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.
In addition to their quarterly subscription, they also offer a one-time gift box, which I am reviewing.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The packaging of this box is beautiful!
The Subscription Box: Yuzen One Time Gift Box
The Cost: $39
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, on to the items!
ME! BATH Ice Cream Sandwich Pumice Stone – Value $8
This pumice stone has a pink side and a white side – the pink is for removing rough skin, and the white side is for buffing and softening skin.
Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver 24 Hour Deodorant – FULL SIZE! Value $9
I love the Nubian Heritage line and all their scents I’ve sampled so far. This is another lovely scent! I also appreciated that it didn’t irritate my skin like some natural deodorants do.
Sencha Naturals Green Tea Mints in Pink Dragonfruit - Value $2.50
These are made with Sorbitol, Organic Matcha Green Tea, Dragonfruit & Ginger Extracts, Peppermint Oil, and Stevia.
If you like your mints subtly sweet, these are for you! (They aren't too minty, either.) The Pink Dragonfruit flavor really takes center stage.
LATHER Lavender & Eucalyptus Foot Creme – 2 oz Value $9
(Good to know for swaps – has inner foil seal.)
This foot cream was lighter than I expected! If you are looking for a quick-absorbing foot cream, this is it! The scent is a blend of lavender and eucalyptus, but for me, the only scent I can detect is the eucalyptus. (Still, a nice alternative to the usual peppermint foot creams!)
Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen in Light – .25 oz Value $6.60
(Good to know for swaps – this item has an inner foil seal.)
This is a sunscreen and BB cream in one. It provides light coverage with a matte finish. Plus it is an ingredient conscious sunscreen line that is fragrance-free!
Aromaflage Wild - 1.5 ml Value $3.50
This is a perfume that keeps mosquitos away! The scent is a blend of "spicy cardamom, warm cedarwood, & snappy spruce." I'm not usually a perfume wearer, but I love this scent. I would wear it even if it didn't help prevent mosquito bites. (And now I want to buy the candle version, too. No more citronella!)
Shea Moisture Youth-Infusing Mud Mask – 15 ml each Value $6 total
These masks are designed to help moisturize and purify skin. The formula was gentle on my skin (but I read some reviews where people said they irritated their skin), so I recommend spot testing this first.
You leave it on for about 10 minutes then remove. The mud dries when on your face, but it didn’t make my skin feel tight. I didn't notice a big difference in hydration, but it left my skin feeling super smooth.
Root + Willow Lava Scrub in Fig & Plum - 4 oz Value $9
This body scrub is a treat! It's made with organic and sustainable ingredients, and the subtle fig and plum scent is fab!
The pumice powder is fine and non-irritating and the coconut oil adds just a hint of moisture. (If you don't like your body scrubs oily, this is your product.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $53.60. With the coupon, you can buy this box for $31.20, so I think that's a good value for natural beauty items and a good way to try out Yuzen without committing to a subscription.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes - find it in the gift section.
Coupon – Use coupon code SendMyZen to save 20%!
Value Breakdown: At $31.20 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Pumice Stone: $4.65
- Deodorant: $5.24
- Mints: $1.45
- Foot Creme: $5.24
- Suntegrity: $3.84
- Aromaflage: $2.04
- Mud Masks: $3.50
- Body Scrub: $5.24
What do you think of the Yuzen gift box?