Sunday, 14 December 2014

Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Masks and Capsule Recipe Pack

I'm a big advocate of face masks and I honestly believe that every skin type can benefit from some type of mask. For my dry skin, I've always been more into hydrating sheet masks. I always look for masks that promise hydration, hydration and hydration! When I test out a new face mask, I might pick up other ones like brightening, pore refinement and anti-aging but I'll only repurchase the most hydrating ones. 

It's been awhile since I've posted up a review on some face masks I've got in my stash. So I thought I'd do a write up on Innisfree's It's Real Squeeze Masks and Capsule Recipe Packs

 Strawberry - Brightening
Tea Tree - Purifying
Green Tea - Moisturising
Pomengranate - Wrinkle care

I used to use Innisfree's It's Real face masks and I particularly loved their adlay one. It was really calming and made my skin look clearer.  The actual make of the cloth mask was surprisingly good quality when considering how inexpensive they are. Their price is similar to that of My Beauty Diary's but I've always preferred Innisfree's offerings. 

It's since been replaced by the It's Real Squeeze Masks and they got rid of the adlay mask (wrong move Innisfree!). I randomly selected the strawberry, tea tree, green tea and pomegranate to try. Unfortunately, none of them are as moisturising as the adlay one but I still think they're decent for their price. 

I've used better brightening, purifying, moisturising and anti-aging face masks but they're twice the price. Each faired equally, doing what it promised. The brightening strawberry and anti-aging pomegranate mask left my skin clearer and more nourished respectively but there weren't any dramatic changes. I don't ever expect that a single application is going to give me anything more than a high dose of moisture, let alone any radical brightening or anti-aging effect!

The serum/liquid on the mask is light and watery, and so the skin doesn't feel sticky once you remove the mask. This makes these a great option for prepping the skin before putting on make up.

The only, and biggest, con is that there's alcohol in them and it's actually the third ingredient. The masks never irritated my skin but I'm having to think twice with whether I want to repurchase these. 

 Canola Honey - Moisturising
Aloe - Soothing

The Capsule Recipe Packs are liquid jelly masks that you can use 2-3 times. This is my first time using them so I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm not huge on masks that don't include an actual sheet mask to cover my face. But I've been seeing these for ages now and decided to give them a go. 

The canola honey feels like thinned out honey and just seems to sit on the surface of my skin. It's not as nourishing as I hoped. It also gave me an allergic reaction around my eyes, so it's a no-no for me. I imagine that I could have used the pot another 2 times but it's just sitting in my fridge now and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. Might treat my feet!

The aloe vera had little green particles mixed in the jelly and I'm going to assume that it's aloe. This one is better than the honey - I really liked how cooling it felt on my skin and it did leave my face brighter. It didn't seem to do much in terms of hydration though. 

But I just think the whole putting the jelly onto my skin and having to wash it off again, just isn't as convenient as a sheet mask. So it's unlikely I'd repurchase these.

Do you make time for face masks?
Which are you favourites? 


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