Review | Innisfree 3-Minute Green Tea Skin Pack

Tuesday, 21 May 2019



Unlike three to five years ago, applying toner is merely a step between double cleansing method and the rest of the products at least to a skincare enthusiast like myself. These days, while most of toners are simply hydrating (watery), some others are added with soothing, brightening, moisturising (thicker; essential oil-containing) ingredients but my current favourite type of toner to discover is exfoliating toner; gentle acids-containing toners that help with exfoliating dead skin cells off my skin.

While most conventional toners come in bottles and it is totally up to you whether to use cotton pads with it or not but for me, I always use cotton pads for first application after cleansing step. As I would be using cotton pad with exfoliating toner which is always a first step after cleansing; sort of pH-adjusting toner that lowers the skin pH especially after using high-pH cleansers like most basic foam cleansers, I would not be using cotton pad with the following hydrating toners. It is important to have hydrating and soothing skincare products after exfoliating the dead skin cells (both physical and chemical exfoliation) so I’m going to talk about this toner pad that can be used as point masks for a quick soothing and hydrating remedy.



Product Description:

Enriched with freshly double-squeezed green tea from the Jeju island to deliver abundant moisture and nourishment deep into your skin.


  • 3-in-1 mask with Jeju green tea extract; 1, cools on contact 2, thoroughly hydrates and 3, brightens the look of dull, flaky skin in 3 minutes.

How to Use: Apply onto troubled areas with dryness or dead skin cells, remove 3 minutes later and then pat to finish.

5-Free System.

Capacity: 70ml (100 pads)

Ingredients list:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, PPG-13-Decyltetradeceth-24, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Packaging:

 


There are sufficient information about the product printed in English on the sides of the box.


 

Period-After-Opened is 12 months but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna finish this within 3 months at max.

 


As you can see on the above photos, the product comes in that green tub with screw lid. There’s simplified Korean product description at the side of the tub and there is a product expiry date printed at the bottom of the tub and the format is YYYYMMDD (Year-Month-Date).


 


Looking at the small tub with 100 pre-soaked pads and 70ml of liquid, I can already hope that the pad is thin and I’m so glad I’m right about it! The pad is actually a Tencel sheet; similar material to the sheets for the brand’s water-type Real Squeeze sheet masks. This toner pad also comes with a plastic tweezer for convenience.


Application:





I’m not going to lie but it’s actually quite difficult to pick up a single pad! I had to use my other tweezer to peel off a single pad for the bunch that got stuck together. Still, that doesn’t make me loving the thinness of the pad.


Final verdict:





A single pad is actually quite big; enough to cover the points of my facial area like cheeks and forehead; my sensitive and redness-prone area. My skin does feel sufficiently hydrated when I use this in place of hydrating toner; I would be wiping my whole facial area with it like a regular toner pad but I mostly use it as point masks right after using exfoliating toner as I actually love the gentle soothing sensation this provides thanks to Panthenol in it.


The fresh green tea scent somewhat gives me some therapeutic effect but if you are not big on fragranced skincare products then it is best to avoid this.


Although this is truly at its best if you merely need a mild soothing effect with but there are times when I don’t find this is soothing enough so that is when I add several drops of Centella Asiatica-containing serum or ampoules underneath the pad while it is still damped and let them work together for like 5 to 10 minutes indeed like a regular sheet mask.


Overall, 5/5. I love it! Definitely will be repurchasing another tub; the repackaged version from local Innisfree store. Bought this at RM84. Pretty pricey but I still think I can stretch the usage pretty well so.


I guess that's all from me! Have you tried toner pads before? Tell me all about it in the comment section down below and I'll be seeing you on my next post. Annyeong~



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