Sukin Super Greens Cleansing Oil Review

Sukin says "Our gentle, light-weight Cleansing Oil melts away makeup, dissolves dirt and removes impurities through a mix of Sunflower and Grapeseed Oil. A blend of Chia and Jojoba Oils leaves skin hydrated and nourished. Our Super Greens blend of Kale, Parsley, Spirulina and Chlorella deliver nutrients to the skin, leaving it looking radiant and feeling cleansed and healthy. Suitable for all skin types, especially dull skin." The Super Greens Cleansing Oil contains 125ml (4.2fl oz) of product and retails for $13.99 at Priceline and major retailers in Aus (international shipping available on the brand website). Sukin products are cruelty free, vegan friendly, carbon neutral, and made in Australia.

The Super Greens Cleansing Oil comes in a dark brown plastic bottle with a flip top pour spout cap. A deep green label wraps about the bottle, offing product information, directions for use, and a full ingredient list. Packaging is recyclable.

Sukin's Super Greens Cleansing Oil is a viscous, medium weight oil that spreads nicely over dry skin. From the get-go I was not impressed with this cleansing oil's ability to remove makeup, it struggles to remove washable mascara and even thin lines of gel liner - really it only loosens makeup up, as opposed to truly removing it. The Super Greens Cleansing Oil emulsifies poorly, and leaves a residue that needs to be scrubbed off with a washcloth before I follow up with my second cleanse - often times with a few swipes of micellar water in between to break down my remaining makeup further. It just doesn't get the job done, at all. To make matters worse, Sukin's oil cleanser broke me out pretty badly, likely due to how stubborn it is to remove. The first few uses of the Super Greens Cleansing Oil left my skin hydrated, radiant, and bouncy, but over time stubborn little bumps started cropping up that I could only attribute to this product. My skin is only now starting to clear up three weeks after I stopped using this cleansing oil. Morgan started using it, in an effort to use it up, and immediately experienced the same break outs and congestion that I did. Considering we have fairly different skins, I bet it's a common issue.

The Super Greens Cleansing Oil is made up of a no-bullshit blend of natural oils and plant extracts with a single emulsifier mixed in. Sunflower, grapeseed, chia, jojoba, and hemp oils cleanse and hydrate the skin, imparting a nice glow along the way. Sukin included kale, parsley, and spirulina extracts to nourish the skin, but they have very little proven impact on skin. I take a no-harm approach to these green extracts in skincare, as they're generally non-irritating. You'll get more benefits from eating them, of course. I'm not quite sure which ingredient(s) are causing my skin to react so poorly to the Super Greens Cleansing Oil - I've used them all before with no issue. I suspect that the singular emulsifier, sorbitan oleate, isn't effective enough at breaking down the mixture of oils included in this cleanser, leaving too much of a residue on the skin. Just a theory, I could be wrong, of course. Also noteable, Sukin's cleansing oil contains fragrance, which gives it that same artificial cherry Twizzlers scent as the rest of the Super Greens line.

I'm not at all a fan of Sukin's Super Greens Cleansing Oil. While I think the ingredients have merit, and the formula feels nice for facial massage, it completely fails at removing makeup. It could be purely coincidental that both Morgan and I have broken out while using this cleanser, but I feel like the formula is unusually comedogenic. I think there are better affordable cleansing oils on the market, like Simple's Hydrating Cleansing Oil, and I think there are much better offerings within Sukin's own range. Save yourself the potential breakouts and skip the Super Greens Cleansing Oil.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil (Acai), Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil (Chia), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (Hemp), Spirulina Platensis Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract (Kale), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Linalool

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