PinkSeoul Plus is a bi-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 two subscription types:
- The PinkSeoul Box is $39.95 every two months with a retail value of over $60.
- The PinkSeoul Plus Box, recommended for subscribers age 35+, is $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.
This review is of the Sensitive Skin Type, PinkSeoul Plus Box, which costs $49.95 every two months.
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Everything comes neatly packaged and wrapped with tissue paper, sealed with a sticker. 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 (I can't believe how long I thought I had oily skin!). Also, PinkSeoul has now switched to electronic info sheets, sent to your email when your box ships. I always get a little excited when I rip the tissue paper/sticker to see what comes in my box- the extra step with the packaging really adds to the overall experience.
This month also came with a bonus sample, too.
The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Box
Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Eye Patch - Retail Value $3
I've used these eye patches before, and they're fun. They're not attached to each other- instead, it's two black circles that you place over your orbital bone area to brighten and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes. These don't make me look quite as cute as a panda, but I still enjoy using them.
Mediheal + Line Friends Warming Eye Mask - Retail Value $3
I actually first tried this mask in a Pink Seoul box about two years ago, and it was revolutionary for me. I had never tried a warming eye mask before, and now they are a must-have product that I always have on hand. This isn’t your typical eye mask- there’s nothing wet or cooling about it. Instead, it’s an eye mask similar to the kind that you wear when you’re sleeping, and it warms up like a mini heating pad for your face. This feels amazing when I have a headache or tired eyes or if I’ve woken up in the middle of the night and haven’t been able to fall back asleep, and at this point, I have personally purchased more than 40 of these masks since first trying them out in that box so long ago. Needless to say, I am happy to see this friendly face in this month’s box, and I enjoyed the grapefruit scent of this mask though if you’re using this for a migraine you might prefer the scent-free version.
Tony Moly Ceramide Mochi Water Cream, 100 mL - Retail Value $12
This moisturizer is yet another familiar face, but it's also another product I enjoy- I really like the Ceramide Mochi line from Tony Moly. This is a lightweight moisturizer made with ceramides, aloe vera, and centella asiatica, and my skin enjoys it. It's a great moisturizer for the price point, and I like how hydrating it is without being heavy.
Elizavecca Enzyme Powder Wash, 80 g - Retail Value $17
I'm not sure if any brand does packaging quite like Elizavecca, and I find it charming even if it doesn't always make sense to me. I really enjoy enzyme cleansing powders like this, and this one is made with papaya enzymes and allantoin to provide a very gentle exfoliation while cleansing your face- and it doesn't leave your skin feeling stripped, either. To use, make sure you add water and mix it until the powder has dissolved into a foam that you then use to wash your face. For a while, I thought you only added some water and used some of the grit in the powder for exfoliation, but that's not how brands recommend it. I have sensitive skin, but I didn't have any issues with using this exfoliating cleanser a few days in a row.
Mizon Black Sugar Scrub, 90 g - Retail Value $18
I am not a huge fan of sugar scrubs (or any scrubs) for my face, but this one by Mizon was nice. It has black sugar powder for a physical exfoliation, but it's also made with nourishing honey, meadowfoam seed oil, and hydrating glycerin. As you can see from the photos the texture is quite thick- I used it by making sure my hands were wet with warm water before massaging it between my hands and then gently applying it to my skin. I left it on for a few minutes, and then gently rinsed it away. My skin was a little red after (which is normal for me if I use any type of scrub), but it did feel smooth.
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream, 45 mL - Retail Value $18
My skin really likes snail in skincare, so I am always happy to try out new products that include it. Snail is definitely the star here, making up 74% of the formula, and there's also glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and centella asiatica. Texture-wise, this is a "gel-cream" in name only and just a gel in real life- it reminds me of applying aloe vera. I applied a thin layer to my skin and layered a sleeping mask on top, and my skin soaked it up and seemed to be happy when I woke up the next day.
Klavuu Sensitive Care Sea Silt Repair Toner, 150 mL - Retail Value $25
I love toners because they're an easy way to layer hydration into my skin while helping to calm any irritation I may be experiencing. This one from Klavuu was made specifically for sensitive skin, and it has sea silt, niacinamide, madecassoside, panthenol, centella asiatica, pearl extract, and hydrolyzed collagen. I'll be honest and say I am not quite sure why sea silt is good for sensitive skin, but I have plenty of experience with niacinamide, madecassoside, centella, and panthenol- my skin loves all of them. This was lightweight and absorbed quickly, and it left my skin feeling ready for the rest of my skincare routine.
Enough Collagen Waterproof Mascara - Retail Value $9
Each box from Pink Seoul will feature an accessory item, and this month's is a mascara. I don't intentionally seek out waterproof formulas, but I won't say no to them when one appears in a subscription box. This mascara is supposed to give volume, and while I do think it gave a little length and a bit of curl I didn't actually see much of a difference in the overall appearance of my lashes. When I'm applying mascara I want the difference to be dramatic, so this isn't the best fit for me.
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $49.95 bi-monthly + free US shipping
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- Tony Moly Panda's Dream: $3
- Mediheal: $3
- Tony Moly Ceramide Cream: $12
- Elizavecca: $17
- Mizon Sugar Scrub: $18
- Mizon Snail Gel: $18
- Klavuu: $25
- Enough: $9
Everything in this box added up to $105, which is more than double more than the cost of the box.
This month's box from Pink Seoul came with almost everything you need for a K-Beauty skincare routine- cleanser, toner, mask, and moisturizer all have their boxes checked off the list. I thought it was fun that instead of regular sheet masks we received eye masks this month- that's a change from the typical masks that are sent in this box. This box contained a lot of brands I already know and enjoy like Tony Moly, Mediheal, and Mizon, and I love how this box only sends full-size products. If you like receiving full-size products and discovering K-Beauty products, then this is a subscription box you should seriously consider checking out I always have fun every two months when this arrives at my door.
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Other Things You Should Know
Good to Know: Your first box will ship within 5 business days and subsequent boxes will ship by the 25th of every other month.
What do you think of the PinkSeoul Plus box? Do you prefer monthly or bi-monthly beauty boxes?