RosePost Box Subscription Review + Coupon – Winter 2018
RosePost Box is a quarterly subscription box bringing you niche and independent brands of rose-infused skincare and beauty products.
Check out the dried rosebuds in the packing material! Such a fun detail. (The packaging is pretty but it is also functional. There were a lot of liquid products this month and nothing leaked.)
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.)
About RosePost Box
The Subscription Box: RosePost Box
The Cost: $51 a quarter + free shipping. Save with longer subscription plans or buy a one-time gift box for $55.
The Products: 3-5 full-size rose-infused cruelty-free beauty products per quarter and occasionally a few extras with a promised $75+ value
Ships to: US
Winter 2018 RosePost Box Review
This box always feels so luxurious to open! I knew from RosePost Box spoilers most of what was going to be in here, but I still enjoyed the unboxing process quite a bit:
There was a full-color information card with more details about the products and brands included in the box. I thought it was quite informative. (FYI, the coupon code for Rose Dose is good until March 20, 2018.)
Rosa Pretiosa Natural Eye Contour Cream (20 mL) – Retail Value $12.47 USD, Listed Value $23
I am not overly worried about the discrepancy between the information card value and the sale price here. This product is from Bulgaria and is really hard to find in the US, so I have gone to a European website that ships to the US and does automatic currency conversions. Depending on the exchange rate, the selling price for this will go up or down. Also, keep in mind that shipping from Europe is expensive and takes a long time.
Anyway, I have been on the hunt for a good eye cream. I’ve rejected several lately for either being ineffective or actually causing a burning sensation in my under-eye area. I am quite pleased with this one, however. It is thick (which is my preference), it seems to help with fine lines (as best I can tell after two uses), and it does not cause any irritation.
Rosa Pretiosa Dry Rose Oil (30 mL) – Retail Value $20.00 USD, Listed Value $31
Please see my note above with respect to this brand and pricing; the same applies for this product.
You can use this for the face, body, or hair. I tried it on both my face and my hair and, for my skin and hair types, this is better as a hair product, but your mileage may vary. (I needed only a small pump to get enough product to work through the ends.) It is helping keep my frizz and flyaways tamed quite nicely.
Zaaina Skincare Bouquet of Roses Soap (4.5 oz) – Retail Value $8.95
This is a sulfate-free soap that is gentle and non-drying on the skin (so important for me at this time of year). I was in need of a new bar soap for the shower (I use either bar soap or shower gel as the mood strikes, so I keep both around) so this came at a good time. I am a sucker for pretty soaps and I am eagerly awaiting the time when I start to see the rose petals showing up as I use the soap (seems far away still, after a single use…).
Rose Gold Wild Blossom Lip Luster by Argan Republic – Retail Value $24
This is cruelty-free if that is important to you. It does have a touch of color when applied, but nothing too dramatic. For me, it’s more of the sort of product you put on over a drying lip stain to add a bit of moisture and shine. It is definitely not sticky but has more of an oil-based feel to it.
Here is a swatch of the lip butter. This is slathered on pretty thick so you can see it. It’s more subtle on the lips.
Organic Rose Buds from Rose Dose (0.5 oz) – Listed Value $3.95 (Buy a 2 oz. pouch for $12.00)
These are actual rosebuds you can use in a variety of ways; the information card has some suggestions. I tried popping a few into my tea this morning (I suggest a light green tea or a white tea so you don’t overwhelm the rose flavor) and that was pretty nice. But they’re also good for homemade bath products, scent sachets for your drawers, etc.(This size is not sold in the Rose Dose shop so I’ve provided the information card value.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of $69.37 for the Winter 2018 RosePost Box. As noted above, that is dependent on currency exchange rates and does not factor in shipping from overseas and/or from small producers, so the information card total of $90.90 doesn’t seem out of line. At any rate, the value is certainly well above the price of the subscription considering the contents are from niche and/or foreign producers (where you often barely break even with box value). This was a wonderful unboxing experience for me, from the packaging and presentation on down to actually trying the products.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, unfortunately the Winter 2018 box is now sold out. Your first box will be the Spring 2018 box. Sign up for our RosePost Box spoilers to learn more!
FYI – Fall 2017 boxes are still available for purchase!
Coupon –Use code MSA to save $10 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $51 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Eye cream $9.17
- Dry oil $14.70
- Soap $6.58
- Lip Butter $17.64
- Rose buds $2.90
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