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New Subscription Box Alert: Essence Beauty Box

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Essence Beauty Box

Thanks Nichelle for letting us know about this new beauty subscription box from Essence Magazine!

The Subscription Box: Essence Beauty Box

The Cost: $15 a month

The Products: Sample or trial sizes of five hair and beauty products. More from Essence:

The ESSENCE® BeautyBox is a service to help women of color discover beauty products. We understand the challenges and frustrations in finding a variety of products for our shades and skin tones, identifying the products that work, and learning more about what’s new and next. Curated by our trusted beauty experts, the ESSENCE® BeautyBox will deliver unique and coveted beauty finds to your door each month. You’ll have the opportunity to test some of the latest and most innovative products, as well as some of our all-time proven favorites from a wide range of brands. To honor and support the beauty entrepreneurship in our own community, we strive to feature a product from a Black-owned business in each box.

Ships to: US (First box ships in October)

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!

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. On the one hand it’s great that they’re coming out with this box. But on the other, Wow, so late to jump into the game! Just… IDK. Why the wait till October? What do you get for the $15 price point to make it better that a box that doesn’t cater to women of color? I’m not so sure I’m sold.

    • I agree. I have asked Birchbox if they have plans to increase their offerings to appeal to more women of color and Essence to lower the price to be competitive, so we will see what the responses will be!

  2. Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait for my box in October

  3. Do we have any idea what brands? High end/drugstore…

  4. awesome! ill observe the first few months to get a feel of the products

  5. Love this blog. Have just got into beauty boxes and the info here is great. Just reserved my Essence box. Thanks.

    • Thank you! 🙂

  6. I am looking forward to this box, can’t wait to see what new products they will send.

  7. Interesting! I signed up. Can’t wait until October!

  8. I also want to say that I am so gad that I found this blog! I love that this site gets all of the most current updates about new boxes! Yeah!

    • 🙂 Thanks!

  9. Oh goodie, goodie, goodie! Bummed we have to wait until October though.

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