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5 K-beauty sampler crates under $25 that will leave you glowing

It's the best way to test out the beauty craze.


Colette Bennett


Posted on Jan 18, 2017   Updated on Sep 28, 2021, 9:46 am CDT

Editor’s Note: Memebox, the supplier of these bundles, sadly stopped selling them in 2017. For more Korean beauty faves, check out these posts!

For the last few years, K-beauty (Korean beauty) has held great presence in the American beauty market. We’ve written about everything from the best deals under $10 to the must-have products for winter, and we’ve fallen in love with that addictively healthy K-beauty glow.

Memebox is one of several U.S.-based retailers that imports and offers these goodies to the public. If you’re interested in K-beauty but don’t know where to start, the variety boxes Memebox offers are terrific. Here are a few of our recommended faves!

1) Mini K-Beauty Zip ‘n Go sample set




If you want a way to try a variety of K-beauty, a sample set like this is a perfect place to start. This one is designed for both those new to the products, as well as those who want to make sure their skin is still on point during travel. Including sheet masks and samples of each of the famous “ten-step” routine products that K-beauty became famous for, it’s the perfect introduction — and super cheap!

Price: $10

Buy it here

2) Mask and Snack Box 2.0




If you’ve been curious about the sheet masks that everyone posts themselves wearing on Instagram, this box is a great value and a perfect way to start. It includes selections from several of Korea’s most popular brands, including BonViviant, Wish Formula, and Tosowoong. It also comes with some Asian snacks to enjoy while you binge on your favorite shows (or K-dramas, if you’re in that deep already). We see a self-care night in our future.

Price: $25

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3) Our Remedy for Sensitive Skin set





Does your skin erupt into angry red patches or acne every time you try something new? We’re all too familiar with that heartache. You likely have sensitive skin, which is what the contents of this box are designed for. Start by using a low-pH option for cleansing like Tosowoong’s Enzyme Powder Wash and chuck that foaming cleanser that dries out your skin. Follow up with a healing sheet mask and some Aloe Vera moisturizing gel, and you’ll sense your skin sighing with relief.

Price: $22

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4) About That Bod set




Skincare is about more than just your face. Korea’s beauty regime encourages indulgent care for the rest of you too. This box includes a foot peeling pack and foot mask to keep your feet happy and soft throughout winter, as well as a body jelly wash and a body lotion from Illi, one of our fave Korean brands. Take it to the day spa with you, or enjoy it after a hot bath at home.

Price: $19

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5) Pretty in Pink mask kit





Need a Valentine’s Day gift? Whether it’s for your sweetie or a gift to yourself, this cute little set is a great way to pamper yourself. It even comes with a little white headband with cat ears! Now you can smile at yourself in the mirror while you give your skin what it deserves. You also get several botanical sheet masks, a clay mask, and a special sponge to remove it with. 

Price: $20

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*First Published: Jan 18, 2017, 2:44 pm CST