Thank you so much people for supporting me and showing appreciation on my last post. Your words mean a lot, trust me. I have planned such in-depth posts in future, hope you like them as well. Today, I am going to review much hyped sleeping packs by Innisfree. Even I got carried away with the wind and purchased the Innisfree capsule recipe pack in the variant Rice. Let’s find out whether this sleeping pack is really worth the hype?
Price: It is priced at 150Rs for a small pack of 10ml. The pack says this needs to be finished as quickly as possible after opening. No exact time frame is provided as such.
How exactly is a sleeping pack supposed to be used? As per the directions on the pack:
- Apply the product at the cream step of skincare routine
- Evenly spread on entire face and go to bed
- Rinse it off the next morning
Variants: It comes in 12 different variants catering to various type of skin conditions and issues. I picked up two of these: Rice and Pomegranate.
Packaging: This comes in a plastic little jar which is quite compact and travel-friendly. I love the little tub so much that I am thinking to reuse it. (might take creams/lotion in it during traveling)
Texture: It has a little thick texture which glides on easily on the skin and gets absorbed immediately. But if went overboard, this might give a greasy look. As a little goes a long way, this little tub will easily last a week, if not more. It has an extremely mild fragrance.
Let me give you my experience day by day.
Day 1: I woke up with an oily face and little zits here and there. I thought maybe this is cleaning up my skin.
Day 2: Next day I woke up to 3 angry little acne on my face. I presumed I had used some wrong skincare product last night.
Day 3: I skipped all of my skincare steps after toner and directly applied the sleeping pack. Next day I woke up to 4 big acne on my face, not the cystic ones but the ones which stay under the skin for the longest time possible and hurt like hell.
Day 4: My face was swollen on all sides (due to angry cystic acne) and it was a very painful experience.
It was this time that rung a bell and I googled for the sleeping pack’s reviews. And to my surprise, many oily-acne prone skinned people faced the same issues. This broke them out badly and left them with acne all over. I was heart broken as why didn’t this thing strike me before. Also, I felt super guilty as I didn’t do any patch test in mere excitation.🙈
Better late than never! I immediately stopped using this but it had already done the harm. My face looked terrible and trust me, I had THE BIGGEST EVER ACNE in my life. It took around a month for them to dry out. But they left my skin bruised and even more sensitive. At present, which is after 45 days of the massacre, I still have the post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) which I am trying to heal slowly and gradually.
From my experience, I can suggest following points:
- Always (inevitably always) do a patch test of any product that you are going to put on your face. Observe for minimum of 24 hours and see how your skin reacts to it.
- Always read the ingredient list and if you find many complex names, ditch the product altogether.
- Don’t try all new skincare items in one go. Use them one at a time, so that you know which product in particular is causing the harm.
- And last but not the least, never go with the wind! Never ever.
Who can give it a try?
Acne-prone skinned people should stay away from this. Others can give it a try, but only after doing a patch test on your skin.
I’ve learned my lesson the hard way, I hope you don’t have to undergo the same. Also, the PIH is the main reason I am unable to post my pictures on instagram these days. The only problem is I have one more variant of the Innisfree capsule recipe pack with me & I am super scared to even touch it. I might use it on my hands or legs and finish it up. So, these were my views on the Innisfree capsule recipe sleeping mask. What is your experience with this? Do let me know!
Until next time, stay beautiful & keep smiling!
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P.S. This is not a hatred post at all. I love Innisfree as a brand, it’s just that this product didn’t work out for me.
Disclaimer: Every product works differently on different skins. If a particular product works for me, it might not work for you and vice versa. So don’t just rely on posts for judging a product, just take them as a reference. Feel free to try out any product, but always buy a trial/sample size so that there are no regrets later!