Tarte Frxxxtion Stick Review

So I’m guessing a few of you may be thinking what on earth is this Frxxxtion stick? It’s basically a 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser in the form of a twist up stick, kind of like those glue sticks you used to use in school! It’s 3-in-1 because it is an exfoliator, cleanser and face mask in 1.

It is quite a peculiar product, and I for one haven’t seen anything like this before but after hearing good things about it I was very intrigued and had to give it a try!

It’s black in colour because it contains charcoal powder. Other ingredients include kaolin clay and the micro-exfoliant diatomaceous earth which is basically fossilised sea algae and is great for detoxing the skin and obviously acting as a safe and natural exfoliant.

How to use –

It’s pretty easy and fuss free to use, you basically twist the stick up to expand the product, and draw all over dampened skin. (Although this claims to be a cleanser I personally wouldn’t use this over makeup, I use this as a second step cleanse or as an exfoliator after cleansing.) Once it’s applied you’ll have a face covered in a black/grey film! Now you can either leave this on for 10 minutes as a face mask and then rinse, or you can work it around straight away as an exfoliator by gently rubbing it around in circular motions, then rinse.

My experience – 

I have been using this as an exfoliant 2/3 times a week for a couple of weeks now and I have really loved using it! From the very first use I was blown away by how soft my skin felt. I have used it as a face mask once, and yeah my skin felt nice and soft and clean afterwards but no different to using it as an exfoliating cleanser. I love how easy and fuss free it is to use, I find the application really fun and I love the way it emulsifies into a silky grey formula as you massage it around.

A little representation of the product applied to damp skin (leftish) and when rubbed around (rightish)

Price –

I bought this from Sephora AU for $36 AUD for the 30g stick which I think is a fair price for a skincare product that works well and will probably last me a while as it hasn’t gone down very much as yet.

Would I repurchase? –

100% yes! It’s a fantastic micro-exfoliant which is SO easy to use so has therefore become my go-to when I’m feeling lazy but want a great but gentle exfoliation. Very effective!


I hope you enjoyed this little product review.. Catch up soon!

G x


**Disclaimer – This product was purchased by myself and all thoughts are honest, and my own**




  1. Luisa
    July 2, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Have never seen this but it’s so well priced and looks like a great product to have in the routine

    • gemelizabethloves@gmail.com
      July 2, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      It’s fab! I’m hooked! ?

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