There are some things you come across, pick up on a whim and then, wonder why you’d never heard of it before, because it’s so good! Well, let you not make the same mistake I did, because you NEED this SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. Ok, I say need, you probably only really want it.
But if you’re a skincare addict, like me you probably NEED this! 😀
I picked this up on a bit of a whim one day, when I discovered that iHerb now carries a small selection of Korean skincare products. It’s a small selection and perhaps, some items aren’t as cheap as they are on other sites, but I browsed nonetheless. That’s when my eyes fell on this very interesting product – a cleansing stick.
Cleansing stick. I’d never come across something like this! Naturally, into the shopping basket it went, and when I received it, I quickly put it into rotation. Come on, wouldn’t you?! 😀
I don’t know a lot about SU:M37 as a brand. All I know is that it is Korean, and from what I can tell, it is a mid-high-end brand. I don’t know much else about the brand or any of the other products it has, except for this one Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick.
What makes this item so unique, is the fact that this is a solid cleanser in a twist-up stick packaging. Think of it rather like a giant stick of lip balm, only it’s for your face. I had the impression it would be smaller than it was, so when I first received it, I was all “Oh my, what a big stick it is!”
As the name implies, it has a slight rose scent, and is like a stick of soap, if I could describe it as such. It has a slight balmy feel to it, rather like a lip balm and because the whole packaging was in Korean, I had no idea how to use it when I first got it.
The first day I used it, I used it on wet skin, after my first cleanse. I drew on a few lines on my face, and then lathered it up (Oh yes, it lathers up!) and rinsed it off. It turned out that this is the recommended method on how to use it. But I’m going to tell you that I hate using it this way.
The reason I hate this method is because the stick gets all soft and gunky. Imagine if you will, soap that gets all melty and weird after use. It feels like that. So, I stood it in the bathroom with the cap open so it could dry out.
Thereafter, I use this on dry skin. I twist it up, draw a few lines on my face and then wet my hands, before applying my wet hands to my skin. Upon contact with water, the product will lather up a little and cleanse your skin. It’s really kind of cool 😀
On left, I have swiped the dry skin on the back of my dry hand. On right, I added some water, rubbed my skin and produced some lather.
The bits that you see there are rose petals. Apparently, this product is made of 90% natural ingredients, and SU:M37 included the crushed rose petals into the balm mixture. They don’t really serve much purpose, and my stick doesn’t seem to have a lot of it. I’ve seen some pictures where there appear to be more crushed petals.
What I like however, is how it makes my skin feel after washing my face. My skin feels so soft and clean and smooth and not dry at all! I’ve stopped using foaming cleansers for a while now, because they do tend to dry out the skin, but this one doesn’t. I don’t use it every day but I wouldn’t mind it.
I will have to say that I only use it in the evening as the only cleanse (if I haven’t been out or have no makeup on for the day) or sometimes as a second cleanse after first drying my face between washes. In the morning, I prefer a cream cleanser, but there’s nothing to stop you using this twice a day if you prefer.
I do not know how this will function as a makeup remover or first cleanse. I personally would not use it for that purpose, as I think that products have their own purpose. For makeup removal, I use something that will remove makeup. This operates strictly as a cleanser for me.
And what a great cleanser it is too!
Oh I also have to mention that this is especially good for travel, because it’s portable, will not spill and if you fly, will pass all in-flight restrictions, because it’s SOLID! Hurrah! No more omitting my face cleansers and having to be all MacGyver about it! 😀
I took it with me on a very short trip and it was absolutely perfect. I used it in the evening after first using a cleansing cream, and my skin loved it. But because I used it on wet skin, I used to let it dry out, uncapped, between uses and my Mom eventually caved and asked me what it was. I don’t know if she snuck any uses in between LOL! 😀
IN A NUTSHELL
The SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is a solid cleanser in a twist-up stick form. You can use it on wet or dry skin although I prefer using it on dry skin so it doesn’t get gunky and mucky. It cleanses my skin without stripping it, and makes it feel lovely and soft and smooth. I love it – just don’t get it into your eyes. It stings!
PROS: Lasts a long while, Portable, Easy to use, Does not strip skin, Does not dry out skin, Cleans skin comfortably, Natural ingredients without parabens, colours or other perceived harmful ingredients, Intriguing product
CONS: Can get gunky when used repeatedly on wet skin if you don’t dry it out between uses, Not easily available unless you go online
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who wants to try something different, Anyone who wants a good cleanser that is portable, cleans skin without stripping and makes it feel comfortable
PRICE: US$24.95 – US$28 depending on where you buy it
AVAILABILITY: iHerb (this is where I bought it – Code MPW213 gets you 5% off your order), Amazon, Ebay or various K-beauty websites
I have seen different ingredient lists online for the SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick as they’re translated from Korean, but I’ll show you the one I got off iHerb.
Glycerin, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, water, stearic acid, lauric acid, lauryl betaine, potassium hydroxide, betaine, rosa centifolia flower (0.5%), perfume, camellia japonica seed oil, tocopherol, camellia sinensis seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, saccharomyces/rosa damascena flower extract ferment filtrate (0.01%), ocimum basilicum (basil) oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, origanum heracleoticum flower oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil expressed, cananga odorata flower oil.
I can tell you that the citrus oils in there can potentially be irritants for those with very sensitive skin so just be warned. I personally experienced no problems with this one, and I love it! Ok, maybe I’m loving the novelty of it more HAHA! 😀
Have you tried this cult product? Have you come across a cleansing stick before or anything else from SU:M37 worth trying?
I’ve read that The Face Shop may have a similar product, but isn’t as effective nor as good for skin as this one from SU:M37 is. I am rather curious about this brand now. If they make this cool cleansing stick that does such a good job, imagine what else they can do! Hit me up with any suggestions! 😀