Memebox sent me the Special Box #34 (Whole Grains 2) for review. It’s interesting how each set of moisturizers Memebox sends has a slightly different effect. While some of the other boxes left my thick, this one made it feel exceptionally smooth and made a big difference in my pores. It had a variety of product types, too, so it wasn’t all just moisturizers.
Tosowoong Timeshift Emulsion ($34).
Oh, I love this stuff. It comes in a very heavy, luxurious glass bottle and it just melts into the skin beautifully. The texture is a bit thin and it’s sort of a cream-serum hybrid, but it does spread well over the skin and gives a nice refreshed feeling right away. This was my favorite from the box, followed closely by…
I was really scared about the whitening cream at first, because I’m already pale enough as it is. Some online research informed me that this cream actually evens skintone out rather than full-on bleaching, so I gave it a try. I was really intrigued by the crazy pearl packaging and the little caviar spoon they provide to measure out your product and was excited that I’d get to use it after all.
Once I tried it, I really like it! I think it improved my skintone a bit and added some luminosity, and when combined with the Timeshift Emulsion it made my skin feel sooooo soft and smooth. It made a huge difference in my pores as well! I tried experimenting with only using this product or the emulsion on a given night to see if one of them was responsible for my skin’s improvement, but I got the best results when I used them both together. I liked this so much more than I thought I would, it’s the sleeper hit of the bunch.
Be forewarned, if you put too much on you’ll look like a vampire (at least before it soaks in or washes off).
echoice Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub ($5).
This body wash has tiny little particles that feel like small grains of sand, but it was much gentler than I expected. This is a gentle exfoliator that would be fine on sensitive skin or for every day use (a harsher scrub could only be used every few days).
Seven DIAS Medi anti blemish serum ($29).
This stuff seemed pretty powerful and did seem to help with the mild acne flareups I’ve been having lately. It didn’t dry me out, and I’m really happy with the size of the tube.
Young Face Nuruk Natural Mask and Scrub ($5).
This mask has to be combined with various food ingredients (milk, honey or yogurt) and to be used and refrigerated after use. Every time I want to use it, I realize I don’t have the ingredients. 😦 This product is still untested because I’m not ready for this level of complexity in my beauty routine.
Young Face Natural Soap ($12).
This soap was very gentle and seems to be a skin-cleansing soap only rather than a typical cleanser. What I mean is that it couldn’t remove my makeup and I had to wash my face first with a stronger cleanser, then used this afterward. That seems pretty high maintenance, but it did feel very gentle and moisturizing on my face. It’s probably not something I would buy again, but I’ll keep using it since I have it.
And that’s it for this box. This was mostly a hit, and as usual the value of the products far exceeds the price of the box.