I've been using this on and off for 5 years now, and find it's the best for my combination skin in summertime. The colour matching is good for my asian skin. I use Golden Glow - (I'm NC25 in MAC). I tried Riviera after my summer tan last year but it was a poor choice, the undertones were way too grey and it made me look a little ill. JI has sunscreen and no parabens which I like. JI offers good coverage, but does not looked caked on, and gives a nice matte finish. For humid days I also use the JI Absence primer. I apply that with the JI brush, and the Powder with the fluffy JI brush. The supplied pad in the compact is fine to use to apply when I've finished at the gym, although a lot of the product collects onto it. I also like the new compact which is refillable. I like this product because of the sunscreen, coverage, colour, quality and it's super quick. I also tried Lancome Duo early this summer which was nice for the evening but had no sunscreen, and I was getting brown sun spots despite using a sunscreen. For nighttime use where I want something a less matte, I've just bought today Shu Uemera Face Architect, so will post a review on that later on.
This is for the Shiitake nourishing toner. I love it. The smell is very pleasant (lavendar), and it doesn't irritate my combination skin which is also sensitive. It seems to be more effective than the cleanser (not just Suki but other brand cleansers too) in removing makeup. I don't have any trouble in using the spray bottle, it comes out as a fine mist but sprays enough directly onto a cotton pad. I also used Lancome Sans-Alcohol toner which I also like for its gentleness, and this is similar but without parabens and smells more natural. When I tried this out on my skin alongside the balancing toner at the local Whole Foods, it seemed a little more gentle, and better suited to my sensitive, combination skin. I'm also almost 40 so I wanted something a less harsh. I'm used to buying my skincare at swanky department stores so am glad this looks and feels good, and the container is of good quality - if I can just get over having to buy my beauty regime at a supermarket (albeit Whole Foods)!
I've been using this for a month now on my combination skin. I switched to Suki to decrease the amount of parabens I've been exposed to because I've had terrible eczema and my naturopath suggested finding a paraben free moisturizer. It smells fresh and botanical (!) which I like. Because it is so light, it would be best used in the summer. I'm looking forward to using it in the humid Houston summertime to see how it goes because other 'Oily' moisturizers haven't worked for me yet. It's readily absorbed and leaves no shine. it's texture is similar to Sothys for Oily skin - very light - but I stopped using that one because of parabens and I didn't like the 'plasticky' smell of the Sothys. I suspect for winter and/or nighttime use I should add a little jojoba as recommended on the packaging for extra moisture oomph. As for the packaging, it's a glass bottle pump which is great for getting every bit out, it's clean, and the b+w and yellow label looks modern in my bathroom. It may be a little heavy for travel but I prefer the glass over plastic, it seems more of a quality product and eliminates chemical leaching from the container. I'm using the shiitake Nourishing Toner instead of the balancing toner with this product because of my age, and because of my skin being sensitive, and the the product pairing isn't as harsh. I tried the Intensive Brightening cream but it felt too rich and heavy so perhaps I'll keep that for dry spots over winter.