in Dubai and are maintained by the Royal Family of the United Arab Emirates (they look absolutely adorable!) and is also used in drinks, chocolates and cheeses! What makes camel’s milk so special is that the whey proteins it contains are actually antibacterial as well as being hydrating. As you can guess, Skinue products are paraben-free and designed for all ages and skin types.

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All three of these products are targeted for acne-prone skin, but my normal-dry skin happily used all three of these products!

SKINUE Serum ($38.00)

The serum is incredibly lightweight and is one of those light gel type serums that is easily absorbed. A little goes a long way and the 11mL tube has lasted me more than 2 weeks. This is also supposed to be a great spot treatment for acne breakouts.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Camel Whey, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

SKINUE Gel ($36.00)

The consistency of the gel was thicker than the serum and again hydrated and kept my skin happy even though gel formulas for moisturizers aren’t usually enough for me.

Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Camel Whey, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone.

SKINUE Cream ($40.00)

I actually stopped using this because I found it to be too thick for me which doesn’t normally happen! This cream is formulated with 3.5% camel whey and targets acne-causing bacteria. It is meant for sensitive, normal and dry skin and can be used as an acne spot treatment. I feel like this product made me breakout and when I stopped using it and kept to just the gel, my skin cleared up. There is also mineral oil in this product which for some of you might be a huge deterrent. In cosmetics, mineral oil is high refined and non-comodogenic, but it’s whatever ya’ll feel comfortable with! 

Ingredients: Aqua, Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Camel Whey, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Polyacrylamide, C13-C14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone

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SKINUE Facial Wash ($25.00)

The facial wash is very creamy and didn’t dry out my skin at all. I didn’t have “squeaky clean” skin which I prefer. Overdrying the skin can be just as bad as too much oil because your skin ends up producing more to compensate!

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphates, Betaine, Camel Whey, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Cocamide, Laureth-10, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone.

SKINUE Massage Gel ($40.00)

I used this massage gel specifically on my tired calf muscles after coming home from work. It does not leave a sticky residue behind and gives off a cooling effect thanks to a number of “vaporous” ingredients like camphor and eucalyptus oil.

Ingredients: Aqua, Ethanol, Propylene Glycol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Menthol, Camel Whey, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Triethanolamine, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Camphor, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone.

SKINUE Brightening Cream ($60.00)

I will be honest (aren’t I always?). I didn’t actually use this product because I don’t like brightening products. I don’t have any hyperpigmentation or areas that need lightening so maybe the timing of this product is not quite right for me. I guess I do have some stretch marks on my thighs so I could use it there?

Ingredients: Aqua, Lactic Acid and Sodium Lactate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicetyl Phosphate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Glycerin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Liquorice) Root Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract Extract, Benzophenone-3, Camel whey, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Fragrance, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone.

SKINUE Dry Skin Lotion ($50.00)

I did use this quite a bit and it was very thick in consistency. This product also has mineral oil in it. I went through this tube pretty fast since 11mL of body moisturizer is only enough for a day or two. I got about four this tube since it was so thick in consistency.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Urea, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,  Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, lawsonia Inermis Extract (Henna) Extract, D-Panthenol, Lanolin, Glyceryl Stearate, Allantoin, Camel Whey, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Acrylates /C10-30, Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone. 

Final Verdict: I totally thought that because I had dry skin that I would need the normal-dry products, but in the end my skin really responded to the acne line! I have been using Skinue for just over 2 weeks and you guys have seen pictures of my skin so it has been great at keeping my skin clear. My skin has actually felt really good and has a radiance to it. The scent of these products is also like a creamy, milky luxurious dessert that I liked. If you are sensitive to scents, I wouldn’t recommend it, but for everyone else this is a lovely new skincare company that I have incorporated into my daily routine with my favourite products being the serum, gel and massage gel!

If you have made it this far, then you deserve a chance to try the wonder’s of camel’s milk! This giveaway is for the above sampler kit I have just reviewed and will run for 2 weeks and is open to all readers in North America!

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