Unboxing March 2015 MaskGenie!

I am so in love with this subscription!   Genie better never stop it ~ haha.   MaskGenie is a monthly subscription of masks ~ facial sheet mask, body masks, wash off masks and it looks like next month, we will get a hair mask!  The owner lives in Hong Kong and she (Genie) tries out the masks and determines which ones she feels are worthy for her customers to try.   Shipping is extremely fast ~ within a week, I get my pouch.  You can order the 10 mask pouch for $22.00 or the 5 mask pouch for $12.00 and that includes shipping and she just doesn’t ship to the USA ~ MaskGenie ships all over the world.  I received my March pouch the other day, and here is my unboxing of the masks in this month’s pouch

March 2015 MaskGenie revealed!

Shara Shara Smooth Bébé Foot Hydration Mask (Korea)  I do like Shara Shara skincare/body care products ~ it’s their makeup I cannot stand.   This is their Baby Foot mask (here with ze French name of bébé) and I will use this.  I find myself using foot hydration masks weekly now, as the warm months are quickly approaching!   Value $2.00

Description: Contains  9 kinds of herb complex such as jasmine extract, sage extract, urea and salicylic acid soften rough foot skin.  complete a smooth and soft baby foot by supplying moisture and nourishment. Easy to use thanks to patent registered one-touch sticker type without discomfort of taken off.

Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, mineral oil, Butylene Glycol, urea, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, polysorbate 60, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, glyceryl stearate SE,  SD alcohol 40-B, sorbitan sesquioleate, cetearyl alcohol, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, PEG -100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone, methylparaben, carbomer, beeswax, triethanolamine, propylparaben, fragrance, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, adenosine, disodium EDTA, triclosan, salicylic acid, salvia officinals (sage) extract, rosmarinus officinals (rosemary) extract, Portulaca Oleracea extract, ocimum basilcum (basil) leaf extract, lavandula angustifola (lavender) extract, jasminum officinale (jasmine) extract), Houttuynia cordata extract, ceramide 3, centella asiatica extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, hydrolyzed collagen  cosDNA.com analysis


image from http://www.sharashara.co.kr/product/product_detail.php?catCode=002000060007&productID=23


image from http://www.sharashara.co.kr/product/product_detail.php?catCode=002000060007&productID=23

Tonymoly I’m Real Seaweed Skin Purifying Mask (Korea)    I haven’t tried a Tonymoly mask yet, as the only one I ever received before had rose in it, so I am looking forward to this one ~ plus it has seaweed in it~  I love my seaweed-y stuff ~ I must be the Ocean’s Daughter😉    This mask has no parabens and it also has apple fruit extract and glacier water.  Value $2.00

Description:  Seaweeds mask makes skin look bright and radiant with freshness of the sea. 3-layers of luxurious cotton pulp keeps serums from evaporating and delivers into dermis. Uses seaweed extract to make skin look brighter and more radiant. Helps hydrate skin while boosting inner glow

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6, Copolymer, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Fucsu Vesiculosus Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Carbomer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Tromethamine, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glacier Water, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance   cosDNA.com analysis


Dueling Snail Masks!!  haha

Seatree Art Snail 100 Mask Sheet  (Korea)  I have had Seatree products before, most recently their synake serum, which was pretty scented.  I hope this mask is not scented too badly.   Snail filtrate helps heal, smooth and pump up skin, so I do like a good snail mask.   The snail filtrate is almost the last ingredient on the list, so I just wonder how much of it is in here, but on the flip side, this mask doesn’t have a lot of ingredients, so it could have a good amount.  Hard to tell… Value $1.50

Description: Snail secretion filtrate keeps skin in smooth and glossy condition.  Since snail secretion filtrate is contained, the functions of adhering and moisturizing are excellent so that the skin gets healthier and moister against the external stress and environment.

Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, alcohol, PEG-75, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, snail secretion filtrate, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.analysis

image from http://seatree.co.kr/mobile/product/shopview.aspx?shop=1466


Nature Republic Snail Solution Mask (Korea)  My second snail mask and I have tried this one before from Nature Republic.  I do like it, it has a lot of essence and it moisturizes nicely.   This also has other ingredients, such as lavender, witch hazel, cucumber and aloe in it, making it a very soothing mask.   Value $1.50

Description: Contains snail mucus filtrate to create moisturized and healthy skin.  Paper sheet mask with excellent adhesive power.  Offers enriched nutrition to weak skin by external stress

Ingredients:   water, glycerin, butylene glycol, snail secretion filtrate, sodium hyaluronate, betain, portulaca oleracea extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, hammamelis vigriniana (witch hazel) extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, aloe baradensis leaf juice, hydrolyzed collagen, myrothamnu flabellifolia callus culture extract, propylene glycol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, methylparaben, carbomer, xanthan gum, allantoin, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis






Mandom Beauty Barrier Repair Facial Mask (Amino Acid)  (Japan)  I could be mistaken, but I think this is the first Japanese facial sheet mask I have received ever in my life!   Unfortunately, I cannot find the product ingredients for this product and I think the information on the back is in both Japanese and Chinese, and I just mastered the Korean alphabet!  Value $1.40

So, what are amino acids?   Amino acids supply nutrients to nourish the skin, hair and nails from within the body. This procedure strengthens connective tissue and keeps the skin smooth and elastic, the nails firm and the hair strong. When the amino acids arginine and carnitine form creatine, natural skin functions are supported and the cells are stimulated to produce more collagen and elastin. Cells which are supplied with creatine are capable of repairing damaged DNA. Furthermore, creatine can prot ove all, collagen increases the ability to store water in the skin. Creatine stimulates endogenous collagen production. This allows the skin to connect more moisture, become thicker and have a smooth, fresh and wrinkle-free appearance

Description: Water gel can be easily absorbed through the dermal layer, locking in moisture and keep skin perfectly moist for a long time. And able to enhance the moisturizing effect of essence in order to make your skin smooth and gentle like a baby. Contain amino acids: One of the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) which can efficiently enhance skin’s ability to retain moisture


The Face Shop New Zealand Volcanic Clay Black Head Charcoal Nose Strip (Korea)  Longest name ever for one of the smallest items in a mask pouch!  This is made from charcoal and it clears your pores and its natural minerals will control oil and smooth your skin.   This also contains soybean extract, which is very moisturizing and soothing.   Value $1.00

Description:  There are volcanic activities in New Zealand Rotorua area.  This activity creates hot mud spots.  New Zealand Rotorua Mud is one of the best three muds in the world. The Face Shop’s New Zealand Volcanic Clay Black Head Charcoal Nose Strip contains bamboo based charcoal that has strong blackhead and oily secretion absorption properties. Supported with pore minimizing ingredients, the Charcoal Pore Strip will leave your skin feeling tight and smooth.

How to Use: Moisten nose area with warm water. Stick charcoal pore srip on the nose beginning from the tip of the nose moving to the nose wings. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before removing in an upwards motion.  Finish off with your favorite Toner to close up those pores.

Ingredients:  PVP, water, silica, charcoal powder, dimethicone, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, montmorillonite, glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, titanium dioxide, sorbitan sesquioleate, polysorbate 60, parfum, CI 77499, methylparaben
cosDNA.com analysis





Lovemore Loofah & Aloe Vera Hydrating Mask Sheet (Taiwan)  I love, love, love LOVEMORE sheet masks.  Genie has given us a few of them and they are really nice masks.  The mask are made with 100% silk and they are thin, with lots of essence and adhere to my face nicely.   Loofah (which I think of a bath tool to scrub my legs and arms) is actually part of the cucumber family (which is why it looks like one!!) and is eaten in many countries.  I am really excited that this mask is very beneficial for those with oily skin, so this will be used this weekend!     Value $3.25

Description: Composed with high quality deep ocean water as a base, add in selected top grade plant extracts and traditional formulation from all over Taiwan and then combine varies professional ingredients.  It may not be the most expensive, but it provides the skin’s most desired and most sought-after nutrition.  Skin is left healthier looking and more radiant with this intensive hydrating mask.   Love More From Taiwan Loofah & Aloe Vera Hydrating Mask Sheet is efficient in providing long-lasting oil control, hydrating as well as soothing effect. Loofah is one of the most historical plant nutrient ions used by Chinese. It is rich in protein, citrulline, xylan, vitamins B, C, saponins, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, glycerol ester and lecithin to refresh skin and maintain oil-water balance, leaving the skin soft and purified. Added with aloe extract to deliver deep moisturizing and repairing efficacy which in turn improve skin blemishes and roughness. Recommended for oily and combination, can also be used to calm and sooth skin after exposure to sun. Combining with deep ocean water extracted from 200 meters undersea where sunlight and the Atmosphere is isolated, it is almost free of bacteria or any kinds of pollution. Rich in Magnesium, Calcium and other minerals, it actively rejuvenates skin. Nutrients can deeply penetrate into the skin, leaving it healthier and more translucent than ever.


Ingredients: butylene glycol, glycerine, sea water, xanthan gum, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, methylisothiazolinone, glycosyl trehalose, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate,luffa cylindrica fruit/leaf/stem extract, soluble collagne, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder,  hyaluronic acid oligomer, fragrance, water  cosDNA.com analysis


 image from http://www.secretive.sg/
image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/Love-More-Taiwan-silk-Invisible-Mask-28mlx5pcs-/231360456515
image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/Love-More-Taiwan-silk-Invisible-Mask-28mlx5pcs-/231360456515



3W Clinic Fresh Pomegranate Mask Sheet (Korea)  I like pom masks and I also like 3W Clinic ~ this is my 3rd mask from them ~ I’ve tried their milk, currently have a royal jelly one on deck to be used and now this one. Pomegranate extracts are reported to have excellent cleaning and astringent properties as well as being highly moisturizing and used quite a bit in anti-aging products.  This is also a  hypoallergenic mask.   Retail Price:  $1.00

Ingredients : water, butylene glycol, glycerine, alcohol, sodium hyaluronate, polysorbate 60, cetyl ethylhexanoate, sorbitan sesquioleate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxyethyanol, methylparaben, allantoin, punica granatum fruit extract, disodium EDTA, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis




Benico 3D Sheet Moisturizing Marine Collagen Mask (Japan/Korea)  I am now discovering I have three sheet masks from Japan in this bag along!  What a nice surprise ~ 2 of the sheet masks are from Benico and these are hot and cold masks. The Marine Collagen is the “hot” mask.  It is formulated with Marine Collagen and also contains the following key ingredients:

  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate – Keep acne and outbreaks at bay.
  • Vitamin E and Collagen- Promotes smoother and more supple skin.
  • Hamamelis Extract-  Tighten pores and firms skin. 

You can use this mask as is, and you would leave on for 15-20 minutes or you can use it as a “hot” mask.  To use as a hot mask, heat up the sealed packet by soaking in warm water ~ about 40 degrees for about 5 minutes.  Do not microwave the mask.  Apply the mask and leave on for 5 minutes and remove.    Value $3.00

Description: Made with 100% natural pulp fabric and tailored with a specialized 3D cutting to fit to the contours of your face like a second skin! Soaked in rich essence formulated with skin- friendly natural extracts to effectively moisturise. Benico 3D Mask Sheet – Marine Collagen contains collagen, which can effectively increase the skins elasticity and firmness, leaving your skin smooth and translucent. Also, this product aims at the dry skin problem, it embracing the sea water particles and it can instantly plump water into your skin cells.

Ingredients: water, glycerin, PEG/PPG-18/4 copolymer, fucus vesiculosus extract, collagen, erythritol, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, hammamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), fragrance, methylparaben, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, PEG025M, disodium EDTA cosDNA.com analysis


Benico 3D Sheet Moisturizing Tomato Mask (Japan/Korea)  This is the “cold” mask and it is a tomato essence mask, which is great for those with oily skin or acne!  Tomato is a great ingredient in skincare ~ they have astringent properties and cool your skin.    Rich in Vitamin C, which clears up acne and brightens up your skin tone.  Tomatoes also have Vitamin A, which is essential for healthy skin and they help balance your skin and control your oil, as they are naturally acidic ~ and they contain antioxidants!   Plus, they taste good too ;)  It too contains the following key ingredients:

  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate – Keep acne and outbreaks at bay.
  • Vitamin E and Collagen- Promotes smoother and more supple skin.
  • Hamamelis Extract-  Tighten pores and firms skin. 

You can use this mask as is, and you would leave on for 15-20 minutes or you can use it as a “cold” mask.  To use as a cold mask, refrigerate the sealed mask packet for at least 5 minutes and then apply the mask.  Leave on for 15-20 minutes.      Value $3.00

Description: Made with 100% natural pulp fabric and tailored with a specialised 3D cutting to fit to the contours of your face like a second skin! Soaked in rich essence formulated with skin- friendly natural extracts to effectively moisturise.  Benico super stereo Spa freeze Mask – Tomatoes contain unique ingredients inside, while embracing a variety of fruits and vegetables, ingredients, effective for skin antioxidant while releasing toxins, leaving skin crystal clear, full look.  Contains special tomato cream, moisturizing, and antioxidant effects.   Benico 3D Mask Sheet Tomato contains unique ingredients and blend a variety of fruit and vegetable ingredients, all these ingredients are effective for skin anti-oxidant toxins, and make your skin could have a crystal clear look. In particular, it contains tomato essence, it could provide moisturizing and antioxidant effects.


Once again, a great month from MaskGenie.  I love the LoveMore masks and I cannot wait for Genie to finish her storefront, as she will be allowing us to purchase masks directly from her that we really love.  LoveMore and Sister Diary (from last month’s pouch) are really big favorites with me.  I am also super excited about the Benico masks ~ if the Benico masks work out well, I would love to see those in her store as I cannot find them anywhere to purchase online.

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 $19.65 or so (and this is based on what I found out there).   Genie also offers Limited Edition pouches at times ~ I had ordered the Oriental Beauty one and totally adore it ~ and I did purchase her soon-to-ship 10 Days in the Wild Animal Pouch ~ I cannot wait to see those!  

image from https://www.facebook.com/MaskGenie

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 ]

17 thoughts on “Unboxing March 2015 MaskGenie!

    1. this is only a few dollars more than mask maven…and I think it is worth it because of the unique masks and special curation… Maskmaven, with shipping, is 18.95 – and MaskGenie is 22.00
      I think that for USA customers it is a matter of which one you just like better but international customers really save with MaskGenie…She doesn’t charge differently for shipping.

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      1. I know, that is was I was thinking. I think they are much better quality and very unique, too. Do you get the same amount of masks? Of course Beauteque just took out my next payment for Mask Maven. When can I switch by in order to get next month’s bag so I can cancel Beauteque?

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        1. yes – it is the same amount of masks (10 each) – if you order the larger bag. You can email Genie to see what her schedule is – I think April might already be sold out – but she hasn’t started invoicing yet for May. She is pretty quick in responding, just allow for differences with Hong Kong time and here…

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            1. you are welcome! I think that unless Mask Maven does something different, that will be cancelled after April’s bag for me. Mask Genie is so great – you will love it!! Let me know if you decide to get it🙂

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              1. I am about to click order… just hoping for a coupon within the next five minutes lol… canceling mask maven… too predictable, boring, and generic. thank you for the review… you convinced me🙂 i think i will have better results since i use them every night.

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                1. 🙂 If you don’t already, follow Genie on her youtube – she does do unboxings of her boxes the day they are shipped out – for those who want to know. She does sometimes have variations, but she tells you which masks are going to be different and why. Plus it is very informative!

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  1. This needs to be my next step after my mask maven 3 month sub. I can get over how well curated this is. Great review!

    I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie spirited away, but the character on the hot/cold masks looks so much like one from that movie. #kbeautybloghop

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