Yuzen Beauty Subscription Box Review – Winter 2017

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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.

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! And all the items come in a reusable bag.

The Subscription Box: Yuzen

The Cost: $35 a quarter

The Products: Eco-friendly products to nourish the body and soul.

Ships to: US only.

Check out all of my Yuzen reviews and the Eco-friendly Subscription Box Directory!

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!


ANDALOU NATURALS Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter – 50 ml Value $2.96

I can always use more body creams/hand creams in the dry winter months, and this one is fab! It’s rich and takes a little time to absorb, but it isn’t greasy at all, and it has a light, natural, and sweet scent.

Z SKIN COSMETICS Age Defying Hydroxy Face Mask – 1 oz Value $17

This mask is designed to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark marks. You leave it on for 20 minutes, (it mostly dries), then remove. I liked how smooth my skin felt after using it, and there was little to no irritation.

MINDFUL SKINCARE Anti-Aging Eye Serum – FULL SIZE! Value $49

Yay for full-size skincare! This anti-aging serum is a lightweight cream that absorbs almost instantly and feels hydrating. It’s designed to fight fine lines and wrinkles, and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes. I’m hoping to see some results with this serum since I have a full-size container that should last over a month!

ANDRELLE’S NATURAL SKIN CARE Rose + Lavender Brightening Toner – 1 oz Value $10

This toner is made with just a few simple ingredients: Rose Water, Lavender Water, St. John’s Wart Extract, and Orange Essential Oil. Usually Lavender tends to overpower other scents in natural beauty products, but the Orange Essential Oil is what stood out to me and I love it!

Modicum Essential Cleanser – 10 ml Value $9.33

This cleanser is made with natural and organic ingredients, including one of my all-time favorite ingredients – basil!

In addition to smelling lovely, the cleanser was gentle and didn’t dry out my skin.

Modicum Essential Exfoliant – 10 ml Value $6

This scrub pairs well with the cleanser (or make a paste with a little water.) The exfoliant particles are super fine, too – again very gentle on my skin!

ILA SPA Body Wash for Toning Skin – 50 ml Value $4.08

ILA is one of those high-end natural beauty brands I see on Net-A-Porter, so I was super excited to see it in this box! The natural scent is strong and I’m a fan (but my husband Eric isn’t), so I’m guessing this scent won’t be for everyone. The formula is great, though, it cleanses without drying out your skin.

DIVINE CHOCOLATE Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt – Value $4

Milk chocolate, a dash of sea salt, and crunchy toffee bits? This sounds like the perfect candy bar!

And toffee is one of Eric’s favorite candy flavors, so he claimed this immediately!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $102.37. That’s great for a $35 all-natural beauty and spa box. This is one of the highest-value Yuzen boxes I’ve seen in a while, and I think they did a great job including so many high-end skincare items in this box! (Plus you can’t go wrong with a chocolate bar, right?)

What do you think of the Winter 2017 Yuzen box? What is your favorite item?

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Written by 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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Yuzen Reviews| Tags: yuzen | 11 comments


  1. I was very disappointed in this box and decided to cancel my subscription. To me, the products I have received from the Yuzen box are usually new to the market and I have not found many to be effective.

  2. Liz, can you still get this box if you order now, and do you think they will have any discounts for the holidays? This looks like a good box, and I hadn’t liked their previous boxes in a long time.

    • Yes, I just checked their website and this is their current box if you sign up now! I don’t have word of any discounts, but I’ll reach out and ask!

      • Thank you!

  3. had cancelled my sub after the last two boxes, very dissapointing. this one seems better but will wait and see what the next couple are like before I consider resubscribing.

  4. Great box! Been thinking about subbing for a while. May have to do it this time.

  5. I loved this box. Recently, Yuzen has been hit and miss but I think they knocked it out of the park this time!

  6. Yuzen is my favorite sub box and this box is to die for with the size of items and the value! A home run for me!

  7. I had mixed feeling on this box. I have subbed to Yuzen for years. I loved that it all was new to me brands, but would have loved a holiday candle/bathbomb/something more holidayish as one of the items. The value was amazing though, and I ate the chocolate in two days. Love divine chocolate

  8. A black friday deal on this sub would be such a score!

    • Looks like they have one now until the 3rd for 20% off! ZENFRIEND 🙂

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