JoahBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018
JoahBox is a monthly subscription box of 5 to 7 full-size Korean beauty products from brands likeA’Pieu, Missha, Nature Republic, Etude House, Saem, Innis Free, MemeBox, handpicked and shipped directly from Seoul, South Korea to your doorstep. Each box will have up to $100.00 retail worth of product.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: JoahBox
The Cost: $33.00/month with free shipping. Save with longer commitments.
COUPON: Use code MYJOAHBOX to save 10% off!
The Products: 5-7 full-size Korean beauty products.
Ships to: Worldwide
Good to Know: You can purchase a one-time box for $35.95 as a gift or to try without subscribing.
JoahBox August 2018 Review
When you first subscribe to JoahBox, there are four drop-down menus to customize your experience.
You will choose your birth month (perhaps for a birthday surprise?), skin tone (ranging from “very fair” to “dark brown”), your skin type, and if you’d prefer to receive more skincare, makeup, or both.
The box comes with a cute fold out info card that announces their 1 year anniversary. Happy Birthday, JoahBox! They say thank you and have directions on how to win a one-year subscription. There is also space where they’ve included some kind subscriber reviews.
The other side has a detailed list of each of the items included and how to use them.
They’ll be including cards each month moving forward with a code on them to access “amazing deals” although I can’t quite figure out where to use it…
They threw in a couple of stickers too.
Let’s dive into these items!
Chica Y Chico Cool Night Peel Off Mask – Retail Value $18.00
This might be one of my favorite items right out of the gate. I love all kinds of masks, but peel off ones are at the top. This one came at a great time, though it could have come earlier in the summer since it’s a cooling mask. I squeezed the thick light blue teal mask out of the tube and used my trusty silicone applicator brush to apply it in an even layer on my face, avoiding my eyes and mouth. It immediately started cooling my face with its super minty properties which reminded me of a mentholated balm. Walking around while it was wet made it feel even colder but I spend most of my time texting my bestie from my bed, as one does. Once it dried (about 20 minutes) I gently peeled it off to reveal fresh calm skin. What a fun experience!
Chica Y Chico Matte Powder in Matte Pink – Retail Value $12.00
There’s a second Chica Y Chico product this month in the form of a matte powder. There are two variations and I received the pink one which “corrects dullness to brighten the complexion”. I tried to swatch it above the lipstick below but it is virtually invisible on camera, which is actually a good thing in my opinion. Even though the powder has a sparkle to it, it doesn’t come off as being glittery at all. I use this as a setting powder after I finish my makeup to absorb oils on my skin and give my skin a more flawless look. I’ve been using a powder from Sephora for years and am excited to switch to this one.
Prreti Honey + Berry Lip Sleeping Mask – Retail Value $6.26
I am obsessed with all lip products (especially balms) but I rarely see lip masks in sub boxes. This was a pleasant surprise. I love the adorable bright yellow tube with cute bee and it smells super delicious with its mix of honey and berries. This is a thick cloudy gel that you can apply after a good lip scrub and before you go to bed to moisturizer your smackers while you sleep. I can also appreciate this applicator tube since another mask I have in a tube is meant to be squeezed on to your fingers and then lips which just seems like an extra step. Love it!
AHC Calming Cotton Sheet Mask – Listed Retail Value $10.00
Masks galore this month! At least they’re all different, right? I am sort of sheet masked out this week so I haven’t gotten to try this one yet but the variation I got is “Calming” and is made with a 100% cotton mask which is nice. It also has a lot of great oils like bergamot and lavender with sugarcane, and a whole bunch of natural extracts. Can’t wait to pop this was on while laying on my couch and reading. I wasn’t able to find this one at a reputable store online but $10 seems like a lot, so this is hopefully a really nice one!
Karadium Full Moon Matte Lip Pencil in Coral Moonlight – Retail Value $12.38 (found here for $7.43)
If I’m going to wear a cream lipstick, I have to admit that I prefer these skinny tall ones to the traditional lipstick case. I find them a bit easier to apply. There were several variations on color with this item and I received “Coral Moonlight”. While this isn’t as light as a traditional coral, it does have an orange hue that I find really flattering with my skin tone. Great for fall, as it will match the changing foliage. This pencil is super creamy and glides on easily.
Here’s the lipstick swatched with the powder above it, though it’s hard to see.
Verdict: I was really excited to get my JoahBox and it did not disappoint. $33.00, including free shipping, got me five full-size products with the perfect mix of skincare and makeup that have a retail value of $58.64. These aren’t products I could buy locally so I enjoyed discovering these K-Beauty brands with super cute packaging that ended up being really nice too.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Not this one, but you have until the 5th to get the September box!
We ship boxes on the 10th of each month. Once your box leaves our facilities, it can take about one to three weeks to be delivered. We accept orders until the 5th of each month.
Coupon – Use code MYJOAHBOX to save 10% off!
Value Breakdown: At $33.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Peel Off Mask: $10.13
- Matte Powder: $6.75
- Lip Mask: $3.52
- Sheet Mask: $5.63
- Lip Pencil: $6.97
What do you think of JoahBox?