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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Box “Clean April Rain” Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakApr 19, 2022 | 4 comments

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BomiBox is a monthly Korean beauty subscription box. Each month you get eight full-size and deluxe sample-size Korean skincare, makeup, beauty, and body products.

This is a review of BomiBox Luxe, which is $44.99 per month.

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our editorial guidelines 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 - it's always nice to see full-size products once you tear the tissue paper away.

BomiBox "Clean April Rain" Box Review

Rovectin Clean Lotus Water Cream, 60 mL - Retail Value $20

 

This moisturizer had my heart the second I realized the box came with stickers for you to design the tube with and truly make it yours. I’ve used Rovectin products before and haven’t had complaints, but this was my first time trying their moisturizer. I found it to have a lightweight texture, but it was still a heavy hitter in terms of providing my skin with a solid dose of moisture. It’s formulated with lotus water along with the patented ingredient Aquaxyl to boost your skin's hydration levels without being heavy, and I really liked this for a morning moisturizer.

Be The Skin BHA+ Dark Spot Zero Cream, 35 mL - Retail Value $2

This multi-purpose cream aims to reduce the appearance of dark spots while also fighting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Those are some mighty claims for a pretty small tube, and I’m more likely to use it as a spot treatment for dark spots (or the marks my pimples leave behind on my face) rather than a treatment for my entire face. Formula-wise, this is made with 1,000 ppm of tranexamic acid and glutathione along with peptides and willow bark.

COSNORI Long Active Eyelash Serum, 9 g - Retail Value $12.32

 

There are some kinda scary ingredients in eyelash serum formulas out there that I really try to avoid as a general rule just because my eyes can be sensitive. This serum from COSNORI seems to be primarily made of peptides, hyaluronic acid, and Centella- all of which are ingredients I would feel comfortable using in an eyelash serum and to my knowledge do not have a history of side effects that include changing the color of your eyes the way prostaglandin analogues do. The few nights I have used this, I didn't have any issues with irritated eyes, but I would need to use this for longer to see if it actually improved the overall health of my lashes.

Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% - Buy the 150 mL version for $19.70

I’ve received a mini version of this toner in a BomiBox before, but I am quickly racking up the frequent flier miles due to my boyfriend being stationed in Texas, so I will take all of the travel-sized skincare I can get. This is an exfoliating toner, which is extra nice to have because my skin can get congested when traveling, but I avoid using strong treatments when I am not at home. A toner with glycolic and lactic acid like this one can help make sure I don't have clogged pores without being too irritating for my sensitive skin that gets quite dried out when flying.

Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel, 8.4 oz - Retail Value $9

I have this 99% aloe gel show up in a subscription box at least once a year- I think it’s even come in a Bomibox before. This gel, shaped like the leaf of the aloe vera plant, keeps aloe as the shining star and it’s also formulated with cica and cucumber fruit extract. In the past, I have used this on my legs after shaving with a dull razor, on a friend's upper back after they worked out in the sun and had irritated skin from sweating, as well as the more traditional use of applying it to my skin post-sun exposure for soothing relief. This is really multi-purpose—wherever you have potentially irritated skin, I would feel comfortable applying it for soothing relief. This does leave you slightly sticky, so I followed up with another lotion on my body to seal it in.

Peripera Calming Time Mask Sheet in Cornflower - Retail Value $3

I've never tried the Calming Time mask line from Peripera, but as someone with sensitive skin, I was instantly intrigued. I liked the ingredients list of this certified vegan mask, which included glycerin, ginger root, and hyaluronic acid along with the namesake cornflower, but I didn't love the logistics of wearing the mask material. The cellulose sheet mask material was incredibly thin and stretchy, which means the mask actually got accidentally stretched out when I was unfolding it. As a result, there were gaps in terms of what this covered on my face, and it didn't cover all of the acne on my jaw which was the main concern I was trying to target with this sheet mask.

Peripera Calming Time Mask Sheet in Rosemary - Retail Value $3

I had a similar experience with this sheet mask—the ingredients list is remarkably similar with the substitution of rosemary for cornflower so it was soothing, ingredients-wise, but the thin and stretchy material was too thin and stretchy to be as functional as I would prefer in a mask.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $44.99

Value Breakdown:

  • Rovectin: $20
  • Be The Skin: $22
  • Cosnori: $12.32
  • Jumiso: N/A
  • Holika Holika: $9
  • Peripera Masks: $6 ($3 each)

Everything in the box except the mini Jumiso toner adds up to $69.32, which is a pretty decent value for the $44.99 box cost.

Key Takeaways

I really like my BomiBox subscription, and I thought this month was really solid. Being able to design my full-size Rovectin moisturizer with the included stickers sparked a lot of joy for me, and I was happy to receive an eyelash serum I actually feel comfortable to use when usually I have to pass those along to a friend. The Holika Holika aloe gel is an old friend at this point, but I have already gotten a bad sunburn and spring has barely sprung, so that tube of aloe gel went straight into my fridge. By my math, the items in the box retail for about $25 more than the cost of the box. I think that's reasonable, but remember that you need to take these prices with a grain of salt since almost all of them can only be purchased overseas and that makes finding consistent pricing for them difficult. If you're looking for a monthly beauty box comprised exclusively of K-Beauty products, BomiBox is one of the best out there.

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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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4 comments

Gaby

Hi. Not sure if it’s because where I live but I’ve seen the Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel in Marshalls and Ross. Sometimes even different Korean brands too.

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Danielle

There are a lot of K-Beauty brands in the Marshalls in my area, too. I feel like no one else knows how good they are so I always snatch them up lol

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Amy in KC

I’m sorry the sheet masks didn’t fit that great, but the packaging is so pretty! I would have also been majorly excited for those stickers!

Have you ever used an eyelash serum on your eyebrows instead? Some are formulated for both, and I like using them on my brows since they can get kinda sparse (I pull them sometimes… 🙁 ) I wonder if that would be a use in the future for serums you don’t want to use on your eyes.

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Jessica Hapak

Hi Amy!
Thanks for reading 🙂
I don’t use lash serums on my brows only because I’m not trying to make them grow any more than they already do. I love that tip though!

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