Saturday, 7 February 2015

Memebox Special 76 The Empress's Secrets

Memebox Special 76 Empress's Secrets

Following close behind Memebox Special 74 Cleopatra, is Memebox Special 76 Empress's Secrets. This box was selling for $23 plus shipping and had the following items (with stated values in USD):

  1. Lime Nature Double Very Moisturizing Cream, 75ml ($39)
  2. Daltokki Facial Scrub, 90ml ($30)
  3. Tosowoong Syn-ake Wrinkle Free Essence, 100ml ($30)
  4. Soy BIO+ Fermented Lumpoule 5ml x 2ea ($25)
  5. Purederm Make-up Cleansing Tissue, 30ea ($6)

Total value of approximately $130.
Here is how Memebox described this box:

"Let’s take things way, way back to ancient Korean times.
Queens in ancient Korea used a chock full of nature’s most precious ingredients to beautify and enhance their natural beauty. Various ancient herbs, oriental medicines, flowers, rice powders and more natural and effective recipes were prized among the royalty, and their effectiveness and potency is still prevalent today. 

Designed to enhance the skin’s regeneration, revitalization, anti-inflammation, and hydration functions, this royal box will surely leave you with a beautiful and enchanting glow. Unbox this Korean Empress box to reveal the mystical beauty secrets and solutions  of the east! "
I bought this box in a bundle with Memebox Special 74 Cleopatra. I passed on Memebox Special 75 Wonder Woman. I guess that one didn't seem us interesting (per Membox description). I often wonder if the box descriptions were written before or after Memebox curates their boxes. Do they already know what's going to be in the box, or they have to find products to fit the description?

1. Lime Nature Double Very Moisturizing Cream, 75ml ($39)
Memebox Product Description: "Lime Nature's Double Very Moisturizing Cream is enriched with acai berry complex and a rich blend of ancient medicinal herbs such as chuanxiong rhizome, peony, licorice root, kudzu root, portulaca, and cornflower. This gentle, hydrating formula extracted straight from the nature delivers rich moisture and nutrients deep don into the skin, locking it in for lasting suppleness and radiance."
How to Use: "Apply evenly over clean face. Pat it in for full absorbance."
I didn't take this out of the package, as it was sealed, and at the time I wasn't sure if I'm going to keep it or now. Looking at the info card, the cream looks like a gel-type cream, which I really like. 

2. Daltokki Facial Scrub, 90ml ($30)
Memebox Product Description: "This Facial Scrub is made from the Korean glutinous rice cake - known to be rich in various vitamins and nutrients - and it works to smooth out and clarify the skin by exfoliating dead skin cells and dry, flaky patches. Its sticky, cheesy formula is not only fun to play with but also rejuvenating and nourishing to the the skin. The natural rice cake grains gently exfoliate without any stimulation and is suitable for all skin types and ages.
How to Use: "Spread the scrub evenly over wet face. Gently massage onto skin using your fingers. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Follow with a moisturizing toner and cream. Make sure to store the product in a cool place and be careful not get any water in it, as the real rice cake extracts could go bad.
This seems like an interesting product. I'm always on the lookout for facial scrubs. Can't wait to try this.

3. Tosowoong Syn-ake Wrinkle Free Essence, 100ml ($30)
Memebox Product Description: "Firm up and fill the fine wrinkles, and maintain a healthy moisture & oil balance with this wrinkle care essence. The Tosowoong Syn-ake skin care series is formulated with syn-ake complex - a kind of peptide carrying similar constituents to snake venon - EGF, adenosine, glactomomyces ferments, and bifida ferments.  This all-natural formula instantly alleviates sensitive, stimulated skin and rejuvenates and strengthens dry, dulled skin."
How to Use: "Pump out and apply evenly over clean face. Pat it in for full absorbance."
This is the third Tosowoong Syn-ake product I've received so far from Memebox. The other two products were a whitening mist and a wrinkle-free lotion from Memebox Special 63 Skincare Elixir. I'm happy to put together a set of products from the same brand so I can test them out together (one day).

4. Soy BIO+ Fermented Lumpoule 5ml x 2ea ($25)
Memebox Product Description: ""Lumpoule" is a combination of two words - 'lump' and 'ampoule' - and basically a facial ampoule made from 100% Korean fermented soy bean lump. It'll work to prevent formation of fine lines and wrinkles and also brighten up the overall complexion."
How to Use: "Apply 2-3 drops of the ampoule to clean face. Pat it in for full absorbance."
These are really delicate looking little bottles. I love ampoules..(I guess cause they are small and get used up fast?) I like that they are light and fast absorbing. Can't wait to test these little guys outs.

5. Purederm Make-up Cleansing Tissue, 30ea ($6)
Memebox Product Description: "Easy to carry around, disposable cleansing tissue enriched with nutrients from one of the  most beloved herbs in the Eastern world - green tea leaf. Its nature-friendly formula is gentle to all skin types and it effectively wipes away all traces of makeup resides and skin impurities.
How to Use: "Take 1 sheet and remove lip & eye makeup first. Then gently wipe it all over the face."
Just tried this tonight to see how much eye makeup it gets rid of...not much. I only wear eyeshadow applied with a wet brush. A lot was still left on my eyes. Didn't see any BB cream on the wipe too, so can't say that it did too much. This just proves to me that makeup wipes can't do the same job of cleaning makeup off as cleanser and water.

I'm actually quite happy with this box compared to the Memebox Cleopatra box. Four out of  five products interest me, so this is definitely good and worth the purchase.

For a list of Memeboxes sold to date, as well as my blog links go to my Memebox PageIf you're looking to make a purchase, be sure to check my Current Memebox Promotions blog for coupon codes and current sales.

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