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PinkSeoul Plus Review + Coupon – September/October 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), Canada ($8.95), and other countries listed here ($13.95-$15.95)

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 September/October 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.


G9 Skin Bulgarian Rose Hydrogel Essence, 51 g – Full-Size! Retail Value $30

I love rose and I love hydrogels, but this essence is a lightweight consistency that absorbs into my skin quickly so I am not sure the word hydrogel is accurate. That being said, I have been using this every morning after toning, and I do feel like it helps my skin to retain moisture- especially as the seasons change and it gets colder!


G9 Skin AC Solution Calamine Gel Spot Patch, 20 g – Full-Size! Retail Value $15

I am very wary of peel-off skincare products, but this spot patch is actually really neat. It is made with soothing calamine, and it is a thick gel that you apply to active, irritated pimples. The gel dries to a rubber finish that both protects the pimple under it while soothing it, and the patch is then peeled off whenever you’re ready (and it’s dry, which happens in about 10 minutes). This peels off with ease (and does not hurt), and it is perfect for when I am dealing with my monthly cystic acne breakout.


G9 Skin Light Serum in Azulene and Zinc, 50 ml – Full-Size! Retail Value $28

Okay, how cute is this lightbulb serum? The creativity in the packaging of K-Beauty products never ceases to delight me. This serum has azulene, which is a chamomile extract that has both antioxidant and skin-soothing properties, and it also has zinc, which helps to heal skin and prevent acne by aiding your skin’s production of oil. This was lightweight and left a very slight tacky finish, which was quickly remedied by following with my moisturizer of the day.


Berrisom Face Wrapping Peel Off Mask in Gold, 50 ml – Full-Size! Retail Value $15

Peel off masks that adhere strongly to your skin can actually damage your skin and make your pores bigger, so I usually stay away. I tested this on my hand before moving to my face, and while I appreciated the shiny gold finish this was much too strong for me to want to use on my face- I am all about the soothing and nourishing skincare ingredients if you couldn’t tell!

Mediheal N.M.F. Midnight Capping Pack – Retail Value $3

Mediheal is one of the most well-received sheet mask brands in Korea (based on the research and what I have seen, at least), and this is the first time I have seen their sleeping mask. I appreciate the change from a standard sheet mask and thought this was lightweight. It reminds me of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, so for me, I used it as a finishing layer after all of my other hydrating lotions and potions.

Berrisom Cocktail Recipe Mask in Mojito – Retail Value $1.99

This mask is fragranced to smell like mojito cocktails, but the scent faded quickly. I like wearing my face masks for longer than the 15 or so recommended minutes, and I thought this dried out a bit quickly for that purpose.


Holika Holika Milky Bun Puff – Retail Value $8

Based on the name I thought this would be one of those things you use when putting your hair up in a bun to give it shape, but nope. This is a latex-free sponge that can be used to apply makeup, but it is much firmer than the standard beautyblender. I haven’t quite decided how to use it, to be honest- does anyone have suggestions?

The Verdict: I really enjoyed this Plus box from PinkSeoul. They have a tendency to feature multiple products from one brand, and I had tried G9 skin before and really liked the products, so I had fun trying out all of the ones in this box. The peel-off mask and bun puff are misses for me, but I am not bothered too much by that because the serum and essence are regular fixtures in my current morning routine. Value-wise, this has a total value of $100.99, which is double the cost of the box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The September/October box is currently sold out, but you can sign up for the November/December box here.

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box and a total value of $100.99, here is what you are approximately paying per item:

  • Rose Essence: $14.85
  • Calamine Spot Patch: $7.42
  • Light Serum: $13.86
  • Peel Off Mask: $7.42
  • Mediheal Mask: $1.48
  • Berrisom Cocktail Mask: $0.98
  • Milky Bun Puff: $3.96

Check out all of our PinkSeoul reviews and the K-Beauty Subscription Box Directory! Be sure to also take a peek at MSA readers’ top Beauty Box picks!

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Written by 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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