Skin Food Black Sugar Mask review

When my fella went on holiday to Vietnam, he knew exactly what to bring back – cosmetics. You see, in Ho Chi Minh there are plenty of shops we don’t have over here in Manchester, stocking brands that are hard to get hold of in the UK. Whilst I could fight it out on Ebay to get my hands on these treats, nothing beats the reassurance of going straight to the source.

‘I got you some Skin Food, I don’t know if it’s good’ he text me, during the final week of his travels.

Are you joking, Ry?” It’s the best he could have got me. I sent him a link to the Reddit AB thread praising Skin Food and all the top recommended products. It only turns out he’d got me a mask that a lot of people on Reddit regard as their holy grail face scrub – The Black Sugar Mask from Skin Food. But don’t just take it from me and Reddit, Jasmine from bloody loves it and she’s an expert on this kind of stuff!

This mask is chocca full of good stuff. Antibacterial honey, lightly abrasive sugar and smoothing shea butter – what more could a gal ask for? The Skin Food products are handmade from fresh ingredients and this masks has some extra tricks up it’s sleeve; macadamia ternifolia seed oil for softening the skin, capric triglyceride (a type of coconut oil) to cleanse and meadowfoam seed oil, a powerful anti-oxidant.

I use this scrub after steaming my face in the shower when my pores are open and ready for dirt to be removed. You really should take your time with this mask. It’s a luxury. Use just over a pea-sized amount and rub it in small circles all over your face. For me, I focus on my T-zone and chin the most but it’s extremely soothing to massage the apples of your cheeks with this gentle buffer too.

The mask is sticky, which is why it’s best used on warm, damp skin. You really don’t need to use too much as it melts into the skin in a matter of moments.

If only this blog had feel-a-vision and you’d be able to see the results for yourselves. My skin is beautifully soft. The type of soft that makes your boyfriend want to touch your face all the time. I’ve not decided if this is an upside or a downside yet.

Something I also noticed was the way spot scabs healed. Now I know this is a bit of a gross comment, but you guys are going to have to suck it up and entertain my grossness for a second. You know when a spot turns into a scab because you’ve squeezed the life out of it? Yes, you do, don’t lie. The scabs are kinda small but their redness is pretty noticeable. Generally, mine stick around for about a week or so unless I try to squeeze them again like a little pore-obsessed madman. Well, with the Skin Food Black Sugar Mask I really feel like the honey aspect is helping these little self-inflicted injuries heal a lot faster than usually. Honey is a well-known antibacterial agent, but I do also think the gentle blood flow stimulation from exfoliating helps promote healing too!

If you can get hold of a pot of this magic sugar scrub, give it a try. I swear you won’t look back!

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  1. December 13, 2017 / 7:07 am

    I love it when my other half brings back surprises from Traveling. This one sounds right up your street, he’s a keeper!

  2. December 13, 2017 / 8:52 am

    This mask looks terrifying! But I love that it helps fade spot marks. I wish Asian skincare was more readily available over here!

  3. December 13, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Your boyfriend really knows you well. I have no idea what my other half would come back with if he went away x

  4. December 13, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    This looks like a great product! I love it when people bring me goodies back from their travels.

  5. December 13, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Always nice to get a treat when somebody comes back from travelling, would love to give it a go

  6. December 13, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    This sounds like an absolute treat, I’d love to get my hands on this. I’ll have to have a holiday and a shopping spree

  7. December 14, 2017 / 2:32 am

    This sounds sooo fab, I love the idea of a sugar mask! I like the packaging too. I might do some research on this and see if I can get hold of it, maybe if it does mean stalking endlessly on Ebay!

  8. December 14, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Skin food sounds super, I really want to give this a try now 🙂 x

  9. December 14, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Oh this looks and sounds amazing, my skin is really struggling with the weather so this looks ideal

  10. December 14, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    I love skin food products, they smell so good and def quality ones! I have something like this at my home, more of a mask type and I love it!

  11. December 14, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    This sounds like an amazing face mask, I need to give this a try for sure as I love using face masks

  12. December 14, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Ooh this looks like it would be so good for my skin! I’ve never tried it but I do love a good relaxing face mask!

  13. December 14, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    This sounds amazing – I love trying new skincare, hopefully one day I will be able to get my hands on some!

  14. December 15, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Now that sounds a must try. I find lots of the UK brands a bit ‘meh’ these days for skin care – especially for older skins.

  15. December 15, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I am a huge fan of face masks, I am still looking for one to help with acne. I love pampering myself and using face masks 🙂

  16. December 15, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    This sounds so good. I am always on the look out for new skin products to try and this is just my sort of thing.

  17. December 16, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Ooh the thought of having lovely soft skin makes me want to rush out and buy this x

  18. December 17, 2017 / 10:54 am

    I have heard so much about this sugar scrub that I really want to try it out! The fact that your fella brought it back for you earns him major points in my eyes!

  19. Dannii
    December 17, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    What a great gift from someone’s travels. I haven’t used a face mask in years, but I really should use them more.

  20. Hannah
    December 18, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    You have sound me – I am picking this up asap! x

  21. December 20, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    This is a product that I have never tried before but it looks great! I need to start face masking more – aging is a terrible thing, ha!