Memebox Superbox #65 review | Korea's Most Wanted 2

I'm so excited to share with you another Memebox review! This time around, I received the Superbox #65 - Korea's Most Wanted 2, which contains a mix of best-of skincare and makeup products!

For those unfamiliar with Memebox, it's a Korean subscription box that delivers you the best of Korean cosmetics and beauty products. What makes Memebox different though, is that you don't pay a monthly fee and you don't get a box of mystery items each month. You simply sign up for alerts of new boxes and then only purchase the ones you want. It's perfect for someone like me, who is curious about Korean beauty, but not wanting the commitment of a monthly subscription.

My experiences so far with Memebox have been excellent and this second box did not disappoint. Here's the lowdown on all the goodies I received:

Elroel Tone Up Sungel

Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Elroel Tone Up Sungel

Price: $13 (on sale!)
Size: Full
What it is: An all-in-one wonder product that works as a makeup base, redness reducer, has SPF 50, and contains antioxidants.
What's in it: 
  • Tea tree extract - an antioxidant
  • Lotus flower extract - a moisturizer
  • Cactus leaf extract - an antioxidant

Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Elroel Tone Up Sungel

Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Elroel Tone Up Sungel
Straight out of the tube and blended

Effectiveness: This feels very similar to a CC cream and works similarly. It's a bit thick, likely due to the sunscreen properties, so if you're not used to a BB or CC cream, this may take some getting used to. Despite that, it's very easy to spread and blend. The cream itself is a minty green color which works wonders to eliminate redness on my face and leaves it brighter and whiter! It also has decent priming properties.
Final Verdict: Buy - I love this product!

Hiello Blooming Multi-firming cream


Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Hiello blooming multi-firming cream

Price: $50
Size: Full
What it is: A thick night cream that targets aging factors and repairs skin overnight, leaving it soft and luminous. This cream can be used as a daily night cream, or as an overnight hydrating mask.
What's in it:
  • Papaver rhoeas (corn poppy) extract - astringent, helps firm up skins elasticity
  • Cyclomethicone - a silicone that helps plump up fine lines (temporarily), is an emollient, helps to provide a smooth, spreadable texture and acts as a delivery system for other ingredients
  • Hydrogenated coconut oil - an emollient
  • Glycerin - a moisturizer
Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Hiello blooming multi-firming cream

Effectiveness: Since I've been busy using the Nivea Sensitive night cream, I've been using this cream twice a week as an overnight moisturizing mask. I've recently gotten into the habit of overnight masks and they're a great way to deliver a surge of moisture to skin right after a good exfoliating session or deep-cleansing mask. The Blooming cream feels very thick and almost waxy, so it's a little hard to pick up from the jar with your fingers. Once on it feels very nice on skin, leaving a moist, but not sticky feeling. The next morning my face does feel smoother and plumper! Once I'm done my Nivea, I'm definitely switching to using this one daily. 
Final Verdict: Buy

Kskin Emu Leg R-free Massage cream


Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Kskin emu leg R-free massage cream

Price: $46
Size: Full
What it is: A stimulating moisturizer just for legs designed to relax and rejuvenate.
What's in it:
  • Emu oil - similar to olive oil and mineral oil, this oil derived from the fat of emus is an emollient. There are also claims that it is anti-inflammatory and contains anti-aging properties. 
  • Hyaluronic acid - a moisturizer
  • Menthol - usually seen in lip plumping products and as a fragrance, this ingredient has antibacterial properties, but can be irritating so patch test first
Effectiveness: It's a little weird to me to use a different product just for my legs and I was a little disappointed that this one didn't contain any anti-cellulite or slimming properties. The texture of this cream is also different from most lotions. It's initially a little sticky, but spreads easily like a gel. Once this hits your skin, a very strong peppermint scent wafts off; in fact, this smells exactly like mint toothpaste! It's refreshing in a way, but unexpected. A minute after application, my legs began to tingle and feel cool all over due to the menthol. What was funny too is that the tingling seemed concentrated on certain areas, like my inner thighs, even though I applied it evenly all over. I got excited thinking that maybe this did mean that this cream had slimming or anti-cellulite properties, but sadly no go. This cream just seems gimmicky and doesn't deliver any different result from any other lotion.
Final Verdict: Ditch 

LadyKin One Touch Bling Glow lipstick


Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Ladykin one touch bling glow lipstick

Price: $11
Size: Full
What it is: A silky smooth, hydrating and pigmented lipstick. Available in three shades: Fall Rose, Deep Plum Burgundy and Chic Red. I received Fall Rose

Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Ladykin one touch bling glow lipstick

Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - Ladykin one touch bling glow lipstick

Effectiveness: As the only purely makeup item in the box, I was at first a little disappointed with this one as a lipstick doesn't seem very "super". Also, the color was a pinky-brown, which is pretty MLBB, but boy was I wrong. I LOVE this lipstick and have been wearing it almost everyday. It's the perfect winter MLBB color and goes perfectly with a soft eye and flushed cheeks. The color is pretty much a match for my natural lip color, but richer and rosier. It wears for hours and fades nicely. Applied solo, the color is rich and pigmented in one stroke. Over top of lip balm, I had to apply a bit heavier as my balm was slippery.
Final Verdict: Buy

The Face Shop Calendula Eden Essential Moisture essence

Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - The Face Shop calendula eden essential moisture essence

Price: $9
Size: Full
What it is: Is it an essence? A serum? Who knows, but this product from popular Korean chain The Face Shop is designed as a pre-moisturizer treatment that delivers a hit of hydration and soothes skin.
What's in it:
  • Calendula extract - derived from marigolds, this natural ingredient acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
  • Hyaluronic acid - a moisturizer that promotes collagen formation
Just J: Memebox superbox #65 - The Face Shop calendula eden essential moisture essence

Effectiveness: I wasn't sure in which step to use this product, so I tried using it twice daily: first in the morning between my moisturizing toner and day cream, and at night after my serum. After a couple weeks though, I began to notice that my skin was starting to break out a bit, so thinking that maybe my skin was becoming over saturated, I switched to only using this during the day. This essence/serum delivers a welcome shot of moisture to my face and feels very cool and soothing. It also has a slight floral scent which is very relaxing and reminescent of spa beauty products. The texture of the product is watery and spreads easily. To use, I take a pump and warm it between my fingers and then spread it on my face, patting it in gently with my fingertips. I wish I had the ingredients list for this one as I do wonder if it contains any silicones since it leaves my face feeling very silky and soft. 
Final Verdict: Buy




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