A variety of sheet masks delivered to my mailbox every month? Yes, please!
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I LOVE Sheet Masks!
So, a couple of years ago as a Christmas gift, my roommate got me a subscription to Mask Box. He knew I was into Asian skincare and really liked sheet masks, so he figured a monthly package of sheet masks would be a great gift. He was right!
Now my Mask Box subscription is an ongoing gift. It still arrives with his name on the package, but we both know it’s for me. Although, if he ever wants to try a sheet mask, I’m more than happy to share!
What is Mask Box?
Mask Box is a beauty subscription a lot like ipsy, only for sheet masks. The company is based in Los Angeles, but they source most of their masks from Seoul, South Korea.
For about $10 a month, you will get a package containing three sheet masks from your chosen category. You can choose from Sensitive Skin, Anti-Aging, Brightening, Hydration, Combo, or Luxury. (Looks like you only get two sheet masks in the Luxury Box. They are luxury sheet masks, after all.) For $20 a month, you can get a package of six sheet masks. It’s up to you. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, you can sign up for a subscription at MaskBoxBeauty.com.
What is a sheet mask?
A sheet mask is a facial mask made of either thin cotton, paper, or gel-type material that is soaked in serums, essences, or cream. The sheet of the sheet mask is supposed to keep the serum or essence from evaporating and help it penetrate deeper into the skin for better hydration and other benefits.
How do you use a sheet mask?
After you wash and tone your face, you apply the sheet mask, then relax for 15-30 minutes. Check the package to see what is recommended. When the time is up, remove the sheet mask, massage the serum/essence into your skin, then finish your skincare routine.
How often are you suppose to use sheet masks?
Sheet masks are designed to be an inexpensive skincare luxury. They’re supposed to be cheap enough to use everyday if you like, and formulated well enough to get visible results. A good sheet mask should run anywhere between $1 – $3 per mask. (Seriously, don’t pay more than $5 for a single sheet mask unless it’s bio-cellulose or hydrogel. Otherwise, you’re being charged too much!)
I aim to use a sheet mask once a week, sometimes two to three times a week if I have the time and inclination. I have been very bad at sheet masking lately, so I’m trying to add it back into my skincare routine.
So, which Mask Box do you get?
I get the Anti-Aging Box. Now before you go off thinking how insulting it is that my roommate got me the Anti-Aging Box, you should know that I told him out of all the options, that was the one I wanted. I’m in my mid-40’s, after all, so anti-aging anything is kind of my jam.
Honestly, I seem to get a little bit of everything in my box. Illuminating masks. Brightening masks. Hydrating masks. Occasionally they will send a bio-cellulose or hydrogel sheet mask. (Those are fancy!) Of course there’s always an anti-aging mask in the box. I get a lot of masks from Leaders Insolution in my monthly box. Usually the ones I get are varieties that are hard to find, and I do like the Leaders masks quite a bit.
Do you actually use all those sheet masks?
Yes, although I don’t always use them as often as I should. It’s okay because each mask is individually packaged and stays fresh for quite a long time. I also like that I get a nice variety of sheet masks every month. At this rate, I’m never going to run out of sheet masks… EVER.
Do you like your Mask Box subscription?
Definitely! Let’s put is this way… If my roommate stopped gifting me this subscription, I would start paying for it myself. I like it THAT much.
I know that it seems like sheet masks are EVERYWHERE now. Heck, even Wal-Mart carries a decent selection of sheet masks these days. What I like about my Mask Box subscription is that they mostly send me varieties of sheet masks that are not widely available in the U.S. from Korean skincare companies I know, as well as masks from Korean skincare companies I may not have heard of.
If you are curious about sheet masks, or maybe you already know you like sheet masks and want start using them more regularly, Mask Box is a good way to add a variety of masks to your skincare routine.