Mishimask Monthly Subscription Box Review – October 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.
In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the October bundle also comes with a breast exam tutorial card.
Dr. 119 Monster Halloween Soothing Mask, 0.85 oz. – Retail Value $3.00
October’s assortment definitely had a Halloween theme, and this jack-o-lantern mask took the cake for most gimmicky. The coolest thing about it is that there’s a festive pumpkin face printed on the sheet. The most unfortunate thing about it is that it didn’t deliver in soothing and moisturizing, as it promised from the description. The sheet was quite rigid, and its lack of flexibility made for trouble in properly adhering the mask to my face. I also found the mouth opening to be alarmingly small. I had to take some scissors to it. Cute for novelty’s sake, but a disappointment in the effectiveness department.
TONYMOLY I’m Real Rice Mask Sheet – Clear Skin, 0.71 oz. – Retail Value $3.00
I’ve become a big fan of these TONYMOLY masks in the last couple of years! The packaging makes the intended use of each really clear, so you are able to concentrate the many varieties to your needs. This soothing and brightening rice version focuses on skin-clearing properties. I found this one to be super moisturizing! The essence leaves a bit of a sticky residue, so I ended up washing it off rather than fully massaging into my skin. This mask would be ideal for someone with sensitive skin or that wishes to diminish the redness that’s associated with irritation or breakouts.
Another fun, printed mask sheet! This one features the same otter print that you see on the front of the mask’s package. It contains coconut water and hyaluronic acid (two of my favorite skincare ingredients!) which created a super cooling sensation. The sheet itself was a bit stiff, but nowhere near what I experienced with the Dr. 119 mask. My skin felt very smooth afterward. So, not only was it adorable, it totally worked.
SNP Animal Dragon Soothing Mask, 0.85 oz. – Retail Value $5.00, Listed Value $3.50
The dragon print on this mask was definitely a bit scarier than the otter version. I gotta say, applying these printed masks leading up to Halloween weekend really got me in the spirit! This one, however, I gave to my husband to try. He had never tried a face mask in his life, so it was a collaborative effort of sorts. First off, he was surprised at how much serum was on the sheet. After assuring him that many sheet masks are dripping wet when you first take them out of their package, I helped him apply it. I did notice that this one was quite heavy on the goo. The serum had a light aloe scent and allowed the sheet to stick to the skin really well (even despite my husband’s stubble). Licorice and Japanese knotweed extract are also listed ingredients — both of which struck me as unusual. My husband described the experience as soothing albeit “cold” and “slimy.” He also said that his skin felt softer upon removing the mask, so I’m going to go ahead and assume that he really loved it.
MEDILAB The Change 3D Lifting Mask Pack, 1.4 oz. – Retail Value $6.00
The mummy-esque bandaged face depicted on the front of this package was actually sort of frightening to me. And, again, super appropriate for the season. Good job, Mishimask! This mask sheet had a spongy, stretchy texture that was definitely unique to other masks I’ve tried. The sheet had two loops that hung at the bottom of an extra flap of material. These attached loops hook onto the ears with the intention of pulling the mask very taut under the chin in order to firm the skin there. Though I loved the snug feeling at first, it became uncomfortable after a minute. The mask also lacked moisture. Compared to other masks with abundant essence, this one felt dry and it made the mask feel itchy over time. Also, while the chin strap was very tight, the rest of the mask felt loose. The biggest plus about this one was that the clean, soapy scent that was very subtle and pleasant.
FASCY Sunglass Tina Whitening Mask, 0.92 oz. – Retail Value $3.00
This brightening mask contains orange extract, lemon extract, and lime extract for an overall super citrusy experience! The sheet fit my face well — always a plus. I don’t personally have many acne scars are dark spots, but I’d imagine that this mask would be a terrific fit for someone that is looking to even their skin tone and fade unwanted pigmentation. Based on my one-time use, it worked really well in brightening my complexion and giving my skin a tighter, firmer feel.
MEDIHEAL Mask Dress Code Violet (Tone Up Care), 0.91 oz. – Retail Value $3.00
The info card description of this mask claims that it contains “a ton of plant extracts,” so I was curious to investigate what exactly that meant. Turns out, the info card wasn’t lying — blueberry, punica granatum fruit, fig, and morus alba fruit extracts are among some of those listed. As yet another printed mask, this sheet features the purple masquerade-like design on the front of the packaging. It looks really cool when applied and leaves skin moisturized and happy!
URBAN DOLLKISS Urban City Azulene Tone Up Mask, 0.88 oz. – Retail Value $3.00
I really loved this toning mask! I used it while in the bath to calm, soothe, and brighten my skin after getting little to no sleep the previous night. The milky essence was very plentiful, and there was actually some extra in the package after removing the mask. The sheet was super snug and comfortable on my face, and I felt this mask adhered better than most others in this month’s shipment. Its azulene and niacinamide ingredients helped to rejuvenate my skin. I definitely felt refreshed after looking in the mirror!
ETUDE HOUSE Green Tea Nose Pack (1 strip) – Listed Value $1.00
ETUDE HOUSE Collagen Eye Patch, 0.85 oz. – Listed Value $2.50
I used these products simultaneous for clear pores and bright under eyes. Dark circles are one of my biggest skin issues, and these came at a fantastic time given that I’ve been struggling with sleep. First, though, I applied the nose pack. It smelled bizarrely strongly of green tea! I do love some good matcha, so I actually really enjoyed the scent. Application was easy: I just wet my nose with water, peeled off the sticker-like nose pack, and stuck it to my nose. It immediately molded to the contours of my face and began to dry in its shape. The eye patches were just as simple to use. I removed them from their clear film backing and applied one under each eye. These are a little slimy, but I didn’t have any issue with them sticking.
The results for both were pretty mediocre. I was secretly hoping for a forest of blackheads to be stuck to the nose pack, but I only saw a couple. It was satisfying to pull off, though. The eye patches were a bit more promising. While they didn’t perform any miracles, I did notice that some of the darkness had diminished in that area and that my eyes appeared to be smoother and less puffy. Win!
Verdict: This was my third Mishimask box. While October didn’t have my favorite selections compared to previous months, I really enjoyed the curated assortment. As a skincare, beauty, and masking junkie, it’s pretty amazing to be able to try so many little-known-in-the-States skincare brands in one convenient shipment. I was happy to see that this month featured a full 10 masks (Mishimask promises to deliver 8-10 monthly) and that all of them catered to a fun Halloween theme. This month’s retail value totaled $33.40.
Being that most Korean face masks are $2-$5, the $1.99 average value per mask is pretty spot-on for what I’d consider to be a worthwhile cost. This is an awesome subscription if you’re a fellow mask lover, like me, and enjoy trying new brands!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of today 10/30, Mishimask will be shipping its November box.
Value Breakdown: At $19.90 for this box, you’re paying approximately $1.99 per mask.
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