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Piibu K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2019

Piibu January 2019

Piibu Box is a subscription box for Korean face masks that sends 8-10 face masks each month.

Piibu January 2019 open

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.)

Piibu January 2019 all contents

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.

COUPON: Use code MSA10OFF to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: 8-10 Korean sheet mask facials

Ships to: US

Piibu Box January 2019 Review

Piibu January 2019 black ginseng Piibu January 2019 black ginseng

DEARPACKER Black Ginseng Mask – Estimated Value $3.99 (Buy 2 for $7.99)

This was the mask I was most excited for this month, but I was actually underwhelmed by it. It was incredibly hard to apply, even for a gel style mask. It had no remarkable scent and was incredibly thin. It was a two-part mask but it refused to stick to my face and constantly slid down while I wore it, which was annoying. All that aside, my skin did look noticeably plumper after use and was very hydrated.

Piibu January 2019 tea tree mask Piibu January 2019 tea tree mask back

Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask in Tea Tree – Retail Value $1.80

I have had a green tea, lime, and lemon version of this mask before, and I tend to like them all. This one had a mild tea tree scent and a thin watery serum. It left my face much less red after use and had no stickiness whatsoever. It also had just the right amount of serum, meaning none of it dripped down into my eyes, which was much appreciated, as tea tree tends to really burn an eyeball!

Piibu January 2019 cocktail peach Piibu January 2019 cocktail peach back

Berrisom Cocktail Recipe Mask in Peach Crush

Cocktail masks seem to be a regular occurrence in this box. I learned from last month’s review that I shouldn’t write them off as being gimmicky or ineffective. I actually liked this peach one because it felt super summery, and I am SO ready for summer. The smell is pure peach and booze, and the clear serum is lightweight and very hydrating. No stickiness here, just a really fun mask and happy skin.

Piibu January 2019 pinacolada Piibu January 2019 pinacolada back

Berrisom Cocktail Recipe Mask in Pina Colada – Retail Value $1.99

I don’t like beachy or coconut scents, but if you do you will love this mask. It smells just like the drink it is named for, full of coconuts and pineapple. The serum seems to be very similar to its counterpart above, nonsticky, light, clear, and very moisturizing!

Piibu January 2019 lemon mask Piibu January 2019 lemon back

Dewytree Lemon Brightening Mask

Yes! Bring on even more summer fruits! Sometimes lemon masks remind me of kitchen cleaning agents, but this one is a true lemon, bright, sunny, and tart. Again, this one had a lightweight clear serum, though there was a little stickiness, but nothing a moisturizer couldn’t fix. It did have a nice brightening effect on my skin, likely due to the lemon extract, which is a very mild exfoliant. 

Piibu January 2019 tone up mask Piibu January 2019 tone up mask back

JAYJUN Multi-Vita Tone Up Mask – Estimated Value $4 (found here for $2.6)

This mask was a little boring. No real scent other than a faint single note that smelled a little watery and fresh. The serum was mostly clear but had a little creaminess to it. It did hydrate my skin and left no sticky feeling, but really nothing remarkable here. 

Piibu January 2019 hydrating mask Piibu January 2019 back of hydrating mask

BNBG Vita Genic Hydrating Jelly Mask

This gel mask was basically the jelly version of the one above: nothing really spectacular happening here in terms of scent, and no real skin difference for me aside from hydration. It did leave a film on my skin that I really hated, but I find that is a lot more common with the gel masks. I don’t think I would use this one again.

Piibu January 2019 giraffe mask Piibu January 2019 back of giraffe mask

Mengkou Beier Deer Mask 

This was my favorite mask this month. I have no idea what flavor/scent it is meant to be, but wow this mask was a good one. I write down notes when I do a mask sub because they take me a few days and I don’t ever want to forget my thoughts on each one. The notes I took on this one started with this statement in all caps, scribbled down in my notebook: “YES. SO SOFT AND WONDERFUL.” If that isn’t high praise I don’t know what is. The mask itself had a great fit and the thick clear serum felt like velvet. It did leave me sticky, but I will forgive that.

Verdict: This month’s Piibu Box was hit or miss for me, but they send so many masks this is too be expected. My favorite was by far the giraffe mask. It was incredible. I also loved the tea tree oil and the peach cocktail. The lemon was also quite memorable and calming. The duds for me were the kind of generic “vitamin” options, but I tend to like masks with obvious scents and flavors. I was let down by both the gels, but I greatly appreciate that this sub includes multiple mask types consistently. While I was unable to find all of the mask’s values, I felt like this month at the very least met the box cost, and of course, the whole model is super convenient for those of us that love hard to find sheet masks.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You would get the March box. From Piibu Box:

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 costs $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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Written by Megan


I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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Comments (2)

  1. The banobagi mask is one of my favorites! Sorry it didn’t work for you. My dry skin sucks up all that jelly and I’m amazed by that every time I use one

    • Maybe I will give it another go if another crosses my path! Sometimes my skin just doesn’t work well with all the masks. Then next week I love it!

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