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From The Lab Beauty Subscription Box Review – July 2014

From The Lab Beauty Subscription Box Review – July

From the Lab is a unique beauty subscription box – each month they send you a new beauty product that isn’t on the market yet. The idea is that beauty companies heavily markup their products, so by getting the beauty product after it’s created and tested in the lab, they can send you the products for much less than you would pay once they are branded in the upcoming months/years.

From the Lab kindly sent me this box to review.

From The Lab Beauty Subscription Box Review – July 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: From The Lab

The Cost: $29.95 plus $5.95 shipping a month (or save $10 a month with the annual plan).

The Products: 1-2 full size products in the following categories: Skincare, Haircare or Color Cosmetics.

Ships to: US

Check out all of my From The Lab reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory for more beauty boxes!

From The Lab Beauty Subscription Box Review – July 2014 Info

Each product comes with a fold out sheet detailing the beauty product’s benefits and ingredients, plus directions for how to apply each product. This month is their one-year anniversary, and they are celebrating with the Summer Essentials Collection (an approx $225 value box).

From The Lab Beauty Subscription Box Review – July 2014 Primer

From The Lab Face Primer

From The Lap Lip Primer (Bonus item sent to new subscribers)

I like this Face Primer a lot – it left my skin with a nice matte finish to apply my Tarte foundation over! This lip primer I think works great if you’re putting lipstick over it, but I don’t like it as a regular lip balm replacement.

From The Lab Beauty Subscription Box Review – July 2014 Cleanser

From The Lab Face Mask

From The Lab AM/PM Cleanser

From The Lab Hair Mask 

I tried out the cleanser and learned it’s not the foaming kind (I guess I should read the directions first), instead you apply it to a cotton pad and use it to remove makeup, cleanse and tone your face.

After that lesson I decided to read the directions on the hair and face mask before I try them! Both of the masks require a little more time than I’m used to for masks (10-30 min on dry hair for the hair mask, and 15-20 min for the face mask), so I haven’t gotten to trying them yet!

Verdict: The July From The Lab box is definitely a great value, and I love that all the products are full-sized. If I could change one thing about the subscription, I’d like to see the products come with labels that include ingredients and directions. Right now, that information is only on the included sheet, and it would be more convenient to keep that info on the product itself!

Did you get the July From The Lab box? What did you think of think of the products? (Are the masks worth the time investment?)

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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, From the Lab Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Liz, you got me again! Just what I need, ANOTHER subscription box 🙂 But I couldn’t resist!

  2. I received my first box and tried the face mask and I love it. It goes on clear and felt cooling. I rinsed it off after 15 min and my skin feels so smooth. It’s worth the time

    • Thanks for letting me know – now I’m excited to try it! 🙂

    • I feel the same way about the mask – great experience! Looking forward to using it again!

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