Jayjun Real Water Brightening Black Mask

Hey guys! So today I’m going to be talking about a really famous sheetmask. If you’re a skincare lover, you’ve definitely seen the Jayjun Real Water Brightening Black Mask. The signature orange and brown is recognizable anywhere. Fun story: Jayjun used to just do plastic surgery, but their aftercare skincare was so loved, that they were pushed to start focusing on their skincare line as well! This mask is one that launched them into popularity. Let’s see why…

Claims: On Jayjun’s website they claim,

“A thirst quenching mini facial treatment for your skin! A 3-step treatment to cleanse, brighten and nourish your complexion. 
Formulated with the precious, mineral-rich lava seawater from Jeju-Island, this sheet mask provides intensive hydration and soothing effects all at once.”

Jayjun is one of the first sheetmasks that I saw with the multipstep process. I really love it because it makes it literally perfect for travel, but only being able to try the cleanser or essence for a few days makes it hard to tell if there are longstanding effects.

Ingredients: For the ingredients, I’m going to focus on the mask because it’s the highlight of the treatment. I will still quickly go over the critical ingredients in the cleanser and essence. The cleanser’s star ingredient is papaya extract, which is known for its exfoliating properties. The key ingredients in the essence are the niacinamide (it’s the fourth ingredient, yay!) and adenosine. Niacinamide works to minize pores, even out skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten the skin overall. Adenosine also is proven to have anti-wrinkle benefits, regenerating the skin so it looks smoother and younger.

Sheet mask ingredients:  Water, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Sea Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Allantoin, Ceramide 3,Beta-Glucan, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phospholipids, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

Similar to the essence, we have Niacinamide and Adenosine. The mask also has ceramide, which is a really moisturizing ingredient. Jayjun often advertises this mask as one that contains mineral rich water from Jeju. The water is said to enrich the skin and shows up as the sixth ingredient, right after niacinamide. I did some research on Jeju water, and turns out that the water contains minerals like calcium and magnesium, which improve the skin’s biome. You may be wondering what the heck is a biome. Well, I didn’t know either, so I did some more research and found that the skin’s biome is the natural environment on the skin. You know how you always hear about the gut health and the good and bad bacteria that lives in your gut? Similarly, your skin has good and bad bacteria. Although there isn’t a lot of research to prove that products can increase the amount of good bacteria and decrease the amount of bad bacteria, putting water from Jeju island definitely isn’t a bad thing. What is a bad thing is FRAGRANCE. Honestly, finding great products without fragrance is so difficult. Who knows what’s under that label. There could be a hundred different chemicals that we don’t know are there that are all called “fragrance” in this ingredients list. Another ingredient that isn’t our favorite, is Phenoxyethanol, a preservaticve and a fragrance stabilizer. It’s low in toxicity and should be fine as the US and Japan only allows it to consist of 1% of the product. The final ingredient I don’t like is PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil. In some quantities castor oil makes me break out so I have a mild vendetta against it, except in the case of hair growth. In this product, it’s used as a surfectant, a solubilizer, and a toning lotion. To breakdown those terms, surfectants and solubilizers are used to help oils and fats wash away easily. However PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil’s solubilizing effects may cause irritation for people with really sensitive skin. My skin was not irritated and did not break out, but those of you with really sensitive skin, I would watch out for Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, and Fragrance.

Price: Pack of 10

Jayjun: $39 (free shipping)

Amazon: $21 (free shipping on orders over $25)

Yesstyle: $20.81 (free shipping on US orders over $35)

Personally, I think the Amazon and Yesstyle prices are pretty amazing for this product. I like to save these for my more special days, and $2 a sheetmask for an at home spa experience is pretty great.

Last snow shot of the year 😦 

The Run-Down:

I really enjoy using this mask. From the exfoliating papaya cleanser to the light prepping essence, the whole experience is really calming. The actual sheet mask itself is made of rayon, which is not the most luxurious material but is good enough for $2 a pop. The sheetmask feels pretty high quality and the essence soaks in really nicely. After using this mask, my skin definitely feels super moisturized and plump. Compared to the really popular Innisfree sheet mask, I would say that this is definitely a cut above in quality and effect. However, like all sheet masks, I don’t expect my skin to be completely transformed by one use. Changes will take consistency and time in order to be significant.

Pros and Cons:


  • Great ingredients (mostly)
  • Good for mature skin
  • Good price point for quality


  • Fragrance and hydrogenated castor oil

Who Should Use:

This is a really moisturizing sheet mask, so I would definitely recommend it for my dry-skinned friends. I have combination-oily skin, and I still enjoy using this mask, especially during the winter. However, if you have really sensitive skin or are particularly sensitive toward fragrance, this might not be for you. I would also test to see what exactly you are sensitive towards, because other than the three ingredients you should watch out for that I mentioned above, this mask truly does have some great ingredients like niacinamide, ceramides, and adenosine for a nice price point.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

4/5 stars

A great price point, nice ingredient list (although not completely clean), and really convenient for travel! I will definitely be repurchasing.

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