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Now, this is really a long time in my draft! I bought the popular Sum 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick before it was sold out the first time. Since it was sold out I decided to postpone the review until it is back in stock :D The product is now back in stock, but it took me months to finally finish this review :D. Most of you will have probably heard about this cleansing stick and I guess a lot have been intrigued to try it. So did I and here is my impression:
This is the first product I’m trying from the high end brand Sum 37. This Korean brand focusses on products with natural fermentation ingredients which are on top artificial scent free, artificial color free and compose preservatives free. The brand is part of LG Household and Healthcare. The name is derived from the Korean word for “breathe” and by using good ingredients the motto of Sum 37 is to make the ‘skin breath happily’. The design of the products is mature and luxurious looking, which fits with their pricetag. The Sum 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is a facial cleansing product containing fermented rose flower extracts. It not only helps you to clean your skin, but in the same time makes a good facial massaging product.
The Sum 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick comes in a cardboard box. The paper feels already luxurious and sturdy, with a matte finish. The name of the product and the description is made with golden color. since these parts are reflective it was a bit hard to take a picture. The box I show you was sold during Christmas-time, which is why you have the snowflakes printed on the packaging. The description is written mostly in Korean, with some pictures displaying how to use the stick. It contains a short description in English on one of the sides.
The pretty cardboardbox reveals a pale pink stick of sturdy plastic. It has the logo printed on it in golden letters. On the backside of the stick you’ll find some Korean description again. The top of the stick is a simple cap and the bottom can be rotated in order to push the stick out, similar to a lipstick or lipbalm.
The bottom also has the expiration date printed on it. The stick itself has a size which fits good into the hand. The volume of the product is 80 g.
The cleansing stick is a cleanser in a solid form. It contains coconut oil as one of the main ingredients, which makes the product solid at room temperature. As soon as the stick gets into contact with warmer temperatures, like our skin, it melts. The second key ingredient for the Sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is the fermented damask rose extract. You will even find rose petals inside the cleansing balm (similar to the Rosemine Floral Remedy Cleansing Foam, only that this one is a foam cleanser). Apart from these two key ingredients all the ingredients listed for this product are safe according to COSDNA. It contains also a couple of other plant oils and extracts, so if you have any reactions with specific plant extract you might want to check out the ingredients list first.
When using the Sum 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick you first have to wet you face, then you push up the stick by turning the bottom. You do not need to push it out fully, 1 cm is enough, I even need less. Then you massage the stick over your skin. Afterwards you can soak and lather the product on your skin. It won’t create a lot of foam like most of the foam cleansers do, but it will clean away most of your makeup. In the picture below you see that it cleans off all the makeup and simply a light trace of the orange pencil liner remains. Since most people use some kind of makeup remover for eyes and lips before cleansing, it is of less importance. But even if you do not use any makeup remover before, you’ll be able to take of most of your makeup efficiently with this cleansing stick. The scent of the product is nice and of course you can smell the roses! The pH of the product lies between 5-6, so it is a weak acid and your natural skin barrier is protected while cleansing.
What do I like about the Sum 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick? First of all, it is super travel friendly, since it is a cleanser in a solid form. Then, I love roses and rose scent, but I know that some people don’t like the scent or have sensitive skin that has problems with rose extracts. Another plus is the ingredient list and the point that it contains fermented ingredients and has the perfect pH for the skin. You really have this spa experience while using this cleanser, first giving yourself a facial massage and then cleaning it thoroughly. It does not only have the label of a high end brand but it also feels like one. The pricetag for the Sum 37 Miraacle Rose Cleansing Stick is high and that is the major disadvantage. This is also the reason I can not make myself to use it everyday, but rather use it occasionally. Another small downside is, that some product melts to the sides of the stick, so if you would simply put on the cap after using you would have a lot of cleansing balm messed around in the cap. I take the excess melted balm with my finger and use it on my face, or reduce the amount of product I push up from the beginning. Would I recommend you to buy it? Yes, even for the pricetag it is worth at least to try it once. I don’t know if I will be able to repurchase it ever again, but I love my cleansing/spa experience with the Sum 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick and I would love to try other products from this brand. This one retails for 36.50 US$ at W2Beauty.
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