The Korean beauty movement brought us BB creams and sheet masks and now it’s priming some of its most popular brands to become household names in North America.
Memebox, a beauty box service similar to Birchbox – but with a focus on to Korean beauty brands – has recently launched online, and users can now access some of the best beauty lines out of Korea. It’s simple, really: guests either opt for a themed box filled with a curated selection of makeup and skincare products, or they can create their own box by selecting items from the online store. Presto, all of the crazy and cool Korean goods on your doorstep!
At last, a trip to Korea is no longer required to pick up some snail cream or pig collagen face masks.
Here are 10 products we can’t wait to try:
Korea’s wackiest beauty products can now be delivered to your door
Babyface B.B Cream in SilkyThe latest in BB creams, this adorable bottle has wings and gives skin a flawless finish. It also contains SPF 36++ to prevent future skin damage.
$11.50 at Memebox Memebox
Panda's Dream So Cool Eye StickNever look like you have dark, panda circles under your eyes again! This stick uses menthol to relieve puffy eyes and make you look more alert. And who doesn’t want to carry around a cute little panda in their purse?
$14 at Memebox Memebox
Pig-Collagen Jelly Gel MaskMade from the collagen found in pig skin, wear this mask for 20 to 30 minutes to hydrate and improve elasticity. Because pig collagen has a similar composition to human collagen, the nutrients help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, making skin softer and more luminous.
$10.50 at Memebox Memebox
Banana Honey All-In-One Chox CreamKoreans like bananas and honey and so do we! That’s why this lotion is win-win. Not only does it moisturize, but the brand says it will make your skin feel like a cream puff—which we’re going to assume is a good thing, right?
$16.50 at Memebox Memebox
Penguin's Dream Hand Cream FloriaReally, we just like the idea of having this sit on our desk, but it also serves a purpose. Made with shea butter and marine collagen (from penguins, we would guess?), this cream will help fight dry, cracked winter hands.
$10 at Memebox Memebox
Egg Soap Special SetHow cute is this carton of eggs? It’s also a collection of soaps designed to target a number of skin issues. White promises to shrink pores while black reduces black heads, red removes impurities and green tea soothes sensitive skin.
$37.50 at Memebox Memebox
Macaron Lip Balm in Green AppleThis may look like a French macaron but it’s actually a lip balm infused with shea and cocoa butter to keep lips smooth and kissable.
$10.50 at Memebox Memebox
My Little Pet Wrinkle Line PatchGot smile lines like a Boston terrier? My Little Pet has got you covered. Adenosine and collagen moisturize and reduce the appearance of lines so you can smile worry-free at this adorable packaging.
$6.50 at Memebox Memebox
Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask AquaThe latest unusual ingredient to hit the shelves in Korea is donkey milk, which apparently contains Vitamins A, B, D, C and E, as well as biopolymers to slow down signs of aging. Where do we sign up?
$2.50 at Memebox Memebox
Prestige Creme d'Escargot CreamA bigger investment than some of the other more gimmicky-sounding products on Memebox, this anti-aging cream promises to be worth the investment. One of these tubs apparently sells every six seconds, with shoppers anxious to get their hands on the snail mucin extract, which is believed to regenerate damaged skin cells. La Mer, who?
$122.50 at Memebox Memebox