I love cosmetics made from tea and my first introduction to that type of ingredient in skin care, was by the company Fresh with their Black Tea line. I have purchased a Green Tea and Tea Cosmetics box from Memebox and have been very happy with them, plus I have received samples and purchased items from A-True. Memebox has offered a Starter Kit Intro To Tea, which sold out quickly and it was gone before I had the chance to purchase it. Within a few days, Memebox offered Intro to Tea Edition 2, which I quickly purchased. This box already listed the contents, so I knew what was in here and there was one item that I really felt made this box purchase worth the while. This box is basically the same as my Tea Cosmetics box, so I have tried most of the products already.
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Starter Kit Intro to Tea Edition 2
Here’s a guide to a mix of full-sized natural remedies to address all your skin care concerns! Teas are natural wonders that have long been touted for their countless health and beauty benefits! Great for K-Beauty beginners and K-Beauty holics alike, this Intro to Tea set packs a punch with natural yet potent tea infused cosmetics that work to brighten dark spots, clear pores of impurities and perfect a glowing complexion.
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!
From Nature e Choice Fermented Tea Skin Drinks Sleeping Pack Sleeping packs are super hydrating moisturizers that you put on your face before you go to bed. I cannot use this pack, due to its rose ingredients, so this will be going in the gift/trade pile Full Size 70 g Value $2.00 Now, I think the value is a typo from memebox, as the site where I found this pack had it for sale for $9.99.
Product Description: This overnight facial mask users oriental tea complex – jasmine, rose, chamomile, green tea and white tea extracts – to deliver concentrated amount of vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients to the skin to hydrate, revitalize and rejuvenate the skin. The results? Skin will have a lit-from-within glow the next morning.
How To Use: After toner application, spread the sleeping pack evenly over your face and rinse off with warm water the next morning.
Key Ingredient: Jasmine, Rose, Chrysanthemum, Green Tea, White Tea
What is the Fermented tea ? Jasmine, Rose, Chrysanthemum, Green Tea, White Tea etc.
These are really helpful that Soothing and moisturizing. These are infused it with a concentrated supply of moisture while you sleep. Makes nourishment and moisture tightly between skins to create velvety skin in the next morning. Creates moisturizing, transparent, illuminating, and water-based luminous skin. Multi care to create bright and resilient skin during sleep intensively. Water drop type : Powerful Moisturizing
a;t Fox Tea Toc Water Clear Tablet I happen to love this product! I have received it in the past and I actually have traded for it and also purchased off eBay to get more. These are great when I have painful skin issue (like a pimple that just hurts so bad) or just when I want a nice soothing cleanse. These are made with Jeju Island green tea leaves and green tea extract. You just drop the tablet into a basin of warm water, let it dissolve (and it will bubble like carbonated water) and the water’s pH level becomes 4.9 ~ which is the best level for your skin and effectively cleaning and soothing your skin. The green tea is a great detox, while also being an anti-inflammatory. I personally add the tablet to a spritzer bottle and use it within a couple of days, to get more than one use out of it. Full Size 4 g Value $2.00
Product Description: This water clear tablet will make your daily cleansing routine an entirely new experience! When the tablet melts in warm water, the water is transferred into pH4.9 which is basically the best condition for the skin. The green tea extracts from the tablet will then de-tox and soothe your skin to its potential.
How To Use: Drop the tea bag into a bowl of water and wait until the tablet resolves completely into water. Gently pat your skin with the water. Do not rinse afterwards; simply let your skin absorb the goodies.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Maltodectrin, PEG-150, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract cosDNA.com analysis
a;t fox Jasoyup Radiance Fixer I received the Gyoolpy version in the Memebox Tea Cosmetics box and this was the item in the first edition of Intro to Tea, which sold out before I could get it. I am glad that I got this version as, while the Gyoolpy was fine, I really wanted the chance to try another version of a facial mist by a;t Fox. This mist is a makeup fixer, something that I haven’t really tried, but am willing to try it out. When I received my first a;t fox product, I discovered that “a;t” stands for Afternoon Tea, which explains their love of tea. This company has “makeup cafes” and blogger hipsterrific (who changed her blog site ~ now it is Do Everything In Love) wrote up her experience when she visited it in Seoul ~ you can read it here. It is very interesting and I recommend checking it out! Full Size 100mL Value $12.00
What is Jasoyup? P. frutescens var. crispa the aromatic leafy herb called by its Korean name Jasoyup, 자소엽, its Japanese name shiso, which in turn is a loan word from Chinese: 紫蘇; pinyin: zĭsū; Wade–Giles: tsu-su. The plant occurs in red (purple-leaved) or green-leaved forms. It also has a less fashionable translated name “beefsteak plant”, but starting around the 1980s, with the rise of popularity of Japanese cuisine, it has become increasingly more chic for the mass media to refer to it as shiso. Expressed from these seeds, the perilla oil exhibits one of the highest proportions of omega-3 (α-linolenic acid (ALA) fatty acids of any seed oil, at 54-64% and only 14% linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. This unusual n6:n3 ratio gives this crop potential for an alternative to other seed oils. (source)
Product Description: This lightweight, non-sticky facial mist is the secret to longer lasting makeup. It creates a budge-proof barrier for fresh-looking makeup that lasts for hours and increases hydration for a silky, smooth appearance and won’t dry skin out. This product is formulated with aloe vera, mineral water, witch hazel and chamomile to deliver a healthy-looking, radiant glow
- Skin Water Keeping Effects: This fixer keeps your skin moist and glowing
- Long Lasting Moisture: Your moist and glowing skin will last for a long time with this fixer.
- Strong Make-up Persistence: This fixer protects your make-up from dullness, smudge as if you just finish make-up .
- Skin Refresh : Jasoyup extract refreshes your skin.
How To Use: Gently mist the face to refresh and tone anytime. Use before and after makeup application for glowing skin
The Skin House Lavender Lightening Emulsion I currently am using my emulsion from the first tea cosmetics box and whereas I haven’t seen any “lightening” results (yet), this is a nice, creamy, non-greasy emulsion, that absorbs quickly, has a light (very light) scent that disappears quickly, and my face does not feel sticky. I think this emulsion is going to last me thru the zombie apocalypse, it is that huge. This is made with lavender tea (another herbal tea product) and 104 fermented extracts! Full Size 120mL Value $41.00
Product Description: Packed with lavender tea complex, the Skin House’s Lavender Lightening Emulsion works to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles to promote a firm, youthful appearance. While supporting elasticity and helping to protect the skin from environmental damage, it infuses the skin with tea, antioxidants, and vitamins for a visibly healthier, more radiant complexion
How To Use: Apply an adequate amount of the lavender emulsion evenly over your face and pat it in for full absorbance.
Main Ingredients : Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Arbutin, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract
The second step of skin care for bright and white skin. Lavender Lightening Emulsion is a whitening lotion to make a translucent skin by its certified whitening function from the Korea Food and Drug Administration. It brightens the skin healthy and smooths the uneven skin texture. It also provides full moisture and nutrition to the skin by its 104 kinds of fermented ingredients. The subtle lavender incense makes you feel good and this moist emulsion makes the dark and dry skin to be sleek.
Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, hellianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, arachidyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, cyclomethicone, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, clyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, polysorbate 60, diisostearyl malate, dimethicone, myrciaria dubia fruit extract, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, hydrogenated lecithin, sorbitan stearate, methylparaben, allantoin, xanthan gum, toceopheryl acetate (vitamin E), loniicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit extract, lilium tigrinum extract, nelumbo nucifera seed extract, crysanthemum indicum flower extract, acacia concinna fruit extract, acanthopanax senticosus (eleuthero) root extract, punica granatum fruit extract, panax ginseng root extract, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) flower extract, carbomer, disodium EDTA, arginine, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower extract, buddleja davidii extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, phaseoulus radiatus seed extract, panax ginseng root extract, lavender oil cosDNA.com analysis
A-True Himalaya Black Tea Watery Gel Cream This cream looks to be lightweight, as it is a gel-cream, but it is a moisture bomb! I use this at nighttime as a sleep pack, as its intense hydration is too much for me during the day time. I think that if you have very dry skin, this is perfect for day time use. Full Size 50 mL Value $49.50
Product Description: The active ingredients of ‘Darjeeling Himalaya’, which are grown in arctic conditions, effectively hydrate the skin, increasing its overall moisture. This fresh and lightweight gel cream helps you maintain a radiant and revitalized skin. It relaxes tired skin by moisturizing it after it has been negatively affected by adverse environmental effects
Blending Darjeeling Himalaya – With the first flush of Himalaya’s powerful vitality, we present the natural power and energy to survive in dry and barren high altitude environments. This blend helps prevent skin damage against environmental elements and deliver all-day moisture for a glowing skin tone. A unique taste which fortifies your immune systems and physical resistance to harsh weather of winter, the Darjeeling Himalaya Black Tea is a blend unlike any other.
Formulated without paraben, ethanol, phenoxythanol, benziphenone, triethanlamine, talc, petrolatum, mineral oil, synthenic pigment and SLS
Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water(66%-32,340mg), Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trehalose, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(3mg), Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, C14-22 Alcohols, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethiconol, Carbomer, Aqua, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance * Compagnie Coloniale® Black Tea Water ** Compagnie Coloniale Black Tea Blending™ Formula cosDNA.com analysis
image from http://www.a-true.com/eng/index.php?mp=3_9_8
A-True White Snow Tea Brilliant Essence This is my absolute favorite product in the box and this is the product that makes this box worthwhile ~ the price tag along on this product is over the cost of this box! This White Snow Tea essence is perfect for my oily skin, as it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or sticky. The essence is creamy, lightweight, quickly absorbs and almost leaves a matte finish on my face. It has a golden sheen to it, as if there are little sparkles within the essence, but once this is massaged into the skin, you do not see the golden sparkles. There was a slight stinging sensation, but again, it was over within a second or two. I do not have any negative reactions with this essence, such as acne or redness. White Snow Tea Brilliant Essence does not have any noticeable fragrance, which I really do prefer in my skin care products. Black Tea Water 83% (Compagnie Coloniale) Full Size 40mL Value $55.00
Product Description: The whitening and moisturizing properties of the brilliant essence helps the skin to be resilient and glow with both a pure and natural radiance. The brilliant essence has been formulated using *Oriental Beauty Fruits Newplex. This special formula is obtained by extracting four different kinds of medicinal fructose using low-temperature ultrasonic extraction methods to maximize efficiency. *Oriental Beauty Fruits Newplex is created by extracting pomegranate, fig, ginkgo, nuts and mulberries, all of which have excellent anti-oxidant properties. Skin relaxing properties are found withing Panthenol (vitamin B5). This helps reduce the overall stress and irritation placed on the skin from environmental factors. It’s also very rich in polyphenol which works to deliver vitality to skin and suppress formation of blemishes and freckles.
Blending Snow Buds: White Tea was once only exclusively reserved for Emperors of China. Today, it is still one of the highest quality tea available. We collect 1 kilogram of the
finest White Tea which can only be cultivated in spring during 2 days out of the entire year. The extract of White Tea protects the skin from dark spots, helping maintain a crystal clear and clean skin tone.
Formulated without paraben, ethanol, phenoxythanol, benziphenone, triethanlamine, talc, petrolatum, mineral oil, synthenic pigment and SLS
Directions for Use: Thoroughly apply on your face and neck. Gently massage the product until it becomes completely absorbed in the skin.
Ingredients: *Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water(32,880mg), 1,2-Hexanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Triethylhexanoin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Salix nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, **Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(13mg), Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyurethane-39, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Propanediol, Fragrance, Water, Disodium EDTA * Compagnie Coloniale® Black Tea Water ** Compagnie Coloniale Black Tea Blending™ Formula cosDNA.com analysis
This box is fantastic for me. I am so happy to finally get some full size A-True products, a backup of The Skin House Lavender Emulsion and the chance to try another product from the a;t Fox line. Memebox should carry a;t Fox in their shop, as I have purchased some nice products from their green tea line. For those interested in the A-True line, they can be found at Jolse.com and on eBay, so you can purchased those products there. I paid $40.00, which included shipping and I received a MemeValue of $161.00
Did you get the Memebox Intro to Tea Edition 2? 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
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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