Face masks are a hit and miss for me. Personally, I prefer sheet masks than those that come in pots because let’s be real, who really has the time to wash off the mask in warm water? If it has to be in some form of liquid, I would normally opt for the ones that I can peel off after. You see my dilemma here? I just don’t like washing my face over a sink – it’s terrible because I get everything wet.

After deliberating for a while, I decided to purchase this black sugar face mask from Skin Food sometime in February. It then proceeded to sit on my shelf for 2 months. I know, I’m so horrible. Anyway, I have been using it every other week since the end of April so I decided to share my thoughts on this mask.

This black sugar mask has a dual function which I think is pretty neat. It works as an exfoliating scrub and a hydrating mask. Instructions on the packaging are relatively straightforward. It states that you should massage it on your face, and then leave it on for about 10-15 minutes, before washing it off with warm water – although they don’t actually tell you how long you should be massaging your face for. Do I massage it for 5 minutes or until I can feel my skin start peeling after all the dead skin is scrubbed off? Who even knows. HAHA!

The sugar particles are very fine, which means you won’t have your face feeling all raw and itchy after. Unless of course, you scrub really hard for a long time. Please don’t do that. I think 30 seconds to a minute is sufficient and works for me but it might vary for other people. After washing the mask off, my face feels super smooth and supple, like a baby’s bottom. Not that I go around groping babies’ bottoms but you get what I mean. My skin feels soft and fresh, with an almost dewy glow. I definitely am a fan of this mask and totally willing to go through the extra effort.

Is it effective? Yes!
Is it worth washing your face in the sink and getting your clothes wet? Maybe.
I suppose that getting splashed with water once every two weeks or so is pretty tolerable.