My Beauty Diary sheet masks are routinely praised on the Asian Beauty Subreddit, so I have been wanting to try out some of their masks for a long time. They are a Taiwanese brand also well known for their version of the blackhead-removing peel mask, which was one of the first I had heard of and I dare say helped kick off that trend.
An unlikely opportunity to try the masks arose in the form of Joyce, destashing her masks in her blog sale (Her beauty blog is also a joy to read, so do check her out!). I caved in and bought all the MBD masks she had, plus a backup of my beloved Bourjois Beau Brun lipstick. It came to about 80p per item including delivery costs when I bought them so I think I snagged a good deal there.
My Beauty Diary sheet masks can also be purchased online on Amazon, Ebay, and YesStyle. In packs, they come to about £1.10 a mask. Separately, they can go for up to £3 a mask! Therefore, I would recommend waiting for some sort of a deal to arise or just buying a well-priced box with a reputable seller.
As usual, these come individually wrapped. Lately, I’ve been very aware that individually wrapped sheet masks lead to a lot of packaging and subsequent waste especially if used daily but, for my very occasional masking habits, these are appropriate for me. If I were to ever up the ante to a daily mask, I’d consider trying the Lululun brand who pack 7 masks in one resealable bag.
These come in smaller packets than other masks I have tried. This is nice if you only have one shoe box to stuff 19 masks in (coughmecough)! It also means generally less packaging that goes to waste. However, I guess this is countered by the plastic backing these masks have which need to be peeled off before you can wear the mask. In this case, it turns out to be helpful in getting the mask unfolded as this one is so unusually thin.
This mask has a clear, runny essence. I used to think that Etude House masks had a lot of essence, but My Beauty Diary masks have enough for DAYS. It dripped everywhere. I rubbed it into my arms and legs and even after five minutes of doing this the mask essence was still dripping all over my chest.
Unsurprisingly, I did have an issue with essence dripping into my eyes, which stings a little but doesn’t last forever.
Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrolysed Yeast Protein, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Lemon Extract, Triethanolamine, Kiwi Fruit Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Licorice Root Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid, Hydroxyethanol Urea, Hydrolysed Jojoba Esters, Polyglutamic Acid, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Grapefruit Extract, Lecithin, Polysorbate-80, Glyceryl Glucoside, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycosphingolipids, Tocopherylacetate.
Now, I’m not sure about Taiwanese Ingredient-labelling regulations, but I have noticed that Aloe Juice is on the ingredient lists of all the MBD varieties I have, and in the cases of the Hyaluronic Acid, Mexico Cactus and Apple Polyphenol Varieties, it appears higher on the list then the Aloe mask itself. Curious…
The mask is super thin – much thinner than other masks I have tried, apart from the Muji Compressed sheet masks. I can see the awful state of the skin through it! It clings super well thanks to the sheer amount of essence in the packet. It’s still not the perfect fit for my chin but this is normal with my face shape. It’s a bit small on the forehead side though and I haven’t experienced this kind of problem in fit before.
Overall, I do really like this mask and I am looking forward to trying out the other varieties that I have!
Until next time,