Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2017
Piibu Box is a subscription box for Korean face masks that sends you 8-10 face masks each month.
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: Piibu Box
The Cost: $15 a month + $4.95 shipping. Save with 3 and 6-month subscription plans
COUPON: Use code MSA10OFF to 10% off your first box!
The Products: 8-10 Korean face masks
Ships to: U.S. only
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This month’s box did not come with an information card but their website lists out every item if you need more information on each mask!
Skinfood Tea Tree Secret Spot Patch – Value $2.98
This break from traditional sheet masks was a neat addition to the box. This packet included 12 spot treatment patches in two sizes. I had been experiencing some redness and a small breakout so I was excited to get into these. They were clear patches which I guess is what made them “secret” patches. You could still see the clear sticker on your face but they definitely weren’t too visible so I think you could get away with wearing a few of these without anyone noticing! There wasn’t a specific amount of time listed on these so I kept these on for about 15-20 minutes. They have a light tea tree oil scent but it was nowhere near as strong as pure tea tree oil. It is a soothing scent and this was a soothing product. The cool thing about having clear patches is that you can see all the progress while it’s still on your face. When I took these off my problem areas, the redness had gone down a little bit and the skin felt a little smoother. It was a nice way to calm my skin down before applying any primer or foundation. For more serious spot treatment I think I’ll stick to my hydrocolloid bandage trick but for smaller spots or on the go treatment, these were nice.
Daiso Collagen Mask – Value $2.99
This collagen mask says it’s best for normal to oily skin and contains CoQ10 which should assist in skin firming. The front of this packet also mentions that the mask includes snail secretion filtrate. This is a beauty thing that I’ve only recently become aware of and I haven’t used any products that include snail secretion. I think the mention of snail secretion had a placebo effect on me because at first, I thought it felt a little slimy. But, in reality, it felt the same as most sheet masks. There was a nice amount of product on the mask without it being goopy and the mask felt thick enough to really stay in one place the whole time. Sometimes thin sheet masks can sag a little when there’s a lot of product so this was a hit with me! After about 15 minutes, I removed the mask and rubbed in the extra product. This felt like a medium level moisturizer to me. I have combination skin so that worked well. My skin didn’t immediately feel tight but it definitely felt smoother, similar to how it feels after a really nice primer. I can see this having positive effects if I were to use it a couple times a week.
Dermal Royal Jelly Collagen Essence Mask – Value $0.80
This mask contains some aloe, royal jelly, and collagen. The scent was really mild and the mask stayed in place well. I noticed that the nose of the mask had a vertical slit in it and the mask had a decent amount of slits around the outside edge which made it easy to adjust to my face. This also had the eye flaps that hang down. I read on another sheet mask that this is there if you want to cover your eyes too. I tend to do things around the house while wearing a mask so I didn’t try this. I also use specific moisturizer around my eyes but I think that was an interesting suggestion! I liked the way this mask stayed tightly on my face the whole time and I left it on for about 20 minutes. The extra product didn’t absorb into my skin right away, so I rubbed in what I could and let it sit for another 10 minutes. This formula felt really cooling on my skin and once it dried, my skin felt really smooth. I used this a few days after the Daiso Collagen mask and I could feel the effect of them together. My skin definitely felt hydrated and smooth.
Ekel Aloe Ultra Hydrating Essence Mask – Value $0.70
This mask had a very gentle, clean scent that’s slightly reminiscent of sea salt. This mask suggests keeping it on for up to 30 minutes for ultimate moisturization. There was a lot of excess product on the mask which made it slightly difficult to keep on my face. But this mask is meant to have a lot of product on it, as it has a triple layer design meant to lock in moisture. As we move into drier winter weather, I’ll take as much moisture as I can get! My skin did feel really soft and smooth after I rubbed in the extra lotion. This feeling stayed for quite a while so I could see the long term benefit of using this mask if you have dry skin.
Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Black Berry – Value $1.20
The first thing I noticed about this mask was the yummy blackberry smell. It wasn’t overwhelming but a nice, refreshing fruit scent. This mask does contain actual blackberry juice and the formula is supposed to help firm your skin. I left this mask on for about 20 minutes and had a nice amount of product left on my face afterward. My skin felt really refreshed and awake when I removed it. After rubbing in the excess product and letting that dry, my skin felt really cool and moisturized. I think this mask did what it said it would and helped firm up my skin.
Apieu White Milk One Pack – Value $2.17
I thought the packaging on this mask was really cute! Every mask this brands makes features the milk carton design in different colors. The white milk pack that I received is meant to soften dead skin with milk protein and moisturize with aloe. This was one of the thicker sheet masks that I love – these never feel too mushy or slippery to me. This was a really straightforward mask and felt like a nice, mild moisturizer. Because this was supposed to soften dead skin, I used a mild exfoliant on my face about 10 minutes after I took the mask off. My skin felt super smooth and hydrated afterward.
Leaders Daily Wonders Bye Bye to Dry – Value $2.25
This hydrating mask features cactus and butterfly bush extracts. I liked that they called out the fact that this is good for sensitive skin and it says it contains a “full bottle of skin-loving serum”. This packet did have a ton of product in it! There was more than enough for the mask, as well as enough to rub into your neck and hands. The serum reminded me of a gel moisturizer and it barely had any scent. I removed this after 20 minutes and rubbed in the remaining product. There was so much leftover that I had to let my skin dry for a little while after removing the mask. Once my face was dry, my skin felt really supple and calm. I loved using this as a nighttime mask because it did calm my skin down a lot. This company advertises a variety of other masks on the front of this packet and I would definitely try the other ones based on this mask.
Girls’ Generation Stem Cell Sheet Mask – Value $3.25
This Girls’ Generation sheet mask features cool packaging and each packet in this line is a different girl. There isn’t a ton of information on the packet that explains what this should do but, from what I could find online, this mask should help with skin elasticity. This mask also features snail secretion filtrate, collagen, and blueberry. This mask was more perfumed than the other but I really enjoyed the slightly fruity scent. Another thing I really loved about this mask is that it was on a stiff piece of paper once you unfolded it. This made it so much easier to peel the mask off and get it on your face without it sticking to itself. Some product did end up on that paper but it’s easy to just scrape that off. There was still a lot of the product on the mask so this wasn’t really necessary. I left this on for about 20 minutes, then rubbed in the remaining product. My skin felt smoother and brighter. Most of the time I prefer a milder scent than this but this mask was a fun change! I found the scent kind of invigorating which just added to the boost I felt from my revitalized skin. I think this was my favorite mask from the bunch!
Based on what I could find online, my estimated total of this box is around $16.34. That is just below the cost of the box (including shipping) but these were all totally new masks I haven’t tried or seen before so this felt like a good value to me. There were a few similar ingredients in a few of the masks in this box (collagen, snail extract, etc) but I actually liked that because it allowed me to see a long term effect of those ingredients on my skin, while seeing which brand of mask felt best on my face. I enjoyed the hydrating masks a lot but I think my stand outs from this box were the tea tree spot patches and the stem cell mask. I loved the multi-use tea tree patches for dealing quickly with problem areas and the Girls’ Generation mask was a fun break from the milder masks. I was really pleased with the mix of masks this month and my skin was happy too!
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