Birchbox x Kiehl’s Kit: Latest Hits Discovery Kit Review + Coupon
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About This Birchbox Kit
The Box: The Birchbox x Kiehl’s Kit: Latest Hits Kit
The Cost: $18 + $5 shipping ($36 value)
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The Products: This kit includes a collection of Kiehl’s latest product offerings with fresh formulations and effective results.
The Birchbox x Kiehl’s Kit: Latest Hits Review
Here is the info sheet detailing the products included.
Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water, 0.10 oz – Estimated Value $0.33 (buy an 8.4 oz bottle for $28)
I love micellar water and this one is no exception. It is gentle and cleaned my skin while leaving it feeling hydrated.
Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Soothing Treatment Water, 1.4 oz – Estimated Value $9.40 (buy a 6.7 oz bottle for $45)
This is an essence (which you apply after toner in your skincare routine) that has a gorgeous sheen thanks to illuminating minerals, as well as skin-loving ingredients like licorice, vitamin C, white birch, and peony extracts. Overall, this is designed to help your skin be calmer and more bright, and I can definitely attest that it soothed my redness and recent breakouts.
Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask, 0.5 oz – Estimated Value $7.94 (buy a 3.4 oz bottle for $54)
I have loved every mask I have tried from Kiehl’s, so I was not surprised to find I loved this too. A little bit of this mask goes a long way (when I first used it I applied way too much), and when I woke up the next morning my skin looked brighter and felt incredibly hydrated and smooth.
Buttermask Overnight Lip Treatment, 0.07 oz – Estimated Value $6 (Buy a 0.28 oz bottle for $24)
This was probably the biggest disappointment in the box for me. I have chronic dry lips that will crack in the corners frequently, and so I religiously apply oils and balms to my lips to try and prevent it. This lip treatment had the consistency of butter from a really cold fridge, and it was hard to rub into my lips. When I woke up the next day, I had a lot more chaps on my lips than normal (I usually use the Laneige lip sleeping mask). The lack of results combined with the frustrating application process makes this a miss for me.
Creme de Corps Smoothing Oil-to-Foam Body Cleanser, 1.4 oz – Estimated Value $4.83 (buy an 8.4 oz jar for $29)
I would say the foam part of the “oil-to-foam” name is a bit generous, but this is a hydrating body wash that lathers up well when mixed with water. This left my skin feeling soft and clean after using, and I loved the signature Kiehl’s almond and vanilla scent.
Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser, 1 oz – Estimated Value $4.80 (buy a 5 oz. jar for $24)
While this is designed for very dry and sensitive skin, my oily and acne-prone skin really loved it too. It is incredibly gentle and I would agree with the statement that it leaves your face “comfortably cleansed.”
Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil, 0.17 oz – Estimated Value $0.98 (buy a 5.9 oz bottle for $34)
Foil packets are probably one of the most hated inclusions in subscription boxes, but at least the Kiehl’s foil packets include enough product for one generous use. This actually left me feeling a bit greasy, but I think that is because I applied too much—a little bit should go a long way.
Glow Formula Skin Hydrator, 0.17 oz – Estimated Value $3.80 (buy a 1.7 oz bottle for $38)
This is a daily morning moisturizer designed to give your skin an illuminating glow while improving your skin over time to give you more of a natural glow. This is lightweight and absorbs quickly, but I would caution my fellow oily gals to be careful—I was pretty shiny a few hours after applying, and I would be hesitant to apply makeup over this moisturizer.
The Verdict: I love Kiehl’s and I love that this discovery kit offers new products from the brand- every single item was new to me! My favorite is definitely the overnight mask, but the treatment water is a close second. Value-wise, Birchbox promised a value of $36 and by my math, the total value of this kit is $38.08.
The Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $18 + $5 shipping ($23) and I calculated a value of $38.08. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Micellar Cleansing Water: $0.19
- Treatment Water: $5.67
- Overnight Mask: $4.79
- Overnight Lip Treatment: $3.62
- Cucumber Conditioning Cleanser: $2.89
- Oil-to-Foam Body Cleanser: $2.91
- Dry Body Oil: $0.59
- Glow Formula Skin Hydrator: $2.29
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