BeautyFIX is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription box includes a variety of items: makeup, haircare, skincare, etc., but skincare items are the most prevalent.
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About this Box from Dermstore.com
The Subscription Box: BeautyFIX
The Cost: $24.95 a month + free US shipping (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products hand-selected by beauty professionals.
Ships to: The US
August 2020 BeautyFIX Review
I didn't receive a booklet this month.
Dermstore Wet Bag - Retail Value $20.00
Ok, I will be the first to admit that I thought this would be some dinky small bag that would likely be useless for my needs and end up in my donate/gift pile. But I was pretty far off the mark. This bag is actually quite large! It measures about 10 inches by 12 inches, meaning its big enough for lots of your prone to leaking toiletries or even your wet swimsuit after a day on the beach (lucky you!). I am always a fan of stripes and I appreciate that the branding here is very low-key: just a smaller Dermstore logo in black and a D shapes zipper pull. I am probably going to dedicate this to my loose watercolor tubes and brushes because it is a great size for my outdoor painting romps, but maybe when travel is like, a thing again, it will go on to more adventurous uses.
First Aid Beauty SPF30 Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide, 15 mL - Estimated Value $11.59 (Buy a full-size 44 mL for $34.00)
Most of you know I am a sunscreen bully who will peer pressure you as much as I can into wearing sunscreen daily. This has only become worse since I finished esthy school and I am now even more terrified of sun damage. But, I get it. Most sunscreens feel really gross on skin, especially on the face. Through my subscription box explorations, I have found quite a few brands I really like (Supergoop!, COOLA) and this formula from First Aid Beauty is really great too! It feels much more like a moisturizer than a sunscreen and it has a tint that disappears on my super fair complexion, leaving none of that icky chalkiness we all loathe. I can happily recommend this one to anyone looking for a facial SPF they can stand to actually wear. Wear sunscreen yall!
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, 1.8 fl oz - Retail Value $14.00
Living Proof is the brand favored by my hairstylist so I was already familiar with this brand, its pretty scent, and great performance. They make one heck of a dry shampoo! If you are like me, and find yourself waiting a few days between shampoos, this stuff is a lifesaver for faking volume and freshness. I like to flip my head upside down, apply this spray to my roots, and finger massage it in. POOF! Instant big hair.
Dermelect Rapid Repair Facial Moisturizer, 0.5 fl oz - Estimated Value $5.76 (Buy a full-size 3.3 fl oz for $38.00)
This is the sort of cream I love for a nice moisture boost, but ingredient-wise, I need a little more to make a part of my regular routine. Sure, this is a nice cream. I love the light blue color and how it absorbs easily and leaves my skin feeling as soft as velvet, but my 34-year-old skin needs some more performance ingredients. I don't mean to undersell it. It does have collagen, azulene, and chamomile in it! It will be a great cream for chapped winter skin. Just don't forget a nice serum or peel beforehand if you are needing more than moisture and anti-inflammation ingredients.
TULA Skincare Detox In A Jar Exfoliating Treatment Mask, 0.5 fl oz - Estimated Value $14.12 (buy a full size 1.7 oz for $48.00)
I feel like 2020 has just been a series of clay-based masks on my jawline, like a weird fake beard. But as long as masks are around, I don't see my maskne going anywhere anytime soon. Meaning my weekly clay covered jawline is here to stay! This week it was a pretty pastel blue shade from this Tula mask. I know it might be silly, but my branding background LOVES the fact that this mask is a shade of that Tula blue that all of their products are packaged in. It's the little things, right? As far as the mask itself, I liked this one. It has little scrubbies inside so you can exfoliate as you apply it. It has a slightly sharper clean scent that I enjoyed and the ingredient list is pretty interesting. This is the sort of mask that does a nice job of balancing exfoliation (lactic acid), clarifying (clay), and moisturizing (shea). This means if you are like me and have drier skin, this clay-heavy mask doesn't feel nearly as severe and drying. I still would probably try it on in specific areas or as a spot treatment, but I am giving this one a big thumbs up.
Dr. Loretta Tightening Eye Gel, 20 mL - Full Size! Retail Value $60.00
I do love a nice pricy fill size item in this box and I also appreciate that little red Allure sticker! The instructions suggest applying "sparingly" and they aren't kidding. You really don't need a lot of this per application. The clear gel goes a long way. It also does provide a nice cooling and tightening effect about 30 seconds after you apply. Other than the instant tightening and cooling, I didn't notice a massive difference with this gel though. I might just be used to more of a cream style eye treatment, but my drier skin still needed a little extra moisture to really look lively. My mom, on the other hand, loved this stuff. She has more of a normal skin-type and she gladly took this off my hands.
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil, 2 mL - Estimated Value $2.00 (Buy a full-size 30 mL for $30.00)
Our last item is a small vial of hair oil. I use hair oils really often, but only on my ends to keep them from looking like a frizzy mess. This one is probably better suited to hair that is finer and a little thinner than mine because this stuff disappeared into my strands almost instantly and left them looking pretty much unchanged.
Verdict: This month's BeautyFIX has a value of $127.47 which is pretty respectable for a $24.95 box. This month included a rather pricy full-size item that my mom is really thankful for, and an unexpected wonderful bag that I am finding myself very partial to indeed. The samples were great too. I loved the FAB sunscreen, the Tula mask, and the dry shampoo. All will go to good use! I was less enthused about the hair oil, but that was such a small part of the box I can't say it bothers me too much. This assortment likely won't be everyone's favorite, but I thought it was pretty good and felt very much like a BeautyFix sort of assortment.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Dermstore Wet Bag $3.91
- FAB Sunscreen $2.27
- Living Proof Dry Shampoo $2.74
- Dermelect Moisturizer $1.13
- Tula Mask $2.76
- Dr. Loretta Eye Gel $11.74
- Briogeo Hair Oil $0.39
Alternatively, each of the 7 items has an average cost of $3.56
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