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Essence Beauty Box Subscriptions Available Now!

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Thanks Anna and Lindsay for letting us know this box has launched!

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. I received my October box and was totally satisfied with the product inside (even though they are sample size).

    Pros: 1. Two of the products (L’occitane and the brush) were something I would have never purchased myself. 2. Packaging is a pet peeve of mine and I was delightfully surprised at the box when it arrived.

    Cons: 1. The products were just placed in the box, no tissue paper or wrapping.
    2. Total charge was $16+ (including shipping) which I must have missed in the initial advertisment and sign up.

    Overall: I recommend this if you like surprises in the mail and are a practicing product junkie!! Rating: 7 out of 10 stars.
    Hopefully Essence will continue with great products and on time shipping. I just got charged for my November box and am excited to see what awaits me in my mailbox.

  2. Im going to wait a few months just to get an idea before i sign up. Like what kind of brands to expect.

  3. I already signed up and paid for mines last month. Now gotta decide if I’m going to cancel Ipsy or Allure….

  4. I signed up last month when I heard about their box on Instagram. Can’t wait to receive this box!

  5. i am not a woman of color but i think this is awesome as i would expect women of color often disappointed in how “white” some boxes are !

    • most*

    • Yep. I end up giving most of the product in my beauty boxes away. Glad there is a trusted option or two for us now. 🙂

    • you have NO idea! I’m so glad I got rid of Nina Garcia before the hair box! LOL

      I’ve got quite a store going on eBay with all the beauty products with crazy colors/ingredients!

  6. I would totally subscribe if only this was available to Canadians … 🙁

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