Today I’ll be reviewing the At Home superbox. A superbox is a little more expensive than a regular themed box, and always contains all fll-sized products. The theme of this box was treatments that take a little more time, so good for when you’re stuck at home on a rainy day (like today happens to be). This box contained 6 full-sized products. All product descriptions below come from the info card included (corrected for grammar and spelling because, well, I can’t restrain myself).
Memebox is a Korean Beauty mystery box. They generally release new boxes each week; some are themed and others miscellaneous products. All items are Korean, usually lesser-known brands. Boxes range in price (starting usually at $23 USD) and standard shipping (which takes a couple of weeks) is $6.99 USD per box ordered (so if you order two boxes, it’s $13.98 for shipping). Boxes are usually pre-ordered to be shipped at a later date, although they do have some ready to ship now.
Memebox products come packaged in a sturdy pink cardboard box with crumpled tissue paper for padding. The box then comes in either a pink bubblewrap mailer or a shipping box if multiple boxes are shipping at once. The products are usually arranged neatly and are often sealed by the manufacturer.
CNKCOS Sexy Beans (120g)
“Lighten and tighten up your body line with this ultimate at-home self body-sliming item! This is a gentle, non-stimulating formula based entirely on natural soy beans, corn, centella asiatica extracts, and caffeine. Sexy Beans are gentle enough for daily use.”
Ok, let’s get real. These don’t work. They won’t work. As a lifelong fatty, I know the only way to get slim is to eat fewer calories than you burn. While surgeries and some topical creams can reduce the appearance of cellulite, an all-natural formula isn’t likely to provide any such results. That said, these little guys nicely liven up bathwater with some soothing oils, and lather up pretty good.
Cotterang Blackhead and Black Mask Economic Kit (80mL)
“This is a blackhead and pore multi-care kit containing a bottle of Blackhead-Out Sauce, 40 nose packs, 20 chin pads, 25 black cotton tips, a plastic dish, and a pinchette.”
Well, this is definitely a process. Soak the pads in the sauce (LOL) in the petri dish, fish them out with the pinchette, apply to your blackhead-riddled nose and chin, wait until they dry, then mop up the schmutz that comes out of your pores with the cotton swab. I found that, lacking adhesion, the pads were kind of a pain; I had to sit still with my head tilted back to make sure they dried in place. I didn’t get too much rising to the surface, but to be fair, I don’t really have blackheads and I had gotten a facial only a few days prior to using this kit. I did notice that the larger pores on my chin tightened up after using the “sauce.”
Labstory V Line B-Tox lifting Mask
“This mask doesn’t carry any essence, but instead is made from silicon which you wear over your chin and fasten onto your head. It will lift up fine lines and wrinkles around your chin and neck with continuous use.”
V-Line masks are the new thing in Korea, I think; at least I’ve been seeing a lot of them lately. I feel like this doesn’t have a chance of working, just like the Sexy Beans, but it may be a way to use up the essence that’s left over from my sheet masks, like building my own mask. Or the silicon in contact with my sweaty face could cause a zitfest. We’ll see.
OSEQUE Silk Foot Peeling (70g)
“The jelly-like texture and nutrition-rich formula of the peeling gel works to get rid of calluses on your heels while nourishing the dried out skin at the same time.”
I’m a huge fan of foot peeling, so I’m excited to have this gel in the box. Milder than the bootie socks that I soak my feet in for an hour, this gel is more like a quick softener to be used in conjunction with a foot file to get rough skin scraped off, like during a professional pedicure treatment.
with shyan Ruby Pusher and Eraser (15mL)
“It’s not cuticles but loose skin under them that we need to remove to keep nails clean and healthy. The Ruby Pusher is specifically created for this; the high quality ceramic boxy works to gently scrape off the loose, dead skin from your nails.”
So obviously, I’m big into taking care of my nails. I have no idea where this pusher has been all my life, but I need a lifetime’s supply of them. The eraser liquid brushes on flat, not like a rich oil, and dries quickly. The pusher has a mildly abrasive ceramic head that breaks up and wipes away the dried, dead skin under the cuticle. That skin needs to go for a long-lasting manicure, and this tool makes it so much easier than trying to nip it with cuticle scissors (which can be dangerous). I love these items and use them every manicure and pedicure.
RiRe Cool Dr. Scalp+ (10mL) and Hot Speed Manicure (15mL)
“Enriched with various oriental medicinal extracts, the Cool Dr. Scalp+ works to cool down the scalp temperature for preventing possible hair loss and also remove impurities and dead skin cells for healthier scalp and hair. The Hot Speed Manicure penetrates deep into the hair cuticles, delivers abundant nutrition and creates a strong protein layer for maintaining the healthy moisture balance of your hair.”
I suffer from hair loss, so I was pretty excited to see these items in the box. The Dr. Scalp+ does feel cool against my scalp, although I’m not convinced it does anything more than that. The Hot Speed Manicure does a nice job of moisturizing my frizzy ends and coaxing them back to smoothness. I like these products, I just wish they were larger, since they’re about the size of liquid lip balms. That seems way too small for multiple uses on hair.
So two of these products are kind of duds for me, and one is a bit more of a pain than I expected, but I really love the other three and I can find uses for the duds. The At Home Superbox has been restocked, so if this review intrigues you, click the link to purchase!
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Next up: I have Memeboxes arriving today, so… 😀