Sukin Hydrating Day Cream
- ” Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream is infused with Pomegranate to help relieve dehydrated skin and prevent the signs of premature ageing.
- With Kakadu Plum, naturally rich in Vitamin C, our Day Cream encourages skin radiance, while a generous blend of active botanicals will improve texture of skin and leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated. “
Sukin is a brand that I have spoken about a lot in the past as it’s one of the first natural brands I tried. I love it because it is very accessible within the UK, and the products are amazing quality at a really affordable price.
This product in particular is the most expensive moisturiser from the brand that I have tried at the price of £18.95. Other moisturisers within the brand are below £10.00, but I do find this one to be a thicker formula with a higher quality. The packaging is very luxurious too with a glass jar, and heavy weight plastic lid. I was also super surprised and happy about the amount of product inside the jar.
This Sukin moisturiser has a different texture to the other moisturisers I’ve tried by them. It is a thicker formula, but still lightweight. Their other moisturisers are much thinner in texture, and I find a separation between the oil and water content in the ingredients. This one, however, does not have that separation. The texture is very smooth and it also spreads very easily. The colour is white, and the product absorbs into the skin very quickly. There isn’t much to say about the texture of a moisturiser, it’s pretty much how you expect.
If you’ve tried Sukin products before, you’ll know the typical scent of their products. It is very subtle and citrusy from the citrus essential oils. This one also has a subtle floral scent from the lavender essential oil. What I really like about natural brands is that the scents are not overwhelming. However, this product is scented with essential oils, so if you have sensitive skin then you may not like essential oils. Just bare that in mind.
Over the last year or so I have been trying out a lot of different natural products, and where I used to be really impressed with Sukin products I have found that they actually aren’t my skins favourite. If you are someone transitioning to natural products from conventional then you should love the brand. I have noticed how sensitive and temperamental my skin is with products due to it being acne prone, so take that into consideration when reading the following points.
This product is lightweight, as I have already mentioned, and is very suitable as a day cream. It soaks in quickly as it has a thin and smooth texture. Something I really love about this product is the packaging. The jar is brown glass and the lid is a heavy plastic. There is also a lot of product included in the jar, and you can see how much is left. However, as you use your hands directly into the jar some people would find it unhygienic. Especially considering this product has water as the first ingredient so bacteria can grow.
Unfortunately, I do have some negative points about this product. This is a product that my skin just does not agree with. I find that it isn’t very hydrating even though it soaks quickly into the skin. My skin still felt a bit dry and very tight after using it. Products that have water as the first ingredient really aren’t my favourite.
A residue was left on my skin even after it was all soaked in, and I found it mildly irritating on the skin. Due to the residue, my pores became blocked in areas that they don’t usually like on my forehead, so this is how I realised my skin wasn’t agreeing with the product. My forehead started to break out, and so did my skin in other acne prone areas. For this reason, I wouldn’t repurchase his product. If your skin is not sensitive, acne prone, or dry then this would be a good light weight day cream for you, and as it isn’t overly expensive, I would say to give it a try.
Additionally, this product is:
- Cruelty Free.
- Australia Made.
- Easy to find in the UK. (Purchase link below)
Water , Aloe Leaf Juice, Sesame Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth20, Rosehip Oil, Avocado Oil, Pomegranate Seed Extract, Kakadu Plum Fruit Extract, Cocoa Cacao Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Tangerine Peel Oil, Mandarin Orange Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, Vitamin E, Vanillin, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool*, Limonene*. *Natural Component of fragrance
- Cetearyl Achohol: “a white, waxy ingredient made from a mixture of fatty alcohols consisting predominantly of cetyl and stearyl alcohols which are found in plants, like Coconut and Palm oils.” – Source.
- Glycerin: “is a colourless liquid found in all natural fats (whether animal or plant), including those in our own skin. It can also be manufactured synthetically.” –Vogue.
- Cetyl Alcohol: An emulsifying ingredient. “white, waxy solids. Isostearyl Alcohol is a clear liquid. Cetyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol are the two major components of Cetearyl Alcohol.” – Source.
- Ceteareth20: “eteareth-20 is a penetration enhancer which alters the skin structure, allowing substances to penetrate deeper into the skin. Made from Cetearyl Alcohol (a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohol and ethylene oxide)” Considered a moderate to severe health hazard by cosmetics. – Chalkboard Mag.
- Phenocyethanol: “is used as a preservative in cosmetic products and also as a stabilizer in perfumes and soaps.” – Source.
- Benzyl Alcohol: “is a naturally occurring and synthetic ingredient used as solvent and preservative; has been associated with contact allergy” – Source.
- Linalool: “is a colourless liquid with a soft, sweet odour. It occurs naturally in many essential oils, such as tangerine, spearmint, rose, cypress, lemon, cinnamon and ylang ylang.” – Lush.
- Limonene: “is a chemical found in the peels of citrus fruits and in other plants.” – Source.