It’s about time I started to reveal my best kept secrets to my skincare routine, and I thought the perfect way to start to shed a little light was to introduce this product from Australian brand Kismet Jardin that’s been getting a hell of a lot of loving from me.
I am featuring my favourite product from the company: Hydra Gem. The people from Kismet Jardin are generous enough to offer you a big saving of 30% off the RRP of this product as well (discount code given below). I received the Hydra Gem product in my goodie bag from the Bloggers United AU Adelaide Event I attended back in February and I also had the pleasure of listening to their demonstration at the event.
Who are Kismet Jardin and what makes them special?
Kismet Jardin are a relatively new Australian luxe natural skincare and perfumery company that have a heavy focus towards transporting our beauty routines back to a time where natural and pure ingredients were used to improve our skin health. The company use only pure, precious and rare natural ingredients and production processes that do not harm us, animals, or the environment! They base their production on the principles of sustainability and ‘Green Chemistry’, using alcohol-free extraction processes that produce the highest quality botanical extracts without producing hazardous substances.
Kismet Jardin actually won an award in the 2014 IAIR global awards for Innovation and Sustainability in the Beauty and Health Category. Pretty impressive!
If you want to know more about their values and processes, you can read up on it on their website here.
What is Hydra Gem?
Spoiler: It’s hydrating, and it’s a gem of a product!
Hydra Gem is one of those special, restorative multi-functional products that the everyday person NEEDS in their life. It is an oil-free product that helps skin look more radiant, hydrated, toned and firmer whilst minimsing the appearance of imperfections, wrinkles and pores. It’s suitable for all skin types, yes especially those of you who do have sensitive skin! For me, it’s always incredible when I find a product that gives me so many improvements and can be used for different purposes. It can be used as a hydrating day and night serum, as well as a makeup primer! A product that delivers on it’s skin health benefits while cutting down on products, time and costs? Tick!
The important thing to note here is that the product aligns with the metabolic activity of the skin cells at the time of application. So no matter what time you use it, morning, afternoon or night, it will tailor to your skin’s activity to provide your skin with exactly what it needs at that time. For use as a primer, as well as helping with makeup application, it’s most important function is to create a powerful barrier for your skin to protect it from ingredients in cosmetic products that may harm your skin after prolonged use (such as aluminium and metal oxides). It literally can be used by anyone, at any time.
As mentioned before, Kismet Jardin source only pure and precious natural ingredients. Green Tea, Hawaiian Hibiscus and Linden Flower extracts are used to energise the skin for a more radiant and youthful appearance. It also contains pro vitamin B5, and it’s golden ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid. If you’ve done your research on effective skin care, you would know what this product can deliver for your skin. It’s absolutely essential for preventing premature aging and is perhaps the most effective ingredient around to restore the moisture in your skin. The product is free from silicones, parabens, synthetic oils and ethoxylated ingredients. And it’s not tested on animals. Tick!
I use this product almost every morning and night now as a moisturiser and serum, as well as using it underneath my makeup as primer (when I do wear foundation). Something I’ve also done recently, is that I’ve been taking it into work with me. Because I work in a lab, I am in air-conditioned environments constantly and it really takes a toll on the moisture and health of my skin. I don’t wear foundation when I work in the lab, so during breaks in between lab work, I slap on some Hydra Gem and it’s really been improving the health of my skin. I can really see the improvements in my skin, especially in the clarity, texture and moisture. I’m super pleased with where I’m at with my skin health.
I would describe this as a very light gel or liquid, maybe somewhere in between. It’s golden in colour and feels so light on my skin when I apply it. Having oily skin, using products which do not feel heavy on my skin or leave a residue are super important to me. Hydra Gem is nothing like this so it really appeals to me.
I would describe the smell as a very herbal scent. Although there are no fragrances added to the product, the herbal extracts really stand out in the product. I usually don’t go for products that have this particular scent, initially the smell is quite strong but the smell didn’t linger after application.
The product is packaged in a glass bottle with a pump. It’s not big, bulky or heavy, and you don’t have to worry about a messy application. Just pump onto your fingertips, warm up a little in your fingers and swipe gently onto your skin. I find this product very practical. Because it’s multi-functional, you don’t have to use a moisturiser seperate to your primer so in my makeup routine it cuts down on products used and time spent. And the fact that you can use it anytime is another tick!
Are you interested in trying Hydra Gem? Well, you’re in luck! Kismet Jardin have generously offered my readers a discount code to receive a 30% saving off the already reasonable RRP of $59.50 for a 50ml bottle. Considering you get multiple products in one, I think this is pretty inexpensive! Also, Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and I’m already thinking about purchasing another bottle for my Mother to try. To take advantage of the discount, use code:
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