MemeBox Benton Box 2.0 Review + Coupon – October 2016
Memebox is a Korean beauty shop that curates themed boxes and sells beauty products from a variety of brands. Most of these boxes are limited time/stock only.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Benton Box 2.0, $40 box, which is now sold out.
The Subscription Box: Memebox
The Cost: Each box varies in price. The Benton Box 2.0 was $40 (Free shipping for orders $35+)
COUPON: Use code 101SMILES to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: Korean beauty products centered around a theme
Ships to: U.S. only
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Everything was placed in a pink box. The info card contained directions on how to use each product. This box was all about the Korean brand, Benton, with a focus on snail, aloe, and fermented ingredients. Benton was one of my first introductions to Korean beauty and it remains one of my favorites.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin – Value $20
In this case, “skin” is another word for toner. This toner contains snail secretion filtrate and bee venom to repair and fight inflammation to the skin. It also helps “troubled” (acne-prone) skin by soothing and minimizing redness while increasing cell turnover. The toner has a watery consistency and is scentless. I like the pump nozzle too, it allows me to apply directly to my hands instead of needing a cotton pad.
The Snail Bee High Content line contains bee venom, so people with bee allergies should be cautious.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream – Value $20
This is a popular K-beauty item and I have seen it featured in several subscription boxes. The steam cream is a moisturizer that helps soothe irritated skin and treat acne. It is thick but does not feel heavy on the skin. It’s also scentless and leaves a soft, matte finish, good for layering under makeup. This is perfect for my skin during wintertime.
Benton Fermentation Essence – Value $27
I love this essence because it hydrates my oily skin without feeling sticky, and it is lightweight and scentless. It comes with a handy pump nozzle. Just one or two pumps is enough to cover my whole face. The Fermentation Essence has become one of my favorite discoveries this year, so I’m very excited to get another bottle.
Benton Fermentation Eye Cream – Value $27
I was introduced to this eye cream in the September/October PinkSeoul Plus Box. It contains Galactomyces ferment filtrate, a natural yeast extract that contains amino acids, Bifida ferment lysate, EGF (epidermal growth factor), and ceramide. It is scentless, lightweight, moisturizing, and easy to apply. While it feels nice I don’t see any immediate differences to my under eye. Granted, I also don’t have any fine lines or wrinkles. The tube will last me a very long time.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack x3 – Total Value $7.50
These face masks contain snail secretion filtrate and bee venom like the rest of Benton’s High Content line. They are free from parabens, synthetic colorants, artificial fragrance, and formaldehyde, and they’re suitable for sensitive skin. The fragrance, compared to that of other sheet masks, is very soft and powdery, at some points even unnoticeable. I like the mask fit as well as the watery essence. There is minimal stickiness after use.
Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner deluxe sample – Value $2
This is a fragrance-free toner that contains aloe and BHA, a chemical exfoliant, to hydrate and gently rid the face of dead skin cells. The consistency is slightly thicker than water but dries down to a weightless finish. I prefer the Snail Bee High Content Skin over this toner mainly because I like more watery toners.
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel deluxe sample – Value $2
This is a great soothing gel that contains aloe to calm redness and propolis for antibacterial and healing properties. In fact, I have several full-size tubes of this at home. It’s scentless, lightweight, hydrating, and absorbs quickly. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and works well under makeup.
Verdict: I loved everything in this box. The Fermentation Essence is my favorite of the bunch. The total retail value is $105.50, which is way over twice the cost of the box. Overall, Benton products are great for people who dislike fragranced skincare or who have sensitive skin. I have no issue with either but I still love Benton. This box is sold out now but Memebox has plenty of other curated boxes available.
What do you think of Memebox‘s curated boxes? Have you purchased any before?