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Miss Tutii Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2016

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyJan 25, 2016 | 19 comments

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Miss Tutii
3.2 overall rating
6 Ratings | 1 Reviews

Miss Tutii is an international beauty subscription featuring popular products from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland (?) and more.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Subscription Box: Miss Tutii

The Cost:  TutiiMask ($12/month, receive 6-8 masks); TutiiBag ($15/month, receive 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full sized products); TutiiBox ($29/month, receive 5-6 full sized and/or premium samples).  This is a review of the TutiiBag.

The Products: Popular skincare products, masks, and other beauty items from Asia and beyond!

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Ships to:  US (free), Canada ($5.95), International ($8.95)

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The bag came with this information card, which included directions for each product (the labels were in Korean so this was helpful) as well as the products’ intended effects.

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Secret Key Berry Milk Hand Cream (60 mL) – Value $3.95

The main active ingredient here is donkey milk (yes, really).  It is high in protein and has a lot of omega 6 fatty acids which help with moisturization.  This also includes collagen and hyaluronic acid (not entirely sure whether these are part of the donkey milk or added in separately), which should help with skin elasticity and additional moisturization, respectively.  There are also apparently extracts of three berries (hence the name), although I am just not getting a berry scent from this product.

It’s getting cold in Georgia (finally) and my hands are typically dry, cracked, and bleeding at this time of year.  I’ve been using this a few times a day for a week and it is really making a difference.  It has more of a floral scent, to me, than anything else but the scent doesn’t stick around for too long.

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Skinfood Royal Honey Essential Eye Cream (0.25 oz?) – Value $4.75

The key ingredients here are honey and royal jelly.  Honey has antibacterial properties and is high in pretty much all vitamins (A, B vitamins, C, D, E, and K) and some minerals as well (including calcium, potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium).  Royal jelly is what is fed to queen bees as well as very young bee larvae and is thought to have anti-aging properties.  It does not have quite the same vitamin/mineral profile as honey, however.

I’ve been using this morning and night all week.  My main problem is with fine lines (which is what this product is designed to help with) and I think it is helping.  This is a pretty generous sample for an eye cream, which I appreciate.

Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack (0.5 oz?) – Value $1.50

I’ve seen pumpkin in mild facial peels before.  In addition to the pumpkin extract, this contains a pineapple enzyme (bromelain) and a papaya enzyme (papain) which also are sometimes in peels.  So this should have some exfoliation action, but not as much as with glycolic acid peels!  Nice if you want something gentler.  The pumpkin is going to have some vitamins in it, as well (e.g., vitamin A).  This also contains a bunch of other plant extracts which should contribute antioxidants.  There’s sodium hyaluronate which will add moisture (even in small amounts).  This does also contain some silicones and silicone derivatives.

There was enough in here for one (generous) use.  It didn’t have much of a scent (though my nose has been stuffy) but it had a slight orange tint to it (there are at least two artificial dyes here).  It absorbed into my skin overnight and left it really quite soft and moisturized without being greasy.  (You could instead have received a sleeping mask called “Fresh Gore…”)

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La Glace Wrinkle Treatment Mask (1 mask) – Value $3

I couldn’t find this for sale individually online, only wholesale sites, so I am taking the value from the information card.

This includes marine collagen, chamomile, ginseng extract, algae extracts, and sodium lactate.  Collagen is thought to help with skin elasticity (hence the wrinkle treatment part) and chamomile is generally soothing to redness.  Ginseng is thought to have both anti-wrinkle effects as well as soothing effects with respect to redness, even slight wounds/injuries.  Algae extracts will differ in their properties depending on which species they are, and I couldn’t find that information online.

It is a little hard to tell after only one use whether this is having an effect.  I will say, this fit my face pretty well and it had more serum in the packet than about any mask I’ve ever used.  It was definitely moisturizing and soothing but I don’t have a ton of wrinkles yet because I stay out of the sun.  So maybe this will have a preventive effect?

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Laniege Original Essence White Plus Renew (10 mL?) – Value $10.20

This contains niacinamide, which has always worked for me in whitening products.  It also contains green tea leaf extract, which has a ton of antioxidants and should help deal with free radical damage (so anti-aging plus potential whitening effects).  These ingredients should also help with acne and/or redness.  This also has something called “truffle yeast” which is supposed to moisturize and maintain brightening.  On their website, Laniege specifically says this is tailored for Asian women.  I’m Caucasian and about the lightest foundation shade possible so I doubt I can get the “2 skin tone brightening” effect, but we will see, I guess.

My first experience with essences was the January curated Birchbox.  I’m personally happy to get something from Laniege other than the water sleeping mask (which is nice but I have about four of them I need to use).  I do think this is helping to reduce redness and even out my skin tone (used twice a day after toner but before serum).

Tonymoly Aqua Aura Waterful Mist (1.5 oz?) – Value $5

This is apparently 100% mineral water so there is not much to say about the ingredients (it’s free of parabens, phthalates, animal-derived ingredients, etc.).  If you like the Avene thermal water, this is a similar product.

My facial skin doesn’t get too dry in winter because I use so many serums and moisturizers (and now essences)!.  However, this can also be used as a makeup setting spray and that is how I am using it.  So far, it seems to be working well, and this is a pretty generously-sized sample.

Verdict:  I calculated a value of about $24 for the January 2016 Miss Tutii Bag.  Now, most of the products did not have sizes listed so my size estimates could be way off.  But that is more than the cost of the subscription, and it gave me a chance to try a lot of items I would not have been exposed to otherwise.  I had fun looking up some of the ingredients and trying the different products, and a few of them were super effective for me.

There are a few things you may want to be cautious of (with any Asian beauty subscription, really, not just this one).  If you have allergies, you should know that the ingredients are not available on the packages in English for some of the products.  You can almost certainly guarantee that some of the products will have animal-derived ingredients (honey, donkey milk, hyaluronic acid, collagen, etc.), so this would not be for vegans.  And you can probably count on a few whitening or brightening products.  I’m pale so this works for me, but I cannot speak to how such products would affect a darker skin tone.

What did you think of the January2016  Miss Tutii Bag?  Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?

Miss Tutii is an international beauty subscription featuring popular products from Asia and beyond! TutiiMask, TutiiBag, and TutiiBox options starting at $12, $15 or $25.
Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).

Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).
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19 comments

Kat

I’ve been obsessed with Korean skincare for a few months now and have noticed a huge difference in my skin and how much better my make up looks because of it! I get the 3b box and love it. I’m tempted to get this one as well!
Great review!

Missy

Thanks Ragan for such an informative review! I really value all the extra info about the ingredients and such!! I definitely learned a lot I’ve been wondering about reading your review! I really want to get this sub!! Do u know if I can still get January’s bag if I order now?

Sherry

This looks really interesting! Do they say anywhere where each of the products are from?

Ragan

This month, they were mostly Korean, although they advertise other places as well (I think the sheet mask might’ve been from Hong Kong).

Katherine

I looooove your reviews! I find them to be so informative! Love your tips as well 🙂 Keep up the great reviews!

Virginia

Hi, while reading your review it came to mind that I have been hearing about honey, oils from nuts and other items that are not as effective if used after the “first cold press.” Do any of the sub boxes or products address this?

mimi

With a lot of Asian beauty products, if you google the name you can find a listing on Amazon or some other site that will list the ingredients.

Ragan

I don’t always trust Amazon listings of ingredients. I’ve seen them be like 50% wrong on products with ingredients lists in English before. I think with the more obscure items only available from third party sellers, the sellers enter the lists themselves, and there could be errors (or simply lists pasted from unrelated products). Also I notice they often don’t get updated over time, even if formulas change. So it is kind of “buyer beware.” But yeah, sometimes Googling will get you a full ingredients list — just be aware of the source of the information.

Cassandra

Thanks for the review – a few people I follow on IG have recently been posting about this and I’m really interested in trying out an Asian beauty sub. So handy to actually see what the size of the samples are and potential effects as I couldn’t tell from tiny IG pictures! I’m interested but I’ll watch for a couple more months, as the largest sample seems to be the hand cream which isn’t something I use very much.

(Also, just letting you know – you’ve mis-spelled Laneige in your review)

Virginia

You apparently do not like misspelled words any more than I do. I try to proof read but that doesn’t always help. What bothers me are the professional posted websites with misspelled words in their home page that never changes. You would think they would proof read closely. They also apparently don’t know spell check does not correct misused words.

Melissa

People who misspell words should be hanged. Or maybe hung. Unless, of course, they’re well-hung ;-P

bunnygirlbrem

Speaking of which, the information card had a misspelling…”Lets Discover” with no apostrophe. 🙂 Eh, maybe it was lost in translation.

Ragan

Sorry about the misspelling. I am probably totally mispronouncing the brand name in my head, which is translating into a misspelling in the post.

Marion

“La neige” is french for “snow” and would be pronounced “la nezh,” though I’ve seen TV commercials in Korean for the brand, and they pronounce it more like “la ness.”

Marina

I got my first MissTutii bag this month and I love everything in the bag! Can wait for next months bag

Jen

I used the 20% and got the bag ($15). Worth a shot. I liked Beauteque, but shipping was extra and made the monthly price almost $30. Too much. Excited to see what’s in the next bag!

Nelliebelle1197

Try Mishibox. The people are awesome, products good, price reasonable

Maribel:)

Thanks for your review, Ragan! I would be really interested in this in sub especially what future months may look like. Thanks for pointing out some of the possible issues such as ingredients, uses, etc 🙂

Ragan

It’s a fairly new subscription, from what I can tell, so I will be interested to see where they go as well!

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