PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Review + Coupon- January 2017
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 Mask, $29.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: PinkSeoul Mask Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month + free U.S. shipping
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10
The Products: 10 K-beauty mask products customized to your skin type plus an accessory item or full-size cosmetic/skincare item
Ships to: USA (free shipping), Canada ($8.95 shipping), and other countries listed here ($15.95 shipping)
Good to know: the January box is sold out. If you subscribe today, your first box will ship 2/27
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. Some products are more appropriate/recommended for a particular skin type so be sure to figure out your skin type!
Each box includes a detailed info card. The full ingredient listing can be found on their website.
Skinfood Avocado Lip Scrub 14 g/0.5 oz – Value $12
I received this item in the January/February PinkSeoul Plus Box. This mini avocado opens up to reveal a hydrating lip scrub. It contains avocado and sugar to keeps lips moist and flake free.
This scrub performs more like a thick, nourishing lip balm with sugar grains. The scrubbing action is very gentle because the sugar grains are very small. However, my lips and fingers feel very greasy afterward as if I had just finished cleaning pots and pans. I recommend soap and water or wiping the remnants off on a paper towel. If you can handle the greasiness, this product makes for a great 2-in-1 scrub and lip balm.
A’Pieu Banana Milk Mask – Value $2
A’Pieu Green Tea Milk Mask – Value $2
These masks contain milk essence to hydrate the skin. The Banana Milk Mask has nourishing properties, while the Green Tea Mask has soothing properties. The mask material is on the thicker side but mask fit is great. The Banana Milk smells like banana-flavored candy (think Banana Runts) while the Green Tea smells like creamy green tea candy. The essence is milky and thick enough that it doesn’t drip down your neck. After removing the mask and patting the essence into my skin, my face feels heavily moisturized and even a little brightened. There is no sticky or tacky residue at all!
Skinfood Jelly Peau Wash Off Pack in Strawberry – Value $2.60
I received this wash-off mask in a different “flavor” in the December 2016 PinkSeoul Mask Box. It contains 10 mg of berry extract to hydrate the skin. It smells like delicious strawberry jam and it has a unique gelatin pudding-like texture that melts down when you rub it into the skin. Due to the sticky consistency, it’s little difficult to wash off. The mask does leave my skin soft and hydrated, but I don’t see any lasting effects after half an hour.
Aritaum Eye Patch – Value $3
These are thin, bio-cellulose under eye patches. The bio-cellulose material kind of feels like slippery cling wrap, so it adheres very well to your face! It’s also more finicky to handle than other materials, so these patches come sandwiched between two blue protective sheets. My under eye areas feel very soft, plump, and hydrated after use. I would definitely use these again!
Missha Almond Milk Mask – Value $3.25
This cotton mask from Missha contains almond and milk extracts to hydrate the skin. The fit is great! The material is thin enough that it adheres well but also thick enough that it’s easy to maneuver and apply to my face. The fragrance is like creamy almond milk, and the milky essence adds to the overall dairy theme. Although the residual essence is a tad bit sticky, the mask plumps, hydrates, and brightens up my face after use.
These sheet masks are made of soft, thin cotton that adheres very well to the skin. The Avocado mask provides “nutrition + lifting” properties while the Acai Berry mask provides “nutrition + vitality.” The only gripe I have about the fit is that the eye and mouth holes are really big. It’s as if they had been forcibly stretched out before being packaged. The masks hold runny, gel-like essence, which has a pleasant fragrance that dies down after several minutes. After use, the essence absorbs quickly when patted into the skin. However, it does leave a tacky residue.
Skin79 Fresh Garden Mask in Red Ginseng – Value $1.80
This is a cotton mask with a good fit and gel-like essence. It contains red ginseng extract to help with skin elasticity, skin tone, and the appearance of wrinkles. The fragrance is medicinal– maybe this is what ginseng smells like in real life! Even though the essence has a slightly thicker consistency, it dries down nicely and only feels minimally tacky after use. My face is left very hydrated and nourished.
Purederm Cucumber Eye Pads – Value $1.90
I was first introduced to this item in the December 2016 WIN Beauty Kit. The cotton pads contain cucumber extract to help soothe and hydrate tired eyes. They look and smell like cucumbers too. PinkSeoul recommends storing them in the fridge for extra cooling effects. I also like that the baggie is resealable and travel-friendly. I apply these to eyes as well as areas of the face that need extra hydration. After use, my eyes and skin feel soothed and hydrated!
Nature Republic Real Nature Mask in Chamomile – Value $1.50
This cotton mask from Nature Republic has a wide fit and plenty of watery essence. The sheet is relatively thin and the floral fragrance is mostly there to mask the scent of alcohol. My face feels plump and moisturized after use. The essence absorbs quickly into the skin without any sticky feeling afterward.
Included in the box but not listed on the card are two samples. Both samples are from Skinfood’s Freshmade line. The watermelon mask smells like Jolly Rancher candy while the apple mask smells just like apples! The Apple one even has little apple bits suspended in the gel. Both samples have a runny gel-like consistency. The last time I tried the Watermelon mask I had a skin reaction to it, so I won’t attempt it again. I asked my boyfriend to try the Apple mask and he really enjoyed the warm fragrance! However, neither of us felt that the masks did anything else except moisturize. If you’re just looking basic hydration, these would be good candidates.
Verdict: The total value is $34.05, which is a little more than the cost of the box. It isn’t as high as previous months, and this is because there aren’t any super uncommon or fancy items in the box such as modeling or bio-cellulose masks. Despite that, the mask selection is still great and most of the items are new to me. I do hope that they will include more uncommon masks in the future.
What do you think of PinkSeoul Mask Box?