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Sooni Pouch K-Beauty Subscription Review – April 2019

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakMay 4, 2019 | 1 comment

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Sooni Pouch
4.5 overall rating
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Sooni Pouch is a Korean beauty monthly subscription box that features skincare, makeup, face masks, and more. They offer three different subscription levels:

  • Sooni Pouch Box is $35.99 and 10-12 full size or deluxe sample size K-Beauty products with a promised value of over $100.
  • Sooni Mini Pouch is $19.99 and includes 6-8 Full Size plus a Deluxe Sample Size K-Beauty Products plus a Deluxe Sample Skincare Set with a promised value of over $60.
  • Sooni Mask Pouch is $9.99 and includes 6 deluxe K-Beauty masks each month.

This is a review of the Sooni Pouch, $35.99 a month, box.

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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.)

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About This Box

The Subscription Box: Sooni Pouch

The Cost: $35.99 + free US shipping

The Products: 10-12 full-size or deluxe sample size K-Beauty products, plus other goodies

Ships to: the US for free, Worldwide for an additional cost

Sooni Pouch April 2019 Review

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Here is the info sheet for the box.

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On the back is a note that my box was packed by Sara. There was a lot of overlap between the Sooni Mini Pouch and the Sooni Pouch this month. First up, let’s look at all of the items that came in both boxes:

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Foodaholic Snail Soothing Gel, 300 mL – Retail Value $13.21

I love me some snail, but I was a little perplexed when I saw this massive container of snail soothing gel – I’ve only ever seen Aloe Vera in this type of product before. This can be used on both your face and body to provide soothing moisture, and the texture is very similar to aloe. With an increased risk of sunburns coming with the warmer months (even though I wear sunscreen every day), I will be sticking this in the fridge to provide comfort when my skin needs it.

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Dewytree 7 Cut Clean Healthy Foam Cleanser – Buy the full-size version here for $17

This cleanser is made with tea tree, eucalyptus, and rosemary oil to provide an effective cleanse. I found this to be gentle, and even though there are a lot of plant oils in this cleanser there was only a light herbal scent that was refreshing.

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Dewytree 7 Cut Cell Essence

This essence is made from birch sap to add a hydrating and nourishing layer to your skin (which in turn will make your serums and treatments more effective!). I liked this absorbed with no residue, and it definitely is moisturizing.

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Dewytree 7 Cut Facial Cream – Buy the full-size version here for $32

This moisturizer had a great texture that I enjoyed dipping into, and it was rich without being heavy. It really sank into my skin quickly and left it feeling nourished. I would describe the formula as a creamy gel.

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Dewytree 7 Cut Shampoo – Buy the full-size version here for $36

This sample has two foil packets of shampoo, and I appreciate that the samples can be separated for ease of travel. I was happy with how this cleansed my hair, and it didn’t leave it stripped of moisture. I try to refrain from shampooing my hair when I travel, but the other sample is going in my travel bag just in case.

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A’Pieu Icing Sweet Bar Watermelon Mask – Retail Value $2

A’Pieu is one of my favorite K-Beauty brands, and I have tried other variations of this same mask before and enjoyed them. This is made with watermelon extract, green tea extract, pomegranate extract, and witch hazel to nourish and balance your skin, and I enjoyed the light watermelon scent.

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Jant Blanc Plentiful Essential Snail Mask

Jant Blanc is a brand that I really only see from Sooni Pouch, but I have found that the products perform well, so it doesn’t bother me too much. I liked how well this mask fit my eyes, nose, and mouth, and while this mask wasn’t cooling the way a lot of sheet masks are, it was still comfortable. I am not sure if the snail secretion filtrate was able to do much since I only wore this mask for 20 minutes, but my skin looked brighter and more nourished after using.

Now let’s take a look at the items that only came in the Sooni Pouch!

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Yedam Yunbit Snail Peeling Gel

I never got on the peeling gel train–they are common in K-Beauty, but I feel like they are more gimmick than substance. I am a fan of snail secretion filtrate in skincare products and this was gentle on the skin when I tried it out, but I’ll probably pass the tube on to a friend and stick with my chemical exfoliators.

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Blackhead Out Balm – Retail Value $6.60

I really liked this balm. I don’t get blackheads too often or too deep, but this has really helped to keep my nose clear. It has the consistency of a cleansing balm, and you massage it into your skin for a few minutes before washing it away. I don’t know how effective this would be on deep blackheads, but it’s certainly a painless option!

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Etude House Missing You Hand Cream – Retail Value $3.54

First off, how adorable is this hand cream? It reminds me of the Tony Moly Panda’s Dream sleeping mask, but this is designed to raise awareness for endangered species. The texture on this was a gel-cream, and it was rich without being heavy or greasy.

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TonyMoly Master Lab Mask in Centella Asiatica – Retail Value $3.40

Give me ALL of the Centella Asiatica, in any way shape or form. My skin loves the stuff! It is called “tiger grass” because tigers in Asia will roll in it to soothe any wounds they may have. This mask was just as soothing as I hoped it would be, and I appreciate Sooni Pouch sending a higher-end mask from a well-known brand.

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Labute Clear Bubble Tea Tree Mask – Retail Value $3.90

I love bubble masks! They always make me feel like my pores are extra clean after using, so I like to reach for them whenever my skin feels congested. This mask was no exception, and the tea tree kept the mask from being too drying.

The Verdict: I really feel like over the past few months Sooni Pouch has stepped up their game. I thought this box was another success! The winners for me this month were the hand cream, the blackhead out balm, and the mini skincare set that is perfect for traveling. Sooni Pouch promises a value of over $100 in this box, but I don’t think they met that. I couldn’t find a value for everything in the box, and the values I did find added up to $32.65, which is less than the cost of the box. That being said, I think I got a fair value for the $35.99 price tag, which includes free US shipping.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, you’d get the May box.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $35.99 + free US shipping, which means that each of the 12 items in the box has an average cost of $3.

Check out all of our Sooni Pouch reviews and the K-Beauty Subscription Box List for similar boxes, along with the best beauty subscription boxes of 2019!

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"Sooni Pouch is a monthly K-beauty subscription box that lets you sample full-sized products and deluxe samples of Korean skincare and makeup that may be hard to get in the US. There are three options: Sooni Mask Pouch ($9.99/mo) with 6-7 masks, Sooni Mini Pouch ($19.99/mo) with 3-4 full-sized produ... read more.
Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.
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Ronda

I figured at least $70 in value which is still short of their promised value and I would feel cheated even though it’s a great value still.

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