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PinkSeoul Plus Review + Coupon – January/February 2020

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakMar 23, 2020 | 2 comments

PinkSeoul PLUS Box
4.3 overall rating
4 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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

ACTIVE DEAL: 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 January/February 2020 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.

Graymelin Eggplant Bubble Pad, 2 pads – Listed Value $5 each (Buy one for $2.99)

These pads are an exfoliating powerhouse containing AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs along with eggplant extract to soothe irritation. This didn’t irritate my skin as a once a week treat, and I appreciate that it wasn’t abrasive.


Graymelin Red Food Cream, 500 g - Retail Value $27

This is intended to be a face and neck cream and this has truly horrible packaging for that purpose- this is a BIG tub, and it will easily get filled with germs if I have to stick my entire hand in there. My solution was to use this as a body cream, and I am very happy with that decision. This has a sticky texture that took a little bit of time to absorb (another reason this wasn't going on my face), but it left my skin feeling incredibly soft.

Graymelin Astaxanthin Stem Cell Serum, 1.7 oz - Retail Value $32

What is astaxanthin, you ask? According to Paula's Choice, it is a carotenoid (that ingredient that gives the orange color to a carrot!) that is chock-full of antioxidants. Antioxidants are great for combatting pollution, so I used this serum in the mornings when my potential for pollution exposure is more likely compared to my nighttime skincare routine where my plans are to sleep. This serum was lightweight and layered well with the other products in my routine, and it added a bit of moisture to my skin too.


Keep Cool & Soothe Fixence Mist, 2 oz - Retail Value $9 

This is a brand I really love, so I am always happy to see it in a subscription box. This has centella, allantoin, and aloe to soothe irritated skin, and it was nicely hydrating to my skin as well. The nozzle on the spray put out a good mist, too- don't you hate it when a spray comes out more like a squirt?


Skinfood Egg White Pore Mask, 4.23 oz - Retail Value $10.50

I like this brand, and they're a bit more mainstream than other K-Beauty brands (you can find Skinfood at Ulta!). I don't reach for pore masks often because of my skin type, but sometimes I just crave a clay mask. Along with egg whites, this has kaolin and bentonite clay. I was happy that this didn't fully harden the way some other clay masks do, and it didn't leave my skin feeling like I had just stripped it of its moisture, either.

Eyenlip Moisture Essence Mask in Green Tea – Retail Value $2

Do I love this colorful floral packaging? You know it, but I also was impressed with the performance of this mask for the relatively low cost. This mask fit my face well, didn’t leave a sticky residue once it was removed, and left my face feeling nourished.

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.

The Verdict: I really enjoyed this Plus box from PinkSeoul. They have a tendency to feature multiple products from one brand, and this month we got to try more from Graymelin (a new brand to me). I am always happy to see products from Keep Coola and Skinfood, and I appreciate having another 9 Wishes mask since I enjoyed it so much... Value-wise, this has a total value of $91.98, which is a little less than double the cost of the box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The January/February box is currently sold out, but you can sign up for the March/April here.

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box and a total value of $91.98, here is what you are approximately paying per item:

  • Eggplant Pads: $1.62 each ($3.25 total)
  • Red Food Cream: $14.67
  • Astaxanthin Serum: $17.39
  • Keep Cool: $4.89
  • Skinfood: $5.70
  • Eyenlip: $1.08
  • 9 Wishes: $2.99

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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PinkSeoul PLUS Box is a customized, curated, full-sized and bi-monthly Korean skincare and makeup subscription box for women (recommended for those over 35) that sends you at least 4 full-sized products and an accessory item (i.e. hair/cosmetic accessory) every other month. Each box is customized b... 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.

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Boxy Fox

Loved the commentary, but I wish we could see more of the products

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I bought a pack of beauty spatulas that I use for tubs of product. Works extremely well. No fingers to dip. I do notice necks creams always seem to be in tubs. I wonder why?

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