VALUE RATING: 7.5/10
The Sukin oil balancing mattifying facial moisturiser is a naturally derived moisturiser that helps to rebalance, restore and replenish your complexion.According the Sukin the formula is
“enriched with rice powder to mattify the face and prevent an oily base throughout the day. Pomegranate and quince to promote healthy, balanced skin, while a blend of Aloe Vera and chamomile calms and soothes while providing light hydration. This moisturiser with antioxidant-rich rooibos tea, Moringa and willowherb extracts encourages skin revitalisation and refreshes combination skin, leaving the skin feeling moisturised with a matte finish.”
SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE
After using the moisturiser almost every day for the past 2 month, I would say that Sukin’s description is only partially accurate. It does make my skin feel well moisturised and healthy, and initially after application it does give my face a matte finish and helps to reduce shine throughout the day. However, for me I still get a bit of that greasy 3pm shine which this product is claimed to avoid. It’s rich formula is pretty gentle, but does clog my pores a bit causing the occasional spot. But that said, it is still a solid product, and despite this, it does work quite well and I would rather use this than a lot of other mainstream moisturisers. For the reasonable price point, you get a decent volume of product, which should last you longer than many other products, I do feel like it is good for my skin
Mid Range $$
Normal and clear skin
EASE OF USE
Very easy and convenient. The pump makes it easy to use in a hurry and I found its nourishing ingredients make it good for doubling a night cream.
AMOUNT OF PRODUCT USED PER APPLICATION
Normal. It’s rich formula spreads quite well so you don’t need to use a lot per application.
It has a fair strong aroma for a face cream, with a leafy botanical fragrance. Despite it smelling very natural, for me personally, the scent is a bit too strong, it took a while to get used to. Although that’s just my personal opinion, some of my friends who have also used the product think it smells amazing.
Medium – It uses rich and conditioning ingredients (like oils and plant extracts), which gives it quite a good moisturising affect. The rice powder helps to balance the oils to give a more non-oily matte gloss.
It delivers fairly consistent and reliable performance for daily use when applied to clean skin. While it doesn’t always maintain a perfect matte finish, for something that actually feels quite moisturising it does help me to avoid some of the shine my skin would normally accumulate throughout the day. And the pump bottle and smooth consistency makes it really easy to apply on the go.
Unlike a lot of face creams which use chemicals to artificially make your skin feel good, it feels like Sukin has taken a more natural approach to use ingredients, like oils, which actually moisturises the skin. It leaves skin feeling good even after washing it off.
Vegan. Cruelty free. Naturally created with:
No Petrolatum/Mineral Oils
No Synthetic Fragrances
No Animal Derivatives
No Artificial Colours
No Harsh Detergents
No Propylene Glycol
No MEA / DEA / TEA
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Cydonia Oblonga Leaf Extract (Quince), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract (Rooibos), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Epilobium Angustifolium Extract (Willowherb), Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract (Bilberry), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (Pomegranate), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil (Petitgrain), Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil (Lemon Myrtle), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene*, Linalool*. * Natural component of essential oil
WHERE TO BUY
HOW TO USE
Apply to face, neck and décolletage morning and/or evening after cleansing. For best results, use in conjunction with other oil balancing products.
WOULD I BUY AGAIN?
Yes. I think for the value, you get good benefits. It might not be what I would use all the time, but for me it is kind of a convenient all-in-one product that I can use and trust when I’m in a hurry when I don’t want to use anything more complicated.