Jini Beauty Subscription Box Review – July 2016
Jini Beauty is a Korean beauty subscription service that delivers skincare and beauty products specially curated to your skin type. You can choose between Dry/Mature, Normal/Combination, Oily/Acne, and Sensitive/Troubled skin types and you can switch skin types at any time. Boxes ship around the 15th of each month.
I received the Oily/Acne box.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Jini Beauty
The Cost: $24.95 per month + free US shipping (discounts on longer commitments)
The Products: 1-2 full size and 3-5 deluxe size Korean skincare/beauty products
Ships to: USA only
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Each box comes with an info card that details this month’s selection.
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask – $14 (on sale at Memebox for $10.54)
I first received this clay mask in the April PinkSeoul Mask Box and thought it was hilarious. The mask has an interesting pudding texture. After applying it to my face, the clay starts bubbling up a storm and really doesn’t stop until I wash it off. It’s a fun mask to play with and it gets me decent effects. You can check said PinkSeoul review to see the foaming in action.
Benton Honest Cleansing Foam sample – $1?
I’ve received samples of this cleanser before and think it’s a good product. It doesn’t smell like much and leaves my face feeling clean.
Blotting papers are great for mid-day touch ups, though I keep misplacing all the ones I own. I’m happy to get a new pack! This one is made of blue plastic-feeling blotting papers that help absorb excess oil from your face. There are 50 sheets total.
A closer look at the Missha Oil Control Film blotting papers.
I really like this line of SNP masks, especially the charcoal one! It’s a black sheet mask soaked in watery essence and contains mineral water and charcoal powder to clear skin, tighten pores, and provide a cooling effect. The mask fits my face very well and does not leave the skin feeling tacky afterwards. My one small complaint is the strong fragrance.
Etude House Missing U Hand Cream – $5.90
Subscribers receive Panda (peach) or Pink Dolphin (peony). I’m pleased to receive the Panda since I love peach scents. I learned that this cream is part of the Missing U project to raise awareness and protect endangered animals, which I thought was cool. The cream is lightweight and absorbs quickly into my skin, leaving a smooth finish.
Verdict: I really liked the products this month and think they’re perfectly curated for oily and acne-prone skin and for summer months. However, I calculated the retail value to be $28.03, which is only slightly above the cost of subscription. With sale prices, it’s worth even less. As much as I enjoyed the products I think the value can definitely be higher.
What do you think of Jini Beauty?