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June 2016 Esian Box - Beauty
Esian Mall is a marketplace for Asian beauty, grocery, and household products. They recently launched two boxes, a Beauty Box and a Snack Box. Esian Mall generously offered me the opportunity to review both boxes, and this written review is based on the contents of their Beauty Box.
The first item in the June Esian Mall Beauty Box was a natural energy mask from Botanic Farm in a kiwi variety. Face masks are common in Asian beauty boxes, so I wasn’t blown away by this item, but I think it was a fair item to include. This mask sells for $2.
The second item in the box was a Piggymom SoakSoak Nose Pack from Mediheal. At first I thought this was a 3-use pack of blackhead removing strips, and although this product should result in fewer blackheads, it’s a bit more intensive than a regular blackhead removing strip.
The 3 packets are actually three different stages of a single-use application that offer a more thorough cleaning than a regular blackhead strip. The first stage softens the sebum, the second stage clears blackheads, and the third stage closes the pores back up. It looks like a solid product that I’m interested in trying.
Esian Mall values these at $4, although I will value them at $3 based on my research.
The third item I took out wasn’t actually a beauty item, but a bonus item that Esian Mall added to the box - a set of animal-themed bento food dividers. These are adorable and I think anyone who makes bentos can have fun with them. I will probably find a use for them too. I’m including this item in the review because it adds additional value to the box - $2 is the going rate for this type of product.
The fourth item was a travel-size pack of aloe cleansing wipes from PureDerm. This is a cute little package, and it’s come at a perfect time because I’ll be going on a short trip this weekend. I plan to bring this package of wipes with me, and it’s always great when I can get immediate use out of an item. This package has a fair value of $3.
The fifth item was a full-size bottle (the pic makes it look smaller than it is) of strawberry-scented hand cream from Fascy. This is an adorable product and I appreciate that it was sent as a full-size item rather than a sample size. The container has a sleek shape resembling pricier hand creams and it provides its own high value of $7.
The sixth and final item in the box was an easy drawing auto eyebrow pen from Botanic Farm in a brown color. I’ve recently started penciling in my eyebrows and have been using cheap products to do so, which contributed to my excitement of receiving this product! This is a product that I can say I will definitely put to good use. The retail price is $13, but I’ve found it on sale for $9, so I will give it an average value of $11.
Overall, the June 2016 Esian Mall Beauty Box contained $28 worth of items. For a box that costs $25, this is a good value. Furthermore, I appreciated the selection of products and I believe both Asian beauty aficionados and newbies alike would enjoy experimenting with the box’s contents. I personally plan to use all of the items at some point, and as someone who sometimes leaves beauty box items unused, that’s a testament to the usefulness of this box’s curation.
Looking to get a good deal on an Esian Mall Beauty Box? I’m a fan of Kickstarter and I noticed that Esian Box is listed as a project to be backed. If you contribute to the project, you’ll be able to get Esian Mall’s Beauty (and Snack) Boxes at discounted prices. Click here to learn more about the Esian Box Kickstarter project. It ends on July 20th, so don’t delay if you want to make a pledge!
Recommended for: people who enjoy beauty products, especially Asian beauty products
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box in exchange for an honest review.