Beauteque Mask Maven Box Review + Coupon – October 2017
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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 SHEETFACED
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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The information card has changed since the last time I reviewed this subscription. You don’t get any English instructions now (unless the mask packet itself happens to have them) but there’s not much involved in using most sheet masks!
LookAtMe Sweet Honey Bear Face Mask – RetailValue $2.99
This had that artificial honey scent I have come to associate with most sheet masks containing honey. It wasn’t too strong here, so it didn’t bother me. But it was definitely noticeable. (This did not actually have a bear printed on it.) This has honey and propolis extracts, both of which are full of minerals. This was still moisturizing, even without the standard ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid, and it wasn’t sticky.
Berrisom Oops Soda Bubble Mask Poretox Fruit – Retail Value $3
This mask covers the bottom 2/3 or so of your face and it starts bubbling once exposed to air. I wasn’t sure if that was just a fun effect when I put the mask on, but my skin felt nice and toned and my pores felt clean after using it. You have to wash the bubble stuff off when you are finished. If you haven’t used this one yet, be careful; some of the serum dripped on my t-shirt and left a mark (probably it will wash out, but still, it pays to be careful). The main ingredient here is Centella asiatica extract (also known as gotu kola) which may have an impact on collagen production (and hence, skin elasticity).
Berrisom Horror Mask Clown Green Tea – Retail Value $3
I’ve used these Berrisom Horror masks before and although the packages look cute, the images printed on the masks are kind of scary. This has green tea extract, which is full of antioxidants (these can help fight free radical damage, which should lead to anti-aging benefits if used over time). As with many printed masks, this one was a little stiffer than some of the non-printed masks, but it still conformed to my face pretty well.
Enprani Super Aqua Blue Water Sheet Mask – Retail Value $1.99
This brand was new to me. The ingredient in this one that is promoted is “Alps ice water.” I always thought alpine water would be pretty clear, but this is supposed to have minerals that help with hydration as well. This also has pansy extract, which is supposed to have some emollient effects. (Then the item description starts talking about “magic water” and I’m really hoping that is just a translation error…) This was definitely hydrating and came at a great time since it is finally starting to get down into the 30s where I live.
Healing Bird Botanical Face Mask Elasticity Jojoba – Retail Value $2.99
This mask was super drippy with tons and tons of serum. I used it on a weekend when I was not going to put makeup on afterward, but if you plan to use makeup, I’d give yourself plenty of time to let the serum absorb into your skin. This contains jojoba oil, which is moisturizing and also which may help with skin elasticity. This was definitely relaxing to use in the evening and I’d be interested in trying some of the other masks from the same product line.
Mizon Enjoy Vital-Up Time Tone Up Mask – Retail Value $2.99
First off, those of you familiar with K-beauty will recognize that “whitening” and “brightening” are used interchangeably, and that this doesn’t actually contain any kind of skin bleach and can totally be used by people of color. It’s just that the name on the package comes across as unfortunate in a Western setting. This includes lemon extract, which will have lots of antioxidants including vitamin C (great at fighting free radical damage).
Berrisom Horror Mask Skull Black Rice – Retail Value $3
I think Mask Maven sent this one out last year, too. The skull on the package is cute but the one on the mask is kind of creepy. But, I guess that I am not looking at it while I am wearing it! Black rice is the key ingredient here; black rice has some antioxidants that other colors of rice don’t have. This also has ginger, which I find kind of energizing, especially in the morning when I usually use sheet masks. The serum level on these horror masks was on the low side but I still think it was effective.
Mediental Boost Alpha Mask – Retail Value $2.99
This has vitamin B5, which kind of looks like the structure on the packet, but isn’t exactly the same. This has some standard soothing ingredients like allantoin and purslane, as well as aloe for moisture. Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, which may contribute to the skin’s barrier function. That sounds great for the cold weather (and this was definitely moisturizing, as well).
Mediental Energy Alpha Mask – Retail Value $2.99
If you were wondering, that chemical structure is meaningless. It is certainly not vitamin E in any of its forms. (I have to check stuff like this out since I have a background in chemistry.) This has corn silk extract (which may help with hyperpigmentation) as well as lots of antioxidants (from tea leaves), caffeine, and moisturizing ingredients like sodium hyaluronate and hydrolyzed collagen. I found this to be a pretty standard sheet mask experience; the serum absorbed into my skin fairly well and didn’t interfere with makeup application. The mask fit well and was definitely hydrating. (In terms of fit, I should say I have a fairly small head.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of $25.94 for the October 2017 Beauteque Mask Maven. That’s higher than the month-to-month cost of the subscription. Other than the skull mask, everything was new to me, and I particularly liked how the masks were good for the transition in weather we’re seeing now (lots of moisturizing masks as it gets colder).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!
Coupon – Save 10% off your subscription with code SHEETFACED
Value Breakdown: At $18.95 for this box, you’re paying about $2.11 per mask.