Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – December 2017
Beauty Fix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription box includes a variety of items: makeup, haircare, skincare, etc., but skin care items are the most prevalent in the boxes.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Beauty Fix
The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products.
Ships to: US
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included with pictures.
Now, on to the items!
Lancer Skincare Volume Enhancing Lip Serum – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $42
This lip treatment is designed to reduce the look of vertical lip lines, define lip contours, and provide hydration for plumper-looking lips. I’m always worried that lip plumping products will irritate my lips to get the plumping effect, but this formula feels cool going on thanks to the metal applicator tip, and it has a slight tingling feeling – nothing annoying.
It’s super hydrating, and it provides a glossy (non-sticky) finish. I can’t say that my lips look any larger, but they look hydrated and shiny – I’m happy!
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads – (28 Count) Retail Value $15
If you aren’t familiar with First Aid Beauty facial radiance pads, they’re a bit of a beauty cult classic!
The pads are formulated with the right amount of lactic and glycolic acid so that you can use them every day. They’re great for exfoliating, toning, and brightening skin – even on sensitive skin! (I think these are a great item to include in a winter box, too. My dry skin definitely needs some daily gentle exfoliation!)
Trufora Triple Action Exfoliator – 15 ml Value $11.25
And speaking of gentle exfoliation, we also have this Triple Action Exfoliator! If you like a super fine particle exfoliation, this product’s for you. It combines chemical exfoliation (AHAs and BHAs), and physical exfoliation (bamboo extract).
You leave it on damp skin for 5 minutes, then massage for 30 seconds and remove. Or for a deeper exfoliation, you can leave it on for up to 15 minutes as a mask. I loved how soft it made my skin feel instantly, and the creamy formula is fab, too. (And the sample is a decent size!)
Juliette Has A Gun Not a Perfume Eau de Parfum – 5.5 ml Retail Value $15
I’m not a big perfume wearer, so I’m not really happy to see perfume samples in boxes, but I have to give Beauty Fix props for including a travel size purse spray, and not the typical sample vial.
This perfume is made of a single ingredient, (cetalox) and has an elegant, pure, spicy scent that is allergen-free.
How cute is this little travel set? (FYI it is TINY, but should last for a few days.)
Erno Laszlo White Marble Cleansing Oil – 15 ml Value $4.46
Both this and the soap bar smell so fresh and clean! This is a light foaming cleansing oil that is great for removing makeup and it didn’t dry my skin out at all.
Erno Laszlo White Marble Treatment Bar – 17 g Value $6.46
And to complete the double-cleanse you have this soap bar! It’s just as gentle as the oil, creamy, and designed to help even skin tone.
Bioderma Hydrabio Serum – 5 ml Value $3.11
This lightweight gel serum is designed for dry and sensitive skin. It absorbs almost instantly and provides great hydration, too. (The downside? This sample is mostly air.)
Bioderma Hydrabio Cream – 5 ml Value $3.11
This is gentle just like the serum, but even more hydrating. It’s a perfect skincare duo, I just wish the samples were larger.
(Since this is a sampler card with no sizes listed, I’m not going to give it a value.)
Sample size issues aside Lilah B. is a great (and pricey) ingredient-conscious beauty brand. And I love that these formulas are multi-purpose. The finish is highly-pigmented, creamy, and matte. I personally love the b. real (lightest shade) as a creamy blush.
Here are all three shades swatched:
(b. real, b. fearless, and b. sassy)
Eminence Organic Skin Care Bamboo Firming Fluid – 2 ml Value $3.31
Bah, more tiny samples! This serum is designed to boost collagen + skin firmness with natural retinol alternatives. The packet claims that some people saw firming results in as little as 5 minutes. (I did not.) But the formula felt light and fabulous on my skin. I just wish the sample was larger so I could see some results over a few weeks!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $103.70. (Not counting the value of the lip/cheek duo card.) That’s a great value for a $24.95 box, and this is an impressive skincare box. Even though some of the samples were small (which is typical for this box), the Lancer, First Aid Beauty, and Trufora definitely make it worth the cost for me.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, the next box available will be the January box.
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lancer Lip Treatment: $10.11
- FAB Radiance Pads: $3.61
- Trufora: $2.71
- Perfume: $3.61
- Erno Laszlo Kit: $2.63
- Serum: $.75
- Cream: $.75
- Firming Fluid: $.79
What do you think of the December 2017 Beauty Fix box?