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Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review – March 2015

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Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Box

Beauty DNA is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends you one full size beauty item each month based on your preferences. They have three categories of items: skincare, hair, and body. When you sign up you take a very specific survey on your beauty preferences, and they match you with a new beauty item each month.

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Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Beauty DNA

The Cost: $25 a month with free shipping

The Products: One new full-size product each month that matches your beauty preferences.

Ships to: US Only.

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Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Info

Each card details the item included and a why it matches your specific interests and preferences:

Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Pedix Info

I also receive a “bonus product” this month:

Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Ahava Info

Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Pedix


Pedix Feet One Minute Pedicure Foot Scrub – Value $25

Since this item is exactly the cost of the box, I’m glad they included a bonus product this month. (I suspect that bonus products are included depending on the value of your main product, but I think there is also another variable in play – since some readers have mentioned getting a bonus item with the same item another person didn’t get a bonus item with).

Surprisingly, I haven’t received a lot of foot scrubs in subscription boxes, so this is good timing for summer!

Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review – March 2015 Ahava

Ahava Time to Clear Facial Mud Exfoliator – Value $27.50

This is a brand that I love, so I think I’m actually more excited about my bonus product than my main product. Their purifying mud mask is one of my favorite masks ever – so I’m sure I will love this exfoliator as well – and from the reviews it looks like it is good for sensitive skin!

Verdict: My box value is a little over double the cost of the box, so I’m happy! I also will use both of these products, and they aren’t products I’m currently swimming in thanks to subscription boxes, so the full sizes are great.

What do you think of Beauty DNA? Have you been happy with their matching system?

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. I feel I have to share my terrible experience with Beauty DNA’s customer service. This was my favorite subscription box for a long time. After about 4 months, I started to receive duplicate types of products – face wash, eye cream, etc. and I was getting overloaded. I switched my profile to limit the types of things I would get, and the next month received….nothing. No word from Beauty DNA, nothing. I emailed them to ask about my shipment and they told me it was en route. Two more weeks…nothing. No proactive response, no acknowledgement of my original email. Emailed again. They then said they couldn’t find a match for me and to change my profile (after already telling me my order was on the way). I politely responded that I was receiving duplicates and still had 35 unique types products on my profile (75 if you include the different formulations for each). The next email, no warning, Beauty DNA canceled my account without even confirming with me that’s what I wanted to do!

    I’m pretty flexible when it comes to boxes – after all, it is a gamble. I’ve never even considered posting a negative review about a company until now. Lying about shipping a product and then advertising a profile with 100s of options that you don’t actually get to receive seems deceptive to me. Then, to cancel my account when I say I didn’t want to receive duplicates was a little too much. Just don’t want others to sign up expecting a wide variety of items and learn the hard way like me!

  2. I thought they had stopped sending an extra item with low value matches . I had a low value match last month with no extra item. I emailed them and was told their only guarantee is that the item will be valued more than the cost of the box. When I joined, I thought the guarantee was at least $40 but I don’t see that anywhere on their site now. So maybe I imagined it! I have gotten some great products in the past and also some very high value items. I will give it another month or two but if I get another low value box I will probably bail out. I have plenty of products and, for a similar value as cost, I’d prefer to pick my own products. My box is due this week so we shall see!

    • I’ve been with them since their first month, don’t recall the $40 promise. Think they just say they will find your best match more than what you pay for the box, aka more than $25.

  3. I got the Sarah McNamara Heal Everything Balm which is worth $26…NOT really worth a $25 box. I’m rather disappointed, b/c at that point I might as well get something I want for the money spent on the box. I’m happy that you get great boxes, but I do think it’s uncool that it seems like they send you higher value items b/c you have an awesome blog!

    • Did you email them about this? I would have emailed giving the point you made here.

  4. I’ve been happy with the products they’ve sent me, but I’m not thrilled with the value. My first box had a $90 serum in it. I don’t expect that kind of value every month, but my last 2 boxes have been in the $30 range. That’s not great for a $25 box, in my opinion. I’m giving them one more month since my first box’s value was so high.

  5. I am loving Beauty DNA!! I’ve been getting it for a few months now, and the value and variety is consistently there. This month I got the Complete Eye Renewal Balm by Algenist – currently $65 at Sephora. Great deal for $25! Love the product which will surely last for months. It’s so rich, I only need a tiny bit.

    Anyway I recommend this sub. I always get items with solid value, and nice quality that match my profile. I have yet to be disappointed!

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