Skin Food was a brand I wanted to try for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t available in India and the few online sites that listed Skin Food mask hiked the prices way too much and with the shipping it didn’t make sense to buy it. When a friend of mine went to China I jumped at the opportunity and picked up a few Skin Food products including Skin Food Papaya Yogurt Mask and boy was I happy.
A little bit on Papaya and yoghurt – both of these products are amazing for oily skin. They moisturize the skin; remove tan and help get rid of dead skin. Both of these are filled with vitamins and act as natural exfoliation.
The product claims – “Food Therapy – Special food for the skin to eat. Contains lots of nutritive and energetic ingredients such as fresh plants, fruits etc. to maintain our bodies healthy and lively. Yogurt mask with extracts of Papaya – nutritious and moist tropical fruit.”
To use – “After cleansing, gently massage over dry face. Leave on your face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off”.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH SKIN FOOD PAPAYA YOGURT MASK
The product comes in a sturdy plastic container. On first look I was curious about this skin food mask – it had a slightly runny tendency with green beads. On using, I realized that the mask needs to be rubbed on to the face and the beads act as mild exfoliation. This mask feels great to massage into the skin. It has a mild scent and is non-drying. Since it is a non-drying mask you need to watch the clock to check if you can remove it. I leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off slowly massaging it – this makes the whole experience quite relaxing. My skin is slightly sensitive and this didn’t cause my skin to breakout or make it irritated. It mildly moisturizes the skin making it feel supple and adds a light glow. On the downside the brightening effect doesn’t last long, but I am okay with it.
I don’t recall the exact price I purchased it for – but it worked out to around Rs.400 – Rs.500. Overall, I liked this product quite a bit. The availability is an issue and looks like Skin Food has discontinued the product. However, I have seen it being listed on sites like ebay.com, strawberrynet.com etc. If you are unable to get your hands on this product, you can try DIY versions with products from your kitchen – mix freshly mashed papaya, cold yogurt and a bit of turmeric and enjoy a relaxing mask.
- Moisturizes and brightens the skin
- Doesn’t irritate mildly sensitive skin
- Can be used as a massaging mask due to its runny non-drying texture
- Skin food products are not available in India and it is expensive on online sites listing the product
- Tub packaging is not as hygienic but a simple spatula can solve the trick
- Brightening effect doesn’t last long
OVERALL VERDICT: 3.5 / 5
PRICE: Depends on where you are purchasing it. It can vary from Rs.500/- to say even Rs.1500/-
Face masks are a great way to pamper your skin. So what are waiting for treat them.
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