Product: The Face Shop Jeju Volcanic Lava Clay Nose Mask
Price: $8.00 (UO price) | $8.29 (Amazon price)
Link: Purchase from UO | Purchase from Amazon
Review: Hello! So I recently purchased this from work the other day since I was curious about it and wanted to try a new mask. I was surprised when I first opened the package. Instead of it being creamy or liquidy, it was rather tacky. It's a pale pink almost white color and like I said, it has a tacky texture. Now, the brand is The Face Shop, a Korean brand that I rather like. I've tried a handful of their skincare products and have had good experiences so I went into trying this with very high expectations. When you use this, make sure your face is is clean so I suggest using this after you've washed your face with your cleanser. It says to apply to nose area in a thin layer and let dry for 10-15 minutes. Now I have oily combination skin and I found that this dried my skin out just a little so if you have dry skin, I would suggest using a very creamy and thick moisturizer and then using a facial mist after. For me, I used this on my nose and on my chin. I applied it with my fingers and I found that it was a little difficult to spread out an even layer over my skin but it didn't really bother me that much since I was still able to get out a nice layer. It's a peel off mask so after 10-15 minutes, you just kind of peel it off your skin which feels really cool and when you look at all the crap that comes up with the mask, it's still very cool. I did have difficulty pulling the mask off but I think that was my fault. I didn't have enough product to really lift up so with my boyfriend, I used a thicker layer on the edges and we were able to lift it off in one piece. The product doesn't have any real scent that I think would be an issue to anybody. It's kind of a calming floral scent but nothing too overwhelming. I do dislike that the product is small but I mean, it's only supposed to be used on your nose not your whole face and you're only supposed to use it once a week or so. But still. For $8, I'd like a bit more product.
In terms of actual usefulness, I'd say this product works very well. Also, I noticed that the texture of the skin on my nose and chin felt softer than they had before and that there was less spotting on my skin. A spot I had on my chin looked less red and was smaller after I had used the mask as well. After I took the mask off, I used Etude House's Wonder Pore Freshner for my toner, I then used an acne spot cream, and then Tonymoly's Panda's Dream White Sleeping Pack for my moisturizer. I finished everything off with a quick spray of the Evian facial mist. The next morning, my skin felt softer and brighter. I also noticed that the skin on my nose and chin felt rather smooth. I would definitely recommend this mask to anybody looking to get into nose masks. It's fairly affordable, you get a good amount to last you at least three months, and it seems to work for sensitive skins (both my boyfriend and I have sensitive skin). If you try out this mask, please let me know how this works out for you and if there are any other nose or full face masks that you could recommend for me. Pictured below is the item in question as well as a photo of how I've been using this.