Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2018
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About Piibu K-Beauty Sheet Mask Subscription 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 sheet mask facials
Ships to: US
Piibu Box October 2018 Review
Celavi Pomegranate Mask – Retail Value $1.50
Pomegranate felt like a nice bright ingredient to perk up some seriously grey days we’ve been having in PA! I thought this smelled nice, sort of tangy-fruity, and although the sheet was a little on the thinner side, it was easy to apply and held a fair amount of serum. The package claimed that it wouldn’t leave behind any stickiness, and they were right; it didn’t! I thought my skin certainly seemed better hydrated after using but I didn’t notice any other effects.
Saference E+N Nutritive Mask – Retail Value $2.99
Nice to see a slightly higher-valued mask in the package! The smell of this one is a vaguely clean, cotton-ish smell with some floral undertones. This was one of the highest performers in the box this month – I put this on right before bed, and when I woke up I felt like I looked downright dewy! I have a really hard time keeping my skin moisturized in the winter, but this really improved my skin for a solid 48 hours, which for me, is a long time.
Elensilia-IntraCELL Mask – Retail Value $3.50
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – go team snail! It’s a little startling to see escargot as a mask ingredient, but the restorative properties of this ingredient are not to be overlooked! This mask also contains propolis, which is a bee byproduct that is touted for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It could have been just the power of suggestion, but I had a tiny blind pimple on my cheek before using this, and after, it wasn’t completely gone, but the redness sure was!
Mearosa Honey Miel Mask
By now I imagine everyone is familiar with my love of honey in masks, so I’m always to see my favorite “flavor,” if you will! This one smelled fantastic and offered a lot of serum, so I rubbed the extra into my neck and shoulders before putting on my pj’s. The mask was definitely hydrating but didn’t seem to offer any other changes to my skin.
Master Tone-Up Deep and Quick Mask – Retail Value $3.50
Another higher-value mask this month! The serum on this one was extremely liquid; I definitely recommend caution when opening the package! The glutathione and vitamin C ingredients in this mask offer whitening and brightening properties, which is great for my dull winter skin! I thought my skin did look brighter after using, and its generic-but-pleasant floral smell lingered in a good way after I took it off.
Master Firming Care Deep and Quick Mask – Retail Value $3.50
The sister mask, if you will, to the Tone-Up, also offers whitening properties but boasts peptides as well to up the ante and address wrinkle concerns. I think it’s difficult to prove these claims in just one mask, so I will speak to its hydration properties, but can’t really say either way on how firming it is, sadly!
The volcanic theme here refers specifically to this mask’s lava-derived ingredient – scoria! It’s supposed to absorb extra the sebum and oil that can build up on your face. I saved this li’l baby for the week I expected my menstrual cycle because lately, my skin has been going crazy from the drop in estrogen! I used this as a preventative measure the night before I expected my period to arrive, and I have to say, I think it was a good idea. My skin definitely seemed less oily, and it seemed like I had fewer pimples, too!
I have to admit, I’m kind of a sucker for these ampoule masks! The extra fluid to pat into my skin just seems so fancy and science-y, and somehow that makes me think they’re more effective than other masks. For this one, it certainly was hydrating – I even dare say it was up there as one of the more hydrating overall this month. However, it didn’t seem to do much of anything else for my skin, despite the extra step!
Verdict: Another month of 8 masks, and it was especially nice to see some higher-valued masks this month! The valuations of all the masks I could readily find online put the cost of the box and the items inside much more on par than in recent months – the ones I found added up to $19.69, and there’s still one more mask in there to add to the value. I learned a bit more about different ingredients and the properties they can offer to clear up common skin issues like excess sebum and overall dullness. I’d say this month was a pretty successful one for Piibu Box!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box cost me $20.00 + free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $2.50.
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