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BomiBox K-Beauty Subscription Box “Twenty Twenty Me” January 2023 Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakJan 11, 2023 | 1 comment

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.


One thing I noticed this month and really liked was how far away all of the expiration dates were- if I wasn't opening the products to test them, I would be years away from their best by dates.

BomiBox "Twenty Twenty Me" Box Review

Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule Kit - Estimated Value $40


This set really got our first Bomibox of the year off to a great start. I love Centella, so getting a set full of generously-sized Centella ampoules made my sensitive skin absolutely gleeful. There are four different ampoules here- the classic Madagascar Centella (which I found for $9.50 in the 30 mL size here), a brightening capsule Centella ampoule (which I found for $10.99 in the 30 mL size here), a tea-tree infused Centella Ampoule, and a pore-minimizing Centella Ampoule. Since I couldn't find this set available for sale and I could only find retail values for two of the four in the set (and those two added up to $20.49), I estimated a value of $40 for this set. Sure, take that with a grain of salt, but overall I was stoked to find this inside the box.

Etude Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam, 160 mL - Retail Value $9.10

This cleanser was a lot more gentle than I was expecting-  I was a little wary when I was giving it a try. Typically cleansers that describe themselves as "deep" tend to be too drying on my skin, but I was pleased that this one didn't leave my skin feeling stripped. Once water is added the creamy texture foams up nicely, and Etude House did a good job creating a balanced formula.

Tocobo Collagen Brightening Eye Gel Cream, 30 mL - Retail Value $13.99

This eye cream is made with lavender flower water, niacinamide, vegan collagen, and vitamin A. It's designed to brighten the appearance of dark circles while also hydrating the delicate skin around your eyes. I really like the packaging of this eye cream- I find it fun. The texture of this eye cream is lightweight and it sank into the skin quickly, with no irritation to my eyes. It did leave the skin feeling hydrated, too, which is my main concern when using an eye cream.

A'pieu Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel - Retail Value $15

I love this brand, so I am bummed that this isn't a mineral sunscreen (I'm allergic to a chemical sunscreen filters but haven't be able to figure out which one, so have to abstain from them all to be safe). This has a gel texture and claims to provide a non-sticky finish while also providing hydration to the skin- all of those things are great and I have faith that A'pieu lives up to their claims.

Benton Tea Tree Cleansing Water, 30 mL - Retail Value $7

I love cleansing waters and use them an on almost daily basis when I wake up in the morning, and I also love the Benton brand. If I could change anything about this gentle tea tree-infused cleansing water, it would be the size: I would definitely put a full-size bottle of this stuff to good use! This sample size will still come in handy, though- I'm storing it in my travel skincare bag.

Frudia Green Grape Pore Control Cream, 10 g - Retail Value $5.69


I'm really glad I checked the online info sheet before using this, because I've received a lip balm from this brand in the same packaging and I definitely thought that's what this was. The gel texture definitely looks lip balm-ish, too! But no, this is a gel-cream (mostly gel) made with green grape juice and pantheon. I personally wasn't a fan of the texture- it felt off-cuttingly silicone-y, but those with oily skin may like how it feels in the morning before applying makeup.

Barulab The Clean Vegan Vitamin C Mask and Barulab The Clean Vegan Tea Tree Mask - Retail Value $3.01 each

I love these Barulab masks- I used both of these quickly. Sure, one is made with vitamin C and one has tea tree, but both are incredibly hydrating to my skin and are made with a sheet mask material that is soft and a little stretchy that feels very comfortable on my face while it hugs the curves and contours. These masks come packed with plenty of essence, and I'll usually apply the extra to my neck and my hands after I've applied the sheet mask. My skin is always hydrated with a bit of a dewy glow when I remove these masks, and I'll happily use them again if they appear in a future box.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $44.99

Value Breakdown:

  • Skin1004: $40
  • Etude House: $9.10
  • Tocobo: $13.99
  • A'pieu: $15
  • Benton: $7
  • Frudia: $5.69
  • Barulab Vitamin C Mask: $3.01
  • Barulab Tea Tree Mask: $3.01

Everything in the box adds up to $96.80.

Key Takeaways

I consistently enjoy my BomiBox subscription, and this month's box started the new year off very strong. I am so stoked about that Centella ampoule sampler set! While I can't personally use the sunscreen, I'm not going to hold my niche allergy against anyone and I love seeing the brand A'pieu make an appearance. The performance of the Etude House cleanser surpassed my expectations, and I really enjoyed the sheet masks sent, too. I've been reviewing Bomibox for years, and I definitely recommend this subscription if you're a fan of Korean skincare. 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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Amy in KC

That little grape cream jar is too cute. I would have assumed it was lip balm, too! Looks a great box.

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