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. 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.
A’Pieu Goblin Blackhead 3 Step Nose Pack (~$3) – The first step contains BHA for opening pores. The second step contains wine extract for extracting sebum and blackheads. The third step contains bidens pilosa extract for soothing and witch hazel extract for tightening pores. All three are unscented. The first step definitely had some exfoliating effect. The second step was a little bit on the harsher side, but was pretty effective. The third step made my nose feel hydrated and soothed after the second step. I’d say that this is a pretty average 3 step nose pack; however, the cute packaging wins my heart.
Tonymoly I’m Real Makgeolli Mask Sheet (~$3) – This mask contains Rice Ferment Extract, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Black Tea Ferment for skin purifying. I’m surprised to see Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate on the ingredient list as well. Galactomyces is a great antioxidant for improving skin complexion. The mask came out packaging wet. It smelled like alcohol plus a hint of floral scent. The mask material is kind of hard, and that’s probably why the attachment was not that great. I had the mask on for 20mins. My face felt a tad moisturized and I didn’t feel any tackiness. The I’m Real mask line is either hit or miss for me. I’d say this one is actually in between. The mask retails for about $2-3, which I think it’s pretty pricey for a basic mask like this although their packaging is really cute as always.
Nature Republic Real Nature Hydrogel Masks (~$3 x 2) – The honey mask is the only one in this line I hadn’t tried before. I’m glad that one of the masks they sent was the honey one. These are thicker, two-piece hydrogel masks. The attachment and fit are both really good. The honey one contains 1000 ppm of honey extract, glycerin, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, and centella asiatica extract for moisturizing and brightening. The mask didn’t have much scent. I had a 30 minute masking session with the mask and my skin felt moisturized and smooth afterward. I didn’t notice much of a brightening effect. The aloe one contains 1000 ppm of aloe extract and several leaf extracts for skin soothing. My face definitely felt calmed and hydrated after using it. After trying all varieties of this line, my favorite is still the argan one.
Packaging: 3.5/5 (I still like the EXO limited edition ones better)
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Manuka Honey (~$2) – I was really happy that Piibu sent one of the My Real Squeeze masks because these are the updated version of their It’s Real Squeeze masks. The main active ingredient of this mask is manuka honey for moisture replenishing. It also contains paeonia suffruticosa root extract and centella asiatica extract for skin soothing and nourishing. The mask came out of the packaging soaked with essence. It’s made from a thicker cotton-like material. It has a very light honey scent. I could feel a cooling effect during the masking session. Afterwards, my face felt moisturized and smooth. I’ve always liked the It’s Real Squeeze mask line and I felt that this one was similar to the honey one from that line.
Skinfood Beauty in a Food Mask Sheets (~$2 x 2) – The centella asiatica mask is for skin soothing and clearing. The coconut mask contains mainly coconut oil for skin radiance and moisturizing. Both of these have really good attachment, although the masks are on the thicker side. The centella asiatica mask has an herbal scent. After 20 minutes, it left my skin soothed with a semi-matte finish. The coconut one smells absolutely like fresh coconut, which I love. After my masking session, my face felt plumped and moisturized without any sticky residues. This is one I’m definitely going to repurchase.
Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask Lotus (~$2.50) – This mask was a repeat from last month. The mask material of this mask is very thin. It came out of the packaging soaked with essence. It claims to provide soothing and purifying effects. It has clear watery essence. The fit and attachment of this mask was really good. My skin definitely felt calmed and hydrated after using it. The 0.2mm line is probably my favorite sheetmask line ever from Etude House.
Overall, I really like that there are two hydrogel masks in this month’s box, and it seems like they like their honey and centella asiatica ingredients this month. I have been really loving Piibu’s curation for the past few months, and I’m certainly looking forward to the next Piibu box.
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Least favorite things: Boxes that lie about being completely customizable, completely made up ingredients in skincare products.