Memebox – SkinFood Review

SkinFood is easily one of my all time favorite beauty brands. The brand has a ton of different products for any skin concern you could possibly imagine, and its known for using yummy ingredients and smelling pretty damn good depending on what you’re buying. Unfortunately, this box went a bit in the “SO MUCH LOST POTENTIAL” direction, my guess is either lack of sourced items or poor planning.

sfboxMemebox is a Korean beauty box most often filled with mystery beauty items all sourced from South Korea. The boxes often sell weeks in advance of a ship date and are themed from really nice branded boxes like this one, or obscure things like “baby powder box.” Memebox is a weird company. A weird company with a ton of fans, like yours truly.

I honestly couldn’t describe to you in any decent amount of detail as to why I love and prefer K-beauty over our … American beauty (?) with the exception of specifics brands like NYX and Too Faced, other than the cute packaging gets me every time. I am a sucker for novelty. I’m also a sucker for affordable mystery boxes but that’s a confession for another day. sfcard2 sfcardEach box comes with an info card detailing the items and their use. Since the items are sourced directly from Korea they may not always have English names or instructions. There are several SkinFood stores in the US, sadly none near me.

sfbrowSkinFood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake – 5$
Comic sans aside (a frequent offender in the SkinFood labels), this is a tiny little compact for your brows. I have clearly not opened it and its new purpose is to be gifted. This comes in two colors, Grey Khaki Black and Grey Brown.

sfmaskSkinFood Black Sugar Mask – 9$
One of the stars was this little jar of cake batter, and single-handedly one of the items that made the box viable for so many. The only thing I like about this is the scent and the texture. I’m not too privy to face masks in general. It smells just like chocolate cake with a heavy scent of orange peel, basically it smells like something you’d want to slather all over your face.

sfeggSkinfood Egg White Pore Meringue Foam – 13$
I reaaaaaaaallly don’t like the scent of this – it’s got a medicinal twinge to it. The cleanser is nice though it’s a bit drying, which is a total contrast to what it is actually supposed to do, which is hydrate and clean. This bottle is pretty massive too, which I like, but eh… considering the sheer amount of items SkinFood makes, there were better choices. When you’ve got one cleanser you’ve got them all, and Memebox loves their cleansers. K-Beauty has an unusual obsession with eggs, too.

sftomSkinFood Tomato Whitening Toner – 17$
You ever notice that 92% of K-beauty items have the word “whitening” in them? This reminds me a lot of the separated tomato juice from a ketchup bottle – you know, when you don’t shake the bottle before use and you’re left with a bunch of soggy tomato water? This looks, smells and feels just like that. I’m not too fond of slathering tomatoes on my face.

sffaceSkinfood Facial Water Vita-C Cream – 13$
Another moisturizer, but at least this one smells of pure blackberries. SkinFood makes these little hydrators in several different scents, and they all work the same – just as and other moisturizer ever. I will say it’s better than the Calendula moisturizer from The Face Shop box, but no where near the level of the Insobeau Z cream that came with the Lisa box. The card recommends that this item by refrigerated for better results because the ingredients are all natural, which I admittedly haven’t tried yet. I do like it and it will get used, but it’s just not strong enough to work well as a Winter-level moisturizer.

sfallSo as far as a brand box goes, this was lacking. A lot. Sure the items were nice and practical but as a SkinFood fan I wanted to see more cult favorite items, or considering how many items they make total, I would have loved to have seen a different variety. It’s also entirely possible that I’m bitter because I love the Peach Sake line and I hoped to see something from that line in this box considering it’s pretty pricey on its own. If you’re just being introduced to the SkinFood brand this is an excellent starter box, but if you’re a fan of the brand you’re probably hanging on the disappointed end of the spectrum.

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  (except when they sell out in record time after release, like the last two have).

Beeju paid for this box. All opinions are my own. This post contains an affiliate link.

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7 thoughts on “Memebox – SkinFood Review

  1. Pingback: Memebox – Etude House Review | Beeju Boxes

  2. Whitening/lightening your skin is really trendy in Korea, most girls want to achieve porcelain skin.

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  3. I was considering buying this and am now sort of glad i didn’t bother. Such a shame as Skinfood is great but the collection for this meme box seem a bit average.

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    • I wish I hadn’t got it to be honest. It was one of those “OMG I LOVE THIS BRAND THIS BOX CAN’T POSSIBLY DISAPPOINT” and it did in epic fashion. I hope if there is a SkinFood 2 that it ends up being the box that this one wasn’t.

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  4. The black sugar mask is the saving grace for sure~ I do agree they could have chosen a gazillion things to include…True, this box isn’t bad for those who have not tried the brand tho. Thanks for the review! ❤

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    • I always forget that just because I have bought several Memeboxes and/or have experience with this brand/these item types already that others don’t. For many, this may be their first box. Seems like Memeboxes curation has gone down hill in recent months with the exception of a random gem here and there.

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