February 25, 2010

The Skin Food Black Sugar Cleansing Oil Review

Oh Imma a love Skin Food Black Sugar Cleansing Oil! It smells like Fresh Lemon Sugar perfume! I know some folk aren’t keen on scented cleansers and skincare but part of it’s appeal is definitely the lovely scent.

Take a little jump to check it!

The Skin Food Black Sugar Cleansing Oil comes housed in a pump jar, likey. Definitely a plus that it comes in a pump jar as many of the other cleansing oils from the brand do not have the feature. Totally a pet peeve of mine when cleansing oil comes without a pump.

The novelty of the oil for me is the smell of sugary lemons that wafts up as you clean your face. It pretty much works as any other standard cleansing oil. Simply apply to a dry face (full of makeup), massage in, add a tiny bit of water to emulsify, and rinse! It’s a thinner consistency compared to other oils and I noticed it isn’t completely effective at removing waterproof mascara but this doesn’t really bother me much as I normally use eye makeup remover prior to using a cleansing oil anyway. However, this could prove a pain if you depend solely on your oil to get everything off.

It’s not my favorite cleansing oil by any means but it’s a very nice one, particularly as I mentioned because of the yummie scent!

Skin Food is a Korean brand available exclusively within Korean however the Singaporean site ships worldwide but pricing is very jacked up so I suggest searching on Sasa or E-bay 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.

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  • Jessica

    Hi Muse!

    I am soooo interested in trying Skin Food products. Do you know of any places in NY that might sell it? Thanks!

    – Jess

  • Helen

    yesstyle.com has some Skinfood products in thier beauty section. They ship to the US.

  • SilhouetteScreams

    I’ve never tried a cleansing oil, but I adore the antique looking label on this 🙂

  • Janet

    I just stumbled across your site today but I LOVE it!! I am a korean-american living in korea atm, but I miss having lots of sites that offer makeup reviews in english, so you are a total lifesaver for reviewing so many asian makeup brands!!!
    I personally love skin food as well. All of their products smell so yummy! I would recommend their nail polishes too, if you want to try them out sometime. ^^

    • the Muse

      Janet LUCKY!!!!!!! wish I was in Korea 😀 It’s so CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not much of a nail line but their skin care line is incredible!!!!!!!!!! 😀 any favs of yours?!

  • sunny

    hi muse 🙂 i was wondering, does this product have mineral oil in it? my skin doesnt deal too well with that..>_< and i cant find any cheap cleansing oils that are mineral-oil free…:(

    • the Muse

      hi sunny not sure sadly hun but it probably does most cleansing oils do hun 🙁

  • Jc Li

    sunny i’ve read about etudehouse cleansing oil dream series from d web. n i think it’s mineral-oil free.

    Muse, which cleansing oil is ur fav? I don’t really understand about d function of cleansing oil before i read ur blog. Now… still a little bit confused between cleansing oil n cleansing cream..

    • the Muse

      hi jc I like Shu the best 🙂

      cleansing oil is an oil and cleansing cream is a cream formula.

  • Nunuiviet

    This scent is to die for, I also tried in the same range, the hand cream, the scrub and the foam, very gentle and my god, smells divine , I’m addicted

  • diamethyst

    Hello ^^ I’m using the Skin Food Black sugar cleansing but one with little massage grain to scrub. Eh, the thing is it’s so effective that I’m afraid whether it can be used daily T__T Do you used your cleansing everyday?

  • Sharifah

    So to date, what brand is your favourite cleansing oil?

    I double cleanse as well but I do it the abnormal lazy way. First I use a cleansing oil (innisfree olive one), which then I use a paper towel to dry and rub off the make that didnt rinse properly but has melted and easily rubbed off.
    Next, I double cleanse with bioderma cleansing miscellar water… Then I just proceed with basic skincare.