I feel like I have been trying to get my hands on Earth & Sea for forever! The description was a little to vague when the box was first released, so I passed on it originally but then I saw all the unboxings as people started receiving it and I regretted not buying it. I scored one in a restock in September and waited weeks and weeks for it only to get an email from Memebox two weeks ago letting me know that it had been destroyed in customs and they would have to refund me since it was out of stock. I was so disappointed, so when I saw a restock pop up again last week I decided to try my luck again. And this time it actually made it here!
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This box is very skincare heavy, so in hindsight I really should have refrained. I just have so many products right now that I will need years and years to get through them. The volcanic ash pack and the Elizavecca cleanser made the decision for me though. I needed those products!
Secret Nature Volcanic Ash Pore Pack, Meme value $36.
This has Jeju complex (whatever that may be), volcanic ash, charcoal, green tea and pine needle extract to tighten pores and control excess sebum. As with most masks, you leave it on for 10-15 minutes then wash off.
I used this while I bathed my two year old last night. Typically I would have left it on longer but it was dangerously close to bedtime so I was rushed. I loved the thick, creamy texture and the faint lemony pine scent but overall I didn’t notice any results. So the jury is still out.
Shara Shara Black Charcoal Purifying Sheet Mask, Meme value $2.
Again with the charcoal and volcanic ash. While it tightens pores and cleanses the skin, there is also aloe vera to soothe. Sheet masks aren’t my favorite but I like having a few on hand because they are so easy. I haven’t used this one yet.
Tosowoong Super Aqua Cooling Gel, Meme value $34.
The day before I received this box, my Just Gellin’ box arrived with pretty much the same product. I have used that one twice now and I like it well enough as a morning moisturizer. I haven’t decided whether to keep this one yet because I want to see how long it takes me to get through the other one. This packaging is gorgeous though!
DewyTree Mineral Healthy Sun Cut Loose Powder, Meme value $34.
This is a finishing powder with essential oils and minerals to keep your skin looking nice and maintain moisture levels. I could use a new powder so I am excited for this. I like that it has the little pouf applicator on top but so far I haven’t been able to get it to work well. I may have to just use my own brush to apply.
Ariul Spa Water 24 Hours Moisturizing Refreshing Mist, Meme value $18.
The last thing I need is another toner. I use toner daily but they last me a long time. For that reason, I will probably be gifting this!
Elizavecca Elastic Pore Cleansing Foam, Meme value $29.
I have yet to find an Elizavecca product I didn’t like. This has charcoal, collagen and spider extract to deeply cleanse. I’m sorry, but spider extract?! That is crazy! Unfortunately, this cleanser gave me that really tight, squeaky clean feeling that I don’t love. I could see myself using it more in the summer when oiliness is more of a problem. Right now my skin is begging for moisture.
Overall, I wasn’t as pleased with this box as I had hoped. It is an amazing box, with a total Meme value of $153. I just think the products aren’t what my skin needs at the moment. I think a few months from now I will get a lot more use from them!
What did you think of the Earth & Sea Memebox?