Getsu Box is a monthly subscription box from Kirei Station—a Japanese cosmetics company dedicated to offering unique, sought-after Japanese beauty products at competitive prices. All products are from a wide range of Japanese brands, most of which are local, affordable favorites and very hard to find overseas.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the $30.00 Getsu Box.
About Getsu Box
The Subscription Box: Getsu Box
The Cost: $30.00 + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 4 skincare/beauty products and a few fun treats
Ships to: Worldwide
Good to Know: Subscriptions are only available in 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month plans and is shipped from the 21st to 25th of each month.
Getsu Box April 2018 Review
It ended up a bit wrinkled due to me stowing this insert away in my purse, but here is the informational write-up that came with this month's box! It explains each item in detail, including their ingredients, best usage, and contextual popularity in Japan.
I really appreciated the clarity of this insert, as many of the products' packaging are written only in Japanese—so this made it much easier to figure out what I was getting into!
Clear Turn Bihada-Syokunin Skin Brightening Mask, 7-Sheet Set — Estimated Value $8.00
I am 1000% on-board the face mask train, so I was VERY excited to see these skin treatments included in the box. These are intended for daily use and are said to tighten pores, refine texture, and restore moisture and clarity to dull skin.
They're made with the same technique as Japanese washi paper for ultimate lightness and are saturated with Coix seed (also known as hatomugi), thermal spring water from Mimasaka Hot Springs, and nourishing amino acids.
These thankfully weren't as "goopy" as many masks I've tried, and their face cutouts fit so comfortably! They really are thin and light—it almost felt like the same texture as a sanitizing wipe but in the best way. It did feel slightly acidic, so I was worried about it drying out my skin, but by the time I removed the mask and rubbed in excess serum my face felt rejuvenated, glossy, and most certainly more radiant.
I applied my normal face moisturizer and serums afterward with no problems at all. It was a refreshing and wonderful experience!
Cotton Labo Organic Large Cotton Puffs, 4.2 oz. – Retail Value $6.48
This was apparently the first "tool" Getsu Box has ever included in their curation. I thought it was a lovely addition! So often we get caught up in the skincare products themselves, high-quality application methods fall by the wayside.
They're not purely white in color due to their 100% organic makeup, complete with remnants of leaves, branch bark, and flower buds woven in. It felt SO great to use with the next item in the box, which was...
Botanical Clear Herb Toner, 6.7 oz.— Retail Value $17.80
I applied this toner in the morning with a cotton puff (normally I need two pads to apply toner, but the cotton puffs are so absorbent and well-sized that I only need one!) It felt SO refreshing.
My skin felt totally cleansed and I applied my normal moisturizer after use. I couldn't learn much about what it's made of, as the official product page is in Japanese and most image-copy can't be translated, but it did feel very light, uplifting, and fresh. It's apparently a new product this year!
Recipist UV Essence, 1.8 oz. – Retail Value $13.90
I'm a freckly redhead, but have always been so darn terrible about applying sunscreen each day. It's like Getsu Box knew I needed to get it together and protect my skin.
This UV essence is SPF 50+ and feels so light! It has a bright, floral scent to it and doesn't leave that oily residue feeling that so many mainstream sunscreens do. Its petite size also makes it perfect for purse-stashing, which is a PLUS in my book.
DHC Green Tea Soap, 2.11 oz. – Retail Value $6.59
This product was a little ho-hum, as I already have some favorite go-to soap bars of my own, but I did love the gentle fragrance! Its natural ingredients—green tea extract, natural herb blends, and botanical properties—make it suitable for most skin types. The green tea extra also provides powerful antioxidants for the skin.
Not the most exciting item to receive, but it'll come in handy when I need a soap restock.
Matcha Green Tea with Roasted Rice, 2-Bags – Estimated Value $2.00
In celebration of Earth Day in April, Getsu Box included two bags of matcha green tea with roasted rice, which was a charming addition. I couldn't find any brand information on Kirei Station's site or the packets themselves, but the taste itself was okay!
I'm not a huge green tea fan, so I was pretty biased on the first sip. (And when it comes to matcha, I've only ever had it in a creamy, sugary latte!) I appreciated the tea's presence in this box but ultimately abandoned my mug after a few sips. More for someone else!
These were such a unique surprise to receive! I honestly thought they were some sort of facial cream at first, ha! It's a "no-guilt" treat, says Getsu Box, meant to be squeezed out its pouch and nibbled on as a sweet treat. It has the chewable consistency of Jell-o and was SO fun to eat! The grape flavor was light and sweet, but the aftertaste tasted a bit chemical-y unfortunately.
I'm glad I gave em a shot, though!
Verdict: This was the first skincare subscription box I've ever received, and I was satisfied with it! I loved the face masks, toner, and cotton puffs—they really felt like I was getting a great value for what I received. The smaller extras like the candy and soap, I could have done without. If Getsu Box were to include one more large skincare or beauty product, rather than smaller throwaways, I think it'd up the value of the box even more!
With an estimated value of $57.77 (two jelly packs estimated at $3.00 and combined tea bags estimated at $2.00) this box's $30.00 price was a decent deal. I'm looking forward to next month (and hoping to receive something a little more substantial in place of candy and tea to really make it worth its price!)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the May box. Boxes will ship between the 21st - 25th of every month, so order by the 20th to get the current month's box!
Coupon – Use code CODE-01 to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $30.00 with free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box (tea and jelly treats counted as one item each) has an average cost of $4.29.
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What do you think of this month's Kirei Station Getsu Box?