Miss Tutii TutiiMask Subscription Review – December 2016
Miss Tutii is an international beauty subscription featuring sheet masks primarily from Korea. They have two different subscription options: TutiiBag and TutiiMask.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review.(Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the TutiiMask, $12.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: TutiiMask
The Cost: TutiiMask is $12.95/month, receive 7-8 masks and TutiiBag is $15/month, receive 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full sized products
COUPON: Use code FIRSTBAG to save 10% off your first month (month-to-month subscriptions only).
The Products: Sheet masks (and sometimes other masks) from Asia and beyond!
Ships to: U.S. (free), Canada ($5.95), International ($10.95)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The bag came with this information card, which included more information on the products (plus some key ingredients and/or intended effects). This is nice since most of the masks only have directions/ingredients in Korean.
Lala Cynical Rabbit N.M.F. Aqua Silky Mask Pack – Value $1.02
I’m familiar with this brand from a past TutiiBag; it was a sunscreen we got before. Anyway, the packaging cracks me up every time. This is primarily intended to be a moisturizing mask and has hyaluronic acid, which is a carbohydrate polymer that holds onto a lot of water near the surface of the skin. This also contains betaine and trehalose, more moisturizing ingredients. This couldn’t have come at a better time of year; it is so dry here right now!
Banobagi Vitagenic Hydrating Jelly Mask – Value $1
This is marketed as having a “texture jelly mask sheet,” whatever that means. (It is not a hydrogel mask.) It is a bit difficult to find ingredients but this has liposomes (those will contain some fats/oils and be moisturizing) and vitamins as well as “Jeju oxygen water” (this is water from volcanic bedrock that has a high oxygen concentration). This water also has a lot of natural minerals. This is a good general mask for winter, I think; I found it pretty refreshing and hydrating.
Isqueen Whitening Essence Collagen Mask – Value $1.78
This has collagen, a protein that can help with hydration because it holds on to water near the surface of the skin (collagen is too big to actually penetrate the skin). It also has vitamin E, which is an antioxidant, and unfortunately, I can’t find out too much more about what the brightening ingredient is. (One review on the product review I linked to said the reviewer’s cat wanted to eat the mask! In my experience, that means there is probably also coconut oil in it. I don’t know why, but coconut oil drives my cats crazy. They love it.)
Laglace Antiseptique Acne Treatment Mask – Value $0.89
This has one of the thickest mask sheets I’ve used in a long time and also a ton of serum. And yet, it wasn’t at all drippy or difficult to unfold. This has licorice extract and sage extract, which are going to have some antibacterial properties (many plant extracts do, naturally) as well as witch hazel, which will tone the skin. Of course, it also has marine (read: fish) collagen for moisture. I feel that this did a good job of calming my irritated skin.
Dearpacker Jeju Flower – Value $1.75
This brand is new to me and I believe several different varieties of this one were sent out. This mask is supposed to be moisturizing and I think the plant oils help with that. This is free of parabens, mineral oil, talc, and triclosan (it is hard to find K-beauty brands that don’t include some of these ingredients).
Secret Key Snail Repairing Mask Pack – Value $2.09
Secret Key is another brand I discovered through TutiiBag. I haven’t gotten much snail stuff lately, it seems that’s not the hot ingredient out there anymore. But it is definitely moisturizing, which I need in the weather we’re having right now. This also has something called EGF or epidermal growth factor. EGF is known for healing properties and may stimulate collagen production, so it is a very good ingredient for a repairing mask.
A’Pieu Chocolate Milk One-Pack – Value $1
A’Pieu is a brand I’ve been seeing a lot of lately, but that’s fine by me because I have liked most of the products from them that I’ve tried. This smells more like coconut to me than chocolate (it has clear serum on a white mask). It does have cacao extract, though, which is full of minerals and antioxidants, and it also has plum extract, which should have more vitamins and antioxidants. I liked this one a lot both for instant hydration and potential long-term effects and am interested in trying others from the same product line!
Simply Skin Beloved Super Hyaluronic Essence Mask – Value $1.15
This has the usual crop of moisturizing ingredients including hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and marine collagen (many discussed above). It also has bamboo extract (which has antibacterial properties), lotus extract (has lots of vitamins and antioxidants and may help reduce oil or sebum production), and Centella asiatica extract (also known as gotu kola, which has amino acids and soothing properties). So this one is also pretty good for acne or blemish-prone skin.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $10.68 for the December 2016 TutiiMask. That is a little below the cost of the subscription, but I should point out that a lot of the prices I found are sale prices and/or bulk prices divided by the number of pieces (the only way I could find some of these items for sale). Individual masks that are not parts of multi-packs often have higher prices. Plus, you can find vastly different prices on U.S. and foreign websites, eBay, etc. And, there were 8 masks this month instead of 7 like in the past 3 months. So, even though the value I got was slightly low, I’m not too upset about that. I feel like the value for this one averages out over time, and all the masks were new to me, as were many of the brands.
What did you think of the December 2016 TutiiMask? Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?