Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ariul 24-Hour Moisturizing Spa Water De-Tox Mask Review

Just before Christmas, Memebox sent me the Thanksgiving "For You" Box to review, and while that review is coming soon, there was an extra product stuffed into the box: The Ariul Spa Water De-Tox Mask.
Since this product isn't listed on the Thanksgiving Box card, I wasn't sure if it was added in accidentally, but I later on found out that Memebox wanted me to do a comprehensive review on this product, and I couldn't be happier to do so!

I received this product in a previous box: Brighten and Correct. I had still not tried it out by the time I received a second one to review, but I was super interested in it since it's so different!
From ariul.co.kr
 Ariul’s Spa Water 24 Hours Moisturizing Detox Mask creates hydrating and pore clarifying bubbles that penetrate deep into the skin. It effectively removes all pore-clogging impurities and blackheads for good! These sparkling bubbles will not only leave your skin spick-and-span but also deliver deep moisturizing, brightening, and tightening results! Highly recommended for those who suffer from dry and easily irritated skin, this detoxifying mask will detox and clarify without stripping the skin of natural oils.

WHAT IT DOES
Clarifies pores, brightens the skin tone, and removes all pore-cloggers.

HOW TO USE
Work a lather into hands. Massage on the face. Rinse.

SIZE: 100ml

INGREDIENTS
For a Full list of Ingredients and an analysis, check out the CosDNA page for this product HERE.
 (Warning: there are some acne-triggers etc for those with sensitive skin)
 So while this is called a "mask", lets be honest: it's a cleanser. It cleanses the skin, and it's supposed to be applied and the rinsed off with no wait time in between. I suppose their calling it a mask is because it has mask-like properties and benefits, but for all intents and purposes, I'm going to be using it as a cleanser.
From ariul.co.kr
 This De-Tox mask has a pump applicator, which is awesome. I'm a huge proponent of pump tubes, because it gives you more control over how much product you're using, keeps light and air from damaging or breaking down the product, and keeps me from having to dig my fingers into a jar, which can be unpleasant and occasionally unsanitary.
 When the product first comes out of the bottle, this is what it looks like. A pearly, soft consistency. Not only does it feel exactly like pump handsoap (think the generic softsoap that your mom or grandmother has in their bathroom) but it smells exactly like a generic hand soap to me. That was actually hard for me to get past, as I thought to myself, "oh my god, is this just pump soap in a fancy bottle??" Luckily, the ingredients speak for themselves, as does the way this product works. It may look and smell like hand soap, but it works much differently!
This is what the product looks like when applied and massaged onto dry skin. It feels like dry bubbly foam. If I continued to rub, the bubbles eventually dissipated, and a slightly sticky film was left behind.
Using the product the right way, I applied it to wet skin and massaged. You get a much more creamy, foaming bubble this time. At this point, you can actually leave the product on your skin and watch it foam and bubble up even more. It took about 5 minutes or so for me. However, per the directions, once the product has been massaged in, you can then rinse your skin.
My Thoughts
I used this mask/cleanser for two nights in a row. The first night, I used it as intended: a cleanser. I wet my face, worked it into a foamy lather on my hands and then massaged it into my skin. Using it this way, I did find that my skin felt super clean! I think this would be great for someone with oily skin, because my skin felt very tight/clean after applying this, although that was rectified with a good moisturizing booster and toner immediately following cleansing.
Night 2, I tried using this as more of a cleansing "mask" and that did not turn out so well. Rather than foaming it in my hands first, I applied the product to my skin and massaged it in until a thick lather of bubbles formed. I left it on my skin for about 5 minutes and then rinsed. Yet again, my skin felt very clean and refreshed, but I have to admit that there was some tingling and slight irritation/redness after leaving it on my skin for that long. After looking at the ingredients, it's obvious that someone with sensitive skin, like myself, might not gain much from using this, due to some of the ingredients. 
I did have my roommate test this out as well. He has normal skin that leans toward the oily side. He tried this both as a cleanser and a mask, and he had absolutely no irritation or issues with it. In fact, he liked it so much that it's now his current daily cleanser! I definitely think ingredients and skin type are key when it comes to this product. If you don't have sensitive or very dry skin, this might work quite well for you!

This De-Tox Mask is part of an entire line of Spa Water products fro Ariul that includes a cream, serum and mist as well.
From ariul.co.kr
Like most Korean brands, they have provided a suggested order in which to apply these products in your skincare routine:
Clearly since the De-Tox mask is used first, my assumption that his product is more of a cleanser than a mask would most likely be correct. After using the De-Tox Mask, you would then use the serum, then cream, then finish everything off with the mist. I use mists at a different point in my skincare routine, although it's not at all uncommon for many Korean women to top off their multi-step routine with a facial mist.

If you're interested in purchasing this mask/cleanser for yourself, you can do so on the Memebox Website!
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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review!!! I've been really excited to try this out but wasn't sure if it was a cleanser or a mask. Not only do I appreciate the clarification, but my sometimes sensitive skin is glad to know about possible irritation if used as a mask. I adore the mist in this line and have high hopes for the cleanser!

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    1. You're very welcome!! I had no idea if it was a cleanser or mask either until I dug into this review. I find it SUPER confusing that they call it a mask, but like I said in the review, I'm guessing the ingredients/application have mask-like properties or something? haha who knows! I love the mist as well, and I think using this product solely as a cleanser works best. :)

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  2. Thanks for your review! I was so curious about this since I just saw its on special offer on the memebox website. Sounds like it is not for me as my skin would be on the sensitve side. Thanks again :)

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