Finally! I think this is a great box after the Miracle Masks and F/W Natural Makeup boxes. I had hemmed and hawed over getting the Elixir box and by the time I decided to get it, it was only available in the bundle with F/W Natural Makeup. I am glad that I did purchase this bundle because of the products in this box.
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
Maximize your beauty with this premium line of potent skin care elixirs that renew and resurface the complexion for a luminous and youthful radiance! Packed with skin refining, skin-repairing, and skin-refreshing skin care innovations, this skin-miracle-in-a-box contains only the best of K-beauty skincare that are highly concentrated with beauty-boosting ingredients. The results? Clearer, brighter, and healthier skin. Perfect for everyday use, and great for renewing the complexion, this Skincare Elixir is a box full of the most effective and innovative skin care phenomenons yet!
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. 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!
Neogen Code9 Pore Tightening Aqua Cream This is a gel lotion helps moisture skin and is made from the glacier waters from the mountains in Vancouver Island, Canada. It also contains baobab extract, hyaluronic acid, collagen, lemon balm, chamomile flowers, and natural herbal waters, which act as an astringent, while soothing irritated skin. This cream does have a cooling effect when I put it on and feels very refreshing. It has a light “fresh” scent, not a floral, just fresh-smelling. Neogen Cod9 Pore Tightening Aqua Cream also contains a “EX Pore Complex”, which is made from centella asiatica extract, oldenlandia diffusa (a herb) extract and polygonum multiflorum root extract. I had to do a couple of patch tests, as this does have rose in it. I first did a patch test on my wrist and left it overnight. There was no adverse reaction. I then did a patch test on the side of my jaw, under my ear ~ so it wouldn’t be noticeable. Again, no adverse reaction and I will see what the end of the day will reveal. The rose ingredient was really far down the list of ingredients and I really wanted to try this product out, so I decided to see if I would have a reaction to it and so far, so good. Full Size 120 mL Value $44.00
Product Description: Enriched with premium Canadian glacier water, baobab tree extracts hyaluronic acid, natural ferments, and pore control EX complex, this super moisturizing Aqua Cream soothes and tightens back enlarged pores and leaves skin feeling firm and supple.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, PEG/PPG-17/ copolymer, denatured alcohol, PEG-32, glacier water (binghasu), hydrolyzed collagen, betaine, acetyl glucosamine, Sodium hyaluronidase, aloe vera leaf extract, anansonia digitata leaf (baobab) extract, yeast fermentation extract, melissa officinalis (lemon balm) flower/leaf/stem water, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower water, calendula officinalis flower water, rosa damascena flower water, triticum spelta seed water, centella asiatica extract, polygonum multiflorum root extract, oldenlandia diffusa extract, carbomer, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, benzophenone-5, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, blue 1 (CI42090), PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance
Green-Chemistry [bio-conversion technique] extraction of a raw material, is a kind of method of synthesis. In the past, were awarded a GLUCAN by polymerization using a catalyst or, chemicals, catalysts, chemicals are used in the material when the reaction was experiencing such safety concerns that trace detection. This technique is a method of producing a material to promote the polymerization reaction by using a mycelium (bio) non-chemical.
Binghasu (Glacial Water) and server port active hydrogen as EXCELLENT binghasu. Flowing from the mountain tops in Canada Vancouver Island is rich and almost no impurities maintain the natural hexagonal water structure. That active hydrogen is abundant in binghasu serves to discharge the active oxygen in the skin. Also contains a wealth of minerals and faster absorption than other water.
Collagen Marine Collagen is a protein that acts like a ring of skin, which is responsible for shine and elasticity of the skin. Over 20 years old collagen begins to escape slowly enough to have been born in our body at birth is 40 years old when the material to be cut in half this skin sagging, the main source of elasticity decreases.
Pore Control EX complex in the pores to help care Centella asiatica extract, oldenlandia diffusa extract, polygonum multiflorum root extract, helps care for the skin pores without shine. In particular, Centella asiatica extract helps to convergence pores, pores and cleanse the pores such care.
Hyaluronic acid polymer with a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, a second screen is fast absorbed into the skin than regular hyaluronic acid, fills the skin moisture to give effect to maintain healthy skin by activating the skin’s functions.
Baobab tree can be saved by more than 120,000 liters of water called the water reservoir trees, Africa is referred to as the Tree of Life, which serves to supply water to the inhabitants makes an immediate water supply to the baobab extract dry skin.
Shara Shara Green Oasis Lifting Eye Cream An eye cream! This is once made with fermented dates ~ I don’t think I’ve ever tried a product made with fermented dates ~and dates are high in Vitamin A, B and C, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus, which help make skin elastic and supple and they are highly moisturizing; lactobacillus, which is a “friendly bacteria” that is a probiotic and can help reduce inflammation; trehalose, which is a sugar and has hydrating and antioxidant properties and binds moisture to your skin. Along with jojoba, argan oils and lanolin, this eye cream sounds amazing! I just started a new eye cream so this will be the next one I try when I finish that one off. I know a lot of people may not like Shara Shara, due to their makeup line, but I have been very pleased with the skincare products I have received in my Memeboxes. Full Size 30 mL Value $20.00
Ingredients: water, hydrogenated polyisobutene, cetyl ethylhexanoate, butylene glycol, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, beeswax, polysorbate60, glyceryl stearate SE, argania spinosa kernal oil, hyaluronic acid, PEG-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone, sorbitan sesquioleate, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, lanolin, tocopheryl acetate, carbomer, chlorphenesin, allantoin, trehalose, lactobacillus/date fruit ferment extract, fragrance, adenosine, disodium EDTA, betaine, hydrolyzed collagen, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil
Tosowoong Syn-ake Whitening Mist I am SO excited about this box now. I have been wanting a Syn-ake product in one of my Memeboxes for SO long now! This is a natural formula whitening treatment in a toner/mist form and contains niacinamide, morus alba bark extract, paeonia albiflora root extract, beta-glucan, bifida ferment lysate, rh-Oligopeptide-1 (EGF) and galactomyces ferment filtrate. This toner/mist has no odor and feels lightweight and not greasy. Full Size 100 mL Value $20.00
What are these things?
Morus Alba ~ White Mulberry tree. Morus Alba bark extract is used for its anti-aging properties, slow down wrinkle formation and as a skin-whitener, to help reduce age and sun spots and even out skin tone.
Paeonia Albiflora~ White Peony. Paeonia Albiflora root extract has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as conditioning the skin, to help “illuminate” the complexion, due to its high tannins count.
image from http://rg-cell.com/egf-beauty-factor/
rh-Oligopeptide-1 (EFG) ~ Synthetic snake venom ingredients and this peptide rejuvenates skin, speeds up cellular growth and tissue repair and whitens skin.
These are just the Cliff Notes. If you would like more information, check out website RG-Cell
Tosowoong Syn-ake Wrinkle Free Lotion This is the second Syn-ake item in the box: A wrinkle-free treatment in a lightweight lotion ~ natural formula ~ and contains euterpe oleracea fruit extract, aronia melanocarpa fruit extract, blueberry fruit extract, adenosine, bifida ferment lysate, rh-Oligopeptide-1 (EGF) and galactomyces ferment filtrate. This is a lightweight lotion, no odor and applies smoothly and absorbs quickly into my skin. Full Size 100 mL Value $20.00
What are these things? (part deux)
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Euterpe Oleracea fruit extract ~ açaí palm, which helps fight free radicals in your skin and protect collagen, as well as having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
image from http://onedroponedream.blogspot.com
Aronia Melanocarpa fruit extract ~ chokeberry, which have a high concentration of antioxidants and will help combat the signs of aging.
ProYou Magic Silky Shiny Skin Essence And finally, an essence! I’ve like the ProYou items I have received in the past from Memebox, so I am looking forward to trying this out. This contains Phellinus linteus extracts, copper peptide and EGF, which help smooth out rough skin textures, and niacinamide, rice bran extracts, and morus bark extracts will help brighten and whiten skin tone. This is a hydrating essence with hyaluronic acid, collagen, panthenol and kerasgen. I noticed that this essence contains the same sny-ake peptide that are in the Tosowoong products. Full Size 50 mL Value $36.00
What are these things? (Once more with feeling…)
Kerasgen ~ Canavalia Gladiata (sword bean) Fruit Extract is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and treating acne.
Phellinus linteus extracts ~ A medicinal mushroom and the extracts contain an antioxidant known as hispidin. Antioxidants help clear free radicals from the skin. The extract also has anti-bacterial properties as well
Copper Peptide has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and firming properties with increased collagen to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin appearance
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, glycerin, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (peony) Root Extract, niacinamide, Glyceryl Acrylate / Acrylic Acid Copolymer, propylene glycol, PVM / MA Copolymer, Betaine, copper tripeptide-1, Punica Granatum Fruit (pomegranate) extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Phellinus Linteus (mushroom) extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Mulberry Root extract, Gleditsia Australis Seed Extract, Cimicifuga Dahurica Root Extract / Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract / Cimicifuga Simplex Root Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Bletia Hyacinthina Bulb Extract / Bletilla Striata Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus (mung bean) Seed Extract / Vigna Radiata Seed Extract / Phaseolus Radiatus Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract, Broussonetia Kazinoki (mulberry) Root Extract, Amomum Xanthioides Seed Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, panthenol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Beta Glucan, natto gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Centella asiatica extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract / Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Neofinetia Falcata Callus Culture Extract, Canavalia Gladiata Fruit Extract / Canavalia Gladiata Seed Extract / Canavalia Gladiata Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, collagen, elastin, allantoin, rh-Oligopeptide-1, adenosine, fragrance, Disodium EDTA cosDNA.com analysis
I had expected a bunch of toners, essences, ampoules ~ but Elixir is very subjective in how it can be applied. And we all know how Memebox states one thing in their description (F/W Natural Makeup, I am talking about you!) and then gives us something that makes no sense to the box at all. I am very happy and pleased that this box is curated the way it is, because even though I love ampoules, I feel this is a nice total package daily skin care regime ~ a cooling facial gel, eye cream, toner/mist, a facial lotion and essence….the magic elixirs! My joy over having two Syn-ake products in this box and being able to use the Neogen Aqua Gel probably colors my excitement with this box, but I do think it is a very good deal and very well curated.
I purchased this box for $32.00 (shipping was already bundled and factored in). The total MemeValue of this box is of $140.00. I am so pleased, happy and just plain JOYFUL over this box. I love it and I think it is one of the better boxes I have received.
Did you get the Memebox Special #63 Skincare Elixir ? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
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