I love chocolate items and chocolate scented products. I am a CHOCOLATE MONSTER. I really liked the Cacao Box when it was released and when Memebox released their sequel, Chocolate Mania, I purchased it. Will it be better than the first Chocolate Box? Sometimes, sequels are not as good, as in the case with the My Cute Wishlist series. Read on and find out!
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
You’ve waited long enough, you chocolate manias! How much is chocolate on your mind? If you’re a sucker for chocolatey treats like us, and want to see your everyday beauty products look, feel, or smell like real chocolate, this is the perfect box for you! Indulge yourself with all the benefits that chocolate has to offer without all the guilt and calories! Chocolate, known to be loaded with minerals and antioxidants, provides beauty benefits that will make you feel and look your best! I mean, who hasn’t felt loads better after biting down into a chunk of chocolate!
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!
I tried to get a decent picture, but this item is so reflective!
ZAMIAN Pore minimizing GOLD CACAO PACK This box starts out with a bang for me! This is perfect for my skin, as I do have oily and troubled skin. Zamian Gold Cacao Pack is supposed to “Moisture, repair & regenerate new skin, shrink pores, heal acne skin, restore skin elasticity, control excessive oil formation, firmer and supple (soft) complexion, soothe and maintains PH level of skin, brighten dull looking skin (whitening) and help with anti-aging. Gold has been revered for its luxurious, beautifying, and healing properties.” This smells like chocolate syrup and is a sticky, deep chocolate brown pore pack. This will be part of my weekend spa ritual. Full Size 150 g Value $22.00
Product Description: From the time of Cleopatra, pure gold was used in order to maintain youthful skin. Gold slows the decrease of collagen and elastin in order to prevent sagging of the skin. It stimulates the growth of cells of the basal layer creates a healthy, firm skin cells and gives the effect of rejuvenation. Cocoa contains caffeine, theobromine, polyphenols that act moisturizing and toning. It stimulates cellular metabolism, regenerate, soothe stressed out skin and protect against the harmful influence of external factors. Act as perfect protection. The skin is aging slower and longer maintains a youthful appearance. They have moisturizing properties, antioxidants, tonicity. Drain and stimulate cell metabolism, regenerate, soothe Gold Gold has always been a symbol of wealth, prestige and power. In modern times, scientists have also discovered the wonderful healing properties and so began his participation in cosmetics. Gold is resistant to oxidation, has antioxidant, fighting free radicals. The skin has a good ochrone.Czasteczki gold can reach the deep layers of the skin and start there processes associated with humidification.
Luxury for your skin. It is ideal for tired skin. It leaves the skin supple and velvet-soft and makes the skin healthy. All skin types. It’s all natural ingredients and 99.9% Gold makes this product unique from any other products. Zamian Gold Cacao pack will remove blackhead, improves acne condition and minimizes pores.
How to use : apply Zamian gold to clean face for 15 minutes and wash it off. Repeat treatment 2-3 time a week. You will see result within 2-3 weeks.
- Gold- Radiance
- Hyaluronic acid – Moisturize & Hydrate the tired skin
- Aloe – Helps to calm skin to reduce redness
- AHA – Remove dead skin & improve skin condition
- Cacao powder- Polyphenols that contain vitamins & minerals to provide nutrients for the skin
- Collagen – Anti Aging
- Moisture, repair & regenerate new skin
- Shrink pores.
- Heal acne skin
- Restore skin elasticity
- Controls excessive oil formation
- Firmer and supple (soft) complexion
- Soothe and maintains PH level of skin
- Brighten dull looking skin (whitening)
- Anti-aging. Gold has been revered for its luxurious, beautifying, and healing properties.
Ingredients: AHA , cocoa powder, hyaluronic acid, vegetable collagen, aloe extract, Coenzyme Q10
Shara Shara Tempting Avocado Chocolate Massage Cream This is a cream, rich with avocado, cocoa and banana extracts, that you massage into your face and then wash off. It can also use this as a facial mask and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. Avocado is very rich in vitamins, including Vitamin E, which helps improve your skin complexion. Avocado oil is known to have regenerative properties and penetrates deep into your skin ~ which means it can carry its nourishing properties into the dermis layer. Add the Cocoa extract, which also have regenerating properties and helps with the healing of your skin, and this is one very potent skincare product! This seems to be a great item to have on hand during the harsher winter months. This does smell like chocolate to me and is a nice rich cream, without being TOO heavy. Full Size 100 mL Value $11.00
Product Description: Chocolate massage cream contains an extract of the cocoa butter avocado, banana extract, etc. Intensively nourishing mask and gives the skin a youthful creates a healthy glow. Cocoa extract has strong regenerating and moisturizing properties, perfectly nourishes and protects the skin, promotes healing of micro-trauma and cracks, smooths skin texture, tone and slows the aging process. Deeply moisturizes and nourishes skin, prevents flaking and loss of skin moisture, protects from exposure to adverse environmental factors. Avocado oil rich vitamins, omaga-3, flavonoids, tannins. According to the content of trace elements – champion among fruits and vegetables. Vitamins F (20%), A, B1, B2, D, E and C, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), proteins. Well absorbed in skin enhances its elasticity. Eliminates the symptoms of dehydration and dryness skin. Restores the natural lipid balance of the epidermis. Massage cream provides a nice sliding effect activating micro-circulation. Displays the products of cell metabolism, improves metabolic processes in the skin. Can also be used as a mask
How To Use: Spread evenly over clean face and gently massage for about 5 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Ingredients: Purified water, mineral oil, isopropyl palmitate, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate SE, octyldodecanol, Stearic Acid, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, glyceryl stearate, disteareth-100 IPDI, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, fragrance, carbomer, triethanolamine, banana extract, cacao powder, avocado oil, propyl paraben, disodium EDTA, cocoa extract
Neogen Code 9 Cacao Cream What a luxurious cream, made with cocoa butter, shea butter, gold (!!!!) olive oil and many other oils as well. This is too rich for my skin type, alas. I cannot use it at all, but I know someone that will appreciate it! Full Size 50mL Value $30.00
Product Description: Enriched moisture and nourishment facial butter cream that mixes with 99.5% pure gold and enriched cacao butter for seriously dry skin. : Butter texture fits to skin instantly as soon as applied to skin and offers moisture and nourishment to skin. : Covers moisture protection veil on external layer of skin at the same time to prevent dehydration inside skin. : Wrinkle repair function certified butter texture covers skin to help wrinkles not to be noticed. : Fits to skin without irritation and makes skin texture to be smooth and soft. : Offers radiance to skin without burden.
Super critical Fluid Extraction System [low-temperature, high-pressure aging technology – low-temperature, high-pressure super critical extraction technology that creates a harmless solvent in a super critical fluid state at high pressure to extract the flavor, pigments, oils and natural products without modification in functional materials with The high technology. Does not use a low-temperature organic solvent, a high-pressure super critical extraction is under the spotlight in many pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food processing. Super critical extraction is a high solvency and high mass transfer, heat transfer, low viscosity, high diffusivity, and have the characteristics such as low surface tension.
Key Ingredients: Adenosine, gold, cacao butter
Ingredients: Purified water, cocoa butter seed (10%), olive oil, glycerin, cetyl the hit hexanoate, neopentyl glycol dihep Gaetano benzoate, cetearyl alcohol, Butylene glycol, stearic acid, glyceryl stearate, not blood -100 stearate, polysorbate 60, cycloalkyl methoxy chikon , polyacrylate-13, polyisobutene, polysorbate 20, dimethicone, synthetic fluorine flat logo sulfite, tin oxide, titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide, Sodium hyaluronidase, adenosine, sunflower seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil , shea butter, mango seed butter, beta-glucan, honey extract, Osaka Ride By gum-1, propylene glycol, Hyde rolls rise deuik stainless god, sweet almond seed extract, Hyde rolls rise DeMille protein, arnica flower extract, wormwood extract, Yarrow extract, Gen Tiana extract, ethanol, gold (0.0005%), disodium this dithiol ray, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, fragrance
Missha Cacao & Cream Facial Scrub YES!! I love Missha products and facial scrubs, so it is with no surprise that I am so happy to see this facial scrub in this box. It looks like Oreo cookies ~ cookies and cream ~ doesn’t it? I remember Dairy Queen having a Blizzard made from Oreo cookies and this reminds me of that ~ yes, it is all about food with me! It has a lovely cocoa scent to it as well, with fine micro grains. Full Size 95g Value $12.00
Product Description: Creamy facial scrub to help gently remove old dead skin cells with cacao and micro scrub. Cacao & Creamy scrub helps remove dead skin cells and impurities without irritation and provides a moisturizing after-feel. Contains botanical ingredients such as sunflower oil and lavender to help soothe the sensitive skin.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ehtylhexyl Palmitate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Behenyl Alcohol, Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyethylene, Macadamia Terrifolia Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Water, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Paraffin, Polysorbate 60, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Polysorbate 20, Lactose, Cpoernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Allantoin, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance(Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Skinfood Cacao Hand Balm Skinfood makes an appearance! This is a great sign of things to come ~ Memebox had a Skinfood box and now they are populating their other boxes with Skinfood items😀 This is a rich butter cream balm for your hands, perfect for the winter and does smell like a very milky chocolate. It is very rich, so I plan to use it as part of my nighttime regime. Some people have reported that this stains their skin, but I did not experience that. I have a light-medium warm tone, so perhaps if you are very fair skinned, you might experience that. Full Size 50 g Value $5.00
Active ingredient: GLYCERIN 40%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Cetearyl alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Cocoa butter, Bees Wax, Stearic Acid, Polymethyl silsesquioxane, Mineral Oil, Shea Butter, Glyceryl Stearate , Polysorbate 60, Methyl Paraben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propyl Paraben, Triethanolamine, Cocoa powder, Phenoxyethanol, Benzophenone-3, Perfume
dearberry Miss Mona Lisa Eyebrow pencil 01 Choco Brownie In the last month, I have received THREE eyebrow products ~ A full sized massive eyebrow kit from Starlooks, an eyebrow powder cake compact in my SkinFood box and now this eyebrow pencil! I am glad that they are all different types of products, that is for sure :) I never dealt with my eyebrows before other than to shape and tweeze them. So, at my ripe old age, I am learning how to use these eyebrow products and it is a challenge ~ I don’t want to have a uni-brow or make my brows look so heavy and fake. This is a pencil, that has a little spoolie on the other end to help blend out the color into your eyebrow hairs, so it looks natural. The Choco Brownie color is a good color for my eyebrows. I noticed that if even if your eyebrows are dark, using a dark eyebrow product can make them look unnatural and fake. Full Size Value $2.00
Product Description: Frame, structure, and stylize eyebrows with this easy-to-use auto-pencil. It features a colored tip to trace the eyebrows and fill in sparse areas. The formula features a beautiful no-smudge finish, and long-lasting hold. The result? Perfectly groomed brows and completely enhanced eyes.
01 Choco Brownie, 02 Coffee Brown, 03 Smokey Grey
image from http://www.dearberry.com/goods/view?no=211
Binucook Cacao Choco Pie Soap I had received a chocolate ice cream scoop soap from Binu Cook in the Café Box and I was hoping to see more from them. Thank you Memebox!! They are a small business and make handcrafted soaps. This is soap looks like a macaroon and it smells so chocolatey! I cannot really get a good picture of it as it is double wrapped in plastic and I don’t want to open it, but it is almost too cute to use! Full Size 70 g Value $6.00
Product Description: Scented with a delicious chocolatly goodness, Binucook’s hand-made Cacao Choco Pie Soap looks and smells of real choco pie (a popular chocolate snack in Korea) and works to deep cleanse as well as maintain skin’s moisture/oil balance
How To Use: Wash face with warm water first to open up the pores. Lather the soap well and gently massage onto skin. Rinse off with cold water to tighten back up the pores.
Purederm Choco Cacao Collagen Mask I do like Purederm’s natural pulp sheet masks a lot. I find that they adhere to my face better and they are very moisturizing and effective. 1 Sheet Value $2.00
Product Description: Cacao Extract: Increasing skin elasticity & nourishing. Collagen & Vitamin E: age defying & brightening. Easy & effective. Skin Recovery treatment enriched with Cacao Extract, Collagen and Vitamin E. Advanced formula with Cacao helps to restore skin elasticity and vitality. Natural pulp sheet prevents skin trouble and provides close adhesion to the face.
My verdict? This box totally blew away the original chocolate box ~ So many wonderful products here and great brands, from Skinfood to Missha to Neogen. Wowza! This is a winner in my view. I will always, always, always, always get the Chocolate themed boxes. Memebox does curate them very well indeed!
I paid $23.00 + $6.99 in shipping, for a total of $29.99 ~ I am sure I had Memepoints and this box was much less ~ and received a MemeValue ** of $90.00. This might not be the most expensive box, but I love all of the products (except the Neogen, but only because it is not suitable for my skin, not that it isn’t a good product) and will get good use out of this box!
Did you get the Memebox #45 Chocolate Mania’? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
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