Skinfood Freshmade Pineapple Mask Review
Fall is in the air and the sun is less brutal (at least where I live), which means it’s time to bust out all the anti-pigmentation products that were not so suitable for the summer.
I have combination skin that’s VERY freckle prone. And although my mom has taught me to love them (for which I’m forever grateful), I still don’t want them to merge into unsightly age spots, so I do take care to minimize pigmentation as much as possible.
Last Fall I purchased the Skinfood Freshmade Pineapple Mask (you might recall my review of the Apple mask from the same line), but have held off on writing about it until now, since I like to avoid anti-pigmentation products that can increase your sensitivity to the sun in the warm months. But now is the perfect time. The mask is available on eBay and Amazon. Most of the time, there’s a single listing for all of the Freshmade line and you have to use a drop-down menu to choose the variety.
The mask comes in a cute plastic jar with a twist off lid. The consistency is gel-like and the smell is fantastic - fresh pineapple.
How to use:
Apply to a clean face after toner
Leave on overnight
Follow your regular routine in the morning, starting with washing your face
You might find some confusing instructions online that say to apply this mask for 10-15 minutes, then wash off. But the sign on the bottle is of a half moon, meaning “overnight mask”, and the instructions in Korean (which I did my best to translate using various apps) state to apply it overnight. It’s mild and didn’t cause me any issues whatsoever when used this way.
This mask is a gentle, time-release type of a peel that won’t cause any unsightly side effects like skin flakes or redness. It contains fruit acids/PHA which even out the skin tone. I used it 2-3 times a week in the Fall and Winter of 2017 and pretty much had all of the freckles go away. It’s a great, very budget-friendly and mild way to experiment with acids and see how your skin likes them. I don’t use acids very often and think that an overzealous use of them causes more harm than good, but a gentle product like this one, used seasonally, is fantastic.
As with any acid-based products, be sure to use proper sun protection (which you should do anyway, every day of the year). You can read my sunscreen reviews here. I also make sure to use extra hydrating and moisturizing products the following morning, such as hyaluronic acid serum by Purito (review here) and their sea water cream (review here).
Skinfood Freshmade Pineapple Mask Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract (0.2ppm), Cucumis Melo Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract, Lactobionic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Gaultheria Procumbens Leaf Extract, Diisostearyl Malate, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Alcohol Denat, Cyclopenasiloxane, Tromethamine, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Xantham Gum, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Oleate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1, 2-Hexanediol, CI 19140, Fragrance