Daydreaming of being on a beach right now with this gorgeous turquoise creme nail polish color called Son of a Beach by @heroine.nyc 🏝
All of heroine.nyc nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free! 💚
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There is virtually no scent to this cuticle oil, so this would be perfect for someone who is sensitive to fragrances or for someone who doesn’t like lingering scents on their hands when using a hand cream or oil.
I also appreciate the recyclable packaging and reusable glass bottle + dropper! ♻️ 🌍
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Review: Sukin’s Detoxifying Facial Scrub

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I’ve been searching for an all-natural, cruelty-free, and vegan exfoliator for some time now and  since I was so impressed with Sukin’s Sulphate-free Foaming Facial Cleanser, I thought I’d give their Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub ($12.95 for 125ml) a try!

All Sukin products are cruelty-free as well as vegan!

Product Description and Claims:

a blend of kale, spirulina and parsley promote a healthy, glowing complexion while jojoba beads and bamboo gently exfoliate the skin

Micro jojoba beads and ground bamboo offer the skin a gentle polish to remove dirt and impurities. A blend of kale, spirulina, chlorella and parsley impart detoxifying antioxidants and vitamins on the skin, while pineapple, licorice and lime peel promote a clean, radiant complexion.”

Kale, spirulina, chlorella, parsley, pineapple, lime peel… Am I suppose to eat this? Sounds more like a green smoothie squeezed into a bottle! “Super Greens” is definitely the right name for this product!

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub {VEGAN}

Personal Review

  • It smells SO good. The moment you open the cap, you get a rush of sweet cranberry scent without being too overpowering. It makes me feel like I’m in a fruit-infused bath of cranberries!
  • Considering its name “Super Greens”, I thought the product was going to come out as this super green color but it’s actually white!
  • The micro jojoba beads and ground bamboo does an amazing job of removing the daily grime off my face but it’s not irritating at all. The combo works well together as an effective gentle exfoliator, it sort of forms into a grainy sand texture that is easy to rinse off.
  • When using this in the shower, I have gotten a bit of the tiny jojoba beads in my eyes. It feels like sand in my eyes but can be easily rubbed or rinsed away.
  • Leaves my face feeling super soft, clean, and radiant! It doesn’t dry my skin out or leave my skin feeling flaky.

I have used it as a daily exfoliator however I feel that the jojoba beads can be a bit abrasive for those who have sensitive skin. One night, I scrubbed a little harder than usual and it left my face feeling like I got scratched by a sassy cat. There’s really no need to do what I did and scrub as hard because the product really does all the work for you.

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Scrub {VEGAN}

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • No Sulphates (SLS & SLES)
  • No Synthetic Fragrances
  • No Animal Derivatives
  • No Harsh Detergents
  • No Propylene Glycol
  • No Artificial Colours
  • No Mineral Oils
  • No EDTA
  • No parabens
  • Cruelty-Free and Vegan!

“Skincare that doesn’t cost the earth” ~Sukin

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder (Bamboo), Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Jojoba Esters, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract (Kale), Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol.

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  • Aurea
    July 9, 2016

    Hello there! I have three questions:
    1) Can I use this with my facial cleansing brush or should I use it alone?
    2) I know you said that it is ok to use daily (for normal skin), but can I use it in the morning and evening?
    3) Does this scrub assist in getting rid of acne scars/blemishes?

    • Vicky Ly
      July 10, 2016

      Hey Aurea!
      Since this review, I’ve used up my entire bottle so it’s been awhile since I’ve used this facial scrub.

      But here’s what I remember:

      1) You should probably use it alone because the jojoba beads and ground bamboo is quite coarse so if you use it with a cleansing brush.. I’m thinking it might be a little too rough and abrasive on your skin because the little beads work well on their own as an exfoliation. It sort of feels like the texture of salt, so just imagine using your cleansing brush with salt.

      2) I also wouldn’t recommend to use it for both morning and night … I don’t think its gentle enough to use it that often. I think it was more designed to be a facial scrub to exfoliate and get rid of dirt and dead skin cells that build up on our skin. And this doesn’t need to be done too often! =) Otherwise your skin might freak out when over-cleansing it.

      3) I remember my skin would feel softer, smoother, and healthier after using this facial scrub but I don’t remember if it specifically helped with reducing the appearance of my acne scars/blemishes. As someone who also suffers from acne/blemishes.. I’m afraid to make such a bold claim on this product and to disappoint you if it doesn’t live up to that claim!

      In the end, I think this is a great addition to incorporate into your beauty regimen because it’s important to be using a facial scrub at least once a week. This scrub contains all natural ingredients and works well so I would definitely recommend it and repurchase it!

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