The Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack had been on my radar for a while for a couple of reasons. One, I hadn’t heard that much about it and it wasn’t a very “buzzy” product. I tend to be intrigued by unfamiliar things. Second, I was attracted to the idea of wine. I like drinking it, so why not put it on my face? After putting it in my Amazon cart and taking it out several times, I finally bit the bullet.
I like Innisfree’ s aesthetic and marketing, but I haven’t really found a product of theirs that I really love. Could the wine jelly sleeping pack be the one?
Texture and Scent
The Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack has a really fun memory pudding texture. Even after you make a dent in it, it goes back to being smooth and perfect looking. It’s fun, but not much more than that. The pack itself feels light and silky like a creamy gel rather than a creamy cream, if you know what I mean.
The scent is delicious though. It doesn’t have a deep fermented wine smell but more of a fresh grape juice smell which is very, very pleasant. For the scent alone, I’m inclined to reach for this sleeping pack at night.
water, butylene glycol, squalane, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer, Bis-decyltetradeceth-20 ether, cyclohexasilosxane, wine extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, citrus unshiu peel extract, opuntia coconellfera, fruit extract, orchid extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, cetearyl alcohol, C12-15 alcohols, Dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, polysorbate 60, cetearyl glucoside, hydrogenated lecithin, palmitic acid, glyceryl caprylate, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-5, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerine, fragrance
The star ingredient here is the squalane, which comes in third on the ingredient list. Squalane is a lipid that is an excellent moisturizer and emollient, which is ideal in a sleeping pack. Traditionally, it was derived from the liver of sharks, but plant-based sources are increasingly used. Given Innisfree’s claim to be cruelty-free and not to use animal products, I would assume that the squalane in this sleeping pack is plant-derived. Interestingly, in addition to softening and moisturizing your skin, squalane is also supposed to help balance oil production.
Other than squalane, the ingredient list is unremarkable aside from the usual assortment of plant extracts. Wine extract is included but after a slew of silicones so I don’t know how effective the concentration of it is.
This is quite a light sleeping pack, so I always use a generous dollop. There’s 80ml of product, so there’s no need to be stingy. The pack will feel wet as you slather it on. Spread a thin layer all over your face and let it sink in. In a minute or two, it will absorb/dry leaving a smooth and silky finish. Rinse off with water the next morning.
Honestly, this isn’t the most moisturizing sleeping pack I’ve tried. But it does have some other benefits. In the morning, my skin feels soft, yet matte. Normally my T-zone is a little oily in the morning, especially if I’ve slathered on a thick sleeping pack. But somehow, the Innisfree wine jelly sleeping pack helps balance my skin so that my skin feels moisturized but not oily.
It works best when I’ve done a good job hydrating and I don’t need my sleeping pack to be a heavyweight in my routine. I find that when I don’t use enough of it, it actually leaves my skin feeling a bit tight, so be generous with the application! Unfortunately, the mediocre moisturizing effects means that this sleeping pack isn’t ideal for my dehydrated skin, but would probably work well for oily or combination skin.
The wine extract in this mask is supposed to gently remove dead skin cells and subtly brighten your skin, but I didn’t really notice any additional brightening compared to when I don’t use this product. There aren’t really any effective active ingredients that would promote a substantial brightening effect.
The moisturizing effects are just kinda meh, but this sleeping pack smells so darn delicious and feels so silky going on, I enjoy using it quite a bit. Even though another sleeping pack would probably be more effective, I keep reaching for the Innisfree Wine Jelly Sleeping Pack. Just like with real wine, I don’t always know what’s good for me ;).
People with oilier skin would probably enjoy this, especially with the oil control benefits.
Buy It At
Amazon Prime for $13.20, which is very reasonably priced and will arrive before Christmas!
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