Thursday, 20 August 2015

Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser Review

It's been a while since I did a skincare review, so here are my thoughts on a cleanser from Sukin. I purchased this cleanser a while ago, to use after removing makeup with oil. Another cleansing experiment I was doing at time, and even though I had vowed never to use foaming cleansers for life, I did because:
  1. there were no sulphates
  2. it said 'lightly' foaming
I've also done a review on their sensitive skin moisturiser, click here to see it. 
Claims
  • Lightly foaming 
  • sulphate and paraben free
  • gentle, non drying cleanser to remove impurities 
  • leaves skin feeling soft, clear and clean
  • contains chamomile, aloe vera, witch hazel and green tea with macadamia and evening primrose oils to purify and balance your skin
  • Suitable for all skin types especially oily, sensitive and combination





Ingredients: 

Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Glycerin,Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip) Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract  (Lavender), Vanillin, Vanilla Planifolia Extract, Citric Acid, Linalool,* Limonene.* 
* Natural component of essential oils.

Cocoamidopropyl Betaine: synthetic surfacant, foam booster - can be irritating to some
Decyl Glucoside: glucose-based surfactant, with a high pH (skin pH is lower)
PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate: thickening agent
Phenoxyethanol: preservative, fragrance. Europe Union classifies as an irritant
Benzyl Alcohol: preservative, can be irritating and an allergen
Essential Oils

Eco-friendly
  • no animal testing - 100% cruelty free company
  • vegan
  • carbon Neutral 
  • recyclable Packaging
  • grey water safe


Benefits
  • smells lovely- like oranges and vanilla
  • does not contain SLS, contains more 'natural' ingredients and extracts, like chamomile and green tea
  • budget friendly
  • worked well after using olive oil as a makeup remover
  • a little goes a long way
  • didn't feel like I was cleaning my face with dish washing liquid (the case with most foaming cleansers) = not overly foaming

Drawbacks
  • I have normal to slightly oily skin, oilier in the summer, and this can be drying
  • Especially when too much is used

I am a fan of Sukin for their vegan and natural skincare products, but next time I would probably purchase their cream cleanser.



Bibliography
Ewg.org,. 'Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database | EWG'. N.p., 2015.

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