Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

My friend Mystic put in an order a few weeks ago for our new minor obsession – Korean cosmetics. For each full size item, they sent at least one sample. So a few of these came to me.

I don’t have a photo of all the things she sent me. There was many things.

This is one such thing –

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Innisfree The Green tea Seed Serum.

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From Shop At Korea

Product Description !

This nutrient-moisturizing serum creates a dewy and clear complexion as the seed ingredients harvested from the organic green tea gardens in Jeju island intensively hold onto skin moisture and the natural hydrating betaine ingredients promote moisture synthesis within skin layers. 

There was enough in this sample to last three days, so I got a good go at sampling it over a small period of time.

It was really nice to put on, it was absorbed very quickly and seemed to add an extra level of non – sweaty moisture to my face. I like serums, of the few (two) I have tried they have been more beneficial than they have been hassle. I noticed a bit of a scent, I can’t quite place it. Some others have said it is citrusy, but i’m not sure…

I did notice over the days I used it, I did not break out. It was certainly good for the moisturising properties, but some sites are selling it £16 for 80ml, and this is not the kind of price range I am used to shopping in. If I could find it for less, I would be tempted.

Marks lost for price, but aces product.

Volcano Mask (Poundland)

Today, I tried one of these –

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I got these, and two tea tree masks, all for a pound in Poundland. It was a cheap, fun, impulse buy.

I opened one of the capsule – like containers and started to put it on. It instantly heated up… and then stopped. It cooled again. Half of my face was cold as I continued to apply the rest of the clay mask to my other cheek and forehead area.

It said to leave it on for a minute, so I followed the instructions and removed it fairly quick after applying and the subsequent cooling.

This was over twelve hours ago now, and all that’s really happened is that two very small spots have come out on my chin. My skin felt nice straight after removal and cleansing, but it didn’t really last. It doesn’t feel like it has done anything at all.

I hope the tea tree masks (or were they green tea? I’m doubting myself now!) are better, but for the equivalent of 25p it made my face warm for a bit. Maybe i’ll keep the other one for when I run out of electric and have no heating!

Montagne Jeunesse Pawpaw Peel Off Pore Blast

A week or so ago I used this –

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Now, I know it seems a bit slack to leave it a week to post up a review, but see, I wanted to see how it was going to go. I’ll explain a bit further down…

This smelled LOVELY. It was fruity, tropical, I assume it smelled of pawpaw. I don’t think i’ve ever had one. Is it another name for papaya? I really liked the scent. The consistency was as you would expect, clear, sticky, gets between your fingers a bit.

I put it on my face and went back to watch television. It felt good, no stinging or dripping, and I felt it start to peel itself off round the edges as I opened my mouth after it dried. It came off fairly well, quite large pieces (except for the bits from my eyebrows, as usual). My face was left clearer, smoother and the pores were indeed a little less noticeable.

Now, this is why I left it a week to review. Nothing else in my routine has changed.  Yet, within a few hoirs of using this, my face got really oily. And it’s fairly oily as it is. I can only assume it was this masque that created the oily breakout, which in the coming days resulted in a terrible spot coming out on my jawline.

Probably not for me.

So, it smells great, but made my face

Montagne Jeunesse Hot Chocolate Mask

I’ve just finished washing this off my face –

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II was really naughty though.  I habe no idea how long it was on my face.  I was enjoying the smell too much as it surrounded my face in loveliness.

This mask is a self heating mask, with the texture, appropriately, of the scent it is attempting to imitate.  It felt like I had pasted my face with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which for anyone not familiar is an orange oil infused milk chocolate ball, roughly fist sized.  You should try one. 

The mask was heavenly.  The heat didn’t last as long as I would have liked, probably as long as it took from me to walk from the bathroom to the bedroom and sit down, but it was a pleasant heat, rather than a more intense heat that other brands give.

I think it was on for about twenty minutes.  I think.  I wouldn’t like to put money on it.  As ever, I got it in my hair, and struggled to wash it off properly, but now I have, my face feels soft.  My pores are meant to be cleansed, and looking in the mirror I must admit, I think the job has been done.  They are visible, but there is nothing in them.  Lovely and clean.  With no tightness, which I get from a lot of products.

I rate this one highly.  Very highly indeed, on both effect and fragrance.