BomiBag Subscription Review + Coupon – February 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.
This is a review of the BomiBag $19.99/month subscription.
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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 February 2020 Review
There was no information card included in the package. I found more about the bag contents here.
It’s Skin Power 10 Formula Set
I couldn’t find this exact item online although some of the items are available from the manufacturer. It’s also not clear to me what size these are, so I haven’t provided an estimated value. At any rate, there are three different products from this line to try (there are considerably more of these in the entire product line). They all have about the same texture and consistency, which has sort of a medium level of viscosity. To really see the promised effect, you’d have to use these for awhile, but what I can say now is that all absorb into the skin well and don’t interfere with putting on makeup, and a little bit goes a long way. These are meant to be used somewhere between a toner and a moisturizer in terms of a skincare regimen.
The Li effector is for brightening, the Ve effector is for “nutrition care” but it has vitamin E so it has antioxidants and is moisturizing. It also has rose water so it may do a bit of toning. And the Ye effector has polypeptides that are supposed to increase cell turnover, although I’m not sure how they determine that.
I like peeling gels but I haven’t had one around for awhile. I do exfoliate fairly regularly so I didn’t get a ton of peeling with this particular product but I find that if I wait longer between facial scrubs, products like this seem to do more. If you have not used a peeling gel before, you cleanse your face first and then rub a rather large amount of this around and it will ball up. Some people say the balling up is dead skin cells and other people say it is just something the product does when it comes into contact with water. This is the full-size package, by the way.
Swanicoco Multi Solution Vitamin Toner (20 mL) – Estimated Value $8.40 (Buy 50 mL for $21)
I was honestly not expecting toner to be one of the more expensive items in the box. I do like getting toners, and this one was new to me. This has sea buckthorn, a source of vitamin C, and I found that it worked really well as a toner. This has niacinamide which is supposed to help brighten the skin (it generally works for me after a long period of consistent use) and adenosine which is supposed to help with firming, although I’m not sure of the actual mechanism behind that. (For the record, adenosine is EVERYWHERE in nature although I guess there could be a higher concentration here than if extracted from an organism.)
Barulab Vitamin C Brightening Sheet Mask – Retail Value $2.49
This subscription usually has two sheet masks. This month, they are both from Barulab, which is a new brand for me. They are very flexible mask sheets and really high on the serum (which is clear and does not have a strong scent. This is a vegan brand, which seems to be more of a trend in K-beauty lately (you should not, in general, assume that K-beauty products will be vegan because most aren’t). This has vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, and also tea tree oil so it may help with breakouts. It also has tea leaf extract, another source of antioxidants, and niacinamide for brightening. It took a little while to dry on my face but did not interfere with later putting on makeup (I just had to wait a bit).
Barulab AHA/BHA Exfoliating Sheet Mask – Retail Value $2.49
In terms of the actual mask-using experience, this was pretty similar to the one above. In terms of ingredients, this has allantoin, which is supposed to smooth out rough skin, and betaine salicylate, which is going to have essentially the same effect as salicylic acid (so it will clear up breakouts if used over time). Please note that because this contains AHAs and BHAs you want to limit sun exposure and/or apply a good sunscreen if you are using this in the morning.
Verdict: I calculated a total value of $19.28 for the February BomiBag, excluding the It’s Skin set since I don’t know what size those vials were. I am going to assume that set would go for at least $10, though, so I’d say this month’s package is well over the month to month cost of the subscription. I don’t think I had used any of these specific products before, and some of the brands were new for me too, so I was pretty happy with this package.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, your first shipment will be March’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.
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What did you think of the February 2020 BomiBag? Do you get any K-Beauty or Asian Beauty subscriptions?