Memebox – Whole Grain 2 Review

Memebox Whole Grain 2 is quite the worthy successor to their cult hit, Memebox Whole Grain. This box is full of skincare classics infused with grains and natural goodies. Memebox very kindly sent us this box to review.*

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Memebox (pronounced Mi-Mi-Box) is a series of one-time Korean beauty boxes. There are several different types of Memeboxes, and most boxes often sell weeks in advance. This particular box debuted in July and was shipped in September.

“Memebox:
The original Memebox comes packed with 4 – 8 full-size products and deluxe samples. Boxes in each Memebox series always contain the same products, and contents vary from hair and body products, to skin-care and makeup products.
Memebox Special Edition:
Memebox special edition comes packaged with 4-8 full-size products and deluxe samples under its own theme. Memebox special edition is designed to meet various concerns, beauty trends, and also seasonal needs.
Superbox:
Superbox was inspired by our Memebox lovers, looking for full-sized products catered to specific needs. Each Superbox series comes with its own theme, designed to target particular concerns, or collaboration with our favorite brands!
Luckybox:
We created Luckybox to give everyone a different and unique box full of our favorite products for you to feel like the luckiest person in the world! Every Luckybox is unique and is filled with 4 – 8 full sized products and deluxe samples carefully curated from Korea to give you the best experience and widest exposure to a range of products!
Ex) First and Second generation of Luckybox:
We only have a limited supply of each Memebox series, and Luckybox #1 &#2 was created to bring back our most popular items selected from previously sold-out Memeboxes, all combined in one wonderful collection.”

memecard3 memecard4Each box comes with an info card that details the item, its use and cost. Since the items are sourced directly from Korea they may not always be in English.

memepowYoung Face Nuruk Natural Mask & Scrub – 5$
This is a face mask/scrub mix made using Nuruk (which is apparently a type of kneaded flour used in alcohol). This has some wild instructions, “Mix with water/milk/honey or yogurt, apply to face, place gauze, apply another layer.” To say that this is intimidating is an understatement. It smells like yeast, too.

memesoapYoung Face Natural Soap – 12$
This info card is all over the place: “Made from mung beans and is highly effective for soothing irritated skin and treating excessive blemishes, freckles, and sagging skin.” Freckles need treatment? Even one blemish is excessive. It also says to use a bubble net because it’s an all natural soap and prone to breakage. It smells really nice and is super soft, which I like.

memeblemSeven DIAS Medi Anti-Blemish Serum – 29$
There are two things about this I don’t necessarily care for – it’s very drying which is to be expected of an anti-blemish treatment, and it gives off an almost sour odor, which is from the pomegranate and soybean extracts. Sort of like how you can smell a cantaloupe and know if it’s sweet or unripened. Does it work? Absolutely. It’s soothing too, and while it takes time to clear all blemishes it’s a superb little fighter.

memescrubechoice Wash Oatmeal Body Scrub – 5$
I love this. So much. I do. It smells just like brown sugar, it’s a beautiful exfoliant and all I want to do is compulsively sniff the bottle. It works beautifully too – it’s not harsh at all as a body scrub but you definitely need to apply lotion afterwards.

memeeggOsho Whitening Cream – 34$
One of my favorite things is oddly shaped bottles and/or containers/dispensers, what have you, and if its cute, even better! The egg shape of this is almost iridescent, and it houses a all inclusive face cream that has the texture of meringue. I’ve been using it as a pseudo-under eye concealer and it’s very soothing, though I find it doesn’t absorb too quickly. It’s lovely though, and a perfectly adequate brightener.

memetimeTosowoong Timeshift Emulsion – 34$
This product, though pretty and easily turned into weaponry when in a bind, scares me for one particular reason. It’s made with snail extracts. It has no distinguishable scent of anything unpleasant – it smells like every other face cream in existence, but I am simply not brave enough to try it on my face. I did try it on my hands (not the intended usage mind you), and it did significantly brighten. My hands almost had a halo effect.

memeallAs far as boxes go, this wasn’t necessarily my favorite considering I’ve received more than 30 boxes so far – however it is a very solid entry as far as Memeboxes go and would be an excellent starter box for someone just getting into Korean skincare. As far as being a sequel, it holds up well to its predecessor.

That body scrub though, we were meant to be. I will be buying more of you, by the vat, if such a thing exists. I really like the anti-blemish serum and the whitening cream as well, except the cream’s texture throws me off a bit at times.

Memeboxes run the gamut from 15-30$ plus shipping. Use code C0VQ3P to save 5$ off 30$. We also keep a list of current boxes plus coupons on new boxes here.

*Beeju received this complementary box for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

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4 thoughts on “Memebox – Whole Grain 2 Review

  1. I’m vain enough to try anything.

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  2. Snail extracts freaked me out too. Then a few weeks ago I finally sucked it up and tried a snail serum. And since I was feeling particularly brave, I threw in a moisturizer with silkworm poo in my routine as well. So far so good, I haven’t turned slimy or pooey or anything. šŸ™‚ I’ve heard lots of people saying they noticed brighter skin after a week of snailiciousness but I haven’t noticed anything yet. šŸ˜¦

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