PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018
PinkSeoul is a monthly Korean beauty subscription box curated to your skin type. They focus on customized, full-sized, and curated products that are designed to guide you in your K-beauty journey of discovery. You can also shop their online store for more K-beauty goodies!
PinkSeoul offers 3 subscription types. The PinkSeoul Box is $39.95 every two months with a retail value over $60. The PinkSeoul Plus Box is recommended for subscribers age 35+, $49.95 every two months with a retail value over $80. These two boxes are shipped bi-monthly and each box contains at least 4 full-sized items plus an accessory item. The PinkSeoul Mask Box is $29.95 every month with 10 customized mask products and an accessory item.
This review is of the Oily Skin Type, PinkSeoul Mask, $29.95 a month, box.
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: PinkSeoul Mask Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month + free U.S. shipping
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10
The Products: 10 K-beauty mask products customized to your skin type plus an accessory item or full-size cosmetic/skincare item
Ships to: USA (free shipping), Canada ($8.95 shipping), and other countries listed here ($15.95 shipping)
PinkSeoul Mask Box August 2018 Review
Prior to purchasing a subscription, PinkSeoul will ask you several customization questions. Some products are more appropriate/recommended for a particular skin type so be sure to figure out your skin type.
Here is the info sheet detailing the products.
Missha Airy Fit Sheet Mask in Cucumber, Potatoe, and Tea Tree – Retail Value $3 each
I have never seen a potato sheet mask before, but here we are. The potato mask is designed to be calming and soothing, the cucumber is designed to provide cool hydration for dull skin, and the tea tree is for problematic skin. Tea Tree is a really good natural ingredient to fight against acne and clogged pores, so I was happy to see this. Overall, I found these masks fit well without having any cloying scents and they left my face smoother and a touch more bright.
Package Sweet Dream Deep Sleeping Mask – Retail Value $3
Package I Love Myself Makeup Boosting Mask – Retail Value $3
I think Package sheet masks have some really lovely packaging, but the masks inside are amazing too! The sweet dream sleeping mask is made with lavender essential oil to help you relax and sleep well after a long day, and I will say that the lavender is definitely prominent. If you are sensitive to scents I do not recommend putting this on your face, but I loved it. It was a really great nighttime mask that I would buy again. The makeup boosting mask is made with hyaluronic acid and AHA’s to prep your skin before you apply your makeup, and I loved that this mask didn’t drip anywhere. This is also scentless, so it should work for those who are sensitive to scents!
JM Solution Water Luminous SOS Ringer Mask – Retail Value $3
JM Solution Honey Luminous Royal Propolis Mask – Retail Value $3
I am not sure why these sheet masks say “black” on the label because once you open them up they look like your regular sheet mask. Both of these masks were scentless, but they didn’t fit my face very well and the masks themselves were very thin. They were both soaked in essence, to the point where I felt I needed to wipe my face off with a towel. I was rather annoyed with the experience, so I didn’t pay a lot of attention to if they actually made any noticeable improvements to my face.
JM Solution 3-Step Marine Luminous Pearl Deep Moisture Mask – Retail Value $4
JM Solution makes some really fun 3-step masks, and this one is made with marine collagen and pearl extract to help skin glow. The first step is a “marine waterfall essence” and honestly I don’t care if that hyped up title is just a marketing ploy because I am HERE FOR IT. I found the essence to be really lightweight and soaked into my skin quickly, and it was very hydrating thanks to the hyaluronic acid. The second step is “marine luminous mask,” which is where the actual marine collagen and pearl extract are located. I would need Ragan to examine the ingredients list on this to figure out if it actually works or if it’s all a marketing ploy, but my slight skepticism didn’t keep me from feeling like a mermaid queen as I let this do its thing for 20 minutes. I finished with step three, which is a “marine all-face eye cream.” I don’t know exactly what that name is trying to say, but I applied it all over my face and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning I do think my skin looked a touch more glowy, but more importantly to me, the entire 3-step system really helped me relax as I pretended I was a mermaid.
Banobagi Vita Genic Jelly Mask in Lifting – Retail Value $4
Banobagi Vita Genic Jelly Mask in Relaxing – Retail Value $4
When I saw that these masks were “jelly” masks I was hoping to see hydrogel, which is my favorite kind of sheet mask. Unfortunately, the jelly refers to a “liposome jelly” that the masks are soaked in, and overall these performed really just like your standard sheet mask. These masks were scentless and fit my face well without slipping. They weren’t bad, but nothing to write home about.
Welcos Mist in Aloe Vera Moisture, 4.05 oz – Retail Value $10
This is the “accessory item” for this month, and I was a little disappointed as this is my third bottle of the stuff (it also appeared in the July/August Pink Seoul Box and the July/August Pink Seoul Plus box). This mist is soothing and hydrating, but nothing about it makes it stand out compared to other facial mists.
The Verdict: This month’s PinkSeoul Mask Box was just okay for me. Nothing was wrong with the masks per say, but I do wish there was more variety. Out of the ten masks I received, only the sleeping mask and the 3-step mask really felt fun and different. I would love to see some hydrogel masks, more multi-step masks, and just a wider array of masks in general. Value-wise, I calculated a value of $43. That feels a bit low considering previous boxes I have received, but you do get a value higher than the cost of the box.
The Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The August box is no longer available, but you can subscribe to the September box here.
Coupon – Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.95 and I calculated a value of $43. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Missha: $2.09 each (3 received)
- Package: $2.09 each (2 received)
- JM Solution Luminous Masks: $2.09 (2 received)
- JM Solution 3-step: $2.79
Banobagi: $2.79 each (2 received)
- Welcos Mist: $6.97
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