Ever found a brand that you buy, maybe, one product from and then can’t stop yourself? That’s been me with Sukin since New Year. It started with a face mask in TK Maxx. And then a face wash. And then it spiralled.
Sukin is an all natural, 100% vegan and cruelty free skincare brand – their slogan is “beauty that doesn’t cost the earth”. On top of being every vegan’s dream, all of their products are completely biodegradable and carbon neutral for the super eco-friendly amongst us. Their ingredients are gloriously refreshing – there’s a considerable list of ingredients they don’t contain on every package, and it’s rare to find an ingredient list that you don’t understand.
Recently I’ve been really focusing on the products I use on my skin and trying where I can to replace my products with more natural options. I make no secret of the fact that I use coconut oil for basically everything at the moment. I remove my makeup with it, I oil my hair almost daily with it, and I use it for hair removal and dental care as well. There are not many additional products that I feel I really need, but it is nice to have the odd facemask to hand, and I do occasionally exfoliate my face to get rid of any build up. The results for me have been mind blowing. My once combination, oily, flaky skin has been transformed, and scars from my old blemishes are fading fast. My skin feels so much more supple and healthy, and I rarely break out now. When I do, they’re not big, angry spots so much as little bumps that go away on their own. I could not be happier with my skin right now.
This is where Sukin comes in. Here’s a list of some of my favourite products that I’ve tried so far:
Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser
I bought this originally with the idea to use it as a second cleanse with my Magnitone, but more recently I don’t bother with the Magnitone either. I use this on days I’ve worn particularly heavy makeup just to clear up any residue and then move on to moisturising. Chamomile, green tea, witch hazel and aloe vera make this a super soothing, gentle concoction. Unlike most foaming products I don’t find it too drying thanks to the added rosehip and avocado oil.
A genuinely lovely addition to my skincare.
Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub
Whenever you say facial scrubs I have flashbacks to being obsessed with St Ives Apricot scrub and scrubbing my skin clean off most days. Nowadays I’m much more appreciative of more gentle options, and this one from Sukin is perfect. I use it maybe once a week, sometimes less just to polish away any dead skin from the week, but thanks to the rest of my skincare I really don’t find it necessary to scrub at dry skin often anymore. Packed with crushed walnut shell, bamboo, jojoba and rosehip, this is a super creamy exfoliator that doesn’t feel at all rough on the skin. It moisturises while it works, which means there’s no tightness or irritating scratches afterwards either.
Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque
This is the product that started the obsession for me. I picked this up in TK Maxx back in January and instantly fell in love. Unlike most clay masks, this one by Sukin doesn’t leave your skin tingly or feeling like it’s been sucked dry, but instead is a very soothing skin treatment. Afterwards, my skin still feels super clean and refreshed, but not at all as if it’s been stripped which I find with some other masks. The “super greens blend” used consists of kale, parsley and spirulina, but the mask is also packed with baobab, avocado and rosehip to care for the skin while it works. The result is gloriously soft, smooth skin which feels incredibly refreshed.
Sukin Aloe Vera Gel*
Sukin’s Aloe Vera Gel is quickly catching up with coconut oil in my most uses products. Sometimes it’s nice just to stick some aloe vera gel on your face after a long day to cool your skin and feel super refreshed, but most commonly I use a small pump after plucking my brows/moustache. Even more commonly, I slather myself in it after shaving and it’s cured even my worst cases of razor burn. Quite honestly I’m not sure what I did before owning it (suffered with burning legs for about a week, that’s what I did).
Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner
Honestly, I really don’t usually bother with toners. They’re an extra step I’m too lazy for. I bought this intending to use it at night when my makeup is off, but instead, it comes literally everywhere with me. I use it before and after makeup application, first thing in the morning, at work, at night and in bed. You’ll often find me spraying it over myself and all my surroundings. A refreshingly short ingredients list packs rosewater and chamomile, the most soothing combination that refreshes and cools all in one swift spray. I find this absorbs super quickly without drying your skin out, so you really can use it at any point without needing to moisturise afterwards.
Sukin Organic Rosehip Oil*
This product is exactly what it claims to be; pure, unadulterated rosehip oil. I mix a few drops with some coconut oil of an evening for a super moisturising combo that sinks into the skin and leaves it gloriously soft. This is quite a thick oil, so it’s reserved for night time only as it takes a little longer to settle. Rosehip oil is supposed to be good for acne scars, and though mine were never too bad it has definitely reduced them around my cheeks where they were at their most angry. I can’t speak for its anti-aging properties but I can say my skin is definitely plumper and infinitely more hydrated.
You can find Sukin in Holland and Barrett, but they’re often also in my local TK Maxx. The full range of products is available online from Feel Unique.
Have you tried many products from Sukin?
*Some products featured in this post were sent to me as PR samples. All views are my own.