There’s nothing more interesting than walking into a store where the product descriptions are complete gibberish and you judge everything based on the imagery on the packaging. I was able to experience this when one of my friends introduced me to Jealousy Beauty, a Japanese beauty store in Toronto.
If you were there, you would have heard: “Oh my goodness, the packaging is so cute!” for practically every item in the store. We easily spent an hour walking up and down looking at the vast amount of skincare and beauty items trying to make sense of what each item was/did through pictures. I recognized some brand names such as Laneige and Shisiedo, but other than that I was at a complete loss. There were a very interesting array of products from BB creams, placenta serums and condoms (I swear I’m mature.)
After a long time walking around trying to decide what the best items to purchase for blogging reasons, obviously… I picked up the Dewy Tree Gold Snail Eye Patches and Pure Smile Choosy Lip Mask in Honey.
Dewy Tree Gold Snail Eye Patches $37.60 CAD
So, I realize that at the age of 21 it’s probably not the most important thing on my list of to-do’s, but I thought why not try out some anti-aging products? Truthfully I received lackluster results, but they are fun to use and they’re actually made in Korea. (Also, the red head with blue eyes on the packaging may have called out to me– I am a stereotypical consumer.)
They’re Sulfate-free, paraben-free, mineral-oil free, Triethanolamine-Free and synthetic-dye free as well as hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.
The Key ingredients to this mask are… wait for it…
Snail Secretion Filtrate, Colloidal Gold, Aloe Leaf Juice, Collagen, Calcium and Adenosine (according to the package.)
You can apply these to your under-eye area, mouth area and forehead (anywhere you think fine lines are an issue) each box contains about 60 masks, and you’re expected to use them every day. I found that they were extremely hard to place on my face and remove from the container because they were so slippery. For the first few minutes I had an issue with it not sticking to my face and until the gel began to dry they were slipping down my cheeks.
Would I repurchase these? Probably not, because I don’t see much difference. However they’re a fun thing to use for pampering.
Pure Smile Choosy Lip Mask in ‘Honey’ $2.47 CAD
In the store there was a large display of lip masks, they have a ton of ‘flavours.’ I decided to pick one up because the winter has been a bit harsh to my poor lips and it’s something I’ve never tried before. The lip mask comes sandwiched between two plastic sheets probably to keep moist. It’s also huge, so it covers your lips and then some (unless you’ve got some serious balloon lips going on.) It didn’t smell or taste like honey but it felt nice and cool when applied.
Again, I didn’t notice a huge difference in my lips. They don’t feel moisturized, but they do feel soft. It was also just a nice thing to try for that ‘pamper’ experience.
Would I repurchase? Maybe if I could get them for a dollar or less, but I don’t think it was anything too spectacular.
It was a fun experience to look and try new products that aren’t common here, although I won’t be trying the placenta products anytime soon! Unfortunately, we didn’t find the bubbling face mask that we really wanted to try. So I’m going to have to visit again, just for that.
What’s your favourite Asian Beauty product/ trend?