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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

[REVIEW]Innisfree Natural Essential Rice Mask Vs Sophie Monk Mask

Hi there guys!
Opps..still waiting for my giveaway post?I'm taking so long am I?So sorry~T^T

Anyway,I'll do a short review on masks today,because I'm too lazy to do a double post,so I compiled these 2 types of masks then.The Innisfree Mask is the one that I bought recently and the Sophie Monk Mask was the one that I bought in my Guardian haul.

Before I review about these 2 masks,here are some information about these 2 brands.
Innisfree(Korea) : The brand name originated from the William B. Yeats poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree." As the name itself implies, INNISFREE pursues beauty in its most natural form. Using select botanical extracts formulated to suit diverse skin types, INNISFREE provides rich botanical energy to your skin to keep it healthy.
Sophie Monk(Japan) : Contains of Professional active ingredient to effectively achieve the excellent skin refining and whitening effect . Incredible instant revitalizing and whitening effect , repair skin mildly without any irritation , suitable for all skin type even sensitive skin . Effectively solve skin problems , now , everyone can enjoy fair and translucent skin
So basically they used mostly the botanical ingredients in their product which is not harmful to skin.

I wore these 2 masks in 2 consecutive days so let's see what I thought about them.

Sophie Monk Mask(Black - Moisturizing)

When I saw this mask in Guardian last time,I already fell in love with the packaging~~
 I thought it was girly enough to make me grab it!

I was in hurry so I only manage to grab this that time and I don't even know what was the function of this mask until I arrive home and saw a cute English note on the backside of the packaging.Well,it is from Japan so I didn't expect it to be all in English though.But hey,my first thought is the mask came from Taiwan!Until my recent search that it was actually from Japan,lol

Most of larger Guardian got this brand on shelves and if you manage to see it,it was all in pink,I mean their packaging and shelves.True that it was so pretty but it wasn't so 'pretty' on the price side..*sigh*
This cost about RM6.90?If I wasn't mistaken.

So my thought about this mask..hmm..nothing much except that it did the moisturizing function as I noticed it.I didn't have any break outs too so plus point there and another one is I noticed my skin somehow becoming more brighter.Yeah,I thought so but I might be wrong too.This mask got a shallow smell which you wouldn't notice it much.Owh,another thing is the mask did have a sticky feeling but it wasn't much on the sticky side as I can bear it and it doesn't bother because it was only a little less.

But the thing that was really bothered me was the shape of the mask.You see the picture at the bottom,it got 4 hole which can be used to cling the mask on your ear.This type of sheet really bother me as I don't like the hole function.If I cling this on my ear,the mask would be so tight and my the nose part sheet won't even touch the side of my nose.Hate it!The mask suppose to touch all over my face but If I do that,it won't.So,I didn't do that when I wore this mask because the sheet was already super small and look,the distance between the eye is lesser too!I can't even imagine what size did the maker used because the mask almost closed my eyes and mouth.I don't have any picture to show you at the time I wore this mask coz I looks ugly wtf.Maybe I should cut the parts off but It was too much of work so i just let it be..

Innisfree Natural Essential Mask(Rice)

[DescriptionThis rice mask targets dull and rough skin to present clear and vibrant appearance.
[Directions] Open the package and spread evenly over entire face avoiding the eye and lip area.
[Ingredients] Water,Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,Butylene Glycol,Glycerin,Dimethicone,Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract,Glyceryl Strearate,PEG-100 Strearate,Phenoxyethanol,Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract,Carbomer,Triethanolamine,Disodium EDTA,Hydrxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer,Fragrance,Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract,Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract,Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract,Orchid Extract.

Although I'm not really care about the ingredients but as what have I learned that rice isn't the main ingredients of the mask because of its position in the ingredients section.

There are few type of this mask like soy and etc. but I choose rice because rice have lots of whitening and anti-wrinkles function.Although they didn't said that on the mask description but I only guess it based on my beauty knowledge.

When I wore this mask,the results that I saw was very unique.I never wore this kind of mask before since the results was my skin looks shiny(?).I can describe well how it was but my skin looks shiny.I did touch it and it doesn't feel oily but it was rather smooth.I'm not good describing something but that was what I really felt.Maybe this is what they called vibrant and clear appearance(?)..I think so...hehe :D
I would not say that it bothers me because it wasn't sticky or greasy just because I'm too I bother

The mask shape was okay,it fit my face and it doesn't have the (hole) thingy on it..
but I dislikes the part of the mask is dripping..I really hate that..I thought at first maybe it would drip a drop or 2 but when I wore this about few minutes after,the water from the mask drips all over my neck and I have to wipe it to not to wet my clothes.

Overall,it worth the functions and but not the dripping part.
I bought this about RM10(?) looks kinda pricey but hey,I got another one of this mask free!
That was worth it!

Anyway,thanks for reading.I actually forgot to take the ingredients for the Sophie Monk mask because i already trashed the packet..if you want to know,I suggest you to go to Guardian to see it.
This may be my longest review of masks..hahaxD


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