Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: Sukin Body Wash and Lotion

I was kindly sent these 2 Sukin items for review on the blog. As you would know, I have been interested in organic skincare for awhile. I had also looked at ingredients in my old face washes and thrown out the ones with parabens. The reason for my sudden if you would call it paranoia was my cheek developed a weird red and itchy patch. It was so bad that I was pretty sure I needed a paperbag to go into work.


Sukin's philosophy is "Skincare that doesn't cost the earth". They believe in being
  • Vegan and cruelty free
  • Grey water safe & biodegradable 
  • Use only recyclable packaging and
  • Are certified neutral carbon
I told Nat from That Blonde Moment that I am reviewing Sukin. She said how much she loved their products, that they smell amazing and she was really excited. Which got me kind excited to open the box when it arrived. I opened the bottles immediately as I had finished the body wash that I was pitching from the boys and had no other organic alternative yet. 

I know smells and fragrances is a personal preference. But I like citrus smells and this one delivers a light citrusy scent in the body wash and lotion. The body wash is clear transparent and it is low suds which suits me perfectly. Honestly citrus smells are my favourite in body wash and lotions. So this one is a big winner for me. Ingredients listed just to name a few include Aloe Vera, Tangerine oil, Mandarin Oil, Vanilla, Lavendar oil and extract. That explains the yummy citrus smell that I love.

Body lotion "swatch" lol
The body lotion is a light formula which is what I prefer. I do not like lotions that leave a streak. You know those ones where there is a white patch? And you have to keep rubbing it in continuously or the streak still remains? The smell is the same as the body wash. Again a light citrus lime fragrance. It doesn't overwhelm you and it will not leave you smell like a lime the entire day. It did not interfere with my perfume either. I also wore it on hot days and did not feel sticky. It might need another application again later in the day as it was one of those hot and dry days in Melbourne as I felt a little dry in the afternoons from spending all day in an airconditioned room.

My thoughts on the Sukin body range:

Price: I think it is cheap for an organic and "earthly choice" product. Priceline Online has priced $11.99 for a 500ml of Body wash and $19.95 for the 500ml of Body Lotion. Correct me if I am wrong but My Chemist/Chemist Warehouse usually have promotions and discounts on this. It is not as cheap as other supermarket brands like Nivea but I believe it is good value in terms of organic skincare. Care to debate this with me?

Purpose: I think it does deliver to my preferences. Low suds, easy to apply body lotion, light fragrance which I love (personal choice) and feels like a special and luxurious product.

Buy again factor: These were sent to me by review from Sukin (thanks!!) but after these are finished, I will buy it again. Once I cleared out all that lotions I have!

Watch out for these if I do another empties post. They have been used daily!

15 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try out the Sukin Bodywash, especially with the yucky pimples I've been having on my back!! Ok, TMI.

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    1. Oh how come? Maybe you need exfloliating mitts!

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  2. I love sukin products, and the price is a major bonus x

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    1. That's what i thought re price. But i wasn't sure if I was too generous with skincare items.

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  3. I see Sukin in the shops all the time but just never thought to try it, will do now though!!

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    1. I always see them on sale too. :) Bonus.

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  4. I love the 'Sukin smell' as I call it. Yum Yum Yum. You should hunt down the Wellbeing Body Oil from them, it comes in a box w free lip balm and it is an amazing moisturiser!

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    1. :O oh i will check My Chemist/Chemist Warehouse.

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  5. I knew you'd like them lovely! I've been using their hand cream, rose hip oil and face exfoliator for ages and it works so well on sensitive skin!

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    1. I think there's also a specific sensitive skin face range. :)
      Hand creammmmm oohhh. I will check.

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  6. I use these all the time. That smell! As I talk to you now, on my desk I have the hand lotion, body wash (needed to refill, don't just use body wash at my desk lol) the rosehip oil and the eyecream. Im obsessed.

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    1. HAhhhaah No you wouldn't want body wash at your desk! :)

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  7. This brand is always a winner, at least from what I have tried so far! You might want to try the eye serum next it is a stunner and lasts for aaaaaaages (excellent value! Have reviewed on my site a while back if needing more info.)

    Sarah (@ a beautiful story - yep I'm on me iPad lol)

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  8. I use the hand wash, body was and scrub! I really love the price point of these products and without all the nasties too!

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  9. Great post. I just located your blog and wished to let you know that I have certainly loved reading your blogs. At any rate I’m going to be subscribing to your feed and I really hope you are writing again soon.

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