BBCosmetic reached out early this Summer asking if there were any products I’d like to review from their catalogue. My eye was caught by the Su:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick, and I was hit by nostalgia. This was one of my first purchases in K-Beauty, and one of my first loves. But I had never got round to giving it a proper review. So I took the opportunity to return to an old favourite, and see if I was just looking back with Rose-tinted glasses.
I would note this is a well-known product to veterans in the K-Beauty world, so veteran readers forgive me for this self-indulgent review. A couple of years ago when this cleansing stick was out of stock, and rumours abound it was being discontinued, you could find it on eBay for $40-60. A sign of how well loved it is.
As always the thoughts in this review are my own, and YMMV. This is a review based on the product for my skin, you may have different results as we all have unique skin.
SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick
Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Purified Water, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Lauryl Betaine, Potassium Hydroxide, Betaine, Western Rose Flower (0.5%), Fragrance, Camellia Oil, Tocopherol, Green Tea Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive Oil,Apricot Kernel Oil, Yeast / Damask Rose Flower Extract Ferment Filtrate (0.01%), Basil Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Lime Oil, Pot Marjoram Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil
This little rose cleanser contains 9 different oils! Coconut Oil and Olive Oil are two well known oil cleansers. The rest are more essential oil in nature and offer soothing/brightening benefits. I would caveat with oils are known comedogenics, so for those with very sensitive skin this might not be a good thing.
For a product with Rose in it’s name it only has 0.5% of Petals and 0.01% of the Damask Rose filtrate. The Petals are physical petals which you can see in the stick itself, these are soft so don’t worry about exfoliation from these.
With all the oils, the Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and the damask rose extract I would class this as a hydrating cleanser. It also comes out at a low pH at around 4.5-5, depending on your water, which means it’s gentle.
As its name suggests this comes in a stick format, which works like chapstick. I only twist a little bit of this at a time for use. It’s a pretty light pink, with it’s name embossed on the side. I have found after multiple uses the name does fade, which is a shame. Sturdy plastic packaging, which is a nice size to pop in the bag to travel with.
Product & Scent
This has a light rose scent to it, which remains once you’ve foamed it up. I would not call this overly strong, and I find it quite pleasant to use. It’s in a balm-like format and does foam into little bubbles when water is added. It’s not the clouds you get with pump foam cleansers, but it’s a nice foamage.
Directions of Use
I use this as my second cleanser at night, or as my first cleanser in the morning. I don’t find it’s strong enough on it’s own to clean mascara/stubborn lip tints. There’s three different ways you could apply it. The recommended is to apply it after oil cleansing, in three stripes, and foam. Then wash it off with another splash of water. If you’re concerned with the cleanser getting wet and not drying out you can apply to a dry face and then add water.
A third way I’ve found works, when my skin is bumpy with acne, is applying it to my dry hands. I then foam it up with water in my hands and lightly massage the foam on my face. I mostly use this third method, as I’ve found it the easiest and most effective to use.
This truly is a miracle cleanser. Okay that’s slightly hyperbolic, but I do like this stick cleanser a lot. It’s one I recommend to family and friends getting started with their skincare routine, as it’s now readily available and appealing. The low pH, rose scent and the “pretty” appeal of the rose petals in the cleansing stick itself have me hooked. I find it’s tube format useful for taking to the gym, or in general travelling with in my bag. It cleanses my pores, doesn’t break me out and is pleasant to use. If I could improve it I would like it to foam more. Maybe I’m spoiled by the Hada Labo Cleanser, but the softness of a cloud of foam feels better than using the stick. I’m also not sure all those essential oils in the ingredients are really doing anything. They seem slightly unnecessary to me.
Overall though this is my third SU:M37 MRCS and I’m just as happy with it as I was when I first purchased this 3 years ago now. Definitely one to try out if you’re on the lookout for a new cleanser!