17 December 2013

Product Review: Sukin Wellness Body Oil

Once upon a time I avoided all oil skin care products. You see, I have combination skin, prone to breakouts, so the last think I wanted to add to my skin was more oil. But then I realised that most of these oils actually do not make the skin greasy, and since then I’ve been in love! Here are my thoughts on the Sukin Wellness Body Oil;               

What They Say:
"This 100% natural and luxurious blend of botanical oils helps to soothe the body and mind. Rose hip oil offers the skin instant hydration, promoting skin elasticity and radiance, while Marula seed oil is antioxidant rich to soothe skin and help improve skin texture. Soybean oil, rich in EFA's (essential fatty acids) for deep skin conditioning, along with calendula flower extract, rich in beta-carotene to soothe skin help regenerate damaged skin, leaving it soft & silky. This multi-use  body oil is ideal for massage or for use as a bath oil, post shaving or waxing and as a hand or foot treatment to soothe the skin, leaving no oily residue."

RRP: $19.95(100ml) – Available from Priceline, select pharmacies and Sukin Online
What I Say:
This Wellness Body Oil from Sukin contains among others Soybena Oil, Marula Seed Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and claims to not only hydrate the skin, but also improve skin texture and help regenerate
damaged skin.

The oil is Australian own and made, and is free from all the chemical nasties including SLS, SLES, synthetic fragrances, detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, mineral oils, EDTA and parabens, as well as it is 100% vegan, 100% carbon neutral and not tested on animals. Massive bonus points all around!

The Body oil has a nice natural fruity scent of orange, no doubt coming from mandarin orange and tangerine peel oils included – and being a lover of anything citrus scented, this is a winner for me.

It comes in a brown glass bottle with a pump, which I really like as it makes it so easy to use, without getting too much oil. I also like the glass bottle, although it means that you have to be a little more careful not to drop it on the bathroom floor, as well as it is not very practical when travelling.

I simply apply a few sprays on my body after I come out of the shower while my skin is still damp, and smooth massage it in with my hands. And you can instantly feel its caring moisturising properties, as my skin is left so soft and smooth, and with a nice sheen and healthy glow. There is absolutely no greasiness to be felt on my skin. And the beautiful scent keeps lingering around for a while too, which I really love.

I also love that this body oil has multiple uses, as it can also be used as a massage oil, as a bath oil, as foot and hand treatment also caring for dry cuticles, - and after I’ve applied it to my body, I run my fingers through my hair, so my dry ends can also benefit from the moisturising properties.

And don’t be fooled and think the 100ml bottle is small compared to the usual 250-300ml body lotions, as the oil is very concentrated so it will last you just as long, which also makes the $19.95 price tag very reasonable.

What I Like:
  • It comes in a pump bottle that is easy to use
  • It is well priced
  • It is very concentrated
  • It absorbs quickly and leaves the skin soft and thoroughly and without feeling greasy
  • It leaves the skin with a nice sheen and a healthy glow
  • It has a nice gentle and natural orange scent

What I Don’t Like:
  • While I do like the glass bottle, I also find it a little impractical, as with oily fingers there is an increased risk of dropping it on the bathroom floor.

Overall, this is such a lovely body oil, and I love everything from its scent, to how nice and soft it makes my skin feel and not to mention how glowingly healthy it looks. I will definitely be purchasing this again!
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever tried any of the products from Sukin? Do you use body oils? Which one would you recommend?



  1. Australian brands are really, really awesome! I totally want to try this out now! Thanks for review dear :).


    1. Thanks Gita, and yep, there are so many great Australian brands, and this one is a perfect example. The oil is truly amazing!

  2. Thanks for the review! Your blog is helpful! I am now following you via the blog hop! Check my blog out?

    1. Thanks Casey, and thanks for visiting and following my blog, I'll make sure to check out yours too!


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