Mask Madness, Vol. IX: Skinfood Bitter Green Clay Soothing Mask

Sunday, October 22, 2017
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It's been a few weeks since I reviewed a mask, I actually have half a dozen I want to post before this year is through, so tonight let's talk about one I consider to be a pretty big fail. Don't let the name fool you, the Skinfood Bitter Green Clay Soothing Mask is well, anything but soothing. 

This mask has a really nice creamy base, it doesn't dry up really quickly and crack like other clay masks. I was sort of drawn by the ingredients
Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Dipalmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Powder, Hydrated Silica, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Honey Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Gnaphalium Leontopodium Flower Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ceramide Np, Phytosphingosine, Ceramide Ap, Xanthan Gum, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Ceramide Eop, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex.
I was totally thinking that this mask would be a nice thing to apply when my face was irritated. 

False. It's the complete opposite. If your face is in any way already irritated or sensitized, it will make it worse.  Can you see the little tracks in the creamy base? That's from luffa pieces. 

This actually isn't my first mask with luffa bits, a earlier this year I reviewed the Kouji Hime Sake Face Pack. Unlike the Kouji Hime where it was soft, the luffa in the Skinfood Bitter Green Mask resemble grains of sand and feel really abrasive when you're trying to wash off the mask. There's not really any way to cleanse this mask off at the sink without feeling the grit grind against your face (a soft washcloth or mask sponge makes it worse), and that shit really hurts. The best I can do is use my showerhead to blast away the mask in the shower, but it's hardly worth the hassle. 

The luffa looks harmless here, more lumpy than sharp, but just wait until mask removal.  I only used this mask twice, I'm not going back for thirds.

Price: I paid around $10 for it, but Ulta has this mask for $21.

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