Cocotique is a monthly subscription box delivering beauty and lifestyle products for women of color. Each month you receive a curated box of 5-8 full size or deluxe sample sized products.
Each month, Cocotique delivers a variety of products ranging from hair care, skincare, nails, fragrance, makeup, lifestyle products and more. Cocotique wants to help you “discover your ultimate beauty arsenal.”
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The Subscription Box: Cocotique
The Cost: $25 per month with discounts for 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions.
The Products: Full size and deluxe sample sized beauty products.
Ships to: the Contiguous US for free. Cocotique does not ship to AK, HI or outside of the US at this time.
Cocotique “Reshma Beauty Fall Favorites” November 2018 Review
This month’s Cocotique box exclusively features Reshma Beauty products. Reshma Beauty is woman-owned and offers a range of Indian beauty products primarily featuring henna. The Cocotique info card describes the month’s theme and invites you to connect with Cocotique on their social media platforms.
The back of the Cocotique info card describes all the products included in this month’s box as well as information on where to purchase the products online and exclusive discount codes. I really appreciate when boxes make the extra effort to provide this information.
Reshma Beauty “Natural Highlights” Henna Hair Color, 2.12 oz – Retail Value $7.99
This 100% henna hair dye has no peroxide or ammonia and is all natural. It claims to condition your hair while coloring it and also protect your hair from sun damage.
Reshma Beauty 30 Minute Henna Hair Color in Natural Dark Brown, 0.35 oz – Buy 1.05 oz full-size here for $7.99
Reshma Beauty 30 Minute Henna Hair Color in Natural Black, 0.35 oz – Buy 1.05 oz full-size here for $7.99
These semi-permanent hair colors contain henna and chemicals to color hair and cover grays. It is not 100% like the “Natural Highlights” product above. It comes in multiple colors including burgundy, violet, wine red and various shades of brown and black. The dark brown and black sample sized dyes were included in this month’s box.
Reshma Beauty Henna-Infused Deep Conditioning Mask, 1.5 oz – Retail Value $3.99
This henna-infused deep conditioner promises to bring hydration, shine, and softness to your tired strands and to reverse hair damage. Reshma Beauty recommends using this deep conditioner twice a week for healthy and shiny hair.
Reshma Beauty Henna-Infused Oil for Normal to Dry Hair & Skin, 3 oz – Retail Value $7.99
This hair and body oil contain henna extract, cinnamon, olive, almond and clove oils. It promises to give you “5S” hair – soft, shiny, silky, strong and smooth. This oil smells mostly of clove oil. When applied to my skin, it went on thin, spread easily and it didn’t leave my skin too skinny.
Reshma Beauty Rose Water Toner, 6.76 oz – Retail Value $7.99
This anti-oxidant rich rose water toner helps moisture, refresh and cool irritated skin. It has a light floral scent. When I applied the toner, it didn’t feel heavy or leave residue and it did feel a cooling sensation.
Reshma Beauty “Multani Mitti” Fuller’s Earth Face Mask, 0.35 oz – Buy 2.12 oz full-size here for $7.99
This Multani Mitti, also known as Fuller’s Earth, is a clay mask is created to deep cleanse and detoxify your skin. Fuller’s Earth is known to be oil absorbing so would likely be a good beauty product for those with oily to very oily skin.
The Verdict: I don’t plan to use any of the products in this month’s box. I once tried a 100% organic and all-natural henna from a very reputable beauty supplier on my hair. It left my scalp dry, irritated and itchy for days! I cannot imagine what my reaction would be to henna products that contain added chemicals, are not organic, and with only one exception, are not all natural. I was excited to try the henna-infused oil on my skin hoping to not have an adverse reaction. I love essential oils and use them daily. However, the added and unnecessary paraffin and fragrance is a deterrent. The products that don’t contain henna also give me pause. For example, the rose water toner was pleasant to test out but I’m concerned with the cooling sensation. It does not contain peppermint or another recognizable natural ingredient that would cause this sensation. The Fuller’s Earth mask may work for those with very oily skin which I do not have. It claims to “lighten pigmentation” and is widely known for and used in skin whitening and bleaching products. And, finally, the mask has a warning to do a patch test first. I will not be putting this product anywhere near my face.
This Cocotique Beauty Box costs $25 with free shipping. I estimate the retail value to be only slightly higher than the cost of the box. Also, the retail value for this box is much less than the previous Cocotique Beauty Box.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: Cocotique costs $25 with free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $3.57.
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