Memebox Global #18 Review

Finally, my Global #18 from Memebox has arrived!  I do hope Memebox continues with Globals and also offers them in the bundles, like they historically did in the past.   Many Memebox fans love the Globals as they are the nearest thing to a monthly Memebox as you can get.  I have only one more outstanding global and that is the one they ship out in January, Global #19.  That box hasn’t even shown up as a single yet 😦   Memebox, please do not discontinue the Global boxes!!    They usually are a nice offering of skin, body, hair and makeup items.

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

Global #18



Lets celebrate! We’ve already made it to the 18th box! To celebrate the release of the 18th version of our hottest box series, we’ve made sure to fill it with our very own favorite goodies, perfect for any and every occasion! As much as we put in extra time and effort in curating  this box, we hope that you love each and every one of the goodies inside! We’d hate to have you miss out, so pre-order your box right now to celebrate this exciting milestone with us!


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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!

Purederm Shower Jelly  randomly selected from 01 Brightening Milk, 02 Cooling Mint.  I was really, really hoping for the Mint, but I got the Milk.  It is okay, but I would prefer the Mint version, as if there is one thing more than I love than Milk products, it is products with mint!  I am lucky, I was able to trade this with another Memebox customer for the mint, so hopefully, I will have that version in my hands soon 🙂  This is a shower jelly  ~ I am familiar with them, because of Fortune Cookie Soap ~ they make shower jellies as well.  These jellies are a lot of fun and you just scope out a bit of it and place it in a bubbling net ~ which Purederm has provided for you here.  I am pretty excited to try out the Cooling Mint version, and I do like these shower jellies in general 🙂  Full Size 100 g Value $6.00

Product Description:  Jelly-textured products are in-trend these days, but have you ever seen a shower gel designed into a pudding-like jelly visual?  Purederm’s shower jelly comes in two options – Brightening Milk and Cooling Mint – each catered to different skincare needs yet both extremely gentle and non-stimulating in formula.   The fine bubbles, which can be easily created with simple lathering, penetrate deep into skin and wash away all dirt, oil and impurities and leave skin clean and fresh.  It leaves a nice a subtle fragrance which helps to alleviate and refresh your spirits as well.  For an even more refreshing cooling sensation, let the Shower Jelly chill in freeze before use.   The Shower Jelly can be cut into chunks for convenience.

How To Use:  Place the shower jelly into the bubbling net provided and soak it with water.  Lather well and gently massage it all over the body.  Rinse off with water.

Brightening Milk:  It helps remove impurities inside of pores efficiently with its tiny bubble.  Brightening Milk Shower Jelly contains Milk Protein Extract and White flower complex to make skin brighten and moisturize with Chamomile Extract and Lavender Extract.  Does not use Paraben, Mineral Oil, MIT, CIT and Triethanolamine, which may cause skin irritation, so even can use for sensitive skin.

Brightening Milk Ingredients: glycerin, water(aqua), sodium laureth sulfate, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, milk protein extract, lilium candidum (Madonna Lily) flower extract, magnolia liliflora (Mulan magnolia) flower extract, convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley) bulb/root extract, paeonia albiflora (white peony) root extract, ipomoea purpurea (Morning Glory) extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, stryrene/VP copolymer, fragrance analysis

Cooling Mint:   It helps remove impurities inside of pores efficiently with its tiny bubble.  Cooling Mint Shower Jelly contains Pepper Mint Leaf Extract, Chamomile Extract and Lavender Extract. When you have a shower, you can feel cool and soft.  Does not use Paraben, Mineral Oil, MIT, CIT and Triethanolamine, which may cause skin irritation, so even can use for sensitive skin.

When I get the Cooling Mint package, I will post those ingredients here.



Dr MJ Bee Tox Control Cream  I really like Dr MJ products and I LOVE ANYTHING with bee venom in it!  I have used this cream before and it is really great for my oily skin ~ I use it as a night moisturizer and it contains a lot of great ingredients for my skin type:  bee venom, propolis extracts, tea tree leaf water, rosemary extracts and calendula extracts.  It seems to be a good cream for drier skin types as well, and can be worn as a day cream too.   For me, it helps control my hormonal acne and reduces the oiliness of my skin, while never leaving my face feeling dry.   Full Size 55 mL Value $50.00

  • Bee Venom ~ encourages skin to produce collagen and elastin
  • Propolis Extract ~ anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-viral
  • Tea Tree ~ anti-viral and anti-fungal, helps reduce and heal acne and wounds
  • Rosemary ~ moisturizes, supports collagen, prevents damage from free radicals
  • Calendula~ anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties help regenerate and heal skin
  • Witch Hazel ~ an astringent

Product Description:  Repair and renew with Dr. MJ’s Bee Tox Control Cream rich in skin-repairing agents – bee venom, propolis extracts, tea tree leaf water, rosemary extracts, and calendula extracts. It’ll soothe, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin damaged or stimulated from external environments by creating a protective moisture barrier over and retaining moisture and nutrition within the skin. Bee venom extract and propolis soothes sensitive skin and give vitality to skin.  Botanical content give high moisture for long lasting moisturized skin. Non sticky, penetrating deep into skin for silky skin. Balance and control moisture, giving good condition skin.  No color, No paraben, No mineral oil, No benzophenone.

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Beeswax, Dimenthicone, Polysorbate 60, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Chlorphenesin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Camelia Japonica Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Trehalose, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water, Bee Venom, Propylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Propolis Extract, Phenoxyethanol analysis




eChoice Hand Therapy   Randomly selected from Sweet Rose & Shea Butter, Cherry Blossom & Shea Butter.  As luck would have it….I got the Sweet Rose…but I have another friend who received the Cherry Blossom and so I will be getting that one from her 🙂  I am not opening this up, because of the rose scent, but this hand cream contains shea butter and has rose scent.   I happen to like eChoice products and haven’t seen one in a while in our Memeboxes.   I still think Memebox undervalues eChoice products because EVERY SINGLE one they have valued at $2.00 (haha) and I do know that they retail higher than that.  Full Size 60 g Value $2.00

Product Description: Infused with shea butter and rose or cherry blossom extracts, this nourishing hand cream from eChoice leaves hands dramatically softer and suppler, and your hands will smell of sweet floral garden all day long

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Puresmile Animal Point Pad  randomly selected from guava, pineapple.  I received the guava version and it is really cute looking ~ blue and green leopard spots ~ it looks more like the Planet Earth 🙂  I like Puresmile products and their point pads.  I actually use them under a facial sheet mask and place them between my eyebrows and under my eyes, and then put a facial sheet mask over it.  That way, those areas can get the extra moisturizing and hydrating effects with these point pads, which are made from guava extracts, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and natto gum.    Full Size 17 mL Value $1.00

  • Guava Extract ~  Guava has astringent properties that help improve the texture of your skin and tighten and tone skin.   Guava also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Potassium, which are antioxidants and help detox skin to keep it healthy and reduce wrinkles.  
  • Vitamin E ~ powerful antioxidant that prevents free radicals from forming on your skin
  • Natto Gum ~ fermented soybeans that are highly moisturizing, captures and retains moisture and enhances hyaluronic acid
  • Hyaluronic Acid ~ attracts moisture and gives the appearance of plumper, hydrated skin

Additional Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propanediol (an emolliant, humectant), hydrolyzed collagen, fragrance

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Derma Lift Intensiderm Aqua Rich Cream  This is a trio of deluxe sample sizes and these creams are designed for dry and damaged skin.  As I do not have dry or damaged skin, I will not be using these.   That said, as Memebox gave us 3 of these, this is almost a full sized product (45 mL vs 50 mL full size) Deluxe Size 15mL x 3 Value $37.80

Product Description:  This is a gentle, moisture-rich facial cream formulated specifically to soothe and repair damaged skin and to prevent any further stimulation or damage with protective moisture barrier.  Deeply replenish and nourish your skin this cold season with Derma Lift Intensiderm Aqua Rich cream.

Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, Hydrolyzed Soybean Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, 1,2-hexanediol, niacinamide, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil / Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, panthenol, Hydrogenated Shea Butter, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Caprylyl Esters, dimethicone, hot spring (spa) water, Brassica Napus Sprout Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Sprout Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sprout Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Extract / Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Extract, Ceramide 3, Sodium Hyaluronate, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Butylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis (marshmallow) Root Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower / Leaf Extract,Glycereth-20, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Glyceryl Stearate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract / Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Cyclopentyl Amino Carboxy Methyl Thiazolyl Indole , Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Amino Esters-1 , Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Bark Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Flower / Fruit / Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, tromethamine, Carbomer, Fragrance analysis

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Touch By Lee Kyung Min Extreme Shield Master   This is a very unusual product.  It is basically an oil-gel in a mini tube that you twist and the product clicks up and is deposited on a silicon brush.  I think that this would be good as a lip moisturizer and also for skin that gets cracked (such as on my hands), during the winter time.   I would not put this on my face, other than my lips, because it is so rich.  The main ingredients include Lemon Balm Extract and Willow Herbal extracts.  I did find her Vidi Vici cosmetic website online, and this product looks very similar to the Touch one:  Vidi Vici Spot Exfoliator ~ It is not for acne control, but dry skin and flaky patches.  It contains macadamia nut oil, petroleum jelly and olive oil.  I wonder if these are the same items but just branded differently?  Full Size 2.2 mL Value $46.00

Product Description: Lee Kyung Min is a Korean creative director famous for her winter skincare beauty class and the secret to premium skincare fit for the colder, drier seasons.  This Extreme Shield Master is a magical ampoule enriched with essence type oil components for instant moisture surge.  It effectively calms and takes care of white flakes and visible dead skin cells evident on dry, roughened skin suffering from piercing winter winds.

How to use:  Use the attached silicon brush tip of the ampoule to gently dab the formula over dry and flaky spots of the face.   Suitable to be used under or over makeup

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Vidi Vici Spot Exfoliator photo ~ they do look the same, don’t they?

Global 18 is a pretty decent box ~ I just feel that they should have had only one product for dry skin, not two.  The choices I received for the shower jelly and the hand cream is just the luck of the draw ~ I probably would have been happy with the Milk Jelly, as it does have coconut in it, but I am glad I am going to be able to trade those with some friends to get the Mint Jelly and the Cherry Blossom hand cream.   I am happy to get the point pads, as I do like them and I am really pleased to have another of Dr MJ Bee Tox Control Cream, as that is such a great facial cream for me!  The Extreme Shield Master is an unusual product to me ~ I just cannot imagine anyone putting oil like this on their face as a “touch up” unless they lived in a very extreme and harsh climate.  This will just be re-purposed as a lip balm ~ which right now, it isn’t a bad idea as it is now biting cold where I live and my lips are starting to chap.

I paid $23.00 (shipping was already bundled) and received a  MemeValue ** of $142.80.  ** 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 Global #18?  What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?  Please comment below and let me know!


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