Amazon $11.99 Beauty Box Review – FREE After Credit!
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This review is for the $11.99 Amazon Beauty Box.
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The Box: Amazon Beauty Box
The Cost: $11.99
This box includes:
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Cleanser – 0.5 oz
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine, Radiant Rose – 0.17 oz
- Simple Cleansing Wipes – 7 count
- e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Lipstick, Touch of Nude – 0.13 oz (FULL SIZE!)
- Acure Organics Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes Unscented – 12 count
- Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo – 0.3 oz
- Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner – 0.3 oz
- TheraBreath Dentist Recommended Fresh Breath Oral Rinse – 3 fl oz
- Crest 3D White Radiant Mint Whitening Toothpaste – 2.5 oz
- Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips Professional Effects – 2 count
- Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Deep Clean Cool Mint Flavor Floss – 4 m
- Proactiv Renewing Cleanser – 1 fl oz
- Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen, SPF 30 – 0.5 oz
- Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion With Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – 1 fl oz
Check out our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes for other similarly priced boxes!
This box also comes with info on how to get the $11.99 you spent on the box back in credit!
- Go to Amazon.com/Sample-Boxes
- You’ll see the boxes you have credit for:
Add the item you want to buy, and the credit will appear in checkout.
Now on to the actual items!
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo – .3 oz Value $.75
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner – .3 oz Value $.75
I really like the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream, and their shampoo and conditioner are great, too. I love the olive oil scents! (Just a heads up that these are formulated with parabens, in case you avoid those.)
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes – 7 wipes Value $1.40
I’m always happy to receive facial wipes in a subscription box! I’ve sampled these wipes many times before, and they are great! No fragrance added, gentle on my skin, and works on waterproof eye makeup – all good things!
Crest 3D White in Radiant Mint – FULL SIZE! Value $2.75
Yay for full-sized items! This toothpaste is designed to help polish away surface stains. I always use a whitening toothpaste since I’m a heavy tea drinker and want to fight against stains. And the flavor is nice and minty, too.
Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1 Hour Express – Value $2.50
And for extra whitening, we have a set of Whitestrips, too! I can’t say I noticed a huge difference when using these, but again, I think I’m helping with preventing staining. (And I had no sensitivity issues with my gums and these.)
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick in Touch of Nude – FULL SIZE! Value $5
This lipstick goes on somewhat sheer, but you can layer it to get more coverage.
I love the satin finish. The formula is moisturizing, and it gives just a hint of shine. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Radiant Rose – .17 oz Value $5?
I’m not 100% on the value of this lip gloss. The label of the sample lists it as 4.8 g/.17 oz, which is larger than the full-size version Target lists at .12 oz.
So either this sample has more actual product than the full-size sample, or the size was mislabeled. (Either way, it’s a good sample size!)
The formula provides a good amount of shine, color, and practically no stickiness. But the wand seems a little too wide for the tube – you pretty much have to force it back into the container!
Here it is swatched beneath the lipstick:
(Multiple swipes on the lipstick, one swipe on the lipgloss.)
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel – .5 oz Value $.70
This cleaner is soap and oil free, and designed to clean your skin without drying it out. It was easy to work into a lather, and it left my skin feeling somewhat hydrated, too. But, it wasn’t great at removing makeup. This is a post-makeup wipe cleanser only for me.
Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer – 15 ml Value $5
This daily moisturizer can also double as your sunscreen – it has an SPF of 30. I found the formula to be lightweight and gentle, and it absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling soft. It’s not greasy, but it left a slight sheen on my skin.
Glide Deep Clean Floss – 4 m Value $.50
Floss is the one dental item I usually forget/skip when traveling, so this travel size version is perfect. (And the peppermint flavor is great.)
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen – 15 ml Value $1.30
More Aveeno! This is the same size as the other sample, but it has a lesser value since this isn’t anti-aging, too. To be honest, I can’t tell a difference in the formulas besides the scent. (This one has the classic sunscreen smell.) So if you’re interested in Aveeno sunscreen/moisturizer, this is the better value in my opinion!
Proactiv Renewing Cleanser – 1 oz Value $5.80
I was surprised to see this in the box! I thought Proactiv was only sold through their membership, but I’m wrong – you can buy the full-size versions on Amazon. Looking closer at the reviews though, there look to be concerns that the full-size version being sold might be counterfeit. I’m confident Amazon is only sending out beauty samples they received directly from the brands, but if you’re considering buying the full-size version of this on Amazon, I’d be cautious.
The formula itself is lovely. It has a fine exfoliant that left my skin feeling super clean. The only downside to the sample is the container. This would be much better in a squeezable tube. (I had to unscrew the cap and dig it out with my fingers to get to the cleanser!)
TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse – 3 oz Value $1.50
This was SUPER minty! If you are looking for a mouth rinse that is free of artificial colors, artificial flavors, and alcohol, this is great.
ACURE Coconut + Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes – (12 count) Value $2.80
ACURE is one of my favorite brands for inexpensive and ingredient-conscious beauty products. (Their formulas are free of just about any ingredient you may want to avoid.) These towelettes have a light, coconut scent that I love, and they did a good job of cleansing my skin, too!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $36. That’s awesome for a $12 beauty box considering we have several full-size items! It’s even better since you get the entire cost of the box back in credit to buy another item! I would definitely pay $12 for this box even if I didn’t $12 credit to spend!
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