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NEEK Ethical Skincare: First Impressions

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NEEK Skin Organics, An Introduction

Unless you’re a brand new reader, you may know that over the last few months I’ve been on the hunt for eco-friendly brands. Cue NEEK: an ethical skincare company from Australia, who popped into my e-mails at just the right moment. A brand that I can fully get behind, NEEK utilise natural, active ingredients in their cruelty-free and vegan beauty products. They also post out their recycled and recyclable packaging in plastic-free, compostable satchels. Their environmentally conscious moral stance reflects my own, only upgraded to vegan too. For the last month or so, I’ve been using the following two products. Here’s how I’ve been getting on:

Face Cleanser | £14.50

I’m really impressed with this cleanser, so let’s get its one small downfall out of the way: I don’t love the scent. This is 100% a personal preference (or lack thereof). I’m used to unscented skincare so the aloe vera is a little strong for me- especially in the mornings.

When I discovered that all of the ingredients are natural, I was a little sceptical. Sometimes I find that this is a little bit of a fad selling-point and I really believe that not all synthetic ingredients need to be avoided. However, the natural ingredients in this product (sage and calendula to name a couple) really do the trick. The cleanser gently works to remove any nasties and isn’t in the slightest bit drying.

Face Moisturiser | £18.00

The scent of this is very similar to its cleanser sister. The cream form, however, means that it’s not quite as strong and is therefore much more bearable. I find the application of the moisturiser a slight annoyance, but not enough to deter me from the product itself. It’s one of those moisturisers which takes a bit of rubbing in. It spreads a ‘suncream white’ across your face until the skin decides to eventually absorb it. Whilst this slightly irritates me on the days I’m in a rush, other times I’m aware that there’s probably a benefit in knowing the product has been thoroughly massaged into the skin.

The moisturiser is suitable for both morning and night, but I prefer to use it in the morning. It leaves the skin a little sticky for my liking in the evening but makes a wonderfully effective (and super moisturising) base for makeup.


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I always worry a little about switching out skincare products that I know and love, for ones I’ve not yet tried. I have a collection of established products which work well with my skin but the two NEEK products have both been effortlessly introduced to my regime. I’ve suffered absolutely no adverse effects since using either and they’ve maintained healthy, moisturised skin. While I’ve mentioned a few niggles in terms of consistency and scent, I can’t fault the results in the slightest. Both products will last well as a pea sized amount of each is plenty. NEEK is a brand that I’ll definitely be buying from again. After reading Amie’s review of a couple of their lipsticks on The Curvaceous Vegan, I have my eye on their makeup line and I sincerely look forward to trying out more of their products.

Worldwide delivery is free on any order which exceeds £30.00 and I didn’t have to pay a customs charge.

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*  This post contains PR Samples which have been sent to review and give my honest opinion about. I was under no obligation to feature these products. All words, images and opinions about the suitability of the products are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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  • Reply Jenny in Neverland

    These sound like great products. I really want to start introducing much more CF and/or Vegan products into my skincare. I absolutely LOVE the packaging of these! So cute! Shame about the scent though but I think that’s something I could probably overlook. Fab post! <3


    February 21, 2019 at 6:46 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They really do work well! The packaging is adorable isn’t it?! Its not actually a nasty scent but I’m just used to skincare with much more subtle scents! x

      February 22, 2019 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    I’m like you in that I always struggle with changing up my skin care products because I get used to the ones that I know and love! But these seem pretty good, It’s great that they’re ethical, I love the sound of the face cleanser, it sounds like it does a pretty good job!

    Chloe xx

    February 21, 2019 at 9:13 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I love trying new products but it is a little anxiety inducing because you worry that they won’t work as well! It’s a really lovely one and definitely works well for me x

      February 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Alex

    I am SO excited about environmentally friendly brands! Love this review. I love the eco-friendly packaging. The cleanser sounds amazing, but I’m a little weary about the moisturizer. If it didn’t take so long to soak in, I would be so excited to try it!


    February 22, 2019 at 2:57 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Its so nice to see some making the effort isn’t it? I’m so glad, the cleanser is definitely worth a try and the moisturiser is great if you can see past having to rub it in! x

      February 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Vicky

    I am loving this duo at the moment, the cleanser is so good and I’ve nearly finished it. So glad it’s vegan aswell!

    February 22, 2019 at 7:16 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you like them too- my skins gotten on with them really well. Thats such a bonus isn’t it, alongside the recyclable packaging! x

      February 23, 2019 at 9:10 am
  • Reply Becca

    These sound like such amazing products! What an amazing review! You’re always killing it girl. Keep it up ❤️

    February 22, 2019 at 7:17 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you think so, thank you! x

      February 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    I got to test these two products out and I have to say, I’m totally obsessed. I love the packaging and how they both feel on my skin. I’ll definitely be ordering from them again and I can’t wait until they release some new products!

    Lucy | Forever September

    February 22, 2019 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you like them too! I’d definitely like to try out more of their stuff! x

      February 23, 2019 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Katie

    I’ve been hearing a lot about NEEK recently and there’s been lots of good reviews! I think I need to try them out!

    February 22, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’ve kind of come out of nowhere and are now popping up aren’t they? I’d definitely recommend the brand in general x

      February 23, 2019 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Kirsty Marie

    These sound great, but I totally know what you mean about it taking a while to absorb into your skin. That’s why I tend to use a thin water type moisturiser in the morning as I just wouldn’t have time to let it sink in 🤦🏼‍♀️ x

    February 22, 2019 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply Jessica Riga

    I’ve never heard of this brand but they have such great values! Great review 🙂 x

    February 23, 2019 at 1:02 am
  • Reply Danielle Alexa

    I am going to have to look into this brand more for myself!

    Danielle xx

    February 23, 2019 at 9:03 am
  • Reply Lauren

    These look so lovely! I’m definitely trying to be more mindful about the products I buy and am trying to use more that are ethical/vegan/not tested on animals!

    Lauren |

    February 23, 2019 at 11:13 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re such great products from an even greater brand. I’m definitely trying to be more mindful too, I hope this has helped! x

      February 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Gemma Louise

    I’ve got a lipstick from Neek and I love it, I would love to try more from them x

    February 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Ooh I’d love to try their makeup as a pose to their skincare! x

      February 23, 2019 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Becca

    I hadn’t heard too much about this brand up until recently, but all I’ve heard is good things! I really want to get into using more cruelty free products so this might be a good place to start…

    Becca /

    February 23, 2019 at 4:12 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I have so many good things to say about them! They’re a great brand to start with x

      February 24, 2019 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    I haven’t used Neek before but I LOVE that they’re eco-friendly and super affordable. It’s good for you and for the environment, double win! Oooh, I like that the cleanser has aloe vera. It is great that the moisturizer does a great job of keeping your face from drying out. Glad you enjoyed the two products! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Nancy ♥

    February 24, 2019 at 5:49 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I love those aspects of the brand too! They’re such great products! x

      February 24, 2019 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Radi

    I actually really enjoy trying out new skincare products! Would love to try this brand out!

    February 24, 2019 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Joyce

    I need to try out this brand x

    February 24, 2019 at 7:24 am
  • Reply Emma

    Hey Soph! I am looking for some ethical skincare products so I cant wait to give NEEK a try. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    February 24, 2019 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad that you found this helpful! x

      February 24, 2019 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Lex

    Looks like some great products to add to my to-try list! For a face wash scent usually doesn’t bother me much so long as it doesn’t irritate my skin. Always on the look out for all-natural, vegan products. Great review

    February 24, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They definitely are good ones! It’s definitely not a deal breaker just something I’ve had to get used to! Thank you! x

      February 24, 2019 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Gemma Etc.

    I’ve never heard of the brand before, but the products do sound really lovely xx ❤️

    February 24, 2019 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Katrina Frances

    I really like the sound of these products! I’m not sure that I’d love the scents either, but they sound incredibly moisturising – something my skin needs right now! x

    February 24, 2019 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I really like them! It’s not a quality of them that I love but its definitely one that I can look past given how good they are and how well my skin reacts to them x

      February 24, 2019 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Eena

    These sound like great products! I love that they add environmentally friendly products to shelves nowadays. Thanks for sharing!

    cabin twenty-four

    February 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I really like them! It’s great isn’t it- I always prefer to buy ethical ones where I can! x

      February 26, 2019 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Evie

    These products sound great, there’s nothing better than something that slips effortlessly in alongside your current routine. I really like the sound of the cleanser especially since it’s not drying!

    February 24, 2019 at 9:54 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I couldn’t agree more! It’s a really nice one and I’ve actually even got used to the scent now! x

      February 26, 2019 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Mercy

    Nice to be aware about this Aussie brand, I love organic skincare.

    February 25, 2019 at 2:02 am
  • Reply Liz

    It is great that they have a worldwide delivery! Sounds like an awesome brand, thank you for the review 🙂

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

    February 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Especially considering its free over the £30! I’m so glad you think so x

      February 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Madiha | Me VS The Odds

    Scent is a huge thing for me, but I appreciate your honesty with the products! They do sound super interesting and I’m always keen to find new natural skincare!

    February 25, 2019 at 6:34 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It definitely was for me at the beginning but after a few weeks of using it I’ve actually gotten used to it now! Thank you! x

      February 26, 2019 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Michelle Blackadar

    great post! it’s so great finding eco-friendly and healthier options of skincare so that you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. i’ve never heard of this brand but i will definitely be giving them a look! thanks for introducing them to me! x

    mich /

    February 26, 2019 at 8:51 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I completely agree- I’m so glad I was able to introduce you to them! x

      February 28, 2019 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Ellie Phillips

    Never heard of this skincare brand but i struggle with sensitive skin so trying new things is always risky for me, im glad these worked well for you x

    February 26, 2019 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Ashley Firth

    I haven’t come across this brand before. These products sound great, They are reasonably priced too. Some skin care products are stupidly priced. I like that a little of the product goes a long way too! xxx

    February 26, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Its a new one for me too but I really like them! They’re around the same price mark as my usual skincare so for them to be completely ethical too is amazing! x

      February 27, 2019 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I also like to try eco- friendly products too. NEEK: an ethical skincare company from Australia, sounds like something I would like to try too. I am a big fan of facial cleansers and always willing to try something new.

    February 26, 2019 at 9:58 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’ve not come across very many beauty brands that offer such eco-friendly packaging so for it to be great skincare too is amazing x

      February 27, 2019 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    These products sound lovely! I totally agree that synthetic doesn’t mean bad. And honestly, all natural just makes me think that it’s more likely to irritate my skin. I love the sound of the moisturiser but I think the sunscreen white might annoy me a little x


    February 26, 2019 at 10:58 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They really are! I’m so glad you think so too. That’s the only downfall but I’ve kind of gotten used to it now! x

      February 27, 2019 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Tina

    Sounds like a fabulous skincare routine – didn’t hear anout the brand before but will definitely check them out 🙂 ♥


    February 27, 2019 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Samantha

    I’ve heard so much about this brand and love that it’s eco-friendly! The products you mention sound great and the sample packaging is really attractive. I’m going to investigate further. Thanks for sharing lovely x

    Samantha |

    February 27, 2019 at 10:35 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Good eco-friendly beauty brands are quite hard to come across so I’m super glad I’ve found this one! x

      February 27, 2019 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply New Lune

    These products sound amazing! I love the fact they are vegan and cruelty-free. I worry about switching up skincare products as well, I have dry & sensitive skin so I pretty much stick to the same skincare regime and products. I love their packaging, it’s so cute! Fab review as always my lovely x

    February 27, 2019 at 11:35 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      They are! Its a big bonus isn’t it? Thank you, I’m glad you think so x

      February 28, 2019 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Bexa

    I’ve never heard of NEEK, so thank you for introducing me to a new brand Soph! I’m loving their eco-friendly approach to skincare and the fact the use recycled packaging too. I really like their simple and stylish design, the pastel pink is really cute. I’m glad you have had good results from the products so far, even if the scent takes some getting used to. It’s great that it’s both affordable and lasts for ages too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, great review! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    February 28, 2019 at 11:02 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m glad I could share it with you! It’s amazing that they manage such adorable AND eco-friendly packaging isn’t it?! Thanks Bexa, I’m glad you liked it x

      February 28, 2019 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Charlotte Lane

    Both of these products sound lovely and isn’t the packaging to die for?! So dreamy! I’m gutted because I was approached to try this brand, but I had to decline because I’m intolerant to some of the ingredients within the products.. I absolutely love that NEEK is an environmentally and vegan friendly brand 🙂 xo

    Char |

    March 2, 2019 at 4:11 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s adorable packaging isn’t it?! It’s such a shame that you’re intolerant to some of the ingredients x

      March 3, 2019 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Evie

    I love that these products are vegan, I’m trying to update my skincare to be cruelty-free. These are pretty reasonably priced and it’s great that they have fitted in with your normal routine!

    April 1, 2019 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s a great bonus isn’t it!? I think they’re really well priced to be honest, I’m still using them so they last a while! x

      April 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm

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