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.)
The Subscription Box: PinkSeoul Mask Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month + free US shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: 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.
Urang Love Cica x Opuntia Mask - Retail Value $8
I really wanted to love this mask- the packaging is beautiful, and my skin loves Cica. I just never have good luck with masks that are packaged dry until you add the essence because the mask dries out much quicker than I prefer. That was my experience with this mask, but my skin did love the ingredients.
Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence Mask in Rose - Retail Value $4
I loved this mask. It was super saturated in essence, and the soft material felt really nice on my skin. This is made with rose water and Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (a type of yeast!), and the combo left my skin with a healthy glow.
Duft & Doft Black Therapy Customized Refining Mask - Retail Value $4
I’ve been dealing with a lot more acne ever since I’ve been re-wearing fabric masks (does anyone have a detergent they recommend for handwashing those masks?), and so I’ve been reaching for more masks that fight clogged pores and acne in addition to adjusting my routine. This mask had a decent ingredients list, and while the mask didn’t fit perfectly to my face, it still got the job done.
Ample:N Hyaluronshot Ampoule 2-Step Mask - Retail Value $4
This was the first mask of the box I reached for because it seemed really neat, but it ended up being the most disappointing one of the bunch. The serum smelled like alcohol (surprise! there was alcohol pretty high up on the ingredients list), and once I was done wearing the sheet mask my face was left incredibly sticky. We’re talking sticky like, I don’t know if a mask has ever left me feeling stickier, and I’m sure a cat hair or three got stuck to my face until I had enough of waiting for it to absorb and rinsed it off. This one is a no from me.
Etude House SoonJung Sheet Mask - Retail Value $2.60
I absolutely love the SoonJung line from Etude House- along with being very affordable, the simple ingredients list is still packed with beneficial ingredients to soothe skin. This mask has both panthenol and madecassoside, which are ingredients that are known for soothing and nurturing skin. The mask itself is made of bamboo, and it hugged the contours of my face well.
SNP Otter Sheet Mask - Retail Value $3
This mask has coconut water and hyaluronic acid to add a hydrating boost to your skin, and the print of a seal on the mask itself. This mask was basic and fun, and honestly, I appreciate that.
Dewytree Quince 100 Mask - Retail Value $3
I like the concept of this mask- the only ingredient is Chaenomeles Sinensis fruit extract (also known as quince- side note, has anyone ever actually eaten this fruit before?). The quince here is supposed to balance your skin, and while I didn’t experience any noticeable differences in my skin other than increased hydration, I’m definitely thinking about buying the Cica 100 mask from this line to have on hand when my skin is irritated.
Missha Airy Sheet Mask in Honey - Retail Value $2
Missha Airy Sheet Mask in Green Tea - Retail Value $2
These sheet masks feature a really thin material that the brand claims is “2x thinner and lighter” than a normal sheet mask. I definitely found them to be thin, which means they fit my face more comfortably because they could contour to the nooks and crannies. I thought the ingredients list for both masks were nice (neither had alcohol and both had multiple ingredients designed to soothe and hydrate skin), and for the $2 price, I would definitely recommend these to others and purchase these in the future if my stash ever ran low.
TONYMOLY Fresh to Go Mask in Coconut - Retail Value $3
Sometimes my skin likes sheet masks even when there’s a problematic ingredient (for me) or two on the list, and that’s the case for the TONYMOLY Fresh To Go Mask line. This mask does have alcohol on the ingredients list, which is something I try to avoid, but TONYMOLY apparently knows how to formulate it right because any mask from this line leaves my skin glowing and happy. The coconut is supposed to add hydration, and I would say it performed nicely in that aspect.
Tenzero Touch Holic Hand Cream in Rose Peach, 50 mL – Retail Value $7
Eventually, I will have so many hand creams that it will be impossible for me to forget to apply it, but that day is not today. This didn’t feel overly heavy for a hand cream sent during this time of year, and there is a light, fruity scent that isn’t overbearing. My hands enjoyed it, but I don’t think it is quite memorable enough for me to remember to use it consistently (this is a personal flaw of mine).
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 Verdict: It takes me a while to go through all ten masks sent each month, but this is still a box I look forward to. 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. My favorites from this month's box were the Secret Key and SoonJung masks, while the Urang and Ample:N masks were misses for me. Value-wise, this box adds up to $54.60, 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 August box.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Urang: $4.39
- Secret Key: $2.19
- Duft & Doft: $2.19
- Ample:N: $2.19
- Etude House: $1.43
- SNP: $1.64
- Dewytree: $1.64
- Missha Honey: $1.09
- Missha Green Tea: $1.09
- TONYMOLY: $1.64
- Tenzero: $3.84
- PeriPera: $6.58
Alternatively, you're paying $2.72 per mask.
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