Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask- Rose Review

After my rant about sheet mask mistakes yesterday, I thought it would only be appropriate to review a sheet mask today. So yesterday I was going through my mask stash and since my skin wasn’t asking for anything specific yesterday I went ahead with the one much underrated by me- Innisfree It’s Real Rose Sheet Mask. I don’t know why but I really did not have too much expectation from this particular mask, but at the end of the day I was proven wrong.

What it is

Get supple and radiant skin with the rose It’s real squeeze mask!
1. It’s real squeeze mask – ros
Fragrant roses provide moisture to your skin to make it supple and smooth.
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. Remove the mask after 10-20 minutes and gently pat your face to allow the remaining formula to absorb into your skin.

 

Price: MRP 100Rs

Where to buy:

Nykaa

Ingredients list: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, betaine, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, rosa centifolia flower juice, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hyaluronate, citrus unshiu peel extact, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

My CosDNA analysis came up pretty clean with only butylene glycol raising a low 1 potential acne trigger. But then a lot of products contains bulylene glycol and my skin never reacted badly to it.

My Experience:

It was probably the first sheet mask that I tried during my morning regimen as a part of my experiment. I’ve been reading about how K-beauty enthusiasts apply them on the morning and then finish it off with a moisturizer and then with a sunscreen and flaunt the hydration throughout the day. I kept the sheet mask on for about 30 minutes and it was still wet while I took it off. The fitting was average and the rose smell was too pleasant.

The moisturizer that I’ve been using for a couple of weeks now feels too heavy on my skin (review coming soon). So after I took off the mask my skin was immensely hydrated but after using the moisturizer I didn’t notice anything except for the hydration. After I washed my face during my night time regimen, the heavy feeling from the moisturizer went away and the radiance and brightening effect were noticeable. The hydration lingered when I woke up the next day (today) and the radiance is still noticeable while I’m writing this post, though not too dramatic but enough to make me feel guilty to avoid it for so long.

Will I purchase it again?

Sure it won’t be my first choice while sheet mask hauling the next time, but if I’m picking up a bunch, it certainly will be in my cart.

Will I recommend it?

To anyone who wants moisture+hydration+radiance

Rating:

4.5/5

5 Sheet Mask Mistakes You Are Probably Making

 

K-beauty is still a relatively new concept in India compared to the western world. And who can you blame? Apart from the fact that Indian Women usually don’t indulge in much skincare, India also lacks the abundance of the amazing products that South Korea has to offer. We only have Innisfree and The Face Shop (very recently launched) to at least get the idea what the ravings are all about. Sometimes we hear the ravings (and criticism) from the mouth of people who have used only a couple of products from the above mentioned brands (no disregard meant) but are yet to get their hands on the much glorious brands. No doubt, Innisfree is an excellent brand but trust me, there are much, much, much, better brands out there to experiment with. Because you can’t tell what’s really working on your skin until you have tried more than just one brand.

The reason why I’m taking my time to write this article today is because I’ve read many Indian Bloggers giving out misinformation to their readers. I am not here to name anyone bad, but since I have been indulging in Korean Skincare for over 2 years now and I have been studying about it for so long, trying out so many brands and communicating with Korean Beauty Bloggers as well as K-beauty Bloggers from different parts of the world am just using this column to share the knowledge I have gained in this two years.

Today’s post will only be about sheet masks because I have read so many misinformation regarding them and I thought that this was much needed. So here are some stuffs you need to keep in mind if you are someone who indulges in K-beauty or you are looking forward to.

  1. Do not wash your face after sheet masking:

So I was going through a very popular blog reading reviews as I sometimes do during my leisure hours and I came across an Innisfree Sheet Mask review and the blogger was actually complaining about how the moisture didn’t linger after washing her face. I mean why??? Why would you do that? Why would you waste that hard earned hydration and moisture by just washing your face. Sheet Masks are literally sheets drenched in serum or essence. Do you wash your face right after applying a serum? NO. Then why would you do that after sheet masking? You just earned your face an amazing hydration and moisture, so just enjoy it and only wash your face during your next skincare routine.

  1. Do not reuse your sheet mask:

This one I read like million times. Like people actually store that used sheet mask so when they sheet mask the next time and there’s a little serum left at the bottom of the packet, they soak the used sheet in that serum and give it to someone in the family to use. Again, why? If you are indulging in something this unhygienic and feeding your skin with so many bacteria then why would you even indulge in skincare in the first place. The first rule of thumb is to be hygienic. People who actually indulge in Korean Skincare maintain their hygiene like their religion. We don’t even put our washed fingers in products that comes in tubs, we use washed sterilized spatula to be extra careful. So just throw away that used sheet when you sheet mask the next time.

  1. Follow it up with a moisturizer:

Because sheet masks are drenched in serum, not moisturizer. Both have different tasks and your skin needs both. I don’t know how many people use a moisturizer or a night cream after sheet masking but I’ve heard a lot of people complaining that the sheet masks have made their skin sticky and greasy. Yes, because you’ve probably forgot to seal in the goodness with a layer of moisturizer. And no, an added layer doesn’t make your skin more greasy, it just locks it all in.

  1. Don’t leave it on for too long:

I’ll admit that while sheet masks are usually required to be left on for 20 minutes, I do leave them on for 30 minutes sometimes, especially if I feel that the mask is drenched in too much serum. But I do remove it while the sheet is still damp. If you leave it on until it’s completely dry, chances are that the sheet will soak back the moisture from your skin. (This point is actually made by Korean Skin Specialists)

  1. Choose the masks according to your need:

It’s a no brainer that different sheet masks target different types of skin issues like any other product. If an oily skin beauty applies a super hydrating mask, chances are she might break out or get an oiler skin. So choose according to your skin. Whatever your concerns are, there’s something for you.

i.e- Oily skin- Tea Tree Oil;  Acne Prone Skin- Tea Tree Oil, Green Tea;  Troubled/Irritated Skin- Aloe, Bija, Green Tea, Rice, Makgeolli;   25+ – Collagen, Pomegranate (firmness);   Dry skin- Manuka Honey;   Dull Irritated Skin- Green Tea;   Need Brightening- Tomato, Lemon;  Need Purification- Rice, Makgeolli, Seaweed.

To make the whole sheet mask scenario a little clearer, I am discussing how I personally apply sheet masks:

  • While most women around the world apply sheet masks during the morning skincare regimen to flaunt the hydration throughout the day, I personally use them during the night. Firstly because I’m not a morning person, secondly, I stay indoors most of the days and lastly, I feel like the serum is getting to do wonders to my skin while I sleep and I wake up the next morning with a plumped up and super hydrated skin.
  • Never apply them on an unclean face: I actually wanted it to make the 6th mistake point but then I thought that no one can actually sheet mask on a dirty face, can they? While sheet masking on an unclean face is out of question, you might even wanna exfoliate before sheet masking. It actually depends on the amount of time you are sheet masking in a week. For example- I usually sheet mask twice a week (sometimes as often as every day) and I exfoliate once a week, so once I sheet mask after exfoliation, and once after detoxifying with a charcoal pack. If you are someone who sheet mask once in a while, then try doing it post exfoliation. That way your skin can absorb the most of it.
  • Applying serums before the Sheet Mask: Just because you are sheet masking, doesn’t mean you should avoid your regular serum that day, ever heard about serum cocktails? So while the usual regimen says that the serum application goes after the sheet mask, I feel like applying the serum before the sheet mask is more beneficial. That way the goodness of the serum gets locked into the skin along with the goodness of the sheet mask. (This is actually something I learned from Jude Chao from Fifty Shades of Snails)

And lastly, read the instructions before applying the masks. You cannot make the most out of your sheet mask unless you are applying it properly. I hope these informations were helpful. Do drop down a comment if you have any queries and do participate in my Innisfree Giveaway to win some amazing goodies.

Till then,

Bye,

Xoxo

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask- Tea Tree Review + GIVEAWAY Announcement

Hello everybody, today I’m going to review the Innisfree It’s Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet. So I have talked about how I tend to break out while PMSing and I am overjoyed to tell you guys that I have finally figured a way out. The way out is actually making some changes in my skincare routine during that time of the month which I’m going to share with you guys soon.

So a little heads up, including a healing sheet mask AKA Tea Tree Sheet Mask is one of those changes. Tea Tree oil has been widely known to treat acnes and I have earlier been too impressed with Tonymoly Im Real Tea Tree Face Mask. So just when I noticed that I’m breaking out a little around my lip area and one in the forehead I checked if it’s that time already. These little predictions of mine are too accurate that even though they get a little annoying sometimes, I have learnt how to use these predictions to treat my PMS breakout. So I noticed these tiny pimples during my night time regimen and I knew that it will only grow in the following days like always. Without making any delay I exfoliated my skin, since it will make the serum in the mask easier to absorb. I threw the mask on my face after toning and lay on my bed for about 30 minutes.

The essence was almost transparent and even though there was enough essence on the cotton mask, it wasn’t drippy. The fitting of the mask was not as good as the other masks from the range. It wrinkled up around my nose area making my sheet mask selfie too horrible to upload. Usually my sheet masks dry within 30- 35 minutes but it didn’t. However, I removed it in 30 minutes and noticed a visibly clear skin. The tiny pimples were shrunked and by the next morning they disappeared. Now since I applied it just when my skin started suffering from the oil breakout I can’t really tell how it will work on mature cystic acnes. But the result I noticed was impressive enough. I finished it off with a sleeping pack and unlike any other sheet mask it didn’t make my skin too hydrated the following days. I have heard that tea tree oil makes skin a bit dry and I can’t really tell if that’s true. But my skin was neither dried, nor too moisturized. Also my skin tone didn’t get brightened the way it usually does following sheet masking. I guess I should just be happy with the clear skin.

So will I be purchasing it again? I might as well be using one each month.

Will I recommend it?

To anyone who suffers from acne or wants something to heal their skin once in a while.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ethanol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Betaine, Tee 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

Where to buy:

Nykaa

Now the most important part, THE GIVEAWAY:

So am going to give away a handful of Innisfree products to one lucky reader of my blog. The products will be selected based on the winner’s skin concern.

This is what you have to do to enter.

  1. Share this post on your Facebook timeline tagging Beautifully me. ( Post must be public to consider)
  2. Like my page on Facebook
  3. Subscribe to my blog (no need to unsubscribe and re-subscribe)
  4. Follow me on Instagram
  5. Follow me on Twitter.
  6. When everything is done, comment “done” under this post.

That’s it, good luck. Winner will be announced on 6th February so that you can flaunt a flawless skin on Valentines Day 😀

**Giveaway is no way sponsored.

*** Open to Indian residents only.

EDIT: Winner Jayanthi Partasarathy has received her prize…

Innisfree Capsule Recipe Sleeping Pack In Aloe & Bija Review

This is probably my first sleeping pack review since I couldn’t get around to review the last two sleeping packs. I purchased them while on a trip and used them up before I got to click the pictures. Apologies for that, I’m going to order them once again and surely gonna review them this time, I promise.

So… What Is A Sleeping Pack/Sleeping Mask?

Sleeping pack is one of the hypes from Korean Beauty Market. There’s a lot of sleeping masks out there in the market targeting different treatments. There’s sleeping packs claiming brightening, there’s sleeping packs claiming anti-aging, and there’s sleeping packs claiming treatment to troubled skin. And whether they are any good or not, depends totally on the specific mask.

My initial idea of sleeping packs is that they are a bit more potential than regular night creams and the two that I’ve already used are a bit heavier and a bit stickier than night creams. But that didn’t bother me at all, in fact I loved it. And then again, usually sleeping packs are meant to use twice a week, so I think of it more like a twice a week treatment. And lastly apart from delivering the claims, the previous sleeping masks used to give me super plump skin the following few days, so yes, I love the concept of sleeping masks.

Innisfree Capsule Recipe : Aloe & Bija

What it is

  1. Skin trouble and soothing care with bija and aloe ingredients (Containing 100ppm of bija oil, 1,000ppm of aloe vera leaf juice extract and 1,000 ppm of aloe vera leaf extract)2. A texture that absorbs into the skin freshly and moistly

    3. A sleeping pack that softly absorbs into the skin

 

How to use

Apply the desired amount and gently spread onto the face at the cream step. Leave on overnight and wash it off next morning.

 

Ingredients:

WATER, GLYCERIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, ALGAE EXTRACT, ECLIPTA PROSTRATA LEAF EXTRACT, ULMUS DAVIDIANA ROOT EXTRACT, AMARANTHUS CAUDATUS SEED EXTRACT, ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT, LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TROMETHAMINE, C12-14 PARETH-12, TRISODIUM EDTA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, LECITHIN, BETA-GLUCAN, ALLANTOIN, TORREYA NUCIFERA SEED OIL, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, CI 19140, CI 42090

My Experience:

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As you can see, it’s actually a gel, a sleeping gel. Initially it feels a little sticky on the skin but with light massage it absorbs into the skin amazingly. I had the idea that sleeping packs are usually heavy on the skin, but this one was super light and I guess that makes it a perfect choice for oily skin beauties. At first I was a bit sceptical about what to expect from such a lightweight gel, but then I discovered its soothing power. I have a combination skin that doesn’t breakout except for that time of the month *touchwood.  So when I got a couple of bumps, I discovered that this sleeping pack actually helps sooth my irritated skin. I know, I just told that sleeping packs are usually used twice a week, but since it didn’t have any particular instructions like that, and because its lightweight I used it a little more frequently than twice a week and I got impressive results. Within two days of usage (at one day interval) my skin was visibly clear, calm and the oil breakout actually vanished. I guess I should be stocking it up for that time of the month.

Will I purchase it again?

Yes

Will I recommend it?

Oily Skin beauties- definitely

Combination skin beauties- You can try one out and decide for yourself if it works for you [Reminder: I myself have a combination skin]

Dry skin beauties- You are definitely not going to like it unless you breakout during that time of the month like me. If you do, then you can give it a try

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Travel Friendly
  • Refreshing
  • Paraben Free
  • Improved packaging comes with a lid

Cons:

Nothing

Price:

MRP 150/-

Where to buy:

Nykaa

Rating:

4.9/5

Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack: Seaweed Review

Hello everybody, today am going to review the Innisfree Seaweed Capsule Recipe pack. Now if you are not aware of the capsule recipe packs, they are tiny little packs from Innisfree that comes in two catagories- wash off masks and sleeping packs. Sometimes the capsule packs are the tinier versions of some full sized products (i.e- the Jeju Volcano capsule recipe Pack) and those works as great sample packs.

When I visited the Innisfree Store in Delhi exactly an year ago, I picked up three capsule recipe packs- a wash off one ( Jeju Volcano)and two Sleep Packs (Rice and Pomegranate)  . Back then, these capsule packs had no hard lids which made them really hard to save. While the brand says that they can be used 3 times, in reality they can be used 5-6 times. However, since I was travelling a lot back then, I couldn’t save any of them past 3 usages. The wash off mask turned hard as rock while the sleeping packs became too thick to apply thus I ended up with a lot of wasted products. So when I did another haul online, I ordered one wash off mask and one sleeping pack and I was really excited to see the revamped look of the capsule packs. They have done a pretty good job with them, putting another hard lid over the foil-like lid, adding layers of instructions (the ones that sadly differs from the official website) making them a lot easier to save and making them my best buddies while travelling. You guys know how I love packing sample and trial sized products for tours right?

Getting back to the review…

As I just mentioned, the instruction at the back differs from that of the official website.

The Official Website Says:

How to use

  1. After washing your face, spread and massage the mask evenly on your face. Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water after 10-15 minutes. Massaging will relieve your facial muscles for more comfortable looks. Choose the capsule that best suits your skin.
    2. Insert the lid into the slit of the container and close it to keep it fresh for your next use.

While you can clearly see that the instruction at the back of the pack has no mentions of massaging. And I don’t think that the micro granules are going to work without the massaging, like really, the pack is meant to exfoliate.

What it is

A capsule recipe pack containing seaweed to improve your complexion
1. Heat your skin naturally with seaweed!
2. Exfoliate dead skin cells for clean skin.
3. Enriched sizzling formation provides skin solutions.
4. A massage pack containing seaweed to heat and exfoliate your skin

Ingredients:

Just dab it on! Jeju seaweed with wrinkle- smoothing properties

The regenerative properties of ocean plants, rich in minerals and nutrients from Jeju island, promote skin vitality

and enhances its natural self-defense system for a powerful anti-aging effect.

 Price:

MRP 150/- Rs

My Experience:

As you can see, the manual at the back of the product forgot to mention that the product is going to heat up while applying, so when I first applied the mask I was like ‘Oh my goodness! This pack heats up while coming in contact with my skin’! I was ecstatic. I might have freaked out as well, but having being a Korean Skincare Junkie for over 2 years, I have seen (and used a lot). I have used gel exfoliator that bubbles up on the face while coming in contact with water, I have used oil that turns into a white liquid and washes off while coming in contact with water, I have seen Korean Skincare products do miracle, so quite obviously I didn’t freak out. I felt the pack pleasantly heating up, more like warming up on my skin. But since the instruction failed to mention the massaging part, I didn’t. I used it as a regular pack, massaging only a little right before washing it off just like I do with any other wash off masks.

The initial effect was refreshing, like too refreshing. My skin felt squeaky clean and fresh. But there was no brightening effect and the product didn’t claim any.

According to the official website, it has got anti-aging properties. I am 27 with no aging signs *touchwood, so I really can’t tell how well it worked according to the claims. But even then, I like including anti-aging products in my regimen every once in a while and really planning on incorporating some for the long run since I believe in taking precaution before the damage is already done.

Final Verdict:

So far there’s not a single Innisfree Product that didn’t work on my skin. And I’m really impressed with the revamped look of the packs. You can easily save the products and carry them while travelling.

However the instructions are really misleading. Firstly because the mask has just one job – exfoliating (which it does really well since my skin got exfoliated even when I used it before reading the right instructions), and without proper massaging, the pack is quite useless. Secondly, over exfoliation is really bad for the skin, it can cause more melanin secretion resulting in a darker skin and can even damage the skin. So a person unaware that it is actually an exfoliation pack can use it a day after using another exfoliator, which actually happened to, I used it a day after using my Goodal Phytowash exfoliator and the dark skin lasted for a few days. So misleading instructions can really cause a lot of trouble, and I suppose it happened right here in India (I apologize if am wrong).

However, with proper instructions, this pack can make a hell one of an exfoliator and now that you have read the right instructions, I think you really should go for this one. The micro-fiber beads are excellent for exfoliation and I don’t think they are capable of doing any damage that over exfoliation and bigger beads can do and I really liked the heating up experience. Plus, the pack smells yummy.

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Pocket Friendly
  • The kind of product that I will pack while travelling
  • Can be used 5-6 times
  • Smells pleasant
  • Didn’t break me out

Cons:

I don’t think that Innisfree is at the fault for the misleading instruction. But overall it really is a con.

Where to buy:

Nykaa

Rating:

4.7/5

Skin Type of the Author- Combination and super sensitive

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Lime Review

Hello everybody, hope you guys are doing fine. Today I’m going to review the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Lime because Innisfree launched in Nykaa last month and I just cannot stop myself.

I guess everybody is aware of the skincare benefits of lemons and limes. They brighten up dull skin and when it comes to removing tans, nothing can compete with them. They are called natural bleach. Unfortunately, applying them directly on the skin can be really harsh. I will say ‘don’t do it, just don’t. When it comes to DIY de-tan mask I usually use tomato juice for direct application, and when the tan seems way too stubborn I mix as little as one drop of lemon juice into my mask, but still I won’t recommend it as just because it suits my skin, doesn’t mean it will suit yours. Thankfully they are still applicable, thanks to the professionally formulated skincare products.

Ever since I came back from Andaman, my lookout for brightening products has turned into a craze even after I have successfully removed my tans. After the Vita C mask from Innisfree, this lime mask was next in the queue and I had high hopes. And why not? I mean it contains potential ingredients as Niacinamide and Grapefruit Extract, and Lime Extract and Green Tea Extract and many other ingredients that are known for brightening and skin firming and recovering dry and damaged skin. Why wouldn’t someone have high hopes on it?

However, it did disappoint me when it comes to the brightening effect. Everything else about this mask is super cool. It fits well, it’s drenched in enough serum, it takes as long as 40 minutes to dry out, it smells pleasant and most importantly my skin was visibly clear and hydrated. But since it screams brightening, it was a little disappointment comparing to the Vita C Mask Sheet. So if you are looking for a real brightening mask, you know which one to choose, and if you are purchasing it as a pack of all the sheet masks that comes from the range and applying it for the sake of sheet masking, I don’t think you will be disappointed. And for the plus effect, it did firm my skin; I guess I might have to thank the presence Niancinamide for that.

Ingredients:

Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, niacinamide, alcohol, betaine, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, citrus aurantifolia (lime) juice, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hyaluronate, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

Price:

Rs 100/-

Where to buy:

Nykaa

Pros:

  • Hydrates
  • Firms
  • Makes skin visibly clear and skin tone even
  • Pocket Friendly

Cons:

  • For a brightening mask, the effect is not that notable. Works like any other sheet mask (a good one).

Rating:

4.7/5

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Sheet Review

When you feel like nothing’s working on your stubborn blackheads, you turn towards pore strips for help, and when that fails as well, you have blackhead removals for your rescue.

I have tried out a pore strip from the K-beauty brand Luke which didn’t work on me that well. I have grown some blackheads since the past couple of years and the Luke Strip didn’t pluck out any. I tried their pore strip twice, the first time the strip came out as white as it was before putting it on, the second time it did pluck out some of the blackheads but didn’t clear it out completely. So when Innisfree launched at Nykaa, I had to get this 3 step black head regimen because it seemed to be worth the try.

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Step 1:

It’s a cotton pad soaked in a serum that is supposed to bring out the serum and open up the pores. The cotton pad felt like it was slipping away from my nose, but it was just the sensation from the chemical being bubbly. I left it on for 20 minutes and when I removed the cotton pad, the sebum was clearly visible on the pad, it works!

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Step 2:

I washed my nose area and applied the strip while the area was still moist. At around 15 minutes, it started getting stiff, so I removed it from the edges. The amount of white heads it plucked out gave me some weird satisfaction even though I had no idea I had so much white heads. Because the strip was black I had no idea how much black heads it removed, but my nose area looked visibly clear to my utter satisfaction.

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Step 3:

A cotton mask soaked in a serum that is supposed to tighten up the pores. I left it on for 15 minutes and then patted the serum on my skin.

Overall Verdict:

I am immensely satisfied the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 step program. I highly recommend this regimen to everyone, literally everyone. Even if you are someone who doesn’t have any black or whiteheads, I would still recommend trying it once, chances are that you might as well be surprised.

Price: MRP 200/-

Where to buy:

Nykaa

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Travel friendly
  • Pocket friendly

Cons:

Nothing

Rating:

4.9/5

Innisfree Nykaa Haul

Hello everybody, just as I told you few days back that I did a small Innisfree haul from Nykaa right after the launch, I am here with the stuffs that I purchased. This haul is clearly not as big as my previous Innisfree Haul, but I got some amazing stuffs just like the last time, and it is just a matter of time that I will be doing another Innisfree haul. So here’s everything I got this time.

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  • Innisfree It’s Real Pomegranate Mask Sheet : Rs 100 each

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  • Innisfree It’s Real Bija Mask Sheet

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  • Innisfree It’s Real Rose Mask Sheet

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  • Innisfree It’s Real Lime Mask Sheet

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  • Innisfree It’s Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet

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  • Innisfree It’s Real Strawberry Mask Sheet
  • Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask Collagen : Rs 150 each

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  • Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead 3 Step Program:  Rs 200/-

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  • This removed all my blackheads and white heads like a pro. I am giving it some time to check how long it takes for the blackheads to reappear and I’ll review it soon after.
  • Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist: Rs 450/-
    [Review up already: Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist Review]

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  • Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack Seaweed: Rs 150/- each

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  • Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack Bija & Aloe

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So that’s everything I got for now. I have already reviewed some of the products and will be reviewing all of them one by one. Hope you guys will find something that works for you. And also I would love to find out some stuffs worth repurchasing. Toll then bye…

XOXO

Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist Review

Anyone following my blog knows that I am a devoted K-beauty obsessed. So it wasn’t fair that I didn’t try out the mist concept any earlier. It’s been said that it’s very likely to see Korean women occasionally spraying their face with mists in their office, in the public transport and literally everywhere. While I really hope that women across the world starts taking care of their skin as much they are invested on their makeup, I really wanted to be a trendsetter to those who does not (majority I guess). So in an attempt to be a trendsetter and bravely spray my face with a mist overlooking wide eyes, I carried my newly purchased Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist with me to the Metro Rail. I travelled a lot that day and my skin was too dry and it desperately cried out for the mist, BUT I could not! The thought of wide eyes staring at me scared the hell out of me. So I sat there with a dehydrated skin until my stop, and then as soon as I met my boy friend out the subway I bravely took out my mist in the middle of the road and sprayed it all over my face like my own hero. I couldn’t be more proud! And that was my first mist application in public, and am really looking forward to that day when indulging in a little skincare in the public will be as normal as applying the lipstick is.

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So let’s get to the benefits of a mist. Mists are the lifesavers you can use whenever your skin feels dehydrated no matter wherever you are. I use it on the go, and in the house, when my skin feels dry but am not likely to apply a moisturizer just yet as it isn’t time for either my morning or my night time routine. And the best part is that they don’t mess up my makeup. And even if your skin is not feeling dry, the refreshing feeling that they provide are worth the staring from the strangers, you can take my word for it.

My Experience with Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist:

Since this is the first Mist that I’ve ever used, my experience with mists is basically my experience with Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist. I love how it refreshes my skin, and provides it with hydration without ruining my makeup. I’ve got the 50ml can which is pretty handy and the packaging looks cute. This is the only size available in Nykaa right now but there are other sizes as well.

How I use it:

Whenever my skin feels dry I place the can about 6 inches from my face and spray on forehead, cheek and chin keeping my eyes closed. I avoid patting the mist into my face and I guess not using your dirty hands is the point.

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Ingredients:

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Opuntia Coccinellif.Era Fruit Extract,
Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Betaine, Dl-Panthenol, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol,Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

Price:

Rs 450/- for 50ml.

Availability:

Nykaa

Pros:

  • Hydrates the skin
  • Refreshes the skin
  • Travel friendly
  • Budget friendly

Cons:

  • Contains sulphate.

Rating:

4.8/5

Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask – Vita C Review

Just when I thought that I need to fly down to Delhi once again to stock up on Innisfree products (I didn’t receive my last two orders from Cosmetic Love so currently I have no other source to stock up on Korean Skincare products), the huge announcement that Innisfree is finally available in Nykaa dug a big hole in my pocket. I did a huge haul once again, in three installments, and I’ll be posting the haul once I receive my third order (unless I already use up the sheet masks by that time). So the only sheet mask I have used so far is the Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask Vita C which I loved.

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As I’ve already told you that I’ve come back from Andaman terribly tanned and I’ve been de-tanning with my tomato and Besan DIY face pack but it’s been taking a little longer than it usually takes. The de-tanning was happening gradually and after the third DIY mask, I applied this sheet mask as it contains lemon peel oil and claims brightening.

The sheet was a little different from the “It’s Real” Squeeze Mask range. It was made out of cotton hairs and I had to pull it out from an attached film. The Mask was thin, and was soaked in a transparent serum. The fitting was almost perfect except for a few wrinkles and the mask dried in about half an hour.

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The initial effect was an immense nourishment and hydration and by the next morning my skin was visibly brightened and clear as if I wasn’t tanned like a charcoal just a couple of days back.

Now I would also like to mention that I used the mask that time of the month when I suffer a little break out. When I used this sheet mask, I had one acne, but next morning I had another. It might be just me PMSing, or it might be the grapefruit extract which I am a little sensitive to. But since I’m not sure, and since it helped me de-tan faster, I am clearly impressed. And then again, you guys might be aware of my love for brightening products, so I will definitely buy it again.

Price: Rs 150/-

What it is:

  1. This whitening mask sheet contains vitamin C derivatives and niacinamide to brighten up dull, rough skin.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 it:

  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.

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Where to Buy:

Nykaa

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Affordable
  • Fits well
  • Easily available (Thank God)

Cons:

Nothing

Rating:

4.8/5

Tonymoly I’m Real Makgeolli Mask Sheet- Skin Purifying Review

After a long time I am back with my Korean Skincare reviews and this time I am going to write about one of my favourite sheet masks from the Tonymoly I’m real sheet mask range.

I’ve already talked so much about my love for rice masks. They are so purifying and helps my skin a lot when I breakout. Now Makgeolli is a very popular alcoholic beverage in Korea made out of rice and when it comes to skincare benefits, it is as good as sake. Sure as hell, I was bound to love it, as it claims to purify the skin too.

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As it turns out, it did even a better job than the rice mask and I hope Makgeolli was available in India (not the sheet mask but the real thing) so that I could have applied it on my face every single day.

Product Claims:

Nourish your skin with the I’m real Makgeolli Mask Sheet! This 3-layer pulp sheet is filled with a latex-based essence that is infused with natural oils to provide maximum elasticity and purification for your skin. No parabens, talc, benozphenone, or triethanolamine included.

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Fitting:

The fitting was similar to the other sheet masks from the I’m Real range, not that perfect, but almost there.

See:Tonymoly I’m Real Lemon Mask Sheet for Brightening Review

My Experience:

I applied this mask during that time of the months when I breakout the most. This started a few months back, during PMSing I started getting one huge pimple each month with no head, and it stays there during those days, and then after a few days, it slowly vanishes leaving a bad scar. I guess it’s hormonal and there’s nothing that can be done. So I applied this mask while the bump of the month just appeared right on top of my nose and my skin was a little uneven.  I applied it after double cleansing and toning my face, left it on for half an hour, removed it, patted the leftover serum on my face and finished it off with a night cream. The hydration and the brightening effect were noticeable as soon as I took the sheet off. The next morning I woke up to a clear bright skin, with the little bumps gone and the huge pimple with no head lessened in size. Usually the bump grows for the next couple of days, but this time it kept reducing and then it slowly vanished without living a scar. How wonderful!

I guess I cannot be happier. And the brightening effect remained there for the next few days. What more can someone expect from a sheet mask?

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Brightens
  • Hydrates
  • Afoordable

Cons:

Nothing.

Where To Buy:

Where To Buy Korean Skincare Products in India + Some Tips & Tricks

Amazon

Rating:

5/5

Tony Moly I’m Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet Review

So back with my Korean Skincare Review and I will talk about Tony Moly I’m Real Tea Tree Mask- Skin Soothing today.

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Product Claims:

Tea tree oil is a natural anti-bacterial agent that helps troubled, acne-prone skin. This sheet masks delivers the tea tree oil-based essence deep into the dermis to alleviate troubled skin while hydrating and nourishing skin.

INGREDIENTS

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Peg/ppg-17/6 Copolymer, Glycerin-26, Panthenol, Bu-ethoxydiglycol Succinate, Allantoin, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea Tree) Leaf Extract, 1,2-hexanediol, Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Musa Sapertum (banana) Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium Edta, Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea Tree) Leaf Oil.

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Did you notice how Tea Tree Extract comes after a lot of other ingredients while Tea Tree Oil comes last? Hate when they do that!

Fitting:

The fitting was similar to the other masks from the range, doesn’t quite fit that well. And I hate the slits, they keep folding up.

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My Experience:

When I used the sheet mask my skin wasn’t on either its best or its worst. It was a little troubled from all the experiments and tortures that it goes through. However, there weren’t any major break outs, my skin just wasn’t even.

The sheet was soaked in a good amount of transparent serum. I left it on for about half an hour and removed it to look into a nourished and even skin in the mirror. The soothening effect was noticeable and I woke up with a hydrated and bright skin next morning.

Will I purchase it again?

Yes, I will stock it up for emergencies.

Will I recommend it?

Yes, mostly to anyone who suffers break out a little too much.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Does what it claims
  • Drenched in enough essence

Cons:

  • Nothing

Where to buy:

 Where To Buy Korean Skincare Products in India + Some Tips & Tricks

Rating:

4.7/5

TONYMOLY I’m Real Tomato Mask Sheet Review

If you are following me on Instagram you’ll know that I have been much enjoying the Jagadhatri Pujo.  Also, the temperature drop was as sudden as the Note Ban in India. Just a few days back I wrote about how the Broccoli Mask from the Tonymoly broke me out a little. So technically I tried out the Tonymoly I’m Real Tomato Mask Sheet while my skin was recovering from the Broccoli effect, and my skin had dried out, and after my skin was hoarded with makeup for a certain amount of time.

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What The Product Claims:

Replenish your skin with the I’m Real Tomato Mask Sheet! This 3-layer pulp sheet is filled with tomato extract and an enriched water-based essence that yields maximum hydration with glowing effects for your skin. No parabens, talc, benzophenone, or triethanolamine included.

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My Experience:

I had high expectations from this mask as tomato is my favourite ingredient for any kind of DIY Face Mask. It de-tans my skin and brightens it up skin like a miracle. So I had similar expectations from this mask. However, I am left with a little mixed feeling after using this mask.

  • It wasn’t bad. It did brighten up my skin, and gave it a healthy hydration.
  • The brightening effect was half as good as what I notice after using DIY tomato masks.

So in a nutshell it was exactly the repeat of the Lemon Brightening Mask. My DIY masks apparently works  far better when it comes to brightening, BUT none of them provides hydration or nourishment. So if you are looking for a brightening product that hydrates your skin as well (its winter!!!), you will be satisfied with this one. However, if brightening is your sole concern I will say that there are better solutions than this one, the best being in your kitchen.

For Fitting And Direction See:

Tonymoly I’m Real Lemon Mask Sheet for Brightening Review

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Affordable
  • Didn’t break out my irritated skin

Cons:

  • Because it contains tomato, a better effect was expected

Where to Buy:

Where To Buy Korean Skincare Products in India + Some Tips & Tricks

Rating:

4/5

Tony Moly I’m Real: Broccoli Mask Sheet Review

If you are following me on Instagram, you’ll probably know that I am taking the #novembersheetmaskchallenge which is basically posting about different masks each day. The day before yesterday the theme was favourite veggie or fruit, and here comes my first disappointment from the Tonymoly I’m Real sheet mask series.

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The sheet mask claims to provide vitality and energise tired skin. Now I am a certified insomniac who rarely sleeps before 5 in the morning, and that has been showing on my skin lately.  My skin has never been so dull and while I thought that a green tea mask would soothe my skin, I had a second thought and dug out my favourite veggie mask which happens to be broccoli and it claimed vitality. Seemed legit that my tired skin required some energy so I threw it on my face without a second thought.

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The fitting wasn’t very good, but not terrible either. I kept it on for 35 minutes and when I took it off, I was impressed with the extremely hydrated skin and the radiant glow. This impression however didn’t last long as I woke up the next day with two cystic acnes: one on my forehead and one on my skin, along with that so many tiny bumps and an irritated skin. It’s a rather surprise that the CosDna analysis didn’t show any major irritants/trigger as I don’t usually (ever) break out after using a sheet mask and this time I did. How can even a broccoli possibly go wrong?

Pros:

  • Pocket Friendly
  • Travel Friendly
  • Super hydrating

Cons:

  • Broke me out.

Will I recommend it?

There are so many more sheet masks to choose from this range.

Rating:

2/5

Tonymoly I’m Real Lemon Mask Sheet for Brightening Review

As the Diwali spirit is slowly burning out, I am back with my Korean Skincare reviews. I am currently taking the #novembermaskchallenge which is technically posting about different types of masks throughout the month of November. I will be posting them on my Instagram and will occasionally post full reviews on the blog in case the ones that I am applying haven’t already been reviewed. So day 1 was tropical vives and the closest thing I could get my hands on is Lemon. And now I am going to review the Tonymoly It’s Real Lemon Brightening Mask Sheet.

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I’ve been travelling the last week and I left my Vichy Face wash at my friend’s place where I crashed the first night. The rest of the week I had to do with my sister’s face wash which doesn’t really behave well on my skin. So when I applied the mask, my skin was a bit dull and I really wanted a new skin on my face. Not possible, so I had to repair what I was left with. Typically I love putting lemon juice and tomato juice on my face because of their brightening and de-tanning properties. Back in those ‘live by myself’ days I used to use a besan pack on my face mixed with tomato and lemon juice at least twice a week. My skin tans like crazy and the combo works like magic. However, I haven’t done it in a while and my skin has been looking really dark since the past few months. The Lemon Mask obviously seemed to be the best choice. Needless to say, I had a high expectation from this particular mask. You see, the worst thing you can put on your skin is a whitening product, the average thing you can put on your skin is a lightening product, and the BEST thing you can put on your skin is a brightening products. Of course the Koreans know about skin better than us, and thus I expect almost every Kbeauty products to deliver even the slightest of brightening effect. Actually that’s the only thing I expect besides hydration. So when a mask that contains lemon and screams brightening, your expectations will reach sky high.

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Let’s just skip the application part just this one, there’s nothing new, I apply all my sheet masks in the same manner, and have been writing the same procedure repeatedly. Let’s just talk about what it did to my skin. Obviously my skin wasn’t at its best when I tried it out; it was dark, and dull and a little bit irritated. So I left the mask on for about half an hour and removed it to reveal a clear and bright skin. Now about the brightening claim, it did deliver to its claim, but nothing extra-ordinary. Let’s say, on a scale from 1-10, my skin was a 5, and the mask made it 6, while I was expecting at least 7-8. Then again, my expectations were too high and my skin was a bit dull and dark so it had a lot of work to do. I am assuming, it would have worked much better if my skin wasn’t acting up lately, but sadly it was.

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Now, about the pictures. While coming back home, I encountered a 4 yr old in the train who’ll put even my nieces to shame. She posed for a few pictures and took my phone to check them out and deleted my whole gallery because her pictures weren’t good enough. I would have found it too adorable if my gallery wasn’t too precious. So all I am left with to share is the ones that I took while doing the haul post and the sheet mask selfie which I just remembered that I had transferred to my laptop.

Purederm Grape Yogurt Pack Review

I’m not a huge fan of creamy packs, neither am I fond of yogurts. So when I received the Purederm Grape Yogurt Pack with my Skin18 package, I saved it for the last.

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The texture and consistency of the pack is exactly like yogurt with some tiny purple granules to remind you of the existence of the grapes.

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I have a combination skin, and even though it started getting a little dry at the beginning of the fall (exactly when I applied the pack), I was clearly not impressed with what the pack did to my skin. I mean I followed the instruction, massaged it on my skin and kept it on for 10-15 minutes and there was not a slight difference in my skin except for the pimples that appeared on my face. Clearly the pack is not meant for combination or oily skin. I suppose it will work great on dry skin, but it did me wrong the both times that I tried it. There’s still some left in the packet, enough for a third usage, but no thanks!

As for the claim to provide you with soft and smooth skin, I really couldn’t tell much difference as my skin was already soft and smooth as I follow the 10 step Korean Skincare routine every morning and evening. :p

NOTE: As I mentioned that the pack is clearly not meant for oily or combination skin, I guess my review doesn’t even count as I have a combination skin and I have never used a creamy wash off pack as I know my skin does not need one. So, dry skin beauties, you guys can go ahead and try it, I am sure it will provide you with the intense moisturization that your skin needs.

Pros:

  • $.95 for a pack that lasts 3 usages is pretty cheap
  • Might provide intense moisturization to dry skin beauties
  • Contains Collagen

Cons:

  • Claims to be suitable for all skin types, yet broke me out
  • None of the claims were noticeable
  • Contains pareben

TONY MOLY “I’M REAL” SHEET MASK REVIEW- Rice

Just a couple of days ago I posted my Kbeauty haul and now I’ve officially started reviewing them one by one. Because of all the experiments and tortures that my skin goes through, it’s safe to say that my skin is not at its best right now. I’ve got a few tiny bumps on my face which is bothering me a lot as I rarely get pimples. So I decided to start by purifying my skin with my favourite variety of sheet mask, that’s the rice one.

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Product Claims

Nourish your skin with the I’m Real Rice Mask Sheet! This 3-layer pulp sheet is filled with a latex-based essence that is infused with natural oils to provide maximum elasticity and brightening effects for your skin. No parabens, talc, benzophenone, or triethanolamine included.

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I’ve earlier used a rice mask from Etude House while I was suffering from a bad breakout and it worked wonderfully. This time it’s a Tonymoly one, and while my skin is not as horrible as the time it was while I tried the Etude House one, it still was pretty bad and again I am amazed to see how rice works on irritated skin. Japanese Geishas’ have been using rice water to clean their skin from the ancient days, and if you have ever wondered what their secret to get such porcelain skins is, there I just answered part of your curiosity.

So back to the Sheet Mask review. The sheet was soaked in a very decent amount of milky white serum, with some leftover in the packet.  I doubled cleansed my face, prepped with a toner and applied the sheet mask leaving it for 25 minutes. The mask fit my face wonderfully. Maybe, it’s the best fitting sheet mask I’ve ever used. My bad I didn’t take a ghost selfie, but there are still 10 masks with the same fitting sitting on my shelf, so you might see one in the next post.

The initial effect after taking it off was just what you’ll expect from a very good sheet mask, intensely moisturized and hydrated skin. The following morning I woke up with a CLEAR and BRIGHT skin, exactly what I expect a sheet mask to do. I am very happy with the result and am eager to find out how the rests work out; my money is on the red wine one.

Pros:

  • Reasonable price
  • Amazing fitting
  • Does everything it claims
  • No parabens

Cons:

Nothing

Rating:

5/5

 

Where To Buy Korean Skincare Products in India + Some Tips & Tricks

As promised, I’m here today with some tips and tricks and brand suggestions to keep in mind while shopping for Korean Skin Care products.

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First things first-

Where to get them? (Based on personal experience)

Soko Glam:

I became obsessed with Korean Skincare almost two years ago.  Soko Glam happens to be the website where I got my first Kbeauty products from- Tonymoly Oil Cleanser (still Obsessed), Skinfood Green Tea Bubble Cleanser (Best thing that ever happened to my skin) and Goodal Phytowash (Exfoliation dream). Soko Glam is a very trustworthy website. Charlotte Cho visits Seoul and picks up the products herself and tries it on her own skin before adding it to the website. The back draws however is that they don’t have any minimum free shipping rate to India. For those residing in the U.S or Canada, this site’s the best for you guys. (Thank Me Later)

Amazon:

My second purchase was a pack of 10 sheetmasks from Innisfree that I ordered from Amazon and I have no idea if the merchant was authentic. The masks did work brilliantly on my skin though. I gave away two masks to my colleagues and they loved them so much that they asked me to order a few for them while ordering my next lot.

StrawberryNet:

This time it was a pack of 10 Etude House Masks. They worked great as well. But then I read a lot of consumer complaints that the StrawberryNet products are not authentic and have reacted badly on a lot of peoples’ skin. So I didn’t repeat order from this site even though I got lucky with my order.

Innisfree Delhi Store:

I legit left my job on December 2015 and flew to New Delhi to visit the Innisfree Store in January and I did a huge haul. Delhi beauties, I envy you (because of the recent Face Shop launch as well)!

Wishtrend:

It’s a legit site as well. But they offer free shipping above 66$ or something which will mess up with the custom.  They have free shipping on some particular products and I still keep checking if there’s any new product in the Free Shipping list that I wanna try. No personal experience yet.

Skin18:

I am pretty sure I don’t need to talk much about this website. They are well known for their blogger friendly programmed. They have sent me two packages for review purpose and I loved them all. However, Free Shipping is above 60$.

Cosmetic Love:

Here comes the most awaited part. The magic website with free shipping, Tada! No shipping charge, no custom duty. Just try to keep your orders low to avoid custom. You’ll get a tracking ID by paying an $2.5. Their website says that it will take about 2 weeks for the order to show up, but my first two orders came 1 month late. But then again, my first order came along with a package from Greece shipped a couple of months ago, so I guess both went for a little custom tour. My third order didn’t show up, so when I mailed them about it, they were kind enough to reorder my products again with a free tracking ID.  And after I received it, I placed my fourth order. I am sticking with this website.

Referral Link:

http://r.sloyalty.com/r/uWuXxR0DE7uf – 15% Off with my Referral link.

Daisy Skin Fix

It’s an Indian E-commerce site where you can get a multiple Korean Skincare brands, and guess what? They have free shipping on all order.

Nykaa:

By the Grace of God, Innisfree and The Face Shop has recently launched in Nykaa…

 

A little tips and tricks-

  • Already gave one, while ordering from Cosmetic Love, try keeping your order low.
  • They offer an abundant amount of samples and trial sized pack. So you’d like to order some samples first, they comes very chip, plus they extremely travel friendly. If you are ordering a lot of different types of samples, try one product at a time so you can figure out the culprit if something goes wrong (I haven’t had any bad experience with any Korean Products so far and my skin is super-sensitive, so chances are very low).
  • You’ll get free samples if there are any full sized products in the order and yes sheet masks count. The higher the full sized product prize amount, the more samples you’ll receive.

My Favourite Brands: (Only The Bests)

  • Tonymoly
  • Mishha
  • Etude House
  • Innisfree
  • Goodal
  • Foodaholic

Favourite Products Used So Far : (Only the bests)

Products I Would Suggest Not To Try-

So that’s all. Hope you enjoyed this post and please do not hesitate if you have any more queries, I would love to post a sequel if needed.

And once again, I am not being benefited from this post. The whole post is best on personal experience and my love for Korean cosmetics.

 

Korean Skincare Haul

Korean Skincare products are no doubt the best in the world. They are cheap, they use amazing, potential and most importantly, natural ingredients, and they will very rarely break you out. However, one of the most underrated aspects of K-beauty is that they are very generous with samples. I’ve read in a lot of articles that if you walk down the streets of Seoul, there will be people standing in front of the stores handing samples, and also your shopping bag will be filled with samples if you purchase something from any store. Oh! How I wish to move to Seoul! And what better way can there be by trying out samples before purchasing the full product? That’s right I figured out an amazing way to get my hands on K-beauty samples by sitting at home, by paying for them of course. So there’s going to be a chain of posts in this particular topic. For a starter, I would like to mention that I’m not being paid to write these articles. They are completely out of my love for K-beauty products, and for you guys who have admired my K-beauty craze and have got in touch with me telling me that my posts influenced you to try out K-beauty, and most importantly take better care of your skin.

So the first post here is going to be a sheet mask and sample haul I recently did. It’s my third purchase from a website that I personally adore and the next post will be regarding where to buy Kbeauty products from(and that mystery site), brands that are my personal favourites, coupon codes and a lot of tips and tricks to follow while shopping K beauty products. The rests are going to be reviews of the haul that I did.

So here’s everything I purchased.

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A set of TonyMoly I’m Real Masksheets

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  • Avocado
  • Tea Tree
  • Red Wine (So excited to try this one out)
  • Broccoli
  • Pomegranate
  • Aloe
  • Makgeolli
  • Tomato
  • Seaweeds
  • Lemon
  • Rice (My favourite when it comes to sheet masks, any brand)

Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Cream and Eyecream Sample Set of 5 (already used up two and loving them)

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TonyMoly Panda’s Dream Magic Cream Sample

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TonyMoly Tomato Magic Massage Pack (They always include gift samples)

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Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum (A leftover gift sample from a previous purchase that I’ve saved in case of emergency lol)

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That’s all. I’ve already ordered my fourth lot and eagerly waiting for them to arrive. So while I pamper my skin with these babies do let me know in the comment section if you want to read more about my K-beauty shopping guide. I love reading them!

Luke Hyaluron Essence Mask Review

Winter is almost here and my skin has already started tugging a little. I guess my love for sheet masks is no secret, as well as the fact that I use them at least twice a week and sometimes more. Winter skincare requires a little more effort and that’s why I sometimes Sheet Mask as often as every day or alternative days during winter. So the temperature suddenly dropped and my skin dried out all of a sudden, coincidentally at the time I ran out of all my serums. I felt my regular moisturizers that I had been using isn’t enough and I knew that to get my skin winter ready in just an hour it required not just any sheet mask but a sheet mask that claims intensive moisturizing. That’s when this sheet mask came out.

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Luke is not a new brand to me as I have used so many of their strips and sheet masks and loved them all. This particular sheet mask however, had a different instruction than any other sheet masks. Usually you are supposed to double cleanse, tone and then apply the sheet mask following up with your regular serum, moisturizer and eye treatment. This sheet mask however, instructed to apply the regular products first and use it as a last step. I followed as instructed, removing the mask after about 40 minutes when it was totally dried up.

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What amazed me the most about this mask is that it fit perfectly, and there are just a few brands out there that fit my face perfectly. I didn’t need to tear the eye holes, it didn’t wrinkle up near the nose area, and most importantly the mask didn’t go above my hairline (I hate when they do). So the fitting was perfect. And then I removed it after 40 minutes and the essence had already been absorbed into my skin, I didn’t even have to pat it. Sometimes my skin feels a little sticky after sheet masking until I apply a night cream, but in this case it didn’t, and I would have hated it if it did as I had already applied my night cream prior to it.

My problem was solved. It’s been three days, I haven’t yet sheet masked again, and my skin isn’t feeling dry yet. Guess my skin is already winter ready. Apart from intense moisturizing, I haven’t noticed any other effects (namely brightening). But since it contains Hyaluron which claims to contain anti-aging benefits, I would suggest anyone post 25 to use this sheet mask once in a while as I prefer taking precautions before the damage is done.

Ingredient Analysis:

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My CosDNA analysis came up really clean. With only Butylene Glycol raised a flag, 1 out of 5 as an acne trigger, but I personally don’t have any problems with Butylene Glycol.

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Fit perfectly
  • Didn’t irritate my super sensitive skin

Cons:

Nothing

Rating:

4.8/5

Where to Buy?

https://skin18.com/products/luke-hyaluron-essence-mask-intensive-moisturizing?variant=12504184646