Ingredients: zea mays (corn) starch, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil†, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil†, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, kaolin, cera alba (beeswax)†, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, magnesium carbonate, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil, corylus avellana (hazelnut) seed oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) cera, lecithin, tocopherol, salix alba (willow) bark extract, caffeine, vigna aconitifolia (moth bean) seed extract, maltodextrin, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower/leaf extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, echinacea purpurea (echinacea) flower extract, squalane, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, may contain: ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491, 77492, 77499 (iron oxides).
Suki is one of those brands I’ve been using since I’ve switched to natural cosmetics. Back then, it was difficult and expensive getting your hands on Suki products. I’d pay a good buck to have it shipped from USA (shipping, customs etc). Given natural beauty being so accessible nowadays, it’s easy to buy Suki products basically anywhere in the world.
There are always several Suki products on my cosmetic shelf; aside from my absolutely favorite Suki cleanser (my Suki Foaming Cleanser Review), I really like their face oils, both Balancing and Nourishing Face Oil, to name a few, with many Suki products on my eternal wish list. One of my favorite tinted moisturizers, which acts like foundation as well, is Suki Tinted Active Moisturizer. When I saw Suki launched its concealer a few years ago, I was, of course, eager to get my hands on it as soon as possible. Finding a natural concealer is one of the trickiest things from a stand point of color, coverage, spreadability, non-creasing and – naturally – good ingredients.
So, today I’ll review my favorite concealer.
Suki Correct Coverage Concealer comes in a small compact with a mirror. It would be handy if the compact included a small concealer brush to apply the concealer when not at home; digging your fingers into the concealer is not very hygienic and invites bacteria. Also, a suggestion: re-fill. It would lower the cost for a buyer, as well as be more environmentally friendly.
Suki Concealer is available in lighter butter cream and darker honey color. I, myself, am using the butter cream one. As it is with most color-based beauty products, these two color options may not be suitable for everyone; either the colors will be too light or too dark.
Suki Concealer is just of a perfect texture: far from dry and not too liquid; in short, it’s creamy and a bit – mousse-y. Its spreadability is great; I usually dab it with my fingers under eyes and over troublesome areas such as red patches or when I get an occasional acne. I then blend it with EcoTools concealer brush. You could dab your brush into concealer, but I’ve found it that doing so would apply too much concealer; a little truly goes a long way with Suki concealer and you don’t want to over do it. The point of a concealer is to conceal the imperfections, not to make the concealer stand out. For drier skin, you can use the concealer on its own, while for oilier skins I’d recommend fixing it with a pressed powder. The coverage is also another great aspect of this concealer; it’s easily buildable, even if only a small amount will do more than a decent job. It greatly covers dark under eye area, as well as redness of acne. Puffiness will also be less visible. Given its creamy texture, it won’t emphasize slightly dry patches; if you do have more pronounced dry patches and rough skin, a bit of a moisturizer or serum will suffice.
Another great thing about Suki concealer is that, given it contains caffeine, it will help smooth and firm the fine lines. From time to time, a bit of a creasing can occur. Its staying power is also pretty remarkable, with or without pressed powder, although with a pressed powder it will last even longer.
Suki concealer’s composition is another aspect which solidifies this concealer as my favorite one. It’s very gentle, soothing and moisturizing to the skin. This tiny beauty companion is packed with great ingredients!
Castor seed oil is an emollient ideal for very dry skin. Jojoba oil is an emollient with skin/sebum identical properties, potent moisturizer, which smooths and softens the skin. Sunflower oil is an emollient and antioxidant which promotes skin regeneration; has high content of unsaturated fatty acids, is rich with Vitamin A, D and E. Grape seed oil is an emollient, potent antioxidant, rich with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Rice bran oil is an antioxidant, rich in omega 6 essential fatty acids; promotes skin circulation softens and nourishes the skin, especially irritated one. Shea butter is rich in fatty acids, nourishing and moisturizing; it promotes skin’s elasticity. Borage seed oil is an emollient, antioxidant and skin conditioning agent, has high content of gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid). Hazelnut seed oil is an emollient, antioxidant and mild astringent. Calendula flower extract is an antioxidant; has antibacterial anti-inflammatory properties; great for sensitive skin, soothing.
Chamomile flower essential oil is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties. Lavender essential oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Echinacea extract is moisturizing. Squalane is skin-identical ingredient (closely resembles human sebum), antioxidant and emollient; it has skin-repairing properties and it promotes skin regeneration. Olive oil is an emollient and antioxidant with high content of essential fatty acids, with anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, soothing and healing properties. Safflower oil is moisturizing. Salix alba (from White willow bark) contains salicin , natural beta hydroxy acid ; promotes skin cell turnover, natural skin exfoliant/peeling, unclogs and clears pores. Candelilla wax, like beeswax, is a film forming ingredient. Ceffeine firms the skin, thus minimizing fine lines. Non-GMO Corn starch is a thickener absorbent, used instead of talc. Magnesium carbonate is an absorbent and bulking agent. Maltodextrin is absorbent and emulsion stabilizer.
Yes, there’s a lot of great ingredients in Suki concealer.
Potential worries regarding ingredients? Lecithin, a surfactant and emulsifying agent, which should have limited concentration use in cosmetics due to being potential allergen. Kaolin clay (Magnesium aluminium silicate) is thickening agent, water-absorbing agent and anti-caking agent. I’ve expressed my concerns about this ingredient when reviewing another product containing it. Despite Suki concealer containing this ingredient, I haven’t experienced any reactions from my skin. And kaolin surely does sound better on ingredients list, doesn’t it?
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My final word? As I’ve stated at the beginning of this review: Suki Correct Coverage Concealer is my favorite concealer. It works great in combination with tinted moisturizer or foundation, and it can be used alone to just quickly cover problematic areas. Great coverage, easy application and blending, great staying power and has great ingredients. Even though there’s only 2,7 grams of this tiny beauty product, it will last you a long time; with everyday use, you could easily stretch it to 7-9 months. This is my third Suki concealer, not counting the fourth one, which I had to quickly purchase, because I thought I lost it; only to find it safely hidden in one of my purse’s compartments, heh. The new one is now waiting in the refrigerator; actually, both are kept in the refrigerator.
Price? Depends on where you buy it, but it sells for approximately 35€. It may sound a lot for such a tiny product, but in my opinion – it’s totally worth it. Price does not always correspond with product’s quality and performance, whether it’s expensive or cheap; in this case, Suki concealer falls under “worth every cent”. But as I’ve mentioned earlier, it would be great if Suki offered a re-fill.
iHerb currently runs a 30% discount on Suki Correct Coverage Concealer, costing 20,97$ or approximately 17€. Otherwise the price in other stores runs around €35, so I’d say this is a pretty big difference in price – 50% less.
Would I buy it again? Absolutely, and I highly recommend it. There are quite a few more natural concealers I have to try, and maybe, in the near future, I will come across a better one, but so far, or at least until I use the two I have, I will stay with Suki concealer.
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Have you tried Suki Correct Coverage Concealer? Did you like it? What’s your favorite natural concealer?
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For more information on Suki brand and where to buy their products, visit Suki dedicated page.