PinkSeoul Plus Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May/June 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 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
The Products: At least 4 full-sized K-beauty products customized to your skin type and an accessory item.
Ships to: US (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 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.
PinkSeoul Plus Box May/June 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.
This month, we also got a few samples.
A’Pieu Naked PHA Peeling Gel, 100 mL – Retail Value $10
I love A’Pieu, but I am not a big fan of peeling gels. This one was mild and non-irritating, and I thought the ingredients list was decent too.
From Nature Red Ginseng All-In-One Cream, 100 g – Full Size! Retail Value $35
After I tried out the peeling gel I followed up with this rich cream. Along with red ginseng, this also has seven herbal extracts to treat damaged skin while providing nutrients for your moisture barrier. I think this is pretty heavy to use during the morning, but I was happy with its performance as a night cream.
A’Pieu Everyday Sun Gel, 30ml – Retail Value $14.95
Along with SPF 50, this provides protection against UVA/UVB rays and it’s made with the extracts of 10 different fruits. It has a slightly tropical scent to the traditional sunscreen scent, but it rubs in easily and felt lightweight on my skin. I have been using this every morning since receiving it, and I am happy with how it performs under my BB cream, too.
Duft & Dote Hand Cream in Coral Passion, 1.8 fl oz – Retail Value $10
Duft & Dote Hand Cream in Stockholm Rose, 1.8 fl oz – Retail Value $10
Is it just me, or does it feel like overkill to have received two hand creams in one box? These were pretty nourishing thanks to the shea butter, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, but they are both pretty heavily scented so I would skip these if you are sensitive to fragranced hand creams.
From Nature Biosystem Embossing Cotton Puffs – Retail Value $5
These may be basic, but wow do I hate paying for things like cotton pads, so I am always happy to see functional items like this in subscription boxes. They are 100% cotton with embossed sides, and they’re soft.
G9 Skin Self Aesthetic Water-Full Facial Mask – Retail Value $4
This mask fit my face really well and was cooling the entire time I wore it. This has nine different herbal extracts to soothe stressed skin, and I would say my skin looked and felt calmer after wearing.
G9 Skin Slice Sheet Mask in Peach – Retail Value $3
You’ll probably either love or hate slice sheet masks, but I like using them under regular sheet masks to layer the hydration and add some targeted benefits. The peach slices look like peaches, smell like peaches, and come in a resealable pouch so you don’t have to use all the slices at once.
G9 Skin Milk Bomb Mask in Chocolate – Retail Value $4
This isn’t a new mask for me, but I am always happy to get more milk bomb masks- they’re cooling, nourishing, and fun. I like that they’re well-saturated without dripping everywhere, and this one smells like chocolate milk.
Goodal Tea Tree Water Infused Mask – Retail Value $3
Goodal sheet masks appear frequently throughout these subscriptions, and I appreciate how affordable they are. This is a basic one with tea tree extract, but my skin enjoyed it and that’s really all I can ask for.
The Verdict: I enjoyed this box from PinkSeoul, even though it was a bit weird to receive two hand creams- I would have liked to see a different product substituted for the second one. I will note that all of the masks in this box I have tried previously through PinkSeoul, but I think they came in the mask version rather than the bi-monthly box. Value-wise, I calculated a total value of $98.95, which I think is pretty great.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box and a total value of $98.95, here is what you are approximately paying per item:
- A’Pieu Peeling Gel: $5.05
- From Nature Cream: $17.67
- A’Pieu Sunscreen: $7.55
- Hand Creams: $5.05 each ($10.10 total)
- Cotton Pads: $2.52
- Water-full Mask: $2.02
- Slice Mask: $1.51
- Milk Bomb Mask: $2.02
- Tea Tree Mask: $1.51
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What do you think of the PinkSeoul Plus box?