It’s no secret that I am a lover of all things beauty and a self-proclaimed skin care junkie. I strongly believe that before great makeup comes great skincare and I am always in the hunt for new and exciting skincare products. Naturally when I heard that I would be receiving face masks from Uptown Girl store courtesy of Lysa for my honest review, I was super thrilled! The face masks that were sent to me are Korean Sheet Face Masks by InnisFree that I have been meaning to try for ages. Sheet masks are all in the rave right now. Chances are you have probably come across people posting selfies with these scary looking face mask and wondered what that is all about.
Sheet masks are face-shaped sheet fabrics soaked in a nutrition packed serum. This serum consists of beneficial ingredients that are suitable for various skin issues. I received two of them:
- Innisfree it’s real squeeze mask in Bija (recommended for problematic skin)
- Innisfree it’s real squeeze mask in Lime (recommended for brightening the skin)
How do you use them?
These sheet masks are very easy to use. Ideally you should use them after cleansing and toning your skin but before applying any moisturizer. (Find a guideline on how to go about your skin care routine here step by step). Unfold and place the mask on the face, avoiding the eyes and the lips area and leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes or longer if desired. Thereafter, discard the mask and gently pat any remaining essence into the skin.
The Bija Face mask
This mask contains Torreya seed oil. The fruits of the Torreya are highly regarded as a precious ingredient in clearing the skin and treating acne (although I didn’t find much to prove this while researching) but I immediately noticed a difference in my skin texture. My face felt very smooth and had a dewy and glowy appearance much later after discarding the mask. I have combination-oily skin which also happens to be very sensitive so I wasn’t quite sure if this mask would cause a break out considering that it does have a strong initial whiff of alcohol but the smell fades quickly after application. The mask was very hydrating unlike your conventional paste-type masks and had a soothing effect on my skin.
Although the mask did not make my skin breakout, It didn’t do much for the few blemishes I had. However, considering that that was the first application, I will give the Bija mask the benefit of a doubt especially because I did not have any negative reactions at all. I will definitely be reaching out for this mask more.
The Lime Face Mask
This mask is packed with refreshing moisture squeezed from limes that promises to leave your skin looking brighter and clear. Unlike the Bija mask, the Lime mask does have a much pleasant smell of limes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t quite impressed with this one. Besides the extra hydration I didn’t see any other improvement. I wore the lime mask for about 25 minutes and I did experience a little tingling( which is to be expected of any product containing limes). My skin doesn’t take very well to anything with lemon. Nonetheless, I am happy to report that besides the tingling sensation, I did not have any severe reaction to this mask.
The face masks were really easy to use and the effects can be felt almost immediately. I especially loved how hydrating they were which is beneficial to those with dry skin. Unfortunately the Lime mask didn’t do anything to impress me. However, my skin seemed to love the Bija mask more so I will definitely be reaching out for that one. Overall the Innisfree brand is well worth a try even for those with sensitive skin! Just be sure to get one with ingredients that are suitable for your skin type. The face masks are available in 16 different sheetmasks, they retail for KSH 250 and you can purchase them from Uptowngirlke .