We Are Onyx Beauty Box is a women’s beauty subscription box. Products vary from hair, beauty, skin, and nail care suited to the needs of Women of Color (WOC). The company’s founders desire to educate WOC by expanding their beauty knowledge and encouraging them to try new products.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: We Are Onyx Beauty Box
The Cost: $25 a month + free shipping, $69.99 for 3-months ($23/month) + free shipping, $126.00 for 6-months ($21/month) + free shipping and $228.00 for 12-month ($19/month) + free shipping
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code STRIKE12MC to get a 12-month OnyxBox subscription for $195 (Regularly $228) or use coupon code STRIKE6MC to get a 6-month OnyxBox subscription for $110 (Regularly $126)!
The Products: 5-7 beauty products geared toward Women of Color
Ships to: U.S.
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Each box comes with an info card with a beautiful illustration on the front of the card and on the back of the card, the contents of the box and their prices. The theme for the month of October is #TrickorTreatYourself”. The beautiful illustration on the front of the info card and inside box is by VG Waymer. The box design is black with the mpatapo symbol on top of the box which is an adinkra sign of peace and unity.
Lighten Brighten Eye Cream, 0.5fl. oz. - Listed Value $45.00
I couldn’t find this on their website, the eye cream comes in the “Fast and Flawless Collection”. The price I got came from the info card. This eye cream intends to brighten my skin tone, diffuse dark circles, improve elasticity, rid puffiness and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I’m obsessed with eye cream, so I was happy to receive this. The eye cream has Niacinamide, Vitamins A, C, and E and CoQ10 to fight off dark circles and any fine lines and wrinkles I may get. Also, included, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, and Cucumber Extract to smooth and brighten my skin. This was lightweight and creamy in texture.
Reface Me Serum, 1oz - Value $26.00
This 20% oil-based Vitamin C serum promotes collagen production, protects skin from sun damage, reduces under eye circles, reduces skin discoloration, reduces inflammation, and improves hydration and moisture in my skin. The serum is best used after I cleanse and tone my face. The smell of this serum was a huge turn-off and the odor was so offensive that I’m not using again. I’m possibly over exaggerating but the smell was awful (I can't detect what it smells like, all I can say is, it didn’t agree with me). The scent from the serum may not be a problem to others.
Goat’s Milk Moisturizing Day Cream, 1.7 fl oz. - Value $12.99
This moisturizing day cream has goats milk is lightweight in texture, creamy, and has somewhat of a perfume scent. This day cream intends to revitalize my skin, smoothes wrinkles and irritations.
Healthy Hair Vitamins - Listed Value $12.50 one week supply (buy a one month supply for $25.00)
This is a nice change having vitamins for my hair in a subscription box. This is the second time I received vitamins in a subscription box, the last time was in my FabFitFun box. I received a week’s supply of Hairfinity hair vitamins. It’s recommended to take two capsules daily. I’m in need of assistance in my hair growth since I wear interlock braids all the time and my hair has taken a beating. Hopefully, I will see some results, not sure since it’s a week supply. From Hairfinity:
Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins were created to nourish your hair from within. Each capsule contains the vitamins and minerals you need for longer, stronger hair, including our exclusive Capilsana® Complex - a blend of amino acids in Hydrolyzed Collagen, MSM, Horsetail, and Silica.
Other Key Ingredients:
Vitamins A and D promote healthy hair and scalp with their antioxidant properties.*
Niacin promotes healthy blood circulation to the scalp.*
Pantothenic Acid for stronger hair follicles.*
Vitamin B12 to oxygenate scalp and hair follicles.*
Biotin supports existing hair growth, keratin production, and increases hair elasticity.*
Additional ingredients include Vitamin B1, B2, B6, C, Folic Acid, and Calcium.
dpHue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, 1oz - Value $4.12
This shampoo and conditioner substitute intends to gently remove impurities from my hair and scalp, won’t strip my hair, restores my hair’s pH balance and doesn’t have a nasty vinegar smell. I will save this and use when I take down my interlocks.
Verdict: We Are Onyx Beauty Box has a value of $100.61 - an incredible deal for a $25.00 box with free shipping. This month’s box was all about prepping my skin for the upcoming winter months and strengthening my hair with products that will give me growth and eliminate impurities from my hair and scalp. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this month’s box and I enjoyed using the products, except for the serum. We Are Onyx sends the best quality beauty products each month. So, if you’re looking for an inexpensive WOC subscription box with the majority of the products full size this is the box for you! Their boxes, for the most part, have the majority of their products full size this month’s products were more deluxe size.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, if you order throughout October, you will receive the October box!
Coupon – For a limited time, use coupon code STRIKE12MC to get a 12-month OnyxBox subscription for $195 (Regularly $228) or use coupon code STRIKE6MC to get a 6-month OnyxBox subscription for $110 (Regularly $126)!
Value Breakdown: At $25 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 100.61
- Lighten Brighten Eye Cream: $11.18
- Reface Me Serum: $6.46
- Goat’s Milk Moisturizing Day Cream: $3.23
- Healthy Hair Vitamins: $3.11
- dpHue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse: $1.02
What do you think of the October We Are Onyx Beauty Box?