PinkSeoul Plus Box Review + Coupon – January/February 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+ and costs $49.95 every two months with a retail value of 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 Plus box, which costs $49.95 every two months.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About PinkSeoul K-Beauty Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: PinkSeoul Plus
The Cost: $49.95 bi-monthly + free US shipping
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: At least 4 full-sized K-beauty products customized to your skin type and an accessory item.
Good to know: PinkSeoul and PinkSeoul Plus boxes are delivered every two months depending on which month you signed up. For example, if you signed up in June, your next box will be in July; if you signed up in July your next box will be in August. The boxes are the same for the July/August period, just shipped out at different times.
Ships to: US (free shipping), Canada ($8.95 shipping), and other countries listed here ($15.95 shipping)
Pink Seoul Plus Box January/February 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 your skin type.
Here is the info sheet detailing the products included in this box.
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!
A’Pieu Naked Cleansing Balm, 1.59 oz – Retail Value $12
I love a good cleansing balm and this is no exception- it is absolutely lush. To use I take a little bit and massage it into dry skin, and then add water which causes it to emulsify and rinse away the makeup and dirt of the day. Cleansing balms are perfect as a first cleanse in a two-step cleansing routine, as they are typically very gentle and don’t strip your skin.
Peripera Milk Wash Cleansing Foam #2, 3.4 oz – Retail Value $11
The second step in our two-step routine from Pink Seoul is a face wash that is made with exfoliating AHA’s and witch hazel to remove impurities and excess oil while keeping skin soft. Though this has AHA’s, I found it to still be gentle on my skin.
A’Pieu Madecassoside Sun Cream, 1.41 oz – Retail Value $14.95
This was the product I was most excited about when I saw it in the box- the madecassoside line from A’Pieu has been really popular on Instagram, and I was excited to try it out! Madecassoside is an ingredient found in Centella Asiatica, which is known for its skin soothing properties. Along with being 40% Centella Asiatica, this has SPF 39 protection, and it absorbed into my skin like a regular moisturizer- no greasy, heavy, sunscreen feeling! This is a big winner, and I will probably repurchase it in the future.
Treeannsea Desert Rose Serum, 1 oz – Retail Value $35
This serum is packed with great skin ingredients like desert rose extract, rose water, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and snail secretion filtrate. It absorbed easily into my skin, improving my moisture levels without increasing the oil production on my skin. I love finding discoveries like this in my Pink Seoul boxes- if this serum was from a Western brand, this ingredients list would mean it would cost at least double.
Goodal Water Full Mask in Firming – Listed Value $2
This sheet mask is so calming to look at – just look at that ocean! I found it to be hydrating but nothing too fancy. For the price tag, a solid mask.
The Saem Bamboo Natural Mask Sheet – Estimated Value $3
I have liked a lot of The Saem products I have tried, but this mask has a strong scent that I wasn’t really down with. If you’re sensitive to scents, definitely avoid this one. The bamboo extract was soothing to my skin, but I wouldn’t reach for this mask again.
The Verdict: I seriously look forward to my PinkSeoul Plus box so much! I love that I get a full skincare routine with enough time between boxes to actually use them. When I take a look at my skincare routines over the past few months, I am consistently using the majority of the products I receive in this box, and the same can’t be said for some other skincare boxes. I really appreciated getting a full two-step cleansing routine and a high-quality serum this month, too. This box promises a value of at least $80, and this month they just met that with a total estimated value of $81.95
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The January/February box is currently sold out, but you can sign up for the March/April box here.
Coupon – Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box, you are paying approximately $7.13 per item.
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