BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – May 2019


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Beautyfix May 2019 beauty subscription box review

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

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    This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included. We have 13 different items this month, so strap in!

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      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.

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        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.

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          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.

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            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.

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              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.

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                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!

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                  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.

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                    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.

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                      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.

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                        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.

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                          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!

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                            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

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                              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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                              Written by Megan Kirkland

                              Megan Kirkland

                              I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

                              Posted in Beauty Fix Reviews, Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: beauty fix | 48 comments

                              48 Comments

                              1. I was initially bummed with the spoilers for this box…then it showed up. I’m loving the headband, not sure how I went this long without one now?! The cocoon was awesome , and I loved the eye gel. I think the hook with this box (for me) is trying products I would never normally consider. The last box got me obsessed with naturopathica face cleanser. Can’t say I would normally gravitate to an oat cleanser 😂 (experience elevated with headband)

                                • Loving the new photo feature! Also loving BF has a lot of travel sized new products this month. Hope to see more Neostrata products.

                              2. I’m loving the new feature with the pictures. I love it!

                              3. Sounds like I’m in the minority here, but unfortunately the past few boxes have been misses for me. I subbed to Beauty Fix a couple years ago, when there was always at least one full size item (usually more) plus a tool (brand name usually, not their store brand.) I resubbed recently when there was something in particular that drew me in, but I have to say I’ve been fairly disappointed. While technically the value is there, I generally prefer more than a tiny .1 oz sample (which frequently seems to be almost empty) in order to get an idea if I like a product or not…so I’ve pretty much ended just sending the samples along as extras with swaps. I’m glad many people are enjoying the samples. For me, I just ended up cancelling because compared to the BF boxes of the past, these have seemed really lacking.

                                • I hear you.😄
                                  I subscribed on them those golden age too.
                                  Now I don’t have any FOMO at all.
                                  🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

                              4. I’m going to have to add more velcro to it to make it feel more secure but I’m really liking the headband. It’s way more secure than the other ones I’ve been using and feels like it will last a long time.

                                Looking forward to trying the glycol too. I’m using another 10% glycol night cream and my skin seems to really like it.

                                • I second the headband praise. It is actually nice to get one that is so minimal design-wise too. I have a ton of weird quirky ones.

                                  • Yes about the designs. I realize my other headbands are supposed to be cute whereas this is all business, which may be why it works so well.

                                • Mine leaked but barely! The cap wasn’t screwed on all the way. But I was wondering if anyone had this problem, sorry that happened to you.

                                  • Thank you 🙂 i’m glad yours didn’t spill completely! I really was hoping to try it, but maybe another time. Hope it works well for you!

                              5. I received my box, and unfortunately the cap on the leave in conditioner wasn’t screwed on and it leaked all over the box. At least all that was ruined was the booklet and the conditioner. Bummed though, I am always looking for good hair products for my dry curls. I washed off the rest of the items, and put the headband through the wash, so at least i salvaged the rest of my box.

                                I can say at least that the headband washes well in cold water! LOL

                                • My experience with their customer service has been really good. I’d contact them for a replacement and send in a pic if you have one.

                                  • Shoot, I didn’t think to take a picture, I just cleaned up the mess and salvaged all but the conditioner.

                                    Thank you for the advice, I will reach out to them and see if I can get a replacement. 🙂

                                    • I 2nd the chat feature that Julia mentioned below. My April box was missing the Caudalie water, so I emailed them that night. By the next day, I hadn’t heard a reply, so I whined about it (lol), and someone mentioned that I should give the chat feature a go since they always had awesome experiences through that option, so I did, and in less than 5 minutes I had completed my chat, and a whole new box (not just missing item) was on its way!!

                                      • Thank you everyone! 🙂 I will reach out to them on chat and see what they can do for me.

                                        This is just one of the many reasons I love the MSA community. 😀

                                      • I tried the chat, they are sending a replacement, but instead of the leave in conditioner, looks like it will be a dry oil mist. LOL I haven’t tried their dry oil, so while it isn’t the same product, it is still something new to try 🙂

                                        Thanks again all!

                                • You should absolutely contact them. My experience with their customer service has been outstanding and they have a chat window on their website. My box was missing the hand lotion and I contacted them by chat and had another on the way within minutes.

                              6. Megan, I have dry, coarse, and wavy hair. Can you share what hair products have been effective for you in managing it?

                                • I am super minimal! I actually really love my crazy hair and don’t so much besides shampoo and condition it. I only brush it wet (which is a huge no-no, but oh well!) when I have a big knot. There are some days when it is just too fluffy though, and on those days I like to use a hair oil but only on my ends or a light cream (also ends only). My current faves are Sahajan Ayurvedic Blend Nurture Hair Oil (a gift from Marne’s Organic Bunny review) or any cream by R+Co. That hair oil is expensive, but what no one really talks about is how literally ANY oil can work in hair. If I am ever caught without, I will just reach for anything oil-heavy nearby, and just use sparingly. I have even used an oil cleanser in my hair before as an in-a-oinch flyaway treatment beaue oil is oil and it still works! R+Co creams are lightweight and always smell great. I always use product on dry hair only.

                              7. *LOVE* the new format for pictures…so great! Thanks!

                              8. Love the new format!

                                I loved this box! I love getting lots of samples. This way I can try a lot of products. So far I love everything. Ahava has been my staple hand cream for years, so I was thrilled to get this as well.

                              9. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that the product that swayed me into resubscribing is the spa headband. I haven’t been able to find a cloth headband that will actually stay on my head so I always get bits of mask touching some of my hair. This headband looks perfect.

                                • Hey girl, no shame. You do you!

                                  • Thanks! I felt kind of silly about not being swayed by the awesome skincare products but it really was the headband that won me over. I have voluminous, bouncy curls and every single fabric headband I’ve tried hasn’t been able to keep the curls from springing down and touching my face. Metal/plastic headbands keep my curls in place but then I have an indentation in my hair all day.

                                    • I have the same trouble, so don’t feel silly! The headband is actually very nice quality and did a good job controlling my curls 🙂

                                      Buy a box for whatever reason suits you. No judgement here!

                                      • Yay! I’m so happy to hear that. I live on Texas and it is so humid right now. My hair is defying gravity at this point. It’s not long enough for a ponytail, either, so getting it off my face is practically impossible. Miss Jessie’s Jelly Soft Curls is my best friend in the Texas spring.

                                      • Ohhhh I will have to check into that one! I live in NorCal, and we never know if it will be a rainy day, or a hot bone dry one. Spring in California is seriously weird!

                                        My curls have issues dealing with the weather changes, and I am always looking for good curl products!

                                        Thanks again, hope the headband works to control your curls as well as it does mine! 🙂

                                • it is a really good headband!

                                  • Awesome! I was glad to see you liked it. Your review definitely swayed me.

                                • I totally agree with Christy 🙂 I think it was the latest Beauty Report box that came out where that despite all of the full-size products that were included, it was actually the sample pack of the Koh Gen Do cotton pads that grabbed my attention first! 😀

                                  • Yes! Practical items are so, so appreciated. I love it when boxes send items that can be used to enhance the use of other things they send. In this case the headband makes it easier for me to use the mask and to apply product to my face without getting it in my hair. I have very curly hair and it just springs out and over the other fabric headbands I’ve used, so I have curls touching my forehead and the side of my face. This one seems like it will prevent that.

                                • I am actually considering ordering just for the headband as well. I love the velcro so my head won’t feel squeezed. I did that exact same taste test with a Ordinary peel product I bought last week. If it burns my tongue, it is going to hurt my face. Pain was confirmed with the taste test. But I used it anyway. Great peel, but it has been reduced to using on the back of my hands.

                              10. SCROLLY PICTURES!!!!!

                              11. This box was gold to me. I have to admit, I love receiving samples in my boxes so that might be why I feel so happy about receiving this one. Still in the process of trying everything. I’ve been using Dermalogica every night. So nice. Also love the smell of the hand cream. So moisturizing for my hands too. I got the same cream in another box. Happy to have 2 of them now.

                              12. i got this box, called them and told them that there last two boxes were no good…they sent me a free box and gave me my money back…and said next month is looking good..will see.

                                • I have to agree these small samples are just too hard for me to see if I want to invest in the product. I end up not even using them and feel like I’m wasting my money ….hoping next
                                  Month is better or definitely gonna have to cancel. So happy for the people who enjoyed it tho!

                              13. Thanks for the great review! I love that you show the consistency of the products. It really helps me decide which products to keep and which to pass along. My combination/oily skin doesn’t love heavier products especially in the hot, humid summer months.

                              14. I cancelled because I’m on product overload, but your review made me sad that I had! Some great stuff this month.

                                Also, I LOVE the new format for the photos! Great update!

                                • Same, on all counts.

                              15. I loved the new way you posted the pictures for each product together so it didn’t make the review seem too long. Well done. Thanks.

                              16. This will be my first box that I am not SUPER excited about, don’t get me wrong a lot of good products but quite a few I have already received in different subscription boxes.

                              17. I love beautyfix and I am enjoying this box. I was curious to read your review, especially on the hand cream. I love the brand but the smell of this cream is so strong to me. And the smell is similar to bug spray, to me. I love how well the cream works. Unfortunately, i cant use it at night when i go to bed, like i like to. The smell gives me a headache. Sadly, the scent lasts a very long time. Which I guess if you like the scent, would be great.

                                Love your review. Thank you

                                • I’ve been using it on the bottom of my feet when I go to bed. I wake up with soft feet and don’t have to worry about the strong scent.

                                • I have love ahaha hand cream in any scent but this one, the formula is great but all white tubes go to my sister!

                              18. I love the new picture layouts! It makes viewing the review a lot more enjoyable, rather than scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, my way through the pictures. 🙂

                                Megan, I gotta ask… since you said the Skinceuticals is potent, did you come to that determination because it burned your tongue? 😀 … or was it the % of acids that was listed?

                                I still haven’t received my box yet, but I’m really looking forward to it. I’m one of the few that actually got excited when I saw this month’s box was chock-full of samples. I’m a weirdo in that I get just as excited over samples (even packet samples) just as much as full size products! lol

                                • I’m like you…I love all the samples! If I don’t love something, I won’t continue to use it so I feel very wasteful tossing a full size product. Sometimes I can pass it to my mom but she’s not a skincare addict like I am.

                                • The % was a giveaway but I am a weirdo and always taste anything that says it is a strong acid. This is in no way scientific 😀

                                  • You’re too funny 😀

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