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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Box October 2021 Review + Coupon

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakNov 9, 2021 | 2 comments

group shot of all of the products laying around the brown bomibox

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.

ACTIVE DEAL: Save $2 off your first box!
CODE: BOMIPOP

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 are snuggly packaged inside- and it is always nice to see full-size products once you tear the tissue paper away.

BomiBox October 2021 –Peace of Mind Box #9

23 Years Old Bakuchiol A Toner, 200 mL – Retail Value $19

 

This is a hydrating toner made with Bakuchiol, which is marketed as a Retinol-alternative but is also an antioxidant so it can help your skin fight free radicals even if you don’t believe it can fight wrinkles. Like most hydrating toners out there this is hydrating and layers well under other products, but it doesn’t shock or wow me. I’ll use this up because I’ve noticed my skin likes toners before I apply serums in the mornings, but toners like this aren’t really a product I see long-term benefits from. 

SomeByMi Cica Peptide Anti Hair Loss Derma Scalp Treatment, 50 mL – Retail Value $8

metallic green tube with white label next to green box

I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did. I followed the instructions of applying it to my scalp after shampooing and leaving it in for a few minutes, and I was pleasantly surprised by how nourishing it was- it definitely felt like it helped to detangle some of my curls before I followed up with conditioner. The formula is silicone and sulfate-free, and it’s made with peptides and Centella Asiatica. This didn’t weigh my hair down, either- I’m a fan. Whether it will help with long-term hair loss remains to be seen, but I like this enough to keep it in my routine. 

Be The Skin BHA+ Pore Zero Serum, 30 mL – Retail Value $20 

 

This serum is formulated to exfoliate thanks to the beta hydroxy acid in the willow bark, but it’s also designed to soothe thanks to botanical extracts like chlorophyll. This also has four different derivatives of my favorite ingredient, centella asiatica, so this seems like it would be perfect for those with oily and sensitive skin. My skin is dry and I don’t really have any concerns about my pores, but this didn’t irritate my skin when I used it and it layered well with the other hydrating products in my routine. 

NARD Mild Whip Pore Cleansing Foam, 40 mL – Retail Value $2.99

black and white tube of cleanser

This is a really creamy cleanser that’s definitely on the thick side- you’re going to need to really like creamy cleansers in order for this texture to be something you’re a fan of. I much prefer cleansers with more of a gel texture, so this honestly just felt heavy on my skin in a way I didn’t enjoy. That being said, it did clean my skin and was a hydrating cleanser, so it really just comes down to personal preference. Ingredients-wise this is chock-full of botanicals, including multiple seaweed extracts along with centella asiatica. 

TOUN28 Hand Cleaning Gel, 60 mL – Retail Value $4

 

Hand sanitizer has been appearing a lot more frequently over the past year and a half compared to what I remember prior to the pandemic. I don’t mind it because it’s such a practical item, but there’s not much I can say about hand sanitizers- they sanitize my hands, and that’s about this. The 65% ethanol alcohol is paired with aloe Vera and hyaluronic acid to combat the dryness that the germ-killing alcohol brings, and I found it fun to squeeze the pouch it came packaged in to disperse the product. 

Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum, 9 mL – Estimated Value $2.43 (buy the 100 mL version for $27)

small blue bottle with black bottle stopper and white label

I really adore this brand- I wish this was one of the full-size products in the box instead of a sample! Nonetheless, this will still get used since I have an upcoming trip to the very cold and dry land of Minnesota. Ingredients-wise this serum is formulated with Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, which is an adaptogenic herb Google says is common in traditional Chinese medicine. My skin soaks this lightweight serum right up, and I love how it doesn’t pill when I layer it with other products. 

TonyMoly I’m Real Red Wine Sheet Mask – Retail Value $3.75

pink sheet mask with glass of red wine on it

I think this was actually one of the first sheet masks I ever used. I know it was a Tony Moly I’m Real mask, and I remember loving the marketing of this red wine variation.  This is your basic hydrating sheet mask with a thicker mask material that is nourishing to the skin, and the red wine extract allegedly can help with the appearance of pores. This mask does have a lot of antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, and while this mask is slightly on the boring side I still love to reach for it when they reappear in subscription boxes. 

TonyMoly I’m Real Avocado Sheet Mask – Retail Value $3.75

green sheet mask with avocado on it

This mask is really similar to the red wine one- it’s hydrating and chock-full of botanical extracts, only instead of red wine extract we have avocado extract. My skin was happy and nourished when I was done using this mask, so while this doesn’t have the most luxurious mask material or ingredients list my face doesn’t actually care- this mask gets the job done. 

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $39

ACTIVE DEAL: Save $2 off your first box!
CODE: BOMIPOP

Value Breakdown:

  • 23 Years: $19 → $11.59
  • SomeByMi: $8 → $4.88
  • Be The Skin: $20 → $12.20
  • NARD: $2.99 → $1.83
  • Toun28: $4 → $2.44
  • Pyunkang Yul: $2.43 → $1.48
  • Tony Moly Avocado: $3.75 → $2.29
  • Tony Moly Red Wine: $3.75 → $2.29

Everything in the box adds up to $63.92, which means you save almost 40% by subscribing vs. purchasing the items individually.

Key Takeaways

If you’re looking for a monthly beauty box comprised exclusively of K-Beauty products, Bomibox is one of the best out there. While every month may not be a perfect fit for me (isn’t that the nature of the subscription box beast?), I really enjoy being exposed to new products and new brands I otherwise wouldn’t have even known existed. The surprise start for me this month was the SomeByMi hair treatment, and I appreciate that we also received a full-size toner and serum. This month didn’t have the highest value I’ve ever seen from this box, but it definitely was solid.

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Other Things You Should Know

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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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2 comments

Talina

Although I cannot agree with you about pineapple on pizza 🙂 I really enjoy your reviews.

Snow

I think the pineapple pizza needs some ham to be truly A+ 😁🍍🐷

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