Our Subscription Box BEAUTY Favorites for February 2020!
We know you love our monthly favorites posts so we’re doing a monthly post highlighting our favorite BEAUTY discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite skincare, green beauty, and makeup items from the past month:
The Item: Blüh Alchemy Botanic Retinol Cell Renewal Concentrate, 1 oz.
The Cost: Retail Value $140.00
From: Beauty Heroes
Why I love it: I loved seeing Blüh Alchemy as a featured brand again because I love their products and packaging. The scent is fantastic and it promotes a collagen boost to keep my 40-year-old skin lo0king young!
Read more reviews by Marne!
The Item: Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream
The Cost: $102.00
From: Boxwalla Beauty
Why I love it: This is such a luxurious feeling cream! It has 22 different super-oils which make my skin feel incredible. It is also non-greasy and fragrance-free!
Read more reviews by Megan!
The Item: Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
The Cost: $35
Why I love it: I love how hydrating this is- it feels like I am applying a moisturizer rather than a typical sunscreen to my face, but it doesn’t leave a heavy finish. I have been using this consistently every day for about a month, and I can see why this is recommended by dermatologists for acne-prone skin- this has caused zero issues for me. There is no point in having expensive treatments and serums if I don’t have sunscreen to protect my skin from further damage, and I do genuinely believe this is helping me have healthier skin. I have seen multiple reviews from women of color for whom this doesn’t leave a white cast, either, which is super helpful to know.
Read more reviews by Jessica!
The Item: Sincerely Different Sweet Dreams Salve, 0.5 oz.
The Cost: Retail Value $10.00
From: Ecocentric Mom
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your subscription!
Why I love it: It usually takes me quite a while to fall asleep, but I actually think this little tin of salve has been helping me to relax and get to sleep just a bit quicker than usual. It could also be that I am more exhausted than usual, but either way, I am enjoying using this on my wrists and behind my ears before I go to bed! This salve contains German blue chamomile, lavender, blood orange, and frankincense oils along with shea butter, beeswax, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, arrowroot powder, glycerine, and vitamin E. I definitely get a lot of the chamomile on the nose and I think it’s a relaxing and pleasant scent.
Read more reviews by Brandi!
The Item: SugarBearHair Women’s Multi
The Cost: $29.99
From: Vegancuts Beauty
COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!
Why I love it: This is a little bit of a non-traditional beauty item but it did come in a beauty box. I am a vegetarian and it’s hard to find vitamins that don’t contain gelatin, and of course these were safe for me because they are vegan. They were tasty and I rather looked forward to them each night, and I was very happy to get a whole bottle instead of just a small sample! I think they helped my knees feel better and my hair also did grow nicely (at least measured by my roots showing up against my black hair dye). These may seem expensive but if you look in the vitamin aisle at Whole Foods, they are not unreasonably priced by comparison.
Read more reviews by Ragan!
The Item: LXMI Nilotica Melt
The Cost: $28
From: Kinder Beauty Box
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to get $5 off your subscription!
Why I love it: I had a lot of beauty favorites this month, but this moisturizer is by far the very best find. It is emollient and balmy; I love applying a generous layer on before bed and waking up to a hydrated, glowy complexion in the morning. My dry patches didn’t stand a chance!
Read more reviews by Abby!
What do you think of our beauty favorites for February? What other favorite discoveries would you like us to round up each month?