BeautyFIX March 2019 SPOILER #3


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We have the latest spoiler for the March 2019 BeautyFIX subscription box exclusively for MSA readers!

Each box will include:

COLOR WOW Color Security Shampoo – 2.5 oz Value $10

AND:

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $36

AND:

SKIN INC Vitamin C Serum – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $35

What do you think of the latest March BeautyFIX spoiler?

BeautyFix is $24.95 a month. Check out our reviews of past BeautyFix boxes to learn more about this subscription.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Beauty Fix Spoilers, Subscription Box Spoilers| Tags: beauty fix | 44 comments

44 Comments

  1. So is there a wait list for subscriptions?

  2. We can safely assume the conditioner is in the box as well. Hopefully it isnt wasted as a spoiler.

    • well no amber…if the conditioner is going to be there they will announce it as a spoiler…otherwise they do not send conditioner with a shampoo…that’s the way they do it..

  3. Really like the first two spoilers. The shampoo isn’t the best spoiler or me personally, but it’s OK and I can always gift it. I’m guessing their might be a conditioner to match. Can’t wait to see all the spoilers. 🙂

  4. I am soooo HAPPY with this month’s box sooo far!!! First time trying this serum, a full sized eye cream- heard its really good. And I am sooo glad its a shampoo for color treated hair(which most ppl have). Can’t wait for the rest of the spoilers!!! 👌

  5. I am soooo HAPPY with this month’s box sooo far!!! First time trying this serum, a full size eye cream- heard its really good. And I am sooo glad its a shampoo for color treated hair(which most ppl have). Can’t wait for the rest of the spoilers!!! 👌

  6. The size and packaging of the shampoo make it nice for travel. It’s a great box for me.

  7. I always like BeautyFIX, and this box is no exception. Agree about the eye cream-this brand is meh.

    • This brand has the best (or at least by far one of the best) moisturizers for oily skin, based on everything from their line that I have personally tried (the Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer), that I keep rebuying btw, so I would give them the benefit of the doubt.

      Honestly I often don’t find Sephora reviews to be very reliable. Well, more reliable with makeup in my experience than with skincare.

    • This brand literally saved my skin. It’s a godsend for people with sensitive skin that reacts to everything. I was having reactions to all my beauty products until I started using FA ultra repair line and The Ordinary. I will forever love them 🙂

    • FAB is one of my skin rescue brands. I love it.

    • I’m going to have to agree with the other replies. FAB is awesome. Their Ultra Repair Cream is the best moisturizer I have ever used. It works great for my face and body. I was getting super dry over the winter and this has saved me. Their cream cleanser is great as well. I have had zero breakouts since I started using their products. When I ran out of the cleaner I switched back to something else I had sitting around and since then my chin has been covered in zits.

      I’m tempted to sign up for this box purely for the FAB eye cream.

  8. I cancelled after the January box. I really like this box so far. Do I just reactivate my subscription on March 1st to get this box? I was always billed on the first day of the month. I just want to make sure I do get the March box and do NOT get the February box.

    • Check the Dermstore and see if the Feb box is sold out yet. In my experience the monthly box usually sells out, then you will receive the next months box. I have cancelled and restarted multiple times.

      • Awesome! Thank you so much!

    • Yes, wait until March. They sometimes don’t have subscriptions open or the first couple of days of a month so I generally sign up on the 3rd or 4th of a month i I want the box.

    • Their CS rep told me to wait until march 1st to sign up.

  9. The box seems interesting and I was looking for a good vit c serum, but then looking at the ingredient list, this serum seems iffy. The ascorbyl compounds are quite at the bottom of the list, so not that high of a percentage and phenoxyethanol is listed before the vit c!! Mind you, phenoxyethanol is only approved up to 1% in cosmetics. And PVP (the glue from stamps) is one of the top ingredients. So what the heck? Am I missing something or is that just a terrible serum.

    • Phenoxyethanol kills bacteria effectively. Qualifying your statement: Its concentration limit at 1% in cosmetics is only IN THE E.U. AND JAPAN. It is approved for more in the United States. The toxicity comes from ingestion. So don’t eat it. Problem solved.

    • I appreciate the comment. I’m also a skincare junkie. I already knew that the ingredients are listed in descending order of concentration. But I didn’t know about the 1% thing, so that will help me. I had already noticed that the vitamin C was just derivatives, MAP and tetraisopalmitate. These 2 ingredients plus the licorice root should help with brightening tone and spots. But, this serum won’t do anything to increase collagen production or reduce lines for antiaging. Which is what I want in a vitamin C serum. The worst thing about this serum is the price. Even if someone was looking for only a brightening serum, there are much stronger and cheaper ones out there. It is a 10 ml bottle, which makes it $105/oz. You can get MAP in 10% and tetraisopalmitate in 20% from The Ordinary. Or even better for brightening, if you’re OK with hydroquinone, you can get Alpha Skincare for 9.80/oz from Dermstore. Same ingredient in prescription lighters. (And yes, I do know hydroquinone is banned in Europe, but the ban wasn’t evidence based which is why it is still available over the counter here.) Anyway, my point was Look for better Vit C serums, there are lots of inexpensive dupes out there for Skinceutical CEF

    • I replied to Nina earlier about the phenoxyethanol, but the MSA gods apparently don’t care for scientific accuracy. Oh well. In short, you have nothing to worry about unless you decide to eat the phenoxyethanol.

      • I don’t really worry too much about the phenoxyethanol, just that there is probably not that much vitamin c in it.

    • Tnanks Nina, I appreciate the comment. I’m also a skincare junkie. I already knew that the ingredients are listed in descending order of concentration. But I didn’t know about the 1% thing, so that will help me. I had already noticed that the vitamin C was just derivatives, MAP and tetraisopalmitate. These 2 ingredients plus the licorice root should help with brightening tone and spots. But, this serum won’t do anything to increase collagen production or reduce lines for antiaging. Which is what I want in a vitamin C serum. The worst thing about this serum is the price. Even if someone was looking for only a brightening serum, there are much stronger and cheaper ones out there. It is a 10 ml bottle, which makes it $105/oz. You can get MAP in 10% and tetraisopalmitate in 20% from The Ordinary. Or for even better brightening, if you’re OK with hydroquinone, you can get Alpha Skincare for 9.80/oz from Dermstore. Same ingredient in prescription lighters. (And yes, I do know hydroquinone is banned in Europe, but the ban wasn’t evidence based which is why it is still available over the counter here.) Anyway, my point was Look for better Vit C serums, there are lots of inexpensive dupes out there for Skinceutical CEF

      • I totally agree with you! I think for that price I would expect more. I guess the price is not so much of an issue when you get it in a beauty box, but I like to use subscription boxes to sample things and figure out if it is something I would buy again. This one seems already a no upfront, but at least they have some other interesting products in there.

    • I agree with you!! This is a good article for people interested in the 1%!! https://www.carolinehirons.com/2015/09/quick-quides-how-to-read-ingredients.html

      We really don’t know if they change the formula outside of the UK so we don’t know if it’s more of less than 1% in the US, so I think your comment is spot on. Since your concern was the amount of other active ingredients and not the toxicity of the P, not sure what the other comments are about, I think there might be a drug company employee among us?

      • Hehe, right?? Thanks for sharing the link, that was a very interesting read!
        Also, Skin Inc is a japanese company, so if they re-formulate it specifically for the US is not clear.

  10. I was going to sign up until I saw the reviews for the eye cream. They’re not great.

    • I know some people swear by this brand but I’ve never been impressed with ANY of their products. However I’m always happpy to give a new eye cream a shot. If it does even half of what it claims it’ll be a win for me.

      • I agree with Courtney! I like a lighter eye product for day, plus this has 4 stars on Sephora. I trust the reviews because it’s not a Sunday Riley product.

        • I thought it might be a good day one too, but several reviews said it was terrible under makeup. :/ I might still order the box depending on the other items, but I already have a night eye cream I like, so I don’t know what I’d do with this if it did cause my concealer to pill (I’ve had that problem with other under eye creams).

    • It has 5 stars on Beautypedia.

    • Where are you seeing this? As already mentioned, it has a “best product” rating on Beautypedia, and the user reviews on Ulta and Sephora are mostly positive as well.

      Besides, I wouldn’t judge the efficacy of a skincare product by how well it goes under makeup.

      • I’m not judging the efficacy of it, I’m judging how usable it is for me. If it doesn’t work under concealer, then it’s not usable for me. I read the reviews on Dermstore and the comments about how it pills under makeup are enough to make me not want to try it (the negative reviews on Sephora say the same). I’ve had this issue with several eye creams I’ve tried, so it’s something that I look for. I already have a night eye cream I like, so I wouldn’t have a use for this if it doesn’t work for day use.

        • I am more concerned with what some people said about it being irritating, but for $25 for a whole box of items, I am willing to give it a go.

    • I love this brands coconut primer for winter. It really hydrates my combo skin and leaves my makeup looking great at the end of the day. I’m happy to be getting another product to try.

  11. I love getting hair maintenance items in BeautyFix…Great spoilers so far BF!

  12. I love the first two spoilers but I’m in the fence with the third. Although, It would be nice to try a different color safe shampoo bc I used a hair mask and it stripped my toner right out of my balayage. Just had it done too.

  13. I personally like haircare mixed in with my skincare I’m happy I didn’t get last months but will definitely resubscribe for March!

  14. beautyfix…I love you, however your losing it.. just a little..give me beauty makeup or skincare….no toothpaste either..

    • BeautyFix, you are loved. I love the addition of hair care products.

  15. Getting harder to resist this box

  16. A shampoo is always useful, although I’d caution BeautyFix not to try becoming the shampoo-obsessed Birchbox. The two full-size items more than pay for the $25 box. I’m good with it. Everything after these two awesome products is gravy!

    • Yeah I’ll take the shampoo as gravy. I have color treated hair and i love trying the expensive shampoos! This is a win!

    • HA! That’s exactly why I canceled birchbox!

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