I’m definitely not the most “green” person out there, but I was intrigued by a box full of products with ingredients derived from nature.
Memebox From Nature contains six products, all of which are full-sized. The cost of the box was $39.00 plus $6.99 shipping. This box is currently sold out, although Memebox has been known to restock some boxes. Sometimes they also offer other versions of popular boxes, so it is not a stretch to believe that another nature box may appear on the site at some point.
07/04/14 – This box was just restocked and is available for purchase here: Memebox from Nature.
1. SN-T Goddess Cream
50 ml || Estimated value: $19
I have heard great things about this cream, but I have so much skincare stuff already open right now. I’m waiting until I’ve emptied a few things before trying this. This cream claims to hydrate, but also to soothe and revitalize troubled skin. The formula should also clear breakouts and improve skin tone. I’m about 90% finished with my cherished Holika Holika Skin & Good Cera cream, so as soon as that’s empty, this will be my next moisturizer.
2. Dewytree Tea Tree Blemish Solution Mask
27 g || Estimated value: $6
I’m already a big fan of tea tree extracts, having been using a tea tree essence on my face for the past few months. I’ve also used tea tree shampoos in the past to combat my dry, scaly scalp. These masks not only contain tea tree leaf extracts, but also aloe vera and golden larch bark extracts. This is a cooling sheet mask that should hydrate, calm, repair, and clarify. That’s a lot to expect from one little sheet mask! I’m excited to try these, as I use some sort of mask twice per week, but I think I’ll save them for my monthly breakout.
3. Lanoa Natural Sulfur Soap
100 g || Estimated value: $17
I received this item in a previous Luckybox, so I kept one and sent the other to my sister-in-law. This soap is made from sulfur, shea butter, chamomile, and lavender, providing gentle cleansing for even the most sensitive skin. I’m not quite sold on using bar soap on my face, as I think they tend to be drying, but I am going to hang onto this. I’ll get the courage to give it a try eventually!
4. Ramosu 100% Propolis Extract Ampoule
10 ml || Estimated value: $20
Bees are a huge commodity in Korean skincare–from their honey to their venom. This product contains propolis, which is an ingredient extracted from bee hives. The ampoule claims to provide deep hydration and give skin a youthful glow, while maintaining a healthy balance of moisture and nutrition.
I had just finished another ampoule when this arrived, so it went straight into my skincare routine. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if it lives up to its claims. I can’t see that it has made any difference in the appearance of my skin. I am also not a huge fan of the formula; it’s very thin. Previous ampoules I’ve used were thicker and more oil-like. I will finish out this bottle, but this isn’t a product I would repurchase.
5. Swanicoco Cell Emotion Snail Gommage Peeling
100 ml || Estimated value: $25
I’ll admit to being fairly grossed out when learning that there are many Korean beauty products that contain snail mucus. I just couldn’t imagine putting something with those ingredients on my face. The more I thought about it, however, the more intrigued I was–especially after learning of its benefits.
This snail mask can be used on all skin types–even sensitive–to remove blackheads, dead skin, and residue that resides in pores. I have used this mask several times and have noticed that my skin looks much brighter after use. The application is also intriguing. The product is very gritty, unlike most peeling masks, which usually have a smoother consistency.
6. Moongkle Nutrition Intensive Repair System
25 g || Estimated value: $12
As I’ve mentioned previously, I am plagued with scalp issues, so I’m always hesitant to introduce any new shampoos or conditioners into my routine. Initially, I placed this item in my swap bin, but I am considering giving it a try. With many naturally-derived ingredients, I’m hoping this won’t cause a flare-up.
This hair treatment contains protein amino acid to soothe damaged hair and deliver deep nourishment. It contains 11 different kinds of oriental medicine extracts, argan oil, jojoba oil, and camellia oil. My hair could probably benefit from these ingredients, as I use a curling iron and hair dryer each day, as well as dyeing my hair. The shampoos I currently use are naturally derived, so this might be a great addition to my hair care routine.
Total value: $99
This isn’t the most expensive box of curated items I’ve ever gotten from Memebox, but I still feel like it was a good value. I have more boxes on their way to me, so look for more reviews coming soon.