Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – March 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!
Purederm Age Defying Collagen Masque – Value $1.35
This mask contains Collagen, Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract and Papaya Extract. It’s supposed to help replenish your skin and slow the signs of aging. I’ve enjoyed the majority of collagen masks I’ve tried in the past so I was happy to have a new one to try out. This mask didn’t have too much excess product on it. There was definitely enough for full coverage so that’s not a complaint. This actually made it easier to unfold and apply. There was something odd about the proportions of the mask. I think it was just slightly smaller than other masks or something because it felt less maneuverable than the other masks and it just fit my face. But it stayed on well most of the time. I wore this for 20 minutes and the edges started coming off in the last 5 minutes. It had a very light, fresh scent from the green tea and papaya extract.
SOC Animal Cutie Mask Relaxing Charcoal & Aloe Monkey – Value $2.50
This mask had an interesting texture. The sheet was pretty stiff but had a cute monkey printed on it. The problem with the stiffness of the mask is that I can normally move a malleable mask around to fit my face. The mouth didn’t really line up for me but it was so stiff that it just kind of hung off my face. The mask had a decent amount of serum on it but about half of it was in the packet. The mask didn’t seem to hold all of the product very well. The product was really cooling and moisturizing so I ended up taking the mask off and just rubbing in all the serum from the packet. The product was nice and the mask was cute but it just didn’t work for me.
Etude House I Need You Mask Bamboo – Value $1.75
This mask has bamboo extract and is meant to provide relief for dry skin. I loved the scent of this because it was really clean and fresh. The mask was thin but still had a lot of product on it and it clung to my face really well. I left this on for about 20 minutes. After rubbing in the extra product, my skin did feel really moist and smooth. I used this at night and the scent was really soothing right before bed. The scent also reminded me of eucalyptus so it was soothing but also kind of cleared my sinuses a bit. Overall, this was a nice boost of moisture and a relaxing experience.
mothermade Deep Moisturizing Rich Snail Facial Mask – Value $2.50
Last month’s Piibu was my first experience with snail masks. There is still slightly an ick factor for me but I really liked this mask. The sheet is super thin and very clingy so it stayed on my face well. This mask contains Mucin, Glycolic Acid, and Elastin. This is meant to help your skin’s elasticity while rehydrating and minimizing pores. I really liked the scent of this mask. It smelled almost like lemon and there was something that reminded me of vetiver. Piibu has done a nice job of including masks with light or no scent but mixing it up with a couple fragrance masks. This fragrance was a nice addition to the box. The consistency and result of the product reminded me of my favorite gel moisturizer. My skin felt smooth and soft. It did feel a tiny bit firmer as well.
Tonymoly Pureness 100 Caviar Sheet Mask – Value $2.00
The mask information listed on the Piibu website lists the Tonymoly Green Tea mask but I received the Tonymoly Caviar mask. I haven’t tried a Tonymoly product before but I’ve admired their adorable packaging for a while. Their lotions always look so cute. This caviar mask says it’s on eco-friendly, unbleached cotton sheets. The sheet was thick and really stable on my face. The perfumed scent of this mask is very pretty. This suggests wearing it for 20-30 minutes. After about 30 minutes I removed this and rubbed in the excess product. My skin felt moist and shiny after using this. I also noticed that it calmed the slight redness I had going on. Overall, this was a nice moisturizer and I do like having a couple floral or perfume scents mixed in with the cleaner scents.
Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask – Value $2.99
The main ingredients of this mask are vitamin C, γ-oryzanol and tocopheryl Acetate which is supposed to help brighten your face. I’ve used various products to help wake up my face in the morning so I decided to use this mask one morning when I was feeling a little tired. This mask is very thin and the eye, nose, and mouth holes felt a little larger than normal. This made it easy to position the mask on my face for the best coverage. The mask was thin but did cling to my face really well. My skin felt fresher after leaving this on for about 20 minutes. I rubbed the excess product in and let it settle for about an hour before I put on any makeup. In addition to feeling more awake, my face also felt slightly more even-toned. This did remind me of some of my brightening/hydrating moisturizers. I could see this being useful for mornings where I’m moving a little slower than normal and need a quick pick-me-up.
Medicos-V Gold Black Bright Moisture Essential Mask – Value $2.00
I was excited when I saw that this mask had charcoal in it because I’ve really enjoyed charcoal masks in the past. The rest of the listed ingredients read like an eclectic meal – Black bean, blueberry, black grape, sea kelp, and caviar). This mask also features natural cellulose and should absorb impurities while improving elasticity. This mask has little gold flecks in it and was so slick I had a little trouble getting it unfolded. The smell of this mask is kind of odd and I can’t tell what it was. It may have been the combination of sea kelp, charcoal, and black bean that felt weird. It didn’t smell bad, just odd. My skin felt smooth and plump after I removed this. I used this at night and liked how I felt then but I also was surprised at how nice my skin felt the next day. It was a noticeable change for me. My skin just felt slick and healthy the next day.
Mediheal Line Friends E.G.T. Timetox Ampoule – Value $3.25
I though this mask was really cute with the bear doctor on the packaging. This is an ampoule mask, which I hadn’t heard of before. From what I read, ampoule is basically a more concentrated serum that should deliver an extra boost of product to your skin. The main ingredients of this mask are EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), Peptides, Astaxanthin, and Adenosine. This mask should help with skin elasticity. This mask had a mild fruit scent and a ton of product. I left this on for the suggested 20 minutes and had a decent amount of product to rub in after. My skin felt really cool and smooth after taking this off and I followed it up with a nightly moisturizer. I definitely felt smoother than normal the next day and I think if I used this mask a couple times a week, this would give some long term results.
Verdict: I’ve been getting Piibu Box for a couple months now and I always appreciate the variety of brands. The masks I enjoyed the most were the Etude Bamboo mask, Vita Lightbeam Mask, and Medicos-V Gold Black Mask. Those are three that I would seek out and purchase again to test out long term results. There were a couple masks I didn’t love this month. While I liked the product on the Puerderm mask, the proportions didn’t feel totally comfortable on my face. I really didn’t like the SOC Animal Cutie Mask. I tend to like charcoal masks but the stiffness of the mask just didn’t work for me. While there were two busts for me in this box, the rest worked out for me so this box felt like it broke even for me. I got to try a bunch of new brands and now I know which ones to avoid!
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