The Limited Edition: Clean Beauty Finds Box from Birchbox features beauty basics that are free from the following ingredients: parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, mineral oil, non-USP grade petrolatum & paraffin, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, coal tar, oxybenzone, and hydroquinone.
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About This Birchbox Limited Edition Clean Beauty Finds Box
The Cost: $59 ($208 Value)
- Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser – 75ml
- Jane Iredale BeautyPrep™ Hyaluronic Serum – Full-size
- Glow Recipe Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer – Full-size
- Merinaturals Natural Body Wash – Reef – Full-size
- Myro Natural Deodorant Starter Pack – Chill Wave – Full-size
- MILK Makeup KUSH High Volumizing Mascara- Full-size
- Tarte SEA Quench Lip Rescue Balm in Rose – Full-size
- R + Co. Neon Lights Dry Oil Spray – Full Size
Birchbox's Limited Edition Clean Beauty Finds Box Review
Here is the info sheet that arrived with the box.
Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser, 75 ml – Estimated Value $13 (buy the 150 ml version for $26)
I really love the greek yogurt probiotic face mask from Korres, so I was happy to try this creamy cleanser and see how my skin liked it. The star ingredient here is the nutrient-packed Greek yogurt, and it is also made with honeysuckle extract and seawater. This cleanser did the job for me – it removed the dirt from the day from my face, and it gave me a deep clean. While this wasn’t stripping on my skin, I will say that I expected it to be more hydrating than it was.
Jane Iredale BeautyPrep™ Hyaluronic Serum, 17 ml – Retail Value $52
Holy price, batman- this stuff is expensive for being so small. This serum has a really interesting ingredients list, featuring unique items like sea lettuce and Japanese wireweed extract, along with hyaluronic acid and algae extract. This serum is lightweight and absorbed quickly, and it helped my skin feel hydrated and smooth. I liked it, but I didn’t think it was remarkable enough to justify the high cost and small product size.
Glow Recipe Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer, 60 ml – Retail Value $39
I have used this before, and I am stoked to have a full-size back in my arsenal. Think of this as a super lightweight moisturizer- on those hot summer days when I don’t want anything heavy on my skin I love using this watermelon-scented gel. If you have dry skin, this will also work as a serum layered under an oil or heavier cream! This formula features watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, and my sensitive skin really enjoys it.
Merinaturals Natural Body Wash in Reef, 10 oz – Retail Value $14.95
The "Reef” fragrance of this body wash is a blend of white tea and bergamot, and it is my favorite aspect of this product. It has been a while since I’ve used a body care item with such a distinct white tea fragrance, and it was really comforting to me. The body wash is made with aloe juice, glycerin, and chamomile, and it didn’t dry out my skin at all after using. The pump feature is handy, too. This has been getting regular use since I received it even though I have a million open body products.
Myro Natural Deodorant Starter Pack in Chill Wave, 2 oz – Retail Value $11.99
I am not on the natural deodorant train, but my boyfriend is and he is a willing test subject. This is a plant-based deodorant made with aloe, probiotics, and sage, and it is made without aluminum, parabens, baking soda, or gluten. This didn’t irritate his underarms and the cucumber + jasmine scent was really nice (the scent also allegedly has mint, but my nose didn’t pick up on that). The aesthetically pleasing jade green packaging on this deodorant is also refillable and dishwasher-safe.
MILK Makeup KUSH High Volumizing Mascara, 10 ml – Retail Value $25
I was so disappointed in this mascara. I have tried samples of this through the Sephora Favorites Mascara sets, and what kept me from redeeming my voucher for the full-size mascara is that it smeared and smudged easily on my face. Now that I have the full-size mascara here, I can tell you that it is still just as smeary but the wand on the full-size is bigger, to the point it was too big to reach all of my lashes and define them the way I like. This mascara is officially not for me, but I do like the packaging, it's large and has a nice weight in my hand compared to standard mascara packaging.
Tarte SEA Quench Lip Rescue Balm in Rose, 0.10 oz – Retail Value $19
I didn’t look too closely and thought this was lipstick instead of a lip balm- so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is, in fact, very balmy and lovely. It felt nourishing on my lips without being heavy, and the rose color gave a very slight tint and a bit of shine that I thought looked really nice. This lip balm is formulated with jojoba seed oil, coconut oil, vitamin E, and marine plants (just to name a few), and it is formulated without ingredients like parabens, mineral oil, gluten, and phthalates.
Here I am wearing the Milk mascara and Tarte lip balm. If you look closely you can see the mascara already on my cheek from only a few minutes of wear!
R + Co. Neon Lights Dry Oil Spray, 4 oz – Retail Value $29
I usually enjoy the products I try from R+Co, and yet I was still surprised by how much I liked this dry oil spray. I tried it out by doing just a quick spritz on day-old curls, and it immediately made my hair feel smoother and softer. It added a touch of moisture to my curls while still being lightweight, and this is a product I will be able to use frequently with my hair type and it should make styling it a bit easier. Two thumbs up from me!
To Wrap Up: I knew when I saw the spoilers for this box that it would be a win, but I like it even more now that I have been able to try the products out. Sure, the Milk mascara wasn’t a win for me, but the Tarte lip balm, Glow Recipe moisturizer, and R+Co dry oil spray more than make up for that singular dud. Value-wise, everything in this box adds up to $203.94, which is just a hair shy of the promised value of $208 and great for the $59 box cost. If you want to get an even better deal and don't mind the risk that comes with waiting, every few months Birchbox will offer 20-30% off their entire website.
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Value Breakdown: This $59 box breaks down to cost roughly $7.37 per item. Alternatively, here is the per-item cost based on the value of each item.
- Korres: $3.75
- Jane Iredale: $15.03
- Glow Recipe: $11.27
- MeriNaturals: $4.32
- Myro: $3.47
- Milk: $7.23
- Tarte: $5.49
- R+Co: $8.38
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