If you’ve followed beauty trends at all in the past year, then you know that one of the biggest ways to achieve gorgeous skin is by following Korean beauty trends. Sure, you could do the research and buy individual products, or you could be a little more budget-friendly on your wallet and get your monthly fix of products at a reasonable price.
Without further ado, we present to you the best Korean beauty box subscriptions!
Top 5 Korean Beauty Box Subscription For 2020
Here’s a quick representation of the best Korean beauty boxes on the market!
|Beauty Box||At a Glance||Subscribe|
|Mishi Box||Comes with 5-6 deluxe-size samples and full-sized products, skincare, makeup, hair care, accessories, excellent budget product|
|Facetory||Excellent budget product, choose between two different plans, includes either fabric-type masks or diverse selections, either 4 or 7 masks|
|BomiBox||Receive full/travel/or sample-sized Korean skincare or related beauty products, includes well-known and cult brands, suitable for all skin types|
|KokoBox||Comes in 4 different variations, comes with month-to-month or 3, or 6-month plans, 2-3 full-sized items, sample size Seoul treats, semi-customizable boxes|
|JoahBox||Festive and cute items, 5 to 7 full-size items, worldwide free shipping, various shipment options|
Now that you’ve had a look at each of the best Korean subscription boxes, you probably want to know more about each one. Not to worry! Simply scroll down a bit further, so you can read in-depth about each box you’ve got your eye on!
Mishi Box – Best Budget Product
Then, there’s Mishi (me-she) Box.
Mishi Box is undoubtedly one of the most affordable Korean beauty samplers on the market, providing one of the biggest “bangs for your buck”.
Each package includes up to five or six deluxe-sized samples, as well as full-sized Korean beauty products, which can be anything from makeup, skin care items, hair care items, to even cute accessories. Each package comes with instructions, which are all written in English to make things a bit simpler for you. Not only that, but each of the ingredients is listed online to make sure you’re using everything the way you should!
Mishi gives you a convenient and affordable way to explore the exciting world of Korean beauty. Each box is carefully curated. They include a combination of well-known brands that you may already be familiar with, as well as more “underground” brands that are sometimes hard to get your hands on outside of Korea.
Curious about what they’ve sent in the past?
Simply check out their Past Boxes page to see if they offer something that you’d be interested in!
You’ll receive reward points for each box you receive, and you’ll also have full access to their great customer service team. Shipping fees do of course vary by country, but overall, this is one of the most affordable Korean beauty box subscriptions out there!
So, are there any downsides to Mishi Box?
Yes! If you have sensitive skin, note that you cannot really customize your packages in any way, so you’re kind of stuck with what you receive. Just hope that you get products that all work for you!
Facetory – Best Product for Masks
What is Facetory?
Basically, they deliver a box of sheet masks to your doorstep each month. It’s an easy and budget-friendly way to experience the latest, most popular, and cult favorites of the Korean sheet mask world. You can choose between two different packages: The Kit, which comes with 4 sheet masks, or The Box, which comes with 7.
Four is obviously going to be cheaper than the box of seven.
The company is actually based in California, and are all very passionate about Korean sheet masks, and the wide variety that exists out there. Each box is meticulously curated, and you’re going to love each one!
Another cool thing about Facetory is that if you haven’t yet subscribed for this month, they have the current month’s box displayed on their website, so you know what you’ll be receiving beforehand!
If you haven’t tried face masks before, you’re in for a real treat! Each one is unique and offers its own benefits, feel, smell, etcetera. Some work to nourish the skin, help soothe inflammation, and some are anti-aging and moisturizing. Some are various layers, and some are a single layer. Anyway, you get the idea!
BomiBox – Best Product for Beginners
If that’s the case, then we suggest you check out BomiBox!
BomiBox is a Korean beauty sampler where you receive 7-8 full-sized (or rather deluxe-sized) Korean beauty products. Not only do they include products, but sometimes they even include tools. While the Korean beauty market isn’t exactly cheap, we have to say it’s often worth the splurge.
Which brands do they include?
The product types included?
If you’re a beginner to the K-Beauty world, and perhaps don’t know where to begin or would gradually like to incorporate more Korean beauty products into your routine, then this is the box for you.
Yes! Really, only one. We experienced some delays in our shipments, and this seems to be a regular occurrence with this brand.
KokoBox – Editor’s Pick
The cute Korean subscription box service specialized in K-beauty, as well as Korean snacks; you get the best of both worlds here! Choose to subscribe on either a month-to-month basis or through one of their unique discounted prepaid plans. The prepaid plan includes free international shipping, so you do save quite a bit on that option. They come directly from Seoul, so you know that each product you receive is actually authentic.
What exactly do you get?
Well, you can choose from Kokobites or Koko style.
Kokobites is going to be the snacks, and Koko style is the beauty products. Simply select one, and the size you’d like: either Deluxe or Jumbo.
Each box includes two to three full-sized items, in addition to a wide variety of sample-size products. One of the biggest things we loved about these boxes, is that they’re all semi-customizable. Once you hit the checkout page, it will ask for your preferred makeup shade, just in case they happen to include a cream cosmetic product.
You’ll find a lot of ginseng-infused products, whitening creams, and a lot of snail products, so don’t be surprised if you see that pop up in one of your shipments! We also noticed that more makeup seemed to come in these shipments than the other ones we reviewed.
JoahBox – Best Full Sized Product
Each box obviously varies, but we noticed a consistent theme to each one.
For example, the October JoahBox featured some Halloween-type graphics, and obviously coincided with each product, such as an Animal Lion Revitalizing Mask Sheet, or a Rose Skull Mineral Mask! The details are well thought-out and super cute!
The products vary; you’ll receive some masks, serums, lip glosses, clay masks, skin masks, and much more!
You can choose between getting a one-time box, a monthly shipment, prepaying for 3 months, or pre-paying for a full year! If you prepay for the entire year, you’ll end up saving the cost of one box.
How To Pick The Right Korean Beauty Box Subscription
Now that you’ve had a quick run through each of the best Korean beauty box shipments, you may be still wondering which one to select. We’ve gone ahead and made a super quick buying guide to help lead you on the path to success!
First, it’s important to consider how much each subscription box is, and how many product it includes. There are a couple which is priced almost exactly the same, but one only includes a few trial-sized products, while the other includes full-sized products. You’re going to receive more product than the other, for the same price, so make sure to pay attention to that.
In addition, make sure you check out how often the box is shipped, and how much they are going to charge you for shipping. Many people have the misconception that the beauty boxes come with free shipping, and many times that is not the case. In fact, most times they only offer free shipping if you spend $50 or more, or if you prepay in advance.
It’s obviously important to consider what you’re going to be using in your shipments, and what kind of items you prefer. Are you more of a makeup girl who is already happy with her skincare routine? If so, then you’ll want to select a box that includes more makeup.
If you hardly wear makeup or are already happy with the makeup you have, but really want to change up your skincare routine, then select one of the many options which offer more skincare products.
Now that you know a whole lot more about K-beauty and each of the best Korean beauty skin care box subscriptions, which one will be making its way onto your doorstep?
Our personal favorite was the KokoBox, for many reasons. One is that it’s super versatile when it comes to the different shipment options. You can choose between Deluxe or Jumbo, which is the bigger of the two. Not only that, but you can choose between the snack version of the box, or the style version, which is packed full of makeup and skin care products.
It’s also pretty affordable, considering all of the full-size, high-quality products you receive! They’re each meticulously curated for a unique, pleasant experience each time you do your unboxing.
So, which of these best Korean beauty box subscriptions will you be seeing this month?