Jeju Island… When I was writing up my review for my Superfood box, I noticed that they mentioned that some ingredients were from Jeju Island, so I decided to look up Jeju Island.
images from http://www.zacktravel.com/fantastic-jeju-island/
OMG. Isn’t this just beautiful? Don’t you want to go there….NOW? And stay there for the winter? Also, volcanic ash is probably what people associate with Jeju products, although they have so many other wonderful items, such as green tea and honey products.
Since Innisfree is made from Jeju ingredients, I wonder if Memebox would include them in this box? Let’s find out!
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Greetings from Jeju Island! Famously known as the Hawaii of Korea, Jeju Island bursts with natural beautifying ingredients such as citrus, green tea, volcanic ash, and other famous Jeju Island natives that are sure to soothe and pamper to give you the beauty vacation that you need! Open this box, and you’ll be instantly transported to this gem of an island, and experience all the beauty benefits that Jeju-derived ingredients offer!
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!
Skindeco Volcanic Pore Clay Sparkling Heating Mask I was hoping for a volcanic pore mask, but I didn’t realize that Memebox would include a heating one! I cannot find anything online about this company or this product, which isn’t unusual for Memebox. Sometimes they do give us very obscure brands that become cult favorites! Once I am done with my Oatmeal heating mask ~ almost done ~ I will try this out. Full Size 100 mL Value $33.00
Product Description: Melt away all oil, dirt and sebum and tighten up enlarged pores with the Volcanic Pore Clay Sparkling Heating Mask. The high concentrates of volcanic clay, sparkling minertal water and plankton from Jeju Island work to deeply cleanse, soothe and firm up the skin
How To Use: Spread the mask evenly over clean face. Rinse off after 15 minutes.
The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Ade Energy Peeling Toner This peeling toner is made from papaya fruit and black will extract, as well as Hallobong and Portulaca extracts. This is a leave on peeling toner, which is more like a skin exfoliator. I will be trying this out this weekend ~ I am very excited about this peeling toner, as I do not have anything like it in my skin care regime. Full Size 200mL Value $19.00
image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekopon
What is Hallabong? This is a large, sweet seedless citrus fruit, known as dekopon. It is called hallabong (한라봉) in South Korean, because it is primary grown in the Hallasan mountain area on Jeju Island. In the USA, this fruit is called “Sumo”. This is full of Vitamin C.
What is Portulaca? Also known as purslane and pigweed. “In skincare products, Portulaca extract has known strong anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. Clinical studies have proven its tumor growth inhibiting properties. It immediately calms sensitive, itchy skin. It is a natural source of the vitamins A, C, and E, and the co-enzyme Q10. As an antioxidant it fights premature aging and protects from environmental skin damage.” from http://www.skindredsoul.com/knowledge/mother_nature/portulaca_extract
Product Description: Energy toner caring the skin keratin cleanly and flexibly. Papaya fruit extract and black willow skin extract soften unnecessary keratin and remove it softly, Hallabong extract and Portulaca extract relieve skins stimulus and cares the skin smoothly.
How To Use: After washing the face, wet Hallabong Ade Energy Feeling Toner with 2 or 3 sheet folded make-up cotton and clean the face dividing by half from inward to outward, downward from the forehead.
Main Ingredients: hallabong, portulaca, aloe, broccoli, kiwi, tea tree
Skincure SanDaWha Natural Mild Cleansing Oil I have a cleanser that I really like that is oil based, but not in a liquid form, Banila Clean It Zero. I will not use liquid oil based cleanser as I always break out in acne. This is made from Camellia Oil and has fatty acid sugar ester compounds, which is to help with moisturizing and hydrating as well as being an non-irritant ingredient Full Size 30mL Value $10.00
Product Description: Camellia Cleansing Oil is a camellia oil (61.55%) based cleanser that penetrates deep down into the pores to remove dirt, oil, and make-up while restoring the natural moisture of the skin. This oil cleanser even removes layered mascara beautifully and will leave your skin feeling softer, smoother, and instantly rejuvenated. This clean washing formula does not require a double wash. This oil is hypoallergenic, made of high quality plant oil, does not use any synthetic oils such as silicone oil or mineral oil and is 99% natural
How To Use: Dispense 2 pumps onto cotton pad. Smooth gently over face and neck to dissolve makeup and impurities.Rinse thoroughly with cold or warm water.
Ingredients: Camellia Japonica Seed Oil(61.55%), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Sucrose Cocoate, Sucrose Laurate, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopherol, Ubiquinone, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Ursolic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Rose Flower Oil
Key Ingredients: natural Jeju camellia oil, sugar ester, corn, licorice, chamomile
Secret Nature From Jeju Serum I already have this serum, so I will see if I can trade or gift it to someone. It is a heavier, thicker serum and I have used it for night care, due to my skin type. It’s free of paraben, artificial coloring, benzophenon, talc, TEA and artificial fragrance 50ml ($33)
Product Description: Did you know that aloe has four times faster penetration rate than regular water? Secret Nature From Jeju Serum uses Jeju complex from pure jeju island and 100% non-additive aloe extracts instead of water to provide rich hydration and restoration to skin. Strengthens skin elasticity and realigns subtle layers of skin for increased smoothness. The organic extracts hydrate and nourish skin with nutrients while also pulling in water molecules surrounding skin.
How To Use: After wash and application of toner, spread on face evenly. Tip 1: Apply before makeup application, and your complexion afterwards will seem more fresh with moisturized and brightened skin underneath. Tip 2: Place the serum into the refrigerator for amplified cooling effect. Wet cotton pads with serum and place on your face like facial mask. It will be as if you put a whole shredded aloe onto your skin!
Key Ingredients: Jeju complex (organic broccoli, carrot, aloe and asparagus extracts), green tea extracts (Derivatives from natural raw materials 97.31%), Sunflower seed oil, Olive oil
Etude House Green Tea Blending Sleeping Cream Spoon This is a one time use sleeping pack made from green tea extract, lavender, chamomile and mint. The cream and herb water are separate and you mix them together before applying. I love the ingredients and this is a nice way to try a product without committing to a huge jar of something. One Time Use Value $2.00
Product Description: Green Tea for Clear and Moist ~ Fresh Green Tea extract will calm redness and improve skin tone. This is a Blending Sleeping Cream containing green tea (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower / Leaf / Stem Extract), Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract) and Mint (Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract). Blend together Sleeping Cream’s golden herb water-gel and richly nourishing cream contents to smooth and moisturize skin overnight for a bright moonlight-like complexion.
How to Use: Squeeze paper cover to slightly open up and remove enclosed spoon. Remove sealing cover slowly starting from the end of spoon handle. Break off the spoon from pack container and evenly blend together golden herb water-gel and cream with spoon’s smaller end. Pick up blended Sleeping Cream with hands and evenly apply a certain amount onto face. Wear overnight and rinse off with lukewarm water the next morning. Apply throughout final step of skincare. Apply remaining contents onto neck for effective neck care. Do not apply contents directly onto face with spoon handle.
Etude House Soothing & Clean Green Tea Sheet Mask Sheet Make made with Green Tea. I enjoy getting sheet masks, I wish there was more than one, however. A nice sample of sheet masks highlighting Jeju Island’s products would have been nice. Value $1.00
Product Description: This mask sheet contains green tea extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), providing moist and comforting relief to sooth out rough and irritated skin.
Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, alcohol, panthenol, carbomer, peg-60 hydrogenated caster oil, xanthan gum, potassium hydroxide, ethylexylglycerin, allantoin, camellia sinensis leaf extract (20mg), sophora angustifolia root extract, loncera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, prunus persica (peach) leaf extract, paeonia albiflora root extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, fragrance
The Yeon Jeju Canola Honey Silky Hand Cream This is the second The Yeon product in this box. I had never heard of this company until now. I love a good hand cream and ones made with honey are my favorite! This has Jeju Canola Honey extract, kiwi, lemongrass and broccoli extracts. It also contains bean fermentation extract, tam root extract, trenella fuciformis extract for extra moisture and help with skin roughness. Betaine helps keep moisture in skin. This will get good usage from me ~ it has a sweet honey-floral scent and is a very lightweight hand cream. I can use this during the day when I do not need a deep hydrating hand cream. Full Size 50mL Value $5.00
What is Betaine? Betaine is a very common molecule in nature. It is a small trimethylated aminoacid which is dietary sources include fish, beets, and legumes. Produced from sugar beet molasses, natural betaine is appropriate to be used in a wide range of formulations for skin and personal care.
- A true moisturizer, controls water balance in skin
- Strengthens skin barrier
- More firm and elastic skin
- Reduces chemical and mechanical irritation
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Reduces stickiness, upgrading skin feel
- Betaine is able to give superior hydration to the skin, without the residual stickiness. It can also decrease the depth of wrinkles
- Jeju containing natural canola flower honey, to the skin as moist as drinking honey
- High protein content of canola flower honey, increase skin elasticity hands, soft and shiny
- Moisturizing ingredients to quickly moisturize dry hands skin and prevent dryness cracking
I just want to go to this island now!! Not only do they have these great products, but Jeju Island looks just like paradise to me. There was no Innisfree included, BUT Memebox did curate an Innisfree box, so I am sure there will be some more great Jeju items in that box! Memebox did deliver on their promise of “citrus, green tea, volcanic ash, and other famous Jeju Island” ingredients, so I am very pleased with this box.
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 $103.00 ** 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 #46 From Jeju? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
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