The box that I’ve been waiting for… the Earth & Sea Cosmetics box! When I saw the theme I immediately grabbed it. There’s just something about the whole Earth & Sea theme, like using Earth’s natural resources, that really appealed to me – I expected some glacier waters, mineral related items, clay, charcoal and so on in the box. Read on to find out if it was what I expected!
The shipping date for this was fixed on 2 September and I received this on 11 September, which I think is pretty fast! This box costs USD29, plus USD6.99 for shipping from Korea.
What is Memebox?
Memebox is a non-subscription mystery beauty box company. Each regular Memebox comes with 4 to 8 full-sized or deluxe sample of Korean products, while Superbox comes with only full sized products. Shipping dates are set by the company; check the product description for information about when the box is scheduled to start shipping.
Memebox Special #31 Earth & Sea Cosmetics
When toxins, dirt and oil build up get under the skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, ultimately clogging up pores and making skin look dull. So, we’re bringing you nature’s clean up crew to clear the way for cleaner and brighter skin. Charcoal, volcanic ash and mud all work together to draw out dirt and excess oil to extract stubborn impurities from deep within pores! Mineral rich marine energy works as the step 2 treatment for refining pores and replenishing moisture to the skin. Our Earth & Sea Cosmetics Box offers the best natural ingredients to give you your best looking skin yet.
Item 1: Shara Shara Black Charcoal Mask Purifying
Full size, 23g. Value of $2.
Product Description: This mask contains high concentrates of charcoal powder and volcanic ash complex for clearing your skin of dirt, impurities and sebum clogging up your pores. It also works to soothe and protect sensitive skin with its wine and aloe vera leaf formula.
How to use: Place the mask over your face and rest for 15 – 30 minutes. Remove and pat in the remaining essence for full absorbance.
Quick thoughts:You guys know what I feel about sheet masks. The more the merrier! I’ve never tried one with charcoal in a sheet mask so this will be pretty interesting to try!
Item 2: Secret Nature Volcanic Ash Pore Pack
Full size, 100g. Value of $36.
Product Description: Enriched with organic Jeju complex and mineral rich volcanic ash, charcoal, green tea and pine needle extracts, this Volcanic Ash Pore Pack works wonders for controlling excess sebum and tightening enlarged pores. Plus, it’s free of parabens, artificial fragrance, and artificial coloring. Suitable for all skin types.
How to use: After applying toner, spread out the pack evenly over your face and rest for 10 – 15 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
Quick thoughts: This was one of the items revealed in the spoilers and made me so happy that I purchased this box! Face mask + volcanic ash? Yes please!! I can’t wait to give this a try!
Item 3: Tosowoong Super Aqua Cooling Gel
Full size, 80g. Value of $34.
Product Description: This is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Full of minerals and nutrients from glacier waters, this gel is ideal for cooling overheated skin and relieving irritated skin. Deep sea minerals also strengthen and moisturize skin so that you can have firm and supple skin all day long.
How to use: Evenly distribute a penny sized amount onto skin and massage until fully absorbed. Use daily morning and night after toning the skin.
Quick thoughts: I love gel moisturisers! I think they’re especially great during summer holidays after a day out in the sun so I’ll be bringing it along on my next beach holiday!
Item 4: Dewytree Mineral Healthy Sun Cut Loose Powder
Full size, 10g. Value of $34.
Product Description: Dewytree’s loose powder is enriched with natural minerals and essential oil for maintaining your skin’s moisture level and leaving a long lasting silky finish. Plus it has UV protection level of SPF 36 PA++ and uses an air pocket puff that does not clog pores with powder application.
How to use: Direct pat on the air pocket powder over your face at the last stage of your makeup routine or in throughout the day for quick fix-ups.
Quick thoughts: I’m not super excited about this because I already have a box full of face powders. The powder does look very finely milled and has a good level of sun protection so I will give it a try.
Item 5: Elizavecca Elastic Pore Mask Cleansing Foam
Full size, 120ml. Value of $29.
Product Description: Made from 6000mg of charcoal, 3000mg of collagen from pig skin, and spider extracts, the Elastic Pore Mask cleansing foam is a mask and facial cleanser all in one. As weird as the combination of charcoal, collagen, and spider extracts sounds, this black mask will penetrate deep into your pores, clearing away all dead skin cells and blackheads with bubbles as fine as spider web. A quick 5 minutes every day is all you ever need to treat enlarged pores and excess skin impurities!
How to use: Spread evenly over dry face. Then wet it with a little bit of water and gently roll your fingers thoroughly over your face for 3-5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Quick thoughts: I find it amusing that the description said 6000mg of charcoal and 3000mg of collagen… to make the numbers look really big? Because that’s equivalent to just 6g of charcoal and 3g of collagen, no? But the bigger numbers look so much better I guess. I’m a bit on the fence about the “spider extracts”… I will try and hopefully I wont get any allergic reaction to it!
Item 6: Ariul Spa Water 24 Hours Moisturising Refreshing Mist
Full size, 100ml. Value of $18.
Product Description: This is made from pure spa water extracted straight from Belgium rich in minerals and various amino acids. The mist works to deliver an instant replenishment into your skin, creating a moisture barrier for preventing any dehydration for all day long. It can also be used as a boosting serum for enhancing absorbance of other skincare products.
How to use: Spray the mist 30cm away from your face and gently pat it in for full absorbance. Apply after cleansing as the first stage of skincare routine or whenever your skin feels dehydrated.
Quick thoughts:This was also one of the items that were revealed in the spoilers! I’m very happy to receive this in the box – I love spray mists as I live in a hot country so I predict that I will enjoy this a lot.
I’m pretty happy with this box – it pretty much lived up to the whole Earth & Sea theme that I had hoped for, and I will use (almost) every item. I do wish that they had put something else in place of the powder but I’m not too upset about that. I’m very happy about the face mist and the volcanic ash pore pack – these will be the ones that I try out first.
In terms of value, this box came up to a value of USD154 according to the info card, versus the USD35.99 inclusive of shipping price tag for the box, which is a really good deal!
Did you get this box? What do you think of the items?
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