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As I have oily skin, I don't find 7 to be that high.  I don't know what Koreans have to do with high pH levels in cleansers -  I know that American brands have HIGH pH levels, so it isn't a "mindset"   I think the mermaid box sounds nice and I am looking forward to the seaweed mist :)

 

@@Reija the tropical smoothie box is fantastic!  The hair product is a surprise winner for me :)

 

For those wanting a bubble cleanser that is lower pH, the ariul box has the spa water detox mask - which is just a cleanser - it has a pH level of 5-6 (I think it is closer to 5)

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Whole Body Box - I normally stay away from these boxes, but this one is really nice!

 

skin79 crystal peeling gel

secret key so fast hair booster treatment - this is a conditioner, not a leave-in product. You can leave it on for 2-3 minutes or 20 minutes, but you do rinse it off (this is HUGE!)

holika holika baby foot one shot peeling masks (yeah!)

secret key perfume peeling body scrub - I was terrified that this would be floral, but it is a fruity-grape scent

missha total repairing hair treatment - really rich hand cream (I have tons of hand creams, but that doesn't stop me from collecting them).

 

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ooh, the whole body box looks nice! Thanks for posting!

 

you are welcome!  At first, I was like..hmmmmm....then when I read what each product did, I became pretty happy.  Of course, I will save this peeling gel, as I have 2 open right now - lol

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As I have oily skin, I don't find 7 to be that high.  I don't know what Koreans have to do with high pH levels in cleansers -  I know that American brands have HIGH pH levels, so it isn't a "mindset"   I think the mermaid box sounds nice and I am looking forward to the seaweed mist :)

 

@@Reija the tropical smoothie box is fantastic!  The hair product is a surprise winner for me :)

 

For those wanting a bubble cleanser that is lower pH, the ariul box has the spa water detox mask - which is just a cleanser - it has a pH level of 5-6 (I think it is closer to 5)

 

For me, it's like this: Korean skin care is much better than American or European skin care as a whole.

The Korean brands put time and research into finding ingredients and formulas that are unique and good for the skin overall.

So why is one product, the cleanser, usually so out of line with the rest of their product quality and standards?

Almost every wash off cleanser I have ever gotten from a K brand is a high pH cleanser.

Sometimes, I don't want to use a cream cleanser, I want to use a rinse- off cleanser because it feels nice to me.

 

I've recently found one that is not from Korea but has a high percentage of Manuka honey and other really great ingredients and I will stick with using it, but it's depressing to pay for 5 items in a box, 2 may be masks, and one ends up being an alkaline skin cleanser that will disrupt the normal acid mantle base of my skin.

 

You've argued with my posts all around this site for months and months and I know you are going to try to refute this post as well, but I am disappointed that my huge stash of Korean skin care is rather marred by the first step being either harsh ( the wash off cleansers) or oil-based ( the balm type cleansers).

I keep buying boxes and bundles which invariably contain cleansers and I'm still giving the cleansers away to a local womens and childrens shelter a year into Korean skin care, so they are being used and hopefully liked.

I pH test every item before I use it and the cleansers ( and some toners) are the only products that Korean companies are not adjusting to a 5.5-6.5 pH skin- friendly range.

I believe my statements about being disappointed with the quality of their cleansers is a valid point. 

 I know chemistry and I know what's great and what's not good for normal but delicate facial skin.

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Got the Fountain of Youth box and it's great imo.

SNP pop wrinkle care sheet mask $5

Banila the black sleeping pack $17

Holika Holika black caviar anti wrinkle emulsion $30

Secret key anti wrinkle and whitening ampoule $31.50

Secret key UV cut sun cream 50 PA+++ $10

 

All full sized goodness! Well balanced box with nice products in great sizes!

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Got the Fountain of Youth box and it's great imo.

SNP pop wrinkle care sheet mask $5

Banila the black sleeping pack $17

Holika Holika black caviar anti wrinkle emulsion $30

Secret key anti wrinkle and whitening ampoule $31.50

Secret key UV cut sun cream 50 PA+++ $10

 

All full sized goodness! Well balanced box with nice products in great sizes!

Thanks Kristin, I just bought one! It is a really good box.

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Got the Fountain of Youth box and it's great imo.

SNP pop wrinkle care sheet mask $5

Banila the black sleeping pack $17

Holika Holika black caviar anti wrinkle emulsion $30

Secret key anti wrinkle and whitening ampoule $31.50

Secret key UV cut sun cream 50 PA+++ $10

 

All full sized goodness! Well balanced box with nice products in great sizes!

Thanks so much for posting! I bought one just now with that 20% off code they just emailed

out to use on the App.

 

forgot to post the code: JUN20

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I got mine too, @@Reija

 

I actually really like it!  I have oily straight fine hair so the hair products are perfect for me.   I will use all of the products.  

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I'm looking forward to trying them too. Overall I'm happy with the box. I used the body scrub this morning and it was nice.

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