Obsessed is probably the best word to describe my new beauty crush. Readers, meet SKOON – a proudly South African line of handmade skin and body products made with pure plant oils, rich butters, delicate floral essences and botanical extracts. SKOON believe that it’s essential to work with nature to stimulate the skin’s natural metabolism by using simple and pure ingredients.
At present, SKOON is available to purchase online. I think it’s genius that they offer trial packs that cost between R75 and R100 so you’re able to try the products before you commit to buying them full size.
Three trial packs are available; Remedi, Make it yours and Customize.
Remedi (R75) includes five product samples that are great at soothing breakouts. It’s best for oily skin. See more here
Make it yours (R100) has 8 samples included. It is great for normal skin types and those concerned with anti-ageing. See more here
I was sent the Customize trial pack (R100). With this pack, you answer a skin analysis questionnaire and SKOON will customize a sample pack for you, based on your answers. See more here
I received the following products:
HOT CLOTH CLEANSER NKUTO BUTTER
I adore this preservative free balm cleanser. It’s made using organic bees wax and African Shea butter (Nkuto). It has a wonderfully rich texture and gently melts away impurities, leaving skin clean and soft. You remove it with a warm muslin face cloth.
PURIFYING CLEANSER WHITEWASH
Made using white clay, which is excellent for drawing impurities out the skin, this cleanser is great for keeping blemishes at bay. I like that it didn’t leave my skin the least bit tight or dry.
DOUBLE THICK CREAM BEAUTIFUEL
If like me you like a rich, super nourishing cream, you’ll love this. It can be used day or evening and is ideal for dry skin or very cold temperatures. When you mix a little Rosehip C+ concentrate, it packs a real hydrating punch.
SUPER MOISTURISER THE ONE
This moisturiser is great for all skin types and can be used day and evening. It’s the prefect everyday formula that beautifully hydrates the skin without leaving a greasy film.
CLEANSER + MAKE-UP REMOVER
This cleanser is soap, fragrance and preservative free. I found it to be very effective at removing make-up. It has a soft and creamy texture and is formulated with gel-to-milk technology.
ROSEHIP C+ CONCENTRATE
This is a truly potent antioxidant booster that replenishes while fighting oxidative stress. It contains a blend of Rosehip, avocado and Marula oils and organic pomegranate and carrots extracts. It it can be mixed with your moisturiser for a super-hydrating treat, or applied directly onto the skin. It is excellent for mature and dry skin types.
This is my favourite product from SKOON. Essentially it’s a blend of concentrated flower essences that can be applied as lavishly as you want, directly onto the skin. The beauty of the SKOON concentrates is that you can apply them on their own, directly onto the skin, or you can add a few drops into your moisturiser for extra nourishment. Glowdrops aren’t greasy and leave the skin with a soft, natural glow. I also find the damask rose essential oil used to fragrance the product immensely pleasing. This concentrate is 100% natural and contains no preservatives, making it a good choice for even the most sensitive skins.
FLORAL SPRITZ TONER & MOISTURE GEL SUPERFLUITY
To be honest, I’m not one for toners. However, I really, REALLY like this one. It’s super gentle and works to restore the skins PH balance. It’s made using pure, distilled rose, neroli and Elderberry and infused with botanical ingredients and Vitamin B3. In addition, Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Maple, Orange and lemon extract have a light exfoliating action.
MOISTURE GEL SUPERfLUITY
This lightweight formula is enriched with ingredients that optimally deliver moisture. I think this moisturiser is a great option for summer, or for those who dislike heavy, super moisturising creams. My 11 year old LOVES it, and she’s not the biggest fan of moisturisers, as she say she doesn’t like they way the feel on her skin.
SKOON products are not tested on animals.
To learn more about SKOON, check out www.skoonskin.com