Natural Instinct are an Australian skincare and haircare range. They use all natural ingredients, are vegan, and do not do any animal testing.
As a long time acne-sufferer (PCOS), I was excited to try Natural Instinct’s 6 week challenge, which would become the gateway for me to discovering other products from the brand. I will begin by discussing my thoughts on the 6 week challenge and then exploring the brand and some of their other products in greater detail.
(TL;DR? I give an overview at the end of the post if you find the break down of the individual products too wordy).
The 6 Week Challenge
Cleanse, nourish and brighten your skin with this natural day and night skincare regime.
Bursting with natural ingredients rich in vitamins and antioxidants – it will leave skin glowing, soft and smooth.
The 6 week Challenge was a 3-step morning and night process, in which I was required to use:
1. The Skin Refining Cleansing Oil
With 6 nourishing oils for Oily, Dry & Combination skin, this anti-oxidant natural facial cleansing oil gently cleanses without stripping the skin of its essential oils.
A beautiful lightweight blend of six botanical oil extracts to gently dissolves away dirt, makeup and excess sebum leaving a non-pore-clogging ultra-nourishing glowy sheen.
- Delivers 20%* skin tone improvement.
- 100%* of women saw an improvement in evenness of skin tone revealing smooth, refined and youthful skin.
*Tested under dermatological skin specialist control – 30 women after 6 weeks of application of the product. Laboratory measured Skin tone, Miravex Antera testing 2016, Centrum Kosmetykow, Dr Koziej.
2. The Plump & Renew Serum
The secret to youth and beauty – skin looks refreshed, supple and glowing.
This highly effective, multi-action natural serum visibly improves wrinkles, hydration and corrects skin tone for youthful brightness when used daily.
- 87%* achieved a reduction in skin fatigue and stress.
- 57% *achieved a visible reduction of wrinkles.
- 73%*of women agreed it plumped skin and tightened pores.
- 63%* of women achieved significant improvement with deep moisturising and soothing skin better than a moisturiser alone.
3. The Skin Radiance Facial Moisturiser in the morning; or,
Ultra-nourishing, this naturally derived facial moisturiser will fight the visible signs of ageing and improve skin elasticity and firmness.
With natural ingredients such as Goji Berry and Kakadu Plum, which are rich in minerals, amino acids and Vitamin C, this moisturiser will improve your skin quality over time with daily use and has been proven to:
- increase skin elasticity by up to 25%† in just 3 days
- deliver up to 50%† improvement in hydration in 4 days
4. The Vitamin C + Camellia Oil at night
A high powered, lightweight anti-ageing facial oil that helps support collagen production and reduce the visible signs of damaging free radicals
Struggling to fall asleep, combat that wired and tired feeling with Geranium Oil and Rosemary Extract to promote – emotional wellness, calm the mind and relax, brighten the skin, improve skin clarity and rejuvenation, and release tension.
The promise was that in 6 weeks using only natural ingredients would cause “amazing” results. But, was Natural Instinct able to deliver on this promise?
My observations after trying the 6- week challenge are as follows:
- No change in break outs.
- Improved scarring
- Smaller pores
I was initially worried that the oils would trigger an acne break out for me, as I thought my acne was caused by an oily face. However, I didn’t notice any change in break outs, despite the oils being noticeably… oily.
While I’m slightly disappointed that my break outs didn’t improve, I still think the 6-week challenge worked*!
- I have tried many different cleansers and most leave my face feeling dry and uncomfortable, with some causing peeling. In contrast, this routine left me feeling refreshed and clean.
- No cleaning routine has ever improved my scarring. This means that while I did not notice a change in my acne on the Natural Instinct routine, I am over the moon that at least my scarring has improved, especially since new scars can often be indistinguishable from active pimples. Therefore, improved scarring still means less spots!
One promise that came with my 6-week challenge was an invite to their Facebook group. This group was meant to be a community of supportive women (and men, I’m sure), who are all in this together. Unfortunately, when I looked the group up, it appeared to be inactive, and they never accepted my join request.
I would rate the 6-week challenge, 3/5.
-1 for not reducing my acne and -1 for the inactive group.
My favourite product from the 6-week challenge is the Plump & Renew Serum. I also really love the Cleanser and the Vitamin C + Camellia Oil. I found the moisturiser to be average.
*I would say it took longer than 6 weeks for the challenge to noticeably improve my face, but improve my face, it did!
Pink Clay Cleanser
Cleanse, detox and brighten skin with this gentle Pink Clay Cleanser.
Formulated with French Pink Clay and rich in silica, minerals and antioxidants, it draws out oil, dirt and impurities, visibly reduces the size of pores and leaves skin clean, fresh and bright.
I’ve never used a pink clay cleanser, so I bought this one to try out of curiosity. You know how you usually feel cleaner after washing your face? The Pink Clay Cleanser just doesn’t give me this feeling… It doesn’t feel as though the cleanser soaks into my pores; and I’d describe it as feeling as thought I am just washing my face with water.
A unique hydrating facial mist that detoxifies, re-mineralises and brightens, leaving skin radiant and refreshed.
Formulated with Earth Marine Water and Rose Water (Magnesium + Potassium rich) this mist will visibly reduce the size of pores by up to 10%.
Love, love, love this!
This product is exactly as they describe, and it works so well that I sometimes use it in the place of moisturiser.
+1 Bonus point because it smells like musk sticks. 6/5.
Dark Circle + Wrinkle Correction Eye Cream
A natural eye cream that intensively hydrates, reduces puffiness and smooths fine lines.
Designed to hydrate and plump the delicate layers of the eye skin, smooth fine lines, promote skin renewal and eye radiance through intense hydrating, firming and anti-inflammatory active ingredients.
25%† WRINKLE REDUCTION
93%* achieved a rapid wrinkle and dark circle reduction
I liked this product, and did notice an improvement.
(In saying this, Proactive’s Eye Brightening Serum works better for me. But, the Proactive also comes at about triple the price, which isn’t worthwhile for me for the minor difference.)
Gentle + Soothing Facial Wipes
Beautifully soft, natural cleansing wipes that will nourish, fight skin fatigue and hydrate skin with Rosehip and Argan Oil.
Cucumber and Aloe Vera help to gently and easily remove impurities of dirt, oil and make-up. Naturally rich in Antioxidants, Green Tea extract to help protect skin from free radicals and boost skin cell regeneration and feel soft, refreshed and hydrated. Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.
I also love these facial wipes! They definitely are gentle and soothing, as Natural Instinct claim. The only con is they aren’t the best wipes at removing make-up.
I love this brand and will continue using it! My skin truly feels healthier, smoother, and my acne scarring has improved massively.
My 3 favourite products from their range are the Plump & Renew Serum, the Vitamin C + Camellia Oil, and the Radiance Mist.
Overall, I rate Natural Instinct 8.2/10.
+1 because the brand are vegan and do not do any animal testing.
Disclaimer: I am in no way endorsed by Natural Instinct and have not received any commission for this post. This is an honest review.