This would be my first review ever of skin care products.
I became a huge fan of organic products for the past year. I love to make a debut by writing my first encounter with an Australian natural skin care brand, Sukin Organics. My best friend, Sabine, gave me a set of charcoal anti-pollution skin care products as a New Year gift when she was abroad a month ago (it’s cute and funny that she bought them in London, not somewhere in Australia :p). What a thoughtful and perfect gift for someone who counter Jakarta’s air pollution in a daily basis like me! Merci mille, my Kakak Sabine 🙂
I got four products to review: Oil Balancing Purifying Gel Cleanser, Oil Balancing Pore Refining Facial Scrub, Oil Balancing Mattifying Moisturizer and Oil Balancing Anti-Pollution Facial Masque. I’ve been using them for 4 days and I love each of them. Previously I only used Viva Cleansing Milk as a makeup remover and Nivea as a face-body moisturizer for my moderately-oily skin type (I know I’m terrible), so this recent four steps face regimen brought me to the whole new world! Ha ha ha..
This complete face regimen takes 30 minutes to do.
First I dropped a small amount of gel cleanser on my hand and applied it to my face and neck in a circular motion. It’s a gel based cleanser so it left my face slick even after I washed my face with warm water. But once I dried it with towel, it felt so good that it didn’t make my face too dry like when I used other average non-gel based cleanser for oily skin type.
The second step is using the facial scrub. Oh this one is my favorite! The texture is thick and grainy. I put a small drop of it on my fingertips and gently scrubbed my T area, and later to all my face and neck. I adore how soft the beads mingled with my skin, it’s not too coarse or too soft – it’s perfect for me. The light grey color changed my thought about super black charcoal image. I washed my face with cold water and dried it.
The third step is using the facial masque. Again, I thought it would be as black as Daiso Charcoal Mask, but it turned out to be a beautiful light grey color just like the scrub and gel cleanser. I applied it to my face with fingertips and wait 15-20 minutes. Then I washed it thoroughly with a soaked hand towel. I was not attentive enough that there were still masque on my face. I had to wash it again.
I felt magical. LOL. The masque made my skin felt so tender and chewy. Chewy chewy chewy like baby’s butt. Oh yeah!
For the last step, I applied the moisturizer and slept with a literally happy face. Different than the three previous products, the moisturizer is white. It quickly absorbed to skin. I like the fact that it’s non-greasy, totally different from Nivea creme.
I decided to do this complete face regimen twice a week before hitting bed. For my daily routine I only use the cleanser and moisturizer.
In conclusion, I really love the natural and organic charcoal skin care products from Sukin; it went nicely on my face, no allergic and rash, no pimple breakouts. All of them contain of bamboo charcoal, rooibos, bilberry and coconut extracts – all the natural and organic goodness for skin, mine proved it. I’m not really concerned whether it’s certified organic or not, I believe it’s much better than average skin products in the market because Sukin products do not contain a myriad of harsh chemicals like sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA or parabens. Other particular things that I like are the smell, it made me feel so clean and hygiene; the simple packaging and well-written products descriptions. I’ll definitely buy them when they’re finished.
Living in Jakarta demands a full-time commitment dealing with air-pollution, any kind of it. It’s time to take care of myself better by consuming organic products and doing a healthy lifestyle. Sukin has just made it to the list.