Hi everyone! Sheet masks have been quite popular in Asian countries as a part of regular skincare regime. Sadly however, we didn’t have them in the Indian market until of late Nykaa happened to launch Innisfree. But it was always available on Amazon and came quite pricey.
Innisfree is a big name in Korean beauty and has some really good natural skincare products up their sleeve. It is also South Korea’s first all-natural brand. It also claims to pursue an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature. In Innisfree’s own words :
Innisfree, the pure island where clean nature and healthy beauty coexist in harmony Innisfree’s eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature.
Innisfree has three lines of sheet masks namely It’s Real, Skin Clinic and Second Skin. Today’s post is about the Tea Tree sheet mask from It’s Real Squeeze Mask range. This particular range is enriched with “freshly squeezed juice of plants obtained through a process of harvesting,extraction, refinement“.
Product Description :
What it is
It’s real squeeze face mask made with tea tree to clear your skin!
1. It’s real squeeze mask – tea tree
Tea tree is a herb traditionally known for skin care.
2. Jeju green complex
The Jeju green complex consists of green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchids to keep your skin healthy.
3. Triple-layered sheet
This triple-layer sheet has a long-lasting moisturizing effect so that the essence can gradually be absorbed into the skin.
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. Leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes. Remove the mask and gently pat your face to allow the remaining essence to absorb into your skin.
I bought the Innisfree Tea Tree It’s Real Squeeze Mask for INR 100 from Nykaa.
My Overview of the Product :
I had recently been suffering from some breakouts in my forehead region. Given the goodness that tea tree has in curing acne-related problems, I decided to give the Innisfree Tea Tree Mask a try. The sheet mask comes folded neatly in a sleek white sachet with a pictorial representation of tea tree on its front. The white and green packaging itself had a soothing effect on my mind. You see, visuals mean a lot to me. 🙂
The mask consists of a “triple layered sheet” and comes drenched with the serum. I think the layers within the sheet help to retain moisture in the mask and impart the same to the skin. Although I was super careful on unfolding it to place on my face, it was really easy. The sheet mask claims to be of standard size with eye and mouth openings, but I have a round face and it couldn’t cover me all the way up to the ears. There’s this flap thing on its nose as well. But the sheet mask sits quite comfortably on the face. As instructed, I put on the mask after cleansing and toning. It has a sharp herbaceous fragrance but I got accustomed to that in a matter of 3-4 minutes.
The immediate effect of placing the Innisfree Tea Tree mask on my face was a cooling sensation and felt so relaxing and soothing. Innisfree recommends to keep the sheet mask on for 10-20 minutes, but I kept it all along for a whole forty minutes! It was only then that the mask started coming off from the ends implying that it had started drying. When I took it off, the mask had lost most of its liquid and felt so light and dry, contrary to when I had opened it. This is evident now that my skin had drank up the moisture from this and felt very hydrated. After discarding the mask, I gently massaged my skin for further absorption of the leftover serum and by this time, my face was looking outright radiant and feeling fresh. 🙂
I was pleasantly surprised to notice that the Innisfree Tea Tree Sheet Mask had actually soothed my breakouts and made my face look comparatively clearer. No, the breakouts hadn’t completely vanished, but then the mask definitely diminished their appearance and I had used it just once. The best part, it didn’t further irritate them! That’s a big plus for me because I tend to have a sensitive skin. It even treated a miniscule dry patch on my cheek that had almost just started to bother me. 🙂 My face looked dewy and the skin felt plump and nourished. I washed my face only after 10 hours as my oily combination skin felt adequately moisturized after using this mask.
Some more about the ingredients :
Innisfree mentions the following ingredient list on its website in the Tea Tree Mask-
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ethanol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Betaine, Tea Tree Leaf Juice(200mg), Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tangerine Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, The green Tea Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
Tea Tree Extract – extremely well known to fight acne and acne-related problems, blemishes, and also possesses anti-fungal properties.
Grapefruit Extract – has natural anti-microbials and anti-oxidants.
Tangerine Peel Extract – beneficial for oily skin as it controls excessive oil secretion and treats acne and scars.
Green Tea Extract – excellent for troubled skin; has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural source of anti-oxidants; helps reduce pores and clean the skin from deep within.
Camellia Leaf Extract – well-known for its skin soothing, anti-ageing properties; also contains fatty acids.
Prickly Pear Extract – encourages skin renewal, stimulates collagen production, restores elasticity and is known for its quick absorbing and skin nourishing properties.
Aloe Vera extracts, Castor oil and Glycerin are all extremely popular for their hydrating and moisturizing properties for the skin.
Phew! That was one exhaustive list of ingredients. But I’m very impressed with Innisfree’s endeavor to infuse as many skin goodies as these into one sheet mask!
The Final Verdict :
I was initially a bit apprehensive to try out the sheet mask given the amount of liquid it comes soaked in, but it was winter and my skin was feeling a little dehydrated, so I was tempted to try. Glad I did. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the performance of the Innisfree Tea Tree Mask. It definitely made my skin look clearer and brighter. It didn’t irritate my sensitive skin and nurtured it with oodles of moisture and the much needed hydration. The mask even imparted a mild dewy effect to my face that’s indicative of healthy skin. 😉 However the effect lasted me for around 5 days, but that’s a good deal at just 100 bucks! The Innisfree Tea Tree Mask doesn’t claim tall but does just what it says. I would definitely use it again, and planning to try out its other variants as well!
My Rating : 4.75/5
Have you tried any sheet mask from this range? Drop me comments below!