I never thought that I would buy a mask for my feet – of all body parts! I bought this partly because I was curious, but mostly because I needed to hit a certain level of purchase in order to get free shipping on Shopee HAHA. I just thought this might be fun to try out. The skin on my feet are also quite dry and, idk, not in great condition, so why not? I may be a skincare fanatic, but clearly that skincare doesn’t extend to my feet. Whoops.
A special treatment mask that enhances vitality for healthy skin
Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 4
Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract. Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100
I got rather curious about the presence of grapefruit extract, so I went to research if it’s supposed to bring any benefits to your skin. Well, it seems like that is not the primary purpose. According to Paula’s Choice,
Labelled as Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) seed extract, this is often claimed as a natural preservative when added to cosmetics. However, research has demonstrated that it is not an ideal preservative agent, as it cannot protect against both the most common forms of growth—even in sealed, pump-style packaging.
🤔 what really helps in providing moisture to your feet would instead be the ingredient Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, an “oil-like liquid that functions as an emollient to defend skin against moisture loss”.
Packaging: The external packaging is fine but I got a real good laugh when I saw the actual masks inside the packet. They looked exactly like rain boots, but made of a material that strongly resembled plastic bags. I felt like I was wearing plastic bags on my feet, and I strongly recommend not trying to walk in these while you’re masking your feet.
Texture: The liquid inside the bags, which are meant to moisturize your feet, felt a lot like the kind of liquid you usually have on your sheet masks, so it gets easily absorbed by your skin. Out of curiosity, I went to google the ingredients in Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Masks, and it turns out that the top few ingredients are the same (yes, including the grapefruit extract). The only stuff missing from this list are the countless extracts that you would normally get from your natural ingredients (e.g green tea).
Effectiveness: I expected that trying this once wasn’t really going to give me amazing results, and frankly I didn’t feel much of a difference after using this. Sure, my feet felt quite moisturized and I liked that pampered feeling (like self care, ya know), but other than that my feet were pretty much the same. They didn’t feel particularly soft or supple.
I enjoyed the novelty more than anything, but frankly I don’t really think this mask does much for your feet. You could try having the masks on at least once a week, or maybe everyday, but from other reviews given on Innisfree’s website, I highly doubt you are gonna have your feet magically transformed just from using this.
I would, however, recommend using this if you want to relax after a long day, because it feels very good and indulgent (yes!) to be caring for your feet. Bonus points if you’re using a facial sheet mask at the same time.
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮