This was the last international box I purchased from Memebox ~ It might have been the last international box that was on sale, too. This one is Seeds & Flowers and I was hoping for some interesting products in here and not a box full of rose items! haha
I have a whole section in my blog, devoted to Memebox, so if you want to know more, check out the Memebox category.
Seeds & Flowers
Congratulations guys! We made it through the brutal winds, freezing temps, and cold, cold winter! And now, we’re about to sail smooth into warmer spring season, but as the weather changes, so too should your skincare regime. With the warmer spring season bringing in a mix of gentle breezes and sunnier days, we also invite pollen, dirt, and stronger sun rays to rampage our skin and body! This box is your ticket to gorgeous, glowing skin all year long! It is literally bursting with goodies that will safeguard you from the beauty perils that come with the sunnier seasons – antioxidant-rich seeds to protect and strengthen, and flower-infused cosmetics to soothe and heal, for a glowing complexion that will be the envy of all!
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!
Yadah Pure Green Emulsion I like Yadah skincare products. All of their skincare items contain Opuntia Ficus Indica (prickly pear) extract, which is known for its firming and skin smoothing properties as well as protecting from UV radiation. This emulsion contains rosemary, chamomile, royal jelly, prickly pear, sage, lotus and thyme. It is a lightweight and odorless emulsion and I like how smoothly it applies, as well as how non-greasy and non-sticky it feels on my skin. This is a great emulsion to use in the warmer months. It states that this is for dry and normal skin types, but I feel I can use it on my oily skin, as it is so lightweight. This emulsion is also a 12 non-added system: No parabens, mineral oil, animal material, benzophenone, talc, PABA, chlorphenesis, alcohol denat, imidazolidinyl urea, BHT, artificial colorant, triethanolamine. Full Size 120 mL Value $21.00
Unboxing Beauty’s Seeds & Flower Score: Flowers=10/10 (Opuntia Humifusa, Chamomile, Lotus)
Product Description: 80% water content to maintain optimal skin moisture content and to keep skin protected against dry and harsh environment. Nourishing and hydrating emulsion that soothe dry, sensitive skin. Leaves skin soft and hydrated throughout the day.
- Royal Jelly Extract increases the moisture content of the skin which in turn helps treat dry, damaged skin.
- Locks in skin moisture for long-lasting hydration up to 24 hrs.
- Unique combination of ingredients helps reduce moisture loss from skin surface.
- Contains up to 90% in water content.
- Free from Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfate Surfactant, Benzophenone.
- Contains Royal Jelly Extract that increases the moisture content of the skin which in turn helps treat dry, damaged skin
- Opuntia Humifusa (Cactus) Flower Extract contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and acts as natural moisturizer to skin.
- Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice are rich in water, minerals, amino acids, proteins and polysaccharides, making it a valuable moisturizing, healing, and soothing ingredient.
- Contains Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Water to soothe and calm sensitive, dry or irritated skin.
The key ingredient found in all Yadah products is the native Opuntia Ficus Indica (aka the Indian or Barbary Fig) extract, a unique species of cactus organically grown and cultivated in Korea. Opuntia Ficus Indica is known for its strong anti-inflammatory and high potent antioxidant properties which help neutralize free radicals harmful to the skin. (source)
Ingredients: water, glycerin, butylene glycol, cetyl ethylhexanoate, cyclopentasiloxane, ceteraryl alcohol, cyclohexasiloxane, opuntia humifusa (prickly pear) flower/stem extract, royal jelly extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, borago officinalis extract, hedera helix (ivy) leaf/stem extract, thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, centaurea cyanus flower extract, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, nelumbo nucifera (lotus) flower extract, prunus mume (Chinese plum) fruit extract, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, trehalose, pentylene glycol, stearic acid, cetearyl glucoside, PEG-100 stearate, caprylyl glycol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, arginine, 1,2-hexanediol, lactic acid, citric acid, carbomer, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
eChoice Perfume Body Mist in Dear Iris This is a moisturizing body mist which has the scent of Iris flowers and it supposedly has a “rose” middle note, but I only smell iris and bergamot. I don’t believe I have received anything from Memebox in the Iris scent before and that is a nice surprise! I know not everyone likes body mists, but I do enjoy them. Full Size 120 mL Value $4.00
Unboxing Beauty’s Seeds & Flower Score: Flowers=10/10 (Iris)
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Sevendrops Moringa Light Sunblock SPF 50+/PA+++ What Memebox wouldn’t be complete without a sunscreen! haha Well, here it is….another sunscreen product. I have so many now and I really dislike sunscreen products because they are thick and make me break out. Plus, after all of the products I just put on my face, I am going to seal it in with sunscreen? Anyway, rant over. This is supposed to be an ultra-lightweight sunscreen, so I will have to try it out and see how it works. Moringa seed extract helps hydrated and repair your skin, and was a beauty essential to ancient kinds and queens (according to the MemeCard). It also contains adenosine ~ which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles ~ and niacinamide ~ to help reduce hyper-pigmentation, reduce wrinkles and acne. This sunscreen is supposed to be sheer, silky in texture, and has a soft matte finish. Full Size 50 g Value $38.00
Unboxing Beauty’s Seeds & Flower Score: Seeds=10/10 (Moringa Seed) Flowers=10/10 (Lotus, Edelweiss)
Product Description: This fast-absorbing, ultra-lightweight fluid provides daily protection against broad spectrum UVA/UVB damage. Miraculous moringa tree extract combined with antioxidant rich nutrients and UBA/UVB protecting actives to delay signs of aging caused by sun and environmental stressors. Moringa extract, a beauty essential to ancient kings and queens, was part of daily beauty routines due to hydrating and repairing abililites. The sheer formula has a silky texture and weightless feel, designed to apply smoothly on top of other skincare products and under makeup for a soft, matte finish
Ingredients: water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethylhexyl salicylate, butylene glycol, phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid, triethanolamine, niacinamide, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexl benzoate, octocrylene, glycerin, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, stearyl alcohol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyloimtthyl taurate copolymer, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane,ethylhexyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, polymethyl methacrylate, hydrogenated lecithin, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, chlorphenesin, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, moringa pterygosperma seed extract (1,000 ppm), adenosine, disodium EDTA, citrullus vulgrais (watermelon) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, nelumbo nucifera (lotus) flower extract, portulaca oleracea extract, leontopodium alpinum (edelweiss) extract, sodium benzoate, citric acid, potassium sorbate, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
KSkin Rose Moisture & Nutrition Facial Cream Oh boy. Here is the dreaded rose product. I will be gifting this away as I cannot use rose in my skincare, at least not one where it is a featured ingredient It also contains premium herb extracts, of which I cannot find a translation for. I have an image of the key ingredients, some I recognize, like argan spinosa kernel oil, hyaluronic acid, coconut and lotus flower. Full Size 100 mL Value $8.00
Unboxing Beauty’s Seeds & Flower Score: Seeds=10/10 (Argan Spinosa Kernel) Flowers=10/10 (Bulgarian rose, Lotus)
Product Description: This facial cream is formulated with Bulgarian rose, trelahose and a range of ingredients that moisturize and brighten the complexion. Bulgarian rose, a natural source of Vitamin C, helps repair the look of fine lines and skin discolorations, and provides continuous moisturization by regulation the moisture equilibrium of the skin.
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Enesti Rosehip Oil Foaming Cleanser I know lots of folks don’t like Enesti and yes, it does have a high pH factor, but I do like these cleansers. I guess because I do put on serums and moisturizers, I am not so worried about a slighter higher pH level in my cleansers, HOWEVER if you have sensitive skin or dry skin, you should avoid foaming cleansers for the most part, unless you are certain that its pH level is within the 5 to 6 range. This cleanser has both rosehip oil and rosehip fruit extract. I can use rosehip, as that is the seed and not the flower. This is also part of the hot spa water line from Suanbo Spa Hot Springs (수안보온천). Full Size 120 mL Value $15.00
Unboxing Beauty’s Seeds & Flower Score: Seeds=10/10 (Rosehip)
Product Description: Deeply cleanse skin and lift away impurities with this luxurious rose hip oil infused cleanser. Powered by rose hip and mineral water, this non-drying formula bursts into a rich lather when activated with water to deep clean pores, instantly refresh skin and give you a naturally luminous glow. With gradual uses, you’ll notice that skin is brighter, smoother and younger looking.
Ingredients : Hot Spring (spa) Water (49%), Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-32, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Rosehip Oil (12mg), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract (12mg), Tocopheryl Acetate, Betaine, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Purederm Lavender Collagen Pulp Mask I do like Purederm pulp masks and I have not tried the lavender one yet. Purederm Pulp sheet masks are made from 100% all natural pulp cloth which helps keep in moisture as your skin is absorbing the ingredients of the sheet mask. Their masks provide instant hydration and lavender is not only an aromatic, but an antiseptic and soothes the skin. This mask also has Vitamin E and Collagen, for age defying and brightening properties. Full Size 18 mL Value $2.00
Unboxing Beauty’s Seeds & Flower Score: Flowers=10/10 (Lavender)
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Product Description: This is a skin recovery “bottle shaped” sheet mask that is a revitalizing skin treatment enriched with various natural extracts, vitamins and collagen. It helps your complexion appear firmer, fresher and more youthful. Recommended usage is 2-3 times a week for at least 4 weeks for best results.
- Skin recovery “Bottle shaped” sheet type essence mask.
- 100% Natural pulp sheet prevents skin trouble and provides close adhesion to skin.
- Blended with Collagen & Vitamin E.
- Intensive hydrating & diminishing the signs of aging.
Lavender Extract provides intensive hydrating effect, which also maintain water and oil balance for the skin. Blended with Collagen and Vitamin E, it promotes deep soothing function for the tired skin and brings life and clarity back to the fragile skin.
Ingredients: water (aqua), glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, natto gum, PEG-14M, hydroxyethylcellulose, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, allantoin, erythritol, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), chlorphenesin, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
I have mixed feelings about this box. There is really only one product in here I am excited to use ~ the Yadah Pure Green Emulsion. Memebox did stick to a Seeds & Flowers theme, although I feel that the Flowers was more prominent than the Seeds. I would have loved some gokmul products and more seed items than florals ~ almonds was in the photo, so I had been hoping for some almond butter items. The rose item was expected, but to have both a sunblock and a body mist in here, that didn’t make this box exciting for me. I wish they would have put some fermented seed items in here, like a Goodal or Whamisa product (which Memebox used to offer and send to their customers), just as a final sendoff. This wasn’t a horrible box by any means, but it is a bit lackluster ~ that said, it is a solid box that followed the theme properly. All of the items, except the rose cream, will be used. I paid $25.00 + $6.99 shipping, for a total of $31.99 and I received a MemeValue of $88.00
Did you get the Memebox Seeds & Flowers? 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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