Monday, January 25, 2016

Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack - Canola Honey Review

Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack - Canola Honey Review
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It's Monday and you know what that means~ Mask Monday review! Today I want to share with you my thoughts on Innisfree's Capsule Recipe Pack in Canola Honey. Innisfree has 2 lines for their Capsule Recipe Packs, a wash-off line and a sleeping pack line. This Canola Honey pack falls under their wash-off line. The wash-off line also includes Jeju Volcano, Seaweed, Aloe, Apricot Stone Yogurt, Apple Yogurt, Jeju Bija & Tea Tree, Strawberry Yogurt, and Green Tea. Their sleeping pack line includes Wine, Rice, Aloe & Bija, Pomegranate Bubble, and Green Tea.

I've been interested in Innisfree's Capsule Recipe Packs ever since I discovered them. Their small packaging made them travel friendly and their size made it great to test out a product without worrying about it not working for me. They also come in a variety of choices between wash-off packs and sleeping packs, so I was bound to find some that would work for my skin. I love honey and I've used other honey wash-off masks before that I liked it a lot, so I thought I'd give Innisfree's Capsule Recipe Pack in Canola Honey a try.

The front and back side of the pack.

Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack - Canola Honey

Product Description: A wash-off pack that helps to deeply nourish and moisturize the skin. The pack is rich in flavonoids and protein to help firm up the skin, provide a healthy glow and increase the skin's elasticity. It can be used as a massage mask to help relax facial muscles and increase blood flow.

To Use: Use on cleansed face. Open the pack and scoop out a desired amount. Apply the mask evenly over the face and massage it. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 10 to 15 minutes. Each pack can last 2 to 3 uses (or more).

A peek inside the pack.


Please Do Not use if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.

A scoop of canola honey pack, spatula not provided.

Packaging: All of Innisfree's Capsule Recipe Packs have the same packaging style. The only difference is the lid where the color, name and picture pertains to that specific mask. So, for honey its lid is yellow and it has is name in Korean as well as pictures of honeycomb and canola flower on it. The bottom of the pack contains some information about the pack in Korean. All Capsule Recipe Packs comes with a slit to reseal the product as it can be used multiple times. However, as I've mentioned before, the slit doesn't work that well to reseal the product. Instead it's best to use another lid or place something on top of the Capsule Recipe Pack to keep the lid closed.

Scent: My least favorite part about this mask is its scent. I was hopping it would smell like sweet and delectable honey. Instead it has got an overwhelming floral fragrance with just a tiny hint of sweet honey. The overwhelming fragrance reminded me of those conditioners or hair packs with super strong fragrances. Not what I expected at all. If you are sensitive to fragrances, I'd say to give this a skip.

some canola honey pack on the back of my hand

Color: The Canola Honey pack is honey like in color, a bit lighter though. It's opaque and a bit see through as well.

Texture: The pack feels more liquidy than honey. It's a bit sticky yet smooth and applies easily. It doesn't drip really and adheres to the skin nicely. It's also pretty easy to wash off as well. It's a good texture to be used as a massage pack as well. 

Applied the canola honey pack on half of my hand.

My Thoughts: I love honey. I love it in my tea, on my toast, as a diy wash-off mask and more. I love honey as much as strawberries, which is saying something. So, it's no surprise that I wanted to try this wash-off mask. Heck, I thought I'd try almost all beauty products with honey in it because I like it so much. Then, I tried this mask and I realize I need to rethink my honey trials. Maybe, I'd like to try almost all beauty products with honey in it as long as it smells good. 

See the biggest issue for me with this mask is the scent. I've tried other products from Innisfree's Canola Honey line and their scents are mild and sweet, not like this pack at all. I was expecting this pack to smell like the other products in the Canola Honey line, but unfortunately, it doesn't. Instead, its scent is very strong with just a tiny hint of honey. It smells more like flowers and not your mildly scented sweet flowers but more like nose piercing, super strong floral perfume kind of scent. It actually reminds me of those super scented hair packs whose scents last for like 12 hours after use. Yeah, not something I'd like for my sensitive skin. I hesitated about patch testing it on my face. Even though the patch test on my hand/wrist went smoothly and no issues were found, I worried that my even more sensitive skin on the face won't take too well to the strong scent. So, I started with spot testing on the face then move in for the full face test. The scent was as strong as ever but I managed to distract myself with a good show. 

The results? Well, better than expected. The mask didn't cause irritations or break me out, it actually felt quite soothing when it was on my face, despite its unpleasant and overwhelming scent. Once the mask was washed off, it left my face feeling moisturized, soft and firm. The pack was also able to reduce a bit of redness of my face, which is a plus. I liked that my face had a healthy glow after I washed off the mask. It's good to note that the mask has a bit of a warming effect, but it felt nice and didn't cause me any issues. I've used this a couple more times since the full face patch tests and I find that this wash-off masks makes for a good facial massage base. I'd just apply this and do my facial massages, then wash off. The texture of the mask makes it easy to massage the face without tugging on the skin and I don't have to worry about using another product for face massage. 

The pack leaves the skin soft and moisturized
-softens and firms
-can help to reduce redness

-overwhelming floral scent, might not be suitable for everyone

My Rating: ❤ ❤   

Final Thoughts: I really wish this Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack in Canola Honey didn't have such strong scents because I like the skin care effects it provides. I like that it moisturizes and nourishes. It makes my skin feel soft and firm afterwards. It even helps to reducing the redness on my face, which is nice. I just can't stand the scent. 

Will I repurchase this product in the future? Probably not. I want to for its nice skin care effects but I just can't bring myself to due to its overwhelming scents. Do I think this is worth a try? It depends. If you are sensitive to fragrances or don't like overwhelming scents, it is wise to give this a skip. If you like floral scents, don't mind strong scents, and is looking for the skin care benefits the pack offers, then it can be worth a try for you.

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