For some of my recent pictures on Instagram and Facebook, I have received some lovely comments, especially that my skin looks radiant. While some of the “glow” is definitely due to perspiration, I can’t deny the fact that there is another product that is helping my skin. A Korean product and one that is very unusual and innovative; the Blithe Patting Water Pack Energy Yellow Citrus and Honey that I had received in the Memebox Korea’s Most Wanted. What is a Patting Water Pack? How are you supposed to use it? What are the ingredients? Did it work for me? Read on to know….
Blithe Patting Water Pack Review
Firstly, please excuse the bad picture. It is a crazy, hectic time for me at the moment as you can probably make out from the infrequent posts these days. Taking pictures does take a back seat. But let’s talk about this product first.
About the Blithe Patting Water Pack – Energy Yellow Citrus and Honey
“Blithe Patting Water Pack is an innovative multi-fruit-extract pack by diluting with last washer water. It contains not only rich fruit extracts such as lemon, orange, bilberry fruits but also essential oil to provide vitality to weary skin and enhance skin flexibility for soft, supple and clear skin. It provides thorough dirt removal, exfoliation, pH balance and skin calming and relieving.”
This is the description on the bottle so the language isn’t mine.
What Exactly Is It?
The reason why this is called a pack is because it claims to replace sheet masks. And why Patting Water Pack? That’s because the recommended usage is to add a capful of this liquid to a bowl of water and pat that water onto your face and let it air dry. This, apparently, removes dead skin cells, delivers moisture and nutrition and renews the skin. So, it is a mild face pack that can be used daily without the hassles of having the pack on your face for 15-20 minutes.
Who? When? How? All the Usage Queries
The Blithe Patting Water Pack is meant for all age groups. They have three variants, the Green one with salicylic acid for acne-prone skin, the purple one with adenosine for anti-aging and this yellow one for dull skin. It is supposed to be used after cleansing your face as a last rinse. You can use it once a day or twice depending on your skin’s needs.
When I first used it, I did exactly what they have recommended. I found that method to be very wasteful and messy with the water dripping all over my arms and down my clothes. So then I tried a bit of experimenting and tried creating my custom toner by mixing it with a couple of other toners. That worked initially but then my skin sensitivity flared up. Finally, I tried out this alternative way of using it and it has worked brilliantly. All I do is simply take some of this liquid on a cotton pad and swipe it across my face and neck like I would with a toner! And it does a marvellous job. Not only does it add moisture to my skin, but it has also refined the texture of my skin. We all know that when a surface is smooth, light reflects better and thus you get a “gloss/glow/shine/radiance” and this is exactly what the Blithe Patting Water Pack does. How does it do that? Let’s take a look at the ingredients…..
“Water, Lactic Acid, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Panthenol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium lactate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Honey Extract” Now that’s what I call impressive! There is Lactic Acid, which, if you have read my post on Acids in Skincare, is one of the gentlest of AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and helps in anti-aging as well as retaining moisture. It also helps in cell turnover and thus smoothens the skin. Sugar cane extract has glycolic acid which helps in controlling acne, reducing hyperpigmentation and brightening the skin. The other fruit extracts also have AHAs in them and the oils help in adding moisture to the skin without making it greasy.
Price and Availability
While Memebox mentioned the price of the Blithe Patting Water Pact as $46 (200ml), it is available on several e-stores like Jolse, KoreanQueens and Amazon for as low as $34 – $38.
To Sum It Up
I had neglected this little gem initially since the prescribed usage didn’t work for me. When I was packing all the stuff during the shifting, it came into my hands again and I looked up the complete ingredient list. That was when, seeing the lactic acid and all the fruits in it, I decided to use it as a toner and I am really glad I did. There was about 100ml remaining in the bottle and I have been using it almost daily since about two months. There’s still enough in the bottle to last me a month at least. While this isn’t really an acid toner, it certainly works as one. A very gentle and mild one at that. Using the Blithe Patting Water Pack as a toner has really helped in refining the texture of my skin and making it appear smoother and thus, more radiant. I guess wiping the cotton over the face helps exfoliate the dead cells better than just patting the water on the face. I certainly feel tempted to buy all three of them to use according to my skin’s requirements. Personally, if you want to add acid toners to your regime, I would recommend this since it doesn’t dry out the skin. Would you like to add the Blithe Patting Water Pack into your regime? Do you use any acid toners? What are your thoughts on Korean products? Do let me know in the comments below.