Friday, December 5, 2014

Code9 GoldBlack Caviar Essence & Gold Tox Tightening set #Review

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In the past I received a tub of "7 Seconds Morning Sheets" from The Skin House in Memebox Mask Edition #4. These sheets were a holy grail for me on mornings where I was running late for class, or being pushed to make breakfast, or - well, pretty much any morning where my son woke up the same time I did. Soon enough these magic sheets ran out and I found myself debating whether or not I should buy more. As I saw they were on sale in the Memeshop, I also saw these amazing looking babies, the Neogen Code9 GoldBlack Caviar Essence & Gold Tox Tightening Set:

Photo from Memebox
Photo from eBay seller polaris2016
Photo from eBay seller polaris2016

Gold? Really? Ok, I NEED this! An additional plus to this set that drew me in was the metion of being able to remove blackheads and sebum, as well as all the other benefits mentioned above. This sheet also uses a "gold thread pad" which is supposed to exfoliate:
Photo from eBay seller polaris2016

So being on sale for $27 and free shipping (now on sale for $22! - but no free shipping) in the Memeshop, I ordered as quick as my little hands could click.

Here's how it arrived just a couple weeks later:
Look at those beautiful gold boxes!
The whole set looks almost too beautiful to actually use - almost...
Assembly was easy and took less than a minute:
Photo from eBay seller polaris2016
The longest part of preparation is waiting for the product to "mature" in the fridge for 9 hours.

The first thing I noticed about the set, besides the little flecks of gold in the solution, was that the solution smells like oranges. It's a fresh citrus scent that is really refreshing in the morning. Along with the chill of being in the fridge, this set has officially become part of my daily morning routine. It does leave a slight moist feeling on the skin, which I've found has actually helped with my makeup application. The added moisture allows me to blend my bb cream better and get a thinner, more natural, application.
Before use.
After use.
 I'm not sure what changed in my lighting in the 2 minutes between pictures, but hopefully you can see the down-play in redness in the "after" photo and the nice brightening effect these sheets have on my skin.

I think I've actually found a worthy replacement for my beloved 7 Seconds Morning Sheets. You can find the Neogen Code9 GoldBlack Caviar Essence & Gold Tox Tightening Set on sale at Memebox in their Global Memeshop!

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  1. Thank you for the review! Kind of kicking myself for not getting the set when it was on sale with free shipping =/ I'm glad the scent is pleasant and citrus like because I was worried about that. What do you do with the excess essence and do you know if they sell refill sheets? I'm thinking about getting it but if I end up falling in love with it, I don't want to buy a whole set every time lols. #kbeautybloghop

    1. I think a majority of the essence will get used with the pads. There are not replacement pads, you would need the whole kit again. A clean jar, pads, and more essence to go into the pads. With what's left, you could take a cotton pad or two and swipe it on your face that way, but there's definitely not enough to absorb into a whole pack of the pads again. It goes into the pads to be absorbed into your face =)

  2. These look amazing! Love the little gold flecks in them and also the packaging is gorgeous.