Monday, February 3, 2014

Memebox 4th Global Edition Review 2014 미미박스

It's that time again for my FAVORITE subscription box: Memebox!(pronounced Me-Me Box) This is their 4th Global Edition, and they've topped themselves yet again! Can't wait to show you all what's inside. These boxes are so popular, that the pre-order boxes #5 and #6 have already sold out. If you want in on this box, #7 is still available at the time of writing this, but it will not stay around for long. These sell out VERY fast! To see the availability of the boxes, please go HERE.

For a quick rundown of What Memebox is:

-Memebox ships  5-7 (This box has 10!) Korean beauty products that are deluxe samples or full size right to you, straight from Korea. The boxes are not currently customizable, but they try to compose boxes with a large variety!

-The cost of Memebox is $23+ with shipping being $6.99. However, the boxes are always at least triple the value!

-Memebox is shipped directly from Korea and they work with over 400 different brands and companies!

-Memebox is not a continuous subscription, like Birchbox or Ipsy. You will have the option to buy each box every time it comes out, so there is no obligation to sign up for a monthly program. All you have to do to snag a new box is to register your e-mail on their website, and they will send out a message when a new box is available!

Now onto the 4th Global Edition! 

The 4th Global Edition of Memebox has 10 products inside, which is more than they've ever had, however just 2 out of the 10 products are full size. The other 8 items are all quite large, deluxe sized samples.

1. Goodal: Repair Plus Essential Oil
(Deluxe Sample: 15ml / Full Size: 100ml $48)
This is a multi-purpose oil that is fast absorbing and derived from argan, olive, macadamia, sunflower seeds, jojoba, camellia and green tea. It's supposed to hydrate, firm and enhance the skin's complexion. It has a very, very subtle sweet lemon scent and feels very moisturizing on the skin. One or two drops will easy smooth over your entire face. It can also be applied to hair and nails.

2. LJH: Dr. Care Vita Propolis Ampoule
(Deluxe Sample: 5ml / Full Size Product: 15ml $26)

Here's another "oil" product for your face, although this one's a bit different. This oil contains vitamins and propolis that is harvested by bees and helps bring out the natural luminosity of your face. It hydrates, smooths and protects skin. It is suggested that you use 2-3 drops of this on your face at at time. It can be used alone but works best when mixed with your facial moisturizer. I cannot detect a scent, but occasionally I smell an incredibly subtle floral/fresh scent. Could be imagining it though, that's how subtle it is. it absorbs very quickly and feels smooth and soft. It does not leave an oily residue. 

3. Lanoa: Natural Soap Sulfur
(Full Size Product: 100g $12)

This is the first of 2 full size products. It's a 100% natura soap that contains sulfur, shea butter, chamomile and lavender. It's specifically designed for sensitive and/or dry skin and is super hydrating. It is surfactant, preservative and artificial fragrance free. To use, simply lather and massage the soap onto face and rinse. This soap has a very light and refreshing scent of the chamomile and lavender. It's a bit smaller than a hockey puck. I haven't used this on my face yet but I have sensitive skin, so I'm excited to try this out!

4. The Shampoo Plus: Natural Waterless Shampoo
(Full Size Product: 50ml $5)

This is the second full size product in the box. It's a foam-based shampoo that allows you to cleanse hair without water. It protects hair from UV rays and protects the scalp and hair follicle with anti-oxidants. Simply pump into hands and massage the foam into your scalp. Just let dry and you're done. No need to rinse! I don't really use dry shampoos, so I don't think I'll be needing a waterless one either. I shower every day, so I passed this on to my roommate since he uses them all the time! I took a quick whiff and it smells very strongly of menthol/eucalyptus. I'll update on what N thinks of it once he uses it a few times!

5. Clio: VF 21 Water BB SPF35
(Deluxe Sample: 15ml / Full Size Product: 50ml $20)

This is a BB cream that is designed for dry skin. It is hydrating and gives a natural, dewy glow with long-lasting medium coverage. It enhances the complexion and fights against wrinkles. I swatched this on the back of my hand and find that it's a more watery formula BB. Think of a typical foundation-feel. It blends really beautifully and easily and has a light/light/medium tone to it. It has a subtle sunscreen scent. It does dry nicely, and doesn't leave a tacky-feel on the face like a lot of BB creams. There is a slight sheen to the skin's tone when it's applied but it doesn't look shiny at all. I think I'm going to really enjoy this one for days when I don't want to wear foundation.

6. IOPE: Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning
(Deluxe Sample: 18ml / Full Size Product: 168ml $60)

This is an intensive skin-enhancing program that helps clear and smooth skin's texture within 3 days. It's fast absorbing and helps regenerate skin. To apply, use a cotton pad that is provided and press the essence into the skin all over face. Apply morning and evening. This product doesn't have any scent, and I haven't tried it on my skin yet, so I will get back to you on how well it works. It seems like it's a higher-end skincare product, so I'm interested to see how it changes my skin over the 3 days of use. I also love how Korean brands always include the cotton pads with a deluxe sample like this! 

7. Laneige: Snow Crystal Pure Lip Gloss in "Veil Rose"
(Deluxe Sample: 3g / Full Size Product: 5g $20)

This is a gel-based, high-sheen lip gloss that smooths the surface texture of your lips. It's has a rosy tint and a bit of micro glitter that gives a full lipped appearance. I applied it to clean lips and it has a very nice, fruity scent. It's a thicker formula but isn't sticky at all. It looks coral in the tube, but gives my lips an extremely subtle rosy tint, as described. This is a squeeze tube with applicator attached, but I believe the full-size product is a tube with a wand. I don't notice a smoothing or plumping effect, but it's a very nice gloss and I will definitely continue using it!

8. T.E.N. Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence
(Deluxe Sample: 100ml / Full Size Product: 270ml $36)

Popular Korean beauty product lines always contain an "essence" product, which is usually a watery moisturizing substance. I had never tried them before getting Memebox, but now I have a bunch and I love them! This essence is derived from hot spring water and hydrates, tightens pores, brightens and evens skin tone. This is to applied like other essence products, by using a cotton pad to apply evenly to skin after cleansing. It is fragrance free, but this one has a bit of a mineral-like scent which would make sense since it's a "mineral treatment" haha :) This absorbs super fast and feels nice and cooling on the skin. 

9. Peripera: Peri's Tint Mini Mandarin Juice
(Deluxe Sample: 2.5ml / Full Size Product: 6.5ml $7)

This product definitely has the cutest packaging of all the products I've received from memebox. I love it! This is a very lightweight tint with a watery consistency. it's an orangey-red tone and can be used a lip or cheek stain. It has buildable color so it can be applied sheer, or more intensely. It's suggested that you pat your lips and blend with fingertips to even out. the claims say that it can last up to 5 hours. I find that this tint is extremely water, so you must be very careful applying this. If you open the container and take out the doe-foot applicator wand place the tube somewhere that it can't be knocked over or you'll have a mess. I would even suggest wiping the applicator on the side of the tube like you would with a nail polish. It's so watery that if you apply too much at once, it settles into lines on your lips. I got a bit on my tongue by accident and it does not taste pleasant so be careful! This is a very interesting shade, and it looks very orangey on my lips, although my lips are not at all pigmented naturally. I'm going to play with this a bit more before I make any final decisions on it, but I think it would better for someone with a bit more pigment in their lips.

10. Danahan: Bon Yeon Jin Essence
(Deluxe Sample: 12ml / Full Size Product: 50ml $68)

This is another essence product, but has a much different consistency. Not at all watery, this essence is actually more of a thicker oil/gel-like serum. It is supposed to enhance regeneration and elasticity. It's made of red ginsing and herbal extracts and works for all skin types. Simply apply to face and neck after washing. This has a very subtle floral scent. It applies evenly and absorbs quickly. I noticed my skin felt very smooth after using this, so I'm interested to see how it works long-term.

The total value of the 4th Edition Memebox is $90! As always, memebox has impressed me on every level. There is a great variety of skincare products, a hair product and some lip cosmetics. These boxes are more concentrated on skincare, so if you're looking for solely Korean cosmetics, this might not be a good fit for you. Honestly, I have yet to find a box in the US or otherwise that gives you more products to try for the price, and from what I have tried so far, I have been super impressed with the quality of the products. 

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  1. Great post! I signed up for box #7 and can't wait to try it!

    1. So glad you signed up Shelby! I only wish box #7 was coming sooner! I'm so curious to see what's in all of them :)

  2. Awesome Post Rachel! Great explanation of products! I just love mine and thank you for sending me to Memebox in the first place! : )

    1. Thank you Nancy and you are so welcome! It's awesome to have people to talk to about my excitement for memebox! haha :)