Yuzen Beauty Subscription Box Review – Spring 2017
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.
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. For each item, they also let you know why they picked it for the box.
Now, onto the items!
LONDONTOWN Lakur Enhanced Nail Color in Weekend Cheers – FULL SIZE! Value $16
This 9-free polish is a high-shine creme. The bright pink feels perfect for warmer weather, too. Here it is on:
Kimberly Parry Organics Nourishing Serum – 5 ml Value $12.30
This serum is designed to:
- Assists with cell regeneration
- Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Heals and reconditions skin
I like the scent, it’s gentle on my skin, and it absorbs pretty quickly, too! Plus this is a 1/3 of the size of the full-size version!
Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub – .5 oz Value $8
I’ve sampled a lot of Derma E products, and I don’t always love their scents (but I don’t mind them), but with this face scrub, I am IN LOVE with the scent! If you love fresh citrus scents, this will be your new favorite scrub! (I’m definitely going to buy this in full size when I finish the sample.)
The formula is great beyond the scent, too. It’s a creamy scrub with fine particles that are gentle on my skin. (You can use this scrub twice a week.)
80 Acres Verde Hand & Body Wash – 2 oz Value $4
This Verde hand soap has notes of basil, tomato leaf, and fresh cut grass. It’s a lovely scent, and I love getting sample sized liquid hand soap in subscription boxes for travel. Much better than a bar soap provided by hotels in my opinion!
FYI – subscribers will receive one of several scents. I was impressed by the staying power of this room spray. Some essential oil room sprays I’ve tried smell lovely, but don’t last long at all – but this one smells great and sticks around!
This skincare set is interesting! First, you apply the infusion gel to your face and leave it on for 5 minutes as it bubbles. According to Modere, the bubbles are a signal that the oxygen and botanicals are being delivered to your skin. (Benefits from this should be: improved skin hydration and skintone.)
Next, wash off the Infusion gel, and apply the Defense cream. I found that the Infusion step left my skin super smooth and soft. Then the Defense cream absorbed quickly. Both products have a light, floral scent, too.
I’m not sure there is enough of these samples to see results, but I liked the 2-step process!
Kneipp Herbal Bath in Pure Bliss – Value $4
This herbal bath is vegan, but I was disappointed to see that it isn’t all-natural. (It gets its color from Red 40 and Blue 1 artificial dyes, and I’m allergic to Red 40, so I can’t sample this one!) It also is scented with fragrance in addition to essential oils.
The Tea Room Black Masala Chai Milk Chocolate Bar – Value $3.29
This milk chocolate bar is made with a blend of “cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, star anis offset the black tea’s strength to achieve a balanced & extraordinary flavor.”
It was a hit with everyone who tried it at our house! And if, like me, you avoid dairy, Yuzen included a dark chocolate bar for you, too!
In addition to being organic, both bars are gluten-free and fair trade!
I normally don’t love dark chocolate, but the raspberry addition to this bar made it delicious for me! And it’s the perfect size for a chocolate craving, too!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $72. I think that’s great for a $33 all-natural beauty and spa box! I have a ton of products I love in this box, but the scrub stands out as my all-time favorite. The only miss for me was the herbal bath, but that’s only a $4 value, so no big deal for me.
What do you think of the Spring 2017 Yuzen box? What is your favorite item?