Hi everyone! Too many days and I have used a sheet mask. The last that I used was the The Face Shop Calendula Face Mask. The humidity continues to grow and I am using serum-drenched sheet masks little sparingly. However I did want to use the Skin Clinic Mask series from Korean Beauty giant Innisfree for quite some time, and its Catechin variant was my first pick. 🙂
Product Description :
1. This dual functional mask is certified for its dual effects. It contains catechins that are found in green tea extract, which leaves the skin cleaner and firmer. Niacinamide and adenosine enhance complex skin troubles, including dull skin and wrinkles.
2. This 100% natural cotton sheet is made from soft cotton hairs around the cotton wool.
3. It is transparent and thin and has good adherence on the skin, which allows for its good substances to be more effective delivered into the skin.
How to Use :
1. After cleansing, use toner to refine skin texture.
2. Take out mask from package and remove film. Evenly adhere it to entire face, avoiding eye and lip area.
3. Remove the sheet after 10~20 minutes and gently pat to allow the remaining formula to absorb into skin.
Unlike the It’s Real Squeeze sheet masks from Innisfree that are priced at INR 100 each, the Skin Clinic masks retail for INR 150 for one mask of 20ml. I got the Innisfree Catechin Skin Clinic mask from Nykaa.
My Overview of the Product :
I am pretty used to sheet masks now, having used those from Innisfree and The Face Shop. 🙂 The Skin Clinic masks come in a similar sachet, but there are a few differences. These have beakers, flasks and dishes imprinted on the sachet, instead of the flowers, leaves or fruits as on the It’s Real Squeeze masks. Also the mask itself is thinner than the ones I used before, and thus comes with a protective film. It was easy to remove the film and adjust the mask on my face. I never had a lot of issues with Innisfree’s sheet mask sizes, apart from the fact that they do not cover me until the edge of my ears. Nevertheless I don’t find it very bothersome now. 🙂
The fragrance of the Skin Clinic Catechin sheet mask was pleasant and didn’t hurt my nose. 🙂 I love sheet masks for the instant cooling effect that I get from them and this was no exception. I love how light and soothing it feels on my tired skin. Yes, it did feel lighter than the previous masks I used and I’m guessing it is because this mask has a different material and texture. It felt quite breathable and I could discard it after 25 minutes as this had started to dry up by then. As is the ritual after that, I gently patted the remaining liquid on to my face until the whole of it got absorbed.
The immediate effect that I could see was my face with a soft, dewy glow and the skin that felt plumper and smoother. 🙂 However I failed to notice any immediate freshness. I almost got disappointed because I love how these masks make my face look fresher. But decided to wait on it till the next morning. I had washed my face with a mild facial wash concentrating mainly on the T-zone and went off to sleep. The next morning greeted me with a fresh-looking face that was only a little greasy. I was glad and didn’t mind the mild greasiness because that easily goes off post washing the face. 🙂
The Innisfree Catechin Skin Clinic Mask worked beautifully on my skin. It made my skin sufficiently hydrated without feeling greasy, and it felt smoother. Although I could not find any reduction of fine lines, my face was definitely looking and feeling fresh and radiant. I had a small breakout on my nose and this mask did not aggravate it either. 🙂 What more could I ask for? However, as is with most other sheet masks, the radiance from the Catechin mask also lasted me around 3-4 days. I think with regular use, this mask should be able to deliver what it claims, even if up to an extent. I have used it just once, so my observations are limited to that one-time experience only.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Glycereth-26, Betaine, Carbomer, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cellulose Gum, Adenosine, Glycerin, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Disodium EDTA
Arginine – an amino-acid, which has antioxidant, soothing and healing properties.
Grapefruit Extract – has natural anti-microbials and anti-oxidants.
Cellulose -ah, now who does not know about the miraculous anti ageing and skin firming effects of cellulose? 🙂
Camellia Leaf Extract – well-known for its skin soothing, anti-ageing properties; also contains fatty acids.
Orchid Extract – has anti-ageing properties, minimizes appearance of fine lines, treats pigmentation and deeply nourishes and soothes the skin.
Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract – well it is nothing but the prickly pear extract, a common ingredient in Innisfree sheet masks. 🙂 It encourages skin renewal, stimulates collagen production, restores elasticity and also has quick absorbing and skin nourishing properties.
Bergamot Fruit Oil – a common ingredient in aromatherapy, this also has antiseptic properties. Is this the reason my breakout wasn’t aggravated? Wow. 🙂
Lavender Oil – it has relaxing effects on the skin and senses, as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
Orange Peel Oil – is a rich source of Vitamin C, and improves overall skin health.
Catechin itself is derived from green tea and are powerful antioxidants. The ingredient list of the Innisfree Catechin Skin Clinic Mask is pretty good, it is loaded with anti ageing elements and has a fair share of hydrating agents as well. 🙂
The Final Verdict :
The Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask in Catechin gave good results to me. It hydrated my skin in the right limits. It did not feel overly greasy even in the tropical summer. My skin felt plump and soft to touch, and looked fresh and radiant. It did not break me out, nor did it aggravate my existing pimple. 🙂 Although it did not show immediate effects, but it eventually did and the effects lasted a decent number of days. I’m quite satisfied with my first experience with the Skin Clinic masks and looking forward to trying the rest in the series soon!
My Rating : 4.5/5
Have you tried any of Innisfree’s Skin Clinic Masks? If yes, how was your experience? Talk to me in the comments below!