Ulta Love Your Skin Ingredients That Matter Review + Coupon – January 2019
FYI – this box is still available for purchase!
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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!)
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Ulta Love Your Skin Ingredients That Matter Review
This kit comes with a $5 of $25 purchase from the brands featured in this box.
Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $25 (Buy the 0.5 oz version for $50)
Wow, this is a generous sample coming in at half the full-size! I am always interested in trying new eye creams, especially now that the ghosts of wrinkles are starting to grace my face. This is made with fruit stem cells aloe, hyaluronic acid, and jojoba oil (just to name a few), and I found this to be hydrating and non-irritating.
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm, 0.23 oz – Estimated Value $31.28 (Buy the 0.5 oz version for $68)
Another pricy eye cream sample! This one is just under half the size of the full-size version, and with these two eye creams, we are already over the cost of the box. This is a much thicker eye cream than the Juicy Beauty one. This is made with shea butter, meadowfoam, and bamboo. This does have dimethicone in it, which personally doesn’t bother my skin but is good to know if you avoid silicones.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, 1 oz – Estimated Value $10.40 (buy the 5 oz version for $52)
I love to multi-mask, and this cucumber gel mask from Peter Thomas Roth is one I reach for often as the second mask after using an exfoliating or clay mask. It is hydrating and incredibly gentle, and the gel texture is so soothing on irritated or stressed skin.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Pink Grapefruit, 1 oz – Estimated Value $5.33 (buy the 6 oz version for $32)
I (like many of you, I am sure!) am familiar with the Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty, but I had no idea they made a pink grapefruit version! This is made with the same great colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramides, but it also is infused with citrus oils. The light citrus scent is delightful, and I think I like this version even more than the original!
Better Skin Co Mirakle Cream, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $4.25 (buy the 2 oz version for $34)
This face cream is made in the US from an Uzbekistan recipe, and it features hydrating all-stars like shea butter, aloe extract, algae extract, and sea buckthorn seed oil. It has a rich texture that absorbs quickly into the skin, and I enjoyed it as a night time moisturizer for my combo/oily skin.
Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer, 0.33 oz – Estimated Value $4.40 (buy the 3 oz version for $40
Proactiv has really been all over recently, but I haven’t tried any products from them since I was about 14. As a teenager with severe acne this brand didn’t work any miracles for me, and as a 24-year-old with hormonal breakouts, this didn’t impress me. It has some good ingredients like green tea, hyaluronic acid, and allantoin, but it also has ingredients like alcohol and fragrance that aren’t necessary in a good skincare product.
Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $7.65 (buy the 1.7 oz version for $52)
For all of the Dr. Brandt products that have been in subscription boxes, I was surprised to see this is one I haven’t tried! This mask is made with yogurt powder, polypeptides, and honey in order to strengthen your skins moisture barrier and promote a stable ecosystem for the flora that lives on the skin’s surface. This wasn’t a bad sleeping mask, but I didn’t love it. It had a nice texture, but I wasn’t impressed that the beneficial ingredients were pretty far down on the list (the closer to the top, the better!).
Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, 0.50 oz – Estimated Value $3.83 (buy the 3.4 oz version for $26)
This is a physical exfoliant thanks to the finely ground ivory palm seeds and it is paired with gingko, aloe, ginger root extract, and coconut extract. I usually stick with chemical exfoliants but I liked that this wasn’t too harsh for my skin. I definitely think my skin looked a bit brighter after using, too.
Clarins Pore Control Serum, 0.10 oz – Estimated Value $5.50 (buy the 1 oz version for $55)
I love Clarins, and this is a new product for me! Unfortunately, while this has strawberry tree fruit extract and tamarind pulp acid to tighten large pores and exfoliate, it also has Alcohol listen as the third ingredient after water and dimethicone. Clarins, how could you do this to me?
Exuviance Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence, 0.17 oz – Estimated Value $2.25
Essence is a step I am really trying to add into my skincare routine, and for that reason, I think this was my favorite discovery in the box. This is made with probiotics naturally found in yogurt to support your skins micro-biome, and that is the second ingredient on the list! This also has antioxidants and hyaluronic acid that adds hydration and fights environmental stressors, and a few drops covered my entire face.
The Verdict: For a kit that is named “ingredients that matter” I think Ulta could have used a bit more discernment in some of the products featured here. That being said, overall I am really happy with what I received. This kit has a value of $99.89, which is essentially double the cost of the box at $50. That being said, I wouldn’t buy this for $50- but I definitely would buy it for the sale price of $15!
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 $99.89. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Juice Beauty: $12.50
- Algenist: $15.66
- Peter Thomas Roth: $5.20
- First Aid Beauty: $2.67
- Better Skin Co: $2.13
- Proactiv: $2.20
- Dr. Brandt: $3.83
- Mario Badescu: $1.92
- Clarins: $2.75
- Exuviance: $1.12
What do you think of the Ulta Love Your Skin Ingredients That Matter kit? Are you going to grab one?