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BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – December 2020

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Jan 21, 2021 | 12 comments

Dermstore Beauty Fix
4.2 overall rating
310 Ratings | 41 Reviews

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.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About this Box from Dermstore.com

The Subscription Box: BeautyFIX

The Cost: $24.95 a month + free U.S. shipping (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)

The Products: Over $100 of beauty products hand-selected by beauty professionals.

Ships to: The U.S.

December 2020 BeautyFIX Review

Included was a handy booklet with all of our products inside!

 

Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts, 250 mL – Full Size! Retail Value $53.00

Christophe Robin makes one of my FAVORITE scalp scrubs. I have really thick hair and most scalp scrubs I have tried either couldn’t penetrate my roots to my scalp before I ran out or they had scrubbers that didn’t dissolve and left my hair full of little beads and just feeling dreadful. The scrubs I have tried from this brand actually work SO well and usually have chunky salt pieces that manage to give me a great level of exfoliation without dissolving too quickly. I liked this one nearly as much as the sea salt one! Though it doesn’t look like it would lather up, it really does quite well with some scrubbing and some water. The clay in this formula does a great job of getting rid of any product buildup and adding lift and volume to my hair. It also smells great! I was thrilled this was a full-size inclusion this month and the price alone is more than double the cost of the box, so it was a great opening item for this month.

 

TULA Skincare The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser, 5o mL – Estimated Value $7.00 (buy a full size 200 mL for $28.00)

I have tried this product before and I like it a lot. It starts out as a gel then gets creamy and white as you add water and massage it onto your face. It does have quite a few added fragrances, but, it does also smell great. A few callouts from the ingredient list: Bifida Ferment Lysate (a probiotic that helps with UV damage), Turmeric (anti-inflammatory), green tea (my favorite antioxidant!), and Panthenol (wonderfully moisturizing).

 

BY TERRY Baume de Rose Lip Care, 3 g – Estimated Value $18.00 (buy 10 g for $60.00)

I really enjoyed this balm. It smells like rosewater and is super creamy and softening to my lips. It actually helped loosen a bunch of dry skin from them, which is totally gross but still appreciated. I didn’t love the tiny pot because it made it a little difficult to use because you have to stick a finger into it, which I don’t love. It isn’t a huge deal though, because I decided this was a great nighttime lip balm so I keep it right next to my bed and use it after showering and before sleeping. I have been using a q-tip to scoop it from the pot. My lips feel great after sleeping in this, almost like a lip sleeping mask.

 

SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream, 0.25 fl oz – Estimated Value $18.97 (buy a full size 1.7 fl oz for $129.00)

I wasn’t super crazy about this cream. True, it is designed for “normal to dry” skin, so I should love it… but I found it took a lot to get coverage on my face. I felt like I used half the tube in one application! The rest will be used as more of an eye cream sort of deal just to make it last longer. I think this might not be the best choice for my friends out there with oily or acne-prone skin since there are quite a few ingredients inside with a moderate comedogenic rating. All of these feelings aside, this cream does have some great stuff inside: vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, algae extract, panthenol, and more! But for the full-size price this is an easy skip for me personally.

 

Juice Beauty PREBIOTIX™ Instant Flash Facial, 0.26 fl oz – Estimated Value $6.76 (buy a full size 2 fl oz for $52.00)

So… I have feelings about most of the Juice Beauty skincare I have tried. Namely, my skin is just not into it. I always walk away from this brand’s products feelings like they were just formulated for oilier skin, and mine is dry, dry, dry. I did give this a try, to be fair. This white gel is filled with little exfoliators made from plants, and they do actually feel really good rubbed in a circular motion against my skin. They are a lot less harsh than other exfoliants I use (hello Exfolikate!). After leaving it on for 2-3 minutes to let the fruit enzymes do their work, I rinsed with warm water. I didn’t really notice a huge difference here, but, as I said, I am used to some significantly more aggressive exfoliation treatments. I will say that my skin was softer after that rinse, but nothing groundbreaking. I think this might be a great option for someone with sensitive or reactive skin who has previously struggled with exfoliation.

 

The Good Patch Plant-Based Dream Patch, 4 patches – Full Size! Retail Value $12.00

I think patches like this are so cool but honestly, they are so wasted on me. Literally, if I am horizontal for a few minutes I will fall asleep. I never struggle, which I know is a huge blessing. Will, on the other hand, is a borderline insomniac. I begged him to test these for us and he agreed. I also tried one for the sake of research! As usual, I had no trouble falling asleep. Did the patch help? I honestly have no clue. Will said he didn’t notice a difference in his ease of sleep with or without the patch. All the ingredients for a good night’s sleep are here: Melatonin, hops, and Valerian Root. I just think these might be better for someone else. Have any of you tried these before? What do you think?

 

miriam quevedo Glacial White Caviar Hydra-Pure Rescue Masque, 50 mL – Estimated Value $14.00 (but a full size 250 mL for $70.00)

My last item was a tube of hair masque. Do you know I have never had caviar before? Literally, the only times I have ever encountered it would be through hair products. I liked this hair mask. I generally only apply stuff like this to my ends because while my hair is dry, I don’t want greasy roots. I applied it to damp hair, combed it through with my fingers, and waited about 7 minutes before washing it out. The scent here is very perfume-like and it totally added manageability to my hair without weighing it down or making it too “slick”, if you know what I mean.

Verdict: This month’s BeautyFIX has a value of $129.73 which is great for an under $25 box. The star of the show was totally that $53 Cristophe Robin shampoo paste. I loved it and it covered the cost of the box twice over. The other items were also (mostly) hits too! I enjoyed the Tula cleanser and By Terry balm very much. The hair mask was also great! The Juice mask and the patches were maybe just not the sort of products I needed right now and I will admit to being underwhelmed by the Skinmedica cream. All in all though, I thought this was a great BeautyFix box with tremendous value.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the January box.

Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Christophe Robin Shampoo Paste $10.19
  • TULA Cleanser $1.35
  • BY TERRY Balm $3.46
  • Skinmedica Cream $3.65
  • Juice Beauty Flash Facial $1.30
  • The Good Patch Dream patches $2.31
  • miriam quevedo Hair Mask $2.69

Alternatively, each of the 7 items has an average cost of $3.56.

Check out all of our BeautyFIX reviews and our other favorite skincare subscription boxes!

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What do you think of the December 2020 BeautyFIX box? 

BeautyFIX is Dermstore’s contribution to the skin care and beauty realm of subscription boxes. Curated by skin care experts, each monthly BeautyFIX includes six or more products adding up to a total value of $100+ (that’s about four times what you’ll pay for it!). In each box, you can expect to see ... read more.
Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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12 comments

julie

hmm.. honestly after trying the See New box, I have a hard time going to other beauty/skincare boxes strictly based on the fact that they provide an entire routine of products that actually go together. Too many experiences with products (that feel like leftovers in the first place), that don’t mix well. unfortunately this is a pass for me.

Carol

I don’t understand those sleep patches. It looks like that brand has several patches for different ailments. Do those ingredients work topically?

Charlotte

I kind of regret not getting this box. The Christophe Robin has ammonium lauryl sulfate in it, though, and that stuff really dries out my hair.

Cat

I would have been very pleased with this box!

M

I appreciate the work that goes into these reviews but it’s a little frustrating that they are coming so late now. I feel like we used to get the box review early in the month so we could see if we wanted to get the box while it was still available. Now the reviews are coming after we already have our products and have our own thoughts on them.

tammy g.

i did not get this box, however january’s box had a tube of paula’s choice facial stuff…and that stuff burned my face…can’t use it had to throw it out…so be careful with this one..

erin

oh no! i subbed just to get the paulas choice!

Snow

That CR voluming paste looks amazing! I love the scrub as well….ugh I hate falling in love with an expensive product. Then I end up spending all my time trying to find it for cheap on ebay 😂

I think this was a real, solid box this month!

Liz

I’ve gotten on average 10 subs a month ever since I learned about beauty subs last summer and the CR volume paste is by far my favorite item I’ve gotten!! It really does wonders for volume, smells great and I LOVE the paste texture.
My 2nd favorite sub box item is the Bluh Alchemy body oil from Boxwalla!

Jennifer

It’s amazing, but so expensive! I try to stretch my jar as much as I can. I’ve also discovered it works VERY well for my kids’ cradle cap, when almost nothing else except sugar scrubs help much at all, and I only need a little! It also keeps their hair less tangle-prone when I use it.

Elaine

I loved it. I resubbed just for this box. Totally worth it. Love the shampoo paste.

Jaclyn

I love Christophe Robin and am a big fan of the volumizing paste.

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