Innisfree Green Tea Lip Sleeping Mask Review:
Sheet mask, foot mask, hair mask, hand mask…in the world of k-beauty, there is literally a mask for every body part! But for this review, I’ll be writing about the lip sleeping mask, in particular, the Innisfree Lip Sleeping Mask with Green Tea (the other variant they have is Canola Oil Lip Sleeping Mask).
So what exactly is a lip sleeping mask? To me, it’s a thicker version of a lip balm that you apply before going to bed and wipe off the next morning which would leave you with super moisturized soft luscious lips. This product wasn’t a part of my routine up until a year ago when I first tried the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (probably considered as a Holy Grail product for most people). As someone with flaky dry lips who adores wearing lip tints daily, a lip sleeping mask has been a total game changer for me.
After I finished the sample size I have of the Laneige one, I contemplated if I’ll be willing to splurge on the full size. In the end, I decided to hunt for a cheaper alternative instead. After all, I’m someone who thrives on finding dupes for expensive products. Innisfree is a brand I’ve always trusted when it comes to skin care. I’m a fan of their Green Tea Seed line so when they launched a lip sleeping mask in the green tea variant, I decided to take my chances. I bought mine for 580php (~$11) which is still quite expensive for a lip product in my opinion.
This lip sleeping mask has been my go-to lip sleeping mask ever since I got it a few months ago and I must say, I’m pretty pleased with my purchase. Why? I’ll tell you in a bit, but before that, here are some details you might want to know about the product.
99.9% natural origin ingredients for moisturizing your lips anytime, anywhere!
– Made from 99.9% natural origin ingredients, this product provides mild moisturizing lip care anytime, anywhere.
Relaxing with healthy and clean ingredients grown on the pristine island of Jeju
– The formula contains 9,000ppm of pure green tea powder and 1,000ppm of green tea seed oil, all made from carefully harvested green tea from the clean island of Jeju, to keep your lips relaxed.
Feels more comfortable with six natural origin ingredients!
– 6 natural origin ingredients: Beeswax, sunflower seed wax, meadowfoam seed oil, castor oil, squalane, Jeju green tea powder
– Free from 7 harmful ingredients: Mineral oil, Silicone oil, tar color, synthetic fragrance, polyacrylamide, imidazolidinyl urea, triethanolamine.
Phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Phytosteryl Isostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Squalane, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire D’abeille, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Oleic/linoleic/linolenic Polyglycerides, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Dextrin Palmitate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Tocopherol
How to use:
1. Spread a rich amount on the lips before going to bed.
– The formula will deliver bountiful moisture evenly across the lips overnight to reveal dewy-feeling soft lips.
2. The next morning, add a small amount of water then gently rub off the soaked and lifted peel.
– This removes old layers of dead skin cells to smoothen your lips.
My skin type: I have oily but dehydrated skin and I often experience dry and flaky lips.
Innisfree Green Tea Lip Sleeping Mask Review:
For this review, I decided to do some comparisons between this Innisfree lip sleeping mask with the one from Laneige since I think most people are most likely familiar with the latter already.
The product comes in an opaque green tub with matte finish. It has cream colored lip that you have to twist open to get the product. As compared to the Laneige one, the packaging of this is flatter which means that more product is exposed to the outside environment when the lid is open.
This didn’t come with a spatula unlike the Laneige one so I just use my fingers to get the product. Of course I always make sure that my hands are clean but a spatula would have made it more hygienic.
Unlike the original variant of the Laneige sleeping mask which has a strong berry scent, this Innisfree one doesn’t have any scent (or just really faint). I personally like sweet fragrances in lip products but I suppose having no scent is so much better than having an artificial fragrance added to it.
It’s colored green which can be a bit weird for a lip product but don’t fret because it doesn’t really look green on the lips but appears transparent instead.
Consistency and Feel:
This has a hard balm consistency. Unlike the one from Laneige, which turns creamy when exposed to warmer temperatures, this Innisfree one remains solid despite the hot and humid weather we have in Philippines. Once applied on the lips, it turns into an oily cream that is easy to spread. It definitely feels thicker than a regular lip balm but that is actually the main characteristic of a lip sleeping mask.
It should be thick enough so that it will hold unto the skin throughout the night. Although it feels thick, this doesn’t feel too sticky. I know that this is labelled as a lip sleeping mask but this product can totally be used during the day as well by using a smaller amount and applying it more thinly.
Overall, I’m a huge fan of this lip sleeping mask and would highly recommend it to anyone suffering from dry lips. Whenever I use it, I’m guaranteed to have plump and moisturized lips the next day. I would definitely repurchase but it will probably take me a year to finish this because a little goes a long way with this product. Despite being a little pricey, I think it’s worth the effects it provides.
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