ZaaBox Women of Color Subscription Review – November 2018
ZaaBox is a luxury WOC spa box with 100% all natural ingredients and products from black-owned retailers and black artisans. ZaaBox “delivers 5 of the finest all-natural full-sized products directly to your door every month.”
This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: ZaaBox
The Cost: $34.95 + $5 shipping
The Products: “ZaaBox is a unique monthly collection of 5 surprise luxury-themed and expertly curated all-natural spa products to awaken the senses, soothe the body and awaken your inner goddess!”
Ships to: United States
ZaaBox “Luxe Unwind” November 2018 Review
Enclosed in the box is an info card describing the products and the product ingredients.
Each month the founder Mr. Strong sends a handwritten note, which leaves me blushing.
Balancing Nectar Body Oil – Estimated Value $8.00 (Buy an 8oz bottle for $16.00, currently sold out)
This body oil is infused with dried organic rose buds, and chamomile flowers, to calm my body and senses. There’s a mix of olive, rosehip oil, and aloe vera to seal in the moisture after my shower. The oil left my skin soft. The oil is lightly scented and not appeasing; the aroma may be suiting for others just not for me. That didn’t hinder the use of the body oil. Also, there was no greasy residue.
Unwind Pillow + Body Mist, 4oz – Retail Value $24.00
This pillow and body mist intend to relieve stress with its essential oils, promote relaxation, feelings of happiness, healthy digestion and a balanced mind. I spritzed my body, pillow, and sheets and enjoyed the soothing aroma and slowly drifted off to sleep. As I was reviewing and writing this, I noticed the ingredients and no specific essential oils were listed and ingredients that were foreign to me; one particular ingredient is listed as one of the top ten chemicals to avoid in skin care, butylene glycol. This was alarming since I already used and now I am considering not using in the future.
Sunkissed Sugar Scrub – Estimated Value $10.00
This type of sugar scrub is familiar, a similar body product was in a previous box I reviewed. The texture is creamy, whipped, fluffy, slightly thick, and a lovely floral, aroma. I used the scrub in the shower, and a little goes a long way, it was lathering, smooth, cleansing, will leave you feeling fresh, and glides and blends onto my skin for a light, sweet exfoliation. The product didn’t have any manufacturer info and the info card yielded zero results.
Rejuvenating Under Eye Serum, 18 ml – Retail Value $16.00
This under-eye roller-ball serum intends to lighten dark spots and restore a brighter, even-toned skin. The roller-ball has a cooling sensation when applied under my eye area. I don’t have dark circles and can’t speak to the effectiveness of the product.
I received a small box with two circular chocolates in the flavor sweet, sweet potato pie. The dark chocolate was sweet with a creamy center. It did not taste like sweet potato pie. The chocolates were handcrafted in small batches using the finest ingredients with fair trade chocolate. I didn’t find this particular set of chocolate on their website, so the value is an estimate.
The Verdict: Another enjoyable box and ZaaBox continues to pamper me monthly as well as leaving me blushing from the handwritten note from Mr.Strong. This month’s $67.17 value is slightly higher than some previous boxes. This month’s “Luxe Unwind” theme was perfect for the cold weather that tends to leave my skin dry; the products will hydrate and moisturize my skin and, with the exception of the one product with harsh chemicals, it was an enjoyable box.
The Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? From ZaaBox.
Once you order you will receive your initial welcome box within 1 week and then your monthly recurring charge will occur on the 1st of the month every month until you decide to cancel.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 + $5 shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $7.99.
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