Sukin is an Australian organic natural skincare brand and their products are free from nasty skin irritants: sulphates and parabens. Sukin products are suitable for all skin types and they are formulated using a concoction of effective and natural ingredients such as rose hip oil and aloe vera. On a side note, Sukin products will not break your budget! The Sukin trio pictured above, Foaming Facial Cleanser, Hydrating Mist Toner and Facial Moisturiser, retail for a measly A$9.95 each.
Most other skincare products I own are housed in either opaque and/or glass packaging and my problem with these types of packaging is being unable to determine exactly how much product still remains and being extra careful not to smash glass onto the floor. Sukin products are housed in a hard plastic amber bottle which allows me to see how much product is left. The amber bottle is a clever idea as it protects light sensitive ingredients whilst maintaining the natural composition of the product and prevent the product from deteriorating. You will notice the '6M' icon in the above photo, which implies the product expires after 6 months from opening.
Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser is a transparent gel cleanser which has a lovely botanical scent. The cleanser is formulated with chamomile, aloe vera, witch hazel and green tea as well as macadamia and primrose oils to purify and balance the skin. The cleanser is housed in a very handy narrow pump. I always use a little less than one pump for each use. The cleanser is suitable for my combination/oily skin as it gently cleanses my skin without stripping the natural essential oils of my skin. I was surprised the gel cleanser didn't lather up to a foam as it is called a 'Foaming Facial Cleanser' after all. Through my experience, the gel only slightly foamed up but not to a great extent. My skin feels refreshingly cleansed, soft and smooth and the botanical scent disappears after rinsing. Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser helps to maintain my skin keeping it free from breakouts and maintaining the skins natural appearance.
There are many great uses for toning mists and these include balancing the pH of the skin, setting foundation/makeup or even a pick-me-up refresher at the end of a hard working day. Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner contains rosewater and chamomile to soothe and tone the skin and is free from alcohol and parabens. The Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner is very refreshing and there was no obvious scent as all, despite the presence of rosewater. I very much prefer toners with a subtle rosewater scent, however, for those who dislike scented toners this may be the one for you. The mist was not as fine as all other mists I have used in the past. I was quite disappointed about this as no matter how close or far the bottle is held from my face, I always ended up with small droplets along the sides of my skin. Hence, I only sometimes use this mist after cleansing and prior to moisturising and just use the tips of my fingers to gently tap the droplets and allow it to settle onto my skin to give a boost in hydration and balance. Since the mist is not as fine as I expected it to be, I've have also been using the mist on the neck and body to cool the skin and give a little pink-me-up refresher. Heading towards the cooler season, I would find use in this toner to hydrate the skin between cleansing and moistursing. In essence, Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner is suitable to hydrate the face by gently tapping onto the droplets dispensed and also great to cool and soothe the neck and body.
Sukin Facial Moisturiser is an opaque white cream with a very thin consistency. The Facial Moisturiser is packaged in a bottle with a convenient pump top. I am an avid user of gel moisturisers as they effectively cool and soothe my combination/oily skin whilst leaving it feel soft and smooth. I was a little hesitant to use Sukin Facial Moisturiser as I realised it is cream based. However, after reading the fact that Sukin Facial Moisturiser is composed of aloe vera, horsetail, nettle and burdock was such super intrigued to see how these ingredients work on my skin. There is also a presence of rose hip oil, a skin healing ingredient, and wheat germ, jojoba and avocado oil to promote healthy skin renewal and minimise the signs of aging. There are are so many organic ingredients formulated within this cleanser and this is how Sukin Facial Moisturiser is so unique. The botanical scent is very similar to the Foaming Facial Cleanser and it disappears a little while after application. The thin consistency of the moisturiser made it very easy to evenly distribute across the skin and left a very thin trail which absorbed through the skin within about 30 seconds. My skin felts smooth and hydrated, however, my skin did feel a little uncomfortable and congested. It may be the fact that my skin does not tolerate the cream texture as my skin has adapted to gel moisturisers. As part of trialling this moisturiser, I only continued using Facial Moisturiser once each night to determine how effective the ingredients were to my skin. Ultimately, my skin appears healthy, clear and seemed to maintain this state during the time of using Facial Moisturiser. The ingredients of rose hip oil, jojoba and avocado oils and aloe vera are one of the many ingredients which helped to maintain my skin and keep breakouts at bay. Despite my skin felling a little congested, I am happy that this moisturiser did good to my skin!
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Products were provided for consideration only. This review is 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with Sukin Organics and did not receive remuneration to post this product review.