J.One Jelly Packs | Review + Comparison

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I'm deep in my love affair with Korean Beauty, and I don't see it ending any time soon. I had been super interested in the J.One Jelly Packs for the longest time - I wasn't really sure what they were supposed to do, but the packaging and claims reeled me in. I've been using the original Jelly Pack in the white bottle since the spring, and I just recently added the Black Jelly Pack to my collection at the beginning of August - now that I've had some time to test them both, I thought I'd combine the reviews into one post.

The original J.One Jelly Pack is meant to be a multitasking product that will dramatically firm the skin. It can be used just after cleansing as a leave-on morning mask, making it a treatment, mask, and makeup primer all in one. This one comes out as a super thick, jelly texture. When I first felt it I had no idea how I was going to be able to spread it over my skin, but the key is to pat it in instead of rubbing. The patting motion turns it into a thinner liquid that sinks into the skin quickly. The results are instant and phenomenal - so incredibly firming and plumping. The initial sticky texture may not feel that way on the skin, but it still somehow does an excellent job of gripping onto makeup and keeping it on all day. Usually the primers that extend the life of my makeup will end up drying my skin out, but this is one I can count on for long days. Because it's got that mask element, it keeps my skin hydrated all day long. I still use it as the last step in my morning skincare routine, rather than replacing my serum and moisturizer, and I think my skin looks all the better from it. This is definitely already on my list to be used on my wedding day.

Since I had such great results from the original Jelly Pack, just about a month ago I decided I needed to also try the Black Jelly Pack. This is basically supposed to be the overnight version of the original, plumping and hydrating the skin as you sleep so you wake up with a bright, glowing complexion. It uses red wine, black cumin seed, black truffle, black currant, blackberry, black bee propolis, and black pearl to treat the skin. This is a more lightweight, smooth jelly as opposed to the stickiness of the original. I still pat it into the skin, and I can instantly feel it plumping. I use this right after cleansing and toning, and my skin usually feels hydrated enough to not layer anything else on top. I wake up with smooth, glowing skin every time, and the fine lines I'm getting around my eyes always seem diminished.

I certainly would recommend both Jelly Packs because I've noticed lasting improvements in my skin's firmness and elasticity. It's nice to use sister products in tandem - my best skin days seem to be when I use the white Jelly Pack the morning after I've used the Black Jelly Pack. But if you just want one, I'd start with the original because of its multi-tasking abilities. I love it as my primer so much more than any of my other dedicated primers!

Have you tried either of the Jelly Packs before? Which is your favorite?