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Feb 20, 2013

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I’m sending out a distress call to the world of skin cream because I think my face is going to fall off. I’m sick and tired of facial moisturizers that are heavily loaded with chemicals I can’t pronounce, that I know aren’t okay for my body, and yet I feel forced to use them because my ghastly skin doesn’t react to them. I need a superhero facial moisturizer that will save me from the toxic world of face creams before I turn radioactive green. Okay, so maybe I’m being a bit melodramatic and maybe my face won’t fall off right this minute but I’m convinced it will someday unless I get some serious intervention.

Well, if you’re going to make a difference in your own life, you can’t just wait for miracles to happen so I took action and hiked myself over to the local health food store. Now, you see, I’m not rich. Many of us aren’t so I want something for my face that is chemically safe and healthy for my skin without putting a permanent dent in my retirement savings plan.

I came across a sale on a variety if Sukin products. Sukin? What’s Sukin? Do you know Sukin? No, I don’t know Sukin. What’s Sukin? I had no clue so I went over and chatted with the knowledgeable staff.

As it turns out, Sukin is an Australian company and the line is clean yet affordable. The price point was good so I purchased a bottle of Sukin Facial Moisturiser. The Sukin Facial Moisturiser was a good size bottle: 125mL for $8.99. I can’t even get that at my local generic pharmacy for skin cream so it seemed like a great buy. Will this be the Skin cream super hero that I’ve been looking for?

Product Review: What ingredients are in the Sukin Facial Moisturiser?

Here are the ingredients that go into the Sukin Facial Moisturiser: Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Arctium Lappa Extract (Burdock), Urtica Dioica Extract (Nettle), Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Extract, Citrus Paradisi Extract, (Grapefruit Seed), Linalool, * Limonene. * * Natural component of essential oils.

First things first: I’m no chemist so I have no idea what all those words mean but once I get past the proper names of certain ingredients, I realize I recognize many of the ingredients. There’s water, aloe, sesame seed oil, rose hip, jojoba, and others. Then, if I sit back and carefully analyze what I’m reading, one thing becomes really apparent: the Sukin Facial Moisturiser contains no parabens and none of the other common offenders found in other big store name facial moisturizers that make me cringe and shudder.

I do a little research on the Sukin website and I discover their ‘The Sukin Difference’ web page which gives me a bit more insight into their company’s philosophy. Here’s where I learn that Sukin products have no parabens, no artificial colours, no propylene glycol / no triethanolamine, no mineral oils, no sodium lauryl sulphate (wouldn’t expect this in a facial moisturizer anyway since it’s often used in soaps), no synthetic fragrances, no animal by products because it’s a known vegan brand, and there’s no EDTA (which I do often read on other creams). Now, I highly recommend you visit this webpage because into more details on what Sukin uses as preferred and healthier alternatives to these substances.

Product Test: How’s the Sukin Facial Moisturiser?

At the time of this product test, I’ve used the Sukin Facial Moisturizer for about 2 weeks now and I am absolutely floored and astonished at how well my face has responded to it. Honestly, my skin is finicky and doesn’t always appreciate the new products I try which is why I so rarely test things out on my face.

The Sukin Facial Moisturiser is kind of like magic in a bottle. Take a look at the images I’ve included in this post and you’ll see that the Sukin Facial Moisturizer appears thick and white yet really, it’s not thick at all. After washing my face, I apply the Sukin Facial Moisturiser on to my face and it absorbs really well into my skin. There is no oily residue, no cakey feeling, no dryness, nothing. It just gets absorbed in and I feel refreshed and moisturized. It has a great natural scent that I can appreciate because it doesn’t smell like a manufactured synthetic mess. Makeup also goes on well and my skin still feels like it can breathe.

In the past 2 weeks that I’ve used the Sukin Facial Moisturiser, there have been no breakouts, no bad reactions, nothing. My skin just feels loved.


I am in love with the Sukin Facial Moisturiser and can safely call it my superhero in a bottle. I always thought I had problematic skin but after using the Sukin Facial Moisturiser, I’m beginning to think that maybe, I was using a bunch of garbage products on my face and as a result, my skin was simply screaming for help. All those years, gosh, what a waste but at least Sukin answered my call. The price point is great and Sukin is surely more affordable than some of those other drugstore brands that are laced with chemicals that you know didn’t fall off a plant.

To the makers of Sukin, thank you for taking the time to make something good for this planet. There are enough companies out there that are putting all the baddies in their products as a way of cutting costs yet they forget about the larger global impact. Thank you Sukin for looking forward and moving forward.


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side note: Proper spelling of this product is Sukin Facial Moisturiser as noted on the bottle but I know moisturizer is also often spelled with a ‘z’ so I used both forms in writing this review to make it a little easier to find for the key word search engines!

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