Innisfree Real Grapefruit Mask Review

disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes. all opinions are my own and are unbiased

Another Innisfree review!!  You know I love this brand ~ I am always drooling over new releases 😀  Jolse, a premier Korean online store, let me choose some items to review, I picked two of the 4 new masks to try.  I purchased the 3rd one and the 4th, I cannot use due to its ingredients.   I loved the old, discontinued Innisfree masks ~ Jeju Sudachi Soothing Mask  and Jeju Fermented Leaven Mask so this is nice to have some new ones to try and review.

  • Real Grapefruit ~ Scrub type wash-off pack for smooth and brilliant skin. Gentle exfoliating effect with salt.
  • Real Peppermint ~ Clay type wash-off pack for clear and calming skin with moisturizing texture.
  • Real Quinoa ~ Dense and nutritious wash-off pack for elastic and moist skin.
  • Real Rose ~ Self heating wash-off pack for smooth and glowing skin. Fragrant and nutritious texture

Each mask comes  in a 100 mL tub.   I chose Grapefruit, Peppermint and purchased Quinoa.   I have reviewed Peppermint and Quinoa already and now it is down to the last of my Real Innisfree masks ~ Grapefruit

image credit from jolse

My skin type and concerns:  Oily but aging.  Blemish prone, pores, hyper-pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. 

Yep, that same tub again!  It is compact, containing 100 mL of product.  A silver-toned brush finished screw off cap tops it off and whereas this doesn’t have inner seal, it does have an inner lid.   This scrub  does not come with a spatula, so you need to either use your fingers or grab a spatula from another product.

Make no mistake about it, this is a salt scrub ~ sodium chloride is the very first ingredient in this product ~ and you can see the salt granules.  It also has great bits of grapefruit floating in a moist hydrating base made of glycerin and diglycerin.  I can really smell the crisp tart scent of citrus with this scrub, as it contains  .1% of grapefruit peel extract and .5% of citrus unshiu peel extract. Did I mention this is NOT a mask, but a facial scrub?

Ingredients of Note

Salt (sodium chloride) is used as a mild abrasive to help exfoliate your skin t help detox and unclog pores. It also is an astringent and antiseptic, which means it will help tighten up pores and also help disinfect your skin ~ which if you have blemishes, this will dry up your pimples by killing acne-causing bacteria.  It will also prevent skin infections and contains trace minerals which are beneficial to your skin.   This contains grapefruit, of course ~ 3,990 ppm peel oil and 1,070 ppm in fruit extract. Grapefruit  is packed with Vitamin C & it helps to cleanse and clear oily skin, while fighting blemishes and toning skin and tissues. Another citrus product, citric acid, is found here ~ this is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) while helps gently “peel” or exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells, dirt and other debris, promoting faster skin renewal.

Fructooligosaccharides, also known as d-beta fructan, is a plant sugar and will aid your skin in absorbing vitamins, minerals and will moisturize. It is reported to have anti-inflammatory benefits as well.  Centella asiatica is a common herbal ingredient that is used medicinally to help speed up wound healing, such as blemishes and skin rashes. It also helps minimize the appearance of pores.  Houttuynia cordata is a medicinal herb that is found in a lot in Asian skin care products. It is an antibiotic, which helps with preventing infection from skin problems, such as blemishes.  It also has powerful detox properties, is an astringent and anti-inflammatory.  Salvia hispanica (chia seeds) are an antioxidant and is used to hydrated your skin. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids, so it will help calm your skin as it is an anti-inflammatory. 

I would say that this product is not for dry skin types at all.

Ingredients: sodium chloride, purified water, glycerin, diglycerin, alcohol, polyglyceryl-10 behenate/eicosadioate, polyglyceryl-10 stearate, citrus unshiu peel extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil(3990ppm), salvia hspanica seed extract, centella asiatica extract, houttuynia cordata extract, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, silica dimethyl silylate, citric acid, citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract(1070ppm), fructooligosaccharides, saccharide hydrosate, 1,2-hexanediol, orchid extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, sorbitanisostearate, polysorbate 60, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, phenoxyethanol cosDNA analysis

 

Nice close up shot there of the scrub ~ you can really see the salt in this product.  And it does taste like salt! Salt scrubs will dry out your face if you don’t have oily skin and you still shouldn’t use this that often.  The scent is heavenly, just like a fresh grapefruit/tangerine scent, but whoo boy, this scrub is potent.  I followed the instructions, which is to apply this on a freshly clean and wet face.  I massage this scrub over my T-Zone ONLY.  Seriously, it doesn’t need to go anywhere else.  I then left it on for 3 minutes and rinsed off with warm water.  The results were wonderful ~ my pores are clean and look smaller in size. Due to the moisturizing base of this “mask”, my face was not stripped dry at all.  

That said, even with oily skin, this product stings a bit.  If you have open blemishes or rashes, be very careful using this ~ it will help dry out and accelerate the healing of acne, but it will STING.   You might just want to dab it on and then rinse off within a few minutes.

How To UseAfter a facial wash, gently spread an adequate amount over wet skin, away from the eyes and mouth. After approximately 5 minutes, cleanse using lukewarm water. It can be used partially in the T-zone area where the pores are wide and there are a lot of black heads.  Recommended use: once ~ twice a week

 

Final Thoughts

 

If you have normal or dry skin, you should not purchase this. If you have oily skin, buy it.  It will last you a long time as you shouldn’t use this more than once a week and only on targeted areas, such as your T-Zone.  This reminds me of the discontinued Skinfood Honey Red Orange Mask in a way. That product was more honey-like in its texture,  but it was also a salt scrub and I adored it. Innisfree Real Grapefruit is not as messy and actually smells like citrus and I think it does the job very well and I have found a nice replacement to the Skinfood mask.

You can purchase 100mL tub of Innisfree Real Grapefruit Mask for around $13.00 USD  ~ prices will fluctuate slightly due to the Korean Won/USD conversion. Jolse has free shipping all the time, ships internationally and gives out free samples.  The other 3 masks are also the same price and are also available at Jolse.   Have you tried any of the Innisfree Real masks (past or current ones)?  How did you like them ~ which ones did you try?  I have one more mask to review from Innisfree, which is their new Black Green Tea Mask ~ it isn’t part of the Real series, but I love masks!

image credit from jolse

 

 

disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes. all opinions are my own and are unbiased

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