If you follow my empties series, you’ll know that skin care is one of the beauty products I always manage to finish. If it doesn’t break me out or create an adverse reaction, I will likely finish it up to understand the full impact.
Not so recently Sukin was kind enough to send me a set of their skin care range, in their care package they provided the Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner, Sukin Facial Moisturiser and Sukin Botanical Hydration Booster. I’ve been using all three for a few months now and I wanted to share my thoughts of them
For a bit of background, Sukin is an Australian all natural skin brand, they do not support animal testing, their products contain no animal derivatives are vegan and their packaging is recyclable! Pretty cool huh? Makes me feel good using these products
Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner
This works similar to most other toners, it is alcohol and paraben free which makes it gentle on the skin. If I feel my skin needs a lot of moisture I’ll spray this directly on my face, but most of the time I’ll spray it to a cotton pad and then apply to my face, especially in the morning when I’m trying to remove the last of my skin care from the night before.
It works brilliantly as a toner, very gentle to my skin even during its more sensitive periods. It does smell of chamomile and rosewater which I initially didn’t like (sensitive to scents), but now that I’m at the bottom of my bottle, I’m contemplating repurchasing it just because I find the scent so soothing~ It’s great to remove the last of my makeup if my cleanser doesn’t do a good job some nights. This is probably my favourite product from the range, perfect for all skin types.
You can spray this on during a hot day to help cool you down, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re wearing a lot of makeup. This toner goes for only $9.95AU, which is really a bargain! I believe it has lasted me close to 2-3 months of morning and evening use.
Sukin Facial Moisturiser
I use this moisturiser only at night OR after I’ve done an extensive photo shoot once I’ve removed my makeup for the evening. As a moisturiser it does a great job, it’s gentle on my skin, I can apply it on top of my eczema patches and feels fine. It has a lot of slip so I find 1/2 to 3/4 pump is enough for the entire face and neck. I always warm this up between my fingers first before applying, which goes on last after toner and serums.
As for long term use, I haven’t noticed any changes to the state of my skin, both good and bad. So to me, this is still good news to know it’s great at maintaining my skin the way it is (which for the most part I’m pretty happy with). It has a relatively strong scent, which reminds me of organic spa treatments. It’s not my favourite of scents, but it isn’t strong enough for me to dislike it.
I think this would really suit those with dry to combination skin. I think people with overly oily skin will find this becomes a bit greasy, and those with very dry skin won’t find this moisturising enough.
You can purchase this for $9.95AU, a great price for a product that I’m still only a little over half way through after 2-3 months.
Sukin Botanical Hydration Booster
Final product, in this oil based serum. I would only recommend this to people with dry to very dry and dehydrated skin. This was my saviour during my travelling months as I’ve mentioned before. I only ever use it when my skin is feeling dry, and I use it on dry patches, not my entire face (otherwise I turn into a grease ball).
It’s great as restoring hydration to the skin, leaves my skin soft the next morning, but it isn’t to me a long term treatment. I think it’s great for in the moment dryness that you may be otherwise treating with diet or change of lifestyle. For example, during my travelling period I had to use this very often else my skin would stay dry. But once the travel was over and my skin started to stabilise itself I didn’t need to use it anymore.
Given that, I still have about 4/5 of the product left which I do intend to keep till the bottle expires for the next time I need to start travelling. You can purchase this for $23.95.
All Sukin products can be purchased from selected pharmacies, health food stores and Priceline.