PinkSeoul K-Beauty Box Review + Coupon – February 2019
PinkSeoul is a 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, $39.95 every two months, 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 Box
The Cost: $39.95 bi-monthly + free U.S. 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
Ships to: USA (free shipping), Canada ($8.95 shipping), and other countries listed here ($15.95 shipping)
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 August, your next box will be in September; if you sign up in September your next box will be in November/December. The boxes are the same for the November/December period, just shipped out at different times.
PinkSeoul 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.
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!
Manyo Factory Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Repair Ampoule, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $24
This ampoule has a fabulous ingredients list- 30% of it is hyaluronic acid, and it is also made with rosemary leaf water, chamomile flower water, and bamboo sap. This is ampoule absorbed quickly into my skin and definitely improved the hydration levels in my face. For those of you who aren’t familiar with ampoules, I used mine after my toner and before my serum.
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.
Farmstay Olive Intensive Moisture Foam Cleanser, 3.38 oz – Retail Value $10
For the second cleanse in our two-step routine Pink Seoul sent this foaming cleanser. It is made with olive extract, and this is a seriously moisturizing cleanser. The foam texture almost has a whipped consistency, and it glides over my skin with ease. All in all, a great cleanser- especially for the price.
Tony Moly Tako Pore Sebum Sun Stick – Retail Value $12.50
If you don’t think this octopus sunscreen is absolutely adorable, I am not sure we can be friends. This cheerful guy is made with calamine and marine extracts and is designed to provide sun protection while also controlling oil. To be honest, I don’t think this lived up to the claim of controlling oil- my skin felt a little greasy at the end of the day after using this. That being said, I love the portability and the fact I can apply it without having to spend a solid three minutes rubbing it in.
Seantree Snail Mask Sheet – Retail Value $2
This sheet mask did not impress me. While normally I love using snail skincare, this mask had alcohol listed as the fourth ingredient—before the snail. I do my best to avoid products that have alcohol in the first half of the ingredients list as it can cause sensitivity to my skin, so I will be passing this mask along.
This mask, on the other hand, was great! Along with tea tree, this mask also has Centella Asiatica and allantoin, and it fit my face well. I had a small breakout on my chin when I wore this, and I do think the pimples were less inflamed after using.
The Verdict: PinkSeoul is one of my favorite boxes to receive because I know I can expect several full-size items suited specifically to my skin’s needs. This month was no exception, and I am loving that they sent a detailed skin cleansing regime with the Konjac, cleansing balm, and face wash. Pink Seoul promises a value of $60 in this box, and this month they met that promise with a total value of $68.40.
The Wrap Up:
Coupon – Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
Value Breakdown: At $39.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Etude House Natural Konjac Cleansing Puff: $2.34
- Manyo Factory Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Repair Ampoule: $14.02
- A’Pieu Naked Cleansing Balm: $7.01
- Farmstay Olive Intensive Moisture Foam Cleanser: $5.84
- Tony Moly Tako Pore Sebum Sun Stick: $7.30
- Seantree Snail Mask Sheet: $1.17
- The Saem Natural Tea Tree Mask: $2.28
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