Unboxing + First Impression: Memebox Intense Hydration Box | SwordBeauty

I am so excited to do an unboxing of my very first Memebox! For those who don't know, Memebox is an online beauty store that sells Korean makeup and skincare items in curated boxes. (They are not a subscription box service, boxes are all purchased as a one time transaction) I was scanning the many boxes that were available and there were many to chose from. I would normally just pass over any moisturizing box because of my combination oily skin but with my new acne medication, I’ve had such trouble with dry patches on the high points of my cheeks and around the mouth area. I decided on the Intense Hydration Box. 

This is how the package arrived, with the card describing all the products on top. The shipping was really quick and this box was $45 which qualified for free shipping. I ordered on Saturday and got it the following Wednesday. 

I was very excited for the SNP Acsys Hydra Essence ($20, 60ml), which is for acne-prone skin. I usually prefer a more liquid-y essence, but this essence is still on the more watery side and soaks into the skin fairly quickly. It has a strong grapefruit/citrus scent. My skin felt soft and hydrated when I tested it quickly. I can’t wait to use this after my toner to see if it really helps with any of my trouble areas.


I received the SkinFood Avocado Lip Balm ($9.40, 12g) and I was very happy with it. I just don’t like the packaging, tins that expose the product to air and bacteria make me hesitant to use it for a prolonged period of time. I slept with this on and loved how it felt the next morning so I think this will stay on my nightstand.

The Holika Holika Aqua Moisture Cream ($28, 120ml) has had a lot of rave reviews. It’s a cream with a gel consistency and it reminds me so much of the Clinque Moisture Surge Intense but with a much stronger fragrance. Like the Clinique cream, I won’t be using it all over my face, this type of cream only works for me on drier patches of skin. I put some on the high points of my cheeks and let it absorb into the skin and I actually really like it for that purpose. I also read that people pop theirs into the fridge to maximize the cooling effect, which I am very excited to try.

The Enprani Moist Foam Cleanser ($25, 170 ml) smells really nice and I plan to pH test this cleanser as soon as possible in order to decide if I want to use it on my face. I will let you guys know!

The Secret Key Starting Treatment Aura Mist ($13.50, 100ml) boasts a formulation containing Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (aka Pitera, which is famous for its starring role in SK-II products). To be honest, I have yet to find a moisture mist I don't like. I have to say, the Aura Mist isn't something I would carry around to refresh my face with throughout the day partly because of its bulkier packaging and weight and partly because alcohol is written as the fourth ingredient. I still really like it, I have it sitting next to my makeup mirror to test and so far, so good. 

Overall, I think this box was worth the money. The total dollar amount of all the products is $95.90. I'm enjoying trying all the products and my skin is on the mend so all five products are helping. If you are searching for some moisturizing skin products that can fill in many parts of your skin care regimen, I would go for this box. As for Memebox in general, I like the idea of a curated box surrounding one topic. Something about receiving a package and having it be a bunch of surprise items is just plain fun. I'll definitely be picking up another box when I see something that interests me.

Have you guys tried Memebox? Which boxes did you enjoy?