Piibu Box is a subscription box for Korean face masks that sends you 8-10 face masks each month.
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.)
The Subscription Box: Piibu Box
The Cost: $15 a month + $4.95 shipping. Save with 3 and 6-month subscription plans
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 8-10 Korean face masks
Ships to: U.S. only
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This month's box did not come with an information card but their website lists out every item if you need more information on each mask!
This mask comes in 2 parts: the top had a round pad (almost like an old school oxy pad) with a pocket that I could slide my fingers into, which is used to prep your face my cleansing and exfoliating before you use the mask. I've never seen a sheet mask come with that before, so that was cool! Unfortunately, like with many of these masks, there were no English directions, so I had to comb the internet to figure it out before starting.
The second part of this pack was the actual mask, which was really jelly like. Makes sense, since it's a Jel Vitamin C mask. 😉 I liked that this was on the smaller side, so it actually fit my face, and was thin enough that it really clung to my skin. Once I removed the mask, my face was really gooey, so I spread the essence down to my neck, figuring that it couldn't hurt. My face (and neck) felt super dewy and more elastic-y afterwards.
Dr. Jart Soothing Hydra Solution - Value $6.00
Hey! A brand I recognize! Probably because this is also sold at Sephora. The scent of this mask was really strong, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it other than "mentholated". This mask is intended to soothe dry skin, which now that we are mid-summer isn't a huge problem for me. Get back to me in the winter though. Yeesh. This mask also clung to my face really well, which seems obvious, but isn't always the case. After taking it off, per usual, there was a ton of essence left over, but once I massaged around my face, it ended up feeling really sticky. Usually when this happens I end up washing it off to avoid that icky feeling, to reveal soft skin underneath.
Serment Rejuvenating Mask Pack with Snail Secretion Filtrate - Value $2.59 (Buy 10 on Amazon for $25.87)
Oooooh- I was excited to try this one that has SNAIL SECRETIONS in it! That sounds so wrong, and yet, so right at the same time. This mask ended up being too big for my face, which happens often and isn't a huge deal. It just means it doesn't stay put real well. The benefits of the snail secretion mask are brightening and anti-aging. I'm not sure I need my face much brighter than it already is, but anti-wrinkle couldn't hurt. I ended up using toner on my face before putting this on, which many directions ask of you, but I don't always do. After taking the mask off, my face felt REALLY oily with a thick slime. I suppose I should expect something like that for a snail mask, but it was pretty unsettling. After about 20-30 minutes, it hadn't soaked in so I ended up rinsing my face. My friend Kelly who was masking with me said that my face really did look brighter and not blotchy like it can sometimes be. Maybe the toner helped tho?
My Beauty Diary Apple Polyphenol Mask - Value $1.30 (buy 10 for $12.99 at Target)
Since Kells was over my house after a rough week, I invited her to join me in a mask adventure and she chose this apple one. She knows a lot about natural ingredients and pointed out that this one has aloe and witch hazel, which are both anti inflammatory. It also contains arnica, which has shown signs of reducing bruising or other discolorations of the skin. She noted that this mask had zero smell at all, but fit her face and stayed on. It was also the kind that you peel it off of a plastic backing, so it was easy to put on. After Kelly took the mask off, there was a lot of extra essence, which she massaged into her face. She said it felt like a heavy moisturizer, but without being gooey. Her face looked even toned afterwards, and her pores felt tighter.
Mother Made Pure Pearl Mask - Value $3.90
I went into this feeling glamorous by putting pearl extract on my face, but it finally happened; I had a reaction to this mask. Ugh! I put it on and it was a little tingly, but nothing alarming. When I took it off, my face was really hot and was all blotchy with patches of red and white. This mask is supposed to "brighten" but just made my skin freak out! Luckily, after 30-60 minutes my face was back to normal, but I learned my lesson that pearl extract is not for me. I think it could tell I'm not worthy. 🙁
Leaders Mediu Amino Moisture Mask - Value $3.42
Even though Piibu normally has 8-10 masks in each box, this month I only received six, so this is the final one. Pills and test tubes seem to be a common theme when designing sheet mask packaging, and this one follows suit. This amino moisture mask contains lysine which seems to promote the formation of collagen, so I can see why they've put it in this mask. It also includes ceramide, which "creates a protective organ to prevent excessive water loss due to evaporation as well as a barrier against the entry of microorganisms." Thanks, Wikipedia! The mask fit my face and stuck to my skin really well. Upon taking it off, there was a thick oily layer on my skin that I let sit for about 20 minutes before I ended up rinsing. My skin was feeling ultra-moisturized and hydrated.
Verdict: This was my first Piibu box, and there were certainly all new masks to me that I had never tried. My only gripe is that this subscription doesn't come with any info cards, and I don't think they even have a website beyond their Facebook page to house information. This is mainly a problem because most masks don't have English on the packaging, so I'm not always sure what I'm doing with the more involved ones. I was able to find them all online for sale and the value added up to be just over $22. Since the box is $15 (+$4.95 shipping), it just barely inches over the cost. Of course, if I did order all of those on my own, I'd have to pay shipping which would no doubt send the price well over. I'm not sure I like this box better than Facetory, since they are lacking information and an available ecomm site, but it's good to know there are options when choosing a sheet mask subscription!
How do you feel about Piibu Box?