Sunday, August 3, 2014

Review: Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea


This was a mask I received as part of a package from buying Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (will do a review on that when I've used it a few more times). Since my plan to buy The Saem EGF + Snail + Syn-Ake mask while I was in Seoul didn't work out because it was replaced by a not so great newer version, I thought I might as well try out these free masks.

Description (from koreadepart.com):
  • Jeju green complex penetrates deep into skin providing moisture for bright and clear skin
  • Triple layer sheet provides long lasting moisture and keeps essence moist for long hours giving quick skin absorption
  • After face wash, use toner, apply mask, remove after 10-20 minutes, tapping lightly the excess amount of essence for absorption
My impression:

When I use a sheet mask I look for several things. First is, of course, effectiveness. Second is whether or not it can stick on my face and feel comfortable (or even better, I don't feel it being on my face after awhile). This is because I don't have the patience nor the time to sit there for 25-30 minutes. I need to be doing something while I put on this mask and if I need to fix it every minute because it's falling off my face then that's an instant fail. Third is whether or not it absorbs. If I don't feel a difference in the wetness of the sheet mask after 30 minutes.. then there is a problem with the compatibility of the mask with my face.

Effectiveness: To be it uh, bluntly, I don't think this mask did anything for me. Well, that's not true, it did moisturize. But it didn't brighten, my skin tone remained the same...my face basically looked exactly the same as half an hour before except for the essence from the mask that was now on my face waiting to be patted for absorption.

Adherence: This was a cotton mask soaked in essence. I didn't have any problems with it adhering to my face.

Absorption: I think my face absorbed the mask pretty well. Though I think the mask mostly consisted of water so even if you absorb everything....

Short review? Yes, well, because there isn't much to review on. Overall, I wouldn't buy this mask. I didn't look at the price in Seoul but it's probably one of those masks where you buy a pack of 10 for $10 and get 10 more masks free. Most brands, Missha, Etude House, and Innisfree to name a few, have a specific set of masks that fit in this category. It's amusing because you can tell just from the packaging whether it's those $10 for 10 plus 10 free masks or whether it's an expensive mask (and perhaps contains more than just water?). Those are usually bigger in packaging size and have some sort of gold or shiny metallic color on the cover.

...I think your money will be better spent elsewhere on other, more effective masks.

Summary:

Moisturizes...but that's about it
My face didn't look any different after the mask
$6 for 5 masks in koreadepart.com

Quality: 1/5 because it only moisturizes and I don't need a mask to do that

Value: 2/5 because it's pretty inexpensive as masks go

Repurchase? Nope, not for me

4 comments:

  1. Well... At least water's good for the skin? Haha I've tried these as well, but they didn't do much for my skin either.

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    1. Hahaha yeah I've learned to stay away from these masks..well unless it's free then I'm willing to give it a try :P

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  2. I agree. I had a bunch free with my Innisfree purchases but they do absolutely nothing for me. And takes up time. I've given them away...

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    1. Hahaha yeah they do make good souvenirs :P

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