Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2018
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About Piibu Box
The Subscription Box: Piibu Box
The Cost: $20 a month + free shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month subscription plans
COUPON: Use code MSA10OFF to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 8-10 Korean face masks
Ships to: U.S. only
Piibu Box February 2018 Review
This subscription sadly doesn’t come with an information card, but let’s check out these masks, shall we?
This mask was sort of middle of the road for me. I liked the cotton material, and it fit pretty well. I like the smell of grapefruit much better than the taste, and this was nice, but smelled a bit artificial to me. It was relaxing enough, but I didn’t see much of a difference in my skin afterward, either.
How cute is this packaging? I loooove tea, so I was excited to see that it was the star ingredient of this mask. Although it didn’t smell like tea, it had a really pleasing scent! There was a lot of serum packed into this, allowing me to rub a little bit on my neck, which I enjoy doing with these masks. My skin was really soft and looked really hydrated when I was done with it.
Answer 19 Pore Minimizer Mask – Buy a pack of 10 for $16.90
I loved the look of this mask – the powerhouse ingredient in it is charcoal, so the inky black color of this mask was a nice touch. It’s supposed to reduce sebum, which is excess oil on the face. That’s not necessarily an issue I struggle with on my skin, but this did feel clarifying, and my pores looked a little smaller after using it.
Vita Cocktail Aqua Foil Mask – Retail Value $4.50
I had never seen a foil mask before this one! I was definitely charmed by the shiny silver appearance of this mask. It boasted hydrolyzed collagen, which is supposed to brighten. This one felt a little warm as soon as I put it on and then cooled down, adding to the spa-like experience of using a face mask in the first place. I didn’t notice a huge difference in the appearance of my skin after using this, but it did feel super-soft.
Kiwi was one of my favorite snacks in elementary school – I’d cut it in half and eat it with a spoon! This mask brought me back to those days a little bit – the smell was sweet and somewhat close to the actual fruit. The mask held a lot of serum, which was on the thin side. I didn’t notice a huge difference in my skin, but it did at least give me a hydration boost.
There are a lot of ingredients in this one, but thankfully, not the bird saliva and seaweed that this mask’s name implies! It contains sialic acid, peptides, and polysaccharides, and it lived up to its claim to hydrate dry skin – though it didn’t have much of a smell!
Lovely Strawberry Mask – Retail Value $1.00
Although this mask was very comfortable, the smell was really sweet. I thought it was more comfortable than some of the other masks, offering a nice fit on my face. This mask supposedly offers chia seed extract, and although it wasn’t a dramatically visible effect, my skin felt tighter after using it.
Etude House Pearl Mask – Retail Value $1.99
Holy brightening, Batman! I liked this serum-packed mask quite a bit. Its scent was on the milder side, vaguely like a cotton-scented soap, and its serum absorbed nicely into my skin. I’ve never used a pearl-based mask before, and hopefully, it wasn’t the power of suggestion, but I thought my skin looked brighter once I took this off.
Verdict: I love face masks anyway, so it’s easy to win me over, but this box has the added element of curation and variety, which makes it even more fun! I do think the box would greatly benefit from an info card to break down the different masks, their ingredients, and purposes. Hopefully, that’s something that Piibu will keep in mind. The site has a number of “past box” photos, but nothing to really guide you on the current month’s collection. Overall sheet masks really represent “me time” for me, so I love being able to use them and take that much-needed time out.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March box. Sign up by the 21st of each month to get the next month’s box.
Coupon – Use code MSA10OFF to 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $20.00 including free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $2.50.
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