Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – March 2016
Beauty Fix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included with pictures.
Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum – 8 ml Value $50
Wow! The full-sized version of this is only .5 oz and it is $95! This sample is pretty small, but it is actually a little over half the full-size! The formula itself is phthalate and sulfate free. It is designed to reduce wrinkles, even skintone, and firm skin.
I’m skeptical if this sample is enough for me to see results, but I’m hopeful! After trying it once, I loved how quickly it absorbed and how soft and smooth it made my skin feel.
Glytone Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 40 – 5 ml Value $1.60
(Good to know for swaps – has inner foil seal)
This is a pretty small sample, but it should be good for one or maybe two face applications. It has the classic sunscreen scent, easily goes from white to clear when you rub it in, but like mant sunscreens it did leave my skin slightly oily.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Thing with EVERMAT – FULL SIZE! Value $45
Yay for full-sized Dr. Brandt! I love the sphere packaging, and it comes with a little spatula, too. Here it is opened:
After reading the product info sheet included in the box, and searching online I still couldn’t find a clear answer to my question of how do I apply this? Is it something you put on and remove after a certain amount of time? Or is a base you apply your makeup over?
This is somewhat useful:
I’ve decided to interpret this as a product I leave on, and can apply makeup over, so that’s what I did! I found that it made my skin feel smoother and better for makeup application, but I didn’t notice a different in pore sizes.
DermStore Lip Quench Sheer Tints in Coral Sunset – FULL SIZE! Value $12
This lip gloss give sheer color, a little bit of shine, and no stickiness! (Swatched below.)
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical – Travel Size (5o ml) Value $1.50
I think Batiste was the first brand of dry shampoo I ever tried! I think it falls into the drugstore cult classic beauty product category, and with good reason. It works great, and I like the Tropical scent, too!
Nick Chavez Advanced Plump ‘N Thick Leave-In Thickening Conditioner – 2 oz Value $5.50
I didn’t find that this leave-in conditioner added volume to my hair, but most leave-in conditioners weigh-down my hair, and this one didn’t, so I still consider that a win. And it made my hair softer and seemed to tame frizz, so it is a keeper!
Paula’s Choice RESIST Vitamin C Spot Treatment – .16 oz Value $17.60
Yay! This gets great reviews on Birchbox, and I feel like this sample is large enough to use it for weeks and see results. Fingers crossed for a more even skintone soon!
DermStore Small Travel Bag – Value $4?
I thought this was a weird/interesting inclusion in the box! Here it is with an iPhone 6+ to show scale:
I think I will actually use this as a shoe bag for travel – I’m already stocked with makeup bags!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $137! I think BeautyFix almost always delivers a great value compared to the cost, and they did that again this month. I’m really happy with the skincare samples this month – much better sizes then they sometimes send!
What do you think of the March 2016 Beauty Fix box? What are your favorite items this month?