Sunday, July 1, 2012

Review: Skinfood Royal Honey Mask

Hello ~

Today I am reviewing the Skinfood Royal Honey Mask. My review is based on a sample size product and therefore on a 1-2-time usage.

     Product description     
Royal Honey Mask is an ex-foliating mask with royal black honey and royal jelly extracts that sloughs away dead skin cells and transforms rough skin into a nice honey-glazed complexion.
Royal Black Honey is natural raw black honey from South Asian forests, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Royal Black Honey enriches with a myriad of nutrients that are amazingly good for the skin.
* Use: Apply a quarter-sized amount evenly to the face and massage gently. Leave on for 10 minutes until the texture turns watery. Massage in gentle circular motions until clumps of cellulose granules and impurities appear. Wipe off and cleanse with a foaming cleanser.
The original product comes in a 150ml dispenser bottle, which is my most favorite kind of packing, because it is the most handy and also the most hygienic.





This was a product I would originally never have bought, simply because I do not like honey. I do not like the taste or the smell of it, so I was very skeptic about this Royal Honey Mask.

To my very big surprise, this mask is almost scent free! Yes, I am kind of used to that when it comes to Skinfood products and this is one of the things I love about them. But still I imagined there to be a more significant smell and I also thought the mask would be kind of sticky.
But turned out that the Skinfood Royal Honey Mask is see-through and has a (almost) non-sticky gel-like texture, so this was a big pleasant surprise.

What I did not like about this mask was that, like written in the description the texture turns watery, which means the mask starts running down my face and also on my lips and it tastes quite bad. Not like honey at all, but it has a burnings soap-like bitter taste. It doesn't get completely water-like and drops down your face like crazy, but it is still unpleasant in my opinion.

Skinfood Royal Honey Mask texture
Left: Review: Skinfood Royal Honey Mask on face - Right: granules after massaging


After 10 minutes I massaged it in like instructed and it really turned into small granules so I could basically rub the mask off my face like a peeling. I like how this isn't only a super-moisturizing mask, but how it also has a strong cleansing effect and the idea of a mask in a dispenser bottle thrills me so much that I am actually considering to re-purchase this, despite my original skepticism.
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