JayJun Cosmetics Refine To Shine Real Water Brightening Mask Review

Price: HKD198 (RRP)
Sheets per box: 10

Continuing with my Groupon imagehaul with the JayJun Cosmetics face masks series, this particular mask is a three-step mask, where each packet includes the respective set for their intended purpose. For starters, I tried the BabyPure Shining Mask prior to trying this Refine to Shine Real Water Brightening Mask and the Skin Fit Collagen Aqua Brightening Mask.

As noted earlier, the packaging itself was interesting all on its own as the mask in this series included a Cleansing Foam (Step 1), JayJun Vita Snow Essence (Step 2) and Face Mask (Step 3). Since I have sensitive skin, I decided to do a little digging first to see what I could find about this particular mask:

  • Niacinamide – helps brighten skin tone.
  • Ceramide – great for their water-retention capacity as well as for barrier repair and cell regulation. Adding ceramides to skincare products can help restore the skin’s barrier.
  • Adenosine –  helps with skin elasticity and has anti-aging properties.

Aside from this generic translation from the box itself, frankly, there wasn’t much about this mask and JayJun Cosmetics in general, other than it’s a top Korean plastic surgery company and that their masks are designed for patients in post-surgery recovery; as such, I gather that they have the hypoallergenic and sensitivity areas down pat.

Moving onto the mask itself, one is expected to wash their face with the Cleansing Foam, tone their face with their (preferably alcohol-free) toner of choice prior to applying the JayJun Vita Snow Essence (Step 2) and of course, the Face Mask (Step 3) itself, so I did exactly that 😀 First, the Cleansing Foam did what it was supposed to do without drying out my skin or offending my nose — it does have a bit of a fragrance that dissipates very quickly but my skin didn’t react to it so I’m (still) thanking my lucky stars 😀 Surprisingly, when I put on the essence, I couldn’t really detect any fragrance, nor did my skin react to it so again, the stars were aligned for me when I was trying out the mask 😀 Finally, for the pièce de résistance, when I took the mask out of the packet, I was definitely in for a surprise.

The structure of the mask itself it’s different from the BabyPure Shining Mask in that it’s a much better cut, fit and thickness; this is not to mention that it’s not of the traditional white cotton colour, but instead it’s a pure black coloured cotton mask. It was definitely an unconventional colour as I’d initially thought that the manufacturers had dunked it in a black dye, but it had no bearing on its effectiveness at all 😀 Comparatively speaking, I like this mask much more than the BabyPure on solely based on the fit and cut of the mask; the hydration levels were very much comparable for my skin conditions: equally excellent for their price ranges 😀

I tried this mask on several different occasions, all of which included dry, patchy skin as well as redness, and this mask dealt with all of those problems as well as providing my skin with an extra boost of hydration <3 I popped this on for a good 20 minutes prior to peeling it off and then proceeding with my usual skincare, and good Lord, my skin was glowy, healthy and hydrated <3

If I were to choose between the BabyPure and this one — haven’t tried the Skin Fit Collagen Aqua Brightening Mask yet so I’ll get on with that STAT — I would probably repurchase the latter more so than the former mainly because I liked the fit of the Water Brightening mask on my face more, and I can see how I could bring a couple packets of this mask with me on trips and I would be able to get away with not having to bring a cleanser and/or one less serum 😀 Definitely a great skincare item to bring along on trips 😀

#水光針面膜

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JayJun Cosmetics BabyPure Shining Mask Review

 

Price: HKD224 (RRP)image
Sheets per pack: 10

As part of my Korean skincare haul from Groupon, the JayJun Cosmetics facial mask series are meant to be a two- or three-step mask, where each packet includes the respective set for their intended purpose. For starters, I tried this mask first before the other two, Refine to Shine Real Water Brightening Mask and the Skin Fit Collagen Aqua Brightening Mask.

As noted earlier, the packaging itself was interesting all on its own as the mask in this series included an Essence (Step 1), Mask (Step 2) and Eye Cream (Step 3). Since I have sensitive skin, I decided to do a little digging first to see what I could find about this mask and the entire series:

Step 1: 1.5ml Essence

  • Concentrated supplement and nicotinamide adenosine improves skin elasticity
  • Contains ginseng extract and vitamins

Step 2: 25ml mask

  • Moisturises and soothes skin

Step 3: 1.5ml eye cream

  • Maintains moisture around eye area

Aside from this generic translation from the box itself, frankly, there wasn’t much about this mask and JayJun Cosmetics in general, other than it’s a top Korean plastic surgery company and that their masks are designed for patients in post-surgery recovery; as such, I gather that they have the hypoallergenic and sensitivity areas down pat.

imageOnto the mask itself then 😀

One is expected to wash and tone their face prior to doing Step 1 and onwards, and so I did exactly that 😀 When I put on the essence, I could smell the light herby, ginseng scent that was noted earlier and although it dissipated very quickly, it’s something to take note of if you’re not a big fan of that kind of scent — or scents in general. Next, the structure of the mask itself was a thin cotton-gel/silicon hybrid where it was too thin to be just purely cotton and too much of a fibre feel to it for it to be a full-on gel or plastic-y silicon item — I’m not quite sure how I feel about this texture. Since the mask is thin, it easily molded to my face but I was disappointed at how large the eyes and mouth holes were cut — they were ginormous. It’s not exactly the best fit; in fact, for the excellent hydrating effect that this mask delivered, the cut and fit of the mask was a major con for this product.

Aside from the cut and fit, the mask itself was excellent! My skin did not react adversely to it and it looked and felt plump, hydrated and smooth afterwards 🙂 Finally, the eye cream that came with the mask was in a generous quantity — I had enough for my FACE. 😀 Therefore, instead of using it for my eyes, I used it for my face instead and it worked out beautifully, in particular during the day as the eye cream is really good as a lightweight moisturizer prior to my makeup for this hot and sticky summer 😀

All in all, I actually would repurchase this mask solely for the fact that it’s a wonderful three-step mask that would eliminate my need for extra products in the morning and in particular, if I were to bring this mask for my trips, I would definitely save extra space in my makeup kit <3

#嬰兒煥亮面膜

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New Discoveries with Korean Skincare <3

As most readers might know, I’m an avid supporter of sourcing new goodies from Groupon and Sasa, and I’m very excited to be reviewing the following for you all because, frankly, at the rate that I go through face masks — day and night, literally — I need cost-effective and actually effective products on rotation to keep my skin and wallet happy <3 Without further ado, here are the items that I sourced:

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Reviews to follow 😀

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