BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – October 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
October 2019 BeautyFIX Review
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included. We have 8 (!!!) different items this month, so strap in!
Mio Skincare Skin Tight Body Serum, 1 fl oz. – Estimated Value $16.47 (Buy 3.4 fl oz for $56.00)
This is a new brand for me, which is always exciting! This is a thick, peach-colored gel that is designed to smooth and strengthen the elasticity of tired, aging, or sagging skin. It does advise that you will need to use it over 30 days to really notice peak results, but luckily this is a pretty generous sample size. It has a clinical scent and absorbs easily. I didn’t notice anything super dramatic after 3 or so days, but my overall skin texture does look smoother in the way it always seems to when it is well hydrated. I will continue to try this out on my upper arms until it runs out.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.50 (Buy a full-size 8 fl oz for $36.00)
I recently cut off most of my super thick hair, which has totally changed my outlook on hair masks since I don’t have to use as much now that my hair is more reasonable. I really like to use them instead of a normal conditioner in the shower and leave it on while I shave my legs. I only apply this sort of heavy mask to my ends and it lasts for quite a long time! This formula was super smoothing and gave my strands such a healthy sheen.
Bosica Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask, 2.8 oz – Full Size! Retail Value $34.00
Although this mask still has some clay, it has significantly less clay than so many others out there, making it a little more suitable to my dry skin. I still don’t use masks like this very often and tend to use them in specific zones on my face as needed. That should certainly make this full-size tube last a long while! Will, on the other hand, loves masks, especially those with charcoal. He was so pleased when I brought this home to him and has been using it on his nose for 2 nights in a row now.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum, 0.33 fl oz – Estimated Value $26.07 (Buy a full-size 1 fl oz for $79.00)
I freaking love this French brand and I am already obsessed with this serum from another sample some time ago. I already use the Caudalie Grapewater Mist every single morning and this serum is such a perfect complement. This formula is full of Viniferine (which is found in grapevine sap) which really makes my skin shine. Though this is a light serum, it is also really moisturizing thanks to squalane and chamomile. Super thrilled with this larger sample!
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, 1 oz travel size – Retail Value $10.00
This was another familiar item, but I love it so I don’t mind at all. Dry shampoo is a must for me since I tend to skip actual shampoo every few days. I go through A LOT of dry shampoo! This is among the most gentle I have tried while still being very effective at sapping up oil and adding volume. It also smells great!
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, 1 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $29.00
I absolutely loved this eye cream. And for that price? Awesome! It is filled with coffee and green tea extracts which totally wake up tired, dry skin. My undereye is immediately brighter when I use this in the morning before my primer and makeup. It also gives me all-day hydration due to the rosehip seed oil and vitamin E! There is a coffee scent here, which I normally hate in products, but when tempered down with the other botanicals in this formula, it is actually soft and quite nice! If you are on the hunt for a reasonably priced and very effective eye cream, this is a winner.
TULA Purifying Cleanser, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.18 (Buy a full-size 6.7 fl oz for $28.00)
I find this blue tube really charming. It is just so cute! There is also good stuff inside, namely a very effective cleanser with great ingredients. I found this to easily cut through my day’s makeup (I generally double cleanse but I used it alone to be fair!) and left my skin clear but not dry. The probiotics inside are meant to enhance your skin’s natural biome, and while I don’t know too much about that, I can tell you my skin felt great and was totally prepped for the rest of my nightly routine.
Fur Oil, 3 ml – Estimated Value $1.84 (Buy a full-size 75 ml for $46.00)
Lastly, we received a small little vial of Fur oil. This is meant to use used in more delicate areas to moisturize hair and skin, while preventing ingrown hairs. I had heard of this rather specialized oil before and was really excited to see what the hype was about. I am super prone to irritation and ingrown hairs EVERYWHERE I shave, so I used this little vial up on my legs and also the area it was specifically designed for. It actually left all of my skin feeling so soft and calm! There was a definite reduction in irritation, though I guess I will have to wait to see what becomes of any potential ingrown hairs. Is this oil worth $46? I am not totally sure. I am leaning towards most gentle skin oils might be as effective, but I will have to do more experimentation.
Verdict: This $24.95 BeautyFIX box has an estimated value of $126.06, which is awesome for a $25 box. The samples this month were so large, and it also included 2 full-size products! Yeah! The brand selection was high quality, and I was so ticked to see favorites Caudalie, Boscia, and Klorane. Aside from the Fur oil, dry shampoo, and hair mask, this felt like a luxury skincare box, which suits me just fine and I have come to expect that from this sub. Two thumbs up!
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:
- Mio Body Serum $3.26
- Briogeo Hair Mask $0.89
- Boscia Peel Mask $6.73
- Caudalie Serum $5.16
- Klorane Dry Shampoo $1.98
- 100% Pure Eye Cream $5.74
- Tula Cleanser $0.83
- Fur Oil $0.36
Alternatively, each of the 8 items has an average cost of $3.12.
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