Shipping out on the 24th of every month, the Global Edition Memeboxes were the first beauty boxes the company brought out for sale outside of Korea. I haven't missed any of them since box 8 - I had bought 4 and 5, and then 6 and 7 were sold out before I could wake up. Costing just $23, they contain skincare for most part, though I have seen the odd lip tint or CC cream slip in. They are always great value for money, and Global Edition 16 is reportedly worth more than $100! I have preordered up to box 19 and can't wait for the next bundle - boxes 20-23? - to come out.
The contents of this Memebox are:
Check out my unboxing of Global Edition 16 from Memebox.
The contents of this Memebox are:
- RiRe Style Blackhead Brush Cleanser 40ml
- RiRe Skinny Blackhead Closing Serum 20ml
- Elizavecca Shrink Lifting R Pro 120ml
- Hair+Velvet Nutri-Injection 12ml
- Unni Recipe Vitamin Recharger Mist 130ml
- Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream 45ml
- Delskin Centella 90 Power Ampoule 30ml
RiRe Style Blackhead Brush Cleanser 40mlI almost bought a cleanser like this from the Memeshop! The cleanser contains black rice, black sesame and black beans, and removes oil, dirt, blackheads, whiteheads, dead skin and other impurities. The product comes out through the little hole in the brush, which has silicone bristles. This is perfect for travel - I do not have to lug around my beloved Foreo Luna. Having discovered the virtues of deep cleansing with pore brushes, I cannot do without something like this in my daily routine.
RiRe Skinny Blackhead Closing Serum 20mlNo, it is not going to "close" blackheads - this serum is meant to control oil and refine pores, that is all. Ideally, this should follow after cleansing with the RiRe Blackhead Brush Cleanser.
Elizavecca Shrink Lifting R Pro 120mlI don't get the point of this product - the card says it is for shrinking "swollen calves" by "relieving stimulated skin and increasing skin elasticity". Do they mean water retention? I am beyond proud of my calf muscles, partly inherited from my athletic maternal side of the family and partly developed thanks to regular gymming. No, I do NOT want to shrink them, even to look like a size-zero model. I asked my Mum - who has extraordinarily muscular calves after years of football and badminton - if she wanted it and she threatened to disinherit me if I gave it to her, so this is going into my swap/sale box.
Hair+Velvet Nutri-Injection 12mlI wish they had included two of these! My hair is so damaged and frizzy that it needs all the hair packs I can supply. This is meant for damaged ends, post-towel drying. I am giving it a whirl over the coming week and hope it provides some much-needed help.
Unni Recipe Vitamin Recharger Mist 130mlA hydrating spray with hyaluronic acid and vitamins, this is free of parabens, mineral oil, alcohol, benzophenone and artificial colour. I am planning to use it as a face moisturiser and really hope it does not break me out.
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream 45mlThis gel-cream contains 74% snail mucus extract. No, not from their nostrils, but the slime they leave behind when they walk/slide/glide/crawl... call it "move". Snail slime is supposed to be extremely moisturising and firming and it also helps reduce wrinkles. I have a couple of snail-based creams to be used, so this might have to be swapped or sold.
Delskin Centella 90 Power Ampoule 30mlCentella Asiatica or Indian Pennywort is a herb widely used in Oriental and African medicine and skincare. More than 90% of this ampoule is made of C. Asiatica extracts. It is supposed to be great for red spots or blemishes and will soothe tired and dry skin. Something like a face serum. Queuing up in my cabinet of face serums, provided it does not break me out!
Summary and dealsLike previous Global Edition Memeboxes, this box offers great value for money and comes with something new from the Korean skincare arsenal. I will definitely love trying out the Blackhead Brush Cleanser, the Vitamin Recharger Mist and the Hair Nutri-Injection. Of course, this box is sold out, but do look out for restocks here. Do check out the latest Global Memeboxes here - a men's box was out today, in case you are looking for a Christmas prezzie for your SO. Superboxes are here, and combo-sets are here. Check out the Memeshop here for some innovative products. Remember, code LUX45N gets you $5 off your order of above $30!