Oui Fresh Beauty Box Subscription Review – October 2017
Each month, we’ll be bringing you our favorite makeup, skincare, bath and body, and wellness brands in the form of one adorable box. The best part? The products in this box are made with only the good stuff, because that’s what you deserve. We’ve scored every product that goes into our box to ensure it meets our natural beauty standards.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Oui Fresh Beauty Box
The Cost: $29.99 monthly, $24.99 with a 6-month subscription, or $19.99 with a 12-month subscription. Shipping is an additional $7 a box.
The Products: 5-7 of Emma + Elsie’s non-toxic beauty favorites, delivered to you every month. Full-size products will be included in most boxes.
Ships to: At this time, they can only offer shipping to certain countries outside of the United States, including but not limited to Canada and the United Kingdom.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
You’ll find a lovely info card that lists all of the items, plus where you can buy more of them. My only wish is that they used a larger font size! My terrible eyes had to squint to see the deets!
Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist by Herbivore Botanicals, 2 oz. – Retail Value $16
The first item is a two-ounce bottle of Herbivore Botanical’s Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist. This all-natural coconut-water based mist is to be used after cleansing, but before moisturizing, like you would use a toner. The rose scent is very subtle and just spritzing it on my face made me feel a tad bit more refreshed immediately. Hibiscus petals will help restore a youthful glow to your skin while the rose will hydrate. I love the classy packaging here as well. As I’ve said before, I am a sucker for glass bottles and minimal labels. 😍
The Neat Matcha Stick by CAP Beauty – Retail Value $3
Everyone I know loves matcha and this little packet will give you a little punch of antioxidants no matter where you are. I am partial to matcha lattes but you can add this to hot or cold water to keep your dairy intake low. The directions say to mix with just 3 ounces of water, so this looks to be more of a shot of goodness than a whole decadent drink experience, but you can enjoy it however you’d like!
100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Overnight Face Oil by Shea Moisture, 1 oz. – Retail Value $9.99
I’ve been dabbling in face oils thanks to subscription boxes, and this is one of the lightest ones I’ve come across! Made of all natural and fair trade ingredients like grapeseed oil, shea butter, and virgin coconut oil, this 1-ounce bottle comes complete with a dropper to apply a small amount to your skin at night, after cleansing. It immediately started absorbing into my skin and didn’t feel heavy or overly oily at all. Between this and the Rose Hibiscus Mist, I should be waking up every morning looking like a teenager, right?
Honest Hazel Under Eye Gels – Estimated Value $3.60 (Buy a pack of 10 for $36)
Look, I am tired at all times and rarely get enough sleep because there is just too much I want to do in a day. My normal attitude is “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”, which I realize isn’t a healthy way to go through life, but between work, adulting, friends, romantic endeavors, obligations, and #metime, what’s a gal to do? You can imagine the bags I carry with me under my eyes, so these gels are a welcome beauty product. I popped these on for a little over 20 minutes (directions say 20-25) but didn’t really see any difference in my dark circles after one treatment. They are super gelly and chilly when you put them on, but, truth be told, they did keep slipping from the corner of my eyes (where I need them most). Since they include aloe and cactus collagen, I could see these being super helpful for puffiness or redness, but I may need more treatments to really get after those dark circles that seem to be a permanent fixture of my face.
Kukui Youth-Infusing Mud Mask by Shea Moisture, 0.5 oz. – Estimated Value $1.33 (Buy a 6 oz jar for $15.99)
Clay masks are by far my favorite type of mask! This particular one includes more pro-youth ingredients like grapeseed oil, kukui nut, avocado oil, and olive leaf extract. I will soon look like a toddler after this box! The whole process is fun for me. This 0.5-ounce packet contains about two masks worth, which is one more than I was expecting. The clay is a thick light grey color when you put it on, then dries to an even lighter cream shade as it hardens. I love the feeling of tightness on my face over the course of the ten minutes they suggest you leave it on, and I got a faint almond scent from it (yum). Once dry, you simply wash it off to reveal firm, soft skin that really feels refreshed!
Oui Fresh Lipstick in “As If” – Retail Value $20
Wow- this is a DEEP yet bright powerful pink color! I haven’t been using creamy tube lipstick for a long while, so this was a nice break from all of my matte liquid lipsticks. First off, this is SUPER creamy and hydrating. It glided on and felt like it made my lips super soft. I test-drove it to get drinks with my friend Kelly and it stayed on through two cocktails without any worry. I wouldn’t consider this a cold-weather color, but I suppose it’s nice to have this bright pop on my lips as the leaves fall off the trees and it gets dark at 5 pm. The only downside (for me) with this, is that the pigment is strong and it stained my lips after taking it off. It lingered until the next morning, which made me have to work extra hard to get it off of my lips. Maybe some people like a staining lipstick like that? Overall- I really like this color and think the formula is great!
Verdict: I’m pretty impressed with the very first Oui Fresh Beauty Box! All of the products were relevant to my interests, and I received a few full-size products that I wouldn’t have found otherwise. After totaling everything up, the retail value came to about $54 which is quite a steal since the cost of the box was only $36.99 ($29.99 a month + $7 shipping). The face oil and lipstick were probably my favorites of the box and I was happy to try out the Oui Fresh formula that ended up being super hydrating!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $29.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Face Mist: $10.98
- Matcha Stick: $2.06
- Face Oil: $6.85
- Eye Gels: $2.47
- Mud Mask: $0.91
- Lipstick: $13.72
What did you think of the first long-awaited Oui Fresh Beauty Box?