This is a review of BomiBox Luxe which is $39.00 per month.
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The Subscription Box: BomiBox Luxe
The Cost: $39.00 per month + free U.S. shipping
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: This box has always shipped at the very end of the month, so I would receive the January box in February, for example. It looks like Bomibox has embraced, that, so now instead of being a month behind they are calling this the April box, but it still is only the third box sent from Bomibox this year.
BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription April 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 Jeju Volcanic Brightening Color Clay Mask, 70 ml - Retail Value $14.00
I love receiving Innisfree products-- I find them to be effective at really affordable prices, and they use some fun ingredients like the clay from the volcanic island of Jeju off of the coast of South Korea. The brand is becoming more mainstream now (they're even sold at Sephora), so it's extra exciting to see a full-size product (a mask, my favorite!) from the brand in the box. This mask is from a product line that features color-coded masks for various skin needs (yellow for brightening, black for purifying, and blue for hydrating), and to achieve the brightening effect this mask's ingredients list features vitamin C along with kaolin and bentonite clays. I like that this is designed to only be applied on the parts of my face that could use brightening-- I can skip applying on my sensitive cheeks and instead apply it along my jawline to help with fading acne discoloration. The mask rinsed away easily, and I would be happy to see other color-coded masks from this product line included in future boxes.
Benton Deep Green Tea Kit - Retail Value $9.99
I am a big fan of Benton, so this trial kit was a fun inclusion in the box. It features the cleanser, toner, serum, and lotion from their Deep Green Tea line, and all of the products feature green tea leaf water as the primary ingredient. They're soothing and hydrating at the same time, and the cleanser wasn't drying to my skin. For being minis, all of these are pretty nicely sized-- I am heading to Arizona soon to see my mom for Mother's Day for the first time in a year, and these will be packed in my luggage to help my skin adjust to the dry skin while I am there.
DillyDelight Lychee Hydra Wash Mask - Retail Value $4.99
This is a really neat product for a subscription box to include-- props to Bomibox for that! It is a firm jelly soap that lathers up really well, and you store it in the included mesh bag that allows you to have a good grip instead of a slippery soap. The lychee smell is pleasant and strong, and the soap doesn't strip my skin and leave it feeling dry and tight.
Atopalm MLE Cream - Buy the full-sized version for $50.00
This small moisturizer didn't come with a size listed on the jar, so I couldn't find an estimated value. What I did find, though, was the webpage that details the ingredients list-- this cream has a ceramide complex designed to fortify the health of your skin's moisture barrier, and it also has jojoba and green tea seed oils to help this moisturizer be incredibly hydrating. This is definitely a thick cream-- my dry skin soaks it up, but those with oilier skin may not love it.
Bouquet Garni Body Lotion in Clean Soap, 200 ml - Retail Value $12.00
This lotion scent is described as "clean soap," and while it is accurate I was a bit surprised at the potency of the fragrance-- I could still smell it in my car on my way to work after applying it to my legs while getting ready. I don't think I've experienced a "clean" scent as strong as this one and I don't think it will be for everyone. Scent aside, this body lotion is made with shea butter, cotton extract, honey, and olive oil, and while it was hydrating I didn't find it to be too heavy on my skin.
VT Cica Spot Patch
This little pouch features 48 acne spot patches that are made with hydrocolloid- but I don't actually see cica (Centella Asiatica) on the ingredients listed by Bomibox. After some googling, I found multiple product listings for spot patches by VT, but none of them matched exactly to what was included in the box. These spot patches have a little tag that says "cica" on them that you can use to apply the spot patch exactly where you want it, but I'm puzzled by all of the cica branding without it being on the ingredients list. I did have a pimple ready for a pimple patch when this box arrived, so I slapped this on and left it for about 8 hours. When I removed it some of the pimple had been absorbed by the patch, but there was still more to go that this patch didn't fully capture. I appreciate spot patches being sent in this box, but I don't think I'll be recommending these particular ones.
Torriden Cellmazing Centella Mask - Retail Value $4.67
This was a new mask brand for me to try, and I really enjoyed it. The mask itself was super thin and hugged my face well, and the sheet was well-saturated with serum. This features centella asiatica along with extracts from centella like madecassoside and asiatic acid, and altogether that adds up to a lot of cica for my sensitive skin to soak up. My skin was definitely more soothed and hydrated after using this-- I would happily use it again.
SkinRx Lab MadeCera Express Mask - Estimated Value $4.00 (buy a box of 5 for $20.00)
This mask is a familiar face-- it came in the September 2020 Bomibox, and I have also tried it through other boxes. I'm not complaining-- my skin soaks it up. The mask features madecassoside (a derivative of centella asiatica) and ceramides, so dry and sensitive skin should enjoy this as much as I do. If you’re not a fan of sheet masks, the brand also makes a moisturizer featuring the same nourishing ingredients, too.
The Verdict: Bomibox brought it with the body care this month-- that was a pleasant surprise! Some of the recent boxes from Bomibox have been a bit lackluster, and this month's box feels like a step in the right direction. Everything worked well for me except the spot patches, and I am happy with that success rate. Value-wise, everything except the Autopalm cream and VT spot patches adds up to $49.65, which is right on par with what I expect from the box.
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 May box.
Value Breakdown: At $39.00 for this box, you're paying approximately $4.87 per item.
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