Cocotique “Restore & Renew” Review + Coupon – January 2019


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Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Closed Box

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.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Opened Box

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.”

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - All Items Unboxed

About Cocotique

The Subscription Box: Cocotique

The Cost: $25 per month with discounts for 3, 6 and 12-month subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code BOX10 to save 10% off your first month!

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 “Restore & Renew” January 2019 Review

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Info Card Front

This month’s Cocotique “Restore & Renew” box is a Coconut Restore takeover. It includes a collection of Coconut Restore moisturizing and nutrient-rich hair care products. The entire collection is free of sulfates and parabens. The Cocotique info card describes the month’s theme and invites you to connect with Cocotique on their social media platforms.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Info Card Back

The back of the Cocotique info card describes all the products included in this month’s box and provides information on where to purchase the products online. I really appreciate when boxes make the extra effort to provide this information.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Cream Conditioning Cleanser Co-Wash Front
Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Cream Conditioning Cleanser Co-Wash Back

Coconut Restore Cream Conditioning Cleanser Co-Wash, 2 oz – Estimated Retail Value $1.23 (Buy full-size for $7.99)

Coconut Restore creme conditioning cleanser is a co-wash that cleanses and conditions hair without stripping it of moisture. It contains coconut oil, shea butter, and babassu oil which hydrates and protects hair. The texture of this cleanser has a lot of slip and is not too thick or too thin. I’d probably need the entire bottle of this sample to cover my natural hair.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Styling & Setting Gelee Front

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Styling & Setting Gelee Open

Coconut Restore Styling & Setting Gelee, 2 oz – Estimated Retail Value $2.00 (Buy full-size for $7.99)

This coconut oil infused styling gelee helps define and elongate curls, provide hold and, protect hair from humidity with no flakes or frizz. It sounds like the making of a great wash-and-go! That was my go-to style before my hair was long enough for a ponytail.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Curl Control Leave-In Conditioner Front

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Curl Control Leave-In Conditioner Back

Coconut Restore Curl Control Leave-In Conditioner, 6- 9 ml packets – Estimated Retail Value $1.99 (Buy full-size bottle for $7.99)

This curl control leave-in conditioner protects hair from humidity and leaving it soft and full of body. Coconut Restore says that this conditioner contains specialty polymers that bind to hair fibers to keep them in place without flakes. It can be used after shampooing or as a daily conditioner on dry hair. I applied it to a few-days-old twist out and it left my hair soft and moisturized without being too shiny or greasy.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Coconut Cocktail Curl Mousse 1

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Coconut Cocktail Curl Mousse 2

Coconut Restore Coconut Cocktail Curl Mousse, 7.5 oz – Retail Value $7.99

This curl mousse defines waves and curls leaving them moisturized and frizz-free without any crunchy or flaky residue. The coconut oil in this mousse helps protect dry hair from breakage and the moringa oil helps to control frizz and add shine. I don’t have waves or soft curls. I have coily hair and mousse does nothing for my tight coils.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Triple Butter Moisture Cream Front

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Triple Butter Moisture Cream Open

Coconut Restore Triple Butter Moisture Cream, 8 oz Retail Value $7.99

This triple butter moisture cream is a blend of my three favorite kinds of butter: cocoa, mango, and shea. It gives hair moisture, definition and control, and leaves hair soft and shiny. I really like this moisture cream. It has the right texture and smells the best out of all the products in this collection.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Moisture and Shine Mist Front

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Moisture and Shine Mist Open

Coconut Restore Moisture and Shine Mist, 1 oz – Estimated Retail Value $2.00 (Buy full-size for $7.99)

This shine mist is perfect for adding shine while rehydrating and refreshing curls. Formulated with coconut and jojoba oils, this lightweight mist can be used daily to keep frizz at bay. My hair color is dingy, even when moisturized, so I have a hard time finding products that will make my hair shine. This shine mist did the job! But, it’s really oily. It reminds me of the oil sheen in the blue can from my childhood. I’ll use less but I’m definitely adding product one to my beauty arsenal.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Revitalizing Whipped Coconut Oil Front

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Revitalizing Whipped Coconut Oil Open

Coconut Restore Revitalizing Whipped Coconut Oil, 2 oz – Estimated Retail Value $2.00 (Buy full-size for $7.99)

This product is just extra virgin coconut oil. Since it’s whipped, I find that it’s a bit softer than my regular food grade coconut oil. It smells great compared to the other products but otherwise, I don’t find anything special about it.

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Cashmere Hair Softening Tonic 1

Cocotique “Restore & Renew” January 2019 - Coconut Restore Cashmere Hair Softening Tonic 2

Coconut Restore Cashmere Hair Softening Tonic, 2 oz – Estimated Retail Value $2.00 (Buy full-size for $7.99)

This hair softening tonic claims to improve hair texture and manageability. I don’t know how you can “improve” hair texture without chemicals but there are products that are effective in making hair more manageable. This product claims to soften hair and contains interesting ingredients like cashmere extract, peony flower extract, and polymers.

The Verdict: I don’t tend to like takeover boxes and Cocotique’s last takeover box in November was super disappointing. I love when a box offers a variety of specially curated items in line with the month’s theme. Takeover boxes are the opposite of that for me. I did enjoy that this box included many of the products for the Coconut Restore line of hair products. I was pleased with the products I tried. However, I didn’t like the smell of the products. My go-to hair care products smell so delicious and these don’t smell like much at all. Black hair care products can be so expensive! I appreciate the $7.99 full-size price of these products. My favorite items were the leave-in conditioner and shine mist. My least favorite was the mousse which unfortunately was one of only two full-sized products in this month’s box.

This Cocotique beauty box costs $25 with free shipping. I estimate the retail value to be $27.20 which is not a great value at all. Last month’s estimated value was over $80 and included more products. This month, there were only two full-sized products and all the rest were $2.00 samples. This price point left room to include more full-size products like the shampoo and conditioner which was surprisingly missing from this box.

To Wrap Up:

Can I get this box if I sign up today? Subscribe by 2/23 for the March box. 

Coupon: Use code BOX10 to save 10% off your first month!

Value Breakdown: Cocotique costs $25 with free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $3.13.

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Written by Shatae Hutchinson

Shatae Hutchinson

Hi, I’m Shatae; pronounced shhh-tay! I work in IT Healthcare, I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 cool kids. I am obsessed with black culture, lifestyle, travel and art made by and featuring women of color. I also love trendy plus-size fashion and accessories, eclectic and bohemian home décor and all things self-care, mental health and fitness. My favorite box is Izzy & Liv’s Brown Sugar Box; a monthly box offering tees, accessories and lifestyle products designed for black women. I also subscribe to TheSelfCareBox, FabFitFun, CauseBox and Merkaela. Being a wife and full-time working mom, subscription boxes are one of the few things that are just for me! They are fun, convenient, reasonably priced and full of surprises.

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5 Comments

  1. I absolutely loved reading this review. It’s a shame that there weren’t a lot of full-sized products for a takeover box for a brand that is specifically catered to the demographic Cocotique’s subscribers represent. It just fell flat. I keep thinking that Cocotique needs fresh people in the curation department.

    • I agree with your last comment. Even when they partner with celebrities it falls short. There seems to be my rhythm or reason for the particular items included in each month’s box.

  2. I was excited until.I saw it was mostly sample sizes and the value. I currently get curlbox and like it because of the full size items. Also, I like my products to smell amazing for the spa like experience. Great review!

  3. I like this box. Personally, I wouldn’t mind trying these products. But I do think that they could have put more full-sized items in the box.

    • The products I tried was great – especially considering the price point. But, less samples and more full size products. Especially the samples in the little packets you get for free in the beuaty supply store.

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