I received my MaskGenie pouch for March the other day and I am very impressed with the selection this month! I was a bit unhappy with the value in February, as I felt that it needed one more mask. I think it is also psychological ~ since shipping is included with the price, we think “free shipping”, but in fact, it isn’t free. MaskGenie is a small, indie service and she doesn’t get price discounts for shipping. I need to also stop thinking that way too! I think it was just a shock to go from 10 masks to 8 masks with a higher price tag all at once. This unboxing was difficult to do as several of the items I could not find any ingredient list ~ not even in Chinese or Korean (at least I can do a translation if I have that much) I apologize that some of these I couldn’t find the list of ingredients.
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. Genie tries to do her pouch reveal on Youtube and this month she did both February and March together ~ you can watch it here.
March Pouch Revealed!
Milatte Egg Peel-Off Mascream (Korea) This is a peel off mask made with eggs and soy beans (I am getting hungry now for scrambled eggs..haha) Milatte Fashiony creates these in other egg designs and I received the egg in white and green. I couldn’t find an ingredient list anywhere, but the key ingredients are hyaluronic acid, argan oil, peony extract, soy beans, yeast ferment and egg shell membrane. They mention ephippium in the description, but I don’t think they used the correct term, as ephippium looks to be the eggs of a microcrustacean. Unless they are using microcrustacean eggs here! 8 grams RV $3.00
Description: The ingredient extracted from ephippium which is life protective film of egg. Protect skin from harmful environment. Fermented solution of black bean and yeast liquid makes skin bright and healthy by recovering elasticity from tired and loose skin. With super moisturizing factors and anti-inflammatory ingredients come from nature, hyaluronic acid, argan oil, peony extract and giga-white egg shell membrane gives your skin moist and elasticity, using natural moisture factor.
How to Use: Apply product to a freshly cleansed face and spread evenly. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes until dry. Remove by wetting the product to soften it and then push and roll it off. You can also leave this mask pack on over night.
My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Mask (Taiwan) I do love MBD Strawberry masks as they are good for those with oily and blemish prone skin. Yogurt is a lactic acid, which means it is an AHA, removing dead skin cells. Its’ fruit acids, minerals and enzymes not only cleans and exfoliates your skin, but also hydrates your skin too. It does balance the oil in your skin, tightens pores and improves the texture of your skin. This also contains arbutin which helps repair dull and damaged skin by lightening hyper pigmentation spots. This mask also brightens and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. RV $1.99 You can purchase this mask at Beauteque.com ~ save 10% by using promo code MICHELE10
Description: The natural strawberry extract in this mask is rich in fruit acids, minerals, and enzymes that brighten and soften the skin for a more youthful look. Combined with the active lactic acid ingredients from yogurt, the formula balances sebum production to shrink the appearance of pores and reduce the size and redness of blemishes. The mask also contains arbutin, a popular whitening ingredient that resists melanin and breaks it down beneath the skin for a brighter, more pearlescent complexion. With a sweet, fruity scent and instant results, this mask is all you need to improve your skin’s natural beauty.
Ingredients: Purified water, Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, phenoxytheanol, chlorphenesin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Triethanolamine, Fragariavria vesca(Strawberry) Fruit Extract, fragrance, polysorbate 20, Yogurt Extract, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, Citric Acid, enantia chlorantha bark extract, hydrolyzed rice protein, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Citrus Anrantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, codium tomentosum (green seaweed) extract, hydrolyzed soy protein, laminaria digitata (brown algae) extract, lecthin, Malva Sylvestns (Mallow) Extract, polysorbate 80, Saccharum Offìcinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, carbomer, PEG-15 hydroxystearate, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, Polyglutamic Acid, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, sodium PCA, Glycosphingolipids, tocopheryl acetate cosDNA.com analysis
Tsaio Deep Whitening Mask (Taiwan) Ohh, I love a brightening mask ~ this contains apple polyphenol, which is a vitamin-rich, anti-aging ingredient that contains antioxidants, promote cell health, moisturizes and helps heal sun-damaged skin and L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), which is, of course, an antioxidant that is essential for tissue growth, repair and collagen production. It is one of the best anti-aging ingredients, as it does combat free radicals and helps brighten your skin tone. RV $1.75
Ingredients: Pyrus malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Water(&)Glycerin(&)Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Glycerin(&)Water(&)Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Niacinamide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Methylparaben, Trisodium EDTA, Fragrance, Water cosDNA.com analysis
Beauty Idea Diary Pearl Caviar Anti-Aging Activating Mask (Taiwan) I received eye gels from Beauty Idea Diary the other month and now a facial sheet mask! This contains salmon egg (roe) which is excellent for moisturizing and is also an anti-aging ingredient. This also contains honey, wild yam, collagen and wheat protein, all excellent anti-aging and firming moisturizers. RV $2.25
- Collagen ~ Deeply moisturizes the skin.
- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein ~ helps retain water and moisture in your skin and helps minimize wrinkles and fine lines and has anti-aging properties.
- Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) This extract is found in many anti-aging firming skincare products. Wild yam is supposed to have a property similar to progesterone, called diosgenin and it also has estrogen properties. These hormones are very helpful, especially for women who are entering menopause, either peri, pre or post stages. There has been a study (source) that stated that wild yam can help restore the skin barrier in your epidermis, by encouraging the production of keratinocyte cells~ the main cells in our outer layer of skin. It also helps with hyper-pigmentation and can prevent sun spots, based on another study (source). It does make sense that wild yam will help with firming your skin.
- Honey has antibacterial properties, that can speed up healing in your skin ~ think acne, rashes, cuts ~ and prevent additional infection. The wonderful texture of honey will keep moisture close to your skin, which makes for a glowing and radiant complexion. Not only does honey keep moisture in your skin, but it is humectant, which means it attracts moisture too! Honey is also an antioxidant, which means it helps repair and combat any damage caused by free radicals and prevents premature wrinkling.
Ingredients: water,1,3-butylene glycol, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, glycosyl trehalose, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, soluble collagen, propylene glycol, water, centella asiatica extract, water, 1,3-butylene glycol, camellia sinensis leaf extract, salmon egg extract, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, hydrolyzed honey protein, water, propylene glycol, dioscorea villosa (wild yam) root extract, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, propylene glycol, water, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, carbopol, xanthan gum, fragrance, 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, benzyl alcohol, ascorbyl glucoside, sodium hyaluronate cosDNA.com analysis
About Me Hyaluronic Acid Essential Mask (Korea) This is a 100% cotton sheet mask made with 100 ppm of hyaluronic acid, so it will be deeply moisturizing. Hyaluronic acid is an intensive moisturizing ingredient which bonds water to keep skin hydrated. It is a natural substance found in the human body and it made up of amino and uronic acids, and helps retain 100 to 1,000 times its own water weight in our skin cells. RV $1.40
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice Root Extract) ~ Soothes and calms the skin, while acting as an anti-inflammatory and also reduces hyper-pigmentation.
- Aloe Vera is a powerful moisturizer that doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily or greasy. It soothes, treats inflammation, helps speed up skin healing and also has a plethora of antioxidants ~ beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, which help improve your skin’s firmness and keeps your skin moist and hydrated. It also contains over 75 different nutritious ingredients, including minerals, enzymes, amino acids, salicylic acid and much more.
- Pomegranate contains high levels of vitamin C to stimulate collagen production and also has brightening effect.
- Betaine is superior for its intense moisturization and hydration properties, without the stickiness, and also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while attracting moisture (humectancy) and relieving skin irritation.
- Allantoin is known for healing, soothing and softening skin, it also helps remove cracked and chapped skin, leaving behind healthy looking skin.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer , Glycereth-26, PEG-32, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sodium Hyaluronate (100ppm), Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer , allantoin, betaine, panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice) , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, arginine, sodium polyacrylate, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Sewame Spotless and Trace-Free Anti-Acne Tea Tree Mask (Hong Kong ???) I looked and I looked and I looked for an ingredients list on this mask. All I got was just the key ingredients. Is it too much to ask online shops to POST the damn ingredient list? Oy The key ingredients in this mask are mangosteen, asparagus (not aloe vera, despite the photo shown below), rosehip oil, bitter gourd/melon/balsam pear. the reason why I don’t know where it is made is that the mask label doesn’t show me, and I could only find that Sewame originated in Paris, France. It seems to be popular in Hong Kong. This mask is reported to help with dark pigmentation and is an anti-blemish mask as well. I did find that the essence in this line got rave reviews for dark hyper-pigmentation spots, so I might have to check out the essence! RV $2.15
The following is translated from the advert below
Garcinia Mangostana (mangosteen) Peel Extract: Malaysia Mangosteen has a good anti-inflammatory effect cool, mild acne removal simultaneously and soothe the skin
Momordica Charantia Fruit Extract aka bitter gourd aka bitter melon aka balsam pear: Caribbean Islands Bitter Gourd helps repair damaged tissue and promote wound healing, relieves swelling, regulate oil secretion, and promote skin water and oil balance. Contains hydroxy acids, fruit acids, vitamin A, amino acids, vitamins B5. By using cold extraction, low temperature technology to process the fruit, it will help maintain the potency of its active ingredients.
Asparagus Officinalis (asparagus) Root Extract: Cardiff White Asparagus/green asparagus has excellent moisturizing effect lock the cell water, accelerate cell network structure of water circulation, balance skin pH, regulate oil secretion, helps prevent acne recurrence.
Rosa Moschata (rosehip) Seed oil: South America Wild RoseHip Fruit has special cell-surface membrane protective film of water molecules to maintain cell activity, reduce melanin, skin whitening clear
Holika Holika Juicy Mask Sheet Mango (Korea) I have used Holika Holika Juicy masks before and I do like them! I think it is the fruity smell and since I love mangoes, this is fine by me :) This mask is supposed to make your skin radiant, as it is a revitalizing mask. This does have alcohol in it, so if you are sensitive to that ingredient, you might wish to skip over this mask. RV $2.20 You can purchase this mask at Beauteque.com ~ save 10% by using promo code MICHELE10
- Mango Fruit Extract helps keep brighten and even out your skin tone and are full of natural AHA and moisturizing compounds.
- Watermelon Fruit Extract helps remove excess oil from the skin and is a natural moisturizer and hydrates your skin.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Xaivita Dr. Goat Milk 3-Step Mask Set (Korea) These next 2 masks are really super masks! They are a 3 part system and I am eager to try them. First up, Xaivita Goat Milk 3 Step mask set ~ some of the description is taken from the mask package. All ingredients are hand translated and any mistakes are my own. RV $2.20
Goat’s Milk contains good fats, such as capric, caprylic, capronic acids and triglycerides. Goats milk pH level is very close to the pH level of your own skin, so it helps moisturize and keep your skin’s oil/water ration balances. It also contains restorative vitamins, minerals and proteins to help maintain balance in your skin.
Description: This goat milk whitening cellulose mask is enriched with goat milk secretion filtrate to help nourishing and improving elasticity of the skin. It can relieve skin from external damages, making it soft and healthy-looking. Comes in a convenient 3-steps: ampoule, cellulose mask and cream, it saves your troubles of applying multiple skincare products. One sheet mask to solve your nighttime hassle.
Step 1: Goat Milk Enriching Whitening Ampoule: Apply ampoule on a clean face.
Step 1 Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, niacinamide, caprylic/capric triglyceride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Goat Milk Extract (1000 ppm), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba (mulberry) Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Portulaca \ Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Allantoin, Trehalose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polysorbate 60, Xanthan Gum, Sodium polyacrilate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Step 2: Goat Milk Whitening Cellulose Mask: Goat Milk Secretion Filtrate helps nourish and return elasticity to the skin, which is tired from external environment; Helps relieve skin troubles and leaves skin soft and moisturized. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes.
Step 2 Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, niacinamide, Goats Milk Extract (1,000ppm), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycereth-26, Dipropylene Glycol, Trehalose, Allantoin, carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Step 3: Goat Milk Whitening Cream: I received the jar of this cream in Memebox ages ago! Apply this cream on your face after you remove the mask.
Step 3 Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, triethylhexanoin, niacinamide, dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, 1,2-hexanediol, goat milk extract (10,000ppm), sodium hyaluronate (1%), jojoba esters, glyceryl stearate, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, betaine, cetearyl alcohol, phytosqualane, arachidyl alcool, 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid, caprylic/capric triglyceride, panthenol, PEG-100 stearate, behenyl alcohol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, grapefruit peel extract, PEG-40 stearate, tromethamine, sodium dehydroacetate, caulerpa lentillifera extract, glycine soja (soybean) phtoplacenta extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, tocopheryl acetate, adenosine, disodium EDTA, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, citrus limon (lemon) peel oil, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, monarda didyma leaf extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower/leaf extract, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, freesia alba flower extract cosDNA.com analysis
Rainbow Vita-Brightening Intensive Care 3-Step Mask Set (Korea) This is the second 3 part mask and it is a bit different from the Goat’s Milk one as instead of a pre-ampoule step, it has a cleansing step! This mask is a brightening one and although the mask’s ingredients were printed on the package, the cleanser and night cream were not. Sorry!! The mask is free from paraben, mineral oils, silicon and artificial coloring. RV $2.50
Description: Mineral rich Alpine ice water has been added to enhance and maintain much needed moisture to tired looking skin. Contains Kiwi extracts and lemon extracts and changes the dry and rough skin irritated by external stimuli. 6 different kinds of extracts complete your skin vitality and elasticity
Step 1: Facial Foaming & Soft Peeling featuring double strength centella asiatica to help smooth, soothe and prep your skin. Just add water and massage foam into your face, then rinse off and dry.
Step 2: Vita-Brightening Intensive Care Mask features niacinamide to help brighten your skin tone, yeast-derived adenosin, which is an anti-inflammatory and natto gum (polyglutamic acid) which is a highly moisturizing and anti-aging ingredient, as it helps promote cellular turnover, removing old skin and revealing new skin
Ingredients: Water, Glacier Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Jania Rubens (red seaweed) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, C12-14 Hydroxyalkyl Maltitol Ether, Polyglutamic Acid, Fucose, Mineral Water, Salvia Hispanica (chia) Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sasa Quelpaertensis (bamboo grass) Extract, Adenosin, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Step 3: White Therapy Water Drop Night Cream This is an anti-aging cream that you apply after you remove your mask. It is a sleep pack, so the idea is to use this sheet mask before bedtime.
I am so happy with both the selection and value of the bag this month!! I think having 2 masks that are 3 step masks really made this pouch very special and I cannot wait to try them out. I am also pleased with the inclusion of MBD, Tsaio and Sewame masks as well as well as some lesser known brands such as About Me and Beauty Idea Diary. I paid $23.99 for this pouch, which included shipping, and received a retail value of around $19.44.
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?
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