Mask time! This week I decided to test the waters of Innisfree. Innisfree is one of the Korean brands I’m most interested in, yet I haven’t tried many of their products. It’s shameful. I managed to get my hands on some lovely masks from the It’s Real line, and up for review today is the Red Cabbage mask. Mmmmm. I love me some red cabbage.
Not gonna pretend I can read this.
Tightens pores and controls sebum (Supposedly–I only found this information from one source, so I don’t know how accurate it is)
This red cabbage mask targets fatigued and upset skin to soothe and strengthen your skin.
Infused with the blend of herb complex water and ingredients from nature, this real mask adds vitality and energy to your skin.
Innisfree will share the benefits of nature for your vibrant beauty and has made efforts to preserve nature since 2000. We pursue radiant health and beauty with “natural and reliable ingredients. “We pursue “Ethical Consumption” by offering various quality products at affordable prices. We promote an “eco-friendly green design” with the benefits of nature. We practice “eco-friendly green life” to preserve nature. We share “sensuous experiences” by capturing the various essences of nature.
Innisfree Real Mask (Red Cabbage) is the pursuit of the nature. The choice of different organic cultivation of valuable plants, extraction of herbal minerals and essential, the right medicine, let your skin absorb the wealth of plant energy, and become healthier. Herbal aroma can relieve the fatigue of body and mind back to the feeling of nature!
It contains honey extract, tangerine peel extract, green tea extract, cactus fruit extract and camellia tree leaf extract. Herb water complex and nature components invigorate, freshen, add vitality and energy to the skin. Red Cabbage soothes the skin and keeps it healthy with its nutrients.
This mask is sort of fragile compared to others I’ve used. I tore the mouth area a bit, so be careful. The directions are similar to most masks: put on face, relax for ~10-20 minutes (30-60 if you’re me) or until the mask dries out/turns opaque.
Like most sheet masks, this one comes saturated in an overabundance of liquid. The fragrance is wonderful–a delightful, relaxing, light herbal scent–not very cabbage-y, if you were worried. The fit for this mask was mostly excellent, and I can’t say that about most of the masks I try. Usually they don’t have enough reach around the face and the nose is dismally cut. I get that I don’t have the same face shape as the target demographic but come on. How hard is it to add a little nose tip?
Anyway, it fit well and absorbed nicely into my skin. For me, I can always tell that a mask is good when it absorbs. Have you ever tried a mask that just… stays wet? Sure, that’s all nice and whatever, but I like knowing that it’s actually going into my skin. And making a difference. What that difference is, I can’t totally be sure, but a difference. It definitely was moisturizing, soothing and energizing, but I feel that about almost every mask I use. As for the sebum/pore aspect, I didn’t notice any improvement–maybe after multiple uses it would be more apparent.
Other masks in the It’s Real collection include Green Tea, Oatmeal, Avocado, Shea Butter, Soya Milk, Pomegranate, Tomato, Olive, Cucumber, Bamboo, Manuka Honey, Gold Kiwi, Houttuynia Cordata (which is some sort of flower I guess), Tea Tree, Adlay, Lemon Lime, and Rice.
I think there are some others as well, but information on these masks is so jumbled, and since I don’t speak Korean it’s even harder to lump everything together. I have this mask in Bamboo, Gold Kiwi and Manuka Honey as well, so I’ll get around to those reviews someday.
Pros: Natural ingredients, soothing, moisturizing.
Cons: Nothing really.
Final Verdict: Would I buy this particular mask again? Maybe, but I’d like to try all the other Innisfree masks out first. So many masks, such little time. If you’re interested, you can find a pack at various websites for $15 USD/10 masks, or around $1.50 for one.
Have you tried anything from this line? Any recommendations?
Also, check back in next week for the next installment of My Boyfriend Reviews Fragrances… probably.