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.