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Yuzen Beauty Subscription Box Review – Spring 2016

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 10, 2016 | 19 comments

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Yuzen
4.4 overall rating
42 Ratings | 12 Reviews

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!)

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: Yuzen

The Cost: $33 a quarter

The Products: Eco-friendly products to nourish the body and soul.

Ships to: US only.

Check out all of my Yuzen reviews and the Eco-friendly Subscription Box Directory!

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Each box comes with a fold out card that details the items and brands featured. For each item, they also let you know why they picked it for the box.

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EVERBELLE Ultimate Multi-Purpose Balm – 1 oz Value $9.50

This balm smells so good! It’s made with organic ingredients and a blend of lavender, geranium, rosewood, and ylang ylang essential oils. It’s a-little-goes-a-long-way type of product, so this one ounce jar should last for a while!

AIMEE RAUPP BEAUTY “Love” Aromatherapy Stick – Value $8

This is an all-natural essential blend! It’s a mix of Bulgarian pink rose, ylang ylang, jasmine and sandalwood. I don’t really smell the rose (which works since rose isn’t my favorite), but in general, it smells floral and beachy – I’m a fan!

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80 ACRES OF MCEVOY RANCH Hand & Body Lotion – 2.5 oz (Travel Size) – Value $12

(Good to know for swaps – this tube has an inner foil seal)

The info sheet did not indicate scent for this product, so I’m guessing there will be variations for subscribers. I received Blood Orange, and the other available options are: Verde, Lavender, and Cedarwood.

The scent of this lotion is surprisingly subtle. I was first thinking I wanted a strong citrus scent (I LOVE citrus everything), but since this is a body lotion, it probably is better that it isn’t too strong! The lotion formula is really lightweight and absorbs quickly, too.

ESLOR Chlorophyll Lifting Mask – .5 oz Value $11.20

If you haven’t tried this mask before, you may be surprised when you open it up because it is a BRIGHT green gel! (I guess the Chlorophyll name kind of gives it away, though). I’ve tried this mask before and it’s really refreshing and gentle (aloe vera is one of the main ingredients), and you only have to leave it on for a few minutes for it to dry – a quick mask is a good mask in my book!

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MYCHELLE DERMACEUTICALS Refining Sugar Cleanser – FULL SIZE! Value $25

I am SO happy this is a full-size item! This cleanser is an exfoliator as well, and the sugar in the formula makes it smell like meringues! I thought the formula was pretty gentle too – but my favorite part is definitely the scent!

AURA CACIA Euphoric Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Mineral Bath – Value $3

I always think of Yuzen Box as a spa box, and this item fits the bill. This mineral bath has a blend of ylang ylang, bergamot, and ginger essential oils. (And it is safe for spas and whirlpools!)

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WEI OF CHOCOLATE bite-sized treats – Value $4

Here are the flavors I received: Citrus Infused Wei Joyful, Super Dark Wei Radiant, Himalayan Salt Wei Inspired, Rose Chili Wei Love.

I’m not the biggest dark chocolate fan, so I just tried one (the citrus – good but not sweet enough for me), so I’ll be giving the rest of these to my mom – she’s a much more sophisticated chocolate lover than I am!

 

 

Verdict: This box has a value of about $73. I think that’s great for this box – and I’m really happy with the item sizes, too. And as always, this box feels special and all the products smell wonderful!

What do you think of the Spring 2016 Yuzen box? What is your favorite item?

Yuzen send you a little Zen for every season – a box for winter, spring, summer, and fall…Four boxes in all. (sent November/December/January, February/March/April, May/June/July, and August/September/October). Each box includes high-quality natural and organic personal care products, healthy snacks,... read more.
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!

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!
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19 comments

Cris

Just received my Summer box! LOVE LOVE LOVE. I found about about Yuzen back in Feb after going through the entire list of beauty boxes on the site and this is by far my favorite. Best decision ever!

Callie

I love, love, love Yuzen!!! I’ve already caved and ordered more mineral baths (plus probably 8 additional items) from Aura Cacia. That Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Mineral Bath is unbelievable. When I first opened it I didn’t think I was going to like it, but I went with it since I’d already dumped it in the bath…it’s beyond amazing! The Yuzen box is by far my favorite sub.

Maribel:)

I really, really, really like this sub! Resolve weakening!?! Gasp!

Carrie

I’m supposed to backing off of the devil’s wee boxes, as my father refers to them, but this one? Oh, methinks I’m sold!

Karen

Isn’t Yuzen the best? Lovely curation, lovely attention to detail in the packaging, such a joy to open up!

JessicaG

Arghh! I’m supposed to be cutting down on my subs but I’m going to add this one, lol! At least it’s only every quarter, right? So I’m not really adding another MONTHLY charge, lol 🙂

KC

OMG, Liz…stop posting!!!!

*hangs head* Signed up.

Liz Cadman

Haha!! 🙂

Brooke

I’m on a whole big: No more subs, just LEs… but this sold me. Signing up!

Ragan

It’s funny you didn’t smell the rose in the aromatherapy roll-on because that’s most of what I smelled! I like it, though. (In fairness, my sense of smell is messed up right now because of congestion.)

Alisa

This is my favorite subscription, loved this one as usual!

Hawk21

So excited to finally sub to this! Mine should be here soon!

Sarah

Yuzen never disappoints! They have the best curation of natural/organic brands. Some I have heard of and others are totally new. Love this box! If you have not subscribed you should!

mimiretz

Love everything, as usual for Yuzen.

darla

Mine shipped today! If you all hear loud, happy squealing on Friday, it’s me!!!!!!! 🙂

Katherine

I LOVE the MyChelle Dermaceuticals Fruit Enzyme Scrub from the August Petit Vour, especially the way it smells! I’m hoping this one is just as yummy! (; If it’s vegan, does it mean it’s edible? Hahhaa

Liz Cadman

Haha I was thinking to myself “remember, you can’t eat it..”

Nyx

I am sooooo happy I joined Yuzen! Mine just came today and I love everything in this box!

Liz Cadman

Yay!! 🙂

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