Orglamix Subscription Box Review – November 2018
Orglamix is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty subscription containing loose shadows, glitter pigments, aromatherapy roll-ons, and more. Many of the items in the subscription will be unique tov the subscription and not available in the Orglamix shop (although they will have the same great formula).
They are now doing custom box prints every month and they’re quite pretty.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Orglamix
The Cost: $34.95 a month + free shipping (save with longer subscriptions).
The Products: 4-6 vegan and cruelty-free products from the Orglamix product line including fragrance, makeup (loose mineral eyeshadows and glitters!), and skincare products.
Ships to: U.S.
Orglamix November 2018 “Autumn Assemblage” Review
This month’s theme is “Autumn Assemblage.” Think fall, spices, and the like. Let’s see how Orglamix incorporated that theme into the month’s items:
The box came with an information card detailing the items and theme for November. It sometimes also lists ingredients, which is nice since these items aren’t typically available in their online shop.
Buttercream Mint Lip Balm – Listed Value $6
This is pretty moisturizing and the mint is not too strong (I’m kind of sensitive to menthol in lip products). I’ve put it in my nightstand because I don’t want to have to use my fingers to apply lip balm while I’m out and about, but my hands should be clean enough in the middle of the night.
L’Automne Solid Lotion Bar – Listed Value $8
This has a lovely scent that’s a little difficult for me to subscribe (but I do typically like “autumn” scents). It does have some essential oils, which can be problematic for my skin, but the information booklet says you can use it to tame flyaways in your hair, and it does seem to help with that.
Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar – Listed Value $12
I’ve become a fan of charcoal soap bars after using one from another subscription box, but that one’s gone now so I’m happy to get another. I don’t really buy all the “detox” language from the booklet, but in chemistry, you often use some charcoal to absorb impurities from your reaction mixtures, and I do think charcoal helps draw gunk out of my pores (not “toxins” so much as oil, dead skin cells, etc.). Anyway, this has a coconut oil base and also includes tea tree oil so it may help fight breakouts on the body as well. I’ve only used it once or twice so far so I need a bit longer to see about that.
Flower Botanical Facial Steam – Listed Value $14
I received this box right as a cold was coming on and a facial steam sounded like an excellent idea. I’m not supposed to take most cold medicines because of a prescription I’m on, so I have to resort to other sorts of remedies for symptom relief. I poured boiling water from a tea kettle into a metal bowl (on some of these flowers) and put a towel over my head and just breathed in the steam and it was quite nice for my sinuses. (If you don’t have flowers, a little eucalyptus oil in boiling water is also very good.)
Immortelle Essential Water – Estimated Value $18
This item was not on the information card. I’ve used the value from this product on the Orglamix site as it seems similar and has what I assume to be about the same product size. I am using this as a winter toner since I am not really into randomly spraying my face during the day. But it seems good as a toner and is alcohol-free if that’s of concern to you. Immortelle is a flower (you may have heard of it if you have sampled L’Occitane products) that has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Spiced Chai Natural Eyeshadow – Listed Value $12.50
You’ll receive at least one (sometimes two or three) eyeshadows per month with an Orglamix subscription. They’re always loose, mineral pigments and the colors really span the range of possibilities over time. This one is pretty neutral, which works for me as I tend to be conservative with my eye looks. These stick really well if you use primer first and they are non-irritating and blendable.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $70.50 for the November Orglamix subscription box. The items this month were all exclusive for this box, so I had to rely a lot on the information card (and one estimate for an item that got left off the card) but they seem in line with similar items from the Orglamix shop and from past boxes. I thought the fall theme was evident in some of the types of items (e.g., alcohol-free toner, lotion bar) as well as color names and scents, and I’d say this was a representative box for this subscription if you’re considering subscribing. (Note: shipping time has been a little inconsistent lately although this one arrived in the stated time frame.)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this was November’s box and they say they ship around the 10th (in practice, it may be a week or two after that before the box actually ships, although this month’s box was received somewhat later than usual). You’d probably get the December box as your first one.
Value Breakdown: At $34.95 per box, here’s approximately what you are paying per item:
- Lip balm $2.97
- Lotion bar $3.97
- Soap $5.95
- Facial steam $6.94
- Toner $8.92
- Eye shadow $6.20
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