Beauteque Mask Maven Box Review + Coupon – March 2018
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About Beauteque Mask Maven
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)
Beauteque Mask Maven March 2018 Review
The number of sheet masks out there for sale must be incredibly large. Mask Maven almost never sends repeat items, and I discover something new every month:
The box came with this information card.
Yadah Jelly Pack Sheet Mask – Brightening – Retail Value $3.99
There were two masks from this product line this month. They are standard cotton sheet masks with a viscous, jelly-like serum. Unfortunately, I think a good bit of the serum stayed behind in the package when I removed the mask, but there was still enough to actually make the mask effective. The key ingredients here are various fruit extracts (including Citrus Junos, also known as yuzu) which have vitamin C and other antioxidants that should help fight free radical damage (which would otherwise lead to discoloration from sun damage and/or wrinkles and fine lines).
Baviphat: Urban Dollkiss 3 Step Elephant Nose Pack – Retail Value $5.99
I’ll be honest, I don’t have more than 30 minutes most days to sit and use multi-step masks like this, but I was trying out a bath bomb for another beauty subscription so I grabbed a book and a timer and did this one. There are a lot of fruit extracts that have antioxidants in them, plus tea tree extract and kaolin which are good at fighting acne and drawing out oil, respectively. I actually think the pores on my nose looked better for several days after trying this. So if you can find the time every now and then, it’s worth trying this if nose pores are a concern of yours.
Purederm: Moisture and Nourish Fingernail Mask – Retail Value $2.99
My nails are in pretty terrible shape from overwashing my hands (something I have to do because I have so many pets who require medication!). This has argan oil, coconut extract, and paraffin wax, so these are pretty moisturizing. Only, you really can’t do anything else while these are on (I don’t watch much TV…). Anyway, I left them on for 10 minutes and I do think they were moisturizing. I also think I’d have to use them a couple of times a week for a month to see specific results.
Natural Pacific: Premium Metal Aqua Glossy Mask, Moisturizing – Retail Value $3
We received two masks from this product line in this shipment. Both had metallic outer layers to the masks. What this ends up meaning in practice is that the serum doesn’t dry out. So I wouldn’t do these if you are in a hurry to get makeup on and get out the door in the morning, because it takes a really long time for the serum to dry after you remove the mask. The main ingredient here is hyaluronic acid (so this is probably not a vegan product, but in general, you shouldn’t necessarily expect K-beauty to be vegan), which is a carbohydrate polymer that holds on to a lot of water molecules near the surface of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is typically moisturizing and may help minimize the appearance of fine lines (at least temporarily).
Natural Pacific: Premium Metal Snow Infusion Mask, Brightening – Retail Value $3
The experience of using this mask was very similar to the one above. It contains a pearl extract which is supposed to help with brightening (or evening the skin tone). Now, I am not sure how the extract is generated so I can’t say what compounds it might include (certainly pearl powder is too big to absorb into the skin, but an extract *might*). But I have seen pearl in a lot of Asian beauty products and know it is a popular ingredient. This also has niacinamide (common in brightening products), and cauliflower extract, which I have not seen before (but it should have some sulfur compounds that may help clear up the skin). The serum here was a little whiter in color than with the other mask.
Mizon – Enjoy Vital Up Time – Soothing Mask – Retail Value $2.50
I’ve used a lot of masks from this product line before, but I don’t remember this one specifically. This also has hyaluronic acid (see discussion above), vitamin E (an antioxidant), and allantoin, which is supposed to smooth out rough skin (probably need to use it a few times to see the effects there). It also has lavender, although I didn’t find the scent to be particularly strong. This was a decent daily-use sort of mask.
Baviphat: Urban Dollkiss – My Panda Synergy Up Collagen Mask – Retail Value $3.99
Here, we have the winner for most wasteful packaging for the month. I think the mask, when folded, took up about ¼ of the package and the rest was empty space. You can see in an earlier picture how much bigger this is than the other packets. Anyway, the key ingredient here is collagen so this is another non-vegan mask (it also has salmon egg extract, albumen extract, snail secretion filtrate, and hydrolyzed elastin, all of which come from eggs or other animal sources). All of these ingredients are really good at locking in moisture, though, and this one is great for times when you have dry skin.
Yadah: Jelly Pack Sheet Mask – Revitalizing – Retail Value $3.99
Like the other mask from this product line, a lot of the serum stayed behind in the envelope, but there was enough to use the mask. It had a reddish tinge to it (did not transfer to my skin) and it honestly smelled a bit weird/smoky, but maybe that is the ginseng extract. This is supposed to reduce skin irritation and I guess it did, although my skin isn’t particularly irritated at this time. This one also has hydrolyzed collagen (probably helps with the texture of the serum as well as moisturizing) and broccoli extract, which, like the cauliflower extract discussed above, probably has sulfur compounds that help clear up the skin (and for what it’s worth, the smell was NOT a cruciferous vegetable smell, thankfully).
Etude House: 0.2mm Mask – Damask Rose – Retail Value $1.99
The 0.2mm here refers to the thickness of the mask sheet; it is supposed to be more breathable than thicker sheets. This has a rose extract, which should provide toning benefits as well as niacinamide which is brightening. There are other antioxidants like tea leaf extract and some citrus extracts, and there’s tea tree oil which should also help with breakouts. This was another good daily-use type of mask.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $31.44 for the March 2018 Beauteque Mask Maven. That’s one of the highest values I’ve ever seen for this subscription. I felt there were more premium-type masks this month, and I appreciated getting some different sorts of products to try (nose pack, fingernail masks), even though my favorite part of this subscription is still the regular old sheet masks.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you have to sign up by the 15th to get a box for the month, so your first box would probably come near the end of May.
Coupon – Save 10% off your subscription with code SHEETFACED
Value Breakdown: At $18.95 for this box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Brightening Jelly Mask: $2.40
- Elephant Nose Pack: $3.61
- Fingernail Mask: $1.80
- Metal Aqua Mask: $1.81
- Metal Snow Mask: $1.81
- Mizon Soothing Mask: $1.51
- Panda Collagen Mask: $2.40
- Revitalizing Jelly Mask: $2.40
- Damask Rose Mask: $1.20
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What did you think of the March Beauteque Mask Maven?