Review: Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off (Skinfood)

Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Mask Washoff Q-Depot

Well, hello everyone! It’s getting close to the beginning of my Japan Trip (and, amazingly I still haven’t blogged by Korea trip… but I will soon, I promise) and that means that my posts are going to be quite slow for a few weeks. I’ll be very active on Instagram though, so you can follow me there. In the meantime, I’m going to use the next few days to get up to date on some of these reviews, the first of which is going to be the Black Sugar Honey Mask Wash Off from Skinfood. This is really similar to the Black Sugar Mask that I usually use, which is a physical exfoliator and actually quite popular amongst a lot of us bloggers. That mask is quite harsh and, in order to soften it, a lot of people also add water to the formula. Personally, I quite like having a tough scrub now and then but, for those with more sensitive skin (or a more sensible approach to skincare), this honey alternative may be just for you.

This was sent to me for review from Q-Depot, an online Korean cosmetics store that stocks a good range of road shop and higher end brands (such as Sulwhasoo, O Hui, History of Whoo). Remember to check them out on the way (and get to the end of this post for 10% off your first order)! Let’s start!

Skinfood Black Sugar Honey Mask Washoff Q-Depot

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Review: Power Ringer Mask Pack (Elizavecca)

Elizavecca Sheet Mask Power Ringer Review

These masks are definitely going to take me a while to get through (because I seldom have the time for daily masking) so I thought that I would post up this review first with the overall comments before gradually adding in notes for each individual mask. Great idea, right?

Anyway, the first thing I want to say is Happy New Year! This one is going to be my first review of the year and I’m pretty happy that it’s for an Elizavecca product – their brand made quite a splash in 2016 and I’m hoping that they become even more popular in the year to come. It’s great watching some of these more off-beat or independent brands thrive in an industry as saturated as kbeauty.

For these masks, I received them from BB Cosmetic when I was in Korea last year (that is strange to say) and they are meant to be used as daily masks, I believe – though I will be spreading them out. They all use different ingredients to target different things, though the description is a little difficult to understand. Selling in a pack of ten, you’re meant to be able to pick and choose which mask(s) to using during the week to customise your skincare.

If you’re interested in this product, check out BB Cosmetic and don’t forget to use my code for 8% off your purchase: QAL3F6ZA8YZ

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Review: Hyaluron Moisture Mask (Cracare)

Skin18 Cracare Hyaluron Moisture Mask Review

I’m finishing off my Skin18 reviews today! This one is a mask which is part of Cracare’s 3-Step Series. I personally love multi-step masks, from hydrating to pore cleaning. I feel like the different steps work together to give you the best results, even if it can take a little longer. The main issue, however, is if there is a certain product in these sets that you don’t like. Personally, I haven’t come across that issue though.

This Cracare moisture masks is meant to sooth and hydrate your skin. It claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines, instantly pump (plump?) up your face with hydration and leave your skin replenished and radiant. In my review, I’ll be looking at the hydration claims more than I will the anti-wrinkle, just because I don’t have enough wrinkles to really see a difference.

Read on for my review!

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Review: Packs and Patches (Luke and Purederm)

Skin18 Luke Mugwort Nose Strip Review

I just finished my review for the following three patches! I know that my reviews have been a little slow of the late, but it has been a pretty busy week or so, but I promise that they will be picking up soon. I have more sponsored reviews that I need to finish photographing (and editing), as well as a bunch of more products to do write ups with – both sponsored and my own. There’s lots of content to come your way!

So the following is the second part of my second sponsored package from Skin18! Hope you enjoy reading about these packs and patches.

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Review: Snail Essence Mask (Luke)

Skin18 Luke Snail Essence Mask Review

This is my second time receiving a blogger’s package from Skin18 so it’s really nice to take my time, sit back and relax with these sheet masks and packs. Some of these were more exciting to test than others but I’m sure that you will noticed that throughout the posts. The first one I decided to try (well, the one I’m posting about first) is a Snail Essence Mask by the brand LUKE. I’ve used a lot of snail masks in the past and my favourite has been from Hanskin, so I was interested to see how this would compare.

According to the website, this mask protects elasticity and to repair skin from the aging process. It provides a concentrated burst of nutrition and hydrates the skin. The latter is what I tend to focus on most, as I have very minimal need for anti-aging properties at the moment. The website also says that this has whitening functions but… I’m unsure about that.

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Review: Cleopatra 24K Gold Hydrogel Mask (Kiyora Japan)

Alphabeauty Japanese Beauty Review

I’ve been complaining a lot about the dry, cold weather here in Sydney. With it now moving into spring and with me having terrible allergies, it honestly isn’t getting much better. For that reason, I’ve been using sheet masks more frequently lately – goat’s milk, snail (of course), hyaluronic acid and now… 24k gold. I’m personally a big fan of hydrogel masks because I like how firmly they stay on the face. I’m not a very ‘lie back and relax’ sort of person so I like to keep working while the mask is doing its magic.

The benefit of hydromasks, aside from their stickiness, is that the gel allows the essence to be absorbed slower, giving your skin more time to really drink it all up. Most of them have a good cooling effect as well, which is great on hot days or days when you’ve been out in the sun. The downside, I find, is that these masks tend to have a lot less essence and a thinner formula than the average sheet masks – something that I noticed, but may not necessarily be fact.

Overall, I do really enjoy hydromasks so I had a lot of fun trying this one. If you’d also like to grab one, they’re available on Alpha Beauty – who so kindly sent me these to review!

Cleopatra Gold Hydrogel Mask Alphabeauty Japanese Beauty Review

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Unboxing and Review: Skin18

Skin18 Sheet Mask Asian Beauty Review

Please note that these products have been sent to me for review and the links are affiliate links. However, the review is purely my own honest opinions and are a reflection of the products, not the service.

Before this review, I had never heard of Skin18 before. I found them on Instagram though and noticed that they have a blogger program which focuses less on promoting their store and more about introducing and testing out new beauty products from lesser known brands. I thought this was a great opportunity so I was quickly on board. Soon enough, I had been sent the above pictures package of four different masks to review for you guys!

I took my time testing enough one, making sure to use them on days when my skin wasn’t doing so great (I wanted to see what differences the masks could make and, frankly, considering the weather, it isn’t so hard to catch me on a bad skin day) and making sure that I weren’t using them back to back. Some of these products I loved, some I wasn’t so sure about so – enough of me talking – let’s go!

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