PinkSeoul Plus Review + Coupon – July/August 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 Sensitive 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.
Ships to: the 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 July/August 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.
Eyenlip Black Snail Amino 14 Ampoule – Retail Value $29
This ampoule is made with snail secretion filtrate and 14 different amino acids to fight signs of aging and heal damaged skin. If you don’t follow the 10-step skincare method, think of an ampoule as a serum and layer it on top of your toner and under your moisturizer. This had a slightly sticky finish, but that went away when I layered my moisturizer on top. This was soothing and non-irritating to my skin, too.
Eyenlip Calamansi Vita Cleansing Gel – Retail Value $20
I wanted to love this cleansing gel but I just couldn’t. You use this as the first step in your cleansing routine to break up makeup, dirt, and sunscreen, before going in with a different cleanser to sweep it all away. This didn’t irritate my skin, but it didn’t feel like it did a good job breaking down everything on my face and getting it ready for the second step in a double cleanse routine.
Eyenlip Multi Care Cream and Toner in AHA/BHA – Retail Value $20
This is a hydrating toner that is designed to do a little more than your basic toner, and the AHA/BHAs exfoliate your skin. I feel like the Cica or Peptide toner would have been a better fit for my sensitive skin, as I try to limit my chemical exfoliants in order to keep my easily-angered skin happy.
From Nature Echoice Tea Cleansing Foam – Retail Value $12
This is a foaming cleanser made with fermented tea, which is a ~trendy~ K-beauty skincare ingredient. This cleanser was too harsh for my sensitive, dry skin, so I will be passing this along.
Eyenlip Mask Pack in Volcanic Clear Wash Off – Retail Value $4
I liked this mask. It has a thick and creamy texture that spreads across the skin easily, and it doesn’t completely dry out when you wear it. After washing it off, my skin felt purified but still nourished, which is usually not my experience with clay masks.
Eyenlip Moisture Essence Mask in Charcoal – Retail Value $2
Do I love this colorful floral packaging? You know it, but I also was impressed with the performance of this for the relatively low cost. The charcoal is designed to purify skin, but it was still nourishing, fit my face well, and didn’t leave a sticky residue when I was done wearing it.
Eyenlip Baby Foot Peeling Mask – Retail Value $6
I love foot masks like these! I never get much peeling action, but with consistent use, I have definitely noticed that my feet have become more soft and smooth. I’m still on the hunt for the foot mask that will really make the dead skin peel off, but I’ll use these in the meantime to help keep my feet soft.
Duft & Doft Nourishing Lip Cream in Stockholm Rose – Retail Value $15
This lip cream is made with both beeswax and Vitamin E to nourish dry lips, and shade Stockholm Rose adds a light wash of berry color to my lips. I would never pay retail value for this, but it’s a decent bonus item in this box.
The Verdict: This wasn’t my favorite Plus box from PinkSeoul. I thought there were multiple instances where I could have gotten products better suited to my sensitive skin, and the cleansing gel just did not perform well for me. I do appreciate that this box included an entire skincare routine- all you need is a moisturizer and SPF to finish things off, and that’s something not a lot of boxes currently offer. Value-wise, I calculated a total value of $108, which I think is pretty great and is definitely on the higher end of values I have seen from this box.
To Wrap Up:
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box and a total value of $108, here is what you are approximately paying per item:
- Snail Ampoule: $13.42
- Cleansing Oil: $9.26
- Cream & Toner: $9.26
- From Nature Cleanser: $5.55
- Foot Mask: $2.78
- Lip Balm: $6.94
- Moisture Essence Mask: $0.92
- Volcanic Ash Wash Off Mask: $1.85
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