Memebox Superbox #63 Blackheads No More


Oh dear, thankfully the contents were ok (aside from a squished brush box). Phew!

Man was I excited when I opened this one. I'd thought that Earth & Sea Cosmetics couldn't be beaten, but this box might just have done that - or it's at least on par. We'll see if I still feel that way once I've used everything.

Note, however, that this box cost $39 plus $6.99 shipping - so it's the most expensive box I've ordered (most clock in at $23 or $29). Still, what a bundle of goodies!

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Slightly wonky photo there...

A nice mix of stuff, yes? 

And one of the items was actually three full sized items in one. WAAAHHHOOOOO!

Migabee Hot & Cool Pore Care Set (30ml + 30ml +70ml) RRP $43

What a cool little set! It contains:
  • Step 1: Hot Pore Peeling System, designed to open up clogged pores by heating up the surface of the skin with pepper extract infusions. It also adds steam deep into the pores for effective surface skin exfoliation.
  • Step 2: Cooling Mask Clean 3 in 1, a multi-purpose product that tightens enlarged pores and soothes irritated skin. It can be used as both a mask and a cleanser.
  • Step 3: Peppermint Witchhazel Mist, infused with a powerful blend of peppermint and witch hazel to refine pores and leave skin extra clean.
I can't wait to try this! Now I just have to finish off the skincare products I'm using...

UPDATE: I've reviewed these products separately and also as a set (see here). In sum, I quite liked it overall and in particular step two, the cooling mask. I wasn't a huge fan of the mist but I'll definitely use it, and step one didn't heat for some reason but it's still an ok exfoliator. I wouldn't buy these products but I'm enjoying using them.

Nella Fantasia Pore Control Astringent Gel (RRP $34 for 180ml)

This is apparently an all-in-one pore toning gel that's formulated to control excess sebum, oil and blackheads by refining and tightening enlarged pores. You can store it in the fridge for better results.

Now this sounds like exactly what I need. My golly, already I'm thinking that the challenge with this box will be having the discipline to put these things towards the back of the queue and use up stuff that's already open first.

So hard to do sometimes ; )

UPDATE: Full review here. I'm liking this more and more the longer I use it. It's a clear gel that spreads very thinly so you only need to use the smallest amount. I wouldn't want to use too much anyway, in fear that it might interfere with my moisturiser's ability to absorb.

I do think it tones well - it leaves your skin feeling fresher and tighter - but it's not a product I would buy because I prefer liquid toners that you use with a cotton pad. This product is in for the long haul because there's so much of it!

ProYou Pore Control Foam Deep Cleanser (RRP $34 for 100ml)

According to the product card, this one's an invigorating cleanser that contains a powerful blend of pore refining ingredients to remove impurities and blackheads without drying or irritating the skin. It's formulated with special oxygen bubbles, collagen and hydraulic acid to cleanse and purify the pores while smoothing the skin. Sounds good. Looking forward to seeing the bubble action!

UPDATE: Full review here. This is the third self-foaming cleanser I've received from Memebox and it's by far the best. Happily I've wound up with a few ProYou products from Memebox and, so far, I've liked all of them. While this isn't the best cleanser I've used, it's a good 'first cleanse' product that removes enough gunk than my 'second cleanse' product can really get in there and give my skin a good clean. I like it but I wouldn't buy it.

Dermahouse Deep Cleansing Cream (RRP $18 for 150ml)

This product cleanses in one step, effectively washing away dirt, impurities and makeup from your face and eyes. It's formulated with aloe vera water, avocado oil, hydrolysed collagen and squaline, and forms a protective hydration shield to prevent dehydration and leave skin smooth and supple.

According to the usage instructions, you use this before your cleanser and it's suitable for all skin types.

UPDATE: Full review here. In short, this is a reasonable product but not the best cream cleanser I've used. It has a very faint, toffee-apple scent and is super velvety, so it applies like a dream. It doesn't remove makeup that well but it does remove dirt when I apply it in the morning (so no makeup). I wouldn't buy it but I'll definitely use it.

Cheek Room Pore Brush (RRP $36)

Errmaaahgawd, you have to feel this brush. It's so unbelievably soft and feels incredible.

According to the card: over 310 thousand fine bristles (WTF? Cool!) thinner than 0.045mm gently yet effectively clear away trapped oil, dirt and other impurities from the pores, leaving skin refreshingly clean, blackhead free and ultra smooth.

You use it after cleansing foam application. Another product I don't have that I can start using today. Huzzah!

UPDATE: Full review here. Sadly I was disappointed by this in the end. The brush felt so different after wetting it for the first time and it's never been the same again (the bristles seem permanently stuck into clumps), so it doesn't feel as wonderful on my face as it once did. What it now feels like is any normal kind of brush or even a sponge, and I'm not sure it adds anything to my cleansing routine. Foo!

Purederm Nose Pore Strips Charcoal (RRP $6 for 6 strips)

These are a one-step pore treatment specifically designed to unclog excess blackheads, whiteheads, dirt and oil piled up in your pores (hmmm, paints a picture, doesn't it?!). Apparently I should notice a difference after one use. Oh good. I've always been one for instant gratification.

UPDATE: Full review here. In sum, these are awesome, and easily the best nose strips I've used. They suck out blackheads brilliantly (yuck! ha) and leave your skin looking and feeling much cleaner.

They're one of the few Memebox products I've really loved. You certainly do notice the difference after one use (you only have to look at the spent strip to see the good work it's done!) and they do make your skin look smooth and fresh. Yay to that!


What a box! For a $39 price tag, the total value clocks in at $171. I'm so glad I ordered this. I chose it because my skin has gone dry and pimply since getting pregnant (the whole preggers glow thing is a myth!), and it ended up being a good choice for me.

Not only is the box good value, I'll use everything in it and the products are interesting and different. I'm excited!

As always, I'll update this review once I've used everything, and I'll likely do separate full reviews of all the products.

Did anyone else order this? I hope you're as excited about it as I am : )

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