PinkSeoul Mask Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2019
PinkSeoul is a monthly Korean beauty subscription box curated to your skin type. They focus on customized, full-sized, and curated products that are designed to guide you in your K-beauty journey of discovery. You can also shop their online store for more K-beauty goodies!
PinkSeoul offers 3 subscription types. The PinkSeoul Box is $39.95 every two months with a retail value of over $60. The PinkSeoul Plus Box is recommended for subscribers age 35+, $49.95 every two months with a retail value over $80. These two boxes are shipped bi-monthly and each box contains at least 4 full-sized items plus an accessory item. The PinkSeoul Mask Box is $29.95 every month with 10 customized mask products and an accessory item.
This review is of the Oily Skin Type, PinkSeoul Mask, $29.95 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.)
The Subscription Box: PinkSeoul Mask Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month + free US shipping
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10
The Products: 10 K-beauty mask products customized to your skin type plus an accessory item or full-size cosmetic/skincare item
Ships to: USA (free shipping), Canada ($8.95 shipping), and other countries listed here ($15.95 shipping)
PinkSeoul January 2019 Review
Prior to purchasing a subscription, PinkSeoul will ask you several customization questions. Some products are more appropriate/recommended for a particular skin type so be sure to figure out what your skin type is!
Here is the info sheet for the month.
Honey Trap PawPaw Polis Royal Honey Mask – Retail Value $3
This mask has both honey extract and propolis extract along with royal jelly extract and Centella asiatica. As you can imagine, it was incredibly soothing. I left this on a lot longer than the recommended 20 minutes because it was so comfortable to wear, and my skin was calm and happy after using.
Mediheal Platinum V-Life Essential Mask – Retail Value $4
Mediheal is a pretty popular K-Beauty skincare brand- the hit K-Pop band BTS even did a sheet mask collab with them! This has witch hazel, pomegranate extract, and hyaluronic acid in it, making it a nice pick-me-up for my skin. I don’t know about the claim that it can provide a “lifting effect on the V-Line” (where is my v-line?), but I still enjoyed it.
Peripera Smoothie Time Mask in Lime – Retail Value $3
Peripera Smoothie Time Mask in Pomegranate – Retail Value $3
Peripera Smoothie Time Mask in Blueberry – Retail Value $3
These masks have fun and attractive packaging, but I thought the actual performance was a bit lackluster. While there was nothing particularly wrong about them, they didn’t really impress me. They added the standard boost of hydration all sheet masks provide, and that is about it.
Seantree Multi-Vita Ampoule Mask – Retail Value $3
This mask is made with fruit extract to brighten your skin and give it a boost. The concentration of fruit acids necessary to exfoliate and brighten your skin after 20 minutes of wear is far and above what sheet masks will actually have (when fruit extracts are used to effectively brighten, it’s usually in an overnight treatment like the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Serum because the concentration is potent enough to actually give results). That being said, I would still throw this on before getting ready for a night out because the added hydration to my skin will always make me look better.
Innisfree Manuka Honey Mask – Retail Value $2
Innisfree Rose Mask – Retail Value $2
I genuinely don’t think you can find better sheet masks for the price of these guys, assuming you’re not ordering in bulk. While both masks do have alcohol near the top of the ingredients list, the rest of the ingredients are stellar. These masks fit my face well, the rose mask had a pleasant, natural rose scent, and my skin looked a lot happier after using.
Mizon Vital Up Calming Mask – Listed Value $3.50 (linked to the same mask in a different variation)
I use my Mizon snail sleeping mask I received in a previous Pink Seoul box at least three times a week, so I was excited to try more from the brand! This mask has good ingredients like hyaluronic acid, allantoin, and propolis, however, they were at the bottom which means they weren’t in this mask in high concentrations. This mask is also fragranced, which can be a deterrent for those sensitive to scents though I did find it enjoyable. Overall, my skin felt hydrated after using, but nothing about this mask wowed me the way my snail sleeping mask did.
Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask – Retail Value $3
This sheet mask was an experience! It does, in fact, have donkey milk in the ingredients, along with niacinamide, mushroom and pear extract, and salmon roe extract. The texture wasn’t quite a typical sheet mask and not quite a hydrogel mask- it met somewhere in the middle. Once the mask was on, though, you’re not aware you’re wearing a supermarket’s amount of ingredients on your face. It was comfortable, though it did drip a tad which is one of my pet peeves. After I took this off, though, my skin was absolutely glowing.
Etude House Natural Konjac Cleansing Puff – Retail Value $4
I haven’t used a Konjac sponge in a while and I had forgotten how much I love them! They really help in making me feel like I have effectively cleansed my face, but when wet they are the most gentle sponge- this one, at least, is totally safe for sensitive skin. I also like using these when I am washing off clay face masks!
Heimish Dailism Brow Pencil in Natural Brown, Full-Size! Retail Value $10
Normally this mask only comes with one non-mask extra, but I think this brow pencil was included to bump up a low value this month. I like heimish, but this brow pencil wasn’t my favorite- I found the finish to be a bit waxy (which makes sense, considering I counted three different waxes in the ingredients list). In a pinch, though, this brow pencil would do fine.
Here is the brow pencil swatched.
The Verdict: I genuinely love my PinkSeoul subscriptions, but this month’s mask box felt a little off. The combination of the masks having a low value along with no non-traditional masks like eye patches, lip masks, or hand masks made this box fall a little flat for me. That being said, I did really enjoy my donkey milk mask, and I am happy to be stocked up on Konjac sponges!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February box.
Coupon – Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Honey Trap PawPaw Polis Royal Honey Mask: $2.07
- Mediheal Platinum V-Life Essential Mask: $2.75
- Peripera Smoothie Time Masks: $6.20 total
- Seantree Multi-Vita Ampoule Mask: $2.07
- Innisfree Masks: $2.75 total
- Mizon Vital Up Calming Mask: $2.41
- Freeset Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask: $2.07
- Etude House Natural Konjac Cleansing Puff: $2.75
- Heimish Dailism Brow Pencil: $6.89
Alternatively, each of the 12 items has an average cost of $2.50.
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