Memebox #35 Moisture Surge - unboxing and review


Memebox #35 Moisture Surge came as part of a package along with Meme #36 Meme's Pouch (see review here). Each box cost $23US and I paid a total of $6.99 shipping. Not bad! If you see my review, I wasn't that impressed with #36 Meme's Pouch - aside from an amazing highlighting palette - but I'm much more excited about this one!

Indeed, it was this box that led me to purchase this package: since becoming pregnant, I've noticed some wrinkles appear on my forehead that weren't there before and some general dryness (I think this has to do with the fact that the body prioritises the baby, so all the usual goodies like nutrients that hydrate the skin etc are heading elsewhere). So I'm definitely needing some moisture surge assistance!

I could tell it was a good value and interesting box from the moment I opened it : )

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As usual I'll do an initial review of this box now, and then update it as I use things and can review them properly.

 Not a bad bunch of products, yes? Everything's full size. Waaahhhoooo!

At first glance I'm probably most excited about the Collagen Smart Balm, but only because the word 'collagen' makes me think it'll have a plumping effect ; )

Let's have a look at the products...

Dermahouse Aloe Vera Moisture Mist (RRP $14 for 120 ml; received full size)

Face sprays are one of those items that I never used to use and now use all the time - especially now the weather is getting warmer. This one is designed for those with super dry and sensitive skin, and is particularly good after excessive sun exposure. Yay to that! I'll definitely be cracking this one out soon : )

UPDATE: This is lovely. I've been carrying it around in my handbag because I finished the face spray I'd been using. While I don't like it as much as the spray I received in Earth & Sea Cosmetics, this is still a beautiful, refreshing spray and one I'm very happy to own. Plus it's not too expensive, so that's another plus. I never used to use these sprays, but now I'm a total junkie - particularly when it's hot!

Wish Formula Premium Ampoule Mask (RRP $14 for one; received full size)

This one apparently improves the skin's natural recovery power, targets wrinkles and leaves the skin nourished and radiant. It seems a box isn't a box without a 'serial killer' mask these days ; ). Serial killer masks actually annoy me a bit because you can't do anything while they're on - unlike a normal cream mask where you can still drink water/move your face/talk without shifting it. In any event, it'll get used.

UPDATE: It was fine. Not great, not bad but fine. I'm probably a bad person to ask about these masks because I really can't tell much - if any - difference between them. Plus I reckon you'd get the same effect from putting a wet cloth over your face for half and hour. I'd be interested in hearing from those who love sheet masks - maybe I'm not giving them enough credit, or just haven't tried good ones?

imface Vio-Xellose Neck Patch (RRP $5 for 10ml; received full size)

Another one, but for the neck. Apparently it has a naturally derived coconut jelly texture, and a special botanical wrinkle complex that works to treat signs of ageing along your neckline. It's also free of nasties like parabens, so that's good. I've only tried one other of these for necks, so happy to try another one - I wonder how I'll go trying to eat/talk with this one on...

UPDATE: My comments for the above face mask apply here - these masks just aren't my thing. Maybe I can be converted one day by a brilliant product, but not yet.

insobeau Hiaromax Vitamin Stick (RRP $29 for 10g; received full size)

Now this looks cool and is definitely something I don't have. Once I've finished off the mini moisturiser I keep in my purse, I reckon this product is headed straight for that position.

It's designed to be applied to any especially dry areas of your face - eye and mouth contours etc - to instantly replenish and moisturise the skin. It apparently has a rich vitamin and hyaluronic acid formula that works to cool, soothe and treat enlarged pores. Yay to that!

UPDATE: This one isn't as good as I'd hoped. The smell and consistency are exactly like a Chapstick, and I don't know how I feel about wiping a Chapstick over my face. It's definitely moisturising but it's also waxy and therefore I don't think it's suitable for applying everywhere (maybe that's just me). I will however use it as a foot balm, so at least it will get used - and it's a good product for that purpose. I've done a full review here.

Rosemoon Rich 53% Collagen Smart Balm (RRP $47 for 50ml; received full size)

This is the product that first stood out for me and made me super excited. It's a nourishing facial cream for deeply hydrating the skin and fortifying the skin's innate strength and function. Looks like it's a night cream that's to be used at the very last stage of your skincare routine. Super excited to try this one!

UPDATE: Oh my stars, I'm in love with this product. It's given me back the skin I had before I was pregnant (as in, it's taken five years back off my face - that whole preggers glow thing is an absolute myth).

You're meant to apply it at night, but once I saw the plumping effect it was having, I switched it to a product that I wear over makeup (or even on its own) when I go out. Seriously, it's brilliant at making you look younger, fresher and brighter, and works wonders on wrinkles and fine lines. I may have to source another one when I've finished it!

original raw Deluxe Kit ver 3.0 30ml x 3 (RRP $60 for 90ml total product; received full size)

This contains a Black Bubble cleanser, which apparently has an auto-bubble system and transforms into fine, minute bubbles for cleansing deep into your face. The Chan-mool Patting Essence is to be used in place of a toner and aims to relieve, brighten and tighten the skin by creating a protective moisture barrier. Last up is the Water Block Black Jam, which is designed to create a moisture wall over your skin. A single application will apparently last up to 48 hours without any further hydration.

What a cool little kit! I'm looking forward to trying it, although I'm using a bundle of travel-sized Eslor products at the moment, so it might be a while before I give it a go.

UPDATE: I like the bubble cleanser - it's quite cool to use and feels like it cleans well. Plus it has a nice smell, kind of like a men's shower product.

The patting essence (toning product) I'm less in love with - it's drying and smells like off gin. I'll use it because it's part of the set, but I'll be glad to see the end of it.

The black jam is ok. It's a little sticky to use and I'm not sure how moisturising it is - it certainly doesn't have any kind of plumping or brightening effect and leaves a thin film of product over your face without feeling like it's hydrating your skin in the process. Since you can also apply it thickly and leave it on as an overnight treatment, I might end up using it for that purpose instead.

NOTE: This kit got better after some experimentation. I've done a full review here.


This box clocked in at a value of $169! Not bad for $23 ; ). Everything's full size and there's a nice variety of items in there. I can't wait to try the Collagen Smart Balm especially, and the Vitamin Stick will come in handy too - I don't have products like either of these so I'm especially excited about them.

I'm super glad I picked this box, and it's totally made up for the not-as-good Meme's Pouch that came as the other half of the package. Yay!

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