I don’t usually do Instagram review roundups because I like to give you guys different things on different sites. I have a (half-assed but deliberate) system for deciding what goes where. But I don’t want anyone to miss out on the launch of the Mask Party sheet mask set at my favorite Taiwan-focused boutique AB shop, Beautibi!
The products featured in this post were provided for my consideration by Beautibi.
One of the things I appreciate most about Beautibi owner Jen is that she doesn’t present herself as a skincare expert, as some other AB shop owners do. Jen’s in the business of Treat Yoself, not the business of Treat Your Serious Skin Conditions. She knows it, and she rocks it with impeccable taste and original curation (which is becoming scarce in the AB shop world!). I’ve spent the last few days trying the masks in the Mask Party set that she sent me last week. Out of the six masks the set contains, all four of the ones I’ve used so far have given me stellar results. Based on that and on my past experience with her choices, I’m pretty confident I’ll love the others, too.
The Mask Party set comes in five flavors: Anti-Aging, Sensitive/Acne Prone Skin, Hydration/Radiance, Whitening/Brightening, and “Random for the brave.” Jen sent me the Anti-Aging version, so the masks reviewed below reflect that set. Mask Party includes:
1 LOVEISDERMA biocellulose mask. If you’ve ever used a Leaders Insolution coconut gel mask or an Innisfree Second Skin fermented soy gel mask, you’re already familiar with biocellulose as mask sheet material. Now forget those fragile face condoms. LOVEISDERMA’s biocellulose sheets are a totally different experience. There are several flavors of the LOVEISDERMA. I received the Pro Repair; which variety you get will depend on which skin concern you choose.
Dude. Look at how massive that mask pouch in the middle is. It contains one #Loveisderma biocellulose #sheetmask, which somehow accounts for a whopping 50ml of product. THIS IS INSANITY. This mask came in the @beautibi Mask Party set, launching tomorrow, that Jen sent over for me to check out. Now that I have, I'm definitely ordering one or a few of those boxes for myself. This mask and the other two #sheetmasks in the set are outstanding! Made by @innovationbiotechtaiwan, this mask belongs to the same category as the Leaders or Innisfree biocellulose masks, but there's almost no resemblance. This isn't a thin, delicate sheet. This thing is THICK. The package copy claims that the mask is made of a premium biocellulose with superfine but exceptionally strong fibers. Supposedly, the material can hold up to a hundred times its dry weight in liquid. I totally believe it. 50ml for a single mask, remember? This biocellulose sheet is impregnated with so much moisture that it's as thick as a normal hydrogel mask (one of the thick ones at that) and far wetter and heavier. It's so heavy that it tends to slide downwards a bit, but just for a few minutes. After some of the essence absorbs, the mask thins out a little. At that point, it adheres perfectly to skin and feels incredible. After over an hour of wear, the mask still felt wet. It probably would have stayed wet all night long. 50ml! I wanted to move on to the next step of my routine (Sulwhasoo) though, so I took it off. Lovely results. Mild brightening, my skin tone is now very very calm and even, and I'm pretty sure I've maxed out on hydration. My skin bounces when I poke it and is visibly firmed. Speaking of the Mask Party, I used one of the batmasks this morning while recording our next episode of @thesnailcast. Also a very juicy mask, it plumped up and smoothed out my entire undereye area. @fanserviced did hers today, too! @LoraxOfSex, I think you'd enjoy a batmask. #fiftyshadesofsnail #rasianbeauty #tbeauty #taiwanesebeauty #taiwaneseskincare #skincare #skincareproduct #beautyproduct #dryskin #antiaging #sensitiveskin #skincareaddict #beautyjunkie #beautyblogger #bblogger #abblogger #skincare
1 Purpletale 5 Steps to Lovely Skin Complete Facial Solution, whose five steps are cleanser, ampoule, sheet mask, face cream, and neck cream. Seriously, it’s a complete skincare routine in one package. A few people on my Instagram mentioned how perfect it would be for traveling, and they’re right.
For tonight's #sheetmask, I chose the PurpleTale 5 Steps to Lovely Skin Complete Facial Solution, one of the masks in the Mask Party Set that @beautibi sent for me to try. I picked this one because its key ingredient, RGII, is "extracted from ginseng saponin through advanced fermentation technology" and my eyes lit up and brain stopped working at "ginseng." Also, I've never seen a mask with this many steps before! I'll be doing a roundup of the sets she sent over after I finish using them all, but here's the rundown on this one. Step 1 is a pH 9 foaming cleanser. Obviously I wouldn't use such an alkaline cleanser every day, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything, I took one for the team. It made my skin squeak, but my face felt soft and not dried out after rinsing. Fine for a one-time thing. Step 2 is a clear gel ampoule. There was enough in the packet for two applications, so I did one early in my routine and the second right before the mask. Step 3 is the mask. It's one of those super-thin biocellulose masks (face condoms), like the Leaders coconut gels or the Innisfree Second Skin masks. This one is in two pieces like a hydrogel and was much less challenging to put on. After 45 minutes, my skin is noticeably firmer and more even-toned and brighter all over as well! Good stuff. Step 4 is a facial cream. It's thick and feels pretty moisturizing. Step 4 is a neck cream that seemsabout the same as the facial cream, just a bit richer. I won't be using a sleeping pack tonight as I don't want to throw off any overnight results of the treatment. Discussion of next-day results will be in the full rundown on the blog! #fiftyshadesofsnail #rasianbeauty #kbeauty #skincare #antiaging #koreanbeauty #koreanskincare #sponsored #sheetmask #skincareblogger #skincareblog #instareview #sheetmaskreview #beautyblogger #bblogger #bbloggers #skincareproduct #beautyproduct #spanight
1 MasKingdom Aboriginal Series Mask, which contains an ampoule in addition to the mask itself. I’ve adored literally every MasKingdom mask I’ve ever tried, including this one. There are several different Aboriginal Series masks. My anti-aging Mask Party came with the Taiwan Hibiscus & Strawberry anti-aging and antioxidant mask.
Holy crap, the #skinbrightening from the #Maskingdom #Taiwan Hibiscus & Strawberry Facial Mask is off the charts! If you didn't catch it in my last post, this #sheetmask is part of the @beautibi Mask Party set recently sent for me to try. It's from @maskingdom360's Taiwanese Aboriginal Collection and has two steps: the Vital Precursor serum and the sheet mask itself. The serum is clear and slippy, with no discernible scent. There's enough for two generous layers on face, neck, and upper chest. Star ingredients include moth bean extract,said to have brightening and #antiaging benefits; and ceramides, cholesterol, and phytosphingosine, which together can penetrate and actively strengthen the skin barrier. The sheet mask is a black mask with the same velvety soft texture as the regular Maskingdom mask sheets. It stays wet for about 45 minutes. I had some minor fit issues around the chin, but OMG I haven't seen brightening like this on my skin for a very long time. It also made my skin tone so even that it looks like I'm wearing a perfectly matched BB cream. Wow. Star ingredients of the mask essence are pomegranate, strawberry, and hibiscus extracts, providing both brightening and antioxidant #antiwrinkle potential. Love the results of this mask! #fiftyshadesofsnail #rasianbeauty #tbeauty #taiwanesebeauty #taiwaneseskincare #skincare #skincareproducts #beautyproducts #asianbeautyproducts #asianskincareproducts #beautyblogger #bblogger #bbloggers #abbloggers #homefacial
1 Eau de FEMMUE Botanical Mask. I haven’t tried these yet, but the ingredients look promising, and like I said, Jen’s taste is impeccable.
To make up for not having tried these yet, here are the ingredients for the four FEMMUE masks Jen sent.
The Botanist Chamomile Mask (yellow; calming/hydrating): Water, butylene glycol, glycerin, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, carbomer, arginine, betaine, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, dextrin, sodium polyacrylate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, 1,2-hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, parfum, disodium EDTA
The Botanist Elder Mask (blue; hydrating/radiance): Water, butylene glycol, glycerin, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, sambucus nigra flower extract, carbomer, arginine, betaine, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, dextrin, sodium polyacrylate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, 1,-2 hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, parfum, disodium EDTA
The Botanist Lavender Mask (lavender; revitalizing/soothing): Water, butylene glycol, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, lavandula angustifolia extract, sodium hyaluronate, carbomer, arginine, polysorbate 60, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitan sesquioleate, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, parfum, disodium EDTA
The Botanist Peony Mask (pink; blooming/radiance): Water, butylene glycol, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, paeonia lactiflora root extract, sodium hyaluronate, carbomer, arginine, polysorbate 60, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitan sesquioleate, ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, phenoxyethanol, parfum, disodium EDTA
1 Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask. I’m a idiot. I used one of these yesterday morning, and the only picture I took was on my Snapchat. (My excuse is that we were recording an episode of the Snailcast when I used it, and I had other things on my mind, like recording the Snailcast.) I then forgot to at least screenshot that snap of myself with a mask shaped like a Dracula bat draped across my face. What I can tell you is that this eye mask is very juicy and very hydrating. I’d gotten almost no sleep the night before (thanks, daylight savings time). The batmask brightened and firmed my undereye area right up and gave me a laugh while doing it. Its featured ingredients are vitamin C, adenosine, centella, and fermented honey.
Eye mask bonus tip: If the fine lines and dryness under your eyes need extra help, dab a drop of facial oil on the area before applying your eye mask. The emollient oil and the hydrating mask essence will plump, firm, and smooth the skin for an extra revitalized look!
1 Wish Formula Panda Eye Essence Mask, which I haven’t yet opened. This brightening and anti-wrinkle mask features 10% vitamin C, vitamin E, and fermented honey, mistletoe, soybean, and licorice extracts.
The Mask Party Pack launches today on Beautibi, where it’s currently on sale for $28. US shipping is free for orders over $35 (normally $75) from now through Friday. And if you’ve never ordered from Beautibi before, you can use my referral link to get an extra $5 off your first order!
Personally, I’ll be ordering one or two Mask Party sets this week. I would do it today, but the thing is, I just made an order on Friday that’s being delivered this afternoon, and I feel a little weird about turning around and immediately buying more. I need at least a day between a delivery and another haul.
In case you’re curious:
What would a mask party for your face look like?