I am all about Jeju Island products, and I am not alone! Jeju, which is called the “Hawaii of Korea”, is an amazing island that cosmetic companies flock to for its natural abundance of resources for ingredients ~ volcanic ash, clay, green tea, camellia, citrus, soybeans and so much more. Innisfree is renowned for its Jeju ingredients in their cosmetic and skincare line and other brand are following suit. The island not only has natural resources, but is also rich in historical and unique cultural value as well, with its stone men (dol hareubang) and temples. It looks to be so lovely and one day, one day ~ I will take a vacation there. I hope to do so within 5 years, so we shall see! When Memebox released a From Jeju mask set from Ciracle, another brand I really enjoy (see my Anti-Blemish Tea Tree review here), I was in! All of these masks sounded interesting to me and I had never tried a Ciracle facial sheet mask before.
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All of these masks have a pretty good fit for my face. I have, what I like to call, a peasant face, pretty broad across the cheekbones and full. I do not have slim, narrow face, but a long, wide face ~ haha ~ thanks to my Germanic and Italian roots. This fits around my eyes nicely, covers my forehead, chin and cheek areas ~ usually, I have this HUGE space between the nose and lip area as masks just like a little strip there ~ not with this mask ~ it pretty much covers that area nicely. Same with the chin area ~ masks sometimes have a huge gap between the lower lip and chin area and I have to “push” up that part of the mask to cover my chin. The only complaint I have is the nose area ~ I do not have a long nose, it is a bit wide, but the tip of the nose part does not come down all the way to cover the end of my nose. It does, however, cover the sides nicely and there is hardly any gap between the side of the nose and cheek area. This makes for a really great fitting mask for my face!
All of these masks were “wet” masks and had more than enough essence ~ the masks were soaked in it, but there wasn’t a lot left over in the back, so they were not drippy masks.
Common Ingredients & Properties of Masks
7 Berry Extract ~ each mask contains a 7 berry extract complex made with blackberry, black current, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry and açaí ~ all of which are powerful anti-oxidants, that combat free radicals and reverse free radical damage, plus are loaded with vitamins
Jeju Volcanic Water ~ Filtered thru volcanic rock, it is rich in minerals and nutrients and is very hydrating
Free From ~ Parabens, mineral oils and other substances that can irritate your skin
Volcanic Pore Tightening Mask The actual sheet mask is made with powder Binchontan charcoal from Kishu, Japan ~ which has been around snice the Edo period, and it made from oak branches and burning them at high temperatures for days and then cooling them quickly. This is known as the highest quality activated charcoal and is used to remove toxins in your skin. This also has Jeju Volcanic clay, which will unclog your pores, remove dirt and oil, while reducing the appearance of pores. As you can tell by the photo below, this is a black sheet mask and it is quite wet. It actually smells a bit citrus-y to me, which is surprising as there are no citrus scents in this mask. My face felt very clean, moisturized, but not greasy or oily after I removed this mask. I do not have blackheads, but my pores did (temporarily) smaller around my nose RV $3.00
Ingredients: Sea Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Allantoin, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol,PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine, DIMETHICONE,PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether,Coceth-7, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,Raffinose,PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Inositol, Fragrance, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Volcanic Ash, Hyaluronic acid, Kaolin, Histidine, Arginine, Cysteine, Lysine, Glutamine, Glycine, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Tropolone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract,Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract cosDNA.com analysis
From Jeju Sudachi Whitening Mask Sudachi is a sour citrus fruit and I have used it before ~ I own Innisfree Sudachi wash off mask and I really enjoy it a lot. This mask is a whitening mask which also contains niacinamide, to help brighten and even out your skin tone, by reducing hyper-pigmentation. Sudachi contains the powerful antioxidant compound carotenoid, which helps revitalize your skin. I was really looking forward to this mask and therefore, it was a bit of a disappointment. This is a pale yellow mask, due to the sudachi extracts, and it smells faintly of citrus ~ very faintly. Do not expect a Sunny-D scent experience here! As with the other masks, this is very wet and soaked with essence, but not a lot of extract in the bag. I found this mask, which is the only one that contains alcohol, to actually leave a film on my face, which I thought was unusual. It is very hydrating, but also a bit slippery and greasy, for the lack of a better word. I am mot sure why this mask left my face feeling this way and I did test this one out twice, as I saw no reason why it should. The ingredients are very similar to the other masks, but perhaps it is the concentration of the ingredients that is different. This is one mask that I was a bit let down in the feel afterwards ~ This would be a mask I would use if my face was feeling really dehydrated, in the winter time and apply in the evening. I would not want to use this as an morning mask. RV $3.00
Ingredients: Sea Water, Citrus Sudachi Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Betaine, Sorbitol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Raffinose, Glyceryl, Polyacrylate, Inositol, Alcohol, Trehalose, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Dextrin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hyaluronic acid, Ubiquinone, Diisopropyl Adipate, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Lysine, Histidine, Glycine, Glutamine, Cysteine, Arginine, Tripropylene Glycol,Tropolone,Propylene Glycol, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract,Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract,Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract cosDNA.com analysis
From Jeju Mayu Anti-Aging Mask This contains horse fat (oil/mayu) and you can read my thought on horse oil here. I won’t get into it in this review! I was most concerned with this mask out of the set, as I had bad luck with the only horse oil product I used. I thought this might be too rich for my skin, but I am happy to report, this is a really nice mask! This mask has brightening, anti-aging and highly moisturizing properties, due to its niacinamide and adenosine ingredients and the horse oil is supposed to have healing properties and prevents skin damage , with the help of Vitamin E extracts. This is a cream type essence, but it is clear. The essence is a bit thicker than the other masks, but it didn’t feel greasy. This mask did have a light floral scent, but nothing that I reacted to badly. After I removed the mask, all of the essence had soaked in and I had nothing but smooth skin that was hydrated and cool to the touch. My skin felt plumped up ~ whitening effects will have to be “long term” as one sitting with this mask won’t do it. Really happy about the Mayu mask! RV $3.00
Ingredients: Sea Water, Horse Fat, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanedio, Dicaprylyl Ether, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Coceth-7, DIMETHICONE, Xanthan Gum, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Cyclomethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Raffinose, Adenosine, Inositol, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hyaluronic acid, Histidine, Arginine, Cysteine, Lysine, Glutamine, Glycine, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Tropolone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract cosDNA.com analysis
From Jeju Camellia Flower Anti Wrinkle Mask This mask is made with red Camellia flowers (20%), which gives this mask its nice light pink shade and also contains Anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant to help prevent skin from aging. It also contains vitamin B12, zinc oxide and other antioxidants, which will help with both reducing the appearance of wrinkles and protects the skin from premature aging. I wasn’t sure about this mask either when I purchased the set, as I am not into florals that much. That said, this is a baby pink mask, same fit and essence type, with a very light, delicate floral scent, which I assume are the Camellia flowers. This is a very nice, cooling mask and when I took it off, it did have some of that slippery essence similar to the Sudachi mask, but not in overabundance. I was able to pat it in and it didn’t feel like it left a film on my face. I was very pleased with the results, as my crinkles (laugh lines) at the corner of my eyse were softened and blurred, plumped up. This is a great morning mask for me! RV $3.00
Ingredients: Sea Water, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Propandiol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer, Zinc Oxide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, DIMETHICONE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Coceth-7, Allantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Raffinose, Adenosine, Inositol, Fragrance, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cyanocobalamin, Hyaluronic acid, Histidine, Arginine, Cysteine, Lysine, Glutamine, Glycine, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Tropolone, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol,Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract cosDNA.com analysis
So, what do I think overall of the Ciracle From Jeju Mask Series? Overall, pretty solid masks ~ I would have to use them over time to decide if their long term claims come to fruition, but I am so flighty and try out different masks all the time! I don’t have too many HG facial sheet masks ~ MBD Strawberry Yogurt, Benton’s Snail Bee, Sasa Honey Peach and Innisfree Bija masks are really topping the charts for me right now ~ although the new Innisfree Skin Clinic masks are really sweet!! My surprise mask picks in this bunch are the Mayu and Camilla versions ~ I though it would be the Sudachi and Volcanic Pore but instead, these two pulled out as the top two favorites, with Volcanic Pore and then Sudachi. I will be purchasing more of the Camellia and Mayu ~ Memebox doesn’t currently sell these separately, but I have linked the individual mask names in my blog post to cupidrop.com, where they carry all four of these masks individually. One thing I did really appreciate is that these masks were not heavily scented ~ when you have something like this stuck to your face for 20 to 30 minutes, it really does help that it doesn’t stink too much! Even if it is a nice scent, an overpowering scent is not welcomed around my nose!
I paid $13.00 for this Ciracle From Jeju Value Set and that is basically the going price for these masks. These are pretty new, but you can find them on some USA stores as well as overseas. For USA readers, what I did was just purchase 2 of these packs, tossed in an XO lipstick (they are on sale right now!) and got free shipping. These are nice solid masks and if you are obsessed with all things Jeju like I am, this is a good set to get. This set is still in stock at Memebox and promo of KAY20 might still work, which is good for 20% off your Memebox purchase. If that doesn’t work, try MEME10, for 10% off. Did you pick up the Ciracle From Jeju Value Set Mask Set? Which mask is your favorite? If you haven’t, are you interested in them?
There are a couple of boxes that have Ciracle products in them and I did pick up the Acne 2.0 box, as it has one of my favorite low pH cleansers of all time by Ciracle!
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