Sukin is an Australian cosmetics company who pride themselves on delivering effective natural skincare products to women at budget-friendly prices. I think this is a very worthy cause, since so many companies seem to assume that using "natural" in their marketing automatically justifies jacking up their prices! Additionally - and this is the clincher for me - Sukin are 100% certified carbon neutral company. They're also vegan and certified by Choose Cruelty Free.
Like so many other natural skincare brands, Sukin have a pure rosehip oil in their product line. It comes in a 25 mL amber glass bottle with a rubber-teated dropper, and is certified organic, coming from Rosa eglanteria seeds. Rosehip oil also makes an appearance in some of their other products, but to keep costs down it's not certified organic and comes from the close relative Rosa canina. A Sukin rep assured me that the nutritional quality is just as high.
In colour and texture, it's most comparable to the A'kin Rose Hip Oil I reviewed earlier. All Sukin rose hip oil is extracted by solvent-free cold pressing methods, which means most of the nutritional content is preserved. It boasts over 80% essential fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic, oleic) and a smattering of vitamin E, beta carotene (vitamin A) and lycopene (antioxidant).
L to R: Kosmea, Sukin, A'kin. Kosmea rose hip oil, reviewed earlier, is much darker than the other two, and smells more pungent, which may mean that it's denser in vitamins, but might also mean that it's more likely to bring out reactions in sensitive people. A'kin rose hip oil looks darker than the Sukin oil in this picture, but the droplet is actually just a little bit thicker - in reality, they're almost indistinguishable.
In my opinion, this is the best value-for-money rosehip oil that's easily found in Australia. They don't seem to have skimped on quality despite the lower price compared to other widely available rose hip oils, and conveniently, Sukin products can be found in Priceline stores all over the country. I've heard a lot of good things about their other skincare products, and I'm eager to see if they live up to the hype!
(Sukin Rose Hip Oil retails for AUD 19.95/25 mL and can be found in pharmacies and food stores in Australia. Stockists can also be found in New Zealand, UK, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore - for more information see here. Product provided for honest review - for more details, refer to disclosure policy.)