BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – April 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.
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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
April 2019 BeautyFIX Review
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included:
That’s 12 items this month! This sub always has a ton of stuff, so buckle up!
Let’s dive in!
Caudalie Grape Water, 75 ml – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $10.00
I am not someone who uses mists like this a ton, but I LOVE the Caudalie brand and would happily use any of the products from their line. This mist can use used for a few different things, but my favorite is in the morning before my moisturizer. This preps my dry morning skin and lets me use less product since the mist gives it a little hydration right off the bat! Who doesn’t want to make that expensive bottle last longer? You can also spray this over your finished look for a dewy finish. This formula contains super calming grape water that my skin tends to find very soothing.
DHC Q10 Mask – Retail Value $5.50
You would think with all the sheet masks I get I would be sick of them, but I swear I never will! I would use one a day if I could, and when I get tons in boxes I often do. This Japanese mask is full beneficial, skin-loving goodies, such as aloe, olive oil, and collagen. The serum is a yellow color, which is pretty unusual! The mask fit well and there was plenty of that serum to coat my skin. It didn’t have much of a scent but left my face feeling so plump and hydrated. It was a little sticky so I ended up using a toner right after then moisturized with light cream.
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser, 2 oz – Estimated Value $7.11 (buy a 6.75 oz. bottle for $24)
I have yet to find a Juice Beauty product that really knocks my socks off, but I think my skin is just too parched for many of their formulas, which are always heavy in fruit juices, especially citrus. They always leave my dry skin feeling a little drier, and this cleanser was no exception. (I would expect it to be a little drying since it is for acne prone skin.) The fruit juices just seem to strip my skin more than I like, though if you have oily issues/acne you might really like this! All the ingredients are very much there to help with those concerns: the cherry and lemon juices would be great at removing unwanted oils and cleansng pores. I will be passing it along to a friend with different skin worries.
jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener, 0.24 fl oz – Estimated Value $7.06 (Buy a full size 1.7 fl oz for $50.00)
I liked this primer because it went on very smooth and was more gel-like than so many out there. It felt really lightweight and gave my skin a little glow without being shimmery. It did a fine job of minimizing my pores which made my foundation look miles better than when I wear no primer. My only issue was my nose because it almost seems like I can’t wear anything on it under foundation or I feel like my nose pores look so big and then the foundation coverage gets patchy during the day. I usually just skip priming my nose and that helps. Does anyone else have nose pore issues??
Elemis Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask, 15 ml -TRAVEL SIZE Retail Value $12.00
Firstly, this stuff smells like crushed flower petals. That s probably because it is made from flowers, but I digress. This blend has a really odd texture to apply. It literally has an almost fuzzy finish that looks like matte velvet while it dries. This mask does have clarifying charcoal and less clay (yay!) than other masks out there so I can use it on my dry skin without feeling stripped. I applied and left it on for about 15 minutes and then washed off with warm water. My skin looked great, less textured, and plump. In a sea of clay-heavy masks, I am thrilled with this more botanical option.
REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF, 10 ml – Estimated Value $7.20 (Buy 50 ml for $36.00)
If you read my reviews, you know that I am a sunscreen junkie. You should always have some form of sunscreen on your face. No serum in the world can totally fix that (completely avoidable!) sun damage completely, and with so many options out there you really have no excuse. I like the REN brand because it feels minimal and clean, and this formula is no exception. No real scent in this heavier cream. The matte finish actually makes it a great primer alternative and my foundation stuck to it like glue all day. My only concern is that this cream does suffer from a little bit of that white sunscreen-y residue/finish that is a little bit of work to completely rub in. Use less than you think you might need because that really helps!
Naturopathica – Oat Cleansing Facial Polish, 2 oz – Estimated Value $22.40 (Buy a full size 5 oz here for $56.00)
I wasn’t expecting an oat-based cleanser to smell to botanical/floral, but it was a pleasant surprise. I also liked the little micro scrubbers that felt good on my face rather than feeling scratchy. You can use this as a normal cleanser, or leave it on your skin for 10 minutes as a mini-mask treatment. The oats in this formula made it soft and moisturizing and my skin absolutely looked brighter after using it. I am not familiar with this brand, but I liked this stuff so much I might take a deeper look into their line.
LashFOOD Collagen Lash Primer, 4 ml – Estimated Value $10.00 (Buy a full size 8 ml for $20.00)
I didn’t love this product. To be fair, I have yet to find lash primers all that effective or impressive enough to justify adding an extra step to my morning routine. This tube has a decent brush, but the formula itself was clumpy and I had a hard time hiding it under my mascara. I tried sleeping it but it just made my eyelashes lay in weird directions the next morning.
Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask, 0.44 fl oz – Estimated Value $6.43 (Buy a full size 2.6 fl oz for $38.00)
This feels like a real treat. I LOVE the Boscia brand and this is another mask that has some clay, but the other ingredients make it very hydrating! I love, love, love matcha beauty products and this mask was awesome for my skin. You apply then leave it for about 15 minutes, adorably green. After rinsing it off my skin felt so refreshed and clean. It did a great job of cleaning my pores without stripping my skin and my redness was virtually gone. Matcha + Willowbark is my power couple of 2019.
Rahua Classic Shampoo, 22 ml – Estimated Value $2.72 (Buy a full size 275 ml for $34.00)
This shampoo was a little too gentle for my liking. I only shampoo my roots and only about every 3 days, so I really need a formula that gets all my oils out. This formula was clean and lathered well, with a nice organic scent. It did give my hair a nice shine. If you are someone who shampoos daily and likes a nice shine in a clean formula, this would be a great option.
Rahua Classic Conditioner, 22 ml – Estimated Value $2.88 (Buy a full size 275 ml for $36.00)
I liked this conditioner much better than the shampoo. It had a great, subtle scent and was thick and almost buttery. I only condition my ends (apparently the middle of my hair is just ignored and neglected) and this formula was great for detangling my little knots and left my ends looking in much better shape than they actually are. What more can I ask for?
HUM Nutrition Flatter Me, 3 day supply sample/ 6 capsules – Estimated Value $2.50 (Buy 60 capsules for $25.00)
I am pretty skeptical of “flattening” vitamins. It would take a lot more than vitamins in my case. But I do like this brand and I will try anything once. This is only a 3 day supply, and I didn’t notice much difference other than being, ahem, incredibly regular. This makes sense because these ingredients are designed to help with nutrient absorption and optimize fat, protein, and carb breakdown. Maybe give it a try if you would like to be more regular, but I wouldn’t expect a flat tummy miracle personally.
Verdict: This $24.95 box has an estimated value of $95.80, which is lower than some of our past Beauty Fix boxes. I feel silly even saying that because this is still a massive value for a $25 box. I liked quite a few products this month. My favorite would absolutely be a tie between the Boscia Matcha mask and the oat facial polish. I also loved the flower mask, sheet mask, sunscreen, primer, and water mist. I think the only products I was not fond of were the Juice Beauty cleanser and the lash primer. There is always so much packed into this box that 1 or 2 misses seem to really not matter. If you are a skincare nerd, this is a box you should absolutely check out for its unique blend of new and staple brands and creative formulas.
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: At $24.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Grape Water $2.60
- Q10 Mask $1.43
- Juice Cleanser $1.85
- Primer $1.84
- Flower Mask $3.13
- Sunscreen Cream $1.88
- Facial Polish $5.83
- Lash Primer $2.60
- Matcha Mask $1.67
- Shampoo $0.71
- Conditioner $0.75
- Vitamin Sample $0.65
Alternatively, each of the 12 item’s has an average cost of $2.08.
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What do you think of the April 2019 Beauty Fix box?