BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – August 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 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 + free US shipping (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products hand-selected by beauty professionals.
Ships to: the US
August 2019 BeautyFIX Review
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included. We have 9 (!!!) different items this month, so strap in!
PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster, 0.24 oz. – Full Size! Retail Value $45.00
Our first product is a full-size tube of pricy lip balm. This stuff has hyaluronic acid which can have a plumping effect since it helps with moisture retention. I already have pretty full lips and I didn’t notice a massive difference size-wise, but my lips were incredibly smooth and the lines in them were left less dramatic.
SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E, 4 ml – Estimated Value $20.40 (Buy a full-size 30 ml for $153.00)
This product claims to be the first of its kind using 100% resveratrol. Resveratrol is also found in red wine and is a really powerful antioxidant. This is one of those products that I will have to experiment with over a few days, but my first night using it was pleasant. It is a thicker gel that absorbed very easily. I used it instead of a serum, right before my nightly cream.
Eminence Organic Skin Care Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, 28 g – Estimated Value $11.20 (Buy a full-size 120 g for $48.00)
They actually sell this brand at the fancy spa in my gym, so I have sampled some of the items before. This is a dry powder that you add water (or yogurt, or milk) to and then use as an exfoliant. It has a nice strawberry scent and organic feeling scrubbiness. I had a lot of fun using this super gentle exfoliator, but I don’t see myself making something like this a part of my routine because I don’t enjoy the DIY liquid-adding aspect.
SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair, 2 g – Estimated Value $14.37 (Buy a full-size 14.2 g for $102.00)
Oh, I liked this! I love eye creams in general because the skin under my eyes is so delicate and gets dull very easily. This formula has all the good stuff: vitamins A, E, and C, hyaluronic acid, loads of peptides, antioxidants, ALL THE THINGS! It also feels incredible on my skin and leaves it velvety smooth and automatically brighter.
Epionce Intensive Nourishing Cream, 0.42 oz -Estimated Value $26.68 (Buy a full-size 1.7 oz for $108.00)
The creams so far in this box are stellar, especially for my dry skin. This is one of the most nourishing creams I have ever applied. It is so heavy that some people might hate it, especially if you have oily skin. My skin drinks it up like a craft beer after mowing the lawn. I love this stuff. This formula is a luxe blend of shea, and skin-loving acids, with a dash of vitamins. I wish this tube was bigger because I would try it on my poor dry legs. For now, I will reserve it to a nightly mask.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $5.41 (Buy 8.5 oz for $46.00)
I have sampled this spray before and I like it, though I find it a little light for my heavy hair. My strands already have a ton of texture so I need to use quite a lot of this to see any real difference. It smells incredible though, and if the bottle were the full size I would have no problem using it liberally! If you have medium to fine hair, you are going to love this dry spray that will give you volume without weighing your hair down.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Brightening Serum, 5 ml – Estimated Value $14.17 (Buy a full-size 30 ml for $85.00)
I have a full bottle of this product and I am almost at the bottom of it! This is no small feat since I very rarely get to use the same formula long enough to get through an entire bottle. I find vitamin C so brightening and I love the scent of oranges in this cream. My skin generally loves anything Sunday Riley, so whenever I get a sample size I stash it away for my travel bag so I never have to be without while away from home.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.67 (Buy a full-size 16.9 oz for $62.00)
This extra-gentle facewash is perfect for those out there who need a cleanser that is soap-free and doesn’t have a fragrance to upset your skin. I personally find it a little boring, but I have skin that stands up to loads of product swapping and general abuse. I will be passing this along to a friend with more sensitive skincare needs.
NuFACE Prep-N-Glow Cleansing Wipe – Estimated Value $1.00 (Buy 20 wipes for $20.00)
Finally, our last item is a large face wipe in an individual packet. One side is scrubby and the other is smooth, so in addition to being convenient, it is also exfoliating! Along with being refreshing, they also leave your face most moisturized because (you guessed it!) they have hyaluronic acid! These are a bit too cost-prohibitive to replace my regular pack of wet wipes but buying some to stash close by for air travel or long road trips would be smart.
Verdict: This $24.95 BeautyFIX box has an estimated value of $141.90 which admittedly seems super high for this mix of smaller tubes, but the formulas inside those tubes are PRICY. They are also so, so, SO luxe on my face! Why am I not a millionaire? I would buy all the creams and swim around in them. Ok, maybe not, but you get the idea. Some of these creams feel like you snuck into a fancy hotel or first class and now the Marriot and economy class just aren’t cutting it. At least we get to sample them in this sub, right? This continues to be a great box for trying out new and high-quality formulas with ingredient lists to back up their prices. I also really love the new edgy look of the box!
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:
- PCA Skin Lip Balm $7.91
- SkinCeuticals Serum $3.59
- Eminence Organics Exfoliant $1.97
- SkinMedica Eye Repair $2.53
- Epionce Cream $4.69
- Oribe Spray $0.95
- Sunday Riley Serum $2.49
- Dermalogica Cleanser $0.65
- NuFACE Wipe $0.18
Alternatively, each of the 9 items has an average cost of $2.77.
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