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The Clean Beauty Box Review – February/March 2020

The Clean Beauty Box delivers full-size, clean, conscious, and cruelty-free skin, hair, and body care every other month for $41.95/box with free shipping. There is always a theme with a featured brand (or two) that follows strict guidelines to ensure you get the best in non-toxic beauty. The Clean Beauty Box is a great way to discover new clean beauty without suffering from product overload since you’ll only get two products every two months. 

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About this Clean Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: The Clean Beauty Box

The Cost: $41.95/box with free shipping (minimum commitment of 2 boxes, billed as $83.90 every 4 months). Save with a one-year subscription.

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first order!

The Products: 2-3 full-size organic, natural and cruelty-free beauty items.

Ships to: The U.S. for free and International for $15.00.

Good to Know: The Clean Beauty Box switched from monthly to bi-monthly (every other month). Read more about the details here.

The Clean Beauty Box February/March 2020 “First Light” Review


Each month, The Clean Beauty Box features an artist to design their box and info booklet. The latest features a soft pale-colored botanical print by Fox & Fallow hailing from Austalia. The booklet will announce the theme (First Light), featured brand (Live Botanical), highlight each featured product, and how to use it. Live Botanical is a brand I became familiar with back in 2018 via a different box. Although those items are no longer available, they have plenty of newer ones to draw me back in! Let’s check them out.


Live Botanical Greenhouse Glow Antioxidant Mask, 50 mL – Retail Value $48.00

Just look at that beautiful green mask! It looks and smells so nice that I want to eat it right up, but instead, I’ll slather it onto my face like I’m supposed to. This product starts as a gritty balm that resembles a healthy green smoothie but once I added some water to it in my palm or a masking bowl, it started to look a lot creamier. From there, I spread a thick layer onto my face and let it sit for about 30 minutes. That’s on the long end of a mask for me, but these antioxidant varieties tend to need more time to work their magic and increase circulation. What I appreciate about this antioxidant mask is that it doesn’t use cinnamon (a seemingly common ingredient for a product like this) which I learned last year does NOT agree with my skin. This mask is nice n’ gentle to my sporadically sensitive skin while still getting that circulation goin’. After removing, my skin feels so fresh and hydrated, I can almost feel springtime…


Live Botanical Seasonal Radiance Elixir in Chamomile & Geranium, 15 mL – Retail Value $14.00

If you love geranium and chamomile like I do, then you’ll probably fall for this calming face mist. This item will rotate with the seasons which combines new hydrosols with a mushroom complex made of snow mushroom, reishi, and shitake. Together, they deliver some serious soothing abilities and pump up hydration and cell renewal. This means my skin looks perkier and less red after a couple of spritzes of this little bottle. I can’t get enough chamomile right now and snow mushroom has been slowly creeping into a bunch of my skincare products which just sounds too cute.


Live Botanical First Light Brightening Oil, 30 mL – Retail Value $68.00

First and foremost, this brightening oil (formally called a serum) contains sustainably-sourced squalane which is naturally found in the skin and provides anti-aging properties. This formula also boasts date extract, raspberry seed, rice bran oil, and vitamin C which creates is a rich golden oil that penetrates the skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind. My skin drank this up rather quickly and really did appear brighter with a touch of glow to it. My skin immediately felt more hydrated and plump to the point where a moisturizer didn’t seem super necessary. With this, I can get away with some SPF afterward before heading into my day or stopping here as a night routine. The booklet says to use this one after water-based serums so I’ll keep that in mind as I shuffle it into my skincare regimen.

Verdict: I’m more than happy with this month’s Clean Beauty Box. It’s nice to see that Live Botanicals is still creating beautiful products with wonderful natural ingredients. My favorite item has to be the antioxidant mask since it’s right up my alley and gentler on my skin than similar products from other brands. Both the elixir and oil will find a welcome place on my shelf as well. All three products have a total value of $130.00 which is almost $90 over the cost. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yep- this one is still available. Go grab it!

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first order!

Value Breakdown: At $41.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Mask: $15.49
  • Elixir: $4.52
  • Face Oil: $21.94

Alternately, it’s like getting each product for $13.98.

Check out all of our reviews of The Clean Beauty Box or keep track of your subscriptions by adding this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

If you want more skincare discoveries- check out the best skincare subscription boxes of 2020, as voted on by our readers!

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, The Clean Beauty Box Reviews| Tags: the clean beauty box | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. I’m bummed i missed this one and subscribed so I don’t have regret about April/May

  2. The pricing at the beginning of the review doesn’t make any sense. I think the $83.90 is billed every 4 months?

    • I think that might be left over from when it was every month.

    • Oh GOSH- good looking out, Rachel. You’re right- that doesn’t make sense. I’ve updated it! Thanks for catching!

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