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PinkSeoul Plus Subscription Box Review + Coupon- December 2016

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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 a retail value over $60. The PinkSeoul Plus Box is recommended for subscribers age 35+, $49.95 every two months with a 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 box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Oily Skin Type, PinkSeoul Plus, $49.95 every two months, box.


The Subscription Box: PinkSeoul Plus

The Cost: $49.95 bi-monthly + free US shipping

COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!

The Products: at least 4 full-sized K-beauty 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)

Good to know: PinkSeoul and PinkSeoul Plus boxes are delivered every two months depending on which month you signed up. For example, if you signed up in November, your next box will be in December; if you sign up in December your next box will be in January. The boxes are the same for the December/January period, just shipped out at different times.

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Prior to purchasing a subscription, PinkSeoul will ask you several customization questions. Some products are more appropriate/recommended for a particular skin type so be sure to figure out what your skin type is!



The info card always lists the products in the order of recommended usage– useful if you’re not sure of where to insert products into your routine. Full ingredient listing can be found on their website.


Reusable/Compact Tote – Listed Value $7

The accessory item this time around is a reusable tote bag! The material used here is a little stiffer than Baggu bags. They’re also slightly wider than standard-sized Baggus. This tote folds into an attached pouch that, when unfolded, turns into a side pocket.


There were various designs sent out. This one features an overlay of rabbits. The bag looks grayish black under some lighting and dark blue under others.


Calmia Oatmeal Peeling Gel – Value $16

Peeling gels are gentle exfoliants that pill up when you rub it into your skin. The pills are a combination of the gel and dead skin cells. This one is infused with honey and oatmeal, plus it is formulated to be suitable for sensitive skin. The sweet fragrance is a little strong for me but the results are great. After washing off all the pilling, my face feels smooth and even moisturized.


Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch – Value $18

These are hydrogel patches for extra TLC to the under eye area. These patches are infused with black pearl and gold powder to rejuvenate and soften the skin.


The box contains 30 pairs of hydrogels and a small spatula for hygienically grabbing each patch from the tub. The patches are easy to apply and stay put after I hold them in place for a couple seconds upon application. The essence is fragranced but the scent dissipates within a minute. My under eye areas feel plumped and hydrated after use!


CosRx Holy Moly Snail Mask – Value $3

This is a yellow-tinted face mask made from cotton of medium thickness. It contains snail secretion filtrate to help with overall skin tone, cell regeneration, and moisture. My face looks brighter and less red after use, but of course, the results are temporary. The essence absorbs to a slightly tacky but not uncomfortable finish.


Etude 0.2 Therapy Air Mask in Green Tea – Value $2

The 0.2 refers to Etude House’s “air-like” sheet mask line that’s thin to fit on the face like a second skin. This one contains green tea, which provides deep hydration. The fragrance smells pleasant and disappears quickly. The mask fit is, of course, very nice and mostly true to its name. Best of all, the essence absorbs quickly and leaves no sticky or tacky feeling on the skin.


Tosowoong Tea Tree Oil – Value $18

This is made with 100% organic tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has antibacterial properties and is great for sensitive or acne-prone skin. The oil is very pungent– it has a distinctive herbal, almost medicinal scent that can’t be fully masked with other fragrances. Because it is so concentrated, a little goes a long way. I mix 1-2 drops with the essences in my nighttime routine. PinkSeoul also recommends using it directly on the skin or with existing moisturizers or foundations (if you can handle the scent, that is).


Mizon Water Volume Aqua Gel Cream – Value $10

This is a lightweight gel-cream that melts into a cooling, watery consistency when massaged into the skin. It contains glycerin and hyaluronic acid, both moisturizing properties. This cream is meant for hydration and brightening overall skin tone, and it’s great for all skin types. The lightweight consistency and non-tacky finish are perfect for my preferences. The fragrance, a soft floral, shouldn’t be bothersome for sensitive noses and disappears quickly after application.


CosRx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence sample

Included in the box are two foil samples from CosRx. The Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is an essence of medium-thick, stringy consistency. It contains 96% snail mucin, which has an assortment of benefits for the skin such as brightening and anti-aging properties. There is a slightly tacky feeling after application but it goes away after a minute or so.

CosRx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask sample

This is a sleeping mask that contains 65% rice extract for nourishing, brightening, and moisturizing properties. The mask is creamy but doesn’t feel heavy. It leaves my skin hydrated and plump the next morning.

Verdict: Not counting samples, the total value is $74, which is well above the cost of the box but on the lower side of their usual curation. That aside, the selection is wonderful! I enjoyed every single item and will use everything, so this box is a big win.

What do you think of PinkSeoul Plus?

Written by Nancy Su

Nancy Su

Nancy used to be a Candy Crush addict but then she became addicted to subscription boxes instead. Now she has a particular interest in Korean/Asian beauty after seeing the wonders it has done to her skin. She’s constantly in search of new lippies, skincare, and tasty international snacks.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I use tea tree oil on my kids hair as lice repellent. I cannot imagine to apply it directly to face.

  2. Hello! Great review– just wanted to say that it actually isn’t very safe to put tea tree oil ( or any other “hot”, or non “hot” oil) directly on your skin undiluted. About 7-8 years ago I had been told that it was safe to use undiluted by a naturopath that I really respected, and so I applied tea tree oil directly to a small zit I had on my face. The tea tree oil literally burned a hole in my skin- it was a chemical burn according to my doctor. It took several months for my skin to heal. There is still a scar on my face where the burn happened.

    I wanted to post this, so as to help other people avoid the misfortune and pain I experienced! Always dilute your oils. Besides experiencing a chemical burn like me, skin sensitization can occur after only a single use of an oil being applied to your skin “neatly” ( undiluted). After your skin is sensitised you may never be able to use that specific oil without suffering a negative reaction. It’s serious business. Essential oils are amazing, potent, beautiful things- but they need to be respected and used with proper information. I am an avid lover of essential oils, and use them every single day. They’re great! Please, use them responsibly and keep yourself safe.

    The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy has excellent information on how/when/why to use oils safely. I highly recommend checking it out. Sorry for the long post- just wanted to save someone else’s face from experiencing what mine went through 🙂

    • Great advice! Thanks for posting.

  3. Can you please do reviews of other skin types??? These are always for oily skin — same with the sheet mask reviews. Not all of us have oily skin.

    • I don’t know if it helps, but I’m set to Normal skin w/ a focus on pigmentation. I received the same oatmeal peeling gel and eye patches, tosowoong fermented camellia oil, mizon hyaluronic ultra suboon cream and my masks were Secret Key snail repairing mask pack and My Skin-fit sheet mask in lime. My cosrx samples were for the ultimate honey overnight mask and good morning gel cleanser.

  4. I purchased the petitfee Black pearl and gold eye patches on amazon for less than 10 dollars. Pink seouls price for them are way over inflated.

    • I received a few fake products from reputable sellers in Amazon

      • Amazon co-mingles inventory from third party sellers (at least for Prime-eligible items stored in their warehouse), unless the sellers pay some fee to avoid this practice. So even if one seller sends legitimate merchandise and another doesn’t, and you buy from the reputable seller, you could still get fake stuff.

        • I work for amazon so luckily I know where everything comes from and you can purchase Petitfee products directly from Petitfee. Other sellers will sell petitfee items as well but where they acquire them is a priority at amazon. Amazon has been making changes to make sure items are original and sellers are being scrutinized very carefully. Especially foreign items. I have yet to receive any items that are fake. If you do receive an item you think is you need to report it to Amazon and it will be investigated.

          • That is good to know. Thanks for posting.

    • No the one I bought is the exact same as the one shown. I buy petitfee products all the time. It is definitely the original from korea with the original packaging. They sell alot of their products on amazon. Alot of other asian companies sell petitfee eye patches for way cheaper than $18. Pink Seoul always has inflated prices on most of the items they send. It is never worth the cost of the box.

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