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AU Sugar Sugar Subscription Box Review – February 2021

AU Sugar Sugar is a bath and body product company that also offers a subscription box! Each month you can expect 3-4 small-batch, handcrafted items, many of which are new to the brand or exclusive to the box. 

FYI: The brand recently changed its name from Ahhh Sugar Sugar to AU Sugar Sugar. Moving forward, they’ll be focusing on hiring those who are on the autism spectrum and have updated their name to reflect this initiative.

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

About AU Sugar Sugar

The Subscription Box: AU Sugar Sugar

The Cost: $34.99 + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: 3-4 handcrafted, small-batch bath and body products

Ships to: The U.S. and worldwide, price varies depending on location. Shipping to Louisiana is $8.32.

Good to Know: If an AU Sugar Sugar is sending a holiday-themed box, it will arrive in the month before the holiday due to the fact that this box typically ships on the last Friday of the month. This way, you have all month to enjoy your themed goodies!

AU Sugar Sugar “A Different Kind of Mask for 2021” Review

This box arrives with information on the box lid that gives you more details about the brand. As a resident of south Louisiana where Mardi Gras is taken *very* seriously, I appreciate the theme for the month — but since Mardi Gras was on February 16th this year, it didn’t feel the most timely.

It also comes with an info sheet detailing the products included this month.

 

AuSS Fleur, Bebe Classic Sugar Sugar Scrub

This sugar scrub is scented with tart pomegranate, red currant, and white florals. The texture is on the drier side (I like a little more liquid in my scrubs so it’s not as messy), but the sugar allows for a good exfoliation without being too abrasive to my skin.

 

Black Party on Bourbon Street Bath Frosting

Hellooooo, you eclectically colored bath frosting! Bath frostings are a signature product from Au Sugar Sugar, and the mix of whipped soap and scattered exfoliating sugar granules cleanses and gently exfoliates your skin, without being stripping thanks to the oils and butters this is formulated with. 9 times out of 10 when I’m showering, I’m reaching for a bath frosting to soap up. This one, in particular, is scented with notes of muddled blackberries, fresh sweet and sour, and lemon zest, and the cocktail-inspired fragrance is right up my alley.

 

A Mask for Mask Spot Treatment Mask

*sigh* I am really not averse to indie bath and body companies making skincare like this face mask, but I really need to know what is inside it before I put it on my face. There was no included insert for this face mask like there are for products that aren’t mainstays, and I really wish there was. This is designed to be used as a targeted spot treatment instead of a mask you put all over, and it is made with a “pure essential oil blend.” That’s nice, but what are the essential oils? Some irritate my sensitive skin and some are completely fine, and I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask for an ingredients list in products like these. While I am annoyed that this information wasn’t included, I did send an email to their customer service team to try to find out more details.

Update: According to the AUSS response to my email, the ingredients for this mask are Deionized Water, Kaolin Clay, Activated Coconut Charcoal, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, C14-C22 Alkane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherols, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

The Essential oil blend is Abies sibirica needle (Siberian Fir Needle) oil, Juniperus mexicana (Cedarwood) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf oil, Zingiber officianalis (Ginger) oil, Dipterocarpus jourdainii (Gurjun Balsam) oil

 

You Can’t Cancel Mardi Gras Dry Oil Body Spray

I love body oils, and the one from Au Sugar Sugar hasn’t been available for multiple months due to delays related to Covid. She’s back, and she smells great — but I can’t give you a more specific scent breakdown because that information isn’t listed on the info sheet like it normally is.  The formula on this features oils from argan, jojoba, grapeseed, meadowfoam seed, and macadamia nut, and it also has rosemary and sunflower extract. I liked how easily it applies with the spray, and since this is a “dry” body oil it absorbed fast and didn’t leave my legs feeling greasy — just smooth and soft.

Update: According to the AUSS response to my email, the scent notes are sugared red berries + cotton candy + fresh raspberries.

The Verdict: I have been subscribing and reviewing this box for more than a year, and while I really do love this subscription this month’s box missed the mark. One of the things I always appreciate about this subscription is their attention to detail and creativity in packaging, and that was missing for me this month. The info sheet also didn’t have any listed values, and since this is a small-batch indie brand that sells their products through pre-orders, I can’t easily find them (in theory I could scour my previous reviews and try to use that for estimates, but the packaging on these doesn’t list the sizes for me to be able to accurately compare. I have always said that if you sign up hoping for an amazing deal, you probably won’t be happy, but this box does a lovely job at creating uniquely packaged and fragranced body products in small batches. I think this month was probably just a blip in the overall loveliness that this subscription offers, but I am curious to see how next month compares to this one.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you still sign up today? No, but sign up today for the April box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.99 + $8.32 shipping ($43.31), which means each of the 4 items I received has an average cost of $10.83.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: au sugar sugar monthly box of sugar | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. I want to try the bath frosting but I want that specific one. Unfortunately their shop on their site doesn’t have anything except a gift card in it. I’m not looking to add a sub like this and I would hesitate simply for the lack of information about ingredients. I wouldn’t want to gift someone something I don’t want to use and have them have a severe allergic reaction from nut oils or a random ingredient. I really hope to see them add items to their shop. I think it would be a good way to get people hooked into the sub if they were able to try out some of the product types they carry before making a commitment.

  2. Man that bath frosting looks divine though.

  3. This is one of the reviews I look forward to every month, since it’s a box I haven’t tried yet, but I’ve been eyeballing like crazy. Bummer that this box was disappointing, but it is good to see that customer service got back to you with real answers.

    That bath frosting scent sounds so good.

  4. Hmmmm those discrepancies are interesting! I wonder why the ball dropped?Ingredient lists are incredibly important yowzers!!

    The products look beautiful though and oddly make me hungry lol.

  5. Aw. That’s a cute theme. I didn’t realize you were from the south. Now I can’t help but imagine a southern accent and you’re now the embodiment of Sookie Stackhouse (book, not tv show), sorry.

  6. I live in the heart of the city, NOLA, and it was really nice to see so many decorated homes. People turned their homes into “floats” since parades were canceled. If anyone is interested, there are some highlighted ones online, for fun.

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