What Is Next (W.I.N) Beauty Kit Review – March 2017
W.I.N (What Is Next) is a monthly subscription kit featuring innovative, premium quality Asian beauty and skincare products. Each month, new or popular products are carefully selected from countries such as Korea, Japan, and Taiwan to be featured in the kits. Each kit contains a selection of deluxe samples with at least one full sized item.
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The Subscription Box: W.I.N Beauty Kit
The Cost: $14 a month + free shipping
The Products: 5-6 samples with at least 1 full-sized item, plus a collectible bag
Ships to: U.S. only
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Each month’s kit comes with an info card.
The collectible bag this month features a pink rose print on cotton fabric. It’s lined with black on the inside and it has a wide bottom for more storage space. I’ve noticed that W.I.N Beauty Kit has a history of sending bags with floral prints. It is neither here nor there, it’s just something to be aware of.
Missha Pure Source Pocket Pack in Green Tea, 10 ml/0.34 oz – Value $0.98
This is a produce that can be used as a wash-off, peel-off, or sleeping mask. It contains green tea for soothing properties. It has a light, inoffensive fragrance and a cooling gel texture that spreads onto the face with ease. Unfortunately, the formula was not for me. When used as a wash-off mask, it irritated my skin. Instead of a soothing sensation, my face stung in the areas where I was breaking out. For something that claims to soothe skin, this product results in the complete opposite for me. Maybe it works better for other skin types.
Too Cool For School Morocco Ghassoul Foam Cleanser samples – Value $1.50?
This is a foaming cleanser that contains fine grains of ghassoul clay, which helps to exfoliate skin and clear out pores. A little goes a long way for this product. It produces dense, plush lather and makes face feel refreshed without any tightness afterward. Each sample contains enough for several uses, too. I’m a fan!
Skinfood Egg White Perfect Pore Cleansing Water 20 ml/0.68 oz – Value $0.75?
This cleansing water contains egg white extracts to refine and tighten pores immediately after cleansing. It has a light, clean fragrance. It removes most makeup but takes a few extra cotton pads to fully remove waterproof makeup. The cleansing water dries quickly to a weightless finish, which I really like. I would use this if there was nothing else on hand, but it’s not a game changer for me.
Farm Stay Visible Difference Hand Cream in Strawberry 100 g/3.4 oz – Value $3.77
I love this hand cream! First of all, it smells amazing. I received Strawberry and it has a soft candy-like strawberry scent that lingers for a couple minutes before disappearing. Also, the formula is a lightweight cream that absorbs very quickly and sets to a velvety soft, non-sticky finish. My hands remain hydrated for hours before needing to reapply.
Skinfood Yuja Water Whitening Ampoule Mask Sheet – Value $2?
Skinfood’s Yuja line contains yuja extract and yuja oil. The sheet mask aims to lock in moisture and brighten skin. It has a watery essence, wonderful mask fit, and a mild citrusy scent. I wore this mask right before bed. After the masking session, the essence sunk in quickly and set to a non-sticky finish. Perfect! Also, my skin felt soothed while red spots looked significantly less angry. Sadly, the effects were not long-lasting: my even skin tone returned to its original, unhappy state by the next morning.
Verdict: Overall, I think W.I.N Beauty Kit has the potential to stand out among K-beauty subscriptions. It manages to send fun, interesting items at a reasonable price point. According to my rough estimate, the total value is $9, which is a little more than half the cost of the subscription. The value has been consistently low over the last couple of months as well. This may be due to several factors. For example, my prices were calculated from Korean retailers and before shipping fees. If it were sold in the U.S. the true “retail” value would inevitably be higher. Also, the monthly bag adds additional value. Ultimately, though, I would still like to see higher value from this subscription.
What do you think of W.I.N Beauty Kit?