Saturday, August 9, 2014

Memebox Superbox #40 Pomegranate Review

 Memebox pomegranate

Memebox Superbox #40 Pomegranate!  This took the slowest snail route ever to get here but I'm so happy to have it that I'm not complaining.  I've been excited for this box since it was released.  Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants that are so good for your skin.  I'm even more excited now that I have this box in my hot little hands.

This particular Memebox is a Superbox which means it should have only full sized items in it.  It doesn't.  It has 4 full size items and two sample sized items.  I'm debating about how I feel about that.

The Cost: $29 plus shipping

What You Get: Superboxes are Memeboxes with full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns.

I'm pretty sure I used some Memepoints to pay for this, so I don't believe that I paid the full price plus shipping.


TheFaceShop Pomegranate and Collagen Volume Lifting Essence-80ml- Enriched with collagen and pomegranate, this essence works to add suppleness and volume to your face with it's nutrition rich, fast-absorbing formula.
First off, this is a hefty bottle!  It is no joke, I think I could kill someone with it!  It weighs a ton.  Second, this smells absolutely wonderful!  Third, the ingredient list is in English!  It's shea butter with hydrolyzed collagen and sodium hyaluronate.  Excellent for moisturizing.  There is very little information out there about whether collagen can actually be absorbed by the skin.  Most molecular biologists say no because the peptide chains are too large to get through the natural skin barrier.  Hydrolized collagen is already broken down to smaller bits (so scientific!) but the jury is still out on whether its effective.
This smells good so I'll use it.
Value: $24

Etude House Every Month Cleansing Foam 2 Firming in Pomegranate and Berry-100ml- Pomegranate will brighten your skin tone and if your face looks dry and dull, use this cleanser to bring back the vitality in your skin.
I'm happy to see Etude House and TheFaceShop in this box.  This is a big bottle of cleanser, too.  While I don't think that a cleanser is on your face long enough to actually absorb any nutrients, this is only the second face wash I've received in a Memebox!
This has pomegranate as the seventh ingredient, right after the ones that actually clean your face.  The next ingredient is blueberry extract!  Hooray for antioxidant power.  Although I wish it was more than a cleanser.
It's a gel type that lathers nicely and cleans without leaving my skin dry so I'm pretty happy with it.  It smells really good, too.
Value: $4

Etude House Sunshine Spoon Scrub Massage Cream in Pomegranate- Yay, more Etude House!  This actually comes as a two-pack so this isn't two separate packs.  If that makes any sense.  These are typically sold in packs of 5 (5 two-packs) for $5 so I suppose technically it's full size, but it really isn't.
Anyway, this is a twice a week exfoliator enriched with pomegranate extracts with micro-beads.  I couldn't find an ingredient list in English anywhere for these, sadly.
Value: $1

Chamos Acaci Pomegranate Anti-Wrinkle Cream-60g- This is what I'm excited about! This cream works to treat fine lines and wrinkles, facilitate skin regeneration, soothe irritated skin and also add more elasticity and firmness.
The ingredients are in English and I'm thrilled with them.  Mostly because of the Aloe, Sodium hyaluronate, pomegranate extract, Vitamin E and soybean ferment.  It also has a tiny bit of hydolyzed collagen but it probably won't have any effect on the skin anyway.
One of the reasons, I'm loving this box is because everything smells amazing.  This cream is no different.  It has a slight pink cast but there doesn't seem to be any added color so maybe its from the pomegranate extract itself.  A little goes a really long way which is something I've noticed with moisturizers that contain a higher amount of hyaluronic acid.  That's a good thing!
It's super light and perfect for hot summer days and nights so I may swap this in place of the SN-T Goddess Cream that I've been using.
Value: $30

Innisfree Capsule Sleeping Pack in Pomegranate-10ml-  This is another product that is not actually full size.  These are sold in packs of five, as well.  You can't even buy them singly, I looked!  This sleeping pack workds to deeply replensih the dkin overnight for a refreshingly moist, supple skin in the morning.  It's highly enriched with pomegranate extracts and oxygen bubbles.
I'm not sure what oxygen bubbles are but I do know that I'm in love with the whole Sleeping Pack thing.  I should try this tonight.
Value: $2

TheFaceShop Lovely Mix Mango Seed Lip Care in Pomegranate-3.8g- A lip balm rich in mango seed butter and pomegranate extracts which delivers moisture and nourishment to your dry lips. It goes on really smoothly and is red colored.  It's made out of petrolatum which is the same thing as Vaseline, I think.  I wish it was beeswax but oh well.  It doesn't taste like anything at all, either.  But it works, my lips are super soft now!

VERDICT: So even though 2 of the items weren't really full size, I love this box.  There have only been a few (two, I think) where I have used and loved every single item.  I can now add this box to the list.  I will use every item in it and I'm really happy to have a cleanser and a new moisturizer to try.  The value of the box comes out to over $60 which is great, considering I paid $20 for it.  The Chamos Acaci Pomegranate Wrinkle Cream is worth more than that all by itself.  I can't wait to use it!

So Memebox gets a pass for not using full sizes this time.  When I first saw the contents in spoilers I was grumpy about that but now that it's in my hands, it's worth it, for sure!  What did you think of this box and which item is your favorite?!

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9 comments:

  1. SO gutted I didn't get this box - it looks amazing.

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    1. The more I used these, the more I love them! I can't even be mad about the sample sizes. I know how you feel, though. I felt the same way about the Aloe box and the Honey one :*(

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  2. I really liked this box, although unfortunately the anti-wrinkle cream got damaged in transit. If they had put a few more products in, that might not have happened!

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    1. Oh, no! Did it spill? I really like it, too! I hope Memebox takes care of you.

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    2. I got four whole points as compensation, so they did respond but not exactly generously. Luckily it didn't spill, it's just that the cracked lid means you can't really seal it up properly. I'm going to use it up quickly as body lotion I think. At least my arms won't be wrinkled.

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    3. I'm disappointed they didn't give you more. They should have! That's a big part of the box. I like your attitude, though! No wrinkly arms and you'll smell so good. Maybe you can transfer it to a jar that will seal. I've had to do that before. It was a messy process but it worked.

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  3. I want this box and Vitamin and Pore Care!!!!

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    1. I really liked the Pore Care box I got. I think it was #2. It was a lot more than I was expecting :) This box is heaven! Everything smells SO good!
      I think it would be nice if they could restock Pomegranate because so many people missed out on it.

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