August 1, 2011

REVIEW: My Beauty Diary Japanese Cherry Blossom Mask

Product: My Beauty Diary Masks - Natural Key Line - Japanese Cherry Blossom

#2 on best seller list
(english site)

Box of 10 - 30g/ mask

Shelf Life: 3 years
(2009. 11. 25 - 2012. 11. 25)

Purified Water, 1, 3-Butylene Glycol, Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Triethanolamine, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Dimthylsilanol Hyaluronate, Methyl Paraben, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Prunus Yedoensis Flower Extract, Morus Nigra Fruit Extract Aloe Barbadensis Gel Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Kiwi (Actinidia Chinensis) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Anrantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myritillus Fruit Extract, Polyglutamic Aid, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance

Claims/ Description

SaSa offers a close translation of the claims/ descriptions on the back of the box

My Beauty Dairy Japanese Cherry Blossom Mask delivers the following benefits:

  • Whitening and refreshing
    Japanese Somei-Yoshino Cherry Extract perform triple functions including whitening, soothing and firming. Blended with Extracts of Lemon and Kiwi, it refreshes and softens skin. Soaked in thread of Sakura aroma, skin appears pinky white.
  • Brightening and soothing
    Extracts of Arnica and Aloe soothe, repair and nourish skin. After use, skin glows with freshness.
For all skin types, especially tired or dull skin.


Scent: very faint, cherry blossom scent (sakura aroma)

Packaging: my FAVORITE of MBDs (excluding LE) beautiful box and mask packet, very pretty and not over-done~

Mask Fit: the shape is the same is the same as other MBDs, but there's less flexibility because it's a older MBD (Old vs New MBDs

Price: ranges from $10 - $18, I got my from Beauty Star during a sale for $10 (3 for $30)

Easily Accessible: Yes, if you're from Asia, and big cities in North America. also available online (make sure it's authentic) 

Directions: Open packet and unfold mask, removing it from the plastic backing. Use the side that is "wetter" usually side not from plastic backing. Apply mask to fit face, using the excess serum from the plastic backing apply the excess all over neck and chest. Wait for 15-20 minutes and remove mask. Personally I like to keep the mask on until it's almost dry... so 30-45 minutes and massage the excess serum on your face into your skin!!!

My Review
In short, the mask claims to whiten, refresh, firm, and soften one's face. This was one of the first masks I've tried from My Beauty Diary, and it's also one of my favorites. I keep all my masks at room temperature, but I do find that this mask is a little cooler compared to some of the other masks. (apple) I'm sure the fact that my room is on the bottom floor, close to the basement plays some part in it, so if your intention is to minimize redness it couldn't hurt to place the mask in the fridge for 5 minutes or so before placing it on your face. Anyways, back to the mask, while it's on, it's very relaxing becasue of the calm cherry blossom scent, there's also a tightening feel, but this is an 09' MBD which is known to be thicker and less flexible. When it's off, I can feel that my face has tightened, but not taut. My overall complexion is brighter, no longer red or pink, softer and has a nice youthful bounce. I used this mask  the most when my skin was drying out from my acne medication. After using this mask continuously for a week, I noticed  my skin has "learned" to lock in moisture and was no longer flakey like before. It was a VERY important step/ product in my recovery from the freak breakout and aftermath... All in all this is an amazing mask, I absolutely love it and definitely recommend it!!! 

Repurchase: yes love everything about it!!!

Overall: 5/5

P.S. This review is long overdue... It was supposed to be out in the beginning of the year, but I never finished writing the details until now. So the acne medication reference was towards the end of last year and beginning of this year...



  1. Thanks for reviewing this mask! Your swap buddy Elle also reviewed this recently. :) Sounds great and am excited to use the two sheets I have now. Thanks for translating the shelf life, had no idea these lasted so long.

  2. This is one of my favorite masks :) I always go back to this one!

  3. i love this one too! i agree that my skin has gotten a lot better at "locking" in moisture after using masks.

  4. i'm dying to try this brand of beauty masks!!

  5. I love this one and the Black Pearl mask as well. I love how the results are quick and something you can feel as soon as it comes off. Such a cheap and cool fix for my skin. :) Great review.

    BTW do you like the Apple one? I haven't tried that one yet.

  6. i've never tried any asian masks before! i have to find and see how well they work!!

  7. I haven't tried this yet but I got my hands on a box so i really can't wait to try it out and see if it's as good ^_^

  8. O kay I am officially trying this now :D great review by the way ;)

    From Dara x

  9. wow i really want to try that! lol! :P great review ! xx