Recently I’ve decided to test Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser as an alternative to my favourite face cleanser from Aurelia London. I know nothing will replace my beloved Aurelia’s cleanser but sometimes I don’t have much time for my skincare routine and using a face wash is a little bit quicker than using a creamy cleanser and a muslin cloth.
Sukin’s face cleanser grabbed my attention as it’s so affordable (less than £10) and claims to be non-drying. So did I like it? Read the review below and find out!
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The cleanser contains moisturising and soothing aloe vera, calming chamomille, antioxidant-rich green tea extract, pore-tightening witch hazel and rosehip oil, just to mention some of the star ingredients found in this product.
The cleanser also contains glycerin which is well-known for its moisturising properties and moisturising oils macadamia and evening primrose.
The scent is created with a combination of essential oils and natural fragrances which are as follows:
- Tangerine peel oil
- Mandarin orange peel oil
- Lavender oil
- Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract
Some of these oils contain known allergens such as Limonene and Linalool. Lavender oil is also anti-bacterial (great for acne) and anti-inflammatory.
To preserve the cleanser, the brand uses Phenoxyethanol and Benzyl Alcohol.
I really like the combination of all these ingredients, there are so many skin-loving ingredients that will help to leave your skin feeling much healthier afterwards.
I am not a big fan of Phenoxyethanol though. Some people react to it but I don’t normally have issues with it (especially if it doesn’t stay on my skin), however, there are better preservatives out there.
The cleanser is quite thick and not runny at all which makes it easy to massage onto the face without dropping some of the products. It foams quickly when mixed with water and there is just enough foaming action to cleanse your face perfectly.
I adore the scent of Sukin’s face wash. It’s mostly citrusy and really nice; it just adds something special to my skincare routine.
The product leaves my skin feeling soft but not tight. I was worried it would dry my skin out too much but it’s not one of those products. You do need a moisturiser afterwards of course and the feeling is not the same as after using a creamy cleanser but it’s not bad at all. If you have dry skin, I think it’s better you use a cream cleanser (like this one from Sukin) but this face wash is perfectly fine for oily, normal and combination types of skin. The main thing is it doesn’t make the skin feel tight afterwards.
Sukin’s Foaming Cleanser does a very good job at removing day’s dirt and grime and afterwards, I just swipe a toner across my face, making my face ready for the next steps in my routine. The cleanser doesn’t leave any residue on the skin and the skin feels nice and clean.
Sukin’s cleanser comes in a plastic 125ml bottle with a pump. This makes dispensing the product really easy and convenient. You don’t need to use a pump’s worth of product though, I found that too much. You need much less than you think as the consistency is quite thick and foamy.
Overall, I really like Sukin’s Foaming Facial Cleanser. It’s very affordable, non-drying and contains lots of hydrating and soothing ingredients. The scent is lovely, making the product pleasure to use. This gentle cleanser cleanses the skin really well, leaving it nice and soft. I am happy to recommend it but if you are sensitive to Phenoxyethanol this product may not be for you. Get it on LoveLula here >