If you have been reading my blog for a little while, you will notice I talk about my oily skin type. It is difficult to find products that not only combat acne, oil control but also aging concerns. However, since discovering Memebox, I have found great products that combine those issues into one product. Since heavy creams are something I would avoid on my face as a rule, I am loving the hybrid gel creams. Memebox announced a while back that they were producing a box full of gel products, which could also mean makeup ~ if this includes gel eyeliners, that is great, as I am a HUGE fan of gel eyeliners! You bet I purchased it and I also picked up the Very Berry box at the same time, which I reviewed earlier.
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
Memebox loves gellin’ because… gel textured cosmetics are just way too cool! It’s no secret that Korea continues to be a major trendsetter in the beauty market. It’s been leading the way in creating innovative beauty trends that are here to stay! Which is to say, if it’s big in Korea, it’s gonna be big everywhere! This time, Memebox is putting the spotlight on gel-textured cosmetics, the next big Korean trend that will be on everyone’s beauty radar! Gel formulas are perfect for daily wear because its lightweight formula, and long-lasting stay power give you the flexibility and comfort to use it whenever you desire! (Plus, they’re just so fun to play with!) Everything from gel skin care to gel makeup and miscellaneous gel who-know-whats, this box is bursting with all things gel-ly, so that you can gel on with these jiggly beauty staples!
Sorry for the darker pictures. My lights for my light box died, so I have to get new ones. Never purchase cheapo lights.
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!
Dermahouse Ginseng Peeling Gel I really like Ginseng products and Korean peeling gels are one of my favorite new skincare products that Memebox has introduced me to. Prior to Memebox, a peeling gel meant to me to be a peel off mask. This is a grommage and you use it on dry, clean skin and it will gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. You massage and roll in the product and as you are doing this, it will pick up the dead skin cells. You can actually see it! I am currently using a Secret Nature peeling gel, so this will have to wait until I am finished with that. Dermahouse is not only made with Ginseng, but CoEnzyme Q10 as well. What is CoEnzyme Q10? You might know it as CoQ10 and it is an antioxidant.
What can CoQ10 do for your skin? Theoretically speaking, CoQ10 (in a skin cream, for example) can be helpful. In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, resulting in lesser ability to produce collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules. Besides, CoQ10-depleted skin may be more prone to the damage by free radicals, which are particularly abundant in the skin since it is exposed to the elements. Thus, CoQ10 may boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage. Furthermore, CoQ10 is a small molecule that can relatively easily penetrate into skin cells. from http://www.smartskincare.com/treatments/topical/coq10.html
Full Size 120 mL value $18.00
Product Description: Gently exfoliate dead skin cells to uncover glowing new skin with this Ginseng Peeling Gel. Infused with gingseng, papaya, and other oriental herb extracts, this peeling gel will gently and effectively sweep away dull skin for visibly radiant skin. Visibly rolls, lifts, and sweeps away dead skin cells for visibly radiant skin
How To Use: On clean skin, gently massage in a circular motion to roll, lift, and sweep away dead skin cells. Rinse well with water.
ProYou Prori Vita Bright Moisture Gel Mist I am so happy to get this! I love facial mists and am excited to try out a gel mist. It is funky looking (in the cool funky looking way) and it smells so wonderful ~ it has licorice root, rosemary leaf extract, tea (Camellia sinensis), Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum), sea water and other herbal goodies ~ This mist will hydrate and soothe skin. Full Size 100 mL Value $24.00
Product Description: Prori Moisture Gel Mists not only hydrates and nourishes skin, but also prevents aging and wrinkles. Various plant extracts instantly revitalizes, calms, and moisturizes skin
How To Use: Spray 10 inches away from face as often as needed throughout the day
Key Ingredients: acacia extract, arbutin, rosemary extract, chamomile extract, green tea extract, licorice extract, Korean knotweed extract, scutellaria extract, centella extract
centella asiatica, chamomilla recutita, camellia sinensis
glycyrrhiza glabra, polygonum cuspidatum, rosmariunus officinalis
Scutellaria baicalensis, acacia farnesiana flower, arbutin (bearberry)
original raw Blue Jam Water Block Cream This is the type of product I was hoping to get in this box. original raw is made by Chosungah, which is a highly regarded skin care line. This is a cooling gel that will tighten pores and this cream is supposed to keep our skin hydrated for 100 hours!! This is an oil-free (yeah!), gel type moisturizer that will cool, soothe and hydrate skin. This packaging is something I haven’t seen before ~ Blue Jam also comes in a jar, but this reminds me of those fruit juicey packs that you stick a straw in! Or a freeze dried camping food pack. I will probably decant this to another jar, because the foil packaging is going to drive me nuts ~ it is very cool and space-age looking, but I fear I might mistake it for something else! I am going to try to find the full ingredient list…somewhere, it must exist! Full Size 50 mL Value $24.00
Product Description: Original raw Ice Blue Jam is easy to carry and refrigerated storage. Tones up and moisturize the exhausted skin by hot summer. Block heat and lower the temperature of skin temporarily, bring down swelling, tighten pores30 . kinds of marine energy ingredients rich in mineral form, keeps skin moist for 100 hours. Super Hyaluronic acid that has the same structure with collagen and elastin and Hy filling sphere component, which keeps moisture from evaporating are contained to smooth wrinkles and improves skin texture to be elastic. The Ice capsules that consist of Ocaline, Sepicalm VG, Cooling Complex and Glacial Milk, which are all effective in blocking heat and calming skin lowers the temperature of skin instantly when the burst to tighten pores. Oil-free. Helps hydrate, brighten, firm and prevent wrinkles.
How To Use: Use small amount before a morning make-up. Use enough amount and have it absorbed at night.
Major Ingredients : Pearl powder, Aloe, Plums.
I did find the ingredients but they are all in Korean!! I tried for 3 hours to translate and I only got thru the first 11 ingredients and 4 of them I couldn’t find. I do not read Korean, so it is very difficult, even with using this wonderful site, Beauty Bliss, that helps with some of the common ingredients. Someone please take pity on me and if you know Korean, I would appreciate it if this could be translated!
This is the list of ingredients
This is how far I got in 3 hours – lol
정제수 – Water, 부틸렌글라이콜 – Butylene Glycol, 디프로필렌글라이콜 – Dipropylene Glycol, 글리세린 – Glycerin, 나이아신아마이드 – Niacinamide, 1,2-헥산디올 – 1,2-Hexanediol, ?1, ?2 , ?3, 가자추출물 – Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, ?4
Secret Key Sheer Light Essential Gel Sun Screen SPF 50+ PA+++ I am not sure why this is a gel product as when I sampled it, it is a creamy sunscreen. Well, anyway, I do use sunscreen so this will be put to good use! I also really like and trust the Secret Key brand, as I have purchased several products from them. Full Size 43mL Value $23.00
Product Description: Gel Typed Daily Sun Screen which is absorbed in skin softly without stickiness. Triple Functions ~ So It helps to soothe skin stimulated by UVs & gives help to sebum control & skin Moisturizing too. Fresh feeling & Shining base effect. Plus It gives you shining base effect thru full moisturizing. All your family can use this product in relief because following 5 Harmful components to skin are excluded in it. No phenoxyethanol, no animal oil. No artificial coloring, no mineral oil, no benzophenon. 5 chemicals free with no skin stimulus. This item is light gel typed texture. So it gives you fresh & soft feeling.
Key Ingredients: Portulaca Oleracea Extract , Witch Hazel Extract , Freesia Alba Flower Extract are contained in this item.
Hope Girl Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in 02 Brown The brown color sticker made me think that this eyeliner would be a milk chocolate brown, but it is a bittersweet chocolate ~ very dark, very pigmented and applies smoothly and evenly. It is a matte gel eyeliner and if there is one thing I’ve learned about Korean makeup, it is that their gel eyeliners really, really do not budge once dry. Within minutes, this eyeliner was dry and I still had it on my hand when I woke up this morning! So, finally ~ a Hope Girl product I will use!! I do love their packaging ~ with the leopard print on the lip on a heavy frosted glass jar. They’ve included a nice brush as well. I find this eyeliner to just as good, if not better for the price, as Tarte, Smashbox and Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliners. Full Size 3g Value $12.00
Product Description: This Waterproof Gel Eyeliner creates an intense line without creasing or flaking. Its soft, silky formula formulated with quick-drying oils creates a lightweight base for smooth application without skipping.
Holika Holika Holy Berry Jelly Tint Randomly selected from 01 Cherry Berry, 02 Berry Berry. As I have many lip glosses and tints, I gave this to a lovely and beautiful co-worker, Tamica, and she gives it a thumb’s up! Tamica remarked that it glides on smoothly, and is not sticky or tacky, has a pleasant cooling sensation that was still cool even several minutes after she applied it on her lips. The Holika Holika gave her beautiful lips a glossy sheen with a hint of pink tint, for a great everyday look. She swatched it for me and also let me take a picture of her lips with the Holika Holika Holy Berry Jelly Tint in Berry Berry on them. Full Size 8 mL Value $7.00
Product Description: Holika Holika Holy Berry Jelly Tint is a gel type lip tint. It provides a glossy finish and stains all at once. Vitamin derivatives and vegetable ingredients soften, moisturizes and retains color. Collagen property increases synthesis of glycosaminoglycan, creating more plump and bouncy lips by increasing blood circulation. Tingles with a fresh cooling sensation from menthol ingredients. Create beautiful soft berry colored lips with this tint. Rich in Vitamin C, tannin, anthocyanin and composed of ‘gellified system’ and ‘MAXI-LIP’ complex, the Jelly Tint will soften, moisturize and jelly-up your lip.
Swatch with Flash: Holika Holika Holy Berry Jelly Tint in Berry Berry
I feel this is a nicely curated box, all but one that I feel is a gel product (the sunscreen). The inclusion of Original Raw is a HUGE bonus and I cannot wait to try the Blue Jam, as it sounds perfect for my skintype. The Prior gel facial mist is so soothing and refreshing, with a lovely aromatic scent. The Hope Girl eyeliner is also a nice surprise, as I haven’t liked the Hope Girl products I have received in the past. I am very pleased with this box , well done Memebox!!
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 $118.00 ** 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 Superbox #62 Just Gellin’? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
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