Birchbox x Standard Dose: The CBD Kit Review + Coupon
The Birchbox x Standard Dose: The CBD Kit is one of the latest exclusive beauty boxes from Birchbox! For this unique kit, they teamed up with wellness experts, Standard Dose, to curate a group of some of the best CBD items available right now in the beauty space for $42.00. This is available to everyone – not just Birchbox subscribers.
FYI – this limited edition box 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 Kit
The Cost: $42 ($132 value)
COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).
And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!
This kit includes:
- Standard Dose Tincture – Deluxe sample
- Prima Soak It In Bath Gem – Full-size
- Hora Skin Care Overnight Exfoliating CBD Mask – Deluxe sample
- Saint Jane Luxury CBD Beauty Serum – Deluxe sample
- Vertly CBD-Infused Lip Butter – Tinted Rose – Full-size
- The Good Patch Nite Nite – 1 patch
- HATSHE CBD Tangerine Recovery Gel – Deluxe sample
- Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics Natural CBD Skin Cream – Full-size
Ships to: The US, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands
Birchbox x Standard Dose: The CBD Kit Review
I’ve tried a few CBD (aka cannabidiol) items in my day via subscription boxes in the past but lately I’ve wanted to get to know more about this mystical and controversial ingredient. I found this article on Standard Dose’s blog about common cannabinoids to be pretty helpful. I also wondered why CBD has become such a popular ingredient in beauty and personal care products.
From Standard Dose:
CBD has the potential to naturally aid in nervous system homeostasis, increase focus and clarity, reduce stress and anxiety, aid sleep, aid in weight loss, manage aches and pains from conditions like IBS and arthritis, and reduce inflammation.*
This Birchbox x Standard Dose kit includes really high-end brands that present CBD in an approachable and beautiful way which is right up my alley, so let’s dive in!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Everything comes in a resealable bag that has holographic sides. I’ve used this to tote and store things over at my boyfriend’s house, so it’s proved useful!
Saint Jane Luxury CBD Beauty Serum, 0.10 oz. – Estimated Value $12.50 (Buy a full-size 1 oz. for $125.00)
This beauty oil has a lovely botanical scent and absorbs quickly, leaving my skin visibly glowing. Adding CBD to a facial oil like this lends extra soothing and calming benefits to the rest of the powerhouse ingredients like sunflower oil, shea butter, sea buckthorn, rosehip, and grapeseed oil (among others). This product is extreme CBD luxury at its finest and I for one am on board after getting a look and feel of how this transforms my skin. I just wish I had more of it right now!
Hora Skin Care Overnight Exfoliating CBD Mask, 0.17 oz. – Estimated Value $5.27 (Buy a full-size 2 oz. for $62.00)
If you’ve read some of my other reviews, you may know how much I love an overnight mask. This little pot of rich cream contains vitamin A, evening primrose, MCT oil, borage oil, CBD, and salicylic acid which together chemically exfoliate and soothe my skin while I sleep. It immediately makes my skin feel luxuriously soft and moisturized, and it’s fragrance-free so it’s gentle for those who are SCENTsitive.
HATSHE CBD Tangerine Recovery Gel, 0.17 oz. – Estimated Value $3.23 (Buy a full-size 4 oz. for $76.00)
I was skeptical whether this relief gel would do anything, but my oh my it’s glorious. I have pretty constant back and shoulder pain and this gel immediately started feeling tingly and numbed the area just enough. The tangerine scent is nice especially mixed with the cooling menthol. Along with full spectrum hemp oil, capsicum, camphor oil, and amica, this is a nice little relief for sore muscles.
Vertly CBD-Infused Lip Butter in Tinted Rose, 50 mg – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $24.00
Wow – this tinted balm from Vertly is quickly becoming a favorite! The tinted rose color has the perfect amount of beautiful red that gives my lips a kiss of color while delivering serious hydration. It has beautiful crisp packaging and smells amazing too! Ingredients included are an array of natural powerhouses like full spectrum CBD, shea butter, cacao butter, kokum butter, jojoba, apricot, coconut, and hempseed oil. This particular variant has 50 g of CBD in each tube which has serious anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that sets it apart from your average balm.
The Good Patch Nite Nite, 1 patch – Retail Value $12.00
There is something I love about these patches that stick on your wrist and deliver various benefits topically. This particular one called Nite Nite contains 15 mg of premium hemp cannabidiol extract plus 3 g of melatonin that is supposed to usher me into a gentle sleep. I don’t usually have a hard time sleeping unless I’m stressed out which is when I think these can help me. Although I was already pretty sleepy when I tried this single patch out, I didn’t wake up during the night and felt well-rested when I woke up in the morning with no grogginess.
Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics Natural CBD Skin Cream, 1 oz. – Retail Value $39.99
This has become my go-to skin cream in these especially clean times. I wash my hands so much more now than I ever did before which means my skin is feeling extra dry lately. This cream stays put by my bed so that I can use it in the evening after my bedtime routine or in the morning when I wake up. However, I’ve found myself reaching for it throughout the day since it softly restores moisture without feeling greasy at all. That means no smudges on my laptop keys while working from home. The 1-ounce tube contains 60 mg of USA grown hemp CBD, is fragrance-free, and is hypoallergenic as well.
Standard Dose Tincture Sample, 7.5 mL – Estimated Value $22.00 (Buy a full-size 30 mL for $88.00)
I think this tincture held the most mystery for me. I’ve always wanted to try CBD just as a general daily part of my wellness routine, but I’m never sure where to start. A CBD tincture like this aims to relieve stress, reduce inflammation, and soothe aches and pains. This vial contains 250 mg of hemp CBD isolate sourced from New York along with coconut-based MCT oil. Each dropper contains about 12 mg of CBD and it’s suggested to take up to 2 droppers per day under the tongue. Although stated that it’s tasteless and scentless, I do get a slight taste from the MCT that I actually find pleasant although hard to describe. I haven’t been using this frequently enough to see a long term change (as to make it stretch) but I’ll use just a dropper when the mood strikes me. I also think that the 12 mg dose may not be enough to relieve my back or knee pain, but I’ll need to experiment more.
Prima Soak It In Bath Gem, 6 oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $16.00
This bath gem is one of the items I was most excited to try! Although I haven’t been taking baths as much as I had been, this one prompted me to do a tub scrub down so I could enjoy soaking in the CBD-infused fizziness. Made up of key ingredients whole-plant hemp extract, Epsom salt, meadowfoam seed oil, eucalyptus, and lavender really made this a wonderful, soothing experience. The eucalyptus was one of the most forward scents I picked up on which felt clearing. I didn’t expect this to be oily even though it has oil in the ingredients list, but after the bath, it ended up making my skin feel ultra soft and hydrated. I’m a big fan of this bath gem and think it really helped me relax.
Verdict: My experience with the Birchbox x Standard Dose: The CBD Kit has been fantastic. I feel like I learned more about CBD as a beauty ingredient and have a newfound appreciation for its various uses. The bath gem, lip tint, lotion, and relief gel were probably the items I liked the most, but the facial oil and overnight mask both felt ridiculously luxurious. I’m curious to try more of the tincture over time and it’s piqued my interest to seek out more info about personal dosages for future use. The eight products in this kit have an estimated total retail value of $134.99 which is incredible for a $42 cost.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This kit costs $42 which breaks down to roughly $5.25 per item or:
- Beauty Serum: $3.89
- Overnight Mask: $1.64
- Recovery Gel: $1.00
- Lip Butter: $7.47
- Nite Nite Patch: $3.73
- Skin Cream: $12.44
- Tincture: $6.84
- Bath Gem: $4.98
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What do you think of the Birchbox x Standard Dose: The CBD Kit? Will you be ordering one?