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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Review + Coupon – February 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 February 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. 

 

Tia’m My Signature B5 Toner, 180 ml – Retail Value $17.90

The star ingredient in this toner is panthenol (vitamin b5), which is a hydrating skin protectant with anti-inflammatory properties, but this formula also has peptides and hyaluronic acid. Because of that, it’s great for all skin types, but especially dry and sensitive skin. Since this is a toner it’s going to have a texture similar to water, but this had a slight thickness to it that makes me want to describe it as juicy. The texture meant that it had a good slip to it, so it felt like it was gliding across my face when I applied it. I really enjoyed this!

Holika Holika Aloe Facial Cleansing Foam, 5 oz – Retail Value $8.50

This is cute packaging for a cleanser, and I like it. I have tried the Holika Holika Aloe gel that is a multi-purpose gel to apply all over your body, and that also comes in aloe leaf-shaped packaging– this one is on a smaller scale, but no less cute. I have no idea why they call this a cleansing foam, though– it’s a gel cleanser through and through. This was gentle on my skin and didn’t feel drying, and that’s probably because the first ingredient (aka the ingredient with the highest concentration in the formula) is aloe Vera leaf juice from Jeju Island. I like that you can find it at Ulta for an affordable price, too– if you’re looking for a cleanser for dry skin and are making a purchase on the Ulta website soon, I’d recommend picking this up and giving it a try.

Heimish All Clean White Clay Foam, 5.29 oz – Retail Value $12.00

I wasn’t excited to see this cleanser in the box for two reasons. One is because this is the second full-size cleanser in the box, and I would prefer more variety. The other reason is that I’ve actually tried this before (I got the full-size in a PinkSeoul box long ago), and I don’t like it. This cleanser is made with clays that are great for oily skin to absorb excess sebum and fight acne, but for my (dry, occasionally sensitive) skin this was just too drying and left my face feeling tight.

Farmstay Banana Hand Cream, 100 ml – Retail Value $2.58

I like the smell of banana products, and this definitely has that. It also has banana extract, mineral oil, and aloe extract, and it did provide some moisture to my dry hands. It isn’t my favorite hand cream I have ever used, but it got the job done and the larger size means this tube should last a while.

Jumiso Super Soothing Cica & Aloe Serum, 5ml – Estimated Value $4.00 (buy the 30 ml version for $24.00)

This serum is an adorable mini, but I would have been happier to see its full-size counterpart in this box. This formula is 72% Centella Asiatica extract (a great ingredient for soothing skin), and it also has aloe, amino acids, and seven different types of hyaluronic acid, so it’s really a super hydrating and super soothing serum– I can understand the name! I liked the lime green color of both the packaging and the product itself because it was fun and easy to spot on my very messy vanity. It layered really well in my skincare routine, and this small sample will be gone soon.

Heimish Refresh Water, 2.87 oz – Retail Value $9.00

Just like I wasn’t stoked to see two cleansers in the same box, I also wasn’t stoked to find a second toner. Though Heimish calls this a “refresh water,” it’s actually an exfoliating toner made with AHA’s and citrus extracts. Where the toner from Tia’m was great for my skin type, this wasn’t– I could tell that it wasn’t a good fit after applying it, but those with more oily skin may have better luck.

Goodal Green Tea Infused Water Mild Sheet Mask, – Estimated Value $1.50 (buy a box of 10 for $15.00)

This sheet mask is made with a high concentration of green tea extract along with strawberry and algae extract and hyaluronic acid. I really liked the ingredient list on this mask, and it was hydrating to my skin. The mask itself was slightly small on my face, but that didn’t prevent it from being an enjoyable moisturizing mask.

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

This mask is made with citrus extract and Centella Asiatica to brighten and smooth, and it still has algae extract and hyaluronic acid. Sometimes brightening sheet masks made with citrus can leave a sticky residue behind, but I didn’t experience that with this mask. Like the green tea version the mask itself was a smidge too small on my face, but it still was a really pleasant mask.

 

The Verdict: I’ll be honest– this month’s box from Bomibox was a disappointment. I don’t think one box should have two toners and two cleansers when the rest of the products are a hand cream and a sample of serum (and sheet masks– you can usually expect two with each box), especially when there is a whole wide world of amazing K-beauty products out there to discover. I did really enjoy the Tia’m toner, the Holika Holika cleanser, and the Jumiso serum– but I do think the curation could have been more thoughtful. I do need to call out the shipping delays with this box, too– this is the February box, but I didn’t receive it until the middle of March. I’ve come to expect the box to ship on or around the last day of the month, but I think it’s important for subscribers to be aware of that. Value-wise, everything adds up to $56.85, which is on par with what I expect, but it didn’t have $57 of personal value to me.

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 April box.

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

Value Breakdown: At $39.00 for this box, you’re paying approximately $4.87 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 | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. As a potential-subscriber, this box was very uninteresting. Two full-size toners and two full-size cleansers? Thank you for the review

    • Hi Sarah G.
      This box can be a real gem- I have hopes that this was just a stumble and the future boxes are better. Thanks for reading!

  2. That cica serum sounds amazing! 7 different types of hyaluronic acid plus Centella Asiatica extract?! Sounds like my dream serum.

    I actually wouldn’t mind multiple cleansers or toners since I go through both pretty fast and I love trying new products.

    • Cleansers are probably the product that piles up the most for me- I can’t go through them nearly as fast as I can other skincare products!

  3. I am on a spending freeze right now, but I actually would have liked this box!

  4. This was my first bomibox and I was disappointed with the toners and cleansers too.

    • Hi Beth!
      Thanks for reading. I’m sorry this month’s box was a bummer for you. The spoilers for the April Box are up, however, and I think this upcoming box is much improved just based on whats listed.

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