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Amazon Luxury Beauty Box Review – July 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanJul 11, 2017 | 11 comments

Amazon Luxury Beauty Sample Box
4.5 overall rating
6 Ratings | 3 Reviews

The Amazon Luxury Beauty Box is a one-time-purchase box that is available every few months. The great thing about this box is that it is free after credit for Amazon Prime members! (You'll receive a $19.99 credit about a week after purchase to use on any items in this beauty category.)

And they've changed up the packaging this month! The box is a high-quality plain white lidded box, with a Luxury Beauty Box wrapper. (Definitely reusable!)

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Box: Amazon Luxury Beauty Box

The Cost: $19.99 (Free after Credit)

The Products:For a limited time, buy the Luxury Beauty Sample Box for $19.99 and receive an equivalent credit towards your next purchase of select luxury beauty products. A week after your product ships, you will receive an email with instructions about how to use your credit. Limit one box per customer. Sample box is available for Prime members only. See some of our featured samples below (samples may vary from customer to customer).

Check out all of our Amazon Luxury Beauty Box reviews to see what's been in past boxes!

And the box comes with a card reminding you to check out the Luxury Beauty Category, and use your $19.99 credit!

(Make sure to check out all the other free-after-credit Amazon sample boxes, too!)

Replenix Neckletage - .35 oz Value $16

(Good to know for swaps - this product has an inner foil seal.)

This neck cream is designed to tighten, lift, and smooth your neck skin. (And the before and after pictures on the back of the box are pretty impressive!)

The cream formula is rich, but it still absorbed easily as I massaged it into my neck and jawline. Also - no discernible scent! And, I'm happy to report that this is FULL sample!

COLOR WOW One Minute Transformation Styling Cream – 1 oz Value $9

This styling cream added moisture to my hair and helped tame frizz, too. The scent isn't strong, and I really like how hydrated my hair felt after using it. This is one of my favorite discoveries in the box!

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream – 0.5 fl oz Value $9.10

This cream is designed to help re-hydrate your skin, making your skin look healthier and "replumped."

This cream is rich and absorbs well. It left my skin feeling super soft (and hydrated). I would prefer if it was unscented, but the fragrance doesn't bother me. Another good-sized quality skincare sample!

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – 0.5 oz Value $40

(Good to know for swaps - this product has an inner foil seal.)

I've sampled this once before and I'm impressed with the formula. It’s a luxe skincare brand, the sample is a good size (the full-size version is 50 ml), and I actually prefer the tube container of the sample over the jar container of the full-size version.

The formula is rich but not greasy, and super hydrating. If I could change anything, I’d remove the fragrance, but it doesn’t bother me and fades quickly.

iS CLINICAL Youth Eye Complex – 0.03 oz Value $5.70

This eye cream is designed to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, brighten and soothe the skin, and enhance skin firmness and elasticity. It didn't do anything for my dark circles (I have yet to find an eye cream that can), but it left my skin feeling soft and hydrated. (No added fragrances, either!)

Phytospecific Thermoperfect 8 - 8 ml Value $3

This hair serum is designed to protect your hair from heat damage in addition to smoothing it and adding hydration and shine. Comparing it to the WOW product, it isn't as hydrating, but I love the scent, and it didn't weigh down my hair at all. I used it before blow drying my hair, and was happy with the results, too.

Clark’s Botanicals Nourishing Youth Serum - 1 ml? Value $5

This sample packet doesn't list the size, so I'm estimating it is about 1 ml and basing the value off of that. This is a pricey serum designed to "help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown furrows, pinched lip lines and even bands on the neck with topical neuro-peptides Hexapeptide-11 and Precomplex."

It's such a small sample that I only got one use out of it. I can't say that I noticed any immediate differences, but I like the ingredient-conscious formulas from Clark's Botanicals, and this serum was gentle on my skin.

Tantowel Half Body Classic Self Tanning Towelette - Value $2.40

I’ve sampled these before, and out of all the self-tanners I’ve tried, they come out somewhere in the middle. For my skin tone, so far my favorite self-tanner has been from tarte. (I do love the single use towelette application method, though!)

Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner - 0.25 oz Value $.50


This toner is made with glycolic acid and grapefruit extract, "both alpha-hydroxy acids, work together to exfoliate and refresh dry, clogged skin, while additional ingredients help minimize discoloration, soften the look of fine lines and reduce pore congestion that can make skin look tired and dull."

I'm not crazy about the scent or the artificial dyes, but the toner is refreshing and a gentle exfoliant.

L’Occitane Almond Delicious Hands Cream – 0.3 oz Value $3.60

I'm always happy to see a L'Occitane hand cream in a subscription box! This sample size is the perfect purse-size, too. The formula is moisturizing but not greasy at all. And the almond milk scent is powdery and sweet.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dry Touch Clear Skin Sunscreen - 3 ml Value $1.20

This lightweight sunscreen is so fabulous it kills me that the sample is so TINY! The formula is rich and creamy, but when you rub it in, it immediately goes clear and has a matte finish. (I think this is the product I'll use my sample box credit on!)

Hyla3D HA Activating Complex - 3 ml Value $12.50

This complex is designed to help boost hydration and volume. It's a lightweight gel formula that absorbed instantly and made my skin feel SO soft! I'm impressed!

Calvin Klein Euphoria Eau de Parfum - 1.2 ml Value $1.70

This scent has notes of Pomegranate, Persimmon, Green Notes, Black Orchid, Lotus Blossom, Champaca Flower, Liquid Amber, Mahogany Wood, Black Violet, and Cream Accord.

I don't really wear perfumes, but I used to a few years ago, and this scent was one of my go-tos!

Elizabeth Arden White Tea Eau de Toilette - 1.5 ml Value $1.20

This perfume has notes of wood and citrus - very fresh and crisp!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $110! Amazing for a $20 beauty box! Even though there are a frustrating amount of foil packet samples in this box, there are still a few great sized high-value skincare samples that I love. I think the box is worth it for those samples alone, but it is even better if you are planning to buy something in the Luxury Beauty category from Amazon anyway! It just makes this box free!

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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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This is still available, I just bought it now. Just go to smile.amazon and search luxury beauty box. Just a reminder, if you shop through smile.amazon.com, you can designate a charity and a small percentage will be donated to them. It doesn’t cost any extra. It doesn’t seem like much, but over the last 2 years it has donated $51 to my local animal shelter. Most people don’t know about it.

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Thank you so much for always mentioning something about scents in a product. My husband is scent-sensitive, so from your descriptions of what the scent is like, how fast it fades, etc, I’m able to make pretty good guesses about what might or might not give him trouble. I really appreciate that extra info from you.

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I wasn’t impressed when this box first went on sale but this review makes me regret not getting it. I would have used everything except the tan towel and the perfume samples.

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It looks like it may still be available.

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FYI since today is Prime Day, it’s an awesome time to cash in your Amazon credits! I used mine for the luxury and regular women’s box on products that also had discounts, some up to 30 percent. It’s worth looking into if you haven’t used your credits. I got a Vichy Night Peel with the luxury credit ($6.40 after credit and discount), and with the women’s beauty box credit I got Acure Hydrating Shampoo and Acure Glowing Serum ($4.79 after credit and discount.)

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Liz, I have been having great success with vitamin K cream for my dark circles. Sanitas makes a fragrance free one. Unfortunately it’s not that moisturizing so I have to use face or eye cream over it. Now that is a brand I’d be excited to see in a subscription box. Hear that Beauty Fix I’m pointing at you. 🙂

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Liz Cadman

Thank you so much for the tip! I will check it out! 🙂

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Liz, I work Hospice Care overnights and even when I am very well rested I still have the ever present dark circles, HOWEVER…and I HATE recommending such a high price product but, I have had GREAT results from the Chanel Blue Serum. I got a free sample and tried it religiously for about 30 days (I ordered 2 samples 😋) twice daily under my eyes a.m. and p.m. after washing my face but before moisturizer and followed with the Elemis Pro-collagen Marine cream (that is in this box, yeah!) And I literally saw a 50% reduction in my dark circles and my 40y/o crows feet. Enough if an improvement that my penny pinching self went and spent the $120 on the full size bottle. If you are able to get a sample to try then I think you’d really like it, it has no noticable fragrance, is light weight, dries relatively quickly, and doesn’t feel greasy, or sticky. Hope it helps, and thank you as always for your reviews!! -Eryn

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I thought that was funny how it was pointed out the Replenix was a “full” sample, but in the same breath, I have to say I understand why. I’m currently in a stage where I’m working my way through a bunch of deluxe samples, and just this week alone I tried to use a deluxe sample of a hand cream whose tube was bone dry(!) (I cut it open, and there was literally no product in it… and it came sealed!), and another deluxe sample of a conditioner that had *maybe* a tablespoon’s worth of product in a 2oz tube. Sheesh!

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Liz Cadman

Yea, it’s a bit of a shame that I’m used to tube samples being about 50% air, right? :/

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Oh no. It sounds like a scented nightmare for people with allergies!

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