If you are an old follower of the blog, you would know that one of my first brand collaborations was a Suganda Skincare review. Founded pretty much at the same time as my blog, the brand has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years and has expanded its range of skincare. The packaging has also undergone a revamp lately and the rustic lime green labels have been replaced by modern and minimalistic black and white ones. Moreover, Bindu, Suganda’s founder, is always incorporating feedback from customers to come up with new or improved formulations. This constant enthusiasm to create something better has ensured that Suganda Skincare continues to be one of the best Indian skincare brands.
In today’s blog post, I will review 5 latest launches by Suganda Skincare that I haven’t featured on this page yet. Click here to check out my top picks from their older products. But if you are interested to know what’s new from Suganda and is it worth your money, do keep on reading!
All the Suganda products mentioned in this post are free of essential oils and fragrance.
1. Suganda Azelaic + Niacinamide Serum Review
Azelaic Acid is a holy grail ingredient for acne-prone skin. The Suganda Azelaic + Niacinamide Serum combines this ingredient (in the form of 5% PAD) with brightening Niacinamide, and soothing Centella and Panthenol. Together, this combination of ingredients claims to tackle redness, acne and blemishes, offering clearer and brighter skin.
This fragrance-free serum has a viscous consistency and a milky colour. It feels slightly tacky on the skin post application.
I used the Suganda Blemish Control Serum on alternate nights for over a month. I noticed that this serum helped to reduce acne breakouts and healed active acne quickly. It also brightened my skin a little and diminished the appearance of new blemishes. However, I did not see much difference on old, stubborn blemishes.
Is Suganda Azelaic + Niacinamide Serum Good?
Overall, the Suganda Blemish Control Azelaic + Niacinamide Serum is a good product for those with acne-prone, blemished or dull skin. In my experience, it will brighten the skin and reduce fresh acne and blemishes within a month, but it may not be able to fade older spots.
- Reduces acne breakouts and heals active acne
- Brightens the skin and fades newer blemishes
- Feels soothing and hydrating on the skin
- Some people may find the tackiness uncomfortable
- May not fade older blemishes completely
- The price (INR 899 for 30ml) might be a little high for some
2. Suganda Mandelic Acid Serum Review
The Suganda Mandelic Acid Serum is a gentle and beginner-friendly exfoliating serum. It contains 5% Mandelic Acid, 2% PHA and 0.5% BHA. The first two are mild exfoliating agents that work on the top layers of the skin to remove dead skin. The latter is an oil-soluble exfoliant the penetrates the pores to remove oil and debris. Hence, this serum claims to reduce dullness and unclog the pores. Moreover, the formula also contains soothing ingredients like Centella and Panthenol to further prevent any irritation due to the exfoliants.
The serum has a watery consistency with a natural green tea scent and mild brown hue. It sinks into the skin quickly without leaving any noticeable residue.
I have used this serum twice a week at night for a few weeks and found it quite gentle and lightweight. My skin looks slightly brighter the morning after. It also unclogs the pores with regular use, which in turn prevents acne. Overall, this is a nice gentle exfoliant with a combination of ingredients that works well on my oily skin.
Is Suganda Mandelic Acid Serum Good?
If you are looking for a gentle exfoliating serum, the Suganda Mandelic Acid Serum will definitely tick the right boxes for you. Here is a brief list of its pros and possible cons –
- Beginner-friendly, gentle and light-weight formula
- Brightens the skin and unclogs the pores with regular use
- Contains soothing and hydrating ingredients to balance the exfoliating properties
- Quite affordable for an exfoliating serum (INR 599 for 30ml)
- Some people may find the natural green tea scent a little strong
- If you use stronger chemical peels then this gentle serum will obviously not give the same instant results
3. Suganda Skincare Lactic Body Lotion Review
The Suganda Lactic Body Lotion fills a massive void of active-based body care products in India. Just like our facial skin, the skin on our body requires mild exfoliation and brightening agents. The Suganda Lactic Body Lotion offers the same with 5% Lactic Acid and 2% Niacinamide, along with hydrating and soothing Shea Butter and Calendula Oil. This lotion provides both exfoliation and moisturizing benefits in one go. It also claims to reduce strawberry legs or keratosis pilaris with regular use.
The product has a creamy lotion consistency that sinks into the skin, leaving behind a healthy sheen without being sticky or greasy.
I have been using the lotion for the past few weeks and love the amount of nourishment it provides to the skin, leaving it soft and supple without much greasiness. It also helps to soothe any bumps on the skin and has brightened my skin slightly. I do not have strawberry legs so I cannot comment on whether it will help with them, but as per the ingredients, it should.
Is Suganda Lactic Body Lotion Good?
The Suganda Lactic Body Lotion is a great exfoliating body lotion that leaves the skin moisturized and supple too. It is non-greasy yet nourishing and all skin types can benefit from it. I will recommend it for oily skin in the colder months and for dry skin in all seasons.
- Provides moisture and exfoliation in one go
- Reduces bumps, irritation or dullness on the skin
- May help with strawberry legs too
- Quite affordable for an exfoliating body lotion (INR 650 for 200ml)
- Fragrance-free, unlike most body products, suitable for those who don’t like fragranced lotions
- Can’t think of any!
4. Suganda Skincare Squalane Cleansing Oil Review
If you are someone who wears makeup or waterproof sunscreen on a regular basis, you need a good oil-based cleanser for the first cleanse. The Suganda Squalane Cleansing Oil is an excellent option for the same. It contains light-weight squalane along with nourishing Hemp and Vitamin E. This cleansing oil melts off waterproof and regular makeup with ease and emulsifies well upon contact with water.
I have been using the Suganda Cleansing Oil for several months now. I use it in the evening when I have a full face of makeup on and also on bare skin if my pores feel congested. This cleansing oil removes all traces of makeup, dirt and oil without stripping the skin dry. While the product does not leave behind any visible residue post rinsing, I still prefer to follow it up with a face wash for additional cleansing.
Here is a quick demo video of the Suganda cleansing oil –
Is Suganda Squalane Cleansing Oil Good?
The Suganda cleansing oil is hands down one of the best cleansing oils in India. It removes stubborn makeup, emulsifies, and washes off easily. Plus it does not irritate the skin or eyes. I will highly recommend it for all skin types.
- Emulsifies and washes off easily without leaving any residue
- Is able to remove waterproof makeup (mascara, liquid lipstick) with ease
- Does not irritate the eyes
- Fairly affordable (INR 550 for 50ml) as a little goes a long way with this one
- Fragrance-free and sensitive skin friendly
- Can’t think of any!
5. Suganda Skincare Squalane Ceramide Moisturiser Review
The Suganda Squalane Ceramide Moisturiser is a great product to soothe, hydrate and strengthen the skin. It contains a beautiful combination of Ceramides, Centella, Colloidal oats and Niacinamide. It has a silky lotion consistency that spreads easily on the skin and leaves behind a healthy sheen. The formula is fragrance-free and sensitive skin friendly.
I love using the Suganda Squalane Ceramide Moisturiser at night because it is quite nourishing for my oily skin. What I like about the product is that it contains a ceramide complex to strengthen and protect the skin against aging. Plus, it also contains 2% Niacinamide, which is perfect for my skin that sometimes reacts to concentrated Niacin. Further, the presence of oats and centella make this the perfect soothing and nourishing moisturiser that can be used on its own or above actives.
Is Suganda Squalane Ceramide Moisturiser Good?
- Feels soothing and nourishing on the skin without being overly greasy
- Offers a healthy dewy finish to the skin
- Contains 2% Niacinamide which is a low enough concentration to suit most skin types
- Can be layered with active ingredients or be used as a standalone moisturiser
- Helps to repair the barrier
- Might be a little heavy for very oily skin
- Slightly pricey (INR 1,100.00 for 50ml)
This brings us to the end of the in-depth Suganda Skincare review of some of the brand’s new launches. I hope that you found it helpful.
Have you tried any of these products or any other products from the brand? Let me know in the comments below!
*Some of these products were sent by the brand as PR with no obligation to post a review.