Unboxing November 2015 MaskGenie!

Yeah, November’s MaskGenie is here and I had no idea what would be in it, as Genie’s unboxing hasn’t even been loaded yet on YouTube.

MaskGenie is a monthly subscription of masks ~ facial sheet mask, body masks, wash off masks and hair masks.  The owner lives in Hong Kong and she (Genie) tries out the masks and determines which ones she feels are worthy for her customers to try.   Shipping is extremely fast ~ within a week, I get my pouch.  You can order the 10 mask pouch for $23.50 or the 5 mask pouch for $13.50 and that includes shipping and she just doesn’t ship to the USA ~ MaskGenie ships all over the world.

One of the things I really appreciate from Genie is that she does an unboxing video once she sends out the pouches.   It is really great that she cares about her customers to provide this extra service and she explains a bit about the mask, why she choose it, where it is from and so on.    

November Pouch Revealed!

Kuan Yuan Lian Pearl Barley Mask (Taiwan)  This is from a company called Kuan Yuan Lian and they are known for their Luffa (cucumber) products ~ their website is even called http://www.cucumber.com.tw!  In fact, this is the same brand that made the wonderfully hydrating luffa mask in my August MaskGenie pouch.   This looks to be a whitening/brightening mask ~ contain barley extracts (mung bean), rich in vegetable proteins which will help keep your skin soft, moisturized and glowing.   It also has mulberry root extract, which help brighten your skintone.    RV $1.20

About Kuan Yuan Lian: It has been over 20 years since KYL was founded, and we always insist on the same belief “Nature Insistence, Friendly Brand”. From the earliest luffa water to the present diverse skin care products, we insist on using local agricultural products and manufacturing in Taiwan; look forward to providing superior quality and better service to customers, meanwhile dedication to the land of Taiwan.

Ingredients: aqua, mung bean, coix lacryma (job’s tears), witch hazel, glycerine, white mulberry root, trehalose, sodium lactate,  glyceryl cocoate, carbopol, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, phenoxyethanol, methylisothiazolinone, 5-chlor-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-ON  cosDNA.com analysis

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Pure Mind Moisture Honey  Essence Mask (Korea)    Honey has great antibacterial and anti-fungal properties so this is really great for oily skin.  This also is a triple honey treat, as it not only contains 1,000 ppm of honey, but propolis and royal jelly extract, all really great for oily and troubled skin. Value $1.40

Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium hyaluronate, honey extract (1000 ppm) , panthenol, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, sodium citrate, disodium EDTA, allantoin, hydrolyzed collagen, ubiquinone, propolis extract, royal jelly extract, caulerpa lentilifera extract, lilum candidum bulb extract, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) flower extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis


Too Cool For School AppleZone Butterfly Mask  (Korea)  This mask goes over your nose and it covers the middle part of your face.  I am not sure why I need a mask that does this, as I like full facial sheet masks, but I will try it.    RV $1.20

Description: Too Cool For School Applezone Butterfly Eye Mask is a facial mask designed to focus on the skin on the apples of your cheeks and where you would typically get laugh lines. Designed for all skin types, this mask focuses on hydrating and revitalizing your skin, leaving a radiant, glowing look.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Prunus Semulata Flower Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance   cosDNA.com analysis


OMG These next two masks gave me such a headache trying to figure out the ingredients list.  

Fascy Collagen Mask  (Korea) This has a 100% cellulose sheet mask and contains  marine collagen and sea grape algae  ~ caulerpa racemosa ~ both provide care for aging skin.  I had found Fasey’s English site for the ingredients, but they didn’t fully translate them ~ I guess cinnamon is an unknown term in Korean as well as cypress ~  and they trickled off to end the list with “herbs” ~ haha.   I had to hand translate this via the Korean Keyboard site  to get the list of ingredients.  RV $1.60

Description: A collagen-packed facial sheet mask. Formulated with marine collagen & marine extract of grape for firming action B.lended with hyaluronic acid to deliver intense hydration & seal in moisture.  Leaves skin soft, smooth, elastic & healthy looking.  Free of mineral oil, synthetic dyes, silicon & parabens

Ingredients: water, glycerin, glycereth-26, butylene glycol, hydrolyzed collagen extract, 1,2-hexandiol, betaine,  hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, sodium hyaluronate, caulerpa racemosa extract, chrysanthemum indicum extract, green tea extract, lingzhi mushroom extract, tricholoma matsutake (pine mushroom)  extract, lactobacillus/soy fermentation extract, salix alba (white willow) bark extract, cinnamomum cassia bark extract, origanum vulgare (oregano) leaf extract, chamaecyparis obtusa (cypress) leaf extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, portulaca oleracea extract, xanthan gum, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

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Morii Sakura & Love or Derma Skincare Super Triple Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask   (Taiwan) Most confusing mask ever!  I thought the previous mask was painful to figure out,  this one is worse.   Okay, from what I can glean, this contains three combinations of hyaluronic acid, hyaluronic acid peptides and hyaluronic acid hydroylsis and contains organic cogon grass extracts (France ECO-CERT and NATRUE organic double certification) , which are an anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-bacteria.   It helps  to energize and revitalize and helps prevent freckles and wrinkles by improving blood circulation.  Okay, seriously, this is what I found out.  Is it true?  Who knows…  This also contains collagen, which is moisturizing and nourishing, helps repair your skin and increases the tissue elasticity of your skin.

I had a hell of time with the ingredients ~ the back of the mask package doesn’t fully translate the ingredients list and was confusing to boot (dew grass, what is dew grass??  answer: cogon grass – sigh).   I found a photo of the back of the box that contained these masks, and the list was slightly different and reordered.   So, basically, the ingredient list below was taken from the mask box.  The mask box ingredient list was in English for some of the items and Chinese for others ~ the first 4 ingredients were listed in Chinese ~ and should be taken with a ‘general’ feel for the product ingredients.   RV $1.90

Ingredients: sodium hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid peptide, small molecule hyaluonic acid, collagen organic cogon grass extracts,  DI Water, EDTA, hydroxyethycellulose, glycerin, butylene glycol, allantoin, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate & water, water & soluble collagen, caprylyl glycol & ethylhexylglycerin, methylisothiazolinone & water, fragrance, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-16 macadamia glycerides


I-Miix (Beauty Legend) Milk Vitamin E Mask (Korea)  This is a brightening and smoothing mask, made with milk, which are full of amino acids to help moisturize skin.  It claims that it will brighten, lock in moisture, balance the oil/moisture levels in your skin and smooth the texture of your skin, as well as intense moisturizing.   RV $1.50

Ingredients: water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, butylene glycol, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, polysorbate 20, hydroxyethyl urea, niacinamide, xanthan gum, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, milk protein extract, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium hydroxide, tocopheryl acetate, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, sodium hyaluronate, sophora angustifolia root extract,  lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, prunus persica (peach) leaf extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Whitening    I’ve tried these in the past and they are nice hydrating masks.   They do have a temporary effect on brightening my skin.  Value $2.00

Description: Donkey milk, the newest Korean beauty secret “it” item.  Containing an ample amount of Vitamins B3, B5, B6, C and E and bio-polymers to moisturize and create a complexion that glows.  Intensely hydrate your skin with this Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Whitening and leave your skin looking translucent, milky, and luminous.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, PEG-32, Panthenol, Donkey Milk, Salmon Egg Extract, Pyrus Pyrifolia (Pear) Fruit Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Inonotus Obliquus (Mushroom) Extract, Acanthopanax Sessiliflorum Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calcium Panthothenate, Sodium Ascornyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine Hcl, Maltodextrin, Silica, Sodium Octenylsuccinate, Carbomer, Allantoin, Betain, Arginine, PEG-60 hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA  cosDNA.com analysis


Tony Moly I’m Real Lemon Brightening Facial Sheet Mask   (Korea)  I actually own this mask before and it was a featured item in my first bag with Beauteque!   I am just going to repost what I originally wrote about this mask back in the summer.   Tonymoly is a brand that K-Beauty fans will recognize and this facial sheet mask, soaked in lemon skin-brightening essence, will even out your skin tone while rejuvenating and hydrating your face.   Plus it has a lovely lemony scent as well, imho.  Some of the ingredients in this mask include:

  • Glycerin ~ An humectant that attracts water to hydrate the skin.
  • Panthenol (Vitamin B5) ~ This is an excellent hydrating ingredient for your skin
  • Allantoin ~ This skin protecting ingredient helps calm and soothe irritation
  • Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract ~  Lemon is a natural source of Vitamin C and the antioxidants bioflavonoids.  It helps protect your skin against UV damage and is also an anti-inflammatory.
  • Acerola ~ Acerola is a tropical cherry and contains powerful antioxidants as well as skin lightening properties.
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice Root Extract) ~  Soothes and calms the skin, while acting as an anti-inflammatory and also reduces hyper-pigmentation.
  • Anise ~ Star Anise contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and also anti-fungal properties

 RV $4.00

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Glycereth-26, Panthenol, Bis-Ethoxydiglycol Succinate, Allantoin, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola)  Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

Shara Shara Black Charcoal Mask Whitening & Anti-Wrinkle   (Korea) I have tried the purifying version of Black Charcoal mask from Shara Shara, but not this version.   This will help brighten your skin tone with niacinamide and licorice ingredients and it also looks like it has some sebum controlling ingredients, with witch hazel, charcoal and volcanic ash.  It has ingredients to help plump up your skin and have anti-aging benefits: glycine soja (soybean) germ extract, honey extract and ceramide 3.   RV $2.45

Description:  Contains high concentration of charcoal powder and volcanic ash complex to absorb excessive sebum, remove impurities and clean up pores. Also contains botanical ingredients like centella asiatica extract (proven wound healing properties) and volcanic  powder to correct skin tone and improve skin texture.

Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, niacinamide, dicaprylyl carbonate, betaine, sodium citrate, xanthan gum,  PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, panthenol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer,  hydroxethylcellulose, triethanolamine, carbomer, disodium EDTA, dipotassium glycyrrhizate (licorice), adenosine,  charcoal powder (100ppm), volcanic ash, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, centella asiatica extract, portulaca oleracea extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, trehalose, hydrolyzed collagen, argania spinosa kernal oil,  vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, glycine soja (soybean) germ extract, honey extract, lilium tigrinum extract, ceramide 3, chlorphenesin, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract,  1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, schizandra chinensis fruit extract, coptis japonica root extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

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NRK (Naruko) Snail Essence Intense Hydra Repair Mask  (Taiwan)    HOW CUTE is that design on the package?  They have a snail AWP putting the top on a building and then all of the buildings in the snail spiral shell.  Very clever design.  Okay, what about the actual mask?  Well, this snail mask will help moisturize and repair/heal damaged skin. Snail slime is a miracle worker ~ works on just about every skin type and tailors itself to your skin needs ~ at least everyone I know has this experience with snail filtrate  RV $1.70

Ingredients:  water, algin, snow fungus (tremella fuciformis) extract, hydroxyteylcellulose, butylene glycol, carbomer, glycerin,  cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, PEG-45M, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin,  sodium hyaluronate, snail secretion filtrate, allantoin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice,  calendula officinalis flower extract, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, triethanolamine, beta-glucan, sodium polyglutamate, fragrance, dipotassium glycyrrihizate  cosDNA.com analysis

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Gimmie MOAR Taiwanese masks!  I am thrilled to see more and to have a Naruko mask is pretty cool.  Lots of moisturizing masks made from milk, hyaluronic acid and then brightening masks, from charcoal to lemon and of course, I am happy to have another Kuan Yuan Lian mask to try.  Great month ~ it did take me longer to research these masks, as the more Genie branches out to Taiwan brands, the harder it gets ~ but I am fine with that.  I honestly think that Taiwanese masks are better than Korean, overall.  Not to say I don’t like Korean masks, I just haven’t met a Taiwanese mask yet that I didn’t really like.    I paid $23.50 for this pouch, which included shipping, and received a retail value of around $18.95.   A lot of these masks I would not have know to try without this service and in some cases, are very hard to come by in the USA and outside of Asian countries.

If you are interested in MaskGenie,  just go to her online store at www.skinilove.com  and you can place your order that way, which would be month by month OR if you think you want this to be a reoccurring subscription, email Genie at her FB page at and let her know to invoice you monthly.

Do you get this month’s pouch from MaskGenie?  What are you looking forward to trying out?

[ All items purchased with my own money ]

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5 thoughts on “Unboxing November 2015 MaskGenie!

    1. yes, I have had mask maven (see my reviews here on it) but I prefer Mask Genie as she personally tries the masks herself and curates the box with both popular masks in the western world as well as masks that are popular in Asian countries (but are unknown here) and may not know they exist. I find that the cost of this sub more than makes up for it! Two of my favorite brands, Lovemore and Sister Diary ~ I would have never known about these masks without this sub. Lovemore became uber popular among kbeauty fans after she curated a bag with them.

      Mask Maven is fine sub for traditional, popular brands, but I just like to branch out 😀 I think considering what I receive in MaskGenie, it is a great deal. I couldn’t get some of these masks with this price without paying for huge shipping costs.


  1. Looks like a good pouch. I keep forgetting to order this since she stopped doing the spoilers and videos, then by the time I remember I’ve spent the money elsewhere. I should really do the direct debit thing so I don’t forget! xx

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    1. Hi Charlotte!! I haven’t seen you in a while! Are you still blogging? She doesn’t do direct debiting, but I have asked her to send me the invoice monthly. I wish she would do the direct paypal withdrawal each month. Check out her site now – she has 15% all of her pouches, including december’s!


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