3B Box Subscription Box Review – May 2016
3B Box is a monthly subscription box that helps you discover popular Asian beauty products.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: 3B Box
The Cost: $12 per month + free shipping
The Products: 4-5 sample- and full-size Asian beauty products
Ships to: USA only
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Each pouch comes with an info card detailing the included items.
Unlike usual cotton masks, this sheet mask touts a premium biocellulose coconut gel material that’s the newest generation of sheet masking innovation. This brightening version contains telangyn and niacinamide to even out skin tone and redness while giving your skin a glowing complexion. The mask itself is protected by two protective films because of its fragility, I guess. How does it compare to typical masks? The material feels slick and luxurious, and it definitely adheres to my skin better than cotton ones. It also feels less suffocating than cotton ones, which I know is a reason why some people don’t like sheet masks. I enjoyed the mask material on my face, but the essence was uncomfortably sticky a long time afterwards.
Sulwhasoo Essential Firming Cream 5 samples – $6.33
Sulwhasoo is a luxury Korean brand (also sold at Nordstrom). The Essential Firming Cream contains Korean medicinal herbs that helps firm, tone, and stimulate collagen production. It also has adlay, pomegranate, green tea, and ginkgo for elasticity and anti-aging properties. It costs $95 for a full jar! The cream is a thick, white texture and smells like a combination of citrus and oriental medicine. The fragrance does fade in under a minute. The cream is thick but dries smoothly and doesn’t feel tacky or cloying. It’s very moisturizing too, maybe even too moisturizing for my needs. Overall this is a quality cream.
Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence 10ml – $5?
This royal honey and propolis essence is perfect for me! It is a lightweight, scentless essence that contains 50% black bee propolis extract, 20% royal jelly extract, and 10% royal black honey extract. It has a dropper applicator to keep things more hygienic. The propolis is anti-inflammatory and great for acne-prone skin, and it’s noncomedogenic. It’s not very tacky on the face and makes my skin feel very soft in the morning. This is a great find.
Dewytree Blackhead Out Nose Patch 3 patches – $0.44 each
These nose patches contain volcanic ash and charcoal extracts to help clean out clogged pores and remove blackheads. I rarely get blackheads, and I don’t really like using nose patches, so these will be gifted. I’m happy 3B Box gave me three of these, though.
Aritaum Fresh Power Essence Pouch Sleeping Pack – $3?
This is a resealable and multi-use honey sleeping mask. Unlike the Skinfood essence, this Aritaum honey sleeping pack has a clear honey smell. It looks and feels like honey too, but thankfully it applies smoothly with little stickiness. I used this at the last step of my nightly skincare routine and in the morning woke up with a soft and smooth face. Honey products are the best!
Verdict: This month’s 3B Box was superb! It didn’t look promising at first because everything looked kind of small or single-use, but after trying out all the products this is one of my favorite months yet. I’m very satisfied with the item selection as well because bee products are my favorite and I got to try the fancy Sulwhasoo brand. My favorite item was definitely the Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence and its lightweight, scentless goodness. I estimated this month’s value to be $22.65. That’s nearly double the cost of subscription. I would be a very happy camper if 3B Box continues in this direction!
I think 3B Box still has a waitlist for new subscribers, so if you’re interested in this subscription, sign up soon for your spot! I was on the waitlist for about 2-3 months.
What do you think of May’s 3B Box?