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Bomibag Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2019

Bomibag is a monthly Asian beauty subscription from BomiBox 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.

Bomibox offers three options: Bomibag, BomiBox Quarterly, and BomiBox Luxe.

This is a review of the Bomibag $19.99/month subscription.

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

About Bomibag

The Subscription Box: Bomibag

The Cost: $19.99/month + 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 for free and worldwide for varying rates at checkout

Bomibag November 2019 Review

There was no information card included in the package. I found more about the bag contents here.

It’s Skin Have a Pomegranate Cleansing Foam (150 mL) – Retail Value $6

I have gotten one or two cleansing foams in every month of Bomibag lately, including another full-sized one recently. So I have cleansing foams coming out my ears. That being said, it is a product type I use frequently, and now I won’t have to buy any for awhile. I find this good both as the second step of a double cleansing routine and as just a regular cleanser if I find my face getting too oily. This has some vitamins from fruit extracts and some antioxidants from pomegranate, tea leaves, etc. I do like antioxidants in skincare as a preventative measure.

Keep Cool and Soothe Bamboo Lotion (0.67 fl oz) – Estimated Value $3.32 (Buy 150 mL for $24.90, found here for $19.92)

This brand shows up fairly regularly in Bomibag but this is the first time I’ve seen this product. It doesn’t look like a lot, but I found I needed very little at a time so this will actually last for awhile. This is a very lightweight lotion that works well as a morning moisturizer. The product page says it has 7 kinds of hyaluronic acid but that doesn’t have a ton of scientific meaning (some are hydrolyzed, some are full length, but hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate are the same thing when they are in the same product at the same time because the sodium ions go where they are driven by equilibrium processes). Anyway, this is pretty moisturizing and lightweight, which I do like.

Elensilia-CPP Collagen 80 Intensive Eye Cream (0.67 fl oz) – Retail Value $20

This is 80% hydrolyzed collagen. (It says “French collagen extract” but that seems kind of silly to me. Although there are different classes of collagen, distinguished by number, it has to do with the amino acid composition and structure of the collagen and not the country it comes from. Collagen from chicken sternal cartilage, for example, is the same whether it is from France or Korea. This is a good time to note that collagen only comes from animal sources and you should not expect K-beauty subscriptions to be vegan.) It is a lightweight gel and, for my purposes, better suited to daytime use, when I prefer lighter products. I can’t say I see a ton of change yet after just a few days of using it, but there is definitely enough for long-term use and it is affordable if I happen to want more when I finish off the tube. Collagen is a large protein that will hold on to water near the surface of the skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines.

The Face Shop Real Nature Lotus Face Mask – Retail Value $2

You’ll usually get a sheet mask or two in this subscription. I can’t find much about the ingredients but I will say that one, this is super-saturated with serum to the point that it is kind of drippy, so don’t use it with nice clothes on and two, it is pretty moisturizing. I do know that lotus root is pretty starchy so if this has lotus root extract (I can’t read Korean, so…) it should have carbohydrates that hold on to water near the surface of the skin. This is a great one for winter.

A’Pieu Icing Sweet Bar Sheet Mask in Watermelon – Retail Value $2 (found here for $1.40)

This sheet mask is also very high on the serum and very moisturizing. It has a fruity scent that I couldn’t quite place when I used it (in fairness, I had a bad cold at the time). This does have watermelon extract and I know watermelon is a source of lycopene (an antioxidant). It also has allantoin, which is supposed to make rough skin smoother but I think you would need to use it for longer to see those effects. It has witch hazel, which is nice for toning, and it has several moisturizers including aloe and sodium hyaluronate. This is a good general-purpose mask if you want to cover a lot of bases.

Verdict: I calculated a total value of $33.32 for the November Bomibag. That is comfortably above the cost of the subscription on a month-to-month basis (actually, the eye cream alone is about the same as the total subscription price, making everything else a bonus). This box was full of basics that are good for when the weather turns cold and dry — maybe not super exciting, but definitely useful.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, your first shipment will be December’s. Also, there *may* be some variation in box contents based on what I have received versus what the Bomibag website says I should have received.

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

Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this subscription, you’re paying approximately the following per item:

  • Cleansing foam $3.60
  • Lotion $1.99
  • Eye cream $12.00
  • Lotus mask $1.20
  • Icing mask $1.20

Check out my past reviews of Bomibag and see the Beauty Subscription Box List for more great K-beauty subscriptions!

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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).

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Bomibag Reviews, BOMIBOX Reviews, K-Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: bomibag | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. is it wrong that I want this solely because I think the bunny is cute

  2. Hi Ragan, thank you so much for another highly informative review. I love the reviews from all the MSA ladies, but I kinda wish you could chime in on every single one of the reviews to give your raised-eyebrow observations on every product and box reviewed.

    On another note, I was so sad to read about Nyx – tears and all. Such a lovely girl, and she’ll be missed by many in the MSA community, I’m sure. Definitely in my household. My 9 y.o. daughter and I get to gush over all the MSA furry friends when they’re featured. You’re such a good parent to your pups and kitties. I’m sure they all count their blessings every day to have you x

  3. I just saw a new boscia product at ULTA (Vegan Collagen Microcrystal Eye Mask) that lists plant based collagen and it instantly reminded me of the explanations you usually write into your reviews. The funny part is that it’s an eye mask, so the collagen wouldn’t be able to be absorbed, as you have stated before, vegan or not.

    • I will have to look that one up just to see what it is (if they are open about it, which they may not be). A lot of proteins can be synthesized by just putting the genes into bacteria, but collagen has a complex structure and its production and folding is a lot more involved than something like, say, rennet, which is produced in cell culture on an industrial scale.

      • For what it’s worth, I hope it’s legit and that you can find information on it. However, I found it a little suspicious that Boscia lists the collagen as vegan but says nothing about the sourcing of the hyaluronic acid.

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