BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review + Exclusive Coupon – March 2019
BeautyFix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription box includes a variety of items: makeup, haircare, skincare, etc., but skin care items are the most prevalent in the boxes.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About This Box
The Subscription Box: BeautyFIX
The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products.
Ships to: US
March 2019 BeautyFIX Review
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included:
That’s 8 items this month, plus a sample that is not in the booklet!
Let’s dive in!
First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream, 15 ml – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $36.00
This product has some major hype attached to it, so I was blissed out with the FULL SIZE bottle in this box! I love a good eye cream, and this one has some serious skin power players: tripeptides to promote collagen turnover, seaweed extract to seal in moisture, Albizia julibrissin bark extract to prevent puffiness, and tons of amino acids. I just decided to put it all over my face because they were so darn generous with the full-size bottle and because I have very little self-control. My skin responded really well to this and looked so awake and bright! The texture was great under my makeup too. I am not shocked that this is an Allure Best of Beauty Award winner. Eye creams can be ridiculously expensive and this one delivers what many other higher priced options do, but for a much more reasonable price. If you need an eye cream, give this one a shot.
SKIN INC Vitamin C Serum, 10 ml – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $35.00
Look at how cute these little yellow orbs are! It is like Boba tea for your face. No scent here, and the little orbs take a little massaging to completely dissipate, but the rest of the serum is smooth and absorbs quickly. Vitamin C is a collagen promoting ingredient, so this will be a great treatment for fine lines. It also has Vitamin E which is an antioxidant and great for treating sun damage. Try stashing it in your fridge for a super refreshing facial.
COLOR WOW Color Security Shampoo, 2.5 oz – Retail Value $10
I had heard of this shampoo from a friend because she saw it on The Doctors. It is made to cleanse your hair without harmful sulfates, silicones, and other ingredients that can clog your pores or dull your strands. I liked the formula enough, but since I only shampoo my roots I think there is a part of me that likes when they are a little more stripped than they should be, because that means my roots don’t get oily for a few days. I am not saying this is ideal, and I am freely admitting that abusing my hair is part of my overall look/vibe. I think this formula is perfect for someone who spends a lot of time and money on their color and wants to keep it as fresh as possible.
This stuff has a very odd scent. Both my husband and I agreed that it smelled like beans. After looking at the ingredient list though, I really don’t care what it smells like. The main ingredient worth mentioning here is L-ascorbic acid, which is a highly potent form of pure vitamin C. All that magical C neutralizes free radicals, which age your skin. The other ingredient that caught my eye was the ferulic acid, which basically preserves Vitamin C and makes it more potent. Vitamin C tends to breakdown easily, so keep your products away from light and heat.
I liked this cleanser very much! I shy away from exfoliating products on my skin because while I have minimal skin concerns in terms of allergies or breakouts, I do suffer from redness which exfoliants usually exacerbate. These jojoba beads are not rough and feel more like a massage than a scratch. Massaging them against my skin felt really nice! Thiis formula has a creamy texture and left my skin feeling very velvety after I rinsed it off. It has collagen loving peptides which help with fine lines and wrinkles.
StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks, 0.35 oz – Estimated Value $13.83 (Buy 2 oz here for $79.00)
Because this item is marketed to stretch marks, I had to do a little doublechecking to make sure it was for my face. Turns out, it is, but you can also use it to target body stretch marks as well. Winning! This formula is full of Hyaluronic Acid and NIA-114, both known for their ability to target and fade fine lines and wrinkles. It is a medium weight cream with no real remarkable scent. My skin felt really hydrated and very plump after application. I also applied it to some stretch marks I have on my sides, but noticed no real difference. I would imagine a change there would take consistent use over a long period of time.
Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum, 0.17oz. – Estimated Value $11.21 (Buy a full size 1.35 oz here for $89.00)
I tend to really like Murad products because there are really no bells and whistles, but I always notice a change in my skin. This serum has little micro-spheres full of neuropeptides and cannabis sativa seed oil. It also has Niacinamide and caffeine in it, which are probably the ingredients that cause that instant difference in my skin. Caffeine really wakes my face up! This formula also has a very subtle brightening micro shimmer that added a wee bit of radiance, something I really need in the morning. This might go in my everyday rotation because honestly, it was like Red Bull for my face.
DevaCurl Wash Day Wonder Pre-cleanse Slip Detangler, 1.5 oz – Estimated Value $3.50 (Buy a full size 12 oz here for $28.00)
This was an interesting product because it was a pre-shampoo detangler. I have super thick hair that has texture, and knots are just a given for me at the end of the day. My hair can get wild! You use this product before your shampoo to detangle it and remove those pesky knots with your fingertips. I tend to shampoo over the knots and use a brush with my conditioner to brush them out, but as my hairdresser tells me all the time, it isn’t really great to brush your hair when it is soaking wet because you stretch out your strands. This product essentially made wet brushing unnecessary, but I don’t see adding this extra step to my routine because I hate dealing with my hair. If you love hair products or you are just a more responsible adult in general, you might really like this product!
SAMPLE: DHC Cleansing Oil and Soap Sampler FYI – this is not included in the box, but was a sample accidentally included in our mailer.
Verdict: This $24.95 box has an estimated value of $143.17. Beauty Fix ALWAYS delivers on value. They also excel at sending a really wide variety of products that are usually harder to find or less well known, along with some more recognizable heavy-hitting brands. There was a lot of Vitamin C this month, but my skin loves it so no complaints here. There were also two full-size products! I enjoyed trying out the shampoo and cleanser as both brands were new to me. I plan on adding the Murad serum to my daily rotation. The C E Ferulic serum was hard for me scent wise, but the ingredients make it worth holding my nose. The detangler was a bit of a miss for, but I can absolutely see its value for someone who has a reasonable hair routine. Once again, this sub did an incredible job with curation and was so fun to open and enjoy. If you love quality skincare and unusual products, this $24.95 box is an easy yes.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of publication, this box is still available!
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Eye Cream $6.27
- Vitamin C Serum $6.10
- WOW Shampoo $1.74
- C E Ferulic Serum $3.86
- Hydropeptide Cleanser $2.00
- StriVectin Concentrate $2.41
- Murad Serum $1.95
- DevaCurl $0.61
Alternatively, each of the 8 item’s has an average cost of $3.12. I did not include the duo cleanser sampler in this breakdown.
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