Before Memebox, I had no idea what a sleep pack was (more on that later…) and I would just slap some moisturizer (if that) on and some zit cream before going to bed after using a cleansing wipe to take off my makeup. Seriously, that was the extent of my nightly beauty routine, outside of brushing my teeth. However, since Memebox, I have learned a lot about night skin care and now use a sleep pack ~ a very hydrating and moisturizing product that you massage into your skin as the last step of your night skin care routine ~ and a variety of other products. When Memebox came out with their Princess Editions ~ Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, the only one that I was interested in was Sleeping Beauty ~ as that was the night care box. Snow White was the whitening/brightening box and Rapunzel…well, hair care… I was also hoping that Memebox would do a fun Princess theme with these boxes. Let’s see if they managed to do that!
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
When you need more than a kiss from a prince to break your beauty spell… use our Sleeping Beauty Box! Break out of your beauty rut and pamper yourself in the PM for an instant beauty transformation! Revitalize dull and tired-looking skin with ultra-moisturizing, and super nutritious formulas to lock in hydration and essential vitamins and minerals! Give yourself the ultimate skin care therapy with beauty goodies that retexturize, repair, and renew skin for petal-soft, radiant skin the next morning! Don’t fall asleep on your beauty potential, but jump start your beauty with this Sleeping Beauty Box! Transform your skin with the right overnight products – and without the wait.
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!
ReinPlatz Intensive Moisture Pack Randomly selected from Hand Pack, Foot Pack. I received the Foot Pack, which is the one I really wanted. Hand packs are fine, but well, you know, my feet. I love my feet. These are great ~ I have used both types of packs ~ not by this brand ~ and when they work, they really are super hydrating and moisturizing. ReinPlaz Foot pack is made with shea butter and jojoba oil. I actually like to leave them on for an hour or more ~ When I am watching TV, I just put them on and keep them on until my show is over. Full Size 23g Value $4.00
Product Description: High-concentrated moisturizing and nutrition treatment by natural shea butter and jojoba oil extracts for the intensive foot care. This deep care will bring you the soft and silky foot. The foot care mask makes your rough and cracked feet moisturized and soft, by delivering moisture and nutrients deep inside the skin. The high-moisturizing shea butter and jojoba oil and the nutrients smooth your foot. Soft and glowing, intensive foot care system with natural shea butter and jojoba oil.
How To Use: Wear foot care mask after washing your foot with warm water. Use the mask by putting feet inside the double-layered felt rich with essence. After applying for 20 minutes, take off the mask and spread the remaining essence through out entire feet. Allow few minutes to absorb the essence without washing, after taking off the mask
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl alcohol, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil? , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Urea, Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propyl Paraben, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Fragrance, Menthol, Sodium Citrate, Salicylic acid, Triclosan, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Chloride
Vella Neck Right Cream I use a lot of creams on my neck already ~ if a facial cream is for dry skin or I am worried that some of the ingredients will cause me to break out, those creams are used for my neck. So it is nice that I have a cream specifically made for my neck, and I will try this out to see if it different than ordinary facial cream. It is smooth and creamy, not a heavy cream at all ~ I am surprised at the texture, as I thought it would be really thick, but it is not. There is no scent to it and I will use it. I couldn’t find that much from Vella Cosmetics on this product. I did find their website, but they didn’t offer this neck cream on their shopping site. I was not going to be discouraged! They have a Facebook link from their website, so I went there, because sometimes products are listed on FB. I did not find any individual listing for this item, but I did find the neck cream in a gift box ~ clicked on the link to see if they would describe the cream. YEAH!! Success….well, almost. It is all in Korean. So, oh well. Based on the image, it looks like it has a lot of water in it, and I am not a chemistry major. I only know that O is for Oxygen, N is for Nitrogen. I had to look up the rest, but the point is that I do not know how all of those atoms and compounds translate into the actual ingredients. Any chem majors or Korean language experts, please let me know down in the comments what this cream is made of! I might also ping Memebox to see if they can help with the ingredients, as they helped me on the Honey Box recently. Full Size 50mL Value $30.00
Product Description: Did you known that the skin on your neck is 2/3 thinner than that of your face thus easy and quick on sagging while nearly impossible to erase off the fine lines and wrinkles? Start anti-aging on your neck with Vella’s Neck Tight Cream which promises brightening, anti-wrinkle, nourishing, hydrating and firming effects. Plus, it’s free of mineral oil, talc, T.E.A., petrolatum, artificial coloring, etc.
How To Use: Massage the Neck Tight Cream all over your neck rolling your hands in an upward direction until all is absorbed. It can also be used on other parts of your body in need of major wrinkle care.
Ingredients in Korean
D’Ran Aqua Eye Wonder Recovery Cream I am still using my green tea eye cream, but this will be next on my list as it has 7 different seaweed extracts in it! Along with my honey, tea tree, peppermint, bee venom additions, Seaweed is now on that list ~ haha I’ve used D’Ran products before, most notably the serums that I received in Oriental Medicines and Fermented 2 box. I didn’t care for the OM serum, because I felt the odor was too strong, but I did like the one in Fermented 2. Very happy to see another D’Ran product that is different from the last two I received. Full Size 25g Value $35.00
Product Description: Various vegetable ingredient including Alaska glacial water and Hyaluronic acid give a rest to sensitive skin around eyes that easily gets dried and wrinkled by providing moisture and nutrients. It also improves wrinkle and skin tone around eyes with whitening, anti-wrinkle ingredient and makes elastic skin with collagen ingredient. Sea complex containing 7 types of seaweed extracts makes clear skin as it calms the skin around eyes. Moisturizing, Calming, Anti-aging Eye Cream
Dermahouse Aloe Vera Gel Huh. I am not sure what this product has to do with Night Care. It is the first of two Aloe Vera products, and even though this has a $29.00 price tag, I still consider this filler. Memebox really seems to like to send us aloe vera! This looks to be a new product, according to Derma House’s website. This is only 80% aloe and contains other ingredients, such as cactus flower, malt, oat, orange, rice germ, watercress and mung beans. This is a moisturizer and it states it can be used on both face and body, but I will use it as a body moisturizer after I bathe/shower ~ which I do in the morning, not before I go to sleep… Full Size 150ml Value $29.00
Product Description: This Aloe Vera Aqua Gel consists 80% of natural aloe vera extracts, making it gentle and suitable enough to be used by all skin types, all ages, and all over the body. Aloe Vera is highly recognized as one of the most effectively soothing, relieving and moisturizing natural ingredient for dry or irritated skin. It’ll create a protective barrier over your skin to lock in moisture and nutrition overnight.
From Nature e-Choice Aloe Vera AllCare Cream Memebox seems to under value eChoice products. I have received a few of them in past boxes, and when I did my research, the price point was higher than Memebox stated. This product is no exception ~ eBay has it at $6.99. This is a handy little size and I will use this on my elbows and the soles of my feet whenever they need intense care. It is a clear solid balm, not a cream and I do not think it resembles Vaseline at all. It is solid, whereas Vaseline is sticky and goopy. I love the peppermint scent ~ Memebox rarely gives us peppermint scented goodies, so I cling to every one I get! It’s size is so cute, too….maybe it needs to be in a Cute Wishlist box 😉 Can’t be any worse than what I’ve seen lately. However, no way am I putting a Petrolatum based product on my face! That is so bad for your pores. Full Size 10g Value $3.00
Product Description: Made from organic aloe vera, bee’s wax, phytosqualane, and Vitamin E inducing agent, this Vaseline-type Aloe Vera All Care Cream will soothe and nourish dehydrated and damaged skin. This gentle formula infused with a peppermint aroma is easy to carry around, suitable to be used by all family members and suitable for both facial and body care.
What it Does: Soothes, Moisturizes, Nourishes and Protects Your Skin. Anti-viral, Anti-Fungal, Antibacterial, Analgesic (anti-itch/pain). For a natural youthful look, enriched with Aloe Vera known for it’s moisturizing, soothing and healing properties. Revitalize your skin. Use wherever and whenever necessary.
Key Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis Leave Extract, Beehive Extract Bees Wax, Mineral Oil, Peppermint Oil
Ingredients: Petrolatum, Bees Wax, Isopropyl Myristate, Squalane Oil, Mineral Oil, Lanolin, Sesquioleate, Peppermint oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylparaben
Dewytree Aqua Collagen Peptide Sleeping Mask Well, here is the only product, in my opinion, that is worthy of this box. This is a sleeping pack, which is for a “Sleeping Beauty”. None of the other products in this box can claim that they are specifically for overnight treatments. I enjoyed sleep packs and this one contains green tea extracts, among other ingredients. My very first sleep pack was the one from my Green Tea box and I liked that one a lot. Full Size 150ml Value $28.00
Product Description: Dewytree’s Aqua Collagen Peptide Sleeping Mask is made entirely from collagen peptide, hyaluronic acid, green tea extracts, adenosine, sciadopitys verticillata root extracts (rich in Vitamin C, K, B and flavonoid), medicinal mushrooms, and niacinamide. Thus, this sleeping pack feeds in moisture and nutrition from deep within the skin, creating a protective layer over top to lock it all in overnight. What’s more, it also tighten up signs of aging and brighten up the complexion for a healthier, younger-looking face overall.
Ingredients: Korea water, glycerin, hyaluronic acid Na, BG, ethanol, cetearyl alcohol, arbutin, Daisanchiku water, stearate PEG-100, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, hydrolyzed collagen, niacinamide, polyacrylic acid Na, adenosine, hydrogenated lecithin, ceramide 3, hydrolysis rye placenta extract, Phellinus extract, betaine, trehalose, Centella asiatica extract, 1,2-hexane diol, methyl paraben, phenoxyethanol, propyl paraben, EDTA-2Na, fragrance
Ingredients in Korean: 정제수, 글리세린, 소듐하이알루로네이트, 부틸렌글라이콜, 에 탄올, 세테아릴알코올, 알부틴, 대나무수, 피이지-100스테아레이트, 글리 세릴스테아레이트, 디메치콘, 비스-피이지-18메칠에텔디메칠실란, 하이드롤라이즈드콜라겐(240mg함유), 나이아신아마이드, 소듐폴리 아크릴레이트, 아데노신, 하이드로제네이티드레시틴, 세라마이드3, 하이드롤라이즈드호밀피토플라센타추출물, 상황버섯추출물, 베타인, 트레할로스, 병풀추출물, 메칠파라벤, 페녹시에탄올, 프로필파라벤, 디소듐이디티에이, 향료
What the heck are Peptides? I don’t know, so I looked it up ~ the following is from http://thedermblog.com/2008/06/23/do-peptides-in-skin-care-products-work/
Collagen is protein and is made up long chains of amino acids strung together, like chains of linked building blocks. When it is broken down, short segments of 3-5 amino acids form, called peptides. Peptides are not just junk collagen; these “mini proteins” are active molecules — and you pay a whole lot for them in your wrinkle cream.
- Peptides Signal Your Skin to Make More Collagen
- Peptides Deliver Copper into Your Skin
- Neuropeptides Might Act Like Botox
shhh…I can’t help it, every time I see the word adenosine , I think of Doctor Who’s cute little fat babies, adipose from the Partners In Crime episode…I know, I know, they are not remotely similar, but I am prone to free word (base) association 😀
image from http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Adipose
It was interesting * to me to find out what Memebox was going to curate for the Sleeping Beauty box. I am glad that there were no hair products in it and if you are interested in Night Care hair products, they do have While You Were Sleeping (Night Care 3) that sound like it would include hair masks. This box is not exciting at all, but it is very practical and I will use the products, as they are items that are suited for my skin type and I find them useful. I do feel that the aloe vera products were just fillers and although I like aloe vera, I do not think they belonged in this box (even though I like one of the items very much..more on that later). Only the Sleep Pack was an overnight treatment. None of the other products were specifically made for night care, nor were there any “Princess” type products, so I do think that Memebox failed on the theme with this box. I just wish there had been a product where I swooned over it, but it was not meant to be! I am very interested in using the eyecream, due to the seaweed extracts, so that is a positive, and I actually do like the little aloe vera allcare cream ~ a) it’s cute b) it smells like peppermint and c) this will be good on my feet and elbows.
* interesting:: said in a sarcastic tone.
Out of the last 3 boxes I received ~ Yogurt, Cafe and Sleeping Beauty ~ only Cafe was a total “I-am-in-love-with-you-box”. This one, just like the Yogurt, could have been mind blowing-ly fabulous, but instead, Memebox gave us a box that really had nothing to do with overnight treatments, except for one product. That isn’t right, Memebox…sad face 😦
I paid $29.00 + $6.99 in shipping, for a total of $35.99 ~ I am sure I had Memepoints and this box was much less ~ and received a MemeValue ** of $129.00 ** What is MemeValue? It is my term to describe the value that Memebox puts on the products, which can be very over inflated. You can usually find these products at a lesser cost, so I do suggest researching first if you wish to purchase them.
Did you get the Memebox Princess Edition #2 Sleeping Beauty? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
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