Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea Review:
So, I didn’t even know they had done a new version of this mask until I saw the review of the Cucumber one here on CP! And the next time I went to the store I grabbed the remake of one of my favorites – the green tea mask!
Other than the design being completely different, the mask sheet itself is different, and I wondered if the essences were also different – and just how different were they. They are a little more expensive than the previous version (boooo!) but supposedly they are also better!
♥ This refreshing water-type real mask, enriched with fresh moisture from delicately fragrant green tea, keeps dry skin moisturized.
♥ The dense and yet thin 100% natural ingredient mask sheet clings to the skin lightly and gently, to transmit the real effect of the essence.
♥ The essence main ingredients were extracted through the technique of cold brew – very popular in Korea currently, and aims to keep the ingredients and nutrients as pure and effective as possible.
♥ This essence solution targets the skin worries, so it is a smart essence that reacts differently to each skin!
Purified Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Green Tea Extract, Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Peony Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, 1,2-hexanediol, Chamomile Flower Extract, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium Iodide, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tangerine Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Jeju Cactus Leaf Extract
Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum,peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,3 Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract,citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, Lactic Acid,ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol , Fragrance
The new version is alcohol-free, and doesn’t have citrus nor citric acid.
How to use:
1. After cleansing use toner to refine the skin texture.
2. Unfold and place the mask on the face, avoiding the eye and lip area.
3. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes.
4. Discard the mask and gently pat the remaining essece for further absorption.
My Skin Type:
Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Sensitive and allergic lips (important because of the new mask fit)
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea Review:
Before I even start, in case you are not one to read the ingredient list, the new version doesn’t have alcohol, and citrus nor citric acid (important for sensitive skins).
So, regarding that, on the review of the previous version green tea mask I mentioned the mask stung my skin – obviously because of those ingredients. This time, because I thought I should test it properly, I was “lucky” enough to have a hideous pimple that was yelling “sensitive” and this mask didn’t sting at all! I’m just saying!
What I mean is this ingredient list will explain a lot of the things I will show and say later on, so I thought I should justify it beforehand!
First of all is a small design comparison between the two versions. I should mention I prefer the new one a thousand times, also it looks smaller (even though it isn’t).
Basically, the design is now more homey, it looks like a photo you would see on a review blog.
The pouch opens easily and no struggle to remove the mask from the inside either.
The mask sheet itself seems a little thinner than the previous version. Or at least softer. In fact, it was so soft that I couldn’t stretch it to take a photo of the open mask, as I usually do! So you get a “crumpled mask” photo instead, sorry.
But because it was so soft I won’t deny it was difficult to stretch it all at once so I could apply it to the face.
Inside the pouch not much essence is left, as usual in Innisfree masks, but it’s enough to either add to your face or do a neck mask at the same time.
The essence is as liquid as ever, and not sticky at all to me. Compared to the other one at this stage, it is also not as cold (I’m guessing the citrus and alcohol worked together on the old one). The essence is sticky just while it’s drying, after that it’s perfectly fine!
Here I compare the fit of the two masks. Just for reference, the night before I used an old version of the mask because I really wanted to know how different they were, and this morning I used the new one. So these photos I’ll show of the old mask are very fresh!
On the old mask you could see it clung well and generally speaking it was a good fit.
The new mask clings just as well and is just as thin, just try to stretch those masks wrinkles as much as possible. But it is so much softer that it adheres better! The differences in fit are that the part between the nose and the lip is now fatter (wider) and so in my case it covers the top part of my lip.
Which now is not a problem because my allergic (literally, I currently have an allergy) lips don’t react to this essence – since there is no alcohol there is no pain there.
The other difference, and definitely the main difference, are the handles on the top part. Now, I will agree with the Cintya, the author of the cucumber mask review and say they can be quite useful! And they resemble a cute baby animal’s ears!
But I am a very lazy person and I either have to fold them into the face or wear a headband because of them (so it won’t be on my hair) so to me they are more of a hassle. A cute hassle, but still a hassle.
The most important part!
My skin has been like this for a few days, this photo is just for reference.
After using the old mask I was very satisfied, the skin texture was better, the pores were more refined, the pimple felt fresh instead of in pain!
But the new version wins by a long shot. You can see that the mask closed my pores (even if it’s a temporary effect), the pimple is now so calm that it’s almost not even pink. And honestly my skin looks a million times better.
The essence is hydrating (not as much as the previous one) but now it’s also moisturizing – like a facial oil, which means it’s moisturizing in a good way even for oily skin. It’s also a very watery essence but it doesn’t drip off the mask at all. So the essence wins.
When I had the mask on, it felt less fresh (which is an amazing thing alcohol does to skin – cool it down) but that’s okay because you can always put it in the fridge before using if you like it fresh! On the effect of calming the skin it feels just as fresh. But, as I mentioned before, it calms the skin better than the previous version!
The scent is not as strong, the previous version smelled of alcohol (enhanced by the citrus) but now it’s a way softer scent, and there is no smell of alcohol at all. So the scent also wins on the new version.
To be quite honest at first I was distracted and thought this new version didn’t have added fragrance – but it does! It’s just upper on the ingredient list than usual. But it’s a more gentle fragrance than before, so whereas I’m emotionally hurt with my own distraction, in the end, as I said, the fragrance is better.
Overall it feels less cheap, even though the price is almost the same, and it makes it all more worth it. If instead of 1.1$ per mask they charged 3$ I would be sad but it would still be a fair price (at least on the green tea mask). So, I will definitely repurchase the new mask.
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