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Yuzen Limited Edition Holiday Gift Box Review

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Yuzen is one of the original eco subscription boxes. It’s a mix of spa, beauty and the occasional food item, and everything is made with natural ingredients. (It’s one of those boxes that smells amazing even before you open it!)


In addition to their quarterly subscription, Yuzen also is offering this Holiday Box as a one-time-purchase box.

UPDATE: This is now sold out!


This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


As you can tell from all the packaging photos – this box is ready to gift!


The Subscription Box: Yuzen Holiday Box (Find it under Gift Yuzen)

The Cost: $36

The Products: Eco-friendly products to nourish the body and soul.

Ships to: US only.

Check out all of my Yuzen reviews and the Eco-friendly Subscription Box Directory!


Each box comes with a fold out card that details the items and brands featured. On each item they also let you know why they picked it for the box.


Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil – (7.5ml/ 0.25fl.oz.) Value $10


Cute packaging! This oil is made with a blend of Clary Sage, Frankincense and Cardamom. It’s all natural, and smells wonderful. You only need to add two tiny capfuls to a bath, so I should be able to get a few uses out of it!

(This was also in the Holiday Net-A-Porter Beauty Kit)


Eslor Soothing Cleanser & Refiner – .5 oz Value $7

This cleanser is a gentle gel formula. I like the scent, and it didn’t dry out my skin. All good!

ila Beyond Organic Body Lotion For Nurturing Skin – 50 ml Value $8

I’ve been wanting to try this brand ever since I saw it in the Goop beauty shop! This lotion is made with organic ingredients, has a wonderful natural scent, and is very lightweight! I’m a fan of the formula, but the sample packaging isn’t the best. (The plastic bottle doesn’t have any give, so I’ll have to use a Q-tip to get it all out).


Kerstin Florian Mineral Wellness Soak with Eucalyptus – Value $9

I just opened this packet to test out the scent and the eucalyptus is so refreshing! It’s a strong scent, but I’m guessing that’s in part because it isn’t in a bath yet! I’m excited to try this soon.


80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch Lavender Hand & Body Wash – 2 oz Value $4

This brand is new to me! The lavender scent isn’t too strong, and there’s a hint of citrus too. (AKA – all good scents for me!)

Jurlique Nutri-Define Superior Retexturizing Facial Serum – .5 oz Value $60

Wow! I couldn’t believe the price of this serum when I looked it up – $120 for 1 oz! The formula is a super lightweight gel that absorbs almost instantly, and it has a rose scent that fades pretty quickly.

More on what this serum is designed to do:

With daily usage, Nutri-Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum helps to reduce the appearance of skin slackness, loss of density, and facial contours and restore clarity to the skin, while providing a cushioning barrier to help protect against environmental aggressors. It is formulated with Biosome5 technology which specifically targets the visible signs of wrinkles, loss of elasticity, skin smoothness, and age spots, and helps to treat skin dehydration and dull complexion. It contains a unique infusion from alfafa extract to tone skin slackness while artichoke and oat kernal extracts form an improved protective barrier within the skin to help enliven and firm skin’s appearance.

I’ve tried Jurlique serums before and I’ve been happy with their formulas, so I’m happy to have a such a large sample to try!


Good Day Chocolate Calm Chocolate Supplement – Value $4

This chocolate is infused with botanicals and amino acids to help reduce stress, anxiety, etc. We can’t weigh in on those effects, but my husband Eric said these were good! Kind of like a healthier M&M!


Verdict: This box has a value of about $100. I think that’s great for a natural beauty box, and if you want to buy the Jurilque serum, this box is basically a way to buy it at a discount and get everything else as a bonus! As always, I think everything Yuzen sends smells amazing, and it’s a nice luxe natural spa box.

What do you think of the Yuzen Holiday Gift Box? What is your favorite item?

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.


  1. Liz, I don’t know if you’ll see this, but the Yuzen website has a video and listing of what is in the Spring 2016 box!

  2. Completely delighted to find this under the tree today! Just lovely. I had avoided spoilers and enjoyed the surprises. Happy Holidays, everyone!

  3. This box looks amazing! Especially the Jurlique serum (I ? serum!) So I will definitely put this on my must try list!

  4. OMG! This box is absolutely AAAH-MAZING! I’ve not seen a lot of these products in other boxes and love how Yuzen is packaged. Anyone who loves spa products and high quality spa brands this is the ultimate pampering box for you!

  5. I’m soooo tempted to buy this box especially to try that Jurlique!! I really don’t need more products but I just can’t stop buying them! The addiction is real.

  6. I haven’t been tempted with Yuzen in the past, but I think I’m going to have to buy this as a gift to myself. It looks amazing!

  7. This box looks amazing! Yuzen boxes always to such a fantastic job curating interesting and elegant brands that bring the spa experience to life! Definitely recommend them!

  8. This seems like a really great box. I will have to go look at the regular box reviews!

  9. I love Yuzen, and ordered this as soon as I got the e-mail saying it was available.

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