Memebox Special #79 Garden of Eden Review

I know, I know …another Memebox review.  Well, what happened is this ~ for the last 2 weeks of October 2014, Memebox released a ton of boxes and then even released multiple boxes every day for the last week!  I ordered quite of few of them, obviously.   I guess it is feast or famine with Memebox and right now, we are in the famine phase for new boxes, but thankfully, I have lots of boxes that I ordered 2 months ago that are coming in.  This box was part of the last bundles sold in October and I purchased Garden of Eden with Hot & Cool Cosmetics together.

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

I have a whole section in my blog,  devoted to Memebox, so if you want to know more, check out the Memebox category.

Memebox Special #79 Garden of Eden


Your skin will revel in pure joy with nature’s beauty recipe for a beautiful, more gorgeous you! On the surface of it all, your skin-care regimen may seem perfectly honest, strict, and even squeaky clean.  But did you know? Many of the your most common skin care habits are actually hostile to the skin, stripping the skin of essential natural oils, vitamins, and minerals. In the end, your skin is far from the clear, radiant and glowing skin that you crave. But, fret no more because, this box, made with the finest quality natural ingredients that you’d find in the magical Garden of Eden will give you that lit-from-within glow that is reminiscent of a goddess! If you can afford to hire a professional lighting team to follow you around 24/7, go ahead, but we’ve found a more practical (and affordable!) way to give you clearer, brighter, and more healthy complexion!

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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!


Charmzone Gingko Natural Foam Cleansing Cream  I have never had a cleanser made from gingko before, so I am really interested in trying this out!  It may have to move up on my rotation list of cleansers.  This cleanser not only features 600 mg (not 1500 mg like the Memecard stated) ginkgo leaves extract, but willow extract, and Charmzone claims that these botanical nutrients will make your skin resilient, moisturized and protect it from harmful free radicals.  This also has a special patent (Patent No. 367563) of persimmon leaves extract, among other botanical ingredients.   You can purchase this and other Charmzone products at Amazon Marketplace.   According to my research, this cleanser has a pH level range of 6.5 ~ 7.  I hope that Memebox will include some more of Charmzone’s Gingko products ~ see the Youtube I’ve embedded here ~ they have a whole line of Gingko skincare items!   Full Size 150g Value $15.00

Product Description: Charmzone’s Ginkgo Natural Foam Cleansing Cream contains 1500 600 mg of gingko leaf extracts and other natural skin-perfecting ingredients to soften skin while gently removing makeup. An essential step in your daily skincare regimen to transform skin to a soft, healthy state, this phenomenal cleansing cream contains high concentrations of antioxidants and nourishment to condition skin for softness and greater absorbency of skincare products that follow. The velvety texture also allows a perfect glide to massage the skin and the facial muscles, supporting natural circulation

Key Ingredients:  Ginkgo, Elm Bark Extract, Persimmon Extract, Citrus

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UCG Piteroma Peeling Shower Gel Face  This is a peeling gel for the face and it contains Cellulose Crysal, which is made from natural plant fibers.  It also has magnolia bark extracts and my buddy, galactomyces fermets, which help peel away dead skin cells and not overstimulate the skin.  This Peeling Gel also contains propolis in it as well, which I love a good honey extract product. It does not contain any acid-based ingredients.   Full Size 50 g Value $12.00

Product Description:  Innovative polishing with Cellulose Crystal, a substance from natural plant fibers,  which will not damage the skin’s structure or moisture, as the cellulose beads are soft and flexible.  It will exfoliate dead skin cells in one step and is gentle for all skin types ~ Helps skin feel refreshed and balance the skins, keeps oily under control, makes pores look firmer, keeps skin sooth and radiant.  Contains propolis to help fight bacteria and allergies, rashes 

Key Ingredients:  galactomyces ferments, aloe vera, green tea extract, pomegranate extract, magnolia bark extracts, rosemary extract, lavender, peppermint, tomato extract, propolis




The Skin House Aloe Soothing Vitamin Gel  This is a repeat product for me.  I received this in my Superfood Box.   It is amazing, very refreshing and cool and I use it in the summer time as a night pack.  It is a bit sticky, so apply it in thin layers and wait for it to absorb before applying more.  It has little Vitamin C capsules which help with skin renewal, brightening and evens out skin tone.  This gel also contains tomato extracts and 6 different types of Vitamins.  It helps fade dark spots and discolorations as this product is KFDA Whitening certified   Full Size 50 mL Value $19.00


Product Description:  Containing aloe vera extracts, tomato extracts, and 6 kinds of vitamins, this Aloe Vitamin Gel soothes, moisturizes and protects dry and damaged skin, and also works to brighten up the complexion for clearer, healthier-looking skin.  Plus the vitamin capsules are consisted of 100% vitamin C and facilitate skin renewal and brightening.

How To Use:  Apply the gel generously over red, dry or irritated area on your face and massage it in until the vitamin capsules are all dissolved into the skin

Key Ingredients: niacinamide, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit extract, paeonia lactiflora bark/sap extract lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin B1, folic acid.


Additional information

Vitamin toning gel capsules against the dullness of skin lightening unwanted pigmentation, freckles.   Contains extracts of citrus fruits rich in vitamins and antioxidants that effectively fight free radicals, slow the aging process, improve skin regeneration.  Vitamins A, C and E neutralize the negative impact on the environment.  Tomato extract in Aloe VITAMIN Gel contains a complex of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. The extract is rich in vitamins A and B, C, and E, as well there are a lot of beta carotene and fruit acids. Tomato extract is able to protect the body from the damaging skin effects of solar radiation. It also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.   Aloe is known for its powerful regenerative properties, ie promotes rapid cell renewal.  Expense of that vitamin complexes encapsulated in the gel, they reach the deeper layers of the skin, restoring a deep moisturizing it and saturating vitamins.  Gel evens the complexion, increases collagen synthesis, enhances the protective function of the skin, has a powerful antioxidant effect. Strengthens brittle vessels, it is a great prevention and treatment of rosacea.  Leaves no sticky film on the face.   Contains no parabens, artificial colors or alcohol.

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Tosowoong Rosehip Vita Essence  I am not allergic to rosehip, so I can use this lightweight essence that is rich in vitamin C ~ Rosehip extract has 20 times more Vitamin C than lemons!  This will brighten, hydrate and balance out my skin tone as well as fight back wrinkles (I hope!)  This essence has 10% Rosehip extract and 50% of Acai Berry Extract, as well as Centella Asiatica and galactomyces ferments.   I have a whole collection of Tosowoong Natural Pure products now!  Not complaining, as I do really like this brand a lot.  Full Size 60 mL Value $28.00


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The Skin House Wrinkle Collagen Free Spot  I am pretty excited to get a spot wrinkle treatment product.  It has been a while that I received one from Memebox.  The ingredient list seems not to have any triggers or issues, and this product contains ionicera flower (honeysuckle), peony (paeonia lactiflora), tomato, shikakai berry (acacia concinna),  vegetable based squalene, snail mucus, edelweiss, collagen and adenosine, which all help in hydrating and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  I will be trying this out around my eyes.  Full Size 30 mL Value $28.00

Additional Information

Product Description: Multi wrinkle eraser and Anti-wrinkle function + nutrition supply.  The precondition of elastic and younger-looking skin!  Wrinkle Collagen Free Spot is an anti-wrinkle functional spot care product which can be used not only to the wrinkles of the skin around the eyes but also at all of the wrinkled parts of your face including the forehead, the brow and the sides of the mouth. This secret weapon which fills elasticity to the wrinkled parts contains adenosine ingredient which is excellent in stability and sustainability when penetrated into skin. This ingredient helps to give elasticity, provide nutrition and reduce deep lines to elaborate a smooth skin.  200% usage of multi wrinkle eraser

How To Use

  • The wrinkles of the forehead: After applying an adequate amount of it on the forehead, use your finger tips except the thumb to pat it as smoothing out the wrinkles for better absorption.
  • The wrinkles of the eyes and brows: After applying an adequate amount of it on the eyes and brows, use your ring finger to pat it for better absorption.
  • The wrinkles of the sides of the mouth and smile lines: After applying an adequate amount of it on the sides of the mouth and on the smiling lines, blow up your mouth and pat it lightly.

Ingredients: sodium hyaluronate, macadamia integrifolia seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, acacia concinna (shikakai berry) fruit extract, camellia japonica seed oil, solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit extract, paeonia lactiflora (peony) bark/sap extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, adenosine, panax ginseng root extract, bambusa vulgaris leaf/stem extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, leontopodium alpinum (edelweiss) extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, buddleja davidii  (summer lilac) extract, snail secretion filtrate, rh-oligopeptide-1


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DD’ell Sweet Obsession Lip Balm #01 Strawberry Holic  Well, this is a lip balm by DD’ell, which I have been pleased with their products so far.  It does smell like strawberry.   This has a very light red/pink sheer tint and it contains shea butter and eucalypus leaf extract to moisture your lips.  This does have an expiration date of 10/22/2015.  Full Size $11.00

Ingredients: petrolatum, microcrystalline wax, triethylhexanoin, diisostearyl malate, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin polymer, VP/hexadecene copolymer, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, hydrogenated polydecene, ceresin, silica dimethyl slyate, butyrospemum parkii (shea) butter, theobroma graniflorum seed butter, eucalyptus globolus leaf extract, glycerin, tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), polyglyceryl-2 trisostearate, glyceryl caprylate, polyglyceryl-2 diisostearate, sorbitan isostearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, tribehenin, palmitoyl oligopepetide, water, fragrance, Red 7 (CI 15850:1), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), tianium dioxide (CI 77891)

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Cotterang Panda Eye Essence Mask  This is another repeat product for me ~ I received this in my most amazing and wonderful Fermented 2 box.   However, these have an expiration date that has passed :(  It is difficult to read it and I am sure Memebox was not aware that these eye masks had expired.   Oh well, I do like these a lot and maybe I will just slap them on tonight!   Full Size 3 mL Value $3.00

More Information

Product Description: The whitening and anti-wrinkle cellulose mask is used for the eyes to restore dull and dark skin, and to remove spots and freckles around the eyes. It contains 10% highly-enriched pure vitamin C, vitamin E, fermented ingredients (beans, mistletoe, bacillus, licorice, gastrodia) and honey that help strengthen and brighten skin around the eyes, keeping them nourished and moisturized. Simply put the mask around the eyes.  

The whitening and anti-wrinkle product contains 10% highly-enriched pure vitamin C, vitamin E and premium fermented ingredients (beans, mistletoe, bacillus, licorice, gastrodia) that help moisturize and nourish skin. It brightens and strengthens skin around the eyes. It is free of paraben, and artificial flavor and color. The product nourishes skin around the eyes and promotes intensive hydration.  It also has whitening, anti-wrinkle, anti-oxidation and anti-aging properties. 

How To Use: Place the eye masks under your eyes and rest for 20-30 minutes.  Store the eye masks in a refrigerator for better results.

Whitening: Arbutin, Licorice

Anti-Wrinkle: Adenosine, Peptide, Taurine

Ingredients: water, ascorbic acid, saccharomyces/viscum album (mistletoe) ferment extract, butylene glycol, saccharomyces/imperata cylindrica root ferment extract, sodium lactate, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract,  black strap powder, arbutin 1, 2-hexanediol, bacillus ferment, centella asiatica extract, aspergillus/saccharomyce/glycyrrhiza uralensis root extract ferment filtrate, aspergillus/saccharomyces/gastrodia elata root extract ferment filtrate, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, arginine, tocopheryl acetate, backhousia citriodora leaf oil, adenosine, honey, phenoxyethanol


The date above is 12-16 (18?)-2014 and that is the “Use By” symbol to the far right 까지


I am pretty happy with my Garden of Eden box.  I was so nervous that the CPM2 Tonymoly Appletox item would be in here, but thankfully, it was not ~ it is really good product, but I have 3 already, 2 of which I will gift away.  This box, just like the Hot & Cool Cosmetics box, seems more geared towards oily/combo-oily skin than drier skin and I love that there is a target wrinkle spot cream.   The lip balm does expire in less than a year and the eye mask…well, this is expired.   The quality control department is making a lot of mistakes lately.

I paid $29.00 with shipping already factored in as I bundled this box  ~ I am sure I had Memepoints and this box was much less ~ and received a MemeValue ** of $117.00.  ** 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 #79 Garden of Eden?  What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?  Please comment below and let me know!


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