I have purchased a previous version of Free From Oil & Trouble (version 3) and I honestly think that these superboxes are the best value on Memebox for those who have oily and troubled skin. This is the latest one to ship out, version 4. As of this time, this box is available, bundled with Memebox X CutiePieMarzia 2
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 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 #55 Free From Oil & Trouble 4 was shipped out on September26th and I received it on September 29th, as I had it bundled with Mask 5 (review coming soon!)
Memebox Superbox #55 Free From Oil & Trouble 4
Tried and true—our Free From Oil & Troubles #4 is filled with the newest and best trouble-fighting and oil controlling products! Turn down the shine and control excessive sebum with our Free From Oil & Troubles #4! This is the ultimate go-to box for covering those pesky little pimples, treating blemishes, and keeping skin matte all day! Our oil absorbing products are proven to work-fast, so that your skin is left refreshed, smooth, blemish free, and healthy-looking!
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!
insobeau Acnic Blemish Spot Solution I received a similar product in my Free From Oil & Trouble 3 from L’Ocean and that brand did not work as well as my Bye Bye Blemish solution. I will see if this product is better than the L’Ocean and if it works as well or better tha Bye Bye Blemish. The pink powder solution controls the oil during the night and with the liquid layer, will help reduce the redness of acne and speed up the healing process, while remove dead skin cells.
The application on all of this pink solutions are the same; To apply, do not shake the bottle. The pink solution is supposed to be at the bottom. Take a cotton swab (bud, Q-tip) and insert it into the bottle, dipping into the pink solution and then applying that onto your acne. You only do this at night as you will have a bunch of pink spots on your face! Full Size 15mL Value $20.00
Product Description: Consisting of half liquid and half pink powder, thic Acnic Blemish Spot Solution utilizes a combination of both layers to target skin troubles and red spots. Its mandarin and unshin oil formula from Jeju Island is rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, and C for reliving skin redness and stress levels and protecting the skin from possible infections and further damage.
Major Ingredients: Niacinamide, unsyu oil, Houttuynia extract, salicylic acid,bergamot extract
Main Ingredient list
I was curious about what “unsyu oil” and “unshin oil” were. It turns out, as I suspected, that they are the same ~ unsyu oil = unshin oil ~ and it is the citrus peel from Jeju Island. It is has both antioxidant and antibacterial properties. I found this information at http://file.scirp.org/Html/2-2750025_35637.htm
“The results of the present study indicate that essential oil from Korean Citrus unshiu peel has significant antioxidant activity, and has antibacterial activities against some gram-positive bacteria. The product of Citrus unshiu peel in South Korea is abundant, therefore the essential oil of Citurs unshiu might be used as antioxidant and/or anticorrosive additive to improve the food quality and control the growth of food spoilage microbial pathogens.”
What is unshui? “Citrus unshiu is a seedless and easy-peeling citrus species, also known as cold hardy mandarin, satsuma mandarin, satsuma orange and tangerine. It is probably of Japanese origin and introduced elsewhere” From Wiki
image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrus_unshiu
Pro You Aroma AC Cream There isn’t much out there on this particular product, just a pdf and what Memebox wrote on the description card. That said, this seems to be a well known manufacturer as I found many of other items from their company. I am always, always looking for moisturizers that are made especially for those with oily skin, especially in the warmer months. I did not open this cream to swatch it, because I have a couple of creams already that I need to use before starting on this one. Full Size 60 g Value $54.00
Product Description: The Aroma AC Cream is made from Pro You’s special Multi EX Magnotics formula consisting of green tea, grapefruit, machilia and thujopsis dolabrata (Cypress) extracts and work to tighten up enlarged pores and control the sebum level of your skin. It also contains various essential oils – juniper berry, lavender and tea tree – which help sooth and purify irritated skin.
Multi Ex Magnotics (a combination of extracts from tree Magnolia biondii, the Hinoki Cypress, Green Tea and Grapefruit), effective to problematic skin, improve the condition without irritation. Moreover, triclosan, salicylic acid and sulfuric ingredients are also effective to problematic skin. Aroma essential oils like juniper berry, lavender, and tea tree not only are great fragrance but also improve the condition of problematic skin. Recommended especially for problematic/oily skin.
The Skin House Dr Clear Magic Toner Before I started down the Korean skincare line, toner to me meant an astringent ~ you put some on a cotton pad and wipe over your face to help close up pores. In Korea, toners are very different ~ they are a light, watery layer of moisturizing components that you apply right after your cleansing step. This helps prep your skin for the next step in your skin care regime, which would be an essence or serum. This toner is made with tea tree extract which is perfect for those who still have oily/troubled skin. Take it from me, ladies, you can have oily skin for your whole life, not just in your youth. Very happy that I got this product! I love tea tree products….so much so, that I did purchase TWO of their upcoming Tea Tree Cosmetic boxes! Full Size 130 mL Value $25.00
Product Description: Containing Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract. The first step of skin care for controlling troubled skin. Dr. Clear Magic Toner completed the clinical demonstration of adaptability to troubled skin from Derma Pro Co., LTD/Dermatology Research Center at June, 2011. Just spray it on the troubled part of your skin and it will be hushed. It supplies moisture to your skin and controls sebum and pores. It is a mist toner which manages your skin to be smooth and clean. You can feel the refreshed skin without stickiness by its function of keeping the balance between oil and moisture
How To Use: Wash your face with lukewarm water. After cleansing, spray it on approximately 20cm away from your face with your eyes closed. When you feel your skin is dry, spray it any time.
Main Ingredients: Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Loess Extract,red clay Jijangsu, Petersen extract
Ingredients & Usage
What is Loess? Loess is minute mineral matter that aids health by emitting infrared rays, and has excellent absorptive, purifying, and revitalizing properties. In one tables spoon full of Loess, approximately 200 million microscopic organisms can be found, and those microscopic organisms have abundant supply of enzyme called ‘Catalase’ that breaks down oxides, which also have the effect of anti-oxidant; reduce heat, metabolisms and relaxation. Loess removes skin waste. From http://hope-inablog.com/cleanser/ecobeau-loess-water-cleanser-review/
What is Ecklonia Cava Extract? It is a form of brown algae that is found off the coast of Korea and Japan. It has strong antioxidant benefits.
Bennet Herb & Bee AC Control Serum I do hope Memebox start selling this in their shop. I had a hard time finding this product on the web. I happen to love herbal items ~ eucalyptus leaves – fantastic! ~ and I am a huge fan of Bee Venom products; One of my favorite lines is Secret Key’s Bee AC Control line. However, they do not, as far as I know, have a serum, so this is a welcomed addition to my Bee Venom lineup. It is always difficult to find serums that are targeted for oily skin, so I am thrilled to get this. Full Size 60 mL Value $38.00
Product Description: This Herb & Bee A.C. Control Serum contains bee venom, which is 75% protein and has proven effective in relieving, protecting, repairing and hydrating the skin and also 5 different kinds of herbal extracts from grapefruit, citron, eucalyptus leaf, sophora root, and clove flower, which all help maintain a healthy skin balance.
How To Use: Apply an adequate amount evenly over your face after toner and before emulsion application.
Bee-sting venom, extract of eucalyptus leaves, extract of sophora root, and extract of witch hazel help take care of skin troubles. Grapefruit extract effectively controls sebum, helps with skin arrangement and skin moisturizing, and the EGF component will also help take care of skin.
- Bee Venom: Bee venom is a biophylaxis substance made for the bees’ own defense. It consists of peptide, enzymes and amine. The agricultural development office was the first in the world to confirm that bee-sting venom supports the prevention and management of skin troubles. Effect of bee-sting venom ; strong anti-bacterial power, anti-inflammation, skin regeneration.
- 5 extracts from herbs (NATURO AMC): It is the complex of herbal substances consisting of grapefruit, eucalyptus, clove flower, and extract of sophora root. It aids in the treatment of skin trouble and functions as a natural preservative, helping the skin maintain its healthy look.
- Natural, low pungent prescription: With no pigments, no artificial substances, no mineral oils, it can take care of skin without irritating.
- Contains EGF: Peptide, whose structure is quite similar to the skin, contains a lot of protein to care for skin in a resilient and healthy way.
Lindsay Linzy Egg Pack These are great! I love the packaging – it is very adorable – and these are similar to the Tonymoly Egg Pore Shiny Skin Eggs, that are in the Tonymoly box. It looks like, based on the images on the Q0010 site, that each egg is to be used separately. I suppose you would use the White Egg first and then the Red Clay Egg next. Based on my research, it also looks like there are apple extracts in this product too. Full Size 60g Value $12.00
Product Description: This Linzy Egg Pack is a blackhead and pore controlling kit consisting of a White Egg and Red Clay Egg. The White Egg is made from real egg whites and witch hazel to cleanse away any skin impurities that may clog pores. The Red Clay Egg contains red clay and NMF complex to effectively tighten up enlarged pores for a smoother, more supple complexion.
How to Use: Lather each egg with warm water to create each foam. Then gently massage onto face for a minute and rinse off.
Ingredient list in Korean
ideeB Goodbye Oil Pact The MemeDescription states that this is a lavender shade, but to me, it is a white color that is translucent. If this is lavender, this is a whiter shade of pale lavender (yes, my ode to Procol Harum, of which I will post the vid to that amazing timeless song that ~ even if the fashions are not!!) This reminds me of the Tosowoong Silk Touching Powder that I received in FFO&T 3 or MUFE HD Powder, only in a pressed compact. This translucent powder-compact is designed to work like blotting paper and will help mattify your skin. This is a nice size to keep in my purse or desk at work. I always need help during the day with my shiny face! I swear, if there was a way to tap into my oil producing skin, our energy crisis would be over 😉 Full Size 12 grams Value $12.00
Product Description: This shine-stopping translucent pressed powder blots oil and keeps shine at bay. The lavender shade applies invisibly and works on every skintone. Try it on naked skin or over foundation or for touch ups any time throughout the day because the formula contains super lightweight, oil-absorbing ingredients to get you shine-free results.
What It Does: De-slicks oily skin without clumping makeup.
Whiter Shade Of Pale ~ Procol Harum
I am very happy with my Free From Oil & Trouble 4!! This is a better box than the 3rd edition, imho, and I am really looking forward to trying out the cream, the toner and the serum ~ especially the serum, as I have an obsession now with Bee Venom products. Venom anything, quite frankly! I will continue to purchase these FFO&T boxes, which are more expensive than the normal Memeboxes, but I also think you get more value in these boxes as well. As I mentioned initially, this box is still on sale as of the time I posted this blog ~ bundled with Memebox X CutiePieMarzia 2
I paid $32.00 + $6.99 for a total of $38.99, but I do know that I probably used my VIP discount, Memepoints and coupons. I received a MemeValue of $161.00
Did you get Memebox Superbox #55 Free From Oil & Trouble 4? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product(s)? Let me know below in the comments 🙂
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