I bought this mask as part of my Birthday Haul. I love masks and am always trying new ones. This caught my attention because it has honey in it. I like honey in skin care products. I just knew I had to try this.
I got mine at Ulta and it comes in a 100-gram plastic tube with a screw off cap. It sells for $10. For reference, my skin is normal with minimal sensitivity. I do get the occasional breakout if an ingredient doesn’t work for me. My skin care goals are anti-aging, reducing dark spots, getting a more even skin tone, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
The black sugar sourced by SKINFOOD comes from one of Brazil’s leading producers. Its rich brown color derives from the amount of molasses, a syrup separated out from sugar after the refining process. While most commercial brown sugar is simply refined white sugar coated with molasses, black sugar is unrefined, leaving behind more of the natural benefits. Enriched with vitamins and minerals and organically farmed without pesticides, it’s sweet to the taste and to the touch! Sugar is a natural exfoliant. With its grainy texture, it’s the perfect ingredient to heighten the scrubbing action that removes dead skin cells, which can clog pores and make your complexion look dull. Sugar is also a natural humectant, which means that it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you use our Black Sugar product line, you’re hydrating your skin and helping it to retain moisture, two effective ways to treat signs of aging. SKINFOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash Off is an exfoliating and hydrating mask wash off with black sugar granules. The mask leaves skin moisturized, soft, and free of dead skin cells.
After cleansing, massage gently into damp skin, or mix with water/cosmetic water and apply. Avoid skin around the eyes and lips. After 10-15 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.
Ingredients: Sucrose, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Lanolin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Laurate, Caramel, Fragrance, Butylparaben, Bht.
Remember how at the beginning of this post I wrote about how I picked this because I love honey in skin care products? And the name of this is Black Sugar Honey Mask? Turns out there is no honey in it. Does that surprise you like it did me? Honey is in the name!! I thought that the Cerifera Wax might be beeswax so that would be honeyish. But it is from a shrub.
Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off has a thin honey-like texture and sweet scent. It has fine grit in it too. They were certainly working hard to keep on with the idea that it had honey in it.
Having whined on and on about the lack of honey I like this mask a lot. It felt good putting it on. It felt good on my face. And it felt good when I washed it off. My face looked better and felt better. The light scent lingered the entire time I had it on but I liked it.
I left it on for about 20 minutes. There was no burning or stinging. It didn’t dry at all. While it was thin it didn’t run. I massaged it in before rinsing to take advantage of the exfoliation. My face stayed somewhat sticky feeling after I rinsed it off.
When I got up the next morning my face was so soft and smooth feeling. It looked brighter, too. All in all, I am super satisfied with what this mask does for my skin. My only issue with it is that there is no honey in the Black Sugar Honey mask. As good as it is without honey, I cannot imagine how much better honey might have made it. Still, I do recommend this mask and will use it all up.
Have you tried this mask? Did you like it as much as I do? Have you tried other honey masks that actually have honey in them? Recommendations?
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