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 skincare 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 hand-selected by beauty professionals.
Ships to: US
June 2019 BeautyFIX Review
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included. We have 7 different items this month, so strap in!
COOLA Mineral Liplux SPF 30 in Skinny Dip, .15 oz. - FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18.00
(subscribers will get one of three shades, including, Skinny Dip, Bonfire, or Tan Lines)
This brand is EVERYWHERE right now and in so many boxes! I would never complain, I love COOLA and I love sunscreen, and you should too! Sunscreen is the best anti-aging weapon you can have in your arsenal, along with enough water daily. So often we forget our lips need sun protection too. I have tried many different sunscreen balms and frequently they look chalky, taste gross, or are just so basic they aren't even exciting. This sheer mineral balm is my favorite I have ever tried. The shade I received is transparent (I tried swatching it but you can't see anything!) though it comes in a range of other tints so you can have your protection and a gorgeous natural flush. The formula is ridiculously smooth and smells really lovely, like cucumbers and botanicals.
NIA 24 Age Recovery for Decolletage and Hands, 5 fl oz. - FULL SIZE! Retail Value $60.00
Dang, full-size item no. 2! This big tube of cream is meant for your hands and decolletage areas. I often spend so much time trying to prevent aging on my face that I forget my hands and neck need a little love too! This formula is packed with vitamin C, niacinamide, vitamin E, and loads of antioxidants. No real scent here to speak of (though this item is NOT labeled fragrance free! thanks, Eva!), just a heavy formula that does fully absorb, though I will admit it takes a little extra work. My skin immediately looked smoother and hydrated, which makes a little extra time rubbing the cream in totally worth it.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 in Medium, 6 g - FULL SIZE! Retail Value $65.00
I am SHOOK at these full-size items in this box. I thought this might be a no-go for me once I noticed the "medium" shade sticker on the bottom but this wears much more like a translucent powder. I couldn't even get enough built up to take a swatch. This powder is SPF50 which is music to my easily-burned ears. This is a great item for someone like me who is forgoing her normal sunscreen foundation, but still wants added sunscreen protection. It does advise on the box that it should be applied liberally, and that for optimum protection you should reapply every two hours.
Murad Essential-C Cleanser, 1.5 fl oz - Estimated Value $8.67 (Buy a full size 6.75 fl oz for $39.00)
Ok, so this isn't full-size. I was spoiled by the first three items this month! This is still quite a large sample, especially from Murad, a brand that is high quality but notoriously sparing with their sample sizes. Smelling like citrus and packed with vitamins A, C, and E, plus a plethora of antioxidants, this is a great anti-aging cleanser for most skin types. It left my face feeling super clean, and just a little bit dry, though I quickly followed up with a serum and moisturizer and the dryness vanished.
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray, 0.75 oz -Estimated Value $3.00 (Buy a full-size 5 oz for $20.00)
This is an old favorite for me! I love seeing it appear in boxes because I have yet to actually need to buy any, though it certainly is on the affordable side when that time comes. Leave-in conditioners are especially perfect for summer since so many of us spend time baking our strands in the sun, saturating them with pool chlorine, or spraying salt into them for texture. Give your tresses a little pick-me-up by spraying them with this hydrating and smoothing leave-in. I like to towel dry for a little wave and a ton of sheen.
Peter Thomas Roth - Cucumber Gel Mask, 0.47 fl oz - Estimated Value $4.89 (Buy 5 oz for $52.00)
How summery is a cucumber mask? This gel is so refreshing, especially after too much sun. I left mine in the fridge and then applied for 10 minutes after boing outside in the sunshine and heat. It zapped away loads of redness and left my skin feeling calm and cool. I am thrilled that there is no clay in this gel mask and all it leaves behind is hydration instead of dryness.
Love Sun Body - 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, 0.84 oz - Estimated Value $4.03 (Buy a full-size 6.67 oz for $32.00)
Finally, our last item is a little bottle of sunscreen. It is probably too small to give more than 1 or 2 body applications in terms of coverage, but it is a great size for your purse when you plan an afternoon out at the zoo or botanical gardens. This cream is pretty thick, and it does suffer a little bit from that white filmy sheen that takes extra work to rub in. I didn't find it greasy, but it did leave a glossiness on my skin, meaning I will save this for arms and shoulders rather than my face.
Verdict: This $24.95 BeautyFIX box has an estimated value of $163.59. WOW. Last month's box had 13 products while this month has 7. I absolutely prefer fewer products but more full sizes and this box totally delivered. I am honestly blown away. The overarching theme this month would absolutely be summer sun protection, as 3 of the 7 items were sunscreen-based and the others would all be great for after sun exposure. Pretty much a perfect summery assortment in my opinion! I feel like a ton of subscribers are going to be absolutely thrilled with this box and its huge retail 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:
- NIA 24 Cream $9.15
- Coola Liplux $2.75
- Colorescience Sunscreen Powder $9.91
- Murad Cleanser $1.32
- Briogeo Leave-in Conditioner $0.46
- Peter Thomas Roth Gel Mask $0.75
- Love Sun Body Sunscreen $0.61
Alternatively, each of the 7 items has an average cost of $3.56.
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