Skin & Co Roma Beauty Discovery Bag Review – August 2018
Skin & Co recently released a new discovery bag featuring products from their skincare line and a $25 gift card!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About This Box
The Box: Skin & Co Roma Beauty Discovery Bag
The Cost: $25 + free shipping
The Products: Skincare and body care, plus a $25 gift card!
Skin & Co Roma Discovery Bag Review
The items in the box came packaged inside the Donatella beauty bag. I found the quality to be like that of a standard Ipsy bag, only a bit bigger.
Here is the info sheet that describes some of the samples.
Truffle Therapy Toner, 1.7 oz – Estimated Value $13.60 (buy the 1 oz version for $8)
In my experience, most toners have some sort of astringent quality so your pores will close. Because of that, this toner was a unique treat! It is incredibly hydrating and soothing, and not astringent at all.
Truffle Therapy Cleansing Oil, 1 oz – Retail Value $8
This cleansing oil is like a cross between micellar water and a traditional cleansing oil. To use, you pour some on a cotton pad and swipe it across your face before rinsing with warm water. I wouldn’t reach for this if I needed to take off a full face of makeup, but this is great on no-makeup days or in the mornings once I wake up.
Truffle Therapy Serum, 0.17 oz – Estimated Value $11.90 (buy the 1 oz version for $70)
I typically think of serums as being watery and almost oily in consistency, but this serum is like a very light cream. It is designed to renew and restore skin to boost skin radiance and reduce fine lines. I have been using this sample at night the past few days, and I do think that my skin has a bit more radiance!
Truffle Therapy Cream, 0.17 oz – Estimated Value $6.80 (buy the 1.7 oz version for $68)
This cream is the perfect mixture of being nice and hydrating without being heavy or greasy. This absorbed quickly into my skin and left it feeling soft and supple. This is light enough to use in the morning on my oily skin without turning into a greasy spoon but hydrating enough to use at night. I’m a big fan!
Truffle Therapy Whipped Cleansing Cream, 1 oz – Retail Value $10
This whipped cleansing cream has a lovely light texture, and it is formulated with truffle extract and sweet almond oil for added hydration while it cleanses. This is incredibly gentle and would be great for sensitive skin.
Truffle Therapy Face Gommage, 1 oz – Retail Value $8
This is, without a doubt, the most gentle exfoliating face wash I have ever used. When I first used it I thought I had grabbed the whipped cleansing cream by mistake! This is made with ground apricot kernel for exfoliation, but the exfoliation is mild and not abrasive at all. This is perfect for sensitive skin.
Umbrian Truffle Hand Cream, 0.33 oz – Retail Value $4
This hand cream is great for dry skin thanks to shea butter and sweet almond oil, and it has a light fig scent. This small size is perfect for throwing in my purse for on-the-go hydration.
This too is formulated with shea butter and sweet almond oil, but instead, it is scented with lavender and orange. Like the truffle hand cream, it absorbs quickly and does not leave my hands greasy.
Umbrian Truffle Exfoliating Body Gel, 6 ml – Buy the full-size version for $20
Rosemary & Verbena Body Milk, 6 ml – Buy the full-size version for $22
Fresh Lavender Exfoliating Body Gel, 6 ml – Buy the full-size version for $16
Umbrian Truffle Body Lotion, 3 ml – Buy the full-size version for $24
Citrus Amaro Body Lotion, 6 ml – Buy the full-size version for $22
To round out an already great discovery box I also received these five single-use sample packets. I enjoyed the fresh scent of the lavender body gel, which provided a gentle exfoliation. The rosemary and verbena body milk smelled oddly similar to lemon Pledge, but weirdly I liked it. The rest of these samples will be going into my makeup bag for the next time I travel!
$25 Gift Card
About a week after ordering my discovery bag I received my e-gift card! It truly is a gift card—no strings attached and no minimum purchase required. I decided to buy the full-size version of the toner because I loved how gentle it was! I also wanted to buy something that was $28, because that is the minimum purchase requirement to get free shipping. I put the toner in my cart, entered the gift card, paid the extra $3, and that was that! My toner has already been shipped, too!
The Verdict: What stood out to me the most through reviewing this box is how gentle all of the products were on my skin. These products would be amazing for dry, sensitive skin but none of them were too heavy or thick for my oily skin. The value for the products themselves (not including the single-use samples) is $66.26, which I think alone would have been a great value for this discovery kit. The fact that a $25 gift card was included as well puts this box as one of the best valued- boxes I have received in a long time. I think having a $25 gift card compared to a full-size $25 product is worth more because everyone who got this box will be able to choose which product they want to buy that’s right for them. I would 100% be behind any other companies that do this because it really made me have a positive experience with Skin & Co.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? Unfortunately, this is no longer available.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $25 with free shipping and I calculated a total value of $91.26. Here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Toner: $3.73
- Cleansing Oil: $2.19
- Serum: $3.26
- Face Cream: $1.86
- Whipped Cleansing Cream: $2.74
- Face Gommage: $2.19
- Truffle Hand Cream: $1.10
- Citrus Hand Cream: $1.08
- $25 Gift Card: $6.85
- single-use foil packets: not counted towards the value
- beauty bag: not counted towards the value
What do you think of the Skin & Co Roma Beauty Discovery Bag? What did you decide to buy with your gift card?