Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – March 2015
Beauty Fix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription was previously known as the Blush Mystery Beauty Box, and a week or two ago subscribers received an email letting them know their subscription would now be for Beauty Fix. I’m not sure yet exactly what the differences will mean, so I’ll give a better summary once we are a few boxes in!
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The Subscription Box: Beauty Fix
The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products.
Ships to: US
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included with pictures.
And on the flip side is a coupon code for 20% off any DermStore purchase.
Medicell Labs Advanced Youth Serum Concentrate – FULL SIZE! Value $60
We’re off to a good start with a full sized serum! I’m happy to see this one is free of dyes, fragrances and parabens too. It has a gel-like consistency and a slightly tacky feel after applying at first, but that disappeared within a minute.
Julien Farel Haircare Hydrate Shampoo – FULL SIZE! Value $23
I’m always impressed to see a full sized shampoo in a subscription box – I’m so used to getting little 1 oz bottles! Unfortunately for me, this shampoo contains sulfates (which I avoid since my hair is color treated), so I will be swapping it.
Jenu Active Youth Lip Serum – FULL SIZE! Value $22
This is one of my favorite discoveries in the box. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, triclosans, phthalates, or GMOs. It’s also pretty much a transparent gloss because it gives a ton of shine, and no stickiness! The only thing a little weird about this item is that it is only part of a set needed to achieve the volume and fullness advertised on the packaging:
Revolutionary lip serum with advanced microsphere technology is activated by the JeNu ultrasound wand to deliver serious plumping results while hydrating the lips to make them smooth, soft, supple, and purely kissable.
When activated with the JeNu ultrasound wand, this hydrating and nourishing lip serum improves the look and feel of fine lines around the lip, smoothes away dryness, and leaves lips looking naturally full and healthy.
So you need to buy a $250 wand kit to get the full promised effects of this lip serum, but I’m totally fine with spending zero extra dollars and using it as a regular lip balm/gloss!
SmartFX Smart Lash Advanced Eyelash Enhancer – FULL SIZE! Value $20
(The DermStore site lists the retail price of this product as $125, and it is on sale for $19.95. I’m pretty sure that just means the $125 price was really inflated on purpose).
Pricing issues aside, I’m happy to see another full-sized product in this box. (FYI if you aren’t looking for extra lash growth, Smart Lash also recommends using this on brows).
Dermalogica Samples (Active Moist and Special Cleansing Gel) – Value $1?
SkinCeuticals Eye Cream – .1 oz? Value $10.44
SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector – .1 oz Value $9
SkinMedica Vitamin C+E Complex – .13 oz Value $12.74
These foil packet samples aren’t listed on the card, so I have no complaints about added bonus items in the box. (If the were a featured item I would complain about the foil packets though!)
I had to guess on the size of the SkinCeuticals products since they weren’t labeled with sizes, so my value estimates may be a little off. I’m excited to try both the eye cream and pigment corrector – I’m hoping the samples last me at least a week.
This SkinMedica formula goes on almost instantly matte, and has a bit of a powder finish – not what I was expecting, but I like it!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $158 – amazing for a $25 box. I’m very happy with the value and the size of most of the items. I think I’ll use just about everything too. The only thing that feels missing from this box is a makeup item. I’m hoping that future Beauty Fix boxes include makeup – we’ll see!
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