The winter season is the most festive time of the year, filled with holiday parties and homeward travels. While winter wonderland may be all fun and games for the mind and soul, it’s not the same story for the skin! During the winter season, your skin needs more lovin’, especially with the constant switching between moisture-sucking indoor heating to frigid cold outdoor temperatures. The harsh environment leaves skin dull, flaky, and as dry-as-a-desert. No matter how much makeup and moisturizer you slather onto your face, when skin cells are dehydrated and malnourished, no amount of highlighter or luminizer will bring back that radiance. Fret not, because your winter skin care solution is right here. This box, full of winter’s essential masks, caters to all winter skincare needs. Each mask is formulated with unique potent ingredients designed to nourish the skin cells and instantly restore lost radiance. Hydrate, renew, and revitalize the skin for noticeable smoother, velvety, younger-looking skin!
If you have not heard of Memebox, it is a Korean beauty box that contains a variety of skin care, makeup, and other beauty products. There are several types of boxes, including: memeboxes, superboxes, nakedboxes, and boxes that are set around a particular theme. The prices vary depending on the type of box that you get and can range from $15-$80 I believe. Most of the regular boxes are $23 and then you also have to pay $6.99 shipping for each box. You have to keep an eye on the shipping dates for each box because it can be months away, that way you aren’t frustrated wondering why the shipping takes so long. Sometimes if boxes are due to ship at the same time, they will have bundles so that there is only one shipping cost.
When I saw this box go up on the website, I was hesitant because I had bought so many boxes recently that I wasn’t sure I needed another one. I told myself that if it was still on the website when I got home than I would buy it. I found myself hoping it would be there when I got home which shows how much I wanted it. Masks are my favourite skincare products and I hadn’t bought any of the mask boxes from Memebox so I decided to take the plunge with this one.
This was one of those boxes that was heavy and jam packed full! Once again, they gave an electronic info card instead of a paper one so you will have to take my word on the descriptions of each product. Let’s see what we got!
Velieve Girlish Mask 20ml x 3ea ($7)
Velieve’s Girlish Mask series comes in 4 different types each enriched with natural ingredients catered to target different skin care concerns – marine collagen for firming and tightening, honey extracts for nourishing, lemon extracts for brightening, and aloe vera extracts for moisturizing and soothing. The thin pulp type sheet masks adhere tightly to skin with ease and without any mask essence drooping down
There were four types of masks that you could have gotten: Collagen Lifting, Honey Moisture, Vita Shining, and Aloe Soothing. These were randomly selected and I have seen that some people had duplicates of the masks instead of three different types. I got lucky and had no duplicates in this box, I got the Aloe Soothing, Honey Moisture, and Vita Shining masks. I definitely love sheet masks! I have read a couple of reviews saying that these weren’t the highest quality masks but I’m sure I will like them anyways. I don’t seem to be too hard to please when it comes to sheet masks.
Rire Patting Water Pack 300ml ($42)
A new generation of ‘patting water packs’ that works miraculously to balance skin’s PH level gently melt away dead skin cells, and ultimately enhancing skin tone and texture to reveal clearer, smoother complexion with continuous use. The yellow Lifting pack is made from evening primrose extracts and works to tighten and rejuvenate tired skin. The purple Brightening pack bases its formula on violet extracts which help to balance and brighten uneven skin tone. The pink Moisture pack is enriched with a blend of cherry blossom extracts to deliver rich hydration and healthy moisture & oil balance.
How to Use: Remove makeup residues with cleansing oil or foam. Then fill 2/3 of a bowl with water and drop in 1-2 lidfuls of the Patting Water Pack. Mix well and gently pat it all over the face for 15-20 times. Do not rinse afterwards.
These were randomly selected from Lifting, Brightening, and Moisture. In my box, I received the Brightening version which is the purple one based on violet extracts. One thing I do need to say about this product is that a lot of people had troubles with it during transit. So many people had this product leak during the shipping process and I was one of those people. You may be able to tell in the picture where the fill line is. I didn’t lose too much and other than it soaking its own box and needing a bit of a clean, it wasn’t too bad. No harm done really.
Now I am assuming that this is to be used as a toner but I’m not 100% since I have never used a Patting Water before. If you know for sure if this is its purpose than let me know in the comments! I will be happy to try this out! As a side note though, $42?! It would have to be a miracle product for me to pay $42 for this bottle.
Inoface Real Nature Pulp Essence Sheet Mask 23 ml ($2)
Replenish moisture and firmness to dry, sagging skin with the Inoface Real Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Masks each formulated from the concentrated essence of natural ingredients – snail mucus, Q10, collagen, and aloe extracts. These masks are composed of highly effective skin soothing, moisturizing, and firming agent and are suitable for all skin types and for all 4 seasons.
Each box came with one of these masks and it was randomly selected from Snail, Q10, Collagen, and Aloe. Clearly from the picture I received snail and I am kind of excited about it! I have only received one snail product so far and it is a cream. I haven’t used it yet because I have other creams open so this will be the first snail product I try. People in the Memebox Facebook groups seem to really like snail products so I am excited to see if it makes a difference! This one does have an expiry date in October 2015 but since it is just a single sheet mask, this doesn’t bother me at all. I will probably use this as my next sheet mask!
Esthetic House Collagen Jelly Mask Pack 100 ml ($13)
Swallow your skepticism – pig collagen has been shown to be highly effective in firming and tightening the elasticity of skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Rich in collagen peptides extracted from pork rinds, this leave-in, highly-concentrated collagen facial mask pack from Esthetic House absorbs easily, leaving skin firmer, nourished, moisturized, and freshened. Suitable for all skin types.
How to Use: Apply a moderate amount to clean face, massage until absorbed. No need for rinsing off.
I have to say, the consistency of this looks kind of gross. It jiggles around just like jelly and it is quite thick. It has a scent that is sort of fruity but something is a little bit off about it. Nothing too awful though. I feel a little weird about putting pig collagen on my face but hey, if it works than that won’t really matter. I think that I will use this as a sleeping pack once I am finished with the Mangchee one that I am using at the moment. I am intrigued by this so we will see how it goes!
Lassie’el Raspberry Age Defying Yogurt Massage Mask 12g ($6)
Deeply replenish and revive dry, dulled skin with a rich blend of yogurt extracts that effectively sloughs away dead skin cells and skin impurities from the pores and prevent oxidation of the skin. The yogurt formula consists of lactobacillus, raspberry extracts, and collagen extracts which all work to fight and diminish appearance of wrinkles and sagging, aging skin.
How to Use: Spread the mask evenly over clean face. Massage onto the face using hands until the micro-beads in the mask formula completely disappear. Rinse of with lukewarm water after 5-10 minutes.
I am really excited about these masks! I am hoping that they smell like raspberry and not some strange chemical kind of raspberry yogurt scent. There are four of these packs and I think you will be able to get multiple uses out of each pack. These came with a lid (which I didn’t realize was a lid until I saw some other unboxings) so that you can reseal it to keep it fresh. If I were smart I would have included it in the picture but I didn’t realize what it was at the time. I am really impressed that they came with a lid, that is such a smart idea! Very excited to try these!
Pure Smile Jewelry Bubble Ruby & Pure Bubble Royal Jelly 3g x 2ea ($2)
These two wash-off facial packs are each formulated from concentrates of ruby extracts and royal jelly extracts. The Jewelry Bubble Ruby pack is a skin soothing and replenishing formula that consists of ruby powder, green tea, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera leaf, glycerin, vitamin E, and portulaca extracts. The Pure Bubble Royal Jelly pack is also enriched with over 40 kinds of vitamins and minerals and helps treat acne-prone skin types by deeply cleansing the pores and nourishing damaged skin.
How to Use: Spread the pack evenly over clean, tower-dried face. Gently massage the self-generated bubbles 2-3 times as the bubbles penetrate deep into the pores and extract skin impurities clogged up. Rinse off with lukewarm water when the bubbling stops.
I have only used two Pure Smile products before and they were the milk and strawberry milk sheet masks. I really liked both of those masks so I am excited to try these! I am interested in the bubbling process of this and can’t wait to try them to see what they do once they are on the skin. I think these will be a nice addition to my mask collection and I am excited to try them!
Okay, so let’s talk about the value of this box. With a coupon code and some of my points, I only paid $21 for this and the total retail value is $72. Not necessarily one of the highest values for a Memebox but I will use absolutely everything in this box and be excited about them! I just love masks! I am so happy that I bought this box and I will definitely be picking up any mask boxes that they release in the future!
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Disclaimer: Promotional image taken from the Memebox website, all other images are my own. I have purchased this box with my own money and all opinions are honest and my own.