A few weeks ago I fell in love with the Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off by Skinfood. So much that I decided to try another Skinfood mask. This time I tried the Rice Mask Wash Off.
Skinfood is a Korean brand that delivers products with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They believe that healthy skin starts with food. They also use eco-friendly and sustainable growing methods. I also have the Philippines Coconut Hydrating mask and (spoiler alert) I love it.
But, today we are going to talk about the Rice Mask Wash Off. I was very excited and my expectations were very high with this mask.
‘You could wash your face with a homebrew of rice water, or save the time and effort with SKINFOOD’s Rice Brightening Cleansing Line. Perfect for people with normal to dry skin, or those looking to brighten dull, rough, lackluster skin’.
The main ingredient of this mask is rice, which is rich in Vitamin E.
The packaging is very clean. It’s a plastic pote, very resistant and not so appellative as the Black sugar Honey but still very cute. It’s all about the white rise theme.
That was where my problem starts. The directions in my mask say ‘After cleansing, gently massage over dry face. Avoid eye area. Rinse off’. But in the Skinfood website, we read ‘After cleansing, massage gently into damp skin, or mix with water/cosmetic water and apply. Avoid skin around the eyes and lips. After 10-15 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water’. Question, should we rinse off after a gentle massage or leave it for 10-15 minutes?
I tried the two ways. The first time, with my spatula help I apply it and after a gentle massage, I took it off with water. The second time, I gave it a few days and apply it and massage it for some time and then I left it for 10 minutes.
The texture of the mask is very pleasant to apply. The mask is white with jelly bits on it. The product looks a little bit mushy when you start working it on your face but you can feel very fine grains that serve as a gentle exfoliator. I really like the smell, I can’t describe it but is soft and good.
As always when I use a mask, my biggest fear was that this would cause me breakouts or made my skin oilier. I read some reviews about this mask and it was very divided, some love it and others hate it. The first time I tried this I didn’t feel any difference in my skin, but maybe it was because I apply it, massage it a little and after one minute I took it off.
The second time (when I left it 10 minutes on the skin) I saw differences. I will start with the good ones: it helps brighten the skin- like a lot, so much I thought I was snow white! So if you have the uneven skin tone, this will help you a lot.
Now, the bads: after I took it off I immediately felt a pulling sensation on my skin. I had to use a strong moisturizer after and then everything went ok. But this is not normal since this mask is for dry skin. But the worst was that in next day I woke up with breakouts. It’s that time of the month so maybe it could be because of that too, but I think that it’s a big coincidence. I read some reviews online and some people complain about the same. I also read that some people claim that if you don’t massage it then you won’t deal with breakouts. Maybe the secret is to only apply it and leave for 10 minutes. I will try again in a few weeks but this time I will not massage it (I will keep you up updated).
Have you tried this mask? What do you think? Did this made you breakouts or dry skin? Let me know in the comments.