Piibu Box – November 2016 Review

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Piibu Box is a monthly Korean mask subscription box.  It costs $15/month + $4 shipping (with discounts for longer subscriptions) and includes 8-10 masks, which may include sheet masks, wash-off masks, foot masks, hand masks….  They have a 10% discount on your first box when you subscribe to their mailing list.

This is a review of November’s box.

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Everything in this month’s box.

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The box comes with an information card describing the masks in the box.

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This box included four SNP Animal Masks: Otter, Panda, Tiger, and Dragon.

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Animal Otter Aqua Mask – This is the first one that I tried from this box, thanks to NH’s brother’s obsession with otters.  This mask contains several plant extracts including punica granatum, chestnut, and polygonum cuspidatum.  It’s “to reinforce moisture retention of dry and water-insufficient skin with aqua energy creating moist and silky skin”.  The mask has a very refreshing smell.  It’s soaked in essence and I had leftover essence in the package.  The fit is okay everywhere else, but it has really small eye holes so the edges of the mask kept poking my eyes, making me uncomfortable.  After leaving it on for 30 minutes, my skin felt moisturized and calmed.

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Animal Panda Whitening Mask – This is definitely not my favorite panda print, and I didn’t feel cute at all wearing it on my face lol.  The mask contains coconut water, niacinamide, and cranberry fruit extract.  It’s “to restore dull and rough skin with brightening energy delivering luminosity and softness”.  The mask is soaked with essence and I had leftover essence in the package.  It has a soap-like smell.  Both the eye and mouth holes are small for me.  When I first put it on, the essence was dripping all over my face.  I left it on for 30 minutes and I felt my skin slightly softened.  I didn’t experience any whitening or brightening, although that’s kind of normal for my pale and oily skin.

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Animal Tiger Wrinkle Mask – In contrast to the panda mask, this is probably the best looking tiger mask I’ve tried.  It contains coconut water, evening primrose oil, camellia japonica seed oil, and blueberry fruit extract.  It’s “to boost dulling skin cells with elastic energy, leaving skin radiant and resilient”.  This mask has a floral scent.  Like the other animal masks, it has small holes everywhere and it’s soaked in essence.  When I put it on, the mask kept drifting downward on my face.  I left it on for about 40 minutes and it wasn’t completely dry.  Despite the bad fit, I did experience some brightening effect and it made my skin feel soft after use.

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Animal Dragon Soothing Mask – I was super excited to try this because I’ve never tried a dragon mask and I think this looks absolutely awesome.  The mask contains coconut water, rosemary leaf extract, and chestnut shell extract.  It’s “to take care of sensitive and red skin with AC-soothing energy refining skin healthy and translucent”.  Like the other animal masks, it was soaked with essence and had extra left in the package.  This one has a very pleasant green tea scent.  The eye holes are small as usual.  I left it on for 40 minutes and I experienced some cooling effect while the mask was on.  After using it my skin felt calm and smooth.  This is the only one of these 4 animal masks that I am likely to repurchase.

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This box also included the Skin79 Fruit Mask Pomegranate Girl and Holika Holika Gudetama Character Mask Sheet.

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Fruit Mask Pomegranate Girl – I’ve tried the watermelon and strawberry masks in this line before and I liked them okay.  I think the weird eyebrows on these masks are super funny.  It contains several fruit extracts including punica granatum (pomegranate), avocado, banana, kiwi, and mandarin.  It’s “to maintain elasticity and glowing skin”.  The mask has a fruity scent.  It’s soaked with essence.  The fit is really nice in general.  I left it on for about 30 minutes and I could definitely feel some moisturizing effect.

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Gudetama Character Mask Sheet – I was super excited to try this mask because I love Gudetama and sheet masks.  It contains egg yolk extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf water, and tea tree leaf water.  “This revitalizing mask wakes your tired skin up and soothes it with au naturel energy and health.”  I guess I’ll just say up front that this mask is a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT.  The good things: It had a refreshing cucumber smell, and of course Gudetama looks really cute.  Unfortunately, the mask sheet was kind of hard and dry.  The holes were way too small for me.  I kept it on for about 3 minutes before I experienced a burning sensation and irritation everywhere.  I eventually couldn’t bear it anymore, took it off, and washed my face.  I have read multiple reviews of this mask that mentioned the irritation.  I don’t know if it’s just because of my skin type, but I will definitely stay away from this mask.

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Finally, we have the Holika Holika Baby Pet Magic Mask Sheets in Anti-Wrinkle Pug and Soothing Cat.  These are the cutest mask packages ever!

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Anti-Wrinkle Pug Mask – It contains niacinamide, collagen, corn protein, wheat protein, and soy protein.  It “firms up skin like baby’s skin with it’s wrinkle improvement essence”.  It had a sweet fruity scent.  The fit was generally small everywhere.  The mask sheet was soaked with essence, but did not drip.  After use, my skin felt soft and hydrated.

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Soothing Cat Mask – I really liked how I looked wearing this mask.  It contains niacinamide, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, and tea tree leaf extract.  It “refreshes and smooths skin, leaving soft feeling with soothing essence”, whatever that means.  It had a sweet scent.  It was also soaked with essence, but did not drip.  The fit is kind of small for me especially on the forehead area, but my forehead is pretty big so that’s normal for me.  I left it on for 30 minutes.  I did feel some smoothing effect and my skin felt very plumped.

Overall, I feel like this is a fun month (Halloween-themed) and I love printed masks.  I also really like the selection of masks with different functions.  However, since the fits for the SNP animal masks are relatively small, I would prefer to see more printed masks from different brands rather than half of the box being from one brand.  For some reason, most of these masks have small eye and mouth holes.  I’ve tried lots of printed masks before and I don’t usually experience this.  Maybe it’s just a coincidence.  I liked most of the masks they selected, especially the Baby Pet masks, the Pomegranate Girl, and the Dragon Soothing Mask.

If you’re interested in Piibu Box, click here to get one.

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Symishi

Symishi

I'm Symi. I'm a graduate student working in a biochemistry lab at the University of California and I'm addicted to subscription boxes.
Favorite things: All kawaii stuff, dresses, nail polish, jewelry, lifestyle items, glitter, heart-shaped things
Least favorite things: Boxes that lie about being completely customizable, food items in boxes that aren't food subscriptions
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