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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2020

BomiBox is a monthly Korean beauty box subscription. Each month you get eight full-size or deluxe sample-sized beauty products.

FYI – Due to COVID-19, BomiBox did not ship an April box. Their May box arrived a bit late, but everything should be back to normal now

There are three subscription options: BomiBox LuxeBomiBox Quarterly, and BomiBag that include a mixture of full, deluxe sample-size, and sample-size Korean skincare, makeup, beauty, and body products.

This is a review of BomiBox Luxe which is $38.99 a month.

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

About BomiBox

The Subscription Box: BomiBox Luxe

The Cost: $38.99 a month + free US shipping

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

The Products: A mix of 8 full-size and sample size Korean beauty products.

Ships to: The US for free. Cost varies for worldwide shipping.

Good to Know: In my experience with this box, it does ship very late in the month.

BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription May 2020 Review

BomiBox has detailed info cards for each month’s box on their website. The info card describes all the items included in the box and instructions on how to use them. This is great since a lot of the products have instructions that are not in English.

ENATURE Squeeze Green Watery Toner, 150 mL –  Retail Value $19.19

I don’t mind watery toners- they never feel like an ~exciting~ product, but they are always reliable when it comes to making sure my dry skin has a hydrating skincare routine. This toner has a lot of green plants inside like kale, white birch, and parsley extract along with squalane and hyaluronic acid. It was lightweight and I was able to apply multiple layers to my face when my skin felt particularly dry.

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

K-Beauty boxes send a lot of cleansers (in my experience, at least), but Heimish is well-known for their cleansing balm so I was eager to try this out. It starts off with a gel texture that lathers well when mixed with water, and it did a good job of light makeup removal without leaving my eyes irritated or my skin feeling tight. Overall, I liked this, but it isn’t something I would need to repurchase.

OMG! Pulling Gel, 30 g – Retail Value $15

I have tried masks from this brand before and enjoyed them, but I was a bit hesitant when I saw this- I don’t like to use peel-off masks on my face, and I thought that was what the name implied! Luckily, I was mistaken- to use this you apply to a damp nose, massage it in for 2-3 minutes, and rinse away with warm water. Two minutes is a long time to rub my nose, but I appreciate products designed to target blackheads without having to rip it off your face. This has a fun ingredients list, too, with things like strawberry seed, papaya extract, hyaluronic acid, charcoal powder, and glycolic acid all making an appearance. My nose was a little red after two minutes of massage, but this didn’t irritate my skin and I did feel like my blackheads on my nose were less visible (take this with a grain of salt, however- blackheads have never been a huge skincare concern of mine).

Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel, 8.4 oz – Retail Value $9

If you couldn’t tell by the name of the product and the shape of the product packaging, this is a gel that features aloe vera as the shining star. I used this on my legs after shaving with a dull razor and my skin was happy, and I also used it on a friend’s upper back after they worked out in the sun and had irritated skin from sweating. This is really multi-purpose- wherever you have potentially irritated skin I would feel comfortable applying it for soothing relief. This does leave you slightly sticky, so I followed up with another lotion on my body to seal it in.

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

Eventually I will have so many hand creams that it will be impossible for me to forget to apply it, but that day is not today. This didn’t feel overly heavy for a hand cream sent during this time of year, and there is a light, fruity scent that isn’t overbearing. My hands enjoyed it, but I don’t think it is quite memorable enough for me to remember to use it consistently (this is a personal flaw of mine).

DermaB Daily Moisture Body Lotion, 20 mL– Estimated Value $1.20 (Buy 400 mL for $23.90, found here for $18.76)

This gives off generic store-bought body lotion vibes to me, but that isn’t a terrible thing. I used this to get rid of the slight stickiness from the aloe gel, and this was lightweight and did not have an especially noticeable scent. No fuss, no muss, no pixie dust, but that is alright from me- sometimes a body lotion is just a body lotion.


Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum, 10 mL – Estimated Value $9 (Buy the 50 mL version for $45)

This was interesting to me- the BomiBox website describes this as a bonus item to the DermaB lotion, but I feel like it should be the other way around considering the price differences in the products. That aside, I really liked this. It has a fun texture similar to Jell-O. The first time I tried to use it, my finger bounced back instead of piercing the texture. Once I applied a small amount to my skin it absorbed readily, and my skin absolutely drank up the 56.4% mushroom extract formula.

Etude House 0.2 Therapy Pomegranate Mask – Retail Value $1.30

This isn’t my first time receiving a mask from this lineup, and while the ingredients are never particularly impressive (the fourth one in this is alcohol, and that’s listed before any pomegranate extract) my skin always likes these masks anyway. It is super thin so it clings to the curves of my face really well, and the mask is well-saturated to give me a solid thirty minutes of masking bliss.

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

This mask has green tea and Centella, so overall it was soothing to my skin. I’ll be honest and say this isn’t a mask to write home about, but I did enjoy the moisture it provided and thought it gave a good performance for the low cost.

The Verdict: I missed having an April BomiBox delivery, so I was extra happy to see this May box. While the products inside weren’t my all-time favorites, I thought it was a solid curation that covers your skincare basics. Value-wise, the value of everything in this box added up to $89.58.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? Previous boxes are sometimes available in the BomiBox shop here for $35.99 + shipping. Order by the 15th to receive the current month’s box. If you order today, your first regular box should be the July box.

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

Value Breakdown: At $38.99 for this box you’re paying approximately the following per item:

  • Enature: $8.35
  • Heimish: $11.27
  • OMG!: $6.53
  • Holika Holika Aloe: $3.92
  • Tenzero: $3.05
  • DermaB: $0.52
  • Blithe: $3.92
  • Etude House: $0.56
  • Holika Holika Mask: $0.87

Alternatively, you’re paying about $4.33 per item.

Check out all of our BomiBox reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory for more great K-beauty subscriptions!

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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

Comments (5)

  1. Thanks for the info, Mieke!

  2. I love bees and the box itself is just SO CUTE!

    • I thought the same thing. That may be the cutest box I’ve ever seen.

      • The artwork is by Karamfila, you can find her stuff on Etsy and designbundles if you’re interested.

        I love basically everything she’s drawn!

  3. I miss this sub but it was too hard for me to wait a month and a half for the boxes.

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