Beauty DNA Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016
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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Beauty DNA
The Cost: $25 a month with free shipping
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off of your first shipment.
The Products: One new full-size product each month that matches your beauty preferences.
Ships to: U.S. only
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This box comes with a card that details the item included and why it matches your specific interests and preferences.
I love how thoroughly they break down the details of the product they picked and also why they chose it, based off of your profile and preferences. I’m always impressed with how thoroughly they match products, and how many details they take into consideration.
Biossance the Revitalizer – 1.7 fl oz, Value $58
This product is 100% plant-derived squalane. Squalane can be found in different sources, but it also naturally occurs in our bodies (it’s a lipid/fat). It’s rich in anti-oxidants and helps with anti-aging processes. This particular product from Biossance claims to be 53% better at accelerating skin cell turnover than argan oil. Since the only ingredient in this is squalane, it’s naturally paraben-free, phthalate-free, mineral oil-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and non-toxic. Squalane is also very gentle and works well for sensitive skin or skin with eczema.
I was first introduced to squalane when working at Sephora: I found Peter Thomas Roth’s Oilless Oil, which is also 100% squalane. His is derived from sugar cane. At that point, I had tried a few different skin oils, but found that squalane really does feel like an “oilless oil.” It absorbs so quickly and makes my skin feel crazy hydrated with no weird, oily leftover feeling. This Bioassance Revitalizer is the same thing and performs the same way for me.
To use, I apply a couple drops to my face, neck, and décolleté, and you can use a few more drops on the rest of your body, too.
I think this bottle must be old packaging because, on Biossance’s website, it has a pump top instead of a dropper. The bottle is also labeled as a “universal moisturizing concentrate” online, which I assume is just intended to make it clear you can use this for your body as well as your face. A little bit of this product goes a long way!
I like the packaging a lot – it feels fresh and expensive. However, I have to say that it’s smart for Biossance to have (apparently) switched this to a pump top because it’s more convenient, and the rubber part of this dropper is really stiff and difficult to squeeze. I have no problem getting product out now but I can see it being frustrating when trying to get the last of it.
Verdict: I’m really happy with what Beauty DNA picked for me this month! It’s been a while since I’ve used squalane and it feels like reuniting with an old skincare love. I like the packaging and quality of the product, too. The value is $58 for $25, which I’m definitely happy with!
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