Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Membox 4th Edition Review

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Jaqtastic Reviews! Today I will be reviewing: Memebox 4th Edition Review.  I know I know, pretty late, considering how Memebox is already coming out with a dozen boxes all at once.  I can't keep up. Yikes. In any case, most of these products I didn't get to try out, so I will be updating this post every time I properly, and fully,  try them out. (: Thanks.

Memebox 4th Edition

Contents of box:

Goodal Repair Plus Essential Oil 15ml

Full Sized Product: 100ml ($48)
''Multi-use essential oil derived from argan, olive, macadamia, sunflower seeds, jojoba, camellia, and green tea...hydrates, firms, and enhances the skin's complexion."
I was a bit worried that this may have leaked into my box, but it didn't.  I assumed this because the scent of the oil (I'm assuming this is the argan?) was strong, and clung to everything in the box. I'm not familiar with this argan scent, but it is a rather calming and nice smell.

This Repair oil can be used on your skin, hair, nails and cuticles. Which is rather great! As a nail biter who has ripped skin and uneven nails, this is great for me.  Since it IS oil, upon applying it, you do feel an immediate smoothing/hydrating affect. It does not leave too much of an oily residue behind, but perhaps this is due to me having a combination type of skin. It might have a different after affect depending on your skin condition.

Dr's Care Vita Propolis Ampoule 5ml
Full size product: 15ml ($26)

"Hydrates, soothes, and protects your skin.  Suitable for sensitive skin."
Another oil like product.  This is made from vitamins and propolis; Propolis is a product that is harvested by bees in order to protect their colony from the weather and other natural occurrences.  It is 'highly' suggested that you use this product mixed with your facial lotion or hydrating cream.  Since I don't have neither of those that I use daily, I shall try this all by itself. Yay!

Outer Packaging.
This has a sharper, more fresh scent, compared to the Goodal Repair oil.   Once you mix this into your skin, the scent completely vanishes. It does leave a bit of a shine and moisture to my skin, however I would have to try using this everyday for a while in order to see any true noticeable effect.

Inside and actual product.

Lanoa Natural Soap Sulfur 100g
Full Size Product: 100g ($12)

Well. It's a soap.  I didn't get to open it because leaving a soap around your cats will result in a rather hairy looking soap.  It is said that this is fragrance free, however I smell the argan oil all over this. Hmm. Well then.

The Shampoo Plus Natural Waterless Shampoo 50ml
Full Size product: 50ml ($5)
"Made of oregano...protects your hair from harmful UV rays, and enhances scalp and hair follicle health."

I never tried any foam, or waterless shampoo before.  It's a perfect travel friendly size. I need to try this out during my trips (which I keep forgetting to bring this along, gah!). 

Clio VF 21 Water BB SPF35 PA++ 15ml

Full Size Product: 50ml ($20)
"Gives you a natural dewy glow with long-lasting, medium coverage.  Enhances skin complexion and fights against wrinkles."

This applies on with a very pastel orange tone. Once blended, however, it blends in perfectly and unnoticeable.  This does have a slight perfume scent to it, which is rather lovely and perfect for disguising the use of it- or rather, I like how it won't make me smell as if I came out of a testing lab.  

I didn't notice it giving me any type of glow, but then again, I only put on a slight dab of it.  I will try testing this out more.

IOPE Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning 18ml
Full Size Product: 168ml ($60)

"Intensive skin-enhancing program, cleaning and smoothing skin texture within 3 days."
This mini sample kit will last you exactly three days.  To use, you take the cotton pad, put some of the IOPE essence on it, and press it gently onto your face. I have not tried this at all, but I have heard that this does work well. We shall see. 

Silly fear of mine: What if it works so well, that I will be tempted to shell out $60 for this product? Yikes, too expensive for me!

Laneige Snow Crystal Pure Lip Gloss 3g
Full Size Product: 5g ($20)

A glittery, sheer lip gloss that is more on the neutral pink side. This does wear easily off, I noticed. If you rub on it too much, eventually you'll rub it off completely. (For me, this was after 3 rough swipes).  I'm not sure how hydrating this really is, but it is very sticky.

As much as I love lip products, this is probably something I won't wear on its own.

Cremorlab Mineral Treatment Essence 100ml
Full Size Product:  270ml ($36)

"Hydrate, tighten pores, brighten and even skin complexion."
I have been trying to search this up everywhere, but what IS a Essence? From what the card is saying, this is basically just 'therapeutic hot spring water'. Uhm? That wasn't very useful.

I have not touched nor try this yet.

Peripera Peri's Tint Mini Mandarin Juice 2.5ml
Full Size Product: 6.5ml ($7)
"Doubles as a lip and cheek stain...lasts up to 5 hours."
As excited as I was for this product, mines arrived leaked and spilled all over. Boo. This is a very nice and bright shade of orange that is used as a lip and cheek stain. And boy, does this stain! It spilled on my finger, and I had trouble getting that off. Still, it is a nice color, and I probably could have worked with it or mixed it with some other lip product. Sad to see it go to waste. Boo.

Warning: This is a water based product, so it is VERY easy to apply too much of it, and have it leak down all over your face, or make it seem like you're transforming into an orange.

Danahan Bon Yeon Jin Essence 12ml
Full Size Product: 50ml ($68)
"Enhance regeneration and elasticity."
Another anti-wrinkle product (one was received in the 3rd edition as well).  This is a thick serum made of red ginseng and herbal extracts, and is said to work for all skin types.  This is a product that works only if used daily, after washing your face and neck completely. Therefore, I shall wait on fully trying this product.

O V E R A L L 
I found this box good, but not great. I will use most of the products because it is time that I learn to take care of my skin properly. Most of the products also didn't have too much of a strong fragrance to it, so that was a plus too. Unfortunately, one of the most sought out product for me arrived damaged and basically useless. So that's not very nice.

This edition was mostly skincare. Which isn't a bad thing, however do note. Memebox is primarily a SKINCARE box.  It is indeed worth it though. Don't believe me? Check out the thread on the Makeuptalk forums (; You'll see how addicting and loveable this box is. (Though lately with all the drastic changes, people have been on the grumpy side about it).

What is Memebox?                                               

Memebox is an online beauty retailer expanding the horizon of makeup, fragrance, skin, body, and health care products from Korea for men & women
Category:  Makeup, fragrance, skincare, beauty
Price: The price varies if you are buying within the shop, or if you're buying a Memebox Global Edition, or a Lucky box or a Superbox.
The memebox itself is $23 + shipping and handling.
Link to site: Click here to go to Memebox!

Note* If there are any errors in my post, please tell me!

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