Monday, April 25, 2016

My Beauty Diary Pearl Powder Mask Review

My Beauty Diary Pearl Powder Mask Review
Hey Dreamers and Creators!

Another Mask Monday, another My Beauty Diary mask review. This week is all about the My Beauty Diary (MBD) Pearl Powder Masks. The evolution of My Beauty Diary Masks is amazing and almost every year something changes. Late 2015 we saw the introduction of the new, upgraded MBD masks with new sheet mask materials that is thinner than it predecessor. This review features MBD Pearl Powder masks with the older mask material.

The Pearl Power masks have a new version called the Royal Pearl masks. The change in name was made for its newly upgraded version of the mask, which has a different sheet mask material than its predecessor.

MBD Pearl Powder Masks

My Beauty Diary Pearl Powder Mask
box of 10,

Product Description: The Pearl Powder masks works to brighten, tone, protect, and renew the skin. It's formulated with various minerals, amino acids, and botanical extracts to provide long lasting moisture to the skin. The masks can rejuvenate the skin and renew the skin to create softer, smoother skin. The Pearl Powder sheet masks can brighten the skin to reveal fair and clear skin. The sheet masks can also help the skin to build up its natural defenses to protect it against outdoors elements.

To Use: Cleanse and tone the face first. Apply the mask onto the face and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the mask and pat in any remaining essences. Continue with the rest of your skincare routine.

Ingredients: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, morus nigra fruit extract, gingko biloba leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, triethanolamine, hydrolyzed yeast protein, laminaria digitata extract, polysorbate 20, fragrance, pearl power, citric acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract, codium tomentosum extract, lecithin, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower extract, polysorbate 80, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, PEG-15 hydroxystearate, sodium hyaluronate, carbomer, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, xanthan gum, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, potassium hydroxide, sodium PCA, glycosphingolipids, tocopheryl acetate.

Please Do Not use if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.

back of the box with manufacturing and expiration dates

Packaging: My Beauty Diary masks comes in a box of 10 (unless you buy them individually). Each box contains information about the brand, the product, manufacturing and expiration dates, plus an authenticity sticker to check the mask's authenticity. MBD masks are usually good for 3 years. This mask pack was the late 2014 lot and expires in 2017.

Scent: The Pearl Powder masks have this baby powder and floral mix scent.

Color: The essence is clear and the sheet masks are white.

Texture: The sheet masks are soft and easily tear-able. The essence is liquidy and absorbs easily.

Authenticity sticker and brand information

Michelle's Thought: Think of the Pearl Powder masks as cousins to the Black Pearl masks. The ingredients are similar except for a few extracts, and the dosages for some ingredients are slightly different than each other. Skincare properties wise, they both promote whitening (aka brightening). However, whereas Black Pearl masks promote nourishing effects, Pearl Powder masks promote toning of the skin.

I think I like Black Pearl masks better than Pearl Powder masks. The main reason is because Black Pearl masks fulfill all of its skincare promises for me whereas Pearl Powder masks do not. The one main skincare property that Pearl Powder mask doesn't have is toning of the skin. Which is funny because it's promoted on the front of their mask box. For me, the Pearl Powder masks doesn't brighten a well as the Black Pearl masks. Which isn't so good because as I mentioned in the Black Pearl masks review, there are other masks that brightens better. The Pearl Powder mask has decent moisturizing effects and feels soothing as well.

Pearl Powder masks have fragrances added and it smells like a mix of baby powder and floral notes. This scent might not be suitable for everyone. Personally, I'm okay with the scent. It's not the most pleasant but once the mask sits on the face, the scent is not as noticeable as it was in the mask pouch. As mentioned in previous MBD reviews, the cut of the masks isn't perfect. It doesn't suit me well and it might not suit others as well. However, the good thing is that the MBD mask sheets are easily tear-able, so adjustments can always be made easily.

sheet mask after use
Pros:
-moisturizes
-brightens
-soothes
-lots of essence
-inexpensive

Cons:
-lack of toning effects
-scent might not be suitable for everyone
-one size mask, might not fit everyone perfectly

Michelle's Rating: ❤ ❤   

Final Thoughts: Overall, these My Beauty Diary Pearl Powder masks are just okay masks. There's nothing to wow over and their skincare properties are just decent at best. These masks are inexpensive and they always come with lots of essences. However, that doesn't make these masks more worth well.

Would I repurchase these in the future? I do want to try the new MBD sheet mask material and the Royal Pearl version if the ingredients are different. However, if they are the same, I probably won't get them. Do I think these are worth a shot? I want to say no, but I've also heard of other people who really like these MBD Pearl Powder masks and had great results with them. I'd say to get 1 or 2 individual masks to try first before getting the entire box, just in case it doesn't work out for you like it didn't for me.

Where to purchase:
-Asian Supermarkets (e.g. T&T, 99 Ranch, etc.)
-Amazon.com

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Until next time~

~Michelle


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