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Suu Balm Cleanser Review

Is Suu balm good for eczema? Suu Balm created a dermatoligical cleanser and its focused for eczema-prone skin which makes the cleanser also suitable for those with sensitive and very dry skin. Unlike our over the counter skincare products in the market, Suu Balm is a brand created by a dermatolgist who aims to give the best solution for those with eczema prone skin. This post is a review on their face wash in their Facial Care line that's aimed to help those with eczema, dry, and sensitive skin problems.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid to write a review but that does not affect my thoughts on it. Do take note that my experience with this product may not be the same as yours as each skin type is different.

What is Suu Balm Gentle Moisturising Facial Cleanser?

Suu Balm's Gentle Moisturing Facial Cleanser is an ultra-gentle cleanser for sensitive or eczema prone facial skin. Suu Balm is said to have the ideal acidity to help restore the skin barrier to a healthy state and it's free from parabens.

What Suu Balm Claims on Its Facial Care Cleanser

1. Formulated by the National Skin Centre, Singapore
2. Suitable for sensitive skin
3. Thoroughly cleanses without drying the skin
4. Water retaining technology to keep skin moisturised
5. Free of soaps, sulphate, SLS/SLES, preservative & fragrance
6. Hypoallergenic and matches skin’s pH

Main Ingredients of Product

Shea Butter 
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) 

Hyaluronic Acid 
Sodium Hyaluronate 
Helps retain water in the skin making the skin moisturised 

Lactic Acid
Lactic Acid 
A weak AHA that helps clears dead skin cells for the reproduction of new healthy skin cells.

Product Details

Purchase: suubalm.com 

Price: 49.90MYR (100ml)

Origin: Singapore

Skin Concern: Eczema-prone & Sensitive Skin

Skin Types: All Skin Types

Shelf Life: 12 Months

Full Ingredients List (INCI): 
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Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxyacetophenone, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium Hyaluronate

Background On Suu Balm

Suu Balm was founded in Singapore by Dr Tey Hong Liang, that runs an Itch Clinic at the National Skin Centre in Singapore a regional centre of excellence in skin disorders. He recognised that that existing moisturisers and creams were not adequately treating his patients’ itchy dry skin, Dr Tey decided to create a solution. Then he partnered up with Good Pharma Dermatology, a company set up by Dr John O’Shea and Jason Humphries. John is a medical doctor from Ireland, with experience of managing skin issues in general practice, and Jason a marketing expert who specialises in pharmaceutical products. Together, they saw the importance of making Dr Tey’s product available to people globally.

My Thoughts on Suu Balm Facial Cleanser

The Suu Balm cleanser is a dermatological product which is originally made for those who suffer from Eczema. Since Eczema is also a reaction of the skin being very very dry and sensitive, hence this cleanser is suitable for those whose skin type that is dry and sensitive as well. However, since these kinds of skin types needs usually need special attention to what they put on the skin, so this makes this product suitable for all skin types since it's very gentle.

This is my review on Suu Balm Facial Care Gentle Moisturising Facial Cleanser
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Looking into the full list ingredients of Suu Balm Facial Care Gentle Moisturising Facial Cleanser, it doesn't contain many mixtures of ingredients, it focuses on needed ingredients only. Its key ingredients are Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid and also Lactic Acid. Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid are very well known for their hydrating properties, even though Shea Butter my tend to be comedogenic but it's still one of the best natural moisturising agent in skincare.

However, this cleanser also contains Lactic Acid, a gentle type of AHA. As most of you are aware of, AHA's falls as an exfoliator which is advised not to be used daily. However, Lactic Acid is known to be a very weak and gentle exfoliator which makes it suitable for daily use too according to how potent it is. But still, it's advised to still be careful.

I think one of the main reason why I started to break out was that I used retinol in the same routine with this cleanser during the first few days of trying this cleanser. When I found out it contained lactic acid, I stopped using retinol but still continued using this cleanser daily to see how it reacted with my skin.

Love the packaging, simple and works its purpose. It comes in a recyclable white matte plastic tube.

It's thick, almost like a balm. When mixed with water it pretty much gets dissolved easily and it doesn't create that soapy feel you may be used to.

It's almost like to no scent at all but the close cleanser does have a very minimal scent but seriously you won't even notice. Having no scent is good which means they don't use artificial fragrance which could lead to irritation for some skin.

So far using this cleanser for about a 2 weeks now but I can't really say this cleanser is a game-changer. I used it continuously during a breakout phase and after a breakout phase so I'm sure this cleanser isn't the cause of my acne since I was a bit worried seeing Shea Butter as its main ingredient. 

Don't get me wrong, Shea Butter is a very good natural moisturising agent but it has quite a high comedogenic level and my experience with Shea Butter is not always good sometimes. I started using this cleanser when I had a breakout and even after my acne shrunk within a week, I didn't see new ones popping out, so I'm certain this cleanser wasn't the cause of my breakout as I've been using it continuously.

Anyhow, I can't say my skin feels instant relief after using this cleanser but I do agree that this cleanser is very gentle since you won't be able to get that soapy texture no matter how much you rub to try and get bubbles. Which also means this cleanser should be free from SLS and SLES. Honestly, the feeling isn't that pleasant without bubbles when I wash my face, it feels like I'm not even using anything instead of water, but that's a very good sign that what they claim is true.

After cleansing, my skin feels refreshed and it doesn't strip away the skins natural moisture so I don't feel any dryness to the skin at all.

Overall Thoughts
I'm used to using stronger acids on my skin since my skin seems to be able to stand them so that is probably the main reason why I don't feel much difference with Suu Balms cleanser. Since it's focused to be a very gentle cleanser it is definitely best for those with highly sensitive skin. Do keep in mind that this cleanser was made for those with skin problems especially eczema-prone skin. I have history with eczema experiences too but I've never experienced it on my face, but if I do get it someday, I know just the right product to use.

I won't recommend this cleanser for those who are used to using strong acids in their routine unless if your skin needs a break from strong acids then this should be a great option. This cleanser is definitely perfect for those with sensitive skin.

My Rate
Rate: 4/5
Repurchase: Not for me, but I'll suggest it for those with highly sensitive skin.

Other Products From Suu Balm's Facial Care Range

1. Suu Balm Facial Care Cooling Itch Relief Facial Moisturiser
A soothing moisturiser for eczema-prone skin to give instant relief

Till then peeps!