PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Review + Coupon- October 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 Magic Food Banana Hand Milk – Value $9.99
How cute is this packaging?! This is an adorable banana-scented hand cream. The fragrance is distinctly banana at first but quickly dissipates to a faint sweet scent. The formula is lightweight and leaves my skin silky soft.
CosRx Holy Moly Snail Mask – Value $3
This is a yellow-tinted face mask made from cotton of medium thickness. It contains snail secretion filtrate to help with overall skin tone, cell regeneration, and moisture. The mask fit is average but it does make my face look brighter after use. The essence absorbs to a slightly tacky but not uncomfortable finish.
Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask in Lotus – Value $1.30
Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask in Manuka Honey – Value $1.30
The 0.2 refers to Etude House’s new “air-like” thin sheet mask that’s supposed to fit like second skin. The Manuka Honey mask has anti-bacterial, hydrating, and healing properties, while the Lotus mask has skin purifying properties. Both masks have a pleasant floral scent. The masks are indeed thin and adhere well to the contours of my face. Best of all, the essence doesn’t make my face feel sticky after use! This is a great, affordable line of masks!
This sheet mask’s star ingredient is goji berry, which has antioxidants as well as hydrating properties. Unlike most masks, this one smells like delicious berries. The essence feels lightweight yet deeply hydrating. The residual essence dries to a minimally tacky finish.
The Face Shop Rice Sheet Mask (Brightening) – Value $2
This mask contains rice essence, which has brightening and softening properties. It is faintly fragranced. The mask fit is great and the leftover essence absorbs quickly, leaving my skin with a soft, non-tacky finish.
For the uninitiated, bio-cellulose is one of the newest generations of sheet masks. First, there were regular cotton masks, then hydrogel masks, and now the bio-cellulose material is a thin gel-like mask that’s supposed to adhere to your face better than ever to allow for maximum nutrient absorption.
This bio-cellulose mask contains olive, which helps with skin brightening and evening out skin tone. It has a nice fragrance that disappears quickly. The mask fit is great and adheres snugly to my skin so I can walk around without fear of it falling off. After masking, the leftover essence absorbs quickly, which leaves me with non-sticky, velvety smooth skin and the perfect amount of hydration.
Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack in Canola Honey – Listed Value $2
Innisfree Capsule Recipe Pack in Volcanic – Listed Value $2
These two are wash-off face masks. Each capsule holds around two or three uses, and Innisfree provides a convenient lid to reseal the top for multiple uses. The Canola Honey version smells and looks like real honey. It’s highly moisturizing and it makes my skin feel nourished and smooth after use. The Volcanic version is a clay mask that contains Jeju Island volcanic clusters to absorb excessive sebum and clean pores. This mask doesn’t have a scent, doesn’t tighten uncomfortably when it dries, washes off easily, and makes my skin feel velvety soft after I wash it off.
Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Sheet Mask in Tea Tree – Value $1.20
Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Sheet Mask in Kiwi – Value $1.20
I am a longtime lover of this line of Innisfree sheet masks. The Tea Tree one helps dissolve skin oils, combats acne, and holds watery essence. Meanwhile, the Kiwi one helps moisturize and refresh skin, and holds creamy milky essence. The cotton mask is thin, which translates to a comfortable fit. While the masks have different essence consistencies, both left my face fully hydrated and glowing.
Also included in the box are two foil samples from CosRx. The Galactomyces essence is jam-packed with fermented goodies and is considered by some to be a dupe of the SKII Facial Treatment Essence.
The Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a solid product I have used and enjoyed in the past. It works great as a daily cleanser but the scent may be off-putting to some people.
Verdict: The retail value estimate is around $32, which is a little over the cost of the box. I adored the TonyMoly hand cream. It will be perfect for carrying in my backpack to combat dry winter hands. I think previous months have had higher value, but at the end of the day, I loved trying every single mask (and revisiting well-loved ones). Overall, this box featured a fine selection of masks and I’m very satisfied with what I received.
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