Sooni Mini Pouch K-Beauty Review + Coupon – November 2018
Sooni Pouch is a Korean beauty monthly subscription box that features skincare, makeup, face masks, and more. They offer three different subscription levels:
- Sooni Pouch box is $35.99 and includes 8 full-size or deluxe sample size products with a promised value of over $100.
- Sooni Mini Pouch is $19.99 and includes 3-4 full-size or deluxe sample size products with a promised value of over $60.
- 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 November 2018 Review
Here is the info sheet for the box.
My box was put together by Crystal. I think this is such a cute touch!
Marie Claire Velvet Matte Lip Crayon in Aurora Red, Full-Size!
I am a bit confused with this- the font of the “Marie Claire” looks a lot like the Marie Claire magazine font, but I don’t think they have ever created a lip crayon (if they have, I cannot find it online). Based on some eBay listings I actually think this is a K-Beauty brand “inspired” by Marie Claire magazine, and they took a lot of, ahem, inspiration from the magazine. This lip crayon is creamy and very pigmented, and the shade Aurora Red is very bright.
Here it is swatched.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera Shower Gel, 5.07 oz – Retail Value $6.90
Nature Republic is known for making aloe vera skincare and body care products that are soothing and hydrating, and this shower gel is no exception. 90% of this shower cream is aloe vera, making it a great shower gel that won’t dry out your skin in these colder months.
Dr. Jart+ Blue Label Hydrafull Blemish Base – Buy the full-size version for $25.99
This BB cream from Dr. Jart+ isn’t readily available in the US compared to some of his other BB creams, which is a shame for my dry skin gals. This is formulated specifically for dry skin and is made with hyaluronic acid while also protecting from UVA/UVB rays.
EGF 3R Solution Intensive Cream x 3 foil samples
EGF stands for “epidermal growth factor” and it is a polypeptide (not a brand, like I originally thought) that allegedly stimulates skin growth and renewal. In skin care, this is great for anti-aging products. I am a bit frustrated that I cannot find ANYTHING about this brand (or even what the brand is) online, and I didn’t really want to put it on my somewhat sensitive skin without knowing more about it.
EGF 3R Solution Intensive Ampoule x 3 foil samples
Sooni Pouch says this is supposed to promote collagen production while fixing hyperpigmentation, but I am still frustrated that the only ingredient I know in this product is EGF. I strongly believe Sooni Pouch needs to provide more information about these products if they’re going to include products that are essentially impossible to find online, otherwise, I don’t feel comfortable putting them on my skin. I even reached out to some of my online friends in South Korea about if they have ever heard of this brand or product, and even they couldn’t find any information about them.
Tosowoong Premium Crystal Peeling Gel – Buy the full-size version for $11. 46
This peeling gel is packed with fruit extracts and enzymes designed to exfoliate your skin without being too harsh. This also has denatured alcohol pretty high up on the ingredient list, so while it may be good as a gentle exfoliation it will also be good at sensitizing your skin and causing redness and inflammation.
TonyMoly Eyelash Curler – Retail Value $3.90
My mom told me when I was a kid that if I curled my eyelashes wrong my eyeballs would fall out. When I told her this years later, she said she meant to say eyelashes, but the damage was done. This was comfortable to hold and use and I like that replacement pads were included, but I am genuinely at a loss for where I should put these pads so I don’t lose them.
DewyTree Tea Tree Blemish Mask
I love a good tea tree sheet mask and this one checked all of the boxes- it was soothing, gentle, and hydrating. It didn’t have a discernable scent and the mask itself was very thin, meaning it fit the contours of my face well but it also ripped when I was trying to unfold it.
Tony Moly Pureness 100 Placenta Sheet Mask – Estimated Value $4 (buy a 2-pack for $8)
I was wary when I saw that placenta was one of the masks included, but that mask is derived from plants and is mammal free! I liked how wide this mask was as it fit my face well. As expected, this was very cooling and soothing to my skin.
A’Pieu Chika Poka Toothbrushing Mask
I can’t find much about this sheet mask online, but I have tried A’pieu masks before and enjoy them. This is a sheet mask without a chin, so you can do functional things like brush your teeth while wearing them. I like the idea of wearing a sheet mask while getting ready for bed, but this mask did tend to slip a bit when I was wearing it standing up.
The Verdict: I’ll be blunt – Sooni Mini Pouch did not put out a great box this month. The combination of so many foil samples with the inability to find most of the products was really frustrating. I would feel differently if Sooni Pouch provided more information about the products or an ingredient list because as it stands the included information sheet isn’t very informative at all. This box is supposed to include 3-4 full-size or deluxe size samples with a retail value of over $60. They technically met that first promise by sending the shower gel, lip crayon, and eyelash curler, but I can assure you there is no way this box has a value over $60. This is usually the case for the Sooni Mini Pouch, but this month I am not even sure if this box was worth the $19.99 cost.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, I believe December 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 10 items (counting each foil sample set as one) in the box has an average cost of $1.99.
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What do you think of the Sooni Pouch? What is your favorite K-Beauty product discovery?