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Mask Maven Subscription Box Review – August 2015

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Mask Maven is one of two subscription services offered by Beauteque.  In this skin care bag, you can expect a variety of beauty masks, many which are sold in their online store.

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My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Mask Maven

The Cost: $15 a month + shipping (less with 6 month and annual subscriptions)

The Products: 9-11 beauty and/or body masks

Ships to: US, Canada, Europe, Australia and parts of Asia

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In addition to the product card letting me know that this month’s theme was “Troubled Skin: Acne & Pores”, I received a thank you note with an extra PureDerm Cleansing Peel!

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Good To Know: Follow Beauteque on their social media accounts to find codes to deals for first time subscribers and longer subscriptions. Right now you can use code, “GIFTSET” until September 2nd to receive a Relaxation Gift Set.

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A different code was available when I subscribed, and my gift was delivered separately from my subscription.  It actually came weeks before the subscription, so don’t be alarmed if the same happens to you.

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Hanaka Magic Garden Series Aloe Vera + Hyaluronic Acid Mask  – Value: $1.80

There are at least six different masks in this series. You wear it for 10-15 minutes and this one is supposed to hydrate the skin and bring out that natural glow.

Spa Headband – Value: $4.00

I couldn’t find this exact headband online because there’s a billion spa headbands online.  I like that this one has double elastic and that it’s tight on my head. When it’s been worn in, it will fit just right.

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Back to our August Mask Maven, everything in this pouch are the masks we received for the month.  When I checked out pictures on Instagram, it appears everyone receives the same set.  I received ten items.  I took a few individual photos of front and back for the review and doubled the rest.

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SNP Troubled Skin Care Essence Sheet Mask – Value: $3.25

This Korean face mask is both paraben and mineral oil free.  It’s supposed to be gentle enough for all skin types and has Centella Asiatica Extract which helps control redness.

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My Beauty Diary Citrus Firming Aroma Mask – Value: $2.50

This was the first mask I used.  This brand is from Taiwan and you wear this mask for 20-30 minutes. (So of course this was perfect for a night I was able to soak in the tub!)  It was really nice.  It smelled like grapefruit and it left a serum on my face that you are to gentle tap into your skin and go to bed.  The next morning, my face felt super soft and my eyes weren’t nearly as puffy as they usually look any given morning before a cup of coffee.

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Esfolio Volcanic Water Essence Mask Sheet – Value: $1.90

This is a Korean mask that pulls impurities from the skin.

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Beauty Friends II Green Tea Mask – Value: $1.99

This is a Korean mask made to moisturize and condition the skin.

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Beauty Friends II Kiwi Mask – Value: $1.99

This is a Korean mask to soothe the skin and moisturize.

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Face Queen Luffa Oil Control Mask – Value: $1.99

This is a Taiwanese mask made to remove impurities and enhance skin metabolism.

Hanaka Magic Garden Series Marigold + Vitamin A Mask – Value: $1.80

This Taiwanese mask is filled with Vitamin A and helps control oil and acne.

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PureDerm Deep Cleansing Peeling Gel (2ea) – Value: $2.00

I received three of these all together.  I gifted one to my Mother in Law and kept the other two.  I’ve used one so far and you could technically get two uses out of one, there’s a lot of product.  It feels really strange, I thought I was going to be able to peel it off after it dried.  It just rolls off.  It left my skin feeling dry so I finished off with a toner and a night mask for bed.

PureDerm Strawberry Yogurt Pack – Value: $1.99

Where’s my spoon?!  This looks and smells exactly like strawberry yogurt.  It felt really nice going on and the smell really makes you want to eat it.  There’s a lot of product in this one, so I was happy to try it twice.  Great stuff, I hope this one rotates around again soon.

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Verdict: Excluding the extra masks and headband, this month’s subscription has a value of $19.41.  Depending on if you live in the US or abroad, the value vs cost is just above or well below being equal.  On the other hand, I’ve never come across any of these masks in a subscription service or grocery/drug store ever!  The uniqueness of the products received is an added value that you can’t really put a dollar amount on.  Also I wanted to note, I checked the dates on all the masks, and I didn’t find a single mask that was made before October 2014, or a mask that expires before July 2017.  I also like the mix of length of time of some of the masks.  The longer 20-30 minute masks I keep with my tub soaks to remember to use them in the tub.

What did you think of Mask Maven?  Have you tried any of these masks brands before?

Written by Celicia Gantz

Celicia Gantz

Celicia was introduced to both The Honest Company and CurlKit in March 2013 and has been addicted to subscription boxes ever since. Always on the hunt for the undiscovered family staple, she loves trying new skincare, natural hair care, makeup, and finding delicious snacks with hidden veggies for her kids (and Hubby too). Favorite finds: Body Oil, Stuffed Animals, Books, non-GMO Tortilla Chips and Perfume Samples.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

10 Comments

  1. I signed up for a 3 month subscription and you do get a ton of masks so I do think you get your money’s worth. However, as stated these are all Asian skin care companies so some of them have no info in English. I had a terrible allergic reaction to one of the masks (a no English at all one so my fault, I took the risk) last month – my face and eyes swelled shut, I looked like my husband punched me in both eyes and I had to miss a day of work. A lot of the masks are for “whitening” or are peels so after my experience I’m skipping all of those – straight to the trash. I wish I could just get the moisturizing ones. I will not be renewing this, there’s not enough info so that I can be sure what I’m using so this one isn’t worth the cost.

  2. I know I shouldn’t but I think I may sub this one. I love masks because of my large pores and dry skin but I already have a ton of masks I still gotta use. Oh well lol!

  3. I love sheet masks. I buy My Beauty Diary masks from the Beautique store. I also buy the heads to toes bag if it interests me.

  4. This Mask BB is on my want list, but I think I’m going to sub. b/c of your review. Thanks!

  5. Just wanted to note that most of these sheet masks do not require you to wash your face after! It’s a serum that you can leave on your skin (for those of you new to sheet masks).

    • Good to know. Thanks!

  6. I love that you’re reviewing this sub! I got into k-beauty and skincare almost 1 year ago and it completely changed my skin (I will actually go out to run an errand without a full face of makeup for the first time in my life). Sheet masks are my absolute fave and besides wearing them in the tub, sometimes my husband and I (I got him hooked too) will wear them in front of the TV 🙂

    • I’m so hooked! I think I wear masks 3 to 4 times a week and yeah in front of the TV. They are so convenient.

  7. Thank you so much for your review, and your clear description of each product; MSA had listed Beauteque as CANCELLED–I have been receiving that SUB for three months. I was interested to see what Mask Maven would send in comparison. I think the uniqueness of the products and the variety rather than the $$ value is the reason I subscribed to this particular company.

    • MSA replaced the Beauteque listing with the “BB Bag by Beauteque” listing. It’s not really cancelled.

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