Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Memebox Superbox #55 Free From Oil & Trouble #4 Review

I've been wanting to try one of Memebox's "Free From Oil and Trouble" boxes since my skin is crazy oily, but I never actually bought one for whatever reason.  I was really excited when I found out that they were sending me Free From Oil & Trouble #4 to review, because I was hoping to (finally) find some products that would help manage my skin concerns!

This box is a Superbox, meaning that it contains all full-sized products.  It's now sold out, but it cost $32.  Given that this is their fourth in the series, I'm sure a Free From Oil & Trouble #5 is in the works.  This one has six products total, all of which target oily skin concerns but address them in different ways (I always like good variety in a box).

  • Lindsay Linzy Egg Pack ($12 for 60g) - These soaps smell so good!  The packaging is really cute, too.  The white egg is made from real egg whites and witch hazel complex and works to cleanse skin of impurities and clogged pores.  The brown egg is made with red clay and NMF complex and it tightens enlarged pores for a smoother complexion.
  • Pro You Aroma AC Cream ($54 for 60g) - This is made with Pro You's special "Multi EX Magnotics" formula, which consists of green tea, grapefruit, machilia, and thujopsis dolabrata extracts to tighten pores and control the sebum level of skin.  Now, I know that there's no way to permanently shrink pores, but I am interested to see if this is able to balance out my skin's sebum production.  I haven't been using it long enough to really know, but I'm hopeful!
  • Benenet Herb & Bee AC Control Serum ($38 for 60 mL) - This contains bee venom!  When I read that it definitely weirded me out, but apparently it's a well-known skincare ingredient.  It's proven effective in protecting, repairing, and hydrating the skin.  The serum also has herbal extracts from grapefruit, citron, eucalyptus leaf, sophora root, and clove flower to maintain a healthy skin balance.  I've never been stung by a bee before (knock on wood), so I don't know how my skin will react to it.  I'm going to test a small amount of this on my hand before applying it to my face.
  • ideeB Goodbye Oil Pact ($12 for 12g) - I love this compact!  At first I was doubtful of its efficacy (similar products have not worked well for me in the past), but I have been proven wrong.  It's a translucent powder that you apply sparingly to keep shiny skin at bay and so far it's worked great for me.  It actually leaves my skin feeling nice and matte, and the effects are long-lasting.  It smells great, too!
  • insobeau Acnic Blemish Spot Solution ($20 for 15 mL) - You can't tell in the photo above, but once this solution settles, the pink powder drifts to the bottom and a clear liquid sits on top.  It's a targeted treatment for acne, and you're supposed to let it settle so that the ingredients stay separated.  Luckily for testing purposes (but not so much for my face and appearance), I have a nice blemish on my forehead at the moment, so I'll let you know how well this works to diminish it.
  • The Skin House Dr. Clear Magic Toner ($25 for 130 mL) - I love toner sprays.  I keep one at my desk at work and have a few here at home to use as skin refreshers throughout the day.  This one smells lovely and is enriched with tea tree extracts to soothe and control excess oil and blemishes.  You're supposed to spray it on the skin during the first stage of your skincare routine, but as I said, I like to spritz a little on throughout the day as well.
Bottom Line: This may very well be the best Memebox I've ever received, since it was so relevant to my skincare needs.  It has an overall retail value of $161, so it was well worth the $32 price tag.  If you have oily skin like me and Memebox releases a Free From Oil & Troubles #5 Superbox, I highly recommend snatching one up!

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Memebox.  Press samples received for review purposes.  Post contains affiliate links.

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