Sukin Renewing Body Scrub with Green Tea & Jojoba - review

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You may remember that I bought some Sukin skincare when the brand was half-price at Priceline, because I'd run out of a few things and needed to make some essential purchases to fill gaps in my collection - which I'm allowed to do under the 'rules' of my skincare no buy.

At the time I also bought some Sukin haircare and body care for the kids, as well as this body scrub. You may remember that I've used a Sukin body scrub before and enjoyed that, so I thought I may as well try another one. I mean, why not. It was all half-price. And Sukin isn't an expensive brand to start with, so it was a win-win situation.


Unfortunately I don't love this product and I don't find it to be very effective. 

I do however like Sukin's Coffee & Coconut body scrub, and while that isn't the most effective product on the market either (I've reviewed it here), I do think it's better than this and I also love the scent so I enjoy using it.

This one's a bit meh and I wouldn't buy it again. More on that below.


Sukin claims/product details:

  • A gentle scrub with jojoba beads, green tea leaves and ground walnut shells to delicately polish the surface of the skin
  • A blend of aloe vera, coconut and jojoba oils replenish the skin’s moisture barrier while improving elasticity and collagen for smooth and hydrated skin
  • Green tea extract, rosehip oil and vitamin e impart a blend of antioxidants and essential fatty acids to promote a healthy, nourished and glowing complexion
  • Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin
  • RRP $12.95 AUD for 200ml, but do shop around


Verdict

I've had a look online and I'm not the first person who says this scrub isn't effective (see eg the reviews on beautyheaven's website). I'm also not the first to say that the Coffee & Coconut version is the better product, so I would definitely opt for that over this.

It's a cream product with a very light scent that's barely detectable (it's a fresh, sweet kind of smell), so it should suit those who don't like fragranced products.

While there are grains in this, they're very sparse and they're also very gentle, so I never get a good exfoliation from this and I wouldn't recommend it if you need a scrub that really works.

The other issue with the grains being so sparse is that I need to use a tonne of product to get a noticeable amount of scrubby matter on my body, which means I'm burning through it far too quickly. For this reason I don't think it's good value, even at this reasonable price-point.

What I do like about it, however, is that the cream texture does hydrate the skin so my body always feels soft and nourished after use. Indeed, I just used some on my hands and they're feeling beautifully nourished and clean without feeling greasy, so if you wanted to just use this as a hydrating body wash and opt for something else as your exfoliant, you could certainly do that.

Overall I don't think this is a terrible product and I do like how nourishing it is - especially on my dry skin as we're coming into winter - but it's not a good exfoliant and I don't recommend it.

Ineffective.


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