I love products that are made with clay, earth products and natural ingredients from the ocean. Mud masks have always been a staple in my beauty cabinet…Earth & Sea box? You don’t have to say anymore, you had me at Earth, Memebox. So much so, that I purchased THREE of these boxes ~ to share the wonderful bounties of our planet with my family 🙂
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“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 us.memebox.com
I have a whole section in my blog, devoted to Memebox, so if you want to know more, check out the Memebox category. Memebox #31 Earth & Sea was shipped out on September 2nd and I received it on September 15th.
Memebox Special #31 Earth & Sea Cosmetics
When toxins, dirt and oil build up get under the skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, ultimately clogging up pores and making skin look dull. So, we’re bringing you nature’s clean up crew to clear the way for cleaner and brighter skin. Charcoal, volcanic ash and mud all work together to draw out dirt and excess oil to extract stubborn impurities from deep within pores! Mineral rich marine energy works as the step 2 treatment for refining pores and replenishing moisture to the skin. Our Earth & Sea Cosmetics Box offers the best natural ingredients to give you your best looking skin yet.
Informational Card which should explain what I got and its value.
As these products are unknown to me and perhaps even to my readers, I am posting a description of the product under my thoughts for every product. Normally, I just do a snippet or if it is a product that doesn’t really need a description, I won’t post it. But for the purposes of my Memeboxes, I will make sure I find the appropriate description, usage and ingredient list if I can find it. The descriptions will be from the webpage that is linked to the product name. Not all of these products are sold in the Memebox Shop, so I had to look for them on various sites. I really had a hard time finding these products, by the way, so don’t be thrown off by the Korean websites that are linked here!
Tosowoong Super Aqua Cooling Gel This is a beautiful blue gel that just reminds me of ocean off of a tropical island. It is a cooling gel and is made of kelp extracts, glacier waters and deep sea minerals. This gel is not sticky to the touch; it contains Sodium Hyaluronate, which is “Sodium hyaluronate may also be used in plastic surgery to reduce wrinkles on the face or as a filler in other parts of the body” (from wiki) When I apply it my skin, it automatically melts into water and soaks into my skin quickly, leaving a refreshing cooling feeling. Size 80g Value $34.00
Close up of the beautiful blue gel
Product Description: The Super Aqua Cooling Gel is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Full of minerals and nutrients from glacier waters, this gel is ideal for cooling overheated skin and relieving irritated skin. Deep sea minerals also strengthen and moisturize skin so that you can have firm and supple skin all day long.
How To Use: Evenly distribute a penny sized amount onto skin and massage until fully absorbed. Use daily morning and night after toning the skin.
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-8, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Carbomer, Badger Oil, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Sea Water, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Asparagus Lucidus Root Extract, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Glacier Water, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Fructan, Gellan Gum, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Panthenol, Benzophenone-5, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 42090
Secret Nature Volcanic Ash Pore Pack From the cool blue sea to the deep grey earth…When I saw this as the first spoiler, I was so excited! This is made from volcanic ash, charcoal, green tea and pine needle extracts, with organic Jeju complex. This pore pack will control oil and tighten pores. I love pore pack masks, thanks to Memebox! This is free of paraben, artificial fragrance and coloring. I can smell the pine extracts in this product and goes on as a smooth grey clay mask, which you rinse off 15 minutes later. The volcanic ash will deep-clean pores and enrich your skin with minerals while enriching skin with essential minerals. Full Size 100g Value $36.00
Product Description: Pore astringency & Purifying effect. Volcanic Ashes etc makes the pore smaller & get rid of waste on pore at the same time. It delivers minerals to the skin So it make the complexion clear. Removing sebum & taking care of skin tone & skin care by fine porous structure of volcanic ashes. Soothing effect by JEJU complex & vegetable extracts. Wrinkle improvement approved by KFDA
How To Use: Take care of skin texture with Toner after washing face. Spread it on the face all over except lips & eyes. Rinse it off with warm water after 10-15 minutes. Use once – 3 times a week
Dewytree Mineral Healthy Sun Cut Loose Powder SPF36 PA++ Well, I guess because it is a mineral powder, that is why it is included in an Earth & Sea box. This is a nice color for fair and medium skin tones and I like that it has an extra sponge puff for when the original puff gets too dirty or beat up; however, I am not a fan of the puff ~ I just get some product out and then use a brush to apply to my face. It has a UV protection of SPF 36 PA++ and it does control my oily shine. This is enriched with minerals and essential oils. The cap has a mirror on the top, so you can easily do touch-ups ~ this is a nice size ~ not too large and not too small~ and can be carried easily in your purse. Full Size 10g Value $34.00
I love the Dewytree Logo with its “Doctor” creating beauty potions!
haha…Kawaii rules even in a face product!
Shara Shara Black Charcoal Mask Purifying This mask contains charcoal powder and volcanic ask complex to help clean your skin of dirt and oil that can clog up your pores. It also soothes and protects skin with honey, wine and aloe vera leaf ingredients. You leave on for 15-30 minutes, remove and pat in remaining essence. Full Size 23g Value $2.00
Product Description: Black sheet mask with real charcoal powder and ash removes sebum and impurities to purify skin. Wrinkle improvement ingredient adenosine provides skin elasticity. Soothes sensitive skin and plant extract protect and removes dead skin. Perfect fit on face, even on curvy areas, providing moisture and nutrition
Ingredients: Charcoal powder, ash, witch hazel extract, ginkgo biloba extract, green tea extract, witch hazel extract, argan kernel extracts Tori, honey extract, collagen de Hyde rolls rise, argan tree kernel oil, grape seed oil, Schisandra chinensis extract, Centella asiatica Urban extract, ceramide 3
Elizavecca Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam This is a thick black foam that turns to a greyish-blue color as you wash your face. This has a light refreshing scent, which you wouldn’t think with charcoal, pig skin collagen and spider extracts (more on that later..) I love trying out new products and any cleansing products which help with my oily skin is very welcomed! I LOVE the design with the pig and spider ~ reminds me of one of my favorite childhood books ~ Charlotte’s Web. Okay, about the spider extracts ~ that is r-spider polypeptide-1. r-spider polypeptide-1 is a protein that comes from the common garden spider ~ a quick google search on this ingredient finds this very informative article from http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.details&id=89607
r-Spider Polypeptide-1: is a single chain recombinant spider protein, produced by fermentation in E. coli. The starting gene is directly isolated from Araneus diadematus which codes for Fibroin-3. The protein contains a maximum of 636 amino acids and consists of the proper sequence of the 20 standard amino acids. Functions: HAIR CONDITIONING, NAIL CONDITIONING, SKIN PROTECTING
Full size 120mL Value $29.00
No, Charlotte’s Web is nicer…Wilbur isn’t afraid!
Product Description: Made from 6000mg of charcoal, 6000mg of collegan from pig skin and spider extracts, the Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam is a mask and facial cleanser in one. As weird as the combination of charcoal, collagen and spider extracts sound, the black mask will penetrate deep into your pores, clearing away all dead skin cells and blackheads with bubbles as fine as a spider web. A quick 5 minutes every day is all you need to treat enlarged pores and excess skin impurities.
How To Use: Spread the Mask Cleansing Foam evenly over dry face. Then wet it with a little bit of water and gently roll your fingers thoroughly over your face for 3-5 minutes. rinse off with warm water
KEY INGREDIENTS: purified water, glycerin, stearic acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, charcoal powder, myristic acid, polyethylene glycol-400, lauramide dea, glyceryl stearate-100, hydrolyzed collagen, polysorbate-20, beeswax, r-spider polypeptide-1, alantoin, sodium polyacrylate, desodium deteate, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, papaya extract, rosemary extract, chamomile extract, soapberry peel extract, fragrance
Aruil Spa Water 24 Hours Moisturizing Refreshing Mist I love facial mists!! This can also be used as a booster product. This is made from Belgium Spa Waters (fancy pants) and they are rich in minerals and various amino acids. Full Size 100mL Value $18.00
- Immediate water supply: Supplying water to the skin and give instant hot water is moisture, which prevents moisture to easily dried to form a protective film on the skin.
- Skin Care booster effect: Draw out skin impurities, helps to increase the effectiveness of skin care ingredients to help absorb the good minerals contained in a large amount of hot water.
- Efficacy of spa: Good skin relaxation, stimulate the body function, skin moisturizer, to relieve stress, mineral spa supplies
Cosmetics and beauty products and promote water absorption and metabolism helps to break down fats and waste discharge toxic substances.
- Hot water (hot springs spa in Belgium): Moisture and nourishment to the skin is rich in essential amino acids and minerals.
- Houttuynia cordata extract: Soothing and antiseptic effect
- Centella asiatica Urban extract: Promote skin elasticity by promoting collagen synthesis anti-inflammatory and soothing action,
- Elm root extract / line cockscomb seed extract: Improved suppression in skin moisture constitution meogeumneun decomposition of natural moisturizing factor (NMF)
- Fig extract: Promote metabolism and delay aging
- Ceramide 3: Skin barrier formation, skin soothing and moisturizing
- Smooth Skin Complex (TEGO® Smooth Complex): Combines moisturizing factors, such as bio-polymers, poly-peptide, amino acids are five skin to remove the old dead skin cells and increase skin flexibility, improves skin moisture retention and elasticity keeps.
- Aqua Moisture 24 (Aquamoisture 24): Step 3 moisturizing effect of water loss management and water to form a protective film, improves moisture retention is a complex plant-derived.
Ingredients: Purified water, cocamidopropyl betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, acrylate copolymer, sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamide DEA, TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, , glycerin, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Centella Asiatica Extract, burdock root extract cherry extract, flax seed extract, aloe vera leaf extract, okra fruit extract, xanthan gum, titanium dioxide, betaine, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, tin oxide, spring water, filtered water, fermented rice, spices, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, propyl paraben
I had hoped for some kelp masks or products, but only the Aqua Cooling Gel had some kelp extracts in it. However, I really did love this box and I am most excited to try out the cleansing foam, pore pack and cooling gel. The rest is just icing on the cake! This box was full of great products and Memebox has another winner on their hands or….in my hands!
I paid $29.00 + $6.99 for a total of $35.99, but I do know that I probably used my VIP discount, Memepoints and coupons. I received a MemeValue of $153.00, which is a fabulous deal!
Did you get Memebox Special #31 Earth & Sea? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product(s)? Comment below and let me know! I love to hear from my readers ~ I know you are out there 🙂
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