Review: Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser

Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser

The good:
I am completely in love with this moisturiser. I have super oily, super sensitive skin, and spent – literally – 40 minutes in Priceline one day rubbing small amounts of moisturiser all over my hands and arms, getting  a feel for consistency and shiny-ness (it’s a word). This one immediately felt amazing, and I haven’t looked back.

It’s not as thick and creamy as other moisturisers, and it doesn’t have SPF, but this means it is perfect for my skin type. The combination of shea butter and aloe vera means it’s moisturising without leaving an oily residue, and the addition of rosehip, sesame and jojoba oils allow the moisturiser to soak in properly, leaving my skin smooth and supple. The lovely people at Sukin claim that it is ideal for: calming, hydrating, softening and soothing – all perfect words to describe this product.

Thee tagline that Sukin use on all of their products is particularly fun: Skincare that doesn’t cost the earth. This is a brand that is light on your wallet and eco-conscious. It also shouts about being ‘paraben-free’, and since parabens are known to disrupt hormone production, I’m stoked that Sukin are producing products without parabens. I mean, I’ve been on the pill since I was 17, that’s enough playing around with hormones for me thanks! Here’s a peek at the back of the bottle to emphasise that their products contain no bad stuff!

Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser - back view

This can be used on its own or underneath makeup, and your skin will love you for it. I have never experienced any breakouts, irritation or dermatitis using this – and it’s been a staple in my skincare regime for almost a year now. It’s a lightweight moisturiser with a slight vanilla smell, that disappears almost as soon as you’ve finished applying it. And for under $10, it’s a complete bargain!

The bad:
If you do suffer from oily skin, one pump will be overkill – I only need half a pump and it more than covers my face.

And the packaging:
The pump makes it easy to use, but keep in mind you can’t travel with it – well, you can, but only if you want to waste a complete pump when you push down to lock it. The pink is exclusive to their sensitive range, so it allows for easy recognition when you reach for it on the supermarket shelves, and adds a more feminine twist. Clever marketing!

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The fine print:
Sukin Organics Sensitive Facial Moisturiser
RRP $9.95 (purchased at Priceline)

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  • I have a hydrating toner from the Sukin range and I am really impressed! I think when I finish up some products I will be looking to their range more. Thanks for a great review on the moisturiser!

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

    • Good to know their products work no matter your skin type! I also have the gel cleanser & exfoliator – little bit obsessed 😉

  • Love it when you find a product that just works. Personally, I swear by Grown Alchemy’s Acai-berry and Borago facial moisturiser. It’s mattefying and moisturising – my favourite moisturiser to date. Worth testing and keeping an eye out for when it’s on sale. Great post!

  • This moisturizer sounds great! I haven’t tried anything from the Sukin brand apart from their rosehip oil which is great. This product does sound so calming and soothing with Shea and Aloe Vera! Great to see its really affordable and that you only need a small pump as well 🙂 x

    • I trial so many skincare products, it’s great to have an affordable option on hand that I know will always work.

      • Definitely, over the past couple of years, some companies who sell cheaper products are making amazing quality products to compete with the higher end ones!

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