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Birchbox The Moisturizer Try-It Kit Review + Coupon – April 2020

The Birchbox Moisturizer Try-It Kit is one of the latest exclusive kits from Birchbox featuring products to give your lips and complexion the attention they deserve

FYI – this 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 Birchbox Kit

The Box: Birchbox The Moisturizer Try It Kit

The Cost: $25 (a $65 value)

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

And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!

This kit includes:

  • 100% Pure Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream
  • ARROW Radiant Skin Moisturizer
  • [ comfort zone ] Hydramemory Cream Gel
  • Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
  • Beautycounter Counter+ No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil
  • Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
  • Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream
  • Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer
  • Embryolisse Filaderme Émulsion – Dry Skin Moisturizer

Ships to: The US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands

Birchbox The Moisturizer Try-It Kit Review

Here is the info sheet for the box.

100% Pure Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream, 0.33 oz – Estimated Value $10.61 (Buy the 1.4 oz version for $45)

Most green tea moisturizers (in my mind, at least!) are on the thin side, but this had a more medium texture that my skin enjoyed. Star ingredients include green tea, squalane (sourced from olives), and açaí butter, and it also is supported by ingredients such as rooibos tea, goji berry, and hyaluronic acid.

ARROW Radiant Skin Moisturizer, 0.34 oz – Estimated Value $4.80 (Buy the 1.7 oz version for $24)

This was one of the more lightweight moisturizers in the kit, and I love how affordable the full size is. Ingredients in this bad boy include aloe and hyaluronic acid, and it also has a bit of a velvety finish thanks to the dimethicone. 

[ comfort zone ] Hydramemory Cream Gel, 0.27 oz – Estimated Value $8.11 (Buy the 2.13 oz version for $64)

This moisturizer is infused with both moringa oil and hyaluronic acid to deliver deep moisture, while still being lightweight thanks to the cream-gel texture. This absorbed quickly into my skin and left it feeling nourished, and I liked the formula as a good day moisturizer to wear under sunscreen and makeup.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $4.41 (Buy the 1.7 oz version for $32)

I am a big fan of Kiehl’s, and this moisturizer is a solid product from them. The fourth ingredient in this is squalane, which is a super nourishing ingredient my skin loves. This looks thick in the jar, but it is easy to apply a thin layer across my skin so it isn’t too heavy.

Beautycounter Counter+ No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil – Buy the 0.67 oz version for $69

I don’t love that a product from an MLM brand was featured (especially since Birchbox directs you to the brand website to purchase it, which is something I’ve never seen in my years of reviewing for MSA), but we are all adults capable of doing our own research and spending our money however we choose and I’ll leave it at that. The $69 price tag for two-thirds of an ounce seems incredibly steep (for perspective, the Orchid oil from Herbivore is $64 for 1.7 ounces and the Sunday Riley Juno oil is $72 for 1.18 ounces), but this does have some nice oils like grape seed, rosehip, marula, and argan along with some citrus essential oils. This wasn’t terrible, but I certainly wouldn’t seek it out. This also didn’t have a size listed, so no value estimate is listed.

Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips 0.1 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.25 (Buy a 0.5 oz tube for $14.50)

Way back when I was subscribed to Birchbox (over four years ago- it was before I went to law school and I’m now a practicing attorney) I got this sample from Dr. Lipp. I liked it then and I like it now— a little goes a long way and this is a very thick balm. I like using thicker lip products like this before I go to bed, and this fits well for that purpose.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Calming Gel Cream, 0.27 oz – Estimated Value $7.67 (Buy the 1.69 oz version for $48)

I have tried almost all of the products in this line, but the gel-cream is a newer release I hadn’t gotten my hands on yet. The star ingredient in this is Centella Asiatica, which is great for soothing inflamed skin and calming down irritation. This has a thicker texture than what I would usually expect from a gel moisturizer, but my skin absolutely loved it. If you have sensitive, redness-prone skin and haven’t tried the Cicapair line I am genuinely wondering what you are waiting for. 

Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer, 0.24 oz – Estimated Value $2.76 (Buy the 2 oz version for $23)

This moisturizer features cloudberry seed oil along with green tea, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera- all ingredients that my sensitive skin loves. I liked that this moisturizer didn’t feel too heavy, and I especially like the affordable price tag- this would be a solid budget-friendly day moisturizer for those with dry skin.


Embryolisse Filaderme Émulsion Dry Skin Moisturizer, 0.50 oz – Estimated Value $5.51 (Buy the 2.54 oz version for $28)

This had a nice texture that was thick but still absorbed well into my skin- I had no issues using this as a morning moisturizer, and my skin definitely felt hydrated all day. 

Verdict: If you are still looking for your dream moisturizer, or if you’re new to skincare and learning what type of textures and ingredients your skin likes, I think this kit is a good starter. The value felt a bit low this time around, though. Birchbox promised a value of $65, and by my math, everything in the kit adds up to $47.12. Though, that figure doesn’t include the Beautycounter oil sample as no size was specified, but with an educated guess, I’d say it is worth just over $10 after comparison with some similar samples I have around, but that still doesn’t quite meet the $65 benchmark. While it is not unusual for Birchbox to come up a few dollars short of their promised values, I think another sample could have been thrown into this mix. I still think this kit is worth exploring, but I would wait until it is on sale.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this kit if you order today? Yes, this exclusive kit is still available for purchase!

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

Value Breakdown: This box costs $25, which means you’re paying approximately $2.77 for each of the 9 items.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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  1. The Embryolisse makes a lovely makeup primer. I would love to see beauty boxes stop featuring & lending credibility to MLM products. Without the Beautycounter product this seems like a nice kit.

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