Sukin: My New Vegan Skincare Regime
I've always been one for cutting corners when it comes to my skin care. If there's a 2 in 1 product that can save me some time but be just as effective I'll try it.
However, fairly recently I've been introduced to a natural Australian skincare brand called Sukin. Their products are formulated using 100% natural botanical extracts such as aloe vera and rosehip oil that are cold pressed, solvent free and vegan friendly.
I had previously been consuming a new health supplement which led to my skin to hugely break out across my mouth and chin area. Luckily I recognised it was down to the cranberry extract contained in the supplement and stopped taking them but unfortunately the breakouts weren't shifting. So when I was kindly sent 3 out of 4 of these products to review I immediately starting using them in hope the natural ingredients would calm my blemishes and gradually clear my skin.
I cannot believe after just 7 days of using the foaming cleanser, toner mist and eye cream (day and night) how much my skin has improved and become impressively smooth and clear . So much so I even went and purchased the moisturiser myself just so I could have a full product facial range as I've been enjoying having a luxury skincare regime so much recently!
Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser (*)
The scent of these products are beautiful, a light, natural and fresh plant like scent that awakens the skin. A little goes a long way with the Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser, half of a pump is enough combined with water to turn the clear gel into a foaming facial lava. I massage this into my skin for around 1 minute before rinsing with water and dabbing dry. The cleanser contains calming chamomile, aloe vera, witch hazel and green tea with macadamia and evening primrose oils to leave your skin feeling clean, fresh and unlike most other cleansers hydrated!
Sukin Antioxidant Eye Cream (*)
I've honestly never been one to bother with eye creams as the results aren't instant so I always thought why bother? However the Sukin Antioxidant Eye Cream is very different. A pea sized amount of the thick cream to gel is enough for under and around both eyes (I've actually been applying the cream a little lower on the eye area aswell) using the dabbing technique. The cream itself contains soothing aloe vera, cucumber and burdock to offer rehydration to the delicate eye area and reduce puffiness. However I've noticed that the biggest different from the rose hip, evening primrose and borage oils that have helped to improve the texture of my under eye area.
Sukin Hydrating Toner (*)
This has to be easiest and quickest application of a skincare product in the Sukin range. A hydrating toner that can be applied with just a couple sprays. The application itself has a wide disbursement of product that lightly mists the face. Most toning sprays can be a little too direct and you only end up scrunching your face psyching yourself for application, so this product has a huge thumbs up for the best spray application. The product itself contains chamomile and rosewater which help to sooth, tone and awaken tired skin. I have to admit I noticed a huge difference with my skin after using this product. Within a couple days my pores had reduced dramatically (especially either side of my nose) leaving my face looking smooth, glowing and without sounding silly... youthful!
Sukin Facial Moisturiser
The latest product to complete my new and improved skincare regime, the Sukin Facial Moisturiser! A lightweight face cream which contains aloe vera, horsetail, nettle and burdock to sooth the skin whilst rose hip, wheat germ, jojoba and avocado oil promote healthy hydration. Just like all the products I've used a little goes a long way with just half of pump being enough to smooth over the skin creating a moisture locking lava that looks a little like a face mask before you leave it to sink in. This product leave a beautiful protective (non sticky) layer over your skin whilst leaving it feeling supple, smooth and looking healthy with a matt finish.
I seriously cannot speak highly enough of this brand; every product I've used has made a noticeable difference to my skin..So if you're after organic, vegan friendly and incredibly affordable skincare products, go check out Sukin products in your local Holland & Barrett or independent online stockists!