Korean skincare lovers take note, there is a fantastic new beauty box service to check out! GwiyoBox is an extremely cute and very new service, that so far has three different box types: Emergency Pore Cleansing and Hydration, Shining Eyes, Sexy Lips and Soft Feet and lastly, the rather dubiously named Sod Off Scars, which is presumably and edit designed to reduce scarring.
The boxes are packed full of Korean skincare goodies that are all themed around the box name. You get a very good selection that could pretty much replace your entire skincare routine, although of course you can just dip in and play around with the various products. You also get a guide telling you how each product works (especially handy considering a lot of the instructions are in Korean) and also a suggested routine if you want to use all the products together; I really like that element as I think it allows you to get the very most out of the products. The box I have is the Emergency Pore Cleansing and Hydration Box (I believe the name will be changed to Pore Cleansing, Pure Comfort Box soon) and it contains 14 products in total:
3 x Sachets of Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3-Step Kit
1 x Innisfree Green Persimmon Pore Toner
3 x Sachets of Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask in Manuka Honey
3 x Sachets of Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze MAsk in Pomegranate
1 x Daisho Silicone Moisturizing Mask
1 x Missha Natural Soft Jelly Cleansing Puff
1 x Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
1 x Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Alow Vera 80% Emulsion
The products I’ve found most exciting are the mask sachets, both the Innisfree and the Holika Holika ones, the Silicone Moisturizing Mask, which is a rather ingenious mask add-on that goes on top of masks to stop them evaporating and to press the product further into the skin, and finally the Cleansing Puff, which, as you may have guested, is actually a cute way of describing a Konjac Sponge – the arrival of this sponge has kicked off my obsession with Konjac Sponges again! I love these boxes as I think they are so well done; they’re packed full of products that are fun to use and I think the theme concept is particularly fab. The downside is that they’re quite expensive at £50 a go, which I think is a little steep. I think that includes delivery, but I believe £40 all in would be a bit more reasonable. You buy as you go, it isn’t a subscription service, so hopefully there’ll be more added to the range soon. Find out more about the boxes here – link.
I’m pleased to mention that the box price has now been reduced to £40, which I think is a lot more reasonable and well worth investing in!