Today i am here to talk about Innisfree Capsule Recipe Packs
Price : Rs 100 for 10 ml/ US$ 1.90
Product Description : Choose the capsule that best suits your skin concerns. One capsule is enough for 2 – 3 uses.
My experience : If you have read my previous posts, you know i am a sucker for anything that says ‘100% natural & organic‘ ! Innisfree is a South Korean brand that is based on the eco – friendly, natural products which are cruelty free and biodegradable. They have forayed into the Indian market not too long ago and are slowly gaining a fan following.
Earlier i had reviewed their It’s Real Sheet Masks(read here), and curiosity got me buying some more!
The Innisfree Capsule Recipe Packs are packaged in tiny plastic containers with a foil covering vacuum sealed into it. They contain 10ml product each which they claim is good for 2 to 3 times of usage. As the ingredients are all natural, their shelf life is quite less. They have to be stored in refrigerator in between uses if you live in a hot place like Delhi.They are travel friendly. As with the sheet masks, instructions and details at the back of these products may be written in Korean. So you may want to inform yourself about these from the Sales Associate or their website.
These are available in 12 different variants covering all skin types and skin concerns.
I have two of the variants. Lets check them out!
Innisfree Capsule Recipe Mask in Aloe
Aloe is well known for its soothing properties on skin and is one of the most inert natural skincare product. It’s least likely to cause any skin irritation and well suited for people with sensitive skin.
There is little amount of product housed in the brown plastic container. It is a transparent gel like pack that has tiny green cylindrical flecks for scrubbing action.
There is no noticeable scent to it.
The aloe is supposed to relax the skin along with providing some hydration.
I applied it in thin layer over face and neck for 10 minutes. There is no tingling or any other ‘feel’ to it. After 10 minutes i washed it off after gentle scrubbing.
There is a noticeable suppleness to the skin post application. I did not need a moisturiser after applying this.
I can see it would definitely be relaxing and calming for tired or inflamed skin. In my opinion, this is suitable for all skin types.
However,there was hardly any product left for reuse.
Innisfree Capsule Recipe Mask in Jeju Bija & Tea Tree
Bija seeds from Jeju Island are one of the core ingredients of Innisfree products. It’s a type of nutmeg that can only be used after it has endured 20 years of survival in the wild. It enhances the natural defense mechanism of the skin and along with Tea Tree, it helps in fighting any skin trouble.
The product is a pasty light green pack, very ‘toothpaste like’ in consistency.
It has a very specific scent to it, very mildly pungent. I haven’t smelled anything like this before. It’s not obnoxious or overpowering at all, but if you have a very sensitive nose, you may not like this.
I applied it in a thin even layer all over face and neck (and looked like Shrek!). This pack does not dry. There was slight tingling during application. I washed it off after 15 minutes with lukewarm water, gently massaging in circles.
Post application, my skin felt slightly stretchy and i needed a moisturizer. It gave a very ‘clean’ feeling, but that’s about it.
There was enough product left for reuse at least 1 more time.
So here is where i had trouble with these. One of the product claims is that you can reuse these up to 2 to 3 times. As mentioned above, with the Aloe pack there was hardly any product left for me to reuse.
But the Bija & Tea Tree pack was left over for at least 1 more time usage (to be used within a week). The instructions say that the foil lid has to be inserted in the container and a tiny loop thing on the container has to be pulled for vacuum sealing the lid again. Guess what, that doesn’t happen. The first time, i left the lid just sitting over the container and refrigerated it. But next day when i took it out for use, the color had slightly changed and it was smelling a bit funky. So i had to discard the leftover pack. The second time.. i cling wrapped the container and it was OK for 2nd time use.
Overall, the Capsule Recipe packs are good clean all natural core ingredients for the respective skin concerns and i like the fact that they are travel friendly. Being cruelty free and vegan is an added bonus. However, their claim that it can be stored for reuse did not hold true for me.
I would rate these 3.5/5.
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Disclaimer : Some of these products were provided to be by the company to do whatever i choose to. All opinions mentioned are my own.