I was incredibly surprised last week when a brand new Memebox arrived for review. The email usually sent to accompany each shipment only came the day after the box arrived and with the changes they are making to some of their programs over in Memebox HQ I wasn’t expecting to receive any new boxes at present. Not knowing what the box contained I was really excited and even more so when, upon opening the familiar hot pink box, I found it was the Superbox #53 My Honey Box*.
My Honey Box was one I’d seen pictures of and had kicked myself for not ordering at the time so I was super happy to get this opportunity to try what had looked to be an amazing selection of products. And that’s the thing with Memebox; their boxes are all produced in limited numbers so if you see a box you suspect you will like, grab it while you can!
For those of you to whom Memebox is an unfamiliar name, Memebox is a Korean’s #1 beauty service that ships worldwide. As well as their extensive online shop they also curate a number of themed boxes, chock full of Korean beauty goodies, that range in price from $18 to $32 (some high end boxes may be slightly more expensive). My Honey Box is one of their Superboxes, which tend to contain 5 – 7 full size products, and the items in it all contain honey as a key ingredient.
Natures gift, honey, is rich in natural sugars and minerals that work to nourish and repair damaged skin so it is the perfect addition to skincare products. It also has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which stop bacterial growth and heal infections, while its antioxidant-rich formula protects against wrinkle-causing free radical and improves radiance. Here I had seven products all boosting this magic ingredient and I couldn’t wait to delve in and begin testing these products.
So what was inside this unexpected arrival and what is my verdict on each product?
From Nature Multi Effect Collagen Honey Mask (1 mask, $1) This is a sheet mask infused with honey, collagen and nine herbal extracts, which will soften, nourish and brighten the skin. So easy to use the mask is a super intensive treatment which you don’t rinse off. Simply remove the sheet after use and pat in any remaining essence till it is fully absorbed, thereby ensuring the precious active ingredients aren’t wasted. Since discovering sheet masks through Memebox I’ve fallen in love with them and this mask is no exception; it was so comfortable and relaxing to wear and really made my skin look brighter and fresher.
Enesti Apple & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream (50g, $5) This hand cream smells just like you’d expect; fresh, crisp apple and sweet comforting honey. Enriched with Shea Butter it’s lovely, rich and deeply nourishing, yet isn’t too greasy. It has gone straight into my handbag and at $5 I can easily see me repurchasing this cream!
Mi Click Manuka Honey Treatment (30 ml, $5) This is a rinse off hair mask that is high in Manuka honey and is supposed to nourish and repair your hair. I’m a little cautious about these sorts of products since my hair has a tendency get lank and greasy if overloaded with product but used sparingly this product was fine; leaving my hair soft and smooth. With my short hair this should provide a good number of treatments too making the $5 pricetag a bargain. A few tips if like mine your hair tends to get greasy, is to apply sparingly, distibute well (concentrating on the ends) and rinse well.
Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment Honey (10g, $5) This honey flavoured balm contains honey, shea butter, grape seed oil and snail mucus extracts, the buzz ingredient that seems to be in lots of skincare recently. There also seems to be an ingredient that gives a cooling tingle to the lips, which I think is from Cinnamon. Recommended as an intense night treatment it promises to hydrate, protect and heal chapped lips. It is quite sticky but as an overnight treatment it is great and I awaken with soft, kissable lips!
Migabee Antipollution Re-Peeling (100ml, $37) This is a face peel with honey, bee venom, propolis and royal jelly. Although sticky when it is first applied it soon dries and can then be peeled off, revealing cleaner, brighter skin. The mask promises to clear up blackheads, lift off dead skin cells and control excess oil which is perfect for my combination skin and I can definitely vouch that it leaves the complexion feeling clean and fresh.
Edmong Honeybee Water Cream (50ml, $29) This cream has quite a gloopy, sticky consistency, however on the skin quickly transforms to an almost water-like texture, which is quickly absorbed. It feels so hydrating and cooling to use. The formula contains a honey extracts, propolis extracts, aloe vera water, hyaluronic acid, and green tea extracts, and is also free from a lot of nasties including parabens, artificial colour, mineral oil, BHT and benzophenone to name a few. That is a definite bonus to this product! I also love the packaging which is great quality.
Daycell Essential Honey Lift Massage Cream (150ml, $20) This is a massage cream for your face of gargantuan proportions so for $20 you really do get a whole lot of product! You massage this thick, honey-coloured cream on at night and rinse off in the morning. The description says it’s good for “dehydrated, sagging skin” which isn’t how I’d describe my skin quite yet and although it is lovely the texture is too heavy for my combination skin. With is natural honey and collagen complex though it is perfect on my neck and decolletage where the skin tends to be more delicate and in need of nourishment. The generous size means you can use this wherever your skin is dry so it needn’t be confined to just the face. A good tip: it also makes a really intensive overnight hand treatment too!
There are plenty of different things to try in My Honey Box and with its high quality contents it really showcases Korean skincare at its best! Sadly the box is no longer available but all the items are individually carried in the Memebox shop and are available to buy. I’ve helpfully linked all the products below:
The Memeshop is packed full of Korean beauty products and they often have special offers including sales, specially priced bundles and free shipping offers. If you fall in love with a particular product from a box chances are you can purchase it through the shop!
Memebox ships to around 50 destinations worldwide direct from Korea at a cost of $6.99 (approx £4.20) for UK standard shipping, which is quoted at taking between 10 and 2 days. I am yet to be hit with customs charges or taxes on any of the boxes I’ve received! You can explore their website here.
If you do see a box or product that takes your fancy do use my exclusive code OCKHMD to get $5 off any $30 spend at checkout!
Did you get the My Honey Box or have you tried any of these products? I’d love to hear your thoughts!