Mask Monday: My Beauty Diary Korean Honey Nourishing & Heating Mask

To be honest, I didn't know My Beauty Diary also makes wash-off face masks until Two Face Mall sent one over. However, this My Beauty Diary Korean Honey Nourishing & Heating Mask certainly sounds very interesting!

Description: This facial mask contains honey from Mount Jiri. Honey ingredients provide unique heating effect that cleanses pores and provides nutrition thoroughly.

How to use: After cleansing, evenly apply a proper amount all over the face. Leave on for 10~20 minutes and rinse with water.

Size: 150ml / 5.29oz.

Ingredients: Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Royal Jelly Extract, Honey Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenerated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl, Taurate Copolymer, Water, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance, Caramel. (View on CosDNA.)

The ingredient list is pretty short and overall skin-friendly. It also contains some great stuff like honey and royal jelly extract. However, after taking a good look at the packaging of this mask, I found out that it says honey extract 1000ppm. Which actually equals 0,1%! I don't know about the consistency of royal jelly, but I am assuming it's not much either?

At this point I was pretty disappointed, because the texture of this mask looks exactly like honey and also has a strong, sweet scent of honey, which in reality is achieved by using fragrance and caramel as a pigment. So don't be fooled!

Knowing this, I feel like I would be better off using real honey on my face and had pretty low expectations putting it on.

If used after cleansing, I felt and saw no difference whatsoever. I guess that's because the Klairs Oil Cleanser I'm using already makes my skin very soft, so this heating mask didn't really add anything to it. It also didn't do anything to my pores, although it did have a mild warming effect, which was nice, but didn't actually benefit my skin in any way.

I also gave this heating mask a go on fresh face after shower, since my skin does feel a bit dry then. It performed somewhat better. At least it did provide some moisture, but honestly, I could have achieved the same result using any face cream in my collection.

So putting on this wash-off face mask for 20 minutes pretty much feels like a waste of time, since it's definitely not as nourishing and moisturizing as sheet masks.

In conclusion, I can't recommend purchasing this mask as there are lots of better options out there. But if you do feel like you need a heating wash-off mask with a strong scent of honey, you can get it from Two Face Mall for $19.20.

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  1. It's a shame it didn't work out to great for you! I do love sheet masks though they are just so easy to use and are super effective :)

    Lotte |

    1. I also like sheet masks better! I just received a box of MBD sheet masks, so hopefully they'll perform better! :)

  2. not really a fan of wash off masks lol they always get too messy for me. sad this one doesn't work that well :/

    1. I find them a bit messy as well, but I guess it's nice to use one once in a while. However, there's no point in going through all the trouble if it only has a light moisturizing effect and nothing else. :/


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