Sample Saturday: Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask Review
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For this week's Sample Saturday, I'll be sharing my review of Skinfood's Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask. Skinfood is pretty well known for their sugar wash off masks. Their Original Black Sugar mask has been popular for a long time but their Strawberry sugar mask and Black Sugar Honey mask that came later are also pretty popular too. (Skinfood also came out with the Black Sugar Perfect Essential Scrub, which is supposed to be an updated version of the original Black Sugar mask.)
My first sugar wash off mask from Skinfood was actually the original Black Sugar mask which I currently have but don't really use. If I had to choose between the original and the honey version, I'd pick the Black Sugar Honey mask. I like the Honey version over the original due to many factors, which I'll explain later. The Strawberry mask looks really promising too. I haven't had the chance to try it, but as a strawberry lover that is definitely on my wishlist.
Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask
Product Description: The Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask is a moisturizing and skin softening exfoliating mask, formulated with Brazilian black sugar and sweet honey. Brazilian black sugar is rich in minerals and vitamins that will nourish the skin. While sweet honey is great for hydration and it will leave the skin smooth and radiant. The wash off mask also contains a variety of nourishing oils such as macadamia seed oil.
To Use: Cleanse the skin first. You can apply the mask directly onto damp skin or mix the sugar mask with water/cleansing oil/cosmetic water before applying. Avoid the eyes and lips. Massage the face gently with the sugar mask and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride, sucrose, glycerin, honey, water, cetyl ethylhesanoate, PEG-7 gluceryl cocoate, euphorbia cerifera (candlilla) wax, stearalkonium hectorite, caramel, lanolin, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, sorbitan laurate, sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polusorbate 80m BHT, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, fragrance.
Please Do Not use if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.
Packaging: The samples are packaged in pouches of 8g each. However, the full sized product will be stored in a 100g container.
Scent: The wash off mask smells like honey and black sugar. It's really sweet but the scent isn't overwhelming.
Color: The sugar mask is golden brown in color.
Texture: The honey part of the mask feels smooth but the sugar granules feels bumpy. While the sugar granules do feel bumpy, they aren't really harsh on the skin when you spread it around.
Michelle's Thoughts: I have to say, I like the Black Sugar Honey mask a whole lot better than the regular black sugar mask. The honey makes a big difference, as it helps the mask glide easier on the skin and makes the sugar granules feel less harsh on the skin. The other main difference is the size of the sugar granules. The granules are considerably smaller in the Black Sugar Honey version than the original version. One of the things I couldn't stand with the original version was how harsh the sugar granules felt on my skin. I always had to melt it down with the warmth of my hand before using it. For both versions, I like to mix my cleansing oil or facial oil with it before using. This makes the mixture more fluid and less harsh on the skin. Personally, I also like the scent of the Black Sugar Honey mask a lot better than its original sister version. The original has an artificial scent that kind of smells like my Clorox wipes, which is not really something I want to put on my skin.
Usually, I use the mask once a week because I have sensitive skin and I don't want to over do it. However, you can use it up to 2 to 3 times a week. I generally use the wash off mask after my 1st cleanser but before my 2nd cleanser. This is due to personal preference as I like to use my 2nd cleanser to make sure I cleanse everything off. Once I apply the mask, I'll massage it gently over the entire face for 1 minute before letting it sit for another 10. This allows the honey to act as an moisturizing mask and soften the skin. After the 10 minutes, I'll massage the skin lightly again for another 30 seconds before rinsing off. The Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask really does what it promises. I always notice my skin feels softer and smoother afterwards. It also looks a bit brightened as well and the effects last into the next day too.
-sugar granules might be a bit big for some people
Final Thoughts: I like the Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask a lot better than Skinfood's original Black Sugar mask. It works better, it's not as harsh on the skin, and it smells better too. I've heard the Strawberry Sugar wash off mask is even gentler than both of these, so I really want to try that as well.
Would I purchase the full size in the future? It's debatable. I do really like it, but I also really want to try the strawberry mask as well. I think I would get the strawberry one to try first. If it doesn't work out, I'll definitely come back to this Black Sugar Honey mask. Do I think the Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Wash Off Mask is worth a try? I do. If you thought the original version was too harsh and is looking for a gentler version with more skincare benefits, I'd recommend the Black Sugar Honey mask.
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