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New Dermstore Mystery Grab Bags!

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Derm Store Mystery Boxes are Back!

Thanks to Nana in the forums for letting us know that the Dermstore Mystery Grab Bags are back!

The Box: Dermstore Mystery Grab Bag

The Cost: $30, $35 or $40

The Products: There are 5 different options: Best of Beauty, Healthy Skin Saviors, Guess My Age, Mane Essentials, and Make Me Up.

Are you grabbing a grab bag? If there’s one you’d like to see reviewed, let me know!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

42 Comments

  1. I ordered three bags, two of them had expired products. I called them and they sent me a full refund for one bag, and a new non expired product for the other. While it is a bummer to get expired things, their customer service is really nice.

  2. I ordered the Guess My Age Grab Bag and received exactly what is listed below. However, the Racinne Lotion has an expectation date of 04/2014. Do they always send out expired stuff? This is the first grab bag that I buy from the Dermstore, and it might be the last.

    • ***Expiration

  3. I ordered the mane essentials bag in a moment of weakness, I’ve had so much trouble with my thinning, lackluster hair that I am desperate for a miracle! If I get the first hair care bag listed here I will be a very happy customer! This is my first Dermstore mystery bag. Got my first Dermstore box last month and I was very pleased with that.

    • I received my box today and it was just as described by Alisa, I am thrilled! Really looking forward to trying the Follimedica Thinning Hair Therapy and now intrigued to try the Blowout Beauty Anti-Frizz Volume Oil. Never occurred to me before to try an oil but it has great reviews!

    • Do you take biotin and fish oil supplements? they have helped me.
      I’ve heard good things about Viviscal too but have yet to try it.

      • No, I don’t, I might have to try that. Thank you for the suggestions!

  4. So here are the boxes I received today
    Also in the box was a 2 week trail 3piece paula’s choice kit
    a foil pack of hydro-peptide power lift and
    vbeaut Undercover Agent Anti-Wrinkle Protecting Serum .033oz ($1.50 value)

    Mane Essentials Grab Bag

    Fekkai Full Blown Volume Shampoo & Conditioner 2oz each – Approx $10
    Blowout Beauty Anti-Frizz Volume Boost Treatment Oil – Full Size – $33.75
    Chavez Plump ‘N Thick Leave-In Thickening Mist 8oz – Full Size – $22
    Traditions by Nick Chavez Prickly Pear Restoring Mist 2oz – Full Size – $9
    Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner 4oz Each – Approx $18.80
    Klorane Shampoo With Desert Date 6.7oz – Full Size – $15
    Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo Mango Coconut 1.25oz – Approx $5.78
    One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder 0.6oz Travel Size – $12
    Follimedica Thinning Hair Therapy 3.4oz – Full Size – $24

    Guess My Age Grab Bag

    NUXE Beauty Kit: This is another GWP with any $30 NUXE purchase Dermstore valued this set at $38
    Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid (15 mL.)
    Creme Prodigieuse Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Cream (15 mL.)
    La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra Fluid Sunscreen 0.1oz – Approx $1.97
    SkinMedica Vitamin C + E Complex 0.13oz – Approx $12.74
    Racinne Ultimate Youth Power Lotion 1.7oz – Full Size – $55
    My Prime Weightless Eye Cream 0.5oz – Full Size -$62
    Vichy Thermal Spa Water 1.69 – Travel Size – $9.50
    Pevonia Botanica Power Repair Hydrating Cleanser 1.7oz – $13.81

    Make Me Up Grab Bag

    CARGO New Essential Lip Gloss in Vienna – Full Size – $16
    CARGO Liquid Liner in Black – Full Size – $20
    Vichy Thermal Spa Water 1.69 – Travel Size – $9.50
    SmartFX SmartBrow in Black/Brown – Full Size w/Brush – $61
    SmartFX Volume Extend Mascara – Full Size – $20
    Laura Geller Beauty Spackle Under Make-Up Primer 0.5oz – Approx $7.50
    COVER FX BB Gel Mattifying Anti-Blemish Treatment 0.16oz – Approx $7.20
    100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish in Kiss – Full Size – $12
    Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover 1oz – Approx $4.40
    Perfume Samples:
    Clean – Shower Fresh EDP 0.17 – Approx $10 (this is half the size of their rollerballs)
    Tocca – Margaux EDP 0.05 – Approx $2
    Apothia – If EDP 0.025 – Approx $1.40
    Sigma Beauty Mini Glove – This is being offered as a free gwp with any sigma purchase but is listed as being a value of $5

    Best of Beauty Grab Bag

    Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner by Fekkai 2oz each – Approx $10
    Bliss Triple Oxygen Plus C Energizing Cream 0.5oz – Approx $16
    Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush – Exposed – Full Size – $24
    CAILYN Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Black – Full Size – $21
    Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum 0.17oz – Approx $16.66

    Skin Saviors Grab Bag

    Vichy Thermal Spa Water 1.69 – Travel Size – $9.50
    Medicell Labs Instant Brightening Peel 2oz – Full Size – $35
    Pevonia Botanica Dry Oil Body Moisturizer 1.7oz – $10.37
    Phytomers Hydra Originel Thirst-Relief Melting Cream 0.5oz – Approx $16.10
    Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion 0.25oz – Approx $9.75
    Dermalogica Kit: This is not listed on the site but looks likr a past gwp, includes.
    Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 0.45oz – Aproxx $9.34
    Dermalogica AGE Smart MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque 0.5oz -Approx $9.80
    Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair 0.1oz – Approx $10.80

    • Thanks for posting. I do not regret passing on this. Good deals just nothing really mind blowing.

      • For anyone who has received these in the past or even the beautyfix box I did notice quite a few repeats, especially in the hair grab bag. There are a few things I’ll keep and use, however I love using this kind of stuff to bulk up Christmas gifts, this is the time of year I start preparing so I’m not broke in December.

    • Thanks for posting these Alisa! Where did you find the prices? I didn’t receive any info cards with my bags but would love to do a breakdown. Since my Best of Beauty bag contains sample sizes I’m clueless. Thanks!

      • Although there may be a chance you can find things cheaper at other stores, for time sake since I was doing 5 boxes worth of stuff I went off the value of the products on Dermstore. Then I figure out the percent of product in the sample vs. full size. For example if I received something in a 1oz size and the full size was 4oz. I just used 25% of the full sizes price. It’s not completely accurate but it’s gives a pretty close idea of value. It’s also why I try to point out gift with purchases items because I feel even if they’re valued at $38 say, since it was a freebie type deal I don’t consider those to be worth as much as they’re listed for.

        • Wow, that was a lot of work! Thank you very much! I had been disappointed in the beauty bag until I read your breakdown. Have a super day!!

  5. I just received my Guess my Age Grab Bag: Price $40.00

    – Vichy Eau Thermale ,Tthermal Spa Water, 1.69 fl oz, $9.50

    – RACINNE Time Defying Beauty, full size, 1.7 fl oz, $55.00

    – My Prime Weightless Eye Cream, full size, 0.5 fl oz, $62.00

    – Pevonia Ligne Power Repair Hydrating Cleanser, 1.7 fl oz, $14.00

    – Nuxe My Beauty Kit, $38.00 : Creme Prodigieuse 0.52 oz
    Nuxellence Jeunesse 0.47 oz,

    – La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral tinted, 0.1 fl oz, $15.00

    Plus I also received 2 samples, 1 SkinMedica Vitamin C+e Complex, 0.13 oz, $15.00, and 1 Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Creme, 0.033 fl oz, $8.00, plus one foil packet of HydroPeptide Power Lift Moisturizer, free

    I am thrilled with this bag, since I will use everything, and the value is over $215.00

  6. I couldn’t resist, I ordered all of them. But for some reason I can’t pull them up anymore. I think all but one may be sold out now. Is anyone else having a problem? I wanted to see if any reviews were in.

  7. Argh! I’ve been doing yard work and just saw this email. I WANT the guess my age, but it’s gone. Guess I’ll go and pout.

  8. I ordered the healthy skin saviors grab bag. Id like to order them all but I think ill just stick with this. Ill post pics when I receive it.

  9. I ordered the Best of beauty and make up one. I will gladly post when I get them both. I am not sure what is in them but I had a gift card so here goes nothing. 🙂

  10. I’m interested in all of the bags. Thanks for posting what was inside, hair sounds great and anti-aging sounds unbalanced. Kinda disappointing since anti-aging skin care is my top concern. Hope the others are better 🙂

  11. I’m still mad at Dermstore over the mystery bag I got back in December. Advertising was really misleading (it was supposed to be skincare and was in fact almost all makeup and hair care) and CS was super uninterested in talking to me about it. Still nursing my grudge.

    • That happened to me with one that was supposed to be eye products. Several were not. I contacted them to return and they didn’t want to hear it until I must have said the magic words. Then I was able to return it (at their expense).

  12. I’m not grabbing one this time, as I am on total product overload, but I’ll be interested to see what is in them when people start getting them!

  13. I recently ordered the Mane changers grab bag 2 (8 pieces with black and white cosmetic bag) and the Anti-aging grab bag so hopefully this will help give everyone an idea of what kind of items they may send (I only added links for the full size items).

    Mane changers grab bag 8 piece + cosmetic bag included: Cost: $39.99

    – Tendu ultimate hair conditioning treatment mask Full size $60 on sale for $30
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Ultimate+Hair+Conditioning+Treatment+Mask_47568.htm
    – Harry Josh Pro Tools carbon tail comb $ 20
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Carbon+Tail+Comb_59521.htm
    – Nick Chavez plump and thick leave in conditioner 2 oz $7
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Plump+N+Thick+Leave-In+Thickening+Creme+Conditioner_52048.htm
    – Nick Chavez advance volume hair spray with UV protection Full size $24
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Advanced+Volume+Hairspray_42117.htm
    – Klorane dry shampoo travel size
    – Fekkai full blown volume shampoo travel size
    -Klorane Shampoo with desert date Large travel size 6.7 oz $ 15
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Shampoo+With+Desert+Date_53370.htm
    – Follimedica thinning hair therapy Full size $30 on sale for $24
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Thinning+Hair+Therapy_53799.htm

    Anti Aging grab bag – Cost :20

    – DermaNew Microdermabrasion Cleansing Creme for sensitive skin Full Size $24
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Cleansing+Creme+For+Sensitive+Skin_7403.htm
    -phytolisse serum ultra smoothing serum ( now called phytolisse ultra glossing serum) sample size 5 ml
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Phytolisse+Ultra-Glossing+Finishing+Serum_38528.htm
    – Alterna caviar anti aging seasilk oil gel Full size $28
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Caviar+Anti-Aging+Seasilk+Oil+Gel_40433.htm
    -Briogeo don’t despair repair deep conditioning mask Full size $26
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Dont+Despair+Repair+Deep+Conditioning+Mask_56505.htm
    – NYX Be Free palette full size $20
    http://www.dermstore.com/product_Be+Free+Palette_52263.htm

    • Thanks so much for posting this. The hair bag looks awesome but the anti-ageing bag is just bizarre. Three out of the five products are hair care! And one is makeup! What the heck??

      • Ditto!

    • Thanks for posting this. I was interested but going to pass. These are just old left over beautyfix boxes. I got that antiage grab bag last year as June’s blush mystery box before they became beautyfix. That mane changer bag was also a beauty fix box.

  14. I just ordered the make me up bag.
    They are quite sneaky in their ordering procedure, constantly trying to add things on to your order, so be careful of that and check it carefully before clicking ok.
    looking forward to getting this.

  15. Guess my age – please 🙂

  16. All of them pls 🙂

  17. I’d love to see all of them, particularly skin saviors!

  18. please! do them all!! 🙂 🙂

  19. I am going to pass. I received an email last night from DermStore about the bags. Be sure to join their email list if you purchase a bag. I thought about ordering the Mane Essentials until I saw it had to ship ground. I don’t need anymore dry shampoo. It could be something else, but dry shampoo is the first thing that came to mind.

    My vote is guess my age.

    • All the boxes say they have to ship ground, whether they need to or not. The first time I saw it, I was totally speculating as to what may be in the box and there was nothing in it that could not ship air. Honestly, I think they say the ground thing just so they can save money on shipping.

      That said, Beauty Fix has had dry shampoo several times, so they may very well have it in this box as well.

      • Here’s what they say about items shipping ground – the bags might contain some of the products listed below (fragrance, nail polish, hairspray and therefore they can’t ship via air):

        DOT Restrictions on Air Shipping

        Most of our packages are delivered by a combination of air and ground transport. However, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) prohibits air shipment of items that are pressurized, flammable or in any other way threaten an onboard fire or other mishap.
        Restricted items include:
        Aerosol-type products or medications in pressurized spray cans, such as: hairspray, shaving cream and deodorant.
        Products that contain flammable, volatile or corrosive chemicals, such as: fragrance, nail polish and nail polish remover.
        We’re committed to getting your order to you as quickly as possible, but we also want to do it in compliance with DOT rules. That’s why we require ground-only delivery, at our Standard Shipping rate, for orders containing DOT-restricted products.

        **DermStore cannot ship DOT-restricted items to Alaska, Hawaii, or Military Addresses.

        Hope this helps!

  20. ok so was reading past reviews. It seems like this is a real gamble….. Lots of sample size, a couple expired… and vast difference in value versus suggested value. I am a bit cautious. I would love for someone to post a review as soon as they get theirs… The descriptions are a little vague on guess my age versus Healthy Skin savers. I wish they would commit to say X% travel size with X full size…. If I knew 50% were travel size and say 10% full size I’d at least would have an idea versus possibly getting 90% sample size for $40

    • A couple of more things to bear in mind.

      – If you get an invite from a current subscriber and open a new account, you’ll get $10 off that you can use towards this item.

      – If it’s your first time ordering, you may get a free magazine subscription offer. If you decline it by calling a given number and filling out a form, you’ll get a $20 rebate for that magazine.

      I don’t understand that offer, but it worked last time I ordered a grab bag.

      • I think the rebate amount depends on the magazine you are offered, if any.

      • I received a magazine offer every time I ordered a grab bag. This time it was for 2 years of Martha Stewart Living when I placed the Mane grab bag into the cart. I ended up not ordering the bag.

        If I recall correctly, part of the condition of the magazine refund is that you will not receive additional free magazine offers in the future.

  21. I’d love to see the makeup one! I’ve overspent in subscriptions this month so I’ll have to pass on this but hoping to enjoy it vicariously through your reviews ?

  22. It’d be great if you can review Healthy Skin Saviors.

  23. I’d love to see you review any/all of them (I ordered the makeup one so that one not so much :-), but mostly the “best of beauty grab”.

    Thank you so much!

  24. I would love to see the guess my age reviewed! I’m not grabbing one this time but I want to see if they have upped the bags since February, or if they even stick to a theme for them 🙂

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