I had ordered the Memebox Whole Grain + Milk Bundle and it was despatched on schedule on the 4th of July. It reached Mumbai Customs on the 7th July and then, well you know how the bureaucracy works…. Anyway, finally, after 10 days of keeping the boxes with them and pilfering through them, the Customs department delivered the boxes to me…with a hefty customs duty of 41.492%, Rs. 930!!! I’m so furious right now. I haven’t heard of this much customs duty on cosmetics/skincare products. If any of you can help me out on what I should do about this, I’d be very grateful.
Getting back to the boxes, I had a really busy hectic day and though the boxes arrived last afternoon, I could peacefully go through them and look at each product only at night by which time I was exhausted. Today also, the whole day went in the kids’ movie and play dates and it was already twilight by the time I could take the pictures. So, here’s the Memebox Special #6, Whole Grain….
Isn’t it absolutely packed with stuff? And most of it full sized. Here’s a look at the contents of the box:
* Grinif Nature Oatmeal Scrub Bar 130gm ($9) – Full size product
* Herbclinic Rice Bran Powder 80g ($8) – Full size product
* Purebess Galactomyces 100% 50ml ($15) – Full size product
* Purebess Galactomyces 80 Eye Cream 50ml ($20) – Full size product
* Purederm Anti-Stress Heat Therapy Mask Oatmeal 150ml ($12) – Full size product
* Purederm Rice Bran Collagen Mask 18mlx2 ($5) – Full size product
* Purederm Daily Moisturising Hand Mask Oatmeal 1pair ($7) – Full size product
* Purederm Invigorating Foot Scrub Walnut 25ml ($4) – Full size product.
GRINIF NATURE OATMEAL SCRUB BAR
This 100% organic and handmade cleansing bar is literally packed with gentle, natural ingredients such as oatmeal, rice bran, mung beans, red beans, shea butter and jojoba oil to nourish and moisturise as well as deeply cleanse your skin.
HERBCLINIC RICE BRAN POWDER
This 100% RAW Rice Bran powder pack brings you the best of what Mother Nature has to offer! It will deliver intense nourishment and instant revival to your skin after a tiring day. You’ll be able to fell a visible difference the next morning.
PUREBESS GALACTOMYCES 100%
This is one product that I’m really curious about. Galactomyces are some kind of by products in the fermentation process and help in keeping the skin soft and smooth and young. I haven’t read up much about it yet. And this pure essence is almost like water so just a couple of drops are needed for the whole face.
PUREBESS GALACTOMYCES 80EYE CREAM
Look at the size of that eye cream! This is a 50ml tube. I’m not going to need any eye cream for a long time. I have the Lancôme Genifique Yeux waiting to be used and now this one. I think, I’ll just ditch the rest of the Shiseido Benefiance eye cream that I’ve been using since ages and start using this or the Lancôme one…
PURDERM ANTI-STRESS HEAT THERAPY MASK OATMEAL
A warming mask that relaxes pores to remove any clogged up residue and delivers nourishment and moisture. Oatmeal extracts, jasmine extracts, cactus extracts and honey and no parabens. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? And I anyway prefer cream/clay masks to sheet masks. Just a personal preference.
PUREDERM RICEBRAN COLLAGEN MASK
A 100% natural pulp mask rich in rice bran extracts, plant collagen and vitamin E, I already used one of these yesterday. Though I’m not a big fan of sheet masks, I loved the cooling soothing feel of this. Though the boys kept asking me when I would remove the “yucky paper” from my face!
PURDERM DAILY MOISTURISING HAND MASK OATMEAL
The Koreans are truly innovative when it comes to their beauty products. Here’s a hand mask that claims to give you “silky smooth hands”. But wait, it’s not just a normal hand mask that you slather on. Nope, these are gloves that you wear on your hands for 15-20 minutes and then remove. No need to rinse.
PUREDERM INVIGORATING FOOT SCRUB WALNUT
This foot scrub,though,isn’t shaped like a pair of socks. It’s a normal foot scrub with “an invigorating blend of walnut shells and apricot seeds”. It can also be used on elbows and knees and has aloe, almond and lavender extracts.
Isn’t that a fantastic collection of products? The rice bran powder seems to be so versatile, I’m sure I can use it in several different ways. I loved this Whole Grain box and feel it’s worth every single rupee, including the hefty customs duty.
I’ll show you the Milk box soon. What did you think of this Whole Grain box?