The Skin Soothers Birchbox Kit Review + Coupon
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About This Birchbox Kit
The Box: The Skin Soothers Kit
The Cost: $27 + $5 shipping ($69 value)
And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!
The Products: Products to help you out in sensitive situations so you can face whatever irritation comes your way.
Ships: to the US and Canada
Birchbox The Skin Soothers Kit Review
Here is the info sheet for the products included, along with the prices of their full-size counterparts.
Air Repair Super Hydrating Eye Cream, 0.10 oz – Estimated Value $4.90 (buy the full-size version for $24.50)
Any time I see a product with aloe as the second ingredient and no drying alcohols, I am a happy camper. This eye cream was nourishing, didn’t irritate my occasionally sensitive eyes, and absorbed quickly into my skin.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, 1 oz – Estimated Value $7.27 (buy the full-size version for $24)
This cleanser is made with cocoa butter, beeswax, and chamomile extract. You apply it to dry skin before adding water and removing it with the included muslin cloth. This wasn’t my favorite cleanser, but it wasn’t bad! I did the muslin cloth could be a bit abrasive if you have an active pimple that is already angry and inflamed (I currently have a pimple that is three separate pimples merged into one massive angry pimple, so I’ve got to handle with care).
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum, 0.17 oz – Estimated Value $7.82 (buy the full-size version for $46)
I LOVE the Cicapair line from Dr. Jart+, but this serum isn’t my favorite. It is made with Centella Asiatica (which is great for calming and soothing skin), but when I had the full-size version I didn’t really notice a difference with consistent use in terms of the natural redness in my cheeks. I’ll use this sample when I am dealing with a breakout or sunburn, but for soothing serums, I prefer the Origins Mega Mushroom serum.
Georgette Klinger Coconut Facial Mist, 1.7 oz – Estimated Value $3.64 (buy the full-size version for $9)
I have only tried Georgette Klinger through Birchbox, but I like how affordable the brand is- and the rose gold and white packaging is beautiful. This is a soothing mist made with grape, green tea, and coconut extracts, and I love that the second ingredient is aloe!
PETER THOMAS ROTH Cucumber Gel Mask, 1 oz – Estimated Value $10.40 (buy the full-size version for $52)
This mask is definitely one of the best ones I have tried for irritated or sensitive skin- it is so calming and soothing. Made with ingredients like cucumber, chamomile, and aloe, this mask is nourishing and great for calming skin that’s sunburned or dealing with a painful breakout. The instructions say to wear it for ten minutes and wash off, but I have seriously left this on for over an hour and my skin was happy.
Acure Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $18.99
A lot of Acure products remind me of products from Herbivore (the Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy oil is considered by many to be a dupe of Lapis), and the name + the packaging of this moisturizer really gives me Pink Cloud vibes. I don’t know if whipped is the best way to describe this cream, but it definitely was lightweight and absorbed into my skin quickly. The second ingredient in this is avocado oil, and this is also made with apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, and evening primrose oil that made it super nourishing.
Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil, 0.27 oz – Estimated Value $0.44 (buy the full-size version for $10.90)
I am blessed to only have a sensitive face and not a sensitive body, but I think including this body oil was a smart move! It’s a non-foaming shower oil that gently cleanses while hydrating, and I appreciate that it didn’t leave my skin greasy.
Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower, 1 pair – Estimated Value $3.43 (buy a box of 7 pairs for $24)
I like the idea of these eye patches in theory. I love eye masks, and I find them to not only be nourishing to my skin but nourishing to my soul because they help me relax. These eye patches, however, are a no from me. While they promote cornflower as being a star ingredient, it doesn’t show up on the ingredients list until after alcohol, which is a known irritant for sensitive skin. Thanks but no thanks, Klorane.
Avène Hydrance RICH Hydrating Cream, 0.50 oz – Estimated Value $12.31 (buy the full-size version for $32)
This is made with Avenes signature thermal spring water as well as shea butter and safflower seed oil, This was hydrating, but I prefer the Acure moisturizer in this kit to this one because this took a while to absorb.
The Verdict: Since I have mild rosacea I know just how important having soothing skincare is, and I thought this kit did a good job including everything you would need. Honestly, the only true miss for me was the Klorane eye patch, and I love that we received a full-size moisturizer from Acure. Value-wise, Birchbox promised a $69 value and this kit has a total estimated value of $69.20. Nice job, Birchbox.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $32 ($27 + $5 shipping) and I calculated a total value of $69.20. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Air Repair: $2.27
- Liz Earle: $3.36
- Dr. Jart+: $3.62
- Georgette Klinger: $1.68
- Peter Thomas Roth: $4.81
- Acure: $8.79
- Bioderma: $0.20
- Klorane: $1.58
- Avene: $5.69
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