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The Clean Beauty Box Review – April/May 2020

Clean Beauty Box Review - April 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.)

Two items with April 2020's Clean Beauty Box

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 April/May 2020 “Fresh” 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 freelance illustrator, Zoe Wodarz. The booklet will announce the theme, featured brands (this time there are 2!), highlight each featured product, and how to use it.


Malaya Organics Firming Eye Serum Stem Cell & Peptide Complex, Full-Size 0.27 oz. – Retail Value $75.00

While I don’t always feel the need to use eye products like this, I can’t help but be drawn to it. The rollerball makes this super easy to apply under and around my eyes before bed, and the rich oil really feels nice on my delicate skin. The serum has a very light oily feel and a delicate botanical scent that I find very lovely. Kakadu plum supplies a high vitamin C content, botanical stem cells are anti-inflammatory and anti-aging, and prickly pear seed oil moisturizes while it brightens. The caffeine found in the green coffee bean oil will help depuff but if you need extra help, popping this into a skincare (or regular sized) fridge will enhance the effect. I’ll be holding on to this serum to see how it performs over time, but the ritual itself is highly enjoyable.


Dafna’s Personal Skincare Recovery Cleanser, Full-Size 1.7 oz. – Retail Value $45.00

I love receiving new cleansers in subscription boxes and have yet to try any products from this brand. Dafna’s calls their pot of balm-to-milk cleanser a “recovery cleanser” since it’s ingredients will help rejuvenate (moringa seed oil), balance (squalane), and maintain my skin’s health (bamboo extract) during and after use. It can also be used as an overnight mask when applied in a thin layer on the skin before bed. I find the orange and rosemary essential oils give it a pleasing aroma that isn’t overdone and the overall experience while cleansing is gentle and feels really moisturizing. This isn’t a cleanser that will strip away anything without putting it back. Sometimes I desire a more aggressive clean, but if you have sensitive or dry skin, this will surely knock your socks off.

Verdict: Clean Beauty Box favors quality over quantity and it shows. They sent two products this month that cover two important areas of skincare: cleansing and protecting the delicate area around the eye. Glass packaging always impresses me, but the products within need to back it up to make it worthwhile and I think these both deliver. The cleanser is a little gentle for my tastes and I like a more aggressive clean, but this is great for removing makeup if you don’t want to use a pure oil cleanser and it really hydrates. The total value of this box is $120 which is three times the cost. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? This box is now sold out, but sign up now to get June/July as your first! 

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:

  • Eye Serum: $26.22
  • Cleanser: $15.73

Alternately, it’s like getting each product for $20.98.

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.

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