There is soap in it. That's this -- organic potassium cocoate (saponified coconut oil).
I got a small sample and loved it! Might be drying for some. Smells (and tastes -- got some on my lip!:)) wonderful. Good cleansing and effect on skin. So expensive I'm not sure if I'd order it, as I'm not sure how it will be longterm.
Here are complete ingredients: natural (sugar) sucrose, organic potassium cocoate (saponified coconut oil), organic oryza sativa (rice) powder, cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) oil, avena sativa (colloidal oat™) l., poaceae, citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) peel extract, squalane (from olive oil), calming complexion complex™ (chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower/leaf extract, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract), carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, organic ascophyllum nodosum (seaweed) extract, 100% pure (fragrance) essential oils, limonene*, citral*.
*components of 100% pure steam-distilled essential oils.
17% certified organic ingredients
I find this a bit drying when used too frequently. I like the scent and texture of the product, but I do not know how well this works to cure acne long term because I cannot use this on a daily basis. My skin feels very clean after use, but also a little bit tight, which I do not really like. Regrettably, I will not repurchase this.
This is a really wonderful cleanser with nice, gentle, exfoliating properties. I like that it can be used often, love the ingredients, and adore the smell. That said, its way overpriced ($32). On the upside I rotate through a lot of cleansing products so in consideration of the fact this will last me like 6 months, I can justify the cost. As far as gentle exfoliating products go, I think this is definitely one of the best out there.
Wow, this stuff is A-MAZING!
I got a small sample size in my Birchbox and it seriously has been my favorite product in any of the subscription boxes I get.
It smells like a slice of heaven, a little goes quite a long ways, foams as well as exfoliates, and my skin looks fantastic after just a week of using it.
I rarely purchase a full-sized product from a sample I've received in a subscription box but, for this product, I'm making an exception. I'm definitely going to incorporate this into my daily skin routine. I have a feeling my skin will thank me for it.
Definitely a "5-Star" product, IMO. I'm not sure if the company provides samples to the general public, but if you think you'd like to try it, you might want to try getting a sample. You could fall in love with it just like I did. Great stuff!
I used to have to use retina a because of all the harsh chemicals in brands such as Philosophy which has been bought by Cody. I discovered Suki and it has been a life saver. I rarely get breakouts anymore and this exfoliant is the best so far.
Now that the weather has changed, I needed to change my skin care.
My criteria is natural & safe products to control acne breakouts and oil.
Let me say there will never be a more YUMMY product I can think of coming across.
This product got on my lips and is edible and sugary sweet.
I use about a nickle size in the eve to remove make up.
I then use another nickle on my chest & back.
I use some oil on a cotton swab to remove eye makeup.
It is deep cleaning and works.
So far, no complaints. The essential oils in it seem to moisturize my skin so it is not left dry or oily, but just right.
This works as a great exfoliator and cleaner.
Will continue to use only in the eves during the winter.
VERY pricey - I think I paid around $40 CND for the large size.
Very happy with performance after one week.
Will update after one month.
UPDATE : Jan 2015 - This product dried out even before I finished the jar!
I know you can add some oil to it to "refreshen " it, but it was rock hard.
Because it was so pricey, I stopped using it.
I recently found Andalou Facial Scrub Lemon Sugar. Used it a couple times. Works just as well and easy on the wallet! Will put up a review soon on it once I can see how it really works.
This product is too abrasive to use on the face. The exfoliating particles are just too big and sharp.
It is too expensive for the size of the tub you get.
This did nothing for my oily, acne prone skin....
Dired it out and broke me out.
I use this product 3x a week and my skin has never been better! I have a weird spot on my nose that gets flakey and dry where I used to have it pierced , and makeup always cakes there. Since starting to use this, I have less of my hormonal acne along my chin line and that dry spot is not only lessened...it has disappeared!
The scent of the cleanser is lemon but not at all overpowering. It is a great way to wake yourself up, and the lemon is not only invigorating but it is so clean smelling as well. I got this as a sample in my Birchbox for June and...another plus...although the sample looks like it may not last that long, I quickly realized that since this product foams, the sample would last forever. I am not even a quarter way through! I cant imagine how long a full size cleanser lasts! ...one more plus, if you get it in your mouth it tastes like sugar! hahahaha
I got the full size 4 oz cleanser in the Hautelook Spring Beauty Bag. This cleanser was one of the main reasons I purchased the beauty bag. I heard of the brand before & had a professional facial with the products and liked what they did in 1 session. I couldn't recall if the facial included this exfoliating cleanser or not. I new that the brand was vegan & "should" be safe to use.
I've been using, more like trying, for almost 2 months (since 5.18.13 to be exact). The recommended application is 1x daily or 2-3 times a week depending on skin's sensitivity. I decided to use 2 times a week, because of my sensitive skin. During my initial use of this product I was having a bad eczema flare up. I swear after I washing my face the 1st time, my skin looked worse (my skin was flakier than before & felt tight). This brand was created because the owner/creator has eczema, so why so harsh? I gave it a couple more tries, still 2 times a week max, and it was still making my skin flakier & look/feel tight. I couldn't take using it again so I ran out to my local organic store & purchased their moisture rich cleansing lotion (which was very soothing & can use daily without issue).
I had ordered their Complete Care for Calm Skin kit with the 10% code that was include w/ this product. I was following all of their instructions & just could not get this product to work for me. I contacted them on FB & told them what was happening. They couldn't understand my issues or give me better recommendations. Even their moisturizers were not cutting it. They are way to thin and do not provide enough barrier.
I went on Youtube to check reviews or find someone w / similar issues. I finally found someone w/ sensitive skin. She used more water to break down the sugar granules so that it's not as harsh (this makes it less foamy). I now do this, but only Once a Week max, otherwise I have a flaky mess on my face. I had to find a better moisturizer too in order to combat the flaky skin.
Out of everything I purchased from Suki, I only liked the balancing toner and loved the moisture rich cleansing lotion (both of these I use 2 x daily). I would not purchase again & would not recommend to someone with eczema or sensitive skin.
FYI - I have been able to use this product on elbows and feet without issue.