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Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask Review
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to finally be able to sit down and write a beauty review today.
To be honest, it actually feels like a crime writing a review right now because I (for the love of the skincare gods) bailed out on my skincare routine out of sheer laziness during the last two weeks of December (2017) and I stopped putting anything on my face, save for a cleanser and a moisturizer. During that time, I just kinda left my skin as it is and didn’t even bother to exfoliate. So by the time the new year came, my skin felt rough and dry.
In an attempt to finally draw myself out from my skincare rut, I scoured my shelves for the most promising exfoliating scrub in my stash and found the Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask.
Let’s head on to the review.
The Black Sugar Mask Wash off Mask is an exfoliating mask scrub which effectively cleanses the pores and leaves the skin soft and smooth. Enriched with vitamins, minerals, and other organic ingredients, this mask scrub helps in removing dead skin cells and revitalizing the skin.
After cleansing, apply desired amount of product onto face. Leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.
Sucrose, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Lanolin, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Caramel, Sorbitan Laurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Water, Fragrance
Quantity | Price | Availability
100 g | PHP 330 | Althea Korea
I got this mask from my first ever haul from Althea Korea, together with the Rice wash off mask which I really fell in love with. (You can check the review here) I seriously almost totally forgotten about the Black Sugar mask until I rummaged through the pile of unopened skincare products in my stash.
The Skinfood Black Sugar Wash off Mask comes in a super cute plastic container which is also the same container as the Rice Wash off Mask. It also comes with a thin plastic lid that separates the actual product from the top cover. The plastic lid is embossed with Skinfood’s logo, as shown in the photo below.
The product information is written in Korean and in English. The manufacturing date and the expiration date are also printed on the container. Apparently, mine is expiring in a few months haha. (Skincare gods, please forgive me for using this just now!)
The actual product comes in a lumpy and sticky texture, so much like caramelized sugar. Some reviews claim that this product smells like burnt sugar, but for me, the scent leans more on the citrusy or lemony side.
This wash off mask has sugar granules which others find quite abrasive for the face. For those who have acne-prone or sensitive skin, extra care must be taken in using this product as the granules may indeed cause irritation. But so far, this mask scrub really worked well on me as it was able to deeply exfoliate my skin and leave it fresh, smooth and supple.
The only drawback that I have with the wash off mask was that it wasn’t able to remove all of my blackheads and whiteheads completely. There was still a noticeable amount on my nose even after using the mask. Maybe I’ll try chemical exfoliation soon to finally get rid of these pesky blackheads.
Overall, I really enjoyed using the Black Sugar Wash off Mask. The mask really delivers its claim in providing effective exfoliation. Although I still prefer the Rice Wash off Mask as it milder and more gentle on the skin, I am still gonna keep the Black Sugar Wash off Mask in close range for days when I feel like my skin needs that extra hand in getting rid of deep-seated dirt and dead skin cells. To sum up, the Black Sugar Wash off Mask is really a great exfoliating scrub that’s worth every penny you pay for.
4.9 out of 5 stars
What I like:
- It effectively exfoliates the skin.
- It effectively removes dead skin cells and other impurities.
- It smells very citrusy and lemony.
- It comes in a super cute tub which makes it easy to scoop the product out.
What I don’t like:
I really wish the wash off mask could remove all of my blackheads but it wasn’t able to accomplish that task perfectly well.
Will I repurchase?
Yes! It is a pretty great wash off mask after all.
Will I recommend?
Yes! I recommend the Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask to those who are looking for an affordable and effective exfoliating mask scrub.
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