As a parent I often worry about what the world will be like in the future, what kind of world will my children grow up in. Aside from worries about politics and division we face at the moment, I also worry about the environmental impact of the tings that I do. We only have one world, one home, and we need to protect it.
I was pleased when the latest products I received for review were from an Australian natural skincare brand. Sukin aims to create affordable, natural skincare which doesn’t cost the earth.
I received three products Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser, Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub and Sukin Facial Moisturiser. They are free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA and parabens. I also notice they’re suitable for methylisothiazolinone allergy sufferers.
As for “skincare which doesn’t cost the earth” the Sukin products are 100% vegan, so contain no animal derivatives and are not tested on animals. They are also 100% carbon neutral which I’ve never seen a skincare brand claim before.
Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser
A soap free wash containing chamomile, aloe vera and green tea. I have combination skin, some areas are dry and my t-zone is oily. This cleanser has helped balance my skin, removing the oils without over stripping them (which only ends up making them worse) or drying other areas.
Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub
I do not use face scrubs which contain microbeads, washing little plastic beads down the sink is incredibly bad for the environment. The Sukin face scrub contains particles of bamboo and walnut shell along with sesame oil, aloe vera and rose hip. The bamboo and walnut shell are not scratchy and abrasive as they may sound. It actually feels gentle on my skin and smells gorgeous!
Sukin Facial Moisturiser
As I mentioned, I have combination skin. I need a moisturiser but something lightweight. This fits the bill and combines aloe vera, horsetail, nettle and burdock along with wheat germ, jojoba and avocado. I recruited my husband to test this one (hey, no reason why men can’t use these too). I eat a gluten free diet and, knowing what happens when I ingest it, I daren’t use wheat on my skin either. He was impressed by this moisturiser and said his skin felt better with using it. He cycles to work, even in wind and rain, so his skin gets a lot of abuse from the elements.
Overall I really like this brand and can’t wait to find out what other products are in the range. I’ve had to order natural skincare products online as many in the shops which claim to be natural still contain parabens and SLS. I’m glad a truly natural brand is now available in a physical shop on the high street.
I am a member of the Boots Review Panel and received these products to try for free for the purpose of reviewing them. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.