Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 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
The Products: 5-6 deluxe and full-sized Korean beauty products
Ships to: Internationally with shipping fees listed here.
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I like Mishibox’s cute bunny logo. The info card is detailed and lists retail value on each. I did notice that some retail values are different from what’s listed on Mishibox’s online shop. English ingredient lists for all products are also available on the Mishibox website.
It’s Skin Todak Todak Pack 10ml – $2.99
These little cups are single-use masks or sleeping packs that have various benefits depending on which of the five types you receive: Elasticity, Nutrition, Pore, Moisture, or Vitality. The only problem is that I don’t know which one I received! After looking it up on Mishibox’s website I learned that this was the Moisture pack. There’s a lot of product in here for a single-use item, so much that I have enough for a second or third use! It’s a liquidy green consistency and just a thin layer was enough for my skin. My face felt soft and moisturized afterwards.
Skin Watchers Natural Yam Oil Blotting Papers – $2.99 (on sale for $2.49)
Skin Watchers is a cruelty-free brand! Their oil blotting papers are made of 100% natural hemp pulp and can be used on top of makeup. There are 50 sheets total.
Skin Watchers Ceramizing Cream – $21.99
Ceramide is a molecule that has high water retention abilities and helps repair the skin barrier. The cream is oil free but hydrates and soothes your skin. I’m typically hesitant about thick creams because of my oily-prone skin, but this one is suitable for all skin types. I love how this one item is worth more than the box.
Baviphat Magic Girls Moisturizing Makeup Base in Rosemary Green – $9.99
There were two shades, Rosemary Green and Lavender Purple. I received Rosemary Green, which contains rosemary and arnica flower extracts and helps correct skin tone for redness. Just a thin layer is enough. It doesn’t feel tacky and creates an ok canvas for foundation or BB cream. I saw a slight improvement in skin tone with this makeup base on.
MCC Perfect Finish Pore Pact – $13.99
This is a new brand for me! It’s a sebum-controlling face powder pact that absorbs oil and sebum while minimizing the appearance of pores. The powder contains peppermint, rosemary, argan oil, aloe vera, chamomile, and lavender, all great ingredients that provide benefits for your skin. It does a good job of mattifying skin and controlling oiliness when my face starts to look shiny in the afternoons.
illi Mugwort Calming Mask in Calming – $2.99
This is a cotton sheet mask. Subscribers receive one of three types, and I got Calming. Calming is made with mugwort, chama mushroom, and ginseng and helps calm and moisturize the skin while improving skin vitality. The cotton mask is a bit thick so the fit is ok but doesn’t perfectly adhere to my face. The scent is an herbally floral. This is a “hanbang” mask, which in Korean means oriental medicine, hence the unique fragrance and ingredients. The watery essence felt very soothing but also left my face a little sticky.
Verdict: My first Mishibox was so fun to open. I’m happy to discover a cruelty-free Korean brand in Skin Watchers and will definitely experiment with the Baviphat makeup base more. Best of all the ceramide cream cost more than the box alone. Total retail value this month is around $55. I’m looking forward to next month’s box already!
What do you think of the April Mishibox? What’s your favorite item?