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Monday, 4 May 2015

[Sponsored Post] 스킨푸드 블랙슈가 스트로베리 마스크 워시 오프 Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Wash Off Review~❤

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Hello everyone~!

Today's review is on the yummiest face mask ever! The Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask~!
It's really cute & has the most mouth-watering scent. . .


This mask is kindly sponsored by Cosmetic.Love. Thaaaaank you Cosmetic.Love~! (○´∀`○)

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'A facial mask that contains mineral-rich Brazilian black sugar along with strawberry seeds and   strawberry seed oil. Applies smoothly on skin and leaves skin fresh, clean and fragrant with a refreshing strawberry scent.'

There is three masks to make the Black Sugar Line. The black sugar removes dead skin cells & impurities while supplying nutrition for soft, moist transparent skin.  


This Strawberry mask is less abrasive than the Black Sugar Mask~! This is helped greatly by the oils in the product.
My skin is combination-dry. But I do not produce much oil during the day because of the dryness
ㅠㅠ So I chose this Strawberry Mask to exfoliate my skin & to also hydrate my skin with beneficial oils.
 
Ingredients
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Seed, Sorbitan Laurate, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Water, BHT, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caramel, CI 17290, CI 17986, Parfum

This mask has many moisturising ingredients such as Glycerin & Shea butter. Strawberries are nutrient-rich and packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants. They are a excellent source of Vitamin C!

Strawberries benefit our skin in many ways. A few is:-
Lightening the complexion,
Contains anti-aging properties
Helps treat acne
Repairs the skin with vitamin C (vital for the production of collagen)

Gosh, isn't it the cuuuutest little jar~! (○´∀`○) It looks like a precious jam jar! I love the soft vintage colours & it has the prettiest strawberry illustrations~

I think Skinfood mask packaging is the most gorgeous - I'd happily buy them just for the jars 
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There are so many masks from Skinfood like Egg, Honey, Acorn, Black Sesame, Rice, Aloe Vera, Ginseng & many others! - I want them all!~
Hnnng so cute~
The jar is made of sturdy semi-opaque plastic. It has secure screw-on cap & originally came wrapped in plastic & was sealed up inside.
The jar measures 6.2cm & is small enough to cup in my hand. . but the mask has a capacity of 100g~! so there is plenty of product for its size.

The Skinfood masks are really ideal for traveling! I've taken my Egg White mask with me on trips because it's petite enough to fit in my bag! ^^

Also everyone!
This masks does not come with a spatula. I dislike that because it's unhygienic to scoop the product out of the jar with your fingers!
I use disposable wooden spatulas - I have about 200 spare because of waxing class ㅠㅠ so I always use them for skincare.

Close up of the said ingredients in Korean. English up in the claims.
Manufacturing & expiry date + cautions if you were to use a product past expiry date. It's important to check this!


Does it not look really yummy? *-* The mask is a dark red colour & looks just like strawberry jam!
The masks consistency is interesting - It's almost like a gel. It scoops out like a dense butter & holds it's shape but has a different effect on the skin. 

There is a moist-shine to the mask which is the strawberry oils - Just by looking at the product in the jar, you can guess how moist it should feel on the skin!
Holds its shape~
There is a generous amount of strawberry seeds & plenty of sugar granules throughout the mask.

The scent is absolutely yummy! It smells just like a rich sweet strawberry jam (。´□`。) It makes my mouth water & gosh. . . It's a experience you have to try! haha
As soon as I opened the jar, it was like of rush of berry jelly candies (○´∀`○) I'm addicted to smelling it!

The scent does linger on the skin after application but only for about half an hour. 
People with sensitive skin or who have sensitive noses to really sweet scents may not like this.

The dense-gel consistency of the mask immediately turns melty & smooth to spread on the skin (´ω`) It feels incredibly moist/oily but does not feel unpleasant. The sugar granules & seeds start to  exfoliate away dead cells on the area. The sugar will eventually soften until the strawberry seeds are the only manual exfoliant. Both the sugar & seeds are gentle & not too abrasive on my hand.

The skin on my hand was left really soft & smooth to touch! But of course, our face is more sensitive to exfoliants so let's try on my face.

Here is my bare skin. My skin is in a okay condition at the moment however a bit dull in tone!
My skin is quite dry so I want to hydrate & soften the tissues!

After cleansing, massage onto damp face, avoiding the eye & mouth areas. To minimise irritation add water or toner while massaging. Leave for 10~15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

I only use this twice a week or more if my skin needs a pick-me-up first thing in the morning (the strawberry scent really wakes up your senses!) or after a long day college~ 

The mask almost glided on the skin & when I begin to massage it, the mask felt really moist yet surprisingly warm? Haha
(´・ω・`) I was expecting a cooling sensation on the face but it's warm because of the oils~ I don't mind it as I think it would help opens up the pores. 


Even though it's very oily, it does not feel suffocating or sticky but does have a very slight heaviness to it because of the strawberry oils. It's really tolerable & your skin can still feel like it can breathe.
 
The sugar granules & strawberry seeds have that satisfying gritty texture so it feels like it's doing its job of exfoliating the skin. It does not feel very abrasive like raw sugar & when the sugar softens down as you massage, it feels very nice & gentle.

I prefer to mix water with this mask because sometimes my skin can peel as it has dry patches. I don't want to irritate those areas ( ´∀`)When you mix water in, the mask turns milky yet still gently exfoliates the skin~ :-
After I massage the mask, I leave it on for 10-15minutes. Meanwhile I'd hop in the shower so the heat of the water can soften my skin texture; allowing the mask to provide nutrients & moisture deep into my skin~ (。・ω・。)ノ

This mask is a non-setting mask.

Rinsing off the mask is really easy & quick! I thought it would be difficult to wash off because of the oils! It's rinses off with a few splashes of water but be careful. . . I accidentally splashed the strawberry seeds into my hairline! haha щ(ಥДಥщ)  

Rinsed off
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Here is my skin after the mask!
It's kind of hard to see so enlarge if you need to ^^ My skin looks slightly brighter & rosier due to the blood flow being stimulated by the exfoliants! ( ´∀`)☆
Before + after

My skin felt deep cleansed & really refreshed after the mask. The mask does not leave a oily film but my skin feels hydrated like you've applied a light moisturiser - Notice the dewy glow on my cheeks?  (○´∀`○)

This masks leaves my skin feeling firm & baby smooth~! I love how revitalised my skin feels after using this mask! 
 


After using the mask a few times, I have not experienced any irritation nor has my skin been broken out. I think I can safely say that this mask helps calm down any spots I have & my pores are looking much cleaner & smaller. My skin texture is very silky/soft & is much more hydrated than it used to be~!

Dry areas on my face are much softer & makeup no longer cakes up on them & overall, my complexion looks brighter & healthier.

The mask consistency is really rich, hydrating & not heavy to use. The granules/strawberry seeds effectively exfoliate the skin without over stimulating.

 Recommend
I would recommend this mask for most skin types despite it's oily texture - Because the oil leaves no heavy greasy residue (it just leaves a light yet hydrating moist finish) & is just does a good job of exfoliating.

However, if you have very sensitive skin or are prone to sore-open acne, this product may hurt your skin. I would recommend a gentle peeling exfoliant.

Pros
Reasonable price
Adorable gorgeous packaging
Beneficial ingredients
Plenty of product - You only need a small amount
'Berry' delicious strawberry scent (`ω' ) wink~
Melty rich moist consistency - easy to apply. Easy to rinse off.
Not unpleasant or suffocating to apply
Effectively exfoliates without over stimulating skin - ideal for sensitive skin
Skin is left brighter, silky-soft & hydrated - Not oily
Soothes skin problems - Dry patches, spots & pores

Cons
Unhygienic packaging. There is no spatula to scoop out product.
I wouldn't recommend for very sensitive skin or sore-open acne.
The scent lingers on the skin so again for those with sensitive skin.

Would I purchase?
Yes!~ I love this mask so much *0* I love how soft & moist my skin feels after using it! I really recommend it.

Find this mask HERE
This mask has become one of my favourites to use so a big thank you for Cosmetic.Love for sending this mask to me~ ^▽^

 
*This product was sponsored by Cosmetic.Love but however, this review (like all reviews on my blog) is written from my 100% honest opinion & experiences*


I hope you all enjoyed this review. I had too much fun decorating my photo area with strawberries - I sent my mother on a massive strawberry quest 'Find the reddest, the biggest & the most anime like strawberries in the market' haha~ Thank you mum for putting up with my odd requests!

Anyways, thank you reading everyone & I hope you have a lovely week~!
Lots of Love~

7 comments:

  1. I've seen the black sugar mask on a few other blogs, but this is the first time I've seen it in strawberry. Strawberries are my favorite fruit, so I really want to try it now!

    Vonnie

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  2. Looks that really does his job (?) Hahaha

    PS: I'm doing a GIVEAWAY on my blog with blippo store if you want to join go there :)

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  3. waw.. this is quite good I think.. XD
    I usually make a natural strawberry mask.. strawberry really good for my skin.. XD

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  4. I had some samples of this and I loved it so much, especially the strawberry scent *_*

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  5. Seems good. Looks like jam!

    xxx
    - Laura
    http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com

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  6. This mask looks way too yummy, it makes me want to have some strawberry jam *A*)/ Skinfood sure knows how
    to make their products cute! And it seems like a good mask to use once in a while **

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    www.chocowip.blogspot.com

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