Unboxing Memebox April Showers Box!

Oh more haircare products!  I am really excited about this box and you will find out why as I start my unboxing.  This is a fantastic box, full of haircare and body products. 

April Showers Box

Take in some of that Me, Myself and I time. Cleanse, nourish and treat your hair to a moisturizing mask to relax that frizzy mane. Make your way over to the tub and take dip in aromatic goodness as this bath salt works wonders to your skin. Take your newest grab-bag with you everywhere you go, whether you are jet-set or hitting the gym we’ve got you covered from head to toe.



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Shiseido Tsubaki Extra Moist Shampoo/ Conditioner/Massage Brush   See!  This is why I am excited!  A JAPANESE brand in a Memebox ~ I haven’t seen that ever happen, even when Memebox was global.   I hope this means Memebox is going to branch out with other skincare from other Asian countries!   Shiseido is a premiere brand and I have used some of their skincare products that are available here in the USA.  However, the mundane products, like hand creams and hair care products are usually not found in the department store or Sephora.  If you are lucky, you have an Asian store or mall near you and they will carry these products, but for many people, these are not found in their neighborhood.  Tsubaki is Camellia and this is made with red camellia flower extracts, including fermented camellia seed oil

  • Tsubaki (Camellia) Oil contains linoleic fatty acids ~ Omega-6 ~ along with Omega 3 and Omega-9 (oleic fatty acid)  It is also rich with vitamins A, B, D and E and has polyphenols, plant collagen and proteins, along with anti-aging antioxidants.    Camellia will add shine and moisture to your hair and will help repair damage from chemical treatments, such as perms and coloring.  It will also help prevent split ends and hair breakage.

shampoo on left, conditioner on right

This smells WONDERFUL ~ it is just like the Holika Holika Hair Rinsing Vinegar From Nature – Camellia ~ it is a beautiful floral scent and it isn’t cloying.  The shampoo is a nice silky shampoo that cleanses well (I used it this morning) and it didn’t cause my oily hair to be greasy or weighed down.  The conditioner is thick and really helps de-tangle my fine hair ~ again, no greasy residue ~ just beautiful scented clean hair!   

The massage brush is pretty cool ~ it is used to stimulate your scalp, promoting your blood to circulate to your scalp and encouraging hair growth.   You use this brush when you are shampooing your hair and it will also deep clean your scalp to remove excess oil and unclog your hair follicles.   Both the shampoo and conditioner are 500 mL each.  RV $31.00

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Description:Your hair needs more than just cleaning – it also needs superior hydration. One of Japan’s finest and most prestigious cosmetic brands, Shiseido, brings you an exceptional combo to bring back life and moisture to your dry, frizzy and damaged hair. Formulated with premium red camellia flower extract and extremely rich in high-quality oils like oleic and linoleic acid. This set is made to effectively deliver its rich nutrient content deep into the scalp and in each hair strand. Achieve smoother, softer hair with a nice shine and volume.

Shampoo Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sorbitol, DPG, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Arginine, Steartrimonium Chloride, Camellia Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Acetyl Hyaluronate,  Hydrolyzed Conchiolin (pearl) Protein, Aspergillus/Camellia Seed Fermentation Extract Liquid, Sodium Sulfate,  Dimethicone, PEG-2 Laurate, Citric Acid, EDTA-2Na, Sodium Taurine Cocoyl Methyltaurate, BG, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate,  Fragrance, Yellow 5, Yellow 4

Shampoo Ingredients (Japanese)水、ラウレス硫酸Na、コカミドプロピルベタイン、ジステアリン酸グリコール、ソルビトール、DPG、グアーヒドロキシプロピルトリモニウムクロリド、アルギニン、ステアルトリモニウムクロリド、ツバキ種子油、塩化Na、アセチルヒアルロン酸Na、加水分解コンキオリン、アスペルギルス/ツバキ種子発酵エキス液、硫酸Na、ジメチコン、ラウリン酸PEG-2、クエン酸、EDTA-2Na、ココイルメチルタウリンタウリンNa、BG、トコフェロール、フェノキシエタノール、安息香酸Na、香料、黄5、黄4  (source)

Conditioner Ingredients: Water, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopentyldiol, Behentrimonium Chloride, DPG, Cetyl Alcohol, Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Arginine, Polysilicone-13, Steartrimonium Chloride, PEG-90M, Camellia Seed Oil,  Sodium Acetylhyaluronate, Aspergillus/Camellia Seed Fermentation Extract Solution, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Salicylic Acid, Cetalkonium Chloride, BG, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Silica, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Red 227, Yellow 4

Conditioner Ingredients (Japanese): 水、ソルビトール、ジメチコン、ステアリルアルコール、イソペンチルジオール、ベヘントリモニウムクロリド、DPG、セタノール、アミノプロピルジメチコン、水添ポリイソブテン、アルギニン、ポリシリコーン-13、ステアルトリモニウムクロリド、PEG-90M、ツバキ種子油、アセチルヒアルロン酸Na、アスペルギルス/ツバキ種子発酵エキス液、ミリスチン酸イソプロピル、イソプロパノール、水添ポリデセン、サリチル酸、セトリムニウムクロリド、BG、トコフェロール、シリカ、BHT、安息香酸Na、フェノキシエタノール、香料、赤227、黄4  (source)

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Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Mask Pack  I’ve come a long way, baby!  I used to rant against getting hair treatments like this, but I have learned how to use them with my oily hair ~ and I found that hair treatments after I color my hair, help keep my hair soft and shiny, as coloring does leave my hair a bit dry and rough.  I am pretty excited to use this and it is a BIG tube of hair treatment ~ I only have chin length hair, so this should last me a while.  Just massage into freshly cleansed hair, leave in for 5 minutes and then rinse out.  For more intensive treatment, you can apply to your damp hair and leave in.   Full Size 200 mL RV $16.00

  • Argan Oil is commonly called “liquid gold” and is extracted from the kernels of the native Moroccan Argan tree. It is chock full of nutrients, such as fatty acids, squalene and vitamin E.   It strengthens your hair while moisturizing. 
  • Silk Amino Acids contains 18 amino acids, peptides and proteins that help smooth rough, dry and damaged hair 

Description: Feeling hopeless with your damaged, frizzy hair full with split-ends? Rescue your hair with this hair mask pack formulated with Argan oil which contains an abundant amount of nutrients and moisture to help hydrate and smooth hair. Infuse all the richness of Argan oil directly to your hair and scalp – from roots to tips! It coats each and every strand with a protective barrier while supplying nutrients to the hair for a smoother, softer texture. It effectively repairs damaged hair to get rid of tangles, split-ends and frizz! This mask is easy to use and it suits all hair types!

Ingredients: water, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, glycerin, dicaprylyl carbonate, stearyl alcohol, amodimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, steartrimonium chloride, dimethicone, beeswax, argania spinosa kernel oil (0.5%),  hydrogenated lecithin, ceramide NP, malt extract, silk amino acids (20mg), dimethiconol, isopropyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, trideceth-12, butylene glycol, caprylhydroxamic acid, boswellia serrata resin extract, propylene glycol, hydrogenated polyisobutene, disodium EDTA, octyldodecanol, 1,2-hexanediol, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, fragrance cosDNA.com analysis

LG Elastine Travel Kit for Women LG is a huge brand that also owns The Face Shop, Beyond, Su:m 37, CNP, CDL, Derma Lift and more. This is a cute travel kit that contains a Elastine Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner ~ both 50 mL each ~ ON: The Body Cherry Blossom Body Wash (50 mL), ON: The Body Berry Essentials Cleansing Foam (30 mL), Perioe Total 7 Original Advance Toothpaste (3o mL) and a mini toothbrush.   I couldn’t find the ingredients or a lot of information, but what I could find, I will repeat here.  This is a really cute set and I will save it for when I do travel ~ these are all good sizes for a 3 -5 day trip.  RV $20.00  

Description: Save a huge space from your travel luggage without sacrificing your best beauty essentials. LG Minis lets you travel whenever, wherever you want ensuring that you still get the best skincare and beauty products minus their bulky packaging. This neat healthcare set contains a decent amount of shampoo, body wash, lotion, cream, toothpaste and a toothbrush to last your entire getaway trip.

Cherry Blossom Body Wash The moist body wash of sweet and fragrant aroma of springtime cherry blossom and rich foam.  A rich foam and gently moisturizes the skin.  Cherry Blossom fragrance of sweet and savory spring that feels soft.  Contains an ingredient derived from corn, mild and gentle cleansing nature, mild formula.  Main ingredients include cherry blossom flower extract, lemonbalm leaf/stem extracts and arnica flower extract.  This is free from parabens, animal derived ingredients, mineral oil   (source)

Berry Essentials Cleansing Foam:  Soft cream moisturizes the skin with cleansing foam!  It seemed laden moist cultivated berry ingredients are water, the skin after cleansing (berry ingredient 12mg).  This compact and dense fine cleansing foam helps clear up skin every corner. Mild skin regimen.  Concerns for skin irritation as a mild regimen will keep your skin healthy.  Free from mineral oil, silicone, triethanolamine.  Main ingredients are stawberry, raspberry and blueberry extracts.  (source)

Perioe Total 7 Original Advance Toothpaste: 99.9% natural antibacterial toothpaste with mild spearmint taste. It looks like it contains propolis, white birch, aloe vera, tea tree, salt, green tea and lemon

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Bakkanto Bison Hot Bath Salt Ruby Grapefruit/Sweet Apple/Germanium (Randomly Selected) I received Soda Squash (which Memebox calls Germanium, but more on that later) and this is another Japanese product!  These are sweat bath salts and Soda Squash has a thickening agent that will turn your water into thick and slimy water that causes it to heat up ~ it is very popular in Japan and it is supposed be a fantastic experience.  These have carbon dioxide in them, so your water will crackle and pop as the bath salts dissolve.  The bath salts have pepper and ginger extracts and rock salt and Soda Squash is supposed to be a fresh, sweet scent like cucumber soda.    I don’t know if grapefruit or sweet apple have  germanium in them, which is not a flower, but a chemical ~ it is metal that helps you sweat, which will then enhance your blood circulation and remove toxins.  It is supposed to help improve your skin and also physical ailments such as digestive and circulatory issues.   Bison makes more than one germanium bath salt, including a hot ginger.   Full Size 60 g RV $5.00

There are a lot of warnings with this product, as they are sweat bath salts, so I am repeating what Bison has to say

  • Please drink of water about 1 cup of before bathing.
  • If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, prone to light-headedness,  you should avoid if you have a strong feeling of fatigue. 
  • When feeling sick, please slowly get out of the bathtub at once.
  • The floor or bathtub becomes very slippery in thickened component, so please take care when moving around.
  • Please do not use when there is an abnormalities in the skin
  • If you experience skin rash, redness, itching, irritation and other abnormalities, discontinue use and consult your doctor.
  •  If this product gets into your eyes, rinse  immediately with lukewarm water 
  • Please do not use in other than for bathing

Ingredients:  Sulfuric acid Na, Dextrin, Lactose (milk), sucrose, Lepa germanium, Lipase, carbon dioxide, Sea salt, Pepper fruit extract, Ginger root extract, Honoraito (magma mud – Phonolite), water, Titanium oxide, silica, ethanol, fragrance

Ingredients (Japanese):  硫酸Na, デキストリン, 乳糖(牛乳), スクロース, レパゲルマニウム, リパーゼ, 二酸化炭素, 海塩, トウガラシ果実エキス, ショウガ根エキス, ホノライト, 水, 酸化チタン, シリカ, エタノール, 香料   (source)

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TonyMoly Creamy Bubble Maker  These are great!  This is a bubble maker, so it can turn your hardest soap and stubborn gel cleansers that won’t foam up into the creamiest foamiest product!  These also work well if you have hard water (full of minerals) as well.   This bubble maker not only has a net, but little sponge bits inside, which makes it even more powerful to create foam.  This also has a plastic hoop that it makes it easy to hang up and dry out completely.  RV $5.00

As you can tell, I am thrilled with the April Showers Box!!  The Japanese products are really wonderful and I hope this is a new Memebox trend to contain other Asian beauty products besides K-Beauty.  I am really looking forward to trying out the bath salts ~ I wonder, after I fill up with water, if I can have some wine or sake during my bath!  I needed a new bubble maker, so this came in handy and I am looking forward to trying all of the hair products as well. The travel kit is going in my overnight bag now and is a great size ~ not too much product and not too little ~ nothing worse that running out of shampoo on vacation!  I loved this box so much that I purchased another one as for $36.00, I think this is a pretty good deal.  I received a MemeValue of $77.00.  Did you purchase this box?  What do you think of it?

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4 thoughts on “Unboxing Memebox April Showers Box!

  1. I love Shiseido Tsubaki’s line. They also have different ones: white (damage) and gold (deep clean). They all smells so wonderful. I personally like the red one the best 🙂 I am so excited that they had Japanese products too! I really hope they start carrying more~!

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    1. hi emilysdaily – I saw the other two lines, and I didn’t know what they were for, so that is good to know. I might look into the gold for those days when my hair feels really greasy. thank you for that info and yes, I do hope this means memebox will carry Japanese products too!

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  2. I just received the April Showers box today, and am so excited to try everything(!), but I am super confused on exactly what the Cleansing Foam in the travel kit is for. Is it a cleanser for the body or face, or is it a body lotion?

    On a side note, thank you for your wonderful blog! I really enjoy reading your reviews, and appreciate how thorough they are.

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    1. Hi luna! thank you for such nice words – I am always glad to hear from my readers, which aren’t that many!!
      There are two cleansing products in the travel kit (outside of the shampoo & conditioner)
      Cherry Blossom Body Wash – that is the body cleanser.
      Berry Essentials Cleansing Foam – that is the facial foaming cleanser

      I love this box too! The shampoo/conditioner and hairpack from skinfood are AMAZING. Love, love love!


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