[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review

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[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review

Personally, I love body and face scrubs, that's why I've tried many of them (most of them are skin food ones since they have a large range of facial scrubs), and today, I m gonna talk about Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish, a scrub that I've been using (along with my whole family) for the last year (yeah a whole year.. If you have read my blog post about my second Wishtrend haul (here), you'll know that I accidentally bought everything twice, this scrub included, and then by making some other purchase I don't quite remember, I ended up receiving a third one... that's why I've been sooooo kind that I started sharing it with the whole family lol, otherwise it would expire before I get to finish my 1st jar)

Description and claims:

1) A gentle sugar scrub for face
Klairs keeps your skin soft and supple by providing effective exfoliation with deep moisture properties. Its anti-bacterial and anti-aging effects help treat and manage dry flaking skin.

Klairs gentle black sugar scrub for face instantly clears away dead skin while providing deep moisture. Klairs supports 4 main directives in all their products to make you feel safe and comfortable about using the brand! An Eco-friendly product with No Alcohol, Parabens and no artificial colors.
2) So what makes Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Scrub for Face the best choice?
  • 4 Free SystemNo alcohol, No animal testing, No paraben, No artificial coloring.
  • Black Sugarexfoliates away dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft and glowing.
  • Shea Butterprovides extra care and comfort for dry skin.
  • Cranberry Oilcontrols skin aging.
  • Andiroba Oilacts as an anti-inflammatory ingredient to calm the skin.
  • Vitamin Eenhances skin elasticity and ability to retain moisture.

Volume: 60 g


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Black Strap Powder, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Candelilla Wax Esters, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Powder, Fragrance, Carapa Guaianensis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil

How to use:

1) Clean your face and mix an adequate amount of black sugar polish with 2-3 drops of water.
2) Gently massage the scrub in a circular motion on the face.
3) Rinse thoroughly and apply your usual toner, serum and moisturizer from your skincare routine.


[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review

[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review

[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review

[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review

[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review

This scrub comes in a teeny tiny jar (I was so used to the Skin Food scrubs' big jars that I was kinda disappointed when I first received it). This jar's design is similar to Klairs Cleansing Oil if you have ever tried it, and somehow to Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream, with the same semi see-through brown colored plastic, a black screwing cap and a white plastic separating lid, and unfortunately no spatula...
Description and directions are written in both English and Korean, as well as the manufacture and expiration dates that are printed at the bottom of the jar.

Scent and texture:

[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review

This scrub smells like some kind of honey that I can't remember the name of, a kind that is used as a home remedy for many illnesses. As for the texture, this scrub is a grainy paste with tiny granules in contrast with than Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash Off (reviewed here) ones (seems like everything klairs related thing is smaller than skin food's) that are considerably bigger, Klairs scrub is also quite buttery whereas the Skinfood one is quite solid.  (for a full comparison with the skinfood scrub, check my post here)

[KLAIRS] Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish: Review vs skin food black sugar mask wash off swatches


This face polish is easily spreadable, and the tiny granules do a great job mechanically exfoliating your skin without being too harsh (it is much more gentle than the skinfood ones). But if you have extremely sensitive skin, you can mix it with either a toner or a cleansing oil. Personally I use it by itself most of the time, and rarely mix it with Klairs Supple Preparation Toner or Klairs Cleansing Oil (mostly in the bad days when my skin becomes irritated even by water).
After massaging your skin for few seconds, the exfoliating granules disappear and you are left with a milky oil, that leaves you with a smooth hydrated skin after rinsing it off.
Unlike Skinfood scrubs, this facial polish doesn't require leaving it on you face for 10 minutes, which means you gain more time. (for a full comparison with the skinfood scrub, check my post here)



- Exfoliates gently.
- Sturdy packaging.
- Doesn't irritate my skin. No dry or tight feeling after using it
- Many great ingredients
- Helps reduce blackheads
- Leaves my skin smooth and soft afterwards


- No spatula.
- Quite pricey in comparison with Skinfood scrubs

You can buy it:

Here at wishtrend for $18.99. You can use this invitation code: 125028803 to get $5 off your first purchase.

Do I recommend it?

Don't forget to check my comparison of this scrub and Skinfood black sugar wash off mask here


What facial scrubs have you tried? share your experience in a comment down bellow ^^

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  1. I haven't really tried any facial scrubs! I keep hearing good things about Klairs though, so I might have to try this one!
    Lexie | Nail Girl

    1. they do have some really good products, especially if you have a dry/sensitive skin. tell me what do you think about them once you try em ^^

  2. Woah, it really is expensive. My skin is super sensitive, so most scrubs just make my skin irritated or break out, but I have a friend with really dry skin and maybe it would work for her :)

    1. I think that it might work for you as well if you mix it with your toner or oil cleanser :)

  3. This looks really great, I have very sensitive skin so something like this would be great!

    1. lemme knoe what you think aboout it once you try it ^^

  4. Wow. Thanks for sharing the post. Skin is a sensitive thing. I have read about something like this I think last week.

    1. Black sugar scrubs are pretty popular, it isn't surprising that you've read about something similar recently

  5. Klairs scrub sounds like it does its job! Would love to try it. I sometimes make sugar and honey scrub and it makes my face so soft and clean, so I think that they have chosen great ingredients.

    1. I used to make the same thing as you before, but I became super lazy lately that's why I end up buying products instead of making some alternatives at home

  6. looks like I'll have to buy one asap
    btw do u still have to pay les tarifs de douane in the post office before taking your package or?? because as far as i read somewhere if the worth doesn't succeed 500dhs then you pay nothing but?

    1. it depends on the post office w le douanier lli kayn..

  7. which one do you prefer klairs or skin food black sugar?

    1. Personally, I like Klairs one better since its scent isn't suffocating, the particles are less harsh and somehow does a better job scrubbing off my dead skin cells.