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Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser- reviewed and recommended

Our Rating: 5 stars


Economical, fun and fruity


Not suitable for those with rosacea
October 7, 2012 Reviewed by admin 8 Comments
Skin feels smoother without being stripped

My skin has been plagued with breakouts from my early teens all the way to my early 20s. I finally graduated into the (relatively) clear skin world about a year ago, but I still have a nose full of blackheads. Having ditched my acne-preventing, skin-stripping, mass-produced exfoliator of choice (*ahem, Biore, ahem), I have been on the lookout for a new, more natural solution that’s gentle enough to use daily yet powerful enough to keep my skin in check. Enter the Suki Lemongrass + Natural Sugar Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser… and I am in love!

My tiny little 1oz tester pot of this lemon zesty deliciousness has lasted me over a month and counting. It is of granular, scrub-like consistency. A pea-sized amount when mixed with water comes to life in your palms and foams up into a yummy citrus lather. Fabulous!

The scrubbing action comes from natural sugar, which dissolves beautifully and so avoids any kind of annoying grainy residue being left on the face after rinsing. It’s a powerful exfoliant that leaves the face feeling clean and soft, while avoiding that squeaky clean feeling you get when all the natural goodness has been drawn out of your pores by an overly powerful product.

In addition to natural sugar (a gentle alpha hydroxy acid) to exfoliate, key ingredients include rice flour (non-GMO rice) to stimulate and lemongrass (citric acid) to purify. Suki claims that this cleanser is suitable for all skin types except cystic acne and rosacea, and the product is 100% vegan.

As well as being economical, fruity and fun to use, after 30 days of use I’ve noticed that my skin feels smoother,  looks brighter, and that my blocked pores have diminished! If I ever do get to the bottom of my never-ending jar, I’ll definitely be re-stocking it!

[Editor’s note: The Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser was a Five Best facial cleanser in 2009]

Ingredients: Organic non-GMO rice flour (oryza sativa), natural sugar (sucrose), organic saponified olive oil (potassium olivate), organic calendula (calendula officinalis), chamomile (anthemis nobilis), lavender (lavandula angustifolia), lemongrass (cymbopogon citratus), orange peel (citrus senensis) & seaweed (algae) extracts, aroma (pure premium steam distilled essential oil & limonene)

Editor's Note: This product has recently been reformulated and is currently being tested. The current ingredients are as follows:

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


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  • January 10, 2014

    by Gunnar Andre Uppstad

    Is the lemongrass / citrus oil steam distilled? The product sounds great, but I'm always wary of potentially photosensitive essential oils (citrus oils in particular).

  • March 28, 2013

    by Karen Lambert

    Having finally using all of that pink stuff from Clinique, I'm at a loss as to what to use as a regular cleanser. I would love to Dare to Try this product to see if it would be a match for me needs. Thank you.

  • March 27, 2013

    by Fee (Phyllis) Roberts

    As I'm approaching 50 next year my pores have become big. I have tried so many products to no avail. I would love to try this product. Thanks.

  • March 27, 2013

    by Gwen

    I don't have the pore/acne issues, but my normal cleanser doesn't exfoliate and as I age, I'm seeing a greater need to slough the dead skin away. However, the few products I've tried feel like they are trying to take the asphalt off the road! This sounds pure and gentle, yet effective. Would love to try it.

  • March 27, 2013

    by Terri Sacco

    Sounds wonderful! I'm always looking for something to reduce the pores in my nose. I am currently experimenting with Sevanti Resurfacing but would love to add this to my arsenal.

  • March 27, 2013

    by Isabel Levinson

    Sure - I'll dare to try! I only need it on my nose, the skin of which has divorced itself from the rest of my face!

  • March 27, 2013

    by Naheed

    Looks like a great product. All natural ingridients and priced right.
    I would like to try the Exfoliating foaming cleanser. Thank you!

  • October 7, 2012

    by Junko

    Great review Amy! Marta recommended this years ago and I too have been hooked ever since. It is a staple in my house!

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