Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – December 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 December 2018 Review
Leaders Labotica Honey Mask – Retail Value $2.00
I have yet to try a honey mask I don’t at least like. This one smells like honey and iced tea! It contains fermented honey, which is pretty fascinating and also possibly a little gross. Regardless, this mask was very hydrating and soothing. It was just a little bit sticky, but c’mon, it’s a HONEY mask, right? Though it didn’t fit my face super well (the mouth hole was very small and I have a big mouth literally and figuratively) I still enjoyed this refreshing mask.
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask in Green Tea – Retail Value $1.80
This was the first mask I reached for because I love green tea/matcha ANYTHING. It was a water mask with a super thin serum, which I am quite happy with. I really dislike the thick creamy serums because they often make my face feel sticky. This mask had a lovely light tea scent and left my stressed out face feeling much less red and aggravated. This mask didn’t have too much serum, but just enough!
Esfolio Red Ginseng Mask – Retail Value $2.20
The scent of this mask is really unique. You are either going to love or absolutely hate it. It smells of gardens, wet earth, and root vegetables. It is also a very strongly scented mask. I tend to really like weird scents like this personally. The mask itself was full of serum and extremely hydrating. My skin usually reacts well to anything with ginseng and gets a dewy and healthy glow, with much-reduced redness.
Esfolio Milk Essence Mask – Retail Value $2.00
I don’t drink milk and I am not sure I ever would have chosen this mask for myself on my own. Of course, it ended up being one of my favorites this month! It has a creamy and sweet scent, but very light. The mask itself felt super thick and stuck to my face well. It had a ton of serum but it was on the heavier side, meaning none ran down into my eyes (much appreciated). This is one of the more moisturizing masks this month.
The smell of this one was a little artificial for me personally. They could have gone with a light floral, but this was more like a weird potpourri scent. The mask did its job well and left my face feeling hydrated and plump.
Puclair Pink Lady Cocktail Mask – Estimated Value $1.10 (Buy 10 for $11.00)
I wasn’t expecting to like this mask because I thought it looked kind of cheesy and expected an unbearable cocktail scent. Of course, it ended up being wonderful. It is coated in a light, clear serum that smells much more like delicate fruits than booze. The serum itself is on the lighter side and left my skin dewy and bright. It was a wee bit sticky, but following it up with a good moisturizer solved the tackiness. This formula also has milk proteins like the milk mask also in this month’s selections, which might explain another reason why I liked it so much.
BM My Pick Lemon Mask – Estimated Value $1.90 (buy 10 for $18.99)
I wasn’t super impressed with this mask, but in terms of doing the minimum that a mask should (moisturize and calm) it did do its job. It smelled quite a bit like Pine-Sol, which I like on my floors but not on my face.
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask in Lime – Retail Value $1.80
I liked the green tea version of this mask that also came this month, but again, the limes in this scent just reminded me of cleaning solutions. The formula itself worked nearly exactly the same though!
Verdict: This month really had a little bit of everything. Milk, citrus, flowers, tea, honey, all the things! While the lemon and lime masks were duds for me, and I didn’t adore the camellia, I did discover that I like milk masks and that my love affair with green tea is alive and well. I was a little disappointed value-wise this month. I am estimating this month’s value is close to $15 (estimating the values of the masks I couldn’t price at $2/each.) For a $20 sub, that isn’t great. There is, of course, some value in the convenience and curation, but I am hoping to do a little better next month.
To Wrap Up:
Every month, the last day to subscribe changes. Usually, it’s around the 20th through the 22nd of each month. Therefore, we ship around the 21st through the 23rd of each month.
Coupon – Use code MSA10OFF to 10% off your first box!
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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