BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – May 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
May 2019 BeautyFIX Review
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included. We have 13 different items this month, so strap in!
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask – Retail Value $3.00
So I didn’t realize this mask was a two-part sort of deal and I initially thought I had somehow broken it when I pulled it out of the pouch! Thankfully, it is meant to be in two sections, one for your forehead and the rest of your face down to your nose, and the other for your lower cheeks and chin. The mask itself is made of Tencel, which is more of an open weave and fit really well. No real scent here, just a great, clear serum that left my skin glowing.
Dermstore Spa Headband – Retail Value $10.00
For how many sheet masks, clay masks, cream masks, and peels I use you might be surprised to find that I don’t already own something like this headband. It is thicker and has a waffle texture, and you use the velcro on each end to securely set it in place around your head, keeping your hair back from the mask or cleanser of your choosing.
SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF 34, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $7.39 (buy a 2.3 oz. bottle for $68.00)
Though I love sunscreen, I didn’t adore this formula as much as I had hoped. I found it a little hard to rub all the way in, and my makeup wore very weirdly and unevenly over it during the day. I think it might be a better choice for those days where I go makeup free. Aside from the sunscreen, it is full of shea butter, making it very hydrating.
SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight, 4 ml – Estimated Value $6.40 (Buy a full size 50 ml for $80.00)
So I have a confession: whenever I get my hands on an acid formula, I always touch it with the tip of my tongue to see just how much acid we are working with. I know, weird, gross, and probably a bad idea, but I am weird and very curious. This stuff is POTENT! With a 10% glycolic and 2% phytic acid formula, this is an exfoliation powerhouse! Using this over time will promote cell turnover and help with fine lines and hyperpigmentation. Just be extra sure to adequately moisturize after usage and PLEASE wear sunscreen, because this makes your skin smooth, but very sensitive to sunlight.
Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon, 0.34 oz -Estimated Value $16.00 (Buy a full size 1.7 oz for $80.00)
Even the name of this product makes me want to crawl into a warm bed and take a nice slumber. It smells so good! Imagine a gel cream that smells like a straight up lavender field with a little cedar in the background and you’ve got the idea. This night treatment is on the lighter side, meaning it probably isn’t going to be heavy enough to join my rotation permanently, but for those nights I need a little extra help winding down this will be what I reach for.
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, 1 oz – Estimated Value $7.67 (Buy 6 oz for $46.00)
As someone who really only shampoos her hair 2-3 times a week, dry shampoo is a staple in my routine. I generally reach for the cheaper brands, so this luxury dry shampoo feels like a real treat! I thought at first this formula might have some golden shimmer, but the gold lust is just part of the name, so no worries about glitter or shimmer. It smells really fresh and clean and left my hair feeling super fluffy and clean. Although I couldn’t ever see myself spending this much money on dry shampoo, it was nice to try it out!
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Priming Leave-in Conditioner, 0.85 oz – Estimated Value $5.44 (Buy a full size 5 oz for $32.00)
I keep my hair routine pretty minimal, but I was still excited to try out this leave in conditioner. I have dry, coarse, and wavy hair, but I really love its natural texture and I don’t aspire to silky strands. That being said, my hair can get really tangly and unruly! I liked this leave-in because it was easy to spray into my damp hair ends, tousle, and sleep on wet. In the morning my hair looked pretty much the same, but with less frizz and a little more gloss. I also tried squirting a little into my hands and running it through my dry frizzy hair. It absolutely minimized my flyaways and gave my mane a much more polished look without changing its texture.
NeoStrata Intensive Eye Therapy, 0.17 – Estimated Value $28.56 (Buy a full size 0.5 oz for $84.00)
This is a pretty thick eye serum that has a gel-like texture. It feels absolutely incredible on my skin and turns it to plump velvet! It has all the key ingredients to make undereye skin happy, including peptides, hyaluronic acid, and caffeine. A little went a long way, especially after a hydrating toner. This would be an extra incredible choice for those of us with super dry undereye skin.
AHAVA Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream, 1.3 fl oz – Estimated Value $9.18 (Buy a full size 3.4 fl oz for $24.00)
This cream is super thick and pretty decadent! It has quite a strong scent but I like it, though I find it hard to describe. Kind of like a mix between lilies and water, but very perfumey. This cream absorbs almost immediately and leaves zero greasiness or film behind, which is quite impressive for such a heavy, nourishing cream.
Dermelect Microfacial Exfoliating Masque, 0.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $7.04 (Buy a full size 2.7 fl oz for $38.00)
This scrubby masque felt a little too rough on my forehead and cheeks, but I loved using it on the edges of my nose and my chin. The side of my nostrils get that gross buildup of dry skin and it looks really gross, especially under foundation. It worked on those extra dry areas really well and basically erased that extra dead skin. It is formulated with kaolin clay, which is likely why I didn’t love it all over, but it also has coconut oil, which helps it not feel so stripping.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer, 0.13 fl oz – Estimated Value $5.46 (Buy a full size 1 fl oz for $42.00)
This little vial of primer is so interesting! It is a liquid formula and spreads over the skin easily, bringing instant hydration and plumpness. Formulated with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, this is a dry skinned gals new BFF! It gave my dull morning skin a boost of moisture and the texture of my skin was perfect for my foundation! I plan on buying a full size of this, especially since it just takes the tiniest bit to cover my entire face!
Tocca Giulietta Perfume, 1.5 ml- Estimated Value $2.28 (Buy 50 ml for $76.00)
Tocca Cleopatra was my go-to perfume all throughout college. I loved the beautiful glass bottle and the fresh floral scent. I didn’t really like this perfume, it was too fruity and sweet for me. If you love super feminine scents though, this might be something worth trying, especially if you enjoy notes of tulips, apples, and amber
skyn ICELAND Deluxe Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, 1 pair – Estimated Value $3.75 (buy 8 pairs for $30.00)
These eye pads are actually quite dry compared to many I have tried. They felt like a gel sticker against my skin and the outer surface was almost like a suede-like fabric. I didn’t notice a huge difference after using these but I think that might be because they were so dry, and my skin is already pretty parched.
Verdict: This $24.95 Beauty Fix box has an estimated value of $112.17, which is great! This is one of those boxes that has so many products and such variety, I am often hard-pressed to find new treats I don’t enjoy! My faves this month would easily be the headband, glycolic overnight serum, the caviar leave-in conditioner, and the cocoon sleep gel. I can’t say I really disliked anything this time! This is a great sub for trying our tons of new products from harder to find brands and a great value!
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:
- Klairs Tencel Mask $0.67
- DermStore Spa Headband $2.22
- Skin Medica Repair Cream $1.64
- SkinCeuticals Overnight Serum $1.42
- Dermalogica Cocoon Cream $3.56
- Oribe Dry Shampoo $1.73
- Alterna Caviar Leave-In Conditioner $1.21
- NeoStrata Eye Therapy Cream $6.35
- Ahava Cream $2.04
- Dermelect Masque $1.57
- Smashbox Primer $1.21
- Tocca Perfume $0.51
- skyn Iceland Eye Gels $0.83
Alternatively, each of the 13 item’s has an average cost of $1.92.
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