As our weather shifts from blazingly hot and humid sweat-filled days to windy downpours, our skin is more susceptible to stress and dehydration. Add in the possibility of maskne (acne due to surgicial face mask use), why not give yourself a break and indulge in some healthy self-care? Namely, some affordable healing vibes from Innisfree, featuring many skincare addict’s favourite healing plant extract: Madecassoside!
Made with fine, delicate 100% natural cotton material, Innisfree’s Skin Clinic Madecassoside Mask aims to soothe irritated skin due to moisture loss and to help fortify and strengthen the skin barrier. The mask is transparent and thin and has good adherence on the skin, which allows for the goodness of madecassoside to be more effectively delivered into the skin.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Arginine, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Cellulose Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Disodium Edta, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Madecassoside.
VOLUME / ESSENCE TEXTURE:
20ml / Clear, thin, watery consistency. Absorbs easily into the skin with no tacky or sticky residue, and has a lot of extra essence left in the packet after use.
Moderate fresh scent with strong lemon tones, probably due to the inclusion of Lemon Peel Oil, which might cause sensitivity issues for some.
HOW TO USE:
- After cleansing, use toner to refine skin texture.
- Take out mask from package and remove film. Evenly adhere it to entire face, avoiding eye and lip area.
- Remove the sheet after 10~20 minutes and gently pat to allow the remaining formula to absorb into skin.
MY SKIN TYPE:
Sensitive (prone to redness and irritation), combination-dry, acne-prone and dehydrated.
OVERALL THOUGHTS & EXPERIENCE:
Unlike their more affordable My Real Squeeze mask line, Innisfree’s Skin Clinic masks come with a thin, perforated plastic backing that makes it easier to unfold the sheet mask for use. This is helpful, considering how thin the material of the actual mask is.
In terms of the mask’s fit on my face, it’s decent but not the best I’ve tried, as I did have to adjust and fold certain parts to fit my face better. Though, not a huge deal overall as the mask adheres well to my face without any risk of slipping while I busy myself with other tasks.
I do have to note though that the material of this mask is slightly thicker than those from the My Real Squeeze line (the Broccoli mask for example), though the fit for this one is better for me overall. Comfort-wise, both are similar in that it doesn’t feel plush on the skin, but it’s lightweight. Though this one can feel a bit scratchy due to the cotton material.
In terms of the claimed soothing effects of the Madecassoside goodness, I have to say that I’m actually pleasantly surprised! My skin has definitely been quite dry lately, and I feel that this mask accomplishes its aim to “soothe irritated skin due to moisture loss” very well. I also love how there’s no tacky residue post-masking and instead, I’m rewarded with a more hydrated and even-toned complexion. It also layers well under heavier creams and even sunscreen with no risk of pilling, though YMMV.
However, if you’re sensitive to essential oils (as I am too, depending on the formulation) do be aware that there is a moderately strong Lemon scent that lingers. While it didn’t trigger any allergic reactions from me, I thought I’d just give a head’s up!