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.
By far the BEST exfoliating scrub I've ever tried!!!
Smells amazing. Like sugared strawberries. I actually tasted it and sad to say the smell doesn't translate into your mouth. Anyway...
It gets rid of all (and I mean all) my white heads with ease and leaves my face moisturized. I don't need to moisturize after using this scrub. I am not that easily convinced but this is a keeper! The price is steep but in my opinion, worth it. Better than scrubbing endlessly with those other scrubs to get less than half the effect of this scrub!
Since everybody has already raved about this, I'm just going to add my 2 extra cents, which is that I use this mainly to exfoliate my lips, and I love it for that purpose a lot more than I like to use it on my face, though it is lovely on both. On my lips, I find myself using it a couple of times a week, and the effect is gorgeous (especially when applied without wetting the lips first). On my face, I find myself using it once every couple of months (because I have so many other go-to masks and exfoliants). The jar has lasted me ages. Like 3 years. And it's still good.
Hands down the best exfoliator that I have ever used. And there seems to be something in this stuff that actually lifts my spirits I can't explain it. I had to take a lippie off for price though OMG 55$ is just to much money, and the glass jar can so easily slip out of your hands and break. But yeah...I'd buy this again and I have several times.
i got a sample of this and it is so fantastic that i need to buy a full size for sure! it is a exfloliant but you dont need to rub it or massage it which is better as i dont need to worry about wrinkling. it leaves my skin so supple and smooth. it remove dead skin very very gentle. i have dry, thin, snesitive skin and i couldnt do much exfloliation to my skin but this really rocks! and it doesnt smell aritficially lemony-strawberry.it is really natural!love
This is an awesome product for us dry-skinned girls! I massage the scrub into lightly damp skin for good exfoliation, then I wet my fingers & massage again. The scrub dissolves and becomes almost like a paste/gel. I work that in and let it sit on my face for 10-15 minutes and then rinse. My skin feels clean & soft, not stripped or dry, and it glows. Be advised that this doesn't rinse completely clean - it leaves a light film of oil behind, so it probably would not be a good product for anyone with oily skin. For dry-skinned girls like myself who also need exfoliation, this scrub is amazing. Bit pricey and not a fan of the glass packaging - looks nice, but not practical for wet bathroom handling. Overall, I love this product and will repurchase.
I first try this during a facial session at Fresh, once she put it on my face, I just fell in love with its sugar lemon scent and texture. At the end of my facial session I know I must buy this scrub home. I normally use this on dry face and hand, and once i put it on my face I then add some water as needed. This will dissolve when mix with water, so better work with it when dry, otherwise you have nothing to scrub with. After I gently scrub my face with this, I usually leave it on for another 5-10 minutes, the SA told me so, then rinse. Afterward my face feel polish and smooth. It does seem to leave a thin film behind which I think its from the essential oil that the scrub is in, it doesn't bother me but you can always wash it off. I usually use it about twice a week. It's retail at $55 for 125g, so the price is quite high, although a little goes a long way, you don't need much each time. It does come in a glass jar, so it's quite heavy and will break if you drop them.
I will definitely re-purchase this item.