Yuzen Single Gift Box Review – Winter 2017
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 subscription boxes, they also offer single gift boxes for $39 – this is a review of their latest Winter single gift box.
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: Yuzen
The Cost: $35 a quarter ($39 for single gift box)
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!
SpaRitual Mini in Reflection – 5 ml Estimated Value $5?
SpaRitual is a vegan and ingredient-conscious nail polish brand, and this mini is a perfect size for me. (I don’t think I’ve ever finished a full-size nail polish.)
Here it is swatched:
Aromaflage Botanical Sleep Fragrance – 1.5 ml Value $4.42
This all-natural fragrance is made with lavender, rose, and Madagascar Vanilla, and designed to help you fall asleep. (To use, just apply a few spritzes to your wrists.)
I’ve sampled this before and it’s a lovely and intense bath soak – the Eucalyptus scent is strong and invigorating.
Shamanuti Seaweed Toner – 1 oz Value $7
This toner is designed to help balance pH levels, nourish skin, and help minimize the appearance of pores. And it is alcohol-free, so you don’t have to worry about it drying out your skin. My favorite part is the scent – it’s very beachy!
Eminence Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 30 – 15 ml Value $17
This moisturizer is light, absorbs quickly with a matte finish, and it has SPF 30 – I’m happy! The red currant scent is lovely, too.
Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel – 40 ml Value $10.27
This muscle recovery gel is scented with Rosemary, Black Pepper, Lavender and Ginger essential oils. The description says it “instantly cools and warms aches,” but I didn’t notice either of those things happening. This is a great for hydration, though, especially if you want something post-workout that absorbs immediately.
Kerstin Florian Lavender Body Spray – 30 ml Value $12
This is a lightweight lavender body oil spray. The mist makes it extra light, too, so this is great if you are looking for a body oil that isn’t too heavy. (And I LOVE the lavender scent – this will be perfect post-shower before sleep!)
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.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $68.77. I think that’s a good value for a $39 single gift box, and a good way to try out Yuzen without committing to the subscription. This subscription always feels like a spa day in a box, too, so it would be great to gift.
What do you think of the Winter Single Yuzen Gift box? What is your favorite item?