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Belle de Jour Planner Giveaway (Part 3)*

Every week this month, I'll be giving away a Belle de Jour planner package! There will be two (2) winners this week. To join, follow my page on Facebook *here* and comment on the giveaway photo! Full mechanics are on there. Special thanks to Belle de Jour for the prizes!

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*This giveaway is open only to Philippine residents. Winners will be chosen and contacted by me through email/social media for their delivery details. Make sure the accounts you use to enter are accounts you check regularly!

For updates, visit CodenameAYA on FB.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Review: iWhite Korea Whitening Pack

Hello! A couple of months ago, I told you about my current fave moisturizer - the iWhite Aqua Moisturizing Cream. It's water-based and very lightweight - perfect for summer! You can read my post about that *here* if you want to know more about it.

Today, I'll be telling you about yet another iWhite Korea product - the iWhite Whitening Pack :)


Description (from iWhite): The iWhite Whitening Pack instantly removes dead skin, deep-seated dirt and other impurities to reveal a radiant, glowing, younger-looking skin.


Active ingredients:
  • Mulberry root extract - whitens dark skin and evens out discolorations
  • Aloe vera leaf extract - soothes and smoothens skin
  • Panax ginseng root extract - revitilizes and improves skin health

Also contains: Water, polyvinyl, alcohol, propylene glycol, nonoxynol-12, allantoin, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, sodium hyluronate, Oryza sativa bran extract, titanium dioxide, methylparaben, ascorbic acid retinyl palmitate, disodium EDTA, fragrance


According to what I've read, peel-off masks like this are supposed to help gently remove the top layer of the skin where all the dirt and dead skin are, leaving you with smoother skin. Kinda like exfoliation. While we all want our skin to be as smooth as possible all the time, we have to note that peel-off masks are not recommended to be used too often to avoid irritation and damage that can be caused by removing too much skin cells or over-exfoliation.

Now, let's see how effective this product is :)

The product is packaged in a squeeze-type tube that contains 95g of product.


The iWhite Whitening Pack is also available in sachets that contain 8g of product each (good for one use). Very practical, right? If you just want to try the product out to see if it would suit your skin, go for the sachet.

Here's what the product looks like.


It looks like glue, no? But don't worry, it won't glue your fingers to your face. Haha. Oh, and by the way, this product has the 'signature' iWhite scent. What I mean is that this mask smells exactly like the iWhite Nose Pack and Aqua Moisturizing Cream. All the iWhite products I've tried so far (except for the body soap) smell exactly the same! How cool is that? :)

Anyway, to use this, I just follow these simple instructions.

1. Rinse your face and pat dry with a clean towel. Make sure your hands are clean as well before applying the mask.

2. Keep your hair away from your face using a towel/headband.

3. Apply a generous amount of iWhite Whitening Pack evenly on the face, while avoiding the eye and mouth area, but making sure it blends with the iWhite Nose Pack if you had previously applied it. While the mask is drying, avoid activities that can cause sweating.


The product has a thick, goopy and slightly sticky consistency. Application can get a bit messy at first when you're not used to it yet. The product also sometimes gets stuck on my nails upon application. (I keep my nails a bit long pa naman. Haha.) Anyway, it's nothing that wipes can't handle. I like to keep wipes on hand every time I use this mask so I can wipe the product off my fingers anytime I need to. 

This product doesn't irritate my skin in any way while it's on my face. It gives off a slight cooling effect and dries pretty quickly, too. I can actually feel it hardening on my skin as it dries. It doesn't slide off my face once spread evenly. 

4. Wait for 15 minutes or until the mask dries, then peel the mask off from bottom to top or vice versa.


Peeling the mask off doesn't hurt for me but there's a slight tingling effect. I don't know about you, but for me the best part of using a peel-off mask or a pore strip is the part where I get to peel it off and look at all the gunk that it has pulled from my skin. Haha. Gross, I know, but I find it fun ;] 

Click to enlarge. (Only if you really, really want to, ok? Haha.)

5. Rinse face or apply moisturizer after peeling off the mask to remove any mask residue. For best results, use 2-4 times a week.

Here's what the mask looks like after peeling it off my skin. 



(I tried to peel it off really carefully this time so it wouldn't tear so that I could show it to you. Hihi.)

After removing the mask, my face feels really smooth and clean. The mask doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky at all. My skin appears a bit brighter after, too. After peeling the mask off, my face feels a bit tingly. Effect of the 'peeling/pulling' part, I guess. Nothing too uncomfortable. I just splash my face with water after to somehow soothe my skin and at the same time rinse away any mask residue.

After peeling the mask off

The mask is not strong enough to remove the blackheads on my nose area, though. The mask usually bubbles up on my nose area no matter how thick the layer is, but I don't mind since iWhite has a different and more suitable product for that particular skin concern (the iWhite Nose Pack). I actually sometimes use the nose pack together with this whitening pack. What I do is I apply the nose pack first on my nose area, then I apply the whitening pack on the rest of my face.

Thumbs up:
  • Removes dirt and dead skin effectively, leaving my skin smooth and bright
  • Doesn't irritate my skin, no redness
  • No strong unpleasant scent
  • Dries quickly
  • Peeling it off doesn't hurt (for me. I enjoy peeling masks off my face, ok? Haha!)
  • Affordable - Priced at P199 for 95g of product (squeeze-type tube) and P22 for 8g (sachet, good for one use)
  • Widely available locally - Available at Watsons outlets and leading department stores and drugstores nationwide.

Thumbs down:
  • A bit messy to apply - I keep wipes on hand every time I use this product!


I've yet to see if this product really does whiten in the long run, but I'm already pretty satisfied with how well it works on me. Every time I use this, it's like I'm giving myself a facial, especially when used together with the iWhite Nose Pack and followed by the Aqua Moisturizing Cream ;]

Stay tuned here at codenameaya.com to know how you can win your own iWhite Whitening Pack :)


Disclaimer: Product was sent by the company but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the product.

31 comments:

  1. I tried the nose pack but unfortunately, it was of no help. T.T

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  2. My fave, too' especially the nose pack!

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  3. para kang nakashades habang me mask aya hehehe :))) Nice review.. kulet lng noh parang pati hairs tanggal :D

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  4. I've tried the nose pack too and it's not very effective, I find. But my blackheads are also very stubborn :/

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  5. that's super cool! Will try this out soon :) are those blackhead lifted using that product? amazing!

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  6. I have only tried their nose pack & i can say that korean products are really cool.

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  7. This looks promising. I know it's gross but I also peek into the mask to see all the gunk lifted on my face. I feel so clean after hehe.

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  8. I've tried this before. But no bueno... maybe I should use it a lot to see optimal results.

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  9. can you use the nose pack to take off those stubborn pimples too or are they just for black heads and whiteheads? :)

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  10. i also have this. you really need it to be thick. kasi pag nag bubbles like this one, wala talagang makukuha :)

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  11. I have been using this product and it's really worth it. It is feels so refreshing after use.

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  12. Yung sa nose area ko madalas magbubble-up kaya siguro wala masyado nappull. Kaya I don't usually apply this sa nose ko. I use their nose pack, anyway. Thanks for the tip, Kat :)

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  13. I don't use the nose pack when I have pimples, especially pag fresh and large ones. I'm afraid that the pimples would get irritated and lalo lang lumaki. I wait 'til they've dried up a bit already before using this or the nose pack. I'll ask someone about this and let you know kung ok :)

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  14. Aww. Yeah, maybe you can try using it regularly to see :)

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  15. Haha! That's the fun part, no? :D

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  16. Aww. In my experience naman, the nose pack is effective in a way. It can pull stuff off my nose although it can't remove ALL my blackheads. I guess I have to use it more often. I don't use it regularly eh.

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  17. Hahaha oo nga no! Mas natutuwa ako sa nose pack kasi mas may nabubunot talaga. Haha

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  18. Aww too bad. It's ok naman for me although it can't take off all my blackheads. I still find it effective.

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  19. Fun part is when I get to remove it to see everything it has removed. Haha This can't really remove blackheads, though (based on my experience). The nose pack, I find more effective in that department :)

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  20. SM Department Store, Watsons and in other leading department stores and drugstores :)

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  21. i have this and i love it,just dont remember the price ! how much is this again ??

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  22. can i wash "iwhite whitening pack" after it dries and i removed it to my face because,it turns a
    bit dark when i wash it but not as dark as my old skin tone. p.s : it's effective naman ehh

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  23. CAn 15 year olds use this product? Hndi po ba to harmful sa skin nila?

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  25. Where is online shop for that ? Can you help me? Plsssss. I need that for acne remedy and skin cleanin

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