Beauteque Mask Maven Box Review + Coupon – November 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: Use code SHEETFACED to save 10% off of your subscription.
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, “Fall in love with your skin.” 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 November package. This normally ships late in the month for me. Although they recently changed warehouses and I have been getting my packages a little sooner than I used to.
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.
Angellooka Collagen Facial Mask Pack – Value $2.20
This contains hydrolyzed collagen, which is a peptide-based polymer that holds onto a lot of water so it is moisturizing and possibly a little firming to the skin. It also has ginseng, which I know is a bit energizing when consumed internally, though I’m not sure I would know what “energized” skin felt like. It also has soybean extract and aloe vera. Soybean extract has antioxidants and may help the skin recover from environmental exposure, and aloe is moisturizing. This brand was new to me and I’d be happy to see more from them.
Aritaum Bamboo Charcoal Blackhead Nose Patch – Value $1.99
I love charcoal in masks and skincare products. And I do get blackheads, but I did not have many the week or two I was working on using the masks from this month. So, I am saving this one for a later date. I find that charcoal does a great job at removing impurities from the pores and I am always happy to see charcoal masks.
Angellooka Ultra Moisturizing Hand Mask Pack – Value $5
These had common moisturizing ingredients like sunflower oil, shea butter, and glycerin, but they also contained mineral oil. Even though the instructions said you don’t need to wash your hands afterwards, I felt that I had to or I was going to get mineral oil everywhere. I think these might be best for right before bed. Use them, then put some nitrile or latex gloves on your hands after removing these and your hands ought to be great in the morning (I used to do this with Vaseline). Also, although these were waterproof, I found it very difficult to do anything requiring dexterity while I had them on, perhaps because of the size? I couldn’t operate the touch pad on my laptop at all and struggled to even turn the pages of a book.
Here are my hands in the hand mask. These were pretty big for me but I have tiny hands.
Annie’s Way Honey Deep Moisturizing Mask (x2) – Total Value $3.98
I like honey masks a lot. Honey has minerals and also antibacterial properties, so it is good for skin that is broken out (which has been happening to me for some reason a lot lately). This did not have a strong honey smell like some other honey masks I’ve tried. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which is moisturizing (I’ll take all of the moisture I can get – lately it has been very dry here), and jojoba, which is an oil-based moisturizer.
A’Pieu Sweet Melon Sheet Mask (x2) – Total Value $3.98
I don’t often receive masks in this subscription that I have received before, but I know this one – it once came in Mask Maven and TutiiMask in the same month! Luckily, it is a favorite of mine. It has a light melon scent. Melons contain lots of vitamins and antioxidants (should help with sun damage if you have any) and this also has milk protein extract, which helps soften the skin and reduces evaporation (so important in this cold weather!).
Annie’s Way Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Mask (x2) – Total Value $3.98
I have a PhD in biochemistry so “peptide” is a pretty generic term to me. I want to know which peptides! I don’t actually have many wrinkles or fine lines yet (which I attribute to not smoking and staying out of the sun for the past few decades) so it is hard for me to assess the anti-wrinkle capabilities of this mask. But it was moisturizing right away.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $21.13 for the November 2016 Beauteque Mask Maven. That’s a pretty good value for this subscription and is several dollars over the cost of the package + shipping. I thought the facial masks were moisturizing, which is definitely needed in the weather we’re having where I live, and the hand mask was fun to try, at least. I do kind of wish there hadn’t been three duplicate items, though, and hope to see a bit more variety next month.
What did you think of the November 2016 Beauteque Mask Maven? Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?