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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Herbal Cosmetics Memebox review, unboxing

Memebox Herbal Cosmetics beauty box review, unboxing
There is a huge backlog of Memebox unboxings to be done, so I am going on a spree this weekend. Beginning with the Herbal Cosmetics box.
Superbox 31, the Herbal Cosmetics box, was supposed to contain products made of organic herbs, such as, and I quote from Memebox's blurb that accompanies the release announcement of the box here, "lavender, tea tree, chamomile and peppermint". Now who on earth would want to miss out on a skincare box like that, particularly with full-sized products? Although I do end up using non-organic beauty products as well, I try to stick to natural skin care as far as I can. Which was why I bought this box.

Here is my review and unboxing of Memebox Superbox 31, Herbal Cosmetics.

The Herbal Cosmetics box contains the following products:

  1. Calmia Herb Cleansing Oil Gel 100ml
  2. Calmia Rooibox Aqua Sprinkler Gel Cream 150ml
  3. Nasarang Herb B.B. Cream 30ml
  4. Skinfood Honey Jasmine Bath Salt 80g
  5. RoseMine Azulene Calming Gel 
  6. Kskin Rose Sense 100% Essential Oil
Memebox Herbal Cosmetics beauty box review, unboxing
Six full-sized products there. A quick look at each.
Calmia Herb Cleansing Oil Gel
Easily my favourite product in this box. It contains lavender, rosemary, chamomile, argan oil, basil and green tea extracts. This herbal cleansing oil foams up to deep cleanse and remove makeup. LOVE it. I am new to oil-based cleansers, and this is my second one. The first was the Max Clinic Massage Oil Foam. Both are brilliant, and, contrary to popular myth, did not break me out. Of late, I have been removing makeup with micellar water, followed by a cleansing oil. That removes every bit of the war paint.
Memebox Herbal Cosmetics beauty box review, unboxing
Calmia Rooibos Aqua Gel Cream
I have not opened this yet. This is an all-in-one skin booster, toner, essence, gel, serum, emulsion, moisturiser and whatnot. You must have heard of Rooibos Tea. The Rooibos plant grows mostly in Africa and this gel contains its extracts and sparkling water. This can wait until I finish up a couple of face moisturisers.
Memebox Herbal Cosmetics beauty box review, unboxing
Nasarang Herb B.B. Cream
While I love the idea of a herbal B.B. or C.C. cream, I wish this were one shade more tan. This would suit someone who is up to NC35, but not NC37 or beyond. I am wondering whether to use this as a sunscreen on the arms and legs, since it contains SPF50 and is not that opaque or pasty, or whether to dump it in my swap or sale box.
Memebox Herbal Cosmetics beauty box review, unboxing
Skinfood Honey Jasmine Bath Salts
I love these bath salts and treated myself to the most lovely warm bath last weekend, when the rains were at their peak. I don't know that honey or jasmine are herbs, but since the product was fabulous, let us ignore the theme of the box in which they came.
Memebox Herbal Cosmetics beauty box review, unboxing
Azulene Calming Gel
Again, I am not sure as to how herbal this is, as the ingredients are rose water, aloe vera and hyaluronic acid, and guaiazulene, which is a constituent of chamomile oil and some corals. But this is a really handy gel to have when you have sun damage or redness. This looks more like a cosmeceutical than a beauty product.
Memebox Herbal Cosmetics beauty box review, unboxing
Kskin Rose Sence 100% Essential Oil
Umm. What is remotely herbal about rose essential oil? Isn't this floral rather than herbal? Also, a 100% essential oil would need dilution and cannot be directly applied to the skin. A few drops into a conditioner, or perfume or DIY mask, perhaps. Most of this is going into my diffuser. The rest, into a DIY conditioning hair spray I make.
Summary and deals
I like this box, even if some of the products do not fit into the theme very well, and there were no lavender, peppermint or other herb-based products. The Calmia Cleansing Oil, in particular, is a great product, as also the bath salts. I am glad I bought it, and will be giving most products a try. Perhaps the herb-based B.B. cream alone may be unused. The good news is that this box is still available here, if you fancy any of these products.
Memebox has released three new Princess edition boxes - Snow White for brightening; Sleeping Beauty for night-time skin care and Rapunzel for hair care. Bundles or value sets are here. Use code A3YF for $5 off.
Disclaimer: I paid for the box. Post may contain affiliate links.

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