Switch 2 Pure Subscription Box Review – February 2019

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Switch 2 Pure is a monthly subscription that delivers clean skincare, wellness, and beauty products that are free of toxins straight to your door.

Switch 2 Pure February 2019 - Box Open

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About this Clean Beauty and Skincare Subscription

The Subscription Box: Switch 2 Pure

The Cost: $57.00/month + free standard shipping

The Products: 4-5 clean skincare, beauty, wellness, and home goodies each month with additional samples.

Ships to: US only

Switch 2 Pure February 2019 Review

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Eco Modern Essentials Face Pigmentation Serum, 1 oz.  – Retail Value $18.00

Although I don’t currently have any hyperpigmentation I’m worried about, I appreciate using a natural product like this to help balance out the skin from acne, sun damage, or other natural occurring issues. If I read you the ingredients list including bergamot, lemon, sandalwood, and rosemary essential oils you could probably automatically produce a wonderful scent profile in your head and it really is pleasant indeed. The serum is clear and lightweight with a touch of oiliness that absorbs pretty well into the skin. This should be used on the areas of pigmentation twice a day (morning and night) after you cleanse but before you apply moisturizer and/or sunblock. I’ll probably pass this to any friend in need, but I may keep it around if I end up needing it in the future.

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Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Tool – Estimated Retail Value $28.00 (similar found here)

When I first saw the box, I was sure it was going to be a jade or rose quartz roller, but instead, I opened it to discover the newest (to me) beauty craze to hit sub boxes- the gua sha facial tool. I’ve seen this popping up and even noticed that Liz had one in her organizational post on Instagram, so I had to find out what the buzz was about. Since Switch 2 Pure doesn’t send any info cards with their boxes or have any type of guide online, I was forced to figure out on my own what this was called and how to use it. There are a wealth of videos, articles, and charts on how to use this tool that is used in what is nicknamed the “Eastern Facelift”. This smooth oblong heart-shaped tool comes in other various shapes and is used in tandem with facial oil to smooth across the skin in upward and outward motions to “relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage”. That divot carved into the one side perfectly fits my jawline so it can be drawn up towards my ear from my chin. I’ve used it a couple times only so far and although I can’t say I’m noticing any immediate effects physically, I do rather like the ritual involved and find it relaxing and calming. The important part to remember when using this tool is to not apply too much pressure against your skin and to use it as flat against your face as possible while sliding it up and outwards all over your face. My quick research seemed to uncover two different ways to go: top to bottom or bottom to top, so I’m not quite sure which is better. I’ll have to continue watching some more videos to become a pro but I’m excited to have a new tool and ritual for my evenings.

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Kosmatology Botanical Bliss Sugar Body Scrub Mini, 3 oz. – Retail Value $9.00

I was very confused when I first saw the label on this that said “Hand Sanitizer” because it clearly looks like a scrub. Luckily Sarah pointed out that it was simply mislabeled. I found the scrub on the Switch 2 Pure website and now it all makes much more sense. The offer the same scent in a hand sanitizer and the labels look similar, so that’s the story I’m going with. This lavender eucalyptus scrub has a really nice grit to it but isn’t too rough on the skin. I love buffing out the dry areas of my body, especially in the winter and this product handles it while delivering a pleasant calming scent. It’s also packed with oils which soothes the skin as it’s scrubbing away the dull layers which leave a supple feel. This jar should last me quite a while if I use it 2-3 times a week.

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Switch 2 Pure Nourish Bar Soap, 106 g. – Retail Value $16.00

This cube of nourishing bar soap is made with coconut, rosehip + jojoba oils, and bentonite clay among other natural and organic ingredients. It smells heavenly and produces a soft but not intense lather once water is added. This bar soap doesn’t dry out my skin at all though. On the contrary, I can tell as soon as I get the lather going that it’s super moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling ultra soft and touchable. As I always mention, solid soaps like this are great to travel with to avoid any liquid constraints while flying, as well as potential messes. Such a pretty color too!

Verdict: This month’s Switch 2 Pure was quite nice and packed with great smelling products that were all new to me. I was most excited about the Gua Sha tool but the soap, scrub, and serum were all great finds as well. $57.00 is a hefty price tag for a monthly box, but this one delivered $71.00 worth of non-toxic beauty items so it’s a good deal if you like discovering new products but don’t know where to start.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, March would be your first delivery if you sign up before the 13th.

From S2P:

We close subscription on the 13th of each month and ship out on the 14th. You can expect the arrival of your package around 4 business days (most often sooner).

Value Breakdown: At $57.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Pigmentation Serum: $14.45
  • Nourish Bar Soap: $12.85
  • Body Scrub: $7.23
  • Gua Sha Tool: $22.48

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Switch 2 Pure Reviews| Tags: Switch 2 Pure Subscription Box | 4 comments


  1. Gua sha’s an old technique from traditional Chinese medicine. Growing up, my Vietnamese family always did it on a sick person’s back with the belief that it will help with colds. It wasn’t until I was older that I found out from a Hong Kong beauty blogger that people do it for their faces too lol I used to do it using a Chinese porcelain soup spoon (the curves are somewhat similar to the gua sha tool) and I remember a coworker told me my face looked slimmer. I don’t think it was dramatic or anything but the ritual was nice to do. Gua sha’s got a lot of history and culture behind it

  2. The first serum has so many essential oils that would break your face out horribly if you have sensitive skin. Nope

  3. Review is OK, I mean, what can you say about a polished rock, right?
    The curation is extremely sloppy. They never should have sent out the product that’s mislabeled, because… where’s the true ingredient and expiration date label for the scrub?

    Lastly, I agree that this is one box that definitely needs a nice info card, for 2 reasons: 1) The scrub is not hand sanitizer but there’s no notation of the mix up and 2) Although I would never consider rolling a rock over my face or any other body part, for the girls who think it’s going to ” increase lymphatic drainage”, they need to know the proper directions to roll or rub it.
    ( If a person has a face that’s so swollen from lymphatic fluid that a tiny rose quartz rock will show a difference, they need to go to the doctor immediately to find out what’s compressing their lymph nodes first of all).

  4. The lack of information card and the mix-up with the hand scrub is perplexing to me. Even if they provided a digital information card that would at least be helpful. I think this is a decent box, but a this price point I kind of expect more.

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