Birchbox Limited Edition Clean Beauty Box Review + Coupon
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About This Kit
The Cost: $55.00
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The Products: Feel good and purposeful products free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and petrochemicals.
Ships: to the US and Canada
Birchbox Limited Edition Clean Beauty Box Review
Each box comes with a card detailing all the items included.
I can’t wait to see all of these items up close! Let’s dive in!
This beautiful oil smells like pure summer and has a really lovely shimmer! I could definitely see myself using this on my legs to give them a pretty glow. The mica particles do settle, so if you want to see benefits of the oil without the shimming finish, simply use it without shaking it! The grape and olive oils are really nourishing to the skin and absorb easily.
COOLA Mineral Sunscreen Matte Finish SPF 30, 1.7 fl oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $36.00
Gosh, I love this brand! COOLA makes sunscreen cool. If you read my reviews you know that I preach sunscreen as the first line of defense when it comes to anti-aging. Get your sunscreen routine in place before you even think of investing in any of those fancy serums or creams. This formula is exceptional because it doesn’t have that super gross filmy feeling that so many sunscreens do and it even has a true matte finish. The cucumber scent is very light and minimal but gives this cream a really fresh feel.
Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray, 5 oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20.00
This leave-in conditioner has a really nice scent. In addition to smelling pretty, it also left my hair super soft and shiny. I have super thick hair and I always let it air dry. This formula also enhanced my super soft natural waves and gave my hair a nice tousled but still polished finish.
RMS Beauty Wild with Desire Lipstick in Temptation, 4.5 g – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $28.00
This is basically my ideal lip color, so I was thrilled when I opened the tube! I am also happy to report that instead of a matte finish, this has a soft satin sheen that is very hydrating. The dirty mauve should work on all skin tones and is super pigmented, coating my lips in a single stroke. This is one of those lipsticks that leaves your lips feeling even better after using it than before, likely due to the RMS beauty oil in each tube.
HAN Skin Care Cosmetics All Natural Eye Shadow in Celebrate, 3 g – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $15.00
I love a super soft shadow that I can wear all day without feeling overdone. This pale champagne shadow certainly fits the bill! It has a velvet finish and a subtle shimmer. If you like in-your-face pigment, this might not be your fave, but I love that I can also use it as a highlighter and its all natural ingredients make this a great choice for sensitive skin or the ingredient conscious.
Easy to say I am obsessed with both of these shades for easy everyday wear.
W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara, 8.5 g – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $21.99
I already have a pair of favorite mascaras that I have been going between for years, but I really love this brand so I was more than fine trying this one out. While I didn’t find this formula particularly volumizing, it did add a ton of length to my lashes. It is actually a great option for those more fresh-faced “no makeup” days. It had a glossier finish than my normal picks, but I was kind of weirdly into it. My eyes can be sensitive to mascaras, so trying a new one made me a little nervous, but the gentle and natural ingredients in this formula make it a great third place choice in my mascara lineup.
Jane Iredale PureBrow Brow Gel in Clear, 4.8 g – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $21.00
I wanted to be more excited about this brow gel, but my eyebrows always need a little tint because I plucked them into oblivion in high school and they have never fully recovered. This brand does sell tinted versions, which I think I would have loved. As far as this formula goes, it was very light and held my brows in place without feeling… crispy? Does that make sense? It also did not dry out and flake off, which is my pet peeve for brow gels. I might buy the tinted version since this formula was a winner for me.
Acure Seriously Soothing Micellar Water Cleansing Towelettes, 30 towelettes – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $6.99 (currently out of stock)
I really loved these basic but effective towelettes! Micellar water is a makeup removing powerhouse, and I love that it doesn’t strip my skin while it does take off the dirt of the day. No scent in these, so sensitive skin rejoice! I also liked the minimal but very pretty packaging and found that the little “door” stayed nicely shut and none of the wipes dried out.
DERMA E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, 1.7 oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $19.50
My dry skin doesn’t always react well to masks with charcoal and clays, so I passed this one on to my husband to test out. He liked that the mask itself dried a lighter shade of grey, so he knew when it was ready to wash off. His main concern is large pores, so charcoal with its super detoxifying power usually works well for his skin. It was smooth, refreshed, and his pores were visibly cleaner, though not much smaller. He liked the gentle but effective exfoliating texture.
milk + honey Regular Strength Deodorant No. 09 Lavender + Tea Tree, 2.6 oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20.00
Ok, guys, this is the STAR of this box for me. This is my hero product. I am in love. I have been very interested in switching to a natural deodorant but the brands I have tried so far have only worked for maybe a few hours before that dreaded icky and wet sensation randomly materialized under my arms. Gross! Before this brand, I had not found a natural deo that lasted more than 4 hours and then left me running for my emergency stick of aluminum filled chalky magic. This tube now has my heart. It smells beautifully of lavender and left me dry and stink free ALL DAY! Tomorrow will be my 5th day wearing this and that means I am having a great start to the 30-day pit detox that so many of you have mentioned being the hardest part of the switch to that natural armpit lifestyle. I am officially a convert!
Eir NYC Simple Lips, 0.15 oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $5.00
While this lip balm is as basic as basic gets, that is kind of the whole point! It only has three ingredients: coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax. All of these are incredible for your lips and leave them super soft and hydrated.
Birchbox Rose Quartz Face Roller – Listed Value $20.00
This is my second rose quartz roller in a sub, so I will be gifting this one. In addition to making any vanity look super fancy, these tools are awesome for calming inflamed skin, especially if you pop it into the fridge for 30 minutes before using it. I highly recommend taking a peek at Anna and Marne’s ICONIC post on the benefits of rollers in your beauty routine. I personally like to use mine right after washing my face, before my night serum and cream.
Verdict: This box has an estimated value of about $223.48, which is awesome for a $55 kit with such variety! If you are into natural products, or just want to try some out and maybe make some healthy swaps in your routine, this is a great place to start. The deodorant has me downright giddy and is by far the stand out in the box for me. I am also really thrilled to add the COOLA sunscreen and lipstick to my rotation. The eye shadow is beautiful and the mascara was a pleasant surprise for me. Every item in this kit impressed me, though the clear gel and the lip balm were a little less than exciting for someone who prefers a few bells and whistles. Even so, they are still incredibly high quality and super useful! My husband liked the charcoal mask, and I found the leave in hair conditioner really improved my hairs texture.
To Wrap Up:
And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $55 and comes with 12 items in total, meaning you are paying $4.58 per item.
Alternatively, here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- Body Oil $2.46
- Sunscreen $8.86
- Leave- In Conditioner $4.92
- Lipstick $6.89
- Mascara $5.41
- Brow Gel $5.17
- Towelettes $1.72
- Mask $4.80
- Eye Shadow $3.69
- Deodorant $4.92
- Lip Balm $1.23
- Face Roller $4.92
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