I’m back with another product review of my all-time favorite exfoliating scrub mask. If you’ve been reading my past posts you’ll know that I love Korean beauty product so much that I even endorsed it to some of my friends. I’ve been addicted to skin care for years now and all I can say is that my skin looks so much younger and healthier. I love this brand, to be honest my first emulsion and moisturizing toner is from Skin Food and been enjoying their product for years.
I’ve been using black sugar mask since my first Taiwan trip last 2016 and been using it for two years straight. I recently got this product for free at Althea.kr last May because of their free coupon on selected customer.
Skin Food Black Sugar Mask is an exfoliating scrub mask that helps removes dead skin cells. It allows your pores to open so it can easily absorbs all that yummy nutrients from delicious sugary bits.
The scent is far from what I imagine, I thought it would smell like warm vanilla or coconut sugar but it smell more like warm lemon tea.
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,
3 Key Ingredients
- Black Sugar – Black sugar is great for skin care because it contains glycolic acid that keeps skin bright and healthy. The particles are soft enough for people with delicate skin and strong enough to get rid of dead skin cells and dirt. Black sugar in skin care can also help with anti-aging.
- Shea Butter – Shea butter contains natural vitamins and fatty acid that helps with nourishing and moisturizing our skin.
- Meadowfoam seed oil – Meadowfoam seed oil is rich with antioxidant and helps form a natural barrier that lock in moisture and nutrients in our skin.
The product is packed in a white plastic tub with vintage brown sticker label on its lid and body. I like that label is written in large font and the product is sealed properly.
Directions (How to use):
After cleansing, massage gently into damp skin, or mix with water/micellar water and apply. Avoid skin around the eyes and lips. Leave on for 10-15 minutes & rinse with lukewarm water. (You can use a damp warm cloth to easily remove the mask before rinsing it with lukewarm water)
I’ve been using this product for quite some time and I love the effect it gave on my skin. Though the scent is a bit too strong and it would be better if they reformulated the product and make it actually smell a little sweeter. I wish there is a mini spatula included to easily scoop the product out of the tub. I have three younger sisters that I share my products with and for me it’s a bit unhygienic to scoop the product out without a scooper.
I like that the product is thick and can easily spread around the face. After rinsing, you’ll notice that your face feels smooth and soft. My face looks a bit flushed after using the exfoliating scrub because of the sugary bits that helps removes the dead skin cells and it improve blood circulation around my face. (I tried using the black sugar mask as a lip scrub and it did not end up well because I accidentally ate some of the product while scrubbing and it taste weird lol so use a separate product for your lips and don’t mimic what I did. hahaha)
I will not recommend this product to people with active acne and acne prone skin, it would be better if you ask your dermatologist first before using the product. The tub can last me for 20 use depends on the amount of product I apply and 10 – 15 use if I include my elbows.
Where to buy?
I recently made a blog post about different types of face mask and their benefits to our skin (click here to read more ❤︎)
Thank you for reading