Review: Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Tea Tree


Hello! ♥ Today is day 4 of my 15 day Innisfree masking adventure, and I'm going to be reviewing the Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Tea Tree mask. My acne has been flaring up something fierce, and since it's a pretty well known fact that tea tree has soothing properties that can help with acne, what better way to help baby my skin a little than with a tea tree mask? I love tea tree oil, I've used it as a spot treatment, a nail/cuticle treatment, and as a hair treatment, so I'm excited to see what it does in mask form! If you already know about Innisfree, or if you've read any of my past Innisfree mask reviews, feel free to skip the next couple paragraphs. But for those who want to learn a little more about Innisfree, read on!

The Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Tea Tree Mask is part of a cute little sample pack of 15 Innisfree masks that I ordered off of Amazon for about $16.50, which means each mask came out to about $1.10. While I hear around that these masks can go for as low as $0.85 sometimes (especially on TesterKorea... them low prices, thwarted by high as hell shipping costs), I got impatient and wanted them to arrive as quickly as possible so I used Amazon (I know, I know. I'm weak). Honestly, Amazon has really upped their K-beauty game, there used to be absolutely nothing available in the way of Korean/Japanese skincare, but now there's a whole cornucopia of awesomeness!

Innisfree is a Korean company that prides themselves on their all-natural approach to skincare. They use interesting ingredients such as purifying volcanic clay and mineral-rich seawater from the island of Jeju for example, and since I like to use natural products whenever possible, Innisfree immediately caught my eye!



Most of the ingredients that go into Innisfree's mask come from the Island of Jeju. They incorporate a lot of natural ingredients into their sheet masks, such as Jeju green tea, tangerine, green peas, and more into their products. 



Innisfree has natural skincare science pretty much down to an art. The employees of Innisfree even go as far as to take steps to help preserve the island of Jeju by promoting various preservation activities such as picking up trash and collecting waste from Jeju's surrounding areas.

Anyway, moving on! To the review:


Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ethanol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Betaine, Tee Tree Leaf Juice(200mg), Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tangerine Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Green Tea Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.
Tea tree leaf juice, the star ingredient of today's mask, it well known throughout the world for having antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties. Applying tea tree topically is great for nasty zits and redness/inflammation, so I was so excited to get my grubby lil' hands on this mask! My skin has been wreaking absolute havoc lately, and I have pimples not only in my regular breakout areas (chin and jawline) but also on the sides of my nose and forehead. I'm blaming stress and my recent quitting of birth control. Still, my skin ain't pretty right now, so I'm ready to do anything to get rid of all this ickiness. Tea tree to the rescue! image

In every Innisfree mask, there's what is referred to as the "Jeju green complex" that helps keep skin healthy and looking its best. Aside from tea tree leaf juice, this mask contains:

Grapefruit extract: Grapefruit seed extract has extremely high amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients, as well as vitamin C. Grapefruit extract helps with wound healing and cell turnover, and is said to have antibiotic properties. 

Tangerine Peel Extract: Tangerine peel is touted to be chock-full of yummy antioxidant goodness, They're are also a rich source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folate, which can help prevent aging and inflammation, and combat acne. I love vitamin C as a topical treatment - I use it everyday, and it really helps brighten my complexion and fade my PIH.

Orchid Extract: Orchid extract is known to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as moisturize and fight free-radicals; all to make skin smoother, healthier, and more hydrated.

Green Tea Extract: Tones, soothes, and moisturizes dry, unhappy skin. Green tea is well known for its benefits both inside and outside the body, and its antioxidant properties are the key to it's anti-aging effects. I love drinking all kinds of tea, hot and cold, so I have no problem also slathering it on my face.  Antioxidants are the agents that counteract the damaging effects of oxidant radicals (or free radicals, in layman's terms) and prevent damage to the cellular tissue.

Camellia Leaf Extract: Camellia oil has been used for centuries in China and Japan for its anti-aging and collagen-forming properties. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.






The Innisfree It's Real Squeeze masks contain ~superior masking technology~ in the form of a 3-layered cotton sheet, delivering the optimum level of moisture to the skin. For a 3-layered mask, they're awfully thin. But I suppose they aren't too bad, since they are very saturated with essence and stay put on my face for the required amount of soak-up time. 

Mask Details: This mask was highly saturated, and made of a thin cotton. It smelled faintly herbal, almost medicinal. I wasn't a huge fan of the scent, but it wasn't overwhelming and after a couple minutes I didn't even notice it. It was better smelling than actual tea tree oil, I'll give it that. Innisfree masks (well, the ones I've tried so far) all seem to have a typical clean "face mask" type smell, which is perfect for someone who doesn't like heavy scents all up in their face for 20-30 minutes. 

Mask Fit: Typical "standard" fit that never really fits anyone's face perfectly. It didn't quite reach to my ears, but it stuck on pretty well throughout the 45 minutes that I had it on.

Final Thoughts: My skin this morning was itchy and angry, with acne and redness running rampant all over my face. This mask really helped soothe the redness, and while I didn't see an immediate reaction from my acne, everything did seem more calm and soothed. Would I try this mask again? Definitely!! My face seems to love tea tree, and this mask was by far my favorite of the Innisfree masks I've tried. It helped with redness the most, and since that's one of my biggest skin concerns, I'm freakin' ecstatic. Hmm. Lately I've been thinking of trying to switch to alcohol free products to help combat the redness. I dunno, I feel like that's so limiting, and I'm not sure whether I have redness because my skin is perpetually irritated, or if I'm just naturally so pale that my pink undertones show through. It might be worth a try. 

I think I'm going to have to use another healing/soothing mask tonight to help get ride of these zits, though!

Repurchase? Yassss. Give me all the tea tree masks. 

To see my other Innisfree mask reviews, click below!
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FC2無料カウンター Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Lime 
FC2無料カウンター Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Bija
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