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Cocotique Beauty Box Review – July 2020

Box for Cocotique July 2020

Cocotique is a monthly subscription box delivering beauty and lifestyle products for women of color. Each month you receive a curated box of 5-8 full-size or deluxe sample-sized products ranging from hair care, skincare, nails, fragrance, makeup, to lifestyle products and more.

Box Open for Cocotique July 2020

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Full Contents for Cocotique July 2020

About Cocotique

The Subscription Box: Cocotique Beauty Box

The Cost: $25 per month with discounts for 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions.

The Products: Full-size and deluxe sample-sized beauty products for women of color.

Ships to: The contiguous US, Puerto Rico, Guam, and APO addresses for free

Cocotique “Summer Self-Care Essentials Box” July 2020 Review

Card Front for Cocotique July 2020

This month’s Cocotique box is the “Summer Self-Care Essentials” edition.

Card Back for Cocotique July 2020

The back of the Cocotique info card describes all the products included in this month’s box. It also provides information on where to purchase the products online and exclusive discount codes where available.


Bonus Item: Canvas Tote

The box also comes with a reusable tote bag each month. I love this element! I think it is commendable when brands promote less-waste options. The inspiring saying, “I Am Worthy, I Am Beautiful, I Am Enough,” is a positive affirmation of self-worth that we all need to be reminded of sometimes.


MISS JESSIE’S Leave In Condish, 8 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $11.00

I love Miss Jessie’s; the brand has always developed incredible products that work for my thick, curly hair. This Miss Jessie’s Leave In Condish is another product in a line of successful formulations. This lightweight, leave-in conditioner moisturizes, combats frizz, and acts as a detangler that leaves my curls feeling super soft and looking shiny without any sticky or greasy-feeling residue or buildup. I have purchased this product for myself in the past and I am super excited to have received it in a box. It’s wonderful to see Miss Jessie’s products in a subscription. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping Miss Jessie’s curly pudding comes next!


PALMER’S Coconut Oil Formula Hair Polisher Serum, 6 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $5.87

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Hair Polisher Serum smells absolutely wonderful, like a piña colada on your dream vacay. Formulated with coconut oil and Tahitian Monoï and infused with Tiaré flower petals, this powerhouse serum deeply hydrates and repairs damaged hair while adding high-definition glossy shine, instantly taming frizz to leave hair feeling silky smooth. This serum is ethically and sustainably sourced using Fair Trade Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. The formula felt amazing on my scalp as well and very moisturizing.


CANVIIY ScalpBliss, 4 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $19.99

I’m so excited to receive this Canviiy ScalpBliss serum; hands down, my absolute favorite item in this month’s box. I am eagerly awaiting my locs appointment. I love incorporating protective styles into my haircare routine, and this product is going to be essential. ScalpBliss is formulated with exclusively organic ingredients, including aloe, lavender, witch hazel, manuka honey, and peppermint oil to instantly soothe and calm scalp irritation. With a lightweight, non-runny texture and a convenient, narrow nozzle applicator, this product and its packaging were designed specifically for efficient scalp application. The serum has a delightful, natural peppermint scent that is reminiscent of medicinal products. When applying to my scalp, there was a cooling, tingling sensation. I can only imagine how refreshing it will be when I have my locs in!


SweetSpot Coconut Lime On-The-Go Feminine Wipes, 30 count – Full Size! Retail Value $10.00

The SweetSpot Coconut Lime On-The-Go Feminine Wipes smell delightful. Formulated with natural ingredients like aloe, cucumber, pineapple, and cranberry extracts, how could they not? It is a subtle tropical scent that leaves a serene island experience behind. The best thing about these wipes is that they are pH-balanced and 98% natural, making them safe for your “down there” parts. Perfect for on-the-go to prevent feminine odor or just to freshen up throughout the day. Free from sulfates, alcohol, parabens, phthalates, gluten, soy, or dairy products, I feel comfortable utilizing this product. I love these; they’re perfect to toss in your bag to clean up after the beach or the pool, or to freshen up on a long road trip or hot, sweaty day.


HAWAIIAN SILKY COLLECTION Triple Butter Hydrate & Define Hair Butter, 4 oz – Full Size! Retail Value $8.99

In the humidity of the summer, I always have a ton of frizzy flyaways any time I try to do a bun or a ponytail. This Hawaiian Silky Collection Triple Butter Hydrate & Define Hair Butter works wonders to hold that nonsense down. The hair butter instantly hydrates and softens hair. Its solid consistency softens when warmed in your palms, and it seals in moisture and protects against dryness while preventing breakage, flyaways, and frizz. Another great smelling formula, I literally felt the Hawaiian vibe in my own dingy New York bathroom. Ahh, if only…


MIDFLOWER Rosa Damascena Biocellulose Peel Mask, 1 count – Estimated Value $5.00 (Buy full-size 3-count for $15.00)

This MidFlower Rosa Damascena Biocellulose Peel Mask is inspired by 400 years of ancient beauty secrets from Bulgaria. Infused with Rosa Damascena water, this unique gel-like biocellulose material clings to your skin, delivering a luxurious home spa experience while rejuvenating and hydrating your face. The mask has fibers 500 times thinner than human skin tissue, but it feels almost like skin. It is one of the most unique masks I’ve used. And with 100% natural ingredients and 400 years of ancient beauty secrets behind it, I’m thrilled to have received it. It left my skin feeling smooth and refreshed.


ECOLIPS Mongo Kiss Yumberry Lip Balm, 0.25 oz – Full Size! Retail Value $2.79

EcoLips Mongo Kiss Yumberry Lip Balm is not only a hydrating powerhouse, but it also has an amazing giveback origin; I love that! The Mongongo oil used in EcoLip products, including this delicious smelling lip balm, are sourced from rural villages in Africa, helping women create more self-worth and a living wage. On top of all of that, this is truly a great lip balm. Formulated with organic Mongongo oil and Fair Trade Certified cocoa butter, the balm nourishes, hydrates, and protects your lips all day long. A unique sweet and sour flavor gives this Yumberry Mongo Kiss balm a blissful scent.


RAEL Hydration Facial Sheet Mask, 1 count – Estimated Value $3.00 (Buy full-size 5-count for $15.00)

I have very sensitive skin and the Rael brand has amazing gentle products. I’m excited to see them in a subscription box. This Rael Hydration Facial Sheet Mask soothes and delivers ultra hydration to skin with a combination of fruit extracts. The mask is designed with a silky soft bamboo that lies comfortably on your face and is formulated with hydrating pineapple extract, orange fruit extract, and rose extract to leave your skin with a dewy glow. My skin literally drank up all the hydration from this mask. My face looked so smooth and dewy. There was nothing harsh about this mask from application to finish.


KNEIPP Bath Oil “Beauty Secret,” 0.67 fl oz – Deluxe Travel Size, Retail Value $4.00

This luxurious Kneipp Bath Oil “Beauty Secret” has a subtle nutty scent, derived naturally from sweet almond oil. It’s formulated with argan oil and marula oil that contain essential fatty acids and omega oils that quickly absorb and nourish skin. The secret to this bath oil is the marula oil, called the elixir of youth in South Africa, and used as a natural skin remedy for centuries. Add a capful to a hot bath to pamper yourself and to protect and strengthen your skin while improving elasticity. I personally don’t take baths; in my opinion, it feels like sitting in a stew of your own filth. But I’ve been told that if you shower prior to sitting in the tub, that alleviates this issue, but who has that kind of time? So, I gifted this product to my grandmother, who takes a bath every night at 8 p.m., and she absolutely loves it. She loves the brand Kneipp as well and is planning to repurchase.


POO-POURRI Before-You-Go Toilet Spray (Citrus), 0.34 fl oz – Travel Size, Retail Value $4.95

I’m so excited; I’ve always wanted to try Poo-Pourri but never officially splurged and bought myself a bottle. This Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray (Citrus) actually works. It is incredible. I know people don’t like to talk about the fact that we all poo, but we do, and the odor it leaves behind is less than desirable. But 3-5 spritzes of this magical unicorn of a product, and no one will ever know that you poo. I mean, it’s just incredible. I don’t know how else to explain it to people who’ve never had the joy of experiencing an odorless poop. I highly recommend! And I will be repurchasing!


SUNTEGRITY Tinted Impeccable Skin Sunscreen SPF 30, 0.25 fl oz – Deluxe Sample Size, Retail Value $6.95

This Suntegrity Tinted Impeccable Skin Sunscreen with SPF 30 is the triple threat summertime product you’ve been looking for. It has sunscreen, light coverage, and goes on matte. There’s no icky sunscreen smell or greasy texture. The product moisturizes while protecting your skin from UV rays, all while lightly covering any blemishes or uneven skin tone. I love products like this that provide sun protection and a light, natural foundation look. This deluxe sample size is perfect for traveling. I’m going to take it on my next getaway. If you are using this tinted sunscreen, be sure to check the expiration, as the product does expire.

The Verdict: This month’s July 2020 Cocotique box was stellar! My absolute favorite item is hands down the Canviiy ScalpBliss serum. I’m so excited to use this on my locs. I also received a Miss Jessie’s product, the Leave In Condish, a solid curly hair product from an amazing brand. And the Poo-Pourri toilet spray, something I’ve always wanted to try but never would have purchased for myself, is another plus for this box. The EcoLips Mongo Kiss Yumberry Lip Balm is a great lip moisturizer from a company trying to make the world a better place, and I love the delicious scent. The mask duo, the MidFlower Rosa Damascena Biocellulose Peel Mask, is so unique with its gel-like texture and left my skin amazingly hydrated, and the Rael Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask is formulated with a ton of ultra-hydrating fruit extracts. I love sheet masks and I’m happy to have received both of these. I also received the SweetSpot Coconut Lime On-The-Go Feminine Wipes, an awesome practical product for the beach, travel, or the gym. The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Hair Polisher Serum is perfect for nourishing my hair and giving it a glossy shine. The Hawaiian Silky Collection Triple Hydrate & Define Hair Butter is a wonderful smelling product that has been helping me tame my frizzy flyaways on these humid days. The Suntegrity Tinted Impeccable Skin Sunscreen SPF 30 is a combo product offering natural coverage and sun protection, another great item I’m going to add to my travel essentials. While I won’t use the Kneipp Bath Oil “Beauty Secrets,” it did earn me some brownie points with Grandma. According to her review, it’s an excellent product for anyone who enjoys a relaxing bath. The estimated total value of this box is $82.54. I think that is an amazing value and I love how this box sends skincare, body care, and haircare. I think the variety is great. It’s convenient to receive everything you need for your skin, body, and haircare delivered right to your front door. I’m a fan of this box!

To Wrap Up:

Can I get this box if I sign up today? No, but if you subscribe by 8/30, you can receive the August box. One-time boxes are usually available in the Cocotique shop for $25.00 here.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $25 and has a total retail value of $82.54. Here’s how that breaks down per item:

  • Leave In Condish – $3.33
  • Hair Polisher – $1.78
  • Scalp Serum – $6.05
  • Feminine Wipes – $3.03
  • Hair Butter – $2.72
  • Peel Mask – $1.51
  • Lip Balm – $0.85
  • Sheet Mask – $0.91
  • Bath Oil – $1.21
  • Poo-Pourri – $1.50
  • Tinted Sunscreen – $2.11

Alternatively, you’re paying about $2.27 for each of the 11 items.

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Written by Naomi Pandolfi

Naomi Pandolfi

I’m a sheet mask loving, skincare obsessed, animal loving foodie. If I’m not waiting for the mailman to bring me some new subscription box, I’m probably working out, writing, or getting cursed out by my parrot. P.S. He was a rescue; I didn’t teach him that.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Cocotique Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Women of Color Subscription Boxes| Tags: cocotique | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Amazing box! I can’t believe how much you got for the price of the box. Great review.

    • I know! So much stuff! I never run out of hair care products, its amazing.

  2. Poo-pourri is magical, lol. It’s a must-have for everyone! 😉

    • It is! I don’t know how I’ve lived so long without it in my life lol

  3. Love your review. If you have a chance, check out Ross, Burlington’s, and Marshall’s. They tend to have Poo-Pourri at a cheaper price.

    • Thanks for the tip Gabby! I am obsessed and will be keeping an eye out. I LOVE Marshall’s 🙂

  4. My mom r free poopouri to everyone for Christmas a couple of years ago and now I keep one in my purse and in all !y bathrooms. Great product! Great review!

    • Thanks Renee! You’re mom know’s what up lol, I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to try poopouri!

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