Is oatmeal really good in a face mask?
Did you know that Oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne? Well, this is not something new to me. I found most information on the net and even some home remedies uses oatmeal to DIY face mask. It’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. This is because oats contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers and safe to use on our skin. They remove the dirt and oil that clog the pores and exfoliate the skin. I have a couple of oatmeal masks too that I have tried before.
I did some research on it and found that oatmeal contains avenanthramides, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that able to soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin. Oatmeal is also great for acne-prone skin because it absorbs oil from the skin’s surface. Yay! Definitely my cup of tea, as you guys know, I’m oily and acne prone skin! All of these definitely a perfect ingredient for facial masks.
This Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask #Oatmeal comes in a white packaging which is pretty decent. The packaging has the picture of Oatmeal on it. Detailed instructions can be found at the back of the packet, but was written in Korean.
Even though this is a cream type of mask, but the creamy essence/serum does not feel still sticky at all when applied on the face. Innisfree really did a good job in their packaging I think, below each of every pack of mask, there’s a little icon to indicate the type of mask, either watery, essence or creamy type. So easy to identify.
How to use:
1. AFTER CLEANSING, USE TONER TO REFINE SKIN TEXTURE.
2. UNFOLD AND PLACE THE MASK ON THE FACE, AVOIDING EYE AND LIP AREA.
3. LEAVE ON FOR 10-20 MINUTES.
4. REMOVE THE MASK AND GENTLY PAT THE REMAINING CONTENT FOR BETTER ABSORPTION.
This range of Innisfree mask should have a peel-off-ear design. But I wasn’t sure why this sheet doesn’t have it. LOL. The sheet does not really fits well on my face and touches my hair. There’s an extra part on my face, but that doesn’t really affect me actually. The serum is creamy and thus it doesn’t really dry out fast, even after leaving it on for 15 minutes. This particular sheet mask containing the king of cereals, oatmeal extract is specifically for people with dry and rough skin. I have oily and acne prone skin type and when I removed the mask I felt that my skin not really absorb it that well.
However, the serum leaves a little sticky feel on the face so I prefer to wipe out the excess serum instead of leaving it to sit on my face. But one thing I could say is, I felt a remarkable difference in skin tone after removing the mask. As I have oily skin, I wiped my face to avoid clogged pores and breakouts. In the morning I just splashed my face with some lukewarm water and my skin felt smooth and plump. It did not cause breakout which I was really scared of because of the creamy serum. As a conclusion, I would rate only 4/5 for this product.
Water, butylene glycol, glycerin, cetyl ethylhexanoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, centella asiatica extract, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, 1,2-hexanediol, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, carbomer, glyceryl caprylate, tromethamine, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium edta, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium hyaluronate, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, fragrance.
*Results from the use of beauty product above may vary depending upon the individual and will depend on multiple factors, including your age, gender, skin type and condition, use of other products used, health history, lifestyle, diet and others