By Terri Cluckie
Are you looking for a new skincare regime? Don’t know who to trust because there are a bajillion products out there calling your name and everyone is boasting about how great they are? Well I’m kind of here to sort that out for you by giving you another opinion but it’s an honest opinion so I think you should listen to me.
Sukin is an Australian natural skincare company who tick all my boxes. They are paraben-free, don’t test on animals, use formulas that are free from other harsh chemicals etc.
I started using these products in January (actually it might have been December…) because I wanted to settle into a “proper routine”. I typically have combination skin, only getting random dry patches here and there while my t-zone stays oily-ish, so I was looking for “every day-type” products.
The Products (all 125ml)
1 x Cream Cleanser with rosehip, avocado and wheat germ
1 x Facial Moisturiser with aloe vera, horsetail, nettle and burdock (day time use)
1 x Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub
1 x Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser (night time use)
Sukin skincare: Cream Cleanser and Facial Moisturiser
Sukin skincare: Super Greens Facial Scrub and Facial Moisturiser
Cleanser: So let me get off to a great start by saying I don’t particularly love this product. It’s nothing personal, it’s just I’m not a massive fan of cream cleansers in general because I rarely feel like they are really cleaning my face. However, I use this after I remove my make up using coconut oil and a muslin cloth and then smother this all over my face, let it sit for a few moments and then wipe off with another warm muslin so there are ways to make it work.
Moisturisers: I use the moisturisers every day (rotating day and night) after removing my make up and cleansing my face. The day-time moisturiser is very light but still nourishes my skin. I’ve never had any trouble with it messing with my foundation either so I would say it’s a great base. It is packed with the good stuff including jojoba and avocado oils (as well as all the nice things I mentioned in the ‘products’ list above). The night-time moisturiser is fantastic. It’s a little thicker so is perfect for wearing at night to seep into your skin after a good scrub in the tub. It contains kale, spirulina, parsley, rich acai and goji extracts “for daily hydration that promotes a healthy glow” and I can attest to that. My face literally beams each and every day.
Facial scrub: I only use this exfoliator every other day because I don’t like to over work my skin. It’s great for buffing away old skin cells to make way for the new and for really feeling like you’ve given your face a good clean – just like any other exfoliator I guess… But this one is easy to apply, doesn’t leave any residue (as long as you clean it off properly, duh) and the micro beads inside aren’t too rough where I find some exfoliators can be.
Why so good
The main reason I chose this range was the price tag, the paraben-free formulas and the fact that they don’t test on animals. Here is a link to Sukin’s ethos to find out a little more for yourself but let’s just call them little angels who use only the best ingredients for your skin.
Price Range and Availability
I bought these products back when I was living in New Zealand so if you live there then you can get them at the Unichem Pharmacy in Spitfire Square by Christchurch airport (if you go there then please do both me and yourself a favour and go to Mexicali and order a chicken burrito with no beans, chipotle, jalapenos with both medium and mild salsa! I’m having withdrawals).
For everyone else, you can order them here:
Holland and Barrett
Cream Cleanser – £8.10 (feelunique.com)
Facial Moisturiser – £8.10 (feelunique.com)
Super Greens Facial Moisturiser – £9.99 (Holland and Barret)
Super Greens Facial Scrub – £9.99 (Holland and Barret)
Holland and Barrett sell all products but feelunique.com are slightly cheaper on the cleanser and day-time moisturiser. You will also find them at places like Amazon and other natural health/ beauty websites/ stores.
[Photo credits: my own]