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BomiBox K-Beauty September 2021 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakSep 30, 2021 | 1 comment

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BomiBox
4.2 overall rating
6 Ratings | 7 Reviews

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.

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

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

 

This box doesn’t come with an info sheet, but it does have a card with a QR code you can scan. The contents of the box come wrapped in tissue paper so when you open the box it feels like you’re unwrapping a present- and it is always nice to see full-size products once you tear the tissue paper away.

BomiBox September 2021 –Love Your Skin #8 Box

A’Pieu Hammemalis Cream, 50 mL – Retail Value $15

yellow and white tube standing next to the yellow, white, and green box it came packaged in

I love the A’Pieu brand, but I wasn’t as excited to see this cream in the box since this actually came in the November 2019 Bomibox. Granted, that was quite a bit ago, but this moisturizer isn’t the best-suited to my skin type since I have dry, sensitive skin and this is designed to help with oily skin. This cream is 77% hamamelis (also known as witch hazel), and it also has niacinamide (to brighten) and clary sage oil to improve oily skin and the appearance of pores. It is a really lightweight cream that absorbs quickly, so this should be a winner for quite a few people out there- it just isn’t for me.

The Plant Base Peptide Eye Cream, 1 oz – Retail Value $24

long brown box next to metallic brown tube

The Plant Base is a brand I discovered through subscription boxes, and I really tend to enjoy their products. This eye cream is nice- the formula has peptides and niacinamide, and it is designed to be used anywhere you want to target signs of aging (so all over your face, if you’d like- not just your eyes). The texture is lightweight and has a slight yellow color to it, and it didn’t leave a sticky residue behind. While I don’t have too many signs of aging on my face right now, I have actually started applying eye cream to both my eyes and the corners of my mouth- I don’t have wrinkles there, but I do have issues with dryness that will cause my lips to crack. I have been trying everything I could think of, but it wasn’t until I applied eye cream to the sides of my mouth that I started seeing noticeable results, fast. It may sound weird but it has been working for me, and now I see eye creams in a brand new light.

Scinic Face Peelter Milk Peeling Gel, 97 g – Retail Value $5.90

white and blue tube of peeling gel

This peeling gel from Scinic is designed to gently exfoliate your skin without drying you out thanks to the milk protein, polyhydroxy acids, probiotics, and green tea in the formula. I don’t love peeling gels as a personal preference, but this one was pretty gentle on my skin which should make everyone with sensitive skin rejoice.

W. Dressroom Living Clear Perfume, 70 mL – Estimated Value $8 (linked to same perfume in different scent)

mint and blue bottle standing next to mint and blue box

I had to call in reinforcements (aka my boyfriend) to help me test this out because my sense of smell is still lacking. Neither of us were crazy about the scent- the alcohol note was the most prominent, and while I love the smell of eucalyptus neither of us could pick up on it. I was testing this out as a perfume instead of as a disinfecting spray, and I realize my mistake now. In my defense, the packaging says eau de cologne! I should have taken a deeper dive into the online ingredients list because then I would have realized this is designed to treat linens and surfaces and kill bacteria, germs, and odors. You can still use this as a perfume, but I think this will actually get some use to refresh some areas in my apartment, whereas a perfume it isn’t something I would use again.

SerumKind Black Blossom Drop, 5 mL – Estimated Value $8.83 (buy the 30 mL version for $53)

grey box with small bottle of orange serum next to it

The only exposure I had to SerumKind before getting this box was through redeeming some of my Ipsy points for a serum, and I didn’t know they were a K-Beauty brand. I was happy to try this little guy out. The sample is definitely small, but it had a mighty ingredients list that intrigued me with products like black tulip extract, niacinamide, and ceramides in the formula. This was a thicker serum that was really hydrating to my face, and it didn’t bother my sensitive skin a bit.

Jumiso AC Cure Cover Patch, 30 ct – Retail Value $5

This is your standard hydrocolloid pimple patch that is designed to absorb the excess fluids acne can produce to help your skin heal. You know how when you get a big whitehead and think it would be really satisfying to pop? Yeah, don’t do that- apply one of these instead, and you’ll speed up the healing process while preventing scarring that can form with popping and picking at pimples. This had a good adhesive stick to it (sometimes pimple patches don’t like to actually stick to my skin), and all-around this was a really great pimple patch for the price.

Farmstay Honey Sheet Mask – Estimated Value $1.99 (buy a box of 10 for $19.96)

yellow and black striped sheet mask

Honey and other ingredients like propolis and royal jelly that come from bees are winning ingredients for my skin- I am always happy to reach for a honey mask. Despite the name, this sheet mask doesn’t actually contain honey, but it does have propolis extract inside along with hyaluronic acid and chamomile. I wore this after stepping out of a hot shower, and it was exactly what my hot skin needed to cool off and re-hydrate.

A’Pieu Coconut Milk Sheet Mask – Retail Value $2

milk carton-shaped sheet mask

I honestly love the milk masks from A’Pieu, and I don’t think I have tried the coconut one before now. The sheet mask material is really plush and feels super nice on my skin, and the formula features ingredients like milk extract, coconut extract, and mushroom extract to hydrate your skin the way a glass of milk may hydrate your body. My skin was soft and glowy when I removed the mask, too.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $39

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

Value Breakdown:

  • A’Pieu: $15 → $8.27
  • The Plant Base: $24 → $13.23
  • Scinic: $5.90 → $3.25
  • W. Dressrooom: $8 → $4.41
  • SerumKind: $8.83 → $4.87
  • Jumiso: $5 → $2.76
  • Farmstay:  $1.99 → $1.09
  • A’Pieu Mask:  $2 → $1.10

Everything in the box adds up to $70.72, which means you save almost 50% by subscribing vs. purchasing the items individually.

Key Takeaways

This wasn’t a bad box from Bomibox from Bomibox, but it felt a little lackluster to me because peeling gels don’t excite me and the A’Pieu moisturizer isn’t for me. Not every month can be a slam dunk, though, and that’s the nature of subscription boxes. I like that we received multiple full-size products, and both sheet masks were a hit for me. If you’re like me and enjoy discovering K-Beauty products, this is definitely a subscription box worth checking out.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist

Other Things You Should Know

Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the next box.

What do you think of this month’s Bomibox? Do you enjoy discovering K-Beauty products?

Receive 8 full size and deluxe sample size Korean beauty products each month.
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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Jody E

This is seriously a different mix of products? A room spray?? I would have guessed a perfume as well.

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