Skincare is one of my latest “thing” these days. One of the things I try to do regularly is to peel off dead skin cells from my face. I realized that since giving birth, my skin has become a little bit more “dry” especially during winter. Of course, keeping my skin hydrated is still the best and most important step to make sure I don’t experience dry patches on my skin but of course, I also wanted to get rid of those annoying dead skin in my face. One option to do this that I never liked is using “beaded” facial scrubs. I never like having something “rough” rubbing against my face so the next option I thought is to use a peel-off mask.
Skinfood is a Korean brand I only knew recently and I already bought a number of products from this brand. I love the mission and vision of the brand that aims to use “natural” products good enough to eat. So for this task, I bought Skinfood Balsamic Oil Peeling mask.
I love the simple packaging. It makes it really easy to get the product and to make sure you squeeze just enough to use. The product has a sticky consistency and the smell is quite pleasant. I am familiar with Balsamic vinegar so I initially thought that the smell would be acidic (vinegar-ish) but the light scent from the product is actually kind of sweet!
So I washed my face and towel dried it to prepare for the peeling mask. I made sure there are no wet spots so the product will stick to my face and dry entirely. After drying my face, I squeezed about a coin-size amount of product to my fingers and made sure to spread evenly throughout my face, avoiding my eyes. I try not to put too much in one area so it dries at the same time as the rest of my face. I think it took me 3 coin-sized amount of product to cover my entire face with it (cheeks, chin, forehead, T-zone).
After spreading the product evenly, I waited for it to dry for about 10 minutes and let it sit there for 10 minutes more. As the product dries, I can feel it almost stretching my skin. After about 20 minutes, I decided to peel it off, starting from the chin. I have to say that this is my favorite part of the entire regime, LOL! I don’t know but there is a certain feeling of accomplishment peeling off the mask and seeing dried skin bits in it!
I “washed off” the remaining product (if any) by applying toner to my face. I can definitely see and feel that my skin is rejuvenated. My face has no dry skin anymore and I can still feel the “tightness” even after a couple of minutes of removing the mask.
Overall, Skinfood Balsamic peeling mask has become one of my favorite products to use for my skin. I didn’t get any allergic reactions to it and I never experienced any stingy sensation while applying the product to my skin. It is also a good value for money since I only paid for $7.50 for the 120ml tube + shipping.