Memebox has offered brand themed boxes before, but I had never been tempted to buy one until they released a Skinfood box. Skinfood emphasizes the idea of “feeding” the skin and their products include a lot of fruits and veggies. It reminds me a lot of LUSH, whose products I predominantly use, so I decided to give this box a try.
For anyone unfamiliar with Memebox, it is a Korean company that curates boxes based on a specific theme. The boxes are typically a great value, and are filled with Korean cosmetics and beauty products. To see some of the boxes currently available, click here. (This is an affiliate link).
I am not familiar at all with the Skinfood range, but I believe they sell bodycare and cosmetics. This box was very skincare heavy though, so I am not entirely sure. Had I known that this box was pretty much all skincare, I would have likely passed. I have more products than I could ever possibly use on my face!
Tomato Whitening Toner, Meme value $17.
This is a toner with tomato extracts and vitamin c to brighten the complexion. I have read that it is best for oilier skin but I haven’t tried it because I have two open toners right now!
Egg White Pore Meringue Foam, Meme value $13.
This is a deep cleansing facial soap with a meringue like texture for sensitive, oily skin. I don’t want a cleanser that is going to dry me out now that we are heading into winter so I will gift this.
Facial Water Vita-C Cream, Meme value $13.
This is a rich facial cream with acai, raspberry, strawberry and cranberry extracts that brightens and moisturizes. It is recommended that it be refrigerated which is why I haven’t opened it yet. I want to try it as a morning moisturizer but if it is in the fridge, I will forget about it, in which case I may as well gift it. I need to look into this product more to see if the refrigeration is a necessity.
Black Sugar Mask, Meme value $9.
This is the one item in the box I am semi excited about. I have heard mainly good things and it seems to be a popular product. It is a deep cleansing, exfoliating mask so I may save it for the summer months when I am a bit oilier.
Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake, Meme value $5.
I thought these were eyeshadows at first and I was ok with that because neutral shadows are something I would use. Then I realized it was brow powder and was immediately disappointed. I just got a brow pencil in my Chocolate Mania box and that is all I need. This doesn’t seem as effective or user friendly. I plan on gifting this.
Skinfood is the most disappointing Memebox I have received in a long time. It is the first box I have ever gotten where I didn’t try at least one or two products right away. The products seemed mostly geared toward oilier akin, which isn’t what I am looking for right now. The overall Meme value is $57, which isn’t high for Memebox in general but is more common with brand boxes.
What did you think of this box?