Ulta Love Your Skin Ingredients All Your Favorites Review + Coupon – January 2019
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About The Box
The Cost: $50 + free shipping
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Currently on sale for $15 + $5.95 shipping for purchases under $50 (also available in store!)
Ulta Love Your Skin All Your Favorites Review
This kit comes with a $5 of $25 purchase from the brands featured in this box.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream, 0.17 oz – Estimated Value $10.88 (buy the full-size version for $32)
This eye cream is made with caffeine, ginseng, and magnolia extract to brighten and depuff the delicate skin under your eyes. This is hydrating without being too heavy, and I do feel like it helps brighten my under eyes as I get ready in the morning. I have this in the full-size, and it is used frequently in my morning routine.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $11.25 (buy the full-size version for $45)
While I have received this primer before through various boxes, I actually have swapped all of mine away making this the first time I have tried this primer. This is tinted and spread out easily over the skin, and I did feel like more pores felt minimized and shine reduced while using it.
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream, 0.24 oz – Estimated Value $4.87 (buy the full-size version for $69)
My mom has been using Dermalogica for over five years, and they are one of those brands I just instantly trust. This was a new product for me, and it was great. It sank into my skin quickly and left it feeling super hydrated thanks to the hyaluronic acid complex, and it is also made with cucumber, grape seed extract, and Vitamins C and E. This was a little thick but not heavy, making it a great winter moisturizer for my skin.
Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $8.82 (buy the full-size version for $60)
This moisturizer has an absolutely dreamy texture that is lightweight and sinks into the skin quickly. Not only is it incredibly hydrating without being heavy, but it also is packed with polypeptides, vitamins, and minerals to strengthen your skins moisture barrier. $60 for a moisturizer is pretty steep, but this may actually be worth the hefty price tag.
Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $13.97 (buy the full-size version for $95)
This lightweight moisturizer is designed to fight crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles, but honestly, I can’t get over the smell to allow that to happen. This has fragrance at the bottom of the ingredients list, which I don’t prefer, but honestly, if a product has fragrance in it, it needs to smell better than this. It has almost a sharp, medicinal scent to it, and while I am not normally bothered by scents in skin care this one doesn’t work for me.
Exuviance Performance Peel AP25, 1 pair – Estimated Value $6.42 (buy a box of 12 pairs for $77)
This is a high-strength peel with 25% AHA’s and PHA’s, and it comes with both the acid pad and then a neutralizer pad to remove the residue. This is in similar strength to Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial, which I accidentally left on too long and suffered sensitized skin as a result. Because of that, I held off on trying this potent peel, but I will be reaching for it when I really need to exfoliate my skin.
Shiseido Ultimune Serum, 0.33 oz – Estimated Value $23.10 (buy the 1 oz version for $70)
I am a big Shiseido fan, and this sample is generously sized at one-third the full-size jar. This is made with reishi mushroom and my skin absolutely drank this up (to be fair, my skin love anything made from mushrooms). Unfortunately, as much as I loved this sample, I wouldn’t buy the full-size version because Alcohol Denat is listed as the second ingredient. What a bummer!
Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, 1 oz – Estimated Value $2.25 (buy the full-size version for $18)
I am not a big Mario Badescu fan due to some of his products having questionable ingredients for my skin, but the ingredients list for this toner was actually pretty decent so I gave it a shot. It wasn’t too harsh for my skin that is still recovering from the extended Babyfacial, and it sank in quickly. I like that the glycolic acid is paired with grapefruit and aloe, and I will continue using this sample up as a less aggressive exfoliating treatment.
Clinique Moisture Surge, 0.24 oz – Estimated Value $5.51 (buy the full-size version for $39)
I am no stranger to moisture surge, and while it isn’t my favorite it can get the job done with hydrating without leaving me an oily mess. This has a light gel texture that would be especially good for oily skin in warmer months.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, 1 pair – Estimated Value $3.75 (buy a box of 8 pairs for $30)
These eye gels from Skyn Iceland were my first real eye mask love! While I have a new beau in the Milk Makeup Cooling Eye Patches, these eye gels are still great with hydrating and cooling the skin under your eyes. They are slightly adhesive so they stay in place without sliding down your face, and my eyes (and my mind!) always feel happier after using them.
The Verdict: I think this was a really great selection of products from Ulta. My favorites are the Murad and Dermalogica moisturizer, and the only true miss for me is the Kate Sommerville moisturizer. I probably wouldn’t have purchased this box for the original $50 price tag, but I definitely think it is a steal at $15. Value-wise, I calculated a total value of $91.04, which is just below the promised value of $96.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this is still available (and it is on sale!)
Value Breakdown: This kit costs $50 + free shipping and I calculated a value of $90.82. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Origins: $5.98
- Dr. Brandt: $6.18
- Dermalogica: $2.67
- Murad: $4.84
- Kate Sommerville: $7.65
- Exuviance: $3.53
- Shiseido: $12.82
- Mario Badescu: $1.23
- Clinique: $3.02
- Skyn Iceland: $2.06
What do you think of the Ulta Love Your Skin All Your Favorites Kit? Are you going to grab one?