Last month I received my first pouch from MaskGenie and was so happy with the selections of masks in my pouch. I purchased the February pouch and I just received it. If you are interested in MaskGenie, I will post the information at the bottom of the post .
February 2015 MaskGenie revealed!
The masks come in a very nice chiffon wine-red colored bag.
Skinfood Black Bean Nose Pack (Korea) I do like Skinfood products ~ I think between the packaging and the food themes, they won me over a long time ago ~ haha. This pore pack for your nose is made with black bean extract Value .90
Description: Treat yourself to a mini-facial any time! Skin Food Black Bean Nose Pack is an effective nose patch made from Black Bean Extracts to deep cleanse the clogged nasal pores, remove the black heads on your nose, leaving behind smoother, flawless skin with youthful glow! The pack itself come in black color.. so if there’s black head then can see it clearly once you peer it off! Skin Food Black Bean Nose Pack is also much more sticky compare to other nose pack, which mean it really stick on your nose! With rich nutritional black bean essence, it can reduce acne from forming, regulate skin metabolizing capability, make you easily get smooth and bright clean skin quality
Etude House Collagen Eye Patch (Korea) These eye patches are made with 1% collagen, vitamin A (retinol), vitamin E (tocopherol) and Green Tea Extracts to help revitalize, brighten skin, reduce puffiness around your eye area. Value $1.00
Description: What it is: A hypoallergenic hydrating and intensifying elasticity eye sheet soaked with collagen essence made of natural fiber and botanicals. What it does: Hydrate & intensify elasticity of skin around eyes like baby’s skin. Brighten and care darkend eyes with essence containing collagen and vitamin. Tighten skin around eyes by intensifying sheet made of special natural fiber.
Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, PEG-75, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, alcohol, hydrolyzed collagen (1%), citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, carbomer, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, sodium hyaluronate, tocopherol (vitamin E), retinol (vitamin A), polysorbate-20, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask (Taiwan) My Beauty Diary is one of the first masks that I tried (red wine) and is a favorite in my family ~ my mom loves them as well! This black pearl mask is not only a moisturizing mask, it is a whitening. Whitening just means brighten the skin tone, not bleaching it. Value $2.00
Description: My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask’s ultimate whitening complex essence is extracted from shimmering black pearls that contain beautification ingredients, including rich amino acid and mineral trace elements that have been carefully selected for skin conditioning. The natural active ingredients condensed from black pearls combined with many other natural marine and plant extracts contained in this formula will leave your skin white, soft, moisturized and feeling silky smooth with a pearly luster after use. Natural vitamin C plant extracts such as pineapple, orange and cucumber stimulate metabolism of cuticles, thereby removing old and dead skin cells, making your skin silky smooth, refreshed and white. Furthermore, the My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask enhances elasticity, luster and vitality, ultimately creating the perfect clear and elastic skin
- Will leave your skin white, soft, moisturized, and feeling silky smooth with a pearly luster after use
- For normal skin and specially recommended for skin lacking luster and elasticity
- Whitening and nourishing
- Perfect to nourish, restore, replenish, moisturize, and provide glow to the skin on any normal skin types
My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask provides intense whitening and nourishment. Containing luxurious Tahitian black pear essence with rich vitamins, minerals and amino acids, it provides nutrients to tired and dull skin. Natural pearl shell extracts contains the smallest molecular structure of protein amino acids. It can instantly infuse into skin, making it soft and luminous. Deep sea red algae and mallow extracts can hydrates skin, restoring skin’s natural moisture. Patented moisturizing ingredients CosphingoTM maintains skin’s natural state of healthiness. It hydrates and locks moisture, restores skin’s softness and smoothness. Does not contains Paraben preservatives, alcohol or fluorescent agents.
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Triethanolamine, Chlorphenesin, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, codium tomentosum extract, lecithin, polysorbate 80, PEG15 hydroxystearate, citric acid, hydrolyzed conchiolin protein, polysorbate 20, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cand) extract, polyglutamic acid, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, xanthan gum, carbomer, fragrance, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, glycosphingolipids, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E) cosDNA.analysis
Deary Edelweiss Mask (Taiwan) Another brightening mask! I am pretty happen with getting brightening masks as I do suffer from sun damage hyper-pigmentation. This mask not only has edelweiss extract, but also sage and seaweed (bladderwrack), honey and silk extracts that help keep moisture balance and control oil, while soothing skin. that regulates the epidermal moisture balance and controls sebum secretion, this mask soothes skin while efficiently sealing in the moisture Value $2.20
Description: Enriched with sage and bladderwrack extract that regulates the epidermal moisture balance and controls sebum secretion, this mask soothes skin while efficiently sealing in the moisture. The combination of natural skin-hydrator Zemea® Propanediol, hyaluronic acid and honey extract perfectly keeps your skin moisturized, supple and pampered over a long period of time.
Ingredients: water, glycerine, 1,3-butylene glycol, 1,3 propanediol (Zemea), hydrolyzed silk, sodium hyaluronate, alpaflor edelweissep extract, salvia sclarea (clary sage) extract, fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) extract, honey extract, hydroxethyl cellulose, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, nicotinamide, algae extract, allantoin, methyl p-hydroxybenzoate, methylisothiazolinone, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
MediHeal H.D.P. Shower Capping Pack (Korea) This is a wash off mask pack and what is really cool about this is that there is a “lid” to this pouch, as there are more than one uses from this mask. Genie mentioned she could get 3-4 uses easy out of this mask pack. This is a mask that you leave on for 20 minutes and rinse off ~ the shower capping is just a description that it can be worn while you shower. This is a pore mask (H.D.P. = Help Diminish Pore) and contains tea tree oil to help control oil and remove blackheads. This is, based on the description, a creamy clay formula mask, which makes sense as clay is really good for cleaning out pores and reducing the appearance of pores. Value $3.00
Key Ingredients: charcoal powder, kaolin, walnut shell powder, tea tree leaf oil
Tuningface Essence Dramatic Lifting Mask (Korea) I have never heard of Tuningface ~ I keep reading that as Tunaface (haha) ~but this is a lifting mask that has natto gum (fermented soy beans), collagen, green tea extracts, hyaluronic acid and rose water. The rose water is far down the list of ingredients, so I will do a patch test with the essence first so I can decide if I can use it. Retail Price: $1.00 ~ $2.00
Description: Younger skin of the face. Firming & Lifting. Phyto-collagen helps anti-stress of skin
Ingredients: deionized water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, betaine, polysorbate 20, sorbitan sesquioleate, natto gum/pectin, carbomer, triethanolamine, allantoin, phenoxythanol, hydroxyethylcellulose, disodium EDTA, soluble collagen, portulaca oleracea extract, rose water, aloe ferox (red aloe) leaf extract, green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, peptide, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Foodaholic Snail Natural Essence Mask (Korea) This mask is a “3D shape natural pulp” mask which I assume means that it adheres to the contours of your face much better than other masks. This has .1% snail slime essence and beta-glucan to help keep your skin soft and moisturized. Value $2.30
Description: This is a nutritious mask which contains Snail Secretion Filtrate effective for skin to nourish and elasticity, filled skin with rich moisture and makes the skin tight and shiny. It gives your skin a fresh cool feeling and is rich with moisture and nourishment for healthier skin. This mask will tighten your skin and provide long lasting moisture with moisture retaining properties. All Foodaholic Natural Essence Masks keeps the moist hydrating sense based on silky touch and excellent contact of 3D shape natural pulp mask. (source)
Benefits: Nourishes, Improve elasticity, Reaffirms, Moisturizes, Retains Moisture, Softens, Wrinkle Improvement, Refreshes, Tightens (source)
Ingredients: water, glycerin, alcohol, butylene glycol, trehalose, panthenol, methylparaben, carbomer, triethanolamine, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxyethanol, snail secretion filtrate (.1%), beta-glucan, disodium EDTA, fragrance, corydalis ochotensis extract, chenopodium album flower extract, lactuca indica (Indian lettuce) extract, draba nemorosa (woodland draba) extract cosDNA.com analysis
Adin Herb Essence Mask (Korea) I really love herbal masks and this one contains rosemary, lavender, ginseng and lemon extracts (herbal extract ingredient), which will soothe stressed and tired skin. This also contains Vitamin E, collegan and hyaluronic acid to help attract and keep moisture in the skin. One thing I found interesting was how to use this mask depending on the season. I already keep my masks in the frig as I like cool mask on my face, but in the winter, they recommend to soak the package 2 to 3 minutes in warm water to heat it up. Interesting! Maybe the next time I am outside in the cold for an extended period of time, I will try this. Value $2.50 ~ $3.00
Description: Enriched with extracts from herbs including rosemary, lavender, ginseng, lemon and others, it provides moisture and various nutrients to the tensed and stressed skin, and keeps it comfortable and healthy. Formulated with Vitamin E, collagen and hyaluronic acid, it makes skin moist and elastic, and also reduces tension in the stressed skin and has astringent effect. It is especially suitable for use when special care is needed, such as when the skin looks dull rather than vital, or when dryness is felt, it comforts skin through providing nutrition and moisture immediately as well as calming.
Ingredients: purified water, glycerin, butylene glycol, portulaca oleracea extract, hyaluronic acid extract, hydroxyethyl cellulose, dipropylene glycol, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, carbomer, triethanolamine, collegen extact, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), herb extract, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Jant Blanc Coenzyme Q10 Plentiful Essential Skin Mask (Korea) This is Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) mask, which will help “fill” and plump fine lines and wrinkles, as well as making skin firm and moist. This mask is also 5-free from harmful ingredients and contains cactus, peppermint, chamomile,rosemary, allantoin and hyaluronic acid. Retail Price: $1.00
Ingredients:water, glycerin, alcohol, ubiquinone (.005%), cereus grandiflorus (cactus) flower extract, centella asiatica extract, portulaca oleracea extract, glyceryl caprylate, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, carbomer, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, panthenol, allantoin, sodium hyaluronate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, polysorbate 80, butylene glycol, fragrance, caprylic/capric triglyceride, disodium EDTA, hydrogenated lecithin cosDNA.com analysis
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Solusion (Secret Key) Gung Solution Doctor’s Brightening Mask Pack (Korea) This is the “Doctor’s” line from Secret Key. This mask claims to lift your face due to the peptides and collagen ingredients and brighten your skin tone through its Vitamin C and lemon extracts. Hyaluronic acid and ceramide moisturize your skin, while the “aqua-fill” mask soothes and calms skin. This has niacinamide, lemon, orange and apple extracts for whitening, brightening, exfoliation and moisture. I am looking forward to trying this one out! Value $1.66
Ingredients: water, glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/16 copolymer, butylene gylcol, betaine, alcohol, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, niacinamide, ascorbic acid, cellulose gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, carbomer, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, illicium verum (anise) fruit extract, 1,2-hexanediol, carpylyl glycol, disodium EDTA, yeast ferment extract, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) ftui extract, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed extract, glycyrrhize glabra (licorice) root extract, cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) root extract, polygonum multiflorum root extract, phellinus linteus (black hoof mushroom) extract, angelica gigas (Dang Gui) root extract, morus alba (white mulberry) bark extract, paeonia lactiflora (Chinese peony) root extract, sophora angustifolia root extract, scutellaria baicalensis (Baikal skullcap) root extract, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
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This is another winner for me with MaskGenie. I like the different varieties and the H.D.P. Shower Capping wash off mask is really cool, with its reusable bag and spout. This month’s bag is very functional, with the snail, herb, brightening and coenzyme Q10 masks. This is a good mix of familiar brands with Etude House, Skinfood, My Beauty Diary and Secret Key and unfamiliar ones as well.
If you are interested in MaskGenie, just go to MaskGenie FB page at https://www.facebook.com/MaskGenie and email Genie with your selection ~ either $22.00 US for the 10 pouch or $12.00 US for the 5 pouch. This month’s pouch was worth over $19.00 or so (and this is based on what I found out there). I have to factor in shipping costs and the personal time that Genie takes in choosing and trying out the masks. This was pretty speedy shipping, as it was mailed on February 5th and I received it on February 13th ~ and that with all of the snow here that is causing mail delays! I actually have another mask pouch this month to reveal, as I did order the Chinese New Year Oriental Beauty Pouch LE. That should be coming soon. Do you subscribe to MaskGenie? What masks interest you the most this month?
[ All items purchased with my own money ]
[ descriptions in italics from the product’s linked site ]