Monday, June 30, 2014

Memebox Free from Oil & Troubles Edition: Unboxing and Review

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Memebox Free from Oil & Troubles Edition: Unboxing and Review
Happy Monday everyone! How are y'all doing? Today I am back with another Memebox and this time I have the Free from Oil & Troubles Edition, curated especially for those with sensitive and oily skin. For those that aren't familiar, Memeboxes are special Korean beauty boxes filled with various makeup, bath, skincare, and hair goodies. They offer a range of boxes so you can choose from a variety of themes (ex. Hair & Body, Pore Care, Office Essentials).
To see what I received in the box, click.......

Memebox Oil & Troubles Edition: Unboxing and Review
Full Size: Corsx Original Pure All Cleansing Bar ($14 for 120g):
Formulated with vitamin C and detoxifying herbal extracts, this bar soap gently removes sebum and blackheads from the skin, making it perfect for those with acne-prone skin.
Because I usually wear some sort of waterproof eye makeup, I am not a big fan of using soaps (I opt for cleansing oils) so I don't know how often I will be reaching for this one.

Memebox Oil & Troubles Edition: Unboxing and Review
Full Size: Ciracle Red Spot Cream ($23 for 30ml):
This anti-blemish cream promises not only to treat blemishes, but also help brighten/whiten uneven skin tone and discoloration. The instruction says not to apply any "thick" moisturizer or face cream over the Red Spot Cream but to simply top it off with either BB Cream or Sunscreen, which makes me believe that this is unsuitable for nighttime use. I gave this a go and found it to be not very moisturizing and I don't know if this is something I would wear under BB Creams or foundations. So overall, I am kind of ambivalent about this one.

Memebox Oil & Troubles Edition: Unboxing and Review
Full Size: Dr. Young U Line Clearing Mist ($49 for 140ml):
Formulated with evermat and tea tree oil, this toner spray promises to clam breakouts and hydrate the skin all in one go. I have been using this every day since I received the box and I am really loving it! The product feels super comfortable on the skin and I love that it doesn't leave the skin feeling dry or sticky.

Memebox Oil & Troubles Edition: Unboxing and Review
Sample Size (5ml): LJH Cellabell M.C Recovery Balm SPF 28 PA++ ($50 for 45ml):
This is a BB cream with a good amount of SPF. It promises to whiten and reduce wrinkles. I am not quite sure how this fits with the Oil & Troubles theme of the box but I guess because the BB Cream is oil free it works well for those with oily skin.

Memebox Oil & Troubles Edition: Unboxing and Review
Sample Size (15ml): LJH 5a Control Cleansing Gel ($31 for 150ml):
Containing Oleanolic acid, this gel cleanser promises to prevent collagen and moisture loss during cleansing. The instructions seem to suggest that this product will help "melt" makeup away but when I tried it, it did nothing to take away my eyeliner or mascara. This one is a no go for me, too gentle!

Memebox Oil & Troubles Edition: Unboxing and Review
Sample Size (25g): Verikos Teatree Modeling Pack ($20 for 230g):
Formulated with tea tree, centella, and licorice, this is a DIY face mask that requires you to mix water into the mask powder with the spatula included.
I tried it on the day I received the box because I was so intrigued. I found the process a bit messy as the instructions recommended mixing the mask right inside the foil bag. I think I added too little water so I didn't achieve the right consistency (the mask also dried very quickly, it begin to curdle inside the bag). Ideally, though, this mask is suppose to harden like rubber so it's easily peelable. I like the idea, but I think it would have been nice to be given at least two bags because a little practice is definitely needed.

Overall:
The approximate value of the box is around $100, so given the fact that this box was around $20 plus shipping (around $7 for North Americans), I think it is a great deal. Although I didn't love as many products as I did with the last Memebox, I am still quite happy overall. The Dr. Young toner spray alone makes up for everything else, seriously, I have been spraying it on my face twice a day, feels so good!

Availability:
The 3rd Oil & Troubles Memebox is available now for $23. For all other exciting new boxes, click here. An extra $3 will be taken off of your first Memebox and when you set up an account you will also get $10 to spend toward your first box!
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