Skin Food Rice Mask Wash off
Bought for: Free | Original Price: P310
From: Althea Philippines
Claims: A wash-off mask that transforms skin into a pure and soft texture and contains rice bran water. This contains rice extract that moisturizes skin and brightens tone. With its texture of ground rice, it leaves skin bright,soft and lustrous.
I know that part of a Korean skin care routine is to apply masks every night but for someone who does not have much time in the world, it's always next to impossible. That's probably why it took me months before I finally am able to post a review about Skin Food Rice Mask Wash-off. Using it at least four times a week for two months (by then, the tub's content are already fully consumed), I think now is the proper time to post a review about it. I actually had an extra tub because according to Althea, this product is a Skin Food Bestseller. I tried to probe this by going to their SM North branch and the saleslady told me that it's always out of stock. Woohoo. However, I sold my extra tub for a cheaper price on Shopee (@hannapoleng) because I am making way for new discoveries and I badly need some moolah for high-end skin care which I'm currently saving up for. You know, extra effort is needed for someone who does not earn money every month. Student problem, it is.
To give you some background about rice extract, here are the following skin benefits of this ingredient as listed by One Good Thing By Jillee. According to her, "Rice water contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids which are essential for beautiful skin, including ferulic acid, which is a great antioxidant, and allantoin, known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties." With that, rice water can be a "facial cleanser, acne treatment, treatment to eczema and irritated skin, a sunburn soother, hair rinse and hair conditioner." And believe me, making rice water is as easy as getting the water you used for cleaning the soaked rice! So make sure that next time, you save your rice water especially if you're struggling with the following skin problems stated above!
The packaging looks really cute for me. It comes in a medium-sized plastic tub with a tight twistable cover with sticker that's full of information about the product. I think those written in the Korean are just translations of those written in English though I'm not really sure as I don't read Korean lol. Anyway, I have them photographed so you may check them out. Moreover, the complete labeling with benefits, ingredients, manufacturing and expiry dates are there printed. At least they are very transparent, right? This is my first time trying out a skin care product from Skin Food so I'm quite impressed for that matter. I don't know how it happened, but the organic look of the packaging makes me want to instantly trust this product lol. I don't know if it's just me or if ever I'm making any sense here. Haha!
When opened, you will see this tiny plastic lid with that label "Skin Food since 1957" engraved on it and which I happened to notice just now. Whoo! They have been living for decades already!? Strong! That's probably why their fonts are very 'ancient' and most of their ingredients have been used since early periods and are part of skin care tradition. Amazing! And probably, this is the reason why I feel like they are really trusted and proven. On the other hand, I have been used to Korean masks with spatula on it, but this one has none. This only meant that you must be extra careful especially when scooping up products to make sure it won't be contaminated with any bacteria. Use clean hands only!!!
When opened, you will see the creamy white formula of the product with those tiny lumps. I'm sorry I have to make the photos darker because I want you to see the lumps. I don't know whether they are synthetic jellies or soft rice grains. Lol. Whichever they are, they really feel cushiony on the face. I also like the scent of this product which isn't too overpowering.
For my application, I usually apply a half teaspoon amount on my face thrice or four times a week before bed time when I have more time to do it. Of course, I have to make sure first that my skin is clean and damp prior to application. This makes me feel like my face can't be any more ready to absorb any nutrients this wash-off mask can offer. Then, I would normally massage the product on my skin using a circular motion for a span of 3-5 minutes not just to increase blood circulation but to make my skin better absorb the product. After that, I would normally let the product sit on my face for a few more minutes before washing it off. The result? I'd love to tell you that this makes my skin instant soft, smooth, hydrated and glowing! Though it did not really lighten pimple marks or dark spots or any skin imperfections within two months of usage, I still unbelievably like it because it is a good moisturizer for the skin. Seriously, I think I need not to apply moisturizer afterwards because my skin does not feel taut or dry after using this.
And because it is a good hydrator, I would highly recommend it to those with sensitive and dry skin because of the super gentle/mild formula it has that could brighten up dull skin. Using this did not cause me any irritation nor any painful feeling so it's really a must-have. Though this product does not really prevent breakouts nor reduce sebum production, I would still recommend it for those with oily, oily combination and pimple-prone skin with the same reason that it's gentle on skin and is affordable too. However, I do not guarantee that it will not cause you any adverse reaction because who knows you might be allergic to some components of this product so I would still suggest that you do a patch test prior to using this especially if you are living with sensitive skin. It is for your own safety, dear.
So...yeah, that's it! Thanks for dropping by! Happy blogging!