Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – March 2017
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. English ingredient lists can be found on the Mishibox website.
Skin Watchers Enzyme Powder Wash, 2.11 oz – Value $19.99
Skin Watchers is a brand that Mishibox likes to feature. The packaging may look basic but the quality of their skincare is quite impressive. This is a 5.5 pH powder cleanser that contains papaya and corn to help remove sebum and debris from the skin. It’s a nice dupe for the AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel, which gets amazing reviews on Sephora.
The bottle comes with a small opening and snap-close cap.
The grains are very fine, which make it easy to rub into a soft lather. It has a barely noticeable scent. I like that my face feels clean without any dryness or tightness. Unfortunately, it might be the cause of my current breakout, so it will have to be gifted…
PACKage Melt Me Softly – Value $1
I was first introduced to this nose strip in the December 2016 W.I.N Beauty Kit. Unlike the peel-off nose strips that harden on your nose, this is an essence-soaked patch that gently melts away blackheads and pores. It imparts a pleasant minty cool sensation on my nose. After removing the patch, I ran a cotton swab over my nose, which removed some (but not all) of the gunk in the pores. This is a much gentler alternative to nose strips, which I appreciate.
PACKage Monthly New Feet – Value $3
These are foot peeling socks that are similar to Baby Foot or Tony Moly’s Shiny Foot Super Peeling Liquid. It contains AHAs for exfoliation and orange oil for soft feet. I have used foot peeling liquids before and love the baby soft skin I get afterward! Maybe I’m in the minority, but I also think the skin peeling process is super satisfying and cathartic. I did a foot peel very recently and since you shouldn’t use peels too often (the rough, old skin needs time to grow back out, after all) I will save this for next month.
Tosowoong Pure Propolis Mask – Value $1.99
This is a cotton mask that aims to deliver brightening and anti-wrinkle properties. There were five types sent out and I received Propolis! I like the mask’s wide fit, which helps accommodate wider faces and watery essence. Bonus points: it smells like honey! The mask imparts a cooling sensation while on the face. Once removed, the essence absorbs quickly and sets to a smooth, nearly weightless finish. I’m a big fan of this mask!
Fascy Moisture Bomb Hand Cream in Grapefruit, 1.3 oz – Value $5
Subscribers get one of five types of hand cream, and I received Grapefruit. The artwork is just too cute! I don’t like the fragrance, though– it smells too artificial and even a little sour. The formula absorbs very quickly and leaves hands velvety soft. If I had nothing else to use, this cream would come in handy. In reality, though, I own way too many hand creams that smell better but work just as well. I don’t foresee myself using this.
Graymelin Foot Butter Heel & Elbow Balm, 1.76 oz – Value $15
This is a luxurious heel and elbow balm from vintage-looking K-beauty brand Graymelin. The creamy formula looks and smells like buttercream frosting! It’s highly moisturizing so a little goes a long way. I also use it on other dry patches of skin (the shins and forearms are my areas of focus) with no issues. The balm takes some time to fully absorb, but once it does my skin is left feeling wonderfully moisturized.
Verdict: I had fun with this month’s Mishibox! My favorite discovery is the Tosowoong sheet mask. Despite the “meh” hand cream, I think the curation is very well rounded. Mishibox also does a wonderful job of selecting lesser known K-beauty brands (this is consistent month to month as well). The total value this month is about $46, which is almost twice the cost of the box.
What do you think of Mishibox?