Innisfree Bija It's real squeeze mask is a good mask for the beginners. If you want something light and you have very oily skin, this one is for you. The essence is very light and does not leave occlusive feel on the skin. The scent is something that Innisfree is good at adding to the ingredients but at the same time they are masters of "pleasantly inoffensive" when it comes to skincare perfumery.
Claims from the manufacturer:
A refreshing face mask made from the torreya oil to clear your skin
The fruits of the torreya tree have been highly regarded as a precious ingredient
The Jeju green complex consists of green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchids to keep your skin healthy
This triple-layer sheet has a long-lasting moisturizing effect so that the essence can gradually be absorbed into the skin
Directions from the manufacturer:
After washing your face, gently apply toner on your face to even out your skin texture. Then, apply the mask over your entire face, avoiding your eye and lip areas. Remove the mask after 10-20 minutes. Remove the mask and gently pat your face to allow the remaining essence to absorb into your skin.
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ethanol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Betaine, Xanthan Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bija Oil(1mg), Sodium Hyaluronate, Tangerine Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, The green Tea Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
Innisfree Bija It's real squeeze mask has a nice packaging that is easy to open and is made of the same material as the rest of the masks from the same line. The sheet is made of felt-type fabric and is quite absorbing despite it’s thinness. The downside of such sheet is that it may tear easily when yo try to stretch it over the face. The essence in this mask is lightly scented and transparent. The light fragrance of this essence is resembling freshly cut citruses. It is not sticky nor oily either which is a great bonus.
Another downside of this mask for me is the fit of the sheet. No surprise there, the entire series is cut in the same factory and just doesn’t suit my face much. This time I was too lazy to cut it to fit around my eyes and nose so you can actually see the true fit on the picture below. Since fabric does not stretch much. I kept it on for 15 minutes and tapped in the residue. Normal wearing time with these sheet masks is max 20 minutes. On hotter days it is noticeably shorter and the maximum wear time is around 15 minutes.
It is very light sheet mask that leaves no residue on the skin. The essence sinks into my skin within 2 minutes and there is zero trace of it left on the surface. Very good news for me as I can use it prior to doing my make-up. The mask provided me with proper hydration which I like a lot. If you are looking for something that is light yet very hydrating for basic daily use, get few of the masks from this series to begin with. I will review Several of the It's real squeeze mask in the nearest future because I love to use them on hot summer days.
I did test out this entire range from Innisfree and Bija mask is one of my personal favorites. If you want to sooth and cool down your face, place it in the fridge 20 min before application and you will benefit from extra refreshment on your skin. Innisfree Bija It's real squeeze mask is definitely a great travel companion as the packaging is smaller than with normal sheet masks and it fits into the carry on pouch with liquids so that you could use it during the flight.
+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains betaine, hyaluronic acid and few nourishing plant extracts
+ Light watery texture
+ Remaining essence absorbs quickly
+ Lovely citrusy scent
+ Visible skin hydrating and soothing results on my skin
+ Great for oily and dehydrated skin
– Rough texture of the sheet
– Poor fit and adherence of the sheet
– Somewhat hard to get in EU
– Contains fragrance
Where to buy:
NL and BE: littlewonderland, boozyshop, coos-cosmetics, missha, bbcreamshop,
Internationally: Available at amazon, innisfreeworld, perfumestore and other online retailers
Price is 1€ per sheet mask depending on where you get it from
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