As I believe I have mentioned before, I am not a big fan of cleansers that leave a residue-feeling on my face after washing. I wash my face because I want it to feel squeaky clean, and I moisturize it afterward to restore it. I don’t need my face wash to leave anything on my skin. I was therefore understandably a bit reluctant to try anything called “cleansing lotion,” but I’m a good sport and I love natural skincare, so I thought, one day won’t kill me.
I first sniffed it – may seem weird, but I am super scent-oriented and anything too perfumey totally puts me off. In the bottle, it smelled like lemon meringue, which was a huge plus for me. During use, however, it has a strong, distinct herbal smell that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s almost a medicinal smell, but (to me) that’s not a bad thing. I would much prefer a medicinal/herbal/antiseptic smell caused by some natural ingredient than a strong fake odor caused by a chemical fragrance (I’m looking at you, Lancôme).
The bad news: It definitely leaves a noticeable residue. My skin does NOT feel “squeaky clean” in the way I like and am used to. But wait, don’t stop reading yet.
The good news: My skin has never looked better. I am soft, dewy, and hydrated. My friend Somer told me today that I look like I’m glowing! All these years, estheticians have recommended cream face washes to me because I am prone to dry skin and take uber hot showers, and I have tried many different ones only to give up because I don’t like that residue feeling. But if there’s a natural cleanser that smells okay AND is going to make my skin look like a million bucks – well, I guess I better get over my residue issue.
I’ve been using this cleanser for almost a week now, and haven’t experienced any clogged pores or breakouts. And when you see the ingredient list, it’s small wonder why – this is a super natural product. The top ingredient is rose water!
I will definitely keep using Suki Moisture-Rich Cleansing Lotion, and probably investigate the rest of their line as well. C’est magnifique!
In conjunction with the Suki Moisture-Rich Cleansing Lotion, I also started using Suki Pure Facial Moisture – Nourishing. It comes in a little glass bottle with a dropper applicator. There’s not much I can say about it that I didn’t already say when reviewing the cleanser – it’s “100% natural & free of any synthetic ingredients, parabens, lake, fd & c or coal tar colors, preservatives, genetically modified organisms, & nano-particles” per their website, as are all of their products. It smells similar to the cleanser – an herbal, slightly medicinal smell that I don’t mind at all, and that doesn’t linger. It’s an oil – its first ingredient is jojoba seed oil – but it’s light and soft on my skin, and doesn’t leave me feeling “coated.” And as I said with regard to the cleanser, my skin looks radiant. I am absolutely delighted to discover a new, natural skincare line that I really like. Nicely done, Suki!