Amazon Luxury Beauty Box Review – July 2017
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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