Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics

Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics
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Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmeticsYou must have seen my unboxing post of the Memebox #4, a Korean beauty box, here. That was the best skin care box I have ever received. If Memebox remains consistent, it should, along with Lip Factory - the best makeup box that ships worldwide - provide me with my beauty fix. Memebox #5 comes to a little below $29 worldwide with tracked shipping and includes 8-10 products but you can get vouchers or points and get some money off. You can subscribe to Memebox at their website. Make sure you email or use the chat box and tell them Renu of My Beauty Junction sent you for extra points for you!

Here is my unboxing and review of the Memebox #5 beauty box that ships worldwide from Korea.

Packaging of Memebox #5 beauty box

My box was a bit squashed in transit. So was a tube of lotion inside, but there was no leakage or damage, thankfully. 
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics
The box colour is the same as the last time, so I'm presuming it is a regular feature. No matter. I like the distinctive coral box.

Contents of the Memebox #5 beauty box

Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmeticsMy Memebox #5 contained:
  1. Derma-B Daily Moisture Body Lotion 100ml
  2. Nuganic Customise Pore Control Essence 30ml
  3.  CNP Laboratory Cleansing Perfecta 50ml
  4. Aromatica Tasteless Aroma Therapy Roll-on 14ml
  5. Lipozone Body Ampoule 5ml x 5 ampoules - the product card says 5, but I've got 7
  6. Sella Organic Soap 18gm
  7. Espoir Lip Gloss 4.4gm - You know how I feel about lip gloss. Will give this away.
  8. Physiogel  Pouch Sample Mix
  9. Dear Jane Pouch Samples
  10. Leaders Pouch Samples
Some generous quantities there, including a few full-sized products; nothing that I can see with parabens listed. Some are listed as natural, organic or hypoallergenic. Now for a quick look at some of these. 

Derma-B Daily Moisture Body Lotion 100ml 

The packaging reminds me of those drugstore moisturisers. This is very welcome. Ever since I began moisturising all over, I keep running out of lotions. This will be used up. 
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics

Nuganic Customise Pore Control Essence 30ml

I need pore control since my pores are monster-size. I'll give it a go and see if it works - my Holy Grail is the Etude House Wonder Pore Corrector, so this one has to be extraordinary to beat the Etude House one. Please click on the photos to enlarge them, to read the names of the ingredients.
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmeticsMemebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics

CNP Laboratory Cleansing Perfecta 50ml

An oil-free makeup remover gel that claims to dislodge even "stubborn waterproof makeup thoroughly". That sounds amazing, just what I have been looking for. I will definitely be trying this out and hopefully it will do what it says.
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics

Aromatica Tasteless Aroma Therapy Oil Roll-on 14ml

Beats me why you would want to call an aromatic oil "tasteless". This is supposed to help you relax and sleep. I will be trying this out over the next couple of days, and see how I'm sleeping with all the pain and oedema from tooth extraction.
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmeticsMemebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics

The ingredients are all natural.
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics

Lipozone Body Ampoule 5ml per ampoule

The product card says there are five ampules but I got seven! You're supposed to use this after a workout and it will prevent cellulite. I don't have cellulite and weigh 104lbs for 1.63m and will be knocking off a little more over the tooth-extraction-liquid-diet. But this product is also supposed to increase the skin's firmness so I will be trying it out anyway.
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmeticsMemebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics

Pouch samples

A fancy way of saying sachets. I have a couple more posts to schedule, so I'm clubbing them together. First, the Physiogel one. This is not a Korean brand. There's a cleanser, which needs to be "de-sacheted", an intensive cream and a cream, all containing natural lipids.
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmeticsMemebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics
 The Dear Jane sachets are a primer and a highlighter.
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics
The Leaders samples are of CC Cream and UV Moist Sun Gel. I may or may not use these sachets, given how I feel about paying for sachets. There is also a 30%-off coupon. Korean readers can take advantage of that.
Memebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmeticsMemebox #5 unboxing, review: International beauty box with Korean cosmetics
Bottom Line
Memebox has been consistent so far and I really like this box. The value of everything exceeds the amount I paid for it. That said, I wish they would reduce the number of sachets. Apart from that, much love! Obviously, I haven't used any of the products yet, and will review them later.
A request to readers
Memebox has now said they plan to include non-Korean cosmetics from box #5, despite saying the boxes will contain only Korean brands on their website. They have sent a L'Oreal Caresse Shine in box #5.2. I am not detracting from the L'Oreal brand here, don't get me wrong, but I don't think I would go buy a box from overseas only to find something I can find 10 minutes away - like Cetaphil in Glamabox. It is regional or local products from other places that I want. Fellow-subscriber and blogger Sample Hime has set up a petition on Change.org, asking Memebox to stick to their original statement of sending Korean products only. Could you please sign this petition here and help keep this box amazing? Thanks very much!
  1. I love korean product .. are you using credit card or paypal to pay it?
    http://notamanjaku.blogspot.com/

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  2. wow......fingers crossed for reviews now.....Firstly do review pore control....xoxoxo.....^_^

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    1. Will defo try it out when I'm better!

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  3. Woah thats a lotta products in a box! I've subscribed for the box #8 and cant wait to get it! :)
    xx

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    1. I like the generous quantities but hope they stick to Korean products. Hehe I have 8, 9 and 10 on pre-order!

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  4. OMG! A Korean beauty box that ships worldwide sounds so exciting! This is definitely on my list of "things to try."

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    1. There are a couple of other Korean boxes that go worldwide. One of them is Wish Trend.. have you seen it?

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  5. Wow you get a lot of stuff in that box! I get Glossybox now but maybe I will switch to this!

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    1. Glossybox UK hasn't been at its best over the last couple of months, though I continue to covet it!

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  6. Thank you for linking the petition! To me it seems like the box 5 people didn't get shafted anywhere near as bad as the 5-2 people >..> What's the Sella soap like?

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    1. Thank YOU for doing something about it when the rest of us were just cribbing. 5.2 is awful. What next, Colgate? I haven't tried out the products as I underwent wisdom tooth extraction yesterday and am waking for the first time since lol.

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  7. Wow... you are the undisputed beauty box queen... i know where to check now about boxes and products. I love Korean, Wishtrend is my fav...

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    1. Rofl, thank you! I love Wish Trend; I've discovered a few Holy Grails there. I wish they would knock off the shipping costs a little though.

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  8. I was ready to sign up with this box based on what you got. However, if they are going to put products in it that are non-Korean, what's the point? I just added L'Oreal to my no buy list because they test on animals too. :(

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    1. And I have three boxes on pre-order, made before the policy change :( No one I know has successfully figured out how to execute a cancel and they aren't responding to emails about this (by Sample Hime) in the right way. But there is a petition for getting them to stick to the original Korean-only plan; the link is in the post, if you would like to sign. Thanks very much!

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  9. Great review please let me know if Lipozone Body Ampoule really works? i am really interested to know more about it :)

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    1. I will, but I doubt it would work on cellulite - almost nothing ever does, according to science and sense!

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