Suki Nourishing Day Cream - review


As you may know, I made December Suki month and I've been testing three new Suki products alongside a fourth Suki item that's been a staple for a while now.

This day cream is first up in my reviews, and the other two products may take me a while to form an opinion on because at the moment I'm not using them every day.

From memory I'd tried a sample of this day cream before purchasing the full size, so I already knew that it agreed with my skin when I bought it. I do like it and I'm glad to have it, although I'm not sure if it's earned a permanent place in my collection because it hasn't blown my socks off the way I'd hoped.

I'm not saying it's not good - it is - it's just that it hasn't amazed me in the same way that I was amazed by the Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser (that's the product that's become a staple for me, almost from the first use). 

That's not a bad thing because Suki has become harder to come by at reasonable prices in Australia (if Australian prices can ever be called 'reasonable' ; ) ) ever since Violet Box closed operations.

Suki claims/product details:
  • Formulated as a rich, luxurious, age-defying cream
  • Keeps skin hydrated, firm and super-smooth all over
  • Prevents premature ageing and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Contains stabilised vitamin c that's highly concentrated and deeply penetrating
  • Fights free radical oxidation, lost elasticity, sagging and slowed collagen, spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Smooths and evens the complexion, providing an even, glowing, smooth, radiant skintone
  • To use: while dewy from toner, gently massage 1 to 2 pumps into face and décolleté until completely absorbed
  • RRP $42.95 AUD for 30ml, but do shop around


This is one of those products that I really like but that I'm not sure I would buy again because it hasn't wowed me the way some products have. This may be part of the problem of being a beauty junkie - you try so many wonderful things that your expectations seem to get higher and higher as the years pass.

This cream is a slightly odd yellow-tan colour and it smells a little like fermented fruit. It's not a pleasant smell but it's one I can live with and to be honest I'd prefer something like this that just smells like it does, rather than smells strongly of a pretty scent that's been used to mask a product's natural odour.

It's somehow thin but thick at the same time, and it hydrates and absorbs well. It also has a slight brightening/tightening effect, and it was this that made me want to purchase the cream in the first place because I like how it makes my skin look.

I really love the Suki line of products and most of the brand's items that I've tested have really impressed me. I did use a trial kit for clarity earlier this year and couldn't believe how quickly the products cleared up my skin and soothed any redness I had. For this reason, I've come to expect great things from Suki and I think that's why this cream has fallen just short of the mark for me.

In terms of product claims, I think it generally meets those - it's just that it doesn't meet any of them so well that it distinguishes itself in any particular way. Also, while I've seen this cream retail for just over $40 in Australia, some stores sell it for almost $90: this is a decent product for $40 but I wouldn't touch it for any more than that.

In sum, I'm enjoying using this cream but it's not one I would repurchase because it isn't so good that it deserves a permanent position in my skincare armoury.

Have you tried any Suki products? Let me know what you think if so.

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