Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Memebox Unboxing - Superbox #28 Free From Oil and Trouble 3

Long time no talk friends. I've been MIA because this past weekend was Veld Music Festival. Boy oh boy, that was the best weekend I've ever had in a long time. Enough about that for now, lets get to the goodies.

What is Memebox?
Memebox which is pronounced "me-me" originates from Korea and is the leading online Korean retailer. Each box is carefully curated to offer their customers the best in Korean beauty, the hottest trends and Korea's favourites. This is not a monthly/semi-annually/annual beauty subscription. Memebox sends you emails whenever they have a new box available and you choose if you want to purchase it or not.

Should I get a Memebox or a Superbox? What's the difference?
Memebox, which is their original curated box, comes with 4-8 full sized and deluxe sized samples. This is the perfect box for people who want to try out some Korean beauty products. Memeboxes are usually $23.
Superbox is more for the adventurous type. These boxes are all themed and curated to fit one theme only. This box can be on the pricier side ($23-$80).

Memebox offers a variety of boxes each week, and almost all their boxes sell out fast. The one thing I dislike about Memebox is the wait for my box to be delivered. Boxes aren't delivered until their selected delivery date, and since they are coming from Korea, they can take up to 2-4 weeks. I am SO unpatient. My Superbox was shipped on July 17th, and arrived July 31st. That was about 2 weeks? Which isn't too bad.

Memebox always tries to make each box's value exceed well over $100, and that is absolutely amazing for them to do that. This is actually only 1 of the 4 Memeboxes I am currently waiting for, so I hope you guys are excited as I am!!

Lets begin.

 My Memebox came in this super adorable pink box. It was sealed inside a bubble wrap bag (I guess thats how I'll describe it). I kind of wish the lid of the box opened up like the Glossy Boxes, where the top was not attached to the whole box, but its still cute and reusable.

Overall view of the contents.
 This is the Superbox #28 - Free From Oil and Trouble 3. This is the third edition of the "free from oil and trouble box", and each Memebox/Superbox comes with a product card, stating everything that is in the box and what it does. Unless you can read Korean, all the instructions and such on the box are in Korean. 

So what kind of products are we going to expect in this box? Lets read the description:
"Tired of being a shiny face Cinderella by the time the clock hits 12? Turn down the shine and control excessive sebum with our Free From Oil and Troubles #3! This box is the ultimate go-to box for covering those pesky little pimples, treating blemishes, keeping skin matte all day and soothing troubled yet sensitive skin. Our oil absorbing products are proven to work fast, so that your skin is left refreshed, smooth, blemish free, and healthy looking!"

I'm so excited for this box. I've been living with constant oily skin for a really long time now, and its pretty gross and embarrassing. I sometimes had 6-8 hour school days in college, and by the 5-6 hour, I could feel my face get heavy and dirty. It was an awful feeling of a dirty oily face. I have no solution to my oily skin problem til this day. I hope all, or at least one of these products will be my answer. 

1. Skin 1004 Foam Foam Cleanser Morning and Night ($35 value for both) - Full Size
 This morning and night face wash duo was made to provide your skin with their different needs and conditions. The morning cleanser contains high concentrates of protective ingredients like argan seed oil for gently cleansing away dead skin cells without dehydrating your skin. The night cleanser contains a stronger cleansing formula for getting deep into all your pore-clogging impurities and make-up residues. This is actually pretty common sense, but brilliant to me because I just use the same cleanser day and night. I would of never thought to use two different cleansers!

2. Milky Dress Anti-Trouble Body Mist ($23) - Full Size
 This body mist is for spraying over your blemishes anywhere that can be seen. I've never heard of a blemish reducing body spray, so this seems interesting. I only have blemishes on my face so lets see if this can solve that problem.

3. Dermahouse Pore Tighten Ample ($22) - Full Size
 An ampoule specifically meant to treat enlarged pores and suppress formation of melanin pigments. This product facilitates skin for a cleaner more elastic skin. I'm actually not quite sure what this product really does besides treating large pores? The description is a little vague.

4. Yuri Pibu Parsley Herb Toner ($23) - Full Size
This product contains over 80% of organic parsley extracts. This is a gentle, moisturizing daily toner for all skin types. It absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving and maintaining a smooth, supple complexion. 

5. L'Ocean Pink Powder ($24) - Full Size
 Unfortunately this product was already shaken when I opened the package, but luckily it settles in the bottle. This unique spot/blemish treatment consists of two different layers - the yellow liquid layer on top and the pink powder on the bottom. The top layer contains BHA and AHA components which help remove any excess dead skin cells and the bottom powdery layer contains calamine and volcanic ash which work to fight off skin blemishes. Volcanic ash ehhh???

6. Tosowoong Silk Touching Powder ($34) - Full Size
Out of all the products in this box, I'm only familiar with this brand (I think.) This is a non-coloured, non-scented powder that turns transparent when you apply it to your skin. I guess its suppose to be a translucent powder that makes your skin silky and smooth. 

Memebox Verdict:
Full Size Products: 6
Deluxe Size Products: 0
Sample Size Products: 0
Price of Box: $23.99(+$6.99 shipping) / NO SUBSCRIPTION
Value of Box: $161!!

This is my first Memebox and is the first of many more. I'm very happy and excited to try out all these awesome products. The down side to Memebox is that of course, it is brands that you have never heard of, but who cares? If the product works then it works! I've found a new found love for Korean beauty and I feel like Memebox is one of the best boxes and are way worth more than you paid!

Memebox doesn't only sell beauty boxes. They sell the best in Korean beauty on their website as well. They carry a huge variety of brands from Korea, often with discounted prices from their sales.
If you're interested in getting your own Memebox, just click here!


  1. Ooh, that body mist sounds quite interesting! Have you used it yet? Any feedback? I think I'll give it a try myself! Btw, have you tried Vain Pursuits? I think they're similar to memebox but more specifically for skincare?

    1. I've heard of Vain Pursuits as well. I think they do personalized skincare, but not sure if they're a subscription box or not. I want to try them out but was waiting to read up on some reviews before!

    2. i just checked them out, and it seems awesome! yeah they do personalized skin care based on what your skin needs. its not a subscription box, so you just do an initial payment of like 20 bucks and they send you sample sized products. if you like any of them that they personalized for you, they tweak it based on your comments and then you are able to purchase them for full sized! seems like an awesome idea. I'll probably try it out in the near future!

  2. I love Korean beauty products! I find a lot more of them work for my skintone.
    This box looks really good, packed full of stuff!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames


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