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. continued >>
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.
Just finished my first jar. I will probably purchase again (next fall), although I am not 100% sure about that. The cost is quite high. It's an indulgence, but not one I feel I can have regularly. I found this great to use in the winter. It simultaneously moisturizes and exfoliates.
I personally like the scent, it was always a real treat to use it. Using about 2x per week on average, it lasted 8 months or so.... You don't need very much. As someone else noted, for exfoliation I also apply to dry skin. This may be too harsh for some. Initially I tried to dampen my skin first, but then I didn't really get any exfoliation. It is packaged in a glass jar. The jar is elegant, but heavy, and for the shower a tube is easier.
Overall, if money is no object or you really have to have something natural this is worth trying. In my opinion there are probably more inexpensive scrubs that are equally good exfoliants. Although I must say it really did polish my skin and help keep away the dry flakes from harsh winter weather .
I refrained from buying this for ages because of the price, not realizing how long-lasting the large jar is: I've used half in maybe 6 months of semi-regular use. Smells divine, is a nice, gritty scrub on towel-dried, cleansed skin, but also is quite moisturizing. It contains meadowfoam seed oil, among others, and leaves a light residue when rinsed off. As others have noted, as sugar dissolves, you can adjust the strength of exfoliation by using on damper skin. Since it is a water-free formula, it has a long shelf-life--it hasn't gone rancid on me. It leaves my skin with a pink, healthy glow.
LOVE. I've tried so many other cleansers, exfoliators, etc., but my skin has looked dull for quite a while.
Finally, I asked a colleague what she uses since her skin looks amazing, and she said Fresh products. I went out and bought this scrub, and after just one use, my face was soft and glowy and smoother than its been all year.
Yes, it's expensive, but it's still way cheaper than getting a facial once a month. Well worth the splurge, and I love the scent.
Like with all their skincare, there is something off smelling about this, especially the after-film it leaves, similar to car grease. I am uncertain as to what makes them command the high price but the philosophy sugar scrub and the sukin exfoliate foaming facial cleansers do a better job, are just as dense exfoliators at a fraction of the price. The thing I did not like about this was that it leaves behind a greasy film and you have to wash it off with a strong cleanser. Not recommended for oily skin. If you have not used sugar scrubs before, this may be a bit too harsh for you. This is 3x the price of my fave exfoliator but does a lesser job. I am well and truly done with this brand, premium price for ho-hum performance. I think Caudalie, Nuxe and Loccitane are all better natural brands with a bit more experience under their belt.
As a black woman it is difficult to find products that work on my skin. The Sugar Face Polish has exceeded my expectations. The product is not harsh and does a really good job of ridding the face of dead skin. I can use it every day and never worry about it dulling my skin, eventhough I do not use it in this manner. I have found the instructions are alittle misleading. In order to get the full effects of the mask, you have to use the product as an exfoilator and then allow the mineral oil left to act like a mask for ten minutes. If you follow these steps, the product leaves you with the most beautifully glowing skin ever. I have never encountered a product that truly lives up to the hype. I recommended this product to all my friends with wide ranging skin types and now the all use it faithfully. By the way, a little goes a long way and you will enjoy the purchase for months. Understand that if you are someone who cannot get pass the sticker shock of fifty five dollars, please GET OVER IT! You will never regret this purchase, the aromas alone are worth the money!