The Better Beauty Box Subscription Review – August 2018


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The Better Beauty Box is an ingredient conscious beauty box geared for tween and teen girls. There are two monthly options: The Better Beauty Box for $24 per month, which includes age-appropriate makeup items or The Better Beauty Box Makeup Free for $20 per month, which includes no makeup at all.

This review is for The Better Beauty Box with makeup included for $24 a month.

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 The Better Beauty Box August 2018 review

About The Better Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: The Better Beauty Box

The Cost: $24 a month + free shipping, with 3-, 6- and 12-month subscription options

The Products: 5 ingredient conscious products geared for teen girls (a mix of full-sized, travel and trial sized)

Ships to: US

The Better Beauty Box August 2018 Review

Instead of including a stand-alone info sheet, the information about the products in the box are on a sticker that’s placed on the lid of the box.

Palish Face Polish, 2.5 oz

Palish Face Polish, 2.5 oz – Retail Value $16

This stuff is awesome! The texture reminds me of the beach—there is a thin layer of liquid on top of a thick, superfine grit concoction. Grabbing some out of the jar reminded me of picking up a handful of sand in the ocean. This only has five ingredients—baking soda, organic coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, organic cinnamon, and witch hazel. The exfoliation was great—it wasn’t abrasive but it definitely buffed my skin. The next morning when I woke up my face was absolutely glowing! My acne marks were significantly smaller and my skin felt soft and smooth. This is a big winner for me.

Klee Girls All Natural Mineral Blush in Santa Barbara Kiss, Full-Size! Retail Value $9.99

This mineral blush is a very light pink with a bit of sparkle, to the point I think this is better as a highlighter. I tried to swatch this on my arm, but it is so sheer that other than a light sparkle you couldn’t see anything. That’s a good thing a blush/highlighter geared towards teenagers, where blending products well may not be a learned skill yet.

Yes To Cucumbers Sleeping Mask

Yes To Cucumbers Sleeping Mask – Retail Value $1.69, Listed Value $3.00

I was hesitant when I first pulled this out of the box because sheet masks from the Yes To brand are notoriously small on my face, but luckily this is a sleeping mask! It has a cream formula that absorbed into my skin easily, and when I woke up the next morning my skin looked a tad less red! This also had a very pleasant light cucumber scent.

Brushegg Brush Cleaning Tool, Retail Value $4 (found here for $3)

Considering the amount of beauty subscription boxes I review I am honestly surprised I have never received a brush cleaning tool—until now! This egg-shaped silicone tool slides onto two fingers, and the ridges help to get product off of your makeup brushes when used with a cleaner. This silicone also means this is easy to clean!

The Seaweed Bath Co Hydrating Bath, 2 oz – Retail Value $0.99, Listed Value $4.00

I am all about receiving bath products, but I was a little bummed to receive the unscented version—that’s not as much fun! This bath soak was indeed very hydrating, but it did leave some brown residue in my tub. It didn’t stain, however, because it washed away the next time I showered!

The Verdict: I continue to stand by my statement that while The Better Beauty Box is marketed to teens, this is a great ingredient conscious beauty box for adults! All of the products were both fun and useful, and this box continues the trend of including a full-size skincare product (and that face polish is some serious magic). Value-wise, I calculated a value of $32.67, which is a bit on the low end compared to previous boxes but still is decent for an ingredient conscious beauty box!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up today your first box will be the September box.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $24 with free shipping, and I calculated a value of $32.67. That means you’re paying approximately the following for each item:

  • Face Polish: $11.75
  • Mineral Blush: $7.34
  • Sleeping Mask: $1.24
  • Brush Egg: $2.94
  • Seaweed Bath: $0.73

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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4 Comments

  1. I’m a little confused. This is a sub for pre-teens and teens, but they including a physical exfoliating scrub? As far as I’m aware that’s the last thing a young girl should be using on their face.

    Did I learn wrong? I was told with proper cleansing a young lady without skin issues doesn’t need a product like this. I would be concerned if my 11/12 yr old got this bc she’d most def want and even demand I let her use it. Pls correct me if I’m mistaken. Thanks

    • I’m not so sure what’s wrong with using an exfoliating scrub as a tween? I feel like that’s an age when most girls would want to experiment more with beauty and makeup and an exfoliating scrub doesn’t seem like a bad way to start. Exfoliating could also be seen as a form of ‘proper cleansing’ too.

      • It’s just that exfoliating is meant to encourage better skin turn over and the younger you are the less you need that. Also, overusing an exfoliant can cause skin problems. It’s almost like what wearing the wrong shoes can do to your feet. It can make calluses or just an overall thickening of the skin which nobody wants. If you do that to your skin as a teen I can’t imagine what your skin would look like when you get older.

  2. I have one of the Brush eggs and it is a great tool for cleaning your brushes. I’m able to get my brushes completely clean, and it doesn’t damage them at all. It cleans them quickly and easily. I think it’s a great addition to a beauty sub box.

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