Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Beauteque Mask Maven June 2016 Review

I always mention how many sheet masks I have in my stash whenever I do a Mask Maven review. For a long time I was hoarding my sheet masks and rarely using them, so I decided to do a huge clean out and give them away to a bunch of my friends. Not only were they excited, but I was able to get rid of masks I probably wouldn't have used before they expired, and now I'm able to really only keep the ones I know I will use. Having said that, my sheet mask box is looking a little sparse now and the itch to buy more masks is already hitting me. Luckily I have Mask Maven to help with that! I've been introduced to a lot of brands I haven't heard of through this subscription, and ones that I've really enjoyed too, so I'm always looking forward to what I'm going to get in here each month!

What is Mask Maven?
Mask Maven is a monthly subscription service that sends you 9-11 masks each month. These masks range from sheet masks, hand and foot masks, hair masks, wash-off masks and more, although it seems that it's usually sheet mask-heavy. You receive a different variety of masks each month.

Subscription Details and Pricing
You can subscribe Month-to-Month, or prepay for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. You are billed on the 20th of each month if you subscribe for the month-to-month option. If you subscribe after the 10th of the month, you will have to wait until the following month to receive your bag. Bags are shipped starting on the 20th of each month, although they have shipped earlier occasionally.

 Month to Month: $16 per month
3 months: $16 per Month
 6 months: $15 per month
12 months: $14 per month

Shipping costs range from $3.95 to $9.95 depending on where you live. Beauteque currently ships Mask Maven to the following Areas: US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore.

The theme for Mask Maven this month was "Skincare Sundae" which I thought was pretty adorable. Apparently the masks included this month were inspired by the idea of a delicious sundae, so I was instantly interested to see what they had in store!
Lovemore: Rose Hybrida and Wine Yeast Whitening Mask Sheets
 Right off the bat I was confused as to how rose and wine yeast were inspired by a delicious sundae according to the theme...neither one are things that sound very appetizing on ice cream, but hey...whatevs. I'm actually a big fan of the Lovemore masks! While I hate the scent of rose and won't be using that one, I am excited to try the Wine Yeast variety which uses a base of deep ocean water which infuses the skin with moisture while the wine yeast is a natural brightener that evens the skin tone.

Daylight and Hue: Propolis Mask 
This is your standard propolis mask, however I'm always a fan of these because they really do wonders for any skin type. Propolis is a natural antioxidant which softens the skin and firms naturally while also killing bacteria on the surface of the skin which can help with acne as well. 
Ipuda: Strawberry Mask
 This is another basic mask, however in terms of ingredients, strawberry is usually used in masks for brightening and firming purposes. This one also claims to hydrate the skin while leaving it soft, clear and healthy looking.

Lus Essence: Royal Jelly Mask
 Royal Jelly has natural antibacterial properties that help keep skin clear and prevent/kill acne and bacteria on the skin. It's also a great natural moisturizer that doesn't overdo it so it's good for even oily skin.

NO:HJ Manuka Honey Mask
no:hj has quickly become one of my favorite sheet mask brands. Not only because of their beautiful packaging, but because of their wide variety and affordability. This is their manuka honey mask, which helps brighten the skin tone and increase elasticity. It also includes witch hazel as an ingredient which is a natural cleanser for the skin.
A'Pieu: Sweet Melon Sheet Mask
 I feel like I've probably seen these A'Pieu sheet masks a zillion times and I've never actually tried them before. I'm happy to see the sweet melon one included this month. This one is a refreshing and moisturizing mask that also contains milk proteins to make the skin softer and brighter.

Dr. Morita: Green Tea and Amino Essence Moisturizing Facial Mask
This mask uses green tea to soothe the skin while amino essence works to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. So not only does it have anti-aging properties, but this mask is also helping soothe and protect your skin with the green tea extract.

Hanaka: Macaron Facial Mask in "Hyaluronic Acid"
Firstly, let's talk about the cute little macaron packaging!
Squee! So cute! While many of us know that hyaluronic acid is a fantastic moisturizer, this mask also helps retain that moisture. It also has anti-aging ingredients that work to brighten and firm the skin while hydrating and repairing. I have had mixed feelings about Hanaka masks, but I think this is the first wash-off pack I've tried from them, so I'll be interested to see how it works. I'm also tempted to buy a bunch of these and fill a glass jar with them because the little macaron container is just too cute for words!
Overall Thoughts
Mask Maven costs $16 per month (less if you pre-pay for a longer subscription) and the June bag contained 9 sheet masks, making each item cost under $2.
I don't really think that the "Sundae" theme came across very well here, but there are a very nice variety of sheet masks. I absolutely love honey-based skincare, so while it was fine for me to see a manuka honey, propolis and royal jelly mask included this month, I do think it was a bit redundant and I would have liked to see a little more variety in terms of type of masks included. Overall, I think Beauteque did a nice job with this one and I like the wide brand variety as well. 

If you'd like to learn more about Mask Maven or sign up for yourself, you can do so HERE.

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  1. I would love to try Green Tea and Amino Essence Moisturizing Facial Mask to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Recently i am using anti aging cream by Lifecell and it gives me good result in couple of weeks ..

  2. Thanks for letting me know about this face mask. I've been using one for quite some time now and it works really well but I was thinking about changing now so will go with this one.