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JoahBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2019

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichFeb 5, 2019 | 6 comments

4.3 overall rating
6 Ratings | 2 Reviews

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.)

About JoahBox

The Subscription Box: JoahBox

The Cost: $33.00/month with free shipping. Save with longer commitments.

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off!
CODE: Myjoahbox

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 January 2019 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.

There's an info booklet with each box.

Open it up to find all of the boxes items with descriptions, how to use, and "Joah Tips".

I also received a Joah Box playing card.

The Plant Base Waterfall Moist Balanced Hyaluronic Acid 100, 0.68 oz. - Retail Value $23.00

First of all, I'm really into the giant dropper that is in the cap of this product. As you unscrew the top, the button automatically pops up and fills the dropper with the serum. Awesome! I had to do a search for Hyaluronic Acid to see exactly what it is, and apparently, it's naturally occurring in our bodies and is all about maintaining moisture in the skin which is, of course, an essential part of having a youthful, dewy face. The clear serum is ever so slightly thick but smooths out wonderfully on my face. It has almost no scent at all and should keep my skin looking nice n' plump. I think I'll be trying this one out at night, but also in the morning to lock in that moisture that I so desperately need for the dry months.

British M Hydrate Hair Butter, travel-size - Listed Retail Value $9.00 (Buy full-size for $34.00)

I'm on a strict hair product regimen right now, so I wasn't able to try this as a mask treatment for fear I'd derail the system I'm working on. Instead, I decided it was safe to try this out for its second use: a leave-in treatment for damaged ends. I only cut my hair cut about twice a year, and when I do it's mainly to cut off damaged ends to help promote new healthy growth. This hydrate hair butter has a thick lotion-like consistency you'd expect from a mask and while it has a powdery floral scent, it's a bit strong for my liking when applying. It did seem to help the ends of my hair look less damaged and shinier, so this is a small win.

The Botanisign Hand and Nail Cream, 50 ml - Listed Retail Value $9.00

I normally enjoy receiving hand creams in sub boxes in the Winter because I can just stash them all over the place so they're there when I'm in need. In my purse, glove box, desk drawer, etc. This one, however, leaves my hands feeling sort of weird and squeaky and the scent is a really overpowering floral scent that immediately gives me a headache. Can't win them all, I guess!

McQueen Glam Tint in #No. 5 MLBB Rose, 0.33 oz. - Retail Value $7.90 (found here for $7.51)

The packaging for this lip tint is really interesting. It's in a small bottle, but there's a wand attached to the lid that you use to apply it with. I also like that there's a clear thin window on the side that allows you to view the color without opening. This is a really pigmented rich color in a thick yet creamy formula that spreads easily on the lips. Out of three variations, I received the rose hue which I rather like. It wears much like a glossy liquid lipstick instead of a thin tint like I expected. it feels extremely hydrating which is surprising, and easily comes which isn't great for lip color and certainly doesn't stain the lips, like I'd also imagine a "tint" would. My lips do feel really soft after wearing this though.

No:hj Deep Cleansing Bubble Mask - Retail Value $4.90 (found here for $4.66)

Yaaaay! I was so happy to find a different type of bubble mask in the box this month. Plain sheet masks can get a little boring for me and this one was different in two ways. One: It's a bubble sheet mask, which I've never done before. Once you put it on your face, it slowly starts bubbling up and is really neat to watch! Two: It's a cleansing mask as opposed to one with serum. Once I removed the mask, I just used this to scrub my face and then rinsed off. It left my face feeling really clean!

Verdict: JoahBox was a little hit and miss this month. The bubble mask and serum were my faves, but the lotion was a little too strongly scented and the lip tint and hair butter were just ok. In the end, I received five products I would have never tried otherwise for $33.00, including free shipping.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Not this one, but if you order by February 5th you will get the February box! Check out spoilers here.

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, each item in the box has an average cost of $6.60.

Check out all of our JoahBox reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory for more K-Beauty subscriptions!

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JoahBox is a Korean subscription box for beauty lovers that sends you 4-5 full-size Korean beauty products each month with Worldwide free shipping.
Marne Orenich
Marne Orenich
Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

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I am loving this subscription so far, Items I get are diverse and kinda balanced so you won’t receive the same type of skincare products until you finish the previous one. Thoughtful

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I was so excited to get my February box. And I couldn’t have been more disappointed. I don’t think I’ll try another box. I canceled. I was so excited and ended up so disappointed. The products were less then impressive. I’m usually happy with most of my boxes. This is the one I felt ripped off buy. Maybe February was just not a good one compared to what they normally send out. I just wanted to leave a review. I know it’s not February’s box that’s ups

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I subscribed for this months box. I’m not so crazy about the spoilers so far but maybe the rest will be better. No tracking drives me crazy. I guess since it ships the 3rd week of them month. I won’t get it til a few weeks in March. Since it’s coming from Korea?

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I’m interested in subbing for this box for March, but their website says they don’t offer tracking numbers for free?? Has anyone ever had any issues with their shipping then?

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Just a tip for the tint- dab a small amount onto the center of your lip and then spread using a finger or brush. It will create the thin, powdery plush finish you were thinking if! I have several macqueen lip tints at home and they have a lovely velvet finish. They will stain your finger a bit, though!

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I have been noticing very heavily scented smells in these K beauty items. All the hand creams I have got have been too strong. What’s up with that?

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