So when Memebox's newest crop of skin-care finds made their way onto my desk this week, I was slightly skeptical. But after seeing the whimsical-yet-straightforward packaging, I decided to give the products a try — hey, I'm a sucker for good design.
The first thing on the docket was the brand's mini clay mask pack, which instantly struck me as the easiest way to multi-mask (another K-beauty trend). Far from being gimmicky, when I pulled out the the little ten-gram tubs, there wasn't an animal ear or bubble in sight. Everything was sleek, minimal, and helpfully color-coded by formula. Turns out, there's a mask for just about every concern, and I tried each one.
First, I cleansed with Berry Bubbly, a purifying foaming clay cleanser, then I smoothed Pure The Pore, a pore-purging volcanic ash-infused clay mask, onto my T-zone. I followed up with a little of the calamine-rich Take It Easy mask under my eyes to calm my skin, then rubbed a little Ginger Aid onto my cheeks to brighten. Finally, I patted Hang Tight, a tea tree-infused blend onto my jawline to fight breakouts.
Twenty minutes later, when I washed the rainbow off my face, I was left with calm, smooth skin, and noticeably smaller pores (especially on my nose, where it really matters). These suckers have already found a home in the top shelf of my bathroom cabinet and since they're so compact, I have tons of room to introduce even more products. Which is good, because the K-beauty routine isn't simple, and it looks like I'm back on that bandwagon.