PinkSeoul Plus Review + Coupon – November/December 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 November/December 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.
9 Wishes Intense Hydrating Gold Foil Patch & Mask – Retail Value $5.50
This was a really fun mask! It has two gold foil patches in the shape of hearts, and then you layer a sheet mask on top. I found this nourishing and hydrating to my skin, and it just all around brought me joy.
Some By Mi Bubble Pouch – Retail Value $2
I had no idea what this was at first- it’s a pouch you stick your bar of soap in to create an extra lather. I find it a bit unnecessary, but this may be something that is more exciting to others.
I’m Sorry For My Skin Daily Calming Sun Cream, 40 ml – Retail Value $25
I really don’t love the name of this brand, but this sunscreen wasn’t bad. It has a noticeable lavender scent which I didn’t mind, but I do think it is a bit unnecessary. This was a hydrating sunscreen that rubbed in with no white cast, and I also had no issues with layering it under makeup.
Keep Cool & Soothe Cleansing Water, 100 ml – Retail Value $8
Keep Cool is a brand I really like, and I am always excited when it pops up in a subscription box. This cleansing water was true to its name by being gentle on my skin, and it did a nice job of removing any traces of makeup after I had washed my face. This would also work well in the mornings as an only cleanse when my face isn’t dirty but I want to make sure it’s prepped for a full routine.
Ample:N Hyaluron Shot Ampoule, 1 oz – Retail Value $29
This is a hydrating ampoule made with seven types of hyaluronic acid as well as niacinamide, adenosine, and trehalose. If you’re not familiar with ampoules, think of it like a very thin serum you use after your toner and essence. This layered well in my multi-step routine, and it did add a boost of moisture to my skin without being too heavy.
The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Mung Bean and Mugwort Foaming Cleanser, 170 ml – Retail Value $9
This is a foaming cleanser that wasn’t too harsh on my skin, and both mung bean and mugwort are ingredients that are great at soothing the skin. This didn’t dry my skin out, either.
Borntree Natto Gum Mask – Retail Value $5
Natto is Japanese fermented soybeans, and it the food form it has a strong smell not loved by everyone. In sheet mask form, this is scent-free and did a good job of adding moisture to my tired skin after a long day. This mask was packed with serum without dripping down my neck, and I like that the sheet mask fabric had a bit of stretch to it.
JMsolution Derma Care Capsule Mask – Retail Value $4
I am a fan of JM Solution, and this mask is the perfect example of why. It’s packed with moisture-barrier loving ingredients like Centella, madecassoside, and ceramides, and my skin was nourished and happy when I took this mask off.
The Verdict: I really enjoyed this Plus box from PinkSeoul. I am always happy to add a new K-beauty sunscreen to my arsenal, and I really liked the ampoule and the sheet masks included as well. Value-wise, this has a total value of $87.50, which is well over the cost of the 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 $87.50, here is what you are approximately paying per item:
- 9 Wishes: $3.14
- Some by Mi: $1.14
- I’m Sorry For My Skin: $14.28
- Keep Cool: $4.57
- Ample:N: $16.57
- The Face Shop: $5.14
- Borntree: $2.85
- JMsolution: $2.28
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