The Whole Foods Self-Care Sunday Beauty Bag is a curated collection of beauty products selected from offerings available in Whole Foods Market stores. `This was a limited-edition one-time purchase available starting March 29th, and they usually sell out within an hour or so of the store opening that day.
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About Whole Foods
The Box: Self-Care Sunday Beauty Bag
The Cost: $20
The Products: New and trending products, along with some Whole Foods favorites.
Whole Foods Self-Care Sunday Beauty Bag Review
This bag came in a handmade Queen Alaffia cosmetics bag, and it is gorgeous!
Inside the bag was a small pamphlet about the products included in the bag.
Alaffia Cleansing Coconut Shampoo, 0.77 oz – Estimated Value $0.96 (buy an 8 oz. bottle for $9.99)
This shampoo is made with coconut, reishi mushroom, and shea butter to nourish your hair while gently cleansing.
Whole Foods Market Nourishing Royal Jelly Mask – Retail Value $3.99
I know the retail value of this mask because after I used it, I went back to Whole Foods to stock up before their beauty sale ended (I ended up getting 5 masks for $7, and I was stoked). Considering the plethora of sheet masks I already have in my life, that should tell you all you need to know about this nourishing, cooling bio-cellulose sheet mask.
Evanhealy Whipped Shea Butter for Lips, 0.25 oz – Retail Value $9.95
This lip balm is made with USDA certified organic ingredients and features nourishing powerhouses like raspberry seed oil, beeswax, avocado oil, and shea butter. It is incredibly hydrating to my chronically dry lips (drink your water, y’all), and it leaves the slightest, softest sheen.
Pacifica Stress Rehab Coconut & Caffeine Facial Mask – Retail Value $4
I was hesitant when I saw this was a coconut mask because I try to keep coconut oil away from my skin. Luckily this is made with coconut extract along with caffeine, turmeric, green tea, and chamomile to fight redness and puffiness while smelling deliciously like coconut and vanilla.
Weleda Almond Sensitive Care Facial Cream, 1 oz – Retail Value $27.99
This cream came at the perfect time - my skin has been an unhappy mess since I tried one too many new products and had an allergic reaction that caused some insanely rough texture on my face. I knew immediately exfoliating to try and fix that texture would make things worse, so I have been focusing on gentle, hydrating products that my skin was fine with. This was the only new product I have tried in the past few days, and it definitely helped to calm and hydrated my stressed out skin. I was skeptical when I first saw alcohol on the ingredients list, but Weleda uses non-drying alcohol made from raw grain, and I can definitely say this blend of sweet almond oil, beeswax, and glycerin was hydrating and is safe for sensitive skin. Pro tip for products that come in aluminum tubes like this: squeeze the very end of the tube to get the product out so you don't squeeze out too much at once!
Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Facial Cream, 0.67 oz – Estimated Value $10.72 (buy the full-size version for $40)
This moisturizer was extra nourishing thanks to ingredients like sweet almond oil, manuka honey, and evening primrose. This was rich, but it didn’t feel heavy on my skin.
Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask – Retail Value $2.99
This sheet mask is formulated with charcoal to help clean out your pores, and the brand is leaping bunny certified. This wasn’t the best fitting sheet mask I have ever worn, but I am happy with the ingredients list that includes things like aloe, witch hazel, tomato extract and juice, and watermelon extract.
Acure Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogel Mask – Retail Value $4.99
The thing that most stood out to me with the eye masks is the unnecessary packaging - when you tear open the outer patch there is an inner sealed pouch, and it just felt wasteful. These are made with interesting ingredients like Persian silk tree bark extract and oat kernel extract, and they were hydrating to my under eye area.
Acure Brightening Facial Scrub, 1 oz – Estimated Value $2.50 (buy the 4 oz version for $9.99)
This scrub has a really popular following, but honestly, I found it to be a nightmare. It is made with walnut shell powder that gritty, and the grains are the perfect size to get stuck in your pores. That combined with the fact that I had a hard time washing all of it off makes me hesitant to even want to pass it along to a friend. It is rare that I have such a strong aversion to a product I try, but this really did not work for me.
Acure Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil, 0.3 oz – Estimated Value $3.90 (buy the full-size version for $12.99)
This oil is considered to be a dupe of the Herbivore Lapis oil, but I personally don’t like this one as much as my Herbivore. Along with blue tansy (which is derived from chamomile), this also has rose oil, vitamin E, and kale extract. This adds a nice layer of hydration that is especially soothing when you’re dealing with an active breakout.
Alba Botanica Pore-Fecting Papaya Enzyme Hawaiian Facial Mask, 0.3 oz – Estimated Value $0.98 (buy the full-size version for $9.77, found here for $6.56)
I really like Alba Botanica - the products are free of artificial colors, synthetic fragrance, and are cruelty-free. This mask only takes five minutes and is designed to gently exfoliate thanks to the papaya and pineapple enzymes while the aloe vera soothes and hydrates.
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Towelettes, pack of 10 – Retail Value $2.99
These fragrance-free hypoallergenic cleansing towelettes are made with cotton extract, aloe, and glycerin to gently hydrate while wiping away dirt and grime. I threw these in my truck to use after participating in a 5k, and these were a godsend to wipe off all of the sweat on my face and hands before I joined the crawfish boil that was our reward for running on a Saturday. I'm going to be keeping these in my truck because I liked how they performed and I know that the next time I need these, I'll be appreciative of the decision to do so.
Derma-E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $3.06 (buy the 2 oz version for $24.50)
I already use a vitamin C every morning, so whenever I test out new ones I don’t expect to see dramatic differences. That is the case with this serum, but I like that along with vitamin C this also has green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, and aloe to be hydrating as well as brightening.
Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $29
This was the priciest product in this bag, but it was also my least favorite. The cleanser is a thick paste you mix with water before applying it to your face, but this has alcohol pretty high up on the ingredients list and it has an artificial fragrance smell I don’t like applying to my face. This cleanser alone is worth more than the cost of the box, though, so props to Whole Foods for that.
The Verdict: Wow, I can see why the Whole Foods Beauty Bags cause such a craze! My bag was packed with both new products and cult classics, and I calculated a value of $108.02! That is insane for a bag that cost $20, and I am excited about my new product discoveries in the Weleda cream and Whole Foods face mask!
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, this is available in-store only once a year.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $20 and I calculated a total value of $108.02, which means I paid approximately the following per item:
- Alaffia Shampoo: $0.18
- Whole Foods Sheet Mask: $0.74
- Evanhealy Lip Butter: $1.84
- Pacifica Face Mask: $0.74
- Weleda Almond Facial Cream: $5.18
- Trilogy Facial Cream: $1.98
- Yes To Tomatoes Mask: $0.55
- Acure Eye Mask: $0.92
- Acure Brightening Scrub: $0.46
- Acure Blue Tansy Oil: $0.72
- Alba Botanica Mask: $0.18
- Burt’s Bees Towelettes: $0.55
- Derma E Vitamin C Serum: $0.57
- Dr. Hauschka Cleanser: $5.37
What do you think of the Whole Foods Self Care Sunday Beauty Bag?