Sukin Super Greens: Eat Your Veggies And Take Care Of Your Skin

Sukin Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser and Detoxifying Facial Scrub

It’s been a while since I’ve given Sukin’s skincare products a go. I love their body wash and I get them from time to time, especially when there’s a sale going on (it smells and works similar to Aesop’s but at much better prices) and their facial washes are pretty good too.

Last month, Sukin launched their new Super Greens range. The products contain a blend of super foods like kale, spirulina, chlorella, acai and goji. The range was developed to communicate a message of promoting a healthy lifestyle choice (i.e. EAT YOUR DAMN VEGGIES) that consumers can also extend from their health to their skincare regime.

Now, I’ll be honest. A few months ago, if I were to see this range, I’d be laughing my bum off. Me? Consume kale and spirulina? You have got to be kidding me. The thing is, after Tim bought a professional blender for the kitchen and started have green juices on a daily basis, I got sucked in too. Yes, folks, I’m loving green juices now. For someone who can’t stand eating kale (I only eat really dried out kale), spirulina and the like, I’m loving them blended in a cup now.

So no, I didn’t laugh at the Super Greens range by Sukin. In fact, given my love for green juice now, I was actually pretty keen on giving them a go. A couple of products landed on my desk for review and I thought hmm why not? I’m drinking ’em green juice; let’s see how these “super food” skincare products work on the skin.

Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser (RRP AU$12.95 for 125ml)

Sukin Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser

When I first saw this moisturiser and read the name, I was actually quite worried to give this a go. See, when I glanced at the name, I thought it meant “rich facial moisturiser” and that was when I thought this wouldn’t work for me at all because I want something light, not rich. My combination skin doesn’t take rich moisturisers very well so I was rather apprehensive in giving this a go. I finally did and thought “hang on, it’s not as rich and thick as I thought it would be!”.

Yes, silly me didn’t realise it was “nutrient-rich”. Look, if they added a hyphen in between those two words, I would have thought very differently, okay? Grammar, people! 😛

Anyway, back to the moisturiser. I started using this as my night cream because I thought it was a rich cream but it turned out to be quite lightweight. It’s easy to absorb onto the skin and despite it having kale, spirulina, parsley and chlorella extracts, it doesn’t actually smell like vegetables, if you know what I mean. In fact, it smells quite lovely. It does have a rather sweet and floral scent to it. If you’re not a fan of scented skincare products, you might want to give this a miss.

I must say, it’s a bang on decent moisturiser. I didn’t like the original Sukin moisturiser much but this one tickles my fancy. It’s light, doesn’t leave any greasy residue and keeps the skin moisturised and hydrated throughout the night. As it’s not as rich as I imagined, I used it during the day as well and it worked just as well. Best of all, it didn’t break me out.

Well, that’s a win already in my books.

Detoxifying Facial Scrub (RRP AU$12.95 for 125ml)

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub

This is quite a scrubby, er, scrub. It contains a lot of grainy bits that are used to exfoliate the skin. Micro beads of jojoba and finely ground bamboo make up the grains for this face polish. It’s not as harsh as, say, St Ives’ scrubs.

When you add water to the scrub, it forms into a creamy facial wash. It doesn’t leave the skin feeling dry or taut and the polishing beads do a good job in exfoliating without going over the top. For a facial scrub, I’d say this is A-okay.

Sukin Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser and Detoxifying Facial Scrub

So, do the added greens make any difference in the products at all? To be honest, I can’t tell. To me, these are just a regular moisturiser and facial scrub. Good ones, I’d give them that, but I really cannot say that the blend of kale, spirulina, parsley, chlorella and so on made any difference to my skin. I’ve always called plant extracts fluff ingredients and I’ll have to say the same for these.

However, if you’re looking for a good and affordable moisturiser, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser. At AU$12.95 for 125ml, it’s a very decent size and price for what it does, which is to moisturise your skin. And that, for me, is good enough for a moisturiser. It works very well on my combination skin and I didn’t find it thick and oily at all.

The scrub is a good one to add to the regime as well if you’re a fan of facial scrubs. It doesn’t feel harsh on the skin but leaves it clean, glowing but not dry.

Sukin Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturiser and Detoxifying Facial Scrub

All jokes aside, really, people, eat your veggies. Take care of your skin. You know, all that important stuff. 🙂

Have you tried the Sukin Super Greens range? If you have, did you like it? Are you a fan of any of the super foods?

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11 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    I actually LOVE the Sukin body lotion. That’s the one that I plan to use. I finally got a chance to try it recently at the hotel I was staying in and was hooked. It absorbs quickly and it’s not sticky at all. I hate sticky lotions. And it’s lightly-scented so there’s no clashes with my perfume. So happy for something that’s easily available and pretty decently-priced too. As for skincare, heh, nah, I’m sticking with my usual suspects.

    1. Tine

      Hmm I might give the body lotion a go now. The body wash is great; I definitely recommend it. It gets a good thumbs up from Ah Beng too. 😉

  2. Asha

    HA! I just got this 2 weeks ago, my spendy self couldn’t pass it up at Chemist Warehouse!—Detoxifying-Clay-Masque

    Have to admit, I quite like it, doesn’t break my sensitive skin out, jury is still out on whether its actually doing anything for me but hey, nothing bad is still a win in my books!

    1. Tine

      Hahahaha that’s exactly how my mum would say! “Girl, as long as it’s not making my skin worse, it’s a good product”. Kakakaka!

  3. Beauty Box

    I’ll have to give these a go when I’m back Down Under! I love their facial wash too! Great value for a something that cleanses well and doesn’t strip the skin, plus smells good. I’m not so fond of their body moisturizer though – and their facial moisturizer. I think they are too rich for my oily skin. But this one sounds light enough so I’ll give it a try.
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    1. Tine

      I’ve used their facial wash before. It’s not bad at all. I’m just waiting for Priceline’s 40% off skincare sale so that I can stock up on the body washes. As for the moisturiser, I agree; I didn’t really like the original one too and found it a tad too rich. This one’s good though.

  4. Victoria

    Hi Tine. Is their body wash that good? Here in Malaysia, Vitacare which usually carries Sukin is having a good offer for their body wash. So was wondering if it was worth the buy. I have been using their facial wash for over 1 year now and I like it a lot. I only like using gel like facial wash so when Vitacare was having sales late last year, where you buy 1 and get the 2nd bottle for half price, I bought over 6 bottles just to stock up. Hahahaha. I don’t think this range is in Malaysia yet but will look out for it 🙂

    1. Tine

      I love it. It’s gentle, smells like Aesop’s handwash and doesn’t cost that much. In fact, when Priceline does their 40% off skincare sale, I could get a 1litre bottle for less than $10. 🙂

  5. Aurea

    Hello there! I have 3 questions:
    1) Can you use the scrub everyday
    2) Can you use the facial scrub along with a cleansing brush or would it be too harsh on the skin (I have normal skin)
    3) Do you think the facial scrub would assist in getting rid of acne scars/blemishes?

    1. Tine

      Hi Aurea,
      1) Nope, I don’t recommend using a facial scrub daily. Max twice a week, recommended once a week.
      2) Oh most definite not with a cleansing brush. That’s taking exfoliation on overdrive. Your skin doesn’t need that sort of irritation. Gently sloughing of dead skin cells with your hands and scrub will do.
      3) Nope, unfortunately one cannot scrub their blemishes away. Scrubs work as an exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin.
      Hope that helps! 🙂

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