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PinkSeoul Mask Box Review + Coupon – May 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 Mask Box for $29.95 a month.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About PinkSeoul

The Subscription Box: PinkSeoul Mask Box

The Cost: $29.95 per month + free US shipping

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

The Products: 10 K-beauty mask products customized to your skin type plus an accessory item or full-size cosmetic/skincare item

Ships to: The USA (free), Canada ($8.95), Mexico ($13.95), and other countries listed here (15.95)

PinkSeoul Mask Box 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 what your skin type is.

 

Here is the info sheet for the box, as well as a handy intro for those unfamiliar with the basics of a Korean skincare routine.

 

The Plant Base Mielrose Petal Essence, 3.3 oz – Retail Value $19.50

I love this essence- I have been using it at least once a day, and the formula has 75% rose water and 8% honey so it’s incredibly nourishing to my skin. It does have flower petals that make the packaging look extra lovely, but when I shared an unboxing photo to my Instagram, one of my IG friends said the petals would actually clog the spray dispenser. I haven’t had that issue yet and I hope I don’t, but if that happens I’ll have to just apply it with my hands rather than misting my face.

Nature Republic Foot Peeling Mask – Retail Value $6

I love how affordable Nature Republic is- many foot peeling masks on the market cost a lot more than $6. I never have had those dramatic results from these types of masks where dead skin just sloughs off my feet, but I did feel like the fruit extracts and lactic acid in the formula made my feet softer.

Sur.Medic+ Super Hyaluronic Aqua Mask – Retail Value $4

Sur.Medic+ is associated with Neogen, a K-Beauty brand with a lot more name recognition. The star ingredient here was hyaluronic acid to add hydration to your face, and it did just that. Other than being incredibly hydrating this was rather basic, but sometimes my dry skin needs some simple moisture and this fits the bill.

Urang Love Rose & Hibiscus Fresh Mask – Retail Value $8

This is a pricy sheet mask for sure- but I love the packaging of the mask and the ingredients list that contains 45% organic rose water, 5% organic hibiscus, and three types of hyaluronic acid. The only thing I didn’t love was the actual performance- I have found that when masks come dry, you then add the essence. That held true here, with the mask drying out much faster than I would have preferred. My skin still enjoyed it, but it wasn’t worth the $8 price tag to me.

VT Cica Sleeping Mask, 3 ct – Listed Value $4 (Buy a pack of 30 for $38)

I appreciate the individual packaging of these sleeping masks- it’s great for being sanitary as well as for travel (remember when we used to do that?). The texture was a bit thin and it spread really easily, so there was enough in one tube to cover my face, neck, and chest. The mask also smelled like lavender, which I didn’t mind but may be off-putting to some. I found this mask to check the standard boxes of being soothing and moisturizing, but it wasn’t heavy the way some sleeping masks can be.

Holika Holika Madecassoside Skin Rescuer Mask – Retail Value $4

This mask checked all of the boxes for me- it felt like I was treating my skin when I put this on, it was soothing to my redness-prone skin, and it left my cheeks feeling moisturized and happy. My skin really loves the ingredient madecassoside (a component of Centella Asiatica), so I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed this.

Package Oasis Moisturizing Mask – Retail Value $3

This mask was on the basic side but that’s okay with me sometimes. I used this mask when I had a rough day and just felt blah, and I actually took it off sooner than I intended because a friend stopped by to bring me flowers and I didn’t want to answer the door in a sheet mask. Even though my sheet mask routine was interrupted and I didn’t have time to follow up with a moisturizer, this didn’t leave my face sticky.

TONYMOLY Pureness 100 Mask in Green Tea – Retail Value $3

I like these masks- they’re made with unbleached cotton and no matter the star ingredient my face is usually happier when I take the mask off. It’s a bit basic, but it gets the job done for me.

The Face Shop Real Nature Kelp Mask – Retail Value $2

I don’t love these masks from The Face Shop- they contain alcohol pretty high up on the ingredients list, and the material is a bit stiff to wear. The price is definitely right, so I think it just depends on what sheet mask factors are important to you in determining if you’ll like this.

The Saem Tea Tree Natural Mask – Retail Value $3

I loved the ingredients in 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.

A’Pieu Black Charcoal Mask – Retail Value $3

I’m a fan of A’Pieu as a whole and this mask demonstrated why. I wore this when I was dealing with a breakout, and it minimized my active pimples while still being hydrating. I don’t really have much more to ask from a sheet mask- this one is a winner.

The Verdict: It takes me a while to go through all ten masks sent each month, but this is still a box I look forward too. I’ve found that I’m dealing with more sensitivity and acne on my face around where my (other) face mask goes, so having a stash of sheet masks delivered monthly is helping me to soothe my stressed skin. Value-wise, this box adds up to $58.50, which is a value I am happy with, considering the $29.95 cost of the box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the July box.

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

Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Essence: $9.98
  • Nature Republic: $3.07
  • Sur.Medic: $2.04
  • Urang: $4.09
  • VT: $2.04
  • Holika Holika: $2.04
  • Package: $1.53
  • Tony Moly: $1.53
  • The Face Shop: $1.02
  • The Saem: $1.02
  • A’Pieu: $1.53

Alternatively, you’re paying $2.72 per mask.

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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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  1. As always, a helpful review, thank you! Just wanted to say that from the photo of the Mielrose Essence mist, the spray uptake has a device on the end that appears to be for prevention of clogs from the petals, so don’t worry. Of course, you already had a good workaround planned, but I hate not being able to use an intended mist as such.

    Also, I, too, had lack luster peeling results from my foot peel until I learned the trick. You should first soak your feet for 20 mins before application. Then, leave the mask on at least an hour (I did 2 hrs and I have super sensitive skin). The next several days, be sure to soak your feet each day for about 20-30 mins (showering while allowing the water to back up a little will also help, but not as drammatically). All the sudden, one day, usually day three or so, you will see the peeling really kick in! It’s the soaking in water afterwards that really accelerates things. Any water on the feet post peel will help, but the less you use, the less the peeling and the longer it takes to start. Hope that helps!

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