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Today, we are reviewing the SKINFOOD, Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask. This product was sent to be by Skinfood for review and consideration. So without further ado, let’s get into it!
PRODUCT NAME: Black Sugar Perfect Splash Mask
PRICE: $26 from Ulta
INGREDIENT LIST: This listing comes from the Ulta Website listed above.
Water, Glycerin, Sucrose, Butylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), 1,2-Hexanediol, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caramel, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Propanediol.
PRODUCT CLAIMS: The brand claims that this product can moisturize, balance, exfoliate and provide nutrients to the skin in 10-seconds.
PACKAGING: The product comes in a durable plastic bottle. The cap is a twist-off style which can make it a little difficult to maneuver in the shower (or maybe i’m just that lazy).
SCENT: Smells sweet and a little chemical-y
FEEL: It’s scented brown water. Immediately after use, skin does feel soft and hydrated but effects are short lived.
HOW TO: You can use this product in two different ways depending on the amount of effort you would like to put in that day.
Classic Method: After cleansing, put a cap full of the product in to a (clean) sink full of water or a large bowl full of water and splash the water on to the face 10 to 15 times. Pat in excess water. Follow-up with regular skincare routine.
Streamline Method: In the shower, put a cap full of the product on to damp skin then splash your face 10 to 15 times with water. Follow-up with regular skincare routine.
Always avoid getting the product into your eyes and mouth.
I’ve used this product 3 to 4 times a week for the last 3 weeks or so. Let’s compare my experience to the claims.
Moisturizing and balancing: At first the mask does moisturize the skin, but I still needed to mist my skin right after my shower or my skin would get very dry. I’m not a scientist, but as a consumer… I felt this completely missed the mark.
Exfoliation: Personally, I didn’t see a difference in my skin. This could be because I am already an regular user of Mandelic Acid, an AHA (Alphahydroxy Acid). However, according to this article from THE CUT, PHAs (polyhydroxy acids) are far more gentle as an exfoliant and don’t increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. The article also states that PHAs “fight glycation… which weakens your skin’s collagen and elastin.” I am interested in PHAs in general… but this product didn’t seem to deliver these type of results for my skin.
RATING: 3 / 5
It’s interesting and enjoyable to use..This product may also be good for individuals with younger skin, those who have extremely sensitive skin, or those trying chemical exfoliation for the first time.I’ll mostly likely use it up, but I wouldn’t repurchase it.
My go to product for chemical exfoliation is the Dr. WU Intensive Renewal Toner With Mandelic Acid.
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