Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser Review

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I want to share with you today my new favourite high performing, cruelty free, natural cleanser. I’ve been using the Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser over a month and have been ecstatic with the results!

“Sukin was launched in 2007 by a Melbourne based family on a mission to provide high quality, affordable and effective natural skin and hair care. Sukin products are formulated with high efficacy, high quality botanical extracts and essential oils, carefully selected to bring out the best in your skin and hair.”

I’d purchased the cleanser on a whim whilst shopping on MyPure . When I “gave up” my old cleanser that I’d used the last few years, I was keen to find a replacement that was natural with no nasties. This is where the super hero Sukin cleanser swept me off my feet!

It is…

Paraben Free
Cruelty Free
Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Sulphate Free

*Virtual high five*

I have been using this cleanser as part of my daily skin care routine and have been overjoyed with its quality and performance. It smells deliciously earthy and herbal. The packaging is sleek and understated and most importantly makes my skin feel ameliorated.

The cleanser is a clear, gel like consistency and only requires a small amount to remove a full face of make up. I dampen my face and hands, pump some product into my hands, gently rub it between my palms and press onto my face.

This is followed by a gentle circular massaging motion from my hands which quickly and effortlessly removes ALL my make up.



I used this product consistently through the Christmas period as well, where I was putting on a full face most evenings, even lashes. It completely lifted, cleansed and removed all signs of make up. It leaves my skin stripped, soft, smooth, clear and fresh feeling. I also have a frustratingly oily forehead and found this was one of the few products that removed, healed and absorb this problem. I cannot describe how comprehensively CLEAN and fresh my skin felt after one use!

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If you are looking for a new cleanser, please give this one a try. It’s incredibly affordable without compromising on quality, ethics or performance.

Have a great week!



P.s I was not paid to write, endorse or test this product 🙂

Why I Went Cruelty Free and Never Looked Back

I’m going to be sharing reviews of cruelty free and paraben free products here on my blog; I’ve gradually made a change over to this lifestyle which I thought I’d share with you.  I felt this decision deserved a little context – There’s so much information online about animal testing especially and I would encourage anyone curious to do their research with an open mind.

 Cruelty free cosmetics… I’d not been ignorant to the fact that many designer and high street brands still tested on animals, however it wasn’t until I did further research throughout 2016 that I realised quite how prevalent this issue was. Something simply “clicked” in my head. I could try to reason to myself why animal testing MIGHT be essential for medical reasons, but for make up?

cruelty free, bunny, honey, cfbloggerI honestly felt embarrassed.  I didn’t want to buy products from a company that still tests on animals for reasons as superficial as make up. That’s the most simple and reductionist way I can put it.

I don’t believe that human vanity warrants pain, unfair conditions, shortened life spans, torture for innocent creatures and ultimately death. You wouldn’t dare do this to your own beloved dog, rabbit or kitten. So why support the plethora of companies that conduct testing on a massive scale? And for something as vulgar as profit? Cruelty free means living a kinder and more compassionate lifestyle.

I do not want to fund or buy into that culture. It is inhumane and cruel. 

I used to have a very large beauty and make up collection, but through 2016 I tried my best to use non-CF products up, be economical and not wasteful. Even if this meant using lipsticks as cheek stain! Products that I didn’t finish or want I gave away. At Christmas I put all of the make up, beauty and skin care items into a big box and let various family members root through and take anything they wanted. The few remaining left overs, were eventually binned.

Once I had released myself from the idea that I needed the next hype product, the latest wonder mascara or whatever marketing rubbish that would be inevitably trolled out… It was much easier to shed attachment to the high end brands. I ultimately knew “they” didn’t support my ethical beliefs. There’s a tiny part of me that thinks I’ll be curious when a new lip kit pops up, but knowing some of my pre-CF favourite brands and high end label products, were testing on animals, really upsets and offends me. It’s not a stance I’ll be going back on.



Going cruelty free was a slow steady process and I personally couldn’t afford to do it over night! As I’ve already acknowledged, I dwindled down my make up and skin care over the last year, slowly repurchasing and replacing products with CF alternatives. Testing and researching as I went, reading blogs and reviews to support and educate this relatively new lifestyle was immensely helpful. I know it’s not as easy as it sounds, but I promise you, it is far more rewarding knowing that your money is being spent ethically.

How you spend your money, reflects your opinions, your stand and your commitment to a lifestyle that encourages the well-being of animals. 

I haven’t done this only to feel “better” about myself, but because I truly believe that animals deserve better. Human beings should treat them collectively with respectful and with dignity. I no longer wish to carry around a sense of guilt.  I instead believe in supporting great, sometimes smaller, lesser known brands that have clear, cruelty free, ethical policies and practices, that don’t compromise on quality and high performing products.

This post isn’t mean to lecture you as to why I believe cruelty free is a better ethical approach to beauty consumerism, but if you are interested the Cruelty-Free Kitty is an incredible blog that I found so resourceful and full of information when I first started my research. Another equally comprehensive site, with a great search tool feature is PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies which allows you to check if what you’re buying, or what you already own, is truly certified as cruelty free. Finally, one of the ultimate posts to start you off with information on animal testing can be found here!


Have you gone Cruelty free? What products would you recommend? Please let me know!

HF xx

Isn’t it great 2016 is FINALLY over? January Goals | 2017

Happy New Year Darlings!

Goals or, resolutions are synonymous with the start of a New Year, so I thought I’d share mine for 2017.

I hope your hangovers weren’t too bad on New Years day and that you are feeling as joyous and excited as I am for the start of a fresh year. There are some huge goals that I’m about to disclose…  These aren’t only for January but for the next twelve months. Long term commitments aren’t often shared (on my part) so publishing them for public consumption will be a good way of holding oneself accountable

Volunteering at a museum  — There’s a beautiful literary and historic museum near where I live. I’ve been meaning to submit an application to volunteer there for a while now. I want to commit a couple of days a week, offering my skills and experience from previously working in the Museum and Heritage sector. This is a reminder to fill out those forms and give some support!

Slimming World Online — Oh Gosh. A diet plan, weight loss goal for 2017. I will do a “proper” post explaining but briefly, I REALLY need to lose weight. My health, well being, and body need a serious shake up from some of the poorer lifestyle choices I make. Starting this plan will be the first steps I take toward being a healthier human in 2017 and I will be sharing the results and efforts with you

Keep Reading 3 Books a Month — I couldn’t keep up with a-book-a-week attempts in 2016. I have slightly adjusted this to something more reasonable, that way if I want to take on a huge 600 page, historic biography, there’s still breathing space for some easy reading

Paraben free and Cruelty free — I’ve gone Paraben free, cruelty free and am now using products with high percentages of organic, natural materials and ingredients. This applies to not only beauty, make up and skin care but all other products in my life. Whether they’re used in the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom, I ultimately want to move forward utilising healthier alternatives

Have you made any NY goals or resolutions this year? Please share them with me, I’d love to know!

Love always,
Charlotte x