It has been just over three months since the launch of local hair care company Suki Suki Naturals’ new skincare range. I’ve tried to give myself a long period of consistent use of the items from the range, as I know that typically, natural products aren’t a ‘quick fix’ but instead take more time to show results.
Honestly, I’m really impressed with the range as a whole, and when you consider that Linda (Suki Suki’s owner) makes everything by hand, I can’t help but be a little bit in awe. From her ingredient sourcing to her product packaging to the actual results her product’s deliver, everything she touches seems to turn into beauty product gold.
Rosehip Brightening Facial Oil 50ml (R300)
The way I have used this facial oil is by far the closest to a routine I have ever gotten with my skincare. After consistent use over the past few months, I’ve been applying sunscreen every morning, and the Rosehip Oil every evening, and I have noticed such a dramatic lightening of my freckles and pigmentation.
And it’s for this reason that I will be repurchasing the Rosehip Brightening Oil (although only in a few months, as one pump covers my entire face). I love how thick and sticky it is, yet even after daily use, I have yet to breakout or find that my pores clog up because of it.
What was great for me about this product is it really changed my mind about completely natural skincare. All natural products have been a concept I have never truly believed in. I mean, obviously there are benefits, such as the hydration oil may bring, but can they really produce significant results in areas such as pigmentation and aging?
Suki Suki Naturals Brightening Oil changed how I viewed these all natural products. It was so refreshing and amazing to see how with consistent use, I was able to see results that synthetic products hadn’t been able to produce.
Acai Gentle Exfoliating Mask 50g (R240)
Suki Suki Naturals seems to have been one step ahead of the trend when it comes to these types of masks. Since receiving this little guy from the launch, I have seen other brands pop up with ‘DIY’ masks and powder cleansers.
The Acai Gentle Exfoliating Mask is great because it doubles as both! It can be used as a scrub-cleanser type thing, or left on in order to act as a mask. I usually do both, and after scrubbing away (lightly), I leave the product on my face till it dries.
My favourite thing about the mask is how gentle, yet effective it is. We’ve been trained to think that burning, alcohol-based, astringent products are the ones that produce the best effects, and that the more they hurt, the better they’re working. But with this mask, the effectiveness is based in the exfoliating properties of the apricot kernel particles and the drying properties of the clay-like base that it’s made from.
Papaya Rose Hydrating Facial Mist 50ml (R220)
This mist lives on my vanity, as it has become my most reached for skincare item. Toner? Setting spray? Hydration mist? Sunburn soother? No, all of the above.
This beautifully yummy mist is whatever you need it to be, and I have really got my money’s worth out of it by putting it to the test in every use I can imagine.
While you are able to buy rose water in bulk, Suki Suki Naturals’ mist comes with added ingredients like aloe vera leaf juice and papain extract, which bring with them added benefits that in my opinion are worth the splurge.
Jasmine Lip Treatment 17g (R60)
Is this a necessary purchase? Absolutely not. But damn, it really works.
This tiny pot of gold is the ONLY thing that is able to make my lips soft and smooth when they’re peeling and cracking. Other lip balms can tide me over throughout the day, but every morning and night, after I brush my teeth, I need to use this.
The treatment is slightly tinted, with a pinky reddy hue, which I’m quite indifferent to. The smell isn’t particularly strong or perfumed, which I like. The consistency is hard at first but becomes smooth and oily after you warm it up.
It lasts for absolute ages, and after using it every day (twice a day), I have yet to make all that much of a dent in it (bonus!).
As the Suki Suki Naturals skincare launch was the first event I had ever attended after I started blogging, the brand and products will always hold a special place in my heart. After speaking to Linda and hearing how knowledgeable she is about her field and seeing how much effort and dedication she has put into her brand, I had new found respect for local entrepreneurs.
The products she has produced are absolutely stunning and make me want to try other items from the range (as well as her hair care range).
If you haven’t read my thoughts on the launch, be sure to check it out, and let me know in the comments which item seems most interesting to you!