BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2019
BomiBox is a monthly Korean beauty box subscription. Each month you get eight full size or sample sized beauty products.
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 $38.99 a month.
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The Subscription Box: BomiBox
The Cost: $38.99 a month
The Products: A mix and full-size and sample size Korean beauty products.
Ships To: US for free. Cost varies for worldwide shipping.
BomiBox January 2019 Review
Does your skincare regimen include anti-aging products? Most estheticians suggest adding anti-aging products to your regimen in your twenties (as a preventive measure) and as you get older to slow signs of aging. This month’s box contains products with anti-aging ingredients like peptides and ceramidin to improve skin elasticity, firmness, and plumpness for more youthful and radiant skin.
Ample:N Peptide Shot Ampoule, 1.01 oz – Retail Value $29.00
Ample:N Peptide Shot Ampoule contains 3 highly concentrated peptides that improve skin firmness and elasticity. I was introduced to this beauty brand in the October BomiBox and I’m still using and thoroughly enjoying the emulsion. After washing my face and applying the rose toner included in this month’s box, I applied a few drops to my face and neck. This product is lightly scented, went on smooth and immediately absorbed into my skin. It was not greasy at all, which I love, and it left my skin feeling soft and hydrated.
G9 White In Milk Capsule Serum is a whitening and anti-wrinkle product that contains milk protein and nine kinds of skin cleansing ingredients to soothe and moisturize skin. After using the rose toner and peptide ampoule included in this month’s box, I applied a few drops to my face and neck. I am all for bright and radiant skin but I hate that this product is labeled as a “whitening” product. It plays into the ideal that, in part of the world, pale skin is the most desirable skin tone when beauty can be found in a diversity of skin tones. I’m happy to report, however, that this product does not actually contain any bleaching agents. Like the peptide shot, it was fast absorbing and left my skin feeling great.
Containing rose water and 13 types of plant extracts, Secret Key Rose Floral Softening Toner softens skin and preps skin for the next steps in the beauty regimen. After washing my face with the miracle bar from last month’s box, I applied this rose toner. The light rose scent of the toner was pleasant and it didn’t irritate my skin.
CP1 Premium Silk Ampoule, 20 ml – Retail Value $12.00
CP1 Premium Silk Ampoule is a protein treatment for dry and damaged hair. It contains keratin, amino acids, and wheat protein to strengthen, repair and protect hair. This leave-in treatment can be used on dry or wet hair. I have natural and coily hair and avoid products with keratin that can loosen my natural curl pattern. I wish I didn’t have this concern because keratin is known for reducing frizz and breakage. My winter dry hair could really benefit from this.
Some By Mi Clear Spot Patches heal acne and blemishes. It has a special formula that encourages faster wound repair and prevents secondary infections. The translucent patches come in two sizes. After cleansing my face and using the exfoliating scrub included in this month’s box, I applied one of the larger patches to an active pimple overnight. The patch didn’t miraculously clear my pimple but it wasn’t as red, irritated or painful as the night before.
Containing natural exfoliations, this deluxe sample sized Huxley Exfoliating Scrub Mask removes dead skin and impurities leaving skin clear and smooth. After cleaning my face, I used this scrub. The texture is sticky, like honey, which made it a little difficult to initially apply. But once I got it to rub in, I really enjoyed this scrub. It smells great and was not too harsh. It was also very easy to wash off which was surprising given the thick and sticky texture. My skin looked and felt great after.
JM Solution Marine Luminous Pearl Deep Moisture Mask – Retail Value $3.00
This nourishing pearl mask is unique in that is has 3 steps featuring an essence, eye cream and sheet mask to brighten, moisturize and firm skin. It’s made with deep sea water, pearl extract and marine energy. I applied the essence first as a booster for the mask, then applied the eye cream under my eyes and on the neck and finally applied the mask for 20 minutes. I don’t know what marine energy is but I like it! I find that I never really notice much difference after using sheet masks but I always enjoy the relaxation time.
Natural Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet – Royal Jelly – Retail Value $1.90 (currently out of stock)
The royal jelly extracts in this sheet mask are said to provide nourishment, reduce wrinkles and increase skin elasticity. I applied the mask after I cleansed and toned my skin for 15 minutes. Royal jelly is known for its anti-aging and moisturizing properties. I didn’t really notice any difference to my skin aside from ut maybe feeling slightly more moisturized.
The Verdict: The items in this month’s box are great! I currently don’t have any anti-aging beauty products in my skincare regimen so the timing is perfect. The Huxley scrub was my favorite and I enjoyed using the peptide shot and spot patches. I also loved that all of the products smelled great and had a very light fragrance. I used a number of these products together on my “Self-care Sunday” and by the end of the day, my skin was glowing!
Usually, BomiBox includes one product of high value compared to the others. This month, both the peptide shot and whitening serum have a retail value of $20 or higher. Also, with the exception of the scrub, all items were full-sized. This box cost $38.99 and has an estimated retail value of $89.90. That’s more than double the price of the box and the highest estimated retail value in recent boxes. It’s a great value for the opportunity to try a wide range of Korean beauty products.
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. If you order today, your first box will be the March box.
Value Breakdown: At $38.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Ample:N Peptide Shot Ampoule, 1.01 oz – $12.58
- G9 White In Milk Capsule Serum – $8.67
- Secret Key Rose Floral Softening Toner, 8.38 oz – $5.20
- CP1 Premium Silk Ampoule, 20 ml – $5.20
- Some By Mi Clear Spot Patches, 18 pcs – $2.17
- Huxley Exfoliating Scrub Mask, 30g – $3.04
- JM Solution Marine Luminous Pearl Deep Moisture Mask – $1.30
- Natural Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet – Royal Jelly – $0.82
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