Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water

Sukin Micellar Water Review

I completely forgot to include the Micellar Cleansing Water from Sukin in my Current Beauty Favourites: a huge oversight, because I actually use this quite regularly. I use micellars in general quite regularly, thinking about it, whether it’s to remove a bit of my makeup pre-cleansing, as in with a balm or oil or cream, or to have a very speedy once-over in the morning when I’m running short of time. A micellar cleanser is a water with tiny droplets of oily cleanser suspended in it, just in case you were wondering; the oil attracts the dirt and then it’s all wiped away, which isn’t as ideal a situation – in my opinion – as breaking down the dirt with oils and then rinsing away, but it’s convenient if you’re not near running water. Or short of time.

So I definitely don’t think that a micellar water can (or should) replace a proper cleanse, one with a washcloth and warm water, but it’s bloody useful when you’ve only got thirty seconds to do your entire beauty routine! They can also be nice and gentle as a final “clean sweep” over your skin once you’ve done a proper wash – if you’re not in the bath and are trying to be careful with your face-splashing then sometimes bits get missed, I find, especially around the hairline and under the chin…

Anyway, the one from Australian natural beauty brand Sukin is lovely and soothing, but surprisingly deft at cutting through makeup. Even a mild bit of eye makeup, so long as it’s nothing too rubbery or claggy. It contains cucumber, aloe vera and chamomile and has a very refreshing feel, but doesn’t leave skin dry or tight. I’ve been really impressed and put it to the ultimate test the other day: I made it the “Duty Cleanser” during one of my crazy makeup-trying-on sessions. Four foundations and nine lipstick changes later… No soreness whatsoever and I didn’t have to rub at my face like a woman possessed.

You can find the Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water at Boots here* – it’s £7.95. Sukin seems to be quite a lovely brand – their tagline is Beauty Shouldn’t Cost The Earth, and they are vegan and 100% carbon neutral. I have a few more bits to try, so I’ll keep you updated.

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  1. Maireaddy
    April 21, 2017 / 8:11 am

    No criticism of you Ruth but I don’t understand how a brand can claim to be carbon neutral and then ship all this way – there’s nothing about how that’s mitigated on their site.

    • April 21, 2017 / 11:08 am

      I understand from research that I have done that they donate to an organization that plants trees to outbalance the carbon dioxide created in production. If that refera to the shipping as well I am not sure.

    • Michelle
      April 21, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      I was just wondering the same thing!

  2. April 21, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I use a shampoo and conditioner from the line that I stumbled upon in TKMaxx a few months back, it is lovely as well.

  3. Lauren
    April 21, 2017 / 11:28 am

    You should try the Sukin Chia oil it is amazing on my dry, sensitive and acne prone skin

  4. Anne
    April 21, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Their face wash is also very good. Don’t love the scent – it is very earthy – but it feels very nourishing and cleanses well.

  5. April 21, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    O this looks incredible and I love that it is organic! I have never heard of this brand before, thanks for sharing.

  6. Jaclyn
    April 21, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Love the Sukin brand. Effective, lovely products at reasonable prices. Big fan of the micellar water, also the super green face serum.

  7. Andrea
    April 21, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I’d love to hear some further reviews of Sukin. I’m a big fan of this range (what I’ve tried, at least). The rose hip facial oil and creams are gentle, soothing and leave skin glowing and healthy-looking. Shampoo and conditioner are also very nice at cleaning without stripping and moisturizing without leaving residue.

    I first stumbled on the products a while back when i was in Australia and did some research on their environmental and animal treatment policies and they do have a strong commitment to sustainability through the purchase of carbon credits and reforestation. The fact that they’re vegan and cruelty free is also an attractive point. All in all, a nice skin and hair care range that is priced quite reasonably!

  8. April 22, 2017 / 9:47 am

    I love their products. Especially facial scrub and clay masque x

  9. Liv
    April 23, 2017 / 4:40 am

    Yeah this brand is quite popular in Australia and can be purchased cheaply almost everywhere. The night creams are lovely too! Only problem is I’m not a huge fan of the scent – sort of reminds me of Orange Poppyseed cake….

  10. April 25, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I’m such a huge fan of Sukin! I have their protein shampoo, night cream and natural deodrant (it actually works). I really enjoy what they stand for and it’s affordable so I’m all for it.

  11. April 26, 2017 / 9:18 am

    This looks a nice product however I am not a huge Micellar water fan.


  12. April 26, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Sound interesting. We’ll try out for sure. Greatings from Switzerland.

  13. Anita
    April 29, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Love micelar waters as well, as in a fresh-don’t have much time-sort of cleanse but I haven’t tried this one yet… Have to give it a go!

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