Memebox Special #8 Oriental Medicine Review

I am reviewing the Memebox Special #8 Oriental Medicine.  This was part of my terrible trio, as I like to call them, that I quickly ordered all at once ~ Oriental Medicine, Whole Grains and Milk.  Alas, Oriental Medicine went standard shipping and I received it a week and 1/2 after my Whole Grains and Milk boxes.

What is Memebox?

“Memebox curates only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. An extremely competitive industry, Korean cosmetics are renowned for their unprecedented quality developed through cutting-edge technology. At the forefront of the industry, Memebox is determined to deliver the enchantment of discovery through effortless experiences, at prices you’ll never say no to. ….Order from Memebox only when you want to, as often as you want to. In addition to our box series, Memeshop carries full-sized products featured in previous Memeboxes, offering easy access to Korean cosmetic trends.” from

I have a whole section in my blog, devoted to Memebox, so if you want to know more, check out the Memebox category.    Oriental Medicine  shipped out on July 4th  and it took 11 days to get to me ~ this is the longest a Memebox has taken to get to me.

Special #8 Oriental Medicine


Description for Special #8 Oriental Medicine


It’s a box fit for royalty! A favorite beauty regimen among Queens in ancient Korea, oriental medicines were used to revitalize and balance exhausted skin, giving them a beautiful and enchanting glow. Designed to improve softness, luster and elasticity, the mystical properties of oriental medicinal extracts leaves skin looking healthy and youthful. Great for all skin types including sensitive skin, oriental medicinal extracts improve the skin’s functions of regeneration, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation and moisturization.  Discover the key to youth with our enchanting Oriental Medicine Box!



Informational card, explaining what each product is




Well, well, well…look who decided to drop in!!  Last week, it was my little girl kitty who decided that my picture taking area was a great place to stretch out.  Now, her brother is demanding that I give up this spot – NOW!!  No wonder there is cat hair everywhere!  😀


I moved my area somewhere else, because no matter how much I tried to cox Obi from my area, he would not go…I picked him up, moved him to the couch, he would bounce right back up to this little area!  Okay, he wins!  I had to move to another area to take pictures 😀




D’ran Wonder Serum Nourishing & Revitalizing   Have I mentioned I really like serums?  Well, I  do!  This one is chock full of herbs and other good stuff.  It is slightly sticky, but absorbs quickly into my skin.  It is also supposed to help in “brightening” my skin tone as well.   Full sized 30 ml value $30.00

Product Description: Made from 20 different Korean medicinal herbs such as ginseng, black hoof mushrooms, licorice, portulaca, and Ganoderma Lucidum(mushroom),  red ginseng, Astragalus Membranaceus Root, Hyaluronic acid, Beta-glucan, panthenol, collagen, bean extract, Placenta extract, green tea callus culture extract and snail mucus filtrate ~  the Wonder Serum delivers abundant nutrients and moisture deep into our skin to erase those years off your face for a revitalized,  glowing complexion ~ revitalize the skin, and whitening / anti-wrinkle functional ingredients make brilliant and elastic skin.  For Pore control, Brightening, Wrinkle care and Deep hydrating.  For all skin types

How To Use: Day and night, apply serum on your face and gently pat it in for better absorbance.   Use before skin toner application

Main Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan, Snail extract, EGF, Plant callus extract, KFDA-approved active ingredient

Water, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate , Butylene Glycol , ” C14-22 Alcohols, Phytosqualane, Macadamia Integrifolia Nut Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Arachidyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearates, Stearic Acid, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Tromethamine” PEG-32 Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone,Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer Dipropylene Glycol , Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Niacinamide , Beta-Glucan , ” Royal Jelly Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, 상 Phellinus Linteus Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract,Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Red Ginseng Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract ” Placental Protein , Snail Secretion Filtrate , Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7 Panthenol , Arbutin, Fragrance , Human Oligopeptide-1 (1ppm), Copper Tripeptide-1 (50ppm), Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract , Methylparaben, Allantoin , Carbomer , Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine , Phenoxyethanol , Adenosine , Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate




Purederm Korean Herbal Mask  ~ Myung-an and Yoon-an ~~ I received 2 masks for DRY skin – hahaha!  I have an oil slick for facial skin!!  Oh well….I really wanted to get the Refining mask, but it was not meant to be!  I can use the Brightening one, but the Hydrating one may be too much for me, at least for now.   Full size 19ml 2 each value $4.00

Randomly selected from:

  • Myung-an Brightening Mask
  • Jung-an Refining Mask
  • Yoon-an Hydrating Mask
  • Soo-an Moisturizing Mask

Enriched with organic Korean herb extracts, these masks carry their own functions, according to the various ingrediants utilized. They’re all high in vitamin E and collagen to maintain the moisture/oil balance in your skin.  Also, the mask material is thick enough to deliver sufficient nutrients in a short time spec

How To Use: After cleansing, place the mask sheet over your face, making sure to get all of the edges, nice and clean.  Rest for 15-2 minutes and remove. Gently pat remaining essence into your skin


Myung-an Brightening Mask 

PureDerm Myung-an Brightening Korean Herb Mask. It is a hydrating skin treatment that contains Korean natural herbal extracts which brightening your skin, give you a younger skin.  Contains Korean natural herbs such as Acanthopanax Senticosus Root, Cnidium Officinale Root, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root, Sophora Angustifolia Root and Japanese White Birch, keep your skin brighter and younger


Yoon-an Hydrating Mask

PureDerm Yoon-an Hydrating Korean Herb Mask. It is an intensive skin treatment that contains Korean natural herbal extracts which are especially good for dry skin, keep the moisture level of your skin.   Contains Korean natural herbs such as Cordyceps Sinensis, Plantago Asiatica, Lentinus Edodes, Scutellaria Baicalensis Rooot and Licorice, moisturizing dry skin in a natural way.  Unique silky mask helps maintain ideal moisture level of the skin by providing a constant supply of moisture and nutrition.

** Jung-an Refining Mask*** this is what I wanted but did not get……le sigh

PUREDERM Refining Korean Herb Mask (‘Jung-an’) contains Korean natural herbal extracts from Honeysuckle Flower, Licorice, Colx Lacrymajoby Seed, Phaseolus Lunatus Seed and Hoelen that have soothing and calming effects.   Provides soothing & calming effects for oily skin.

It contains Korean natural herbal extracts from Honey-suckle Flower, Licorice, Colx Lacryma-Jobi Seed, Phaseolus Lunatus Seed and Hoelen that have soothing and calming effects. This silky mask not only clarify the controlling sebum & oil,but also enhance blood circulation for a smooth, refined and healthy glow skin.


Donginbidam Red Ginseng Aqua Oil & Red Ginseng Aqua Pack Essence

Donginbi is a super premium brand only found in Korean beauty department.  The Donginbi Red Ginseng Aqua line helps to strengthen the moisture barrier and provides intensive moisture to the skin. Donginbi has earned the trust and reputation that it has enjoyed today With 113 years of research and tradition, and 6-year old cultivated Red Ginseng. Scientists say that the six-year-old ginseng roots contain the highest levels of saponin and thus more beneficial and popular. Ginseng is particularly susceptible to disease and pest between four and six years, so it takes a certain technical finesse to raise ginseng into its sixth year.  Saponin in hongsam (red ginseng, is made by steaming and then drying the raw ginseng. The color of the ginseng turns dark reddish after this process, hence the name ) is proven to be effective in anti-aging and anti-wrinkling of the skin.

Donginbi Red Ginseng Aqua Pack Essence   Deluxe sample 5 ml Value $18.00

Product Description:  Red ginseng ceramide TM delivers amplified moisture and keeps hydrated for hours ~ Maintains moisturized skin for long as applying face pack ~ As soon as applying, moisturizing ingredients spread and absorb gently and rapidly. Red Ginseng Ceramide TM increases the strength of the original skin full of moisture on the skin moist moisture essences to fill. Red Ginseng Ceramide TM ingredients giving fullness of moisture throughout the skin and makes the skin moist as long-Pack Hook up a long time and maintain. Agglomeration which was moisturizing moment used to check spread is smooth and absorbs quickly.

Ingredients: Red ginseng ceramide TM, red ginseng condensation water, red ginseng oil

How To Use: After your aqua oil, pump 3 to 4 times  and spread with your fingertip gently according to your skin texture. Wrap your face with palm to absorb

Donginbi Red Ginseng Aqua Oil  Deluxe sample 5 ml Value $9.00

Product Description: Red ginseng oil (soothing, moisture) absorbs into skin quickly and adjusts skin texture ~ Red ginseng ceramide TM delivers amplified moisture to dry skin ~ Soothes skin, makes skin shine and sleek ~Soft texture with full mositure.  Red Ginseng oils calms the skin, strengthen the moisture barrier, smooth skin with a higher level of moisture Oil. Loose skin texture and quickly absorbed rare red ginseng oils, ginseng moisture to parched skin while Ceramide ingredients helps manage skin smooth. Helps the body absorb moisture feels soft touch gently imbued with topical moment, put on Essence of Red Ginseng Aqua Pack

Ingredients: Red ginseng ceramide TM, red ginseng condensation water, red ginseng oil

How To Use:  After your toner, pump moderate amount (3 to 4 times) and spread gently according to your skin texture



Hanhui CC Cream  This CC cream has red ginseng extracts, cactus extracts and galactomyces fermented extracts ~ I love galactomyces!   Okay, so I do not like BB creams, because they leave my face greasy.  CC Creams are supposed to be lighter and better formulated and they are for those who have acne (me!), dark spots (me!) and sallowness (sometimes me!)  I am keeping this one and seeing what it will do for my skin.  I could use some color correctors as I do have a few areas that are splotchy, due to sun damage.   This one is also supposed to brighten, even out and cover up visible pores and fine lines.  CC creams are to be used like primers, so I would use this under my Jouer Matte tint.    I hope I do not fall in love with this brand, because I cannot find it anywhere…  Full size 50 ml value $30.00

Quick description on CC Creams in general:

What is it? Packed to the gills with vitamins C and E, complexion corrector cream is similar to BB cream, but focuses on color correction.

What it does: Lighter than a BB cream, CC cream’s primary purpose is to correct color-related skin issues, such as sallowness or redness. Like BB cream, it has SPF as well (number varies by brand).

How to use it: If you’re acne-prone, have dull skin, dark spots or constant redness, CC cream is for you.

How it differs: Use CC cream to help with redness, acne, dark spots, sallowness and more. It’s also lighter than BB cream!

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This product is very white out of the tube, but after I rubbed it in and my skin absorbed it, it actually did even out my skin tone and hid even my boo-boo. 

om.10Don’t be scared:  Swatch of Hanhui CC Cream


Shib Jang Ceng Chun Ji Heang Hand Cream  The product description states that this is “Made from 110 years old wild ginseng extracts, shea butters and olive oil”  ~~ Hold the horses and stop the presses!!!  110 year old wild ginseng?  How do they know it is 110 years old if it is wild?  How long does their record keeping go back?  Hmmm….okay, it does sound interesting, whether I believe that claim or not is another story!!  lol  This has initial powdery scent that sharpens later on.  I have the feeling that some of these sharper dry tones are from the ginseng, which is fine by me.  The earthy scents do not bother me, but it might bother others.  I love the packaging on this box ~ I will have to keep that front piece and maybe convert that into a bookmarker.    Full size 80ml value $17.00


Memebox Special #8 Oriental Medicine delivered beautifully!  I was hoping for products featuring red ginseng and all but the masks contained ginseng, which is a very expensive ingredient to put into skincare.  This box focused on hydration and moisturizing, so I will use the CC cream now, but save the rest of the items in this box in the fall and winter, when the air outside is drier.    I paid $23.99 + $6.99 in shipping, for a total of $29.99 and received a value of $108.00 in my box.

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4 thoughts on “Memebox Special #8 Oriental Medicine Review

  1. Update: I LOVE the Hanhui CC Cream!! It really evened out my skin tone, and it was not greasy. I have to find this…I am not sure where, as I cannot find it anywhere.


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