I received my MaskGenie pouch for April and I have been so busy that I am just getting to the unboxing of it! This pouch has a lot of masks and a surprise too, as I didn’t know MaskGenie was having a promo if you purchased your pouch early. I always pay for mine when I get invoiced, so I didn’t notice ~ lol.
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) finds masks that are popular, trending, new ingredients 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 8-10 mask pouch for $23.99 and that includes shipping and she just doesn’t ship to the USA ~ MaskGenie ships all over the world. The 5 pouch mask set is being discontinued starting January 2016, as there wasn’t a lot of subscribers to that and the 10 pouch is now 8 to 10 masks, as Genie wants to be able to add in higher end (more expensive) masks to the pouch ~ the value will still be there, however, it is just that some masks will be more expensive. Genie tries to do her pouch reveal on Youtube ~ you can watch it here.
April Pouch Revealed!
Combos Skin Corn Fiber Mask Moisturizing Kiwi (Korea) This is very interesting ~ I don’t believe I have had a mask sheet made from corn fiber befoe. This mask is a moisturizing mask with the following key ingredients
- Olive Oil: Soothe and nourish skin
- Avocado Extracts: Nourish and strengthen the dermis
- Kiwi Fruit Extracts: Anti-oxidation
Description: The mask sheet is principally impregnated with eco-friendly alpha-corn fiber and naturally derived pulp. It is contoured to the face for a snug, comfortable fit to deliver active ingredients constantly. It contains avocado and kiwi fruit extracts that rapidly aid the recovery of rough skin with deep moisturizing for dry, tired skin. They also promote skin elasticity and show outstanding effectiveness of moisture supply and relief of skin stress. Olive Oil supplies nutrition and has a powerful anti-oxidant effect; it helps to firm your skin and improve rough, dry skin.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol denat, trehalose, phaseolus radiatus seed extract, dimethicone, methylparaben, carbomer, triethanolamine, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, actinidia chinensis (kiwi) fruit extract, persea gratissima (avocado) fruit extract, xanthan gum, betula platyphyllia japonica bark extract, rumex crispus root extract, hydrogenated lecithin, propylparaben, sodium hyaluronate, fragrance, 1,2-hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, ethylhexylglycerin cosDNA.com analysis
Facezine Bubble Girl Mask Sheet Chocolate (Korea) I really like Mediheal’s bubble mask, so I will give this one a try. They can be hit or miss as I didn’t care for Tonymoly’s bubble mask version. This one cocoa in it ~ so I wonder if it will smell like chocolate! These masks are for the lower part of your face and the bridge of your nose and once the package is opened and the mask exposed to air, it will start foaming and bubbling up. The theory is that the bubbles will help deep clean your skin ~ but they are a lot of fun to use! RV $5.00
Description: Lumpy and deep chocolate bubble! Have you imagined the Facezine’s mask sheet? The real deep chocolate bubbles make your skin firmer. The gooey and deep bubbles remove dead skin cells and waster and make your skin firm like a rubber ball. Chocolate story from the editor: The sweet, bitter taste of chocolate contains a polyphenol. If you want to keep your skin firm, use it!
Ingredients:water, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, methyl perflurobutyl ether, acrylates copolymer, cocamide DEA, methyl perfluoroisobutyl ether, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed extract (5000ppm), triethanolamine, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, disodium EDTA, xanthan gum, panthenol, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin cosDNA.com analysis
Beyond Brightening Rice Bran Mask (Korea) The handsome man on the mask is a famous K-Drama actor ~ I must confess, I don’t watch K-Drama ~ I should, as I guess they are funny, but I don’t have the time for it! This is a brightening mask with niacinamide and rice bran oil, which is a lovely moisturizing antioxidant ingredient. I am really love rice bran oil products (I am currently using a rice oil which I will be reviewing fully in another month or so) I am looking forward to using this and Beyond is an eco-friendly brand too! RV $2.63
Description: Kim Soo Hyun’s 1st gift mask set provides nutrition with rice bran extract rich in vitamins and minerals and brightens the skin tone. Dermatologically tested, no parabens added, minimum chemical colorants, against animal testing
Ingredients: Water, glycerin, niacinamide, butylene glycol, PEG-8, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, arginine, panthenol, oryza sativa (rice) bran extract (796 ppm), sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
SNP Prestige Mayu Ampoule Mask (Korea) So, I have tried a couple of Mayu (horse oil/fat) masks and I totally adore Ciracle From Jeju Mayu mask. I am surprised how much my skin likes this very rich oil, but I guess it can tolerate it fine in facial masks ~ I had horrible experience with a Mayu face cream, as it was just too much for my very oily skin. This contains 500mg of 100% Jeju Mayu (horse) oil and it to help with wrinkles and fine lines. RV $2.70
- Horse Oil (Mayu): Moisturizing, nourishing, anti-wrinkle
- Adenosine: Anti-wrinkle
- Green Tea Extract: Moisturizing, enhancing skin elasticity
Description: Product Features Keep the Skin Healthy and Firm. This SNP Prestige Mayu Ampoule Mask contains pure fermented Horse oil (500mg) from Jeju Island, which is a pristine island in South Korea. This mask helps to keep the skin vital & healthy by providing not only moisture but also nutrition. The mask forms a thin hydration layer on the skin to prevent dryness, and maintains skin moisturization for healthy skin. It also contains adenosine which is effective for wrinkle treatment, and improves elasticity of the skin.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Horse Fat(500mg), Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Beta-Glucan, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Adenosine, Fragrance, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia(Lavender) Extract, Oryza Sativa(Rice) Bran Extract cosDNA.com analysis
de herbs Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Neck Mask (France/Hong Kong) Ahh, Genie is mixing it up here! This is a neck mask, as your neck area needs TLC too! Hyaluoronic acid will help intensely hydrate your skin. I do not have a full ingredient list, as I could not find one, but these are the key ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid is an intensive moisturizing ingredient which bonds water to keep skin hydrated. It is a natural substance found in the human body and it made up of amino and uronic acids, and helps retain 100 to 1,000 times its own water weight in our skin cells.
- Chamomile Extract can calm down the skin and relieve redness effectively
- Algae Extract will condition and hydrate your skin, while softening and detoxing. It is rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which will protect your skin from free radical damage. It also will help increase skin cell regeneration and elastin, as it contains alguronic acid.
- Ginseng Extract is used in anti-aging skin care products, as it is can stimulate the skin and activate the blood flow, which will increase toning and production of new skin cells. It also has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, due to natural carbohydrate called saponin, and will help reverse damage caused by free radicals, such as hyper-pigmentation and also combat free radicals to prevent new skin damage of fine lines and wrinkles. Ginseng detoxes your skin and leaves it radiant and glowing. Applied topically, it helps stimulate collagen production to promote cellular renewal. Its herbal properties and usage dates back over 5,000 years.
- Green Tea is full of powerful anti-oxidants, due to its high concentration of polyphenols, green tea helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This hydrating, nourishing, anti-wrinkle and firming mask is fragrance free, alcohol free and not tested on animals RV $3.00
Description: This HA Neck Mask rapidly delivers intensive supplements to provide deep and long-lasting hydration to epidermis, restoring skin radiance, firmness and locks in intensive moisture to correct dull skin and fine lines development induced by dehydration. It not only enhances the water replenishment and also permeates deeper into the dermal layer, rejuvenates and restore skin to its youthful appearance; restoring its viscosity and elasticity. After use, skin instantly soft, plumped, restoring the skin’s radiance.
Simply Nano Gold Brightening Face Mask (Taiwan) This mask from Taiwan contains gold, snail secretion filtrate, seaweed, aloe vera and other moisturizing. brightening and smoothing ingredients. The mask is made from 100% natural pure cotton. RV $2.00
Description: Simply Nano Gold Brightening Face Mask is enriched with mild herbal extracts that gently cares and moisturizes skin. Natural pure cotton mask sheet fits perfectly on skin and infuses nourishing essence into skin. It contains: Snail extract, Gold particles, Trehalose, Marine Collagen, Irish Seaweed extract, Oat extract, Organic Aloe Vera extract, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Cactus extract, Vitamin B3, Hyaluronic Acid. It smoothens fine lines, maintaining skin’s smoothness and brightness.
Ingredients: water, 1,3-butylene glycol, glycerin, decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, glycosyl trehalose/hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, urea,soluble collagen, chondrus crispus extract, xanthan gum, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, aloe barbadensis, hydrolyzed silk, opuntia ficus-indica stem extract/glycerin/water, niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, snail secretion filtrate, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, PPG-26-buteth-26/PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil/water, fragrance, gold foil cosDNA.com analysis
Skin79 Fruit Mask in Strawberry Girl (Korea) This is a printed mask! How fun ~ I received Strawberry, which wasn’t one of the choices ~ but I am happy because I love strawberry masks ~ strawberries which are full of vitamins, minerals and are an antioxidant also really help with oily and blemish prone skin. This mask will help rough, dull skin and exfoliate dead skin cells while hydrating. RV $3.90
Description: Strawberry Girl contains rich strawberry vitamin extract to make your skin more lively and moisturized. Extremely moisturizing essence is absorbed into your skin to give you a more vitalized and supple look. Green floral fragrance is sure to provide a calming and relaxing mask experience. No parabens, formaldehyde and phthalate. Benefits: vitalizing, moisturizing, hydrating .
Ingredients: purified water, butylene glycol, glycerin, fragaria chiloensis (strawberry) fruit extract(500ppm), persea gratissima (avocado) fruit extract, musa sapientum (banana) fruit extract, actinidia chinensis (kiwi) fruit extract, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) fruit extract, trehalose, betaine, allantoin, gardenia florida fruit extract, phenoxyethanol, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, tromethamine, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolyer, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, fragrance, 1,2-hexanediol cosDNA.com analysis
Blumei Flora Mask Goddess of Flower Mask in Peony (Korea) Another printed mask ~ and if the photos are correct, this is just stunning. This is an anti-wrinkle, calming mask that has a lovely peony floral design using 3D printing. It is a hypoallergenic mask that soothes and helps hydrate and purify your skin. This is full of lovely floral and herbal extracts. Blumei has a series of flower masks and they are quite beautiful
- Peony’s Language of flowers – “Wealth, Happiness, Dignity”
- Formulated with flower extract for calming – Peony, Calendula, Aloe Vera
- Relief trouble and skin regeneration effect
- Hydrating and purifying effect with fresh cooling type
Alas, I cannot use this, because it contains 2 different types of rose extracts. RV $3.00
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed collagen, paeonia suffruiticose flower water (3000ppm), xanthan gum, carbomer, tocopheryl acetate, disodium EDTA, panthenol, trehalose, betaine, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) flower extarct, rosa rugosa flower extract, paeonia albiflora flower extract, rosa centifolia flower extract, papaver rhoeas (poppy) flower extract, camellia japonica flower extract, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, arnica montana flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, tilla cordata flower extract, methylparaben, portulaca oleracea extract, algae extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, beta-glucan, allantoin, adenosine, triethanolamine, polysorbate 80, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
UrbanLab Angry Skin Soothing Mask Day 4 Pore & Brightening (Korea) This series looks very interesting ~ UrbanLab has these 5 day series masks, targeting different needs and issues and this is party of the Angry Skin series. This mask is Day 4, which is a pore tightening and brightening mask. All of their masks are 100% cotton. RV $2.00
Description: The Angry Skin Soothing 5 Days Mask is formulated for dealing with sudden blemishes and skin troubles. It is a trouble and acne soothing mask. Calms skin for redness and troubles caused by harmful environment, stress and excessive sebum secretion.
- DAY 1. Soothing, Moisture Cooling: Chamomile and lemon grass moisturize and calm irritated skin caused by exterior environment
- DAY 2. Exfoliation, Skin Texture Care: Papaya exfoliates old dead skin cells clogging pores to prevent skin irritation
- DAY 3. Clean Pores, Hydration: Tea tree and lavender clear the pores and replenish the utmost level of hydration
- DAY 4. Pore Tightening, Brightening: Chestnut shell extract and super berry complex minimize pores and clear the skin.
- DAY 5. Brightening, Radiant Hydration: This mask adds a protective moisture shield on clean skin to leave skin with silky, soft, and supple feel.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Bark Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Bupleurum Chinensis Root Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Carbomer, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
As I paid early for my pouch, I received a bonus mask ~ which are foot detox patches. I received these last year and I am glad to have these again! I will repeat my original findings below, but I will say these did make my feet feel more relaxed and not so achy in the morning when I used them. And there was a lot of brown gunk on the patch too!!
Steady Foundations (Kinomegumi) Natural Detox Foot Patch – Chilli (Japan) According to the info I found, it is “suitable for those who stay long term in air conditioned rooms“, which is basically how I do spend my days (work and all). Genie mentioned that it improves blood circulation, something that I need as my feet do get cold. I know that these foot patches are reported to remove toxins (such as heavy metals) from your body overnight and that is why they turn such a dark color, as that is supposed to be the removed toxins. As I couldn’t find any information on it except what Genie wrote up on her MaskGenie review and a Hong Kong Groupon page, I will repeat part of what Genie wrote (source)
These are detox foot patches, and each flavour claims to have different health benefits for your body. Recently, I’ve been feeling ice cold at night, and have trouble falling asleep due to how cold I’ve been feeling. Note that the temperature in Hong Kong is around 15-16 degrees at night, so it’s not as cold as I feel it to be. I felt so cold that I had to heat up my hot water bottle and hug it to sleep! This foot patch (which can also be used on the body) is the chilli flavour, which claims to get rid of the yin inside the body, increase blood circulation, and boost the metabolism. I tried to smell the patch, and I just kept sneezing! The ingredients inside the patch was quite powdery, but it stayed put inside the patch. I stuck the patch onto the sticky pad, and stuck it onto the soles of my feet. It stuck pretty well, and my skin didn’t feel irritated. I left it on overnight, and when I woke up in the morning, I peeled it off to find the soles of my feet feeling super sticky. It was so sticky that I had to wash it off with soap and water. I was so surprised to see that the patch had become a liquidy brown colour (is that the bad stuff from my body?).
I couldn’t find any retailer selling this easily, but a quick search on eBay found that these detox foot patches are found by other manufacturers. Value $1.25
Genie really outdid herself this month on the value of this pouch ~ these masks are not that easily found in the US and if they are found, they are expensive ~ I posted the value that the retailers are selling them for and that doesn’t include shipping. I love the printed masks, even though I cannot use the peony ~ I am almost tempted to take it out, let it dry and frame it! It looks that beautiful – haha. A mask made out of corn ~ pretty interesting and a chocolate bubble mask ~ which is always fun. This pouch really is fantastic this month! I paid $23.99 for this pouch, which included shipping, and received a retail value of around $25.83 and with the foot patches, it came out to over $27.00.
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 ]
[ descriptions in italics from the product’s linked site ]
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4 thoughts on “Unboxing April 2016 MaskGenie!”
Blumei Flora Mask Goddess of Flower Mask is somewhat I’m interested,… I have never ever used a mask with floral print,.. I will be checking this in my next Asian mask haul… Thank you for this post,…
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the print just looks amazing — here is a link to the other floral masks so you can see the prints there as well.
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I’m glad you explained how the chocolate bubble mask worked, now I won’t be so surprised! I have never tried one of these before so should be interesting. I tried the corn fiber mask this morning and didn’t find it very moisturizing, at least not like traditional masks. I have very dry skin, and it did Ok and glad I tried it, but wouldn’t purchase on my own. I loved the Gold Brightening face mask! Can’t wait to try the floral mask, hope its as pretty as the picture. Great review!
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you are welcome! I am glad you enjoyed the review– that is interesting on the corn fiber mask – I do have oily skin, so I think I will try it soon, as it might work for me.