PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 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 retail value over $60. The PinkSeoul Plus Box is recommended for subscribers age 35+, $49.95 every two months with 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 review is of the PinkSeoul Mask Box for Oily skin types.
The Subscription Box: PinkSeoul Mask Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
The Products: 10 K-beauty mask products customized to your skin type and an accessory 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. Be sure to figure out what your skin type is because, for example, some ingredients are more compatible with dry skin than with oily skin.
All first-time subscribers receive a detailed “welcome” card that introduces Korean skincare routine basics and tips on how to incorporate those skincare into your daily life. I would keep this card somewhere handy especially if you’re new to K-beauty or find all of the steps confusing.
The info card is detailed and highly informative. PinkSeoul lists some basic tips about your skin type– mine is oily. There are also neat instructions on how to use each mask. This is especially useful for the modeling masks since they require some prep work. Full ingredient lists are also available on the PinkSeoul website.
Lindsay Vitamin Modeling Mask – $5.95
So, I didn’t expect modeling masks to be in a mask box since they can get pretty pricey. Good on PinkSeoul for raising the bar! This vitamin one was also included in the PinkSeoul March/April box. It contains Vitamin C and niacinamide to help even out skin tone, hydrate, and soothe the skin. Even though modeling masks take a little effort to prepare, the results are worth it. My skin feels happily plump and hydrated each time I use a modeling mask.
Lindsay Calendula Modeling Mask – $5.95
The calendula mask helps hydrate, soothe, and calm your skin. Each cup comes with a spatula so you can add water directly to the cup and mix. It’s very convenient and no additional tools are required. I personally like to use half the powder for a single application. Cheers to being frugal!
This mask is soaked in “liposome jelly” instead of the traditional watery essence. If that sounds strange to you, that’s because it is! As I unfolded the mask the jelly kept sticking to my fingers in blobs. The smell, although unoffending, is also reminiscent of a doctor’s office so I can’t think of this jelly mask as anything more than smearing medical lubricant all over my face. Apologies for the imagery.
I took it off after 20 minutes even though the mask remained quite wet. The texture isn’t for me, but if you like sheet masks that stay moist for a long time, check out this Banobagi one.
The notable ingredient in this mask is donkey milk, which is rich in vitamins and helps to moisturize and calm skin irritation. I’m neutral on donkey milk at this time. On one hand I’m adventurous and my skin can handle most things, but on the other hand, donkeys?? Anyway, the mask fits super well and my skin felt amazing afterwards!
I discovered this moisturizing collagen mask in my PinkSeoul Plus box earlier. The only thing I have against these SNP masks is the strong fragrance, but I love the fit and the nonsticky essence. This one contains pig collagen and 24K gold. I’m not sure what the tiny gold flecks do to improve my skin, but whatever I’m wearing gold y’all.
This is a black mask that contains black pearl and charcoal powder which help to remove skin impurities, decrease sebum, and repair skin. It has the strong fragrance that I’m iffy about but the mask fit and essence is too good to pass up.
This mask appeared in the PinkSeoul AND PinkSeoul Plus box as well. It contains tea tree oil, which is great for combating acne. It feels hydrating and soothing, and after removing the mask my face didn’t feel sticky or tacky. After getting to try this mask multiple times I have to say it’s one of my favorites now!
I was also introduced to this mask through the PinkSeoul Plus box. I like Leaders masks in general and this one was great as well. I liked the mask fit and my face felt super refreshed afterwards.
Nature Republic is a brand that focuses on using natural ingredients in their products. They advertise that aspect pretty well with pretty packaging. Royal jelly is a secretion made by worker bees and used to raise queen bees in the colony. Royal jelly is used for an assortment of ailments and as a nutritional supplement. The info card states that the key ingredient in the mask is green tea, but that’s probably a typo.
Acai berry helps with hydration and lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Acai berries are high in antioxidants and can promote healthier skin. The fit of this mask was pretty decent and I’m happy that these are inexpensive but also effective.
Tony Moly Tomatox Massage Pack samples
This massage mask/pack is made with tomato extracts to help brighten skin. The skin brightening is only a temporary effect, but it’s cool nonetheless.
Washing Hairband – $7
A soft and pretty headband for all your masking needs! This is especially great for pulling back bangs or baby hair.
Verdict: I’m happy to say that this month’s PinkSeoul Mask Box exceeded my expectations. There were unique masks like the Banobagi jelly one and the Lindsay modeling masks that I haven’t really seen in sheet mask subscriptions before. Total retail value is about $45. This box also does well in curating a fun variety of masks (i.e. those delightful modeling masks) and rounds everything out with a useful and relevant masking accessory.
I noticed that several masks in this mask box overlapped with the March/April PinkSeoul and PinkSeoul Plus boxes. I would take note of this if you are looking to subscribe to multiple PinkSeoul subscriptions at once. Overall I’m excited to see what future mask boxes will bring!
What do you think of the March PinkSeoul Mask Box?