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Skincare can be tricky as our skin is ever-changing. As someone with oily/combination, acne prone skin I tend to stick to products I know work. I jumped at the chance to try this skincare range as it has everything a person needs for a well-rounded routine.
From the range, I got to try the Sukin Cream Cleanser (£8.50), Facial Moisturiser (£8.50), Super Greens Facial Scrub (£10) and Oil Balancing Charcoal Anti-Pollution Facial Masque (£10.15). For my thoughts on each product please keep reading.
The Sukin Cream Cleanser (£8.50) contains a cornucopia of essential oils and botanical extracts to help remove makeup and surface grime from the skin. I have used this cleanser multiple times and out of all the cleansers I have had the pleasure of trying, it’s not the best or the worst in my opinion. It is lovely and gentle on the skin and I love that it dispenses via a pump. It is an ideal first cleanse product and feels best when applied with circular motions and removed with a muslin cloth. A great affordable cleanser, but the scent is stronger than I would like. It is a nice scent and most likely a result of all the many oils in this product, it is just a little much for my taste. I would definitely recommend this cleanser for people with dry skin more than anybody else.
The Sukin Facial Moisturiser (£8.50) is a paraben-free moisturiser that is described as being lightweight and hydrating created with a blend of aloe vera, horsetail, nettle, rose hip, wheat germ, jojoba and avocado oil. The ingredients are a fantastic and again like the cleanser it boasts the same pleasant scent. I disagree with the lightweight claim, the moisturiser isn’t fast-absorbing on my skin or lightweight. I found it to be rich without being thick and extremely moisturising, perfect for using both day and night, but in the mornings I like to give it a few minutes to really sink into my skin. Surprisingly, my makeup wears much better after being applied over this moisturiser which is great and suitable for all skin types.
The Detoxifying Facial Scrub, unlike the other two products mentioned is contained in a simple squeezy tube. At £10, it is slightly pricier as well. Similar to the other products there are a myriad of oils, like jojoba and sesame seed, but this scrub also contains alcohol but only very little. The consistency is slightly runny and not very gritty, which leads me to think that it would be great for anyone with sensitive skin. I like my scrubs abrasive so this didn’t wow me.
Last but not least, and probably my favourite of the bunch, is the Anti-Pollution Facial Masque (£10.15). This scrub reminds me of the Seaweed Mask from The Body Shop, which is one of my favourites. It has bamboo charcoal and claims to be pore-refining and protective against the elements. The directions advise to apply the mask on damp skin and leave on for 15 minutes. I have used this mask several times now and really love it. It applies best with a flat foundation brush for an even, neat application. The first time I applied it with my fingers and found I had put too much on some areas and too little on others, the brush made everything so much easier and I tend to leave it on until it feels completely dry and slightly uncomfortable as I want the ingredients to penetrate into my skin and work their magic. I remove with warm water and a towel, but a cleanser cloth would be more gentle. I notice a difference immediately, my skin feels clearer especially my nose and generally detoxed. I would definitely repurchase this.
Overall, I very much enjoyed the Sukin skincare range and am glad I got the opportunity to try it as all their products contain fantastic ingredients and oils that soothe and heal the skin. They all smell wonderful and most importantly don’t break me out or change the balance of my skin as some products are wont to do. You can find Sukin skincare products to order online here.
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