I adore Kat Burki. They have been one of my recent ‘I must try everything in the whole brand’ hauls. A new product from Kat Burki is the PH+ Enzyme Essence. Details per Kat Burki:
Rarely addressed, our skin is best (and looks best) when its ph (potential hydrogen) level is mid-level to acidic – alkaline ratio, 0 (most acidic) to 14 (most alkaline). The skin’s barrier (acid mantle) is responsible for keeping lipids and moisture locked in as well as protecting against pollutants, toxins and bacteria. Optimizing the skin’s ph level is an important step towards overall skin health and protection from environmental damage and the aging process.
We’ve created a unique complex of ph balancing ingredients. Fruit enzymes help to resurface the acid mantle. Once a strong barrier function is achieved, secondary conditions, such as hyperpigmentation and weakened elasticity can be addressed. Healthy acid mantle maintains moisture and keeps skin soft and smooth. Antioxidant dense turmeric strengthens while vitamin C from orange hydrosols, pumpkin seed oil and papaya support collagen to maintain skin structure and firmness.
Bioactive pumpkin and papaya enzymes are rich in iron, zinc, C and K to infuse the skin with phytochemicals and fortifying compounds, thus strengthening cellular responses and accelerating the exfoliation process.
Directions For AM/PM use. Apply a dime size portion to fingertips and pat unto skin. Allow for full absorption. Use prior to your moisturizer or serum to prep and protect the skin and to optimize the skin’s acid mantel. Follow with the Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream in the fourth step of the Kat Burki 5 steps to essential radiance regime. For Normal, Combination and Sensitive Skin.
• Protects skin from environmental toxins
• Prevents breaks-outs
• Stimulates new cell turnover
• Brightening, Illuminating
This is an essence style product designed to help balance the pH of the skins barrier for our most optimal looking & healthy skin. Sounds good right? The texture is a thicker gel style essence, this isn’t a slippery toner. It sinks in with ease and is lightly hydrating. This has no real oily nor greasy feel. It just feels like this refreshing gel that instantly gives a shot of hydration and soothes the skin after cleansing. As a bonus it smells like the traditional Kat Burki products–I call it cucumber dream. It’s something to do with their signature KB5 Complex and the cucumber hydrosol. All their products have this wonderful scent. It’s the most refreshing scent ever, I just adore it and want to slather myself in its scent all day.
This comes packaged in a weighty glass with a pump, my favorite type of package so no issues there. This is a little pricey at $100 for 3.4 oz however you don’t need a lot and bottle has been lasting me quite a while. I need about 1-2 pumps to cover my face and neck. This contains aloe, orange hydrosol, witch hazel, botanical hyaluronic acid, cucumber hydrosol, pumpkin seed oil, vitamin E, wild cherry bark extract, papaya fruit extract and turmeric. So you have soothing and hydrating ingredients like aloe, hyaluronic acid and cucumber combined with mild exfoliating fruit acids and antioxidant hero turmeric. Turmeric is quite popular now I see it in everything skincare related lately. I love pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin extract in skincare. I always flock towards it. The seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants to soothe and gently exfoliate your skin.
This was a dream to use, it layers beautifully with everything. It really does soothe and balance the skin. Kat Burki only uses cold processed nutrient dense formulas (no water) and they are made in the USA. If you love green skincare or natural products, want lovely textures, well done formulas and products that actually work than Kat Burki is a brand for you. I’ve adored every Kat Burki product I’ve used and they are all well worth the hefty price tag. The formulations are all thought out and well executed. I would 100% recommend this product and buy it again. It’s even earned a spot in my hero product vault.
KB5™ Complex (Arnica Montana (Arnica), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile)), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe), Citrus Aurantium Water (Orange Hydrosol), Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Cucumis Sativis Oil (Cucumber Hydrosol), Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil (Pumpkin Seed Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Prunus Virginiana Bark Extract (Wild Cherry), Carica Papaya Fruit Extract (Papaya), Curcuma Longa Leaf Extract (Turmeric), Hydrangea Arborescens Root Extract (Hydrangea), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice), Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Carrageenan, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin (Preservative, less than 1%)