Mishibox is a long running box for me. It's a Korean skin care box based in the USA (I think they're on the Eastern Coast?). They also have an online website and store so if you really love something...you can easily purchase it.
They tend to put items in my box that I can't easily find in Sephora/Ulta/Nordies/Macys etc. but their selection is more curated than say, Jolse. They also tend to be more level headed with pricing (some k-beauty shops have a high markup).
I love the ritual of the multi-step methods but I'm not a dermatologist (just a skin-care junkie) but my dermatologist is fine with my fanaticism as it keeps me out of the sun without proper sunscreen.
I'm going to go ahead and note that I don't get any kickback from this, all these links should go directly to the page without any other tracking links (like affiliate links). I buy this box with my own money because I like it. So, if that matters to anyone, all the links should be pretty straightforward.
Mishibox has been pretty good about putting together a page for each product's ingredients list, so you can easily see if it could be something you skin loves or hates. February's page is here. They also have a page listing each product, any directions (this is helpful as something products are in Korean or the translations on the bottle aren't quite understandable), and why it's a decent product to try.
The only item from this month's box that I have not used is the Honey Solution Mask (this is the version I received) from Nature Formula. So I can't say anything about that specific mask as of yet.
I can talk about some of the other items and link through to them on Mishi's website.
The Cooling Pore Tightening Mask from Skin Watchers: I love the way it smells. Oh my gosh--it's a peppermint and fresh smell--it's amazing. It's a clay mask and I didn't find that it irritated my skin. I try to use it about once a week. I actually don't use a heavy layer of it for some odd reason...so I only leave my thin layers on for ten minutes max (it seems to dry pretty fast).
Etude's House Jellyfish Silicone Brush: So Etude House is known for it's very lovely packaging and they were one of the first K-beauty brands to make a splash on the international scene (so to speak). I'm not going to lie, this 'brush' is adorable. It's made of a silicone material and there's a rough sponge inside the body. The sponge never touches your face but you do put the cleanser there and scrunch up the octopus to create a foam. The actual silicone top is gentle and the whole thing cleans easily. I have a few different tools (Foreo, Clarisonic, etc) and this one isn't on the same scale as the others but it's really nice for the gym. It's quick and easy...if that helps.
Take Care Spot from Milky Dress: This is a clear gel in the same vein as other acne fighting treatments. It's pretty gentle and at the moment it's only been getting sparse use so I can't give too much more of a hype than that. It seems to work well, for what its worth. Milky Dress is a brand that's been sent from Mishi before, it's pretty reliable.
Nature Formula Black Heating Eye Mask: Well, I actually would say this worked fairly well...and would have been even better if I wasn't such a klutz and tore the packing so poorly. I basically tore the mask up. One eye was unusable (but there is little black stuff that I guess is the heating ash stuff) but the other eye (that was sealed) did heat up. It's a two part mask with the heating element on the outer part and the hydro-gel mask on the inner (touching the skin) part.
This is March's box, and I feel like admitting that I haven't used most of this makes me sound like a hoarder. I am one though...but still. I couldn't find the ingredients list on the webpage but I'll admit I didn't search too much here. I had an eye exam and I feel a migraine building so my thought process isn't really 100%.
*Edit: found it! March 2019 Ingredients List
I have used the Milky Dress Oasis Peeling Gel, which is not for sale anymore on Mishi. I'll be honest, I'm not sold on peeling gels. They're supposed to be very gentle exfoliate but I just don't see enough science behind these specific exfoliates to believe they're peelings my dead skin off my face. I prefer my acids. Yet, with all that being said, I have this in my shower for when I first get in and Mishi does have other peeling gels for sale so....
Graymelin Eggplant Bubble Pad: I have not used this at all and it's not for sale anymore on Mishi (which either means they decided not to restock or it's sold out). It's in my travel cleanser drawer (do not judge me for having drawers, in the plural) because it seems like it might be awesome. I've used a Graymelin gel cream before and quite liked it.
Graymelin Day by Day Cream: I received the "Moist Ice Cream" version (there were four different versions). I haven't used it as of yet but it seems great for dry skin (my version) which is awesome because this new migraine medications is drying out my skin. It's not for sale anymore on Mishi, well at this blog posting it isn't.
Galactomyces Ampule from Re, DNA: I always think of Galaxy type things with that name but it's from one of the ingredients. I actually finished up a different ampule from Re, DNA and since the Galactomyces Ampule isn't for sale anymore but the one I used is, I can tell you that I liked the formula for the ampule I have tried. Which isn't very helpful but alas.
Dr. Smis's Hyalu Aqua Mask Pack: Pack in this sense is what a mask is...like you're not getting a pack of ten masks. If it helps to think of pack as a shortened form of package as the mask comes in a package, that might help but I struggled with that terminology at first. It doesn't really mean package but I'll leave to someone with an actual grasp of the language here. I can't even find the brand for sale on Mishi so...I don't know what to say here. I'm trying to use my masks by expiration date so this hasn't made it to the front yet as I have a mask hoarding problem. I went on a buying spree awhile ago and even with gifting--nay, forcefully demanding my friends take my extras...I have two drawers full. So I'm just being hyper luxuriant with my face masking on the weekly. None of this helps with a description of this face mask though.
Well, since this particular month has been a washout for actual reviews...I can tell you my fight-to-the-death HG (Holy Grail) moisturizer. It's Nature Republic's Super Aqua Gel, in the green. I love it, my skin loves it and drunk me will ramble down to Koreatown in NYC any darn day of the week to get it. Mishi carries it but it is...sold out.
I have a month-to-month type subscription with MishiBox. They do have the option to purchase a one-time, no roll over box of that month's box. The box I have costs about $24.00 and with shipping it rounds out to about $30.00. If that gives you an idea of pricing.
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