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BomiBag Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2020

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 January 2020 Review

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

TONYMOLY I’m Real Broccoli Mask Sheet Vitality – Retail Value $1.99

I’m pretty sure I’ve tried most of the masks from this product line before, but I like them! Broccoli has lots of vitamin C and other antioxidants in addition to some sulfur compounds that may help with breakouts. This also has allantoin which may help to soothe rough skin. This wasn’t crazy on the serum so it was OK to use before makeup in the morning.

Ample:N VCShot Oxygen Peel – Retail Value $2.75 (found here for $1.93)

OK, I just don’t get this product, I guess. There were clear English directions on the package, and they matched the online information from BomiBag (see link above). But what it said to do was cleanse and dry the face, then apply the contents of the first packet (granular, mostly) to the dry skin, then apply the contents of the second packet over that. And it was supposed to bubble. But it didn’t? It said leave for 1-2 minutes but since nothing was happening I left it for 5 and then I just gave up and washed it off. I followed the directions as I understood them. (Also for what it’s worth, this got in my mouth and the granules totally tasted like salt.)

Swanicoco Fermentation Care Eye Cream (5 mL) – Estimated Value $9.50 (Buy 20 mL for $38)

This has quite a lot going on. It is a little thin compared to my usual eye cream but that makes it good for daytime (I like to use super thick ones at night). It includes ceramides, which are moisturizing, as well as ginseng extract, which is supposed to be energizing although I’m not sure how that translates to skincare. The fermentation carried out with respect to this product is supposed to help break down components for easier absorption. I don’t know how you could test that, but I do know fermentation is trendy in K-beauty, and that fermenting microorganisms do release compounds into the surrounding media, so the claims are not outside the realm of possibility. I don’t get dark circles and I didn’t really have puffy eyes before writing this review so I can’t say how well it works against those problems, but I do think it has some value as a preventive measure.

Benton Honest Cleansing Foam (30g) – Estimated Value $2.58 (Buy 150g for $12.90, found here for $11.61)

If you subscribe to this box, you will get more cleansing foams than you know what to do with. It’s a good thing this is a product type I use several times a day. I keep this next to the bathroom sink for the second step in my double cleanse, for which it is great, and a different BomiBag cleansing foam in the shower. This one has a fragrance that reminds me of my grandma’s house and I mean that in a good, happy childhood memory kind of way. I think it smells a little like Dove soap bars. It also has some antioxidants.

A’pieu Silver Foil Mask Pack (60 mL) – Retail Value $11 (found here for $7)

This is a peel-off mask that doesn’t *really* look like silver foil, it is more of a light gray pearlescent kind of look, but probably the best you can do with a peel-off mask. As a mask, it is decent. It actually does dry in a reasonable time and peel off in relatively large pieces. And the performance is good; I definitely felt like I had clean skin and no gunk in my pores afterwards.

 

Kim Jeong Moon Aloe Cure Intensive 2x Cream Mini – Buy 50g for $37.50 (found here for $23.95)

Unfortunately I have no idea what size this is, so I can’t even begin to guess at a value. I wouldn’t have known the brand name either, if not for the page on the BomiBox site with product information. This has aloe vera and beeswax and is supposed to be a more natural substitute for Vaseline. The only thing is, the link where you can buy the product and the BomiBag page with product information gives totally conflicting ingredients lists (one of which says “petrolatum beeswax,” which isn’t a thing as far as I can tell, so I really have no idea what’s in this.) I also wasn’t totally sure how to use it so I tried it out on my elbows, which can get kind of dry this time of year, and they were pretty soft the next day.

Verdict: I calculated a total value of $27.82 for the January BomiBag not counting the aloe cure cream, since I’m not sure what size it is. That’s almost $8 above the month-to-month cost of the box and, with the aloe cure cream I’m sure it gets you to above $30, which is a very good value for this subscription. Most of the products were new to me and although one of them didn’t perform as expected (the peel), everything was still fun to try, and there are many, many more uses left in the eye cream and silver foil mask pack.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, your first shipment will be February’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 $3.33 per item.

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 | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I feel like Facetory’s 7-Lux would be better than this for the same price.

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