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OHUI White Extreme 3D Black Mask Review May 12, 2011

Filed under: Ohui — Hope In A Blog @ 3:44 pm





Of course, the packaging is Black in colour! A box comes with 6 sets of mask.

Take a look : the mask all in black !

Closer look :

This mask is one of the best designed mask i’ve ever used. Probably the best. It fits perfectly into the skin thanks to it’s ‘3D line’ that is in the centre of the mask. It even fits the chin perfectly (look at the photos above at how well it fit the chin area even!) ! Superb design and fitting. It covers up the whole face too! It covers up the eyes as well, so when you’re using it, just lie down,close your eyes, relax and enjoy yourself!

The fitting was so good that i wanted to keep the mask after using it so that i could re-use them as my ‘lotion mask’.


Here is Leeminji’s blog that shows how well it fits on the face , and a clearer look of the 3D line. :



Incomplete ingredient list :


Don’t have the full ingredient list, but i’ll be talking about the main ingredients that are used here.

1/ Binchotan Charcoal

Via wiki.

Known also as white charcoal and is a traditional charcoal of Japan. It dates to the Edo period, when during the Genroku era, a craftsman named Bitchū-ya Chōzaemon (中屋 左衛門) began to produce it in Tanabe, Wakayama. The raw material is oak, specifically ubame oak (Quercus phillyraeoides), now the official tree of Wakayama Prefecture. Wakayama continues to be a major producer of high-quality charcoal, with the town of Minabe, Wakayama producing more binchō-tan than any other town in Japan. Binchōtan is a type of Lump charcoal or Hardwood charcoal.

Binchotan white charcoal make excellent ingredients for skin care products as the former has excellent cleansing quality. At the same time, such products can preserve your skin by preventing oxidization.

Bincho charcoal is known to have high porosity. Various impurities or foreign matter will be absorbed on the wide surface area of the charcoal. When air passes, and if humidity is high, the charcoal will adsorb the moisture, and air will be converted to dry. If the air is too dry, then the charcoal will discharge its moisture, thus adjusting the humidity in the air. This makes it an excellent humidity regulator. It also has high mineral content such as calcium, potassium, sodium and iron.

Bincho charcoal has other benefits, too: it absorbs unpleasant room odours and harmful substances, generates negative ions that will put people in a better frame of mind, and emits far-infrared that helps to improve blood circulation.

Also known as “Black Diamond”, bincho charcoal products are well received in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Over the years, many uses have been created for household to bedding and personal care. Environmentally-friendly, bincho charcoal products are able to regain effectiveness with easy maintenance.

2/ Niacinamide

Niacinamide is commonly known as Vitamin B3 and is an effective skin lightening compound that works by inhibiting melanosome transfer from
melanocytes to keratinocytes.

3/ Methyl Gluceth-20

Glucose is a natural component of the stratum corneum layers of skin that binds water and hydrates skin. Glucose moisturizers, including Methyl gluceth-10 and -20, are water-soluble emollients (allow oil and water to mix), humectants (water retention) and moisturizers derived naturally from corn sugar and corn starch.

Methyl Gluceth is considered a special moisturizing agent due to its moisture retentive qualities and ability to open pores and follicles. Its therapeutic uses include atopic eczema, clogged pores, skin dryness, roughness and itching, wrinkles. It is noted for its safety and mildness that imparts a smooth and silky feel on the skin. It is frequently used in creams and cosmetics along with other ingredients to improve skin hydration.


Love, love, love this mask! Not only it is designed well, it fits perfectly on your face, and it gives a whitening effect !

My skin was peeling and so dry due to the M2 Skincare that i’ve been using, and i decided to try this mask. I fell asleep and woke up about 1 hour later, took off the mask, and my face was really white and it was all plumped up and hydrated that i couldn’t notice the peeling of my skin ! However, the after texture if rather sticky, so i had to rinse my face with warm water – otherwise, i’d usually not waste the mask essence and continue directly with my skincare routine.

My pores weren’t as obvious probably due to the charcoal, and my face was really radiant and bright! Happy Smile



In a heartbeat 100% ! But since it’s rather expensive, i’d only use it on very important occasions!

To purchase, type 오휘 화이트익스트림 3D in Gmarket ! Smile


Coreana Senite releases pore managing skincare system : P




Coreana’s Senite, a brand aimed at young women, will be releasing a pore management system called the Senite Pore Essential line, to prepare you for the hot summer, where pore problems will be maximize!

The line will feature the Ancient African Tree Bark Extract (enantia chlorantha) . It claims to

  • Reduces sebum
  • Reduces pore size
  • Reduces skin shine 
  • Reduces inflammatory acne

There is also a scientific report that it claims to have antibacterial properties ( read here! )

Other than that, it contains also the typical ingredients for oily skin skincare products such as Witch Hazel, Peppermint, Sage, Mistletoe, juniper berries, lemon-balm mint, and burdock -  which creates a synergy to help control sebum, shrink enlarged pores, calm the skin, and leaves your skin soft and smooth !!

The line will consist of 3 products (i’m sure they are going to expand it) :

1. Coreana Senite Pore Essential Gel Wash

2. Coreana Senite Pore Essential Laser Serum

3. Coreana Senite Pore Essential Skin Finish

To purchase, type 포어 에버매트 on Gmarket!


Scinic to release Aqua Ex Jelly Essence Water

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Scinic will be releasing a spray mist in a jelly formulation form called the Scinic Aqua EX Jelly Essence Water.

The skin mist is rich in essential nutrient rich jelly and absorbs easily without leaving the skin sticky.

In addition, it features deep ocean water, seaweed extracts to keep skin freh and moist. Yeast extract supress melanin production and stimulates the skin’s metabolism.

To purchase, type 아쿠아EX 젤리에센스 워터 on Gmarket or purchase it in your national Scinic tores.


Etude House releases sneak preview of aloha girl summer collection line video, features the Aloha Henna Fix Proof 10 Mascara : Super Fix

Etude House has released three sneak preview videos for their Aloha Girl Summer Collection 2011 featuring the beautiful Dara from the super mega popular k-pop girl group, 2NE1.

The three teasers are titled, ‘Catch me Dara’, ‘Water-play Dara’ and ‘I’m a rocker Dara’.

Here are the three sneak previews :

Catch me Dara’
Water-play Dara
I’m a rocker Dara’

As you can see, a lot of focus has been put on the eyes – and a product off their Summer Aloha Girl collection called the ‘Etude House Aloha Henna Fix Proof 10 Mascara : Super Fix’


This mascara ensures all day long adhesion to your lashes and it is waterproof, therefore you don’t have to worry about your lashes when you’re out in the beach, under the hot sun, playing with water , or taking a swim! .

Perfect for those who wants to have long luscious lashes without having to worry if they’ll smear off and have a fun day at the beach !

To purchase it, type 헤나 픽스 프루프 10 방수카라: 수퍼픽스 on Gmarket!



sS501’s Park Jung Min chosen as spokesperson for ‘JN Neoteric cosmetics’

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Park Jung Min from popular boyband, SS501, has just been appointed for the spokesperson for JN NEOTERIC Cosmetics.

Via :

Representatives commented on the singer who had his first shoot on the 3rd, “The concept for our brand emphasizes healthy and beautiful skin. Since we are advancing into Asia this year, we felt that we couldn’t find a better fit than Park Jung Min. Not only does he have the image we were looking for, but he also posses the talent and experience of working all over Asia as well.”

I think it is a new brand and the focus will be in stem cell cultures. Their products will be sold on Ebay and Gmarket too.. so.. if you’re interested type JN 네오테릭 when it’s available in Gmarket in the future.


Nature Republic releases UV Lock Ultra series




Nature Republic will be releasing two sun-care products called

1.  Nature Republic UV Lock Ultra Milk Sun SPF 50 PA+++ 유브이락 울트라 밀크선

Iris, Cornflower extracts gives the skin vitality. Can be used on the body too.

2. Nature Republic UV Lock Ultra BB Sun SPF 50 유브이락 울트라 비비선

BB Cream that features UV Protection, whitening, and anti wrinkle properties. Covers imperfection and evens skin tone.

Both products will feature natural groundwater from Fiji islands which are rick in minerals. It also features cactus extracts which is rich in Vitamin A and moisturizes the skin.

From skincare-review on cactus extract :

Scientists are now exposing the many secret identities the cactus conceals, and their efforts have unmasked a natural wonder with unsurpassable capabilities. The cactus has long held the secret of retaining valuable moisture. The cactus is a succulent, which means it absorbs water in areas of low rainfall. Like an oasis, the cactus keeps previous moisture and nutrients locked inside.

Research shows that when applied to the skin, cactus extract also acts as a moisturizer and helps to prevent water evaporation from the stratum corneum layer of the skin. By doing so, cactus extract may improve the skin’s barrier function, an action that over time may prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles caused by free radical damage.



The Saem introduces 3 new BB Creams : The Saem Skin Fit BB Cream SPF 30 ( Silky Finish, Aqua, Original )



Hankook’s The Saem will be releasing 3 new BB Creams called the Skin Fit BB Cream SPF 30 PA ++ in three versions : Aqua, Silk Finish, Original.

The Skin Fit BB embraces the concept of lingerie ( which can be seen in the background of the photo ad ). A little weird…lol ? But like a good lingerie, this bb cream is suppose to ‘wrap’ your skin nicely, comfortable to wear all day long, and lets your skin breathe.

It also features a complex powder formulation which helps in increasing water retention in the skin, and helps absorb excess sebum and doesn’t block the skin from breathing.

Like all BB Creams, this BB Cream is an all on one : whitening, UV Protection, and anti-wrinkle. It moisturizes the skin, calm irritation, control production of sebum, etc.

The three BB Creams are :

1. The Saem Skin Fit Aqua BB Cream 스킨 핏 아쿠아 비비크림

Moisturizes your skin and keeps it moist all day long.

2. The Saem Skin Fit Original BB Cream 스킨 핏 오리지널 비비크림

Gives a natural coverage

3. The Saem Skin Fit Silky Finish BB Cream 스킨 핏 실크 피니쉬 비비크림

Perfect adhesion to the skin, and leaves your skin silky smooth all day long.

Price : 16,000 wons / 50ml