31 March 2016

Review: Skinfood - Black Sugar Wash Off Mask

Skinfood! When I first started with Korean skincare products, 6 years ago, I heard of the brand Skinfood already. This brand has been in the market for a very long time and their products are still  popular. I have reviewed their Rice Mask Wash Off Mask before and today I am going to review the Black Sugar Wash Off mask. Feel free to continue with reading if you want to know my thoughts about it.

The black sugar wash off mask is enriched with minerals and vitamins. You can definitely smell the brown sugar that this products has. While massaging it on the face, it will exfoliate the skin, leaving a smooth and soft skin. The hydrating formula moisturizes your face as it sets, once you rinse it off your skin glows! It contains 100g of product.

Sucrose, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Clycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Lanolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Laurate, Butylparaben, BHT, Caramel, Parfum.

After washing, apply desired amount onto face, avoiding eye and mouth areas. Mix the black sugar mask with water or oil to reduce skin irritations, and massage your skin with it. Wait 10-15 minutes, and then wash off with lukewarm water. Recommended to use it once a week.

The product doesn't come with a spatula but I do recommend to use once for hygiene reasons. It smells very sweet and it just looks and smells like black sugar. The texture is just like sugar as well - the sugar grains feels just like a rough scrub . If you don't mix this with lukewarm water, it feels very rough. Therefore make sure to mix it and massage it on the face so the sugar melts a little bit before you leave it on the skin. You are also able to mix it with an oil, which makes it less rough.

This affordable mask (around USD$8) exfoliates the skin very well and because of this, you will feel a baby soft, smooth skin afterwards. It helps to removes flakey skin as well (yay!). The brightening effect is visible after rinsing it off, but keep in mind that the effect is temporary. I am happy that it doesn't feel dry or greasy afterwards. The texture can be a hit or miss for some. You have to mix it with either water or oil to make the sugar grains melt, otherwise it would feel extremely rough. I have the feeling that mixing it with water is too rough for me, so I use the method with oil, which I think is fine for me. Besides that, it's a pity that the packaging is not hygienic, it doesn't have a spatula or spoon.

If you are looking for an exfoliating mask, that removes flakey skin and you don't mind the texture of sugar, this product will be for you.

If you got very sensitive skin or if you prefer a soft exfoliation, I wouldn't recommend it. I would recommend the rice mask instead.

You can purchase it at q-depot.com, who sells it for USD$11,78, they ship worldwide.


1 comment

  1. I really like this scrub, the only thing that put me off and made me start using klairs instead is its strong scent. But after comparing them side by side (full comparison here http://www.mykoreaobsession.com/2016/10/klairs-skinfood-best-black-sugar-scrub.html) I came back to this scrub eventually.



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