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Birchbox Grooming Sample Review + Coupon – November 2019

BirchboxMan is now Birchbox Grooming! The name has changed, but the service remains the same. Are you familiar with Birchbox Beauty? Birchbox Grooming works in a similar way—each month, Birchbox sends subscribers five new grooming samples, including hair styling products, skin and body care items, wellness products, and more. Everything is tailored to the preferences you set in your profile.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Birchbox Grooming (formerly BirchboxMan)

The Subscription Box: Birchbox Grooming

The Cost: $10 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!

The Products: A monthly box of five grooming samples picked for you based on your preferences.

Ships to: The US, France, Spain, and the UK

Birchbox Grooming Men’s Sample Box November 2019 Review

I’m having my husband, John, give me his rundown of this box since he is the grooming expert in our house. Here’s just a quick snapshot of what his skin and hair are like, you can get a better idea of how the products work for him:

  • Skin – Smooth, clear, and in great shape, considering he does nothing to keep it that way. John took Accutane for acne as a teen, so he doesn’t experience active breakouts anymore (but he does have some scarring). I’m currently trying to show him how important it is to work on preventing aging before it starts!
  • Hair – Coarse and wavy.

This card details the theme of the month and the items included in John’s box. Plus, it offers some tips on how to use the products. Now, onto the items!


Brickell Men’s Products Restoring Eye Balm, 4 ml – Estimated Value $1.48 (Buy a full-size 0.5 oz for $40)

John doesn’t struggle with moisture issues on his face, so eye balms aren’t something he reaches for daily. But, this one feels nice and is non-irritating. It leaves a smooth feel and a slightly cooling sensation.


Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer, 14 ml – Estimated Value $2.50 (Buy a full-size 3 oz for $15)

John uses hand sanitizer and washes his hands many times a day, so they often get chapped and dry. He really likes this hand lotion because it smells fresh and absorbs quickly without leaving his hands feeling greasy. I feel like this will be a future full-size purchase.


The Wolf Project Hydrating Face Mask Sheet, 1 sheet – Estimated Value $4.90 (Buy 5 sheets for $24.50)

Sheet masks aren’t really something John cares for or needs. I try to convince him they are great stored in the fridge and put on after a hot day but he doesn’t like that they slide around and don’t stick to his beard.


V76 by Vaughn Smooth Shave Cream, 30 ml – Estimated Value $3.80 (Buy a full-size 5o z for $19)

John likes this shave cream. It has a creamy texture that makes for a comfortable shave and rinses away clean, leaving his skin feeling calm and smooth. Plus, it smells good.


Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, 20 g – Estimated Value $5.67 (Buy a full-size 120 ml for $34)

This exfoliator has a mild gritty texture for physical exfoliation and papaya enzymes that act as a chemical exfoliant. John notices that his skin feels really clean, even stripped, and buffed after using it. A quick layer of moisturizer helps soothe that sensation.

Verdict: This month, John received 5 new products to try. Birchbox Grooming has helped him find some of his all-time favorites, and this month had a couple he liked – the hand lotion and shave cream – and some he didn’t. I estimate a value of $18.35 for this box which is almost double the cost of the box. Not every month is a winner but John looks forward to trying new products. It’s convenient that he can purchase full-size versions from the Birchbox shop.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You will receive the January box as your first box with items selected for you based on your grooming profile.

Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!

Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Brickell Eye Balm – $0.81
  • Jack Black Hand Cream – $1.36
  • The Wolf Project Sheet Mask – $2.67
  • V76 Shave Cream – $2.07
  • Vasanti Face Rejuvenator – $3.09

Check out all of our Birchbox Grooming reviews and don’t forget to see which subscriptions our readers named the best men’s subscription boxes of 2019!

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Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

Posted in Cheap Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Men| Tags: birchbox grooming | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. Finally after looking for a week and going to links on this website that didn’t include Birchbox for men, I gave it 1 more try and I saw this sub. I wanted to get my bf a sub box because he see’s me get a couple every month and he has expressed how nice it is to get a surprise gift monthly for me. I think he will love trying this even if for a few months. He isn’t a big skin care fan and has only used 1 item I gave him to use for his neck. I know he won’t use a product daily unless perhaps a shower cleanser or shampoo but I also know he will try some of it here and there. That’s 1 reason I don’t want an expensive box for him but I do wish he would try some products just to enjoy for himself. Thank you so much for the review.

  2. I can’t get any of the current coupon codes to work with a Birchbox Grooming new subscription. Do the codes only work with Birchbox Beauty?

    • Yep, the grooming sub has separate codes.

  3. I haven’t subbed to the “men’s” version of this in years, nor have I seen much in the way of reviews on this site in a long time, but I used to love this subscription. As someone with pixie short hair who was interested in receiving skin, hair, and body product samples, I loved the travel sized soaps, shave lotions, and hair pomades I used to receive as they were practical and useful for travel. Also most skin care products “for men” are literally half the price for the same ingredients as “for women” brands. If this sub is making a comeback, I’d be very interested in seeing more reviews!

  4. Unreal. Birchbox actually sent out a box with zero hair items in it. Perhaps I should sign up for that instead of the women’s box. Eye balm, hand cream, sheet mask, shave cream, and scrub – this box is a winner for me. All five of these are items I would have used up completely. Please keep reviewing this box. I’m serious. This is so much better than the women’s box. The price is happifying as well.

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