If you are interested in Asian skincare products, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the buzz about the Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. With all the hype around it, I had very high hopes for this cleansing stick. It was hard to find for a couple months, being sold out on a bunch of online stores, but I picked it up on Amazon with no trouble.
Su:m37 describes the MRCS as an “advanced hypoallergenic cleanser in stick type that massages skin directly. Enables cleansing without dryness and irritation and soothes skin.” It is made from 90% natural ingredients but there are ingredients in it that are potential acne triggers: coconut oil, lauric acid, olive oil, stearic acid and tocopherol (CosDNA analysis).
I know coconut oil can be comedogenic for some but I have yet to try any skin products containing coconut oil because my skin can be so testy, so I decided to give it a try.
The Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is packaged in a light pink twist-up tube. The stick is also light pink with rose petals throughout it. It smells lightly of roses. Instructions are written on the box and on the tube itself:
How to use 1. Wet the face and pat with hands to be moisturized. 2. Turn a stick to pull out 1cm of content. (Hold the bottom of container and turn counterclockwise.) 3. Put to the face and draw circle for light massaging. 4. Soak the face with water and create enough lather. Rinse off.
I used the MRCS as my foaming cleanser in my double cleanse routine and I changed nothing else in my ten step regimen in case I had a bad reaction to any of the comedogenic ingredients. (Many people cleanse with the MRCS + Clarisonic to deep clean, I didn't find that use with it was any better than without)
Overall, the things I liked are the low pH of 5.5 (Read about why pH matters here) and the travel friendly-ness. The reason why I no longer use it is because the whole time I tested the MRCS, I had an increase in sebum production. My face is normally very oily but it was intensified with the MRCS. I thought it would subside in one or two weeks but I was extremely greasy the whole time I used it, and it subsided after I changed cleansers (I had no breakouts throughout my testing period). Besides the increase of sebum, I didn't really see any qualities that others seem to have when using it, like brighter and smoother skin. I didn't see anything special and I personally do not think it is worth all the hype.
You can purchase it on Amazon for $25.30! Have you guys tried the Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick? What do you guys think?