PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Box Review + Coupon- August 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 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. Some products are more appropriate/recommended for a particular skin type so be sure to figure out what your skin type is!
Each box includes a detailed info card.
If you had previously received the Skinfood Black Sugar Mask, then PinkSeoul added an extra slip explaining that you’ll receive the Strawberry version instead. I’m impressed that they put so much thought into their curation to make sure subscribers didn’t get a repeat of the mask!
This is an exfoliating wash-off mask and scrub. This strawberry version is a bit different from the original– it contains strawberry seeds and has a more spreadable consistency. It looks and smells like strawberry jam! I know for a fact that I can put this in the kitchen with other jams and my boyfriend would use it on toast. Because it is thinner than the original Back Sugar mask, it’s less abrasive while giving me the same soft, smooth skin after use. I love this so much!
This is a two-piece hydrogel mask that contains French rose powder, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. You can see rose petal pieces embedded within the gel, and it smells like roses. It’s a little difficult to apply since these pieces are slippery, but it feels great when applied. My face is very hydrated after use and the essence does not feel sticky at all.
I received this in the July/August PinkSeoul Plus Box and thought it was a nice two-piece mask with plenty of nice essence. Key ingredients include snail secretion filtrate, niacinamide, ginseng extract, and hyaluronic acid. The slippery gel does make for a finicky masking experience, but the result is hydrated, plump skin. I’m not a huge fan though because it feels sticky after use.
This is a mask with a panda face printed on top. The fragrance is pleasant. The mask quality isn’t anything to write home about– it’s a little stiff so it cannot hold as much essence. However, the residual essence did not feel sticky at all and decreased overall redness on my face. Plus, I don’t mind form over function once in a while.
Selfie of the SOC mask.
This sheet mask is made to look like a masquerade ball mask and it is beautiful! It contains ginseng, which improves skin elasticity, wrinkles, and skin tone. The mask itself is nothing to sneeze at either– it feels soft, fits well, and holds plenty of essence. I felt minimal stickiness afterwards. Overall, a great sheet mask!
This mask holds slippery essence and only covers the lower half of my face. It bubbles continuously for at least 15 minutes. My face felt very soft and smooth after washing off all the bubbly essence. I think this is a convenient and mess-free way to get your bubbling mask fix if you’re not into the clay mask type!
Here’s the bubbling at work.
These two masks are from The Face Shop. The lemon one contains lemon essence, which is high in Vitamin C, and helps brighten the skin. The mung bean one helps tighten and purify pores. Overall, the mask fit is nice and the fragrance smells pleasant. I especially like that my face only feels minimally sticky from the essence. It’s an affordable line of masks, too.
These Skinfood masks highlight various food ingredients. The Tomato mask helps purify and smooth the skin, while the Green Tea mask firms and gives nutrients to the skin. The sheets have a subtle wavy texture to them and is slightly thicker than usual masks. The fit is ok and the essence can be slightly sticky. My boyfriend tried the tomato one and complained that it started feeling cold to the point of hurting his skin, but I did not experience this with mine.
This is a great sheet mask discovery. It smells faintly (and deliciously) of honey. The cotton mask is cooling on my skin but does not hurt. After removing the mask, the essence absorbed into skin with minimal stickiness. This is a simple but superb mask! I think people who like thin masks and minimal fragrance would appreciate this.
Tonymoly Banana Hand Milk sample
This is a hand cream sample that doesn’t smell like fresh bananas but rather banana candies. It’s yummy either way!
This is a lightweight lotion with a soft fragrance and nice slip. It doesn’t feel tacky and makes for a great nighttime face cream.
Verdict: PinkSeoul always knows how to curate an amazing sheet mask selection. My favorite discoveries are the Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash-Off Mask and the Tosowoong Propolis mask. The total retail value is $47, which is well over the cost of the box. I am, as always, a big fan of this subscription!
What do you think of the PinkSeoul Mask Box?