BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – September 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
September 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!
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream, 0.85 fl oz. – Estimated Value $7.00 (Buy 5.1 oz for $42.00)
You all already know that in terms of hair, my heart already belongs to OUAI and Davines, but I have always found the Caviar line to be solid. This particular cream smells out-of-this-world amazing, and I would use it just so my hair smelled like this. You can use this on damp hair before you style or air dry for less frizz and some shine! I used it on dry strands and still noticed those benefits.
Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil, 0.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $14.41 (Buy a full-size 1.7 fl oz for $49.00)
I have always thought this brand of argan was a little pricy, but I can’t deny the quality is there if you love having this oil in your routine. This is the sort of oil you can literally use anywhere: hairs, nails, face, dry skin, the list goes on. The versatility is what makes it a staple in many minimalist beauty routines! I personally prefer a few more bells and whistles but if you are looking to start adding oil to your skincare routine, this is a great place to start. I found that this particular bottle was a really luxurious step after a serum and provided a massive boost in my skin’s hydration. I also added a drop of lavender oil and used it on my legs instead of lotion.
Erno Laszlo Hydraphel Skin Supplement, 0.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.41 (Buy a full-size 6.8 fl oz for $60.00)
I have tried this stuff before and I absolutely love it. Don’t let that tiny bottle fool you, a little goes a long way if you use fingertips instead of cotton balls to apply. The texture is watery and honestly a little slimy at first, but I say that lovingly. My skin drinks it up! Use this before your serum and moisturizer at night to prep your skin and calm it down after deep cleansing. In addition to being more moisturized, my skin needs less serum and cream after, meaning I use less product, which makes me very happy indeed.
Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Anti-Aging Moisturizer, 0.51 oz – Estimated Value $11.77 (Buy a full-size 1.69 oz for $39.00)
This little sample is in a heavy-duty glass pot that feels pretty fancy! Peptides are really fantastic for your skin when it comes to anti-aging, and this cream is full of them. It also feels like velvet on your skin and smells so clean and pretty. This isn’t quite heavy enough to be the last step in my nightly routine, but I would still classify it as medium-heavy on most skin types.
Murad Night Fix Enzyme Treatment, 0.17 fl oz -Estimated Value $11.90 (Buy a full-size 1 fl oz for $70.00)
I tend to enjoy Murad products, and this was no exception. It is a lightweight serum that I applied after a toner and before my night cream. Because it has hyaluronic acid, peptides, and niacinamide, it is a great choice for an anti-aging routine. The great texture and clean scent are added bonuses!
VERSO Foaming Cleanser, 0.85 fl oz – Estimated Value $11.18 (Buy 3.04 fl oz for $40.00)
I didn’t notice a lot of “foaming” with this cleanser, but that was fine. It still did a great job of removing makeup and dirt and leaving my skin feeling refreshed. It also has a really nice, clean scent and wasn’t overly drying.
bkr Tutu 500 ml Glass Water Bottle – Retail Value $38.00
This might be hard to believe, but this is only my second ever bkr water bottle from a subscription. My first one was a teal color but I like this pale pink so much more. It is a perfect size for my purse and I find myself carrying it often, though not for myself. Since we adopted our standard poodle recently we go on loads of walks and I found that this in my bag with a collapsible silicone water bowl is perfect for keeping Tucker hydrated without hauling around a jug of water.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, 2 oz – Retail Value $12.00 (they also offer a 6 oz size for $32.00)
Some of you know that I have eczema on my legs and if you suffer from this too, you know finding a perfect moisturizer is a pain. Use the wrong one and your skin is MAD for days. I was excited to see that eczema was specifically mentioned on the front of this tube and I really, really liked it on my legs. My redness was slightly reduced and I had zero itch. Winning! No eczema? No worries. This is still a great moisturizer for chapped elbows and dry knees.
TOCCA Florence Perfume, 1.5 ml – Estimated Value $2.28 (Buy a full size 50 ml for $76.00)
Finally, our last item is a perfume that has -no joke- caused me to question my own identity. If you have been reading my reviews for a while, you know I am partial to manly scents with leather, wood, and resin notes. The most glaring exception that that was a bottle of TOCCA Cleopatra an ex-boyfriend bought me in college. It was light, feminine, and floral, but it had a backbone of musk, citrus, and patchouli. I adored it. Well, I must have some weird thing for the TOCCA brand, because this is another scent that is way outside of my wheelhouse. This is a white floral explosion of gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine, and there is nothing masculine about it. There is a slight woodsy musk hidden at the bottom, but it is hard to notice. It also features violet leaf, one of my favorite notes ever! When I wear this I feel like such a LADY. What is happening to me?? This is my first fragrance purchase of the season and I am having an identity crisis. But I also can’t wait for it to arrive!
Verdict: This $24.95 BeautyFIX box has an estimated value of $125.95, which is great for a $25 box. I really, really enjoyed this month. It was skincare heavy, and had some great brands. The standouts for me would be the Vichy cream, Murad treatment, and the perfume that has really tossed me for a loop. I get that the water bottle may not excite some people, but I love the color and it has already been super useful. This was a really great assortment and one of the better boxes I have gotten from this sub. If you are a skincare junkie, this continues to be a really great 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:
- Alterna Caviar Cream $1.55
- Josie Maran Oil $3.18
- Erno Laszlo Toner $0.97
- Vichy Moisturizer $2.60
- Murad Treatment $2.63
- VERSI Cleanser $2.47
- bkr Water Bottle $8.39
- First Aid Beauty Cream $2.65
- TOCCA Perfume $0.50
Alternatively, each of the 9 items has an average cost of $2.77.
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What do you think of the September 2019 BeautyFIX box?