I love chocolate. A lot. So when I came across this on Amazon, I was excited to try it out. The brand is Farmhouse Fresh:
Each product is made with up to 99.6% natural and naturally-derived ingredients. Everything we make is Paraben & Sulfate FREE and our fragrances are all natural or phthalate free. Many of our products are also Vegan and Gluten Free. — (from their website)
It’s not an acne-fighting mask, but more of a skin-softener/wrinkle-fighter (not that I’m trying to really fight wrinkles, but it’s a chocolate mask, so I couldn’t resist…).
And it looks and smells just like brownie batter or chocolate pudding. Can’t attest to the taste though, but I think it’s neat that caramel is the third ingredient on the list, with cocoa powder not too far behind.
Keep in mind that it isn’t an oil-free mask — it contains various natural oils like jojoba, coconut, and sweet almond as moisturizers. Also note that this particular mask is not vegan. as it contains royal jelly.
I admit, it took a little bit of willpower not to lick my hand clean. It looks and smells so good! It was very easy to spread and didn’t feel grainy at all — very smooth. It dries by hardening a bit, without “pulling” on your skin too much, and it was easy to rinse off with just water. It felt good lounging around, the smell of cocoa wafting all around me. The mask did tingle a little bit, but it wasn’t uncomfortable or irritating. I think the oils in this mask helped to ensure that my face wasn’t tight/dry after rinsing. This is definitely one of the gentler clay masks I’ve tried.
Since this mask is supposed to flush the skin with a little bit of redness, it’s not recommended for people who have sensitive skin or rosacea (they recommend their Pajama Paste (yogurt) mask instead). For anti-acne properties, their Splendid Dirt (pumpkin) mask would best suit you.
My favorite part about this mask is the smell and natural ingredients. My skin was definitely softer after use, but I think I’ve gotten very similar results from less expensive masks I’ve tried. After using it a few times, I haven’t had any issues with this mask causing clogged pores (considering the oils). I think for my oily, acne-prone skin, their pumpkin mask would be better for my needs. But like I said, the smell and awesome ingredients list are what win me over with this. Sundae Best would be best suited for those with more mature skin types who are not particularly sensitive.
Have you tried any of the FHF masks? Any favorites?