Unboxing April 2015 Beauteque Mask Maven!

Beauteque offers a monthly mask subscription, Mask Maven and I have decided to try it out on a monthly basis.  This is my second month with Mask Maven and once again, my mask bag arrives way ahead of my monthly beauty bag from Beauteque.  Sigh.  I wish it was the other way around!

Here is my unboxing of April’s Mask Maven from Beauteque ~ Aprils’s theme looks to be “To Be Yourself”

The masks came in a nice lavender chiffon pouch, which I do like, as I find them to be handy to put other masks in to gift to my family & friends!   There is an informational card is a bit more informative this month, but it does not list out the masks, what they are used for and why they are all that & a bag of chips…just that you have 7 sheet masks, one cheek mask and one acne reducing mask.  Hmmm…only 9 masks this month.  




Hanaka Royal Jelly + Q10 Resiliency Botanic Treatment Reviving Mask  I have never heard of this brand before and I do like a good honey mask.  This mask is made out of 100% natural wood pulp fiber from Japan and is completly decomposable after use ~ an eco-friendly mask!!   This has royal jelly and Q10 to help improve your skins firmness, tone and elasticity. This is part of the Hanaka Magic Gardens series of facial sheet masks and this mask is from Taiwan and wow, did they duplicate several ingredients on the back of the package!!  haha Value $1.80

Key Ingredients:   water, butylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, niacinamide, glyceryl polymethacrylate, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, PVM/MA copolymer, 2-phenoxyethanol, xanthan gum, chlorphenesin, dipotassoum glycyrrhizate, carbomer, iodopropynl butylcarbamate, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, geranium robertianum extract, sodium hyaluronate, C10-18 triglycerides, sucrose, uqbuinone (Q10), zea mays (corn) starch, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance, honey, honey extract, propolis extract, royal jelly  cosDNA.com analysis


 image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/HANAKA-Royal-Jelly-Q10-Resiliency-Botanic-Treatment-Reviving-Facial-Mask-30ml-/321702201213
 image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/HANAKA-Royal-Jelly-Q10-Resiliency-Botanic-Treatment-Reviving-Facial-Mask-30ml-/321702201213

My Beauty Diary Coix Seed Mask   MBD is a staple with Beauteque and I do like this brand from Taiwan.  Coix Seed is also know as Job’s Tears and Chinese Barley ~ so this is not an unknown ingredient to me, but I had never heard it referred to as Coix.  Coix helps smooth, refine and tone the skin, prevent and reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and contains a variety of good stuff in it ~ essential fatty acids (linoleic, palmitic, stearic), vitamins B1, B12 and E.  Value $1.99

Description:  This mask has antioxidant properties to reduce dark spots and make you feel at ease. Use when feeling tired to rejuvenate youthful looking skin.

More Information: Accompanied by seaweed, hydrolyzed yeast and the patented long-lasting moisturizing ingredient, Cosphingo, the My Beauty Diary Coix Seed Mask softens hard dry keratin and rebuilds youthful softness and smoothness. Penetrating and Whitening: The coix seed, along with multiple whitening essences of morus alba and radix scutellariae, contains active tyrosinase, can reduce the activity of melanin, and whitens skin by anti-oxidation. Illuminating and Soothing: Natural herbal extracts from the Chinese peony, matritime and Chinese witch hazel provide an excellent soothing effect, enhance skin defenses and reduce discomfort from external irritation. With a blend of moisturizing and nourishing ingredients such as ginkgo and centella asiatica, the skin is delicately cared for and becomes luminous.

My Beauty Diary Coix Seed Mask:

  • Penetrating and whitening
  • Illuminating and soothing
  • Especially recommended to soothe and whiten dry, dark skin
  • For normal skin types
  • No paraben or preservatives; no alcohol; no fluorescent whitening agents
  • Safe for sensitive and fragile skin

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chlorphenesin, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Calendula Oficinalis Flower Extract, Centella asiatica Extract, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Saccharum Officinarium (Sugar Cane) Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi (Job’s Tears) Seed Extract, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Polyglutamic Acid, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Lecithin, Paeonia Lactiflora Bark/Sap Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 80, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sodium Lactate, Tripleurospermum Maritima Extract, PEG-15 Hydroxystearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbomate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycosphingolipids, Tocopheryl Acetate cosDNA.com analysis


My Beauty Diary Red Wine (Vine) Mask   The Red Wine mask from MBD was the first MBD mask I ever tried and it is one of my favorites and my mom’s too! It does smell a bit winey as well :)    This is a nice plumping mask for those who have aging concerns.  Value $1.99

Description:  The power of this red wine mask comes from a combination of polyphenols (naturally occurring antioxidants in grapes) that fight the formation of free radicals, protect skin from UV radiation, and enhance cell growth. Antioxidants like tannins and anthocyans promote microcirculation in the skin, giving you a natural, healthy glow and helping maintain elasticity. Other natural sugars and citrus extracts gently exfoliate and noticeably brighten your complexion. Use this mask to firm, plump, and brighten your face in minutes!

More Information: The My Beauty Diary Red Wine Facial Mask provides antioxidant ability, protects the skin from external irritation and enhances the double mechanism of retaining and sealing water, rejuvenating the skin to its original nourished state and radiance.

My Beauty Diary Red Wine Facial Mask:

  • Moisturizing, brightening, tightening, and refreshing
  • Skin appears refined and luminous
  • Promotes the synthesis of elastic substance in the deeper skin tissues and improves imbalanced skin
  • Refines the skin’s texture and redefines a healthy and vibrant complexion
  • Especially recommended for dull skin and for restoration of healthy, firm skin

Ingredients: Purified water, Glycerine,  Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol,Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract,  Glycyrrhizinate Glabra(Licorice)Leaf Extract,  Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria) Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, Yeast Extract, PEG-15 Hydroxystearate, Carbomer, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbomate, Polyglutamic Acid,  Xanthan Gum, Frangrance, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium PCA, Glycosphingolipids, Tocopheryl Acetate  cosDNA.com analysis



Etude House I Need You Collagen! Mask  This mask is made from hydrolyzed collagen which will strengthen your skin to be more tight and firm.  Value $1.99

Description: ETUDE HOUSE I Need You, Collagen! Mask Sheet offers firm and young skin with its essence ingredients. It enhances skin firmness and tightness effectively with Hydrolyzed collagen. It helps to build up skin cells, promoting a firm complexion for a healthy and young glow. After use, the skin becomes radiant and velvety.



Leaders Amino Clearing Mask  OMG – A LEADERS MASK!!  WOWZA.  This is great ~ I am a huge fan of Leaders masks, their tomato coconut bio-mask was one of the first masks I tried (along with the MBD Wine Mask).  This is an amino acid complex mask with cysteine, lotus extract and vitamin C and is an all-purpose type of mask.  I am pretty excited to try this one out!    This contains an Amino Acid Complex (10,000 ppm) Value $1.95

Description:  When used daily, this product helps promote a clean and clear complexion with its formula of moisturizing factor and lotus extract, and vitamin C supplement ingredients combined with 17 different amino acids. It is recommended for dull, tired-looking and uneven skin tones, with visible dark circles and pigmentation.

Superb moisturizing factor of amino acids replenish and protect the skin, restoring elasticity and balance.  Lotus Extract and Vitamin C purify, soothe, regenerate and brighten skin while providing antioxidant protection. Calms and soothes irritated skin by supplying natural moisture. 4 no-added additives  (non-paraben, non-mineral oil, non-silicon, and non-artificial colors). Dermatologist-tested.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, glycerin, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine, Histidine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Threonine, Serine, Glutamic acid, Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Cysteine, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract/Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract,  Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Artemisia Absinthium (wormwood) Extract, Betaine, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Nelumbo Nucifera (lotus) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ledum Palustre Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

Tonymoly Red Cheek’s Girl Patch  I’ve had these before and I gifted them to my niece as it has rose extract in it.  She likes them, so she will get this one as well.  These are little hydrogel rounds that you slap on your cheeks and it is supposed to hydrate and soothe, and reduce the redness.   The Red Cheeks contain kelp extract ~ for vitamin K ~ and the following extracts as well: cabbage, rose flower, cherry blossom, apricot,  aloe vera, cucumber and green tea.  Value $2.00

They must have been the inspiration for these drawings!!

Product Description: This is a no mesh, hydro gel type patch to moisturize and cool down sensitive cheeks.  It contains a pink complex of rose, cherry blossom, apricot and peach extracts to supply moisture and healthy skin.  Aloe vera, cucumber and green tea extracts will cool down skin and sea kept with vitamin K will minimize irritations. It has sweet fruity scent. No parabene is included.

How To Use: After cleansing face,  apply the patches on the cheeks.  Leave them for 20-30 minutes and dispose them.

Ingredients: water, glycerin, erthritol, butylene glycol, chondrus cripus (carrageenan), agar, ceratonia siliqua gum, rosa centifolia flower extract, prunus serrulata flower extract, prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract, prunus persica (peach) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, laminaria japonica extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, schizandra chinensis fruit extract, coptis chinensis root extract, 1 ,2-hexanediol, caprylyl clycol, chlorophenesin, CI 16185, fragranccosDNA.com analysis

Ingredients:  Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Allantoin, Royal Jelly Extract, Disodium EDTA, Perfume  cosDNA.com analysis

Hanaka 2-Step Pore Eraser  Oh, it isn’t a mask pouch unless there is a pore mask!  This is a 2-step “sebum purifying, blackhead-clarifying, impurity-absorbing” system.  It has 2 steps, one an acne fighting mask and the 2nd step is a pore-tightening toner.   Ah-ha, this is actually a peel off mask, not a charcoal strip.  This would have been of interest to me, as I do like the black peel off masks for oily skin, but it contains….rose water.  Value $2.80

Description: 2-Step Pore Eraser clarifies acne and blackhead  Acne-fighting mask: remove acne with polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl pyrrolidone.  Pore-tightening toner: improve firmer with botanical extracts.  Refreshed pore produces a smoother complexion and brings flawless skin

How To Use

Step 1 :  After cleansing, take  mask and apply to the desired area or whole face. Leave on for 15-30 minutes to dry, then remove gently.

Step 2 : Massage the applied area that improves firmer and purifies sebum.


Step 1: water, rose water, polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, chamomile extract, grape leaf extract, witch hazel extract, aloe vera extract, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) fruit ferment extract, kaolin cosDNA.com analysis

Step 2: water, aloe vera extract, epilobium fleischeri extract, cucumber extract, licorice extract, witch hazel extract, hydrolyzed esculenta tuber extract, propylene glycol, glycerin, alcohol, diazolidiny urea, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, chlorphenesin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis

 image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/HANAKA-2-Step-Pore-Eraser-x-5-Sets-10PCS-8g-8g-Blackheads-Remover-Mask-NEW-/351182564486
 image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/HANAKA-2-Step-Pore-Eraser-x-5-Sets-10PCS-8g-8g-Blackheads-Remover-Mask-NEW-/351182564486


Holika Holika Juicy Mask Sheet Pomegranate   yeah, I like the Juicy line and the pom mask is for elasticity and smooth skin.   This has allantoin in it as well, which is an anti-inflammatory, and will help soothe irritated skin, stimulate cell regeneration and moisturize your skin .  Value $2.20

Description:Holika Holika Juicy Pomegranate Mask Sheet smooths skin while increasing its elasticity. Pomegranate heals acne and also prevents scar formation by regenerating tissue in the affected area. It also extends the life of fibroblasts, the cells that are responsible for the production of collagen and elastin. Suitable for all skin types seeking to smooth and rejuvenate their skin.

Ingredients: purified water, glycerin, ethanol, Sodium hyaluronate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract (1000ppm), citrus paradisi (grapefruit) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, prunus armeniaca (apricot) extract, allantoin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

 image from http://www.holikaholika.co.kr/FrontStore/iGoodsView.phtml?iCategoryId=13&iCategoryIdMain=13&iGoodsId=20011342

Holika Holika Juicy Mask Sheet Mango Wooty woot, another Holika mask ~ this time in Mango, which is a revitalizing mask, designed to create radiant skin!   This has 1000ppm of mango extract which is chock full of Vitamins A, C and D.  I also love the fruit ingredients in this one ~ mango, apple, watermelon and peach!   I think I might have to make a smoothie with those ingredients now🙂 Value $2.20

Description: Holika Holika Juicy Mango Mask Sheet smoothes skin while providing moisture and returning skin to a state of vitality. Mango rejuvenates the skin, leaves a radiant glow, moisturizes, and increases suppleness. Suitable for all skin types looking to revitalize their skin.

Ingredients: purified water, glycerin, ethanol, Sodium hyaluronate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, mangifera indica (mango) extract, pyrus malus (apple) extract, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) extract,prunus persica  (peach) extract, allantoin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

 image from http://www.holikaholika.co.kr/FrontStore/iGoodsView.phtml?iCategoryId=13&iCategoryIdMain=13&iGoodsId=20011342


What do I think about this month’s Beauteque’s Mask Maven?   Well, I like getting the Leaders mask, that is a HUGE bonus factor for me there.  The MBD masks are always welcomed and if Beauteque always adds 2 of these every month, I will be a happy camper.  The Holika Holika pair was also great ~ I especially am eager to try out the Mango version.    Also, I was introduced to a new brand, Hanaka, which I have never heard of before, so that is pretty cool and I like that there is a “magic garden” series of those masks.   I do think that Beauteque should start producing a coherent theme for each month, even if the masks are slightly different in each bag ~ it would be good to have mask bags with a theme ~ anti-aging, cooling, fruits, superfoods, Vitamin C, the Deep Sea, and so on.  There are so many themes to choose from and Beauteque could get very creative if they wanted to.  Otherwise, it isn’t terribly exciting ~ a solid bag, but yeah.  No cohesive theme.  Another reason for a theme is that the informational card could describe the benefits of that “theme” as they obviously aren’t going to list out the masks.    I paid $15.00 + $3.95 USA shipping (shipping varies on your country)  for a total of $18.95 and received a total value of about $18.92.

I am going to stick with Mask Maven for a couple of more months and see if they improve their service here and get creative with themed months and also if they are going to include foot masks, hand masks and other types of masks besides facial sheet masks.


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