BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – October 2018
BeautyFix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription box includes a variety of items: makeup, haircare, skincare, etc., but skin care items are the most prevalent in the boxes.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: BeautyFIX
The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products.
Ships to: US
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This box comes with a card detailing each of the items included:
Now, on to the items!
(I’m not sure how to determine the value for this mask. It’s a full-size mask that was designed exclusively for BeautyFix. It looks identical to the other full-size masks Miss de Gaspe sells for $32 each, except this one is good for 2 uses, while the $32 ones are good for 3-5 uses. So I’m estimating $20.)
If you’ve ever pulled a sheet mask out of a sleeve and kind of hating the cold, goopy feeling of it, dry masks are the answer! (I still love my regular sheet masks, but this is such a nice alternative!)
You look it around your ears to stay in place, massage it a bit, then let it stay on for 15 minutes to do its thing, then remove. When I removed it, I could tell my skin was a little more hydrated, plump, and looked dewy. (Good to know – this mask is reusable. Store it in the bag and you can use it again one additional time.)
TULA Skincare Dual- Phase Skin Reviving Treatment Pad – 1 pad Value $5.20
I really like the concept behind these pads. You slip your middle finger and index finger into the pad opening, apply the serum side first, then follow with the textured side for exfoliation. The only thing I didn’t like about these, was the material choice. As soon as I started applying it to my skin, the cotton from the pad started forming little cotton balls all over my face! That issue aside, the formula was great.
Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser Sensitive Skin – 100ml Value $9.75
This is a gentle, gel cleanser with minimal lather. It also works well to remove most makeup (I still used makeup wipes before using this), and I was especially impressed that it didn’t strip my skin of oils at all.
Sanitas Skincare Lemon Cream Scrub – 1 oz Value $8
OMG – this is my favorite product in the box. (And I really like this box, so that’s saying something.) First, the Santitas brand is ingredient-conscious. (All Sanitas products are cruelty-free and contain no parabens, phthalates, dyes, harsh preservatives or gluten.)
Next, this scent! If you love citrus/lemon scents like I do, I think you are going to be thrilled. It’s such a bright and refreshing fragrance! And the exfoliant is such a fine particle – it didn’t irritate my skin at all, and left it feeling so smooth. (You can use this up to 3 times a week.)
Glytone Ultra Softening Heel and Elbow Cream – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $54
Just a heads up on this product. This is not a regular cream/ointment – you actually have to wash it off after 15 minutes!
Gently massage into dry, calloused areas such as the heels and elbows or as directed. On elbows, leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water. If tolerable after initial application of 10-15 minutes, gradually increase time, up to 30 minutes. Not to be used on face.
If you’re wondering why you have to wash it off, it’s made with Glycolic acid to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. It minimally irritated my skin for the first minute, but then I forgot I had it on. It definitely delivers on the soft skin promise – if you’re not a BabyFoot fan, this is a great alternative for feet/heels!
Rene Furterer Karite Nutri Mask – FULL SIZE! Value $36
I recently changed hair color, so this mask came at the perfect time! It smells great, and I love that you only have to wear it for 2-5 minutes before you rinse! (I’m so impatient when it comes to any type of mask!) This one is designed for dry, damaged hair, and it helped make my hair feel softer and smoother post color-change. (And I used a small amount, but I didn’t have any issues with greasiness the next day.)
Rituals Dao Foaming Shower Gel – 50 ml Value $7.50
I really like the Rituals Foaming Shower Gels, so I was happy to see this in the box. If you aren’t familiar with this product, it’s a gel that turns into a lathery foam once it makes contact with water. This scent is a white lotus blend.
Alterna Caviar Dry Oil Mist – 25 ml Value $5.78
Another perfectly timed hair product! And I love the Alterna brand! (Great scents + ingredient-conscious formulas.) This dry oil smells amazing, and the mist is fine enough that you can apply it directly to your hair for even coverage. It adds shine and softness – and no greasy finish. (My only recommendation is to apply this more to the ends of your hair and not the roots.)
TOCCA Cleopatra Eau de Parfum – 1.5 ml Value $2.16
This scent is a blend of grapefruit, vanilla, and jasmine. But unlike a lot of florals, I didn’t find this one to be very sweet.
Verdict: This box has a value of over $140! That’s an incredible value for a $24.95 box! I think this is one of BeautyFix’s best boxes of the year. Great products, great sizes, and I discovered a few new favorites, too.
To Wrap Up:
What do you think of the October 2018 Beauty Fix box?