Sukin Moisture Rich Body Crème - review


I bought this product a while ago when one of the online retailers had a promotion so you could purchase any two Sukin products and receive a third one free.

Sukin is one of those brands that I like and respect for a few reasons: first, the products are affordable and generally decent; second, the brand is sustainable and doesn't use nasties; and third, it's Australian and I do like supporting homegrown companies.

Plus Sukin is readily available at most pharmacies and many online retailers so you don't need to move mountains to find it.

I remember buying a few Sukin products to review for this blog three years ago now, not long after I started blogging. I liked most of what I tried but didn't end up repurchasing anything - mainly because I wanted to explore other things and write new reviews.

Recently, however, I took advantage of the sale and bought three things to replace some products I'd finished, so over the next while I'll be reviewing them. 

First up is this body cream. I like it but don't love it and I wouldn't buy it again. More on why below.

Sukin claims/product details:
  • Our cream provides intense hydration to dehydrated skin on the body
  • Infused with cocoa and shea butter, plus rosehip, sesame and borage oils 
  • Indulgent formula that helps with skin revitalisation
  • Aloe vera and evening primrose oil help to soothe and calm, leaving your body feeling soft, smooth and hydrated
  • Features a fragrance of orange, lavender and vanilla complemented by lemon myrtle and lime
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • RRP $15.95 AUD for 250ml, but do shop around

Sukin was launched in 2007 and apparently since then it's become Australia's number one skincare brand.

The products are all cruelty free and vegan, plus they don't contain any rubbish so they should suit those with sensitive skin.

For more information on Sukin, see its website here.


As mentioned above, I like this cream but I don't love it. Mind you, all the reviews I've read so far have been glowing (see eg beautyheaven) so it's obviously a popular product that works for many.

It's a white cream with a faint, fresh and clean scent. All the Sukin products I've tried so far smell the same and it's a scent I enjoy.

The cream is on the thick side and while I wouldn't say it's as thick and heavy as a body butter, it's heading in that direction so it mightn't be for those who don't like rich creams.

Two main things bother me about this product. The first is that it takes some work to rub in, so I do find myself massaging away at white streaks more than I would like. It does absorb eventually but if I'm in a rush, I don't reach for this product because I prefer something that absorbs without effort.

The second thing that bothers me about this product is that I don't feel it's very hydrating. For me, it's one of those products that sits on top of the skin and leaves a slight film, but I can still feel how dry my skin is underneath so I can't use this on days when my skin is drier than usual because this won't relieve the problem.

Indeed, I just applied some to my dry hands and they still feel uncomfortable, which tells me that this product isn't delivering moisture deep into the skin where I need it most.

What I do like about this product is that a little goes a long way so this tub is lasting me for ages. So if you don't have dry skin and want something that's reasonably priced (and often available on special), then this might be a good pick because it's good value on a price-per-use basis.

Overall the main thing I like about this product is the scent and also the brand that made it, but it's not the right cream for me so it's not one I would repurchase.


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