After the last mask box, Miracle Masks, which wasn’t a miracle, I was seriously doubting this Mask box and what I would get. Memebox does mask boxes SO WELL and the last one was …well, not so well done. This box is aptly named “Wish Upon a Mask” as I was wishing and hoping that this box would restore my faith in Memebox Mask boxes. This is Memebox’s 7th edition of the Mask series.
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
I have a whole section in my blog, devoted to Memebox, so if you want to know more, check out the Memebox category.
When skin doesn’t look as good as you want it to, wish upon a mask for blissful skin happiness! You can do the A to Z of skin care perfect skin, but one really good facial mask can do all that, in just 10 minutes! When skin gets flushed, cracked, or looks not-so-good, these masks do a blockbuster job of transforming dull, dry, and flakey skin into some sort of smooth radiant miracle. Sure you look stupid for maybe…10 minutes? but hey, it’s like having a luxurious facial in your own bathroom! We say it’s totally worth it! Try our top mask picks, brimming with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, for an extraordinary skin makeover!
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!
Everyone now….Walk like an Egyptian …
Wow…music videos from the ’80’s can really be sucky…haha Anyway, back to the product. This is a repeat from Global 12 and I am pretty glad to get another one, as I used up my little sample a long time ago. This is a clay mask with mineral salts, spreads easily on the face, and dries fairly quickly, about 10-15 minutes. It doesn’t feel like traditional clay masks as my face doesn’t feel like it is being sucked dry and it has a nice cooling sensation on my face when it is drying. This also has little exfoliating bits in it, so as I rinse it off, it exfoliates my dead skin cells. This mask is not a pore-reducer, it is to cleanse and remove oil and dead skin cells. It also cleanses out pores and provides hydration to the skin due to the O2 (oxygen) carrier Microgel Emulsion. This is part of Banila Co’s Pore Tox (detox) line of skincare. Sample Size 12 g Value $2.52
Product Description: The 100% pure mud extracted straight from the Dead Sea (consisted of 32% salt and minerals) effectively removes any excess sebum, dead skin, and external pollutants clogged up in your pores. The mineral-rich formula also delivers deep hydration and nourishment to the skin. No mineral oil, no artificial colors, silicone-free, non-animal materials, free of preservatives.
How To Use: Spread an adequate amount of the clay pack evenly over your face. Rest for about 10 minutes and rise off with warm water. Gently massage with your finger tops to exfoliate dead skin cells while rinsing.
A clay mask with full of minerals cleanses excessive sebum and dead skin cells clearly. It protects skin against dryness and offers moisture and nutrition at the same time for smoother and softer skin.
Key Ingredients: 100% natural mineral sea clay from Dead Sea, Australian Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Macadamia Seed Oil, Trehalose, Honey Extract, Edelweiss Extract,Calendula Flower Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract
image from http://www.lightinthebox.com/banila-co-claypatra-mineral-salt-clay-pack-100g_p1800009.html
AHC Real Aqua Velvet Sleeping Pack I love a sleeping pack, who doesn’t? This pack will rejuvenate, brighten and balance out uneven skin tones and texture. I have opened this yet, as I have a lot of sleeping packs to get through first, but this will be used, believe me. I never knew how much I like “slathering” on my beauty products at night before I discovered Memebox. When I ran the ingredient list through cosDNA.com, I did not find any major triggers, outside of the soybean oil, which is strange. I haven’t experienced any bad reactions to soybean oil. This also contains snail mucus, niaciamide, adenosine, birch tree sap and”ice plant” extracts, which is Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum. It really does not grow in ice; it is called that because it has large bladder cells, which hold water and it looks like the plant is covered in ice crystals. This is proported to be non-sticky, lightweight and quickly absorbing into the skin, and provides a protective barrier to lock in that moisture overnight. Full Size 80 mL Value $30.00
Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, glycerin, cetyl ethylhexanoate, niacinamide, alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, clyclohexasiloxane, hyaluronic acid, polysorbate 20, betaine, PEG-15 glyceryl isostearate, triethanolamine, carbomer, phenoxyethanol, PPG-26-buteth-26, xanthan gum, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, chlorphenesin, fragrance, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, adenosine, disodium EDTA, argania spinosa kernel oil, betula alba juice, copper tripeptide-1, palmitoyl pentapeptide-5, snail secretion filtrate, myrciaria dubia fruit extract, terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu plum) fruit extract, mesembryanthemum crystallinum (ice plant) extract, bifida fermet lysate, bisabolol, panthenol, portulaca oleracea extract, sodium oleate, glycine soja (soybean) oil, hydrogenated lecithin, acetyl hexapeptide-8 cosDNA.com analysis
Yep, I thought this… betula alba juice= beetlejuice beetlejuice, beetlejuice! I also have Beetlejuice on my mind, because it looks like there will be a sequel 🙂
Shara Shara Real Sauce Mung Beans Mask Fantastic!! I’ve been wanting to try a “bean” facial mask for a while ~ I love my Gokmul facial cleanser, which contains mung beans (nokdu). At first, I thought these were Olive masks, but then I read the mask package ~ haha. Those mung beans do look like olives, don’t they? I happen to love the rich earthy smell of mung beans, so I wonder if these masks will have the same scent. I actually enjoy receiving Shara Shara facial products, so long they aren’t expired or close to it expiring. Mung beans (Gokmul) have been used to detox and clarify your skin and are highly rich in vitamins, proteins and fibers, which will brighten and nourish your skin. This also contains licorice, rosemary, sage and papaya extracts, as well as Vitamin E and allantoin. I am looking forward to trying these out. Full Size 20 g x 2 each Value $2.00
Ingredients: water, glycerin, propylene glycol, phaseolus radiatus (mung bean) seed extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf water, salvia officinalis (sage) extract, carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract, allantoin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), sodium hyaluronate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, hydroxyethylcellulose, carbomer, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 42090 cosDNA.com analysis
image from http://www.sharashara.co.kr/product/product_detail.php?catCode=002000050001&productID=114
To The Nature Black Rice Hydrogel Eye Patches This box keeps getting better and better. I know that the last time eye/wrinkle masks were sent out in a Mask box, there was some grumbling on the blog-o-sphere, because they were Purederm. I happen to like Purederm and those eye patches were really nice to use, but I can understand why folks grumbled, because they are an inexpensive brand. I think these eye patches will get more love, because they are not just hydrogel patches, but made from black rice ~the patches are a milky white color, not black, btw. These eye patches are made from 96.6% organic ingredients and 99.9% of natural origin ingredients. These are anti-aging eye hydro-gel eye patches made from organic black rice, γ-PGA (Polyglutamic acid, also known as natto gum, which is derived from fermented soybean mucilage), rosewood oil and sodium hyaluronate. It also has an anti-wrinkle ingredient, adenosine. The Memecard states that there is “gold” in here, but I don’t see gold in the ingredient list. This just sounds like an amazing product and an added bonus ~ the patches are made from 100% organic cotton and the sheet film is biodegradable ~ No parabens, no synthetic fragrance and no synthetic ingredients. These actually come in another size, that has the eye patches in a huge container. I wish I had gotten that ~ that had 60 eye patches and is almost $60.00 in value! Full Size 5 patches @ 3g Value $9.00
Ingredients: organic oryza sativa (black rice) extract, organic oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract/scutellaria baicalensis root extract/paeonia suffruticosa root extract, soluble collagen, sodium polygamma-glutamate, sodium hyaluronate, locust bean gum, cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) gum, glucose, potassium chloride, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, adenosine cosDNA.com analysis
Purederm Yogurt Wash-Off Pack randomly selected from Kiwi, Strawberry. Speak of the devil!! It is a Purederm product! I received the Kiwi masks and I am very happy that I did, as that was the selection I would have preferred. I love it when Memebox gives us these one time use packs in a FULL SIZE package. I have 15 of these and they are great, because I do not have to open a huge sized product and commit to that product for the next few months. I can use these whenever I want to and I got fifteen of these (did I happen to mention that? lol) This is a wash-off massage type mask, which has yogurt extract to make the skin soft and refreshed and kiwi fruit extract, which helps with brightening and increasing elasticity, and removes dead skin cells. It also contains Vitamin E, which is an anti-oxidant. This might be undervalued, as the Strawberry version is selling on eBay for over $20.00! The closest I can find with the Kiwi and Yogurt are these on Amazon ~ selling at $3.00 per one mask. So, I am thinking we got a pretty darn sweet deal here. Full Size 15 packs @ 10 mL each Value $7.00
Ingredients: dimethicone, cycolmethicone, mineral oil, cetyl ethyhexanoate, hydroxyethylcellulose, carbomer, tocopheryl acetate, phyto collagen (Natto Gum), kiwi extract, yogurt extract, yellow 5, blue 1, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben cosDNA.com analysis
Inoface Modeling Cup Pack randomly selected from chlorella, black food, propolis, yogurt, acerola, peppermint. I really love these modeling cups ~ I received one in my Yogurt box and then I purchased a couple of the Ettang kits when they were on sale a month or so ago. My only disappointment in the kits is that the Black Food version wasn’t included. Then I thought that it would be included in the Blackout box, but it wasn’t. I finally got the Black Food version! Black Food helps with excess oil and firms up pores, and I really need help with the oil. I couldn’t find a translation for the ingredients, but black food is usually a complex of ingredients which include black beans, sesame seeds and black rice. I learned this when I was writing up my Global 16 review for the Rire Style Black Head Brush Cleanser. I will include the photo that describes Black Food from the Rire Style product below as I am pretty sure that is what Black Food means. These masks are DIY masks ~ you just add some warm water, bit by bit, until you get the proper texture you want ~ it should be spreadable, but not thin ~ think mud or clay masks. You spread this on your face and let dry for 15 minutes, and it will be rubbery. You then peel away from your face, starting from the chin and moving upwards. Your face will feel very moisturized, hydrated and soft. Memebox is currently selling Inoface Modeling Cup Packs in a 6 cup pack kit + 2 facial sheet masks for $19.00. Full Size 15 g Value $4.00
Product Description: Experience home aesthetics with Inoface Modeling Cup Pack series which comes in 6 different types each catered to target different skin problems and conditions. Chlorella is effective in soothing and strengthening skin’s natural balance. Black Food helps take care of excess sebum and firms up enlarged pores. Propolis delivers rich nutrients, leaving skin moist and dewy. Yogurt works to remove dead skin cells and balance out uneven skin texture. Acerola deeply alleviates and rejuvenates the skin. Peppermint also soothes and replenishes dry, stimulated skin for a brighter, clearer complexion.
Okay, this box totally blew away my expectations and is 150% better, imho, than the last mask box! This is what a facial mask box should be ~ a sleeping mask, facial sheet packs, wash off packs, specialized patches, special ingredient pack (clay, mud, jam, honey, whatever) and a fun product (the modeling cup, in this case) Not one item leaked, no hair products in site, no trying to state that 3 snail masks are 3 different products! I will use every product in this box ~ it is like they curated it just for me 🙂
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 $54.52, but I do think that they undervalued that Purederm product by quite a bit. ** 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 Superbox #71 Wish Upon A Mask? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product? Please comment below and let me know!
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