I am a huge fan of coffee and I bought this Memebox on the impression that it will be loaded with caffeine, but it turns out the box is focused on Cafe! I was about to get disappointed, but several items made me change my mind. Lets take a look!
The Memebox Cafe Box is supposed to ship on the 2nd of October via standard mail and it reached in Central Europe in 2 weeks. I was not happy at all that the new mail employed is wayy slower than the previous by a week but that is how it is. This box was priced at $23 and I grabbed it on restock before the shipping date. I think I scored on this one!
I wished that this product would be included and it is! Surprised I was the Memebox would curate a more well-known brand as the previous boxes contained mainly unknown or relatively new ones.
The Tonymoly Latte Art Cappucino Cream-in Scrub (95g, $13) is a wonderful smelling scrub loaded with milk protein, caffeine, coffee extracts and acetyl hexapeptide-8. It is really great for those with uneven tones, dry skin and even clogged pores.
Look at how cute this packaging is! The top lid has a spatula attached to it so we need not worry about any hygienic issues. I would most definitely reuse this in some way. J’adore!
Some claimed that they felt slight heat from this but I felt pretty neutral. The exfoliating beads are very gentle and my skin feels soft and awaken after using this scrub in the morning. The caffeine accelerates the circulation and reduces the facial edematous appearance. Texture-wise it feels like a thick cream-jelly sort with microbeads. Ohhh this scrub smells so divine!
I have been eyeing this since my very first encounter with Korean products (which is like half a decade ago) and I thank Memebox for giving us an opportunity to try it!
I should say this one might be a shocker to some: The Cleomee Anti-wrinkle Donkey Lotion (250ml, $83). Can you believe it is a $83 lotion containing donkey milk??! Neither do I! But heck I am so happy to get to try this~ Hee haw!
This made up the weight of the box. It smells like Johnson & Johnson’s milk lotion/ body wash and is not super thick of anything, which makes it great for daily use. Donkey Milk is apparently the key ingredient and it is rich in natural EGF, Selenium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and more. It also claims to have Anti-Aging, Lightening, Moisturizer, Nourishing properties.
There was also an advert where they used this lotion on the face. I would probably keep it to just my body and especially the neck which needs anti-aging care by 20-something. EGF is a growth factor which helps regenerate skin. It’s efficacy has not been proven, but better something than nothing, right?
The Vella Fresh Creamy Soap (100ml, $13) was the spoiler for this box. It kinda cushion the shock as I found out early that the box isn’t all about coffee.
Description on Memebox’s website:
This whipped cream-textured cleanser is enriched with deeply hydrating and soothing ingredients: donkey milk, 3 honey complex, and 4 kinds of floral extracts. It’s highly concentrated with nourishing ingredients and that turn to creamy bubbles to thoroughly cleanse away all skin impurities and excess sebum. It also soothes, protects, and moisturizes the skin to maintain the optimal pH balance in the skin!
Another product with donkey milk. Great! So whats so good about it?
It is said that donkey milk is pretty similar to human milk– packed with all the goodness!
This cleanser also boosts other benefits like honey complex and floral extracts. I was truly excited to try this when I read it!
It bubbles up very well, especially with the aid of a facial sponge. I might try this with my Beauteque minerals facial brush and see if this will be my favourite cleansing routine. Smell-wise, the citrus notes did not go through but it smells mostly like…err soap. I think it is not a bothering scent at all.
This is probably a consolation prize for me as I retreated dismally after the Holika Holika’s Memebox was unboxed. I adore the brand, but I could buy something I really need instead. Nevermind about that now, check out this cutie!
The Holika Holika Desert Time Lip Balm (7g, $6) is like any other standard lip balms out there- moisturizing and yummy-smelling.
I have gotten the 01 Red Cupcake (which I actually wanted!) and it has a translucent red color to it.
It is always nice to have a lip balm all year round and I think this is so envy-worthy. One more to add to my cute cosmetics collection~
I thought this was a meteorite until I read the name;
Binu Cook Ice Cream Scoop Cacao Body Soap (70g, $3).
It feels like this came from an indie organic brand because it is 100% natural, hand-made soap bar for the face and body. 비누 or Bi-nu actually means soap in Korean and Binu cook is a company that manufactures soap resembling food! This scoop of ice cream soap smells exactly like a chocolate scoop.
I would not have heard of this brand if it is not for Memebox. Their products seem to revolve around making useable things look like food and I think with their organic trademark, it could make a pretty good addition to an Organic box (if Memebox ever comes up with one).
Check out binucook.co.kr
This is not the first time I have gotten a Pure Smile product and this one is the Green Tea Mask Sheet (23ml, $1).
I am on the fence with Pure Smile products because they are practical products but I have yet to discover a HG product from them. This brand is from Japan but manufactured in Korea, hence the Japanese words on the packaging.
I had a great time going through this Memebox. It might not be of high value like other boxes, but at least half of it was a wow for me.
The Cafe box totaled up to $119 (thanks to the astonishing price of the donkey milk lotion) but I would say it is worth my $45 (self-estimated value). If you are looking for a scrub, cleanser and lotion, this one is one to watch out for in case of restocks.
Do check out the other available memeboxes here and use my promo codes. These are good till the end of October and gives a discount of $5 off all orders (good for one use each).