I wrote in a previous post about wanting to be more exploratory in my skincare and decided to get the Memebox Korean Beauty Starter Kit. It shipped pretty fast, but I’ve spent some time testing out the products (and I’ve been busy and haven’t had enough time to blog…). The kit comes with four full-size products, designed to be an introduction to Korean skincare, including double cleansing, which is cleansing with an oil cleanser then going in with a foaming one, then following up with a serum and facial spray.
Although only four items were listed in the product description, Memebox also threw up in a mask (which I haven’t tried yet). Instead of the pink padded envelope individual Memeboxes usually come in, it came in a cardboard box with some foam peanuts. It came with a paper printout of the items.
Instead of using all the products together, I’ve picked and chose what suits me best in each situation.
The Skin Food Black Sugar Cleansing Oil is my favorite item in the box! It removes makeup effortlessly, but of course, it leaves an oily residue. I put it on my dry face / eye area, and once you apply water, it foams up a bit and clears away all makeup. On normal days when I’m not taking a shower at night, I use eye makeup remover and a simple cream cleanser. However, if I’m taking a shower with my usual makeup on, I use this first instead of my eye makeup remover then use my Michael Todd Honey and Oat Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser, which is good at removing oil.
The It’s Skin Cleansing Foam is as I expected. It smells pretty good, but foam cleansers are just not for me and my skin just feels so rubbery afterwards. This is good for someone with oily skin.
The Tonymoly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist is super cute! What really bothers me about this mist is that the liquid does not come out in an even spray, and it doesn’t feel like a lot comes out at once. I prefer to use my Mario Badescu Facial Spray. Another thing I found annoying about this is that the top and bottom are actually two different shades of pink (not as obvious in the picture but noticeable in real life).
I’ve found the Goodal Phytorain Murumuru Seed Hydra Serum to be super hydrating! The skin feels a bit more sticky as opposed to smooth after application, so I’ll use this at night. I’ll use a serum that makes my skin feel smooth in preparation for makeup application during the day, like the Clinique Smart Serum.
All in all, I think the two standout products from this kit are the cleansing oil ($14.23) and the hydra serum ($29 – on sale at Memebox now!), which have a total value of $43.23, which is greater than the cost of the box, $39, which makes this kit worth it for me!
Have you tried any of these products or similar? Do you double cleanse in your skincare routine?