The food themed boxes from Memebox have had a consistently good track record and having missed out on the Superfoods box, I certainly didn’t want to miss the Green Foods box. Especially after reading rave reviews of the Broccoli ampoule and toner that they had sent out in the Superfoods box, I had high expectations from the Green Foods box that they launched “in celebration of National Vegetarian Day”. Did the contents live up to my expectations? Read on….
“Did you know that green FRUITS and VEGGIES are packed with excellent sources of vitamins, sulfur and chlorophyll – all potent skin and body detoxifiers – to give your most gorgeous and healthiest looking skin? The beauty benefits that we get from green foods is unimaginable. It adds luminosity to the skin, revives damaged skin tissues and supports the skin’s healing process for faster cell turnover.
Don’t know about you, but now I’m regretting not eating that last broccoli off my dinner plate! Props to all you who already eat your super greens, but for the rest of us who lack in the healthy food consumption department, there’s always our Super Greens Cosmetics box!”
Please note the mention of green fruits and veggies that I have highlighted. And the mention of “eat your super greens”. We shall come back to that soon….
Here are the contents of the Memebox Special #64 Green Foods Cosmetics:
* Primary Raw seoul Do You Original Soy Milk Facial Cream 100g ($40) – Full sized product
* Solucion 9 Aztec Therapy Shampoo 250ml ($68) – Full sized product
* Derma:B Fresh Moisture Body Lotion 50ml – Full sized product 400ml ($19)
* WillSpa Touch Aroma Therapy Roll-On Oil 12ml ($18) – Full sized product
* Tosowoong Aloe Whitening Essence 60ml ($16) – Full sized product.
Yes, only 5 products yet again. Seems like this is becoming the norm now with Memebox. And one of them isn’t even full sized! Anyway, let’s take a closer look at each product….
PRIMARY RAW SEOUL DO YOU ORIGINAL SOY MILK FACIAL CREAM
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The first product in the box sticks to the theme of Green Foods since soy definitely is a green food. I love the packaging of this product, the box comes housed in a cotton bag and also has a lovely spatula for scooping out the product. The cream itself is really lightweight and hydrating, sinks in immediately AND smells AMAZING!!!
Besides soy bean extracts and soy milk ferments, the cream also has rice water, galactomyces and other grain extracts. I have loads of creams waiting for their turn and since the expiry date for this facial cream is 2017, I will stash it for later use.
SOLUCION 9 AZTEC THERAPY SHAMPOO
This shampoo apparently gets it’s inspiration from the beauty secrets of Ancient Aztecs. It has a blend of 9 special HERBS – espinosilla, jojoba oil, nettle, ortiguilla, aloe vera, rosemary, chamomile and citrus – that help to soothe the scalp and strengthen the hair. I really wonder what is so exceptional about this shampoo that it is priced at $68!!!
Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t this box claim to have green FRUITS and VEGGIES? So what is this “herb-infused” shampoo doing here? Agreed, it sounds promising but it doesn’t have green foods in it.
DERMA:B FRESH MOISTURE BODY LOTION
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Not only has Memebox sent out only 5 products in this box, this one isn’t even full sized! It is a 50 ml travel sized sample. The body lotion is “infused with green tea, peppermint, bergamot and ginger in a refreshing HERBAL blend”.
Herbal again. Did Memebox forget that the theme of this box was GREEN FOODS and not Herbal Cosmetics? All of the above ingredients can be classified as “herbs” with the exception of ginger, which is a veggie, but not green. I am sooooo annoyed!
WILLSPA TOUCH AROMA THERAPY ROLL-ON OIL
Randomly selected from Chill Out and Breath Easy, I got the Chill Out one which is a blend of jojoba seed oil, peppermint oil, rosemary leaf oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, lemon oil etc. Where are the green foods may I ask? With the exception of the Soy cream, this box is just a version 2 of the Herbal Cosmetics box!
TOSOWOONG ALOE WHITENING ESSENCE
Ok, Aloe Vera is green. But it is a green PLANT! Not a FOOD! Is this a super green that you can eat? No, right? Why couldn’t they have given the Broccoli ampoule?
Anyway, this soothing, cooling essence replenishes the moisture in the skin and brightens it. It has a watery texture and gets absorbed quickly. I shall use this once my Eon Wheatgerm essence gets over.
The Green Foods box was priced at $29 + $8 for standard shipping (approx ₹2350). The Mumbai Customs department, which these days has been charging me duty on each and every box irrespective of whether it came individually or in a bundle, by snail mail or express shipping, charged me ₹324 as customs duty bringing the total to ₹2674. The box apparently has a value of $145 but Memebox has been known to inflate the product prices somewhat.
While this box does have a decent value for money, I am totally dissatisfied with it because, with the exception of the Soy cream, there are NO GREEN FOOD products in it!!! I was expecting avocado, kiwi, spinach, broccoli, kale, lettuce or even okra somewhere in the ingredients. What is got instead are rosemary, chamomile, peppermint… all herblog! Why Memebox???? If I could return this box and ask for a refund, I totally would. Such a disappointment….
Oh, and to add to the disappointment, guess what I “won” in the Golden Ticket? Yup, a $3 off code. No surprises there since almost all bloggers have been getting just that. And what’s worse, even the Dirty Gal box that also got delivered today, has the same code in that Golden Ticket!!! What is Memebox up to, I wonder…
Well, there are quite a few nice restocks at the moment and a couple of new boxes as well including a Christmas Special Mask Box specially for winter. Do check them out. And here are the codes:
* ERMBZ1 and H07XO1 – $5 off on a purchase of $30 or more (Codes are good for $5 off any purchase over $30, shipping and handling not included. Please note that this code is not valid for $5 Steals category. Coupons are limited to one use per customer and cannot be combined with any other coupon code.) One time use only!
* MEMEBUNDLE3 – Get $5 off when you buy 3 Memeboxes together.
* MEMEBUNDLE4 – Get $8 off when you buy 4 Memeboxes together.
* AFFILIATE-6627-I6AHM-NYMK – $5 off on orders above $100.
* AFFILIATE-6279-BE64B-CUQQ – $10 off on orders above $150.
(You don’t need to enter the last two codes if you use my link to purchase. They would be applied automatically to your order.)
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