I enjoy using detox products, from Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil to boscia black detox line of cleansers and masks. I remember when Memebox came out with a Detox box last summer and it was a bit of a letdown, even though I did use the products ~ I had been expecting a bit more from a Superbox. So, I was a little hesitant to purchase another box called Detox, but after the first item was spoiled, I decided to get it ~ I actually purchased two of these boxes and I am glad I did!
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Detox & Renew
The cold weather months leaves us susceptible to get lazy on our skincare routine! But, did you know? The constant switching back and forth between central heating and frigid winds causes excessive dead skin build up, in addition to lazy skincare increases the rate at pore-dwellers multiply and grow! While “the more the merrier” applies to most things in life, the growing party of pore-dwellers is never fun, and is definitely not a beautiful sight! To help you in your skincare predicament, we bring you our newest Detox & Renew box, perfectly curated to eliminate the deepest skin toxins, remove dead skin cells, clarify congested pores, and alleviate damage from internal and external aggressors. Each product in the box is a one-stop solution on its own, addressing everything from large pores and clogging to brightening cloudy skin! Take this box, your one and only solution for lustrous and healthy skin, use after use.
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!
Gu:aam Method Black Pearl Protein (Conchiolin) 34 Whitening Serum What a mouthful for a serum. This is a whitening serum, that contains 35% Black Pearl Protein (Conchiolin), 5% Bio-Pearl Extract, 3% AHA and 48% Bifida Fermentation. The AHA will help exfoliate dead skin cells and allow new skin to surface. Bifida fermentation will help fade sunspots/hyper-pigmentation, brighten your skin tone and smooth fine lines. Pearl protein and extract will bring radiance and brighten your skin, as it contains calcium carbonate. This also has some other fermented ingredients, such as pumpkin, rice, and galactomyces, along with propolis, niancinamide and lactic acid. This does contain rose water, and I did do a patch test before committing to trying this on my face. I did not experience a negative reaction, so I am now using it with the caveat if my face starts to break out in a rash, I will stop. This serum is fast absorbing and not greasy and the info card does state to apply this twice daily around my oily T-zone. I really like this a lot and I hope Memebox will carry Gu:aam line in their Memeshop. I now wish I had purchased the Gu:aam value set when they had it on sale, but at the time, I was not familiar with their line. Full Size 60 mL Value $30.00
Product Description: This lightweight skin-renewing serum is formulated with bifida, AHA and black pearl protein to help support the natural cell renewal and toxin elimination. Powerful black pearl proteins eliminate toxins and dead skin cells in the skin and enhance skin’s natural healing cycle to detox and renew the skin’s surface. The results? Skin is decongested, skin pollutants are removed and skin is left looking brighter and firmer, more radiant, and youthful looking. Free of chemical preservatives, artificial fragrance, artificial colors, mineral oils, sulfates, parabens and EDTA.
Ingredients: bifida ferment filtrate (48%), hydrolyzed conchiolin protein (35%), pearl extract (5%), lactobacillus/pumpkin fruit ferment filtrate, niancinamide, lactic acid, rosa centifolia flower water, arginine, lactic acid, sodium hyaluronate, sclerotium gum, adenosine, olea eurpoaea (olive) fruit oil, potassium hydroxide, xanthan gum, illicium verum (anise) fruit extract,1,2-hexandiol, propanediol, caprylyl glycol, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, galactomyces ferment filtrate, ceramide 3, kyounin yu, aspergillus/rice ferment extract, oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, carbonated water, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, centella asiatica extract, propolis extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate cosDNA.com analysis
Yadah Anti Trouble Bubble Cleanser Well, this is a nice surprise ~ this is a carbonated bubble cleanser for those who suffer from oily and/or acne prone skin. This has salicylic acid which helps treat acne and oily skin, herbal extracts ~ green tea, rosemary, sage ~ that will soothe and help bind moisture so that your skin will be hydrated and supple. Pores will be detoxified due to the micro-bubbles, clarifying by removing dirt and oil. This cleanser claims to have a low pH level, similar to your skin pH. Full Size 150 mL Value $27.00
Product Description: Contains organic ingredients cactus extract, a bactericidal effect, can be purified and dries mature acne and accelerate healing of acne, and the removal of acne leaving prints are thousands of girls and ladies clear face acne blemishes savior.
Yadah is a range of natural skincare products formulated with plant extracts like essential oils, floral water, traditional herbs, fruits and flowers. They are 100% free from artificial colourings, preservatives, mineral oil, sulphate and parabens. All Yadah products are hypoallergenic, non-greasy and non-comedogenic and certified by the Korean FDA. Does not contain any animal ingredients nor tested on animals.
Foam up with this bubble cleanser that is pH-balanced to maintain the natural acidity and moisture level of the skin while fighting acne break-outs by cleaning deep into the pores. The formula is jointly developed and tested in collaboration with the Seoul National University and Yongsei University Hospital to reduce acne causing bacteria in the skin. Contains natural salicylic acid from wintergreen leaves to regulate sebum/oil levels and to draw out impurities from pores. Skin feels soft, smooth, refreshed and comfortable. Other natural ingredients include green tea, rosemary, sage, aloe vera and amino-acid.
Fights blemishes by cleansing deep into the pores. Similar pH balance as the skin helps maintain its natural moisture level. Contains salicylic acid to regulate sebum production, draw out impurities and unclog pores. Reduces inflammation and acne causing bacteria in the skin. Formula is jointly developed and tested in collaboration with the Seoul National University and Yongsei University Hospital to reduce acne causing bacteria in the skin.
Formulated with a combination of high performance natural ingredients including aloe vera, camellia leaf, rosemary and sage for their curative properties to promote cell turnover, reduce inflammation, neutralize free-radicals and keep skin calm. Luxurious high density foaming bubble texture delicately but effectively deep cleansers thoroughly into pores. Skin feels comfortably refreshed and soft after cleansing, never tight, pulled or parched. Suitable for oily, blemish-prone skins. Even sensitive ones.
- Low acid bubble cleanser: As low acid as the skin pH and protecting the sebum moisture membrane, you feel moist after using it.
- Using 100% natural surface active agent of amino acid : The surface active agent of amino acid extracted from natural coconut oil controls excessive oil on the pimpled skin, making it moist.
- Contains natural extracts for sensitive skin : Green tea extract, aloe vera gel, rosemary extract, sage extract ~ give natural moisturizing effect and help soothe and act as an astringent
- Helps stop changing to acne skin due to its mild peeling power.
- With its strong infiltration into hair follicles, it cleans the pores by removing the dead cell remnants out of the pores, thus decreases blackhead and effectively helps curing acne.
- Makes the skin less dry. Good for the sensitive skin.
Green Tea Extract
- Rich in vitamin A which helps skin cells healthy and shiny,
- Rich in vitamin C which preventing stains and freckles by stopping melanin pigmentation, and
- Rich in tocopherol which slows down skin aging by stopping oxidization of cell membrane.
- Much better antioxidant than vitamin E.
- It is an astringent, strengthens capillary vessels, prevents skin from infection with its anti-inflammatory properties, and keeps skin healthy in general.
- Good for skin soothing, astringent, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
Aloe vera gel
- Strong antioxidant which fast soaks deeply into the skin.
- Slows down aging of the skin and improves immunity system.
Ingredients: water, TEA-cocoyl glumate, glycerin, salicylic acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, perfume, disodium EDTA, aloe bardadenisis leaf juice, camellia sinesis leaf extract, rosemarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, salvia officinalis (sage) extract cosDNA.com analysis
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Mayn Bio Mineraltox Mist This was the first spoiler for this box and this is the type of product that I really look to Memebox to introduce me to..something fun, unusual and maybe it will live up to its claims! This facial mist is a detoxifying facial mist and is made with some great ingredients, such as apple mint, lemon balm, royal jelly and has some cool looking beads made with mineral water and ions. According to the box, this is also a anti-wrinkle and whitening product. I cannot find out anything more on this product, as I cannot find a website for it, but it feels very refreshing on my face and I will use this as part of my nighttime routine. Off topic, but the beads, when I move the bottle around, remind me of a Rain Stick. Not that I need rain, as I am stuck in the blizzard of hell. Winter isn’t just coming, it has arrived! Full Size 100 mL Value $44.00
Product Description: Skin looking dull, tired, lifeless? Makeup looking cakey and not setting in? Bio Mineraltox Mist refreshes, detoxifies, and rejuvenates the skin with detoxifying lemon balm, apple mint, royal jelly and propriety “secret beads” , which are made with ions and mineral water. The micro mist instantly purifies, brightens, clears and invigorates the skin cells that have been damaged by external aggressors such as dust, alcohol consumption and more for clearer pores, and plumper skin cells, the perfect canvas for absorbing skincare products and more.
Key Ingredients: lemon balm, apple mint, royal jelly, ions, mineral water
Araon Detox Skin Essence This is another item where I cannot find any information online. That said, this product did have the ingredients in English on the box, so that is very helpful! This is a watery essence, so I don’t know why they put it in a pump. It also has a strong medical scent to it, but it does fade quickly. This is not very moisturizing, but I have the feeling it isn’t supposed to be a moisturizing essence but a detox essence. It does absorb quickly into my skin, and it is supposed to eliminate toxins, brighten and even out skin tone and smooth rough skin. This has maple (acer mono) sap as an ingredient, and this extract is an alpha hydroxy acid that will help protect and repair cellar damage that was caused by free radicals. Full Size 100 mL Value $34.00
Product Description: This detoxifying skin essence features a blend of naturally detoxifying ingredients to eliminate even the deepest skin toxins, giving the skin a brighter, more even toned complexion. Formulated with maple water, green tea extract and other skin detoxifying and renewing ingredients, this essence smooths, plumps and detoxifies for luminous skin that appears visibly renewed.
Ingredients : acer mono (maple) sap, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, anthemis nobilis flower water, lavandula angustlfolia (lavender) flower water, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf water, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root water, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf water, centella asiatica extract, bifida ferment lysate, gentana lutea (bitterwort) root extract, imperata clyindrica root extract, symphytum officinale leaf extract, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, 1,2-hexanediol cosDNA.com analysis
Esthetic House Vitamin 3000 Vitamin B Vita-Capsule Cream The return of another Vitameatavegamin item! haha. I had received the Vitamin C version of this in my Global 19 box. This is a gel-cream that will help calm red, irritated and inflamed skin. This is primarily a spot treatment, but it can be mixed in with your favorite moisturizer. Full Size 30 mL Value $24.00
Product Description: This skin-renewing vitamin B cream helps to soothe irritated and inflamed. The innovative encapsulation technology allows for an effective delivery of pure, potent vitamin B to soothe irritated skin, and calm red, inflamed skin. Layer individually or blend with daily moisturizer to provide optimal results and create a powerful, multipurpose product – designed to treat your skin’s unique needs.
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I really like this box a lot ~ it was well curated and Memebox did stick to the Detox and Skin Renewal theme. Very excited to try the low pH cleanser from Yadah, the Gu:aam whitening serum and Mineraltox mist from Mayn. I am sad that I only have one more International box coming, my Seeds & Flowers, as I have not been impressed with the USA shop offerings. I did purchase the Mystery Box featuring Leaders, but outside of that, it is pretty much stuff that I can get cheaper elsewhere and are brands that are really common. I do hope that the USA Memebox will start putting together products that are not as common, but are found easily in South Korea, such as Saem, The Yeon and since they have Goodal in their shop, perhaps do some more value sets with Goodal, as those products are fantastic. I want more of a surprise in my boxes, not the same old same old. I paid $29.00 + $6.99 shipping, for a total of $35.99 and I received a MemeValue of $159.00
Did you get the Memebox Detox & Renew? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product? Please comment below and let me know!
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
- FABFIVE: Take $5 off orders above $50, valid for for USA Shop and XO Memebox items. Maximum use 3 times per account.
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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