Sunday, May 1, 2016

April 2016 - Month in Masks & Mask Empties

As most of you know by now, my Skincare Routine is very important to me and masking is a huge part of that routine (and it is probably my favorite part of my skincare routine! 

This post is a review of all the masks I use each month and mini reviews on all of them - I also consider the Month of Masks my Mask Empties post, because I do not feature my sheet masks in my monthly empties post! You can check out my past Month of Masks here

My goal for April was to not only use a lot of masks, but to use a good variety of masks as well and I think I accomplished that! Here is a look:
the yeon jeju hallbong energy live pack

April 1
The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Energy Live Pack - 21,800 won (approximately $19.80 US). A new type cooling moisture pack doing hot and dry skin care effectively with cooling effect and moisturizing effect with bouncy property like made by ground Hallabong. Extract of Hallabong known as treasury of Vitamin, kiwi, lemon glass, brocoli extract give energy to the skin, do skin care animatingly, Portulaca extract used to reinforce mild usage feeling protects the skin from stimulus, keeps it more moistly and flexibly.

This is a rinse off type of mask - you apply it with a spatula and try and break up some of the clumps to let it absorb in to the skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. I completed a full review on this last year - you can check it out here! This mask is nice and cooling and feels really different and fun on the skin (plus it's so cute)!
Repurchase: Likely

baviphat strawberry toxifying mask

April 2
Baviphat Strawberry Toxifying Mask ~ $15 - $20. "This deep cleansing wash-off clay mask helps to tighten pores, control sebum and give relief to troubled skin. The Baviphat Strawberry Toxifying Mask contains strawberry extract (sebum control and acne prevention) and fruit acids full of Vitamin C that can help remove dead skin cells and tighten pores. Also, antoxidants help to prevent skin problems will reveal bright and clear skin while simultaneously helping to stave off the effects of ageing, such as enlarged pores as well as troubled skin problems.  Also included in the kit is a spatula for hygienic purposes."

This mask is so cute - I have featured a full review post on this and you can see it here! I like this mask, it is very deep cleaning and makes my skin feel great; but, I do have to say because it is clay based, it hardens on the skin and makes it more difficult to rinse off. This also smells AMAZING, so good! 

Repurchase: Maybe

skylake face mask brightening care

April 3
Skylake Face Mask - Brightening Care ~ $3.00. This face and neck mask is infused with a high percentage of the Skylake patented oriental herbal extracts from eighteen different herbs to help minimize surface build-up while also providing clean, radiant skin with the added albutin. This mask promotes healthy, hydrated skin without the use of parabens and other artificial additives.

I have featured this mask on a past review post here. The first time I tried this mask it didn't have a ton of essence and did not adhere great, but this had just the the right amount of essence and fit well. It lasted a long time on my skin and made my skin feel really great! It smells a little herbally, but is not overwhelming. 

Repurchase: Yes 

peter roth cucumber gel mask

April 4
Peter Roth Cucumber Gel Mask ~ sample size (full size is 5 oz. for $64). A refreshing, cooling, moisturizing, and calming gel that helps soothe dry, irritated skin. 

This mask is soothing and cooling on the skin - it goes on in a thin layer and rinses off after 10 minutes. This mask also can be used as an overnight mask, but I haven't tried that way yet! I think I did think this was nice and calming on the skin, and it made my face feel good! 

Repurchase: Maybe, I will use more and decide..

the face shop real nature rice mask

April 5
The Face Shop Rice Mask ~ $2. A mask sheet that has rice extract keeps the skin spot-free and bright.

The Face Shop Rice Mask is my go-to inexpensive sheet mask - I have spoken about this mask probably every Month in Masks post and have never done a full review of the mask yet! (I think I should do that soon!) This always brightens up my face and instantly makes my skin look better! Seriously, best $2 spent! 

Repurchase: YES, with backups! 

Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Pack - Aqua

April 6
Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask Pack - Aqua ~ $2.66 (10 pack for $26.64). An intensely hydrating & brightening facial gel mask. Formulated with Donkey Milk rich in proteins lipids & vitamins. Provides hydrating & reparative benefits. Blended with Honey extract for anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial properties. Loaded with Licorice Root extract to reduce excess pigmentation. Unveils a firmer smoother plumper brighter even-toned & younger looking complexion.

I featured this in a Wine and Mask Wednesday post this month - you can view the whole thing here. This mask is called a skin gel sheet mask, meaning it is a very thin gel mask (which I love!) This is from a Mask Genie Pouch and it comes in 2 pieces. It adheres well to the skin and had enough essence to last for 45 minutes on my skin! This was really great on my skin! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

April 8
Berrisom Animal Mask "Cat" ~ $3.41 (set of 7 for $23.88). Elasticity care (Collagen).
This mask came in the Mask Genie 10 Days in the Wild pouch and it is seriously so cute! I love these animal masks - this was so well pigmented and had little ears on it! This actually had a little extra essence in the pouch but some parts of the mask were quite patchy and dry - this didn't last too long and dried up really quick. 
Repurchase: Despite how cute it is, probably not! 

illi calming sheet mask

April 10
illi Mugwort Calming Mask ~ $1.22 (10 for $12.18). Calming mask with mugwort extracts soothes and moisture skin. 

Last year I received so many masks, I could hardly keep track of them. I received this in a past Mask Genie pouch and I had no idea what a great brand illi was at the time! I have since bought illi masks and found this when I dug through my old mask collection and tried to find ones with upcoming expiry dates! I used this mask after a peel and it made my skin feel really good! It fit surprisingly well for only have 2 tabs. It had a good amount of essence and smelled a little herbally. 
Repurchase: Yes

3w clinic fresh pomegranate mask sheet

April 11
3W Clinic Fresh Pomegranate Mask Sheet ~ $1.20 (10 for $12). With its excellent cleaning and astringent effects, it will leave your skin looking moisturized and clean. This hypoallergenic mask sheet stays attached to the face along with the natural skin texture,and will provide a soothing comfort for your skin.

I actually received this mask in both a Mask Genie and a Beauteque Mask Maven. This mask was okay - it fit really big on my face making it hard to wear. It had a decent amount of essence and made my skin feel good, but nothing outstanding. 
Repurchase: Probably not. 

my beauty diary arbutin whitening mask

April 12
My Beauty Diary Arbutin Whitening Mask ~ $1.99. My Beauty Diary Arbutin Whitening Mask contains a highly effective whitening formula that restores and invigorates dull skin, giving your face an even, pearlescent glow. Arbutin, a popular whitening ingredient derived from uva ursi plant extract, resists melanin and breaks it down beneath the skin. Natural plant extracts (like Japanese cherry blossoms and licorice) and vegetable extracts (like cucumber) work to purify and soothe the skin. Fruit extracts (like pineapples and apples) provide the enzymes and antioxidants necessary to metabolize dead cells, promote cell renewal, and allow skin to better diffuse light. Cosphingo, a patented long-lasting moisturizer extracted from seaweed, provides hydration. Free of paraben preservatives, alcohol, and fluorescent agents.

I received this in a Beauteque Mask Maven - I find usually My Beauty Diary masks fit quite big, but this one fit okay on my face. It had so much essence though, it was crazy! It was dripping off the mask as I was trying to wear it! It made my skin feel good but was quite hard to wear! 
Repurchase: Maybe

Lovemore Cubilose Extract Hydrating & Firming Mask Sheet

April 13
Lovemore Cubilose Extract Hydrating & Firming Mask Sheet ~ $2.75 to $4.00. A firming sheet mask enriched with Cubilose extract, Aloe Vera extract, Royal Jelly, and Pyracantha extract to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. This sheet mask promotes moisture retention in the skin, smoothing rough skin and firming weak skin due to dryness. Suitable for all skin types. The Lovemore Oriental Herbal mask series is inspired by the wisdom of Ancient Chinese beauty rituals, transforming the philosophy into modern day skincare recipes. This series puts emphasis on herbal ingredients, gently cultivating and revealing the natural beauty from within your skin. 

I received this in a special edition Mask Genie set and I just featured this on a Wine and Mask Wednesday post here! Lovemore masks are made of 100% silk and feel so unreal on the skin - they can be little hard to unpeel and set on the skin but come in 3 layers making it a little easier to apply. This fit well on my face and made my skin feel great! 
Repurchase: Yes!

the face shop real nature face mask green tea

April 15
The Face Shop Real Nature Face Mask Green Tea ~ $2.00. This Real Nature mask invigorates skin and leaves it silky soft. Enriched with green tea with purifying and antioxidant properties, it is the perfect solution for skin that has been damaged by the environment.

My skin has been a little crazy all month so this mask sounded great to use! This mask had a ton of essence and fit a little big compared to what I'm used to from The Face Shop Real Nature masks. I did like how it made my skin feel!
Repurchase: Yes

purlisse beauty blue lotus and white tea sheet mask

April 17
Pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask ~ $8.00. This natural fiber mask infused with Blue Lotus, White Tea and restorative Asian botanicals delivers antioxidants and minerals to your skin.  This power blend fights free radicals, improves skin texture while White Mulberry brightens and Anise helps firm skin, leaving complexion healthy, beautiful and youthful-looking. 

I just received this in my April Ipsy bag and reviewed it in a more detailed post for a Skincare Sunday post here. This mask was a little thicker in material and fit well on my face. I liked how it made my skin feel and was instantly brightening (but at $8 a pop, it is a little on the expensive end)!
Repurchase: Maybe!

snp trouble care mask

April 19
SNP POP Troubled Skin Care Essence Mask ~ $2.78 (5 masks for $13.90). This is an essence mask for red spots.

I received this mask in a past Beauteque Mask Maven subscription - I love SNP masks, so I was excited to use this. Again, my skin has been going crazy for the last month so I need all the help I can get! I was really happy with this mask - it fit really well on my face and had the perfect amount of essence. This made my skin feel great! 
Repurchase: Yes!  

secret nature volcanic ash pore pack

April 20
Secret Nature Volcanic Ash Pore Pack ~ $25.95. A pore purifying & astringent facial pack. Formulated with volcanic ash to remove impurities & sebum. Reduces pore size & delivers minerals to skin. Blended with Jeju complex & vegetable extracts for soothing effect. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines. Unveils a clearer smoother complexion with smaller refined pores. Free of parabens artificial pigment talc TEA & synthetic fragrance.

This mask came in a past Memebox and I did a full review of this mask on a Wine and Mask Wednesday post here! This mask goes on very smooth and has a bit of an earthy smell - it takes about 10-15 minutes to fully dry on the skin. It is a bit hard to rinse off, even with a cloth. But it did make my skin feel good, so worth the effort! 
Repurchase: Maybe, I still have lots to use up! 

togospa eye green tea eye gels

April 21
ToGoSpa Eyes - Green Tea ~ $12.50 for a pack of 3 pairs. Rejuvenating. Lift and revitalize your eyes for a youthful appearance with Green Tea Eyes. 

I won a few sets of these eye gels in an instagram contest from ToGoSpa. I really love using these! I actually put this set in the fridge before I used them for an extra cooling sensation. These eye gels work great and were very soothing! 
Repurchase: Yes, once I get through all of my sets! 

The Face Shop Essential Mask Sheet - Hyaluronic Acid

April 21
The Face Shop Essential Mask Sheet - Hyaluronic Acid ~ $5.33 (set of 3 for $16.00). 

I'm sure I bought this in an online, but I can't find it anymore - maybe they realized it sucked and stopped selling it. This mask obviously fit terribly and did not have enough essence to adhere well to my skin at all. This maybe lasted for 5 or 10 minutes and then was done. Blah. 
Repurchase: Never

be fine cucumber facial mask

April 21
Be Fine Cucumber Facial Mask ~ sample size 1 oz for $6.25 (full size is 4 oz for $25). Exactly what the skin craves during the warmer months, our Cucumber Cooling Mask revitalizes, repairs and rejuvenates the complexion. Cucumber Extract removes dead skin cells while soothing and tightening the skin. Pomegranate Extract, which is loaded with antioxidants, helps repair the skin and keeps it looking its youngest. Watermelon Extract reduces the break down of DNA in skin cells while keeping them hydrated.

Yes, you read that right, I wore 3 masks in 1 might - I had a pretty rough training day at work and really needed some cooling and calming masks for my skin. I got this mask in a past Ipsy bag and I really like this - you apply a thin later to the face and rinse off after 10 minutes. It feels like it should harden on the skin but it doesn't so it is really easy to rinse off! 
Repurchase: Likely

April 23
Skin Food Black Sugar Wash Off Mask ~ $17.01. A leave-on mask with generous moisturizing and effective exfoliating ingredients. Grainy sugar granules slough off excess oil and grime, while a self-heating formula opens up pores, allowing skin to fully absorb the rich minerals and vitamins.

This is an amazing exfoliator! I have completed a full review if this mask in the past - you can see it here. I like to make sure to exfoliate well, but not over exfoliate - I use a deep exfoliator approximately once every 2 weeks. This applies easy and smells good. It can be a little hard to rinse off but works so well! 
Repurchase: Probably! 

mediheal n.m.f. aquaring ampoule mask

April 24
Mediheal N.M.F. Aquaring Ampoule Mask ~ pack of 10 for $19.99. A moisture- boosting ampoule mask for dry skin Features a silky Cellulose sheet made of 100% pure cotton Developed with Natural Moisturizing Factor (N.M.F) system to provide intense hydration Contains Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramide to seal in moisture Loaded with Witch Hazel to shrink pores & control sebum Fills in fine lines while boosting skin vitality Skin appears softer smoother plumper brighter & soothed.

I can't rave about these masks enough - they are sooo good! Seriously these last for such a long time! They fit so well, feel really great on the skin, have the perfect amount of essence, and leave the skin looking and feeling really great! Probably some of my favorite masks!
Repurchase: Yes! 

elizavecca milky piggy carbonated bubble clay mask

April 25
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask ~ $18.90. Creamy clay mask purges pores clean of excess sebum and trapped dirt with thousands of tiny bubbles diving deep into pores for a thorough clean. Clarifying clay tightens and tones, drying out blemishes and preventing future ones from taking root for improved skin clarity. To prevent pore congestion, treat face to a clay mask at least twice a week.

This mask just made the list of some of my favorite weird and unique masks - I did a full review of the mask in the past, here! This mask applies like any other rinse off mask and almost instantly starts to bubble up of the face! It has a bit of a strong smell to it, but is really fun to use! It is hard to rinse off as it turns pretty clayish once the water hits it! 
Repurchase: Maybe

beauty clinic mediheal dress code blue mask

April 26
Beauty Clinic Mediheal Dress Code Blue Mask ~ $3.00. With this Mediheal Mask Dress Code, Experience a beauty beyond compare during intensive skin care and complete all skin care steps with mask dress's dignity. Uses a highly concentrated formulation of natural materials, helps your unbalanced skin become healthier by making it resistant to stress and restoring skin balance.

I love how pretty this mask is! Really though, the look is just the icing on the cake. All the Mediheal masks I have tried have been absolutely amazing - this mask fits well, has the perfect amount of essence and made my skin feel great!! 
Repurchase: Yes! 

Holika Holika - Ampoule Mask Sheet From Nature (Vitamin + Pineapple)

April 27
Holika Holika - Ampoule Mask Sheet From Nature (Vitamin + Pineapple) ~ $5.18 (5 for $25.90). Pineapple Extract and Vitamin C derivatives deliver healthy energy of nature to the skin. So it makes the skin sleek and soft.

I just featured this mask in a Wine and Mask Wednesday post here! I received this in a Beauteque Mask Maven pouch and was very impressed with this mask! It had enough essence to be fully drenched and fit my face well. This lasted 45 minutes on my face and I was really happy with how it made my skin look and feel.
Repurchase: Most likely! 

soo beaute jeju guava mask

April 29
Soo Beaute Jeju Guava Mask ~ $1.56 (pack of 10 for $15.60). Soo Beauté Jeju Guava Anti-Anting Moisturizing Mask is derived from natural ingredients and brings a hydrating and moisturizing effect to your skin. With its MMB penetrating system, the mask delivers a full hydrating effect deep into skin. Jeju Guava Anti-Anting Moisturizing Mask is rich in vitamin C and tannin which together deliver an anti-oxidant and excellent skin whitening effect, together with anti-aging properties enhanced by added hyaluronic acid. Helps retain water in the skin and prevent premature wrinkles. Mung Bean Extract helps in smoothing the skin.

This was in a past Mask Genie pouch - this had lots of essence and the mask was pretty saturated. It lasted quite a while, but the first was pretty terrible! It was just waaaay too big! It did smell good and made my skin feel good.
Repurchase: No, just too big for me! 

Pretty good this month - I used 24 masks! And I really met my goal, as all 24 are different so there is no repeats this month! I hope you guys enjoy these weird posts as much as I do - when you have a crazy amount of masks, you can forget easy what you loved or hated! 


  1. If you ever get to try SkinFood's masks, then buy them all! They're inexpensive but awesome sheet masks. I love Korean beauty hehe

    1. Great to know - thank you! I love Korean beauty too!