Sukin Wellbeing Body Oil
After somewhat of a long week, I recently picked up the Sukin Wellbeing Body Oil while on the hunt for some pampering goodies to take along to the beach this weekend. After just a couple of days of testing…I am hooked, and already considering snapping up another to keep handy at the office!
Sukin is an Aussie brand (yay!) built around providing high quality, natural, sustainable and affordable skincare. I’ve been familiar with the brand for a while, but hadn’t tried many of their products. Believe it or not, natural brands have not been on my radar until more recently, as I’ve become more aware of the potentially negative / unknown consequences of what is added into a lot of conventional skincare products.
Sukin Wellbeing Body Oil caught my eye because I’ve been feeling sooo dry, but reluctant to slather on my old body creams that are full of nasty bits like parabens and EDTA. While I don’t want to participate in any scare tactics and paranoia – beauty is meant to be fun, after all! – the thought of these chemicals getting into my bloodstream and doing who-knows-what did not appeal. Also, since I’ve been loving oils (as opposed to creams) for face, I wanted to give a body oil a whirl.
“This 100% natural and luxurious blend of botanical oils helps to soothe the body and mind. Rose hip and marula seed oils offer the skin instant hydration, promoting skin elasticity and radiance. Meanwhile, soybean oil and calendula flower extract, rich in beta-carotene, help to soothe the skin, leaving it deeply moisturised, soft and silky smooth. This multi-use oil is ideal for massage or for use as a bath oil, post shaving or waxing and as a foot or hand or foot treatment to soothe the skin, leaving no oily residue…ideal for use on face or body”
Thankfully, unlike many popular beauty product lines, which recite a monstrous list of ‘unpronounceables’, Sukin Wellbeing Body Oil reads like something that could be eatable:
- Sunflower Oil
- Jojoba Seed Oil
- Coconut Alkanes and Coco-Caprylate
- Marula Seed Oil
- Rose Hip Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Soybean Oil
- Wheat Germ Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Vitamin E
- Tangerine Peel Oil
- Mandarin Orange Peel Oil
- Lavender Oil
Just to be sure, there’s also a long list of ‘NOs’, including:
- No Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
- No Sodium Laureth Sulphate
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- No Animal Derivaties
- No Harsh Detergents
- No Propylene Glycol
- No Artificial Colours
- No Triethanolamine
- No Mineral Oils
- No EDTA
- No Parabens.
What I love about Sukin Wellbeing Body Oil
First of all, I must stay that I LOVE the scent of this product. When applied, the oil leaves a warm, delicate orange blossom scent that feels so luxurious, but is far from overpowering. You will just want to snuggle up to somebody with this on!
I slather this on after my shower while my skin is still damp. Rubbing my hands together with the oil warms it up, and I find that it soaks into my skin within a few minutes after applying. The pump-style packaging is very practical, and I find a couple of pumps for each arm and leg is plenty. It leaves my skin with a nice sheen and feeling pampered!
I also love that this is a real all-in-one product – I like to apply to my body, face and neck, and run the residue left on my hands through the ends of my hair. I also like using a single pump for moisturising my hands and nails. Once upon a time, I would have found using one product for everything a bit lazy, as I enjoyed a long complicated skin routine. Nowadays, while I wouldn’t use this as a mainstay for face (I have other products I love), I like the fact that I can happily use this on my face from time to time. I think there’s something beautiful about a super simple routine!
So for anyone who’s a bit scared of oils, I challenge you to give the Sukin Wellbeing Body Oil a go. At a very reasonable $20, I dare say there is nothing to lose!
I’m excited to try more from Sukin…are there any Sukin products that you love?