Multimasking is probably one of the best skincare trends lately, because it saves time and provides targeted solutions for those of us who struggle with topical issues. This is especially true for combination skin, which can be both oily AND dry at the same time, so applying masks in specific areas of the skin allows for maximum benefits in half the time. Essentially, instead of one, two, or three masks that you have to wait for, we’re just waiting on one.
Memebox recently added a trio of clarifying face masks to their Bonvivant line in time for summer when a lot of us struggle with congested and clogged pores. While all of them are clay-based, these masks are very different and each works for either dry, normal, or oily skin. Since my face is basically a map of Europe with so many unique cultures living side by side, I decided to indulge in a fun multimasking session using all three and report back with my findings.
So anyway, I bet you’re dying to know why these masks are called jelly clay masks. As all things kbeauty, skintertainment is an important part of using beauty products, so having a bouncy jelly-like texture that looks more like pudding is just a fun way of presenting age-old clay masks to the public craving innovations. However, that texture is not just there for looks. Bonvivant Mellow Jelly Clay Masks [$14 each, available here] are infused with moisturizing agents, so even when they dry on your skin, they will never dry out the skin. That quality alone gets huge thumbs up from me, because every time I use a clay mask I dread the painful cracking feeling when it’s time to remove it. And don’t you dare sneeze! I legit got a scratch from my dry clay mask once because of that.
Bonvivant Mellow Jelly Clay Mask Jeju Volcanic is a charcoal gray mask with medium consistency that is easy to spread with your hands or a special brush/spatula. The star ingredient in this mask is volcanic ash from Jeju island that normalizes oil production and purifies the pores, reducing their appearance. This mask is perfect for oily skin type, and I usually apply it to my T-zone that gets too shiny during the day.
Bonvivant Mellow Jelly Clay Mask Mint Tea Tree has runny consistency and is best applied with a brush. I actually had trouble using my fingers because the mask is almost liquid, so it would just run off my hands. This formula features green tea extract that works to help reduce the appearance of breakouts and reduce inflammation. It also clarifies the pores like the volcanic ash mask above, but more gently, which is better for irritated skin. So if you have active breakouts, this is the one to try. Also, it sort of reminds me of LUSH Mask of Magnaminty, I think it’s a pretty decent dupe for it actually.
Bonvivant Mellow Jelly Clay Mask Hawaiian Pink Calamine is the perfect clay mask for those with dry and sensitive skin types. When I multimask, I apply it to areas that don’t like aggressive treatments, like the temples or sides of my face where the skin is too thin for scrubby masks. The main ingredient here is calamine, which gently removes gunk from the pores while also calming and soothing the skin. This is the thickest mask among the three and I had better luck using my fingers for application, because my brush would just roll the clay in a ball and slide it around my face.
Let’s talk application. You can apply these masks using your fingers, or you can use Bonvivant Silicon Pack Brush [$6, available here] designed to pick up the optimal amount of product without wasting a single drop. I thought about getting one of these, but so far my old liquid foundation brush does the trick just fine. To remove these masks thoroughly I recommend using a washcloth or a konjac sponge, but Memebox also sells Bonvivant Pink Cleansing Sponge [$2, available here] that is specifically designed for using with these masks. I use a konjac sponge usually, but this pink sponge seems like a great deal for 2 bucks. Maybe I’ll pick it up when my sponge goes bad.
So there you go, I hope you enjoyed this little intro into the wonderful world of Korean multimasking! Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll be happy to answer. But in short, I honestly liked all three. They were great, especially the green mask that was sort of a winner for me all-around so I can use it on my whole face when I need to.
Have you tried multimasking? Which of these three masks would work best for your skin type? How often do you use clay masks, if ever? Let me know in the comments below!
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