I received the Illi Green Tea Brightening Mask with MeMeBox Global No. 11 and I tried it almost right away. Only writing up the review took me again too long :D I’m so sorry! Green tea is one of those ingredients with work quite well for advertisement for beauty products, because a lot of people know about the benefits it provides. Especially in Asian skincare you’ll find the ingredient often, just think of the super popular green tea line from Innisfree. Also, a lot of people love the scent :) like me for example ♥
Illi is a Korean skincare brand, part of Amore Pacific group which is known by famous brands like Laneige, Etude House, Innisfree and many more. The products known are mainly focusing on body care, like lotions and body washes. They also have a selection of sheet masks and this green tea brightening mask is part of it. The package design of the Illi products are simple and appear very clean or medical. The sheet mask has a description on the backside, but it is in Korean only. Nevertheless, there are images to explain how to use the mask, if this should be necessary at all.
You see the production date printed on the bottom of the backside. The sheet mask is a cotton type sheet mask. It consists of two parts, one for the upper facial area, the other for the lower facial area. The folded cotton sheet is separated with a plastic grid, which makes it easier to unfold the cotton sheets. The main ingredients of the mask according to the product page are ginseng for vitality, green tea for brightening, beans for moisture and camellia oil for protecting the skin.
The cotton sheets are soaked very deeply with a gel-like type of essence. This essence makes the cotton sheets cling perfectly to the skin. The cotton sheet material is very thick, too, and feels very soft. There is enough essence left over in the pacaging after taking out the sheet mask. The essence has a mild green tea scent, mixed with a typical skincare scent. When applied to the skin, the mask feels very soft and smooth. Since the mask is composed of two parts, it fits perfectly. I think it is the best fitting mask I tried so far, because it even covers my nose perfectly. The mask has a refreshing effect, which can be enhanced by putting it into the fridge before. The essence is so thickly on the sheet, that it doesn’t absorb completely and thus leaves a slight sticky feeling. After using, the skin looks shiny and fresh. I cannot say anything about the brighteing effect since I only used one mask. All in all, I’m amazed about the thickness and softness of the cotton sheet. I didn’t like that it didn’t absorb, but I would consider to try more sheet masks from Illi. Since the brand is not very popular, it is not easy to find the products. Testerkorea has some Illi products for example and among those also the Illi Green Tea Brightening mask. It costs 2500 Won, which is around 2.50 US$.
Did anybody try this mask, too? What’s your opinion? Do you know other Illi sheet masks?