You NEED This: Skin Food Cucumber Soothing Mask Review

Oh hai!

What’s up today me loves? Hope everyone is wishing and hoping for their weekend to arrive! Happy early V-Day! And most important Happy Lunar New Year!

I’ve gotten a few requests to review Skin Food Face masks after our little beauty battle between them and Lush so today I’ll bring you one mask that’s turning into a fond fav of mine!

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Skin Food Cucumber Soothing Mask is a true favorite!

You need this mask in your life if:

  • Your skin is dry, itchy, or flaky!
  • Your skin is feeling dehydrated and in need of a cool cup of water!
  • Your skin is craving extra moisture!
  • You’ve had a long and stressful day and your skin is feeling the effects!
  • Your skin is dull, lackluster, and weakly whispering, “save me, save me!”

So what is it?

It’s smells like cucumbers, it looks like cucumber puree, but you can’t eat it! Take a gob and smooth it all over your face! Now leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes or go crazy and watch Diary of a Call Girl for 30 minutes with it on your face! God, I have such a girl crush on Billie Piper.

Now go rinse!

Beautiful, moist, hydrating, glowing skin!

Simple right?

The formula is a thick, ever so slightly sticky gel which has a fresh cucumber scent due to the cucumber extract used in the mix. It feels extra moisturizing when applied onto your face. It starts out life sitting happily on top of your skin but as the minutes pass you can feel it absorbing into your skin, giving it a burst of intense hydration. To me it feels like an ice cold glass of water splashed in my face, particularly when you keep it in the fridge.

The mask comes housed in a large 100g jar (3.5oz). It expires within three months which gives you plenty of time to use it. You can place it in your fridge to cool it off but it does not need to be refrigerated and will live happy on your skin care shelf until expiration.

It soothes my dry skin and shaves off a few years off my tired face at the end of a long, stressful day. You can see the results as soon as you rinse of. Skin is noticeably more smoother, looks rested and nourished, and flakes, itch, and tightness are all gone for good!

Absolutely loves it!

Big Muse Approval for purchase.

Skin Food is sold and shipped worldwide from the Singapore site at

Prices are considerably higher than retail so check around E-bay or online shops for a better deal.

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

  • 2/12/10 12:53 Nia:

    I just bought it. You sold it to me with just the title.

    But you know Muse, with great power comes great responsibility!
    (scnr ;))

    Cannot wait. Sounds exactly like what I am looking for. I just wish they would make an eye mask as well.


    • 2/15/10 18:06 the Muse:

      fantastic Nia 😀 LOL!!!!!! well I hope my great power has got you a great mask 😀 You can actually buy an eye mask from My Beauty Diary or Kose makes some too! They are like face sheet masks only made for your under eye area, very hydrating :)


      • 2/16/10 12:25 Nia:

        Oh, I sooo need them! The ones I used before are d/ced (of course, I used them).
        Which ones would you recommend? My Beauty Diary or Kose? Which ones are best for dry skin?

        So, my mask pot shipped, it only can takes a few more weeks before I can try it 😀

        How are things? Less stressed?


        • 3/10/10 16:07 the Muse:

          hey nia! MBD is my fav 😀 def great for dry skin!

          STRESSSSSSED lol but great and you dear?!


  • 2/12/10 16:40 Reggi:

    i bought this from TW when i was there and i absolutely loved it! =) alas, it’s been awhile since i’ve been back so… my face has been deprived! =(


    • 2/15/10 17:58 the Muse:

      awww sorry to hear reggi! It’s so fab I dunno if I can live without! Will have to plan a trip to Korea to get more LOL!


  • 2/12/10 17:44 jonnie:

    Oooh, sounds intriguing… my face has definitely started showing signs of my age and my new extremely stressful job. I just got the My Beauty Diary masks I ordered and I should try them all before I buy more though. I’m pretty bad about buying masks and neglecting to use them.


    • 2/15/10 17:57 the Muse:

      hey jonnie best to do it before bed in the evening, that always works fab for me 😀 and I don’t forget as it’s the last step of my day :)!!!!!!!!


  • 2/14/10 18:14 su-pah:

    Awesome review Muse! I must try this one next. Have just ordered the Banana one! 😉


    • 2/15/10 9:53 the Muse:

      get it supah! it’s incredible 😀 I have indeed 😀 and will review for you soon!


  • 2/14/10 22:04 monique r.:

    I wish Ulta would decide to pick up lines like this! The website has me ultra-tempted!


    • 2/15/10 9:53 the Muse:

      I wish monique :) Face Shop is here in the states now so maybe we can get lucky one day and have the same happen with Skin Food!


  • 2/23/10 10:17 Vanessa:

    If you loved this, you should def. try the Aloe Vera wash off mask! Its awesome. I put mine in the fridge and the cooling senstation is just so refreshing! (:


  • 2/23/10 10:20 vanessa:

    If you love this, you should try the Aloe vera wash off mask. Its absolutely great. I place mine in the fridge and its very refreshing on my face!


    • 2/25/10 15:54 the Muse:

      oh I love the aloe one vanessa 😀 and def great straight from the fridge!


  • 4/27/11 22:21 iris:

    banana yogurt, papaya, cucumber, and aloe vera, which is the best ?


  • 1/15/12 21:20 Lady Godiva:

    Oh I love the aloe vera one… am a bit annoyed as I wanted to pick up the cucmber one yesterday after reading your blog last week, but they don’t have it at the e-mart near me, tsk tsk! Might try the banana one, the lemon one, or the ginseng one then, lol. (Oh I got some Vita-A mist instead, which I quite like and was also CHEAP!).


  • 3/1/12 2:03 Florence:

    This is real nice to use, I saw it on your blog & I bought it, love it! (Want to try out the cheese one but we don’t have it here ;A;)


  • 6/5/12 21:27 Avalith:

    I’ve had it past expiration date in the fridge since the time of purchase, and my brother loved to use it on his face after a 5 hour hike in the sun with zero sunscreen lol ah maybe I should throw it out and get the Aloe Mask instead


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