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About this Kit
The Box: Birchbox Limited Edition: Spa Day
The Cost: $52 ($223 Value)
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- Avène Thermal Spring Water – Full-size
- Wander Beauty Staycation Hydrating Mask – Full-size
- Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil – 1 oz
- Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels – 5 Pack
- Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream – Full-size
- Davines The Spotlight Circle Hair Mask – Full-size
- Tenoverten The Rose Oil – Full-size
- Maude soak no. 1 nourishing mineral bath salts OR Maude bath hydrating coconut milk bath
- R + Co. Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Rinse – Full-size
Birchbox’s Limited Edition Spa Day Box Review
Here is the info sheet for the box.
Avène Thermal Spring Water, 5 oz – Retail Value $14
I love Avene and I love this spring water – I’m on my second or third bottle. The aerosol mist makes for an incredibly refreshing application, and I use it in the morning after I cleanse and exfoliate but before I apply my essences and serums. It adds a great boost of moisture to my skin while also being soothing if my skin is ever irritated or red.
Wander Beauty Staycation Hydrating Mask, 2 oz – Retail Value $38
This mask is made with ceramides, peptides, butterfly pea flower extract, and cranberry seed oil, just to name a few of the ingredients. You can apply it as a wash-off mask, use a thin layer as a moisturizer, or use a thicker layer as an overnight sleeping mask. I’ve been using it as a wash-off in-shower mask to protect my skin from drying out during my hot and steamy showers, and it leaves my skin feeling soft and happy (and not tomato red, the way my skin will sometimes looks when I step out of a hot shower).
Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil, 1 oz – Estimated Value $11.17 (based on this link that sold the 3.4 oz version for $38 before it sold out)
I enjoy double cleansing when I’m wearing heavy sunscreen or makeup, and cleansing oils are great for breaking down product without drying out my skin. It actually looks like this product has been discontinued, which is a bummer because I enjoyed how it performed. It didn’t give me raccoon eyes when I removed eye-makeup, and it didn’t irritate my skin. I can’t really ask for much more than that from a cleansing oil!
Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels, 5 ct – Retail Value $20
I am a big, big Patchology fan, so getting a box of five of these restoring eye gels is a treat. I use them in a variety of ways – if I had a stressful day or wore my contacts all day, ill use these to help relax the tension in my face. If I didn’t sleep well, I’ll put these on to try and remedy my dark circles or puffy eyes. And, when I’ve had really inflamed pimples, I’ve used these to spot treat and soothe the skin thanks to the cooling effect the hydrogel material has. These are lovely, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that for the holidays they’re featuring these same eye gels with glitter in the hydrogel for a truly festive and fun experience (I bought two boxes).
Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream, 65 ml – Retail Value $49
This moisturizer has an ingredients list that gets me excited – instead of water as the first ingredient, it is aloe vera extract! This also has sweet almond oil, rosehip oil, chamomile, camellia, and a variety of citrus oils as well. With most aluminum tube packaging, how you initially open this will affect the user experience: squeezing from the very bottom of the tube rather than the middle will keep the product from automatically coming out when you open it. The cost of this moisturizer is essentially the same as the cost of the entire box, and this was an enjoyable day cream for me to use in the mornings under sunscreen.
Davines The Spotlight Circle Hair Mask , 1.69 oz – Retail Value $10
This sulfate-free mask is made with moringa and jojoba seed oil to add moisture and shine to dry hair. I like Davines as a brand, but something about this hair mask is lacking for me. It leaves my hair moisturized, but not significantly. Considering this squeeze package only has enough product for a few uses, this isn’t a hair mask I would seek out to repurchase.
Tenoverten The Rose Oil, 0.27 oz – Retail Value $26
This is a pricy cuticle oil, but for how much I neglect my cuticles I am all on board. Along with rose flower oil this also contains jojoba, argan, pomegranate, sweet almond, and hemp seed oils to heal and soothe rough, dry cuticles (or keep them hang-nail-free if you already take good care of your hands). The pen applicator means I can throw this in my purse and apply it with ease whenever I have a spare moment and notice my nails need some love. I like the light rose fragrance of this, and how it quickly absorbs into my skin.
Maude soak no. 1 nourishing mineral bath salts, 8 oz – Retail Value $18
I loveeee baths, so any bath salts I can get from subscription boxes makes me very happy. Along with Dead Sea salts, this is formulated with a signature scent blend of amber, cedar leaf, clove, lemongrass, and dates. I enjoy the smell of these and adding them to my bath, but I would say I only get 3-4 baths out of one jar which is a bit of a bummer.
R + Co. Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Rinse, 6 oz – Retail Value $32
Wow, this stuff is good. Sure, it makes my hair a little bit like salad dressing for the few minutes it’s in my hair, but it does an amazing job at getting any residue or product buildup off of my scalp. I don’t shampoo my curls too frequently, and when I used this as a shampoo replacement I noticed when my curls dried they were softer and shinier.
Verdict: How much do I love this curated box from Birchbox? Over Black Friday I bought one set for my best friend and one set for my sister as Christmas gifts – as well as a second box for myself. It is jam-packed with great, high-quality items and a high value, and I think it truly has something for anyone who enjoys skincare or self-care. The amount of full-size items is amazing, too – only the Sunday Riley is a mini. Value-wise, everything in this box adds up to $218.17, which is just a few dollars shy of the promised value.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This $52 box breaks down to cost roughly $5.78 per item. Alternatively, here is the per-item cost based on the value of each item.
- Avene: $3.33
- Wander Beauty: $9.06
- Sunday Riley: $2.66
- Patchology: $4.77
- Grown Alchemist: $11.68
- Davines: $2.38
- Tenoverten: $6.20
- Maude: $4.29
- R + Co: $7.63
Will you be ordering Birchbox’s Limited Edition Spa Day Box?