I was very happy when I had yet another Memebox arrive this week. So, it’s time to review it!
A quick recap if you haven’t read my other reviews and are unfamiliar with how Memebox works. Memebox is a beauty box that comes from Korea. It is full of Korean beauty products. What makes Memebox great is that it is not a subscription. You can buy as few or as many Memeboxes as you like, when you want them.
There are several types to choose from including Global boxes, Special Boxes, Superboxes, Lucky Boxes, and even Mini Boxes. Each box comes with 4-8 full size or deluxe sample products, aside from Superboxes which are always full size products. Prices range from about $23-$40 with $6.99 shipping on each box. However, you can purchase value bundles which then only charge 1 shipping charge.
This review is for the Oriental Medicine Box. This box intrigued me because I know that different Oriental Medicinal products are said to have many benefits. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pretty certain that I wouldn’t be disappointed. Well, I was right!
The description on the card says: A favourite beauty regimen among Queens in ancient Korea, oriental medicines were used to revitalize and balance exhausted skin, giving them a beautiful and enchanting glow. Sounds great doesn’t it?
So let’s get to the review….
Item # 1 – D’RAN Wonder Serum – $30
I love serums, and I especially love getting serums in my boxes because they are usually expensive, and I get to try new ones that I’ve never seen before. This serum states that it is made with 20 different Korean medicinal herbs such as ginseng, black hoof mushrooms, licorice, portulaca, and ganoderma. It is supposed to deliver abundant nutrients and moisture deep into your skin to erase years off your face and give you a revitalized, glowing complexion.
This serum has a nice feel. Very light, non-sticky and absorbs well. It is mildly scented, a bit medicinal like, but nothing offensive. I think I am going to enjoy using this.
Item #2 – Purederm Korean Herb Mask – 2 @ $2 each
Sheet masks are always a nice treat. I like to lay in the bath with the lights out and some nice music and just relax. In this box we got 2 of them. I got “Yoon-an” Hydrating Mask, and “Soo-an” Moisturizing Mask. Perfect for me as my skin tends to lean to the drier side. I used the “Yoon-an” mask last night and it felt great. Slightly floral scent, nice and cooling. It left my skin feeling refreshed and I still notice today that my face is definitely not as dry as it normally is. Can’t wait for a nice relaxing night to use the second one.
Item #3 – Donginbi – Donginbidam Red Ginseng Aqua Oil & Red Ginseng Aqua Pack Essence – $27
I was quite excited when I saw this product. The card says that Donginbi is a super premium brand only found in Korean beauty department stores. And WOW! It must be super premium because the value of these 2, 5ml samples totals $27! This is an oil and a moisturizing cream. It contains red ginseng extracts that are said to have a powerful medicinal formula that effectively soothe and lock in moisture, ultimately making your skin silkier and smoother. You apply 3-4 drops of the oil to a clean face, and follow with 3-4 drops of the aqua pack essence. I used this product last night as well and was really impressed. The oil isn’t “oily” it absorbs nicely and was very lightly scented. The aqua pack essence is a light formula moisture cream, non-greasy and quick to absorb. Even though these samples are only 5ml each, because you only need a few drops I think they will last a long time.
Item #4 – Hanhui CC Cream – $30
Another product that I was very excited to see in my box. I have heard great things about the Korean CC creams and am happy that I get to try it. This cream is infused with Red ginseng, cactus extracts and galactomyces fermented extracts to make your skin silky smooth and shine with natural glow from within. It is supposed to even out and cover up visible pores and fine lines. This CC cream is almost white in colour, yet once you blend it becomes translucent. I have not used it on my face yet, so can not comment on the reduction in pores and lines, but I am excited to give it a try.
Item #5 – Shib Jang Ceng – Chun Ji Heang Hand Cream – $17
One thing I have absolutely loved about all the Korean products is the packaging. This hand cream is packaged beautifully. This particular hand cream is said to be made from 110 year old wild ginseng extracts, shea butter, and olive oil. It is extremely rich in nutrients and delivers deep revitalization to your dry, easily-roughened hands.
I really love this cream. It absorbs really quickly without any effort and I love that it doesn’t smell like a typical hand cream, in fact what I love is that it has very little scent at all! My only issue is that I don’t know where I want to keep this; at home, at the office, in the car……decisions, decisions.
In total this box contained 5 items (7 actually if you count that the aqua pack/oil are actually 2 items and we received 2 masks). I paid only $23 for this box and got an incredible $108 value. And better yet, this box did not contain a single time that I will not use and enjoy. I think this is right up there to be my favourite box yet.
If you are interested in trying memebox, please use my link to the right, currently there is a special where you will save $5 on purchases of $100 or more (and that will get you 3-4 boxes!).
I hope you enjoyed this review. I welcome your comments. What did you think of this box?
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