Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – June 2018
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The Subscription Box: Piibu Box
The Cost: $20 a month + free shipping. Save with 6 and 12-month subscription plans.
The Products: 8-10 Korean face masks
Ships to: U.S.
Piibu Box June 2018 Review
My Beauty Diary Pearl Mask – Estimated Value $1.30 (buy a 10-pack for $12.99)
Pearl is always such a welcome ingredient with these masks because it’s something I’m already familiar with, and I think it typically does a good job of brightening my skin (which is what pearl is supposed to do!). This mask is actually a slightly smaller package than I’m used to, but the mask wasn’t too hard to unfold and had a pleasing floral smell to it. I thought my skin did look brighter after; I had some redness on my cheeks that mostly disappeared after I used it.
The Innisfree masks are usually a solid bet, and since acai is one of my favorite flavors, I was excited about this! This mask contains both tangerine and green tea in addition to its star ingredient, so this mask had a citrusy, botanical-inspired smell. It held a nice amount of serum, and I really liked the notches at the chin to get a good fit on my face. I was pretty impressed with this one – I thought my skin seemed to glow after using this, and it seemed to help a small breakout I had on my chin.
Elensilia-IntraCELL Firming Mask – Retail Value $3.50
Okay. *takes a deep breath* I try not to be a squeamish person; I try to be open-minded and not gross out easily, but I did have some misgivings about this mask before trying it. This mask contains both escargot and placenta, which sound serious. However, this is packed full of ingredients that are good for the skin, and this mask was extremely nourishing. It didn’t have a strong smell to me, but I thought the serum was a little stickier than other masks I’ve tried. I didn’t notice a difference right after using this mask, but the next day after trying it – wow. My skin looked really hydrated and supple. So I guess I’m a fan of escargot and placenta!
Kina Cosmetics Pure Volcanic Mask – Retail Value $2.00
A mask made with volcanic ash? AWESOME! This mask is supposed to clarify by drawing out impurities from your skin. This had almost a minerality to the smell, which makes sense given its ingredients! I did notice a bit of a difference in my nose especially after using this; I tend to have a hard time with the pores on my nose and while this wasn’t like a nose strip or anything, I thought there was less gunk in my pores after using this mask.
A’PIEU Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask in Lemon – Retail Value $1.00
I believe these Fruit Vinegar masks came out last year and I was eager to try them! This lemon one, in particular, appealed to me because of its claims to brighten; my skin has been kind of meh lately, so I thought this would perk things up a bit and improve my complexion a little. It smelled so nice! love the scent of lemon in all of its forms, but I’ll also note this was more like, “freshly zested fruit,” and not “I’m dusting my mom’s record player with Pledge,” so I think it would please everyone. It wasn’t a ton of serum, but the serum was very liquid and therefore blissfully not sticky. And it did seem to brighten my skin!
A’PIEU Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask in Pomegranate – Retail Value $1.00
Since this was the same type of mask as the lemon, it was extremely similar! It had a nice deep jammy fruit scent from the pomegranate, and this one boasted moisturizing powers. The serum was the same as the lemon in consistency, and even though it’s been really humid, I do feel like the skin on my face has been dry. Using this did seem to perk up my skin a bit! I slapped it on before getting ready to go to a wedding, and I thought my skin looked nice in all the selfies I took with the bride.
Dr. Morita Hyaluronic Acid Mask – Retail Value $2.50
There’s usually one mask in the bunch that stands out as being a little less on the beauty side, and a little more on the science-y side, and this month, that mask is this offering from Dr. Morita! This mask’s hyaluronic acid is intended to smooth out the skin by allowing the cells within it to absorb moisture at a higher rate than usual. It’s been so, so hot where I live, so I popped this one in the fridge for a few minutes before using it, and it was really refreshing! Sadly, even though this contained a fairly good amount of serum, and had a pleasant albeit faint smell, I didn’t notice a huge difference in my skin after, even though using it was enjoyable.
Verdict: This month I saw several high-performing masks! This batch offered some intense ingredients and overall, produced pretty great results in my skin. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a fun multi-step kit this time, and none of the packaging was overly decorative, but I can’t deny the results I received from the Innisfree Acai mask, the placenta (!) mask, and the volcanic and vinegar masks. When it comes to skincare, substance and the lasting effects are more important than the packaging, so I didn’t mind getting a little more serious for this June box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the August 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 + free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $2.86.
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