Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – June 2016
Mishibox is a monthly subscription box that helps you explore the world of Korean beauty and discover products in a convenient, effortless, and affordable way. Mishibox sends out 5-6 deluxe and full-sized products from a wide range of Korean brands.
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The Subscription Box: Mishibox
The Cost: $19.95 per month + $3.95 US shipping
The Products: 5-6 deluxe and full-sized Korean beauty products
Ships to: Internationally with shipping fees listed here.
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Each month’s box comes with an info card and how-to instructions.
This is an herbal shampoo that contains a variety of oriental herbs with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also claims to stimulate hair growth, prevent dandruff, and prevent itchiness. It smells like a refreshing mint and herb concoction; I like it. The photo doesn’t show it very well but there is a piece of wilfordi root in the container. I’m surprised how expensive this mini shampoo sample though.
The conditioner smells pleasantly earthy. It leaves my hair soft and untangled but the sample is not enough to gauge long-term benefits. I’m baffled that this 25ml tube costs $5.
I actually own a stash of this and recommend this to all my friends. I’m excited to get another one! This is a sheet of 24 hydrocolloid patches designed to suck out pimple gunk. I like to put them on an active pimple at night and pull it off in the morning. If it’s successful you’ll see that the patch has absorbed yucky white stuff and your pimple has mitigated. They’re transparent so you can also wear them out during the day if you’re bold (or desperate) enough.
Proud Mary Ampoule Mask – $2.99
Subscribers receive one of four variations. I got the EGF one, which moisturizes, nourishes, and improves skin elasticity. The mask smells nice and contains plenty of gel essence. The fit is fine as well. Unfortunately it leaves my skin quite sticky.
Subscribers receive either the Baobab Water Storage Eco Serum of this Eco-Friendly Snail Essence. It’s formulated with snail secretion filtrate to hydrate skin without stickiness. The pump is stiff so I don’t have a lot of volume control; I either get nothing or a big pump of essence. The essence is a watery gel consistency and has the smell of generic sheet masks, which is a strong floral fragrance. Despite the info card claiming otherwise, the essence leaves my face feeling sticky. Even applying essence sparingly doesn’t help. I like the lightweight hydration in theory, but the stickiness will keep me from using it often.
Urban Dollkiss Soft Lip Balm – $7.99
Subscribers receive one of three types. I got the apple one! The apple balm contains apple extract and vitamins A, C, and E. It’s not a very tinted product but does give my lips a plump, moisturized sheen. I’m pleased with this and just wish it comes in a tube form!
Verdict: The curation from Mishibox this month was nice. I was introduced to so many new products and enjoyed the Skylake shampoo and conditioner samples. I didn’t love the Saint Peau Snail Essence, but if I did this month would have been a hit. Sadly much of the value was in that one product so I’m only iffy about the box as a whole. Total retail value is about $44, which is about twice the cost of subscription. Despite the big ticket item “miss” I would still recommend this subscription as a nice introduction to Korean beauty products.
What do you think of Mishibox so far?