Cosmo Box Subscription Review – May 2018
There’s a new subscription box from Cosmopolitan – CosmoBox! Each month you’ll receive items selected by Cosmopolitan editors.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: CosmoBox by Cosmopolitan
The Cost: $29.99 a box + $6 shipping
The Products: “Curated by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine, this unique monthly subscription box brings you full-size quality goodies that compliment and empower your multidimensional lifestyle.”
Ships to: US
Keep track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included:
Now, on to the items!
Neutrogena Radiance Boost Brightening 100% Hydrogel Mask – Retail Value $2.50
This sheet mask comes in two parts, so it’s easier to apply and fit your face. It has a floral fragrance and the formula is hydrating and gentle. Nothing game changing for me, but a sold sheet mask for the price!
L’Oreal Paris Ever Pure Deep Moisture Hair Sheet Mask – Retail Value $3.59
This hair mask is designed to be used in-shower, post-shampoo. You put on the cap that is coated with the hair mask, secure it in place, then let it sit for 5 minutes before removing the cap and rinsing your hair. (I found the mask impossible to secure with the sticker while my hands were wet, but it still stayed in place without it.)
It left my hair feeling soft and hydrated, and super straight. (My hair in this review is the product of just this mask + blowdryer.)
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Detangler + Air Dry – Retail Value $4.89
This mist is great! Both the formula itself and the scent are light, and it did a great job of detangling my hair and adding a little moisture without weighing my hair down.
Biore Acne Cleansing Foam with Baking Soda – Retail Value $5.59
This formula is designed to help clear out oil and dirt from pores without stripping your skin of moisture. I felt it delivered on both aspects, and while I typically don’t get major acne breakouts, I can always use help with blackheads!
This serum is designed to “fight the look of dullness, dark spots, and discolorations, while instantly increasing brightness, radiance, and luminosity.” The cream formula has a light citrus scent (which I love), and it instantly helped give my skin a boost of hydration.
I’ve sampled this before thanks to a few other subscription boxes, and after using it for months I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin – I’m happy to have more!
E.L.F. Cosmetics Blend It Out Silicone Sponge Duo – Retail Value $8
I like the Makeup Drop silicone makeup applicator, and I think this set is comparable.
Typically, I use a beauty blender or a stippling brush to apply liquid foundation. This silicone applicator gets the same flawless application look of the beauty blender, but it has additional benefits:
- No foundation absorbing into it! With a Beauty Blender or brush, I’m always losing some foundation to the tool itself, but this silicone isn’t porous, so all makeup goes on your skin!
- Super easy cleanup! Just soap, water, and towel it off and it’s good to go! No waiting for beauty blenders/brushes to dry!
This set comes with two sizes, and the smaller size has a band on the back to make it easier to hold:
Dove Anti -Stress Micellar Water Beauty Bar – Retail Value $3.99
I use Dove’s Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar as a body soap, so I’m familiar with Dove soap, but I was not expecting how fragrant this soap is! You can smell it before you take it out of the box!
This soap itself felt gentle, moisturizing, and it didn’t dry out my skin.
Invisibobble Slim Hair Rings – Retail Value $8
I use Invisibobbles often (thanks to subscription boxes) and I’m digging this new slim design.
If aren’t familiar with Invisibobble, these hair ties don’t tangle hair, and they stay in place, too.
Finishing Touch Flawless in Blush – Retail Value $19.99
This is a rotary shaver that comes with a battery so it’s good to go!
The case is similar in size to a tube of lipstick, so it’s great for travel/throwing in your makeup bag.
And here’s a closer look at the shaver head. The blades aren’t exposed so you can put this directly on your skin without any irritation. Goodbye, peachfuzz!
And the top is removeable so you can clean out any hair.
Skin Better Hydro Boosting Creme – 10 ml Value $16
This was one of my favorite discoveries in the box – it’s an ingredient-conscious (and fragrance-free) face moisturizer. The formula is light, absorbs quickly, and even though this is the smallest item in the box, the tube is completely full, so it should last for weeks!
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle-Natural Tint – 50 ml Value $10
This dry shampoo is formulated without parabens or sulfates, and it is great for both absorbing oil and also adding texture and volume.
I used to only use dry shampoo on days when my hair was looking a little greasy. But now I use it every day for extra volume and texture. (And thanks to subscription boxes, I have plenty of dry shampoo to support this daily habit!)
Verdict: This box has a retail value of $167.55. I think that value is great for a $35.99 box. (FYI – they recently upped the cost of the box by $10.) This box was full of awesome beauty products, and it gives me Allure Beauty Thrills Box vibes.
I’m really happy with CosmoBox this month, but I think it’s important to call out that this box seems to vary so much from month to month. It’s hard to recommend subscribing to this box when I have no idea what types of products you should expect to see in future boxes. (Check out my reviews of past CosmoBox to see what I mean.)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? I believe so, but I recommend contacting their customer care to be sure.
What do you think of the May CosmoBox?