Berry scents! I love berry scents ~ from raspberries to strawberries, blueberries. I also love that berry extracts are great in skin care because they are full of antioxidants and vitamins. Memebox offered a Very Berry themed box and since I am into their food themes, I had to get it. IT’S BERRIES…had to get it 😉 I got this bundled with the Superbox #62 Just Gellin’, so I got them the day after they shipped out ~ thank you DHL!! I will be reviewing the Just Gellin’ box next, for those who are interested in that unboxing.
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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
Berries, berries, berries! The beauty benefits that berries offer are endless! This Very Berry box is jam-packed with all sorts of scrumptious berry infused beauty goodies that not only offer health benefits, but also extend their benefits to the skin and body! Bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, plus collagen inducing compounds, these yummy fruits neutralize free radicals that lead to skin cell damage, and increase the collagen and elastin levels in skin and body for the look of healthier, more vibrant skin! This sensational Very Berry Box is a dream come true for all you berry-holics! Plus, the delish scent is an added bonus
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!
Skin CRONies Aronia Moisture Cream This cream was our one and only spoiler for the box and it is a good one! This cream is actually a beige-nude color (not really pink), with a very thick texture, which Memebox describes as pudding like. As you can see from the picture, I did stick my finger in it to try it out. It doesn’t have any scent that I can detect and it goes out smoothly and absorbs quickly into my skin, leaving a soft and satiny finish behind, not tacky or greasy. This cream is made from Chokeberries (Aronia) and according to the box, chokeberries contain the highest anthocyanin content among all plants ~ Anthocyanin is a natual compound that is made of 100% cyanin and is known to suppress aging and damage caused by free radicals. Okay, that is a mouthful and I don’t know what anthocyanin is.
Anthocyanin: “protect(s) against cell damage (oxidation) and cancer (mutagenesis) induced by ultraviolet light (UV light).” Well, that is good, and that explains suppressing cellaluar/DNA damage from free radicals.
Full Size 50mL Value $63.00
Product Description: The CRONies Aronia Moisture Cream’s gentle formula is packed with aronia extracts, hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan, and 8 kinds of herbal extracts – they all work together to soften & smooth out uneven skin textures and revitalizes & firms up dry, sagging skin. Plus, its unique pinkish, pudding-like texture melts into skin for a moist, supple finish.
Chokeberries, not blueberries 🙂
Konad Niju Blueberry Moisture Hand Cream I received the Mango hand cream from Konad in my Tropical Fruits box and that hand cream packed a very mango scent. This blueberry version is no exception. This is the most scented item in the box and it does smell like sweet blueberries. I am happy with Konad’s hand creams, so this is nice to have. Full Size 60 mL Value $6.00
- Beeswax: Substance made by bees to build the walls of their honeycomb. It is a thickening agent that has some emollient properties.
- Shea Butter: Speed up metabolism of skin, prevent from loss of water.
- Olive Oil: Containing much unsaturated fatty acid, keep down creation of harmful cholesterol. Keep moist skin and have outstanding effect of anti-aging.
- Blueberry Extract: Reduce creation of melanin, rich in Vitamin E keeps your skin moist and bright.
Key Ingredients: Beeswax, Shea butter, Olive oil, Blueberry extract
Swanicoco Super Brightening Hydro Solution This is an interesting product, as it contains 2 solutions:
Solution 1: repairing and brightening ampoule and is suitable for all skin types. Its ingredients contain Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract (seaweed), Leminaria Japonica Extract (Brown Algae) and Ceramide 1
Pictured: Caulerpa Lentillifer, Leminaria Japonica
Solution 2: contains an extra radiance boosting formula and you would use it only by mixing it with solution 1, never alone. Its ingredients contain Argania Spinosa Kernal Oil, Propolis Extract, Red Ginseng Extract
Pictured: Argania Spinosa Kernal, Propolis, Red Ginseng
That said, the description in the MemeCard and what I found on a website, states that this is also made with acai berry extracts, so I am not sure why it wasn’t mentioned in the ingredients list. Acai berry is an antioxidant and it is used for skin firming and anti-aging. Also, the instructions on how to use and why are pretty vague as well. I guess if I had a darker skin tone, I would not use that much of Solution 2. As I am a light-medium warm tone, I will try mixing these in an equal ratio and see what happens!
Full Size 20 mL (each solution is 10 mL) Value $33.00
How To Use: Depending on your skin condition and type, mix the Solution #1 and #2 in a ratio of your preference depending on how much you wish to brighten up complexion with glowing radiance.
Anthocyanins, which are contained in acai berries are powerful antioxidants, reduce the destruction of skin cells and counteract the aging process. As a source of fatty acids, acai nourishes and revitalizes skin. Phytosterols regulate lipid activity of the upper layers of the skin. Furthermore, phytosterols stimulate the regeneration of skin cells. Skin looks radiant, smooth and healthy. Berries contain 21 times more antioxidants than blueberries, 30 times more than red wine. Berry is rich in essential fatty acids and omega 3, 6 and 9, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Reinplatz Essence Mask Randomly picked from Blueberry, Mulberry, Raspberry. I received the Black Raspberry and according to the product, “Gochang Black Raspberry extract contained has powerful antioxidant effects, and keeps skin damaged from foreign toxic environment healthy “. Memecard states that the Black Raspberry will help firm and nourish my skin. It is a facial sheet mask, put on for 20 minutes, take off and pat in remaining essence into skin. Value $2.00
Borntree Vita Berry Cleansing Foam Wow, look at that price ~ $48.00!! BUT, Memeshop does carry it and you can get 2 for the price of 1 (so I do feel like we got a lesser value here..but whatever…) This cleanser is very rich and creamy and really has no scent to it. However, it contains a bled of acai berry and raspberry leaves, so it does have the berry extracts ~ just no scent. This product is paraben-free, benzophenon-free, no mineral oil, no tar dyes, no animal ingredients, no denatured alcohol and is also talc-free. Full Size 150 mL Value $48.00
Product Description: This skin-softening blend of acai berry and other multi-fruit acids leaves skin supple and refreshingly clean while the propriety blend works to reduce inflammation and soothe irritations. This antioxidant, mildly exfoliating cleanser softens, increases collagen, and restores elasticity for fresh-faced vibrance.
Ingredients: acai berry, raspberry, cherry fruit extract, water, pre sticks acid, glycerin, steric acid, potassium hydroxide, cocomidopropyl betaine, lau rick acid, sodium laureth sulfate, glyceryl stearate, coco polyamide M. yieyi, not blood -100 stearate, acai palm extract, raspberry extract, blueberry fruit vine extract, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, butylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate, sodium di dt this, phenoxyethanol, fragrance (from blog.naver.com)
e Choice Fall In Love Berry Body Lotion Confession time…I really do like e Choice products. They may be “cheap” items, but they are pretty nice and dependable. I totally loved their oatmeal body scrub from Whole Grains 2 and the aloe vera all care cream from Sleeping Beauty box was a winner for me. Anyway, this is a body lotion, that contains blueberry and cranberry extracts. I did try it out and it has just a faint scent to it, but nothing more than that. The only product, so far, that has a noticeable scent has been the Konad Blueberry hand cream. I love a good body lotion and I do use them up quickly. Full Size 120 mL Value $3.00
- BERRY COMPLEX: BLACK BERRY & CRANBERRY: Berry is known as super food ingredient prevent radicals and had a strong antioxidant effect. Vitality to put on the skin of the body gives complete the animation
- Mineral spring water: Containing mineral spring water , Skin elasticity and moisture
- Blackberry: Rich in vitamin c and antioxidant effects
- Cranberry :Rich in vitamin c and antioxidant effects
- Blueberry :Rich in vitamins and minerals
- Acaiberry :Antioxidant effect
- Mineral spring water : Moisture with amount of mineral
Yadah Lovely Lip Tint Stick Randomly selected from 03 Strawberry Smoothie, 05 Cherry Punch. I received the Strawberry Smoothie and believe me, I debated for a while if I wanted to keep this, as the color out of the tube scared me a bit! I did some research and this is considered a lip tint, more of a clear gloss and I decided to go for it. It actually swatches to a bright sheer pink, but when it is applied to my lips, it is a soft sheer pink and just provides a nice glossy shine and an added boost of color to them. It does smell like strawberries but has no taste to it. I do like this a lot and it is a nice change from a clear lip balm! It does seem to adjust to my natural lip color. Full Size 4.3 g Value $10.00
Product Description: By adjusting to the temperature, pH level and moisture level of your lip and preventing any moisture loss, the Lovely Lip Tint Stick melts onto lips and creates a color formation that best suit each individual’s most natural lip color. Paraben, phenoxyethanol, benzophenone free.
Ingredients: Evening primrose oil, borage seed oil, sweet almond oil, argan tree kernel oil, sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil.
Wow, I really like this box!! This is the type of box I really gravitate towards ~ more skin care than makeup or hair care. I received a very high end facial cream, hand cream which had the most berry fruity scent of all of the products, a unique hydro solution ~ which is an ampoule + brightening solution ~ facial mask, facial cleanser, body lotion and a really nice lip tint! I would say that the most interesting product to me is the Swanicoco Hydro Solution and am very interested in seeing any results from that. That said, there are no duds in this box for me ~ I will use them all. This is not a boring box for me, unlike the Sleeping Beauty box (snores…) and I don’t believe any of these products are “fillers” ~ like the Aloe Vera products that Memebox loves to stuff into our boxes when they run out of ideas 😉
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 $165.00 ** 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 Special #44 Very Berry? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
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