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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2021

BomiBox is a monthly Korean beauty subscription box. Each month you get 8 full-size and deluxe 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 deluxe 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 January 2021 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. 

Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing Lotion – Retail Value $13.50

Other than a sheet mask, I can’t think of an Innisfree product that I have tried that I didn’t enjoy. And this hydrating toner was another winner. It has antioxidant-rich blueberry extract and 3 different types of hyaluronic acid that add a boost of hydration to your skin while making sure your skin’s pH balance is at the right level. It layered well in my multi-step routine, and this bottle should last a while because I only needed a little bit to cover my face.

About Me Skin Tone Up Massage Cream, 150 ml – Retail Value $25.30

I am loving this vivid chartreuse packaging– it is BRIGHT and it will be essentially impossible to not see it in my collection, even if it is on my incredibly messy vanity. The formula is a thick whipped cream that I enjoyed poking, and the ingredients list includes royal jelly extract, bamboo, and citrus oils. This isn’t a moisturizer, though– it’s kind of like an exfoliating mask. You massage it into your skin for a few minutes and the cream texture turns into a more oily consistency. Let that sit on your face for a minute, and wipe off the residue to get any “toxins” your skin has now purged. I don’t know if I believe the hype on this one, but it was an interesting product to try.

CP-1 Bright Complex Intense Nourishing Shampoo – Estimated Value $4.58 (buy the 500 ml version for $22.88)

I am pretty picky about shampoos because of how dry and temperamental my curly hair can be, so lately I have been using my boyfriend as a guinea pig if a box sends me a shampoo. This does have a lot of hydrating ingredients like coconut, camellia, and jojoba oil along with wheat and silk proteins and collagen. My boyfriend reported back that this left his scalp feeling like he hadn’t washed it– not greasy or weighed down, but in an “it’s not feeling squeaky clean” way. However, I can attest that this made a difference in how soft his hair felt after one use.

Etude House Lash Serum – Retail Value $5.90

I am super wary of eyelash serums–once I heard that the common ingredient prostaglandin can change your eye color, I’ve had no interest in trying them. After close examination of the ingredients list on this serum, however, I think this is safe for me to use (unless prostaglandin goes by another name). This is made with glycerin, aloe, ginseng, and botanical extracts to promote healthy lashes and soothe sensitive skin if eyeliner irritates it. There is alcohol in the ingredients list, but this serum didn’t burn my eyes when I applied them. It’ll take about 6-8 weeks to see if this makes a noticeable difference in the health of my lashes, but it did feel hydrating on the delicate skin around my eyes.

Scinic Snail Matrix Essence Mask – Retail Value $3.00

This sheet mask is made of a super-thin material (0.2 mm in thickness!) and has some good ingredients like snail secretion filtrate, multiple peptides ginseng, and royal jelly. What I don’t love is that alcohol is third on the ingredients list above all of those– I try to limit the alcohol in the skincare I use due to my rosacea, and I prefer it to be farther down on the ingredients list because that means it’s at a lesser concentration. That being said, this mask did give my skin a bit of a glow– I wish more sheet masks had peptides in them.

Double Dare Love Duo Mask – Retail Value $4.95

I love my boyfriend, and I love the concept behind this mask duo. However, it’s hard enough to get him to mask with me once in a blue moon, so I don’t think asking him to wear a sheet mask with a heart is going to win me any favors. Luckily, these masks could be opened independently, and I was able to try them out on my own (they also would have been fun for a Galentine’s Day girl’s night session). I enjoyed both of these– they fit my face well and were soothing to my skin. I did enjoy that the sheet mask material had a heart on them, but I am a whimsical romantic at heart.

Goodal Lotus Infused Water Mild Sheet Mask – Retail Value $1.37

This sheet mask material is made from bamboo, so it’s really soft on the skin. The ingredients in the serum include a high dose of lotus extract along with other botanicals, and it added a lot of hydration to my skin.

Goodal Ginseng Infused Honey Mild Sheet Mask – Retail Value $1.50

This is made of the same material as the Lotus mask, only it’s infused with honey and ginseng. This was equally as moisturizing as the lotus mask, but a bit too simple for me to be able to wax poetically about it.

The Verdict: Honestly, after last month’s box this one felt a bit lacking. Five sheet masks are a lot to receive in a box that normally sends two, and I think there should be another full-size product in here. Retail value-wise, I calculated a value of $60.10. Take that with a grain of salt, though– as it can be hard to get all K-beauty products in the US, and values and shipping costs can vary wildly because of this.

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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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 (2)

  1. There are a lot of different prostaglandins involved in everything from inflammation, blood vessel dilation, stomach acid secretion, and lactation, to uterine contractions and more. Most of what has been tested appears to be glaucoma medication, so you would be putting large amounts of that directly in the eye, possibly multiple times per day, as opposed to a lash serum, which doesn’t go directly in the eye (though incidental amounts might go in). Melanin production may increase with the glaucoma eye drops, so this won’t affect blue eyes, which don’t have melanin. Anyway, probably nothing to worry about other than the fact that lash serums (except Latisse as far as I know) aren’t regulated as drugs so you really don’t know what’s in there.

  2. Oh do be careful with that eyelash serum! I bought that myself previously and I’m not usually allergic to skin care ingredients but that serum made my eyes itchy, red and puffy. I stopped using it, let my eyes recover, tried it again. Same problem.

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