11 Jun 2018

Review: J.One Jelly Pack


Any kbeauty lover would not miss this J.One Jelly Pack created by the Korean actress Ha Ji Won. I heard of it long before Glow Recipe bringing the product in, from the famous Korean beauty channel "Get it Beauty", when Ha Ji Won talked about her beauty secrets! I wanted to get it when I saw it available on Glow Recipe but subsequently backed off when I was told that the texture is really sticky and hard to get absorbed by the skin! I even bought a J.One Mask to gauze how will I like the Jelly Pack and found it too sticky for my liking.

It was not until a recent encounter with Kurator that changed my mind on J.One  Jelly Pack. Kurator Malaysia brings in J.One products a few months ago. I had the opportunity to try the Jelly Pack on my palm when I visited a beauty fair by Kurator nearby KLCC. It was a nice experience. I am surprised by how well the product absorbed by several pats. The area where I applied the Jelly Pack turned out to be super soft and silky an hour later.


Intrigued, I decided to give the J.One Jelly Pack a try. I initially wanted to buy it from Kurator, but I was hesitated to get the 50ml one because I am worried of wasting it if I cannot finish it. In the end, I decided to get the 30ml trial pack from Sweet Corea, a Kbeauty retailer that I frequently shopped from.




The product came in a white squeezable tube. It looks a lot smaller than the 50ml one though, but that also makes it more travel-friendly and easier to put in your bag.



The Jelly Pack comes in glutinous gel texture that has no scent whatsoever. It is pretty sticky actually when you rub it between your fingers. So the best way of dealing with the Jelly Pack is by patting it for absorption of the skin. It will leave a tacky finish when you just apply and will turn silky soft about 15 minutes later.

INGREDIENTS



Water, PEG-150 Distearate, Polysorbate 80, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanolm, Potassium Sorbate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, PEG-8, Carbomer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose Distearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, PVP, Fullerenes, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid.

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS


This features fullerenes, an antioxidant that will work to soothe and calm your skin. It is reported to be made of carbon that are 125 times more powerful than vitamin C. It also allows other ingredients like peptides to penetrate deeper into your skin to deliver its benefits. I did not find many reports claiming its oxygen-pulling benefits. It is a decent anti-aging ingredient though, with its anti-oxidizing benefits and damages repairing properties. I guess it is one of those “black technology” that requires more research and experiment before you can make further judgement.

Other skin benefiting ingredients like niacinamide, adenosine, black tea ferment and so on are worth noting though. This still has many good ingredients, but the main concern is still more on its makeup gripping properties. Besides, anything beyond phenoxyethanol (preservative) are probably in its thinnest amount possible (less than 1%?) so I am not that excited about any extracts here that may or may not bring any actual benefits for my skin.

As for those who are worried that it may clog your pores or break you though, I personally think the formula looks relatively gentle, although not 100% safe. One of the main ingredients here, PEG 150 may actually break you out with its 2/7 on acne causing scoring. Others like butylene glycol and dimethicone are pretty hard to avoid in many skincare but if you are sensitive to those, then it is better for you to patch test before applying it just to be on the safer side. 

PERFORMANCE

the right side with the jelly pack "grips" makeup better and "more natural" whereas the left side without the jelly pack still has sunscreen on its surface

The Jelly Pack is a good primer and makeup gripper. It will grip your makeup and sunscreen well like magnet. Your makeup will last somewhat longer with this on, probably because it softens your skin texture and makes it easier for makeup application! You will not need a makeup fixer when using this.

However, apart from better makeup and sunscreen application, this does not make significant contribution to my skin health. My skin is not better hydrated, brighter or firmer after wearing it for several months. It is more a makeup primer than a hydrating and firming mask for me.

CONCLUSION


I think I will probably not repurchase in the future. It is fun to have in your routine but I don't really need it. I guess it will work better for individuals who apply makeup a lot, or who wants a makeup primer with skincare benefits. For a person like me who hates putting on makeup, Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence is more than enough to serve as a primer when I need to put on makeup. But if you have rougher skin texture and love applying makeup (especially foundation not cushion), then by means do give it a try! You will probably end up finding the love of your life!


Pros:
- skintertaining
- makeup primer with skincare benefits
- makeup lasts longer; skin feels softer after using

Cons:
- sticky texture that not everyone can handle
- may sticky dirt and pollutants in the air to your skin if you don't apply sunscreen or foundation immediately

Overall impression: ★★★☆
Repurchasing: no
You can get this from: Glow Recipe | Kurator | Hermo | Sweet Corea
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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