Hello and welcome! This is the first review for the Skinfood X StyleKorean TMRM, if you didn’t come from the previous post, no worries! You can check out the introductory post here, to get some background info. This review is about the cult favourite moisturizing and exfoliating Black Sugar Wash Off Mask from the brand Skinfood. Let’s go!

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First of all, these products were given to me in exchange for an honest review as part of StyleKorean’s Try Me Review Me program. This time around, it’s with the brand Skinfood.

Top view of the Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask.
Top view of the Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask

Skinfood was one of the first Korean beauty brands that I learned about in Canada, and their entire brand image is about skincare products based on food items. “Good food for your skin”, if you will. The first product I’m trying is their cult classic Black Sugar Wash Off Mask.

This mask is supposed to be a gentle exfoliating mask for your skin and is also supposed to nourish and moisturize your skin aside from the exfoliating benefits. There’s not a lot to say about this because it’s a very straightforward product, however, I do find it cool that they use Macadamia seed oil! The first time I’m hearing of this in a wash-off mask.

Side view of the Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask
Side view of the Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask

Personally, I love potted wash-off face masks. There are so many styles out there and I especially love the ones offered by Skinfood. The container is an easy twist-off type and doesn’t take up a lot of room on the vanity.

First glance at the mask and it looks a little odd, but it smells nice! I’ve never used a sugar mask before so this was a really new experience for me, especially since the sugar grains were pretty sticky. I half expected it to start crumbling everywhere but it didn’t.

Top view of Black Sugar Mask in pot

When using the mask, instructions say to use it on slightly damp skin for best results. You can also mix this with water or cleansing oil too! I’m not too adventurous so option 1 was the best for me, and the sugar granules spread nicely on the skin! I’ll admit I was a little worried about over-exfoliating or the sugar granules being too rough on my skin but I didn’t have that issue.

First swipe of the Black Sugar Mask
Thin layer of the Black Sugar Mask

After applying (I applied a light-ish layer, not too thick) you’re supposed to wait 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. My tip for this part is to pat some water onto your face slowly, to melt any remaining large granules of sugar, before rinsing off. Just makes it that much easier.

The water rinses off a little cloudy so I do recommend using a washcloth or keeping the water running rather than filling the sink. Afterwards, my skin felt really smooth and surprisingly moisturized! I’ve got normal-oily combination skin, and this worked well.

Honestly, I’m really surprised by the mask because it surpassed my initial expectations. If most sugar masks are like this, I feel like I’d try out more products like this (or re-purchase this). If you’re looking for a mask that both exfoliates and moisturizes, this is it! I highly recommend this.

This is it for this review, however, there are 4 more products in this review series! Click here to read the next one, which is the Carrot Carotene Moist Effector from Skinfood.

Did the products seem interesting? I’ve linked them below in case you’d like to get them.

Click Here, for the Black Sugar Mask


Toronto-based Beauty and Lifestyle blogger focusing on the world of Korean Skincare and Beauty, particularly product reviews and where to get them in Canada.

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