Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Beauty Diary Bulgarian White Rose Mask Review

And now for the first of what will most likely be a long series of reviews! If you saw my last Sasa Haul post, then you'd know that I got a lot of different My Beauty Diary masks! Most of then I got in a set of 2, but there were two types- the Bulgarian White Rose mask and the Pearl Powder mask- that I was only able to buy one of. Because of that, I figured that I would try those out first. So here we go ~

Where to get it:
I was unable to find the single mask option for Sasa :/ Sorry!

Description: My Beauty Diary Bulgarian White Rose Mask's precious extracts have soothing, cleansing and hydrating properties. Combined with kiwi fruit extracts, it promotes skin whitening to enhance your complexion. These active ingredients are released to nourish the skin and soften the complexion to restore dull, lusterless skin into white, delicate, and lustrous tones. Delicate skin-plant-based hydrating ingredients such as aloe, cucumber extracts, seaweed and plant collagen soothe and hydrate the skin rapidly to revitalize and moisturize the skin for a glowing and rejuvenated beautiful look.

Claims to:
~ Whiten/Brighten
~ Soothe
~ Moisturize
~ Firm
~ Refresh
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Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Triethanolamine, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Soluable Collagen, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethylsilanol Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Methyparaben, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide

Packaging: As with all MBD masks- nice, shiny packaging! I thought the design was cute and tasteful (: Little cute white roses on a light pink background ! ~

Scent: A nice mild rose scent. Not as strong as the Apple Polyphenol mask out of the package,b ut you can catch small whiffs of it while wearing it. I like the smell of roses, so I didn't mind this. If you're sensitive to smells and/or hate how roses smell, you might want to steer clear of this.

Fit: If you read my last review, then you'd know that MBD face masks are definitely not cut for my face. They're too long and too wide, with a nose/eye area that doesn't suit my long nose. I have to tear the mask in certain places to get it to fit me half-decently.

Results: Overall, I would say it's a good mask. It definitely brightens my complexion and reduces the redness of my post acne hyper-pigmentation to a good amount! This goes along with a general overall 'evening' of my complexion, which I thought was quite nice. So, it does what it claims to do in regards to that.

It is definitely different from the Apple Polyphenol mask, however. I did not get the same reduced pore effect (not that it claimed to do that), nor was it nearly as moisturizing. With the Apple Polyphenol mask, my skin would be glowing and soft and wonderfully dewy... with this one, it was just kind of matte- soft! But definitely not as well moisturized. That was kind of disappointing, especially since in the description it claimed to have "natural hydrating ingredients including aloe, cucumber, seaweed and botanic collagen."

Regardless of that slight disappointment, I think it's definitely worth buying, especially if you don't need the extra moisture. I would imagine that oily, acne-prone skin would respond well to this mask, but since I don't have oily skin I am not sure!

One last thing to note- there was no 'cooling' sensation. This was different from what I expected, but since I live in a cold environment it's not a big deal to me. Just a heads up in case some of you quite like that with your face masks.

Conclusion: Final Score 4/5

  • brightens/lightens/evens out complexion
  • smells lovely

  • not as moisturizing as it claims to be
  • doesn't fit my face 


  1. Hi Laura,

    Thanks for the review :). I see this mask at the local japanese store i go to often but i've never tried it. Have you use mask from Kose? I use their pearl whitening mask often ^^

    P.S. - I followed you in bloglovin dear, hope you can return the favor :)

    1. Followed! :) I've not tried masks from Kose, but I use their deep cleansing oil! Do you like their pearl whitening mask? I might check it out!


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