Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Memebox - Winter Essential Masks

Memebox is not available for international customers anymore except for customers in US which means this is one of my last Memebox. This box released last year to celebrate Memebox birthday. Six different types of maks are included in this box.

1. VELIEVE Girlish Mask 20ml X 3ea
Full size product: 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 extract for moisturizing and soothing. The thin pulp type sheet masks adhere tightly to skin with ease and without any mask essence drooping down.
The packaging is really cute. It's great that it came with three masks with different functions. I don't feel they differ from other sheet masks. I have tried the lifting one,the size of the mask is good and smells nice. Sheet masks is my favorite type of mask because it's simple to use.

2. RIRE Patting Water Pack 300ml
Full size product: 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 lid-ful of the Patting Water Pack. Mix well and gently pat it all over the face for 15~20 times. Do not rinse afterwards.

I haven't tried this yet because I have been lazy, I will try this sometime when I feel more energetic. However, this feels like an interesting product and nice color.  It feels like it will take some to finish up this bottle. I have gotten the moisture pack which is the one that I want the most.

3. INOFACE Real Natural Pulp Essence Sheet Mask 23ml
Full size product: 23ml ($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 agents and are suitable for all skin types and for all 4 seasons.

I felt that this mask is thicker than other sheet masks that I have tried. I don't  know why but this doesn't felt comfortable on my skin at all. Aloe mask should be soothing and cooling. This doesn't suit my skin. It would be better if it was two of the first mask and tho of this kind of mask.

4. ESTHETIC HOUSE Collagen Jelly Mask Pack 100ml
Full size product: 100ml ($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, massaging until absorbed. No need for rinsing off.

I haven't tried this yet because it feels somehow scarry to use it. I'm not a fan of the texture and scent, but I will give it a chance to try it.  You don't need to rinse it of which make me feel more uncomfortable of using it. Callagen is good for the skin, maybe I will let my mom try this first.

5. LASSIE’EL Raspberry Age Defying Yogurt Massage Mask 12g
Full size product: 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.

I have used this twice. I don't use one capsule per time, it is enough for several uses to me. I don't know if you should use it all up at once? This smells really good, just like yogurt but on a good way. I don't find it has done any difference with my skin but the skin feels soft.

6. PURE SMILE Jewelry Bubble Ruby & Pure Bubble Royal Jelly 3g X 2ea
Full size product: 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.

This uses in the same way as the last product, massage it in and then rinse of. The packagings are really cute. It sounds a lot with over 40 kinds of vitamins and minerals. I will try it and see if it helps to treat my somewhat acne-prone skin. 

What I think
This box includes different types of masks that have different functions and uses in different ways. I don't have any favorite or "want to try the most" right now but all of them are unique and cool. I think this is one of the more interesting box of the mask boxes.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Memebox 1st Anniversary Box Review

Memebox is not available for international customers anymore except for customers in US which means this is one of my last Memebox. This box released last year to celebrate Memebox birthday. Five products are included in this box.

1. Tosowoong Bee AC Control Toner $15
"Tosowoong's AC Control series is formulated from naturally derived ingredients - bee venom, galactomyces, and bifida ferments - that effectively soothe and neutralize acne-prone or stimulated skin. This skin care line is especially recommended for those with sensitive, problematic skin that recieves damage easily from dryness and the external environment"

I haven't tried any bee related product before and I like to receive product from a brand that I know which makes this product interesting for me. You could either get a toner och lotion. I got the toner but it has a spray which make me hard to believe that this is a toner and not a mist. This product doesn't has any scent which I believe many people will like. 

2. Unni Recipe Makes Your Skin Smooth Firming Pact SPF25  PA++ Light Beige  $24"Most cushion pacts offer flawless coverage along with strong adherence but only end up choking the skin all day, ultimately brings about dehydration, break-outs, and premature aging. However, this innovative Unni Recipe Pact helps skin breathe through and over full makeup. Its moist, cushiony formula is infused with a mix of galactomyces, bifida, and lactobasillus ferments and Unni Recipe's special "Silky balance Network". It smoothly coats over skin with a natural coverage and leaves skin feeling silky soft and revitalized"

Whshed it was a BB cushion in the box instead. This is called firming pact which I think is a powder foundation. You can't just dab the sponge on the product like a powder, you need to press against the product. The formula is a little bit dry but as it states, it give a light coverage. The color is too light for me but perfect for my mom. I like it has a separating peace that keep the sponge away from getting dirty.

A.H.C Whitening Cream SPF35 PA++ 30ml $38
Skin brightening is with no doubt one of the most sought-after features that Korean women take into consideration when purchasing skin care or base makeup products. This AHC Whitening Cream combines moisturizing cream, sunblock, brightening cream, and complexion correcting cream to provide the ultimate 4-in-1 multi-care. A vitamin-rich blend of niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, lemon, kakadu plum, kamu kamu berry and betaine deeply replenishes dry, damaged skin and visibly corrects uneven skin tone to create the signature dewy, translucent complexion so adored by Korean women.

Another whitening product from Memebox. This product goes to my mom as well so I haven't tried it. This is supposed to be used before applying foundation or bb cream. I suppose this works kind of like a primer. 

RiRe Cool Dr.Scalp+ 10ml &  Hot Speed Manicure 15ml $11
Enriched with various oriental medicinal extracts, the Cool Dr.Scalp+ works to cool down the scalp temperature for preventing possible hair loss and also to remove unnecessary impurities and dead skin cells from your scalp for both healthier scalp and hair. Then, there's the Hot Speed Manicure which works to penetrate deep into the hair cuticles, deliver abundant nutrition and creates a strong protein layer for maintaining the healthy moisture balance of your hair. 

I haven't tried anything similar before. On the instruction it says there is no needs for shampoo or rinse afterwards. I have gotten some hair loss issue lately so I will try this product and see how it feels. I think the packaging of those two products are cool .

RiRe Capsule Mask Pack 75ml $22
 Is your skin suffering from constant dehydration this winter? This innovative spray-type mask pack is here to save the day. A mix of adenosine, niacinamide, cherry blossom, evening primrose, and violet extracts rich nutrients and instant moisture resurge to dry, sensitive skin. 

I'm not a fan of getting several products from the same brand in one box. This is another product from RiRe. When I red spray evenly on the face under or over makeup, I thought the description was wrong because how can a mask pack being sprayed and as often as you need? This works more like a mist. The scent is stronger compared to the first product.

What I think of this box:
I won't say this box has the best combination of products because of two spraying products (but none is a real face mist). However, the products are fun and unique. I will have a lot of use of the toner and mask pack during the summer.