I bought this some time in January 2017 from an online shop. My intention was to try skincare products with my husband, look for something that would help him with his skin asthma, while satisfying my curiosity for Korean skincare. Hehe. Trial kits are perfect for this.
My husband already tried visiting a dermatologist and he was just given a prescription for a cream that was marketed by the dermatologist, and quite expensive too. We started searching for more affordable but safe alternatives. Then test it out through trial and error. I like trying products. 😀
I chose Innisfree Jeju Bamboo Special Kit because it claims to gently calm flushed skin and keep irritants at bay. This line is recommended for use on irritated skin due to sun exposure on areas like the face, arms and legs. However, feel free to use as you see fit. In my case, I’ve been using it on my face for about a month now.
The print on the back of the box and tube packaging are all in Korean. If you’re like me who doesn’t understand Korean writing, try using the Google Translate’s photo feature.
The Innisfree Jeju Bamboo Soothing Gel is transparent with a smooth and fluid consistency. It stays in place after you dispense some from the tube, but can be easily spread out. It’s very calming with a cooling effect, and takes about 2 to 3 minutes before it gets completely absorbed into the skin. It has this mild and refreshing leafy scent.
Now, here’s the Innisfree Jeju Bamboo Sleeping Pack. It’s the first sleeping pack I’ve ever tried. It’s colorless like the soothing gel, but texture is thicker. After applying an adequate amount on the face, it forms a film after a few minutes. The film stays on until you rinse it with water the following morning. The film is tacky at first but not sticky after it dries and sets. I don’t even feel it’s there. But when I started becoming oily on my T-zone, which is normal for combination-oily skin, the film became noticeable in that area. After washing, the face feels refreshed and smooth to the touch.
What I like about it:
- Plant-based ingredients.
- It didn’t give me breakouts.
- It’s gentle on the skin and has a calming and cooling effect.
- Soothes sun-exposed skin.
- Can be applied in other parts of the skin exposed to the sun.
- Best when chilled before application.
- Really good for sensitive and combination-oily skin types.
What I don’t like about it:
- It feels lacking in moisturization effect if you’re planning to use this as a moisturizing kit.
Overall: It’s a good soothing gel and sleeping pack, particularly for sensitive and combination-oily skin types. This may be a good alternative to Aloe. Really great to have this during summer season here in the Philippines.
Where to buy: You can find it in most online shops that sell Korean skincare products. But trial kits are more challenging to find. Also, be more discerning in buying from online shops you’re not familiar with to avoid getting fake products.
Online Shop: @rrkoreanshop On Instagram
By the way, if you can recommend something for skin asthma, please share with us. We’d like to try it out if possible.
In the meantime, we’ll continue our pursuit for that right one, taking into consideration safety and affordability.
We’ll keep you posted.
Till next time. 🙂