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PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Review + Coupon- February 2017

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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 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 February box is sold out. If you subscribe today, your first box will ship 3/27.

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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 your skin type!



Each box includes a detailed info card. The full ingredient listing can be found on their website.




Clio Pro Play Eyelash Curler – Value $3.07

This month’s accessory item is an eyelash curler (with one pad refill) from Clio. The same accessory has been featured in the January/February PinkSeoul and PinkSeoul Plus boxes. It’s now my go-to curler. The curvature matches my eye shape perfectly and it doesn’t pinch any skin. The handle is easy to grip as well. Never has curling my lashes been this painless!


Nature Republic Real Nature Hydrogel Mask in Grape – Listed Value $5

Subscribers receive one of ten types of masks based on their skin type and areas of concern. This is a two-piece hydrogel mask. The best part about this mask is that it smells like grape juice! The essence has a gel-like consistency, while the hydrogel adheres well to my skin due to its natural clinginess. The essence absorbs quickly while leaving skin matte and soft. After use, my face feels plump and soothed without any stickiness. I’m a big fan!


Leaders Collagen Boosting Renewal Mask – Value $5

Leaders Vita Brightening Renewal Mask – Value $5

These cotton masks from Leaders have a cooling watery essence, great mask fit, and strong sweet fragrance. The Collagen Boosting mask helps improve skin elasticity, increase firmness, and diminish the appearance of fine lines. The Vita Brightening mask contains Vitamin C derivatives to boost dull skin, minimize dark spots, brighten complexion, and give skin a healthy glow. My face feels super hydrated after wearing these masks, but there are no other noticeable effects. Sadly, the essence dries to a very sticky finish, which is not my favorite.


Manyo Factory Aqua Bonding Cream Mask – Value $3

This cotton mask is saturated with a milky cream essence that helps replenish moisture and give skin “an elegant glow.” The mask fit is great and I like the powdery sweet fragrance as well. After use, my face is very hydrated and redness is diminished. The essence dries quickly to a slightly sticky finish. I think I prefer more watery formulas to milky ones, but this was a nice masking experience nonetheless.


Petitfee Resurrection Plant Soothing Gel Mask – Listed Value $3

Instead of a traditional watery essence, this mask contains gel essence infused with a berry mix complex and true rose of Jericho extract. I like the mask material and fit– it completely covers the contours of my face and leaves just enough space for the eyes. It has a pleasant floral fragrance. The essence is relatively thick and sticky like they claim, which alludes to a sticky finish as well. After use, the essence absorbs fairly quickly to a slightly sticky finish. My face feels super hydrated, yes, but I can feel the residue resting on my skin, which isn’t very comfortable. In the end, I had to gently wipe off some of the essence before continuing with the rest of my skincare routine.


Nature Republic Coconut Bio Skin Multi Patch – Value $3.38

These patches are made of bio-cellulose material, which is thinner than your usual hydrogel patches but still retain plenty of essence and adheres to skin even just as well. They’re shaped like commas and are multi-functional– you can use them under eyes, cheeks, smile lines, or wherever you feel needs a moisture boost. I chose to put them on my under eye area.

Each patch is protected by two cover slips to facilitate an easier application process. I feel a nice, gentle cooling sensation while they’re on the skin. The sensation is noticeable for about 10 minutes before disappearing. After use, my under eye areas are plump, hydrated, and less puffy-looking. I would definitely use these again as a refreshing pick-me-up after a long day.


Goodal Water Full Mask in Firming – Value $2.36

Goodal Water Full Mask in Whitening – Value $2.36

These are cotton sheet masks from the skincare brand Goodal. Subscribers receive two of four mask types from the Water Full line. I received the Firming and Whitening types. Both masks have a sharp floral fragrance, superb mask fit, and soothing watery essence. After masking, the essence absorbs quickly, leaving skin plump, soft and fully hydrated. Both masks leave my face with a smooth, non-tacky finish.

Despite there being two types of masks with different advertised benefits, they give me essentially the same results. For example, the Whitening mask calms redness and brightens my skin to the same degree as the Firming mask.


It’s Skin Fresh Mask in Rose – Listed Value $2

It’s Skin Fresh Mask in Bamboo – Listed Value $2

Subscribers receive two of seven types of masks from the It’s Skin Fresh Mask line. The Rose mask smells like soft roses and is designed to boost moisture and vitality. The Bamboo mask smells like aloe vera gel, and it is designed to boost moisture. I like the mask fit and the watery essence. After use, my skin feels refreshed and hydrated with no sticky residue whatsoever. The best part is that my acne and redness look noticeably calmed afterward. I like the Bamboo one more just because the scent is more pleasing to me, but they perform equally well.


Skinfood Black Raspberry Eye Cream For Face sample

Included in the box but not listed on the card are two samples. This eye cream has an unusual half bitter, half sweet herbal fragrance, which is a little disappointing because I was definitely expecting the smell of raspberry. While thick, the cream absorbs fairly quickly and leaves skin very supple.

Berrisom Timetox Revitalizing Essence sample

This essence has a gel-cream consistency. It smells like very generic hand soap, which confused me a little. Although the essence is super moisturizing, it lies on top of the skin without sinking in. It never fully dries either– I really dislike the tacky feeling. I don’t think this essence is a good match for my skin type.

Verdict: I’m pleased with the selection of masks in this month’s box! The Nature Republic bio-cellulose Multi Patch and Real Nature Hydrogel Mask get shout outs because they’re made of extra fancy material and completely new to me. The total value is $36.17, which is higher than the cost of the box but on the lower end of their usual value count. I do hope PinkSeoul focuses even more on uncommon or “fancy” masks because that is one of the things they’re really good at. Also, I’ve noticed that the info cards are lacking the descriptive pizzazz that they used to have. While this isn’t a big deal, sometimes it’s not clear why a particular mask type is chosen for my skin type over the other options. This might be an area of improvement as well.

What do you think of PinkSeoul Mask Box?

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. You get so many sheet masks. How can you use them all? Are they meant to be used daily? Do you ever use more than one at a time for the different effects? Is it essential to keep the essence on after you take the mask off or can you wipe off extra before you start the rest of routine and still get the effects of the mask? A primer on sheet masks would be helpful. Thank you.

    • This is from my experience only, so do take my answers with a grain of salt. I use sheet masks almost daily because I get so many 🙂 They can be used every day if your skin can handle it (I know friends who do so with no issues while others only wear them once a week as a treat).

      The most essential part is the essence! You’re buying a sheet mask for the benefits that essences can impart on your skin. If you wipe off the essence after you’re done it’s the same as wiping off your night cream right after putting it on– so you shouldn’t do that. The reason why I sometimes wash/wipe mine off is because they feel too sticky to keep on for the day/night; it just means I’m not a big fan of the formula.

      As for the benefits– they vary a little but the most noticeable effect is a huge boost in hydration. I also see soothing, depuffing, brightening, and redness calming effects sometimes, but it depends on the mask type and essence. The effects are temporary for the most part (i.e. my acne and redness looks soothed for a couple of hours before they’re back to their usual antics) but the idea is that there will be long-term effects with consistent use.

      I’ve double-masked in the past just for fun but it didn’t make much of a difference. However, I have added under-eye patches under a sheet mask before. Those are great!

      Sorry for long comment, hope this answers some of your questions!

      • Thanks for all the useful info. I’m have a sheet mask addiction and I found this helpful! Great review, Nancy!!

        • Glad I can help! 🙂

      • Thank you for the info. Very helpful.

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