MIZON is a new Korean brand for me, and when I first spotted their shop on G-market I was drawn to their products and the affordable prices. I also saw that Hope In a Blog has tired a few products from them and this gave me the push I needed to try them out.
Since 'black' ingredients have been very huge in Korean skincare, I wanted to see if Black Bean Extract had any actual benefits for the skin and as it turns out it has a history of being a main ingredient in Japanese and South Korean skincare. Black Beans are great for the skin are complexion, they aid in the production of red blood cells are rich in anti-oxidants. They also help to retain moisture and suppleness. (source)
The MIZON Black Bean Anti-Aging Mask is a wash-off mask which has outstanding antioxidant function. Isoflavone in black beans increases skin elasticity and skin's ability to recover.
Isoflavone is a plant estrogen with potent antioxidant properties for the skin! Once I start researching an ingredient, that does not lose it's effectiveness when placed in skincare products, I do not stop until I have read all the pros and cons. I pleased to say that I'm quite happy with is product. Because it turns out that black bean extract is an effective moisturizing and anti-aging ingredient.
MIZON advise you to wash you face with warm water to open up the pores and then apply the mask, avoiding the eye and lip areas. I use this about 3 times a week, you will need to wash it off after 15-20 minutes. After I use it my skin is left very well hydrated and so soft. I have been using this for about two weeks but I really cannot comment about it's anti-aging claims because I only have a few lines around my eyes and I cannot use the mask on that area. However, I'm impressed by this product and I do enjoy using it.