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Sooni Pouch K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2018

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakNov 16, 2018 | 4 comments

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Box Front Top

Sooni Pouch
4.5 overall rating
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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 Pouch, $35.99 a month, box.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Open 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.)

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - All Products

About This Box

The Subscription Box: Sooni Pouch

The Cost: $35.99 + free US shipping

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

The Products: 8 full-size or deluxe sample size K-Beauty products, plus other goodies

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

Sooni Pouch September 2018 Review

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Template Front

On one side of the info card is a note that my pouch was prepared by J.K.!

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Info Card Front

Here is the info sheet for the box. There was a lot of overlap between the Sooni Mini Pouch and the Sooni Pouch. First up, let’s look at all of the items that came in both boxes.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Mist Front

Nature Republic Aloe Soothing Gel Mist, 5.07 oz – Retail Value $7.90 (currently out of stock)

This mist is 92% aloe vera and is designed to provide moisture and help to protect your skin from harmful environmental pollutants. This is incredibly gentle and would feel heavenly on a sunburn or on your skin after a sweaty workout, and it is safe for your face as well as your body!

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Aloe Box Front

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Aloe Front

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Aloe Open Top

Jant Blanc Aloe Essential Cream

This moisturizer is formulated with aloe vera and it is light and not greasy. It sank into my face pretty quickly, and it was very gentle. I was a little bummed to see I couldn’t find anything reliable about this brand online.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Set Front

Dewytree Ultra Vitalizing Snail Essence Water – Buy the full-size version for $24 (₱1,299.00)

This is a hydrating toner made with snail mucus (sexy), and it is free of parabens, alcohol, and artificial colors. I liked how gentle it was on my skin while still making my pores feel nice and closed.

Dewytree Ultra Vitalizing Snail Emulsion – Buy the full-size version for $25.85 (₱1,399.00)

This is designed to be used with the snail essence water, and this too is made with snail mucus. This is a thin lotion, but not thin enough to easily come out of the plastic container- several bangs only got me a tiny bit, but that tiny bit did make my skin feel incredibly soft. This and the snail essence water are the “skincare set sample” that is promised to be included every month.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Eye Cream Front

The History of Whoo Qi Jin Eye Cream – Buy the 20 mL version for $115

This is a pricey eye cream! It is designed to firm the skin around your eyes and diminish wrinkles, and the formula was inspired by traditional imperial medicine. Each pouch will include 1 foil sample, and this was this month’s sample.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Lifting Front

IntoSkin The Mud Lifting Mask – Retail Value $5.16

This is a two-step mask that includes an eye cream that you apply before the sheet mask. I found the cream to be rich and ultra-hydrating, but it still absorbed easily into my skin. The sheet mask that followed was comfortable to wear, and my skin was brighter after using.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Revital Front

Into Skin The Mud Revital Mask – Retail Value $5.16

This is the same 2-step mask as above, only it is designed to “revitalize” your skin- and it worked! After applying the eye cream and chilling with the face mask for 20 minutes, I massaged the extra essence in my face and went about my day. About an hour later I looked in the mirror and my skin was absolutely glowing! It felt so much softer and more hydrated—I seriously may need to buy more of these and use it weekly.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Strawberry Front

Secret Nature Strawberry Mask Sheet – Retail Value $1.66 (MYR 6.90)

Mmmm, strawberry. This strawberry sheet mask has a yummy strawberry scent, and it was a fun 20-minute mask.

Now, let’s see what came exclusively in the Sooni Pouch box:

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Puff Packed Front

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Puff Unpacked Front

A’Pieu Non-Latex Blending Puff – Retail Value $5 (found here for $4.49)

I love my beauty blender, but I have never tried a K-Beauty one! I would say this A’pieu blending puff is more dense and firm than a regular beauty blender, so I would probably use it for targeted concealer than to apply foundation all over my face.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Mascara Front

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Mascara Open Closer

Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer, Full-Size! Retail Value $7.80

This clear mascara gel will make any mascara waterproof while also providing some curl and volume. I love products like this because while I already have my holy grail mascara, it isn’t waterproof! I can use this to waterproof my lashes while still getting the dramatic look I love. This also removed easily with my eye makeup remover, and it is made with “black food extracts” (not sure what that is) to condition your lashes and help keep them healthy.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Tony Moly Front

Tony Moly Clean Dew Foam Cleanser in Lemon, Full-Size! Retail Value $7.50

This is a gentle foam cleanser designed to make your skin glow “like morning dew.” Since this is the lemon version it is infused with skin-brightening Vitamin C to help clarify uneven skin tone. I like cleansers with Vitamin C in them because they help with reducing and fading acne marks and scars, and I was happy that this didn’t leave my face feeling tight.

Sooni Pouch Review September 2018 - Yerina Front

Yerina Focused Skincare Pore Care Mask

This sheet mask is both alcohol and paraben-free and it is designed to minimize the appearance of pores. I do think my pores looked smaller after using, but it was only temporary.

The Verdict: I am really happy that this month Sooni Pouch included items from more well-known and easy to find brands. Brands like Tony Moly, A’peiu, and Etude House are much more mainstream, and to me personally, it helps to balance out the inability to find some of the other products online. This box promises a value of over $100, and I cannot accurately say if the total value of everything in the box meets that value. What I can say is that the values I did find added up to $40.18, which is more than the cost of the box. Considering this box costs $35.99 including free shipping and I received 12 items, including multiple full-size skincare products, overall this is a fun box. I would like to see Sooni Pouch keep up the trend of including well-known brands, and I am excited to see what October has to offer!

To Wrap Up:

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

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

Value Breakdown: This box costs $35.99 + free US shipping, which means that each of the 11 items in the box (not including the single-use foil packet) has an average cost of $3.27.

Check out all of our Sooni Pouch reviews and more K-Beauty subscription boxes in the Beauty Subscription Box List!

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

"Sooni Pouch is a monthly K-beauty subscription box that lets you sample full-sized products and deluxe samples of Korean skincare and makeup that may be hard to get in the US. There are three options: Sooni Mask Pouch ($9.99/mo) with 6-7 masks, Sooni Mini Pouch ($19.99/mo) with 3-4 full-sized produ... read more.
Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.
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4 comments

Shel

Jessica – What is your Holy Grail of Mascara if you are ok sharing? Thanks!

Jessica Hapak

Hi Shel!
Right now it is the Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara!

Shel

Thanks girl. I’m on the hunt for one that works for me. I’ll check that one out. Keep up the great reviews.

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