Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Coconut Review:
I don’t think I need to introduce Innisfree, because I think they are a well-known brand that everyone has at least heard of, right? I actually haven’t used too many of their products, but when I’m visiting Seoul, I still like to look around their stores. Their packaging and products look incredibly beautiful, and I’m always tempted to buy and try many things. Anyway, at the end of the year I visited an Innisfree store, wanting to buy sheet masks!
I was especially looking for masks that are different from the varieties I could get from Etude House. Etude House sheet masks are my favorite, if I’m honest. But they don’t have all the varieties and flavors, so as soon as I saw these coconut masks at Innisfree, I had to buy it. After all, I’m a huge fan of coconut – the scent, as a food/drink, etc.
I’ll admit it was a purchase I made without knowing a thing about the ingredients, or anything like that. I did read it was good for dry skin, so I bought two of them to try. Coconut for me is also really nostalgic and makes me think of my childhood, so I really can’t help but fall for coconut related things! I was really hoping this would have a delicious coconut scent/smell, and that I would instantly love it… read on to see what I thought about it.
+ This rich cream-type real mask, enriched with full-bodied juice thoroughly squeezed from coconuts, leaves rough, dry skin moisturized and smooth.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Fragrance
How to use:
1. After cleansing, use toner to refine skin texture.
2. Unfold and place the mask on the face, avoiding
eye and lip area.
3. Leave on for 10-20 minutes.
4. Discard the mask and gently pat for further absorption.
My skin type: Dry, easily dehydrated skin with mild rosacea
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Coconut Review:
These Coconut masks come in the same kind of packaging as most Korean sheet masks, so there isn’t much to say about it really. But I do love the design of these, the way they’ve made it look a bit like an Instagram post with the tags.
It’s cute, really cute. And those coconut halves on the picture, look good enough to eat hehe. Anyway, that’s enough about the packaging, you can see in the pictures what it looks like. And yes, I’m not going to actually try the mask essence, or try to eat the mask… because that would just be silly! I’m not that silly, yet!
So, this mask is an emulsion/cream type mask, but interestingly enough it contains coconut juice – not the cream. I’m guessing it’s the juice of the young coconut, rather than the milk made from the flesh? I guess I’ll look it up and see what I can find out about that. Actually, it turns out it is the mil extracted from the flesh of a coconut and not the young coconut juice. It makes total sense, but because it said “juice” I was unsure what they meant by juice.
The mask also contains centella asiatica extract so if used frequently, it might help reduce redness? It also contains chamomile flower extract (Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract), which is also used as a medicinal herb to reduce inflammation in skin and also is calming for sensitive skin. So this mask should be soothing, and calming as well as moisturizing thanks to the coconut milk (juice), the centella asiatica and the trace amounts of chamomile.
Now I mentioned previously that I bought two of these masks, and I actually used the first mask around February, I think. To be honest, my experience with the first of these coconut masks was horrible. Which is why I waited so long to write this review and to use the second coconut mask.
The first time I used Innisfree’s coconut sheet mask, I found that the mask’s smell was so unpleasant that it really made me dislike using the mask. Instead of a lovely coconut scent, the mask had a very unpleasant and strong chemical smell. It seems only I noticed this smell, because when I looked up reviews of this mask, no one else seems to mention an unpleasant smell.
The other problem I had was that my eyes felt slightly irritated by the mask and the essence. But I actually think it was because I used the mask when I was tired. When I’m tired, my eyes pretty much always get annoyed by sheet masks. Which is why I try to avoid using sheet masks when I am really tired. But mostly, it was the smell of the mask that made me hate using it.
I really didn’t want to use the second mask, and I was thinking that this review would be completely negative and anti these sheet masks. Which is why I am so glad that I waited some months to try the second coconut one. I was actually dreading to use this mask, certain that it would be an unpleasant experience just like the first time.
The mask sheet itself you can see in the pictures is completely white, and after I used the sheet mask I squeezed the excess essence into the palm of my hand. You can see how white and creamy it is, but also how much! That was about half of what I squeezed out, the rest was on my hand and fingers.
Lesson learned – from now on I’ll squeeze the extra essence out of my sheet masks! Anyway, I put all that essence on my face, neck and also the back of my hand. You can see how the creamy essence spreads out clear, but my hand is still wet from the essence.
Now, my experience with the second mask sheet was different from the first time! Yes, it still had that unpleasant chemical smell, but because I was prepared for it, I didn’t find it so bad this time. It also didn’t irritate my eyes at all, which was good because it always feels so uncomfortable to have the sheet mask essence irritating my eyes. I left it on for 20 minutes, I know some people leave them on much longer, but I prefer to follow the instructions of sheet mask packet.
Plus, I put all the extra essence all over my neck and face, and let me say my skin was so moisturized and wet, in a good way. It’s pretty rare for me to use a sheet mask and have my skin be so hydrated and moist. Usually even after sheet masking, my skin still looks a little dehydrated. Sometimes I have to mask twice to fully hydrate my skin. But with this sheet mask, my skin wasn’t dehydrated at all, which surprised me.
The fit of the sheet mask was okay too, I find most sheet masks fit my face quite awkwardly. The Innisfree masks had extra slits (cuts) in the sides of the mask near the cheek/chin and because of that it made it fit better than some masks do. The eye and mouth holes were okay, and this mask mostly covered my nose. Over all it was quite comfortable to fit, and wasn’t too bunched up over my cheeks.
I usually sheet mask at night, and so in the morning my skin felt smooth and hydrated. I did have some small red irritation spots on my cheeks the next days, but I’m not sure if it was caused by the mask or something I ate. My skin felt much better than it did some days, and I think the mask sheet was very moisturizing and hydrating. Honestly, I did not expect it to work so well, or for my skin to look and feel so good after using this mask.
I guess that’s why it pays to buy two (or more) sheet masks of the same variety, so that you can properly test them and see if you like them. Of course, if you get some massive bad reaction then it’s not a good idea to try it twice. But otherwise it is, because it’s hard to tell from just using one sheet mask if it actually works or if you like it.
I’m really glad I didn’t give the second one away, and I am planning to purchase these coconut masks again! I think because these are so moisturizing, they are better for people with dry or dehydrated skin. These Innisfree Coconut sheet masks would most likely work for people with normal skin in a dry climate, or winter too. I think the coconut essence is probably too heavy for oily skin, unless it’s winter or they have very dehydrated skin.
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