Miss Tutii TutiiBag Subscription Box Review + Coupon- Jul 2016
Miss Tutii is an international beauty subscription featuring popular products from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland (?) and more.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Miss Tutii TutiiBag
The Cost: TutiiMask ($12.95/month, receive 6-8 masks); TutiiBag ($15/month, receive 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full sized products); TutiiBox ($25/month, receive 5-6 full sized and/or premium samples). This is a review of the TutiiBag.
COUPON: Use code FIRSTBAG to save 10% off your first month (month-to-month subscriptions only).
The Products: Popular skincare products, masks, and other beauty items from Asia and beyond!
Ships to: US (free), Canada ($8.95), International ($16.95)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The bag came with this information card, which included directions for each product (many of the labels did not have much English so this was helpful) as well as the products’ intended effects.
Yadah Silky Fit Concealer BB for Sensitive Skin with SPF 34 (10 mL) – Value $3.95
This product is made in Korea. It is a little strange to get a skin-tone-specific item in this box (there is usually one makeup item per month). This is free of animal products and includes ingredients like allantoin, which is supposed to help smooth and condition skin. This does a pretty good job of covering up redness from blemishes although I don’t think it will take the place of my current favorite concealer.
Skinfood Royal Honey Essential Toner (5 mL?) – Value $0.32 (?)
This product is made in Korea. The size was not marked on it anywhere, nor was it on the information card, so I did my best to guess. This has royal jelly extract, honey, and propolis extract; these should all be antibacterial so this is a particularly good product to be used on breakout-prone skin. I found it non-drying and I also thought it did a good job of taking off some makeup my cleanser missed. It has a slightly sweet, slightly floral scent that is really nice.
SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleansing Gel (2.5 g) – Value $1.30
This product is made in Japan. I’m always happy to get SK-II products in subscription boxes because I don’t ever want to shell out full price. This product doesn’t appear to be part of the SK-II lineup in the US but can be purchased from overseas sources. This is the first step in a two-step cleansing routine (a practice I definitely recommend); you apply it to dry skin (can be wearing foundation) and then emulsify with water and rinse off. As with all SK-II products, this has pitera, which is an extract from yeast fermentation that is full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, etc., and exhibits anti-aging properties. I found this to be effective at removing makeup and oil, but I do wish the sample container had been larger. I got maybe two uses out of this! I will probably stick to this cleansing oil, which is a bit cheaper, for my first step.
Here is a swatch of the concealer. Note: this color actually does work for me when I apply it in a thin layer. The swatch is only thick so you can see it! But, this color would definitely not work for everyone…
A.C. Care Aqua Swiftlet Nest Essence Mask – Value $3
This product is made in Korea. The featured ingredient here is swiftlet nest extract, which is made from bird saliva. This ingredient has a long history in traditional Chinese medicinal preparations for youthfulness. I have tried some other swiftlet nest extract masks before and found them super moisturizing. Only using a mask once, it is hard to tell if some of the advertised benefits will show themselves. But, my skin felt refreshed and moisturized after using this. (Sorry I don’t have more to say about the ingredients but all the places I can find this for sale online seem to have copied the manufacturer’s page…)
Rosette Pore Peeling Gel (120 g, full size!) – Value $7.51
This product is made in Japan. I have so many peeling gels right now, but this has become one of my favorites. I have seen two explanations for how peeling gels work and I’m not sure which one is true: (1) that the beads that form when you rub this on your face are keratin from your skin or (2) that the beads are polymers from this product beading up and doing physical exfoliation. I do know that this will form little beads on the sides of my nose and my forehead, and a lot of peeling gels won’t, so I’m happy with this. This also is supposed to have alpha hydroxy acids for some chemical exfoliation, so don’t forget to wear a good sunscreen!
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $16 for the July 2016 Miss Tutii Tutii Bag. Take that with a grain of salt – prices for Korean skincare and makeup items are all over the map, can vary with the exchange rate, etc. Plus, you’d likely have to pay shipping if you ordered direct from Korea. Nonetheless, even my conservative estimate exceeds the value of the box by a little. I’m familiar with most of the brands, but the products are all new to me and I had a fun time trying them out. I’ve been pretty happy with this subscription for awhile now.
What did you think of the July 2016 Miss Tutii Tutii Bag? Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?