Beauty Review: Innisfree’s Orchid Eye Cream

Beauty Review: Innisfree’s Orchid Eye Cream

After I had run out of Clinique’s All About the Eyes eye cream, I thought it was well about time to try something new. After all, I had already gone through two containers of All About the Eyes; it was high time for me to give something else a go.

And with my current infatuation with Innisfree (not unlike my infatuation with Yamazaki Kento), my next choice was obvious. So without further ado, I fired up my browser and looked into Innisfree’s selection of eye creams. After much deliberation, I decided to give its Orchid Eye Cream 30ml (RM111) a try.

What is it like?

When compared to Clinique’s All About the Eyes, I have to say that in terms of texture, I far prefer Clinique’s. It is just much more convenient than Innisfree’s Orchid Eye Cream. Precisely how, I will highlight in the following:

Innisfree’s Orchid Eye Cream is an anti-aging formula that comes with a slightly hard, thick and slippery texture. It is also infused with a floral scent, but this fades quickly enough to be a non-issue. That said, getting enough product on your ring finger can be a bit annoying because it’s not soft enough to instantly grip your skin, but that’s just a minor, nitpicky inconvenience. The real issue is that it can take a while for the cream to be absorbed into your skin; annoying for those who wish to quickly get on to applying their makeup.

But on the bright side, you’d be surprised by just how little of this cream can really go a long way. Honestly, I’ve been using mine for months now, and I haven’t even used 1/4 of it! Not even 1/5. It’s just that incredible.


When it comes to beauty products being packaged in containers such as this, there’ll always be concerns for hygiene. Sticking your fingers in there all the time can’t be clean now, can it?

Which is precisely why this eye cream gets points docked off in terms of packaging. That problem aside, this container is recyclable, and that, my friend, is a huge plus.

End result

I was pleasantly surprised to find that despite being much cheaper than Clinique’s All About the Eyes, it was much more effective than the latter. As a result of using this eye cream, the area under my eyes are more moisturised and suffer from less fine lines.

Thank the Lord.

The best part is that, again, a little really goes a long way, so you’re getting a bang for your buck with this. 🙂

Where can I find it?



  • Product rating: 4/5
  • Packaging rating: 3/5
  • Repurchase?: Yes, at some point in the future


Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Squalane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Arbutin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Orchid Extract, Caffeine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Adenosine, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, C14-22 Alcohols, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Arachidyl Glucoside, Arachidyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Palmitic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Propanediol, Peg-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Disodium Edta, Fragrance.

Beauty Review: Nature Republic’s Tomato Real Nature Mask Sheet

Beauty Review: Nature Republic’s Tomato Real Nature Mask Sheet

What is it?

Created by a Korean beauty company (don’t we all love Korean skincare?), this Nature Republic mask sheet claims to do the following for your skin:

  • Provide hydration whilst brightening your complexion

So does it do the job? Read on to find out.

What is it like?

My first thought when I first opened this package was that it smelled nice. The serum the mask was soaked in emitted a pleasant, refreshing if artificial scent that I’m not at all opposed to. It was just nice, plainly put. Nothing significant about it.

Now that that is covered, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty.

The mask itself fit my face pretty well, and there was plenty of serum left in the packet even after I removed the mask from it. I was able to smooth some over my neck, because you know, waste not want not.

As for how the serum itself performed, well. It left a sticky, grimy sensation on my skin, and to be perfectly honest, its absorption rate was disappointing. It was bad enough that the uncomfortable film stayed on my face minutes after I took off the mask and rubbed the formula in, the film lasted well into the next day.

Certainly not something I liked waking up to.


As far as packaging goes, Nature Republic’s eye-catching design for the Tomato Real Nature Mask Sheet is both refreshing and youthful. With its clever use of bright colours, lighting and seemingly dewy appearance, it gives one the impression that hidden within this packet is the secret to vitality.

Vibrant aesthetic aside, the packet comes in the standard  slim, plastic, rectangular design that mask sheets are commonly found in.

End result

Being cursed blessed with oily skin means that while it’s a damned pain that my face often ends up looking like an oil slick if not taken care of properly, it also means that I am spoiled for choice when it comes to the type of products I can use. Mask sheets? Awesome. Clay masks? Awesome. Liquid foundation? Heck yeah. Solid foundation? Yes. Powder foundation? Damned straight.

You get the picture.

I am often able to use products that other skin types can’t (namely dry and or sensitive skin), and usually receive either positive or no results. Rare it is for me to encounter anything that could make me react too badly to it, yet this is the case with this particular mask.

While it did do what it promises to do, which is to hydrate and lighten my skin, it also did something else.

It triggered an allergic reaction. Something that has never happened to me before. Thankfully enough, while the red rashes and the tiny raised bumps it created were hideous, they weren’t so bad that I wasn’t able to hide them with some BB cream. So while it did manage to make a noticeable difference in lightening the dark marks on my face, I’m not going to repurchase this. Ever.

Here it a quick list of the pros and cons of this product for easy reference:


  • Mask fits face well
  • Actually does what it promises: hydrate and lighten


  • Doesn’t absorb completely, even after being left on for hours
  • Leaves behind a thick, sticky, uncomfortable film
  • Caused a minor breakout
  • Caused an allergic reaction

The last point is more of an extremely personal con so it can be disregarded. After all, not everyone is allergic to the same thing.

Where can I find it?

Nature Republic.


  • Product rating: 2/5
  • Packaging rating: 5/5

As mentioned before, despite it succeeding in doing what it promised, I will not repurchase. Adding on, people with dry skin will probably benefit from this mask sheet even more so than other skin types.


Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Niacinamide, Alcohol, PEG-75, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.