Memebox Secret Key Premium Red Edition Unboxing

As many of you who read my Memebox unboxings will know, I happen to love Secret Key skincare products.  It is a very inexpensive brand that delivers beautifully for me.   Memebox, before they shut down the global shop, offered a really nice “Valentine” inspired Secret Key Value Set ~  Secret Key Premium Red Edition.   This box contains a few products that I had wanted to try and some that I have already tried and liked.  So, without further ado, here is my unboxing of Secret Key Premium Red Edition!

Secret Key Premium Red Edition Value Set




Super Plumping Jelly Cream   I’ve been reading a lot of good things about this cream ~ such as it is instant “botox” for your face.  It is made with a variety of “superfood” extracts, such as broccoli,  blueberry, pumpkin and orange, which are full of anti-oxidants and will help with reducing the appearance of wrinkles.   It also has salmon roe (fish eggs, caviar), beta-glucan and niacinamide, which are anti-aging and brightening ingredients.  This has a jelly texture and will “remember” its shape after you scoop out the cream.  However, I did notice that the second ingredient in this cream is denat. alcohol, so that doesn’t sound too good to me.  I will save this for the hot summer months, when my face is really oily.   It is okay, because I have the oil in this box and you will discover why I am more excited about that product than the jelly cream.   Full size 50 mL  Retail Value $38.40

Description:   This super plumping jelly cream will erase the years off your face.  Facial contours appear plumper and newly defined, lines and wrinkles look nicely smoothed, and skin is moisturized to perfection.  Over time, skin’s strength, resiliency and volume appear renewed and you’ll see a remarkably younger, revitalized look.  Contains 10 best super foods in the world ~ Salmon Egg Blueberry, Orange, Sweet Almond fruit, Broccoli and Pumpkin.  It is a jelly-type Cream and helps to keep your skin supple. It contains beta-glucan which is good for moisturizing and repairing the skin.   Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is especially helpful keeping moisture in your skin.   Whitening and Wrinkle Improvement  – It is a dual functional Cream. Adenosine helps to improve reduction of wrinkles.  Niacinamide inhibits producing melanin in the skin so helps to keep the skin clean and clear.   4 Free – does not contain  paraben, mineral oil, benzophenone, phenoxyethanol animal oil.

Ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Niacinamide, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Acorus Gramineus Root/Stem Extract, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Beta-Glucan, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Salmon Egg Extract,  Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract,  Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Adenosine, Benzophenone-9, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, CI 17200, CI 16255 analysis

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Super Plumping Gel Oil  I couldn’t transcribe all of the ingredients, but I did take notice that alcohol, while it is in this product, is 7th ingredient in the list so that makes me feel better about using this gel oil.  It really isn’t oily, and is more like a gel-cream.  It is a very light opaque pink gel, with no strong scent and it absorbs quickly into my skin.  I’ve been using this for the last couple of days and been targeting my elevenses area and it does seem to plump up the skin there and make those || less noticeable.  This gel oil might wind up to be a favorite ~ time will tell!  This is also made with superfoods and anti-aging, brightening ingredients as well.  Full size 30 mL Retail Value $42.00

Description: Super Plumping Gel Oil has a three layer system – 1st layer: refreshing gel, 2nd layer: hydrating moisture lock, 3rd layer: nourishing oil – to combat dryness and signs of aging.  The refreshing gel transforms into a hydrating liquid upon contact and turns into a non-sticky oil texture to better absorb into the skin.  The unique formula is made with salmon egg extract, blueberry, orange and to provide 24 hour hydration, anti-aging benefits, skin brightening and skin resiliency.

How To Use: Secret Key Super Plumping Cream Oil restores the skin back to youthful skin and productive .  The difference with the jelly cream, its texture is lighter so it can be mixed with bb cream or foundation to add moisture. 

Additional Information

A unique complex of natural extracts (salmon roe, blueberries, oranges, almonds, broccoli, pumpkin) and anti-aging ingredients (niacinamide, adenosine, beta-glucan) allow you to store and maintain optimal hydro-balance of the skin, firmness and elasticity.  This gel-oil accelerates the regeneration of skin cells and makes it smooth and brightens tone.  This oil with a light gel texture penetrates deep into the skin from the inside and will help to smooth wrinkles, refresh the complexion and make your skin look smooth and radiant.

  • Caviar (salmon roe) extract – has powerful rejuvenating effects, moisturizes the skin, making it smooth and increases elasticity.  Salmon roe starts the regeneration process.
  • Blueberry extract – rich in vitamins and trace elements, contains organic fruit acids, has antimicrobial, soothing and antioxidant effects
  • Orange extract – accelerates collagen synthesis, neutralizes the negative effects of free radicals and toxins.  Rich in vitamin C, it tones the skin, rejuvenates and prevents skin aging.
  • Broccoli extract – natural antioxidant, protects the UV radiation, regenerates skin cells, has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Pumpkin extract – vitamin rich and strengthens the skin, has anti-inflammatory properties, improves skin micro-relief, and its elasticity, accelerates metabolism in skin cells
  • Beta-Glucan (b-glucan) – polysaccharide has immunostimulatory effects, provides antioxidant protection, helps to restore damaged skin, prevents premature aging
  • Adenosine – an amino acid that helps get rid of wrinkles, accelerates macro and micro-circulation, regulates redox processes in the skin cells, slowing down its aging.

More Information on Ingredients

  1. Beta-Glucan : excellent in maintaining moisture and repair the skin. Make supple skin immediately after use.
  2. Superfoods: 6 of the 10 content of the super foods in the world (salmon egg extract, blueberry, citrus, almonds, broccoli, pumpkin) ` with antioxidant function makes skin look young and supple and fight free radicals.
  3. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 : 24-hour moisturizing without sticky.
  4. Adenosine: which is a good ingredient to combat wrinkles
  5. Niacinamide : keep your skin soft, bright and resist the formation of melanin (spots). Niacinamide is better known as provitamin B3 amide compounds of Niacin (Vitamin B3). This material can be used in skin care acne because it has the effect of reducing inflammation. It can also be used as a skin whitener.
  6. Glycerin : Skin Conditioner
  7. 5 Free of harmful substances to the skin: parabens, mineral oil, benzophenone, phenoxyethanol, animal oil extracts.
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Berry Milk Hand Cream   I received this in my other Secret Key Holiday Value Set and I really like this hand cream.  It is made with donkey milk and  3 types of berry extracts ~ raspberry, blueberry and blackberry ~  which will moisturize and smooth your hands as well as hyaluronic acid which acts as a protection layer to trap moisture in and collagen, which enhances moisture and skin elasticity.   This hand cream is not sticky or heavy, absorbs quickly and has no fragrance from what I can tell.  I am glad I got another one of these as I am almost done with my original Berry Milk Hand Cream.     Full Size 60 mL Retail Value $8.40

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Starting Treatment Eye Cream  I have Secret Key’s Starting Treatment essence and Starting Treatment Aura Facial Spray and I do like it a lot.  This eye cream contains:  galactomyces,  along shea butter, macadamia seed oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, aloe vera, camomile, centella, green tea, witch hazel, jojoba seed oil and ginseng extracts ~ and  will smooth out wrinkles, while lifting and firming the skin around your eyes, while reducing the appearance of dark circles.  I really like the Starting Treatment line and am glad to try out a cream in this line, as I have only used the facial mist and essence.  Full size 30 g Retail Value $26.40

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Niacinamide, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Beeswax, Galactomyces ferment filtrate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Glyceryl polyacrylate, Stearic Acid, Shea Butter, Adenosine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis, Centella Asiatica Extract, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Oryza Sativa Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Acanthopanax Senticosus Root Extract, Oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, Argania spinosa Kernel Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Ceramide 3, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylhydroxamic acid, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Triethanol amine, Disodium EDTA, oil analysis

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Sweet Glam Tint Glow in Fuchsia Purple   Okay, let’s get something straight.  There is no way that any store is selling this lip tint for $33.60, which is what Memebox had put their value on this.  You can pick this up for under $10.00, so the retail value should be more like $15.00.   Anyway, this is a lovely sheer wash of purple and I love this shade.   However, some Memecustomers who received their box before I did noticed the expiration date has passed by a few weeks!  I checked mine out and yep, it expired on January 6th, 2015!  Well, I am sure I’ve used other lip products way past their prime and after they were opened!  It doesn’t smell rancid and the color is not off, so I am going to use it (and I have!)   This tint is made with lanolin, so if you are allergic to that, you might want to avoid this.  However, I am not allergic to lanolin and this is a lovely tint that is hydrating and very wearable for daily use.    Full size 3.5 g Retail Value $33.60 (no, not really)

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Snail + EGF Repairing Masks I received this mask in my January MaskGenie pouch and I really liked it a lot. I found it to be very hydrating and it left my skin feeling moist, without being greasy or sticky.  I am pretty happy to have 3 more of these now.  These masks contain chondroitin sulfate, which is “a major constituent of mucin” (snail slime)…and “restores damaged skin and keeps it soft, supple and healthy”  The only downside to these masks is that I found it really did not cover my nose all the way and I do not have a long nose!   3 sheets Retail Value $7.20 

Description: Tightening/Brightening/Moisturizing/Restoring/ Soothing.   Dual function essence of Whitening & Wrinkle diminishing including over  90% of  yeast ferment filtrate.  Concentrate type of essence reviving healthy skin rhythm keeping moist and clear tone of skin . Skin essence at the 1st stage of skincare : 8 intensive cares of Hydration, Resilience, Brightening, Wrinkle diminishing, Soothing, Rearranging skin texture, Anti-oxidation.  Filtered extract of snail and ingredients of EGF will make your skin which had been damaged by various problems to much healthier and smoother.  Essence with rich nutrition will help improve the condition of skin and provide continuous moisturizing effect after application so that your skin can remain healthy and hydrated.

Key Ingredients: Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Albutin, Adenosine, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract , Grapefruit extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract  (source)

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A little bonus….

Miniature Starting Treatment Essence   This is the mini-mini-mini version of the Starting Treatment Essence.  I had received a mini (30mL) in my previously mentioned Secret Key Holiday Value Set and I thought THAT was small.  This is even more tiny at 7mL, but this was not part of the value set contents, so this is probably just a little sample added, which is a nice touch :)   This essence is full of fantastic ingredients for your face:   Galactomyces, which has over 50% of proteins, plus Vitamin B1, B2, Niacin and Folic Acid, all which are nourishing and moisturizing to your skin.   This is a watery essence, almost the same consistency as my facial spray Aura Mist   This fermented product has 7 functions:  moisturizing, antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, calming/soothing, whitening (brightening), elasticity and smoothing the skin’s surface.  Contains no  parabens, mineral oil, benzophenone, alcohol, animal oil, artificial color or artificial fragrance  Mini Size 7 mL

Product Description: Starting Treatment Essence is a must-have for healthy radiant skin.  It helps maintain the skin’s natural renewal cycle to its optimum condition to allow skin nourishment.  It also works to balance the skin, so oily and dry areas are properly moisturized. 

Key Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Albutin, Adenosine, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract , Grapefruit extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, chamomile extract, green tea extract, centella asiatica extrat, witch hazel extract,  portulaca oleracea extract, ground cherry fruit extract, chopi tree (Japanese pepper tree) fruit extract


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I really love Secret Key products, but one of the issues I have with their product line is finding the translation online for their ingredients.   Some companies, like Shara Shara and Tonymoly, will have their ingredient list in Korean, but it is in text, so I can translate it.   Photo translations still have a long way to go, and with some of these long lists of ingredients, it takes hours to translate it, as I am not at all versed in Korean.  All of the products that are here translated are due to the products being in database;  some of the products had multiple differing submissions and when I could not determine which one was correct, I did not include it, such as the essence.  However, you can go onto and search for the products there and research that on your own.

I really enjoyed this box, even though the jelly cream has alcohol as its second ingredient.  The plumping oil just might make it into a future favorite products post and I am looking forward to trying out the eye cream from the Starting Treatment line.  This is a good box for me ~ even though you can find these items much cheaper than the retail value listed, I felt it was worth the money.  This box was $35.00, including shipping and has a MemeValue of $156.00.   This box was really nicely curated, with its “red” theme and I am pleased with its contents.

Did you get the Secret Key Premium Red Edition?  What did you think of it and what is your favorite product?

Promos for February

I don’t have much in promo codes, Memebox has not sent any affiliate codes yet, so I am posting one time use codes that I received in emails.  They just switched over to a new affiliate program, so there might be some delays for many things, including VIP codes.

  • These 2 codes are first come, first serve. SAVE 15%  Coupon valid for 1 time use, till 11:59pm Feb 28, 2015. Coupon valid for USA SHOP and XO MEMEBOX products only (excluding XO MEMEBOX value sets, XO MEMEBOX Hydrogel Mask, XO MEMEBOX International shipping items).   Codes GTQOQM  P03SE8

Memebox now has an app for your mobile device (phone, tablet) and if you download their app, you can save more!  
1. The lowest price (5% off w/ “5OFFMOBILE“)
2. Exclusive deals (free shipping on all Tony Moly/Skinfood products w/ “FREESHIPMOBILE“)
3. App-ONLY sets & boxes! (#ponyvault & #togobox in the “APP ONLY” tab inside the app!)

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3 thoughts on “Memebox Secret Key Premium Red Edition Unboxing

  1. It seems like that jelly cream was everywhere these past few weeks. I would definitely like to try it, but like you, summer would be a better time. (My skin is ridiculously dry right now and alcohol would be a definite no-no.) I also really like Secret Key and this seems like a nice set of products. #kbeautybloghop

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