Beauteque Mask Maven Box Review + Coupon – December 2016
Beauteque Mask Maven is a monthly subscription box dedicated to masks. If you love trying new Korean sheet masks, this subscription is for you!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Beauteque Mask Maven
The Cost: $18.95 month-to-month ($15 subscription + $3.95 shipping), save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions
COUPON: Save 10% off your subscription with code CRATEJOY10
The Products: 9 to 11 masks of all kinds, straight from Korea. Most are facial sheet masks, but you will sometimes see a hair mask or hand mask or lip mask, too.
Ships to: USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia (see international shipping costs during checkout)
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One side of the card reveals this month’s theme, “Clean Slate.” I find the themes kind of iffy in terms of curation, but I also really don’t care about the themes. Please note: this is a review of the December package. This normally ships late in the month for me.
The other side of the card gives a little more information about the masks, including directions if they are unusual.
This month there was also a suggested calendar for when to use the masks. I did not follow it, of course (or else how would I ever get the review to you all in a reasonable period of time?) but rather used one mask every weekday. Still, it was a fun thing to include and I’d be interested to see more of these in future packages.
FaceQ Luffa Oil Control Mask – Value $1.90
I am pretty sure this is a new brand for me. I do think I saw some oil control, but I was also using a new foundation primer, so it’s hard to say for sure. I’d consider buying a whole box of this to see if it has an effect. Luffa (or loofah, like the sponges) extract is the main ingredient and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Leaders Amino Clearing Mask – Value $2.20
This has the amino acid cysteine (that’s the one pictured on the package, and sorry about the cat hair – they kept walking across things I was trying to photograph and I guess I missed it) as well as vitamin C and lotus extract, two common ingredients in Asian skincare. I was happy with this after one use; I feel it was calming towards a breakout I was having. So it lives up to its name.
A’Pieu My Skin-Fit Sheet Mask in Lime – Value $1.99
We get a lot of A’Pieu masks in sheet masks subscriptions like Mask Maven, but that is OK, because I have yet to encounter one I didn’t like. This is moisturizing and contains fruit extracts that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This is also supposed to be brightening although that’s hard to assess after only one use.
Shelim Ultra Hydrating Essence Mask in Strawberry – Value $0.87
This was a bit hard to find in the U.S. (outside of eBay), but sheet masks are sealed so that should be fine. This mask is supposed to have an active component that forms a protective coat that seals moisture into the skin. I don’t know that I experienced that (but to be fair, that description could also be some kind of translation error). This does have vitamins and antioxidants from the strawberry, as well.
A’Pieu Pore Deep Clear Black Charcoal Mask – Value $1.99
This mask is actually white and the serum is clear so I’m not sure where the charcoal comes in. An extract of some sort, maybe? At any rate, I do feel like the pores on my nose looked better after using this, so no complaints from me.
NohJ Golden Modeling Foil Mask – Value $3.99
This has one regular side and one gold side (see below). I’m having trouble finding out much about ingredients for this one; while it seems widely available for sale, there’s not much detail in the descriptions. The foil part does a good job at keeping essence from evaporating during use, though, so this is super moisturizing.
The gold mask was actually gold-colored!
Botanic Farm Natural Energy Avocado Mask – Value $2
I find avocado to be a super gentle, natural moisturizer (lots of vitamin E!). This also has niacinamide (good for brightening and reducing redness) and green tea extract, which is high in antioxidants. This is a good everyday use sort of mask.
NohJ Superfood Broccoli Mask – Value $1.94
This has a ton of great ingredients. Honey extract has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, aloe extract is moisturizing, green tea extract and tomato extract have tons of antioxidants, lemon extract is full of vitamin C, and milk extract and lavender water are soothing. Plus, it doesn’t smell like broccoli (which also has lots of vitamins and other helpful compounds).
Tony Moly I’m Real Mask in Tomato – Value $3
Tony Moly products are ubiquitous in K-beauty subscriptions. But, this is one I like (I’ve tried it before). Tomato is good for clearing the skin. This also supposedly revitalizes dull skin and enhances inner glow, but those are kind of nebulous concepts for me. I suppose if you think it is working for you, that’s all that matters. (This also has honey extract, allantoin, peach extract, and anise extract.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $19.88 for the December 2016 Beauteque Mask Maven. That’s a little above the cost of the subscription and I’m honestly a lot happier with the contents this month as well, as opposed to previous months. Most of the items were new for me and I appreciate the lack of repeats this month, as well. If you like to try new sheet masks, this is a good subscription.
What did you think of the December 2016 Beauteque Mask Maven? Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?