Suki organic skin care for intensive brightening
~ Pure Tincture, an online store based in Singapore specializing in 100% natural, non-comedogenic plus organic skin care, recently contacted Viva Woman to review some of their products. I had Hazel of Hazelnutt House test out their products and this is her second review for two brightening products from Suki Organic Skin Care range with her before and after pictures. ~
Suki Targeted Bio-Brightening Face Serum 15ml – $150
Ingredients: songyi mushroom + licorice root
organic roses (rosa centifolia) infused in purified filtered water (agua), songyi mushroom (tricholoma matsutake) extract, arbutin, standardized 85% salicins white willow bark (salix alba) extract, time-released vitamin c glucoside (ascorbic acid glucoside), lemon peel (citrus medica limonum peel) extract, licorice root (glycyrrhiza glabra) extract, organic rose (rosa canina), chamomile (anthemis nobilis) & calendula (calendula officinalis) extracts, 100% natural food grade xanthan gum (xanthan)
According to the product description, this highly concentrated, oil-free serum is designed to brighten and diminish the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, scars, spots & redness for a more overall radiant, even complexion.
Suki Intensive Brightening Cream 30ml – $110
Ingredients: organic chamomile (anthemis nobilis), calendula (calendula officinalis) & rose (rosa centifolia) infusions (agua), organic jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis), organic concentrated food grade aloe vera (aloe barbadensis), organic comfrey extract (symphtutum officinale), organic evening primrose (oenothera biennis), rose hip seed (rosa canina), sunflower (helianthus annus) & rice germ (oryza sativa) oils, 100% natural beeswax (cera alba), time-release vitamin c glucoside (ascorbic acid glucoside), active yeast collagen extract (saccharomyces lysate), organic calendula (calendula officinalis), chamomile (anthemis nobilis) & lavender (lavandula angustifolia) extracts, organic rose wax (rosa canina), organic fair trade shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), organic rose extract (rosa canina), standardized green tea (camellia sinensis) & grapeseed (vitis vinifera) extracts, organic non-gmo lecithin (lecithin), cetearyl alcohol (cetearyl alcohol), food grade xanthan (xanthan) & arabic (acacia catechu) gums
As described, this cream is targeted to soften discoloration and dark eye circles, fade sunspots and brighten the complexion with this medium textured lotion for combination to dry, sensitive and mature skin types. Suitable as an eye cream too.
I am in my early 30s and I have oily, pigmented and acne prone skin. For this review, I will be doing a combine-review for both products, as I am unable to pinpoint exactly what each product did for my face as I used them simultaneously.
The serum sets to even out skin tone but promises not to bleach the skin. I am wary of products that claim to even out skin tone for I have tried some that claim to even out skin tone, but actually bleached the skin on my face and I ended up with darker shades along my jaw and hairline since I did not apply products on those areas. This was definitely not the case with the Suki serum and cream as they even out my skin tone in a subtle way. The serum contains Songyi mushroom extract and has powerful antioxidants properties, which is widely used for its whitening properties.
Pigmentation and redness
Frankly, my pigmentation and freckles are still sitting on my face. I have had freckles on my cheekbones as a kid and it did not help that I used to tan a lot without any sunscreen. So, I really did not expect the Suki products to erase pigmentations that had buildup over the years. However, if you look closely, you can see that they have lightened quite a fair bit within 3 weeks of using both products. I have to give credit to the overall brightening effect and the fact that my skin tone has become much more even! You will also notice that the redness on my cheeks and around the nose has decreased. Both the serum and the cream contain time-released vitamin c glucoside. According to the product description, it targets unwanted spots and hyper-pigmentation and rejuvenates damaged skin cells by continuously neutralizing free radicals & preventing future pigmentation triggers.
Decongest pores and acne
After using these products for about a week, I noticed that my blackheads became very obvious! On some parts of my face, they were literally little black fullstops! Several new clogged pores also emerged. I was ready to throw in the towel and switch to my regular skincare but I decided to give Suki another week before I make a decision. A few days later, without any improvements, I decided, that I ought to exfoliate with a scrub and then use a deep cleansing mask. After I scrubbed my face, I managed to remove many clogged pores easily with a comedone extractor. It soon struck me that it was the Suki products that had quicken the exfoliation process of my skin, thus the blackheads and clogged pores became more obvious as they were sitting on the surface, waiting to be extracted. The serum contains natural salicylic acid (salix alba) which is known to cause the cells of the epidermis to shed faster, open clogged pores and to neutralize the bacteria within. Since I am acne prone, I am happy to report that these products did not cause any new acne spots on my face. This could be attributed to the licorice root extract in the serum, which is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties to clear up skin issues such as acne.
Dark eye circles
According to the product description for the cream, it targets to soften discoloration and dark eye circles. Unfortunately, I am unable to comment on that, as I am one of those born with naturally dark eye circles. However, I am happy to be able to skip using my eye cream as the cream can be used on the eye area as well.
Suki’s 100% organic ingredients have contributed to an improvement in my overall skin quality. I will definitely purchase both items after I have finished them. As an organic brand, the price is comparable to high-end department store products brands. You may also like to know that Pure Tincture ships internationally and provides free delivery within Singapore for purchases over S$100. Please check their website for further information.
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Wow! Thats amazing, very good results, awesome! ?
Yes, the improvements are pretty cool…
ur skin definitely improve but it seem that ur skin become tanner as well?
Could be the lighting or the time of the day the picture was taken. Anyway, that’s Hazel’s skin.
wow… i’m intrigued by this product. i have the same problem as the reviewer… can’t wait to try it out and see if this works for me….
Love their Lemongrass Sugar Scrub, it’s awesome for keeping the blackheads & whiteheads away. For my acne skin, it’s good to renew my skin so acne scars fade that much faster. I use it every other day since my skin can take it. Plus it smells wonderfully lemony. ?
Oh that sounds good. And you’re able to exfoliate daily? I’m currently exfoliating daily too to get rid of my acne marks and I’m using a massage cream. I agree that the marks fade much faster. But mine contains seaweed extracts and smells awful.
I hope it’ll work for you too if you get it. Remember to exfoliate too like she did.
Is exfoliating daily ok? I try to exfoliate every 3 days or so. If I have acne marks I wanna get rid of I exfoliate on that spot.
Do i need to put on moisturizer after the cream?
hmm.. i think i can only to afford to buy either one only with the current budget…
any advise which one to get first?
It depends on the products and your skin profile. Mine cannot withstand those scrubs – maximum once or twice a week but this massage cream is gentle so I can do it daily although I’ll switch back to twice or thrice soon. Daily exfoliation is a temporary measure for me to improve my skin condition.
It definitely depends on your skin. My mother who has mature dry skin can only use it every 3 days if she wanted to. I usually use it at night after the OCM method if I wore makeup that day. Sometimes in the morning if I feel like a smoother canvas. Not all scrubs are created equal. To me, it’s like a oil rub with sugar grains which lathers white. I use it as a lip scrub too which tastes like lemon candy.
Actually, I have a very gentle cream scrub which has granularity like ummmmm….red bean paste or something like that. Can hardly feel the grains yet its still there. Actually, on the tube it says suitable for daily use. Perhaps I should give that a go as I’m having little bumps on my jaw.
I did not use a moisturiser after the cream. If i am on a budget, i would probably purchase the serum first as serums are highly concentrated. You do need a moisturiser on top of the serum though.
Sesame’s right. I tried to take the pics at the same time of the day but the lighting just turned out different. In the ‘after’ pics i do look tanner but i believe it’s the lighting.
btw ladies, i am Hazel – the guest reviewer.
If you use the cream, you won’t need a moisturizer…see Hazel’s reply. And Hazel suggest you purchase the serum if you only want to choose one. That’s probably what I’ll get too if I were to pick one of the two.
thanks for the advice Hazel.
Hey have u tried suki’s liquid formula concealer? Does it really gives good coverage esp for scars and dark circles? I’m thinking of purchasing it but wld like to get some reviews first. I’m fair-skinned but flax seems kinda sheer for intensive coverage.
No, not tried the concealer before.
Thanks for the review, I have been waiting for someone to do some reviews on suki products.
Btw, what do you think about their balancing facial moisture? I was thinking about purchasing it…It has pure premium distilled steam essential oils in it… Didn’t you mention early on your blog to avoid essential oils? Maybe I’m just day dreaming… Anyways, I would love to hear your opinion!
Not tried that the balancing facial moisture. Essential oils are fine. I have never said to avoid them – only those with plenty of citrus ones in their formulation – as those are sun sensitive. I use many products containing essential oils on a daily basis.
I just purchased suki intensive brightening cream and I have noticed they’ve added alcohol denat, i wasn’t too happy about it but I’m still going to carry on using it and see what happens. Its surprising when you listed the ingredients above, they never added acohol denat then? Do you reckon they recently changed their ingredients?
Oh dear…the Suki product was a guest review and yes, the ingredient list does not indicate alcohol denat. I went to the website to take a quick look at their list and it’s not there either unless i missed it so I wonder why. Did you check through the website’s list too? I think you can write and ask them about it if the ingredient is not listed.
I’m 57 and just lost 64 lbs. YAY! As a result, I had these hideously ugly wrinkly excess skin lines under my chin and throat. I was contemplating ultherapy at $250 a session, and I’ve never contemplated a cosmetic procedure. I knew I needed a good firming serum, and decided on the Lady Soma Renewal Serum. I’ve never written a review on any products before, but this Lady Soma Serum deserved it. About 45 minutes after my first application, I just happened to look in the mirror and couldn’t believe what I saw. Now it’s been 4 days later and these lines are almost gone. Best cosmetic purchase I ever made. Very happy.