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I was very excited when I found this moisturiser. It was one of the few that had natural ingredients. I bought it at Bkind- an organic/natural beauty shop but it is also available at Green Organics online.
purified water, organic sunflower seed oil, beeswax, organic grape seed oil, organic jojoba seed oil, hazelnut oil, borage oil, cetearyl alcohol, shea butter, standardized willow bark extract, organic food-grade non-gmo lecithin, vitamin c + retinol liposomes, sodium borate, organic rose extract in food-grade ethyl alcohol, organic food-grade acacia catechu gum, organic food-grade xanthan gum, fragrance (made only from pure, steam-distilled essential oils) [may contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides]
Suki’s range of tinted moisturisers had only 2 shades to choose from: porcelain, natural and bronze.
Porcelain has pinkish undertones and is the palest of the shades. Natural has yellow tones and bronze is the darkest for the really tanned people. I chose natural.
This tinted moisturiser comes in a glass pump tube. It’s quite weighty but sturdy and the plastic pump is sturdy as well. I dislike the packaging. Although pump tubes are great in the sense that they don’t allow contamination with the rest of the product, they seem to squirt out various amounts of product. Also I don’t like the crusty bits that dry up in the tubing close to where the product comes out.
The first thing I noticed about this product was the scent. Actually make it the smell. There is no artificial scent which is excellent. However there is a smell. Like a clay/dirt blend. It doesn’t dissipate after application either. Lingers for a while afterwards.
Smear on cheek
I must admit it provides good coverage, even though it takes time to blend it all in. It is also SPF 15 but I always wear my tinted moisturisers over my sunscreen. I thought it looked too dark for me and oxidises afterwards. Otherwise, at the end of the day, it makes my skin smoother, albeit dark.
I paid $89.95 for it at Bkind but online it retails for $20 less. I won’t be using this one anymore because I can’t stand the smell of it and the pump tube doesn’t impress me. It’s disappointing because I thought it was ‘the one’. But at least I’ve found another suitable natural tinted moisturiser for less than half the cost!