PinkSeoul Mask Box Review + Coupon – December 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 $49.95 every two months with a retail value of over $80 and is recommended for subscribers age 35+.
- These two boxes are shipped bi-monthly and each box contains at least four full-sized items, plus an accessory item.
- The PinkSeoul Mask Box is $29.95 every month and includes 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 U.S. 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 U.S. (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 that arrives with the box.
This month we also received a sample from Cosrx.
Dewytree 2 Weeks Soothing Sheet Mask Pack – Retail Value $14.00
These sheet mask packs are interesting, but they’re not really for me. The pack contains 14 sheet masks designed to be worn for a minute or two during your morning routine every day, and the ingredients include tea tree and madecassic acid. One of the reasons I love sheet masks is because they have become a part of my self-care routine as much as a boost of skincare, so I prefer the masks that I wear for 15-20 minutes and try to relax. These masks are pretty thin, so they would dry out if I tried to wear them that long. Your mileage may vary, though– I know people who don’t usually like sheet masks because they don’t like wearing them for 20 minutes, so something like this may be great for you.
Acwell Calming Super Fit Mask – Retail Value $3.50
Acwell Purifying Super Fit Mask – Retail Value $3.50
Receiving Acwell products in subscription boxes excites me because every time I try a product from the brand I really enjoy them. These sheet masks didn’t reach all the way to the sides of my face, but I do have a big face so it be like that sometimes. I enjoyed the refreshing cooling sensation I experienced as soon as I applied the purifying sheet mask, and the calming mask is made with madecassoside to soothe inflammation.
Koelf Ruby Hydrogel Mask – Estimated Value $3.20 (Buy 5 for $15.99)
I really like the Koelf hydrogel masks– I received the gold version last month and I liked it so much that this was the first mask of the box I tried out this month. My skin responds well to rose so this added a bit of nourishment to my face, and the cooling hydrogel texture was soothing to my face.
Centellian24 Madeca Derma Mask – Retail Value $1.87
This sheet mask has a lot of citrus oils in it, which is something to keep in mind if you’re sensitive to them. This is designed to firm, purify, nourish, and moisturize your skin, which seems a bit lofty of a goal for a single sheet mask. I enjoyed it, but I had realistic expectations– I wanted to relax and give my face a boost of hydration, and this did just that.
Pyunkang Yul Moisturizing Essence Mask – Estimated Value $2.29 (buy 10 for $22.90)
This is another brand I really like, and their toner essence is a favorite of mine. This sheet mask features that same essence I love, so this is a mask I’m happy to receive. Wearing it is like a nourishing hug for my face, which is exactly what my dry skin likes in a sheet mask.
Celimax Cica Ampoule Mask – Retail Value $4.90
I was excited about this mask because I actually have the ampoules and moisturizer from this same line that a friend gave me! Cica (full name Centella Asiatica, also known as tiger grass) is amazing for soothing sensitive or irritated skin, so since I’ve been dealing with a lot of breakouts lately I have been reaching for a lot of cica sheet masks. This was soothing and fit my face really well, and it made me more excited to dive into the other products in this line.
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Fig Mask – Retail Value $1.80
I’ll be honest: I’m kind of over these Innisfree masks. There’s nothing wrong with them, but they’re basic and not very exciting so after the third or fifth time seeing these masks in a box, it doesn’t spark much joy. The fig essence in this mask has nutrients to give a boost of radiance to your skin, and the material of the mask is a little thick but still comfortable to wear.
Illiyoon Lotus Moisture Mask – Retail Value $3.00
I really enjoy this mask from Illiyoon– it’s not my first time trying it, but I’m pretty sure the other mask came in a different box. This mask fit my face well and was mega hydrating thanks to the ginseng and lotus flower extract. I wore this for at least 20 minutes while I did random nonsense, and it didn’t slide down my face the way some other masks do.
SNP PREP Peptaronic Ampoule Mask – Estimated Value $1.00 (buy 10 for $9.99)
My skin loves peptides and this has 6 different types. I’ve never touched a seal, but this has that thick wet gel texture that reminds me of what I think a seal would feel like (or if you’ve ever pet a ray at the zoo or aquarium, that unique texture is what this mask reminds me of). It was fun to use, and my skin was happy when I took it off.
Etude House 0.2mm Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sheet Mask – Retail Value $1.30
I like these sheet masks– they are super thin, and that allows the mask to hug the contours of your face for a nice fit. I will say this is another mask I’m getting a bit of fatigue from– this is the third or fourth time I’ve gotten them in this box, and because the masks are so affordable and basic they’re not really exciting. The hyaluronic acid added a boost of moisture to my skin, so this mask got the job done.
The Verdict: It takes me a while to go through all of the sheet masks in this box, but I always enjoy them. I’ve been reviewing this sheet mask for so long that I know I’m bound to receive some repeats, but I’m ready to not see an Etude 0.2mm or Innisfree I’m Real mask for a while. This box still introduces me to new masks every month though– the Koelf Ruby mask and SNP masks were the winning discoveries this time around. The value this month is on the lower end of what I’ve come to expect for this box at $40.36, but the costs of sheet masks vary so much depending on where you buy them, and if you’re willing to wait for international shipping, that I think the overall value should be taken with a favorable grain of salt.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the February 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:
- Dewytree: $10.40
- Acwell Calming: $2.60
- Acwell Purifying: $2.60
- Koelf: $2.37
- Centellian24: $1.38
- Pyunkang Yul: $1.70
- Celimax: $3.64
- Innisfree: $1.33
- Illiyoon: $2.22
- SNP PREP: $0.74
- Etude House: $0.96
Alternatively, you’re paying $2.72 per mask with a free bonus item!
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What do you think of PinkSeoul Mask Box?