Monday, February 1, 2016

Innisfree Berry Hydro Gel Mask Review

Innisfree Berry Hydro Gel Mask Review

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

This Mask Monday I am reviewing Innisfree's Berry Hydro Gel Masks. I've been a big fan of masks for years and discovering & trying new masks have always been something I love to do. I got all 7 types of Innisfree's hydro gel masks to try because I was curious about them. I've generally had good luck with Innisfree's skincare products so I thought I'd like these masks too. However, as I've learned with the Green Tea masks I've already reviewed, there was a surprise waiting for me in these masks.

Innisfree Berry Hydro Gel Mask

Innisfree Berry Hydro Gel Mask
$3 - $5

Product Description: A hydro gel mask formulated to brighten up the skin with its berry extracts. It contains blueberry extract, acai berry extract, raspberry extract, strawberry extract, and blackberry extract. Together these berry extracts will brighten the skin, moisturize, soothe, and more. This hydro gel mask also contains Innisfree's famous Jeju green complex which consists of green tea, tangerine, camellia leaves, and orchids from Jeju Island to keep the skin healthy.

To Use: Cleanse and tone the face first. Take the mask out of its packaging and remove its protective layers. Apply the upper and lower piece to the face and wait for 10 to 20 minutes. Remove after and pat in any remaining essence.

diagram instructions

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Agar, Algin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitol, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance.

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

instructions and ingredients
Packaging: As much as I like adorably packaged products, I also like simple and to the point packaging too. That's the case with this Innisfree Berry Hydro Gel mask. The packaging fits Innisfree's brand image nicely and provides enough details about the mask in both English and Korean. I did notice that some of Innisfree's hydro gel masks comes with expiration dates while others have manufacturing dates. With my Berry hydro gel masks, they all have manufacturing dates. 

Scent: I was looking forward to some sweet smelling berries since this is a berry hydro gel mask, however, I was surprised by the scent of this mask. In short, this mask doesn't smell like what I expected. Instead, I was greeted with fresh citrus-herbal scents. It's a pleasant scent just unexpected. It does have just a hint of berries but it's pretty much buried under that citrus-herbal scent. I think I would have liked it if the mask came with fruity berry scents instead but I am happy that the citrus scents it does have doesn't smell bad.

Texture: One thing I am never fond of about Innisfree's hydro gel mask is the mesh holding the gel. It's stiff and you can feel it right away. Aside from that, the hydro gel mask feels similar to other hydro gel masks. 

Color: The hydro gel mask is clear in color but you can see the mesh clearly. 

The mesh after the mask has dried.
The mesh after the mask has dried.
My Thoughts: By now I've tried a few of Innisfree's Hydro Gel masks and I've noticed a pattern. They all cause this tingly sensation when I use it on my face. I do have sensitive skin, so I might be sensitive to something in the mask. However, the tingly feeling doesn't cause any negative reactions for me. I'm just not fond of it. I need to compare the ingredients and try to figure out what's causing this tinglyness. Aside from the tingly feelings, the only other issue I have with this Berry Hydro Gel mask from Innisfree is its mesh material. The mesh is stiff, so it makes the mask feels stiff and thus makes the fit awkward in some places. Due to the mesh's stiffness, the folds in the mask from it sitting in the pouch are pretty set in. So it doesn't adhere to the face nicely when applied. 

Aside from the issues mentioned above, this Berry Hydro Gel mask is pretty decent. I really like its skin care properties. It does a great job at brightening the skin and it moisturizes as well. The mask's formulation includes berry extracts which helps to provide a lot of nutrition to the skin. My skin always feels soft and plump after each use. The mask also helps to control sebum a bit which is a plus. It also leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and it doesn't leave behind any sticky residues either. I feel like the mask also helps to bring out that healthy glow in my skin as well. I've noticed that like most Innisfree masks, this Berry Hydro Gel mask comes with a lot of essence. So I use the extra essence to moisturize my hands, body, etc. 

-brightening effects
-makes the skin feel soft and plump
-provides nutrition

-mesh is stiff
-can cause tingly feelings

My Rating: ❤ ❤   

Final Thoughts: I really wish this mask didn't cause that tingly feeling because that's seriously what puts me off every time. I do have sensitive skin so I think I might just be sensitive to an ingredient in the mask that causes tingly feelings. However, I've never gotten any negative reactions from using the masks, so I'm not sure what it could be. If the mask didn't cause the tingly feelings I would like it a lot more because it seriously has some nice skin care properties. I like that it can brighten, moisturize, soften, and nourish my skin all at once. This mask's brightening properties is actually one of the better ones I've tried so far but due to its tingly feeling I can't say it's my favorite. 

Would I repurchase this Innisfree Berry Hydro Gel mask in the future? Probably not. For me, that tingly feeling makes it a no go. Do I think this is worth a try? Maybe. This mask might be worth a try if you don't have sensitive skin because you might not experience the tingly feelings I felt while using the masks. I do like the mask's skin care properties. If those properties are what you are looking for in a mask, it would be worth it to buy 1 and patch test.

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