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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Box “Heat” July 2022 Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakAug 3, 2022 | 0 comments

BomiBox
4.2 overall rating
6 Ratings | 7 Reviews

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 - and it's always nice to see full-size products inside.

BomiBox "Heat" Box Review

Skinfood Peach Sake Toner, 4.6 oz – Retail Value $15

I love the packaging of this toner- the bottle is made of glass and has a nice weight to it, and the faux wooden cap is a nice touch. While I really like a lot of the Skinfood products I have tried in the past, the performance of this was not a good fit for me. This is made with peach fruit extract, sake, centella, and licorice root, but the second ingredient is alcohol denat which can be irritating to my skin. I used this toner on the less sensitive parts of my face, and truly did not love the smell- the alcohol smell was noticeable, and it was mixed with the smell of peach in an unpleasant way. I think this toner will work for someone who has less sensitive skin than I do, so I am going to pass it along to a friend.

Be The Skin BHA+ Pore Zero 30 Second Exfoliator, 100g – Retail Value $19

Peeling gels are the one K-Beauty product I have not fallen in love with, and this new launch from Be The Skin is a peeling gel that works in just thirty seconds. You apply it to dry skin and massage it in, and the cellulose in the formula will ball up and gently exfoliate dead skin cells thanks to the gentle beta hydroxy acid that is white willow bark. Then, you rinse it away. This is definitely a more gentle exfoliant compared to scrubs or more potent masks or leave-on serums, and if you enjoy the sensory experience of a peeling gel (I personally do not) than I think you’ll be pretty happy to have found this in this month's box.

Frudia Avocado Greenery Relief Sun Cream, 50g – Retail Value $10.80

I was over the moon to find this sunscreen in this month's box. I love trying out sunscreens, but thanks to an allergy to chemical sunscreen filters the number of sunscreens I can safely use is very small. K-Beauty sunscreens always seem to have more elegant textures and formulas, and I was stoked to find that this was a 100% mineral sunscreen made with zinc and titanium dioxide. This is formulated with madecassoside (a derivative of centella) and avocado extract, and I found the overall formula to be gentle and hydrating.

Dr.Jart+ The Mask Shaking Rubber Hydro Shot – Retail Value $5.50

 

I have done at least 10 of these Shaking Rubber Shot masks from Dr. Jart over the past few years, and I was incredibly pleased to see one inside this month’s box because they’re kind of on the pricy side (I try to stock up on them from TJ Maxx when I see them available there). These are truly one of the more fun masks I’ve ever used. First, due to packaging choices, this is known by many as the “creepy baby face mask” thanks to the, well, creepy baby face that is the lid of the container. Inside is two pouches that you mix together by shaking, and the part that looks like a straw is actually a spatula to help you apply the mask to your face. Once mixed the texture is a tiny bit runny, so I do sometimes have drips going down my neck, but once it dries the drips actually look pretty cool and I personally find that it adds to the overall experience.

When it’s on my face it feels cooling (if you read my reviews, you know I love a mask that feels cool to my skin), and when I removed it, I did feel my skin was more hydrated. Plus, thanks to the fun texture, this is actually a mask you peel off once it’s dry- but it doesn’t hurt the way most peel-off masks do!

Real Barrier Renew Intense Moisture Cream, 10 mL – Estimated Value $7 (buy the 50 mL version for $35)

I’ve used this moisturizer before, and it’s quite nice. I think it was actually a Bomibox that sent me a Real Barrier travel set that had minis of different products from this line, and I’ve kept it in my work desk for the unexpected times I needed to apply skincare. This is deeply hydrating without being heavy, and it has a moisturizing and calming blend of panthenol, madecassoside, allantoin, and hyaluronic acid. My skin really soaks this up, and I don’t have anything negative to say about it- if a full-size jar appears in a future box, I will be thrilled.

Farmstay Visible Difference Volume Up Mascara - Retail Value $11.20

 

Makeup doesn't appear in this box too often, so this mascara was a pleasant surprise. I found it to be gentle and it didn't irritate my occasionally sensitive eyes, and I liked the length it gave my lashes- I felt like they looked wispy in a nicely defined way. Online this isn't outright called a tubing mascara, but its performance gave me tubing mascara vibes. It had good staying power with no smudging, and washed away easily with my cleanser and warm water.

Heimish All Clean Vitamin Blemish Spot Clear Cream, 10 mL – Estimated Value $5.67 (buy the 60 mL version for $34)

I like Heimish, and this was a new-to-me moisturizer to try. It's made with niacinamide, tranexamic acid, and a healthy dose of kakudu plum extract, which is a potent source of vitamin C. It's designed to target acne scars and dark marks while having a gentle formula that is safe for sensitive skin, and I can attest I didn't experience any irritation when I used it.

SNP Prep Vitaronic Ampoule Mask - Retail Value $2.82

I've used plenty of these SNP prep masks before, a few from previous Bomiboxes. This mask in particular has a big dose of niacinamide, three types of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and lemon extract. It may sound potent, but it was still very similar to most of the other sheet masks I've used in that it was hydrating and lightly cooling to my face. I didn't notice a difference in the brightness of my skin after one use (and think that would be an unrealistic expectation), but I am curious about what the effect would be if someone had a big box of these and did the same sheet mask once a day- to me, it sounds equivalent to using a serum, right?

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $44.99

Value Breakdown:

  • Skinfood: $15
  • Be The Skin: $19
  • Frudia: $10.80
  • Dr. Jart+: $5.50
  • Real Barrier: $7
  • FarmStay: $11.20
  • Heimish: $5.67
  • SNP: $2.82

Everything in the box adds up to $76.99, 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 solid. Though a few of the products weren't perfect fits for me (the toner and the peeling gel), the sunscreen and the Dr. Jart mask were absolute rockstars I was happy to have in my life. I like that I can always expect this box to give me an assortment of different types of products from different brands, while still including many of the more mainstream K-Beauty brands I have become familiar with and really like. By my math, the items in the box retail for about $32 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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