Sunday, 9 November 2014

Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum Review

Hey Cuties! Time to jump into another skincare review, this time with a Skinfood serum. It's been ages since I last did a Skinfood review I think. I have very little Skinfood products in my possesion for some reason, but because I read many good reviews on their Black Sugar Serum I decided to give it a go! 

The Black Sugar Perfect First Serum is part of Skinfood's Black Sugar skincare range, using Brazilian black sugar extract. 

It kind of has an obnoxious name, but Skinfood states that the serum is 'Perfect' as it has a number of incredible benefits. Not only does the serum help gently exfoliate dead skin cells away, it also hydrates, brightens, and increases skin resilience as well as fighting wrinkles. All in one single formula.

It is made of glass, and has a screw top lid

I must say I do very much like the packaging! It has a vintage look to it, though it really resembles a bbq sauce bottle to me :P 

Anyway, the serum is quite decently sized - bigger than a lot of other serums I've seen. But yes this bottle of serum lasted me about 5 months!

The small opening controls the amount of serum that comes out

The serum is one of those watery type formulas - it could be mistaken for toner water, but with slightly more gel-like slip in texture. It's colourless, but sometimes the formula crystalises into yellow tinged lumps on the outside of the bottle, which is interesting! 

Scent-wise there's a slightly sweet scent, and it absorbs into the skin very quickly due to it's watery texture.

It's cooling on the skin, and isn't gritty at all. It also doesn't leave my skin sticky afterwards, and I find that it helps my creams absorb better when I use this. There is some brightening to my skin complexion after using this, though not a huge difference in my opinion. I read a lot of reviews that praised this a lot, especially with brightening, but maybe because I already use a lot of brightening products I couldn't see a huge difference o.0

There is alcohol in the ingredients, but I never noticed any negative effects while I used it - it doesn't sting or dry out my skin at all. But, and I don't know if this is related to the alcohol or not, some creams made my skin itch a bit bit when applied over this serum. Maybe I applied the cream to soon after the serum, or maybe the something in the ingredients just don't gel, but luckily the serum is compatible with my main creams and other skincare. 

Overall I like this serum a lot, and have repurchased a second bottle as I like how hydrating this serum is, and how it gently exfoliates the skin too. My skin's also definitely smoother and hydrated with this in my skincare routine. 

If you are on the lookout for a multi all in one serum, rather than an intensive anti-ageing serum (which make up most of the serums on the market at the moment), then check this one out! 

Thanks for reading! 

xoxo Tulip

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  1. Woah! I thought this serum was discontinued? I ever once had temptation to buy this serum but alas! I can't find any Online Store sell it :(
    Anyways, how much the bottle contain? Don't you think the bottle would be cool to be used as decoration stuff after it's empty, don't you? :D

  2. Amazing !! Sounds so good and you have purchased a second bottle ^^

    Great to know it's very hydrating which is what I need ^^

    恵美より ♥

  3. I used the product before and I'm quite satisfied with it as well. Me too, like yourself couldn't really see the difference as I'm using brightening products like more than 80% of my skincare items. My only evidence is when I saw the dead skin cells on the cotton pads.
    Nice review by the way! good to know that you're gonna repurchase. :)

    Mira |

  4. The first thing I thought of was how sticky sugar would be in the face, but I'm glad to hear that it's not! Love the medicinal looking bottle :)

  5. oh this one is interesting! the bottle reminds me of cooking essence ^^
    Skin food has nice skin care products, right? my sister is a huge fan of Skinfood skin care. they are easily accessible in Indonesia.
    I like using serum for night time routine, but never really like it for day time.. I am currently using a serum from Clarins which I've been using for the past 3 months, love it :D

  6. Ohh I love Skincare products which offer a number of benefits~ ^ w ^
    I have not tried many products from Skinfood before but this sounds good! ^ u ^

  7. I got samples of this range, I should try it out, because the serum sounds really cool and the ingredients are not bad either and I will need a new serum after new year... thank you for the review!

  8. Oh my lord I love the packaging! You're right, it does look a bit like a bbq sauce bottle but I think that makes me like it even more, ha!

    I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in the 30 Beauty Questions tag :)

  9. aw the bottle, It looks like an old alcoholic beverage! cute

  10. The bottle is so cool *-* I would love to try it, too bad skinfood product don't usually really work for me :C Anyways, great review, I'm your new follower <3

  11. This sounds amazing! Shall give this a go, and thanks for sharing your review :D

    -Miss Sennnaa


  12. I just bought a second bottle from Beautynetkorea about 2 weeks ago! I don't know if it's discontinued or not but maybe Beautynetkorea still has a large batch left lol.
    It contains 120ml :)
    Yeah it's very decorative! I think it'd be nice to reuse it ^^

  13. I feel like it's become an important part of my skin routine ^^

  14. Hehe I wish there was a more dramatic change, but I'm still satisfied!
    Thanks for reading ^^

  15. Hehe, it doesn't have any sugar like qualities, except maybe a bit of the scent? I quite like the packaging too ^^

  16. I feel like Skinfood is super popular, especially internationally in recent years, but I'm yet to really explore their products! Since this serum is quite hydrating I like to use it in mornings too as it makes my makeup go on better ^^

  17. Me too - I always gravitate to multifunctional products since I like as simple a routine as possible~
    Thanks for reading ^^

  18. Definitely give it a go! Thanks for reading ^^

  19. Haha, packaging is a highlight for sure!
    Aww thank you, I will check it out!

  20. Hehe, it's an interesting design isn't it? ^^

  21. Aww too bad Skinfood doesn't work too good for you - I have only tried a few Skinfood products but have generally liked each one.
    Thank you lovely!


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