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GlossyBox Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2021

GlossyBox is a beauty subscription that sends five deluxe and full-size products to your door every month for $21.00 (with free shipping to the U.S.). You should expect to discover new brands of hair care, makeup, and skincare in each box, wrapped up nicely with a different theme each time.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

FYI: GlossyBox sometimes sends out multiple variations of the box during some months. So there may be some variation between what we review and what you receive.

About this Monthly Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: GlossyBox

The Cost: $21.00 per month with free U.S. shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: 5 deluxe and full-size beauty products worth a total of at least $60.00.

Ships to: The U.S. for free and Canada for $5.00.

GlossyBox March 2021 Review


GlossyBox includes an info booklet that tells you about each included item, its value, and a tip on how to use it. This month also featured a few pieces of literature along with coupon codes.


Extra Treat: Soon Skincare Golden Eye 24k Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches – Listed Value $6.30

I have tried many eye patches over the years, but these were very high quality. They were thick and stuck to my skin really well, fitting to my under-eye area perfectly. They are also 24k gold so they are really pretty. They are made to help slow down the loss of collagen, allowing your skin to look plump and youthful. They also increase blood flow to your skin which reduces the signs of aging, and helps with your skin’s elasticity, and lightens dark spots. These were a fun extra treat!


Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Pore Clarifying, 7 mL – Estimated Value $1.54 (buy a full-size 100 mL for $22.00)

I haven’t gotten down with the double cleansing trend, but I think that was because I hadn’t really found a first-step product that I really loved. I am now totally on board with the double cleanse! This is a hypoallergenic cleanser that turns into an oily balm right on your skin. The balm was developed with a tri-acid peel blend which is made up of AHA, BHA, LHA to exfoliate dead skin cells and waste from your pores. This still is really gentle on your skin, it leaves it feeling hydrated and clean without stripping your skin. I love the way that this makes my skin feel, and I am able to use less of my regular cleanser because it does a great job at removing so much of my makeup and the other dirt from my face. When I did more research on the double cleanse before diving into this balm the main thing that stuck out to me was that double cleansing is a great way to get everything off of your skin gently to ensure that your skin is clean before applying all of your serums and whatnot. This type of cleansing allows those products to really work properly. I love it!


ESPA Geranium and Petitgrain Hand Balm, 75 mL – Retail Value $25.00

This is a variant product from ESPA, but you might have received their no-rinse hand cleanser. I have been on the hunt for something to save my hands, so far nothing. I can say though that after only using this for a few days, it is really working. It drinks into my skin without feeling greasy, but it leaves them feeling soft right away. That feeling lasts so I don’t feel like I have to reapply quickly after. The scent is bold without being overpowering, lingering only for a little before fading into a light floral scent, and is made with Geranium and Petitgrain essential oils. The balm is made with shea butter, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil to leave your skin feeling super soft.


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration in Grapefruit, 1 oz. – Estimated Value $6.00 (buy a full-size 6 oz. for $36.00)

I received this cream in another box recently just in another scent. I am almost out of that one so I was excited to see this brand again. I normally don’t love the smell of grapefruit, but this is super light you aren’t hit with that sweet fruit scent. It is very fresh and citrusy without really overpowering. This is a thick whipped cream that my skin drinks in instantly. The cream is made with colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramide 3. I love that this doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy, but I do sometimes need to use a lot to get my hands feeling smooth. My hands are really dry so that isn’t too abnormal that I need more. Overall a really great cream!


Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum, 10 mL – Estimated Value $22.80 (Buy a full-size 50 mL for $114.00)

I received this in a box last month and have been loving it! This serum is oil-free and goes on like silk. Since this is so light it just absorbs right into your skin, which I found worked really well with my makeup. This blend focuses on reducing the appearance of dark spots, acne marks, sunspots, scars, and creates a more even skin tone. The major ingredient in this serum is viniferine which is an ingredient from grapevine sap. It is known to brighten, lighten, and even skin appearance. While I can’t speak to the long-term effects of this product, I am loving how this is making my skin feel immediately. It works so well with my makeup and leaves me feeling hydrated with an overall evenness to my skin tone that is also helping with some redness I have been experiencing as well.


KAB Cosmetics Sugar + Spice Gloss – Retail Value $18.00

I am so picky about gloss and rarely like the ones that I try so I usually don’t get super excited seeing a new one. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by this gloss! It left my lips feeling super hydrated and that feeling lasted for hours. It didn’t feel sticky or super shimmery either which I love. The color is more of a beige-nude with a slight rose tone to it, and it has a vanilla cupcake scent which obviously made me super hungry. I don’t think this is something that I will wear every day, but it will be great to toss on before heading to the pool or on a lighter makeup day when I just want to add a light color with a big boost of hydration.

Verdict: This month’s GlossyBox was a mix of hits and misses. I was a little bummed to see more travel sizes than full-size items this month which did bring the estimated value down a bit from previous months. I wasn’t blown away by the gloss and the extra eye patches were fun, but eye masks aren’t as exciting since they are a one-and-done product. I was excited to see the First Aid Beauty cream because it is a product that I’ve already tried and know works. The Caudalie serum is another product that I received last month, but it is such a great product that is working so well with my skin, I was happy to add another bottle to my collection. The ESPA hand balm is doing wonders for my dry skin, the first that I can truly say is making my skin feel nice and look improved. My favorite product this month was the cleansing balm, it is allowing me to get on the double cleanse train and I am so excited about it! The products this month have an estimated retail value of around $79.64 which is not bad for a $21.00 box, but again lower than past months. This is always a great box to try higher-end brands that you might not be able to test. It has introduced me to so many fun products that are saving my skin. If something doesn’t work for you, they are great to pass onto a friend. I wasn’t totally blown away this month, but I am excited to see what next month has to offer as we approach spring!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, but be quick!

From GlossyBox

The month that you order in is the first month that you will receive. For example, if you subscribe any time between January 1-31, your recurring subscription will begin with the January Box. The only exception to this rule would be if the monthly box sold out before the end of the month. In its place, we will ship a special edition of the Classic Box, which is comprised of our top 5 items over the most recent months.

Value Breakdown: At $21.00 for this box, each of the 6 items in this box has an average cost of $3.50.

Check out all of our GlossyBox reviews and our list of the best beauty and makeup subscription boxes!

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, GlossyBox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: glossybox | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I quit Ipsy and Ipsy X this month and added Glossybox for $16 with coupon link. I’m excited, especially after reading the review. I wish more people with positive things to say about products commented here.

  2. The lip gloss is such an ugly color I gave it away the rest is all stuff is tried before. I’d cancel if I hadn’t signed up for a year ugh 🤦‍♀️

  3. I love that you always show us how the make up items look on your face. I want to love the cleansing balm but I feel like every single time I use it it gets in my eye and then I have super foggy vision.

    • I actually have had that happen once with the balm and I had to change my contacts because of it and that was the morning after using it my eyes were just still so irritated from it. I have just been trying to be really careful near my eyes so it’s not really getting my eye makeup off fully which stinks because I feel like that’s sort of the point. That actually just happened to me this morning so funny that you mention it!

    • I tried Farmacy’s cleansing balm and had to stop because it made my eyes so blurry!

      I didn’t have that happen with Banila, but I tried a different version (the original pink jar and the blue jar). I also tried Elemis, but it has a really strong unpleasant fragrance. Farmacy worked best. I just can’t use it. I’m back to regular cleanser with an eye makeup remover.

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