The last MeMeBoxes I ordered in 2014 (apart from the Innisfree Box which was unfortunately cancelled) were the MeMeBox The Empress’s Secrets and Cleopatra. Both boxes arrived before Christmas, but I was busy with a bunch of other reviews and Chrismas holidays that I didn’t have a chance to show you the content of these boxes. So, today I will be showing you what was inside the MeMeBox The Empress’s Secrets. If you like it you should keep an eye on MeMeBox webpage because they will be restocking some of the old boxes during their Big Box Party this week :) You can check out the Cleopatra Box >>here<<.
MeMeBox is a box service company, offering a wide amount of different beauty boxes. Unlike most western beauty boxes which have to be subscribed for on a monthly basis, MeMeBoxes can be preordered but that doesn’t force you to buy more than the desired box. They ship to many countries and the products they send in their boxes are mainly Korean. Apart from their monthly Global Boxes, they also have a huge amount of themed boxes, MiniBoxes, Boxes where you know what is inside, so called Superboxes with a higher value and so on (check out the links at the end of the post)…just check out their online store and you’ll find a huge selection of different boxes. Since they have become very popular within the blogger community they sell out pretty fast, but they bring up new beauty boxes so fast, that you cannot keep up with them anyways. That was at least my experience during the last year. At the moment they seem to be focusing on their own brand and some collaborations with well-known blogger in the asian beauty blogger community. At the end of this post I will make a list of all the discounts they offer at the moment, too.
The MeMeBox The Empress’s Secrets comes with 5 products in total, four of them in fullsize, the other one as a deluxe sample. I ordered the Empress Box because I previously had the Oriental Medicine Box and I was hoping for this one to be similar. Other than the Oriental Medicine Box, in this box you will not find any ginseng related products. Let’s take a look at the product card from this box:
As you can see, this box focusses on skincare, as I expected from the name already. Here is the description for this MeMeBox:
Let’s take things way, way back to ancient Korean times.
Queens in ancient Korea used a chock full of nature’s most precious ingredients to beautify and enhance their natural beauty. Various ancient herbs, oriental medicines, flowers, rice powders and more natural and effective recipes were prized among the royalty, and their effectiveness and potency is still prevalent today.
Designed to enhance the skin’s regeneration, revitalization, anti-inflammation, and hydration functions, this royal box will surely leave you with a beautiful and enchanting glow. Unbox The Empress’s Secrets box to reveal the mystical beauty secrets and solutions of the east!
These products were included:
1. Tosowoong Syn-ake Wrinkle Free Essence – fullsize (100 ml for US$ 30)
This anti-aging essence contains Syn-ake, a synthetic peptide whith a similar structure to snake venom, and other great ingredients, like galactomyces ferment. It is supposed to firm your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. I never tryied any of the syn-ake containing products, but I’ve been always very curious to try, so I was happy about this essence.
2. Purederm Make-up Cleansing Tissue – fillsize (3ea for US$ 6)
Cleansing tissues are great for travelling and I like the fact that these contain green tea leaf :) I already used a couple of them and I like to have them. I would also have loved some sheetmasks in this box instead, but this isn’t bad either.
3. Soy BIO+ Fermented Lumpoule – deluxe sample (5 ml x 2, fullsize contains x 14 for US$ 174)
This super expensive ampoule with fermented soy bean lump was in a couple of other boxes already. I didn’t have any of the boxes containing it, so I was pretty happy about it, especially since a lot of people seem to like it…but with this price it is not likely that I will or can repurchase this, even if I do like it.
4. Daltokki Facial Scrub – fullsize (90 ml for US$ 30)
Another item I was happy about. I somehow like the packaging design of this product and I like the fact that it contains rice cake as ingredient. I’m really curious about this facial scrub andf I hope it will offer a gentle exfoliating of the skin.
5. Lime Nature Double Very Moisturizing Cream – fullsize ( 75 ml for US$ 39)
This is the only product from the box containing various medical herbs! I’m always happy about rich creams, since my skin tends to be dry and I’m looking forward to try this cream, but thanks to the MeMeBoxes I tried I still have a lot of creamy creams to empty before I can start with this :D
People in need of new skincare items will love this box! It contains cleansing tissues, a moisturizing cream, a facial scrub, an essence and an ampoule and thus contains all the steps you need for a proper skincare routine. I like the products in this box and I will be using all of them in future. I would have wished for more ancient korean themed products or product packaging, like the Daltokki Facial Scrub for example, but the products themselves are great.
What do you think of this box? Any product you love?
If you are curious about MeMeBox and their products, aswell as their enourmous selection of different beautyboxes check out their page >>here<<. Check out the value sets and the possibility to upgrade to free express shipping, too. MeMebox has also a couple promotions:
receive 3 US$ OFF for purchases above 30 US$ in January using the code 426GGJ
using my affiliate link or the code AFFILIATE-7711-I8PV5-MWLL will get you $5 OFF discount on any orders above $100 (shipping charges not included, can be combined with other coupons)
using my affiliate link or the code AFFILIATE-0319-ZKQVT-DBNX will get you $10 OFF for orders above 150 US$ (shipping charges not included, can be combined with other coupons)
You can also read my previous unboxing posts: