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Pearlesque Box Review + Coupon – January 2020

Pearlesque Box Review - January 2020

Pearlesque Box is a monthly subscription that highlights a different natural beauty brand in each box for $39.95. They include full-size and deluxe-size products, so it is a great way to really try out a brand and see if it is for you at a greatly discounted cost.

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

About this Natural Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Pearlesque Box

The Cost: $39.95/month + free shipping

COUPON: Use code PEARL5 to save $5 off your first month!

The Products: Pearlesque box will feature one brand each month from a different region of the world, allowing you to discover the world’s hidden gems through a minimum of 1 full-size and 2 to 4 travel-size products from each brand.

Ships to: The US for free and worldwide for varying rates

Pearlesque Box January 2020 Review feat. Honua Skincare

When I first received my January box, there was a leaky product so I reached out to Pearlesque Box to request a new one on January 21st. They responded right away but then I didn’t hear anything from them for a little while. Eventually, Honua reached out to me directly to ask about the batch number on the bottle, and to confirm my address so they could send a new one. It arrived a little over 3 weeks (on February 13th) from the day I reached out which is a little long, but since this went through two points of contact that are both small companies, it’s understandable. I was happy to finally receive the new product. 🙂


In the box, I got an info card that introduces me to the featured brand, Honua Skincare, and the two featured products. It tells me how to use them, their retail price, and a #pearltip.


Honua Skincare Līhau Face Mist, 1 oz. – Retail Value $18.00

I’ve used this face mist in the past and have enjoyed it, mainly due to my fave ingredient all-star: blue tansy. Along with Hawaiian sandalwood, vetiver, and neroli this face mist acts as a toner and hydrates my skin with both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. After cleansing and before any serums, moisturizers, or oils, this will prep my skin for the rest of my routine along with giving me a burst of a calm, soothing scent. It feels refreshing on a cold dry day just as much as a sweaty summer one.


Honua Skincare Aloha Youth Serum, 2 oz. luxury size – Retail Value $92.00

Aloha Youth Serum is a solid serum and I’ve always loved it. I have mentioned before that this was a gateway serum for me that opened the door to a more robust regimen. Honua Skincare and specifically this product have been popping up more frequently in subscription boxes lately and you won’t hear a complaint from me. Receiving a larger 2-ounce “luxury size” is a surprise as well. This one comes with a pump instead of the usual dropper and only one or two pumps will be plenty to cover my face, neck, and decollete in the pale yellow milky serum. Inside the bottle, you’ll discover local Hawaiian ingredients like aloalo & ‘awa, lau comfrey, olena, noni, and ‘aila kuku & kamani “super oils” that aim to brighten, hydrate, and tighten my skin (hence the name YOUTH serum). This has a pleasantly natural and botanical scent to it that adore and while it feels slightly tacky when first put on, it slowly absorbs through my skin and makes it look and feel super nice.

Verdict: Pearlesque Box came through with two solid products that I know and love this month. I’m always happy to see Honua Skincare since I know they are committed to small-batch products in sustainable ways that utilize natural and organic Hawaiian ingredients. Both items are great for skincare newbs and veteran addicts, alike. Plus, I calculated a total value of $110, which is fantastic for a $39.95/month box.

If you’re looking for more, check out the best skincare subscription boxes of 2020, voted on by our readers!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? The cutoff date to get the current month is the 4th, so this one is no longer available, but sign up today to get March as your first box. You can check out our most recent spoilers here to see what’s coming!

COUPON: Use code PEARL5 to save $5 off your first month!

Value Breakdown: At $39.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Face Mist: $6.54
  • Serum: $33.41

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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, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Pearlesque Box | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. “minimum of 1 full-size and 2 to 4 travel-size products from each brand” Wouldn’t that mean there should be at least 3 items? Or is the 3rd one the one that leaked?

  2. I received this box and was quite excited for it, as I enjoy the brand. Unfortunately, my serum’s pump was not tightened properly and quite a bit of the product leaked out. I contacted the company once through their website “contact us” form, then again through my personal email when I found their customer service email, so I could attach the photographs I took of my box. I did receive a reply apologizing for the poor packaging and stating they were in contact with their distributors, but that was easily more than a month to and it’s been crickets since then, even after I reached out for an update.

    • Hmm- not that you should have to, but maybe try reaching out to Honua directly since they eventually emailed me. I hope they sort this out for you!

  3. I love the smell of the serum, such a nice experience to use. I read in a comment they reformulated the serum at some point, do you know if that is true?

    • I heard the same. I wonder if what’s in the box is the old formula they are trying to get rid of. Also love the smell and the feel of it.

      • If they are changing the smell I wish I had grabbed this box!

    • I’m not sure about the revamp but that’s interesting! I noticed this one came in a pump instead of a dropper so maybe that is a tipoff?

    • The Youth Serum in the Pearlesque box is actually the new and revamped version, it includes bakuchiol now. I actually miss the old formula a little but this one is lovely too!

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