Innisfree Jeju Root Energy Mask Beet & Potato Review

Jeju Root Energy Masks are the new vegan mask collection from Innisfree. I have already reviewed the Kohlrabi mask (review here) and I liked that so much, that I picked up two more ~ Beet and Potato. Jolse, a premier K-Beauty online retailer store, sent me these sheet masks for review purposes.  

Skin Type/Concerns: Oily, blemish prone, aging concerns with fine lines/wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation

I received these products complementary to review and was not paid.  All reviews are my own honest opinion and  I never have been asked to write copy for a brand.  This blog post might contain promo codes, affiliate and referral links, which using my links will help generate a small commission that helps support my blog at no extra cost to you.
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  • Carrot: brightening and moisturizing
  • Beet: vitalizing and clearing
  • Potato: moisturizing and  soothing
  • Kohlrabi:  brightening and firming
  • Burdock: clearing and soothing
  • Lotus Root: smooth skin and firming
  • Ginger: moisturizing and nourishing
  • Yam: radiant skin and moisturizing 

At the end of the review, I will add more information on the other variations.   

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Oil Infusion Extraction Method: All of the Jeju Root Energy masks are made with the root vegetables grown on Jeju Island.  To extract, it goes through a process, where all the harvested veggies are thoroughly washed and then dried.   The root vegetables are then soaked in sunflower seed oil for 72 hours to slowly extract the active ingredients. When the active ingredient has been extracted, it undergoes two filtration processes to remove any impurities. 

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So there is a common theme in the ingredients list so far ~ it seems that they all share a lot of similar ingredients with the exception of the named ingredient on the mask and the type of mask ~ watery, ampoule or cream based.  Since Beet and Potato are both Watery Based masks, they really do share the same ingredients except for the Beet and Potato. They  contain a Quintuple Hyaluronic Complex, made with five different hyaluronic acids  ~ sodium hyaluronate, sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid and hyaluronic acid. These all vary in molecular size to help provide hydration and binding moisture to the skin.  

Trehalose supplies concentrated moisture to your skin and helps retain moisture, preventing your skin from drying out.  Anti-inflammatory panthenol is a natural humectant, which retains moisture and hydrates the skin. It also is a good lubricant on the skin, making skin look soft and smooth.  Allantoin moisturizes, exfoliates and softens skin, making it look smooth and refined, while reducing and relieving irritation.

Betaine is an amino acid that is a humectant and anti-irritant, providing silky smooth skin and soothes and calms skin. Arginine is another amino acid that promotes healing and detoxes your skin. It also helps guard against the formation of wrinkles and loss of skin firmness.  Sunflower seed oil is a lightweight oil that has a high concentration of vitamin E, which is a powerful anti-oxidant. It is known for its hydrating and moisturizing properties and it contains omaga-6 fatty acids.

Centella asiatica is a common herbal ingredient that is used medicinally to help speed up wound healing, such as blemishes and skin rashes. It also helps minimize the appearance of pores.  Chamomile can calm down the skin and relieve redness effectively as it has antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to relieve skin issues and irritations because it soothes and lessens swelling and redness, while healing skin and stimulating cellular renewal. 

As these two masks ~ Beet and Potato, literately have the same exact ingredient list in the same order with the exception of the named ingredient (beet or potato), I am going to review them as one and then mark any differences.   These both have a clear, watery essence base and LOTS of the essence as well ~ Innisfree is making some juicy masks with their Root Energy line.  Just like the Kohlrabi mask, the scent is a fresh, green grassy perfumed scent, which is very similar to Huxley’s classic fragrance but not as overpowering.  The scent disappears quickly, but for a vegan mask, I am surprised they added any fragrance. 

The packaging is the same ~ it has an inner pouch that is foil lined, which is rare to see for sheet masks.  The sheet mask material is made of a eucalyptus and bamboo cellulose for better adhesion to the face and it is biodegradable.  There is no paper protector here and the mask is dripping wet with the essence.  The mask fit is very good so if you have a bigger face like mine, you will enjoy these very much ~ if your face is more petite, you will have extra material.  This is very refreshing on the skin, because as it dries down, the moisture evaporation cools the skin.   Okay, so let’s talk about the differences between the masks.

Beet Jeju Root Energy Mask:  Beets are a rich source of anthocyanins, which are the flavonoid pigments that protect vegetation from sun damage.  They act as antioxidants and will help protect your skin from free radical damage as well as helping reverse some of that damage.  They can help repair cells damaged from free radicals and stimulate the production of new, healthy skin cells.    This also has anti-inflammatory benefits, so it can help soothe and reduce swelling and redness on your skin.

Beets can help prevent wrinkles, fine lines and helps heals blemishes.  They can also help with dry skin and improve your skin tone, by overall brightening ~ Beets contain vitamin C, so that helps with reduce the appearance of skin hyper-pigmentation and also refines and exfoliates your skin’s texture, leaving it smooth and soft.  Red beets also contain polyphenols and have eight times more than tomatoes, and polyphenols are part of the antioxidant compounds called catechins.  You might already know about catechins if you use products that contain green tea ~ it help prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin.  Collagen and elastin are what keeps our skin smooth, firm, moist and youthful looking, and skin elasticity will decrease the older you get.

Ingredients: water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, betaine, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, 1,2-hexanediol, arginine, carbomer, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate, centella asiatica extract, allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, *sodium hyaluronate, propanediol, fragrance, diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, *sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, *hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, benzyl glycol, *hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, *hyaluronic acid, raspberry ketone cosDNA

Potato Jeju Root Energy Mask: Potatoes are a great skincare ingredient as it is an anti-inflammatory, helping reduce redness and calming the skin.  There are claims that potatoes can help with a variety of skincare issues, but there are no clinical studies done that have proven these claims ~ as with always, YMMV on the effects of potatoes in your skincare.  So, the claims are that potatoes can help with lightening post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH ~ scarring and spotting from blemishes), age spots and hyperpigmentation, due to the existence of niacinamide and enzyme catecholase, helping to brighten and lighten your skin. 

Potatoes contain vitamin C, which is also an exfoliating skincare brightening ingredient and potatoes also contain BHA salicylic acid, so it will pore care.  Innisfree states that their Potato Root Mask will help moisturize and soothe stressed, dehydrated skin.

Ingredients: water , dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, betaine, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, 1,2-hexanediol, arginine, carbomer, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate, centella asiatica extract, allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, *sodium hyaluronate, propanediol, fragrance, diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, *sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, solanum tuberosum (potato) pulp extract, *hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, benzyl glycol, *hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, *hyaluronic acid, raspberry ketone cosDNA

As far as performance goes, these masks pretty much delivered the same results ~ very cooling on my skin, my skin was hydrated and looked less reddened and more calm.   I felt that both of them did a great job with pore care, as my pores looked smaller in appearance.  These masks do have a longer dry down period than most as they are so moist, but it was only a couple of minutes, with no sticky residue.  I would say that you couldn’t go wrong with either of the Beet or Potato masks if you are looking for ample hydration with calming, clearing benefits.

Where to Purchase

Jolse carries all eight variations of the Innisfree Jeju Root Energy Masks.  You get a 5 masks for about $10.00 USD (click here to purchase)  Jolse offers free global shipping plus gives a lot of samples out ~ the more you purchase, the more samples you get! Please note that the prices do fluctuate a little bit due to the WON to USD exchange rates.  

Make sure to check your coupon zone (click here) for money saving discounts. You need to log into Jolse first, then download the coupons before you use them. Coupon savings usually are $5.00 off a $50.00+ purchase, 5% off $100.00+ purchase and 10% off a $200.00+ purchase

  

 

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Carrot: Rich in vitamins and Beta-Carotene, which gives carrots its orange color. This mask helps deliver radiance and moisturizing benefits to dull, dehydrated skin. (Watery Essence Base)

Ingredients: water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, betaine, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, 1,2-hexanediol, arginine, carbomer, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate, centella asiatica extract, allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, *sodium hyaluronate, propanediol, fragrance, diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, *sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, *hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, benzyl glycol, *hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, *hyaluronic acid, raspberry ketone cosDNA

Kohlrabi: Rich in vitamins and Anthocyanin, which gives Kohlrabi its dark deep purple. This mask helps deliver radiance and visible pumping effect to address dull, weakened, sagging skin. (Ampoule Base)

Ingredients: water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, betaine, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, 1,2-hexanediol, arginine, carbomer, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate, centella asiatica extract, allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, *sodium hyaluronate, propanediol, fragrance, diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, *sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, *hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, benzyl glycol, *hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, *hyaluronic acid, raspberry ketone cosDNA

Burdock: Rich in Saponins and Tannin. This mask helps visibly sooth dull looking skin. (Ampoule Base)

Ingredients: water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, glycereth26, methylpropanediol, butylene glycol, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, 1,2-hexanediol, xanthan gum, betaine, trehalose, panthenol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate, arginine, carbomer, centella asiatica extract, allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, *sodium hyaluronate, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, disodium EDTA, PVM/MA copolymer, propanediol, fragrance, diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, *sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, arctium lappa root extract, *hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, benzyl glycol, *hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, *hyaluronic acid, raspberry ketone  cosDNA

Lotus Root: Rich in Tannin and Mucin, this mask helps to smooth and plumper-looking skin. (Ampoule Base)

Ingredients: water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, glycereth-26, methylpropanediol, butylene glycol, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, 1,2-hexanediol, xanthan gum, betaine, trehalose, panthenol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate, arginine, carbomer, centella asiatica extract, allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, *sodium hyaluronate, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, disodium EDTA, PVM/MA copolymer, propanediol, fragrance, diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, *sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, nelumbo nucifera root extract, *hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, benzyl glycol, *hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, *hyaluronic acid, raspberry ketone  cosDNA

Ginger: Rich in essential oils, this is the perfect mask to do some double duty moisturizing, to nourish dry skin with a weakened moisture barrier. (Cream Base)

Ingredients: water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, glycereth-26, butylene glycol, cetearyl olivate, cetyl ethylhexanoate, sorbitan olivate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, 1,2-hexanediol, carbomer, arginine, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate, centella asiatica extract, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, allantoin, disodium EDTA, propanediol, fragrance, *sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, *hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, *sodium hyaluronate, benzyl glycol, *hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, *hyaluronic acid, raspberry ketone cosDNA

Yam: Rich in amino acids that help boost skin radiance and moisture levels to address both dry, dehydrated skin, lacking a bit of natural glow. (Cream Base)

Ingredients: water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, glycereth26, butylene glycol, cetearyl olivate, cetyl ethylhexanoate, sorbitan olivate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, 1,2-hexanediol, carbomer, arginine, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl caprylate, centella asiatica extract, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, allantoin, disodiumEDTA, propanediol, fragrance, *sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, dioscorea japonica root extract, *hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, *sodium hyaluronate, benzyl glycol, *hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, *hyaluronic acid, raspberry ketone cosDNA

  

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