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 kkochsongi.co.uk bloody loves it and she’s an expert on this kind of stuff!
That sugar mask is the tits
— ♡ j a s m i n e ♡ (@kkochsongi) October 23, 2017
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!