Mishimask Monthly Subscription Box Review – August 2017
Mishimask is a new monthly subscription box from Mishibox focusing exclusively on Korean beauty masks. Each shipment includes 8-10 carefully curated mask products including sheet masks, patches, and packs.
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The Subscription Box: Mishimask
The Cost: $13.95 + shipping
- A combination of 8 – 10 carefully curated mask products including sheet masks, patches, and packs. All things mask-related.
- All product descriptions and usage instructions in English.
- All ingredients in English posted online on their website.
Ships to: the US for $5.95 and Internationally with shipping fees listed here.
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Each month’s box comes with an info card detailing each mask’s effects, ingredients, size, and retail value. English ingredient lists can also be found on the Mishibox website.
TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream Eye Patch, 0.24 oz. – Value $3.00
This set of 2 eye pads covers the eyes and surrounding area to brighten skin and decrease puffiness. They are large black ovals saturated in a gentle serum that didn’t seem to have much of a scent. On the eyes, the patches are super cooling! If I ever use this product again, I’ll definitely pop the patches in the fridge prior to applying for even more of a cooling, de-puffing effect. You must keep your eyes closed as you let the serum soak in for 15-20 minutes. This was actually sort of nice because I am normally playing on my phone or reading as I wait for a mask to work its magic. With these, I was forced to take a moment to relax and completely unplug. And the final results were impressive. I noticed a definite improvement in brightness in my dark circles, and my skin felt hydrated and refreshed.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack, 0.7 oz. – Value $2.50
This sheet mask didn’t adhere to my face as well as some others did, though I did like that the eyes had little flaps to control how much coverage you’re able to get in your undereye area. The liquid was very watery and light compared to some other thicker formula masks. It’s intended to soothe, moisturize, and improve elasticity. I felt like my skin was extra supple and radiant after use, so I was quite pleased with the results!
Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Pack (Healing), 0.85 oz. – Listed Value $3.00
Ooo, shiny. The iridescent packaging of this mask immediately drew me to it. Plus, the name! Donkey milk sounded quite intriguing. In addition to actual donkey milk as an ingredient, there is also apple, rose, allatoin, and licorice root extract. A sort of medicinal smell is the first thing I noticed upon removing the mask from its package. Once applied, I experienced a bit of a tingly burn sensation – nothing that wasn’t tolerable – and the results were initially wonderful: glowy, noticeably hydrated skin. I really wanted to fall in love with this mask, but, unfortunately, I awoke the next morning to a pretty significant breakout. I can’t be sure that this mask was the culprit, of course, but it does seem to have played a part.
A.H.C. Hydra Soother Mask, 1 oz. – Value $2.60
This was probably my favorite mask of the bunch. It has a cellulose mask sheet made from 100% plant fiber (love) and relieves stress and roughness to the skin (love). It stuck to my face really snugly, and my skin looked really rejuvenated after use. Simple as that – just a lovely product with impressive results. It’s a shame that it appears to be pretty difficult to purchase on its own.
Blumei Jeju Watery Bamboo Mask Pack, 0.81 oz. – Listed Value $2.00
This mask soothes, moisturizes, and improves elasticity. I found the scent to be a bit herbaceous, maybe due to the lavender and sage ingredients. I used this mask before bed and didn’t apply my usual night oil afterward. I woke up to a fully hydrated face, so I think this mask did its job well.
Farmstay Visible Difference Sheet Mask – Green Tea, 0.78 oz. – Value $1.19
This mask is to refresh and rehydrate, improving skin’s texture. There was a lot of liquid present on the sheet, which I liked, but I didn’t notice much of a dramatic difference in my skin. It was definitely hydrated, but I didn’t wake up to the same glow that I had with other masks.
the SAEM Natural Aloe Mask Sheet, 0.68 oz. – Listed Value $2.00
The aloe in this mask was super cooling and soothing. It felt really nice and moisturizing on the skin! I could see this one being great for people with particularly sensitive skin because of the gentleness of the aloe. My skin falls under more of the combination category, and I still noticed a drastic difference in the elasticity of my skin.
JAYJUN Real Water Brightening Black Mask Sheet, 0.88 oz. – Value $2.30
Another favorite! This mask has 3 steps. First, you use the real water cleansing foam to wash away dirt and oil. The cleanser was thick and left my skin seriously squeaky clean. Step 2 is to apply the Vita Snow Essence. Finally, place the mask on your face for the usual 10-20 minutes. I noticed a dramatic difference in brightness after using this mask. I also liked that it was a dark shade. Something about the black color and multiple steps made the entire experience of using this mask that much more glamorous and high-end feeling.
SKINRx Lab MadeCera Express Mask, 0.7 oz. – Listed Value $6.00
The microfiber sheet of this mask adhered to my face nicely and fit comfortably. It was extremely soft too. The sheet is soaked in a creamy essence that didn’t feel too watery or greasy, and I even let this mask sit on my face for an extra 10 minutes or so because it was so enjoyable to wear. My skin felt super plump and like it got a sudden heavy boost of moisture after removing. Honestly, I was really feeling a glow after this one, and I think that was reflected in my confidence all day long.
Mamonde Flower Essence – Heartless Houttuynia Mask, 0.74 oz. – Listed Value $4.90
This was the only mask in this month’s box that was meant to control oil (sebum). I used it on a day that I felt I could benefit from some extra grime control, and it totally did the trick. I do also use a clay mask about once a month to keep my pores in check, but this mask improved the overall balance of my face really well.
Verdict: The first EVER edition of Mishimask was pretty amazing. As a skincare and beauty junkie, not a whole lot beats having 10 quality masks delivered to your door monthly. I definitely had my favorites, but even the ones that rendered less impressive results were enjoyable to use. The total value was about $30. For Korean skincare that’s not readily available in the US, the $13.95 box cost is more than reasonable in my opinion. I can’t wait to see what else this box has in store.
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