REVIEW: WondeRuci Real Cacao Brightening Mask

I believe that skincare and taking care of your skin should be enjoyable, fun, exciting, and anything but a chore! The more you actually like taking care of your skin, the better the results will be. Why you ask? Well, if taking care of your skin was a boring chore, it wouldn't be something you want to do and that means you'll probably rush right through it and skip important and necessary steps in between. Now, if it was something fun, you would actually want to take the time to nurture your skin and care for it because you're actually enjoying it! 

Today, I'm going to be reviewing one of my most beloved skincare products of all time that's sure to make you enjoy taking care of your skin: The Real Cacao Brightening Mask by WondeRuci, courtesy of! If there's any product out there that will make you love masking, it's this one. Trust me. This mask is fun, enjoyable, relaxing, delightful, effective, and oh, did I say delicious?! (But don't eat it. Please. It'll be hard to resist, but it's not edible!!!)


The Real Cacao Brightening Mask by WondeRuci is a rich and creamy chocolate-y facial mask that helps to instantly moisturize, brighten, and soften the skin, for your smoothest skin ever!

A true superfood, raw cacao is packed with the antioxidants that your skin craves, such as magnesium, vitamin C, omega-6 fatty acids, and more skin-savers that increase the blood flow in the skin, and promote cellular healing.

INGREDIENTS: Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Powder (10%), Diatomaceous Earth, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Algin, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Water, Polysorbate 80, Octanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract / Artemisia Princeps Extract, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil / Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Allantoin, Fragrance, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polyacrylamide, Laureth-7


Packaging and Design
The Real Cacao Brightening Mask has a very simplistic packaging and design. It comes in a durable transparent glass jar that is a bit heavy, but is clearly made of high quality. I would take extra care when handling this product because dropping it may result in shattered glass! However, it's very sturdy and strong.  It comes with a pretty, shiny, and reflective silver-chrome twist-off lid and a pale pink label wrapping all around the jar, which matches the pale pink box.

Ease of Use
This product is a piece of cake to use, but be warned, it can get messy (it's totally worth it though)! The twist-off lid is easy to remove and twist back on. You just remove the cap and gently apply the chocolate mask directly onto the skin after cleansing. To apply the mask, use a spatula. Unfortunately, this product doesn't come with its own spatula (I wish it did), so hopefully you have a spare one laying around. If you don't, I recommend using a clean plastic utensil (nothing with sharp edges) but something that comes with a flat surface and is easy to use to spread, perhaps the back of a spoon or a small baking spatula?

The mask is very smooth and easy to apply onto the skin. It glides right on and doesn't drip or anything. After 15-20 minutes, rinse the mask off with warm water. I found that the mask was relatively easy to wash off. With most wash-off masks, I like to wet my face and also wet a facial towel to gently wipe the mask off. I found that this helps to easily remove every last bit of the mask and making sure that there's no residue left on the skin.

Texture and Scent
The Real Cacao Brightening Mask has a dark chocolate color to it. It has a thick, rich, and creamy texture that resembles that of well-mixed brownie batter. It's very thick, smooth, and slightly gooey like a thicker chocolate syrup. This mask was sticky to apply and it really feels like you're slathering on chocolate syrup, which may or may not be a turn off for some people. Personally I didn't mind it one bit and I found it interesting and fun!

The scent of the Real Cacao Brightening Mask is the main attraction here. It smells DIVINE and DELICIOUS, just like rich chocolate-y brownie batter! But please, resist the urge to taste this mask LOL (really, it's probably not good for you). The scent itself is enough to put me in a relaxing mood! If you're not a fan of scents, even that of delicious brownies, then this mask isn't for you since the scent is quite strong.

I'm not sure if it was just me, but the minute I started applying the mask, I felt a warming sensation. It was very relaxing (it doesn't burn or feel uncomfortable)! This mask helped moisturize my skin making it feel more hydrated especially during the cooler months. I've always had a problem with dry flakey skin during this time of year, but those dry flakes haven't made one appearance yet since I've started using this mask! For reference, I have normal, but dehydrated skin.

Not only did it help moisturize my skin, but it also made my skin feel softer and a LOT smoother! I honestly couldn't stop touching my face after the first use! I wasn't expecting much from this mask, but I was a true believer after the first use. My skin felt nourished and looked healthier and brighter. I had a natural glow emitting from my face and my skin was more supple and elastic to the touch. This is definitely the mask to reach for when you have tired, sluggish, and dehydrated skin. It woke my dull skin right up and made it look more youthful and bright!


Delicious scent
Easy and fun to use
Leaves skin softer & smoother
Brightens complexion
Skin feels more supple


Can get messy
Feels sticky


This is a great mask! It's one of the more unique and fun ones to use since it's literally like thick chocolate syrup on your face, but it's not just fun and games; it actually helps improve your skin and complexion! Plus, the brownie scent is just way too delicious and is sure to brighten up your day when you put this mask on :D

The WondeRuci Real Cacao Brightening Mask (100g) is currently on sale for $31.81 and is available HERE!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes, however, all reviews are my own 100% honest opinions. Post contains some affiliate links.

1 comment

  1. i want this mask so bad hahaha looks amazing, good review.-
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