Unboxing January 2016 MaskGenie!

I received my January 2016 pouch right before January ended!!  I guess they went out a bit late this month, but I am still impressed that it took only 10 days to get to me from Hong Kong.

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 8-10 mask pouch for $23.99 and that includes shipping and she just doesn’t ship to the USA ~ MaskGenie ships all over the world.  The 5 pouch mask set is being discontinued starting January 2016, as there wasn’t a lot of subscribers to that and the 10 pouch is now 8 to 10 masks, as Genie wants to be able to add in higher end (more expensive) masks to the pouch ~ the value will still be there, however, it is just that some masks will be more expensive.

January Pouch Revealed!

b-liv Absolute Matte Mask (S Korea)  I have never heard of this brand before but I am really excited to get a mask that will help oily skin and leave it matte!   I must be the only person in the world who doesn’t like dewy skin ~ haha.    It claims to regulate oil production while stimulate skin cell renewal due to Retinyl Palmitate.   Zinc Sulfate will help combat excess oil while exfoliating dirt and debris and Willow Bark will also reduce the oily shine while helping reduce redness and blemishes.    RV $2.50 

Description: This innovative skin-saver is all you need to lift away impurities and excess sebum, leaving the skin clear, balanced and fabulously glowing.  Don’t get mad at bothersome oil/shine, get matte! Absolute Matte helps combat excess sebum and control surface shine while purifying and refreshing your complexion. Unlike any other, it uses active charcoal mask sheet that acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers so you can experience hours & hours of TLC your skin deserves.

Ingredients:  Purified Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Leaves Extract, Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Leaf Water, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Butylene Glycol, German Iris (Iris florentina) Root Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Polyglutamate, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil, Amur Cork (Phellodendron amurense) Bark Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Menthyl Lactate, Glycolic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) Flower Extract, Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Baikal Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) Root Extract, Willow (Salix alba) Bark Extract, Chinese Foxglove (Rehmannia glutinosa) Root Extract, White Cedar (Melia azadirachta) Leaf Extract, Heartleaf (Houttuynia cordata) Extract, Soy (Glycine soja) Protein, Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Leaf Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Menthol, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Leaf Extract, O-CYMEN-5-OL  cosDNA.com analysis

Mask House Snail Moisturizing Element Mask  (S Korea)   This mask contains snail secretion filtrate and will retain 10 times the amount of moisture in  your face.  Snail filtrate helps keep your skin smooth and is also a great anti-acne ingredient ~ it soothes and calms your face.  I have a ton of snail masks and I plan to do a series review on my IG (and then post a digest here when I am done).   This one will be added to that collection.  RV $3.25

Description: Snail mucus helps regenerate cells provide energy for collagen. Continued use, better keep skin smooth and supple, making it resilient compact.  Moisture – Excellent water regeneration, so that lasting full muscle Yan Tian Yun, supple and shiny  Lock water – water-induced self-locking mechanism, in the regeneration of cells into nourishing ingredients  Molecules, is a basic unit of composition of matter, used as a new top of beauty. Beauty products utilize molecular biological techniques of molecular restructuring arrangement, with the skin self-renewal function effectively interact and make binding between muscle at the end cells. Under the growth factor activation, awake and promote cell division, and the way the target lesion and repair aging cells, which form a protective film, instant ability to enhance the comprehensive imperial muscle, skin restore optimum condition, restore youthful vigor

Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, PEG-32, glycereth-26, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxyethanol, panthenol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer,  allantoin, betaine, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, arginine, xanthan gum, snail secretion filtrate, disodium EDTA, fragrance, dipotassium glycyrrhizate  cosDNA.com analysis

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y.e.t Don’t Worry Mask Sheet (Firefighter Mask – Soothing)  (S Korea)  y.e.t Don’t Worry series is a set of facial sheet masks, targeting different issues using different professions ~  I received the firefighter one, and it is to “put out that fire” on your face ~ lol ~ by being a soothing mask.  It has 12 mg of aloe vera and portulaca extracts that will help moisturize and soothe your skin, while argan oil will moisturize and propolis will help reduce redness and blemishes.  RV $4.75

Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, portulaca oleracea extract, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, carbomer, xanthan gum, aloe barbadensis leaf extract (12mg),  cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, fragrance, chlorphenesin, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, salvia mitiorrhiza root extract, schizandra chinensis fruit extract, coptis japonica root extract, rhus semialata gall extract, argania spinosa kernal oil, malighia glabra (acerola) fruit extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, centella asiatica extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, propolis extract, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) seed extract  cosDNA.com analysis

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Sexylook Look Superior Moisturizing Black Facial and Neck Mask (Taiwan)  Am I the only one that starts humming “I’m too sexy for my shirt” when I see a Sexylook mask or am I dating myself here?  And yes, this was a huge hit when it came out.. and I also hated it (but it has a catchy tune.. on the catwalk..)

So, anywho, with that song and those images now seared into your brain (hey, I am all about sharing the love here), this mask is a charcoal black mask and is supposed to be super moisturizing.   It is made of 100% pure Japanese cotton in a 4D facial and neck design, so it will fit your face and wrap around your neck well. The black mask is formulated with activated carbon (charcoal) to help absorb dirt and excess oil.  This is also a snail mask and snail secretion filtrate (slime) will help protect and repair your skin’s barrier.  It also contains hyaluronic acid to help reduce inflammation and moisture while locking in moisture; Green Tea extract is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants to help detox and combat free racials that cause aging.  And finally, another key ingredient is aloe vera, which also moisturizes while soothes your skin.   RV $4.99

Ingredients: water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, hydroxyethyl urea, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, citric acid, niacinamide, chlorphenesin, xanthan gum, carbomer,  dipotassium glycyrrhizate, phenoxyethanol, triethanolamine, iodopropynyl butycarbamate,  camellia sinensis leaf extract, chrysanthellum indicum extract, snail secretion filtrate, hematite extract, sodoum hyaluronate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis


Dr Morita Egg Shell Membrane & Sake Yeast Essence Moisturizing Facial Mask  (Taiwan) Dr Morita is one of Genie’s favorite brands, so I can always expect to see one make an appearance!  I just did a huge series of sake, soy and barley masks and I have more to add to this digest here.  I will be adding this one in my sooner-rather-than-later reviews.    This mask has egg shell membrane which is very nourishing for your skin, sake yeast essence which contains kojic acid~ helps brighten and soften skin.    This also has some very moisturizing ingredients with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and royal jelly and this mask will help firm, brighten and hydrate your skin.  RV $1.33

About Dr. Morita is a Taiwanese skincare brand launched by the Taiwan Morita Biotech Co. The brand specializes in facial masks using medical-grade natural ingredients to pamper and nourish skin. Dr. Morita is widely popular and available in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore and Thailand.

Ingredients: water, dipropylene glycol, glycosyl trehalose/hydrogenated starch hydrolysate (trehalose), xanthan gum, methylparaben, butylene glycol,phenoxyethanol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, D-panthenol, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, allantoin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil,  sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed egg shell membrane, oryza sativa (rice) lees extract, hydrolyzed royal jelly protein, niacinamide, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis

Milatte Fashiony Collagen Mask Sheet (S Korea)  This is made with 0.1% collagen and the description and image on the package are conflicting.  The image shows a pig, which made me think that the collagen was from pigs, but it isn’t ~ the description states that this contains soluble collagen derived from soy beans.   So, if you are adverse to piggy collagen, this mask might be for you!   I also like that it has apple extracts, as that is a great antioxidant and astringent ingredient.    This also has beta glucan, which is more powerful than hyaluronic acid in terms of hydration and locking in moisture.  RV $1.30

Description: This product is a bi-functional, high-concentration essence-type mask sheet containing soluble collagen, which is extracted from soy (bean) and constitutes the dermis of your skin, as the main component. The product keeps your skin elastic and makes your skin smooth and shiny by moisturizing it, and helps reduce wrinkles, elasticity and whiten your skin.

Ingredients: water, glycerin, niacinamide, olive oil PEG-8 esters, beta-glucan, trehalose,  sodium hyaluronate, methylparaben, alcohol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, hydrolyzed collagen (0.1%), xanthan gum,  triethanolamine, phenoxylethanol, hydroxyethylcellullose, carbomer,  laminaria digitata extract, disodium EDTA, allantoin, adenosine, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis


Sexylook Essence 100% Mandelic Acid Mask (Taiwan)  I’m too sexy for my cat... Another Sexylook mask and woot! I am really excited about this one ~ this is a mandelic acid mask.  Mandelic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and is made from bitter almonds.  It helps with suppressing hyper-pigmentation, reducing inflammation from acne, and helping to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing skin.  RV $2.56

Ingredients: water, glycereth-26, butylene glycol, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, honey extract, saccharide isomerate, sodium hydroxide, mandelic acid, salix alba (willow) bark extract, xanthan gum, ethylparaben, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben, niacinamide, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, calendula officinalis flower extract, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

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Dream Skin Black Head Heating Clay Mask  (Korea)   This is a heating clay mask that will help remove dead skin cells and help soften your pores so it can remove dirt, debris and excess oil that causes blackheads and blemishes.   You apply on your nose and other areas that need this type of deep cleansing and rinse off after 10-15 minutes.    1.5 grams RV $1.20

Description: With the special heating effect on nose, Blackhead Heating Clay Mask can effectively remove dead skin cell, blackheads, acne and sebum. According with soya beans and milk, it holds tightly to blackheads, tightens up pores, keeps skin brightened and has anti-oxidation effect. Leaving smoothness and clarity.

Main Ingredients: Moroccan Lava Clay, Zea May (Corn) Starch

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This month is a good solid bag, with several unknown brands and a few favorites!  I love Sexylook and am really excited to try out the acid mask ~ I’ve also added a couple of soy, sake and snail masks in my upcoming IG mask reviews, too.  I paid $23.99  for this pouch, which included shipping, and received a retail value of around $21.88.   A lot of these masks I would not have know to try without this service and in some cases, are very hard to come by in the USA and outside of Asian countries.

If you are interested in MaskGenie,  just go to her online store 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.

Do you get this month’s pouch from MaskGenie?  What are you looking forward to trying out?

[ All items purchased with my own money ]

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

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4 thoughts on “Unboxing January 2016 MaskGenie!

  1. Ha! I don’t sing any songs while wearing masks because I hit Ye Olde Snoozeeeee lol Super unboxing because you went into so much detail. (Sorry I comment too much but I just found this site and am like yay!)


  2. This looks like a very diverse collection of masks. Curious to see how you like each; I’d never seen a LOT of these before. I got that “firefighter” mask on eBay a while ago, then used it, but I don’t remember what it was like.


  3. I am still waiting on my January pouch, and February ships next week. I hope I get mine, as these masks look really amazing. I’ll have to contact her after her holiday if I still don’t have my bag. Looking forward to trying these masks, will be bummed if my bag doesn’t show up!

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