Thursday, 31 May 2012

SKINCARE REVIEW - My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Sheet Mask


Brand: My Beauty Diary, Black Pearl
Function/s: whitens, restores skin elasticity, hydrates
Best suits skin type: all, particularly great for dull skin (according to description)
Price: $13 AUD @ Sasa

These black pearl masks have an interesting blend of marine (pearl extracts), and fruity (pineapple, cucumber) ingredients - which supposedly work together to provide 'ultimate whitened skin', and deeply nourished and elastic skin. 

MBD advises to wear the mask for 20-30 minutes, and to massage the serum into the skin after removing the mask. Rinsing is optional, but I like to let the serum absorb overnight as my skin feels nicely soft and smooth the next day. 

Ingredients List - click to enlarge 

I'm particularly liking these black pearl masks because not only can I physically feel the difference in softness and smoothness of my skin after usage - but I can also see a definite whitening and brightening on my face. In other sheet mask reviews, I noted that my skin felt lovely and smooth after use, but didn't see any other additional benefits. So I do like masks that offer multiple benefits, rather than just hydration or what-not. 

PROS
  • masks give a cooling sensation on tired skin (they can be refrigerated, but even just storing them in a dark drawer/cupboard can keep them cool)
  • skin is definitely smoother and softer after use
  • yes, there is some definite whitening and brightening effect - it's temporary, but skin still looks pretty great during that time :)
  • hasn't triggered any skin reactions


CONS
  • not as 'sweet' smelling as other masks MBD makes - sort of a perfume-y scent? It's not very strong though~
  • if you really want to whiten skin, you'll have to use these often, and for a long period of time for any significant change

Cute pink shell pattern

Overall I think MBD sheet masks perform really well - each type I've used so far have hydrated my skin, and left them feeling silky smooth. Some perform a smidge better than others, so I think it's just up to personal preference and skin type to consider which masks to use.


Right now, I think this is one of my more favourite sheet masks. I feel like this mask gives it all - brightening, hydrating, softening. And skin overall looks nicely plump and smooth. 


Thanks for reading ^^


*You can find my other MBD sheet mask reviews at my Beauty Reviews Page*

17 comments:

  1. I've been using this mask too! :DDD I've noticed a pretty awesome brightening effect--even if it is small. It makes my skin feel so nice~ Hehe

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  2. yeah I don't really think any of the "whitening" masks really work! although it doesn't really matter, as long as they leave your skin feeling soft and smooth :) thanks for the review! :D

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  3. Black pearl sheet mask? Sounds good!! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  4. Cathleah_eraldo1 June 2012 at 23:43

    Looks good to me. I wonder we have it here in our country. Thanks for sharing by the way. =)


    http://sassychunny.blogspot.com/

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  5. Sounds like an awesome mask with all those benefits. ^_^ Though, I'd probably be put off by the perfume like scent because I'm very sensitive to those types of smells.

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  6. Oh my gosh I love these masks. Whenever my parents visit Taiwan I make them bring home tons of em'. I haven't seen variety yet, so I definitely want to try!

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  7. Woah I really want to try out these masks!
    I've always wondered what would happen if you whitened your face with these masks, like what would you do with the rest of your body? xD

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  8. PinkOrchidsSteph2 June 2012 at 08:01

    I've used this! I quite liked it, but it irritated my lips which was uncomfortable >.< Great review! :)

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  9. I use the black pearl masks too and I feel like it definitely helps to brighten my skin. I like to warm my masks up by soaking the whole packet in warm water. I find having a warm mask to be very relaxing, try it out and see if you like it ^-^

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  10. the packaging is so cute >,<
    indi, http://duniakecilindi.blogspot.com/

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  11. Ooh, that suggestion sounds perfect! Especially since winter is on the way and I don't want a cold mask on my face! Thanks ^^

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  12. Hey dear!! I nominated you for the Versatile blogger award/ One lovely blog award. Please have a look at my blog post here http://chewylove.blogspot.com/2012/06/versatile-blogger-award-one-lovely-blog.html if you have time ^-^

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  13. I haven't tried this one yet but it sounds pretty good from your review. Even if the whitening effects are only temporary, it'll be a good mask to use before going out or something :)

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  14. I love all MBD Masks, cute packaging and the masks really works <3

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  15. This is also one of my favorite masks! It feels so good after using it.
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    might have to resubscribe. Don't worry, I still have your entries for
    the giveaway saved ^.^

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  16. I use this too and I love it! :)

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