Collagen products are marketed for anti-aging; they’re supposed to plump up the skin to smooth out wrinkles and provide an illusion of youth. I read somewhere that collagen doesn’t actually absorb topically, so the effects of these products are short-lived, but I’ve noticed a definite smoothing effect. That could simply be from better hydration of my skin, but I’ll take what I can get.
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.
Ramosu Carestory Collagen Extract 100 (10mL)
“Infused with over 17 different amino acids, this 100% concentrated collagen ampoule will deliver intense hydration and facilitate cell regeneration for more supple and firmed up baby-skin. Also, it doesn’t smell or feel sticky like your average collagen products; instead it glides onto the skin refreshingly.”
Ampoules are concentrated product that deliver strong ingredients. For best results, apply after serums and before moisturizer, giving it a few minutes to absorb before moving on to the next skin care step. This is a very small amount of product, but you only need a few drops a day.
Dermahouse Collagen Firming Cream (30mL)
“The abundant collagen, shea butter, and mango shea butter ingredients work to lock in moisture and deliver beneficial nutrients deep down into your skin. With continuous use, you’ll experience disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improvement in the skin texture and clarity.”
I’ve been using the Dermahouse scaling cream (an exfoliant) and really like it, so I expect to like this one too. I’m waiting until winter to start using this cream for the extra hydration.
Dewytree Real Collagen Nutrition Serum (50mL)
“A deeply moisturizing and nourishing facial serum infused with high concentrates of collagen, this serum treats enlarged pores, sagging skin, and signs of aging with its highly moist and nutritious formula which instigate skin regeneration and renewal.”
This seems to be a good quality serum. I’ve noticed while using it that my skin seems brighter, but I use such a combination of products that it could be anything causing that effect.
3W Clinic Collagen Make-Up Base (50mL)
“This silicone type make-up base contains blemish-control powder components for matting out and preparing the skin before foundation application. The high level of adherence and long-lasting formula helps keep your makeup silky smooth all day long.”
I love this product. It’s a color-correcting base, so it goes on green to cancel out redness. I usually prefer silicone-based clear primers, but I really like how this one smooths out my complexion. It does seem to make my make-up stay together longer: I’ve been wearing it under BB cream in 90+-degree heat, and even though I’ve been sweating like crazy, my makeup has stayed relatively set. I’d repurchase this if I could find it for a reasonable price.
The Skin House Wrinkle Collagen Free Spot (30mL)
“The wrinkle-care product is packed with collagen and adenosine components for delivering deep, intensive nourishment to the skin and nullify the signs of aging by filling in between fine lines and wrinkles.”
I’m currently using Skinfood’s Pomegranate wrinkle filler as a spot treatment, but I’m happy to try this one out when that’s used up. Wrinkle fillers are good for not only around the eyes, but between brows and from nose to mouth. I find they help plump those areas up to reduce the fine lines I get in those spots.
abelle So Hot-Burning Concentrate Ampoule (20mL)
“A unique hair ampoule that warms up all by itself and absorbs deeply into your hair, this highly concentrated ampoule is made from EGF, hydrolyzed keratin, hydrolyzed collagen, and hydrolyzed silk which all work to strengthen the hair cuticle and make your hair shine with a natural glow.”
I’ll admit I’m a little afraid to try this hair pack. Keratin straightens hair, and mine is curly. Also, anything labeled “so hot burning” sounds like it could be trouble for someone with hair loss issues like me. Still, I’m going to try it, one of these days, maybe in the winter when my hair dries out more.
While this box wasn’t as packed as some others have been, I like all these products. I’m not sure I’d jump on a collagen 2 box, but I’m glad I picked up this one.
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