Despite the fact that Genie had been hospitalized and had major health problems (stop by her youtube channel and wish her well), she still managed to get the August pouch out. I hope that didn’t tire Genie too much, as I want her to get back to health soon! I received my pouch the other day and this is another fantastic month from MaskGenie
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 ~ August is already up. I also have a special coupon code for my readers ~ save 5% off any purchase at Mask Genie ~ use code BEAUTYFINDS5
de1 Collagen Moisture Mask (Taiwan) This is a collagen mask and at first, I was like oh no ~ piggy collagen and my skin don’t agree ~ but it looks like this is made with plant collagen as I don’t see the actual collagen word in the ingredient list. I love anything fermented and anything soybean’d, so I am pretty happy to have this mask to try out. RV $1.90
Description: From basic maintenance to keep the skin moist and elastic beginning, de precious Collagen Mask contains collagen and hyaluronic acid synergy powerful moisturizing lock water, continue to add the desired perfect skin elastic element embellish, make your skin look more young and energetic! Wild soybean germ extract can slow down skin aging, mild smooth fine lines, firmer skin and bright. de Collagen Essence Mask meticulous easily absorbed, after using the skin translucent and smooth, moist and shiny, but also to accelerate the absorption of effective follow-up care ingredients, effectively improve skin absorption. Continued use to maintain skin elasticity and smooth, delicate feel, easy to build muscle translucent beauty.
Ingredients: deionized water, butylene glycol, propylene glyocol/sodium hyaluronate, glycine soja (soybean) sprout ferment extract, hydroxyethylcellulose, iscaguard-FPX, polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate (Polysorbate 20), chamomile oil cosDNA analysis
Beauty Idea Diary Collagen Polypeptide DNA Anti-Wrinkle Mask (Taiwan) This was a freebie this month ~ a bonus mask ~ look at the cute sheep shaped sticker on that was put on the mask package
This is another mask that is made with plant collagen (marine collagen) along with several peptides, which will help with aging concerns and dry skin. I have tried Beauty Idea Diary in the past and I do like this brand ~ it isn’t affiliated with My Beauty Diary or Sister Diary ~ I just think that Taiwanese brands like to use the word Diary! RV $1.00
Description: Use multiple permeate cloth mask material, can be closely fit the curve of the face, adding precious DNA hydrolysis with multi-peptide technology (five peptides with six peptides) and hydrolyzed marine collagen peptides that contain a multi-component, effective wrinkle prevention and improvement has been formed, fine lines, reduce facial lines, leaving skin supple and smooth and detailed reply, special add Q10, vitamin C, vitamin E, sodium hyaluronate, squalene, Ceramide, yeast (yeast) extract cream, aloe extract and other precious Body composition, addition synergy conduct a comprehensive conditioning skin, dry skin once resolved, wrinkles, fine lines, rough, dull, easy-sensitive, uneven skin tone, lack luster, poor skin elasticity, etc. aging, making skin elasticity and firmness to restore soft and smooth, baby-like skin to re-experience the delicious
Ingredients: palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, acetyl hexapeptide-3, sea collagen, hydrolyzed DNA, Q10 (water, glycerin, propylene glycol, lecithin, carnitine, ubiquinone), vitamin C, vitamin E, sodium hyaluronae, squalene, ceramide 2, saka yeast, aloe babadensis leaf juice, ammonium glycyrrhizate, 1,3-butylene glycol, xanthan gum, benzyl alcohol/methylchloroisothiazolinon /methylisothiazolinone, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, fragrance, purified water cosDNA analysis
Papa Recipe Bombee Black Honey Mask Pack (Korea) There are two propolis masks in this month’s pouch and I am pretty excited about that! Love propolis 🙂 I have used Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask before (review here), but not the Black Honey version which is a black facial sheet mask, if you are interested in that. If this is anything like the original, I will love this ~ the original mask sheet is thin and dripping with a wonderful honey scented essence. This mask has more ingredients including royal jelly, grapefruit seed extract and peat water (bog water ~ hmmm…maybe cause it is full of minerals or something? It is to help with pores) This also has propolis and honey, and the royal jelly addition just rounded this out to the trifecta of bee by-product ingredients. This is actually a pore mask pack so I am glad to have this one. RV $2.80
Description: Bombee Black Honey Mask Pack hydrates skin and helps pore tighten and boost skin elasticity! Bombee honey mask pack is back for more sweet radiant skin everyone is buzzing about with Manuka Honey Extract, the Honey Mask pack has gotten stronger in ingredients. Made with Papa Recipe’s Gold Complex formula of organic extracts, the Bombee Black honey maskpack is made only with organic ingredients directly from nature, without the use of artificial preservatives, making it safe to use for everyone, It just got better as it now has Peat Water that helps with Pores. The Bombee Black Honey Mask sheet has half transparent black bouncy essence that helps the mask sheet adheres quickly and give you a hydrating finish! All natural, The cruelty free formula does not contain fillers or harmful fragrances, dyes, parabens or sulphates
Ingredients: water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, methylpropanediol, propanediol, hydroxyethylcellulose, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, propylene glycol, PVM/MA copolymer, trehalose, polysorbate 20, panthenol, carbomer, arginine, disodium EDTA, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, sodium hyaluronate, royal jelly extract, propolis extract, honey extract, hydrogenated lecithin, ceramide NP, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cholesterol, peat water, butylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, schizandra chinensis fruit extract, coptis japonica root extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, acorus calamus root extract, perilla ocymoides leaft extract, fragrance cosDNA analysis
Shara Shara V-Shape Royal Mask (Korea) Shiny!! This gold metallic package has a design of little honeycombs all over it. This mask is made with propolis and royal jelly extracts to help bring nourishment to your skin. Shara Shara can make some really flashy looking mask packages, but honestly, they do make some really good masks too ~ so I guess they are entitled to get a bit blingy! This mask also has a neck area, so that your décolleté will get the benefits of this mask pack. Royal jelly will help tone and moisturize your skin, while propolis is an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory ingredient that will help with healing blemishes and other skin issues. This has niacinamide as well, which is a brightening ingredient. The mask has a raised embossed pattern, which is unusual. RV 2.00
Imgredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, propolis extract, royal jelly extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, allantoin, adenosine, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, tocopheryl acetate, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, pyridoxine HCI, maltodextrin, amylodextrin, silica, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, hydroxethylcellulose, carbomer, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance cosDNA analysis
Luke Aloe Essence Mask (Korea) I have tried Luke eye patches before, but never their facial sheet masks. I do love Aloe masks and it is still pretty hot out here in the Northeast, so I will be putting this to good use. I always get a kick out of their little girls on their packages ~ those girls MEAN BUSINESS ~ put on that mask NOW! This contains 35 mg of aloe vera extract, 2mg of aloe leaf juice powder, along with with cucumber, potato and chamomile extracts. There is also willow bark extracts and a slew of plant extracts ~ this mask does sound really nice! RV $1.80
Description: Aloe vera extract has an amazing moisturizing properties. Its moisturizing effects are equally beneficial for both women and men, and it works wonders while cleansing and softening the skin. It also has an array of antimicrobial properties, which make it one of the best ingredients for fighting against acne. It helps you to prevent acne as well as reduce inflammations in your skin that have been caused because of acne. It also is an effective tool to fight against sunburn, and take care of any inflammation and pain that has been caused from it. This water-soluble essence mask sheet pack is designed to deeply moisturize and condition the skin using concentrated natural plant extracts that help the skin absorb nutrients. Containing extracts help to soften the skin and is excellent in helping to heighten your skins moisture holding capacity. Containing extracts also can help to keep skin healthy looking and elastic. Overall natural Moisturizers increase and maintain facial elasticity and remove impurities. A highly enriched skin vitality material penetrates deeply into the skin. Refreshes, soothes and firms tired skin, and improves elasticity.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, betaine, glycereth-26, panthenol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract (35mg), cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, solanum tuberosum (potato) pulp extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder(2mg), artemisia vulgaris extract, phalaenopsis amabilis extract, calanthe discolor extract, pinus densiflora extract, cymbidium kanran extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, xanthan gum, carbomer, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, polysorbate 80, clyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, sodium hydroxide, disodium EDTA cosDNA analysis
The Ylang Gallery Dark Circle Whitening Care Program (Korea) This cotton mask eye patch in a butterfly shape will help lift and brighten the skin under your eyes. For best results, place in the fridge for a few minutes before using. I love trying out new eye patches, especially ones that are made for lifting and toning the delicate skin around my eye area. RV $2.50
Description: Contains Niacinamide – Treat aging skin. Natto – Anti-aging, brightens skin. Allantoin – Moisturises skin by increasing water content. Green Tea Extract – Decreases wrinkles, slows down skin aging. Hyaluronic Acid – Locks in water, keeps skin moisturized for longer periods of time
Ingredients: deionized water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, dimethicone, niacinamide, cyclopentasiloxane, betaine, polysorbate 20, sorbitan sesquioleate, natto gum/pectin, carbomer, triethanolamine, allantoin, phenoxyethanol, hydroxyethylcellulose, disodium EDTA, fragrance, green tea extract, portulaca oleracea extract, hyaluronic acid cosDNA analysis
Eunyul Natural Moisture Mask Pack in Pearl (Korea) This mask sheet is made from 100% pure cotton and it has 1000 mg of pearl powder to help brighten and make your skin radiant. This will help bring moisture to dehydrated skin and keep it soft and moist. RV $1.50
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, alcohol, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, carbomer, allantoin, polysorbate 20, betaine, trimethynolamine, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, fragrance, vaccinium angustifolium (blueberry) fruit extract, rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, rosa centifolia flower water, portulaca oleracea extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, paeonia albiflora root extract, pearl extract (1000ppm) , lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract cosDNA analysis
Dr. Lee Lotus Prestige 3D Moisturizing Mask (Korea) This is part of a 5 day mask pack series, where each mask is different ~
- Day 1: Lotus Moisturizing mask
- Day 2: Rice Brightening mask
- Day 3: Gold Hydrogel Eye mask
- Day 4: Royal Jelly Renewal mask
- Day 5: Red Ginseng Firming mask
This is made with German water (ooohhh, first it was Canadian, now German!) which is supposed to help calm the skin. I love the advert on Dr Lee’s website ~ how did they get that portrait of me? ahahaha
Lotus is also a purifying ingredient and works well for those who have clogged pores and oily skin too. RV $3.60
Traditional Chinese Medicine Seven White Facial Mask (Hong Kong) This was the spoiler that Genie did a month or so ago ~ she had these little pouches made up and then added the lovely cherry blossom envelope with the information printed on it. This is why this subscription is worth it ~ the special masks and touches like these that Genie provides for her customers. I am thrilled to get this and watch my IG account when I use this ~ I will do a mini review! This is made of 100% natural ingredients and made in Hong Kong. This is a brightening mask that will help remove any dullness and is good for those with blemishes, hyper-pigmentation. Genie wrote that this mask formula was beloved by the Empress Dowager Cixi and many Imperial consorts. Based on your skin type, you would mix this with a different liquid to form a paste, apply to your face and leave on for 30 minutes
- Oily Skin: mix with egg white
- Normal/Dry/Sensitive Skin: mix with honey
- For dry winter months, you would mix with milk
This has that wonderful earthy herbal hanbang scent to it ~ I can smell it thru the plastic baggie 🙂 I don’t have this exact brand, but I did find a similar mask out on Aliexpress ~ it looks to be fairly inexpensive! RV $2.00 (packaging, special order)
- Atractylodes (Bai Zhu) This is part of the sunflower family and it contains essential oils and amino acids, such as aspartic acid, serine and glutamic acid, which will help brighten a dull skin tone. dull complexion
- Angelica (Dong Quai) Also known as female Ginseng, this plant contains Vitamins A, E, B12, polysaccarides, carotene and ferulic acid, along with 19 amino acids ~ it will help your blood circulation, so that your skin will have a healthy radiance.
- Baiji (Bletilla Striata) will act as an astringent and help heal wounds, while reducing swelling.
- Ampelopsis (Bai Lian) will detox your skin, reduce swelling, heals wounds and reduces redness.
- Pearl Powder (Zhen Zhu) is more than a gem to wear ~ it is beneficial to your skin, as it contains amino acids and more than 30 trace minerals to help hydrate and heal your skin and leave it glowing with health. It helps signal the proteins in your body to help aid in the production of collagen and it will help boost dismutase, one of your strongest antioxidant enzymes.
- Poria (Fu Ling) is poria cocos, a fungi that is used for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, combating free radicals.
- White Peony Root (Bai Shao Yao) is an anti-inflammatory and will help brighten a sallow complexion and overall brighten.
I love the special touches Genie put in this month’s pouch ~ she added a free mask and an authentic TCM wash off mask pack that I am excited to try out. The two propolis masks are fantastic and I know a lot of people love the original Papa Recipe Bombee mask (me included), so to have this new black mask version is great. All sorts of new brands too this month ~ Dr Lee, The Ylang Gallery, Eunyul and de1. I paid $23.99 for this pouch, which included shipping, and received a retail value of over $19.00. I feel that this price is acceptable due to the value of receiving masks that are hard to find outside of Asian markets.
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. Use coupon code BEAUTYFINDS5 to save 5% off any purchase at Mask Genie
Do you get this month’s pouch from MaskGenie? What are you looking forward to trying out?
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