Feel Free to Zoom In: Skkn by Kim's Resurfacing Mask Left Me Glowing

Skkn By Kim Resurfacing Mask Editor Review
POPSUGAR Photography | Renee Rodriguez
POPSUGAR Photography | Renee Rodriguez
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I know what you're thinking: another story about a celebrity skin-care brand — who cares? As someone who tests new products almost daily, there are times when I've felt exactly the same way. However, there are a select few beauty products that have landed a permanent spot in my medicine cabinet that happen to be part of celebrity beauty lines. The fact of the matter is, when a product is good, it's good. And that's certainly the case with the Skkn by Kim Resurfacing Mask ($65).

This was my first time testing anything from the Skkn by Kim range, and the results are worth sharing. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, and I'm extra careful when it comes to exfoliating. If I don't do it enough, I wind up with texture on my cheeks, but if I do it too often, I find myself with a damaged skin barrier that takes months to repair. This product was efficacious enough that it helped minimize my texture but also gentle enough that I didn't overdo it.

Keep scrolling to read my full review of the Skkn by Kim Resurfacing Mask and find out why it's become a staple in my skin-care routine.

About the Skkn by Kim Resurfacing Mask

  • This ace mask exfoliates using alpha hyroxy acids (AHAs) and pumpkin enzyme.
  • The AHAs include glycolic acid and lactic acid, as well as glycerin to hydrate and moisturize the skin.
  • The first purchase is $65, while a refill costs $55.
  • It promises to minimize the appearance of pores as well as promote a more even skin tone.
  • It has a jelly-like texture.
  • It comes in one size, 1.6oz.

What I Like About the Skkn by Kim Resurfacing Mask

Skkn By Kim Resurfacing Mask Editor Review
POPSUGAR Photography | Renee Rodriguez

One thing to know about me is that I love getting facials. I find them so relaxing, and I love leaving an aesthetician's office with glowing skin. I find that pumpkin enzyme masks are fairly common with in-office treatments, and are well tolerated by my sensitive skin. This was my first time testing one out at home, and I have to admit I loved everything about the experience I had using this product.

Let's start with the packaging. It's ultra-chic — I wouldn't expect anything less from Kim Kardashian — and it looks like a million bucks on my bathroom counter. I'm also obsessed with the jelly-like texture of this mask. It feels luxurious but fun at the same time, and it isn't too thick, so it spreads well on the skin.

The results since testing out this mask have been great. I've noticed less texture on my skin, and while I do experience some redness immediately after use, it quickly dissipates and leaves my face looking fresh, bright, and hydrated.

Also, if you want to get the Skkn by Kim Treatment Brush ($30), I will say, it's worth the splurge. It's softer than other treatment brushes I've tested in the past, and I haven't had any issues with shedding. It's also easy to clean and it dries quickly, and it makes the experience feel that much more spa-like. However, you can get a similar experience with a less expensive brush from Amazon if you're looking for a budget-friendly option.

How to Use the Skkn by Kim Resurfacing Mask

Skkn By Kim Resurfacing Mask Editor Review
POPSUGAR Photography | Renee Rodriguez

The directions recommend using this mask twice a week on clean skin, prior to toning. Using a treatment brush, take a scoop of the product and distribute it evenly on your face, neck, and décolletage. Let it sit for five to 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water or a damp washcloth.

I like to keep this product in the fridge so it's cold when I apply. I find that it adds a little more of a spa-like experience. I have sensitive skin, so I started out by using this product once a week to make sure I didn't have any reactions, breakouts, or dryness. Once it didn't, I bumped up my use to twice a week. After cleansing, I apply a quarter-sized amount on my face and neck (I skip the décolletage) and I usually leave it on for five minutes while I floss and brush my teeth (I'm all about multi-tasking). I don't use a toner, so I finish everything off with a thick moisturizer before heading off to bed.

I don't find this product to be too spicy, but if it feels that way for you, I'd recommend using a handheld fan in front of your face to cool things down.

What to Consider Before Trying the Skkn by Kim Resurfacing Mask

Skkn By Kim Resurfacing Mask Editor Review
POPSUGAR Photography | Renee Rodriguez

This is a resurfacing mask that is meant to exfoliate the skin. If you have sensitive skin that is dry or prone to acne, I would patch test before testing it all over your face, and I would also recommend using it once a week and then bumping up to twice a week after seeing whether or not your skin can tolerate it. I find this product to be quite gentle, but it's something to consider if you're new to exfoliating or have sensitive skin.