BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2018


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BomiBox October 2018 - Boxed Front

BomiBox is a monthly Korean beauty box subscription. Each month you get eight full size or sample sized beauty products.

BomiBox October 2018 - Boxed Open Front

There are two subscription options: BomiBox and BomiBag. BomiBox includes a mixture of eight full and sample size Korean skincare, makeup, beauty and body products. BomiBag contains a variety of Korean beauty samples.

This is a review of the BomiBox which is $37.99 a month.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

BomiBox October 2018 - Box With All Products

About BomiBox

The Subscription Box: BomiBox

The Cost: $37.99 a month + free US shipping

Coupon: Use code BOMIPOP to save $2 off your first box!

The Products: A mix and full-size and sample size Korean beauty products.

Ships to: the US and Worldwide

BomiBox October 2018 “Hydration” Review

I don’t think I’ve been this excited to try a new box in a while! I’ve been enticed by all the new, cool and innovative Korean beauty products but didn’t know where to start. This box feels like the perfect introduction and a great opportunity to find new gems to add to my regimen.

There wasn’t an info card in my box. I was worried especially since I can’t read the majority of the words on items! However, BomiBox has detailed information for each product on their website. I’m confident now that I know how to use each product as intended.

BomiBox October 2018 - Emulsion Front

BomiBox October 2018 - Emulsion Back

Ample: N Hyaluron Shot Emulsion – Retail Value $28.53 (25,00€)

Emulsions are moisturizers but much lighter, usually water-based and because they are thinner, they tend to absorb more quickly into the skin. With hyaluronic acid, xylitol complex, vitamins, minerals and polyphenols, this emulsion promises deep hydration. The product has a fresh scent that’s barely there. I’m sensitive to strong scents so this is perfect for me. The emulsion went on smooth, light and feels great on my skin which was noticeably softer. This is a winner!

BomiBox October 2018 - Cleansing Foam Front

BomiBox October 2018 - Cleansing Foam Back

It’s Skin Power Brightening 10 Formula Vitamin C Cleansing Foam – Retail Value $5.52

This cleanser is designed to remove dirt, oil, and makeup while also hydrating and brightening your skin with vitamin C and camellia leaf extract. It has a clean citrusy scent. The gel-like consistency was a little off-putting at first but it quickly turns into a foam when wet and rubbed together. I enjoyed washing my face but the cleanser was difficult to remove. I’ll try it again and maybe use a little less product.

BomiBox October 2018 - Eye Cream Front

BomiBox October 2018 - Eye Cream Back

SecretKey Starting Treatment Eye Cream – Retail Value $10 (Found here for $7.50)

An anti-aging eye cream? Sign me up! This eye cream contains galactomyces which claim to hydrate, brighten and reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes. The eye cream doesn’t have a scent which I liked but it is also very thick and heavy around my eyes. I’m not sure this product will work for me.

BomiBox October 2018 - Eye Mask Front

BomiBox October 2018 - Eye Mask Back

Klavuu Personal Care Aurora Pearl Eye Mask – Retail Value $3.33

This eye mask claims to be made of high-concentrated Korean pearl essence and honestly have no idea what this is but it sounds amazing! To use this mask, after washing and applying toner, the instructions say to leave on the eye mask for 20–40 minutes. I’ll have to save this mask for Self-Care Sundays as that’s a big mid-week time commitment. I am excited to see if it will actually leave my eyes brighter and revitalized.

BomiBox October 2018 - Hand Cream Front

BomiBox October 2018 - Hand Cream Back

Innisfree Jeju Life Hand Cream, Yuja Tea – Retail Value $5.00

Hands are one of the places that will easily show your age. I already have a routine of gently exfoliating and moisturizing my hands and I’m always on the lookout for a hydrating hand cream. I received the Yuja Tea scented hand cream with a zesty citrus scent that I loved. After applying the hand cream, my hands felt moisturized but it was a little greasier than I would like. However, the thickness of the cream and the lovely scent will keep me coming back to this. This is another winner for me!

BomiBox October 2018 - Gel Front

BomiBox October 2018 - Gel Back

Benton Aloe BHA Soothing Gel Mini – Retail Value $2.28

I was most curious about this sample size mini gel. I had to read the instruction to understand exactly what it is intended for. This gel contains aloe and propolis that claims to soothe irritated skin, fade acne scars, brighten skin tone and help maintain hydration. Since I suffer from hyperpigmentation, I applied the gel to a few acne scars that I would like to fade. Time will tell if it makes a difference.

BomiBox October 2018 - Face Mask Front 1

BomiBox October 2018 - Face Mask Back 1

Leaders Insolution Ex Aqua Advanced Facial Mask – Estimated Value $3.40 (Buy a pack of 10 for $34.00)

This mask promises to nourish your skin with hydrating Alps Glacial Water and a ton of really impressive ingredients like honey extract, propolis extract, and hyaluronic acid. What’s more impressive is what’s not in the mask. This mask is free of oils, parabens, fragrance, alcohol and other skin irritating ingredients.

BomiBox October 2018 - Face Mask Front 2

BomiBox October 2018 - Face Mask Back 2

JMSolution Glow Luminous Aurora Mask – Retail Value $3.00

With more essence and pearl extract, this mask wants to brighten and hydrate your skin. The natural cellulose mask is intended to be lightweight and easy to use. It’s only suggested to be left on for 10-20 minutes so this mask is something I grabbed for a little mid-week pampering.

The Verdict: I loved the variety of products included in this month’s BomiBox. With the exception of the two face masks, each product had a specific and different function. I received a full range of products – emulsion, wash, cream, gel, and mask for face and eyes. Almost every item is hydrating – in line with this month’s theme. My favorite products were the Ample N emulsion and the Innisfree hand cream.

These beauty items were very difficult to find online. To get the retail values, I had to convert some prices from Euro, Canadian Dollar and Malaysian Ringgit to USD. While the retail values stated are the best that I could find, the potential cost of shipping these products from our countries should be considered. This box cost $37.99 and has an estimated retail value of $61.04. I believe this is a fair value for the opportunity to try mostly full-size Korean beauty products that are unique and hard to find.

I do wish BomiBox had a shop to purchase the products or a link to reputable sites to buy from. I worry about falling in love with a product only to find that it’s nearly impossible to track down. Overall, this box exceeded my expectations, I believe it’s worth the cost and I’m looking forward to next month’s box.

To Wrap Up:

Can I get this box if I sign up today? No, you must order by the 15th to receive that month’s box.

Coupon: Use code BOMIPOP to save $2 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $37.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Ample: N Hyaluron Shot Emulsion – $17.64
  • It’s Skin Power Brightening 10 Formula Vitamin C Cleansing Foam – $3.45
  • SecretKey Starting Treatment Eye Cream – $6.25
  • Klavuu Personal Care Aurora Pearl Eye Mask – $2.08
  • Innisfree Jeju Life Hand Cream, Yuja Tea – $3.13
  • Benton Aloe BHA Soothing Gel Mini – $1.42
  • Leaders Insolution Ex Aqua Advanced Facial Mask – $2.13
  • JMSolution Glow Luminous Aurora Mask – $1.88

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Written by Shatae Hutchinson

Shatae Hutchinson

Hi, I’m Shatae; pronounced shhh-tay! I work in IT Healthcare, I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 cool kids. I am obsessed with black culture, lifestyle, travel and art made by and featuring women of color. I also love trendy plus-size fashion and accessories, eclectic and bohemian home décor and all things self-care, mental health and fitness. My favorite box is Izzy & Liv’s Brown Sugar Box; a monthly box offering tees, accessories and lifestyle products designed for black women. I also subscribe to TheSelfCareBox, FabFitFun, CauseBox and Merkaela. Being a wife and full-time working mom, subscription boxes are one of the few things that are just for me! They are fun, convenient, reasonably priced and full of surprises.

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8 Comments

  1. Roseroseshop (dot) com

    Is another k-beauty site that I’ve used in addition to the ones that have already been listed. Use the menu at the top to select your currency. (I think they also have an eBay shop by the same name). The seller is very helpful if you have questions.

    • Thank Beth! I’ll definitely be checking out these links when I receive next month’s box.

  2. I think you may be able to find similar items through sites like memebox (I think they still sell a lot of k-beauty products, even though they dont have a box anymore) or sokoglam (my favorite). Just look for products with a similar composition. Benton is fairly popular, and I have that aloe toner. I really like it, even though I don’t have redness. Just feels nice!

    If you find that eye cream to be too heavy for daytime use, maybe try at night?

    • Hey Amber! Thanks for the suggested website. I may try to eye cream at night or use a little less. I’ve been using the Emulsion daily since receiving this box and it’s everything! My skin is so soft and hydrated.

  3. K beauty brands are so difficult to find from reputable online sites! I feel your struggle girl. Great review!

    • Right! On a few, I searched by image! LOL! I’m going to try some of the sites Jessica mentioned above. And, thanks for the compliment! ☺️

      • A couple of other K-beauty sites you could check out, in addition to the sites Amber mentioned, are Peach & Lilly and Ohlolly. They both have a decent assortment of brands that either might be included in Bomibox or are comparable. 🙂

        • Oh, good to know Luna!

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