PinkSeoul Plus Review + Coupon – May/June 2020
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 May/June 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. This month, we also received this extra handy dandy info sheet breaking down the Korean skincare routine basics.
Here is the info sheet detailing the products included in this box. The info sheet this month was on cardstock rather than regular paper, and I appreciated the upgrade
Heimish All Clean Balm, Deluxe Mini (no size listed) – Buy the full-size version for $19
This isn’t my first time trying this cleansing balm, and I like it enough that I have this mini tucked away for when I start traveling again. It is a balm cleanser that melts into an oil as you massage it into your skin, and it emulsifies when you add water to clean away makeup, sunscreen, and dirt. I always follow up cleansing balms with a second cleanser, but this does a good job of removing tough makeup without irritating my eyes.
Klavuu Pearlsation Revitalizing Intensive Peeling Gel, 2.7 oz – Retail Value $20
Peeling gels are super popular in K-Beauty, and they are about the only trend I haven’t jumped on. Along with cellulose, this exfoliant is made with alcohol and added fragrance, and overall it just isn’t a good fit for my skin type. If your skin is more forgiving, it can be fun to see the gel ball up- those balls are mostly cellulose rather than dead skin, but it will still leave your skin feeling softer.
The Plant Base Time Stop Collagen Ampoule, 0.68 oz – Retail Value $29
I was immediately attracted to the beautiful copper packaging of this ampoule, and my heart was sold when I saw that it contains more than 76% mushroom extract. My skin loves mushroom! This is designed to promote collagen production in your skin, but I focus more on how soothing and hydrating this is to my skin- along with mushroom extract this also has hyaluronic acid, licorice root, white mulberry, and prickly pear. It is lightweight and is absorbed into my skin quickly, but it leaves my skin feeling plump and nourished. It layers well when I use it in a long routine, but I can also just slap some of this on under moisturizer and be good to go.
A’Pieu Madecassoside Cica Gel, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $27.50
I absolutely love the A’pieu madecassoside line, but I don’t love this gel moisturizer. I actually bought this exact product a few years ago, but the sticky feeling left on my skin turned me off from using it. This still leaves a tackiness on my skin that I don’t enjoy, but I love the ingredients in this for my dry, sensitive skin (Centella Asiatica! Niacinamide! Panthenol! Madecassoside! Allantoin!). I’ve been determined to make this work in my routine, so whenever my skin needs some extra soothing I have been pairing this moisturizer with a sleeping mask applied after. The sleeping mask locks in the good ingredients to soothe my skin while also covering up that sticky feeling I don’t like. My skin really enjoys the combination, and I am glad that this doesn’t have to go to waste.
TONYMOLY Chok Chok Hand Gel Sanitizer, 1 oz – Retail Value $3
This hand sanitizer mixes 62% ethanol alcohol with witch hazel, aloe vera, and hyaluronic acid to kill bacteria and germs while not being too drying on your skin. I try to focus on washing my hands as frequently as possible rather than relying on hand sanitizer, but in this day and age, I definitely won’t say no to having more on hand (see what I did there?).
Tenzero Touch Holic Hand Cream in Nature Berry – Listed Value $7
All of the handwashing does definitely leave my hands feeling dry (it seems like my cuticles take the brunt of it, though), so hand cream is another item I am happy to have backups of. This had a berry scent that wasn’t overpowering, and it absorbed into my skin without leaving my hands feeling greasy.
PeriPera Pang Lip Cushion Tint in Trendista Pink, 0.10 oz – Retail Value $12
PeriPera makes some fun lip products, and I was excited to try this lip cushion. The applicator feels like a soft sponge, and you can build up the amount of pigment on your lips the more you blot. Trendista Pink is only a few shades deeper than my natural lip color, so it is a great neutral color for me. This didn’t have the longest staying power, but it did fade well over time rather than appearing blotchy.
The Saem Natural Tea Tree Mask – Retail Value $3
I loved the ingredients on this sheet mask, especially considering how affordable it is- tea tree is the third ingredient, and this is also made with allantoin, panthenol, and Centella Asiatica. This mask is so thin it is a bit translucent, and it fit the contours of my face very well. When I first applied it the mask had a noticeable tea tree scent, but that smell did fade after a few moments. When I took it off my skin looked less red and much more hydrated- I call that a win.
I’m Sorry for My Skin Relaxing Jelly Mask – Retail Value $4
I enjoy the jelly masks from I’m Sorry for My Skin- they are always well-saturated and incredibly nourishing. This mask was no exception, and I was able to wear it for over thirty minutes while I chilled out in my bed relaxing in the self-care zone. This mask features ingredients like manuka honey, licorice, neem tree leaves, and lemon balm, and once the mask came off my skin still felt soothed and plump with moisture.
Reusable Mask – Retail Value $8.95
This was the accessory item this month, and it is definitely a handy item to have around these days (it also is the most stylish one that I’ve seen or worn)! This mask has three layers, is washable, and has become my go-to fabric mask.
The Verdict: This was another great box from PinkSeoul Plus– it felt like the box was jam-packed with goodies this month. I love the brands featured, the products chosen, and my skin has been nourished and happy since I started including these in my routine. Value-wise, this box has a total value of $114.45 for everything except the Heimish mini balm, which is definitely on the higher end of values that 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 $114.45 for everything except the Heimish mini balm, here is what you are approximately paying per item:
- Heimish: N/A
- Klavuu: $8.73
- The Plant Base: $12.65
- A’Pieu: $12
- TONYMOLY: $1.31
- Tenzero: $3.05
- PeriPera: $5.24
- The Saem: $1.31
- I’m Sorry For My Skin: $1.75
- Reuseable Mask: $3.90
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