In today’s post we are going to review Innisfree sheet mask. I made a big purchase from Innsifree so I received few free samples and tried them out.
Innisfree is a very well known South Korean company. In 2002 Amore Pacific, the largest South Korean cosmetic company, launched its eco-friendly brand that we now know as Innnisfree. Innisfree positions itself as a “naturalistic brand that practices eco-friendly green life to protect its health” (wikipedia). Company delivers the ingredients from its products for Jeju Island and tries to keep its products as natural as possible. Company has a wide range of products from makeup to skin care products for both men and women.
It’s Real Squeeze mask Collection includes 15 sheet masks including Pomegranate, Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber, Aloe, Acai Berry, Black Berry, Bija and many more. The idea behind such a wide variety of masks is that anyone with any skin concern or preference can find something suitable for him or her.
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What is It’s Real Squeeze Mask Bija?
According to manufacturer, Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Bija mask contains torreya oil and Jeju green complex (green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchids) which is hight beneficial to the skin and will “keep your skin healthy”. The sheet has 3 layers which promotes long-lasting moisturizing effect and will keep mask from drying to fast.
Purpose of the mask: masks promises to treat problem skin as well as purify and hydrate it.
Warning: do not use the mask around eyes; do not use if you are allergic to any ingredients and if you have open sores, wounds or any other skin care problems.
How to use:
1. After washing your face, gently apply toner on your face to even out your skin texture.
2. Then, apply the mask over your entire face, avoiding your eye and lip areas.
3. Remove the mask after 10-20 minutes.
4. Remove the mask and gently pat your face to allow the remaining essence to absorb into your skin.
(right from the site by innisfree)
Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, betaine, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, torreya nucifera seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance
Main ingredients in the masks are:
Bija (torreya nucifera seed oil) – torreya nucifera is a slow-growing coniferous tree native to southern Japan and to South Korea’s Jeju Island. Oil is delivered from the seeds of the tree. Bija is considered to be emollient and skin conditioning ingredient which keeps skin smooth and prevents moisture loss.
Green tea – contains powerful anti-oxidants, very strong anti-aging ingredient; it also reduces irritation, redness, inflammation and swelling.
Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract which should be Tangerine. Well, here I a bit stumbled because I learned about tangerine in product description (remember, part of Jeju green complex). However, when I went through the full list of ingredients, I could not find tangerine anywhere. The only ingredient that resembled tangerine was Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract. However, no worries, Citrus Unshiu is a small seedless member of the citrus family. The Peel Extract brightens, highlights, moisturizes and revitalizes dull complexions, keeping skin looking fresh and uniformly smooth.
Cactus (Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract) – promotes ceramide synthesis and production of natural moisturizing factor of the skin, has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties.
Camellia leaves – has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory propperties
Orchid extract – this ingredient helps sooth, and enhance skin tone while minimizing oxidative stress.
Here is the full list of ingredients for your information: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, betaine, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, torreya nucifera seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance
The mask is generously soaked in clear essence. It has very pleasant plant smell. I did not experience any burning, stinging or other unpleasant sensations when wearing a mask.
My skin felt very hydrated after I removed the mask (always apply a cream or a moisturizers over dried sheet mask to seal in moisture and nutrients). In addition, I felt that my skin tone became brighter and had more glowing appearance.
Other than 2 things mentioned above, I did not notice anything special. It is an awesome, hydrating mask at an extremely affordable price. I don’t find that it stands out of many other good Korean sheet masks. Having said that, there is nothing wrong with it, it is an excellent hydrating mask, which will become an excellent addition to any sheet mask collection.
I would recommend this Innisfree mask to anyone.