Review – Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

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I’ve heard about the Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick for quite some time. Ever since I saw it on Korea’s famous beauty show “Get It Beauty”, I’ve been lemming over it. Unfortunately as the brand wasn’t easily available in Singapore, I couldn’t manage to get my paws on it for the longest time. That was until I was shopping on iHerb for my usual vitamin supplements and I saw this being listed! I actually rubbed my eyes to see if I was dreaming! So into the shopping cart it went and I promptly checked it out. Now that I’ve been using it for some time (around one month), I feel like I could give it a proper review. As usual, let’s check out the product ingredients, shall we?

Ingredients

Glycerol, water, orange peel oil, lime peel oil, lemon peel oil, green tea seed oil, coconut oil, basil oil, ylang ylang flower oil, majoram oil, fermented damask rose extract, apricot seed oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, betaine, stearic acid, lauric acid, camellia oil, tocopheral, rose flower water, potassium hydroxide, lauryl betaine

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How does the Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick fare?

Looking at its ingredients, one would expect this cleanser to be relatively mild with some skin-loving plant extracts and oils. If you look at the photo above, you can even see some rose petals included inside the cleansing stick. *Pardon the grubby look of the product.. I do not review products until I’ve used them for some time..* HOWEVER… I can’t, in all honesty, say that I like this product even though I’ll use it up. The thing is, my skin actually feels slightly dry and uncomfortable using this cleanser. I’m not certain the reason why though. Many people have used it and claimed that it’s life-changing or something! My skin usually can tolerate foaming cleansers quite well and in fact, I prefer foaming cleansers as my second cleanse. That being said, many people have used it and liked it a lot so you might want to give it a try. Sadly, this won’t be a repurchase for me!

Where can you find it?

I bought the Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick from iHerb for S$37.41. I heard that the brand Su:m37 is now available at the Shilla Beauty Loft in Changi Airport so you can check it out there too!

Thank you for reading!

Review – PIXI Glow Tonic

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Pixi Glow Tonic was one of the products that marked my entry into using acid toners. As you can see from the picture above, I’ve been using it for around 3 months now and I’m ready to share my thoughts on it with you. Let’s start by looking at its ingredient list, shall we?

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Biotin, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Caramel, Red 4 (CI 14700).

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The product contains 5% glycolic acid which helps in accelerating the turnover rate of skin cells. What this means is that it helps to rid the old dead skin cells on your face, revealing the fresh new cells underneath. Now I must preface this by telling you about the condition of my skin first. I’ve combination skin that is prone to clogged pores, especially during the week before and after my period. I don’t really have problems with wrinkles or sagging skin yet. As I spend long hours in air-conditioned offices and sleep in an air-conditioned room, my skin is also dehydrated.

How does the PIXI Glow Tonic fare?

The PIXI glow tonic is a runny water-like acid toner. In my opinion, exfoliating toners with such watery consistency are best applied by pouring some out onto the cotton pad and swiping it all over your face. My experience in using this product is that my skin tingles when I used this the first few times. However, the tingles are slight and there is absolutely no burning sensation and my face didn’t turn red or even pink. I don’t even feel the tingles anymore after those initial times (I’m not certain about its effects on those people with sensitive skin so please try to get samples or do a patch test before you use it if you have sensitive skin).  After using this for three months, I noticed that my clogged pores has lessened and my skin is generally smoother, more even toned and “fresher” as it were. I’ve also experienced lesser breakouts during that time of the month and existing breakouts also seemed to heal faster. One thing which surprised me about this product is that somehow I have a feeling that my skin is not as dehydrated when I use this. Does anybody have any explanation for that or am I imagining things? Another thing which I wish to highlight is that this product has a slight herbal floral smell (that I didn’t like) but it dissipates quite fast so you won’t be smelling it all day on your face.

I think that this is a good product for people starting on acid toners or those who cannot use stronger acids *not THAT kind obviously.. =p* but want something to counteract dullness in their skin. I used to apply the glow tonic day and night but now I only use this in the daytime as I’m currently testing some other products at night. My routine in the daytime is this: Cleanser => Pixi glow tonic => hydrating mist => hydrating serum(s) => day moisturiser mixed with a few drops of facial oil => sunscreen.

Where can you find it?

I bought PIXI glow tonic from ASOS online but the product is now available in Sephora stores in Singapore and is retailing at S$28 (100ml size) and S$45 (250ml size).

Thank you for reading!

The Beginning

This is my very first blog post and I’m so excited to share it with all of you reading this! I’ve actually been thinking about setting up a blog writing about my interest in beauty for a long long time and I’ve never gotten around to it. Blame it on my tendency to procrastinate and my fear to leap into unfamiliar territory. However, I’m proud to say that I’ve finally done it! I’m currently writing this as soon as I signed onto WordPress! I hope that you will follow me on my journey to discover beauty not only with beauty or skincare products, but also to find your very own beauty within.

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