Honestly, I did not walk into Innisfree with the intention of buying much and yet, the longer I spent in the store, the more and more I found I wanted to try new products. I start off thinking that I would buy a large size of the volcanic clay mask (which I did) and ended up with an entire basket full – in fact, I think I still ended up spending the most out of three of us and I didn’t usually use many of Innisfree products. In the end, I realised that I’m simply a sucker for anything that feels hydrating and smells good. I’m easily bought over.
This one is a sleeping pack that was recommended to me by a sales lady in Edae (she was the best, to be honest). Initially, I wasn’t planning on buying it because I felt that the wine scent was too strong but, after around ten minutes, I realised that I was addicted to smelling it. I ended up purchasing both the sleeping pack and the peeling gel; they were very affordable too.
After some (very fun) testing, I’m now ready to do the review! So read on to find out my thoughts.
The pot is pretty standard for Innisfree – it’s wide with a flat top, a paper soy ink printed label and the Innisfree logo (or is it a symbol) on the top of the lid. I find that most of their packaging looks very similar, so it all sits nicely together. It’s quite sturdy and made of plastic, so it’s not heavy to carry around for travel nor easy to break. The sleeping pack is a bit big though so I don’t think it is perfect for travelling – perhaps decanted, it will be more portable.
My main issue with these labels though, is that they are printed on uncoated paper. It’s great for the environment, but means that it will tear and melt if exposed to water. It’s not a huge issue though and I think the argument for and against depends on your own opinions. It does look very nice though and all of Innisfree products have a clean, simple aesthetic. It’s not super classy, but it also looks like a good quality product.
Ingredients are listed on the back but, as people might have noticed, I don’t tend to put these onto the blog (as they can be easily found and often mean nothing to me) unless I am breaking down the main elements. Regardless, here is the description from Amazon:
A hydrating sleeping pack-enriched with red wine extracts from France – helps gently lift away dead skin cells and provide moisture. Creates clear and elastic jelly-like skin with its shape-memory barrier, unveils a softer smoother more radiant and revived complexion.
There is definitely a strong, distinct grape/wine scent to this (which I love) but it isn’t overwhelming like I originally thought it would be. I actually find it kind of soothing, much like the Laneige sleeping pack though the scent is stronger. It does fade though, so it won’t be interrupting your sleep. I would say that most of it is gone within 5 minutes, and is strongest upon first application.
The texture is also really interesting! It has a shape-memory barrier and a jelly like texture, which I hadn’t realised as first. As you can see, after you spoon it out (or somehow ruin the prettiness), the jelly only takes around 5 minutes to settle again into the perfect smoothness it was at the beginning. This mostly had an aesthetic value but, I imagine, would be a really great trait once you’ve applied it to your face. I feel like it would very smoothly coat your skin and maintain that hydration.
Below is how it looks on my skin and applied! The formula is very smooth and soft, with a lovely scent. It absorbs easily into the skin, even with my thick layers of skincare underneath, and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. I would say that it’s between a cream and gel formula – a bit thicker than a gel but no where near as heavy as a cream. It’s very relaxing and would be appropriate for all seasons.
I apply this with a medium generosity (not too thin and not too heavy handed) and it is all absorbed and works overnight. I’m usually left with a little bit of white flakes (dried residue) but that’s easily washed off.
My skin the next morning is left very hydrated and supple. I don’t notice any whitening/brightening effects and I’m not sure how great it is for ‘lifting dead skin’, but it’s a great moisturiser. With continuous use of these sleeping masks (I keep this on my bed side so I don’t forget), I’ve been having to use less skincare underneath my make up as my skin condition is properly prepped by the morning.
Overall, it’s a very good product for the price. It smells great and it’s fun. I wouldn’t say that it’s a mind blowing, HG product, but it’s good for people who want to try new things (or those who are on a budget).
Here’s the verdict!
- Sturdy and brand cohesive packaging
- Soy prints and uncoated paper stock (for the environmentally conscious)
- Really lovely wine/grape scent
- Fun memory-barrier texture
- Smooth and easy application
- Hydrates very well
- Not very travel friendly
- Doesn’t come with a spatula (of all products, I really feel like this one needs a spatula)
- Labelling can’t touch water
- Strong initial scent
- Not obvious brightening effect
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
I think I will! I love sleeping masks and I also love to try new ones, but I am just simply addicted to the scent of this line! I really wish that they would bring out more products because I would definitely use a cream, emulsion, toner and serum (just so I can smell wonderful all the time). I’ll be recommending this to my friends too and (possibly) purchasing it as gifts. The price point is also great.
WHERE TO GET IT FROM
I got mine from the Innisfree store in Edae, Seoul and I know that most people aren’t able to travel that far for a sleeping mask (though we all wish we could). Below are links to three different sites that all carry this so you can definitely check them out! All three are sponsors for Oh My Stellar and are trusted websites that I always recommend and purchase from myself.
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