I actually purchased this box with Wine & Cheese so that I could get Wine & Cheese expressed shipped! I really wanted to get my hands on Wine & Cheese and I figured that a box called WTF needed to be reviewed, just on the name alone :D Alas, it took 2 weeks express shipped to get my boxes…you can read the full story at my Wine & Cheese Review. I also have a giveaway I will be doing, starting this weekend!
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
Wonderful Treasure Finds! Cocoon peeling balls, pig face carbonated bubble foam masks, and peel-able tattoo lip glosses are practically cult classics for Memebox beauty junkies! While we’re all aware of these beauty faves (and add them to our Memebox cart everytime we visit), we’ve discovered a whole new list of “wonderful treasure finds” (that you’ve never seen and heard of!) that are under-the-radar, but deserve every bit of your praise and obsession! There’s really nothing quite like the thrill of uncovering new, under-the-radar beauty products, and sharing the discovery with someone you know! Same with us! Even though we secretly enjoy keeping our new beauty obsessions a little secret, it’s kind of our job to spread the love about these rookies! So, get ready to give your beauty stand a wonderful makeover with this box-ful of WTF, and get ready to be obsessed with these wonders that have already housed themselves in our makeup stands and bathrooms
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 Comedo AC Power Serum I cannot find Skindeco anywhere online, even by going to the url that is printed on the box. So, the description here will be from the card and my impressions on this serum. I think the term “AC” is for acne control. I cannot be sure, but every item that is designed for acne …aka “troubled”… has AC somewhere in the name of the product. So, no flies on me!! If this is the case, this serum will be perfect for me! It is does not have a scent (no garlic here ~ vampires are safe!) and has a watery texture. It absorbs quickly into my skin. Full Size 50 g Value $36.00
Product Description: Ever thought of slathering high concentrates of anticancer ginger and garlic extracts on your skin? Well, Skindeco did and came up with this unique power serum enriched with a blend of ginger and garlic which softens roughened skin texture and removes excessive oil and dirt clogging up pores, for a healthier, more glowing complexion.
Ingredients: Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Niacinamide, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Glycerin, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Buckwheat Sprout Extract, Ambergris (fossilized whale vomit) extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Red Ginseng Extract / Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleuthero) Root Extract, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/ Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Adenosine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Carbomer, Trehalose, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract. thanks to fanserviced-b.com for the list!
Box Information: Garlic, Ginger, Purslane PowerSerum consist of the components with similar structure to natural skin oil and their light texture can be applied to all skins. Their brightening ingredients reduce darkness of your skin, provide skin and vitality and energize your skin with its light feeling
Tonymoly Mr Smile Patch I do not have smile lines, but I do have faint eleveneses (those || lines between the eyebrows). I will use these in that area instead and see if that helps. Full Size $2.00
Product Description: Besides adding a touch of humor to your evening routine, helps reduce appearance of laugh lines. Hydrates and leaves skin supple. Uses a medley of powerful ingredients to combat wrinkles: black bean extract, blackberry extract, black sesame seed extract and mulberry extract
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Alcohol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Prunus Semulata Flower Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragance
Elinette BMS Cure Cream BMS stands for “Bio Mesoscopic System”, which according to a press release, is a patented strong anti-oxidant which helps combating free radicals, superior hydration and moisturizing and is made only from 100% natural ingredients with no steroids or antihistamine ingredients, to help reduce skin irritation. This is a fast absorbing cream which is to help smooth your skin and improve firmness. Full Size 50 mL Value $65.00
Key Ingredients: moringa seed oil, calendula, licorice root, rosemary, skullcap – labiatae, asiatic pennywort
Ingredients: Water, Mineral Water, Glycerin, Triethylhexanoin, Diisostearyl Malate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Vaseline, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetostearyl Alcohol, 1,3 Butylene Glycol, Beta-Glucan, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, BMS, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopherol, PEG40 Hydrogenated castor oil, Moringa seed oil, Calendula officinalis flower extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Carboxyvinylpolymer, Paeonia suffruticosa root extract, Chamomile Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Natural fragrances.
Mumur Air Waterdrop Cooling Hand Cream Snow Blossom This is a fun handcream made with hyaluronic acid. When I rub it into my skin, little drops of “water” form and I pat that essence into my skin Full Size 50 g Value $9.00
A drop of Mumur Air Waterdrop cream (left); After rubbing it into my skin, you can see the droplets of water (right)
Product Description: A lightweight, moisturizing hand cream which instantly melts onto skin with a silky soft finish. What’s so unique about this product is that it creates dew-like water drops when massaged over skin as if a snow flake has melted on your hands. It’s also packed with hyaluronic acid and is completely free of paraben, ethanol, benzophenon, artificial coloring and artificial fragrance.
dearberry Play Choux Randomly selected from 02 Lemon Choux, 03 Peach Choux I received the Lemon Choux color. I have never really used a color correcting product before and I am interested in trying this out, as this contains Manuka honey extract and pearl powder! The word Choux and the images refer to the French cream that is put into desserts, like cream puffs and is a play on words here ~ that the cream is light and fluffy. This is a nice cream ~ it is slightly shimmery as well, due to the pearl power and leaves a slight golden cast to my skin. I think this would be good to pat on my cheekbones, under my brows as a highlighter or mix a little in with my foundation/tint and apply for a little shimmer for fun nights out! I normally stay away from these types of products because they are usually pink or peach. This is a golden color and I like it a lot. Since they make an Apple Choux, I wonder if that will be showing up in the Garden of Eden box? Full Size 30 mL Value $13.00
Product Description: This lightweight, skin perfecting primer helps create a smooth, even canvas for foundation. It color corrects for a range of complexion concerns, especially sallowness, dehydration, and saggy skin so that makeup glides on evenly and stays true for a healthy, even-toned start.
- Lemon Choux: Brightens up dull and uneven complexions for evenly toned makeup application.
- Peach Choux: Adds a healthy light-from-within glow to skin for healthy looking skin.
How To Use: Apply to cleansed and moisturized skin before face makeup application. Evenly distribute onto the skin. Using fingers or a makeup brush, apply your favorite fake makeup to the skin.
Bath Charm Store Dead Sea Salt Pearl Natural Soap This is very pretty! This is a nice presentation and I will be gifting this ~ I have SO many facial soaps from Memebox that I really need to use up first. Full Size 100 g Value $6.00
Product Description: A 100% natural soap made from dead sea salt, pearl powder, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, lavender essential oil and rose fragrance. This gentle formula helps brighten up dulled complexion and is perfect for treating troubled, sensitive skin.
How To Use: Open up the pores with warm water. Lather the soap with a bubbling net or your hands until enough bubbles are created. Gently massage into face and rinse away with lukewarm water. Finish by cleansing face with color water 2-3 times to tighten pores. NOTE: Store the soap un-wet because natural soaps tend to soften and lost its shape easily. Because it is formulated with only natural ingredients, make sure to use the soap with 1 year of purchase. Otherwise, it will expire and may go bad.
Yadah Capsule Tok Soothing Gel This is a multi-purpose gel, from a standalone soothing gel, to adding it to your BB cream/foundation ~ like I do with Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream ~to a hair pack. Yadah products are 100% free from artificial colors, preservatives, mineral oil and sulphates with no animal extracts. All Yadah products contain Opuntia Ficus Indica (Indian or Barbary Fig) extract, which is a cactus organically grown in Korea. This extract contains strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients to combat free radicals. This is an aloe vera gel with vitamin C capsules, which brightens up skin tone. I am really interested in trying this out as a body scrub! Full Size 200 mL Value $11.00
Product Description: The visible green aloe vera capsules sooth and moisturize skin while the yellow vitamin capsules rejuvenates and brightens up complexion as they melt into skin. A blend of aloe vera water, green tea extracts and cactus flower extracts effectively cools and soothes stimulated skin and leaves it moist and nurtured. Also, witch hazel water and lotus extracts work together to treat and firm up clogged pores
How To Use: Apply directly to reddened or dehydrated skin. To be used as a natural body scrub, mix in 1/2 spoonful of gel with sugar and gently massage over elbows and heels. To be used as a hair treatments, mix it into a treatment formula and run thru hair strands. To be used as a makeup base, apply it mixed with a BB cream in a 2:1 ratio
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Alcohol, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sucrose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lactose, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Chromium Oxide Greens, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cellulose, Hydroxpropyl, Methcellulose, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Arginine, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, CI 77492
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How do I feel about the label of “Wonderful Treasure Finds”? As I do not live in Korea and I do not know what are cult favorites that are only known in Korea, I cannot judge this box on that criteria. However, as far as unusual products goes, I will say that the garlic and ginger power serum is very cool, the hand cream with its water drops is pretty nice (even though I am familiar with that technology), very happy with the Choux product and the soap is lovely to give as a gift. I am very curious about the BMS cream and need to research a bit more on that cream to see if it is a day or night time cream for me. The Yadah product would be good to use in the warmer months, as I like gels of this nature for spring and summer to use as a light night moisturizer before my sleeping pack. I think this is a sleeper box and I am very pleasantly surprised how much I like it! I actually like it more than the Wine & Cheese box.
I paid $23.00 with shipping already bundled ~ I am sure I had Memepoints and this box was much less ~ and received a MemeValue ** of $142.00.
Did you get the Memebox #52 WTF: Wonderful Treasure Finds? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?
MemeJunkie, a wonderful friend and fellow member at makeuptalk.com is donating her brand new WTF: Wonderful Treasure Finds Box to be given away on my blog!! I will be putting up the giveaway this weekend, so stay tuned for that. Also, MemeJunkie will be giving her Wine & Cheese box, which includes the Innisfree product, to our fellow friend and beauty-blogger, Rachel at HarlotBeauty to also host a giveaway so I will include the links to that giveaway as well.
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