Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I buy a LOT of masks, but this is an HG
I'm obsessed with masks. I use AT LEAST one on a daily basis. I have at least 10 on my bathroom counter currently, including multiple masks I shelled out a lot more cash for than this one (e.g. the Dr. Brandt oxygen facial and the Kiehl's cranberry-turmeric masks).
But $$ =/= results!
This has quickly turned into one of my HG masks. After MUCH trial and error my favorite masks in my collection, which I keep coming back to on a regular basis, include:
- The Skin Food rice mask wash off
- The Skin Food egg white pore mask
- Tony Moly I'm Real Luminating pearl sheet mask
I find that the rice mask wash off is best for when my skin is dry or irritated. It's a bit more comforting/moisturizing then the sheet masks when I need that, and I can move my face around more than I can when using a sheet mask. I also feel it's sensitive enough to use in the under eye and eyelid areas. It's highly moisturizing and imparts smoothness, softness, and a dewy glow slightly more "wet"-appearing than the one I get with sheet masks, if that makes sense. I have not noticed any effect on preventing or stopping breakouts, but then that's not what I use this mask for.
-my skin is normal to combination, sensitive, and hormonal acne-prone.
-I use a multi-step skin care routine inspired by the Korean 10-step routine, including an oil-based cleanser (Pond's cream cleanser), then a water-based cleanser (a prescription sulfur wash to combat acne), then a gentle exfoliant (Lush's Buche de Noel or Angels on Bare Skin), then a mask, then serum (Hylamide SubQ anti-age) and a prescription cream on acne, then moisturizer (usually either Lush's Full of Grace bar or Nivea, depending on my level of dryness that day).
-I enjoy this both for night and morning use, which I can't say about all of my masks
Compared to my more expensive products, this mask has a better effect at a much lower price. It's a no-brainer!
Most Helpful Critical Review Burned, itched, and not what I expected.
I wanted to like this product, and thought I would based on all of the reviews on this website as well as many others. The first thing I hated was the texture: the actual mask base was so wet and almost watery, whereas in the pictures it looks thicker or creamier with fluffy peaks. The pictures are completely deceiving unfortunately. It's more of a soupy mess with random pieces of rice that fall off your face. It also has a suuuuper strong fragrance for a face product that was just awful. After being on my face for about five minutes it started to burn and itch. I had to take it off, and it left my face all red. Although I have acne-prone sensitive skin, I've can generally tolerate different types of products and ingredients well, in that they don't typically burn or itch. This was an unfortunate exception.
Reviewed by 113 customers Gentle exfoliant w/in mask + good results
Kim Impossibable from SoCal
I liked the shrink wrap packaging to avoid contamination. I used an adequate amount as directed to fully cover my face and neck and left it on while eating. It didn't dry into flakes that can fall. I noticed my skin feeling smoother, just a tiny bit softer, and the hyper pigmented acne scars lightening just a teensy bit after one use. The only reason I took off one star is the scent; though pleasant, it was too strong for my liking to be included in a rice mask. overall Would recommend for the affordable price too.
Smells great and fairly moisturizing.
Katie from USA
Usually my face feels very dry and tight after showering but this mask makes my skin feel so soft and rehydrated I actually forgot to apply moisturizer today.
I would buy this again
Ayesha from Patterson, CA
I have used this product few times now and I am so happy with how well it worked with my skin. I suffer from extremely dry sensitive skin with dry flaky patched and this kept my skin calm and smooth. I use it 2-3 times a week and keep it on for 10-15 minutes. It causes no sensitivity or irritation to the skin. This is a great addition to my skincare. I would definitely buy this again try the black sugar mask from the brand as well.
i love it, but the packaging was a no no.
kiwitobio from MO
Once I got my package in the mail, I opened this product first. As soon as I put my hands on it, the container was covered with the mask, and it was super sticky. Also, when I opened the container to see what was left, half of the product was gone :( Anyways, besides the negativity, I really like this product! It's super soft, and makes my skin shine :)
Jennifer from Woodbridge
I have been using this mask every night for 5 minutes (since the start of social distancing!) before my nightly shower, and my skin is LUMINOUS. I massage it onto clean skin, let it sit for 5 minutes, then hop in the shower. The effect is immediate. My skin looks lifted, clear and glowing. I will use this forever!
Mills from CO
This is such a gentle mask. It exfoliates but does so without drying or irritation. And the price point is incredible! Great value AND it works like a dream!
Gentle and brightens skin
Tiah from Mississippi
I have seborrheic dermatitis and I need to exfoliate daily without drying out my skin. This is a very lovely mask. It's gentle enough to use daily and doesn't strip your skin. I love the smell as it has a fresh fragrance to it. This mask is not thick but very runny. So, if you have to have a mask with texture this one isn't for you. A container typically lasts me 1-2 months. I rotate this with the strawberry mask.
I adore this!!!
Kbb from Brooklyn
I am an black 20 year old woman.
My face is so dry!! It has a lot of dry patches. I use this directly after I use my cleansers which are very stripping but, gives me so much moisture I wake up in the morning and my skin is soo soft.
I use this for gentle exfoliation
Jean from Long Beach
I tried using this product as instructed. However it is too greasy. But I discovered that this product is a great exfoliator. I use this first before my cleanser 1-3 times a week. It gives me that nice glow.
Did not like
Lin from NC
Wanted to like it but just not effective for me. It was so perfumed. Weird consistency, almost like tapioca, did not apply or dry like say a clay mask. I'd use it at night, once a week, did leave skin soft. But maybe it was just too rich for me, did not work for my oily/sensitive skin. After 2 uses, I would find new breakouts. Had to get rid of it.
DRY SKIN LIFESAVER
Dry and Sensitive Acne Prone Skin from MO
I have been battling dry skin and acne for ages and I use this to help moisturize my skin after using stronger products to help prevent my acne. My face feels very plump and hydrated. It does have a funny texture, but to me the texture is relaxing when I rub it into my face. I typically use this in the shower or a hot bath.
Leaves my skin super soft
Melirome from Burbank
I do massage it on my face for at least 10 mins and towards the last couple of mins I start feeling my skin super soft. I love it so far!
I would buy this again!
Ciara P from Poplar Bluff, MO
I really like this mask! It smells really nice and the texture is like a paste. I exfoliate with the rice pieces in the mixture and then leave it on my face for only 5-10 minutes afterwards because I have sensitive skin. I've noticed after two days of using the product (on a Monday and Thursday) that my hyperpigmentation is lightening and my skin feels so soft and smooth after each use. I really like this and highly recommend using this mask in a skin routine focused on removing hyperpigmentation/acne scars.
Kelsea from Hinesville, GA
I've used this mask twice already and love it! It's a good price and the amount you get doesn't seem like much but a little goes a long way. My mom has started using this as well, she just picked up her own after having used mine. She's loving it as well!
Minkwheniblink from Cincinnati Ohio
Love this mask. Brightens and evens my skin tone out every time I use it.
The product is wet and looks runny but is not once you apply to your face. As I massage into my face the wet part is absorbed into my skin leaving the rice behind. After I massage into my face for 10 min I rinse with warm water and pat dry. This is currently my favorite skin care product and it delivers! I word of caution tho this product is a little different than the standard mask that is applied and left alone to dry. You must massage it into the skin for 10-15 min to get the full benefits of this product.
MUACOSMO from Wichita
I've been using this for a few weeks now and it's made a change in my skin already. I was using expensive microdermabrasion product to exfoliate. This actually works just as well. I use 3 times a week. It leaves my skin smooth and bright. Rice water is amazing for skin. I put it on and left it soak in for about 5 minutes. Then I spend 10 minutes massaging it into my skin. It makes my skin radiant. I highly recommend it.
Amazing if you want to brighten and even skin tone
Kay in PDX from Portland, OR
If you are looking for something to help with redness, puffiness, or dullness in your skin this stuff is great! I use it after the Botanics 82% Organic Softening cleanser and the first aid beauty wipes. I had minimal acne, mostly just redness, bumps and the occasional breakout, but after about a month of use, my skin has made an obvious improvement. If you have acne prone skin or are looking for something a little deeper cleaning I don't recommend this, it's not like other masks where you can feel it working. I"m definitely going to keep this in my routine, I use it every day or so and it lasted me a bit longer than a month
RB from Springfield VA
This mask has subtle but nice results especially for the prices. It exfoliated my skin but didn't strip my face.
This product is pretty good!
Eevee from Appleton
I used warm water to rinse my face before putting the product on my face. After adding the product and rubbing into my face I rinse it with more warm water. After rinsing it all off I wash my face with some cool/cold water.
Soft skin after one use!
Arizona girl from Arizona
I was surprised how my face get smooth and soft right after one use and every use. I have dry sensitive skin and it's doesn't irritate my skin. Love the smell. I'm half way done with mine and would definitely buy more.
MP from Los Angeles
This face masks leave my face so fresh and baby skin smooth. It even smells amazing. It doesn't make me break out . I really would recommend this face mask.
Nice but made me break out
Pyxis from Idaho
I have very dry but not sensitive skin. Really liked the way this made my skin feel right after using - smooth, not tight. Fragrance is light and it's not super abrasive. But something in this causes me to break out the next day EVERY time I use it, and it takes a week for my skin to finally recover. Not worth it.
I LOVE this mask! I've been using it for about a year!
Jannet from Orange County
I use it every day and evertime I am starting to run out, I run to ulta or anywhere to where i can find it. Sometimes they are sold out so i have to make sure I double up on it when I buy it. I will use it for the rest of my life! I pray they never discontinue it!
Personally I would not buy this again
Just My Luck from Seattle, Washington
Since this is skincare YMMV (your mileage may vary) but personally this irritates my skin and I don't really have sensitive skin. The smell was quite heavily fragranced (not a terrible smell, a nice smell but still noticeable). It felt soothing when I massaged it gently into my skin, it wasn't abrasive but after a few minutes of sitting on my skin (as a leave on mask) my skin felt warm and began to turn red. Definitely test it first on your neck or a small portion of your face, I did half my face and that was still a lot! I would recommend this to a friend mostly because this is affordable, easy to use, and is generally nonreactive for most skin types (this was just my luck).
Ann from Minnesota
I use this about 1-2 times a week. Very gently on the skin and leaves it feeling soft, smooth, and moisturized.