Last month’s MaskGenie was amazing, so I wonder if this month can top it? I did see a preview of one of the masks in this bag and I am really excited!
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 ~ November is not yet up. I also have a special coupon code for my readers ~ save 5% off any purchase at Mask Genie ~ use code BEAUTYFINDS5
SNP Seoul Cafe Tea Time Tieguanyin Tea Brightening Mask (S. Korea) This is the first of two tea masks in this month’s pouch. This is part of a “tea” series from SNP ~ they have a moisturizing green tea, firming black tea and a whiting tieguanyin or uuron-cha ekisu, which is oolong tea. Reading the information on this mask, I learned a few things about tea! Non fermented tea, such as green tea, is made by picking the leaves and heating the leaves to turn off the oxidizing enzyme to keep the green color of the leaves. Green tea contains a large amount of tocopherol and amino acids, which are anti-oxidants and moisturizes and soothes the skin, due to its vitamin B2. Fermented tea, such as black tea, absorbs quickly into your skin and provides nutrition to deep within your skin. Oolong tea, according to SNP, is a partially fermented tea (20-70%) and has a soft floral scent with a sweet fruity flavor. It moisturizes as well as locks in moisture to your skin. This mask has 1000mg of Oolong tea. Now, another interesting thing about this mask (and alas, I cannot use it, but for those who can ~ this is really cool), the sheet itself is made from rose leaves, which makes its color beige. This material is super soft and helps deliver the essence effectively to your skin, it hugs your face and increases the absorption. This has niacinamide and grapefruit for brightening. RV $2.00
Ingredients: water, uuron-cha ekisu (oolong tea), butylene glycol, propanediol, glycerin, niacinamide, anthemis nobilis flower extract, portulaca oleracea extract, houttuynia cordata extract, rosa canina fruit oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, lippia citrodora leaf extract, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, hydroxacetophenone, xanthan gum,tromethamine, trehalose, dimethicone, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium hyaluronate, PEG-2M, hydrogenated lecithin, sucrose distearate, sodium polyacrylate, Ddisodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, 1-2,hexanediol, fragrance cosDNA analysis
AM Piggy Head Sun Moon Lake Black Tea Instant Repairing Facial Mask (Taiwan) Hahaha, I’ve seen these masks at Beautibi and have been insanely curious abut them! This is the second tea mask and I can use this one! This is a repairing mask that contains soothing and healing chamomile and lavender extracts, as well as biosaccharide gum-1, which is a polysaccharide, derived from fermented plants. I do not see black tea in here, so I am wondering if they are taking liberTEAS (haha ~ liberties ~ liberteas) with the fermented plant extract and chamomile herb. Sun Moon Black Tea is an actual tea, so I thought it would be in here.. At any rate, this mask sounds amazing and I love love love the little girl on the packaging! RV $2.75
Description: Firmly lock in moisture with hyaluronic acid, keeping skin soft and supple. Lavender extract soothes skin, chamomile extract repairs the skin and aids in conditioning and strengthening skin carrier. Marine collagen increase firmness in skin and helps to increase elasticity while tightening pores.
From the advert below, roughly translated
- Chamomile extract soothes the skin, repair delicate skin, adjusting the role of uneven skin color
- Hyaluronic acid tightly locks in water to maintain skin moisture retention, long-lasting to keep skin supple.
- Marine Collagen increases skin firmness and tightens pores for elastic skin
- Peucedanum ostruthium leaf extract to relieve skin irritation while also conditioning the skin and strengthen, to resist the external environment damage.
- Lavender extract helps the skin to soothe the skin.
- Mask is made from natural wood pulp (rayon) in an environmentally friendly manufacturing process. When wet, its strength far better than cotton fibers
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Lavender Extract, Chamomile Extract, Carbomer, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Xanthan Gum, Marine Collagen, Peucedanum Ostruthium (masterwort) Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Triethanol Amine, Benzyl Alchohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone cosDNA analysis
PNP1N Special Treatment Energy Paris French Mask Series ~ Whitening (Hong Kong) I really couldn’t find anything on this mask, as it looks like to be a local Hong Kong brand. Based on the very limited info on the package, this mask will help balance and brighten your skin tone as well as reduce redness from blemishes. I found some information on Facebook as well and discovered this is part of a French series and the mask package itself states it is made with French ingredients ~ oo lala . I love a good brightening mask, so I will give this a try. It feels very squishy in the package too, making me think there is a lot of essence in here. I highly doubt that there are only 4 ingredients in here, so I am counting them as “key” ingredients. RV $2.00
Key Ingredients: collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, verbena essence
1028 Visual Therapy Activating Whitening Mask (Taiwan) Pretty cool! Another new mask brand and it is from Taiwan. This not only has vitamin C, but mandelic acid ~ which is a good brightening ingredient ~ and it also is a hydrating mask with hyaluronic acid along with the skin conditioning hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic acid. RV $3.20
Description: Rich in vitamin C and Mandelic Acid, this skin-whitening mask eliminates dark spots, brightens and improves skin clarity. It is also enriched with plant extracts that calms and soothes skin. Vitamin C ~ eliminates dark spots and brightens skin. Mandelic Acid ~ removes and sweeps away dead skin to improve skin clarity and diminish the appearance of dark spots. Plant extracts ~ suppresses and soothes skin irritation caused by UV radiation. Hyaluronic Acid ~ boost radiance and suppleness by infusing moisture. The unique silky-like mask and active whitening essence stimulates maximum absorption of the active ingredients.
Ingredients: water, algae extract, glycerin, propylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, algin, pentylene glycol, butylene glcyol, hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic acid, L-ascorbic acid, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, chlorphenesin, olea europaea husk oil, tocopherol, methylisothiazolinone, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, aplpha arbutin, urea, mandelic acid cosDNA analysis
Dr Lee Red Ginseng Prestige 4D Firming Mask (S. Korea) This is part of a 5 day mask pack series, where each mask is different ~
- Day 1: Lotus Moisturizing mask
- Day 2: Rice Brightening mask
- Day 3: Gold Hydrogel Eye mask
- Day 4: Royal Jelly Renewal mask
- Day 5: Red Ginseng Firming mask
I received the Lotus mask back in August and now I have the Ginseng ~ this is a 4D mask, which I think it means that it also has the ear pieces to lift up your chin and jawline skin.
This is made with German water which is supposed to help calm the skin. And this NEVER gets old for me….I said it before back in August and I will say it again…I love the advert on Dr Lee’s website ~ how did they get that portrait of me? ahahaha
Ginseng is 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. RV $3.60
Farm Stay Princess Aqua 3 Step Mask (S Korea) This is a charcoal black mask with 2 additional steps ~ the first step is a cream with adenosine and niacinamide to help brighten and treat your skin. Then an ampoule to deliver more nourishment to your skin. Slap the charcoal mask over it all and your skin will be plumped up and brightened. This has the most cheesy ass design ~ I guess that is supposed to be Ariel from the Little Mermaid ~ but the ingredients look to be absolutely fabulous! RV $2.50
Description: A 3-step nourishing facial treatment mask. Step 1: Princess Aqua Cream has a soft, quick-dissolving texture. Contains adenosine & niacinamide for anti-wrinkle, nourishing & whitening benefits Step 2: Princess Aqua Ampoule has a highly enriched texture. Helps improve skin firmness, even skin texture & deliver moisture. Step 3: Charcoal Black Mask helps enhance skin radiance. Skin appears softer, smoother, dewier & cleaner
Ingredients: Water, Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Betaine, Alcohol, Chamonilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Hyaluronic Acid, Adenosine., Magnolia Liliflora Bud Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract,Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract,, Mineral Water, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Ledum Palustre Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glutamic Acid, Methioninem, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA-2NA, Methylparaben, Fragrance cosDNA analysis
Mitomo Gold + Cherry Blossoms Essence Mask (Japan) THANK YOU GENIE!! There are two masks in here from Japan and this one is just mask porn for the eyes. Look how beautiful that design is on the package. This has cherry blossom, aloe vera and frankincense ~ cherry blossoms are powerful antioxidants and skin repairing,, aloe vera has super hydrating properties without being greasy and frankincense is an anti-inflammatory. Gold is reported to bring radiance and a glow to your skin. I just purchased a bunch of Mitomo masks at Japan Skin as they had a 60% Black Friday sale ~ I love Japan Skin ~ they have some really nice products there. If you are interested in these masks and other Japanese Skincare, you can save 10% off your first purchase at Japan Skin by using my referral link here. RV $4.16
Description: For cleanliness and brightening of skin. Mitomo uses only natural cotton for the sheets and added rich essence formulation for richer and long lasting moisturizing feeling. Cherry Blossom essence (aka Sakura essence) is known for its anti-oxidant and skin repairing qualities. Gold helps to increase radiance of your skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Allantoin, Carbomer, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Prunus Serrulata (cherry) Flower Extract, Colloidal Gold, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Boswellia Serrata Gum (frankincense) Extract, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Polyacrylate cosDNA analysis
Pure Smile (Japan) Iyashibi Aroma Mask in Rosewood (Japan) More eye candy ~ look at that packaging on this mask ~ it is so beautiful ~ reminds me of Indian designs for some reason. Anyway, this was the spoiler and I really am excited ~ another Japanese mask and I do like Pure Smile masks ~ for some reason, back in the days when Memebox was Global, we did get a lot of Pure Smile masks, even though they are Japanese. There are 5 masks in the Iyashibi series:
- Grapefruit: When you are feeling down,when you need more energy.
- Rosemary: To shake off sleepiness,when you need more concentration.
- Rosewood: To be cheerful,be positive.
- Lavender: Relax when you are stressed or tense.
- Orange Sweet: Minimize uneasiness,anxiety and general tiredness.
This is the rosewood and its fragrance comes from that essential oil ~ no other added fragrances to this mask set. The mask set has a facial sheet mask with an attached neck mask and 2 eye patches. RV $4.50
Description: This mask has made use of aromatherapy in skincare Argan oil is combined for moisturizing the skin and fixing the skin condition. It also contains ubiqhinone, panthenol, hyaluronic acid and collagen.
- Argan oil compound: Skin moisturizing benefits,restore skin condition.
- Ubiquinone: Restore skin-texture.
- Panthenol: Moisturizer,help combat skin-dryness and prevent rough skin.
- Hyaluronic acid: Moisturizer,promote skin-elasticity,balance skin in general.
- Hydrolyzed collagen: Provide skin-elasticity,brightness.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, aloe vera juice, β- glucan, xanthan gum , purslane extract, hydrolyzed collagen, panthenol, hyaluronic acid, royal jelly extract, EDTA-2Na, hydroxypropyl guar gum, methylparaben, polysorbate 80, phenoxyethanol, ubiquinone, tocopherol acetate, argania spinosa kernel oil, arbutin, acetyl hexapeptide-8, rosewood tree oil cosDNA analysis
What a fantastic month from MaskGenie ~ lots of new brands and a great mix of masks from Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. She really outdid herself here and I love that the Japanese masks are really interesting and unique. I am really excited about the Dr Lee, Farm Stay, Mitomo, Pure Smile and AM Piggy Head masks ~ those are really interesting to me. I paid $23.99 for this pouch, which included shipping, and received a retail value of almost $25.00 ~ this is a really high value pouch, as shipping from Hong Kong is not inexpensive and should be factored in with the cost, as you are supporting an indie, woman-owned business. Do you get this month’s pouch from MaskGenie? What are you looking forward to trying out?
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
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