Sooni Mini Pouch K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018

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Sooni Pouch is a Korean beauty monthly subscription box that features skincare, makeup, face masks, and more. They offer three different subscription levels: the Sooni Pouch box is $35.99 and includes 8 full-size or deluxe sample size products with a promised value of over $100. The Sooni Mini Pouch is $19.99 and includes 3-4 full-size or deluxe sample size products with a promised value of over $60. The Sooni Mask Pouch is $9.99 and includes 6-8 sheet masks with a promised value of over $30.

This is a review of the Sooni Mini Pouch, $19.99 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.)

About This Box

The Subscription Box: Sooni Mini Pouch

The Cost: $19.99 + free US shipping

COUPON: Use code FAMILY to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: 3-4 full-size or deluxe sample size K-Beauty products, plus other goodies

Ships to: the US for free, Worldwide for an additional cost

Sooni Mini Pouch August 2018 Review

Here is the info sheet for the box.

On the other side is a note that my pouch was prepared by Jane!

Orsheare Turn-up Intensive Eye Cream, 0.85 oz

Because I couldn’t find this from a reputable US seller online it was hard to find information on this eye cream. Based on my research, this plant-based eye cream has hyaluronic acid in it to be both gentle and hydrating on your delicate eye area. I found this to be very gentle and hydrating, it didn’t irritate my occasionally sensitive eyes, and it was unscented. Based on this I’m going to keep using it for preventative measures, as I currently don’t have wrinkles or dark circles around my eyes.

Sooni & Tommi Fragrance & Body Oil, 0.27 oz

I *think* this fragrance is a collaboration between Sooni Pouch and a Korean fragrance brand called Tommi. I cannot find information on this anywhere! I will say that this smells delicious and sophisticated. I can’t pin my finger on the exact fragrance, but it definitely smells similar to some of the designer perfumes you can buy from Sephora. The rollerball worked well to deposit the fragrance on my pulse points, and the fragrance lasted for most of the day.

Foodaholic Soothing Aloe Vera Gel, 300 mL – Estimated Value $14

I couldn’t find this from a reputable seller online, so I based the estimated value off of the prices I did see combined with what I would reasonably pay. This aloe vera gel is 99% pure aloe vera (and I imagine the other 1% is an ingredient that preserves it and helps it be shelf-stable). Aloe Vera grew everywhere where I grew up in Arizona, so I could literally walk outside, break off a leaf, and have fresh aloe vera for sunburns or pimples. This has a really similar texture to the fresh stuff, and it is unscented. Aloe vera is good for the well-known ailments like sunburns and acne, but it is also good as an after-shave gel to prevent ingrown hairs. This is a pretty generous-sized tub, so this should last me a long while.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Toner, 0.16 oz – Estimated Value $0.36 (buy the 6.76 oz version for $15)

I believe the two etude house vials are the “deluxe sample skincare set” that comes in every mini pouch. This toner is designed to hydrate your skin without messing with your skins pH balance, so this should work for both dry and oily skin. I found this to be very gentle but it didn’t fit with my skincare concerns. Even though this sample is small, a little bit does go a long way so this should last for at least a week.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion, 0.16 oz

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Emulsion, 0.16 oz – Estimated Value $0.39 (buy the 6.09 oz version for $15)

This emulsion is supposed to be the last step in your skincare routine at night and it is designed to hold in all the moisture in the products you applied prior to your routine. This absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling a bit dewy. Like the toner, this sample should last me at least a week.

A’Pieu Coffee Milk Face Mask – Retail Value $2

I was excited to see this because I know Laine is a big fan based on her Piibu reviews! This sheet mask really does smell like coffee, and I liked how it stretched a bit to fit my face and all the nooks and crannies. This did seem to be a bit on the dry side compared to other sheet masks, but that made it really comfortable to not have to worry about it dripping down my face.

Steam107 Honey Essential Mask

Steam107 Honey Essential Mask

This sheet mask was very lightly fragranced with a slight honey scent and it left my skin feeling soothed and plump with moisture.

Shelim Ultra Hydrating Essence Mask – Estimated Value $1.90 (linked to a similar product)

This mask is designed to help damaged skin and improve skin texture. While snail essence is usually very hydrating, I wasn’t impressed to see that alcohol is one of the top ingredients in this sheet mask.

A’Pieu Tint Remover

A’Pieu Tint Remover – Buy the full-size version for $5.50

This tint remover is designed to help remove lip tints that aren’t budging. I don’t currently use any lip tints, but I am going to save this single-use sample for the next time I wear red lipstick.

The Verdict: I review a lot of K-Beauty subscription boxes, so I am a bit conflicted about my overall verdict of this box. It was a bit frustrating that the products included couldn’t really be found from a reliable retailer online, though that could just be because these are what’s popular inside Korea and not American-Korea. The mini pouch promises to send 3-4 full-size or deluxe sample sized items, and they met that promise by sending the aloe vera, the perfume, and the eye cream. They also promise that this box will include a value of at least $60, and I can’t accurately tell if that was reached due to products like the eye cream and the perfume not being found online. That being said, I do think this is a fun box with a wide array of products for the $19.99 price tag, including free US shipping.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, I believe September boxes are now shipping.

Coupon – Use code FAMILY to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.99 + free US shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box (not including the single-use foil packet) has an average cost of $2.50.

What do you think of the Sooni Mini Pouch? What is your favorite K-Beauty product discovery?

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, K-Beauty Subscription Boxes, Sooni Pouch Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: sooni pouch | 7 comments


  1. I just signed up for the mini pouch . I can’t wait to see what’s in it 😁

  2. Here’s my take and concern on the whole K-beauty subscription boxes.
    Frankly speaking the brands which are being included are not very well-known brands. I lived in Korea for some time and usually you see a lot of stores of brands like Etude House, Tony Moly, Beyond, Holika Holika, Saem, Missha, Laneige, Sulwhasoo, The Face shop, Innisfree, just to name a few.
    And those stores are all over Seoul and the rest of the country.

    However, I noticed, that subscription boxes only include small samples by the known brands (which they give you handful for free in Korean stores), but the full size items are no-name/unknown brands that are super cheap in Korea and are sold at the thrift markets. So, just like it was mentioned in the review, obviously, it’s hard to trust it not knowing where exactly those were made and by whom.
    That’s the reason, personally, I’d rather buy well-known brand from the official store/ Website , luckily K-beauty has gotten popular enough that they have their stores in other counties including the US.

  3. Hmmm, this looks like great box at a great price! I might give it a try. I also would love to see the other versions, The $100 box and the mask box

    • Same.. would love to see the $35.99 option reviewed or even spoilers.. Looks like a good box. I always get a little worried about Korean boxes though because their are so many fakes for Korean products. I just get nervous.. there’s no way to know where they get their products from..

      • Hi ladies! Review of the regular box coming soon!

        • Yippy!

        • Any reviews about SOONI MASK POUCH?

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