NEEK Ethical Skincare: First Impressions

NEEK Ethical Skincare: First Impressions

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.




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.



*  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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  1. Jenny in Neverland
    February 21, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    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 22, 2019 / 12:03 pm

      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

  2. February 21, 2019 / 9:13 pm

    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 22, 2019 / 1:28 pm

      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

  3. February 22, 2019 / 2:57 am

    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 / 12:07 pm

      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

  4. February 22, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    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 23, 2019 / 9:10 am

      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

  5. February 22, 2019 / 7:17 pm

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

    • February 23, 2019 / 9:02 pm

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

  6. February 22, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    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 23, 2019 / 9:08 pm

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

  7. February 22, 2019 / 8:44 pm

    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 23, 2019 / 9:11 am

      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

  8. February 22, 2019 / 10:58 pm

    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

  9. February 23, 2019 / 1:02 am

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

  10. February 23, 2019 / 11:13 am

    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 / 9:23 pm

      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

  11. February 23, 2019 / 12:34 pm

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

    • February 23, 2019 / 9:16 pm

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

  12. February 23, 2019 / 4:12 pm

    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 24, 2019 / 9:10 pm

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

  13. February 24, 2019 / 5:49 am

    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 / 9:14 pm

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

  14. February 24, 2019 / 7:24 am

    I need to try out this brand x

  15. February 24, 2019 / 3:39 pm

    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 / 9:22 pm

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

  16. February 24, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    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 / 9:28 pm

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

  17. February 24, 2019 / 8:18 pm

    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 / 9:39 pm

      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

  18. February 24, 2019 / 8:25 pm

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

    cabin twenty-four

    • February 26, 2019 / 1:04 pm

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

  19. February 24, 2019 / 9:54 pm

    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 26, 2019 / 1:08 pm

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

  20. February 25, 2019 / 5:43 pm

    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 26, 2019 / 1:24 pm

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

  21. February 25, 2019 / 6:34 pm

    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 26, 2019 / 1:27 pm

      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

  22. Michelle Blackadar
    February 26, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    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 28, 2019 / 10:55 pm

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

  23. February 26, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    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

  24. February 26, 2019 / 9:14 pm

    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 27, 2019 / 10:51 am

      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

  25. February 26, 2019 / 9:58 pm

    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 27, 2019 / 10:58 am

      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

  26. February 26, 2019 / 10:58 pm

    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 27, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      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

  27. February 27, 2019 / 8:26 am

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


  28. February 27, 2019 / 10:35 am

    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 / 5:41 pm

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

  29. February 27, 2019 / 11:35 am

    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 28, 2019 / 10:16 pm

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

  30. February 28, 2019 / 11:02 am

    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 / 10:13 pm

      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

  31. March 2, 2019 / 4:11 pm

    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 3, 2019 / 2:41 pm

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