PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
PinkSeoul is a monthly Korean beauty subscription box curated to your skin type. They focus on customized, full-sized, and curated products that are designed to guide you in your K-beauty journey of discovery. You can also shop their online store for more K-beauty goodies!
PinkSeoul offers 3 subscription types. The PinkSeoul Box is $39.95 every two months with retail value over $60. The PinkSeoul Plus Box is recommended for subscribers age 35+, $49.95 every two months with retail value over $80. These two boxes are shipped bi-monthly and each box contains at least 4 full-sized items plus an accessory item. The PinkSeoul Mask Box is $29.95 every month with 10 customized mask products and an accessory item.
This review is of the PinkSeoul Mask Box for Oily skin types.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: PinkSeoul Mask Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month + free US shipping
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10
The Products: 10 K-beauty mask products customized to your skin type plus an accessory item or full-size cosmetic/skincare item
Ships to: USA (free shipping), Canada ($8.95 shipping), and other countries listed here ($15.95 shipping)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Prior to purchasing a subscription, PinkSeoul will ask you several customization questions. Be sure to figure out what your skin type is because, for example, some ingredients are more compatible with dry skin than with oily skin.
Each box includes a detailed info card. This month the focus is on double cleansing, which I personally use and enjoy.
Oil-based cleansers are great for breaking down oil-based makeup and sunscreen, while the rice water in it brightens and evens out skin tone. I received this in the PinkSeoul Plus May/June box and have been using it nightly. It has a light floral fragrance and looks like water. When you add water to the cleanser it emulsifies into a milky liquid and leaves skin feeling soft and clean. I noticed that it’s a little harder to emulsify than other oil cleansers in my possession, but the results remain the same.
Lindsay Lavender Modeling Mask – $5.95
Lindsay Calendula Modeling Mask – $5.95
The Lindsay modeling mask returns! The calendula one helps to hydrate, soothe, and calm the skin. The lavender one helps to hydrate, calm, and even out skin tone. These have been featured in previous PinkSeoul boxes and are a luxurious alternative to regular masking. Each cup holds mask powder that, when mixed with water, transforms into a paste. Then, you would layer a generous amount of paste to the face and wait until the mask dries to a putty texture to peel off. Even though modeling masks take time and effort to apply, I do enjoy the plumping and hydrating benefits. Plus, it’s fun and relaxing when I have the time for one.
Wow, 3-Step blackhead nose strips are making rounds in K-beauty subscription boxes. I don’t really have blackheads (my nose prefers sebaceous filaments, for better or worse) and the strips feel too aggressive on my skin, so I will pass this on to someone else.
Etude House Collagen Eye Patch – $2.50
Collagen is a common moisturizing and anti-aging ingredient. This package holds two thin essence-soaked cotton patches. The patches adhere well and make my under eye area feel plump and soft. I like these as much as the fancier gel types.
SNP masks seem to be a staple in PinkSeoul boxes! This one contains 24K gold and pig collagen, which can soften and soothe the skin. I love the mask fit and non-sticky essence. My only complaint is its strong fragrance.
Believe it or not I’ve been eyeing these masks for a while, not for its ingredients or anything, but for the cute packaging. Mediheal had a collaboration with LINE Friends (LINE is an instant messaging app popular in Korea and Japan) and the characters are their mascots. I’m hoping in the future we’ll see face masks like these Iron Man and KISS ones in sub boxes.
The cotton masks hold watery essence and fits nicely on my face. The scent is unoffending. My face felt very soothed after use, while the stickiness is at a minimum. Overall I really enjoyed these two Mediheal masks!
This is a two-piece sheet mask that contains green tea extract and provides antioxidant, hydrating, and brightening properties. The fragrance is distinctive– it smells like traditional herbal medicine shops. I’m sure this is because this particular line of illi masks focus on hanbang, or Korean traditional medicine, ingredients. The mask itself is thin and soaked in watery essence. My face felt hydrated but not sticky after use.
illi Magnolia Calming Sheet Mask – $3.75
illi Yuzu Moisture Sheet Mask – $3.75
The Magnolia mask contains magnolia flower extract while the Yuzu (a type of citrus fruit) mask contains yuzu peel extract. Unlike the Green Tea, these two are your basic one-piece cotton sheet masks. The cotton is thicker than the Green Tea and doesn’t adhere to my face contours as well. I would describe the fragrance as an herbal and floral combo. The essence is more gel-like and hence it made my face feel a little sticky after use.
Subscribers get either a Magic Cream or Hand Cream packet. The creams contain niacinamide to help brighten skin tone. My hand cream sample gave me soft hands and a soft fragrance that didn’t linger for long.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream 5g sample – $2
I received this sample before from the PinkSeoul March/April Box. It’s a hydrating but lightweight cream that also goes well under makeup. I don’t really need this for the summer but will be keeping this for traveling and for winter months ahead. It does contain bee venom so those with bee allergies should be careful.
Verdict: I’m overjoyed to see modeling masks in the PinkSeoul Mask Box again! My favorites this month are the two Mediheal ones. The total value is around $58.90, which is nearly twice the cost of subscription. I can’t stress enough how much I enjoy PinkSeoul’s mask curation– they know what is popular or up-and-coming, and they include items that you don’t usually see elsewhere.
What do you think of the PinkSeoul Mask Box?