If you are looking for a skincare regime that uses high quality organic ingredients and does not contain nasty chemicals, consider Dr. Alkaitis. I came across this relatively new product line recently when I received a travel kit containing the purifying facial cleanser, herbal toner, soothing gel, treatment oil, day creme, night creme, eye creme and mask. Dr. Alkaitis products differ from other skincare lines in the following ways:
- the products are biologically active, certified organic and are edible (indeed, I wanted to eat the mask, which contains strawberry, blueberry and raspberry, because it smelled like a strawberry shake);
- they do not use chemicals or synthetic materials;
- they use 100 percent certified organic Aloe Vera gel as a product base; and
- they do not test on animals.
Enough of that. What are they like?
All the products smell lovely without the overwhelming fragrance that accompanies mass market skincare products. They just smell fresh and delicious. The cleanser leaves the skin feeling fresh, but not tight and dry. The toner, which I use in the morning, wakes up my face with its wonderful zingy scent. The cremes are the star products. Both the day creme and the night creme resemble whipped mousse and when applied on the skin, absorb immediately. You don’t have that greasy, slippery feel. The eye creme is also very good and does not irritate the eyes (very important for someone like me who wears contact lenses). I used the soothing gel on a couple of warm days when my skin felt a bit too oily. I used the treatment oil on rough dry patches on my elbows and that worked wonders, although if your face feels very dry and raw (after skiing or sailing), that will work very well. I use the treatment oil on dry cuticles, too. Dr. Alkaitis has other products: mascara and eye makeup remover (the cleanser does not remove stubborn waterproof mascara), body washes and shampoos, and a lip balm.
In summary, I love these products and will continue to use them. It’s difficult to find good skin care that uses organic ingredients instead of harsh, harmful synthetics, and this one actually performs well. Best of all, Dr. Alkaitis does not make any outlandish claims that his products will suddenly erase the wrinkles from your face, like the mainstream beauty brands. He just delivers very good skincare products that work: they cleanse gently, moisturize effectively, and give the skin a good healthy glow. After a week of using these products, my skin looks much better.
A good way to try out the products is to order the travel kit ($45) which contains enough product to last for seven to twelve days: