Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Beauty Diary Reviews: Sake Yeast Mask

Sake Yeast Mask

What this mask is for:
~Collagen Boost

Characteristics [from the My Beauty Diary website]:
Sake brewed from deep ocean water, the sake yeast extract promotes the regenerating of cells, allowing skin to be clear and radiant. The Vegetal Collagen provides the nourishment needed by the skin maintaining the skin’s regenerating healing function.Cactus Extract contains rich amount of flavonoids, polysaccharide and amino acids which keeps the skin hydrated. Grapefruit extracts soften skins and regulates sebum secretion, allowing skin to stay refreshed and oil free. Algae Extract improves the skin metabolism and keeps the skin elastic and firm.

Some Good Things:
The very first thing I noticed when I applied this mask is that it actually has a slight alcohol smell. Which, in my view, is good because you know that there is actually sake yeast in the ingredients. I didn't mind the smell at all, it was not too strong, but if you are very sensitive to smells and you don't like the smell of alcohol, beware. 25 minutes later and my skin felt really smooth, radiant, and yet...a well you will see in the bad things below. It definitely moisturizes your skin a little, not too much though. I would say this is good for people with combo/ oily skin since it gives you moisturizing properties but it doesn't over moisturize your skin. As far as clarifying and whitening, my skin did seem brighter and ever so slightly whiter. It also felt softer. I am not sure on the Anti-Aging and Collagen boost; you will probably have to use these for a while to notice those kind benefits. 

Some Bad Things:
From all the MBD masks I have tried, this one felt slightly sticky. I am not sure why, but when I took it off, I had a sticky feeling to my skin that I did not have with the other masks. I did not wash my face since you are supposed to massage in the left over product left on your skin. Maybe it was the sake yeast? Who knows...

To me, this seems like a good mask for more mature skin. I personally did not think too much of this mask, it was okay. I like it, but I prefer some of the other MBD masks. 
What stood out to me in this mask is the fact that it smells like sake. It is very odd to me and yet kind of cool. This is my first time using a product with sake, and I have heard so many good things about skincare that has sake in it. I think with long term use, you might get the benefits of sake from this mask.
I would definitely repurchase and revisit this mask again, but in a couple of years when my skin is more mature.For now, there are a ton of other better masks awaiting to be discovered.

Does this sound like something you would want to try?


  1. ermmm no to sticky masks. will definitely be avoiding this one LOL! thanks for the review doll. :)

  2. I wanna give this mask a try~
    I've tried a few MBD masks.. and most have worked pretty well.. aside from the 'Red wine mask' - It made me break out! (Have you tried it?)

  3. is it a strong alcohol smell? will it leave you smelling like sake? im under the age of 21 so i dont want my parents to freak out coz i bought the mask!

  4. is it a strong alcohol smell? im under the age of 21, and i purchased the mask today! i dont want my parents freaking out and saying i smell like sake or anything. (> o <) i love my beauty diary masks tho!

    1. Honestly, I can't remember how strong the smell is, but I don't remember it being that strong. I think you will only smell it when you have the mask on, and not anymore afterwards. It is not a smell that will linger on you!


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