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 Barley Bubble Cleanser Review

I am a huge fan of bubble cleansers. However, the only other bubble cleanser that I have previously  used is SKINFOOD Green Tea Bubble Cleanser which got me hooked and I found it really hard to get back to regular cleansers when I was left with an empty bottle. On my recent trip to the Innisfree store I picked up the Green Barley Bubble Cleanser which was as good as the SKINFOOD one.

Typically I use Tonymoly oil cleanser to remove the dirt and sebum and finish it off with the bubble cleanser.

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Ingredients:

WATER, LAURIC ACID, GLYCERIN, MYRISTIC ACID, PEG-8, SORBITOL, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, COCAMIDOPROPYLHYDROXYSULTAINE, HORDEUM VULGARE SEED EXTRACT, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, DISODIUM EDTA, CITRICACID, ALCOHOL, POTASSIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, FRAGRANCE

My Experience:

Barley is known for improving the elasticity of the skin while protecting it from the effects of acne and skin infection.

Innisfree is one of my favourite Korean skincare brands. I haven’t yet met any product from this brand that has disappointed me in any way. The Green Barley Bubble Cleanser is no exception. I have been using this bubble cleanser for 2 months now and I haven’t noticed any pimple or irritation ever since I started using this facial foam. It leaves my skin squeaky clean and also removes light makeup without any effort.

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2-3 pumps of the foam is required to clean your entire face and neck.

I’m so in love with the product that I’m already worrying how am I going to get my hands on a second bottle without having to visit Delhi again. I am certainly picking up a few bottles of this on my next trip. There’s no way I am going back to using regular cleansers ever again.

Pros:

  • Paraben free
  • Leaves the skin squeaky clean
  • Brightens the skin tone
  • Cleans the skin effortlessly

Cons:

  • Availability
  • Price can be an issue if you are on a budget.

Will I purchase it again?

Of course I will.

Rating:

5/5

Price:

Rs. 750/-

Where to Buy:

Nykaa

 

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!

Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack Jeju Volcano Review

Innisfree has these tiny capsule recipe packs that are basically smaller versions of some of their full-sized products. For example, the Capsule Recipe Pack Jeju Volcano is the mini version of the Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. I’ve got 3 Capsule Recipe Pack, the Jeju Volcano and two Sleep Packs. I’ll start with the Volcano Recipe Pack.

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Price: Rs. 150 for 10 ml.

Shelf Life: 30 months

Product Claims:

The clay mask pack with Jeju volcanic ashes to absorb sebum to purify pores.

Directions:

  1. Smooth over your face that can feel dry after cleansing. Rinse off with warm water after 10-15 minutes. Massaging will relieve your facial muscles for more comfortable looks. Choose the right one for your skin condition.
  2. Insert the cap of capsule into the container and pull for air tightness to use for 2-3 applications.

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My Experiece:

If I had any idea that these recipe packs are just the mini versions, I would have bought all of them as it is a great way of finding out what suits best for you. If only other brands had stolen this brilliant idea from Innisfree we wouldn’t need to spend fortune on new products and then get disappointed later.

Coming back to my experience… Even though I don’t have large pores, I have read a lot about volcanic masks and was really eager to try them out. The consistency and texture is similar to any other clay mask and spreads evenly on the skin which can be a pleasant experience for OCD patients 😀

I used the mask after double cleansing and exfoliating my face, and kept it on for like 20 minutes and then washed it off. Like any other clay mask, it took a little effort to wash off the mask, and my skin was left squeaky clean. Okay I’ve already double cleansed and exfoliated my face, my skin was already squeaky clean, I mean my toner soaked cotton pad NEVER finds any residue, but I could feel that even my epidermis layer felt clean as well. I was really happy with the result and trust me it takes a lot to make me happy when it comes to masks as I am huge on masks.

It says that the mask can be used twice or thrice, but in my case, it lasted for more than 4 usages. There’s just one problem, it’s really hard to store it after the first usage and the consistency starts getting thicker after opening the lid. It is suggested to use the mask twice a week so it can take up to 2-3 weeks to finish the recipe pack, and if you keep it open for a month, it’s going to get stiff. There’s one more problem that I would like to point out, since I travel a lot, I always store tiny products for unplanned tours and all, so yeah this is mask is really travel unfriendly if you can’t use the whole mask at once. Some people may find the tiny container unhygienic but I think it’s pretty cute.

If you guys have used it, or planning to use it, I would love to know how it works on beauties with large pores (don’t take offence, I’m just curious).

 

Pros:

  • Controls sebum
  • Pocket friendly
  • Cute packaging

Cons:

  • Storing it can be an issue.

Will I purchase it again?

I’ll purchase the full-sized jar next time.

Rating:

4.8/5

Where to buy:

http://www.nykaa.com/innisfree-capsule-recipe-pack-volcanic-clay.html?root=search&pos=104&queryterm=innisfree

It’s Real Squeeze Mask-Bamboo Review

Hello lovely people, I am back with yet another review from Innisfree “It’s Real” Sheet Mask range, this time it’s the bamboo mask.

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Product Description:
Provide your skin with moisture with the It’s real squeeze mask – bamboo!

1. It’s real squeeze mask – bamboo
Bamboo water quickly quenches your skin’s thirst by providing moisture.

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 us:

  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.

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My Experience:

It’s my least favourite mask from the “It’s Real” squeeze mask range.

The fitting is just like the other masks from the “It’s Real” range and the serum is a bit runny. As usual I double cleansed my face, toned and applied this mask, keeping it on for about 30 minutes.  When the mask started feeling dry, I removed it and massaged the serum into my skin. It absorbed in my skin and I finished it off with a sleeping mask. I did not notice any dramatic improvement in my skin texture, except for the fact that my skin felt decently moisturised and nourished, which is the basic expectations from any sheet mask.  The following morning my skin showed no sign of the pampering I did the night before which was really disappointing.  May be it will work better on dry skin beauties, but honestly speaking,  since my combination skin receives enough pampering and is always well hydrated (even during winter) so I expect more than just nourishment from a sheet mask.

Pros:

  • Pocket friendly
  • Paraben Free
  • Moisturizing and nourishing

Cons:

  • Does nothing other than nourishing (it doesn’t claim o do anything else though)
  • Added fragrance

Will I purchase it again?

No

Rating:

3/5

INNISFREE IT’S REAL SQUEEZE MASK, GREEN TEA REVIEW

I’ll take it that if you are reading this, I won’t have to give an intro about the benefits of green tea. I’m a huge fan of green tea. And this sheet mask was the star product from my Innisfree haul.

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Purpose: The Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze mask in Green Tea is a sheet mask designed to hydrate skin.

Do not use if: You are sensitive to alcohol, citrus extracts, fragrance, or anything else in the ingredients list.

When and how to use: In the evening, after cleansing and before your final moisturizing step, tear open the mask packet, remove the sheet mask, unfold and fit over face. The mask has several slits to assist in customizing fit. Leave on for 10-20 minutes (or longer if the mask sheet has not yet dried up), then remove. Pat or massage in excess product and finish with your emollient and/or occlusive moisturizing cream.

Ingredients list: Water, glycerin, 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

 

Don’t you just expect the star ingredient of a product to be on the top of the ingredient list? I was disappointed as well. Also I hate the fact that all the “It’s Real” squeeze masks has added fragrance even after their claim of being an all-natural brand.

My Experience:

If you have been reading my previous posts, you’ve probably read about how I was struggling with dull, rough and flaky skin throughout my Delhi-Agra tour. I had three more weddings to attend the day after I reached home, and another one to host the next day at a different town. I literally had no time to go to the parlour (also I don’t trust the parlours at my hometown) and I was afraid I had to stand next to the beautiful bride with a dry and flaky skin.

The morning after I reached home I went through an intensive skincare routine. I double cleansed my face, exfoliated, used a face pack, toned and then used this precious green tea mask. I waited for about 25 minutes and those 25 minutes I was in heaven. Trust me I didn’t mind the cooling sensation during the chilling weather. After removing it I finished it off with a whipped cream. [ You can read about the detailed routine here http://beautifullyme.in/index.php/2016/01/24/getting-festiv-hectic-travel/] If you could see my face right after I took off the sheet mask you would probably say that I’m lying about my skin being dry and flaky. The instant recovery of my skin was unbelievable, like the tour never happened. My skin was soothed and nourished and I was like ‘where did all those flaky skin go?’ Down the sink I guess, after all I exfoliated patiently. Even though I used a lot of products with my routine that day, I am pretty sure that I should be thanking this Sheet Mask for saving the day. If I had more of this mask, I wouldn’t be using them right away, I would be saving them for a stressful day or might even pack them while travelling again.

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Soothes nourishes and recovers damaged skin
  • Pocket-friendly

Cons:

  • Even though the mask smelled more like regular green tea and not like a perfume, I still would prefer products that don’t contain artificial fragrance.

Would I purchase it again?

Yes.

Rating:

4.9/5

Innisfree It’s Real Manuka Honey Mask Review

If you guys watch Michelle Phan’s videos or read her blog, you would probably know about her love for manuka honey. Because of her constant mentions of manuka honey, I knew I have got to try out any product containing manuka honey. Sure enough I came across manuka honey sheet masks at the Innisfree store and didn’t think twice before picking one up.

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Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand and Australia from the nectar of Manuka Tree and it has got a huge list of benefits.

Purpose: Innisfree’s It’s Real Squeeze Mask in Manuka Honey delivers rich moisture to “dry, stiffened skin.”

Do not use if: You are sensitive to alcohol, fragrance, honey, or anything else in the ingredients list. Use with caution if you have pollen or bee allergies.

Ingredients list: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, betaine, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, honey extract, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, carbomer, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium hydroxide, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium hyaluronate, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance.

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My Experience:

I’ve already reviewed 3 Sheet Masks from Innisfree “It’s Real” squeeze mask range and when it comes to packaging, it’s as classy as the former three and the fitting is as perfect as well. What I dislike about the “It’s Real” masks is that they contain alcohol and of course fragrance, both of which are known irritants. Even though the mask is supposed to be a honey mask, it isn’t even a top ingredient according to the ingredient list. The list however consists of many potential ingredients like the green tea and aloe leaf extracts.

The mask claims to just deeply moisturize the skin, exactly what honey is supposed to do. It might be a Holy Grail mask for people with dry skin, but being blessed with a combination skin (or cursed with a super-sensitive skin) I decided to use it before spring. My skin usually doesn’t dry out, may be because of my combination skin and my elaborate skincare ritual which includes a canola honey serum. So I used it while I was travelling, the day I went to Agra from Delhi. It was the third week of January and my skin isn’t really habituated with such cold weather. I reached Agra post midnight with a terribly dry and flaky skin and the worst part was that I had a wedding to attend the next day. That’s when the Manuka Honey sheet mask came to my rescue. I really needed to exfoliate that day but I had neither the time nor the energy for that, so I simply cleansed, toned and applied the sheet mask. Because I failed to exfoliate, I was feeling like my skin wasn’t able to absorb all the goodness from the mask. The serum was a bit drippy which wasn’t feeling much pleasant because of the weather. I kept it on for about 20 minutes, patted the excess serum on my skin and finished it off with a night cream. My skin felt a little plumped and moisturised. The next day I woke up with a decently moisturized skin, it wasn’t like back to my normal skin texture, but it was far better than what I had been struggling with the past few days. I have a feeling that it would have worked better had I exfoliated first. I would definitely try it out again, just to test how it works on a regular day.

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Affordable
  • Paraben free
  • Looks promising
  • Didn’t irritate my super-sensitive skin

Cons:

  • Contains alcohol

Will I purchase it again?

Yes

Rating:

4.5/5

Innisfree White tone up 3D Sheet Mask Review

Hello dreamers, hope I am not boring you guys with my serial reviews of Innisfree products.

Today I am back with Innisfree White Tone Up 3D Mask.

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Product description
Formulated with fresh berry ingredients to refine skin texture and vitamin B3 to brighten up skin tone, this great sealing and penetrating effect of the whitening 3D sheet mask helps you to present a brighter and milky complexion.

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How to Use:
Use white tone up skin after cleansing your face.
Depense on your skin concern you can use white tone up spot essence.
Take the mask out of the bag and unfold it.
First place the chin part of the mask on you chin, and then lightly press the mask onto your face while aligning the center of the mask with the center of your face.
Then, place the neck part of the mask around of your neck.
Using the precut sections in both side of the chin, align the mask so that if adhere tightly to the neck.
Leave the mask on your face for 10-20 minutes.
Remove the mask and spread any remaining essence over your face with your hand.

My Experience:

Most of my purchases from the Innisfree store are meant for nourishing and moisturizing purpose. However, for the sake of my love for brightening products, I picked up this 3D mask and had great expectations from it. After all it claims to lighten the skin tone and only we Indians know what that means to us. A 3D Sheet Mask is simply a mask that had been sewn in such a way that that it covers your whole face and neck all together. Starting with the fitting- I’ve used 3D mask with far better fitting. It was too big for my face, the upper part went beyond my hair line making my hair all messy, and the eyeholes were so big that even my eyes were popping out, and so were my eye bags.  The nose portion was hanging almost near my lips and my chin was looking like I’ve got a French Beard. The neck portion wouldn’t stay on the neck even while I lay flat on my bed and the whole mask was all wrinkled up on my face because of the huge structure. Who they thought was going to try their mask? Big foot? A selfie would have proven my point but I don’t have the nerve to upload a picture of myself looking like a zombie. They are by far my worst sheet mask selfies ever. The quality of the sheet was good and it was soaked in almost half a bottle of essence. I usually leave the sheet mask on my face until they starts feeling dry, but this 3D mask wasn’t showing any sign of drying out even after 35 minutes so I removed it. To my major disappointment, my skin tone was nowhere near brightened. My face was just layered with a watery essence. Usually if you sheet mask the night before, it shows on your skin at the morning. However, there were no sign of a brighter skin in the morning, it was well-nourished of course but there wasn’t any improvement of my skin texture. One perk of using a sheet mask is that no matter it proves to its claim or not, the least it can do is nourish your skin. I was actually planning on purchasing this mask on a bulk, but after testing just one, I won’t bother purchasing another.

Pros:

  • Paraben free
  • Didn’t irritate my super sensitive skin

Cons:

  • Doesn’t do what it claims
  • Worst fitting
  • It was messy and drippy

Will I purchase it again?

Never

INNISFREE – IT’S REAL SQUEEZE MASK : SHEA BUTTER – REVIEW

Hey guys, hope you all are doing fine. Remember the huge Innisfree Haul I did a few days back? Yes, I am back with another product review from the haul. This time it’s the Innisfree “It’s Real” Shea Butter Sheet Mask.

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So I used this mask a long time back, when the wind was still freezing cold and our skin needed a lot of extra care. The last few weeks of January I was travelling to Delhi-Agra, attending and hosting so many wedding and there was literally no time to give that special care to my skin. I attended 1 wedding at Agra, came back to my hometown and attended 3 weddings the next day. Remember that scene from 27 dresses? Yes I was a bridesmaid for one of my close friend’s wedding and attended her bridal shower and haldi ceremony the next day which was in a different city. And of course the next day was her big day and I needed to look pretty because I had to stand next to the most beautiful bride I have ever seen.

I came back from Agra with a terrible skin, dull, dark, rough, flaky and irritated. However I got my glory back with the help of an extensive skincare routine and the “Its Real” Green Tea mask. Anyhow I attended 3 more weddings and literally had no time to sleep before my friend’s big day and again I needed to pamper my skin a little bit. The previous day I pampered my skin with the Green Tea Mask as I needed to soothe my irritated skin, now before the big day I wanted to moisturize my skin deeply because it was January and I didn’t want flaky skin as a bridesmaid.

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Product Description: Sheet mask made with Innisfree’s triple layered sheet to help create long lasting moisturizing effects so the essences can be absorbed into the skin easily. The Shea Butter mask is formulated with shea butter to deliver moisture deep into the skin. It’s also formulated with Innisfree’s signature Jeju Green Complex blend which includes: green tea, tangerine, cactus, camelia leaves, and orchid to keep the skin healthy.

To Use: Take the mask out of its packaging and apply it to the skin after its been cleansed and toned. Leave the mask on for 10 to 20 minutes, then remove.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Carbomer, Shea Butter(20mg), Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prickly Pear Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, The green Tea Extract, Orchid Extract, Tangerine Peel Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

My Experience:

The fitting of the Sheet Mask was nearly perfect and I didn’t have to tear the eyeholes like I do sometimes. The thick sheet was soaked in a decent amount of thick milky white serum. After applying the mask there were plenty of serum left in the packet to use on your hands and neck (it can feel a bit sticky, I prefer following up with a body butter)

I wasn’t expecting much from the sheet mask as it claims to only moisturize the skin, and that’s what Shea Butter does. It did what it claims and provided my skin with a deep moisturizing effect. Usually I am more interested in brightening products but sometimes your skin needs more than what you usually provide. My skin was screaming moisturiser while I was travelling and also after I came back. I guess I just used the right product at the right time. I wouldn’t have loved the mask as much as I did had I used it on a summer’s day, guess I need to restock it for next winter. 😉

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Pocket friendly
  • Can be a dry skin beauty’s best friend.
  • Didn’t irritate my super-sensitive skin

Cons:

Nothing that I can point out.

 

Will I purchase it again?

Only if its winter or I am visiting a place where it’s freezing cold.

Rating:

4.5/5

Innisfree “It’s Real”Black Berry Sheet Mask Review

So I posted my long pending Innisfree Haul yesterday. Few of the products have already been reviewed. I am going to review the rest of the products, starting with the Black Berry Mask.

Sheet masks are by far the favourite step of my skincare routine. I use sheet masks every twice a week (sometimes more). They have particularly been my best friend since the Indian summer has hit my skin too hard. The weather here is so bad but truth is that I can really get dehydrated, but my skin cannot, thanks to my elaborated skincare routine. Taking the sheet mask out of the freezer and throwing it on my face has been the best part of my day since the last couple of months.

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Purpose: Innisfree’s It’s Real Squeeze Mask in Black Berry is a moisturizing sheet mask that claims to deliver nourishment for healthier skin.

Do not use if: You are allergic to blackberries or sensitive to silicones, fragrance, or anything else in the ingredients list.

When and how to use: In the evening, after cleansing and before your final moisturizing step, tear open the mask packet, remove the sheet mask, unfold and fit over face. The mask has several slits to assist in customizing fit. Leave on for the time specified on the label (or a little bit longer), then remove. Pat or massage in excess product and finish with your emollient or occlusive moisturizing cream.

Ingredients list: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, cetyl ethylhexanoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, rubus fruticosus (blackberry) juice, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, glceryl stearate, dimethicone, PEG-100 stearate, carbomer, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, adenosine, potassium hydroxide, sodium hyaluronate, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

I particularly dislike products containing artificial fragrance. I cannot imagine why someone would intentionally and unnecessarily add ingredients that can trigger irritation. The rest of the ingredient list however consists of lots of natural ingredients and fruit and leaf extracts. Although I can’t say that I feel the same way about PEG-100 stearate, carbomer and dimethicone which are known for being irritants.

My Experience:

Like most of the sheet mask, the Innisfree Blackberry mask comes folded in individual packaging. The serum was thick in consistency and so was the cotton. I didn’t have any trouble unfolding it and to my pleasant surprise there were no excess serum dripping all over my dresser while unfolding it and fitting it on my face. There were enough serum to cover the necks and hands but there weren’t any serum left at the packet, which I think is good because I hate the messiness the sheet masks sometimes create when there’s a lot of leftover serums. The mask fit my face perfectly, I didn’t have to tear the eye holes and unlike many other sheet masks, the forehead part didn’t mess up my hair.

Even though it was written to leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes, I love leaving my sheet masks on for at least 30 minutes, or until the masks starts to feel dry and comes off the skin. The 30 minutes have been very pleasant, mainly because it felt so cooling and soothing (I did throw it in the freezer for an hour before I used it). The smell however wasn’t particularly of black berries; remember the added fragrance on the ingredient list?

After taking the sheet mask of, I massaged the serum on to my face and it absorbed easily. I finished my routine with a brightening serum and then a sleep pack.

The following morning my skin felt noticeably plumper and even. One perk of using sheet mask is that you can really feel the difference the next morning. And this morning the difference was noticeable. Most of the “It’s Real” Sheet Masks from Innisfree claims nothing but nourishment, so does this one and thus I wasn’t expecting more from it and I am happy with the result.

Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Didn’t irritate my super-sensitive skin
  • Affordable
  • Lots o natural ingredients

Con:

  • Some ingredients are known to be irritants

Rating:

4/5

Will I purchase it again?

Not if I have the option to purchase the Green Tea or Manuka Honey sheet masks from Innisfree.

Innisfree Haul

This is one long pending haul post. Some of you might know that I flew to Delhi this January to visit the Innisfree store. I have already reviewed some of the products I purchased at the store and I already have some empties. I haven’t got much time to do a haul post, mainly because of the fact that I had so many weddings to attend and host and I used some of the stuffs even before I clicked a decent picture of them. So here I am, doing a haul post 3 months later with some bad quality pictures I clicked on my mobile phone.

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Here’s everything that I purchased:

Innisfree “It’s Real” Sheet Mask,

  • Manuka Honey,
  • Bamboo,
  • Shea Butter,
  • Green Tea,
  • Aloe Vera,
  • Blackberry: Review

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2. Innisfree Green Barley Cleanser

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Review :http://beautifullyme.in/index.php/2016/03/09/innisfree-green-barley-bubble-cleanser-review/

3. Innisfree Canola Honey Serum

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Review: http://beautifullyme.in/index.php/2016/02/23/innisfree-canola-honey-serum-review/

4. Innisfree White Tone Up 3D Sheet Mask

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5. Capsule Recipe Pack,

  • Volcanic Pore Clay
  • Pomegranate
  • Rice

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6. Innisfree Water Glow Cushion Compact

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Review: http://beautifullyme.in/index.php/2016/02/03/innisfree-water-glow-cushion-spf-50-pa-review-4/

Along with my purchases I also received a Green Tea balancing kit which included three cute Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Serum sample, a Green Tea Balancing Cream Sample and two Green Tea Balancing Lotion Sample and a cute Eco-friendly  shopping bag with monkey on it who looks just like me as gifts.

That’s everything I purchased from the store. I really wish they had a store in Kolkata so that I wouldn’t have to fly to Delhi every time I need to stock up.

P.S: Stay tuned as there’s still a few products left to review. I guess I will start with the Sheet Masks.

 

Innisfree Canola Honey Serum Review

As you guys might already know that I shopped my heart out at the Innisfree store on my trip to Delhi,a lot of reviews has been pending because my site has been experiencing some issues lately.

Among the many purchases that I made the Canola Honey Serum is one of my favourites (please don’t ask me which is my least favourite, cause there aren’t any). I am a sucker for serums, and ever since I got converted into the 12 step Korean skincare regimen I have been in search for my Holy Grail serum and may be I just found it during my trip to Delhi.

My night time skincare regimen usually goes like this

  • Oil cleansing
  • Facial Foam
  • Exfoliate (once a week)
  • Face Mask (twice or thrice a week)
  • Alcohol free Toner
  • Serum
  • Sheet Mask (once or twice a week)
  • Night Cream (5 days a week)/ Sleep pack(twice a week)
  • Eye Cream

Whereas my daytime skincare regimen simply goes like

  • Facial foam
  • Alcohol free toner/Rose water
  • Serum
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen

As you can see, serum is an essential part of my skincare regimen.

My Experience With Canola Honey Serum:

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The product comes in a sturdy packaging with a very hygienic pump. 2-3 pumps of the serum is required to cover the entire face and neck. The texture and consistency of the serum is itself like honey and it mildly smells like honey too. However, the serum in no way feels sticky on the skin and gets absorbed in the skin within a few seconds.

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I have been using this serum for over a month now and I can say that the hydrating claims are true. If you guys have read my previous posts, you will know that I had experienced a real bad breakout which left some spots on my face. Even after taking antibiotics, weird small bumps kept coming back occasionally. After coming back from Delhi and replacing most of my products with Innisfree products, I have noticed that the bumps stopped coming back and my skin feels soft, smooth and hydrated throughout the day ( even during winter).

One other reason for delaying this post is that I really wanted to take a note on how well this serum works during summer. You know, some people might say that you don’t need hydration during summer: using hydrating products will make your skin oily etc etc. The truth is, to get a radiant glowing skin, hydration is the key and in no way hydration equals to oily skin. Oily skin gives you acne, hydration doesn’t. In fact, if your skin is lacking hydration, the glands will secret more oil to compensate the lack of hydration which will cause acne. So yes, hydrating your skin during summer is as essential during summer as it is in winter. May be lightweight serums will work better on oily skin beauties. As for me, my combination skin is glad that I am using this serum even during summer

Ingredients:

 

 

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Pros:

  • Does what it claims
  • Hygienic
  • Travel friendly
  • No parabens

Cons:

Nothing that I can find.

Rating:

5/5

 

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Trying out Korean skincare products III: Innisfree It’s real squeeze mask, Kiwi Review

I’ve wanted to try out sheet masks ever since I was introduced to the 10 step Korean Skincare regimen and I finally ordered a pack of 10 sheet masks from amazon.in.

One of my favourite Korean skincare brand Innisfree has opened a store in Delhi which makes me wanna fly down to Delhi and grab as much Innisfree products as I can, but having a full time job makes that really impossible for me. So, instead I ordered them online.

Sheet mask

 

The Kiwi sheet mask claims to moisturize skin giving it a soft smooth, radiant and healthy glow.

Unlike many other Korean products this one contained instructions and details in both Korean and English.

 

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Ingredients list: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, cetyl ethylhexanoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, actinidia chinesis (kiwi) juice, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, glceryl stearate, dimethicone, PEG-100 stearate, carbomer, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, adenosine, potassium hydroxide, sodium hyaluronate, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

 

The masks are soaked in white colour serum and is very easy to apply.I used it after cleansing and toning my face and it fitted me properly.  The smell was too good.  I applied it after an exhausting day at work and to my amusement I fell asleep and took a catnap while laying back with the sheet mask on my face. I kept it on my face for around 20 minutes and when I removed it, I felt a layer of serum on my skin. I gently pat the serum to allow the remaining formula absorb my skin. I waited another 5-10 mins to let my skin completely absorb the serum and then finished it with a night cream.

My Experience:

My skin felt refreshed immediately after applying it and I woke up the next morning with a baby-butt soft face. My skin had a radiant glow and the dewy look remained for the next few days. I am so including this sheet mask in my night time skincare regimen and looking forward to trying out other sheet masks from Innisfree.

 

Would I Recommend Innisfree Kiwi It’s Real Squeeze Mask?

Yes, I would so recommend any skincare junkie to try out this amazing product.

If you live in India, you can order yours from http://www.amazon.in/Innisfree-Its-Real-Squeeze-Mask/dp/B00P8CHYIG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1442643014&sr=8-2&keywords=innisfree+mask.

Rating: 5/5