Image is a photo of a hand holding three opened, empty pouches that once contained sheet masks from My Beauty Diary. Each one is labeled, and they read: Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, and Collagen
 
I bought a bunch of sheet masks from my Imomoko haul back in September. As you guys know from reading my Bihada Sizuku mask review I love sheet masks. Being a sheet mask princess makes me so happy and the time I spend sitting with a mask on is the most relaxing part of my day. It’s about time I review a few more, don’t you think?
 
 

Image is an advertisement for My Beauty Diary products. It features a fair-skinned female asian model, and a variety of skincare products. Decorating the scene are delicious-looking pastries covered in fruit. The entire ad is very cute looking.Introducing My Beauty Diary! MBD is a Taiwanese brand that has basically consumed the world of face mask making. They’re so ridiculously popular that people make imitations of them even though they’re $1-$2 a mask. MBD has a lot of formulas and mask products, and have since expanded outside of masks into other skincare. They have products for a veritable cornucopia of uses: whitening, brightening, moisturizing, plumping, vitalizing, toning, anti-aging, and a lot more. MBD recently became available through Wal-mart, and since I haven’t tried the Wal-mart products I can’t be sure they’re the same as the formula sold in Asia. You can also find MBD masks at better prices at Asian retailers (Imomoko, Sasa, eBay, Amazon) but don’t go for prices that are too good!
 
Image is a chart that shows each MBD mask product and their use. Check marks represent how much that product's property is present. Aloe Vera: Moisturizing: 4 checks, Regenerating: 2 checks, Collagen: yes; Apple: Clarifying: 1 check, Firming: 1 check, Moisturizing: 1 check, Tighten Pores: 3 checks; Black: Brightening: 1 check, Firming: 1 check, Moisturizing: 1 check, Regenerating: 1 check, Whitening: 2 checks, Collagen: yes; Rose: Brightening: 2 checks, Moisturizing: 2 checks, Soothing: 1 check, Whitening: 1 check, Collagen: yes; Cooling: Cooling: 2 checks, Moisturizing: 1 check, Softening: 1 check, Soothing: 2 checks; Lavender: Calming: 2 checks, Clarifying: 1 check, Moisturizing: 1 check, Soothing: 2 checks, Collagen: yes; Natto: Anti-aging: 1 check, Brightening: 1 check, Firming: 1 check, Moisturizing: 4 checks; Q10: Anti-aging: 1 check, Anti-oxidant: 1 check, Firming: 1 check, Moisturizing: 1 check, Regenerating: 1 check, Softening: 1 check, Collagen: yes; Red Wine: Anti-oxidant: 1 check, Brightening: 2 checks, Firming: 2 checks, Moisturizing: 1 check; Rice: Anti-aging: 1 check, Firming: 2 checks, Moisturizing: 2 checks, Softening: 1 check; Sake: Anti-aging: 1 check, Clarifying: 1 check, Moisturizing: 1 check, Regenerating: 1 check, Softening: 1 check, Whitening: 1 check, Collagen: yes; Yogurt: Clarifying: 1 check, Moisturizing: 1 check, Soothing: 1 check, Oil Control: 3 checks, Collagen: yes.
 

Shown are the effects the masks advertise. Not all MBD masks are represented.

 

How to use Sheet Masks:

 
1. Wash your face. A good time to use sheet masks is at night.
 
2. Open your package and unfold your mask, careful not to drip essence on anything!
 
3. Put it on. Scare your roomates.
 
4. Wear any moisturizing version for at least 20 mins but really as long as you like. Wear other types as indicated.
 
5. Remove the cotton mask and if it’s still wet, feel free to apply the damp remains to other parts you want to make pretty. I usually do my neck and upper boob parts.
 
6. Don’t wash it off, that’s stupid. You can still do the rest of your non-cleansing skincare routine if you have one.
 
7. Wake up the next day and enjoy the glow! For best results use a few times a week, or if you’re rich, use one every day!
 
 
The set I bought from Imomoko included 7 of the MBD favorites (Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Arbutin, Black Pearl, Bird’s Nest, Red Vine, and Aloe) and of those I’ll be telling you about the Aloe, Collagen, and Hyaluronic Acid masks. If you haven’t read my unusual circumstances yet it might be helpful to do that now as these will affect reviews. Maybe you’ll have some quirks in common with me!
 
 

Image is of a hand holding an opened pouch of the MBD aloe sheet mask.The pouch is light green with Chinese characters and tiny cute aloe plants patterened on the package.
 

Aloe Mask: My fave of the three.
 

When it comes to marketing I rarely accept the advertised explanation for a product’s quality. In this case, “Aloe” is probably not why this mask is SO EXCELLENT (btw it is that good). It’s probably due to the Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, and ironically Sodium Hyaluronate (the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid). I say ironically because as you’ll soon read, the Hyaluronic Acid mask was the least moisturizing of all three masks reviewed. I wouldn’t say the other ingredients don’t play any kind of role, but I would guess that it’s more likely that the glycols are providing the hydration I so love.
 

The Aloe mask felt really good, and fit my face pretty well (about the same as the Sizuku masks). It comes with a little plastic filler inside that makes it easier to unfold the mask, the MBD masks are made of a finer cotton than a lot of other masks (and finer than they used to make) to allow for the essences to better absorb into your skin, but it makes them more fragile. I left this sucker on for about 1 hour (an episode of Protect The Boss), and it was still nice and moist when I was done. I took the remaining product and applied it to my neck and upper boob parts to make them soft and pretty.
 

By far of all the masks I’ve reviewed to date, this is my favorite one. The hydration was superior, the smell was calming, and boy did my skin glow. I will be buying these in bulk.
 
INGREDIENTS:
Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrolized Yeast Protein, Casein Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Morus Alba Bark Extract Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Soluble Collagen Triethanolamine, Hydrolized Lactalbumin, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Arctostaphylos UVA Ursi Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Dimethysilanol Hyaluronate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Methylaparaben, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Dimethicone
 
 
 

Image is a photo of a hand holding an opened pouch of a MBD Hyaluronic Acid mask. The package is light blue decorated with drawings of molecules. There is Chinese lettering on the package as well as the product label in English.
 

Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask: Not so good
 

This mask was the greatest disappointment to me. I love hyaluronic acid in other products, and it’s a nice ingredient, but I guess there isn’t enough in this formula because ironically, of the three masks, this mask was the LEAST moisturizing. It smells okay, the formula feels nice, the essence wasn’t gunky or sticky, it absorbed nicely, but it just didn’t do much. It was disappointing and I don’t think I would buy it again.
 
INGREDIENTS
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Ananas Satmus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonun (Lemon) Peel Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Chlorphenesin, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Polyglutamic Acid, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Dimethylsilanol Hyaluronate, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydrolyzed Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance
 
 
 

Image is a photo of a hand holding an opened pouch of a MBD Collagen mask. The package is light  yellow and decorated with drawings of molecules. There is Chinese lettering on the package as well as the product label in English.
 

Collagen Firming Mask: Better than the Sizuku masks but couldn’t compete with Aloe.
 

It’s a good time to note that collagen is another marketing feature that I don’t fall for. It’s supposed to make you think you’ll have fuller, bouncier, more youthful skin after use (and with some products this could be true) but it won’t be because of collagen; it’s more likely another ingredient provided the benefit. Collagen can be a fun way to boost moisture or temporarily improve texture but the molecules are too large to penetrate skin, and including collagen in a product does not cause your skin to collect or produce it. That said, this was a nice level of moisturizing, and for some reason this particular mask is suited to firming the skin. I felt like what it did was temporarily tighten it, by affecting the tension on the surface of my skin. As soon as the mask washed off the effect was over. It wasn’t a bad mask but not HG (Holy Grail) by any means. It’s #2 out of the three masks here. I’m not interested in repurchasing it, but if it fell into my hands I would probably use it again.
 
INGREDIENTS:
Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lecithin, Triethanolamine, Sorbitol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Soluble Collagen, Sodium PCA, Methyparaben, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Dimethylsilanol Hyaluronate, Betaine, Threonine, Arginnie, Alannie, Serine, Proline, Lysine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Hydrolized Elastin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Polyglutamic Acid, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Colloidal Gold
 

I bought these myself! Also check out my disclosure.

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23 Responses to “My Beauty Diary Sheet Mask Reviews: Collagen, Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid”

  1. Lisa Says:

    I agree with you on the Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask. It was disappointing for me too. I loved the Aloe one. Another one I love that’s not on here is the Apple one! 🙂

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    I have yet to review the Apple mask but stay tuned, I have plans to review every MBD mask, and many other mask brands as well, sheet masks are a fave product of mine.

    I was super interested in Apple as well, I’ve heard it works a lot like the Black Pearl mask so I’m excited to find out.

    Thanks for saying hi, Lisa ^_^

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  2. Eva Says:

    I need to try these!!

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    MBD are pretty good, I think you’d like the Aloe masks, they’re really moisturizing and they make your skin glow.

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    Eva Reply:

    I’m looking for an online shop that doesn’t charge much for shipping! These cuties are next in my wishlist for sure!

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    You won’t be disappointed, aloe is a good choice (: If you try other ones you have to tell me what you think though, I’m still experimenting with different masks (:

    Eva Reply:

    I’m looking for an online shop that doesn’t charge much for shipping! These cuties are next in my wishlist for sure!

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  3. Ana Says:

    I kinda adore your logo 😀 .

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    Aw, that’s so sweet!! ^_^ Glad you love it! I have a secret artist friend who made it, she’s amazing but wants to stay anonymous for now. So sad, right? ;_;

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    Ana Reply:

    Anonymous artists – bringing unattributable beauty to the world since El Castillo cave.

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    How poetic ^_^

    I didn’t know what the Castillo cave was but I googled it. That’s pretty cool, thanks, I got to learn something today (:

    Ana Reply:

    Shhh, I had to google it, too – I thought the earliest one was Lascaux… it seems I was, oh, just some 20000 years off 😛 .

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  4. Natasha Says:

    Wal-Mart? For real? I will have to look for them the next time I need to stock up on cat litter and cleaning supplies…

    I’ve used the rice and sake masks –found in an Asian grocery on Staten Island last year and really liked them both. But I tend not to use masks b/ you’re supposed to sit still and relax while you’re wearing them…which is very difficult for me to do,

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    I’m not sure if you can find them in Wal-mart stores, but you def can at walmart.com (direct link is in the article) If you ever see them in store you should tell us where!

    You only have to sit still for 20mins (; Some brands have little parts that hook onto your ears so that you can be more active. They may be worth a try if you’re too antsy ^_^

    I haven’t tried any myself yet, but if I do I’ll share about it.

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  5. Natasha Says:

    If I see them, I’ll def let you know! My Walmart is a bit “hoody” so I’m pretty sure they don’t have Asian products (but they do have FAB black hair products like Hair Cholesterol). However, I’ve noticed that stores tend to stock things according to their demographics…so if I’m in the Asian part of town and need something at Walmart, I’ll check out the beauty section… that’s the most likely place to have them on the shelf.

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    Thanks, yeah, if you see them let us know ^_^ I want to find out if they’re the same as the versions available in Asia.

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  7. Barbara Says:

    Nancy,
    Love the way you do these reviews they are very informative.
    Like I said I have a ton of sheet masks and I plan on trying them out. I think a great idea would be a forum where mask afficinandos could post and share the mask of the day. LOL!

    Take care.

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    Sorry, my name isn’t Nancy >:

    Thanks, though, I try to be informative and share what I learn.

    MASKS are awesome, and I have recently set up a subreddit community for Asian Beauty, and many people contribute info (including mask info) so I welcome you to check it out. If you’re new to Reddit don’t be intimidated, after a short time you’ll get used to it ^_^

    The link to the Asian beauty community:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/AsianBeauty/

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  9. Tiffany Says:

    Hey what nail polish/color did you use on your fingers? I LOVE the color!!!

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    Tiffany Martin Reply:

    It’s the boringest thing ever: Wet n Wild black + Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Wedding Crasher. I got these a while ago in my Walgreen’s haul: http://cake-pie.com/walgreens-haul-first-impressions/1629/

    Thanks for noticing ^_^ Sometimes I think no one pays attention to my nails, hehe.

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Dated: 8th October 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Reviews