When Sabon had a huge sale earlier this summer, I finally picked up the Face Polisher that a friend of mine had been talking about for the past six months. Look, Sabon can be expensive, so I tend to buy only when there is a sale. Now that I have been using it for the past six weeks, I feel like I have had enough time to review it fairly.
The Fragrance: Sabon Face Polisher is a cream based glycerin wash with small scrubbing beads. The scent is a mix of both mint and lemongrass, though to me, the mint is more apparent.
The Application: Sabon Face Polisher comes in a glass jar like most of Sabon’s products. For the Salt Scrub you’re suppose to use a little scooper to get the product out, with the Face Polisher, you’re supposed to use your fingers. There is nothing wrong with that I guess as you should be clean after washing off in the shower, but I am not a big fan of dipping into products with my fingers and then applying it, but it really is a small thing to complain about as my hands are clean once I dip into the product. Still, I know some people who really hate the double dip. The best way to use the Face Polisher is to wet your face well and then apply about a teaspoon worth of the polisher to your face messaging it gently into your skin. The scrub has rounded beads which are better for your skin than sharp beads such as pits like in some products, but you still want to be gentle. The Sabon Face Polisher should be used no more than twice a week since it’s an exfoliator.
The Verdict: I find Sabon Face Polisher to be a great exfoliator! It really is quite refreshing and makes the skin tingle in a good way after using the scrub thanks to the mint. I can definitely tell that my skin is both cleaner and smoother after using it. After six weeks, I don’t know if I see a difference in my skin, but I am a big fan of exfoliating so my old product may have been working just as well. But I can say that it’s not making my face break out due to the ingredients and it does not irritate my skin and let me tell you, my skin can be sensitive at times. I won’t lie, the price is a little bit steep at $29.00 a pop, but it does last a while though I’m sure there are cheaper alternatives out there, just make sure the exfoliating beads are round so you don’t scratch up your face. You may not see the scratches as they will be small, but it can do a number on your face in the long run. Also, at this time Sabon is only in a few select cities in the US and Europe but you can always order online. I live in NYC, so there are about five stores around the city at this time making it accessible.