Review: Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

How was your long weekend everybardy? For my overseas readers, last Friday was Hari Raya and most people didn’t have to work (save for unfortunate souls like yours truly hrmph). Anyhoos, I then spent most of the actual weekend doing absolutely nothing productive save for rolling around in bed and crumpling up the sheets – IKR, such an unglamourous image. Hah.

I did try to make an attempt to clear up the stash (yes, imagine that!), and managed to clear out 2 paper bags of stuff – woohoo! After getting all that dust all over me, I had to make sure it was properly cleansed off, and voila, here’s where today’s product comes in.

 

Sum 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick1Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

 

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Sum 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick5Random pieces of what I assume to be rose petals (or something to that extent). Note that these are only on the top of the soap – they’ll run out by about 7 washes. Thank goodness for that – they didn’t serve any particular purpose except for flopping down in the sink.

 

I say…

The Packaging: It’s a giant lip balm – twist the bottom to dispense the soap upwards, and twist in the opposite direction to retract the soap. It comes with a click-on cap.

The Scent: I wouldn’t say that it has an overwhelming scent of roses, but it does smell pretty nice and fragrant. It’s more of a subtle scent than an actual fragrance – which puts my mind at ease since it does claim to be hypoallergenic (and therefore should be void of any skin-irritating fragrances).

The Application: Basically it functions like a giant lip balm. Simply wet your skin, twist up some of this soap (by twisting the bottom) and then rub it all over your face in gentle circular motions. It will slowly start to lather up. After several seconds, you can put the soap down and use your hands to massage your skin gently (like how you would cleanse using a normal facial foam cleanser). Rinse off as per usual. Now I’ve actually heard some people raving about how “convenient” this is – now that is untrue. After rubbing the soap on the face, there are remnants of lather that will drip down the tube and you’ll end up having to wash the entire tube (after capping it) after every single wash.  It’s not exactly inconvenient either – yes you do away with the risk of spillage should you be transporting this or bringing this on your travels (but then again, what’s what travel-sized deluxe minis are for, no?).

The Verdict: This has to be the first soap bar I’ve used (be it for face or for body) in at least 10-20 years?! And you know what? This is actually really good! Flakey bits of rose petals aside, it actually cleanses my skin very well, leaving it sufficiently hydrated (without that tight-skin feeling), and the texture is oh so smooth and refined! The soap works well with my cleansing gadget as well, lathering up sufficiently. I haven’t had a single spot from using this soap, and my skin seems to be taking to it pretty well. I’m actually pretty impressed and amazed – both at the cleansing /skincare benefits from this soap bar as well as Su:m37 products in general. Go try it out!

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6 thoughts on “Review: Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

  1. Err, if I double-cleansed, this would be a product for the second step then, yes? I was somehow under the impression this could be (similar to) a balm – which I thought would have been really nice. But since you wet your face beforehand and bring it to a lather before massaging it in with your hands, it doesn’t seem that way. I’m keen on trying it in any case! Should be great for traveling.

    • Hello! This is more of an actual soap cleanser. It comes after your usual makeup remover 🙂 or on face that doesn’t have makeup. Yup it’s relatively safer to pack into the luggage compared with a liquid cleanser but I’d recommend it more for the skincare benefits and effects instead 🙂

  2. I’m so glad you reviewed this! I’m a long-time reader of your blog and I’ve used this cleanser for almost a year now. It’s HG for me. Non-drying, cleans out all the goop and it’s got an amazing scent. I use this as the first cleanser in a double-cleansing system.

    I’m surprised they still make them – I heard they became really hard to get hold of as I heard Su:m37 was having difficulty getting the supply of damask rose petals they needed to match the demand for the product and that they had decided to discontinue it. Please tell me they’re still found in Su:m37 stores in Seoul, I stocked up like 6 sticks the last round as I was paranoid that they’d be gone from my life forever!

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