I do like Skinfood skincare products quite a bit ~ they aren’t as “natural” as I would like them to be, but they do make lovely scrubs and facial masks. When Memebox first came out this latest Skinfood box, I didn’t purchase it right away, because it is $50.00 (for Skinfood ~ REALLY?? I expect CosRX or Innisfree to be that expensive, but not Skinfood) However, a week or so ago, Memebox had the 30% off Honey products and the Skinfood Box was included, as it does contain honey skincare items. If you follow me on FB or twitter, you would have seen me announce the 30% off sale :) I thought for that price, $35.00, this box would be worth it. Let’s see if it is!
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Premium Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Emulsion Emulsions are really great for oily skin types, as we can actually just use this and skip a traditional moisturizer. I do that at times when my skin is really acting greasy. Emulsions are very light weight in texture and usually come before the moisturizer step. Skinfood does add alcohol to a lot of their skincare products, and this emulsion is no exception ~ if you have skin issues with alcohol, you should be aware of this. This doesn’t have much of a scent, I was hoping for a cucumber scent, but then again, lettuce doesn’t have much of a scent, so maybe it is lettuce scented :D What I can smell is that it is fresh and clean. This lettuce & cuc emulsion looks mint green in the bottle, but actually is a opaque shade (although the photo below doesn’t really show the opaqueness) emulsion. This contains 5% lettuce extract, 20% cucumber water and 5% cucumber extract.
- Lettuce in skincare products contain rich sources of vitamins and minerals which provide a variety of skincare benefits: Vitamin A increases cell turnover, allowing for new skin cells to appear. Potassium has nutrients and oxygen, which improve blood circulation, which helps for healthy and radiant skin. Vitamin E and C helps combat free radicals and reverse their damage. Lettuce also helps clearing up blemishes as well.
- Cucumber in skincare products contain large amount of ascorbic acid and can reduce water retention and decrease puffiness, and it helps temporarily tighten open pores as well. Cucumbers also help improve your complexion as it can help fade hyper-pigmentation and scars, rejuvenating your skin.
This is, as the product name states, a watery emulsion, but not too watery that it runs all over the place and absorbs quickly into my skin, which is a good thing! I don’t have 40 minutes in the morning to wait for all of my skincare products to dry on my face ~ haha. This is nice as it is cooling, the scent is subtle and fresh and for my oily skin, I can tolerate alcohol products. This is a nice moisturizing emulsion and I am pretty happy with it. Full Size 140 mL RV $20.90
Ingredients: water, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit water (20%), lactuca scariola sativa (lettuce) leaf extract (5%), cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract (5%), butylene glycol, glycerin, alcohol denat, isostearyl neopentanoate, C14-22 alcohols, cyclopentasiloxane, BIS-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethylsilane, beta-glucan, cyclohexasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, sodium carbomer, portulaca oleracea extract, hammamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, glycol stearate SE, C12-20 alkyl glucoside,cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid, tocopheryl acetate, ethylhexylglycerin, allantoin, hydrogenated lecithin, 1,2-hexanediol, disodium EDTA, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Royal Honey Hydro Cream I do love honey products as honey is fantastic for oily skin. Honey has antibacterial properties, that can speed up healing in your skin ~ think acne, rashes, cuts ~ and prevent additional infection. Not only does honey keep moisture in your skin, but it is humectant, which means it attracts moisture too and trap it so that it stays in your skin. Honey is also an antioxidant, full of vitamins and minerals, which means it helps repair and combat any damage caused by free radicals and prevents premature wrinkling. Skinfood’s Royal Honey line contains Southeast Asian wild raw black honey produced by honey bees that live in the rainforests (UNESCO World Heritage). This cream also contains royal jelly extracts, which will promote the renewal of skin cells and tissue repair, as it contains vitamins and minerals such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, acetyl-choline and zinc. Yeast and ceramide 3 are also key ingredients, the former contains beta-glucan, which is an antioxidant and the latter helps repair the skin’s protective moisture barrier system. Natto gum ~ fermented soybeans, which help attract and trap moisture in your skin; Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant and our good friend, sodium hyaluronate, a powerful moisturizer and helps retain water. This product, once again, contains alcohol, but it half way down the list.
Royal Honey Hydro cream is a creamy color which reminds me of whipped honey, but has a gel-cream texture ~ it isn’t a heavy cream. It has a very light (very faint) sweet honey fragrance that does not linger, and the application of this cream is smooth and silky. However, it doesn’t absorb that quickly into my skin and leaves a bit of tackiness and a film that sits on my skin. It does hydrate nicely and leave my skin smooth, but due to the stickiness, I will use this as a night moisturizer. If you have dry skin or flaky patches, this might work for you as a daytime cream. Full Size 55 g RV $32.30
Ingredients: water, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, honey extract, glycerin, octyldodecyl myristate, glucose, hydroxyethyl urea, phytosteryl/benenyl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, royal jelly extract, BIS-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, dimethiconol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, beta-glucan, hydrolyzed viola tricolor extract, triethanolamine, yeast extract, cabomer, disodium EDTA, natto gum, tocopheryl acetate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, alcohol denat, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sodium hyaluronate, hydrogenated lecthin, creatine, glycerophosphocholine, mannitol, sucrose laurate, ceramide 3, lysolecithin, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, FD&C yellow no 5 (CI 19140), FD&C yellow no 6 (CI 15985) cosDNA.com analysis
Honey & Sugar Jelly Body Scrub I love scrubs and it is rare that we get one in a Memebox. I have never seen this product before and am pretty excited about it, as I do love Skinfood’s Black Sugar scrub line. This is an off-white scrub and there is nothing jelly about it. It is a dense, sugar packed scrub with just a very faint sugary scent ~ once again, I am struck by the lack of scents in these products so far. Since the scrub is so dense, I had to “dig” in a little and then I massaged it into my skin. I felt the sugar grains and then added water, which helped soften the scrub up, and then rinsed off. My hand felt smooth, soft, hydrated and no greasy film was left behind! This is a nice big tub o’ scrub and will come in handy, as my legs and arms can use this! Full Size 200 g RV $20.00
Ingredients: sucrose, PEG-8, glycerin, PEG-75, PEG-32, isopropyl myristate, petrolatum, dimethicone, sodium chloride, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cyclopentasiloxane, polysorbate 20, dimethiconol, honey extract, boswellia serrata resin extract, butylene glycol, caprylhydroxamic acid, 1,2-hexandiol, caprylyl glycol, CI 19140, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Omija Whitening Mask Sheet Ohh, I love a mask made for brightening and evening out skin tone.
This is a brightening mask that uses a patent-awarded Omija (Schisandra chinensis) herb complex and ingredients: Patent No: Cosmetic ingredient made with medicinal herb complex of Omija, White Mulberry (morus alba) bark and licorice root (glycyrrhiza glabra) Material Patent No 10-0891294. Schisandra chinensis (6000mg) is used in traditional Chinese medicine to help reduce stress from physical and environmental factors and is full of anti-oxidants. Licorice, mulberry and niacinamide will help brighten and fade hyper-pigmentation Full Size 30 g RV $5.00
Ingredients: water, schizandra chinensis (Omija) fruit extract, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, niacinamide, behenyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, glycerin, polyglyceryl-10 stearate, hydrogenated lecithin, alcohol denat, sucrose laurate, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, lysolecithin, ceramide 3, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, lactobacillus ferment lysate filtrate, propylene glycol, sorbitol, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, carbomer, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, maackia fauriei stem extract, morus alba root extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, disodium EDTA, propylparaben, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Miracle Food 10 Solution Eye Patch & Mask Sheet This product is packed with superfoods extracts ~ mushroom, raspberry, Chilean wineberry, spinach, ginseng, quinoa, and carrots ~ as well as mugwort, green tea and honey for a highly moisturizing treatment for your face …and your eyes! Skinfood added eye patches as well to the 10 solution mask, and the eye patches also contain 10.77% of Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. This set has a duo function of brightening and anti-wrinkle, while being highly moisturizing and providing nutrition to your skin. I thought this was a “10 Solution”, meaning that it solved 10 skin issue problems, but it is actually 10 “miracle foods” ~ Ganoderma, Raspberry, Chilean Wineberry, Green Tea, Mugwort, Spinach, White Ginseng, Quinoa, Honey and Carrot! Full Size Mask:: 30 g Eye Patches:: .08g RV $9.00
Description: a moisturizing mask sheet that protects skin from internal and external stress factors. Comes with separate eye masks for soft, smooth skin. ** Skinfood’s Phyto Miracle extraction process yields maximum extract efficiency, while SUB-MICRON Technology ensures maxiumum skin cell penetration for comprehensive, total skincare
Eye Patch: polyglutamic acid, pullulan, trehalose, tocopheryl acetate, water, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, panax ginseng root extract, rubus coreanus fruit extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract), artemisia vulgaris extract, spinacia oleracea (spinach) leaf extract, chenopodium quinoa extract, aristotelia chilensis fruit extract, honey extract, gandoderma lucidium (mushroom) extract, butylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, niacinamide, polysorbate 80, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Sheet Mask: water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, triethylhexanoin, niacinamide, dimethicone, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, panax ginseng root extract, rubus coreanus(raspberry) fruit extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract), artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) extract, spinacia oleracea (spinach) leaf extract, chenopodium quinoa extract, aristotelia chilensis (Chilean Wineberry) fruit extract, honey extract, gandoderma lucidium (mushroom) extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, panthenol, cyclopentasiloxane, dimthiconol, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, hydrogenated licithin, behenyl alcohol, arcylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, arginine, stearic acid, tocopherol, polysorbate 80, sodium carbomer, melissa officinalis leaf extract, polyglyceryl-3, polyricinoleate, theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, ascorbic acid, canaola oil, adenosine, disodium EDTA, dextrin, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
This Skinfood box is a nice deal at $35.00, but I don’t think I would have paid $50.00 for it ~ and I refused to purchase it until Memebox came out with that promo. I think this has some nice items from popular lines, such as the lettuce & cucumber watery and royal honey lines and some lesser known (to me, at least) product lines from the Omija Whitening and Miracle Food 10 Solutions lines. I really am looking forward to using the facial sheet masks, as you know I am obsessed with them and I love the big tub of body scrub, as I cannot get enough of body scrubs!
I paid $35.00 for this Skinfood Box, and received a MemeValue** of $87.20. You can find these products at a much less expensive price that the RV that Memebox has put on this items, but then you have to take in account shipping costs as well ~ the scrub is very heavy ~ and that is if you can find the product out there. I do recommend getting this box ~ but only if Memebox comes out with another great promo, as I would not spend $50.00 on it, not unless you really have a burning need and desire for all of these products. This box is still in stock at Memebox and you might try promo code MEME10, for 10% off.
Did you purchase the Skinfood Box? What did you think about it (and the price!!)?
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