Beauteque Mask Maven Box Review + Coupon – April 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 April 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. This month, all the masks have something to do with beverages. (They did a better job of sticking to a theme this month than usual.)
I Am Sorry for My Skin Jelly Mask (Revitalizing) – Retail Value $3.25
First off, this brand name. I don’t know if someone is sad because her skin is so bad and she’s going to drown her sorrows in alcohol, or if she’s apologizing to other people for the condition of her skin! But anyway, this doesn’t actually smell like beer and is intended to help your skin after a night of drinking. I can’t test that aspect out because I don’t drink but I haven’t been getting enough sleep and I think this helped perk me up a bit. This has a lot of plant extracts, quite a few of which I’ve never heard of before, but ones that stand out to me include arnica (should help with redness, broken blood vessels), willow bark extract (should help with breakouts), grapefruit and cacao (full of antioxidants), and various moisturizing ingredients.
Healing Bird Botanical Face Mask Ultra Moisture (Coconut) – Retail Value $2.99
The main point of this one appears to be moisture and coconut oil is an early ingredient, as are shea butter, phospholipids, CeramideNP, and cholesterol, all of which are fatty substances that should help keep moisture locked in the skin. This also has allantoin, which is supposed to be soothing for rough skin. This did not have a strong coconut scent and I do feel that it served its purpose of being moisturizing.
Hiddencos Americano Mask – Retail Value $1.99
The serum for this mask is brown and there was a slight coffee aroma, but it wasn’t too bad (I don’t like the smell of coffee…). This has tea leaf extract as well as coffee extract; both of these have antioxidants which should help fight free radical damage. This also has a few moisturizing ingredients, like aloe. Of course, you can’t see the effects of antioxidants after one use, but I do, in general, like antioxidant-containing skincare.
A’Pieu Slice Cucumber Sheet Mask – Retail Value $2.99
This one is a little odd. There was a mylar-type stiff sheet inside with six little circles shaped like, and printed like, cucumber slices on each side (for a total of twelve). I think they need to work a little bit on the product description as it sounds recycled from a standard sheet mask, which this wasn’t! Anyway, this has some amino acids from hydrolyzed elastin and hydrolyzed soy protein and of course cucumber extract. I just put the little slices on my face (you can use them elsewhere but I don’t need a sheet mask for my leg) and I think it was soothing.
Urban Dollkiss Grape Juicy Mask – Retail Value $1.99
OK, this one did have a noticeable aroma. It reminded me of the purple Dimetapp of my childhood. Anyway, this was nicely moisturizing with shea butter, jojoba seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, and aloe. It also has some grape extract, which is a good source of antioxidants, as well as witch hazel, which definitely had some toning benefits.
Cos.W My Real Skin Green Tea Mask – Retail Value $1.99
This is part of a rather extensive product line with food-based ingredients. In addition to the green tea of the product name, this has some additional vitamins, moisturizing ingredients (like trehalose and sodium hyaluronate, both of which are carbohydrates that hold on to water molecules near the skin surface), and propolis wax (an ingredient associated with bees that is high in minerals). Please note this one is not vegan; most of the sodium hyaluronate used in the industry comes from fish or poultry processing, plus there is the propolis. (In general, you should not expect K-beauty products to be vegan, although some brands do specialize in that.) I used this one in the morning before makeup and, though the serum took awhile to dry, it did not interfere or cause my makeup to break down over the course of the day.
A’Pieu Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask (Lemon) – Retail Value $1.99
This product didn’t have an English ingredients list so I didn’t have much to go by. This has lemon extract, which will have vitamin C and other antioxidants, so it is good for anti-aging and sun care purposes (though of course, you should also use a good sunscreen). The vinegar is supposed to be lightly exfoliating. With most of these benefits, I didn’t notice anything when I used it, but they’re the kind of benefits that should add up over time rather than being immediately obvious. This one is also supposed to help with brightening.
Cos.W My Real Skin Mask (Vitamin C) – Retail Value $1.99
Here is the second product from this product line. I wore this on a day I didn’t wear makeup, and I don’t know if I would say that this ever adequately dried. I felt like my glasses kept sliding down my nose all morning as if my face was oily. So, if I ever get anything else from this product line, I’ll use it on a makeup day so as to avoid that problem. There is no ingredients list on the Beauteque website for this one, either. I’m going to assume it has the benefits of lemon discussed in the previous section, and that a lot of the non-star ingredients are similar to those in the green tea mask, based on past experience.
A’Pieu Real Big Yogurt One Bottle (Blueberry) – Retail Value $1.99
This has a lot of fermented ingredients, which are sort of trendy now, though it is unlikely that any probiotic bacteria from the serum would actually end up colonizing your skin. This also does have blueberry extract (a good source of vitamins and other antioxidants, though it doesn’t have much of a scent or any color at all, here). There should also be some amino acids from the yogurt, and this does have sodium hyaluronate and glycerin for moisture as well.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $21.17 for the April 2018 Beauteque Mask Maven. That’s about average for this subscription and it is a few dollars above the cost of the subscription on a month-to-month basis (there are a lot of coupons and sales, allowing you to bring the price down even further). I thought the theme this month was fun and that Beauteque did a great job of sticking to it (probably a first), and once again, I don’t think any of these items are repeats. The cucumber slice mask was interesting, to say the least, and I found ways to make every item work for me (i.e., some are better under makeup).
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 June.
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:
- Beer Mask: $2.91
- Coconut Mask: $2.68
- Coffee Mask: $1.78
- Cucumber Mask: $2.68
- Grape Mask: $1.78
- Green Tea Mask: $1.78
- Lemon Vinegar Mask: $1.78
- Vitamin C Mask: $1.78
- Blueberry Yogurt Mask: $1.78
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