Thursday, August 14, 2014

Memebox Superbox #35 Fermented Cosmetics 2 Review

Memebox Fermented Cosmetics 2 is a box that makes me happy.  This box is packed with fun products in great sizes.  Woohoo!!

I've been having so much fun with my Memeboxes.  This box really cemented the reasons why I love Memebox so much.  There have been ups and downs with boxes but this one was pretty stellar and fits what I think a Superbox should be.

This Memebox was $32 but I used some points and a discount code so I got it for $21.  An even better deal!  I'm really impressed with the quality and ingredients of these products.

Dermahouse Galactomyces Wrinkle Care Essence Mask- Fight signs of fine lines and wrinkles with this wrinkle care facial mask made from an entire bottle of galactomyces and adenosine ampoule.  It is gentle and rich in nutrition that will tighten and brighten your skin.
Adenosine is a skin brightening agent.  It fades dark spots and the circles under your eyes.  Galactomyces has the same properties so this is really a skin brightening mask.  I can't wait to use it!

Tosowoong Time Shift Skin Toner-120ml- This is a big bottle!  And its a toner!!  How often have we begged for toners in our boxes and now we have one!  Korean toners and western toners serve different purposes and have very different textures.  While a western toner is usually liquidy like water and provides some antispetic benefits as well as a final clean sweep over your face, Korean toners are about nutrition and moisture.  This is a fairly viscous fluid and reminds me of an essence.  It has galactomyces ferment, snail mucus extracts, bifida ferment (oooo, yogurt box!), and various plant oils.  This will soothe and moisturize for a glowing complexion.
Ingredients for Towonsoong Time Shift Toner: Water, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Betaine, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol , Chlorphenesin , Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Now I'm grumpy because I see it has lavender oil in it.  Why couldn't I be allergic to something else?!  I think I'll just try this anyway and see what happens.

Cotterang Panda Eye Essence Masks x3-  I'm so happy they included three!  These are made with vitamin c, e and various fermented components- honey, beans, mistletoe, licorice and bacillus.  This brightens skin tone and treats fine lines and wrinkles.  Store in the refrigerator for best results.
I didn't see the fridge part but I used one of these anyway.  It smells kinda funny and the juice is yellowish.
They actually did a really great job at reducing the puffiness around my eyes!  It also made the skin around my eyes look healthy and glowy (yeah, I know that's not a real word, but that's what it looks like!  It looks like I used a highlighter but I didn't).

Wish Formula Aesthetic Reparative-K Cream 20g- A facial cream for soothing and nourishing stimulated skin.
This cream is packed with high concentrates of centella asiatica extracts, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil and gold extracts.  It has a soothing formula works to hydrate and calm reddened, sensitive skin by creating a protective layer on to and instigating skin regeneration.  Centella asiatica is a plant common to parts of Asia that is regularly eaten.  There's no true scientific evidence that it provides any kind of benefits but it's certainly not harmful.
This contains beeswax and squalane so I would use this last in your routine.  It's hard for anything to get through a layer of beeswax.  It also contains lavender oil :(  It also has sodium hyaluronate but its pretty far down the list.

Boscians Cycle Repair Whitening Spot-15ml- This is a spot cream enriched with fermented extracts and hyaluronic acids to hydrate deep into the skin and improve elasticity.  It has galactomyces ferment filtrate which increases moisture levels in the skin and helps remove dead skin cells for a brighter complextion.  It also has niacinamide which promotes cell regeneration and helps fade dark spots.  Hyaluronic acid helps maintain moisture in the skin which prevents fine lines and wrinkles from showing.  It also helps improve elasticity.

D'ran Wonder Serum for Regenerating and Firming- This Wonder Serum is enriched with 7 different kinds of powerful fermented plant extracts.  it also has skin cell renewing snail mucin and EGF components. This treats signs of aging by expediting skin cell regeneration and toning the skin.
The ingredients are interesting and quite cutting edge.  I am so happy I can use this one.  The last Wonder Serum we received had lavender in it.
Ingredients for D'ran Wonder Serum for Regenerating and Firming: Water, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract , Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Aspergillus/Rice Ferment Extract, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Aspergillus/Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Grape Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract , Beta-Glucan, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, Betaine , Snail Secretion Filtrate , Niacinamide , Placental Protein , Trehalose, Copper Tripeptide-1 (50ppm), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Human Oligopeptide-1 (1ppm), Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Carbomer , Triethanolamine , Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum , Adenosine , Disodium EDTA , Allantoin , " C14-22 Alcohols, Phytosqualane, Macadamia Nut Oil, Triethylhexanoin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Arachidyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearates, Stearic Acid, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Tromethamine

The Skin House Face Calming Galactomyces Cream-30ml- Containing Galactomyces fermented extracts and active ingredients, this facial cream soothes and replenishes stressed skin.  Regular use will produce a healthier, more elastic skin and overall complexion.
This is a fabulous cream with wonderful ingredients!  I'm super excited to introduce this into my skin routine!
There's nothing weird, it seems to be mostly natural ingredients, too.
Ingredients for The Skin House Face Calming Galactomyces Cream: Betula Alba juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Yeast Extract, Sea Water, Mangifera Indica(Mango) seed butter, galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Morus Alba Fruit Extract (White Mulberry), Viola Mandshurica Flower Extract (Violet flower), Adenosine, ardisia Crispa Extract (coralberry), Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract (Raspberry), Phellinus Linteus Extract (Black Hoof Mushroom), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Nelumbo Nucifera leaf Extract.

SoyBio+ Fermented Soap-80g- This is quite the chunk of soap.  It's made from fermented soybean extract and BTX complex.  Fermented soap is prized for it's gentleness and thorough cleansing power.  It has abundant bubbles which work to cleanse your pores and wash away dead skin cells.  Get a moist, supple skin with this fermented soap.

VERDICT:  Masks, toners, moisturizers, oh my!  So, I know that not everyone is as much into moisturizers as I am but I'm loving this box because of them.  With really excellent ingredients that actually work (proven!) I can't wait to slather these on my face.  My first favorite is the Skin House Face Calming Galactomycese cream.  I would choose the Toner but it has lavender in it so I really shouldn't use it.  Second is the D'ran Wonder Serum!  And masks!  I love masks and this one has eye masks AND a face mask.  I'm forgiving them for only putting in one face mask because they put in three under eye patches.  The only thing I'm unlikely to use is the SoyBio soap.  But even then, I can toss it in the shower if I need to.  Ahh! So excited!

This box had 8 items which is a lot, even for a Superbox.  The D'ran Wonder Serum is an extra because it has an expire date of 5/15.  I can totally use it up before then so that shouldn't be a problem.

While this particular Memebox is no longer available there are lots more that are!  Including new ones released yesterday like the Cafe Box and the Lipstick Box!  Even more interesting is the Yogurt Cosmetics box!

AND! If you've read this far, you get a secret piece of information.  PRINCESS-themed Memeboxes!!!  Yes.  Get ready.

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  1. I'm not that excited by the princess boxes (crazy I know!) but I would love the cafe box and lipstick box. I really have to wait until payday next Friday to buy anything though.

    1. It totally depends on how makeup heavy it seems like they will be. I haven't seen a description yet. I'm finding I don't really care for the makeup boxes. The skincare is where it's at for me. I'm trying to decide whether to get the Cafe box or the Yogurt box right now. /sigh The milk box was SO good I feel like I'm going to be sad if I miss out on the Yogurt one.

  2. I love this box! I missed out on the first one Fermented box, but I am super glad I have this one. I'm saving up for the Yogurt and Café box. They are calling my name. I really want the Sleeping Beauty box as well. I need money to start falling from the sky right now :)

    1. I missed the first one, too! This box is so great it made Vitamin Care look even worse. :) I'm saving up my points and codes so I can get the Yogurt box. I want the Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, too. Decisions, decisions...

  3. I really really like this box! :-) When can we buy the Fermented #3?? ;-)