Dermstore is an online retailer specializing in everything beauty. They recently released the Holiday 2019 Edit, curated with some best-selling products and top brands.
FYI - this limited edition kit is still available for purchase!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About this Holiday 2019 Kit
The Box: Dermstore Holiday 2019 Edit
The Cost: $19.99 ($100 value) + free shipping
The Products: A collection of products that are best-sellers and/or from top brands.
Ships to: The US
Dermstore Holiday Edit 2019 Review
Here is the info sheet for the box.
boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask, 0.68 oz - Estimated Value $8.26 (Buy the 2.8 oz version for $34)
I love boscia as a brand, but this mask isn't for me. I am very wary of peel-off masks because they can actually do more harm than good when it comes to your pores, and they're not actually that effective at clearing out your pores. That is my story and I'm sticking to it, and using this mask didn't change my mind.
Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm, 0.88 oz - Estimated Value $19.48 (Buy the 2.8 oz version for $62)
Do I have about four full-size open cleansing blams right now? Yes. Did I fall in love with this anyway and now I'm dreaming of owning this in the full size? Also yes- this stuff is dreamy. This cleansing balm has ingredients like manuka honey, royal jelly peptides, and hyaluronic acid. It did a great job of removing my makeup while leaving my skin feeling nourished, and the experience of using it was a luxurious one thanks to the creamy balm texture that melted into my skin upon contact.
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, 28 count - Retail Value $17
The short story: I love these pads and I will take all of them that I can get. The long story: Sephora revamped their point system a year or so ago, and it really incentivized me to save them. Recently, I was able to use 1500 of my points to get a box of full-size First Aid Beauty goodies in their limited edition birthday print, and included was a jar of these bad boys. I have been using them consistently for a few weeks now (at a minimum of once a day, sometimes both in the morning and at night), and I really have noticed a difference both in the radiance of my skin and how my acne marks are clearing up. This is very close to entering into holy grail status for me, but it is absolutely a repurchase for sure.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O, 3.4 oz - Retail Value $5.90
This was one of the OG cleansing waters for me- it is no fuss, no muss, but removes light makeup and sunscreen with a few swipes of a cotton pad.
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, 1 pair - Estimated Value $4.38 (Buy a pack of four for $17.50)
I absolutely adore eye masks, and these specific ones from Skyn Iceland were some of the first ones I ever remember trying! I am a sucker for cooling eye patches, and these will be cooling even when I am wearing them for an hour. They adhere well to my face, too, so I am able to putter around the apartment if I can't just lay in bed relaxing.
SkinMedica HA5, 0.13 oz - Estimated Value $15.60 (Buy the 1 oz version for $120)
Oh, hello super fancy tiny sample- how you doin'? This serum claims to provide eight hours of continuous hydration and has ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and vitamin E. This was nice enough, but nowhere near as impressive as I would expect for a product of this price point.
Sunday Riley Auto Correct, 0.17 oz - Estimated Value $22.10 (Buy the 0.5 oz version for $65)
I have yet to find an eye cream that I truly love, so I am always down to try more. This absorbed quickly into the skin and left it feeling moisturized. I liked it, but it's not a love- what am I missing in my eye cream search?
Verdict: Dermstore killed it with this $20 box- the samples were high-valued, and I am stoked about products like the cleansing balm and radiance pads. Dermstore promised a value of $100, and by my math, they came up a bit short with a total value of $92.72. I definitely still think this is worth the cost, though!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box cost $19.99 which means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- boscia: $1.78
- Naturopathica: $4.20
- First Aid Beauty: $3.67
- Bioderma: $1.27
- Skyn Iceland: $0.94
- SkinMedica: $3.36
- Sunday Riley: $4.76
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