Did not irritate or break out my skin like some other scrubs can (mac's volcanic ash! Hiss, boo!).
My skin felt sufficiently "polished" after using this. I didnt notice any gross residue after wiping it off with a warm wet towel or just warm water.
It smells freaking a-mazing so that when Im not even using it and I spot it in my bathroom I will open it and take a whiff. I use a qtip to get it out of the pot. You could probably make a home made sugar scrub like this, but would it smell this good or feel this luxurious when you're using it? I would definitely repurchase.
Definitely not for me. I highly dislike the "masky" layer it leaves behind. It almost feels like I have a mask of vasline left behind on my skin after rinsing off. I'd rather DIY my own sugar + strawberry mask.
So it took me a while to figure out how to use this product properly ...apparent ally you apply it and leave it on for 10 n then rub n and rinse (i thought it was just a basic exfoliator not a mask ) I like this mask before a chemical peel because it removes the dead skin to allow the peel to penetrate . Nice texture n nice smell. The majorly of it is sugar n strawberry seeds .
A tough one to rate. I would give this a 4 for the product itself, but the 3 is for the price you have to pay.
Thinking back though, it is one of the best face scrubs I've tried. As you scrub, you immediately feel the brown sugar scrubbing away at the dirt and dead skin (even in the small crevices near your nose). As you continue to scrub & the sugar dissolves, you start to feel the softness of your skin. Once the sugar dissolves, I like to wait a few minutes before rinsing. Your face feels like a clean slate, ready for your skincare products. I love using this before a night out, I feel like it really preps my skin, providing a clean/smooth canvas for your makeup.
It's very gentle & has a wonderful sweet scent to it that makes you want to just eat it. The jar itself is really heavy & a bit of a hassle to have to unscrew the lid off & screw it back on. I also don't really like digging my finger into the scrub. Could use a spoon/spatula, but that's just more things to keep cluttered in my shower.
Due to the price, once I finished my jar, I tried to make my own basic brown sugar scrub with honey. It does the job of scrubbing & smoothing, but not to the level the Fresh version does. Someone out there has to have perfected a DIY version of this scrub, but I just haven't been too bothered to find it and try perfecting one for myself.
I admit, I love this product and I don't like to overspend on facial scrubs because I tend to either make my own scrubs using the same cheap brown sugar or buy a less expensive yet equally effective scrub at the drugstore. However, there is something squeaky clean about this face polish that I find my mind encumbered in thoughts of luxurious nurture. The exfoliating quality of the brown sugar is perfect enough to slough away a thin layer of dead skin cells. After a couple of minutes, the sugar melts on your skin as you exfoliate and even after plentiful splashes of water, your skin remains smooth. It feels like the kind of smoothness one has after rich body butter sinks in your skin and you run your fingers gently over it. The jar did make it tricky to prevent drops of water from coming in and dissolving the precious polish to nothing but a puddle of melted sugar. It didn't find it to brighten my skin significantly but it did improve the overall texture of my skin as well as lift a small layer of dead skin cells. The smell of the citrus and sugar is quite intoxicating and gives the overall exfoliating experience an immaculately clean feel.
I was hesitant to use this because it has oils in it and that was something new to me, but I got a sample at the fresh store and was shocked to have no reaction whatsoever (I have sensitive skin that freaks out at the most random natural products). I used it as she said, scrubbed gently for several minutes on damp skin and then let it sit for 10 minutes before washing it off. My only issue is with the packaging; while I love the jar (nicer than plastic), it's hard to make sure you add moisture to dampen your face without leaving any on your fingers to get into the jar, but you just need to get used to drying your hands well before starting.
I LOVE the way it makes my face feel! I even finish it with Decleor neroli oil and still don't get oily skin. I use this a couple of times a week and definitely see that my skin is overall brighter and clearer since adding this to my skincare routine. I will definitely buy again :)
I really wanted to hate this product because of the price but it is worth all the hype it gets. After the first use I instantly noticed a difference in my skin. My skin is very sensitive so I've always stayed away from masks but I have to use something to detox my skin and with this having so many great reviews, I figured this would be the best thing for me and it is. This scrub does the job but isn't harmful to sensitive skin. I get a little redness but the other scrubs I used that didn't give me redness also didn't do a good job. So using this once a week is good enough to not be too strong and I'd rather have to use it less than have to use it more often for it to do its job. Especially given how expensive it is. I cleanse my face, towel dry, apply the scrub in a upward motion, then let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse really well then pat dry with a towel and I have nice and glowing skin.
I adore this product. I've used it for several years, now, and it works, and works well, without irritating or drying out my dry, sometimes fussy skin. Like most of the Fresh Sugar line, it's lemon-scented, but the scent here is light and generally dissipates quickly after rinsing the polish from my face.
Because it's a polish, rather than a traditional scrub, the grains are very fine. This translates to a gentle, subtle retexturizing effect for me, provided my face is just damp when I put it on; the slightly waxy moisturizing part of the action happens only if I leave it on for 5-10 minutes after applying.
It's gentle enough that I can use it several times per week, smells wonderful, and leaves my skin smooth, soft, and oh-so-subtly glowing. The standard-issue container lasts me about a year, making the price point a bit more tolerable. While I've yet to have a mishap, have a heavy glass jar in my shower does make me nervous and the death-grip I use to hold it during use is probably not particularly good for my hands.
Even with concerns about price and packaging, this is my desert-island facial product - if I could only have one thing to maintain my skin (after sunblock), I'd choose this.
Pros: lovely scent, gentle & effective exfoliation, retexturizes skin, lasts forever, leaves me glowing
Cons: price point, glass-tub packaging
Ok, I was really hesitant to spend $55 on an exfoliator (I was lucky enough to get a brand new tub in a swap), but it's so worth it.
I get really bad eczema and dry patches on my face at certain times of the year and I feel like I've tried everything. Exfoliators, expensive creams, nothing has worked. I end up with flaky skin or breakouts in the areas that I'm over-moisturizing. This is where the Sugar Face Polish comes in. I use it on bare, clean skin, let it sit on my face for about 5-10 minutes and wash it away. My skin feels so soft and smooth. At first I was scared that the moisturizing oils would break out my sometimes sensitive skin, but that hasn't happened. I use it about 2-4 times a week and my skin looks and feels amazing! No more dry patches! You use such a small amount that the 4.2nd jar will last you a really long time so that definitely helps with the price point. It gives a nice and soft exfoliation for the face and leaves skin moisturizer, not oily or greasy.
One of the best skincare products that I've ever tried, I highly recommend this and I would definitely repurchase!
My favourite exfoliator for my dry skin! I apply this on cleansed, dry skin and rinse it off with warm water. It makes my skin soooo smooth afterwards and the product smells beautiful! You only need a very small amount of product each time so the price isn't bad considering it'll last ages.