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BomiBag Subscription Review + Coupon – March 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.

FYI: BomiBag will not be shipping an April box due to COVID-19.

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

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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 March 2020 Review

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

Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet, Chamomile – Retail Value $1.90

As an ingredient, chamomile is soothing. I will admit that I have not really been keeping up with skincare since I’ve been working from home and so my skin is a little dry and irritated. This had more serum than I expected (I seem to have received this in a subscription box before, as the link was purple in my browser…) so it was very moisturizing as well. There is not a lot of information about other ingredients on the manufacturer’s US website so I don’t have a lot else to say about this one, except that it is inexpensive enough and gentle enough for daily use.

SNP Animal Panda Whitening Mask – Retail Value $5

I’m pretty sure I’ve used this one before, as well. I remember the mask sheet itself being stiffer than other masks (so a design could be printed) although this one was pretty flexible and fit my face well (full disclosure, I have a small frame and my face is probably smaller than average for the US). This has coconut water, which has lots of electrolytes so should be good for dry skin. This also has niacinamide for brightening and, although I think you would have to use this more than once to see results, niacinamide products have worked well for me in the past. (For what it’s worth, this is on sale for buy 2, get 2 free at Ulta right now, just click the link above to get to the listing.)

Bueno Pure Moonlight Rose Floral Cleanser (80 mL) – Estimated Vaue $13.20 (Buy 150 mL for $24.75)

I can’t find out much about the ingredients here but I’m guessing the little bits are rose petals and this also has fig extract, which is probably decent for moisturizing. This doesn’t have a strong scent and the flower pieces aren’t really enough to clog up the sink. I found this to be pretty gentle and good at removing oil from the skin without drying my skin (I have been working from home and haven’t worn makeup since mid-March so I can’t speak to how well this can remove makeup).

Neogen Dermalogy Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Foam (20 mL) – Estimated Value $1.50 (Buy 200 mL for $15)

This was a bit of a surprise. When I looked at the package, I saw the pink color and assumed it would smell like rose (or possibly some other flower). Well, readers, it does not smell like rose. It has a very strong herbal smell and what is bothering me is that the smell reminds me of some other product I have used in the past (like more than once, in that it is something I really have a strong scent memory of) and I cannot, for the life of me, remember what it reminds me of. Just that the smell is very, very familiar.

As for ingredients, the BomiBag page says something different from the website where I found this for sale, and I’m hoping the BomiBag page is wrong, because it lists CINNABAR as an ingredient, and cinnabar is a toxic mercury compound. However, I am pretty sure this does not actually contain cinnabar, because I can’t find that information anywhere else, and also this isn’t red, which it most definitely would be if it contained actual cinnabar, even in a small amount. (I am guessing there was a translation error from the Korean there.) This appears to be sulfate free (it has some gentler surfactants) so it foams but not strongly. It also has allantoin, which should soothe rough skin, and Centella asiatica (cica) extract, which is helpful for wound healing so may be good for breakouts.

 

Nacific Fresh Herb Origin Cream (12g) – Estimated Value $2.64 (Buy 150 g for $33; found here for $23.10)

This is a nice moisturizer to go with all the cleansers. Despite the name, it doesn’t have a strong herbal scent. (I think it is funny that BomiBag’s ad copy suggests this is great for travel, because who is traveling these days? And if you are, moisturizing your skin is probably the least of your worries.) Anyway, this has lots of soothing ingredients like matricaria and lavender extracts, and various extracts of fermented herbs (which are probably going to have decent concentrations of amino acids), and also standard moisturizing ingredients like beeswax and shea butter. It absorbs into the skin well and doesn’t leave me too greasy so I am happy, and it is a lighter weight so I prefer it for daytime.

 

About Me Red Recipe Cleansing Milky Balm (8 mL) – Estimated Value $2.58 (Buy 90 mL for $29; found here for $23.20)

I usually use cleansing balms as the first step in a double cleanse to remove makeup, but I haven’t worn makeup for over a month because I’m not going in to the office, so I did try this as the first step in a double cleanse so I could test it out, but will probably save the rest for when I start wearing makeup again, and I don’t know when that will be (June? Who knows?). It seemed good at getting gunk out of my pores after a long day — I have pretty oily skin most of the time. This has extracts from several different red fruits and flowers (like tomato, pomegranate, rose, peony, etc.) so it should be really high in antioxidants like vitamin A and related compounds, and probably also vitamin C. For what it’s worth, I usually spread these types of products over dry skin and then emulsify with a bit of water, and that worked here as well.

Verdict: I calculated a total value of $26.82 for the March BomiBag. There were three cleansers, which is kind of a lot, but this subscription has always been a bit heavy on the cleansers, and it is a product type I do use multiple times per day, so I am OK with that. (Plus, cleansers are a type of skincare item that I am still regularly using as I have always been obsessive about washing my face, I guess because I don’t like my glasses sliding down my nose.) The masks were relaxing and suited to my current skincare needs, and the cream was a nice weight and consistency for summer.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, your first shipment will be May’s, as they are not shipping an April box due to COVID-19.

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:

  • Chamomile mask $1.42
  • Panda mask $3.73
  • Floral cleanser $9.83
  • Cica cleanser $1.12
  • Fresh herb cream $1.97
  • Cleansing balm $1.92

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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. You sound extremely bored in your review as if you are not interested in skincare at all. This is a bad reflection on the brand because your non interest in skincare translates into no enthusiasm in your review even on the products you “probably” like. If this isn’t your thing, please give it to someone else to write a better quality review.

  2. Thank you for the review!

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