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21 February 2011

Review: Skin Food Black Sugar Cleansing Oil

 Description (from 
The mineral-rich Brazilian black sugar in the cleansing oil leaves your skin moist after washing and perfectly removes the dense make-up.

How to Apply (from 
Take a moderate amount of it on a dry hand and gently remove the make up. Then complete the cleansing by washing the face with cleansing foam. 

My Thoughts: 
I received this cleansing oil sample pack from hying of Korean Things, a site that sells a great variety of Korean beauty products online and they provide shipping to worldwide as well.
Back to the cleansing oil, this sample pack is enough for 3-4 uses on me.  I use it like any other cleansing oil, I apply and spread it evenly on my dry face, massage in, add a certain amount of water to emulsify it then rinse it off.
The first thing that I noticed when I first opened this sample pack was the scent, it has a citrus-y scent, something that I didn't expect. Don't get me wrong, I love citrus-y scent, but I never thought that black sugar will have this kind of scent or maybe it's just a synthetic fragrance.
I really like the texture, it has a thin and runny consistency so it's pretty easy to spread and massage in.
As for the cleansing power, for me it's pretty decent. It cleanses my face makeup pretty well but for waterproof mascara and eyeliner, it takes a bit more effort. But since I always use separate eye makeup remover, it doesn't really bother me.
After rinsing it off, I still feel that it leaves a little bit of residue on my skin so I still need to use a facial cleanser after using this cleansing oil which I don't mind since I always do double cleansing to make sure everything's off.
Sadly, I can't find the ingredient list for this cleansing oil on the sample pack nor on the official Skin Food site so I'm not sure what the ingredients are, of course beside the black sugar. Luckily though, it doesn't break me out :).
Overall, It's a good cleansing oil that's worth trying especially if you like citrus-y scent.

Here's the texture of the cleansing oil:
Before emulsifying.

After emulsifying.
- Pleasant citrus-y scent
- Cleanses face makeup pretty well
- Thin consistency for easy application
- No breakout

- a bit hard to remove waterproof eye makeup
- leave a little bit of residue

Rating: 3.5/5
Repurchase: Probably yes
(Since I love trying new products, I'll try other products before deciding to settle on this product :D)

Disclaimer: The product sample was sent to me for review purposes. I am not affiliated with the company. This is my honest opinion, product that works on me doesn't mean it works on you and vice versa.


~Lisa said...

Thanks for the review. I've never tried oil cleansers before but I'm excited to try one!

Dizzy said...

The packaging reminds me of the ice pop I used to get when I was a kid lol.
Great review, but I think I’ll skip this one. thx for sharing 8)

Witoxicity said...

I've never tried this before. It sounds so interesting with the black sugar. :)

RicAdeMus said...

Black sugar made me think of burnt sugar--I love the smell and taste of that. Now I'm hungry. Make-up isn't supposed to do that, is it??? =)

Kasia said...

Sounds nice, although I dont like cleansing oils. I wonder how it smells :)


Fannie said...

This is interesting. The texture looks nice and creamy compared to some of the other oil cleansers out there. Thanks for the review.

Shop N' Chomp said...

I would've never expected black sugar to smell citrus-y either. I do however like the cute way they packaged this. ;)

sugar sugar said...

awww... too bad it can't remove eyemakeup. it's really hard to find something that can really clean w/o leaving any makeup behind.

thanks for this great review dina! :3

mandy said...

What cute packaging the sample is in! Hmm citris smell? Who would have thought! lol Sounds nice though! I can never seem to find one that doesn't make my face feel tight/dry. Such a picky face I have xD

hanidee said...

That sample looks like a sour cream package here, lol. Nice review dear. Funny how black sugar could smell citrus-y.

coffretgorge said...

the packaging of that sample made me want choco milk LOL :P

i was a bit surprised when you said it has a citrus-y scent, i was expecting a sweeter smell, its sugar after all! any idea how much it costs? :)

Ahleessa said...

This sounds good. Is it okay for dry skin?

mskyou said...

Yay, review for CF Skinfood brand!! I'm looking for good cleansers right now actually.. I might try this out but I'm not too fond of citrus-y scents eek. Nonetheless I'm excited to see Skinfood has a decent skin cleanser product! Hope you're doing well Dina :)

Karen said...

Oops I might have just left you comment with my other account.. but you know it's me :P

heartbreaker said...

it reminds me so much of those ice popsicles from my younger days! lol. Im fine too thank you Dina fro dropping by!

amynaree said...

sucks that it doesn't remove waterproof eye make up that well! the name black sugar sounds yummy though

Anonymous said...

this product sounds really interesting! its too bad SF products have never worked for me >_<

Jennifer said...

thanks for the review! didn't know Skinfood has cleansing oil haha, most cleansing oils can't remove mascara >_< what's your current makeup remover now?

..R May A.. said...

I'm going to try and find these just for the novelty :)
great review!! x

InsideOut Elle said...

It baffles me how the Skinfood Black sugar line is citrusy smelling to :P Thanks for the review ^_^

Shanghainese Dumpling said...

Thanks for the review, I have the same thoughts about it's hard to remove eye makeup :) I don't really see the point of makeup remover oil cos you'll have to wash face after anyway :)

Savvy Gal said...

i love to try new products as well. : )

Blair said...

Uwah, the packaging for the sample pack is absolutely adorable!

RYC, nope, the Sunplay BB cream doesn't break me out.

Shop N' Chomp said...

I haven't used it yet. It's too cute! XD I will though this weekend. =D Hope you are doing well, Dina!

Viv said...

awesome review, i would like to try it out!

Popcorn said...

woahh, the packaging of the sample is really interesting~ hahaha

I have been on a search for cleasing oils recently, since i feel like they thoroughly remove all my face makeup~ have you tried the DHC one before? I kind of want to get that one since its cheaper than the other ones.

Jennifer said...

How have you been Dina :)? hope you're doing good, miss your posts <3!