Product Review: J.One Jelly Pack

If you are familiar with Korean television dramas, then Ha Jiwon’s name should be a familiar one – she starred in the much-loved romance Secret Garden, among other titles. Besides being known for her acting chops, Ha Jiwon’s flawless skin has been the source of envy for years. Now, she is sharing her beauty secrets with her own line of skincare products that she swears by for clear, youthful, and bright skin.

The J.One Jelly Pack is a new, multitasking innovation that simplifies your everyday skincare routine. It combines your morning skincare routine, a mask and a primer all-in-one. Ha Jiwon developed this after years of spending hours in morning trying to make her skin look its best for photo & film shoots – her dream was to have a step that did it all, and after working with one of Korea’s top labs for many months, she finally created this special formula.

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Bare-faced and beautiful, Ha Jiwon shows off her J.One Jelly Pack

The Look:

The bottle itself is a minimalist design that would fit right in on any beauty shelf. The cap reveals a pump underneath, which is how the product is dispensed. When pumping out the product, you’ll immediately notice that the gel has a thicker consistency but it melts into skin when spread thinly.

Clean and simple packaging; the cap reveals a pump

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Look how fluid the gel looks! Its a fully transparent and scent-free gel.

The Application:

When I first pumped out the jelly pack, I assumed it to be a watery gel that could be easily rubbed into skin. I was surprised when I was met with a little bit of resistance due to the pack’s more viscous, almost honey-like texture. I couldn’t quite figure out to apply it onto my face (admittedly, I’m a bit of a product noob), so I decided to learn how to do it straight from the expert. Ha Jiwon demonstrated how she uses the jelly pack on Get It Beauty, a popular Korean beauty program, and it really made all the difference.

First, she liberally pumps the product onto the back of her hand. (I think I counted five pumps, but the Glow Recipe team recommends 1-2 pumps)

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Next, she broadly sweeps a thick layer of the pack across her cheeks, forehead and nose. You can see how light and watery the gel becomes when she applies it. For reference, she applied the pack immediately following cleansing.

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After letting the product absorb for a few seconds, she does the most important step – patting the product into her face with a light, massaging motion. She added that you should say positive affirmations such as ‘I look great today!’ while doing this, but I skipped this step as I couldn’t stop laughing. (I’m all for the power of positive thinking though!)

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Following her steps made the application so much easier. The sticky resistance I was met with earlier was gone, as the texture of the product liquefied when I swept it across my face. As I was waiting for the pack to absorb, there was a definite cooling effect that felt as if I just applied toothpaste onto my skin (which, for the record, I would never do!). Nicknamed a “corset pack,” the formula also wraps itself around the skin for a mini-lifting effect.

The true magic of this product is when you apply your sunscreen, BB or foundation with sunscreen on top – the formula ‘grips’ the make up, making skin after application silky smooth.

The Performance:

I tested the pack as an all-in-one product, where in the morning I would cleanse, apply the pack, and then go about my day. Besides the cooling and tightening effects, it also kept me moisturized without feeling sticky or caked on. As someone who only leaves herself ten minutes to get ready for the day every morning, this pack was a blessing. And it was especially useful for those sleep deprived nights. Usually I’d dread putting on BB the next morning after a long night, knowing that it might look a little cakey and pill, but the J.One Jelly Pack would help the BB Cream application go on seamlessly.

When to use it:

This is a true multi-tasker. You can use it alone after cleansing in the morning and go straight to UV protection and makeup. Or another way to use it is as the last step of your skincare routine, both morning and night as it creates a great moisture barrier on skin. When used at night, especially considering how cold it has been the past few days, I applied a night cream on top for extra protection and woke up to still hydrated, ‘jelly’ like skin. Use it on delicate areas like the neck and chest to keep these areas firm and hydrated.

TL;DR:

  • Unique gel texture that melts into skin with gentle patting
  • All-in-one product that hydrates, lifts, primes the skin
  • A true ‘makeup / sunscreen gripper’

My skin might not be exactly like Ha Jiwon’s, but it definitely became the best version of itself. Sound off in the comments about your skincare icons and their beauty secrets!

Get your glow on!
Cathy

 

 

27 replies

  1. I just got my product and feel it is very hard to apply. I must leave my face damp to spread it over the skin…………is this how the product is to be applied? It is like molasses and does not spread as shown here.

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  2. I am so excited to finally purchase the the jelly pack. I have so many of your products that this one seemed like the right “NEW” one to add. My only question is can it be used around the eyes or what would be the great product to couple with this one? thank you!!!!

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  3. hello there , thanks for the explanation & review dear … for those who have pimples & acne prone skin with combination oily … can use this product?

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    • Short answer is yes, but it doesn’t leave your face as smooth as if you were following the traditional korean skincare steps. I think you need to leave it to dry for at least 30 minutes before applying any form of make up or even sun screen. Subsequent products unfortunately, do not apply as smoothly over this jelly pack compared to after a good cream. Personally, I won’t be buying this product again. It’s ok if you don’t need to apply anything after the jelly pack. I used it twice a day (sometimes more even) everyday for 6 days during my beach holiday recently and can’t see any significant benefits. It just made applying sunscreen afterwards a bit patchy but I wasn’t wearing any make up and was really roughing it out under the sun, so, it didn’t bother me too much that I had patchy sunscreen all over my face!

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    • why purchase anywhere but here on Glow Recipe…………..they are wonderful and so helpful to all of their clients. I would never find a product here and buy else where. Glow has got me and my mom for life!! #feelingtheglowatglowrecipe

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  4. Hi,

    I just wanted to leave a message to thank you for bringing this product “J.One Jelly Pack” via digital marketing. Not only this product but also many other hard to get Korean beauty care products in Los Angeles and/or U.S.. I was having a hard time purchasing this product only online since I am half way around the globe. As an encouragement please keep on with what Glow Recipe is doing and continue adding more products. I’ve always have sensitive skin and Korean product has been a major help but it was hard to get for me, until I found your website in the middle of the night searching for certain beauty products.

    Thank you Sarah & Christine.

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  5. I have dry skin – should I therefore, use this as a last step of my morning routine before applying sunscreen? In addition, with the night routine where you mentioned that you layer your night cream over the top, does that mean that you apply this after lotion and before night cream or would you use this like a sleeping pack in lieu of night cream or after night cream?

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    • In the morning routine, the jelly pack works great as the last step as it helps to ‘grip’ any makeup you apply on top of it.
      You’re right! It would work well under sunscreen.

      With the night routine, it can be used as a moisturizing cream after treatment layers and under another cream layer, or as a sleeping pack in lieu of a night cream.

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