3B Box K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – October 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.”
Good to know: 3B now carry full-size products in their shop so you can purchase what you love from your box. They also offer 6 and 12-month subscription plans as well as gifting options.
Another important update, the price for new members is increasing from $12 to $15 per month for the month-to-month plan. The price for current subscribers, however, will not change for two years.
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The Subscription Box: 3B Box
The Cost: Starting this month, $15 per month for the monthly plan, $14 per month for the 6-month plan, and $12 per month for the annual plan. Free shipping.
The Products: 4-5 sample- and full-size Asian beauty products
Ships to: USA only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each month comes with an info card detailing the month’s selection.
It’s Skin Todak Todak Pack in Pore Care – Value $3
Todak Todak masks have been featured in multiple subscription boxes that I now consider it a classic! I’ve received this Pore Care type in a Jini Beauty box before and really liked it. This is which is a wash-off clay mask designed to minimize pores and control oil production. It is a pastel green color and smells like apples. I don’t need a lot to cover my whole face so this container will last me at least two uses. After washing off the mask, my face feels baby soft and my pores look temporarily smaller.
Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion, 30ml – Value $3.33
Don’t be caught off-guard: “lotion” in this case means toner. This toner is from the Taiwanese brand Neogence (not to be confused with the Korean brand Neogen). It contains hyaluronic acid and is alcohol-free. It helps with flaky, irritated, sensitive, and acne-prone skin and claims to keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. The toner has a barely noticeable scent. It also keeps any dryness I get from cleansers at bay. Overall this is a great find.
Lador Damage Protector Acid Shampoo – Value $10
This is a shampoo designed to clean your hair effectively without stripping it of natural oils. The bottle says this is for dry and damaged hair. The last thing my hair is is dry but I still enjoy using this shampoo. I really like the fragrance- to me, it smells like a custard dessert. It lathers nicely and doesn’t leave any heavy residue after rinsing. Overall, a great product. I just wish I had received a corresponding conditioner as well!
When 10:00PM Sheet Mask – Value $7
This bio-cellulose sheet mask is vegan. It contains hydrolyzed collagen, Vitamin C, antioxidants, and amino acids to restore tired, worn out skin. The gel mask is protected by two films, so you have to peel those off before applying to the face. The gel-like mask adheres well and stays moist for quite a long time. The essence is slightly thicker than water but it dries quickly with a smooth, matte finish. I’m impressed that there is no residual stickiness at all! I’m definitely going to purchase more of these in the future.
Etude House Moistfull Collagen Deep Cream, 10ml – Value $2.72
This facial cream contains 49% collagen for smooth, youthful skin. It’s also formulated without parabens, talc, and mineral oils. This is a thick, rich cream so I use it sparingly. It has a floral fragrance that disappears pretty quickly after application. It is deeply hydrating without feeling too greasy or sticky. I use this at night as the last part of my routine and wake up to soft, nourished skin.
Verdict: I loved the October 3B Box! The total retail value this month was $26.05, which well exceeds the cost of the subscription. I’m so happy to have found the When sheet mask because it’s hard for me to find a mask that makes my skin feel soft and smooth after use AND doesn’t feel sticky. I was impressed by every single item in the box, which is pretty rare. I also appreciate that there were no foil samples this time.
Do you subscribe to 3B Box? What are your thoughts on the price changes?