Mishimask Monthly Subscription Box Review – December 2017
Mishimask is a 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.
FYI – Mishimask is ending and January will be the last box mailed. Find out more here!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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.
Mishimask December 2017 Review
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.
Urban Dollkiss My Panda Synergy-Up Collagen Mask, 1.06 oz – Retail Value $3.00
This cute lil’ package contains a Hydrolyzed Collagen and Sodium Hyaluronate sheet mask to moisturize and increase elasticity. After my pregnancy, I’ve been seeking out collagen skincare to treat my skin’s decrease in suppleness, so I was super happy to see this mask in this month’s box. Despite the super cutesy packaging, this mask got down to serious business when it came to moisturizing. The tencel sheet is extremely wet and fragile and adheres closely to the skin. It comes with a paper backing which you must peel off. After leaving the mask on for a solid 20, I found my skin to be more plump and hydrated than before. Starting out strong!
Baviphat Peach Juicy Mask Sheet, 0.81 oz – Retail Value $2.00
From Mishimask’s website: “The Baviphat Juicy Mask Sheet is designed with the idea that the skin needs a high concentrate juice drink just like us.” I mean, I normally go for water over high concentrate juice drink, but hey, whatever it takes. This mask is packed with peach extract which helps to relieve dry and dull skin, brighten, and boost skin vibrancy. And as you would expect with such a description, yes, it did smell wonderfully like peach candy! The scent was sweet and artificial, and, even though I really dislike sweet-scented masks, this one was mild enough that it didn’t bother me greatly. I did find its fit to be quite off though. The eye holes were huge, and it was just big and floppy overall. I found my skin to be nicely moisturized after removing the sheet, but results weren’t anything epically special.
Urban City Azulene Aquaring Mask, 1.06 oz – Retail Value $3.00
Again with the cute packaging! Its design leads me to believe that I may or may not appear to be a movie star after use. Here’s hoping. This mask contains azulene and Portulaca extract, both ingredients that I hadn’t heard of before. Apparently, they help to soothe irritated sin while Sodium Hyaluronate helps to moisturize it. This mask was very, very wet. Drippy, even. It had a light, powdery scent that I quite enjoyed, and it felt comfortable on my face. All things considered, I really enjoyed this one even if it didn’t provide any sort of dramatic results.
Mamonde Honeysuckle Lifting Flower Essence Mask, 0.74 oz – Retail Value $3.00
These Mamonde Flower Essence Masks come in 10 different floral varieties. This honeysuckle version is ‘Lifting’ and contains Honeysuckle Flower Extract to moisturize and nourish, increasing elasticity. Its tencel sheet made it super comfortable on the skin, and I found the lightweight serum to absorb into my skin quickly. This is a really nice, easy mask that I could see myself reaching for regularly for a little boost.
Mamonde Hibiscus Deep Moisturizing Flower Essence Mask, 0.74 oz – Retail Value $3.00
The Hibiscus version of the Mamonde Flower Essence Mask concentrates on dryness as a problem area, though I didn’t find the results to be much different than that of the Honeysuckle. Like that version, the serum was thick and lotion-like and the sheet adhered to the skin nicely. This really just felt like wearing a lotion mask for 20 minutes, to be honest, which resulted in lots of extra moisture.
Daycell x Gummy You Are My Everything (Aqua) Pack, 1.06 oz – Listed Value $3.00
This special edition mask is a collaboration between Daycell and K-Pop singer, Gummy. “You Are My Everything” is the title of her 2017 mega-hit from the Korean drama ‘Descendants of the Rising Sun.’ I’m not familiar with the K-Pop genre, but I do know that this mask was pretty wonderful. The tencel sheet material adhered to my skin with comfort and ease, as usual, and the shape was wider than many other masks I’ve tried. It immediately felt very hydrating. After removing it, I applied I face oil, and my skin was GLOWING. The clarifying and nourishing properties of this mask were noticeable and very appreciated during this harsh winter season.
“The D’RAN A Swallow’s Nest Treatment Mask is a dual functional whitening and anti-aging sheet mask that contains 5% Swiftlet Nest Extract, which helps to strengthen the moisture maintenance ability of the skin and infuses dry and dull skin with elasticity and energy,” says the Mishimask website. I applied this one before taking a hot bath with some new bath bombs that I had just picked up, and it made the overall experience that much more luxurious-feeling. I could have left this one on all day! After removing, I found my skin to be taut, even, balanced, and maybe a bit firmer than it was before. Definitely a favorite!
Medilab Black Rose Ampoule Mask Pack (Ultra Aqua), 0.88 oz – Retail Value $5.00
This slightly rose-tinted mask contains 100% natural rose essence to brighten skin tone and provide long-lasting hydration. I found this sheet to be a bit less comfortable to wear than most other masks in the bunch. It also left a slight film leading me to believe that its essence didn’t quite adequately absorb. However, I did find my skin to be moisturized in a way that felt similar to applying a really rich lotion.
Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask-Ceramide, 0.67 oz – Retail Value $2.00
I really enjoyed this one! It had a white, milky essence but its consistency felt different than what you’d expect from a lotion. I also appreciated the smaller mouth and eye holes for a great fit on the face. Another deeply moisturizing mask that’s perfect for these dry winter days.
D’Ran Wonder Youth-Mask, 0.67 oz – Retail Value $4.00
This brightening mask contains jojoba seed oil and macadamia oil to increase elasticity (extremely relevant to my interests!). I found that it fit my face quite well, and I really liked the associated light, non-offensive scent. Too strong of a smell always sort of ruins a mask for me. After several minutes, it took on this nice cooling effect, too! No noticeable improvement to my newly formed wrinkles, but I liked this as a one-time treatment just the same.
Verdict: I’m continuing to love my monthly Mishimask subscription, especially now that I’m on the hunt for some deeply moisturizing (thanks, winter!) and plumping (thanks, pregnancy!) skincare treatments. I was happy to see that this month featured a full 10 masks (Mishimask promises to deliver 8-10 monthly). This month’s retail value totaled $32. Considering the $19.90 cost of the box + shipping, this puts the average amount paid for each mask at $1.99.
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? No, you will receive the January box, which will be the final box.
Value Breakdown: At $19.90 for this box, you’re paying approximately $1.99 per mask.
What do you think of Mishimask?