If you haven't read the first of my Jyunka posts, featuring the facial experience and scientific explanation of it, I highly recommend that you do since it is somewhat a flow-in into this entry.
Now that I have gotten most of the techy beauty bits ironed out, I will keep this entry more focused on the product benefits along with my personal experience and thoughts about it.
What is Jyunka M+ Fluid?
The active ingredient found within Jyunka M+ Fluid, as discussed, is Vitamin C (or also known as L'Absorbic Acid).
Looking at the ingredient make-up of this Fluid, you can tell that it honestly is banking on the technology of ensuring Vitamin C is absorbed deeply and thoroughly into the skin since there really aren't many ingredients to it.
Jyunka M+ Fluid comes with a very promising list of claims such as being able to see immediate results along with far better benefits with a prolonged used. The benefits of that would include:
- Lightening Pigmentation and Age Spots
- Tightening Pores
- Plump up Fine Lines
- Jyunka Glow! – A brightened complexion as toxins are flushed from the skin
- Reduced Under eye circles
And yes, you read that last point right! Jyunka M+ Fluid is actually safe to use on the tender area right under your eye. I am assuming this factor does vary and those who are extremely sensitive in that area might not want to risk getting milia seeds but the option of an undereye use is there!
While the above list is a compilation of benefits from a prolonged usage, Jyunka also emphsizes that due to it's fast-absorbing quality, instant and immediate effects can be witnessed!
I hope I am not all over the place with this review but speaking of instant results, here's a flashback to the half-face demo I mentioned in my earlier entry.
At the beauty salon, they felt the best way for me to see the difference is to apply Jyunka M+ on half of my face and leave the other as-is. For best results, it was also recommended I left myself this way till the next morning (at least).
They applied Jyunka M+ to the left side of my face, mentioning that it is slightly chubbier than my right and not as 'well-defined'. It is a partial observation but I suppose it is also why I have always prefer taking photos from my right.
Immediately after 10 minutes of application, they snapped a quick shot of my face for me and while I look downright cheesy and bleh, here it is:
With the immediate results, what you would notice is:
- Plumping of any fine lines (such as laugh lines or creases around the eyes)
- Slight lifting of the skin – note how my left (right in the photo) eye area appears slightly 'lifted'
- Slight sculpting of the cheeks (also due to lifting)
Since the phone camera quality is unable to snap commendable pictures, once home I took more shots in hopes of capturing the difference.
In all honesty there is a difference if you scrutinize your face in person. Of course people you see on the streets would not be sending weird stares your way for any odd facial symmetry but for observant people that know you (and yourself), you can see the refined shape and lifted look on the side with M+
There was also plumping to the laughline when I looked at myself in the mirror but for some reason, it refused to get captured on camera with flash.
While my left (right in picture) does look chubbier and has a more angular jaw, that is impossible to correct with M+ since we are talking plastic surgery here. Though what M+ did is to sculpt the meatier cheek portion, places that a serum can alter.
In the pictures, and I honestly hope it's not just me over-scrutinizing myself, I do see a better contour on my left cheek (right in photo). Note how there is a more evident 'front line' on there casting a deeper shadow?
The camera flash does cause everything to be picked up and highlighted but in person, that 'line' works as a contour and does shape your face to make it appear slimmer. Keyword here is appear.
Alright, enough of my scary gummy smile but that's what I captured through initial usage.
Prolonged Usage (3 Weeks)
After my facial experience, I received a bottle of Jyunka M+ and used it religiously for about 3 weeks – rather religiously that is.
The instructions say to use this day and night however due to it's serum-like consistency (not exactly thick and oily but I will explain!), I don't fancy using this in the day and would stick to my light-weight moisturizers.
So, after 3 weeks of use, how did it fare against its claims?
A foreword, I can't entirely attest everything to this product and while I didn't change up anything else in my routine, my skin does go through phases of being good and bad so... if anything, maybe this aided with the good.
- The pores around my nose does seem slightly smoothened out, though I never had too major pore issues to begin with so... not the best judge!
- My complexion seems to be brightened and more radiant. It's a partial observation and not cosmetic-product-glowy but rather my skin doesn't appear so dull and I don't look zombie-like without makeup.
- I don't have much pigmentation or age spot issues so I can't comment on this.
- I do notice (and I hope it's not the mentality-thing) that my face appears more lifted and contoured. It's not a super drastic measure but from certain angles my face almost appears... slimmer. No kidding!
- I can't comment too much on fine-line plumping either since it's not a major issue of mine but I have noticed my smile lines being less indent (again, if I scrutinize myself).
I know the slimmer face part honestly sounds too good to be true and I can't promise that I can convince you about it but that's what I felt about myself and here are some shots after 3 weeks of use.
And for variety, I tried to snap some with sun because of how harsh camera flash can be but that meant sneaky snapshots on the bus. Since over the working period, that was the only time I was 'exposed to sun'.
Of course I can only share what I think I experienced and this is in no sense gimmicky, I'll let the photos be the judge and you can decide for yourself if you do see a difference in my skin!
For other references, I did post up this LOTD mid-way through my Jyunka usage and I felt from there on my face already seemed a little more 'lifted'. Though, as I said, you be the judge based on the images!
I personally felt like it was doing some sort of good and even if it didn't do the whole slimming and lifting job, it did a great deal to help make my skin appear better on it's own – more radiant with a better complexion. So this is probably the culprit as to why I've been lazy to wear makeup out on weekends!
How this feels on
Incase anyone is wondering about how this product feels on, is it thick and greasy etc? I'll take some time to describe the consistency and scent of it.
Instructions say to use 2 pumps per application but I find that could be a little much for me so I usually do 1 pump, sometimes 1 1/2.
The consistency of this is typical to that of most serums, rather liquid in nature yet not as 'thin' as water.
When you first smooth it on your face, it does feel a little thick and greasy on. However the trick here is to continuously massage and rub this into your skin.
As you do that, you can feel the product being absorbed and in time, most of the greasy oil-like quality would have disappeared. It's not to say that it will feel as if there's nothing there since it is somewhat a serum but it's a lot lighter feeling on, compared to the initial heavy oily feel.
With that said, there is no recommended or preferred way of application though the usual upwards rubbing and circular motions are good enough. You don't have to follow it entirely of course but if you do have to spend some time rubbing it in, why not.
How to use this in the routine
This product, while serum-like, is actually used as a pre-serum – you can use this after toning, before your usual serums.
Though as a personal preference, since it is somewhat serum-like on it's own I do use this in place of a serum and stack my normal serum over it on alternate days so the whole routine doesn't feel too rich.
Though a quick note!
Some people MAY experience purging for the first week upon using this since our skin does react a certain way to high amounts of Vitamin C and Jyunka M+ aims to expel toxins from the skin. Though if you continue using it (no matter how scary that seems), your skin condition will get better.
Personally I didn't notice breakouts but I did get some dry patches on my skin for awhile though those went away quite quickly.
I think I have blabbered on for long enough about it and I personally find Jyunka M+ Fluid quite a find in the skincare realm. I have noticed significant results on my skin for this and am glad I got a chance to use it and see what it could do for my skin.
While I do love it, I don't want to step into the boundary of raving too much about it because of its high price of S$322 for 30ml (available at Beauty Veranda). If it were slightly cheaper, I would be all "you should go try it out because it's awesome" but this price tag is rather luxurious and I would say if you are looking for a change up to your skincare and don't mind forking out this sum, I do urge you to try Jyunka M+ Fluid.
It's been awhile since I have noticed something do this much for my skin and I suppose immediate and effective results do come at their own price!
Thanks for reading and I hope this entry has been informative for you!
Products were provided to me for review consideration.
I am not affiliated to them and all opinions expressed are my own.