Unboxing September 2016 MaskGenie + Coupon

Genie of MaskGenie has been ill recently, but despite that, she has faithfully put together the mask pouches for her customers!  Please stop by her youtube channel and wish her well.

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) finds masks that are popular, trending, new ingredients 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 ~ September is already up.  I also have a special coupon code for my readers ~ save 5% off any purchase at Mask Genie ~ use code BEAUTYFINDS5

Pouch Revealed!

All of the masks this month are from Korea. 


Celranico Snail Hydration Premium Mask Sheet    Snail!!  There are two snail secretion filtrate (slime) masks this month this one from Celrancio is a new brand to me.  I like the clean lines of the packaging as it reminds me of some of the masks from Naruko.   This contains 1000ppm of snail secretion filtrate, which will increase skin elasticity and increase firmness,while helping repair skin from blemishes, reducing acne and working to lighten hyper-pigmentation scarring. I couldn’t find this mask sold outside of the brand’s own Korean website, so if you are interested in this, you can use a shipping service like Korean Buddy ~ check out my Savings! category for discounts.   RV 1500 won ($1.36)

Description: Mask sheet’s essence containing snail slime extract improves skin resilience and prevents pimples. The mask takes care of your skin to make it bright and elastic. Softly adhering mask sheet deeply delivers essence containing snail slime extract to your skin without stimulation.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Snail Secretion Filtrate (100ppm), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Methylpropanediol, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol,  Tromethamine, Trehalose, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,  Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Fragrance cosDNA analysis

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About Me Snail Essential Mask Sheet  The mask material is made from 100% unbleached ecofriendly cotton for better adherance to your skin.  This is the 2nd snail mask and it is from About Me, a brand that I have tried in the past, but it is difficult to get here in the states.   This mask will help calm and soothe your skin, while repairing it from damage.  RV $1.00

Description: Soothing & skin protecting mask calms exhausted skin comfortably with snail mucus filtrate known for excellent effects of elasticity and skin protection.  Soothes exhausted skin comfortably with snail mucus filtrate with excellent effects of elasticity and improvement. With 100% pure cotton without florescent pigments, natural cotton seeds may be visible on the material. Nature-friendly sheet, works fine on sensitive skin. Closely sticks to skin to intensely supply beauty ingredients

Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, cetyl ethylhexanoate, glycerin, PEG-32, glycereth-26, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, sodium hyaluronate, snail secretion filtrate, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) extract, oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, phenyl trimethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, polysorbate-60, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate cross polymer, arginine, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, ethylhexylglycerin , disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance  cosDNA

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L’Affair Honey Mask  The packaging is amazing ~ it has a holographic effect and I love the honey combs and honey bees!   It actually doesn’t contains honey but two products that honey bees produce:  1200mg of royal jelly (full of vitamins and amino acids) and propolis ~ all great for your skin, regardless of skin type!  Royal jelly and propolis all have  moisturizing and anti-bacterial benefits, so it helps dry skin and also oily/blemish prone skin.  This also has beta glucan and hyaluronic acid, two amazing humectants~ they not only keep moisturize in your skin, but attract moisture from the air as well.  RV $1.50

Ingredients: water, methylpropanediol, glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer,  butylene glycol, royal jelly extract (1200mg), propolis extract, sodium hyaluronate, beta glucan, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, carboner, hydroxyethylcellulose,  trethanolamine, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, angelica acutloba root extract, rheum palmatum root extract, castanea sativa (chestnut) seed extract, velvet extract, betaine,  sophora angustfolia root extract, artemisia vulgaris extract, houttuynia cordata extract, hamamelis viginiana (witch hazel) extract, oryza sativa (rice) extract, portulaca oleracea extract, glycine soja (soybean) seed, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, gardenia florida extract,disodium EDTA, fragrance cosDNA

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SNP H2O Black Bean Aqua Solution 4-Step Mask  I love Soy products so I am thrilled to have a 4 step solution mask with soybean (black bean).  Soybeans are a potent antioxidant, stimulates the collagen production in your skin for better elasticity, is an anti-inflammatory property and contains polypeptides, which help moisturize your skin. Soybean has a compound called genistein, which has anti-aging benefits.  Each step contains 9800ppm of Soybean seed extracts. This is a 4 step, so the first step is to cleanse your skin with the Black Bean Aqua Cleansing Foam.  Apply the Black Bean Aqua Boosting Ampoule on your face, then apply the Black Bean Aqua Mask over than and leave on for 20-30 minutes ~ this is a black mask, by the way ~ black masks are made from charcoal which helps absorb excess oil and detoxes your skin.  After your mask treatment is completed, remove mask and then apply Step 4, an eye and neck cream.   RV $3.00


Step 1 H2O Black Bean Aqua Cleansing Foam: Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (9800ppm), Pearl Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin , Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance cosDNA

Step 2 H2O Black Bean Aqua Boosting Ampoule: Water, Propylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Betula Platyphyla Japonica Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Pearl Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (9800ppm), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 80, Triethanolamine, Alcohol, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2 – Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance cosDNA

Step 3 H2O Black Bean Aqua Mask: Water, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Betula Platyphyla Japonica Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Pearl Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (9800ppm), Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Betain, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 80, Triethanolamine, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance  cosDNA 

Step 4 H2O Black Bean Aqua Eye & Neck Cream: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Methylpropanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglceride, Glycereth-26, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearic ACid, Betaine, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Olivate, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Betula Platyphyla Japonica Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water,  Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (9800ppm), Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Mirabilis Jalapa Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrrhizate, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Glucoside, Arachidyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Lauryl Alcohol, Myrstyl Alcohol, Cetryl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance cosDNA

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Jayjun Cosmetic Rose Blossom Mask  Here is where this month’s pouch starts to fail for me ~ 3 out of the 8 masks all have rose extracts in them, starting with this one.  Rose is a great skin softener, helps soothe irritated skin, reduce swelling and redness, but I am allergic to rose, so it does none of those things for me.   Jayjun is a newer brand that seems to be flooding the market ~ I have their aqua mask and I do enjoy that one.  You can purchase Jayjun masks at Beautibi ~ check out my Savings page for discounts.  RV  $3.00

Description: Excellent malleability of rose water helps with keeping your skin smooth and bright and the cupro fabric sheet containing camellia oil and the delicate fragrance of rose give you a comfortable and satisfying feeling.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (1%), Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-glucan, Betaine, Allantoin, 1,2- Hexandediol, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance cosDNA

Jayjun Cosmetic Baby Pure Shining 3-Step Mask   Another Jayjun mask ~ hmm, must be the “It” brand right now.  Anyway, this mask will help soothe, moisturize and supply nutrition to your skin ~ this is a 3 step mask, with an essence that you apply first on your clean skin, facial sheet mask and an eye cream.  The essence has rose in it, so I won’t use that, but I can use the mask and eye cream.  The mask sheet contains fermented ingredients, including soybeans!  That is fantastic news :)    RV $3.00

Description & Ingredients

Step 1 Blooming Essence: Various kinds of natural vegetable oils help with soothing and supplying nutrients to your skin and by being light and not sticky it adheres well to the skin, keeping it moist for a long period of time.

Purified water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oi, Green Tea Water, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Colostrum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water (Rose water), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Everlasting Flower Water, Calendula Flower Water, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol  cosDNA

Step 2 Baby Pure Shining Mask: It is full of ingredients that are effective in soothing and moisturizing your skin and highly adhesive cupro fabric mask sheet intensively supplies nutrients to your skin and make it look vibrant and healthy.

Purified Water, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, 1,2 Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Beta-glucan, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album(Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Trehalose, Betaine, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Methicone, Isohexadecane, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tromethamine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-40 Stearate, Stearath-2, Stearath-21, Allantoin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Ethanol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance cosDNA

Step 3 Hydro Eye Cream: It is an eye cream that smooths out creases around your eyes and by having light texture, it smoothly sinks into your skin and supplies nutrients and gives soft skin.

Purified Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Triethylhexanoin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dipentaerythrityl Pentaisononanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Shea Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-40 Stearate, Trehalose, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Sciadopitys Verticillata Root Extract, Hoveniae dulcis Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance  cosDNA



Chaldduk Pomegranate Mask Pack   I was excited to see a mask in here with 1000ppm of fermented pomegraate, as pomegranate extracts are a great anti-oxidant ingredient: Pomegranate has very high levels of vitamin C and it will help promote the production of collagen which helps with dull and dry skin retain luster.  It also has a brightening effect.  Alas, this mask also contains rose water…. So, no go here.  Chaldduk makes a slew of masks ~ Soybean, Sparassis Crispa, Spirulina, Ume Flower, Bifida, Galactomyces, Cocoon and Cotton ~ but it looks like I can only find them on their Korean website ~ so if you are interested, Korean Buddy Shipping Service is the way to go (don’t forget to use my referral to save $$ ~ see Savings category)  RV 1500 won (on sale right now for 800 won)  $1.36 USD

Description: A highly concentrated mask pack that provides a delicious rich moisture into your skin through water channels.  Enhances your daily skincare regime for complexion perfection.  Skin is clean and refreshed with a healthy glow/ Contains Pomegranate Ferment Filtrate which is called the “Present of Nature”.  It helps to keep your skin glossy and smooth.  In addition, it makes your skin healthy and refreshed with Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Ingredients: water, glycerin, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, punica granatum fruit/sucrose ferment filtrate(1000ppm), alcohol, allantoin, betaine, carbomer, triethanolamine, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, disodium EDTA, camellia sinensis leaf extract, rosa centifolia flower water, paeonia albiflora root extract, portulaca oleracea extract, polysorbate 20, lonicera japonica flower extract, scutellania baicalensis root extract, xanthan gum  cosDNA

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Eunyul Swallow’s Nest Mask Pack   Swallow’s nest has been used by the royal family and aristocrats contains luxurious ingredients which will not only keep your skin moisturized, but also keeps your skin soft and smooth.

What is Bird Nest Extract?Woven by swiftlets from their saliva, edible Bird’s Nest (or Bird’s Nest) is one of the most popular tonics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Bird’s Nest is reputed to maintain youthfulness and enhance the complexion. Modern studies have shown that Bird’s Nest is rich in epidermal growth factor(EGF). This substance is responsible for skin and tissue repair.”  From and learn more about Birds Nest here 

“Birds nest is another ingredient in many Korean skin care products. Cosmetic companies harvest the nests of swallows, because the nests are believed to contain a large concentration of glycoprotein, antioxidants, and amino acids which are beneficial to human skin. All these compounds are thought to fight the signs of aging by promoting healthy cell growth, stimulating the skin’s healing process, and targeting free radicals”  from The Derm Review

Worried about the conservation of using Bird’s Nest in skincare and food products?  Read here to learn about how Asian countries are taking steps to conserve and protect swiftlets

Alas, this mask also has rose flower water in it, so nope.  If the rose ingredient were near the end of the list instead of right in the middle, I might chance it, but it isn’t.  RV $1.78

Description: Mucins extracted from the Swallow’s Nest Having also recognized that an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory active substance. The world’s third Poppy favorite to always look young enough to be called drop wise to the Chinese imperial luxury. Fulfilling acids and proteins, it consists of small amounts of trace elements, given a moist sheen on the skin. It gives the skin elasticity.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alcohol, Allantoin, Betaine, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Swiftlet Nest Extract (500mg), Rose Centifolia Flower Water, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lonicera Japonica (honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance  cosDNA

After last month’s fantastic pouch and despite that this month has a good variety of masks for those with no allergies, this month was not the best one for me~ not the brands, but it is a personal preference. I am allergic to rose and there were too many masks in this month’s pouch that contained that ingredient.  I haz sad.  I understand that Genie cannot custom tailor the pouches, but I did feel that there was too much rose ingredients in here ~  if this pouch was still 10 masks, I would not have minded as much, but there were only 8 masks, so I can’t use over a 1/3  of this month’s products.  I can use I do like the variety with the masks I can use ~ snail, honey, black bean (yeah ~ happy to see a soy mask in here).  I paid $23.99  for this pouch, which included shipping, and received a retail value of about $16.00. 

Normally, I do not mind a lower price point, as I know that that shipping from Hong Kong is expensive and I can use the masks ~ but this month, I am a very disappointed, because I cannot use 3 out of 8 masks, making this a very low value for me.  The reasoning behind the price increase and the decrease in masks were to provide us with more high end masks, but I am not seeing that happening at all.  I would hate to drop MaskGenie, but the subscription needs to up its game here by providing what was promised with the price hike and the decreased mask amount earlier this year.  Last month was a perfect month and this month really was not that good a value for me.  It could be because Genie is not well right now and she is not able to pick out masks of value at this time ~ and I do know that MaskGenie curates pouches that I can use more often than I cannot, so I will just chalk it up to my damn allergies and put these masks in a giveaway or something

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.   Use coupon code  BEAUTYFINDS5 to save 5% off any purchase at Mask Genie

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

[ All items purchased with my own money ]

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