February 13, 2018

Memebox I Dew Care Space Kitten Mask Is Painful, Horribly Formulated, and Fantastic

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

Memebox Space Kitten Exfoliating Galactic Black Peel-Off Mask ($23) from the I Dew Care Collection is another crazy facial mask that contains shimmer much like Too Faced’s Glow Job Radiance-Boosting Glitter Face Mask that I recently hated all over. I said it before, I’ll say it again, shimmer or glitter in a facial mask is just plain dumb. But that didn’t stop me from wanting to review it!

For me, these types of products seem like they are created for Instagram. The glitter, the shimmer, it’s all a guise to get a product to go viral across Instagram. Because let’s face it, shimmer does sell doesn’t it!? I know I get terribly excited about it.

MemeBox Space Kitten Mask is pretty horribly formulated. Really, you don’t want this stuff on your face. It contains some really crummy ingredients. Excuse my French. And in other news, it actually contains some good ones too!

First off, Alcohol Denat is the fourth ingredient here which is the worst kind of alcohol as it is very drying. Secondly, it contains a lot of fragrance. I found it pleasant enough but if you’re sensitive it’ll likely be a no go.

But by the funniest thing about Space Kitten Mask is the fact it’s actually fantastic on some weird level. I tried Memebox I Dew Care Disco Kitten Mask and I wasn’t terribly impressed but Space Kitten did hold some odd appeal for me.

Here’s how things went down when I tried it.

Interestingly enough it actually does contain some good ingredients for your skin like Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide, and even Volcanic Ash and Charcoal Powder. It’s actually created to brighten, exfoliate, and absorb excess oil while cleaning pores. Keep that last part in mind as I’ll speak more about it in a few minutes.

The mask is a thick, dark sludge-like texture with speck of refined silver glitter in the mix. The glitter doesn’t give the texture a gritty feel in the least and I thought it was barely noticeable once I applied it. The mask has a rather strong floral scent which I find pleasant but sensitive users might not like it. It spread easily on my face and sets/tightens around 20 to 30 minutes after application. I felt the need to sit down for around 30 minutes because at 20 it still felt a little wet on my face. It’s your typical black peel-off mask and could be likened to products I’ve reviewed in the past like Shills Black Mask Purifying Peel-Off Mask but one of the things that comes to mind the most would be Seikisho Mask White which I’ve likened to waxing your bikini area. The first time I went to Japan one of the first items on my wish list was Seikisho Mask White. Sadly, I forgot about it upon getting there and it wasn’t until much after my visit that I decided to try it. It sort of became an oddly favorite item for me and that’s sort of where Space Kitten Mask fits in too.

I feel like I’m doing way more harm to my skin than good when I use this but I’m terribly addicted to the way it makes my skin look and feel. That probably sounds crazy but it’s true.

So, first off. I HIGHLY don’t recommend using this on sensitive skin. It is beyond painful. When I started using the Seikisho mask I felt sure it was literally removing hair from my face. But this goes above and beyond that formula. This will literally remove hair. It is beyond painful to remove. As you know I’m dry, dull, and have fairly resilient skin. After I remove this I looked like I had a chemical peel. It left my face quite red. Actually, I don’t recommend it to anyone at all because it is painful. WOW! I can’t even begin to describe how painful. I literally had to stop and peel versus just yanking it off in one go. I was sweating as I peeled it off. Maybe a rip it off quickly like a band-aid technique would be better but I think I’d have literally drawn blood if I did it that way. It’s pretty intense.

You wanna know what happened after I peeled it off right? Well, I was red like a lobster. I misted myself with my favorite facial mist and thankfully didn’t experience any burn of sting. After that I followed up with a gentle gel moisturizer. I didn’t apply anything else as I didn’t want to irritate my skin further. I’m actually taken to multimasking with it. First I apply this mask, leave it on 30 minutes, remove it, and follow up with a hydrating sheet mask to sooth my skin.

After several minutes the redness disappeared and my skin looked stupid good. Smoother, literally firmer, brighter, glowing and not even dry. I felt for sure that alcohol would leave my skin feeling two sizes too small but it didn’t. Not to mention the pesky clogged pores/blackheads on the side and tip of my nose were completely gone. I don’t personally have clogged pores as my pores aren’t visible on my face however, I do have pesky ones on my nose and this helped clear them up. I can see myself using this as a nose strip of sorts and just applying it on my nose and ripping it off! But if you do have clogged pores this should clear them right up. If you have a mustache, no problem this will rip the hair right off. I’m kidding about that last part, sort of.

If you are a masochist and want to try this it goes without saying don’t get it near your eyebrows, hairline, or sensitive skin around your eyes and lips. Keep in mind there’s A LOT of pain involved in removal. As much as I liked the results I wouldn’t recommend this to my worst enemy.

Memebox Space Kitten Mask is available at ulta.com.

Tried it?

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I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • Isabella Muse

      HELL NO! lol! I’d honestly say most people will break on hives with this thing. I’m not sensitive in the least but I was red like a lobster after using it. At one point I thought I was going to pass out as I peeled lol!

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL I seriously thought if I did it in one quick pull I’d bleed! I had to peel, take a break, peel, take a break.

  • Christina

    “If you have a mustache, no problem this will rip the hair right off.” LOL! That was hilarious.

    It sounds way too scary to try, but…I’m intrigued enough that I might just try it if I can find it this weekend. LOL! I want baby smooth skin and ultra clear pores…

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m only partial kidding about that lol! It is scary! I was terrified during the removal that I was going to draw blood or something lol! If you use it do a patch test first! Don’t be stupid like me and slather it all over your face on the first go ;D

  • Kristin

    What are they putting in it that makes it that painful to peel off? Superglue? (I’ve read the Too Faced mask is also oddly painful to remove. Besides being utterly useless.)

    • Isabella Muse

      good question ;-D it feels like latex! I didn’t have any problems removing the TF one but I had other thoughts about the ridiculous formula when I reviewed it a few weeks ago!

  • Sheree

    I’ve read this ingredient list four times and can’t find “silver”ย anywhere?? I was looking because COLLOIDAL silver is actually a GOOD Ingredient.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m sorry! I referred to the ulta ingredients while I was typing this up and realize that the box does not list actual silver!

  • Sarah

    Good god! My eyes water when I remove a Biore nose strip. Definitely not going on my wish list!

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m sorry! I referred to the ulta ingredients while I was typing this up and realize that the box does not list actual silver!

  • Tabitha

    Hey I’d put boiled baby fat on my face if I thought it’d help my skin…kidding but sort of not kidding. You’re painful review has left me oddly intrigued and I think I want to try it more lol, oh my lord what is wrong with me ?!? I’ve never read a review from you that was so love/hate, I’m just too curious now!

    • Isabella Muse

      Likewise likewise lol! I kick myself sometimes for using stuff I know isn’t good for my skin but I just love the way it makes my skin look so I do it anyway ;-D There’s actual a mask kit if you want to torture yourself lol! Cheaper and you can try this and two other masks from the line!

  • kel h.

    this review alone is worth subscribing to this blog. i am picturing you trying to take the mask off and trying not to LOL. would have loved to have seen pics:)

    • Isabella Muse

      omg I should have done a video the entire thing was just horrifying. my eyes were tearing as I did it! lol!

  • mkdallas

    Wow, you really took one for the team on this one, Muse. Not gonna lie, your review convinced me that retaining the actual layer of dull, clogged skin is more important than having glowing, deep-cleaned shreds hanging off like the Walking Dead.

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL omg! seriously about the shreds of hanging off zombie flesh lol! ;-D

  • Felis

    Okay, Muse, riddle me this: my husband has horrible clogged gross-ass man-pores and desperately needs a powerful mask for his entire t-zone. Which of the Shills/Seikisho/Memebox peel masks is the strongest? I admit to some fondness for the glitter one just because seeing him sit and fidget with a face full of glitter and beard would be funny, but mostly it’s about results.

  • Fe

    I bought TF Glowjob on a whim bc it was clearanced out near me. I’ve now spiraled down a hole and have read idk how many reviews. Thank you. I didn’t know I needed your blog and humor in my life.

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL fe glad you laughed ๐Ÿ™‚ how did the mask work out for you? I wasn’t a fan! Alcohol, glitter, no good ;-D

      • Fe

        I mean…I don’t hate it. I never use pull off glue style masks, partly bc they never pull off nice, and bc the alcohol and pull off style tends to dry me out more. I was drawn in by the glitter, i needed it.
        I didn’t hate it. I live in blizzard Buffalo so my skin is a dry, peeling mess, it evened my texture/dry patches without over drying my face. The scent is sickly sweet but I can tolerate for the disco face.
        I’ve been eyeing Space Kitten as well

        • Isabella Muse

          well at least it helped with flakiness! ๐Ÿ˜€ that’s a plus! And you got the shimmer factor! Who can resist shimmer!? ๐Ÿ˜€ They have a small sample trio of their masks for $25 I think! That might help you out if you want to try a few formulas!