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8/18/11

Skinfood Black Sesame Hot Mask Review


What it is:
This highly moisturizing heating mask provides deep cleansing to skin with the thermal effect of roasted salt and granulated sugar. Black sesame seed nutrients leave skin soft and smooth.

To Use:
After washing, apply to wet face, avoiding eye areas. 
Massage in circular motion, focusing on dry areas, wait 3-5 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. 
Use in environment with moderate temperature; if used in a hot environment such as a bathroom or sauna, mask can overheat.



I went to Skinfood with the intention of buying only one face mask- the Rice Mask (review coming later), but once I tried this and felt how smooth it made the back of my hand (like new skin,really) I had to have it! Some may get turned off by the blackish-grey color, but I like it, especially after using the MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. Once you go black, you can't go back. Nah...I know nothing about that! I just think with face masks, the weirder-looking, the better  :)


Hotness ~ Don't worry it's not crazy hot. Your face just becomes warm for a while, then it feels like any other face mask.

Smell ~ It smells like sesame, I guess.


Likes:
♥   This mask has amazing exfoliating properties. My skin feels really clean, soft & smooth afterwards.
♥   Non-drying & does not cause pimples.
♥   Tub packaging is convenient. I like masks I can scoop up with my fingers rather than squeeze tubes.
♥   Reduces blackheads
♥   It is not drippy. It is kind of sticky & not creamy. The consistency is just right for it to spread evenly on the face.
♥   Doesn't leave any filmy residue after rinsing
♥  The big chunks of black sesame are not scratchy
♥  I love the 'hot' feeling. It tells me it's doing something rather than just sitting idly on my face.

Dislikes:
-    Not available in India. Or should I say- not easily available everywhere?


I am loving this mask, and would repurchase. It cleans, it exfoliates, it smoothens...it's hot!

Price ~  Around Rs.550-600 for 110 g. I bought it from Malaysia.
Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4/5

It's probably sold online. Sasa.com used to sell it, but I checked and didn't find it.

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

16 comments:

  1. Seems great! I'd love to try it out one day :) xx

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  2. sounds great

    i should give it a try..
    skinfood is available here

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  3. @camilla.. Do we get Skin food in India?? where??
    @cynthia.. If at all u find any source wer we can get skin food, lemme know.. have been dying to try out their range..

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  4. This sounds super awesome! I might try whizzing up some warmed sea salt,sugar and sesame and have a homemade mask! :P

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  5. hey such a great review..i love the way u explain minors.. Hopefully i can find one here in my place

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  6. I just ordered the Mushroom BB Cream. This will be next! :D Thanks for the lovely review!!

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  7. interesting product,is this like a fresh masque that one needs to finish off really quickly or regular face packs that can this be stored for longer?

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  8. this looks so odd but your review makes me want it. since i've tried one of their bb creams i just cant help myself from being attracted to every product that they do. maybe it's the 'everyting looks greener on the other side' phenomenon. haha, i dont know
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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  9. Very cool. Really wanted to try this one but still have the rice mask and kiwi to use up. Can't wait to hear about what you thought about the rice one.

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  10. once i went to LUSH where i found this type of black mask but my friends didn't let me to buy that product because they r all afraid of the color. but thanks 2 u now i can buy that one.

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  11. This mask has certainly caught my attention (and I'm not put off by its appearance)! I must remember to look for it the next time I'm there. :)

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