Unboxing Beautibi Best Of Mask Party Set 2016

[ disclaimer: products received complementary.  all opinions are my own and unbiased ]

Beautibi released TWO 2016 Best Of Mask Party Sets and Jen sent both of them to me to review for you!  As the theme states, these masks are the best sellers from Beautibi’s masks that they sell at their online shop, plus two new brands that they just recently released!  Both sets are sold out now, but you never know ~ Jen might have some more surprises up her sleeves!  There were two Party Sets:  Set A: Hydration/Soothing and Set B: Repair/Brightening.   I will unbox the sets and do some reviews ~ ones marked original review means I have tried this in the past and one with new review means just that!  I am trying out the mask for the first time.  I will continue to try the masks and post my reviews on IG and update this blog post.

Description

Are you curious to know what have been the most popular sheet masks on our site this year? We are launching this a few months early because we have other exciting things planned for the end of the year. The best part — we have this special value set earlier than later! In true BEAUTIBI fashion, we won’t leave out some new discoveries. Sets will include 10 different masks, featuring masks that have been the most popular this year so far. Don’t be surprised if you see your favorites in this “Best of” set, since these were chosen by you! Two of the brands included will be from our most recent releases. One of the masks will be the same for both versions, but the rest will be different

 

Set A: Hydration/Soothing

 

Beaute Forest Black Soybean & Ginseng Fine Fairness Mask (Taiwan)  Original Review: This is a black sheet mask and it is a JUICY one!! I actually love really masks that are soaked in essence and this one is just that ~ but not annoyingly so that it drips everywhere. The essence stayed on my face. This does not have a scent that I can detect this is supposed to be a firming mask.  I don’t know, I think I have too many loose parts in my face for a mask to be able to firm up anything, but I have to say, I do love the way this mask felt on my face, nice and moist, cool to the touch and ready for my nighttime skin care products. My face felt very hydrated and the mask fit was really good as well ~ very nice soft charcoal mask which will absorb oil and dirt. It fit everywhere with the exception of the nose ~ could have been longer in the nose area.

Key Ingredients:  Soy ~ This is the black bean in the description – and soy contains ceramides used to protect and moisturize skin and I think this is one of the best ingredients for aging skin. Panax ginseng  ~  Love my Ginseng! It is known and used for its soothing and skin-softening properties.

Description: Black beans + Ginseng Mask Provide effective skin repair capacity and get young delicate skin. Black beans contain natural lecithin and vitamin B, E, can repair and smooth skin, and improve dull and rough texture. Ginseng contains deep nourishing effects and can give the skin a youthful glow. Charcoal mask has high hydraulic lock, so that the skin can fully absorb the essence, and more pores can absorb excess oil and dirt. This brings a fresh touch to the skin. Restore and repair youthful skin. Brighten Dull Skin and Smooth Roughness. Lighten Skin Tone. Increases Absorption of Skin Care Products. Good for all skin types – especially best for tired skin after a long day

Ingredients: water, propylene glycol, glycerin, citric acid, saccharide isomerate, sodium citrate, camellia sinesis leaf extract, xanthan gum, panax ginseng root extract, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, methylparaben, niacinamide, hydrolyzed soy protein,sorbic acid, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate, fragrance  cosDNA analysis

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Annie’s Way Mask Gallery Black Rose Devil’s Moisturizing Secret (Taiwan)  I love Annie’s Ways masks, but I have not tried their Mask Gallery series.  I am, alas, allergic to Rose, but I will say that the packaging on this mask is beautiful ~  I love the deep wine colored roses design. Rose is a soothing and moisturizing ingredient and this also has chamomile (more soothing) and aloe (more moisturizing).   And… Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract ~ I haven’t seen this ingredient in a LONG time.  I remember researching it a few years back ~ and this fermented bacteria is from MUD and is only found on King George Island in Antarctica, which is why it is also known as Antarcticine.  This is an intense anti-aging ingredient, containing amino acids ~ glycine, histidine,  lysine ~ and it will help renew, protect and hydrate your skin and aid in the stimulating collagen and elastic production as well as healing skin wounds  RV $3.75

Description: Deep Moisturizing: long-term water locking. Soothing & Mild: Improve itchy situation caused by dry skin. Repairing: maintain healthy skin and prevent the damage from environmental factors on the skin. This ‘good’ Devil retains and locks in water with its triple bypass mechanism. Its deep moisturizing and reconditioning elements leave your skin supple, crystal clear and rejuvenated. Black Mask Sheet: Savior for dry skin & protector from polluted air.  Super skin-friendly & skin obedient: Delicate and ultra soft texture. Suitable for sensitive skin. Super Water Release: Completely and actively release effective ingredient. Cleansing and absorption pore dirt: Recuperate and condition oily and dull shine. Fully absorbed all essence: Absorb essence and hydration immediately. Pore Purification and Refining: Recover your skin with fine pores which makes skin ceramic-like, bright and silky.

Ingredients: Water, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Squalene, Glycerin, Tocotrienols, Panthenol, Lecithin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allanton, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Rosa Hybrid Flower Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Aphanothece Sacrum Polysaccharide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance,  Methylisothiazolinone,  Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate cosDNA analysis

SexyLook Disney Princess Ariel (Taiwan)  SexyLook has 4 black masks (charcoal) in their Princess line and this mermaid mask has some deep sea ingredients (of course!) for intense hydration:  golden algae and obsidian for moisturizing and ocean collagen for smoothing. I tried the Cinderella mask (review later on in this post) and I was very pleased with the results, so I feel that I will enjoy this one as well.  RV $4.00

Description:  Natural extracts and active ingredients helps detox and clarify skin. Pure cotton mask absorbs dirt and excessive sebum while deeply moisturize and brighten your skin. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to moisturize and whiten skin. Promotes skin regeneration for healthier moisturized skin. Enriched with vitamin C to boost circulation for a radiant glowing skin

Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Citric Acid, Hydroxyethyl Ethyl Cellulose, Niacinamide, Chlorphenesin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Phenoxyethanol, Sea Salt, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Edta*na, Hexylene Glycol, Lava (Obsidian) Extract, Methylparaben, Soluble Collagen, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, SK-INFLUX* Ceramide  (Carbomer, Ceramide Ap (6 II), Ceramide EOP (1), Ceramide NP (3), Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum), Squalane  cosDNA analysis

These are the four masks in the Disney Princess Collection

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  • ARIEL: Golden Algae Moisturizing, Obsidian Moisturizing, Ocean Collagen Smoothing (mermaid = ocean ingredients)
  • BELLE: Rose Centifolia Smoothing, Obsidian Moisturizing, Edelweiss Repairing + Soothing (father picked the flower (rose), which started the whole mess)
  • CINDERELLA: Pumpkin Enzyme Anti-Wrinkle, Obsidian Moisturizing, Horse Oil Moisturizing  (check my review later on for why this one is called Cinderella)
  • SNOW WHITE: Tranexamic Acid Whitening, Red Apple Extract Anti-Aging, Obsidian Moisturizing (duh…Poison Apple!!)
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MasKingdom Chinese Medi Lingzhi and Yam Moisturizing Mask (Taiwan)  I have tried several of MasKingdom’s TCM line (see review here) and I really enjoyed them ~ I  haven’t tried this one yet.  MasKingdom is a special boutique brand and all their sheet masks are made of Japanese silk.  This mask is marked as type 02, which means it is a deeply moisturizing mask.  Lingzhi, also known as ganoderma lucidum and reishi, is an Asian fungus. It is well known in Oriental herbal medicines and contains ganodermic acid and ling zhi 8-protein ~ anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic ~ which help reduce skin inflammation, puffiness and fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps combat free radicals, healing damage and promoting cell regeneration.  Yam 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.  I know they have “aldea extract”, but I am thinking that might be algae extract.  I am not certain for sure, so I left the original spelling in place in the ingredient.  RV $8.00

Description: The ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide and yam work to improve metabolism and moisturize skin deeply. Using Chinese ingredients and formulas, the Chinese Medicine Series is great for people who enjoy herbal remedies to hydrate, repair and protect the skin. 

Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol,Ethylexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Ammonium Acrylolydimethylraurate/VP Copolymer, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Perfume, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Stem Extract, Aldea Extract, Dioscorea Villos (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane cosDNA analysis

L’Herboflore Lychee Translucent Hydromask (Taiwan) I love eating lychees (lychi?) ~ very yummy.   Are they good for my skin?  Let’s find out!  From Beautibi: “Lychee, a special local fruit produced in Taiwan, is rich in polyphenols that can maintain the flexibility of skin and enhance skin brightness.”  This also contains sodium hyaluronate, which 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. It also contains panthenol (vitamin B5), an ingredient that helps cellular renewal and is an effective moisturizer. It is derived from plants and this ingredient comes from Vitamin B5.  Panthenol is a natural humectant, which retains moisture and hydrates the skin. It also is a good lubricant on the skin, making skin look soft and smooth. It is also an anti-inflammatory  RV $4.00

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sulfite, Propylene Glycol, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Juice, Trideceth-9, Bisabolol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Panthenol, Trehalose, Xanthan Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Parfum (Fragrance)  cosDNA analysis

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L’Herboflore Soy Milk Hydrating Mask (Taiwan)   This is a favorite of mine ..   Original Review: I actually have used this before as I keep tossing it into my cart when I purchase something at Beautibi! L’Herboflore actual mask sheet material is not my favorite at all, but the essence in these masks are fantastic. I did need a hydrating mask last night, as my skin was so dry from the cold outside and the heated indoors ~ and on top of that, I did a detox mask which did bring down the moisture a little bit. This mask had no scent that I could really tell and I left it on for about 20 minutes ~ L’Herboflore masks do dry out quickly (or at least they are now, as a heated apartment would cause it to dry out sooner). My moisture level jumped way up as it increased by 58%!!  I love my soy products and this mask is no exception. No tackiness or sticky residue on my face afterwards ~ my face is almost matte as it just soaked up the treatment. No wonder I keep adding this mask to my cart  RV $6.00

Description: Soy milk contains vegetable proteins which act as natural humectant for skin to maintain the flexibility, firmness and brightness. ß-glucan, Aloe Vera & Poria Extracts and Allantoin enhance the moisturizing effect, help soothe and repair the skin.

Ingredients: Aqua(water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Cucumis Sativus(Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus(Carrageenan), Angelica Gigas Root Extrat, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root Extract, Aquilaria Agallocha Stem Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa(Saxifrang) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Morus Bombycis (mulberry) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phragmites Communis Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Xanthan Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Trehalose, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Beta-Glucan, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate  cosDNA analysis

 

Company V Steam Milk Sheet Mask (Korea) This is one of the new brands that Beautibi is carrying ~ this mask is in both their Set A and Set B. This has honey and milk ~ I feel like I should be making a glass of that for myself right now!

Description:  Moisturizing mask containing mild milk that soothes tired skin and makes skin elastic and honey ingredients that hydrate and moisturize dry skin and provide glow to skin. Containing, propolis, hyaluronic acid and bamboo extract – this new milk mask will brighten, smooth, nourish and sooth your skin.

  • Mild Milk: The protein ingredient of mild milk gives a soothing effect to skin that my be irritated due to dehydrated and unbalance of the ratio of oil and moisture. 
  • Nourishing Honey: Honey is a natural moisturizing ingredient, helping to make skin more nourished and radiant.

This mask is made from a natural cellulose fabric that will adhere more closely to your skin, while being thin enough to allow breathability and better absorption of the essence. This is also the only Korean mask in this set, which just goes to show that some of the customer favs are from Taiwan!  RV $4.00

Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Methylpropanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Arginine, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, h ydroxyacetophenone, Trehalose, Sorbitan Isostearate, PEG-20 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sucrose Cocoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Squalane, Allantoin, Adenosine, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Zingiber Oflcinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit ) Seed Extract, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Fragrance, Honey Extract, Lactobacillus/Milk Ferment Filtrate, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Propolis Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Pinus Densiflora Leaf Extract, Thuja Orientalis Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Chlorphenesin cosDNA analysis

L’Herboflore Chlorella Anti-Oxidant Firming Mask (Taiwan)  Why do I keep thinking of the book  “Love in the Time of Cholera” when I see the word Chlorella?  haha  Chlorella, which is a tiny green algae, contains a slew of beneficial compounds ~ 18 amino acids, phytonutrients, phosphorous, pro-vitamin A, beta-carotene, all of the B vitamins, plus vitamins C and K, biotin and folic acid.  It helps with tissue growth and repair.  RV $4.00

Description: Chlorella Extract is a natural moisturizing and anti-aging ingredient that can reduce the effects of aging and rejuvenate the skin. Oat Polysaccharides forms a layer on the epidermis to firm and soften the skin. Deep sea water, MDI Complex and γ-PGA hydrate, firm and keep the skin looking youthful.

Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed oat protein, quaternium-15, tetrasodium EDTA, allantoin, proplyene glycol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, xanthan gum, hyaluronic acid, glycosaminoglycans, trisodium EDTA, pullulan, algae extract, mannitol, sodium citrate, acetyl tetrapeptide-15, sea water, polyglutamic acid, hydroxthylcellulose, isopropyl alcohol, cellulose, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance, methylisothiazolinone, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, phenoxyethanol, potassoum sorbate, sodium benzoate, sodium acetate, methylparaben  cosDNA analysis

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Beautibi also included many items from a new brand that they are offereing at their site! 

Look how cute these mini gels are ~ the bamboo has a bamboo leaf on the lid and the oriental tea has tea leaves on the lid.

How to Use 

  1. After cleansing and toning face, dig an amount about the size of large grapes.
  2. Apply to face, avoiding eye and mouth areas, and spread evenly on skin
  3. Leave on for 20 minutes (for sensitive skin, leave on for 10-15 minutes)
  4. Rinse off and continue with the rest of your skincare routine.
  • Tip: Apply after skincare routine and leave on overnight as a sleeping mask. Rinse off the next morning.
  • Recommended use is 2-3 times a week.

23.5°N Bamboo Ultra Hydrating Gel Mask (Taiwan)  New Review: OH THIS MAKES ME HAPPY!! I am SO excited for the 23.5°N line ~ when I saw the sneak peeks of it on Beautibi’s Instagram account, I had no idea that they would be included in the Mask Party.   I decided to use this mask as a night sleeping pack ~ I applied this gel mask, as it is supposed be for dehydrated/dry skin, on my cheeks and neck area.  I used this mask with Oriental Beauty Tea Balancing mask as well (that one went on my T-Zone) to help balance out my really oily, blemish prone areas and my almost normal skin areas on my face.  This mask contains bamboo ~ an ingredient that contains over 70% of silica, which is a crucial item when it comes to your skin’s connective tissue, collagen. By stimulating certain cells, silica helps strengthen your collagen and elastin, which in turn will help firm and tone your skin and plump up your skin, so fine lines and wrinkles are not as noticeable. Bamboo also is a very soothing ingredient that is good for sensitive skin, as it is an anti-irritant, retains moisture and helps combat free radicals as it does contain anti-oxidant proprieties as well. 

This also has royal jelly (produced by honey bees) and it contains B-complex vitamins, nucleic acid, decanoic acid, flavonoids, essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes, minerals and natural antibiotic and antibacterial compounds. It is an anti-aging ingredient as well, as it can increase collagen production in your skin. increased collagen production.  The Bamboo Ultra Hydrating Gel Mask is a scentless clear jelly and it pretty much was fully absorbed into my skin overnight.  In fact, I used two layers as it absorbs pretty quickly in my skin.  In the morning, this gel really made my skin soft and smooth & my skin is hydrated. These jellies really do soak into your skin, and do not leave any residue. Travel Size 20mL RV $6.00

Description: This gel mask is offers light hydration, is moisturizing and works wonderfully for dehydrated skin. Abundant in bamboo leaf flavone and Si. Effectively providing a hydration boost for thirsty and dry skin, leaving skin smooth and soft.  Origins: Chushan Township, Nantou County/Chief of Town Mr. Chen

Ingredients: Aqua, Phyllostachys Reticulata (Bamboo) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumber Extract, Carbomer, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Royal Jelly Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone  cosDNA analysis

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23.5°N Oriental Beauty Tea Balancing Gel Mask (Taiwan)  New Review: I chose this one to be one of the first gel masks to try because tea + balancing + golden color.   This wash off mask pack is for oily or sensitive skin and I have decided that these gellies are too wonderful to use as a wash off pack.  I used did multi-masking ~ the Bamboo mask, I used on my cheeks and neck, whereas, I used this mask on my T-Zone, forehead and chin.  This contains some lovely ingredients for my oily skin

  • Tea is full of powerful anti-oxidants, due to its high concentration of polyphenols, green tea helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Not only does it contain antioxidants but it is also has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, as well as the ability to prevent collagen breakdown and reduces UV sun damage as well.
  • Temella Fuciformis or Snow Fungus is a white gelatinous parasitic fungus that has been used in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) for centuries, as well as for culinary dishes. It draws water to the skin, just like hyaluronic acid, helping keep your skin hydrated and moist, plumping up fine lines and wrinkles. It is supposed to be 120% more efficient than HA, as its particles are smaller than hyaluronic acid ~ it penetrates your skin better and more easier. Snow fungus is a natural organic alternative to hyaluronic acid. It contains Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin ~ we need produce it when we get it thru exposure to the sun and also in foods and supplements. Also, snow fungus is an antioxidant, helping combat and reserve free radical damage, including lightening of hyper-pigmentation spots.
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is a powerful antioxidant that acts as an anti-inflammatory, improves your skin elasticity, enhance the skin barrier function and also it helps to even out skin tone and reduce post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. 
  • Peppermint is known for its anti-bacterial properties, cleanses and closes pores and has salicylic acid.

Be forewarned ~ this lovely golden jelly that smells like a wonderful cup of tea, will soak up your oil, make your pores look tight & small and mattify your skin ~ it is not a mask for dry skin types. Nope, it isn’t that moisturizing, but it does exactly what I want it to do ~ to mop up that excess oil and do some magic to my pores. When I wake up in the morning, my skin actually feels .. normal.  Usually, I have a lot of oil on my T-Zone area, but not when I use this mask. I love this jelly!!   Travel Size 20 mL RV $6.00

Description: This gel mask contains more oil-controlling ingredients like polyphenos and hydrating ingredients, tannin, than any other tea types. Mask is derived from natural plants that are great at clarifying skin condition, refining pores and controlling sebum.  Origins: Emei Township, Hsinchu County / Emei Tea House, The Hsu Family

Ingredients: Aqua, Tea Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Tremella Fuciformis Extract, Niacinamide, Benzyl Alcohol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone cosDNA analysis

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23.5°N Rice Soothing Ultra-Feather Mask (Taiwan)  Ohh, a new facial mask to try out as well and this one looks very promising.  It has fermented rice extracts (sake!), which are full of amino acids (over a 100), organic acids, saccharides, vitamins, nucleic acids and esters. Fermented rice helps keep your skin clear and moisturized, while helping to even out your skin tone by reducing hyper-pigmentation. Due to its own natural alcohol content, it is an astringent and also contains antibacterial properties to help control blemishes.  This also has regular rice extracts, which are full of B vitamins and moisturizing ceramides.   This mask is very well suited for sensitive and irritated skin.  I love how it only has 9 ingredients in it ~  23.5°N is a minimalist when it comes to their ingredient lists. RV $5.00

Description: Rice is Abundant in Vitamin B1, B2 and Ceramide. Intensely soothing irritated and dull skin with a hydration bath to reveal a brighter compexion. Sooth, calm, and brighten irritated skin.  Origins:  Douliou City, Yunlin County/The Child in the Field

Ingredients: Aqua, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rice Extract, Glycerin, Fermented Rice Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone cosDNA analysis

 
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Set B: Repair/Brightening


Beaute Forest Truffle & Resveratrol Whitening Mask (Taiwan)  Original Review: One of the nicest fits with these Beaute Forest masks ~ very similar to Lovemore and Annie’s Way masks but just a tad thicker, so it doesn’t tear easily. Loads of essence in this mask, and it is a thicker clear liquid, not runny and has no scent.

This mask is very moist and I was able to leave it on for 40 minutes. This is a whitening mask, and it does have isonicotinamide (also known as isoniacinamide) and licorice in it, which help with brightening and evening out skin tone. White Truffle  extracts contains not only minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, but also essential fatty acids to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that will protect you against sun damage, increase collagen production and also combat free radicals to help prevent cell damage. This also has grape fruit extract, which combined with the resveratrol, makes this a very potent antioxidant cocktail!

My face was visibly brighter after I removed this mask (temporary results, of course) and was very moist, but no tacky residue and cool to the touch. My skin felt plumped up and I am very pleased with the results of this mask from Beaute Forest.  I do think they are underrated and you should check them out.  RV $3.75

Description: Brighten skin with white truffle extracts. Moisturize and revitalize skin. Resveratrol provides skin brightening repair, uniform light to show even and beautiful skin. Feather silk thread mask works wonderfully to help your skin easily absorb the essence.   Truffle Extracts Lighten and Brighten Skin Tone.  Fight Dark Spots and Prevent Skin Aging. Hydrating and Stimulates Skin Renewal. Resveratrol Gives Even Skin Tone. Good for all skin types, especially late sleepers and night shift professionals

Ingredients: water, propylene glycol, glycerin, alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, isoniacinamide, glyceryl glucoside, tocopherol, resveratrol, potassium phosphate, tuber aestivum (white truffle) extract, vitis vinifea (grape) fruit water, xanthan gum, panthenol, triethylene glycol, propylene glycol, benzyl alcohol, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, polysorbate 20, glycosyl trehalose, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, dipotassim glycyrrhizate (licorice) , sodium PCA, sodium hyaluronate, fragrance  cosDNA analysis

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Annie’s Way Mask Gallery Secret Garden Edelweiss Iris Witch’s Timeless Secret (Taiwan)  Once again, beautiful packaging from Annie’s Way and I am happy that I can try out the Edelweiss Iris mask ~ this mask has some very cool ingredients, designed to help moisturize, reduce the appearance of fine lines and refine your skin texture, tightening pores. 

  • Bee Venom (I love this stuff!!)  is called Nature’s Botox and it stimulates and increases collagen product and elastic to smooth your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plump and tone our skin.  It does this because applying bee venom to your skin fools your skin into thinking it has been stung and it will increase blood circulation to that area
  • Honey has antibacterial properties, that can speed up healing in your skin ~ think acne, rashes, cuts ~ and prevent additional infection. 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.
  • Iris Root is rich in flavonoids and nutrients that have anti-aging benefits.  It will help protect and strengthen your skin barrier and reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Edelweiss also has a high concentration of flavonoids as well as phenolic acid. These ingredients help combat UV sun damage and protect our skin.  It is full of antioxidants which makes this an ideal anti-aging ingredient and it acts as an anti-inflammatory.  
  • Salicylic Acid will help exfoliate dead skin cells and is an anti-inflammatory
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a neuropeptide, so it helps retain moisture/water to your skin and relaxes your facial muscles, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.  As an aside, if you have sagging skin, you should use this ingredient sparingly as it could cause your skin to sag further.  It is okay in a facial sheet mask, but don’t try and purchase a cream with this as one of its top ingredients.

I am pretty excited to try this mask out as well RV $3.75

Description: Say goodbye to fine lines, improve rough, loose skin; increase gloss, slow down skin aging. Moisturizing effects achieve youthful, resilient, tighter skin.

Ingredients: Water, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allanton, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Honey, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Bee Venom, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Flower Extract, Fragrance, Salicylic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate  cosDNA analysis

SexyLook Disney Princess Cinderella  New Review:  This black charcoal mask helps absorb excess oil and remove impurities from the skin, but this also has some anti-wrinkle and moisturizing ingredients: pumpkin enzyme, which will help gently exfoliate your skin and horse oil, which is very moisturizing ~ I’ve had good luck with masks with horse oil in it ~ Ciracle From Jeju Mayu mask is one of my favorites. The scent on this mask is a very light floral ~ it is so light I barely can tell it is there. The sheet mask is thicker because it is a charcoal mask, and it is soaked with essence ~ it feels very slick on my skin (probably the oils) It feels cool and refreshing on my face while I am wearing it. The fit isn’t the greatest in the world, but it does work. When I removed the mask after 50 minutes, my face felt very hydrated, but it also was mattified. My pores looked tighter and smaller, face is brighter and my blemishes are less red and smaller. I feel that the latter is due to the honey extract, as that ingredient is great for blemishes, as it is an antibacterial. This is a fantastic mask from SexyLook and I am pretty happy with it ~ can’t wait to try out my other Disney Princess versions.  Oh and I just figured out why Cinderella mask is called that ~ it has PUMPKIN extracts (you know, her carriage to the ball was made from a PUMPKIN!!  Yep, no flies on me) RV $4.00

Description: Pumpkin Enzyme Anti-Wrinkle, Obsidian Moisturizing, Horse Oil Moisturizing

Ingredients:  Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Citric Acid, Hydroxyethyl EthylCellulose, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Niacinamide, Chlorphenesin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Honey Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, EDTA-NA, Hexylene Glycol, Lava (Obsidian) Extract, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Fragrance,  Sodium Hyaluronate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Horse Fat cosDNA analysis

MasKingdom Red Jujube & Roselle Mask (Taiwan)  I am stumped with what red jujube and roselle are… There are rabbits jumping across this mask, but that doesn’t mean anything ~ some red dates and green leaves decorate the package as well.  Off to Google, as it is my friend..

  • Red Jujube ~ well, I was right ~ jujubes are Korean dates ~ and they contain 20 times more vitamin C than any citrus fruit.  In skin care, they are known to help reduce wrinkles, moisturize dry skin and help relieve pain from sunburns and rashes.
  • Roselle is Hibiscus, but I am not seeing hibiscus in the ingredient list.  I am not sure why they have roselle in the name, when it isn’t an ingredient.  Oh well

However, this does have licorice, to help brighten your skin tone and reduce hyper-pigmentation and black elderberry (sambucus nigra), full of antioxidants as it has flavonoids, and it also soothes your skin.  I wonder if they mistook hibiscus with elderberry.   I love MasKingdom masks, so I am happy to try this one out.  RV $8.00

Description: Red jujube and roselle are enriched in vitamin c which activates your skin cells and rejuvenates skin.

Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Ammonium Acrylolydimethylraurate/VP Copolymer, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Perfume, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Sambucus Nigra Bud Extract, Zingiber Officinale (ginger) Root Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Cnidium Officinate Root Extract, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract cosDNA analysis

L’Herboflore Ginseng Anti-Aging Mask (Taiwan)  Original Review: L’Herboflore is a Taiwanese brand and their masks are really lovely ~ ultra thin sheet masks made with “breathable hydration locking Japanese silk“. This contains Panax Ginseng ~ used in anti-aging skin care products, as it is can stimulate the skin and activate the blood flow, which will increase toning and production of new skin cells. It also has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, due to natural carbohydrate called saponin, and will help reverse damage caused by free radicals, such as hyper-pigmentation and also combat free radicals to prevent new skin damage of fine lines and wrinkles. Ginseng detoxes your skin and leaves it radiant and glowing.  Applied topically, it helps stimulate collagen production to promote cellular renewal. Its herbal properties and usage dates back over 5,000 years.

These masks are very thin, so it comes protected with a thin blue paper and a plastic “pearl paper”. I recommend removing the thin blue paper first and then applying the mask (with the plastic paper facing outwards from your face), adjusting it and then gently, very gently removing the plastic paper. This mask is drenched in essence ~ tons of it in the packet, which I just apply over the mask and onto my neck. This mask has no scent (sad face ~ I would love a ginseng scent) and because the sheet mask is sooo thin, it dries out quickly. I try not to let a mask dry out completely on my face as that defeats the purpose ~ the sheet will be sucking moisture from your face if the mask is all dried out. I removed the mask after 25 minutes and did notice that my pores looked smaller in appearance, my face was hydrated and looked brighter overall. I am a huge fan of ginseng masks and L’Herboflore, so I am happy I liked this one!  RV $6.00

Description: Originating from the herbal medicine wisdom of the Chinese accumulated over 5,000 years in the Eastern Culture, precious red ginseng extract is rich in saponin, vitamin B and Ginseng saponin that can nourish and rejuvenate and maintain the moisture of the skin

Ingredients: Aqua(water),Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Cucumis Sativus (cucumber) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Chondrus Crispus(Carrageenan), Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Japonicus Root Extract, Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root Extract, Aquilaria Agallocha Stem Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa (saxifrage) extract, Vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract, morus bombycis (mulberry) root extract), scutellaria baicalensis (baicalin) root extract, disodium EDTA, phragmites kharka extract, poria cocos extract, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, panax ginseng root extract, Xanthan Gum,Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice), Trehalose,Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Beta-Glucan, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, sodium metabisulfite, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate  cosDNA analysis

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L’Herboflore Apple C Whitening Hydromask (Taiwan)  Well, I love a good brightening mask and apple extracts are also good for oily skin.  Pyrus Malus (apple) a vitamin-rich, anti-aging ingredient that contains antioxidants, promote cell health, moisturizes and helps heal sun-damaged skin.  This also has citric acid to help brighten and even out your skin tone, while hyaluronic acid and aloe vera extracts help hydrate and moisturize your skin without feeling greasy or oily.   RV $4.00

Description: Apple extract is rich in vitamin C and various moisturizing factors which have anti-aging, whitening and moisturizing effects for the skin. Sodium Hyaluronate and Vitamin B5 enhance the moisture and radiance of the skin.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynl Butylcarbamate, Pyrus Malus (apple) Juice, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapptide-15, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Acetate, Isopropyl Alchohol, Cellulose, Panthenol, Trehalose, Xantham Gum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Parfum (fragrance)  cosDNA analysis

L’Herboflore Black Pearl Whitening Mask (Taiwan) Another brightening mask, this time made with pearls

 Black Pearl Extract, rich in amino acids and trace elements, can alleviate skin dullness and give the skin luminosity. Deep sea water, MDI Complex and γ-PGA hydrate, firm and keep the skin looking youthful.

This also has glycosaminoglycans, which contain glucosamine and glucuronic acid.  This ingredient increases hydration as if effeciently bind themselves to water, resulting in firm elastic skin.  It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is a Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs).  It also contains polyglutamic acid, which is made from fermented soybeans (natto) and helps moisturize and exfoliate old skin cells.  It can penetrate to the deepest layers in your skin, locks in moisture and helps increase the production of NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor)  Another mask that I am excited to try out RV $4.00

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate, Acetyl Tetrapptide-15, Sea Water, Phenoxyethanol, Glycosaminoglycans, Trisodium EDTA (Trisodium Edta), Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglutamic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (fragrance) cosDNA analysis

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Company V Steam Milk Sheet Mask  Another milk & honey mask!  I am saving these Company V masks for the winter time, as it sounds like it will be so moisturizing and soothing when the cold weather starts RV $4.00

 

This time, the jellies have a red pearl barley stalk and a rice stalk on the lids.

23.5°N Red Pearl Barley Whitening Gel Mask (Taiwan) This jelly mask is for extremely dry skin, so I am going to table this until the weather gets more cold.  I have oily skin, but in the dark, cold winter months here in Boston, my skin does get red and chapped. Pearl Barley (aka Job’s Tears aka Adlay) contains vitamins B1, B2 and C and minerals, which make it a powerful anti-oxidant ingredient.  It also helps protect skin damage from free radicals and retains skin elasticity as it contains selenium.   This also contains pea extracts, which contain an enzyme that help prevent the loss of collagen and elasin, keeping your skin toned and elastic. Travel Size 20 mL RV $6.00

Description: Known as “The Grain of Life Health” , red pearl barley is abundant in Vitamin B1, B2. Effectively reducing dark spots, pockmark and uneven skin tone without light-sensitive weakness as acids widely-used in dental treatment. Read Pearl Barley Whitening mask is great for nourishing skin, uneven skin tone and brightening.  Origins:  Erlin Township,Changhua County/Agriculture Squad Mr. Sun

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adlay (Red Pearl Barley) Extract,Tremella Fuciformis Extract,Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Carbomer, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone  cosDNA analysis

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23.5°N Rice Soothing Gel Mask (Taiwan)  This isn’t just a rice mask, as it also has Job’s Tears (adlay) ~ rich in B vitamin complex, calcium, iron and it will help brighten and smooth your skin.  It also has oat extracts, which are very soothing to your skin.  Ceramides are lipids (fats) which are important in helping to repair and protect your moisture barrier. They will keep your skin hydrated and plump as they retain water. This jelly mask is great for when your skin is irritated.   Travel Size 20 mL RV $6.00

Description: Abundant in Vitamin B1, B2 and Ceramide. Intensely soothing irritated and dull skin with a hydration bath to reveal a brighter compexion. Sooth, calm, and brighten irritated skin  Origins:  Douliou City, Yunlin County/The Child in the Field

Ingredients: Aqua,Rice Extract,Aloe Extract,Sodium Hyaluronate,Adlay Extract,Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract,Carbomer,Ceramides,Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone cosDNA analysis

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23.5°N  Red Pearl Barley Whitening Ultra-Feather Mask (Taiwan)  So, I should mention who 23.5°N are and what they do not include in their products.  23.5°N actually stands for the Tropic of Cancer (23.4371°) and it is the most northerly circle of latitude of the Earth where the sun can be directly above. It is also known as the Northern Tropic and it passes thru 16 countries around the earth, most of which are dry and arid (wiki)   One of the exceptions is Taiwan, known as “The Magical Green Belt of the Tropic” and it has a abundant rainfall and vegatation on this “blessing island“.   23.5°N is a natural brand, and is free from artificial coloring, fragrance, alcohol, parabens, SLS, SLES, mineral surfactant.  It also doesn’t contain the 1,371 ingredients that are against the law in the EU and they do not conduct animal testing and are cruelty free. 

This mask has the same ingredients as their jelly, so it as the same type of benefits, brighting your skin tone, while nouishing your skin.  This mask has an ultra thin and invisible sheet to help better adhere to your face.  RV $5.00

Description:  Known as “The Grain of Life Health” , red pearl barley is abundant in Vitamin B1, B2. Effectively reducing dark spots, pockmark and uneven skin tone without light-sensitive weakness as acids widely-used in dental treatment. Red Pearl Barley Whitening mask is great for nourishing skin, uneven skin tone and brightening. Origins:  Erlin Township,Changhua County/Agriculture Squad Mr. Sun

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Red Pearl Barley Extract, Tremella Fuciformis Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Carbomer, Benzyl Alcohol , Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

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One of the things I LOVE about Beautibi is that I feel like I am getting a nice present whenever I purchase from them.  Granted, these masks were provided to me for review purposes so it was a nice present😀,  but I have certainly purchased a few things from Beautibi over the last year or so and I feel the same way when I purchase from her shop.  Jen is very particular about the brands she brings into her shop and it is like stepping into an elegant spa, where I can pick out beautiful masks with lovely Asian ingredients.  If you have never shopped at Beautibi, you should place a small order with them ~ regardless of a large or tiny order, Jen will package your items beautifully, provide free samples of unusual brands and toss in confetti!  I have been fortunate to have been a customer with Beautibi from pretty much the start and she has a customer in me for life!

I am really excited to try out the new 23.5°N line!  I will be trying the sheet masks for the next month and will post my reviews on IG and update this blog post as well.  These boxes were a great value ~ and I love all of the different selections here ~ from Annie’s Way, L’Herboflore, Beaute Forest (which is L’Herboflore’s little sister brand), MasKingdom, SexyLook and two new brands Company V and the amazing fantastic 23.5°N line. I know I will be purchasing the full size of that Oriental Beauty Tea jelly mask!!  Currently, these boxes are sold out, but you can purchase the masks indiviually ~ they are all linked in this blog post.   The new 23.5°N line also has a sampler set of their gelly masks for $24.00 and they have a holiday set, where you get all four gelly masks and 2 of their facial sheet masks for $28.00.  I totally recommend these gellies ~ getting a sampler set also gives you an opportunity to try each type and decide which full size version you wish to purchase.  Did  you purchase one or both of the Best of 2016 Party Mask sets?  Which one?  Or have  you tried some of the masks in these collections ~ how did you like them?  Let me know in the comments below😀

If this is your first time purchase at Beautibi,  you can get $5.00 off by using my referral link (click here).   Many Many Thanks to Jen at Beautibi for her amazing generousity and fantastic taste in skincare products!

 

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