Yuzen Beauty Subscription Box Review – Winter 2015
Yuzen is one of the original eco subscription boxes. It’s a mix of spa, beauty and the occasional food item, and everything is made with natural ingredients. (It’s one of those boxes that smells amazing even before you open it!)
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Yuzen
The Cost: $33 a quarter
The Products: Eco-friendly products to nourish the body and soul.
Ships to: US only.
Each box comes with a fold out card that details the items and brands featured. On each item they also let you know why they picked it for the box.
Kimberly Parry Organics Sweet Orange & Cranberry Scrub – 2 oz Value $13
I couldn’t find this exact product on their online shop, so I used the foot scrub for value reference. I hope they start carrying this scrub soon! I love the orange and cranberry scent – I think if Thanksgiving was a scrub it would be this!
(One thing to mention – this scrub is on the drier side compared to some scrubes. If you are looking for a non-oily scrub, I recommend it!)
Black Dahlia Nail Lacquer in Red Spike Cactus – FULL SIZE! Value $9.50
This polish, is vegan, 5-free, and I like that Yuzen is featuring indie polish in their boxes. (I believe before they primarily stuck to SpaRituals polish).
The Tea Room Raspberry Rooibos – Sampler
In addition to the chocolate bar below, The Tea Room also included this chocolate sample.
I sometimes like dark chocolate (it needs to have a lot of sugar in it), and usually I miss the milk, but this bar is interesting! It’s not a eat-the-whole-bar-in-under-2-minutes type of treat, but that’s probably a good thing! I can definitely taste the tea!
Sanitas Oil Free Moisturizer – 15 ml Value $7.50
This moisturizer is light, absorbs quickly, and is fragrance free! Love it!
Co Pur Facial Scrub + Mask Two-In-One – 1.3 oz Value $10.40
This mask is made with just French Green Clay, Grapefruit Peel Powder, and Camomile Powder. I like the addition of the grapefruit and camomile – it makes a much better scent than straight-up mud masks to me. And this mask is a powder, so it should have a longer shelf life. (You add water to form a paste, then leave it on for 15 minutes).
Salus Organic Lotion Bar in Lemongrass – FULL SIZE! Value $7.75
This might be my favorite item in the box! I love lotion bars, and the lemongrass scent of this one is great!
21 Drops 18 Sleep Essential Oil Blend – 3 ml Value $10.80
21 Drops makes 21 different essential oil blends that are free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, etc.
Sleep fuses the 100% natural essential oils of:
– Palmarosa helps diminish anxiety
– Sandalwood quiets the mind
– Vetiver soothes, helps with relaxation
– Ylang Ylang encourages peace
If you are used to getting lavender scents for sleep products, I think you may like this blend. It is unexpected by relaxing!
LEVEL Naturals Shower Bombs in Organic Menthol + Cucumber (2 Pack) – Value $4
I sampled the original Menthol shower bombs before and they are STRONG! (Strong like I only used them when I had to clear my sinuses!) I think the cucumber combination helped tone this scent down a little, plus I like the cucumber addition – it gives a spa-vibe!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $67. I think that’s great for this box – and I like the variety of items and brands included too.
What do you think of the Winter 2015 Yuzen box? What is your favorite item?