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Bomibag Subscription Review – December 2018

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Bomibag is a monthly Asian beauty subscription containing mostly sample sizes, enabling you to try new products before spending money on the full size. You will receive a combination of Japanese and Korean samples. Cancel or skip months at any time by logging into your account.

There are two subscription options: BomiBox and BomiBag.

This is a review of the BomiBag which is $19.99 a month.

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

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About Bomibag

The Subscription Box: Bomibag

The Cost: $19.99 + free US shipping

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

The Products: Sheet masks, deluxe samples, and/or trial sizes of Japanese and Korean beauty products

Ships to: the US and Worldwide

Bomibag December 2018 Review

There was no information card included in the package. However, subscribers received an email with links to information about the products, which you can see here.

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It’s Skin Avocado High Nutrition Sheet Mask – Retail Value $1.99

We received two sheet masks this month and they are both from the same product line. I actually like receiving multiple items from the same product line because sometimes, just because one doesn’t work for you, another one might. (In this case, I liked both.) Anyway, this didn’t have too much serum and what was there absorbed into the skin pretty quickly after I used it, so I could still put makeup on afterward. This does have some silicones but the main active ingredient is avocado oil, which has some antioxidants and vitamins as well as being moisturizing. This was a great one for winter.

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It’s Skin Tea Tree Balance Mask Sheet – Retail Value $1.99

This does not smell strongly of tea tree oil, which is nice if you happen to be a person who doesn’t care for that scent (I could take it or leave it). This is especially good for acne-prone skin. There are also antioxidants from various plant extracts (several citrus species as well as tea leaf extract). Performance of this one was pretty similar to the avocado one, except the serum was maybe slightly less creamy (but it’s really more of a toss-up).

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Benton Tea Tree Cleansing Water (30 mL) – Estimated Value $2.55 (buy 200 mL for $17)

This is described as a replacement for both makeup removal and the first cleanse of a double cleanse, although I used it the way I tend to use cleansing waters all the time, which is after I’ve done both steps of the double cleanse if there is still something left, like mascara under my eyes or a bit of stubborn foundation. It worked well then. This has tea tree oil which can help fight breakouts, but I don’t really have any breakouts right now (one of the perks of being over 40 I guess) so I can’t speak to that aspect of the product.

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Fixence Keep Cool and Soothe Mist – Retail Value $10

This has two layers, one which is water-based and one which has a bit of essential oil for soothing. (It also has allantoin, which can soothe the skin.) I just can’t get on board with the “spraying liquid in your face” trend.  I don’t need to moisturize in the middle of the day! My skin is not dry, even in winter. I tend to use these products as toners when I receive them in subscription boxes and this seemed all right for that (I applied from on a cotton pad as I don’t want to spray anything in my face).

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Tosowoong Blackhead and Sebum Out Nose Patch (8 count) – Retail Value $7.90 (found here for $3.16)

These have charcoal powder, volcanic ash, and clay and are supposed to help clear out the pores. I actually find that these ingredients in skincare products are useful for that purpose, but I don’t have a blackhead problem at this time (my skin really has been getting less moody as I age) so if I used one of these right now, I wouldn’t be able to tell you anything about it. I will hold on to these because my skin is moodier in summer and I’ll likely have a use for them at that point.

Verdict: I calculated a total value of $24.43 for Bomibag. That is a few dollars over the month-to-month cost of the subscription. Please keep in mind, too, that K-Beauty prices are all over the place and may not reflect shipping charges, minimum orders, etc. The cleansing water was a good find and I enjoyed the masks and I think the mist will work as a wintertime toner, so this was a pretty good month for me, even though I won’t use the mist as intended.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you subscribe today?  No, your first shipment would probably be January’s.

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

Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Avocado mask $1.63
  • Tea Tree mask $1.63
  • Cleansing water $2.09
  • Mist $8.18
  • Nose patches $6.46

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

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Comments (5)

  1. Ragan, great review. funny to hear you talk about spray bottles! I purposely transfer my toner (SK-II) into a spray bottle so I can spray it directly on me because I found that using a pad wasted too much by soaking it up! At first it felt a little weird, but now I’m used to it. I just hold my breath a few sec and spray. It works quite well at distributing it across my face and neck/décolletage.

      • Thanks for the tip. But I used missha for half a big bottle and just wasn’t impressed with it. Then one day I got a sample of SK-II and my skin felt like silk after using it! So I’ve stuck with that. And by using the tiny spray mist bottles (see comment below), it goes really far.

        Also, if you belong to Costco, you can sometimes get great deals on it on their website! (I’ve never seen it in their warehouse just online)

    • That makes sense! But do you feel it makes you use up more of the product?

      • No. If anything I feel like it SAVES a lot on product that would get wasted on cotton, my palm, or etc in transferring the serum.

        Also, the bottle I bought holds 20 ml and puts out a really fine spray that distributes the product really well. Better than I think would be done other ways.

        I got 10 bottles for about $9 (I think it also included a small funnel), so I fill up a bunch, keep them in fridge until I’m really to pull one out for regular use. That way most of the stash stays cold. (Can’t manage to go to back and forth to fridge each time I need a spritz) Search amazon for “tiny spray bottles” and you’ll see lots of options. I think I bought the “Amazon’s choice” one.

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