Beauteque ran a Curate-A-Collection contest earlier this year and three bloggers were chosen for the honor of curating a bag. My bag was released last week, The Fresh Citrus Fix (only 2 left, last time I checked) and now the second collection has been released ~ my fellow beauty blogger and friend, Kristen over at A Newly Minted Sub Box Addict. Next week, Priyanka at Glamour & Giggles will be releasing her collection ~ pretty exciting! Beauteque sent me Kristen’s collection and I received it the other day ~ It is a winner! She picked an aquatic theme and I love my seaweed-y products. And how cute is the name of the collection ~ very clever with the play on words ~ Nautical and Nice!
My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask I’ve used this mask before and you cannot go wrong with a My Beauty Diary mask ~ they have lot of essence and the fit is pretty good. This black pearl mask is not only a moisturizing mask, it is a whitening. Whitening just means brighten the skin tone, not bleaching it. Pearl protein and extract will bring radiance and brighten your skin, as it contains calcium carbonate. Value $1.99
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
Nature Republic Hawaiian Seaweed Pack Peel Off I actually got this a couple of months ago and I really like it a lot! I have to find the full size tube, as I find this to be a really nice peel off mask. I reviewed it then, so I will repeat my review here and post the pics of the used product too. This peel off skin purification pack contains marine collagen-enriched seaweed and micro fine grains to scrub and remove dirt and dead skin cells. This is a mild peel off mask and it provides hydration while removing dirt and dead skin cells from your skin, brightening your skin tone. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and then peel off. I would say that this mask is for oily skin or oily to normal combo skin. I am not sure it should be used if you have dry skin. I used this already and I can say that the scent has a strong alcohol smell to it, which isn’t surprising, since alcohol is the 3rd ingredient. It is a translucent olive color with little bits of exfolitating grains and is quite sticky to get on, which is normal for peel off masks. After 20 minutes, I removed the mask, which now had dried down but it wasn’t uncomfortable ~ sometimes peel off masks can tighten on the skin so much that it is painful. My skin is very smooth, not dried out ~ in fact when I removed the patch on my hand, I noticed how hydrated it was compared to the rest of my hand ~ and my skin looks brighter. Despite the initial alcohol scent, which disappeared quickly, I really like this peel off mask. 8 mL Value $4.50
Ingredients: water, polyvinyl alcohol, alcohol, butylene glycol, glycerin, PEG-32, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf powder, xanthan gum, ulmus davidiana root extract, amaranthus caudatus seed extract, centella asiatica extract, ficus carica (fig) fruit extract, algae extract, morinda citrifolia (Noni) extract, portulaca oleracea extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, cnidium Officinale Root Extract, hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower/leaf extract, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, soluble collagen, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydrogenated lecithin, sodium hyaluronate, chlorella vulgaris powder, sea water, dipotassium glycyrrhizate,allantoin, ethylhexylglycerin, glacier water, betaine, tocopheryl acetate, lecithin, ceramide 3, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, blue 1 cosDNA.com analysis
Innisfree Sea Salt Whipping Cleanser Innisfree makes 3 different versions of their sea salt cleanser, all made with Jeju salt
- Sea Salt Perfect Cleanser (40%) ~ This is their classic exfoliating foaming cleanser. It has grains of sea salt (40%) for exfoliation. This is considered the “scrub” of the line
- Sea Salt Whipping Cleanser (30%) ~ This has a whipped cream texture and has less sea salt (30%), yet it still has the grains of salt.
- Sea Salt Jelly Cleanser (20%) ~ This is the gentlest of the 3 cleansers with only 20% sea salt and foams up
This collection contains Sea Salt Whipping Cleanser and it is a very creamy cleanser, lathers up nicely and I can feel the salt grains on my face. It has a silky texture, but does do a little gentle exfoliating as the salt dissolves. I did do a pH test on this cleanser and it is closer to an 8 than 7. My skin can tolerate a higher pH level than most and this one does not irritate or strip my skin nor does it have a strong scent ~ it is very clean and fresh. You should keep this cleanser away from your eyes, because of the salt content. If you have very sensitive skin, you might wish to use this as a gentle body cleanser. The sea salt line is fairly new as it was launched this year in April
Sea salt cleansing line is rich in sea salt extracts that remove flaky dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, as well as any dirt and fine dust clogging the pores to give clean and smooth skin. Plus, it has a high mineral content to moisturize and protect the skin after washing.
Innisfree Sea Salt Cleansing line comes in three types: Perfect, Whipping and Jelly. Sea salt perfect cleanser (130ml) with 40% sea salt extract gives a powerful scrub effect that thoroughly removes dead skin cells and cleanses the pores inside out with a fresh finish.
“Sea salt extracts rich in minerals are excellent at moisturizing the skin, with salt grains allowing gentle, mild scrubbing,” said Team Manager Shim Hye-ji from the Innisfree Product Development Team. “It also protects the skin from yellow dust and fine dust that can appear with the change in seasons, while leaving the skin as smooth and moist as if you had just applied a face mask.”
Innisfree Sea Salt Cleansing line revitalizes skin that’s become tired due to the change of seasons (source)
Full Size 130 mL Value $19.99
Description: A refreshing cleansing foam that cleanses the skin thoroughly with a rich, sea salt extract-infused foam that’s as soft as a whipped cream.
1. Soft, rich foam thoroughly cleanses the whole of the face, even parts that are often missed out.
2. Sea salt extract helps it to remove dirt and dust from the skin.
3. The rich mineral content of Jeju mineral salt acts to protect the skin.
Jeju mineral salt: Jeju-native pure salt is naturally filtered by unique geologic layers of Jeju formed through colonic activity that give it a high mineral content.
Ingredients: sea salt extract(30%), myristic acid, stearic acid, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, glycerin, bambusa vulgaris water, nelumbo nucifera flower water, lauric acid, cocamide dea, centella asiatica extract, ficus carica (fig) fruit extract, citrus unshiu peel extract, orchid extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camellia japonica leaf extract, opuntia coccinellifera fruit extract, hydrogenated lecithin, silica, sodium lauroyl glutamate, tocopheryl acetate, disodium EDTA, mineral salts, ceramide 3, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Skinfood Seaweed Mineral Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick You can choose either beige (#01) or honey (#03) ~ I received beige and it is a lovely shimmery neutral shade with a hint of pink. This is a cream stick and it has been really hot out here in the Northeast, so the product did separate from the tube. I just gently pushed it back in and then placed the stick in the frig overnight to “firm” up and it is good to go now. The other side has a big sponge tip, which helps you smudge it. I actually use this product under my eyebrow and ontop of my cheek bones as a highlighter. It is very subtle and it is not glittery at all! This is waterproof, which is good during these hot, muggy days. Full Size 1.5 g Value $9.99
Ingredients: cyclopentasiloxane, isododecane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, polyethylene, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), mica (CI 77091), synthetic fluorphlogopite, synthetic wax, ceresin, C12-15 alkyl ethylhexanoate, phenyl trimethicone, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, ferric oxide (CI 77491), disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, carmine (CI 75470), tin oxide (CI 77861), black oxide of iron (CI 77499)
Mizon Seaweed Jelly Scrub I have used this before and I love it! The first time I purchased it, I thought it was a body scrub ~ but it is a facial scrub. It is very gentle on your skin and the texture is fun! It is very jellyfish-like, because of the konjac vegetable fibers ingredient. You all know about konjac ~ you probably have a konjac sponge.
This is a versatile ingredient ~ it can be used a sponge, in beauty products and is edible too! It is a fibrous product that is very gelatinous when wet. Its main ingredient is seaweed, which is rich in minerals and vitamins, and it not only exfoliates, but is an anti-inflammatory, helping reduce the appearance of pores and prevent acne. This is very gentle, but does clean out the dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Just apply to your face and massage for 1 to 2 minutes, then rinse off. This product doesn’t contain the following ingredients or chemicals: paraben, GMO, benzyl alcohol, silicon, animal products, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, artificial coloring, benzophenone, sorbic acid, talc, sulfate, triclosan, synthetic antioxidant, benzalkonium chloride or imidazolidinyl urea. The pH level of this product is 6 (yeah!) Sorry, I did the pH testing a while ago, when I first purchased this and lost the photo!
The konjac is swollen as it is immersed in a liquid base, which is why it has that jellyfish texture and this also contains amber(!) to help exfoliate, with the fine grains of rice and seaweed (see the little bits in the jelly?) This has an herbaceous, green scent, which is very pleasant and this is one of my favorite fun scrubs out there on the market, because it is so gentle. I could exfoliate with this daily! It leaves my skin very hydrated and moist, with no dry feeling. I truly recommend this scrub for all skin types, so long you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the product. Full Size 120 mL Value $14.50
Ingredients: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, sodium polyacrylate, oryza sativa (rice) powder, sodium hyaluronate, sapindus mukurossi fruit extract, caulerpa lentillifera extract (seaweed 60ppm), glucomannan (konjac 100 ppm), amber powder, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf powder, undaria pinnatifida powder (seaweed 10ppm), salicylic acid, polysorbate 60, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, methyl chloro isothiazolinone, xanthan gum, methyl isothiazolinone, chlorphenesin, 1,2-hexanediol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
What a fun collection! I am really happy with this box, because I really love ingredients like seaweed, salt and pearl extracts. Some of my favorite Memeboxes were of the Aquatic theme! Kristen did a fantastic job with this collection ~ Mizon Seaweed Jelly Scrub is a favorite of mine and I was really happy that she had it in here! I also really like the Innisfree Salt cleanser ~ I had been looking at it to purchase on my own and now I have it 🙂 You can purchase Nautical and Nice at Beauteque.com for $29.00 plus shipping/handling and it has a Beauteque Value of $50.97. Beauteque does ship internationally to Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
Have you purchased this box or any of the boxes from the Curate-A-Collection? Which one(s) and what is your favorite product?
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