Mishibox K-Beauty Subscription Box Review – May 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 UV Success Sunscreen, 1.69 oz. – Value $26
I used to view sunscreen with a lot of disdain, but Asian beauty brought me down a new path. This path is one of enlightenment and SPF 50 sun protection! This is an SPF 50 broad spectrum sunscreen that’s formulated without parabens and mineral oil. It applies like a cream, dries down quickly with a slight white cast, and feels moisturizing without being greasy. It also layers well under makeup. Due to the creamy formula, it feels a little heavy on my skin, which is exacerbated under a scorching sun. My oily skin prefers more lightweight formulas. I can definitely see myself using this during colder seasons, though.
Daycell Animal Hand Cream in Kiki, 2 oz. – Value $6.90
This hand cream is adorable! There were three types sent out and I received Kiki the Cat, which to me smells like candy and honeysuckle. The formula is super silky and absorbs into my skin like a dream. It dries down quickly and leaves skin super soft with zero stickiness. Plus, this little tube is perfect for displaying on a desk or dresser!
Daycell Re, DNA Propolis Cream, 0.67 oz. – Value $10
This cream contains 80% propolis and niacinamide to moisturize, brighten, and provide anti-aging effects to the skin. It smells just like warm honey, which makes me want to slather this all over my face. However, a little goes a long way on my oily skin. While I wouldn’t say it’s greasy, the cream takes a while to fully absorb and leaves skin just a little bit tacky. My face also looks oilier in the morning if I had applied it the night before. I don’t notice any immediate brightening effects, as is the case for most of my skincare. I will keep this for use in the wintertime, for when my skin is in more need of hydration.
PACKage Everyday Bouncy Facial Mask – Value $3
I first tried this mask in the December 2016 W.I.N Beauty Kit and thought it was nothing to write home about. After using it a second time my opinion hasn’t changed. The sheet mask contains honey extract, propolis extract, and hyaluronic acid which aim to hydrate and brighten the skin. The packaging features a tiny bear smelling flowers under a beehive. Way too cute! The mask is thin and drenched in gel-like essence, which can feel a bit gooey. Sadly, the eye and nose holes on the mask are way too big. Plus, after use, the essence feels uncomfortably sticky, so much that I ended up washing it off my face. It might be better for larger faces or dry skin, but it isn’t for me.
Tosowoong Black-head Nose Pack – Value $3.56
This full-sized box contains 8 nose strips for keeping blackheads at bay. It uses charcoal, volcanic ash, and Moroccan lava clay to grab sebum and reduce the appearance of pores. If you read my other reviews you may know that I don’t do nose strips. I must have a delicate epidermis or something because I cry like a baby when trying to rip these off my nose. Luckily, my boyfriend loves these. He gets a kick out of seeing the little white specks that get pulled out by a great nose strip. These by Tosowoong work just as intended. They’re easy to apply, easy to take off (according to him…) and remove tiny white dots that clog up his pores. That said, he doesn’t have any blackheads, only sebaceous filaments, so the “blackhead” part of this claim is yet to be challenged.
Verdict: The total value this month is $49.46, which is more than twice the cost of the box! I think the curation is well rounded as well as consistent with what I expect from Mishibox. While none of the products blew me away, I do give the Skin Watchers sunscreen a big thumbs up. There aren’t any new brands this month but almost all of the products are new to me, so I have no complaints.
What do you think of Mishibox?