Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2018


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Piibu Box is a subscription box for Korean face masks that sends 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.)

Piibu March 2018 review

About Piibu Box

The Subscription Box: Piibu Box

The Cost: $20 a month + $4 shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month subscription plans

The Products: 8-10 Korean face masks

Ships to: U.S.

Piibu Box March 2018 Review

This subscription sadly doesn’t come with an information card, but let’s check out these masks, shall we?

Apieu Goblin Three Step Nose Pack – Retail Value $2.19 (found here for $1.73)

If there is something on Earth more satisfying that pore strips, I sure don’t know what it is! I went bananas for this packaging and I really loved the concept of the three-in-one mask system. This was nice and familiar, with three white strips that looked just like regular pore strips, but step two really yanked the gunk from my pores! I liked the tightening mask at the end, too – it was a nice way to close up my pores after they were extracted so that I don’t get greasy afterward.

Tony Moly I’m Real Makgeoli Mask Sheet

Tony Moly I’m Real Makgeoli Mask Sheet – Retail Value $1.91 (found here for $1.26)

I’m a big fan of the Tony Moly line, and this standby staple is a solid mask. It’s a typical pulp mask with a sort of alcohol smell (Makgeoli is a type of Korean rice wine). This brand is always easy to use – I just plopped it on and watched an episode of The Good Place, then removed and rubbed the extra serum in. This felt really hydrating, and I felt like my skin looked a little brighter even the next day.

Beauty in a Food Mask Sheet, Coconut

Beauty in a Food Mask Sheet, Coconut – Estimated Value $2.00 (buy 5 for $10.00)

I was really glad to see a coconut variation of this mask in the box because I loooove coconut! I like the food, but I also love summer so much that the sunscreen-y smell also brings back awesome memories. This was also a nice “juicy” mask – full of serum and felt like it was giving my skin some much-needed moisture (seriously, is winter ever going to end?).

Beauty in a Food Mask Sheet, Centella Asiatica – Retail Value $1.00

I had never heard of this main ingredient before receiving this month’s box! It has a beautiful almost grassy smell, which is one of my favorite types of scents in skin care. This mask was a little thicker in nature, but I thought it fit my face well. It didn’t stick as well as I would’ve liked, but thankfully I chose to wear this one while reclined in the bath (self-care is real, people). I thought my skin looked calmer after using.

Nature Republic Real Nature Manuka Honey Mask – Retail Value $2.90

As I have mentioned in other reviews, I love honey any way I can get it. I enjoy eating it, for sure, but in the summertime, it’s my absolute favorite mask ingredient; there is something about it that just instantly takes the sting out of any kind of run-in with the sun. Last summer I put an entire honey sheet mask on my husband’s back to soothe a beach sunburn and it made a huge difference. Manuka honey, the type in this mask, is a little different from the kind you find in a bear because of its bioactive properties, and I felt like this made the mask even more effective. I love the sweet, kind of floral smell of the mask, and as always, my skin looked brighter, more even, and was really soft once I had used it.

Nature Republic Real Nature Aloe Mask – Retail Value $2.90

I’ve always wanted to grow an aloe plant because I find aloe so fascinating! This mask was neat since it was a hydrogel one it was shiny, and even though the nose wasn’t a perfect fit on me, the rest of the mask fit fairly well. It’s always nice to do a mask, but this particular one didn’t show a huge difference in my skin after.

ETUDE HOUSE Lotus Therapy Air Mask – Retail Value $2.00 (found here for $1.50)

When it’s nice out, I love a nice light mask that has thinner serum, because I find them to be really cooling. I used this one on a recent really warm day, and it was a refreshing break in my too-hot apartment. It’s so thin I had to be really careful unfolding it, but that’s the only thing to watch out for. This was a lot of serum, so I used some extra from the package on my hands after the mask was on my face. I really liked how the serum was in no way sticky, and it had a vaguely cotton-esque scent that was pleasing, but not at all strong.

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask – Manuka Honey – Retail Value $2.00

As you all can probably guess, I was thrilled to have a second honey mask in the box! This mask also smelled slightly sweet and delicious to me and seemed to actually clear some pesky little blackheads I had on my chin. I really like the updates that Innisfree added to their masks last year, like the little tab on the forehead to make removal easier! It’s the little things that can sometimes make a really big impact, I think, and this was a really neat addition to make the mask experience better.

Verdict: I loved this month’s box due in large part to the choice of ingredients I received. You all now know my deep love for honey, I loved trying Centella Asiatica for the first time, and coconut is always welcome in my house. I also loved that the nose strip pack was a slight departure from the normal mask format, and was surprised at how well it worked! This month I had the chance to try things that I will definitely look out for on my next beauty shopping run.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the May 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 + $4.00 shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $3.00.

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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, K-Beauty Subscription Boxes, Piibu Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: piibu | 4 comments

4 Comments

  1. Centella Asiatica is the scientific name for Gotu Kola.

    • I saw that in my research! I’m still somewhat unfamiliar with the ingredient but I’m excited to learn more.

  2. I used that nose pack, and despite how long it takes to complete the process, I really liked it as it made the skin on my nose feel sooooo clean & smooth afterward. I was thinking a system like this should come out for the face, but with a peel off mask as the 2nd step as opposed to a huge poor strip… that would hurt! 🙂

    • There is nothing better than that post-nose pack feeling. I think you’re right, though, and more of the face would be painful – though I wouldn’t say no to a chin-shaped strip!

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