Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – July 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.
The Products: 8-10 Korean face masks
Ships to: U.S.
Piibu Box July 2018 Review
Bare Bears Hydrating Mask – Retail Value $2.00
Usually, in every box, there’s some kind of cute animal perched on the packaging – this month we have a polar pal as the gatekeeper of this hydrating mask! This one’s main ingredient is green tea, meant to hydrate the skin, and I gotta say – it made this mask smell fantastic! It was grassy and lightly floral, and I thought it had a nice amount of serum for me to rub into my neck and shoulders as I waited for the mask to do its thing. I definitely felt like my skin was more hydrated after using!
My Real Squeeze Mask in Pomegranate – Retail Value $1.80
I know that the Innisfree masks had a bit of a makeover and not everyone is a huge fan – it’s true, the masks are now a bit thinner, but I absolutely love that that they’re biodegradable, so I’m okay with the change. I’ve tried a number of the other kinds, but the pomegranate was nice; it had a pleasing fruity scent and even though I don’t think it’s one of pomegranate’s properties, I thought my skin looked brighter after using.
Skinfood Lemon Mask – Retail Value $1.00
I’ve had a few Skinfood masks before and this continued the trend of enjoying them! Subscribers may notice this mask smells a bit like Pledge, but I don’t mind, because I love the smell of Pledge! I wish this was a bit fresher, a little more like the fresh-squeezed version, but I thought that the smell dissipated quickly and wasn’t overwhelmed by the smell. I didn’t notice a huge difference in my skin afterward, but I thought maybe it appeared a bit brighter after, maybe? As always, it was an enjoyable mask and I liked using it.
A’Pieu My Skin-Fit Mask in Lime – Retail Value $2.00
I always get excited when there’s a new ingredient that I haven’t encountered in a mask before, so opening this was a real treat! This mask smelled like a fancy mocktail; refreshingly citrusy from the lime but not too sweet. It was a thin mask, so I had to be careful that I didn’t rip it, and while I don’t think it moisturized my skin that much, my complexion seemed a little brighter after using, which is the exact effect this mask advertised, so I’ll call that a win!
A’Pieu Yogurt Mask – Retail Value $1.99
The packaging on this didn’t give me too many clues as to its ingredients, but after a solid Googling, it all made sense – yogurt is the main ingredient here! In my reading, I discovered that these come in different flavors, but I’m glad that for my first, I received the plain version so that I could best judge it at a yogurt baseline, if you will. This smelled slightly fruity, I’m guessing from the apricot extract that I read was a part of the ingredients. The goals of this mask are best observed over time, so I’m not sure that I can speak to the power of strengthening and firming, but I did feel like my skin was dewy immediately after using and into the next day.
The lifting masks are always interesting because their claim is a lofty one, and I imagine would need to be used regularly to see the real results. However, that’s not to say this mask didn’t deliver some benefits. It was nice and hydrating and I found the mask to b nice and hydrating, and while I can’t speak to the lifting aspect after just one use, it was soothing and felt nice on my face.
Kina Cosmetics Acai Mask – Retail Value $3.00
I was very attracted to the bright, juicy packaging of this mask, and was so hoping it would smell like a fresh berry smoothie! I was disappointed in the nose department – although pleasing, the very faint, clean smell was not was I was hoping for. Not all was lost, though! This was jam-packed full of serum, which I massaged into my neck, and I felt revitalized after this. It was refreshing and my skin looked so much better after using it.
Verdict: It wasn’t necessarily a proclaimed theme, I felt like this bunch was super-summery, and I was really pleased with this month’s Piibu Box! I really liked the lime mask, the lemon rounded out the citrus family very nicely, and the yogurt one was a nice change. Even though not all the superfruit ones smelled like the berry smoothie I’ve been craving, but they still delivered pretty strong performances! I felt like this batch really left me dewy and made me feel as though I was a bit more hydrated than usual when I feel like I’m drying out in the sun. Unfortunately, this month’s total value falls short. For $20.00 including free shipping, I received $14.79 worth of masks. However, I do feel that convenience is a factor in the subscription, as well as curation, bringing things to my door that I am not likely to find on my own, so that makes me feel better about the lower valuation this month. I would love it if Piibu sent even just one more mask a month, though!
To Wrap Up:
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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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