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This Black Sugar Strawberry Mask Is Basically Heaven For Your Skin

Like a trip to the farmers' market, but for your face. The products in this post were updated in February 2018.

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As someone with combination skin, I was initially skeptical about the SkinFood Black Sugar Strawberry Mask. Sadly, many exfoliators from my past have broken my heart. 💔

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I’ve been on the hunt for an exfoliator that would give my combination skin a good, clean feeling without leaving it red and raw. The exfoliators I’ve used in the past have either been too harsh (St. Ives) or too subtle (Clean Clear Blackhead Scrub — I like it more as a cleanser than an actual scrub), and I wanted the perfect in-between product. And, of course, along with having combo skin, I also have sensitive skin: it doesn't take much for me to anger the pimple gods within. So...

Question: Is this inexpensive, strawberry-magic mask ($9.99) up for the challenge?

Answer: HELL YEAH!

This mask leaves my face feeling clean, smooth, and moisturized. READ: not tight or overly dry.

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How to apply: I took a quarter-sized amount from the adorable lil’ tub, gently rubbed it into my dry skin, and let it sit for about 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water. But! When I'm in a bit of a rush, I use this product as I would any other cleansing scrub.

Results: The black sugar “seeds” exfoliate the crap (literally) out of your skin and get all the gunk out of your pores, but doesn't dry it out to the point where your forehead is crying “moisturize me” in a hoarse whisper. Plus, the scent of strawberries actually makes my mouth water. It's berry amazing.

Ultimately, my skin feels smoother, doesn't feel tight, and looks brighter because of the Vitamin C ingredients. My blackhead-ridden nose is, in particular, forever in debt to this amazing mask.

*** Taking selfies will never not be awkward for me.

And while I like to believe that I've uncovered skincare's best-kept secret, it turns out that beauty aficionados across the internet love this product just as much as I do!

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Proof, below.

Promising review: "I honestly thought that my skincare routine was pretty solid. I stick with a multi-step routine, and it rarely varies. I thought I would pick this up as an an extra boost (I already chemically exfoliate), but WOW! This product alone does so much! With scrubs I used in the past, my skin wound up feeling tight and in desperate need of moisturizer afterwards. That's not the case with this scrub/mask. I apply to dry skin, and let the product sit for about 10 minutes. Then, I'll massage in circles for a couple of minutes before removing with warm water. Afterwards, my skin feels like a baby's bottom. The scrub also helps my other products sink in better. I will definitely be repurchasing!" —Samantha Hadley

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

✨ Who says skincare can't be delicious? ✨

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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