PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Review + Coupon- September 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 a retail value over $60. The PinkSeoul Plus Box is recommended for subscribers age 35+, $49.95 every two months with a 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 box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Oily Skin Type, PinkSeoul Mask, $29.95 a month, box.
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. Full ingredient listing can be found on their website.
Tonymoly Bunny Lip Gloss – Value $8
This is a lip gloss bar with classic (AKA adorable) Tonymoly packaging. My shade is #8, which is a highlighter yellow in the tube but transforms into a sheer pink when applied.
Swatch of the lip gloss.
This is a shea butter and olive extract hand mask that provides deep hydration. Here is a bonus: the packaging has tips on acupressure for your hands, which you can stimulate while wearing the gloves. The fragrance smells like baby powder and lasts for the duration of my wear.
Here, I have both the essence-drenched inner and plastic outer gloves on. My hands felt very moisturized after use but the essence took a while to fully absorb. Whether or not you use the acupressure tips, these hand gloves are great for serious hydration.
SNP Black Pearl Mask Sheet – Value $3
I consider SNP masks a PinkSeoul classic by now. This is a black mask that contains black pearl and charcoal powder which help remove skin impurities and repair skin. The essence feels great with little to no stickiness after use. However, as always, the fragrance is a bit strong.
Secret Key Snail Repairing Mask Pack – Value $2.72
This mask contains snail secretion filtrate, which helps with overall skin tone, skin cell regeneration, and moisture. The mask fit was great and my skin was highly moisturized without feeling any sticky residue after use. Overall a thumbs up.
Mediheal NMF Midnight Capping Mask – Value $4
Sleeping masks are designed to provide deep hydration to the skin during sleep. This one contains hyaluronic acid, sea grape extract (which I’ve never heard of before), lavender extract, and baobab tree seed extract. It comes with a resealable cap for multiple uses and comes in portable packaging. I like the subtle citrus fragrance as well as the lightweight gel consistency. Best of all, the sleeping mask absorbs fast without feeling sticky or heavy, which are huge bonuses for me.
Purederm Strawberry Yogurt Pack – Value $1.50
Purederm Tomato Yogurt Pack – Value $1.50
These are wash-off masks that contain collagen, Vitamin E, and yogurt extract to brighten and smooth the skin. The strawberry one smells like strawberry yogurt and contains tiny strawberry seeds for some gentle exfoliation. The tomato one doesn’t smell as good as the strawberry, but it also has seeds. Both yogurt packs made my skin feel hydrated, soft, and smooth. I got two uses out of each packet.
A’Pieu My Skin-Fit Honey Sheet Mask – Value $2
A’Pieu My Skin-Fit Rose Sheet Mask – Value $2
These thin masks apply like second skin. They feel cooling throughout the wear while the scent (honey and rose, respectively) lingers through the duration of masking. My face felt happily moisturized afterwards with a matte, non-sticky finish.
Mediheal Calendula Flowater Gel Mask – Value $5
This is a two-piece hydrogel mask that contains calendula flower, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. I received this mask in the French Rose iteration in August’s PinkSeoul Mask Box. Like the French Rose one, you can see calendula flower pieces embedded within the hydrogel material. They are tricky to attach to your face. My lower piece liked to slide over my mouth every five minutes or so. However, my face felt plump and hydrated after use and the essence dried down without tackiness.
Leaders AC-Dressing Sheet Mask – Value $4
“AC” stands for acne control. This is a mask targeted at soothing acne-prone skin. I am currently having a strange breakout on my lower face, and after using this mask the redness decreased and my bumps looked temporarily smaller. The fragrance was at times overpowering, but I felt that the results were nice enough to overlook that.
Skinfood Hair Pads – Value $2.23 (on sale for $1.16)
These hair pads have velcro hooks to slide back loose hair when applying makeup or face masks. I like using them as an alternative to hair clips or hair bands when I don’t want to mess up my hairdo. They’re not as strong as clips or bands, though.
These samples are not included on the info card, but all subscribers received one of each. Both packets contain moisturizers for your face.
Closeup of a Skinfood skin pad.
Verdict: I enjoyed another great selection of masks from the PinkSeoul Mask Box. Based on online prices, the total estimated value is at $40.95, about 1.5 times the cost of the box. The Mediheal sleeping mask pack was my favorite item. Sleeping masks are trending right now so I’m happy to see PinkSeoul capitalize on it. I’m also happy that they’re mixing things up with hand masks. PinkSeoul always manages to keep things interesting!
Do you subscribe to the PinkSeoul Mask Box? Do you use face masks on a regular basis?