UnMASKing Dearberry: Royal Jelly Charcoal and Coco’s Secret Recipe Facial Masks Review

I recently discovered the joy and grace brought about by these infamous face angels, and I can’t believe why I seemed to live under a rock for so long.

Growing up, I was one of those girls who was too conscious about physical appearance. If you happen to be a 90’s kid, just like me, you would remember Johnson and Johnson’s Pure Essentials and Matte and Fresh. These were the famous tween products during that time, and naturally it wouldn’t be a surprise to find them in my kikay kit. 😀

As part of a nightly beauty regimen, I was so accustomed in putting on creams on my face. It always feels incomplete whenever I don’t put anything on when I sleep. It’s as if there’s no pillow or blanket on a bed. Something is missing.

Anyway, if you have been reading my blog for the past month, you would have read something about the new Korean makeup and beauty brand I’ve been raving about. It’s called Dearberry, and you can view my posts about the launch and makeup review in these links.

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One product I’d like to highlight is the Facial Mask. Facials masks are protective covering that goes over your face or part of your face; but in beauty speak, these come with amazing skin properties that can help your skin look younger, smoother, whiter, more evened, more supple, hydrated, and healthier!

I first tried a different brand earlier this year, and I really like the results. Although, it felt a little heavy on the pocket, as each sheet cost me at least P49.  So if you’re going to put on a mask every night (which is adviseable by the way), it’s going to yield you around P343 per week, and 1,470 per month! Hmm. That may just be too much.

Good thing, Dearberry is here to recuperate our miscarried face mask hopes! Tadaa! So let me run you through the 5 adorable masks this adorable brand can offer (basing on my experience too of course!):

  1. Extreme Nourishing Royal Jelly Charcoal Mask

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Charcoal masks have been circling the beauty scene in the recent months, and you’ll know why girls are going ga-ga over this. Charcoal is known to have adsorptive properties, as it magnets impurities out of the skin, leaving only a youthful glow behind.

It is a powerful moisturizing black mask that contains xylitol, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol which help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, makng the skin glossy.

Niacinamide and adenosine, functional ingredients make the skin bright and radiant, helping improve wrinkles.
Black mask sheet containing charcoal with an excellent purifying action gives rich sense of moisturization and supplies intensive nutrition to the skin.

By the way, there are two types of facial masks, the sheet mask (this one) and the cream mask.

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If this is your first time to use a sheet type, it may be a little awkward at first, once you open the sachet. It may be challenging to figure out how the orientation of the soaking fold is, but you’ll get the hang of it soon enough! ;D

For Dearberry’s version of charcoal mask, I particularly love how it made me look so radiant the following morning. Usually, I tend to put an ample amout of BB Cream on my face before heading out, but this mask made me look really glowing that I only need a product’s thin layer. My skin felt hydrated too! Not to mention, using this once or twice a week is already enough.

Price: P120 (Use once or twice a week)

2. Coco Secret Recipe Masks

Next one, are the cream/liquid masks. 🙂 And they come in 5 variants!


Brown – Potato   /   Blue – Milk    /    Purple – Yam   /   Orange – Pumpkin   /  Yellow – Honey (No tub sample available)

100 mL per tub – costs P580 (I believe you may use this for a month or two. A total bargain indeed!)

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Here are the 4 samples I got in the Dearberry loot bag. I don’t have the Purple – Yam variant here though. But I believe it’s as wonderful as the rest I’ve tried.

For this product, I believe this is such a big bang for the buck in  your facial masking life! Can you believe that each sachet costs only for P10 ? And you can use it 3-4 times!

OMG OMG OMG. Did I just say OMG?

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A. Honey

About:  The propolis of honey gives your skin the elasticity and vitality you always wanted.

Texture: It has a syrupy texture And it pretty smells and feels like honey, only slightly diluted and lighter than the original honey.

My Thoughts: When you spread it to your face, you will notice that it has this warm effect on the skin. It actually felt nice for me. It felt like my pores were being opened to absorb the nutrients of the mask.

Verdict: This is actually my favorite. I remember waking up and my little pimple finally ripened, enough for it to pop in a healthy way. My face felt smooth and dewy the morning after.

Recommendations: I recommend it to people who don’t get much sleep, stressed at work, and those who are always expose to the sun.

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B. Milk

About: Gently exfoliates with no beads for clearer skin while nourishing and moisturizing.

Texture: It reminded me of Nivea lotion. It has a lotion feel to it, and it may be moderately sticky too.

My Thoughts: It actually felt like Nivea. There was a feeling that it was very natural, talk about the sensation of rinsing your face with water.

Verdict: My face felt moisturized and soft the following morning. Its moisturizing properties are strong.

Recommendations: I recommend this to people who have normal to dry skin.

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C. Pumpkin

About: With its pumpkin complex, it brightens and nourishes your skin.

Texture: It has a jelly-mousse like texture. It has a floral scent, not what I was expecting about pumpkin. It also has a paste-y feel into it.

My Thoughts: It definitely brightened up my face. However it’s cakey feeling also made it challenging to remove. It’s extra clingy to the face too, making it a little bit difficult to wash off.

Verdict: My skin looked vibrant and extra clean the following morning. Although it felt a little dry too. Maybe because my skin is not that oily too.There was nothing much to take. :p

Recommendations: I recommend this for people who have oily skin, and those who always put on make up, epecially those who apply heavy and oil-based products on their faces.

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D. Potato

About: Cool sherbet texture great for soothing your skin in hot weather; Provides moisture and wakes tired skin

Texture:Non-sticky and feels like an intense moisturizer. Evenly dissolves into face when applied. It feels cool on the face too!

My Thoughts: It felt like Celeteque Moisturizer. It’s liquid, but is viscous enough to hold together before they spread evenly on your face.

Verdict: My skin felt hydrated. And even though I applied it and slept a little late after, my face still looked fresh after.

Recommendations:  Definitely for workaholics! Haha For bloggers who stay up very late to finish a blogpost, just like me! And for students who need to review late for an exam, just like me again.. before! Haha Say hello to our new bestfriend! yay!

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So there you have it. Actually, I had a difficult time choosing which I like best. because all are really effective and gives amazing effects on the skin. However, it may still depend on your skin type and its nourishing needs. Know them first, and then choose a mask that best suits you.

Get yours at Everyware PH or 0915.444.9009!

I hope you find this helpful! 🙂 Let me know your thoughts too! Let’s chat away! :*

** Via


3 thoughts on “UnMASKing Dearberry: Royal Jelly Charcoal and Coco’s Secret Recipe Facial Masks Review

  1. Hi, Ate Via! I already tried the Pumpkin mask, and I have to agree with you, it does feel extra clingy on the face (and it also feels dry afterwards, but maybe that’s just me, too).

    Anyway, I love this post! Very informative. Can’t wait to try the other masks as well. I’ve been so busy lately (and incredibly stressed) kaya I haven’t written anything on my blog. Reading this post inspired me, though.

    Much love. ❤


    • Hello Baby Ciara! Hehe 🙂

      I’m so happy you liked this post! Yes, go try all! I’m excited ro read what the masks’ effect on your skin. 😀

      I like the Charcoal and the Honey Mask. 🙂 Anlakas makafresh.


    • Hi Baby Ciara! 🙂

      Aww. thank you! I’m so happy you liked it! I particularly like the Charcoal and the Honey Mask. So far, they are the most nourishing to my skin.

      I’m excited to read your review soon! 🙂 See youuuu!

      – V


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