Sukin Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer Review

When it comes to affordable, eco-friendly skincare, no brand appeals to me the way Sukin does. This Melbourne based brand left me with a great first impression after I tried their Sensitive Skin Moisturizer on a whim, and ever since I wanted to try more from them. I picked up a bottle of Sukin's Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer, finished it, and then bought another. According to Sukin, this moisturizer is "enriched with extracts of Kale, Spirulina, Parsley and Chlorella to promote a radiant, healthy complexion. Acai and Goji Berry Extracts are rich in antioxidants and nutrients to assist in minimising the appearance of fine lines. Hydrating Oils of Rosehip, Avocado and Jojoba lock moisture into the skin." The Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer contains 125ml (4.23fl oz) and retails for $13.95AUD. Sukin products are cruelty free, vegan friendly, carbon neutral, and made in Australia.

Sukin's Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer comes in a dark, nearly opaque brown plastic bottle, topped with a black pump. An attractive emerald green label wraps around the bottle, offering an ingredient list, and an explanation of many of those ingredient's benefits. This moisturizer's functional packaging is entirely recyclable.

Sukin's Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer is a lightweight white lotion that feels very wet and cooling on the skin. This thin moisturizer absorbs in under a minute, so quickly that sometimes it feels like it's evaporating off. Despite it's wet feel, I don't find the Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer to be significantly hydrating, though it is almost exceptionally softening. Hot, dry summer weather leaves my normal skin feeling a little parched, and currently this moisturizer isn't meeting my needs - I have to mix a few drops of facial oil in for more moisture. Now that I'm at the end of my second bottle of the Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer, I realise that I don't like it anywhere near as much as I convinced myself I did. I had such an excellent experience with the multiple bottles of Sukin Sensitive Skin Moisturizer that I used, that I told myself the Super Greens version was just as good - unfortunately that hasn't been the case for me. Aside from it's softening effect, this moisturizer just doesn't make an impact on my skin.

Sukin's Super Greens line is aimed towards those with dull and dehydrated skin, but my experience with this moisturizer tells me that it's only appropriate for those with oily skin that aren't in need of much additional moisture. Dry and dehydrated skin should avoid the Nutrient Rich Moisturizer and opt for one of Sukin's thicker, more emollient moisturizers like the Sensitive Night Cream or Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream.

The Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer has the same core formula as the Sensitive Skin Moisturizer, which is why I was surprised to have such different results between the two products. This moisturizer is comprised of a blend of natural oils and butters that should hydrate and seal moisture into the skin - I guess the water content is too high for them to emulsify correctly? Looking at the ingredients, I'm genuinely puzzled as to why this moisturizer doesn't perform better for me. Sukin's Super Green Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer is loaded with nourishing fruit and vegetable extracts like carrot, acai, parlsey and kale. The jury is out on whether these antioxidant and vitamin rich plants have a topical impact on the skin, but in my view they can't hurt either - none of these plant extracts are known to cause irritation to the skin. My only ingredient related complaint is that this moisturizer contains fragrance that results in a light, strangely sweet and hard to describe scent.

I can't help but feel let down by Sukin's Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer. It took me weeks to complete this review because I kept hemming and hawing about how I really felt about it. I argued with myself that it had to be good because the ingredient list looks amazing and I've had great experiences with Sukin in the past, but in the end this moisturizer just doesn't work that well for me. Perhaps the formula is slightly off balance, or maybe my complexion is just being problematic. Either way, I think that Sukin had great intentions with this product but in actuality it falls a little flat. Stick with the Sensitive Skin Moisturizer instead, I know I will be.


Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rosehip), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (Acai), Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (Goji), Spirulina Platensis Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract (Kale), Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool

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