Unboxing Limited Edition: 10 Days In The Wild MaskGenie!

MaskGenie is a monthly subscription of masks ~ facial sheet mask, body masks, wash off masks and hair masks.  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.   Genie also curates Limited Edition pouches ~ see Oriental Beauty review here ~ and this is the unboxing for 10 Days In the Wild LE pouch

 

Animal masks are currently a big hit in Asia, and many celebrities have taken photos of themselves in an animal mask and posted it onto their social media! Not only are the masks super cute, they will actually moisturise and brighten your skin too! Pre-order your 10 Days In The Wild Pouch now, and have fun with the masks ~ discover your animal type and unlock the secrets of your true self!  There are 10 different masks inside, all of different animals.  Price: USD34 including shipping  Shipping Date: Monday 20 April, 2015

 

Penguin Luxury Soo Anti-Wrinkle Eye Mask   This is a soothing, anti-wrinkle eye mask that helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and repair damaged and aging skin ~ all within a mask that is designed to look like a penguin!   This contains several nice ingredients for anti-aging, such as sodium hyaluronate, allantion, vitamin E, aloe vera and ginseng extracts.   It also has astragalus membranaceus root extract, which is an herb that is used in traditional Chinese medicine.  It is known to help blood circulation, has antioxidant properties, which help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and promotes hyaluronic acid production which stimulates collagen growth.   Retail Value $1.88

Ingredients: water, glycerin, propylene glycol, butyleen glycol, pantenol, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, betaine, sodium hyaluronate, allantion, sodium PCA, hydroxyethylcellulose, hydrolyzed collagen, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), purnus persica (peach) flower extract, magnolia liliflora flower extract, astragalus membranaceus root extract, panax notoginseng root extract, polygonum multiflorum root extract,  aloe barbadensis leaf extract, althaea rosea (hollyhock) flower extract, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, disodium EDTA,  triethanolamine, carbomer, adenosine, methylparaben, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

Panda SNP Whitening Mask  SNP animal masks seem to have coconut as one of their main ingredients, so I will discuss it here and just keep in mind that all of the SNP masks in this pouch have this ingredient with its properties.  I also like that SNP will contribute part of their sales profits to the Korea Animal Protection Society for animal protection 🙂

The Animal Panda is a whitening mask, which helps brighten and even out dull skin tones and help balance the skin’s normal hydration levels.    Coconut Water contains elements such as cytokines and lauric acid, which are important to the cell growth regulation.   It has anti-aging properties that help slow down skin aging and balances the pH levels in your skin, as well as keeping your skins connective tissues moisturized, hydrated and healthy.   This also contains two types of mulberry extracts as its primary ingredients as well as pomegranate and niacinamide, all of which have whitening and anti-aging benefits.  Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, is found in great quantities in mulberry extract and that helps combat and repair any damage from free radicals, such as hyper-pigmentation.  Retail Value $3.00

More Information (source)

Coconut water: Rich in minerals, it supplies immediate moisture to skin to prevent skin from drying, and improves skin’s immunity to improve skin’s defensive function

Paper mulberry root extract: The root and stem of paper mulberry tree suppresses the activation of tyrosinase enzymes most significant for causing skin darkening to make skin bright. With acne bacteria suppressing effects, it helps improve skin troubles.

Mulberry bark extract: Mulberry bark extract suppresses tyrosinase, the enzyme which has the important role of melanin creation, to prevent pigmentation caused by melanin.

Pomegranate extract: Pomegranate contains the female hormones estrogen and estradiol. When collagen synthesis ability drops such that new collagen is not supplied to the corium, which makes skin lose luster and become dry. Pomegranate contains high levels of vitamin C to promote collagen creation and also has whitening effect.

Cranberry extract: Cranberry extract contains arbutin in high concentrations for whitening effect and reduces stimulation caused by the whitening ingredients.

Niacinamide: A type of vitamin B3, KFDA certified niacinamide has whitening effects such as skin tone improvement and also anti-inflammatory effects.

Ingredients: water, glycerin, cocos nucifera (coconut) water, niacinamide, alcohol, betaine, broussonetia kazinoki (paper mulberry) root extract, morus alba (white mulberry) bark extract, punica granatum (pomegranate ) fruit extract, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate, polysorbate 80, carbomer, hydroxyethylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

 

image from http://honestskin.com/product/%5BSNP%5D+Animal+Mask+Panda+Whitening+10ea+/2582

 

image from http://honestskin.com/product/%5BSNP%5D+Animal+Mask+Panda+Whitening+10ea+/2582

 

 

Dragon SNP Soothing Mask  I saw this go on sale at Memebox and I really wanted to get it, but I was also hoping that Genie would include it in this pouch!   This is acne control (AC) mask, that soothes sensitive and troubled skin and helps reduce oil production in your skin, controlling the oil and moisture balance to bring it back to normal levels.   It contains anti-inflammatory herbal extracts, such as tea tree oil, green tea and rosemary extracts, to help reduce acne and calm down the redness caused by acne.   Retail Value $3.00

Description:  Coconut water contains 750 mg (natural coconut juice + 50% coconut water + 50%), coconut oil, beta glucan, chestnut extract, green tea extract, rosemary extract.  Removes discomfort, itching and dry skin redness. Effectively relieves stress and relaxes the skin. Restores the hydro-lipid balance and controls the sebaceous glands.  The mask passed the test Primary skin irritation.

B-glucan (b-Glucan) – a polysaccharide, a natural immune stimulator derived from oats. Has immunomodulatory, antioxidant action, protecting and restoring damaged skin, prevents premature aging.

Chestnut extract improves microcirculation in the skin. Helps to strengthen the capillaries and anti-inflammatory effect, acts as an antioxidant helps to inhibit the action of enzymes collagenase and elastase, which leads to an increase in collagen content in the skin maintains its tone. Has antikuperoznym property helps to normalize blood circulation of the skin, improves the complexion.

More Information: (source)

Coconut water: Rich in minerals, it supplies immediate moisture to skin to prevent skin from drying, and improves skin’s immunity to improve skin’s defensive function

Beta glucan: One of polysaccharides, it activates the immune function of cell tissues and activates the functions of immune cells.

Japanese knotweed extract: Extracted from the root of Japanese knotweed is used as antioxidant, and polidatin from the extract is known to have whitening and wrinkle diminishing effects. It also provides skin calming, natural moisturizing, firming, and anti-aging effects.

Trehalose: Supplies concentrated moisture to skin and prevents reduction of fibroblasts to keep skin healthy with exceptional moisture retention capacity to prevent skin from drying.

Green tea extract: Contains vitamin A which helps keep skin cells healthy and skin lustrous, vitamin C which suppresses melanin pigmentation to prevent freckles from forming, and tocopherol which prevents the oxidation of cell membranes to suppress skin aging. When applied to skin, it suppresses bacterial growth and polyphenol complex in green tea help oxidation to effectively remove pigmentation after skin troubles, and also suppresses sweat or sebum secretion. Also, bitter tasting ingredient tightens pores making it a popular ingredient in cosmetic products.

Rosemary leaf extract: Rosemary promotes skin regeneration to firm sagging tissues, and has outstanding sanitizing and disinfecting effects recovers irritated skin while also providing astringent effects.

Skullcap extract: Contains tocopherol and retinol to relieve inflammations and free radicals for bright and youthful skin.

Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, Cocos nucifera (coconut) water, alcohol, betaine, sodium hyaluronate, beta-glucan, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Castanea crenata (chestnut) shell extract, Punica granatum fruit extract, Polygonum cuspidatum root extract, Scutellaria baicalensis root extract, polysorbate 80, carbomer, hydroxyethylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis

image from http://www.hikoreanfashion.com/5515-snp-animal-dragon-soothing-mask-packs-10-sheets-.html?gclid=CNyImuzXsMUCFQWRHwodK78Adg
image from http://www.hikoreanfashion.com/5515-snp-animal-dragon-soothing-mask-packs-10-sheets-.html?gclid=CNyImuzXsMUCFQWRHwodK78Adg

Tiger SNP Wrinkle Mask  This mask is made with fruit and herbal extracts to help promote the elasticity and firmness of your skin, rejuvenate and brighten your skin.  It also provides moisture and hydration to your skin.    It contains Evening primrose oil, which helps with skin cell renewal with its anti-aging properites.  Also, acai contains anthocyanins which help combat free radicals.  Circulation is improved which helps with cell skin turnover and renewal.   Retail Value $3.00

More Information (source)

Coconut water: Rich in minerals, it supplies immediate moisture to skin to prevent skin from drying, and improves skin’s immunity to improve skin’s defensive function

Evening primrose oil: Evening primrose is the flower used by Native Americans of the northern areas as herbs. Decocted evening primrose water has been used to treat wounds or boils. Evening primrose contains fatty acids that cannot be created within the human body such as linoleic acid, and linolenic acid. It is effective on acne, eczema, or other skin ailments and helps improve immunity to prevent aging.

Acai berry extract: Acai berries have outstanding antioxidant effects with high content of various vitamins, anthocyanin, and minerals. Its antioxidant value 21 times greater than blueberries, 23 times than pomegranate, and 55 times greater than red grapes, with free radical removal and cell aging preventive effects.

Blueberry extract: With exceptional antioxidant and antiaging effects, it contains more vitamins and minerals than any other fruit, making skin resilient and soft. High content of anthocyanin makes skin beautiful by preventing aging.

Pomegranate extract: Pomegranate contains the female hormones estrogen and estradiol. When collagen synthesis ability drops such that new collagen is not supplied to the corium, which makes skin lose luster and become dry. Pomegranate contains high levels of vitamin C to promote collagen creation and also has whitening effect.

Camellia oil: Relieves itchiness caused by dry skin and contains over 80% of oleic acid triglyceride similar to skin cell tissues to relieve various skin troubles such as atopic dermatitis or flaky skin while suppressing bacterial proliferation.

Adenosine: KFDA certified representative wrinkle diminishing substance (domestic clinical testing has proven its wrinkle diminishing function) which is the safest on skin (nearly no irritation); developed in cells, it is safe for the day and is strong against contact with air.

Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, Cocos nucifera (coconut) water, alcohol, betaine, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, Camellia japonica seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, Punica granatum fruit extract, Euterpe oleracea (acai) fruit extract, Vaccinium angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract, polysorbate 80, carbomer, hydroxyethylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, adenosine, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

image from http://honestskin.com/product/-SNP–Animal-Mask-Tiger-Wrinkle-10ea–/2581/?cate_no=906&display_group=1
image from http://honestskin.com/product/-SNP–Animal-Mask-Tiger-Wrinkle-10ea–/2581/?cate_no=906&display_group=1

 

 

Otter SNP Aqua Mask  (Moisturizing)   This is one of the popular animal masks that you see so many selfies on IG and other social media outlets.   This is a hydrating mask that makes the skin more supple, moisturized and provides an extra layer of moisture to help protect the skin against daily environmental stresses, such as UV rays and pollution.   Its key ingredients are pomegranate, chestnut shell, Japanese knotweed, lotus and baobab extract.  Retail Value $3.00

More Information (source)

Coconut water: Rich in minerals, it supplies immediate moisture to skin to prevent skin from drying, and improves skin’s immunity to improve skin’s defensive function

Pomegranate extract: Pomegranate contains the female hormones estrogen and estradiol. When collagen synthesis ability drops such that new collagen is not supplied to the corium, which makes skin lose luster and become dry. Pomegranate contains high levels of vitamin C to promote collagen creation and also has whitening effect.

Chestnut skin extract: Rich in tannin, it has outstanding pore tightening effects which makes it great for oily skin or enlarged pores. It also has anti-aging and freckle preventing effects, and helps tighten pores, whiten skin, and exfoliate skin.

Japanese knotweed extract: Extracted from the root of Japanese knotweed is used as antioxidant, and polidatin from the extract is known to have whitening and wrinkle diminishing effects. It also provides skin calming, natural moisturizing, firming, and anti-aging effects.

Trehalose: Supplies concentrated moisture to skin and prevents reduction of fibroblasts to keep skin healthy with exceptional moisture retention capacity to prevent skin from drying.

Lotus extract: Lotus has warm properties and does not contain toxins. It clarifies skin color and prevents aging. Lotus extract makes skin makes skin smooth and effectively treats acne or freckles while moisturizing skin to prevent dry skin or wrinkles for healthy, lustrous skin

Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid exists between the collagen and elastin mesh, and it has the ability to absorb and store moisture 1,000 times its own weight. With age, the content of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes. Hyaluronic acid combines with moisture to make skin soft and smooth.

Baobab seed extract: Baobab seed extract is the storeroom for moisture which supplements moisture to skin and helps skin from drying. It softens skin and relieves irritated skin.

Ingredients: water, glycerin, cocos nucifera (coconut) water, alcohol, betaine, sodium hyalauronate, punica granatum fruit extract, castanea crenata (chesnut) shell extract, polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed) root extract, trehalose, nelumbium speciosum (lotus) flower extract, adansonia digitata (baobab) seed extract, polysorbate 80, carbomer, hydroxyethylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

 

image from http://honestskin.com/product/-SNP–Animal-Mask-Otter-Aqua-10ea-/2583/?cate_no=906&display_group=1

 

image from http://honestskin.com/product/-SNP–Animal-Mask-Otter-Aqua-10ea-/2583/?cate_no=906&display_group=1

Fox Royal Skin The Animalian Mask   So, I couldn’t really find a retailer outside of Royal Skin that sells these masks.  The ingredients in both The Animalian Masks are identical, which is strange.   The main ingredients are  Portulaca Oleracea, Green Tea , Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera extracts. This mask contains hyaluronic acid and collagen, which nourishes the skin, moisturizes and hydrates.   It is also supposed to brighten dull skin tones, and even out skin tones as well. This mask is made from 100% eco-friendly tencel, which is a bio-degradable substance that decomposes completely in 3 months.  Retail Value $3.00

 Ingredients: Purified Water, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Betaine, Panthenol, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil  cosDNA.com analysis

 

image from http://www.royalskin.com/en/products/mask-fox/
image from http://www.royalskin.com/en/products/mask-fox/
image from http://www.royalskin.com/en/products/mask-fox/

Sheep Royal Skin The Animalian Mask The Sheep version is identical in its ingredients  to the Fox version by Royal Skin, so anything I wrote about that mask would pertain to this one.   The only difference is the mask print and I actually like the design better, with the rams horns and wooly hair.  Retail Value $3.00

Ingredients: Purified Water, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Betaine, Panthenol, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil cosDNA.com analysis

 

image from http://www.royalskin.com/en/products/mask-sheep/
image from http://www.royalskin.com/en/products/mask-sheep/

 

Raccoon berrisom Placenta & Adenosine Mask  Ahh, the ingredients on the berrisom masks are in Korean and I will have to translate these ingredients this weekend, as it will take a bit to do so.  At any rate, all of the berrisom masks
seem to share these common ingredients

  • coptis extract (Chinese goldthread) ~ helps with inflammation, anti-bacterial, speeds up healing
  • hyaluronic acid ~ attracts moisture and hydrates
  • licorice extract ~ anti-inflammatory, helps fade dark spots (hyper-pigmentation), anti-oxidant, helps with clearing up acne
  • ginger extract ~ helps reduce acne, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic
  • omija extract (Schisandra chinensis) ~ antioxidant
  • allantoin ~ soothes skin irritation, moisturizes, stimulates skin cell regeneration
  • green tea extract ~ contains polyphenols and those have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and  anticarcinogenic properties

image from http://www.hikoreanfashion.com/5245-berrisom-animal-mask-series-raccoon.html

The raccoon mask also has the following key ingredients, of which I hope to find out what type of placenta is used, as there is a plant version.

  • placenta 1,000ppm ~ deeply hydrates and moisturizes
  • adenosine 400ppm ~ prevents wrinkles, improves skin tone and firmness
  • ceramide 1,000ppm ~ improves skin barrier function and combats aging
  • glacier water(binghasu) 1,000ppm

The raccoon mask is also a whitening mask which complements its primary function as a anti-wrinkle and deeply hydrating mask.  I really love this design ~ raccoons are a favorite animal of mine, and they are native to North America.  Value $3.00

Ingredients:  coming soon!

image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/berrisom-100-organic-cotton-animal-mask-sheet-pack-moisturizing-7series-1set-/151634697801

 

Cat berrisom Collagen Mask   This marine collagen mask has the same principle ingredients as the Raccoon mask and these are the key ingredients in the Collagen mask

  • marine collagen 200ppm ~ adds skin strength and elasticity
  • ceramide 1,000ppm ~ improves skin barrier function and combats aging
  • glacier water(binghasu) 1,000ppm

This mask will hydrate and also smooth skin, firm and tone skin.  I love cats, so even those cats aren’t “wild”, they certainly haven’t been domesticated as long as dogs, so they do have a bit of an independent wilderness going on with them 🙂   Value $3.00

Ingredients:  coming soon!

image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/berrisom-100-organic-cotton-animal-mask-sheet-pack-moisturizing-7series-1set-/151634697801

Monkey berrisom Snail Mask   I do enjoy a good snail mask and snail slime is a great wonder ingredient.  I cannot believe how long it took me to get over the whole snail slime thing!   I still cannot convince my friends to use it ~ oh well.  Along with the common ingredients shared with the Raccoon and Cat masks (coptis extract, hyaluronic acid, licorice extract, ginger extract, omija extract, allantoin and green tea extract), this mask contains

  • snail slime filtrate 1,000ppm ~ contains elastin and natural acids that improves skin appearance ~ fading acne scarring, preventing acne, reducing dryness, hyper-pigmentation, as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • ceramide 1,000ppm ~ improves skin barrier function and combats aging
  • glacier water(binghasu) 1,000ppm

This mask will hydrate and also smooth skin, firm and tone skin.  I love cats, so even those cats aren’t “wild”, they certainly haven’t been domesticated as long as dogs, so they do have a bit of an independent wilderness going on with them 🙂   Value $3.00

Ingredients:  coming soon!

image from http://www.ebay.com/itm/berrisom-100-organic-cotton-animal-mask-sheet-pack-moisturizing-7series-1set-/151634697801

 

On the back of each mask, with the exception of Royal Skin, there is an image of what the mask is supposed to look like:

 

My Selfie!!  I choose the Otter as that is a popular one to do selfies with 🙂  Now don’t scream ~ I took this right after I got out of the shower, my hair is up in a turbie-twist thing and I just slapped this mask on. 

 

The Otter mask is very hydrating, full of essence ~ I was able to scoop out a ton of essence from the foil package.  The fit is meh ~ Too much space under the eyes that wasn’t covered and a lot of space between the nose and cheek area that was not covered either.   I did like the size of the mask as I felt, overall, it was large enough, and there was enough mask to go down the bridge of my nose, but I did feel that certain areas of the mask were not providing enough coverage.  The mask did provide moisturizing and I did like it, but I do feel that the SNP animal masks did not cover some of the areas that I would have liked them to cover.  I will see if the berrisom and Royal Skin provide better coverage than SNP. Either that or my facial shape is weird, which I would not rule out either!

I really am happy with my 10 Days In the Wild pouch!  Lots of cool animal prints and it wouldn’t have been something that I would have purchased by itself.  The only one that tempted me earlier was the Dragon mask and that was for two reasons ~ it is a soothing AC mask and I was born in the Year of the Dragon (dragon anything is my thing!)  I paid $34.00 for this pouch, which included shipping, and received a retail value of over $28.00.   Now, some of these masks are on sale, but I did use the retail value to calculate these prices.

If you are interested in MaskGenie,  she now has an actual store front!  Just go to at www.skinilove.com  and you can place your order that way, which would be month by month OR if you think you want this to be a reoccurring subscription, email Genie at her FB page at and let her know to invoice you monthly.

My next pouch will be the May pouch and I did also order her limited edition Oriental Beauty II pouch~ featuring the very popular LoveMore masks, which will ship on May 20th.

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

Oriental Beauty Pouch #2: LoveMore Edition!! It’s time to explore the ancient beauty secrets of the East! Incorporating masks which contain what is known as the “five elements”: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – our MaskGenie Limited Pouch has again, something that is not going to disappoint!

LoveMore, a popular Taiwanese brand, has a line of masks that are specifically made with Eastern herbs, and this pouch will contain them all! The amazing thing about LoveMore’s masks, is that the mask itself is made of 100% silk, and are so thin and adhere so well to the skin that it’s also known as a “second skin” to the skin. LoveMore masks also contain a lot of natural ingredients. There have been a few LoveMore masks in our previous pouches, and they received high ratings and reviews! Each Oriental Beauty Pouch #2: LoveMore Edition contains 10 LoveMore masks.  USD $26.50

 

Do you get 10 Days In the Wild from MaskGenie?  I think this is a fun pouch and I am glad I purchased it!

 

[ All items purchased with my own money ]

[ descriptions in italics from the product’s linked site ]


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