Piibu Box – October 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 August’s box.  The above picture shows everything in this month’s box.

Since August, they have been putting everything in an Ipsy-like gold foil mailer rather than the signature box that they used to send.

The History of Whoo Sooryehan Bon Extra Moisture Skincare Trial Set ($1.35) – I was a little surprised to see that they included a little trial set this month.  I’ve tried The History of Whoo products before and they were a bit too rich for my skin type, but I’m glad that this little set contains a toner, emulsion, and cream.  They contain Korean herbal and oriental medicine ingredients to nourish very dry skin and prevent signs of aging.  My skin did feel moisturized after using these; however, as before, these are very rich in texture which is not great for my skin.  It would be better for someone with a very dry skin type.

They also included an Isa Knox cream sample.

Neogen Oxygen AHA Bubble Peeling Mask (~$3.50) – I finally got to try this one!  I’ve been eyeing it FOREVER.  The active ingredients include AHA and BHA for exfoliating and removing dirt and pore congestion.  The package says it contains 10ppm oxygen, which scientifically does not make any sense.  I would understand it as indicating that it generates bubbles.  It also contains jojoba oil, witch hazel extract, and various fruit extracts for skin moisturizing and brightening.  This is a bubbling sheet mask and it has a strong citrus-y scent.  It started bubbling immediately when I removed it from the packaging.  I took off the mask after about 10 minutes and rinsed with warm water.  My skin felt smoother without any feeling of dryness.  Compared to some other bubbling masks, I didn’t feel much itchiness while it was on; however, I noticed that it became a little bit messier.

Scent: 4.5/5

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 3/5

Packaging: 3.5/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 3.5/5

Leaders Insolution Aquaringer Skin Clinic Mask (~$1.50) – It contains sodium hyaluronate, sugar maple extract, and portulaca oleracea extract for intense hydration and diminishing dead skin cells.  It also helps improve wrinkles.  This is not a new mask to me; I’ve tried it a few times.  It’s a relatively thin cotton mask.  It contains plenty of essence.  I used it for about 50 minutes without the essence completely drying out.  It provides intensive hydration which is really good for dry skin type and winter use.

Scent: unscented.

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 4/5

Packaging: 3.5/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

Collagen Crystal Eye Mask (~$0.50) – I couldn’t find the brand information of this product, which is a little concerning.  However, I did find very similar looking eye masks on some Chinese websites.  These contain glycerin, grape seed oil, and vitamin E for helping with eye bags and providing nourishment.  I used these for about 5 minutes and my under-eye area felt a little bit moisturized.  I didn’t notice any other effect.

Scent: 3.5/5

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 4/5

Packaging: 3.5/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 3.5/5

Dermal All in One Shower Pack (~$3) – This is one of the most interesting skincare products I’v received from Piibu Box.  This is not a sheet mask.  It contains 3 steps: a cleansing foam, a shampoo and rinse, and a body cleanser and towel.  The cleanser contains peach, apple, and various fruit extracts, and rosemary, lilac, and other flower extracts for moisturizing and glowing.  It has a pleasant floral scent.  My skin felt smooth and clear after using it.  The second step is a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner.  It has a very similar floral scent as well.  I did find 6g being a little bit too little for my long hair.  My hair felt a little bit dry the next day.  The third step is a shower gel.  It’s soaked with a towel (see below).  It’s a thin towel with a sheet-mask-like thickness.  I think it’s a good idea because you can take this on a trip and it’s very convenient.  I think $3 is not a bad price for this.

Scent: 4/5

Price: 4.5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Results: 3.5/5

Overall: 4/5

The towel that comes with the shower pack.

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask (~$1) – Innisfree’s It’s Real Squeeze Masks are one of the basic affordable sheet masks.  This is my first time trying the rice one.  It contains rice extract and grapefruit extract for skin brightening and clarifying.  The mask came out of the packaging wet and soaked with milky essence.  The fit is pretty good overall except that it’s a bit short on the forehead area.  I used this for about 30 minutes and my skin felt soft, smooth, and slightly brightened afterwards.

Scent: unscented.

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 4.5/5

Packaging: 4/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

SNP Bird’s Nest Aqua Ampoule Mask (~$1.50) – I’ve tried a handful of SNP’s sheet masks.  The overall impression is that they’re affordable but just OK-ish in results.  This is their Bird’s Nest Aqua version.  It contains 1000mg swiftlet nest extract, sodium hyaluronate, and various herbal extracts for skin moisturizing and moisture retention.  The mask was soaked with essence.  It has a light floral scent.  It fit nicely on my face.  During the 30 minute masking session, I could feel a cooling sensation on my face.  Afterwards, my skin felt hydrated and smooth.  This is definitely a surprise coming from SNP.

Scent: 3.5/5

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 4/5

Packaging: 3.5/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

Dermal Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask (~$1) – This is another mask that isn’t new to me.  I’ve tried a few of Dermal’s collagen essence masks before.  This one contains green tea extract and hydrolyzed collagen for skin firming and moisturizing.  The mask came out of the package soaked with essence.  The general fit and attachment were pretty good.  After a 30 minute masking session, my skin felt moisturized and smooth.  These masks are very basic and affordable.  However, it contains methyl paraben as a preservative.  I personally don’t consider it such a harmful ingredient, but if you don’t like parabens this one might not be for you.

Scent: 4/5

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 4.5/5

Packaging: 3.5/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

Ekel Vitamin Ultra Hydrating Essence Mask ($1) – It contains collagen extract, glycerin, and vitamin C for skin hydrating and brightening.  This is another mask I’ve used before.  I’ve tried several of Ekel’s masks and they’re similar to the Dermal mask above.  The mask sheets were soaked with essence and had a light citrus scent.  The fit was good on my face.  After 30 minutes my skin felt moisturized and plumped.  I didn’t notice any brightening.  This is yet another effective mask at a good price; however, like the Dermal mask, it contains parabens.

Scent: 4/5

Adhesion: 4/5

Price: 4.5/5

Packaging: 3.5/5

Results: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

Overall, I can see this month is about brightening.  I was pleasantly surprised by them including a little trial kit from The History of Whoo.  I also like the idea of the all-in-one shower pack from Dermal.  However, I’m a little bit concerned about the unbranded product.  Since they stopped including information cards, it’s very hard to find more information on it and I’m not a huge fan of putting an unbranded product on my face.  I like that they included masks from various brands in this month’s box.  I’d like to see more unique brands/masks in future Piibu boxes.

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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