3B Box K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – September 2016
3B Box (AKA Beauty Beyond Borders) is a monthly subscription box that helps you discover popular Asian beauty products. 3B believes that “finding your perfect product shouldn’t be limited to what country you live in or what language you speak.”
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 month comes with an info card detailing the month’s selection.
Etude House Honey Cera Eye Serum 5ml – Value $4.98
This eye serum contains honey, ceramide, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide to nourish, firm, hydrate, and brighten the eye area. It smells faintly of beeswax, feels lightweight, absorbs easily into my skin. I’m a fan! This is 1/4 of the full size and will last me a long time.
Etude House Honey Cera Cream 10ml – Value $4
This cream is from the same Honey Cera line as the eye serum and has a similar beeswax scent. The info card especially recommends this for normal to dry skin types. I have oily skin so it can feel heavy if I apply too much. However, I will save this for the dry winter months and use it sparingly.
Closeup of the Etude House Honey Cera Cream.
Skin79 Super Plus Triple Function BB Cream 7g – Value $2.45
This BB Cream is very popular in Asia and with the 3B Box team. It contains sebum controlling ingredients like kava and purslane extracts and provides medium to full coverage as well as SPF 30. I like the consistency– it feels lightweight and blends easily into my skin. Unfortunately, the BB cream only comes in one shade and the undertone looks too gray on me.
Swatches of the Skin79 BB cream.
Welcos Kwailnara Aloe Vera Moisture Real Soothing Gel 150g – Value $1.85 (on sale for $1.06)
This is an aloe vera gel made with 98% organic aloe vera, cucumber extract, and Vitamin E. It is also alcohol free. The gel dries down quickly and leaves no sticky residue. The fragrance might be a little strong for more sensitive noses, but it works just as effectively as any other aloe vera gel. At less than $2, this is an incredible value, even more so since it’s currently on sale.
Heimish All Clean Balm 7g – Value $2?
This cleansing balm has been making its rounds in K-beauty subscription boxes but I’m happy to receive more! This is a solid oil-based cleanser that turns into oil when you massage it into the skin and transforms into milky liquid when washed off with water. It has a mild scent and emulsifies easily, making it a simple but effective makeup remover. It is also free of parabens, artificial fragrances, and artificial coloring.
Verdict: I’m happy with this month’s 3B Box! I am excited I got to try the Etude House Honey Cera line and the Heimish All Clean Balm is always a keeper. Also, the full-size aloe vera gel is not only a great choice but it is super affordable too. I estimate the total retail value at $15.28, which is slightly over the cost of subscription.
What are your thoughts on 3B Box? What’s your favorite item?