Piibu Box – March 2017 Review + Coupon Code

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….

You can save 10% off your first box using the coupon code: FRIEND10.

This is a review of March’s box.

Everything in this month’s Piibu Box.  This month, they replaced their paper information card with a digital link.  I really like the digital info card.

Purederm Age Defying Collagen Masque ($2.99) – I’ve tried some of Purederm’s masks and liked most of them.  This was my first time trying this particular mask.  It contains collagen, arbutin, papaya fruit extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, morus alba bark extract, and beta-glucan to “provide intensive hydration and diminish the signs of aging”.  It’s a thick cotton type mask.  It doesn’t have much scent.  I’d say the general fit is good.  The mask came out of the packaging wet but I wouldn’t say it was soaked with essence.  It was a bit of a surprise to me because I was not expecting a lot from a “wet but not soaked” mask, but it managed to deliver very good hydration and my skin felt soft after a 30 minute masking session.  I guess one minor concern is that this mask is not paraben-free, if that’s important to you.

Scent: (unscented)

Adhesion: 3/5

Price: 2/5

Packaging: 3/5

Results: 3/5

Overall: 3/5

Etude House I Need You Mask Bamboo (~$2) – This is a mask line that I’ve never tried from Etude House.  However, I really liked their 0.2 mm mask series.  I love bamboo as a mask ingredient so I was excited to try this one.  This mask contains (of course) bamboo extract (bambusa vulgaris extract) to provide “cool soothing relief to dryness for clean and moist skin”.  The mask material is soft and thin cotton.  It was soaked with essence and I also had some leftover.  The general fit is really good and the adhesion is notably good.  I left it on for about 40 minutes and didn’t sense much of a cooling effect, but I did experience some soothing and hydrating.  There was a little bit of stickiness though.

Scent: (unscented)

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 3/5

Packaging: 3.5/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 3.5/5

SOC Animal Cutie Mask Relaxing Charcoal & Aloe Monkey ($3) – Yaaaay character mask!  I always love a good character mask but I haven’t found a great one yet, mostly due to the fit of most character masks.  This mask contains niacinamide, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, hydrolyzed collagen, sodium hyaluronate, and charcoal powder “to help for clean and whitening skin without irritation” and “make healthy skin”.  First things first: I really think the print of this monkey mask is super cute (see below).  However, it has a similar problem to most animal masks, which is a generally small fit with really small eye and mouth holes.  I feel like the mask material is really stiff, so the adhesion ability is not so great.  I didn’t sense too much smell.  I did have some essence left over; however, I didn’t feel like the mask had much essence on it.  After the masking session, I could feel my skin being slightly moisturized, but I also experienced stickiness.  Like the Purederm mask, this one also contains paraben.

Scent: (unscented)

Adhesion: 1.5/5

Price: 3/5

Packaging: 5/5

Results: 3/5

Overall: 3/5

The monkey mask.  Look at the blush!

Medicos-V Gold Black Bright Moisture Essential Mask (~$2) – This mask packaging and even the name remind me of the Mediheal masks.  However, I was a little bit anxious about trying this mask because I’ve heard mixed reviews about it.  It has “charcoal to absorb impurities from skin, 99.9% pure gold to improve vitality and elasticity, plus 5 black ingredients (black bean, blueberry, black grape, sea kelp and caviar) to nourish skin”.  I’m a big fan of My Scheming’s black masks including the ones with gold particles, so I tend to compare similar masks to them.  I’d say the mask material felt softer and was also soaked with essence.  However, I felt like it was too narrow, especially on the sides of my face.  The adhesion was very good.  Some of the reviews said that this smelled bad, but personally I don’t think it was that bad.  It just had a little bit of charcoal smell which I didn’t have any problem with.  I left this on for about 40 minutes.  Afterwards I felt my skin being moisturized and plumped.  Other than that, this mask didn’t feel that special to me.  I’d still pick My Scheming’s black gold mask over this one because of its better fit and results.

Scent: 3.5/5

Adhesion: 4.5/5

Price: 3.5/5

Packaging: 3/5

Results: 4.5/5

Overall: 4/5

The black mask.

A closeup to see some of the gold particles, which look like white dots in the picture.

Mediheal Line Friends E.G.T Timetox Ampoule (~$2) – Yay the Brown version of the ampoule mask!  I’ve tried the Cony version and really liked it.  This one has “an exceptionally rich blend of anti-aging ingredients, including the award-winning EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), Peptides, Astaxanthin, and Adenosine”.  It’s a soft cotton type mask.  It has plenty of essence.  I didn’t detect much of a scent from it.  The fit is great everywhere for my face.  After use, my skin felt plumped, soft, and hydrated.  I also enjoyed the company of Mr. Brown on my cheek for a good 40 minutes.  I’ll definitely repurchase the Line Friends masks.

Scent: (unscented)

Adhesion: 4.5/5

Price: 4/5

Packaging: 5/5

Results: 4.5/5

Overall: 4.5/5

The Brown mask.

Vita Lightbeam Essential Mask (~$1) – Mediheal is one of my favorite brands for sheet masks and I have never tried this particular mask before.  “It contains vitamin C, γ-oryzanol and tocopheryl Acetate which are lightening ingredients. The mask provides intensive care especially to dark and shady areas by controlling formation of melanin to make the skin clearer and brighter.”  The mask had A LOT of essence and I had some left over.  It has a light floral scent.  The mask material is very soft and it provides a really good attachment to my skin.  The general fit is very good.  I left this mask on for about an hour without it being completely dry.  My skin felt very moisturized and elastic after use.  I couldn’t tell about the brightening effect though.

Scent: 4/5

Adhesion: 4.5/5

Price: 4.5/5

Packaging: 2.5/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

Tonymoly Pure 100 Pearl Mask Sheet Brightening (~$1) – This box can include one of several variations of this mask.  I received the Pearl Brightening Mask.  I was gifted another variety of this but haven’t tried it yet, so this is new to me.  This one contains pearl extract and sodium hyaluronate for skin brightening.  The mask is a soft cotton type.  It was soaked with essence but there was none left over.  It has a refreshing sweet floral scent.  The fit is very good on my face, and it also has good adhesion.  I did not see the brightening effect after using, but I did feel my face being hydrated.

Scent: 4/5

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 4/5

Packaging: 2.5/5

Results: 3.5/5

Overall: 3.5/5

Mothermade Deep Moisturizing Rich Snail Facial Mask (~$2) – This is my first time trying anything from this brand.  It has “Mucin, Glycolic Acid, Collagen, Elastin, which all are good for skin protection, anti-aging, and purifying, […] in the amount of 5,000 ppm”.  It’s a cotton mask.  It had plenty of essence.  The mask material is soft.  It has an herbal scent, which I’m not a big fan of.  The fit is generally good.  I left it on for 30 minutes and my skin felt hydrated afterwards.

Scent: 1/5

Adhesion: 3.5/5

Price: 3.5/5

Packaging: 3.5/5

Results: 3/5

Overall: 3/5

Overall, I like the variety of masks and brands this month, and I also like that they mixed and matched printed and non-printed masks.  All of this month’s masks were new to me, which is really good because I’m always up for trying new masks.  I’ll definitely repurchase some of them, such as the Mediheal Line Friends ampoule mask.

If you’re interested in Piibu Box, click here to get one.  Don’t forget to use FRIEND10 to save 10% off your first box!

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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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