“Imagine being able to heal the skin (your biggest organ) by applying nutritional remedies directly to it? It's the only organ we have where you can do that.”
This month’s spotlight is on the trend setting, cutting-edge, skincare and beauty brand – KAT BURKI. Keep reading to learn about this iconic range, and read about how we teamed up with Dr. Dudu Kgoebane to try, test and review the iconic 5-Steps On-The-Go Essential Radiance set.
MEET KAT BURKI
Kat Burki’s revolutionary approach to skincare stems from her early disciplined training in Nutrition. Her passion for health and wellness led her to a Health Law degree and a Masters in Health Policy, ultimately joining scientists and epidemiologists researching regional diseases around the globe and their link to nutrition.
Understanding the connection between skincare and healthcare, Kat was inspired to create her eponymous beauty brand - uniquely powered by cutting edge nutritional science to deliver cold processed, nutrient dense formulations that are recognized as much for what they do contain as for what they don’t.
In just a few short years, the brand gained a cult following that includes the world’s top makeup artists and models. The cult favourite Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream has gained notoriety around the world for its instant radiance and healthy skin results.
Every Kat Burki product is packed with intelligently created Super Nutrient Complexes for maximum potency with every element having a purpose. There are no unnecessary fillers such as water, silicone, and alcohol, utilizing instead their trademarked signature blend, KB5 Complex™.
These therapies are specifically created to be highly efficacious and personalized for every skin concern within three distinct skincare line offerings, Essential Radiance, Advanced Anti-Aging and PRO B Repair.
REVIEW: Kat Burki 5-Steps Essential Radiance
Formulated to even skin tone and boost a radiant complexion, this nifty set includes all 5 steps in travel sized formats, ready for convenient on-the-go skincare. It’s also a great way to discover the brand for the first time and get the full Essential Radiance experience.
The Essential Radiance set includes:
“I was quite intrigued by the fact that the brand doesn’t use any fillers such as water, silicone or alcohol in their products and that the brand is powered by nutritional science” says Dr. Dudu.
Dr. Dudu used these products as her morning and evening skincare routine for 3 weeks, also incorporating sunscreen as the last step in her morning routine.
Here are her thoughts on each product:
KB5 Calming Gel Cleanser
“Firstly, this cleanser has the ‘gentlest’ smell ever, if that’s even a thing. It smells incredible, but the fragrance is very subtle. I already knew that I was going to enjoy this cleanser because it contains some of my favorite skincare ingredients such as Centella Asiatica and many more.
This cleanser was so gentle on my skin when I used it and even after I washed it off, my skin didn’t feel tight or stripped. My skin felt soothed and extremely soft, which is one of the great benefits of this cleanser – it restores softness and protects the skin barrier, and this cleanser did exactly that for me.”
Super Nutrient Elixir
“This product definitely doesn’t feel like a toner.”
It is extremely hydrating; it must be the Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and it is soothing on the skin. I also love the subtle glow it leaves on your skin. You definitely have to wait for it to fully absorb before applying the next product or else saponification (turns a bit soapy) may occur. Other than that, it’s a lovely toner with amazing ingredients such as Rose Hip Oil and 5% Glycolic Acid.
PH+ Enzyme Essence
“The only word that comes to mind when I think about this product is “JUICY”, that’s how I’d describe it.”
I’ve used a few essences in the past, but never one with this kind of jelly-like consistency. This essence helps to restore your skin’s PH and its jam packed with amazing ingredients such as Vitamin C and Fruit Enzymes which help you gently exfoliate your skin.
I really enjoyed this essence because not only does it exfoliate your skin, but it also has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
My skin literally absorbed the product so effortlessly and it left my skin feeling supple.
Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream
“This is a CULT FAVOURITE product and now I understand why…”
This face cream is nourishing and jam-packed with Vitamin C and Reishi Mushroom which is an anti-aging powerhouse. The cream absorbed effortlessly into my skin and gave me a healthy glow, it’s non-greasy and it left my skin feeling hydrated and soft. It’s truly worth all the hype.”
Power Trio Radiance Oil
“This is literally glow in a bottle!
This lightweight oil which contains an array of lovely cold processed oils such as Tamanu and Raspberry Seed Oil was not only nourishing to my skin, but it works as a dry oil which is easily absorbed by the skin without leaving the skin feeling oily. It left my skin looking so radiant.”
This is skincare reimagined.