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BomiBag Subscription Review + Coupon – May 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 $21.00/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: $21.00/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 May 2020 Review

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

Holika Holika Green Tea Pure Essence Mask Sheet – Retail Value $1.99

This includes tea leaf extract, as you might expect from the name, so it’s high in antioxidants, which *may* help fight against free radical damage from, for example, sun exposure. It also has some bergamot peel oil so I’m guessing there is vitamin C as well. There are ingredients like allantoin (for soothing rough skin) and lavender, which can be calming. (But don’t worry if you’re not a lavender fan, the scent of this one is not super strong.) I thought this was quite moisturizing but not too heavy as it’s getting hot outside and I typically use masks (including this one) before walking the dog, just because it fits into my morning routine. Anyway, this is a good all-purpose mask that is gentle enough to use every day if that’s your thing.

Etude House Revitalizing Radiance Pomegranate Mask – Estimated Value $0.86 (Buy 10 masks for $8.55, found here for $5.13)

Pomegranate is supposed to provide elasticity and firmness to the skin. I don’t think I noticed that after one use, but this is inexpensive enough that you could get a whole month’s worth for not very much money. It was certainly gentle enough for daily use. This one also includes tea leaves and allantoin as well as a ton of moisturizing ingredients — everything from glycerin to hyaluronic acid (which is a large modified carbohydrate polymer that holds on to a lot of water near the surface of the skin). This is another mask that covers a lot of bases if you are looking for something for daily use.

Heimish Anti Dust Cleansing Pack (250 mL) – Retail Value $25.90 (found here for $23.31)

If you subscribe to BomiBag, you will have a very clean face. They send out a lot of cleansers. A lot. But I do use cleansers every day, multiple times per day, and I almost never have to buy them. This is called “anti dust” because it’s supposed to get rid of small particles that can clog pores. This is kind of just an average cleanser for me in terms of performance. Not bad at all, and I will finish the package off, but nothing spectacular either. I read some reviews where people who had dry skin didn’t care for this, but I have oily skin and I felt that it didn’t strip all the oil off my skin. This is supposed to be foaming but I don’t really see that, probably because the surfactants are derived from coconut oil, and I have just never seen coconut oil surfactants really lather. (They still work, they just don’t have a dramatic change in appearance.)

Tenzero Touch Holic Hand Cream, Rose Peach (50 mL) – Retail Value $7

BomiBag says they included this to help with the condition of your skin after all the hand washing and sanitizing. My hands seem to be improving in the warm weather (and as my puppy gets older and doesn’t need to go out every 2 hours and isn’t having accidents in the house). But I still try to use hand cream at least a couple of times a day, and this is a nice size container for my work-at-home area. This has a subtle scent that is about what you would expect from “rose peach” and it’s a good weight for summer.

DermaB Daily Moisture Body Lotion (20 mL) – Estimated Value $2.35 (Buy 400 mL for $46.90, found here for $18.76)

You can buy this in huge pump bottles so I’m guessing it’s a more expensive K-beauty equivalent to Jergens or Vaseline body lotion or something. This is lightly scented but it’s not super noticeable, especially when this is on my legs, which is how I usually use body lotion. It doesn’t have a color, which is great (artificial dyes sometimes cause me problems). I felt that it did help moisturize my legs and gave me softer skin.

 

Laneige Water Bank Hydro Trial Kit – Retail Value $3.79 (found here for $3.41)

This is a three-part kit that you can buy together online so I’ve listed the price once, but I’ll talk about the items individually.

Laneige Hydro Cream Ex (10 mL)

This is a very light moisturizer. I used it with the other two items from the kit one morning. You don’t need a lot as this spreads out over the skin quite nicely (and it absorbs well). Like most (all?) of the other Laneige items I have tried, this does not appear to have artificial dyes. This apparently has polysaccharides from cypress trees which are supposed to help keep your skin soft (they probably work similarly to hyaluronic acid, which I talked about above). This allegedly helps reduce shine on the skin and I am on board with that. (I *think* it helped a little, anyway. I haven’t tried this under makeup because I don’t feel like bothering with makeup as I am at home all the time except for grocery shopping.)

Laneige Eye Gel Ex (3 mL)

This is a little thinner than I’d like for a nighttime eye cream so I used this in the morning. It absorbed well and, after a couple of days of use, it has not yet irritated my skin. So this one may be a winner. (I have a lot of trouble with eye creams causing irritation so I am always happy when one does not.) This has bilberry extract, which has antioxidants as well as a toning effect, which I think is kind of nice in the morning when I am trying to shake off some sleep. (My eye problem has always been puffiness rather than dark circles so toning is good.)

Laneige Hydro Essence (10 mL)

This primarily relies on vegetable extracts (beets, kale) as active ingredients. These are supposedly brightening but that’s always a little hard to assess — I kind of feel like if it’s working, you don’t see it, especially if you are already pale like I am. However, I like all the antioxidants in beets and kale and whatever else they put in here, and this pairs really well with the cream and eye gel. This is a little thinner and less viscous than the cream, which I feel is to be expected of an essence.

Verdict: I calculated a total value of $41.89 for the May BomiBag. That is a really good value for this subscription. I feel like there was a lot in here. There was not a bag in April due to COVID-19 and then the May bag was a bit late due to rioting, but they seem to be back on track now, and this was a good month with lots of items that are useful to me and my at-home skincare routine. Although some brands like Heimish and Laneige show up in this box frequently, others were new to me, and most if not all of the products were new to me (I admit to having a hard time remembering specific sheet masks since I see so many in a month).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, your first shipment will be June’s.

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

Value Breakdown: At $21.00 for this subscription, you’re paying approximately the following per item:

  • Green tea mask $1.00
  • Pomegranate mask $0.43
  • Cleanser $12.98
  • Hand cream $3.51
  • Body lotion $1.18
  • Laneige trial kit $1.90

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).

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  1. I have been looking at a couple of Korean skincare boxes and they are always so expensive. But this one is one of the most affordable ones and it’s really catching my eye! Thanks for the review!

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