Beauteque is a K-Beauty online store, located in the USA. I have purchased several items, plus I subscribe to their monthly beauty bag and have been very pleased with their service. Their customer service is top notch.
I have purchased their mystery bags before in the past and have been happy with their contents. They came out the other week with a New Year New You bag, which had several options and was customizable.
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It’s a new year, and a new you when you grab a bag chock full of mystery goodies! Tell us your skin type and tone and our team will prepare a customized high valued beauty bag filled with skincare and makeup goodies for you. Make 2015 your best year yet with Beauteque!
I decided to go for it and purchased the $40.00 bag, selecting oily skin and light tone ~ as I waffle between light and medium. Also, I knew that was going to be for a BB cream and I don’t use them anyway.
When my bag came last week, I was a bit surprised. It did have 7 items and the retail value was as stated. What surprised me was that the big item in there, an Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream, is not for oily skin, but really dry skin! When I was able to contact Beauteque, they apologized and offered me two items to replace it and they let me keep the Innisfree, which I will gift :) Pay it forward, it is good karma. Within 1 business day after responding, I received my replacement items!
So, here is my New Year, New You $40.00 bag reveal, with all items. Remember, you won’t get as many products, because my bag had an item that was not appropriate for what I had selected.
So, the first set of items are 3 facial sheet masks, valued at about $1.80 each. They are all made by Humanpia Costech
Bamboo Essence Mask Description: Bamboo Extract policies and smooths the outer layer of the skin, leaving it fresh and vibrant.
Pomegranate Essence Mask Description: Concentrated high moisture and nutrition for cleaning one’s skin, helps ones get over from skin fatigue and stress.
Cucumber Essence Mask Description: Contains more essence, assuage the skin: fatigue skin activity; increasing skin of elasticity and nutrition.
Ingredients: aqua, glycerin, butylene glycol, polyglutamic acid, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, carbomer, allantoin, ammonium acryloyl dimethylaurate/VP copolymer, sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldmethyl taurate copolymer, potassium hydroxide, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Lioele Lip Color Stick in Rebecca (Cherry) This is a bright red, very glossy and very pigmented lip color that is in a twist up tube. It is very creamy and I have had no feathering around my lips with it. I would say that this does leave a stain behind, as when I rubbed it off my hand, my hand still had the marks of the lip color on it. It smells like strawberries and is hydrating, as it is made with argan oil and rose hip oil. I am breaking my “I don’t wear red lip colors” and I will use it. Retail Value $9.00
Ingredients: Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Diisostearyl Malate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, CI 15850, Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, CI 15850: 1, CI 15985 , Mica, Silica, Ceresin, Ozokerite, Phytosteryl Isostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Ethylene / Propylene Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, CI 77491 / Ferric Oxide / Red Oxide of Iron /Iron Oxides, Rosehip Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Methicone, Butyl Paraben, Fragrance, Dimethicone, CI 45410: 1, Triethoxycaprylylsilane cosDNA.com analysis
Innisfree Green Tea Pure Cleansing Foam Ohhh, I am excited about this product! Yeah, I have WAY too many cleansers ~ I think I can go a full 3 years without getting another cleanser, but you know I will get one! haha This has a fresh green tea scent to it and it does foam up nicely ~ it is a white, creamy cleanser. This is a proper cleanser for oily skin, as not only does it remove dead skin cells, but controls oil as well. It also doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped or dry, so it is moisturizing for my skin type. This cleansing foam has Jeju organic green tea to moisturize, antioxidant ingredients ~ tangerine, orchid, prickly pear ~ and kaolin (clay) to help remove impurities and also has astringent properties. Full Size 150 mL Retail Value $7.50
Description: Hydrate and recharge skin with Jeju green tea! The vitality and deep hydration of our green tea products are supplied by the green tea extracts from the fields of Jeju island, renowned for its cleanliness and abundant floral. Use of these products will leave skin feeling smooth, supple and deeply hydrated. Does not contain synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal-originated ingredients, imidazolidinyl urea
Ingredients: Glycerin, *The green Tea Extract(20%), Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Water, PEG-32, Potassium Hydroxide, Kaolin, Lauric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Trehalose, Tangerine Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Disodium EDTA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Skin79 Orange Super Beblesh Balm BB Triple Functions I don’t use BB creams, so I won’t be swatching this one. This is a BB cream that has SPF50+ PA+++ and is also a whitening and wrinkle improvement BB cream. This one is specially formulated for oily skin, so Beauteque picked a product appropriate for my skin type selection. Full Size 40 g Retail Value $24.99
Description: The Skin79 Orange Super Plus Beblesh Balm has benefits such as moisturizing, brightening, wrinkle improvement, UV protection SPF50, and a reduction of pore appearances. Skin79 Super Plus Triple Function BB Vital Cream has upgraded sunscreen that prevents skin discoloration and skin aging with UV A and B sun protection, a triple function BB Cream that makes skin bright and smooth. It has a benefit that consists of high SPF and vitamin content. It strengthens skin’s overall protection capacity and blocks melanin formation while giving elasticity to sagging skin. Phytoshingosine and Ceramide strengthen skin’s protective barrier and maintain balanced skin condition. This helps provide skin with a soft, and can help skin look transparent and clean.
Ingredients: Water, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Zinc Oxide (Cl 77947), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetyl Peg/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Arbutin, Sodium Chloride, Methl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Saussurea Involucrata Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Bud Extract, Pinus Sklvestris Cone Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Cirtus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Caviar Extract Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bean Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid Trihydroxystearin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Corsspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Cosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tatraisopalmitate, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Caprylic/Carpic Triglyceride, Dehydroacetic Acid, Squalane, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Ubiquinone, Trehalose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Phytosphinegosine, Lecithin, Retinol, Linoleic Acid, Cyclodextrin, Tocopherol, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Methlparaben, Chlorphenesin, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Iron Oxides (Cl77492), Iron Oxides (Cl77491), Iron Oxides (Cl 77499) cosDNA.com analysis
Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Cream As I mentioned earlier, this cream is too heavy for my skin type and really is suited for dry skin; this one is really for dry and dehydrated skin types. I would have loved to get the Green Tea Fresh cream, as that is for oily skin, but alas, did not receive. That said, Beauteque was quick to respond and send out appropriate replacements and I did find someone who really wanted to try this cream out ~ so, win-win! This cream is make with 100% green tea water, which contain amino acids and minerals to help hydrate your skin. It also has green tea sea oil, which help create the moisture barrier on your skin, to keep it hydrated and moisturized. Full Size 50 mL Retail Value $26.00
Description: Keep a dewy glow year-round with this powerful moisturizing cream! It’s enriched with green tea seed extracts that are naturally cultivated in the lush Jeju Island of South Korea. With a variety of other natural ingredients like orchid extract, meadowfoam seed oil, and jojoba oil, this cream provides a “barrier” that retains moisture, but won’t suffocate your skin. Creamy, light, and soothing, this product is ideal for people with dry or sensitive skin. Does not contain: parabens, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal-originated ingredients, imidazolidinyl urea
Ingredients: The Green Tea Extract (52.4%), Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, The green Tea Seed Oil (1,050 mg), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Camellia Leaf Extract, Prickly Pear Extract, Orchid Extract, Tangerine Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Extract, Grapefruit Extract, Orange Extract, Tangerine Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysilicone-11, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Kaolin, Poloxamer235, Butylene Glycol, Tocophersolan, Poloxamer338, Xanthan Gum, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Water, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Tonymoly AC Control Toner I actually received two replacements for my Green Tea cream, as the value of each was less by themselves. This toner contains pine tree (Sciadopitys Verticilaeta) extract, which will help sensitive and reddened skin. This is also a whitening product that will reduce hyper-pigmentation. Full Size 130 mL Retail Value $16.00 ~ $22.00
Description: Tonymoly DR Tony AC Control Toner will help get rid of all your blemishes and imperfections. This toner controls oily skin, cleanses pores, clears pimples and scarring. It is great for sensitive skin, whitening hyper-pigmentation and redness.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ethanol, Niacinamide, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Sciadopitys Verticillata Root Extract, Althaea Rosea (hollyhock) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea extract, Phaseolus Radiatus (mung bean) Sprout Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Sprout Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sprout Extract, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Tonymoly AC Control Serum This is a serum in the same series line as the toner. I am a little leery of using this serum, due to alcohol being a top ingredient. I can handle alcohol in my products, due to my oily skin, so I will have to do a patch test and also a sniff test on this product. I haven’t opened it up yet, as I have several serums currently open. This product contains tea tree and pine tree extracts that help heal and control acne, reduce oil, tightens pores and has a matte finish when applied to your face. This serum also has plant extracts ~ sage, centella asiatica, camellia ~ which help keep skin hydrated and collagen and keratin to promote elasticity and firmness. Full Size 50 mL Retail Value $16.00 ~ $22.00
Description: Tonymoly Dr Tony Control Serum leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth while reversing skin damage. It controls the skin’s sebum and keeps your face moisturized.
Ingredients: Purified water, propylene glycol, ethanol, glycerin, niacinamide, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Silica, dimethicone, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Trehalose, Dimethyl Sulfone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Portulaca Oleracea extract, Centella Asiatica extract, Althaea Rosea (hollyhock) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Sciadopitys Verticillata Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Phaseolus Radiatus (mung bean) Sprout Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Sprout Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sprout Extract, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, triethanolamine, sodium polyacrylate, triclosan, 1 , 2-hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
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How do I feel about my New Year, New You bag? I do like that I did receive some good brands ~ Innisfree, Lioele, Skin79 and Tonymoly. Even if the Innisfree cream was suitable, I would have been fine with this bag, as I did get the retail value and pretty close to what Beauteque advertised. I just wish that one facial sheet mask wasn’t considered a “full item” ~ technically it is, but a facial sheet mask is also a one time use item, so stating that 3 one time use items is the same as a jar of facial cream ~ nah. I paid $40.00, which including shipping (USA only) and the first iteration of my bag was worth $72.89. With the new replacement products, my bag has a retail value of $78.89 ~ $90.89.
I did read that some customers received items that had expired products ~ make sure it is the expired date and not the manufacturer date. I did not receive any expired items, so no worries there for me.
Beauteque did send out an email, explaining the bag and also is giving those who purchased it a coupon code for future purchases. This bag may not have met my expectations and perhaps not yours, but once customers began complaining, Beauteque did listen and is making amends for this bag.
We are sending this email out to you today in regards to the New Year New You order that you had recently placed. We truly value you as a customer, and wanted to touch base with you on the feedback, inquiries, and concerns that we have received the past few days.
First off, we would like to apologize for any type of inconvenience that the New Year New You order might have caused you. We wanted to inform you on the expiration and manufacturing dates and the bag’s value.
Our first concern was about Lioele product’s expiration dates. If you received a Lioele product in your bag the date printed on the box is the manufactured date, and not an expiration date. Lioele products expire 30 months from the manufactured date and once opened are usable for another 12 months. Please see the link below as our source for this information. However, if you feel uneasy or uncomfortable with a product and would like your Lioele products replaced, please let us know. https://www.lioeletexas.com/Lioele_FAQ_s/1826.htm
Some other inquiries that we received in regards to the sheet masks included in the bags. The sheet masks were considered full sized products in the New Year New You bags. We apologize to anyone who felt that the sheet masks weren’t worth the value of the bag. In the future, we keep this in mind if or when sheet masks are included in mystery bags.
Also, please let us know if you feel that the products you received don’t fit your skin type and we will work to find a solution.
The Beauteque team will mail you a gift card in the next week for the inconvenience and confusion that this bag might have caused you.
Again, we truly apologize for any trouble. We value you as a customer and hope that this experience doesn’t dissuade you from Beauteque in the future.
If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you get the New Year, New You bag? What did you select and what did you get? My favorite products has to be the Tonymoly AC toner and the Innisfree Green Tea Cleanser.
Also, don’t forget that Beauteque just launched a monthly Beauty Bag subscription at their sister site beautequemonthly.com ~ If you want to know more about their monthly service, check out my blog post here and you can read my review of the January bag here.