Skinfood’s Black Sugar Wash Off Mask is my HG physical exfoliator. However, since I have sensitive skin, I can only it once a week at the most. I’ve been looking for a gentle exfoliator to get rid of flakey skin caused by dermatitis twice a week. So I decided to try this out after seeing so many great reviews!
This wash off mask claims to brighten skin with Odae rice water and hydrogenated jojoba oil.
Odae rice is expensive and valued because Cheorwon County is in the Demilitarized Zone, the space in between North and South Korea, and is lauded to have cleaner air and water, which affects the quality of the crops grown there. The Odae rice water SKINFOOD uses includes the bran. Rice bran is the thin film that is produced during the milling process. It contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals that brighten and nourish your skin to make it radiant.
Rice is a rich source of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that fights aging and free radical damage, and linoleic acids. Linoleic acid is in the fatty acid family, which is essential for healthy skin. It has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, softening skin and making it supple. It also provides healing support to skin cell regeneration, making it a potent acne-fighter.
My skin is feeling pretty good today just a few post acne marks that need fading. I’ve cleansed, toned, and exfoliated my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
Like its black sugar sibling, this came filled to the rim in a 100g tub with an inner lid. It didn’t come with a spatula but no biggie since I have so many laying around. What’s with Skinfood and comic sans? I just can’t get over how much they like to use this amateurish font on their products. It looks like product labels were printed at home! *deep breath* What matters is the product inside.
The whitish substance gave off a clean and light fragrance, nothing significant. Unlike its black sugar sibling, this is not as viscous in consistency, it reminds me of porridge/oatmeal. The mixture of crushed grains and gel-cream felt so nice and soft on my fingers and on my sensitive skin.
Spreading it around felt like a dream. Due to the grainy texture, it was hard to get an even layer.
Since I have sensitive skin, I left this on for 5-10 mins instead of 15 mins per the instructions, for fear of over-stimulating my skin. I then wet my palms and starting massaging the product in. The exfoliating action was so gentle, it felt enjoyable. It was also rather easy to rinse off and didn’t feel soapy.
My skin felt super soft and looked very bright! It still feels a little dry for my liking but it wasn’t uncomfortable and stretchy like usual.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
This is definitely gentle enough for frequent use. Plus, it’s so frickin affordable! Check out more Skinfood reviews here.