The Detox Box Review – July 2019
The Detox Box is a green beauty subscription box from The Detox Market that costs $55/month. You’ll usually receive 2-3 products from a featured brand each month that follows their strict ingredient standards and helps you discover non-toxic ways to continue your beauty routine. This month’s featured brand is the dreamy Herbivore hailing from Seattle, WA.
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About this Green Beauty Box from Detox Market
The Subscription Box: The Detox Box
The Cost: $55.00 a month with free shipping. Save with longer commitments.
The Products: Each month you’ll get a box featuring one or more green beauty products from our selected brand of the month at a value of at least $90 with complimentary shipping.
Ships to: US only.
The Detox Box July 2019 Review feat. Herbivore
There are always two info cards that accompany the products in each Detox Box. One introduces the featured brand (Herbivore) with a Q+A and the other talks more in-depth about the products included (Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion, Phoenix Facial Oil, Lapis Facial Oil, and Orchid Facial Oil).
Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion, 1 oz. full-size – Retail Value $62.00
Kudos to the super fun holographic box that this full-size potion lives in! And also kudos to the fact that $1 from every sale of Prism goes to a rotating LGBTQIA+ organization. I would liken this product to be closer to serum than anything else due to its consistency and it gives me hyaluronic vibes. It’s thin but with a touch of a jellyish-ness, that feels slippery and hydrating. It comes packed with a ton of awesome natural ingredients like rose water, aloes, and vitamin C to name a few but the stars here are really the fruit acids: bilberry lactic, sugar cane glycolic, orange peel citric, and apple malic. The directions say to use this one after cleansing but before a moisturizer. They also encourage mixing Prism with any of the other included oils to create the perfect cocktail for your own skin. That sounds super fun to me and I can’t wait to see which ones will work best!
Herbivore Mini Facial Oil Trio, 3 x 0.3 oz. bottles – Retail Value $29.00
This trio is available on Herbivore’s website for $29.00, but they say it has a $72.00 value, so it’s up to you to decide which one you want to go with to make this worth it or not. The bottles included in this box all come individually boxed, unlike the set which has its own cute gift box.
Herbivore Phoenix Regenerating Face Oil, 0.3 oz. travel-size – Listed Retail Value $26.00 (Buy the full-size 1.7 oz. for $88.00)
Perhaps the most substantial of the three minis is this lovely orange Phoenix oil. Now that summer is in full swing and the sun is constantly blasting me in the face, I turn to this vitamin A rich oil that has one of my favorite ingredients, Sea Buckthorn, as well as neroli, chia seed, and rosehip oil. Together, these botanicals will help repair damage and bring the much-needed moisture to my skin. Although this one is slightly heavier than the rest, it has a heavier lift in making my skin look it’s best.
Herbivore Lapis Balancing Face Oil, 0.3 oz. travel-size – Listed Retail Value $24.00 (Buy the full-size 1.7 oz. for $72.00)
Every time I go into Sephora, I stare longingly at the full-size bottle of Lapis and sigh. With all the skincare I receive in boxes, I simply cannot justify spending the $72.00 on this gorgeous facial oil. But here we now are, and I am in heaven. I never noticed that they have small bottles and this is just a wonderful way to try out all of Herbivore’s various oils. After admiring the minimal graphic design, my eyes fixate on the beautiful blue hue as any good Pisces would. And what gives it that magical color? That’s right, it’s my #1 beloved, BLUE TANSY. It smells good enough to drink and since I know cannot do that, I will be using it to combat the redness that my chin has become accustomed to being over the past couple years.
Herbivore Orchid Youth Preserving Face Oil, 0.3 oz. travel-size – Listed Retail Value $22.00 (Buy the full-size 1.7 oz. for $64.00)
Oh, hello you subtle, pretty thing. This is Orchid, which contains squalane which I know to help retain my skin’s moisture and slow down the look of aging. Herbivore uses olive-derived squalane which is nice to know. This oil gets its name from the orchid extract that is also a key ingredient and not only smells decadently floral but also acts as a humectant that smooths the skin. It’s fast absorbing and such a delicate oil so I don’t feel greasy after use.
Verdict: Detox Box made my dreams come true with this Herbivore-centered box! I am just delighted about getting to try all of these new oils and of course the Prism potion. I know I can get overloaded on facial oils, but I like how they clearly identify the different uses in these and they just look so darn nice on my bathroom shelf that I want to hoard even more Herbivore products! With these four items, the retail value is at least $91 if you settle on the $29 value of the mini trio. If you go full-value, then the total ends up being $134.
If you’re wild about non-toxic beauty, check out our Best Niche & Specialty Beauty Boxes list!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available if you order now. Be sure to check this page to double-check when you sign up and click here to see the latest spoilers!
Value Breakdown: At $55.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item (using the $29 trio value):
- Prism: $37.47
- Mini Oil Trio: $17.53
Alternately, using the $72.00 listed value for the three oils, here is what you are paying:
- Prism: $25.44
- Phoenix: $10.67
- Lapis: $9.85
- Orchid: $9.03
Are you as excited about the month’s Detox Box as I am? Tell me about your Herbivore cocktail recipes!!