Review: Skincare: Sukin Organics Foaming Facial Cleanser

by Paris B on · 11 comments

in Cleanser,Natural,Organic,Product Reviews

I got my sister to pick up the Sukin Organics Foaming Facial Cleanser on one of her trips to Singapore. Sukin Organics is only found in certain Watsons in Singapore so she had to traipse all over the place looking for it, much to my gratitude!

The Sukin Organics Foaming Facial Cleanser comes in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The packaging looks very “organic” with its brown container and off white label.

This foaming facial cleanser is supposed to be very gentle with no SLS or parabens in its formula. The ingredient list is also mostly plant based so I reckon it will satisfy all vegans.

This foaming cleanser is in a gel form and pumps out clear. One pump is about enough to wash the face. I must say however, that the texture takes some getting used to if you are used to using foaming facial cleansers from other brands.

With this Sukin Organics Foaming Facial Cleanser, the gel does not lather up as much as other cleansers do. This might be to do with the foaming agent used, which is not Sodium Lauryl Sulfate but Cocamidopropyl Betaine (vegetable). I find it feels “oily” on the skin but once you rub your hands together a bit, it does produce a soft gentle lather.

There is a slight citrus smell mixed with chamomile. What it smells like to me is “natural” and “essential oils”. If you are used to sniffing at essential oils, this is what it smells like – rather natural and herby. I rather like it as I find it soothing. I use this cleanser in the evenings after my regular oil cleanser and it feels nice.

The best thing for me is that I find this foaming cleanser to be very gentle. It does not dry my skin out and I do not get a pulling effect on the skin unlike when I use other brands of foaming cleansers. It does take a while to rinse out but it doesn’t bug me much. My skin feels smooth and soft after washing which is very nice indeed.

I cannot say if it will remove all makeup as I always double cleanse my skin with cleansing oils first. The texture does take some getting used to, but overall, I’d say this is an excellent gentle cleanser which should suit most people with sensitive skin. I did not experience any problems after using this and I only wish I had easier access to it than to have to pop down to Singapore every time to stock up!

A 125ml bottle costs S$12.95 (RM29.80)/ AU$9.95 (RM30) which I find very affordable. I will definitely repurchase this item if I go down to Singapore or if it ever comes here to Malaysia. You can also purchase this item online at Only Oz which ships internationally but it will cost a bomb to ship here! Australian readers might like to know that how lucky you are to have this great product right on your doorstep!

Pros: Does not dry out skin, does not leave skin feeling tight, Soothing smell, Cheap
Cons: Not available in Malaysia at time of writing

Update 2010: Sukin Organics is available at selected Watson’s Pharmacies in Malaysia

Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic blend of German chamomile, aloe vera, witch hazel and green tea. Decyl Glucoside (vegetable), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (vegetable), PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate (vegetable), rosehip oil, macadamia oil, evening primrose oil, Glycerin (vegetable), Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (suttocide) vegetable, Citric Acid, grapefruit seed extract, tangerine essential oil, mandarin essential oil, lavender essential oil, vanilla extract.

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Monstro June 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

This sounds really nice–it also sounds a bit like the Dermalogica cleanser, except the D. one is a creamy consistency. Have you tried that one yet? Wondering how it compares. Will give this a try, especially since it’s so affordable:-)


June 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm

This sounds exactly like something I need! :) No, really. I have sensitive skin, so I might give this a try. If only it was available in Malaysia! :(

Did you get any other products from the same range?


ingrid_possible April 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm

you can get this at vitacare pharmacy, KLCC


ParisB June 23, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Monstro: I’ll test the Dermalogica one against this and tell you :) Its a nice cleanser though if you can get it.

Rinnah: Yes I think it is going to be very suitable for sensitive skins. I did get other stuff and reviews will follow soon.


dawn June 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm

heehee ^^ I’m down here in Melbourne!
I’ve only purchased their Aloe Vera Gel which is FABULOUS!!!
I use it during Winter season like now, and also to make Aspirin Mask ^^ to balance it out a bit…


YZ June 24, 2008 at 12:29 am

Sound like a lovely foaming cleanser 😀
May I know at which Watson’s in Singapore did your sister find this product?


dawn June 24, 2008 at 8:04 am

Well.. if anyone would like me to purchase them from Melbourne, I could post them out to you! Just email me I suppose… ^^


winnie February 4, 2009 at 6:47 pm

i would like to ask if it is suitable for combine skin? is it oily in summer use? i am interested in it, but it is quite hot in Spring and Summer in HK. if it is too moisture for combine skin, it may be oily in summer~ anyway, thank you for your sharing~


ParisB February 5, 2009 at 11:32 am

Hi Winnie

Its not very moisturising as its a foaming cleanser so it should be ok for your skin and weather. Thanks for coming by.


Bebe March 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Sounds not bad. I will try out this cleanser next.


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