I got a little crazy on Jolse the other day, and bought some brands that I didn’t know at all. As much as I like to buy the latest products of my fav brands, it’s always a pleasure to go blindly when we just love k-beauty for what it is!
So among other things, I fell for a facial mask from a brand that I saw on social networks from time to time: SKIN & LAB!
You may have guessed it by now, SKIN & LAB is a Korean brand. It was founded in 2012 and remained quite discreet until now. Still, the brand offers quality products with very clean design and want to be a true dermatological solution rather than simple skincare.
The flagship products of this brand are probably the Vitamin Creams with (vitamin) number on the tube, which target a particular need each: Firmness, soothing, brightening, moisture, acne… I’m sure there is one for you!
However, I was rather looking for a mask to apply few days a week so I went for the SKIN & LAB Dr. Tightening Glacial Pore Clay Facial Mask!
SKIN&LAB Dr. Tightening Pore Glacial Clay Facial Mask
Long names, again and again… Let’s not change a winning team, ok? ;)
The Dr. Tightening Pore’s facial masks line includes a second product -the ‘Pink Clay Facial Mask’- and I’ve hesitated A LOT between these two… to finally turn to the one which has better solution for my skin needs:
Purifies, soothes and tightens pores thanks to Canadian colloidal clay and oatmeal.
The two star ingredients deeply clean pores, eliminate dead skins and even moisturize while controlling sebum, preventing the appearance of blackheads & other imperfections and leaving the skin fresh and soothed. What else?!
In addition to Canadian colloidal clay and oatmeal, which are very well positioned in the composition, we can also find:
- Kaolin: White clay rich in silica, decongestant and helps get a healthy skin. Also helps controling sebum and tightening pores
- Tea tree oil: Anti-acne ally #1!
- Portulaca Oleracea extract: Great antioxidant that retains moisture and soothes skin
- Allantoin: Reduces sensitivity and controls dead cells
Beside that, it’s still a so-called “conventional” composition that contains plenty of conservatives so I can understand if it’s not your jam. But if you don’t mind more than that: Let me continue to introduce you this nugget.
I fell for these simple promises. The 100g jar and its cardboard packaging are both white and baby blue, so as to recall the term “glacial” in its name and I think they did it right. It’s very clean, but pretty cute in its own way!
As surprising as it can be, only a slice of the packaging is written in Korean while everything else is in English. I wouldn’t be surprised if Korean people themselves didn’t know this brand, which seems to have been created for the western market. Tell me about it if you’re Korean! haha
By unscrewing the beautiful jar and lifting the operculum, you can discover a quite singular texture: Not so singular because it looks like thick green clay, but dotted with small flakes and smells like peppermint.
Just know that classic clay usually dry skin a lot, but it’s not the case with this mask that I use 2 to 3 times a week: The clay glides easily despite the small chips, and it’s nice to massage on the skin: It helps to gently exfoliate and stimulate the skin.
It also dries very quickly, you don’t need for a lot of product so the jar will last for a while. Now let me recommend you something that I would recommend for all clay masks: Do not let it dry COMPLETELY, and dampen it regularly with a mist! The results will be no less good, and sensitive skin won’t feel that Life itself is leaving their own epidermis haha.
The oiliest skins don’t especially HAVE to dampen it, I forget it from time to time and my skin hasn’t tugged yet. It’s a as soft as efficient clay mask:
From the very first use, the skin is visibly brighter and the refreshing/soothing effect of the green clay seems to calm redness. My skin is unified, I feel it purified and smooth without tugging. What a delight.
After a few weeks of use, I also find that my pores are doing better as well: They are visibly tightened and the skin texture in general is refined.
The only ‘flaw’ of this product in my opinion when you rince it: Oatmeal hangs a lot on the skin and it’s almost impossible to remove it with bare hands without being harsh on the skin. So take a wet glove or towel and it’s no longer a flaw because it goes off very well!
I still have some imperfections from time to time so it’s not a miracle product for acne-prone skins, but the promises are kept and that’s all I ask! However, just know that you can also use it on body and particularly on acne/troubled areas, where the pores are the most dilated. I don’t particularly need it but I think it could do wonders on people who have back or chest in summer …
If this SKIN & LAB Dr. Tightening Glacial Pore Clay Facial Mask hypes you, get it at JOLSE for just … €12 at the moment! Its original price being 16 €, the discount isn’t the DEAL of the year but I wanted to show you that it remains affordable in all circumstances.
Do you use clay in your skincare routine? What do you think of this k-beauty SKIN & LAB Dr. Tightening Glacial Pore Clay Facial Mask?