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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2020

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

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 July 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.

The Plant Base White Truffle Crystal Clear Serum, 30 mL – Retail Value $16.90 (on sale for $15.58)

This serum is made with 84% ginseng extract and 5% niacinamide, and for the price, I am really happy with the ingredients list on this serum. It is designed to improve dull and lackluster skin with hyperpigmentation, and though some vitamin C products (which are also designed to target the same skin concerns) can irritate my skin, I had no such issues with this serum. This serum is free of drying alcohols, parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrance, and I think it would work for a wide variety of skin types.

Benton Cacao Moist & Mild Toner, 150 mL – Retail Value $16 (found here for $14.40)

I really enjoy Benton as a brand, and the moist and mild line is great for dry skin. This toner features cocoa extract, hyaluronic acid, willow bark extract, and madecassoside, and it provides a nice layer of hydration without being too heavy. My dry skin soaked up several layers of this, but based on the website I think it is actually designed to hydrate oily and acne-prone skin. Honestly, I think this is another product that would work well for all skin types. Also, we don’t normally link to Amazon for beauty products at MSA, but the included link above is where Benton’s original site directs customers for purchases, so proceed at your own risk.

Nature Republic Bamboo Charcoal Mud Pack, 5.07 oz – Retail Value $8.90 

Like our queen Megan, I am using a lot more clay masks to combat the maskne that has become a regular occurrence in my new COVID life. This has bentonite and kaolin clay along with charcoal powder and fruit extracts. I use clay masks when I am taking a warm bath because then the moisture in the air keeps the mask from fully drying out (which in turn will really dry out your skin). This did a good job at targeting small whiteheads as well as pimples that were just coming to the surface, and when I followed up the clay mask with a sheet mask my face wasn’t too dry.

Enough 6 Grains Mixed Cereal Collagen Aloe Soothing Gel, 100 mL – Retail Value $4.92

This product was confusing- the BomiBox website classifies this as a moisturizer, but then the instructions are for a cleanser. The packaging on this doesn’t have enough English to help me out, but I do like the ingredients list of aloe, hydrolyzed collagen, and bamboo water. I was a little hesitant using this, but it did end up working well as a gentle cleanser.

Heimish pH 5.5 Refresh Water Clean Up Peeling Toner, 70 mL – Estimated Value $5.04 (Buy 250 mL for $18, found here for $14.40)

This is an alcohol-free toner with rosewater and fruit and botanical extracts. This is the kind of toner I would reach for at the end of the day to make sure any last traces of makeup and sunscreen were removed and that my face was ready for my potent serums and the rest of my routine.

Lagom Cellup Gel-to-Water Cleanser 30 mL – Estimated Value $2.69 (Buy 7.44 fl oz for $20)

This is marketed as a lightweight morning cleanser, and I think the performance perfectly met the promise. It was indeed gentle and lightweight, and it didn’t strip my skin. I don’t normally wash my face in the morning beyond a micellar water, but I left this sample in my shower to use on the days I shower in the morning.

 

VT Cicaliao Cica Special Trial Kit – Estimated Value $8.40, based on the individual estimated values of the products included.

This kit features a mini of the Cica Skin and Cica Emulsion, a toner and lightweight moisturizer made with the key ingredients Propolis and Centella Asiatica. I love Cica and the addition of Propolis is brilliant for my skin, so this toner won’t last long. I also enjoyed the emulsion, but I actually gave it to my boyfriend who was experiencing some irritation from shaving and then sweating from the Louisiana humidity. He liked it enough to put it in his hygiene kit (meaning he will actually use it, something that doesn’t happen with most products I suggest for him). This kit is listed as a “bonus” on the BomiBox box listings page, but I actually like this more than some of the other items in the kit.

Barulab Teatree Anti-Blemish Sheet Mask – Retail Value $2.50

I’ve been reaching for tea tree sheet masks more often due to the friendly pimples on my chin, and I appreciate that both the mask and the ingredients are completely vegan. This was gentle and nourishing (just like most sheet masks), and I was pleased with it.

Goodal Blueberry Infused Water Mild Sheet Mask – Retail Value $1.50

I can always count on Goodal sheet masks to be both affordable and enjoyable, and that held true here. The sheet mask fabric is made from bamboo, and the mask did slightly smell like blueberry. I ended up leaving this on my face for over forty minutes while I lounged around, and the blend of blueberry extract, Centella, and algae extract left my face nourished and happy.

The Verdict: While it can feel a bit repetitive considering how often BomiBox sends out cleansers, this is still a box I look forward to every month due to the ability to discover new products or find cult favorites inside. I do hope that future BomiBoxes include fewer cleansers (give me more masks! Or literally anything else!), but I still enjoyed the rest of the box and overall, this has solid curation that covers your skincare basics. Value-wise, the value of everything in this box added up to $66.85

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 September box.

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

Value Breakdown: At $38.99 for this box, here is what you’re paying approximately per item:

  • The Plant Base: $9.86
  • Benton: $9.33
  • Nature Republic: $5.19
  • Enough: $2.87
  • Heimish:  $2.94
  • Lagom: $1.57
  • VT: $4.90
  • Barulab: $1.46
  • Goodal:  $0.87

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.

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Comments (5)

  1. I like seeing all that toner! Toner is one thing beauty boxes DO NOT send enough of. Especially full sized.

    • Amen! Full-sized toner in every beauty box! I need it.

      • I wouldn’t complain! Toner is probably the skincare product I fly through the quickest!

  2. I liked this box a lot. It’s different from my other subs because the products are bigger and there’s more of them. Though I enjoy KBeauty, I’m glad I just did the 3 month because getting too many like these will contribute heavily to product overload lol. Oh and the blue tube isn’t a cleanser it’s aloe for after being in the sun ☀️ 😊

    • Thanks for clarifying, Liz!

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