Monday, November 24, 2014

Memebox Princess #4 The Little Mermaid Review

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Memebox The Little Mermaid was a box I snapped up immediately.  I had loved the Earth and Sea box so much and this one seemed like it would be similar.  Happily, this box turned out even better than I was expecting!  It has five full size products and one mask.  I cannot wait to dig in to some of these products!

If you haven't heard of Memebox, they send boxes of Korean beauty products worldwide.  It's kind of like a subscription beauty box except there is no subscription. You can buy as many or as few as you like.  The similarity is in the mystery of it.  You don't know what will actually be in the box until you get it.  These boxes tend to be $23-$32 plus shipping and are always worth far more than the initial cost.
Ahh!! See all that good stuff?!  I am so excited about two of these products I can hardly stand it!  I've had really good experiences with clay masks and I'm looking forward to trying whats included here.
And at first glance, the variety looks well spread.  Yay!
Grinif Collagen Aqua Peeling Gel-120ml- This is a peeling gel that sprays on your face! I don't know how I feel about that.  It has nothing really to recommend itself in the ingredients.  The second ingredient is alcohol which really isn't good for the skin on any level.  I won't be using this.  There are better, gentler peeling gels out there.  Sorry, Grinif.  I usually love you but not this time.
Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Camellia Sinesis Leaf (green tea) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosemary Leaf extract, Aloe Leaf extract, allantoin, disodium EDTA, Perfume.
Mizon Hyaluronic Ultra Suboon Cream-45ml- Ohhh, Mizon!  Come to mama! Now this is what I'm talking about. This is what I've been looking for.  The first ingredient is water.  The second? Sodium Hyaluronate! Yay! My favorite type of humectant moisturizer!  Humectants hold the water in your skin and hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.  That means plump, hydrated skin!  It's silicone based so that means it's also going to make your skin feel smooth and fill in fine lines.  It also creates a barrier to prevent moisture from escaping.
This should be used as the last step in your routine.  I'm so excited to try it, I'm going to start using it right away.  It's not very thick, it's more like a gel in the way it applies. It has virtually no scent, sinks in to my skin perfectly with zero stickiness.  It gives the perfect skin to apply makeup on.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tropolone, Panthenol, Triethanol amine, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Sclerotium Gum, Adenosine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycin, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Disodium EDTA
Value: $15
Dearberry Pure Popular White Clay Pack-100g- This uses Amazon white clay to deeply cleanse and aloe to soothe your skin.  It's a wash off pack which isn't my favorite but the benefits are worth it.  It's recommended for cleaning pores and controlling oily skin.  For use one to two times a week.
I'm going to have to try this.  I think it's the first clay mask I've gotten.  I know I got a charcoal one and I really like that one but I haven't tried anything like this one before.  This also uses oat extract for soothing.
Value: $10

D'Dell Extra Vitalizing Intensive Concentrate Recovery-120ml- This is formulated with vitamin and meneral rich algae extracts and galactomyces ferments.  Algae extracts contain antioxidants and have hypoallergenic qualities.  It also has niacinamide for skin tone evening, elephant root for healing properties and adenosine for anti-inflammatory benefits.
This has some citrus extract in it because it smells good.  It is applied with a dropper and goes on after a toner in your routine.  I'm thinking I might use this right away, too.  Although I wish I could find the complete ingredient list in English.
Pureplus+ Bentonite Cleansing Soap-This soap has bentonite clay from France and cocoon silk for deep cleansing results.  Bentonite clay is packed with 66 different kinds of minerals to help gently removed dirt, oil and dead skin.  Together with cocoon silk, this soap will leave your skin ultra soft and moist without causing dehydration.
I'm totally trying this! I've heard all the miracle stories about the cocoon silk balls for cleaning your face so I'm on this.
Value: $12

PureSmile Pearl Essence Mask- You will either get this one or Seaweed.  Enriched with hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, collagen and pearl extract.  I'm adding this to my stash.
Value: $1

VERDICT:  I like it!  The Mizon (I hope we see more of this brand!) Hyaluronic Acid cream is my favorite thing of course.  There's only one thing I *won't* use and thats the Grinif Peeling Gel.  It's weird that it's in a spray bottle, too.  Who wants to spray peeling gel on their eyes?  The variety in this box is spectacular!  So we've got a cleanser, serum, and moisturizer which should be part of everyones routine.  Then it has three different kinds of mask- peeling, wash off and sheet.  So you're sure to get one that you can use.  I use masks pretty randomly. Sheet masks at night after my toner. Wash off masks after cleansing and peeling gels sometimes before and sometimes after cleansing, just because.

So I think this was a great box!  Since I used 15 Memepoints when I bought it, I got it for $15 which is VERY worth it to me.  I can't wait to see how my skin likes the Mizon moisturizer. Eeeee!

If you'd like to check out Memebox and see what they have to offer, you can see everything here. They also have a shop for USA customers as well as global and aren't just limited to mystery boxes.

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Did you get this box?  What did you think? What was your favorite product?

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  1. That Mizon moisturizer sounds amaaaaazing. Spray peeling gel though, WTF? I worry that it would get stuck in your eyelashes or something.

  2. omg give me ALL the Mizon! I want a Mizon box like you wouldn't believe LOL
    And I'm still trying to figure out why that little soap shaped like a shell with a pearl in it (I think it was in the WTF Box?) wasn't put in this would have made way more sense than the cocoon soap, I think, theme-wise.
    I am actually very jealous of this box overall. I agree on the Grinif, but everything else seems really awesome!

  3. The rpoducts from this box look really great and I'm a bit sad that I didn't order it...although...I have still too many other items to use up :D

  4. Ahhhh this looks so good - that Moisturizer sounds awesome. I ordered Cinderella but am wishing I chose this one instead!!
    Renee C.