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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2020

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakFeb 27, 2021 | 5 comments

BomiBox
4.2 overall rating
6 Ratings | 7 Reviews

BomiBox is a monthly Korean beauty subscription box. Each month you get 8 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 $39.00 per 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: $39.00 per month + free U.S. 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 U.S. for free. Cost varies for worldwide shipping.

Good to Know: In my experience with this box, it does ship very late in the month (or at the beginning of the following month).

BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription December 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.

This month, we received a foil sample set from Pyunkang Yul and a small Missha Pocket Pack. This box also arrived much, much later than normal. Are those two things related, or did Bomibox just get caught in the exceptional USPS delays we experienced over the holiday season? All’s well that ends well!

 

 

Pyunkang Yul Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream, 0.85 oz – Retail Value $30.00

First things first: the packaging this eye cream comes in is gorgeous. The black box is a reusable tin with beautiful silver etchings, and it matches the packaging of the tube of eye cream. If you’re prone to milia from heavy eye creams this may not be for you due to the thick texture (this is formulated with shea butter, beeswax, and macadamia seed oil), but the fermented black tea, niacinamide, ceramides, and peptides in this cream work together to lessen the look of fine lines while giving a boost of antioxidants and hydration. I liked the way this absorbed into my skin, and I always feel like my skincare routine is elevated when the product I’m using comes in pretty packaging.

Benton Aloe Hyaluron Cream, 50g – Retail Value $19.00

I was excited about this- I haven’t tried this moisturizer from Benton before, but I have been wanting to. This cream moisturizer is incredibly lightweight (most likely due to the fact that 40% of the formula is aloe), and this absorbed into my skin very quickly while still leaving it moisturized thanks to the hyaluronic acid complex that features seven different molecular weights of the hyaluronic acid we all know and love. I enjoyed this, and I am happy Bomibox sent us the full-size product.

Réduire Refresh Time Cleansing Water, 100ml – Retail Value $9.00

I use cleansing waters on a daily basis, so while it is hard for such a simple product to “stand out” I do enjoy receiving them in subscription boxes. This cleansing water is made with hyaluronic acid and panthenol, and it was gentle on my skin, hydrating, and didn’t leave a residue behind. I can’t ask for much more from a cleansing water.

Mamonde Rose Water Toner, 8.45 oz – Retail Value $23.00

I actually already have a full-size bottle of this waiting in my skincare stash after trying a sample and falling in love with it- oops. If you like rose in your skincare, this toner is for you, 90.97% of this formula is damask rose water, and it is a hydrating toner my skin really likes. This does feature added fragrance, which I find to be a bit unnecessary, but the scent of the product doesn’t bother me.

 

BellaMonster D-Day Solution Hyaluronic Capsule & Cica Ampoule Kit

This product has a bit of an unnecessary application system, but I actually found it to be quite fun. One pouch features powdered hyaluronic acid, while the other features carrot seed oil and Centella Asiatica; to use it you mix the two contents together and then apply it to your face. Allegedly, keeping the hyaluronic acid separate keeps it in the best condition before applying it to your skin. I’m not sure how much of that is hype and how much is science, but this was a fun serum to apply before layering a hydrating sheet mask on top and chilling out on the couch.

 

Heimish Marine Care Eye Cream – Buy the full-size version for $36.00

I’m not opposed to receiving eye cream samples (especially from a brand I like, like Heimish), but I don’t know if it belongs in a box that also has a full-size eye cream. I don’t love the packaging on this sample, either- it can’t be resealed, so it feels a bit wasteful considering you only need a tiny bit. Bomibox does say this can be used on your entire face, so that is the route I went with. This features (at least- that ingredients list is long and features a lot of words I don’t know) three different types of algae extract, seaweed, and niacinamide, so it definitely gives a burst of nutrients to your skin. I didn’t find it to be especially heavy, but it’s hard to get a full read on a product when you can only try it once.

Barulab The Clean Vegan Hyaluronic Mask – Retail Value $2.00

I’ve tried this sheet mask before and I enjoyed it. The star ingredient is hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin, and the mask itself fits my face really well.

 

The Verdict: I think the unofficial theme of this box was hyaluronic acid- most of the products this month feature that as a star ingredient in some capacity. I’m not complaining- in fact, I really liked this month’s box. The fact that well-known brands like Benton, Mamonde, and Pyunkang Yul were sent really adds value to this box in a way that isn’t measured by dollars alone. While it’s fun to get full-size products, getting full-size products from brands I already know and enjoy makes this box experience even better. While there were some small items I couldn’t find values for, everything except the Heimish eye cream sample and the BellaMonster ampoule kit adds up to $83.00.

To Wrap Up:

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

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

Value Breakdown: At $39.00 for this box, you’re paying approximately $5.57 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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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.

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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5 comments

Boxy Fox

Always love reading your reviews! I’m addicted to toner and facial sprays! I will be looking up Milia. Also what did you think of the first two products pictured?

Carol

Love that Mamonde toner. I’m not sure if it does much in my routine, but it feels fancy lol.

Lexi

Maybe I’m just old, but. Calling a product D-day solution seem pretty tone deaf..

Resa

Tone deaf to what? I’m over 50…D-Day stands for decision date or deployment date (in the case of the WWII reference). The term is used in offices on the corporate level. No need to cancel culture skin care.

V

Resa, what about Lexi’s message is “cancel culture”? Lexi didn’t say to not support anything or cancel it. She just said it was tone deaf. Also, D-Day was June 6, 1944 the day the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II. I have never heard of D-Day standing for deployment day during WWII, but I could be ignorant of that meaning. D-Day also stands for “decision day” in sports.

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