[INNISFREE] Real Quinoa Mask: Review

When it comes to skin care, Cosrx, Klairs and innisfree are my favorite brands, so when I heard about Innisfree’s newly launched Real Wash Off masks, I knew that I had to try them.

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They came up with 4 kinds of wash off masks:

– Real Peppermint :
– Soothing and Refreshing
– Hydrating and sebum controlling

– Real Grapefruit : Scrub & wash-off type.
– For clear and brilliant skin
– Exfoliating effect

– Real Rose : For Soft and glowing skin
– Heating effect
– Hydrating texture

– Real Quinoa : Nourishing and exfoliating

So I decided to pick two of them: The rose one (I love rose products so that was a pretty obvious choice), I heard that the peppermint one is a bit too drying and since my skin becomes super dry during winter, I didn’t picked it up. So what’s left was the grapefruit and the quinoa ones, they kinda have the same effects but since I need nutrition more than brightness, and I have never tried a quinoa product before, I choose the real quinoa mask hoping I wouldn’t be disappointed..

And since yesterday was #NovemberMaskChallenge wash off mask day, I decided to try one of them, and ended up choosing the Quinoa one since there were many people that are curious about, so here is what I thought about it:

Description and claims:

– A refreshing finish from fresh, natural ingredients
– Abundant nutritional formula for resilient skin
– Resilient texture with the sizzle of grain
– Refreshes skin with a delicate natural fragrance while applying this mask.

Volume: 150 ml

Ingredients:

WATER, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRAN, GLYCERIN, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, CELLULOSE, ALCOHOL, BETAINE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CHENOPODIUM QUINOA SEED EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, CARBOMER, TROMETHAMINE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, DEHYDROXANTHAN GUM,PROPANEDIOL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, SACCHARIDE HYDROLYSATE, DISODIUM EDTA, PULLULAN, CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS LEAF/NUT/STEM OIL, LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL, CITRUS MEDICA VULGARIS PEEL OIL, PINUS SYLVESTRIS LEAF OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL, MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) KERNEL OIL, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL , THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL

Like every other innisfree product, this contains many natural ingredients. You can check the Cosdna analytics here

How to use:

After a facial wash, spread an adequate amount over a clean and dry face, away from the eyes and mouth. After 5~10 minutes, cleanse using lukewarm water. (Recommended use: once ~ twice a week)

Packaging: 9/10



The packaging is similar to the Innisfree Jeju Super Volcanic Pore Clay mask (you can check my quick review here) The only difference is that this one comes in a semi-transparent jar with a silver twist-off cap, but they both come with a protective transparent plastic lid.
It doesn’t come with a spatula so it might bother some of your.

Scent: 0/10

This smell H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. I don’t know if Quinoa naturally smells that awful since it’s my first time using anything with quinoa in it, but this product’s scent is a huuuuge turn off. I doesn’t even fade so I couldn’t keep the mask on my face more than a couple of minutes otherwise I was going to vomit.

Texture: 9/10

it has a gel like consistency with some few fine granules that look like crashed seeds in it. It’s nothing too dramatic so you would barely feel the scrubbing.


The performance: 9/10

After cleansing, I used this mask over a dry face, massaged it a little and then left it (a couple of minutes since the scent was too strong and unpleasant to keep it on for 5-10min) and then I massaged my face again (more like rubbed it). I barely felt its particles doing anything to my face but it surprisingly did a nice job exfoliating my skin. after washing it off my skin was smooth and soft and looked healthier and more hydrated, so I think it would have given me better results if I left if for a longer time. I’ve used it once only there was no amazing long term results but it has nice short term effects (I will update you later if I ever notice any spectacular long term results ^^)

Do I recommend it?

Umm.. If you don’t have a problem with strong scents or are used to Quinoa’s smell, then I absolutely recommend it, if not, then this mask probably isn’t for you.


From where did I get mine?

Innisfree Real Mask retails for $12.85 at Ibuybueauti.com and is available in 4 different “flavors”. keep in mind that they often have discounts (and even without discount, they are the cheapest k-beauty online store I know. I highly recommend it really). They offer free economic shipping for orders over $50, and free shipping + tracking number for orders over $100 (just choose the economic shipping option without the +2.5$ and they’ll automatically provide a tracking number ^^)

Disclosure: Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted fromibuybeauti.com . Opinions expressed here are 100% honest and my own.

 
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