Hiiiii guys! Today I’m going to be reviewing some products from the brand Sukin. Sukin is an Australian brand focused on creating quality and affordable natural skincare and haircare. Their motto is “Skincare that doesn’t cost the earth” – all of their products are made to be biodegradable and have been created with the environment and sustainability in mind. These are the first products that I’ve tried from Sukin; I was kindly sent the Revitalising Facial Scrub, the Purifying Body Scrub, and the Purifying Facial Masque* (shout out to Rachel for sending these over; have been loving them!). Currently all three products are available on Look Fantastic where you can get 15% off if you use the code FAB15 (plus Free Delivery). Without further ado, let’s jump into this review.
I was really happy to get the Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub because this is something I was lacking in my skincare cabinet. I was occasionally making DIY facial scrubs but having a ready made scrub that I can just squeeze out of a tube has honestly made life a little easier for me – sad, I know. This retails for £8.10 so it’s really affordable. This is a gentle scrub; it has a very moisturising creamy consistency with tiny exfoliating particles. Unlike more conventional scrubs, this will not be bad for the environment because it is not made up of microbeads. Instead the exfoliating beads are made up off bamboo extract and ground walnut shells -these are quite fine particles so it does not give you a very abrasive exfoliation. The ingredients also include aloe vera and chamomile (which have excellent soothing and repairing properties), and jojoba and sesame (which restores and protects the moisture in your skin). After using this my face does not feel stripped which is nice and because it is so gentle and moisturising at the same time, it does not leave my face very red and sensitive like more abrasive scrubs. Although I would like to purchase a more abrasive scrub for less frequent use, this one is great to use a few times a week because it gentle gets rid of dead skin – it does enough, but it’s not doing too much.
Moving onto the Skin Purifying Body Scrub, this again was something I was in need of because I was creating DIY body scrubs so this has saved me the hassle. This retails for £10.15 so this is still in the affordable price range. Similarly to the Revitalising Facial Scrub, this has a creamy consistency and fine particles so it’s really gentle. Whilst I enjoyed this on the facial scrub and the body scrub is still enjoyable, I would have preferred something a little more abrasive for a body scrub because the skin on our body is less sensitive and thicker than the skin on our faces so it can take a little more…”give” if you will. It’s nice but I personally prefer a harsher scrub for my body. If you’re someone that likes a lighter scrub for your torso, this will be perfect for you. This is made up of aloe vera, chamomile, rose hip, jojoba and sesame, bamboo extract and ground walnut shells. It is very very very similar to the facial scrub so if they had not been labelled I probably would have used this on my face or vice versa and not noticed a difference.
Last but not least we have the Sukin Purifying Facial Masque which is a pre-mixed face mask retailing for £10.16. This is suitable for all skin types and has is made up of lots of great ingredients including aloe vera, shea butter, jojoba oil, rosehip oil and Kaolin clay. Rosehip oil protects your skin from environmental wear and tear whereas Kaolin clay gently exfoliates removing dead skin and getting rid of impurities. On opening the jar, I noticed that the face mask was pink (you can see me sporting the mask here). I love colourful face masks, they are so much more fun than clear face masks. I left it on for 15 minutes as advised and wash off. I really like this face mask, it helped calm down any inflammations whilst unclogging my pores. I wasn’t a biggest fan of the smell although I could not quite put my finger on what it smelt like. I had someone tell me it smelt of Play-Doh and my other half said it smelt like marzipan (he liked the smell lol!). Scent is something I am not that sensitive to so it’s not something that would put me off using this mask. This face mask will last quite a long time so it’s well worth the money.
So that about wraps it up for my review on these Sukin products. I’ve got to admit that I really did enjoy these products and I will not be afraid to try more from Sukin in the future. My favourite is probably the Revitalising Facial Scrub because I make the most use of it. It’s really important that Sukin fill that gap in the market for affordable natural products because as we all know, natural and organic skincare products can be quite costly and since the EU referendum I guess everyone will be watching their cash money. Sukin products are easily available from Holland & Barrrett, Naturisimo, Planet Organic, and Look Fantastic. If you guys have any Sukin products that you would recommend please comment and let me know what you would recommend.
*Disclaimer: I am sent products to review and test out on occasion but I always give my honest opinion