Unboxing Memebox Must Have Skincare: Spring Edition Box

Finally, a skincare box from Memebox that might just work for my skin type!  Lately, Memebox has been doing a lot of dry skin care boxes and a ton of makeup centric boxes, so I haven’t been interested that much ~ I wish Memebox would stop with the glut of makeup boxes.  They came out with the Must Have Skincare: Spring Edition box and I really liked the looks of it, so I purchased it.  It is still available and at the bottom of my blog post, I have several coupon codes for 15% off ~ these are exclusive to me, so if you use them, I would love it if you used my affiliate link as well! 

I have a whole section in my blog,  devoted to Memebox, so if you want to know more, check out the Memebox category.

Must Have Skincare: Spring Edition Box #mememusthaves

We love discovering new holy grail items, and we’re sure you do too. There’s nothing like introducing a new skin care item into your already amazing routine. The season has changed and we know you’re looking to switch things up. Add some flair into your life with these five skincare items we’ve selected just for you. We swear, you’re skin will LOVE these products! Keep things simple and start with the skin this Spring and get these #mememusthaves and create clean and clear skin that radiates perfection

I am very pleasantly surprised that Memebox put in an informational card ~ the USA boxes have been bereft of information cards and I do love the pretty graphics on the card of the lotus flower and oranges.


Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Cream  I love bubbly cleansers and I never had a cleansing cream that is a bubbly one ~ I’ve had foaming ones, but not a cream.  I have heard a lot of good things about Holika Holika’s Soda Pore line and am excited to try this one.  This has mineral water and sodium bicarbonate, which explains the soda description (bubbly-bubbly) and those two ingredients help absorb the oil, clean out dirt within your pores, and is rich in oxygen and minerals, helping to deep cleanse your skin.  It also contains kiwi fruit extract, which helps remove dead skin cells and tea tree extract, which will help heal your skin.   This is a thick white creamy cleanser, with blue particles which help gently exfoliate.  I did use this tonight and whereas it is really isn’t a bubbly cleanser, it does smell lovely, a fresh citrus scent,  and my face felt clean, refreshed and very soft afterwards.  Full Size 180mL Value $12.00

Description: Soda for your face! Who would of thought? Well as it turns out cleansing your face with carbonated water can be seriously beneficial. The soda bubbles go deep into your pores to remove all dirt and impurities. The bubbles also deliver oxygen deep into the skin to brighten your complexion. This cleansing cream contains capsules with carbonated ingredients that will pop and remove dirt and oil. So go on, apply some carbonation to your face.

Ingredients: Purified water, mineral oil, stearic acid, glycerin, macadamia nut oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, polysorbate 60, beeswax, mineral water, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dimethicone, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, sucrose, Ultramarines, sorbitan stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, disodium EDTA, tocopheryl acetate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Butylene glycol, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, sodium bicarbonate, triethanolamine, carbomer, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben cosDNA.com analysis


image from http://www.holikaholika.co.kr/FrontStore/iGoodsView.phtml?iGoodsId=20017421



Skin79 Lotus Mild Cleansing Foam   This cleanser sounds really interesting!  It has lotus extract ~ to help protect skin and remove waste by-products, galactomyces ferment ~ moisturizes and protects skin barrier, rosemary leaf & camomille extract ~ to soothe and protect skin, licorice & centilla asiatica extract ~ for brightening and evening out skin tone, mushroom extract ~ for oil and skin balancing and papaya & salix alba (white willow) bark extract ~ exfoliation.  It is good for stressed, sensitive and oily skin.  I have not opened this yet, as I have 53,289 cleansing foams to get thru, but if anyone is worried about pH levels, you can re appropriate your foam cleansers and use them in other ways, such as a body cleanser or even a makeup brush cleanser!  Full Size 200mL Value $14.00

Description: In Hindu religion the lotus flower is the foremost symbol of beauty and represents ever-renewing youth. This foaming cleanser utilizes this beautiful flower to create an aromatic, rejuvenating and invigorating experience for your skin. The lotus flower is known to beautify the skin because it is an excellent source of antioxidants, extremely moisturizing and can improve the skin’s’ overall complexion by increasing elasticity. Wash away those impurities to reveal the most beautiful skin you’ve ever had.

Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, stearic acid, Lauric Acid, myristic Acid, potassium hydroxide, cocamidopropyl betaine, glyceryl stearate, beeswax, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract/Nelumbo Nucifera (lotus) Flower Extract, PEG-100 Stearate, trehalose, Butylene Glycol, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Centella asiatica extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract/Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin  cosDNA.com analysis

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It’s Skin Secret Solution Clear Essence  This is an essence that is designed to help clear up acne.  I didn’t open it yet, as I have another product that I am currently using, but I will be using this soon.   I love that it has a sponge dab applicator instead of a pump or eye dropper applicator.  You can remove the sponge and clean it, if you are worried about that sort of thing.    This does have jasmine in it, but so long it doesn’t smell like Jasmine, I will be okay.   I do like that it has green tea and licorice in here.  Full Size 75mL  Value $15.50

Description: This essence is potent enough to begin clearing up acne within 5 days! It is formulated with white flower complex, trichloroacetic acid, licorice and green tea extracts to both defeat acne and soothe irritated skin. Embrace clear skin this Spring season!

Directions: On a cleansed and toned face, apply the product by dabbing lightly on trouble area/spots

Ingredients: Purified water, denatured alcohol, Glycereth-26, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea extract, sea water,  Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract/Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Freesia Alba Flower Extract, Saussurea Involucrata (snow lotus) Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Lilium Candidum (madonna lily) Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Gnaphalium Leontopodium Flower Extract/Leontopodium Alpinum (edelweiss) Flower Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,PPG-26-Buteth-26, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, sodium citrate, disodium EDTA, citric acid, triclosan, perfume  cosDNA.com analysis

image from http://beautynetkorea.com/product/Its-Skin-Secret-Solution-Clear-Essence-75ml–Irritated-skin-/KRITSKSK0002497/

Skinfood Facial Ice Vita Mist  I am so exited to get this product!   This is the first Korean facial mist I have seen that is in an aerosol can ~ usually, Korean facial mists are in pump mist sprays.   This is more on the level of Evian Facial Mist, as it is also an aerosol can mist, which means I can get a finer mist from the spray nozzle.  I am a huge fan of Skinfoods Water line and getting the facial ice mist is a major plus for me.    This also has a ton of fruit and veggie ingredients, which pack a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants:  carrot, tomato, apple, cabbage, broccoli, celery, asparagus, raspberry, cranberry, açaí, strawberry, spinach, alfalfa and pomegranate ~ as well as witch hazel, which will tighen pores.  This has a very light fruity scent, and very cooling and refreshing on the skin.    This is going in my gym bag for sure!  I will use this quite a bit now that spring and summer around the corner.  Full Size 100mL  Value $17.00

Description: Nothing like a refreshment in the middle of a long day, ahhh. Instantly cool down your skin with this moisture and nutrition packed facial mist to keep your skin at it’s ideal skin temperature.  An icy toner that immediately relieves heat sensations and skin dryness with a fluffy cloud of icy sherbet infused with Alaska glacier water and a complex of vitamins A, B, C and E.  

Vita A, B, C and E Complex Story: The concentration of effective ingredients from a variety of fruits and vegetables known for their richness of vitamin A,B,C and E gives your skin rich moisture to make it fresh and revitalized. 

Alaskan Glacier Water Story: This alkalescent natural water, which has taken 20,000 years to have the current ingredients, has lots of oxygen, hydrogen, minerals and ions.

Directions: Spray on skin to instantly cool down skin. Use after skincare routine or throughout the day for a midday pick me up.

Ingredients: aqua, sea water maris aqua (sea water), butylene glycol, Bis-PEG 18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, propanediol, glacier water, magnesium asparate, zinc gluconate, copper gluconate, amber extract, daucuc carota sativa (carrot) root extract, solanum lycopersicum (tomato) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, brassica oleracea capitata (cabbage) leaf extract, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) extract, apium graveolens (celery) extract, asparagus officinalis extract, rubus idaeus (raspberrry) fruit extract, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit extract, euterpe oleracea (açaí) fruit extract, fragraia chiloensis (strawberry) fruit extract, spinacia oleracea (spinach) leaf extract, medicago sativa (alfalfa) extract, punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit water, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, creatine, copper tripeptide-1, palmitoyl pentapeptide-5, glycerin, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, phenoxythanol, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis


The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Holika Holika Prime Youth Black Sea Cucumber Mask Sheet  Sorry for the blindingly bright photo above…I can use this packaging to catch satellite waves! This is a black hydrogel mask made with Black Sea Cucumber essence (10,000ppm), a powerful anti-wrinkle and brightening ingredient.   Glocomannan is from the konjac plant, which is probably part of how the hydrogel mask is held together and made.   This is one of those “fancy” masks ~ an expensive, Treat. Yo. Self. mask!  Full Size 25g  Value $7.00

Description: This interesting sheet mask has anti aging, soothing, moisturizing and regenerative properties. Sea cucumber extract is high in saponin which is an excellent source of antioxidants. Sea cucumber is also high in chondroitin which is known to increase collagen production and aid in skin regeneration. This mask also contains wild portulaca which has immense anti aging properties, as well as the ability to protect the skin from environmental pollutants.  Formulated with Black Sea Cucumber, this mask sheet help recharge and bring energy back to your skin while also protecting your skin from harmful external sources.  Prevent and banish wrinkles and create an nourished, healthy and youthful complexion while relieving dull, stressed and tired skin with this unique and nourishing extract.

Ingredients: Water, Sea Cucumber Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, niacinamide, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), glucomannan, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tamarindus Indica (tamarind) Seed Gum, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin,Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract/Artemisia Princeps (wormwood) Extract, phenoxyethanol, disodium EDTA, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, potassium hydroxide, adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, carbon black, laureth-20, 1,2-hexanediol, Spirulina Platensis Extract/SpiruLina Maxima Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Chlorella Minutissima Extract/Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit (pomegranate) Extract, Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, Brassica Napus Sprout Extract, yeast extract, fragrance  cosDNA.com analysis

Wanna know what a sea cucumber looks like?  Yeah, that was my reaction too!  ahaha

image from http://korean.alibaba.com/product-gs-img/–60015885812.html


If you are a person with oily skin or normal-oily skin, I highly recommend getting this box.  It is rare to get a box that isn’t full of heavy creams and serums designed for much drier skin tones.  I was able to finally get the Holika Holika Pore Soda cleanser, another Skinfood Water series product and I am really interested in seeing out the It’s Skin Secret Solution works as well as the sea cucumber (is it a vegetable or an animal??) mask.   I paid $40.00, which included shipping and received a MemeValue**  of $65.50.  You can still purchase the box set here.     ** MemeValue ~ you can certainly find these products cheaper elsewhere.  Always do some comparison shopping.    That said, I do have some coupons below that will discount this box further.

Did you get the Memebox Must Have Skincare: Spring Edition Box?  What did you think of it?


Promos for March

The following promo codes are for 15% off sitewide at Memebox.  They are first come, first serve, one time use only, so once someone uses it, it is used.  Also, you cannot use more than one of these coupons per account.  They are good until April 1st, 2015

The following coupon codes are also available

[disclaimer:  this blog contains affiliate links.  These boxes were paid for with my own money ]

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12 thoughts on “Unboxing Memebox Must Have Skincare: Spring Edition Box

    1. I ended up here a year late because I am trying to decide whether to bid on the Holika Holika Sea Cucumber (First) Essence, and I am looking for reviews, of which there seem to be none… 😛 Do you think the mask was anything special?

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      1. It is hard to say as one mask cannot really tell me if this ingredient is all that & a bag of chips. Since I did not repurchase it or post it on IG, I have to believe this was a bit unforgettable as far as masks go…

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        1. In the meantime, I have realized that the essence has dimethicone quite high on the ingredient list, and as annoying as it is, it usually causes CC’s on muh face, so it’s a no-go for me, anyway. Your comment reassured me. 🙂

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  1. Great review! I was actually thinking of buying this but I had already bought the It’s Skin Essence from ebay- still waiting for it to come lol! I still might pick this up because the other items look like they would be good for my skin! #kbeautybloghop

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  2. This is my first case of “meme-envy” since they broke up with the rest of the world. I think I may need to look up some of these products on my own because they look great. I really like the look of that soda cleanser and the acne solution.

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    1. I’ve been using the soda cleanser daily now and I really enjoy it. If I leave it on my face long enough, I see little tiny teeny bubbles ~ bubbles that want to be free ~ but then they die out…aha

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  3. When I read “bubbly cleansing cream” my jaw dropped. Too bad it doesn’t really bubble, because that would be amazing. This does seem like a good box overall… I still miss the days of sub-$30 boxes though (who doesn’t?)

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    1. It doesn’t bubble like other bubble cleansers…it has a teeny tiny little bit of bubble, but really, nothing to write home about. I think this was a pretty good box, but I do miss my 23.00 boxes!!


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