Saturday, 28 February 2009

Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Scrub

I think I have done most of my SkinFood reviews from the batch I received from Sasa in January. The only exception is the Black Sugar Mask, the one you can wash off.

Scrubbing is an important tool to keep your skin in a good condition. It should not be done in excess, because your skin will become more sensitive. If done wisely, which depends on the kind of skin that you have, it will be beneficial for both your unmade face as the face with makeup on. Your makeup will look better and more flawless on a smooth canvas.

Those were my words of wisdom for today...he he, I will not 'preach' too much about skincare, as most of the followers of my blog are already skilled in the art of beautifying themselves. You are probably a lot better than I am...

Back to the product. The can is the same size as most of Skinfood's products size, except for different products such as the Herb Salad moisturizer and the Milk Mania Cleanser. Again, I put a Mac lipstick next to it for comparising.

These jars are used for several types of masks, scrubs and some lotions. They come with a plastic shield on top with the words Skin Food on it. This is a handy tool for preventing your lovely goodies to expire too soon.

I scooped a bit of Black Sugar scrub on my hand. It looks more like brown sugar paste and it actually smells like brown sugar with a hint of cream. I like the natural, sweet smell of it.

In the close-up you can actually see the little grains of sugar inside. They are not coarse for the skin, however, they are not as sophisticated as the microdermasion beads you find in microdermasion scrubs.

In a way it reminded me a lot like the highly coveted Mac Black Vocano scrub that was for sale last year. I should compare both in a post soon, or update this post with some extra pictures.
After adding water you see that it spreads out on a large part of my hand. You can scrub for about 1 or 2 minutes before the sugar dissolves.

Afterwards, I loved the improved texture on my hand. There is not a obvious cream inside the scrubs texture, but it still is quite moisturizing...I think it could suit both combination to oily skintypes as the ones that are a bit dry.
I used this on my face as well, and I did not experienced any sensitive reactions from it. Moreover, my skin felt a lot smoother.

It retails for $12.30 at A bargain, in my opinion, as a tiny bit of product is sufficient for scrubbing the whole face. I think this scrub would last me for at least 4 months if I would scrub two times a week. Perhaps it would even last me longer.
Overall, I am quite happy with this Skinfood item.


心。葵 @ plue said...


This is my 1st time commenting, although i have been to your blog quite a bit :)

I do like Skinfood's scrub, the Black Sesame, and have been on the hunt for something new quite a bit. Had always wanted to try this, and since you said it's pretty nice, might give it a go :D

Loving your blog!

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

oh i got some samples of this but i keep forgetting to try
i wil be curious to see ur comparison with mac

ning * star said...

i like this very much...smell so nice too

Jamilla Camel said...


This looks really yummy! How often do you use it, and can a dry-skinned person use it twice a week?

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Kimberly Tia said...

OOOHHHH I got this as a sample from NING*star and it's great -- I found the sugar to be a bit too large for my poor sensitive face though, so it was like "scouring with a brillo pad" -- you should try my favorite ZUM scrub from Indigo Wild lovely!

It's gentle, taste yummy and smells absolutely AMAZING!!

fuzkittie said...

It looks edible!! :]

Glow Chaser said...

I have learned something VITAL to messy scrub existence!! Use the scrub jus before you jump into the shower so when you rinse (if you rise elephant style like me) it wont end up decorating the walls!!

I have the skin79 sugar scrub and i have to work hard not to eat it! Still my favourite one.....the scrub on high is still the MISSHA choco one!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely review! I'm very fond of sugar scrubs for my body, but have never tried a sugar scrub for my face, thinking that it would be too coarse. Thank you for letting us know that it is not at all coarse and very moisturizing, now I am totally lemming this :)

mayaari said...

nice review - I just got this in my order from sasa so your review has me looking forward to trying it out!

cheryl said...

this looks pretty gentle.. i dun buy any particular scrub, just use sicilian salt to do a scrub every 2 days...

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