June 5, 2017

Coming Up Roses: Skincare, Self Care, and Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleanser

When I was younger, with far fewer responsibilities and significantly more disposable income, I always took the time take care of my skin and invest in high quality skincare products. Much of this is the result of having systic acne at a very young age and consequently adopting a routine of creams, medications, and moisturizers from a very young age. More recently, life has taken me off course and I've really neglected myself the last few years. The trials and tribulations of a long distance relationship, 4 moves, a full time, stressful job, planning a wedding immediately followed by a difficult pregnancy and delivery meant that for the several years, I've been lucky if I put on sunscreen, let alone the serums and moisturizers I use to routinely use.

The attention I've paid to my appearance has gotten me some criticism over the years, and even family members have called me vain. However, I think it's near-sighted to criticize someone who takes pride in their appearance and who finds enjoyment in taking care of themselves. There is a great deal of emphasis placed on eating the right thing and exercising properly, but people are often shamed for their willingness to spend a good amount of time and money on skincare and beauty products. More recently, there has been a lot of discussion on how skincare is a form of self care and how skincare, and self care, can be tied to depression. Female academics in particular are exploring this relationship.

Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleanser was my first foray into overhauling my skincare routine...and by overhauling I mean tossing the 4 year old Neutrogena sunscreen in my cabinet (not really, I just started using it on my neck and shoulders) and essentially creating one from scratch. I initially balked at the $20 price tag (I mean, this is just one step in my new, multi-step routine and I've always been one for discounts!), but after reading many reviews I decided to go for it. After all, until recently, this cleanser use to be in scarce demand and cost $40! Now with Amazon Price, it's half the price and I got it within two days. Thank you, internet.

I have been immensely pleased with my decision to give this cleanser a shot. I feel like I saw a difference in skin clarity and texture within a few days, and it immediately felt cleaner.

How I've been using it:
I've been using it on its own in the morning as well as a second cleanser after using an oil based cleanser to remove my sunscreen and makeup (more about that later). I have tried applying it directly to my face as instructed, but my favorite way to use it is with a gently exfoliating Konjac Sponge. I found that a swipe or two of the cleanser on the sponge produced a plethora of bubbles!

Here's what I've found:
It smells like roses: I'm a sucker for anything rose themed, so it's no surprised that I was initially drawn to the rose scent and the fact that this cleanser has both rose extract and rose petals in it.

It's a low pH cleanser: Apparently this is important if you plan to use AHAs and BHAs (chemical exfoliants), as they work best when your skin is at a lower pH level. Plus, it's just good for keeping your skin at the appropriate pH level to keep it healthy.

It's a solid, stick form: In other words, it won't take up important space in your liquids carry on bag! Plus, there's no need to worry about spillage when traveling.

It leaves my skin so soft: Seriously, my skin is so soft and moisturized feeling after using this product. I felt I saw an immediate change in my complexion.

It's actually economical: It takes such a tiny amount to wash my face. Each stick lasts at least 3-4 months on average.

I have been so pleased with my new skincare routine and the new products that I've been experimenting with I can't wait to share more with you! Tell me about your favorite beauty products - what are your must haves?


  1. حملات مجانية من الصيانة علي اعلي مستوي صيانة ال جي علي اعلي مستوي من التقدم في العمل استمتع بالكثير من الخدمات التي تقدمها الشركة علي اعلي مستوي من التقدم في العمل خدمة عملاء ال جي في جمهورية مصر العربية .

  2. افضل الشركات العالمية والمتطورة في العمل علي اعلي مستوي من التقدم استمتع بالكثير من الاعمال المتقدم مع شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخبر علي اعلي جودة استمتع بالكثير من الخدمات المتميزه والمتطورة شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام علي يد متخصصين .


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