PinkSeoul Plus Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Jul/Aug 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 Plus 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 Plus
The Cost: $49.95 bi-monthly + free US shipping
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
The Products: at least 4 full-sized K-beauty products customized to your skin type and an accessory item
Ships to: USA (free shipping), Canada ($8.95 shipping), and other countries listed here ($15.95 shipping)
Good to know: PinkSeoul and PinkSeoul Plus boxes are delivered every two months depending on which month you signed up. For example, if you signed up in June, your next box will be in July; if you sign up in July your next box will be in August. The boxes are the same for the June/July period, just shipped out at different times.
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Prior to purchasing a subscription, PinkSeoul will ask you several customization questions. Items appropriate for your skin type will be included so be sure to figure out what your skin type is!
The info card always lists the products in the order of recommended usage– useful if you’re not sure of where to insert products into your skincare routine. The July/August card introduces the “essence” product category.
This is a wash-off face mask that contains egg white extract. It claims to remove pore-clogging oil and tighten pores at the same time. The mask smells pleasant and is easy to apply and wash off. My face feels smoother and less oily after each use, although the effects are temporary.
I adore Benton products and this one was no different! This is a light watery essence that features star ingredient galactomyces ferment filtrate, a type of yeast. It has brightening, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it improves skin tone, hydration, and elasticity. The essence is clear and does not have any fragrance. Two pumps is enough to cover my whole face so this 100ml bottle will last me a while.
While it feels slightly viscous upon first pump, it applies very smoothly and completely sinks into my skin within minutes. There is no tackiness; it’s as if I had applied nothing at all! Best of all, it provides the perfect amount of hydration for my oily skin type. I’m truly in love with this essence.
The main ingredient for this mask is snail secretion filtrate! The thick two-piece hydrogel mask has a pleasant fragrance. The gel stayed moist for a long time but the lower piece kept slowly slipping off my face. Other than the frequent adjustments I had to make for the slippery gel, I felt that the mask plumped my face and gave it some serious hydration. Unfortunately because of the thicker essence it also made my face feel sticky.
These modeling masks are fancier than their sheet mask cousins and have been featured in previous PinkSeoul boxes. The lavender type helps to hydrate, calm, and even out skin tone. The powder, when mixed with water, transforms into a paste. Then, simply layer a generous amount of to the face and wait until the mask dries to a putty texture before peeling off. My face always feels plump and hydrated after use.
This blush is creamy and pigmented. I received 06 Edge Rose. Rather than rose it looks mostly pink on my skin. I do detect a slight rose fragrance but it is not noticeable unless you stick your nose into the pan.
This adorable hand cream smells exactly like peaches, which invokes plenty of images of summertime! The consistency is thick which makes me initially think this would be a better option for winter. However, it does not feel heavy nor does it leave any sticky residue so it makes for a great year-round option.
Closeup and swatches of the Skinfood Rose Essence blush.
Bow Hair Ties x2 – $8
Each box includes an accessory item and this month features hair ties. I think these are very sleek and definitely suit my style!
Laneige Sun Block sample – $2
This sun block from Laneige has SPF 50. Its floral fragrance is strong for a sunscreen, but I prefer this over the usual sunscreen smell. It’s lightweight and quickly absorbs into skin.
Thank You Farmer True Water Line sample set – $2
Thank You Farmer is a new brand that I’ve seen making waves in K-beauty shops. This sample set includes the Deep Serum, Light Gel Cream, and Deep Cream from its True Water line.
Verdict: The July/August PinkSeoul Plus Box is great. The curation is amazing as usual. Plus, I am absolutely in love with the Benton Fermentation Essence! That discovery alone makes the box worth it to me. The total retail value is about $96, which is almost twice the cost of subscription. As always, I appreciate the attention to detail and K-beauty education in each info card.
What do you think of the PinkSeoul Plus Box?