The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons Review – August 2017
The Cult Beauty Box is a beauty and skincare subscription curated by the UK beauty retailer, Cult Beauty. Caroline Hirons and Cult Beauty recently released a new, one-time purchase, limited edition luxury box featuring a capsule collection of the popular beauty blogger’s ultimate skincare must-haves and best sellers!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: £170.00 = $220.39
Good to Know: The price includes UK sales tax. Tax will be deducted at checkout if you’re outside the EU. (When I went through checkout, my total was £141.67 = $185.89.)
- Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Solid Oil + Cleansing Cream (2x 50ml)
- Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner (120ml)
- Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Universal Daily Peel (5 x Treatments)
- Tata Harper Restorative Eye Crème (15ml)
- Zelens Provitamin D Treatment Drops (30ml)
- January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion (60ml)
Shipping: Standard shipping is free and tracked shipping is $19.66
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The box also comes with a booklet filled with information about the featured products as well as Caroline’s personal tips and tricks.
Now, on to the items!
Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Solid Oil + Cleansing Cream – FULL SIZE! Value $24 USD
Double Cleanse is a unique, 2-in-1 cleanser created by Caroline Hirons to be a versatile solution for both AM and PM cleansing. One side contains a solid cleansing balm, perfect for dissolving makeup and SPF, and the other side contains a cleansing cream, to be used on its own in the morning or as a follow-up cleanse at night.
I absolutely love this product! The solid balm side is great at removing stubborn makeup without leaving the skin feeling stripped and dry. I even used it directly on my eyes to remove waterproof mascara with no irritation. Instead of rinsing, I like to wipe the balm cleanser off with a damp washcloth, and then follow up with the cream cleanser to remove any leftover residue.
Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner – FULL SIZE! Value $32 USD
After years of dismissing toner as a gratuitous, unnecessary step in my skincare routine, I have recently become a toner-fanatic and was so excited to try this one! I use an acid or retinol on my skin every night, so I’m always in search of a gentle, hydrating toner to neutralize my skin before I continue on to serums and moisturizer.
This toner is formulated with a soothing blend of aloe, chamomile, and cucumber extracts, as well as hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the skin. I loved how cooling it felt on my skin, and bonus – it smells amazing!
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Universal Daily Peel – 5 treatments, Value $16 USD
Dr. Dennis Gross is one of my favorite skincare lines! These 2-step daily peel pads are so quick and convenient: Step 1 is formulated with Glycolic and Salicylic Acid, and Step 2 is formulated with Retinol. You get all the anti-aging, radiance-boosting benefits without having to juggle multiple products!
Tata Harper Restorative Eye Crème – FULL SIZE! Value $95 USD
It’s always so fun to get to try luxury products at a deep discount thanks to subscription boxes!
This eye cream is supposed to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and firmness, and diminish dark circles. Say no more! I love the consistency of this product- it’s emollient and moisturizing, but doesn’t sit on top of the skin or feel heavy. After about a week of nightly use, my under eye area is noticeably softer and more moisturized and I actually no longer need to reapply eye cream as part of my morning routine. I’m impressed!
Zelens Provitamin D Treatment Drops – FULL SIZE! Value $185 USD
Wow, talk about an amazing product! Formulated with bio-mimetic lipids and ProVitamin D, this serum is designed to soothe and protect compromised skin on any end of the spectrum. It not only plumps and diminishes signs of aging, but also protects against acne-causing bacterial infection, perioral dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. On her blog, Caroline Hirons also recommends this serum for anyone going through chemotherapy.
This is one of those rare products that actually yield immediate results. After only a few uses, my skin is noticeably plumper, extremely soft to the touch, and any patches of redness/texture/acne have calmed and subsided. I woke up the next morning and had to do a double take- I have never seen results so quickly from a skincare product.
January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion – FULL SIZE! Value $28 USD
This universal moisturizer is a light, non-sticky day lotion compatible for all skin types.
I have normal to dry skin and prefer more emollient moisturizers, so I was apprehensive, but I was so pleasantly surprised. I layered this over the Zelens ProVitamin D Drops and woke up the next morning feeling so hydrated and moisturized.
Verdict: I can’t remember the last time I was so thoroughly impressed with every single item in a box! I love that the box includes a product for every step of the skincare routine, and features versatile, multi-functional products that complement each other. It’s obvious that a lot of thought and intention went into the curation of this box.
With an overall value of $380 USD, the products come at a 50% discount, which is great for a luxury skincare box! While the value is great, the overall cost of the box is still pretty steep! But if you’re a Caroline Hirons fan or just a lover of all things skincare, this is the box for you!
What do you think about The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons?