Sunday, September 25, 2016

Skinfood - Black Sugar Mask Wash Off Review!

I'm reviewing one of the products I received from my PinkSeoul box. I've used almost all the products now and I have to say, this one is my favourite so far!

I know I'm really late to the party with this scrub. I've seen it all over instagram and many skincare enthusiasts boast that this is their HG product. I can totally see why!

Skinfood has always been one of the Kbeauty brands I always heard about and had always wanted to try. Unfortunately, I kept getting distracted with other products, so I never actually purchased anything from them. I'm glad I received this product in the subscription box, because it's become one of- if not my favourite wash off mask!

Here's why:

Taken from the Skinfood website:
The first cosmetic brand to root itself in food. We believe in nutritive food results n nutritive beauty for healthy, beautiful skin. Our food philosophy drives our product development to ensure that only the highest quality food ingredients are used to create a more beautiful, healthier lifestyle
I like that they emphasize on high quality ingredients for their products. They're basically the Korean version of Lush.


The package isn't anything special. They do have other lines where their packaging looks amazing. But I'm fine with this since they emphasize high quality. Simple packaging but superior product. I'm slowly becoming more aware of the importance of the actual product vs. purchasing based on how pretty it is. But I still make really decisive purchases based on packaging. If it's shiny, it will be mine! I'm looking at you heart shaped cat lipstick...


My boyfriend loves referring to this mask as the 'poop mask'. I mean... from the photo above, there are *ahem* some similarities. But rest assured, it only *looks* like it. Doesn't stop him from poking fun at me every time I use it though! =P

The product is very thick. The instructions recommend mixing a bit of serum or toner in to thin out the consistency and make it easier to apply. I usually add a few drops of serum into a quarter (coin) sized amount of scrub. After applying the product, leave it on for 20 minutes or so and then scrub/rinse the product off. 

It also has a fairly strong lemon/citrus scent. It doesn't really dissipate after. Even when I went to rinse off the mask I could still smell it. If you're sensitive to scents and citrus isn't your favourite, this may not be for you. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the citrus scent either. But I love the product so much that I'm willing to look past the scent. Though I'm really interested in trying the other scrubs from Skinfood. From what I've read, the Strawberry scrub is just like this one but the scent is like strawberry jam! It is on my wishlist!

I actually would have preferred if the mask came with a mini spatula to help scoop out the product. The scrub is so thick that it is guaranteed to get in between your nails, no matter how long the length. 
Luckily, I have spatulas from other products that I've kept. I would recommend doing the same. It makes a huge difference and it is far more hygienic. 


This is why I love the product so much. Afterwards, my face feels so incredibly soft. Since I have oily skin, my nose area has a lot of whiteheads and blackheads. This scrub does such an amazing job in clearing out my pores. I see better results over nose strips. 

I only use this once every two weeks because I also incorporate BHA products into my skincare routine. I don't want to overdo it for my skin. 

But it isn't just my skin is softer, it looks more radiant the days after. My makeup goes on way more smoothly as well. 

Overall Thoughts

I honestly love this scrub. My skin feels amazing and my makeup applies and looks more flawless on my face. 

The scent of artificial lemon is rather strong. But if you aren't too bothered my scents, then this is a superior product. I have been recommending this mask to so many of my friends. I really love it. 

I definitely want to buy the other wash off masks and compare because while it is amazing, I wouldn't mind being able to find one where the scent is more appealing. 

If the product came with a spatula, it would be perfect. 

Amazon has this available for under $10 CAD with free shipping. 

The Good
- Leaves skin feeling soft
- Really unclogs the pores
- Brighter skin
- Makeup applies beautifully 
- Not drying 

The Bad
- Artificial lemon/citrus scent
- Very thick product, difficult to scoop out (better to use with a spatula)

Have you tried this scrub before? What are your thoughts? Are there any alternatives that are worth trying?


  1. Sounds like a great product and it contains all natural ingredients too!!

    1. Yes it's really good! Definitely recommend trying.

  2. Seems like a good mask. Would love trying it ;)

    1. You should definitely get it! It's my favourite mask!

  3. Not sure I would like the lemon scent, but the positives sounds great!
    Chloe xx

    1. That's true, the lemon scent definitely isn't for everyone. At first I didn't really like it. But I've looked past it because I love the product. I want to try the other skinfood face masks. I've heard they're just as effective but with different scents.

  4. Sounds like a good product...I would love to try it.

    1. It is! It's one of my favourite wash off masks.