Mask Maven Subscription Box Review – August 2015
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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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Esfolio Volcanic Water Essence Mask Sheet – Value: $1.90
This is a Korean mask that pulls impurities from the skin.
Beauty Friends II Green Tea Mask – Value: $1.99
This is a Korean mask made to moisturize and condition the skin.
Beauty Friends II Kiwi Mask – Value: $1.99
This is a Korean mask to soothe the skin and moisturize.
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.
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.
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.
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