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July 5, 2018

Why JayJun Sheet Masks Are My New Favorite Things in the Entire World

First contributing editor Coco Park raved about them. Then Sheryll Donerson got in on the act. Is it any wonder JayJun sheet masks are a K-Beauty Squad fave? Here, Sheryll explains why.


 

I was on a self-imposed no-buy for about six months because honestly, my life was overflowing with products, and it was kinda ridiculous to keep buying more. But last month, I broke my no-buy and temporarily lost my mind and spent a lot of money and bought a lot of fun things. Most importantly, I finally tried JayJun sheet masks and my life has been changed.

 

JayJun is a new-to-me luxury K-beauty brand that is known for its magical and game-changing sheet masks. They even partnered with actress Drew Barrymore for an exclusive sheet mask collaboration. They make other things (like cleansers, creams, essences, and the like), but really, we are here to talk about the sheet masks because honestly, they are everything.

 

It all started when my bae Coco (@thebeautywolf) shared how much she loved the JayJun Anti-Dust Whitening sheet masks. And if Coco loves it, I love it, tbh. I put them on my wish list, and then one day, one of my favorite sites had them on sale, so I had to snatch them up, along with the Intensive Shining Mask (a favorite of my forever skin goals, Gabrielle Union).

 

 

So why are these masks so special? Well, first of all, the packaging is out of this world. I think brands are realizing not only do their products have to be effective, they need to look good for the ’gram, too. The Anti-Dust Whitening one in particular is gorgeous — it’s like a floral botanical garden dream.

 

I also like how the Intensive Shining flavor, the Anti-Dust Whitening flavor, and the Anti-Dust Therapy versions all are sheet mask sets, which means they not only have a sheet mask but also have some version of a cleanser or an essence or an eye cream. For example, the Intensive Shining mask comes with an essence and an eye cream, while the Anti-Dust Whitening mask comes with an ampoule and a brightening eye cream. They are perfect for traveling, or if you’re like me, they are perfect for those lazy skincare days when you just want to slap on a few steps and go to bed. It’s all right there!

 

JayJun sheet masks

 

If it’s out-of-this-world glow and hydration you’re looking for, try the Intensive Shining Mask. They aren’t lying about the whole “intensive shining” thing, that’s for sure. Step one is the Blooming Essence, which is a thin but very hydrating essence with a pretty floral scent. Some notable ingredients are rose water, baobab seed oil, and a ton of other hydrating plant extracts.

 

Then you move on to the best part, the sheet mask. It’s SO comfortable and fits like a dream. The material is a super soft cupro material (my fave), and it’s saturated with essence, but it isn’t drippy (not my fave). I wore it for about 45 minutes and nearly forgot I had it on until I went to the bathroom again — that’s how comfortable it is.

 

The icing on the cake is the lightweight, hydrating eye cream (which … I’m going to admit, I don’t regularly use eye creams, but I have been recently because of this mask). This set is SO hydrating that all I had to do afterwards was throw on a moisturizer and that’s it. My skin legit glows when I use this mask, and it’s going to be a mainstay in my routine when my skin needs a big dose of extra hydration.

 

JayJun sheet masks

 

If the Intensive Shining Mask is all about hydration, the Anti Dust Whitening set is all about — you guessed it — brightening. I normally scoff at brightening sheet masks because the effects are typically very minimal and only last briefly. But WHEW THIS MASK. Like, no lie, it’s easily one of the best I’ve ever used. EVER. And I’ve been masking for like seven years now. Coco wasn’t lying!

 

It was made to help those living in areas with high pollution or dust, so all of the steps are supposed to help protect against the elements. I can’t attest to those properties, but it will honestly give you a brightening boost like no other, thanks to a hefty dose of my bae ingredient, niacinamide.

 

Again, it has that super soft microfiber cotton material — it feels legit like silk on the skin. The essence in this mask is very milky, which I LOVEEEE (I am a tiny bit obsessed with milky sheet masks … swoon). For this mask, the steps are reversed: You apply the sheet mask first, then the ampoule, then the brightening eye cream. The ONLY negative is that the eye cream is slightly tinted, so I have to work it in a little more than I normally would if I use it during the day, but if it’s at night, I don’t really care because no one is going to see me anyway.

 

JayJun sheet masks
Editor in chief Anna M. Park made the JayJun Anti-Dust Whitening Mask a part of her vacation skincare routine.

 

For both masks, they each contain enough of the essence/ampoule/eye cream for at least three uses, so yes, these masks are a bit on the pricey side (about $4 each for the Intensive Shining Mask), but you can make that money stretch, honey, by using the extra steps more than once. Get your life, OK!

 

So if you’re in the market to really treat yourself, cop a few JayJun masks. You’ll thank me!

 

Have you ever tried JayJun sheet masks? What did you like and not like? And do you like sheet masks sets?

 

 

Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.

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COMMENTS 14

sortofempty

This article is pushing me one step closer to the cliff of itchy-finger-itis. ARGH

mochiandblush

Oooo! I'm so glad you did an editorial on these! They are one of my favorite brands of face masks! I love their fit and how they smell! I love the Rose Blossoming (smells amazing and feels soooo good) and the Real Water Brightening Black Masks. I can't wait to try the Anti-Dust Therapy and the Anti-Dust Whitening Mask next! I'm ok with the intensive Shining Mask but have to admit that I find it a little sticky for me.

pleasesendsnow

Going on my list :D Funny how I never realized how GIANT my face is until I started using sheet masks... I've yet to find anything that fits my whole face but doesn't stop me from enjoying a good sheet mask :)

Ive been eyeing these for a long time and this is the final push to add them to my cart next time I’m doing a haul! LOVING the eye hydrogels from JayJun so excited to be adding these to my collection in the future!!!

sheryll

After I wrote this I ordered 30 more masks. I regret nothing.

leolouie

I feel personally called out by the inclusion of the eye cream lol. But seriously, I never use it so this might be a good reminder to do it on my sheet mask days.

annapark

The brightening on the eye cream is soooo good for me, and I don't normally like "tone up" creams. There's actually so much eye cream that I basically use it as a moisturizer for my whole face lol

annapark

I used the Anti-Dust Whitening one again last night and I loooove it. From the high quality sheet that gloms onto your face to the brightening eye cream (I love the brightening aspect of the eye cream — the best kind of brightening on my skin tone, at least) to the gooooorgeous packaging. Everything about this sheet mask is sooo good.

leolouie

How would you say the fit is on these masks? I'm always so nervous trying any new sheet masks because I find that they're always tiny on my giant face.

annapark

I HIIIIIIGHLY doubt you have a giant face, but the fit was GREAT on my giant face, so I'm sure it'll be good on you.

leolouie

Lol you should have seen how comically small the Blanc and Eclaire masks were on me, Jude Chao can confirm. I\'ll have to check these and the Wonjin Effect masks out!

annapark

lol it's probably because Jessica Jung is the standard for those masks and she's just tiny all around!

pleasesendsnow

Ha! I was going to ask the same... I apparently have a huge face. It's been confirmed by that stupid "beauty" test that analyzes facial symmetry too, haha. Can't win! Eye and mouth holes are always in weird places for me...

sheryll

it is the best. I have declared it so. hahahaha!

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