Hello everyone! I hope all is well. I received my June Beauteque mask maven bag last week and wanted to share with my peeps what I received. For those of you who are not familiar with Beauteque they are Korean Beauty company that offers monthly subscriptions for K-Beauty products. Each month usually has a theme. They also offer a free gift for new subscribers.
Now of course you can do your own research and find some products that you want to try, which is also what I do. But, for those who don’t have the time or energy, this is a perfect way for you to dip your toes in and give it a try without having to think too hard about it. They have their monthly BB Bag which includes 6 full-sized items ranging from skin care to makeup etc. The pricing structure for the BB Bag is $24 a month, $72 for 3 months, $138 for 6 months and $264 for 12 months.
They also offer their Mask Maven Bag which is the one I am subscribed to. You will receive a monthly assortment of 9 masks from Korea and Taiwan. Like I said, every month has a theme and the theme for this month is “Lifes a Beach”. A very fitting theme for the beginning of summer. It’s kind of weird to me they way the shipment work because you receive your shipment at the beginning of the next month (i.e. My June bag arrived in the second week of July. It just kind of throws me off because I am reviewing the June bag in July lol.
All of that aside, I think this is the best bag I have received so far. I only feel that way because there are different masks this time instead of just sheet masks. I’m one for variety so that really appealed to me. I love my subscription either way because I love sheet masks but trying different kinds of masks is excitement lol.
When you receive your Mask Maven shipment, it comes shipped in a large white envelope as pictured below. It usually has the big sticker on the front that says Beauteque Monthly. Now I don’t care if it shows who its from but I do think they should be a little more discreet in the way things are packaged. I don’t care if its from Beauteque or Victoria’s Secret, I don’t really want the world knowing where I ordered from. Sometimes these companies get a little overzealous in their marketing that they don’t think about things like that. Ok rant over lol.
When you open the Envelope the masks come shipped in an adorable purple mesh bag cinched at the top by a matching purple ribbon with Beauteque written across it. It is a very cute idea. I love when companies package their products in cute ways. It show the pride they take in their products and their company as a whole. When you’re passionate about something it shows in the things you do.
The first mask I want to talk about is the Adaline-Keep Cool and Let Shine Face Mask. This jewel- shine contains Pearl Extract which helps to brighten your complexion. a variety of vitamin complexes such as grapefruit extract, grape extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (a derivative of Vitamin C), tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), and panthenol (Vitamin B5). This mask has whitening & firming properties that help even out your skin tone and combat wrinkles.
The second mask I want to talk about is the Dr. Nobori Firming Eye Mask. This is one of the mask I was excited to receive because it is not a full face It is not a full face mask. It just goes around the eyes which I think is a great way to combat those crows feet lol. The main ingredients in this mask are plant extracts such as the first ingredient on the list, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract (Kelp Extract). It soothes irritation and boosts circulation to aid in cell renewal and help eliminate impurities.
The third mask that I received is the It’s Skin-Tea Tree-Balance mask. It is noted as a cushion pulp sheet mask which makes me think it has soothing little pillows all over it. Ahhhhh 🙂 This mask of course contains Tea Tree Leaf Extract. Tea Tree is known to be antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial. One of the many skin benefits it has is treating acne. Because of its antimicrobial properties it help to kill the bacteria that causes acne. Some studies have shown tea tree oil to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide for those with acne.
The fourth mask is the Mijin Brightening Essence Mask. Mulberry root extract comes from the white Mulberry tree that is native to China. It is said be a botanical extract with both astringent (skin tightening) and antibacterial properties. That’s an awesome power house to me. Something that can help combat the signs of aging and can help possibly help fight the bacteria that causes acne. Yay! Lol of course sheet masks aren’t a cure all but they do help. It has several fruit and plant extracts to help brighten your skin. It also has Aloe pretty high up on the ingredients list so it should be pretty soothing.
The fifth mask I received is the Berrisom Water Bomb Jelly Mask-Anti-wrinkle. This mask is made up of such ingredients as red wine, pomegranate and tomato. These are all supposed to be great ingredients to help combat signs of aging. It should be pretty effective with this power house of ingredients. Studies also show that red wine can help with acne. What excites me most is this is a jelly mask! It seems to be a sheet mask slathered in Jelly essence. Can’t imagine how messy this is going to be lol.
The sixth and seventh masks that I want to talk about are the Pure Smile Point Pads in both Kiwi and Cherry Blossom. Now these are some cuties. I think that is the whole point. They may be a bit gimmicky but that is something that i’ll have to let you guys know about at a later date. I think regardless of the benefits they will be cute and fun to use. Now lets get to the benefits lol. The Kiwi pads contain Vitamin E, and Collagen and are supposed to be great for radiance and nourishment. The Cherry Blossom version are perfect for protecting your skin from drying out, as well as maintaining its pH balance. One of the other benefits of these pads is they come is reusable zippered bags so you can use them more than once. You can also use them on other parts of your body, not just your face.
Almost done you guys lol. The eighth mask that I am stoked to use is the Tsaio Stayed Up Late Mask-Alice. This mask totes some major ingredients like selected glycosyl trehalose, soy protein, natural baobab three moisturizing ingredients that help to allow water to be quickly absorb by skin. It also helps to soothe and balance the moisture levels in skin, so it keeps skin naturally white. For those of you who are not aware, when Koreans say white or whitening they usually mean bright or brightening. So don’t be alarmed. It is not to help bleach your skin. It is also noted that this mask is best for normal, dry or sensitive skin.
Last but definitely not least we have the Urban City Azulene Aquaring Mask. This mask contains botanical extracts and fermented extracts. It also contains sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) which is a great to aid your skin in taking in the moisture in the environment. Hyaluronic Acid is found in the skin naturally but its natural function within the skin is not hydration.
I hope you guys enjoyed the blog and the corresponding video. I hope they were helpful and able to provide some insight into sheet masks and the benefits or lack thereof if you decide to purchasing a mask maven subscription. I am posting videos on YouTube every Tuesday at 9pm EST so don’t forget to subscribe and hit the bell so you will be notified when the next video is uploaded. Till next time. :):):)