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The Clean Beauty Box Review + Coupon – February 2021

The Clean Beauty Box delivers full-size, clean, conscious, and cruelty-free skin, hair, and body care every other month for $44.95/box with free shipping. There is always a theme with a featured brand (or two) that follows strict guidelines to ensure you get the best in non-toxic beauty. The Clean Beauty Box is a great way to discover new clean beauty without suffering from product overload since you’ll only receive two products every two months. 

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.)

About this Clean Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: The Clean Beauty Box

The Cost: $44.95/box with free shipping (minimum commitment of 2 boxes, billed as $89.90 every 4 months). Save with a one-year subscription.

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first order!

The Products: 2-3 full-size organic, natural, and cruelty-free beauty items.

Ships to: The U.S. for free and international for $15

Good to Know: The Clean Beauty Box switched from monthly to bi-monthly (every other month). Read more about the details here.

The Clean Beauty Box February 2021 “Rejuvenate” Review

 

Each month, The Clean Beauty Box comissions an artist to design their box and info booklet. This month features an earthy abstract design created by Basia Stryjecka.

 

Indie Lee Stem Cell Serum, 30 mL – Retail Value $135.00

I have enjoyed many of the Indie Lee products I have tried, but the price tags make them very difficult for me to justify purchasing. One of the reasons I love this brand is actually the founder Indie Lee herself. She survived a brain tumor, got super interested in a healthier lifestyle, and specifically, better, safer, and healthier skincare formulations so as to avoid chemicals that could make people sick. It is a really cool founder’s story that I highly recommend anyone doing a deep dive into.

Anyway, this serum is one that kind of sneaks up on you. The clear gel texture actually feels like next to nothing on your face. In fact, it is so non-descript that it would be easy to fall into the belief that this potion wasn’t actually doing anything. The actives inside are antioxidant-rich and anti-aging-focused and I personally prefer to use this product at night, after a good cleanse, and before a heavy night cream. Sure, the actives inside can be found in other products – plant stem cells aren’t that unusual in skincare these days, and ingredients like hyaluronic acid are (thankfully) becoming super mainstream. But almost as important as what is in this goo is what isn’t. The whole ingredient list is only 16 items long and ridiculously thoughtful and clean. So, while I may not have the coil to justify a repurchase, I feel giddy at this being inside the box this month.

 

Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner, 30 mL – Listed Value $10.00

As a toner enthusiast hoarder, I was a little bummed this wasn’t a full-size product. It is all good though, because this toner is creamier than most and a little goes a long way. I recommend spraying into your palms and patting onto your face, as the nozzle isn’t exactly the “misting” type. I found that out the hard way. Inside this bottle is some skin-loving stuff! Though this boasts another super short, 12-ingredient list, my favorites were Q10 which is an excellent antioxidant, hyaluronic acid (hello hydration), and roman chamomile, a soothing plant extract. You can use a toner like this throughout the day, but if you want to build it into a routine, try it after cleansing and before a serum.

Verdict: This month’s The Clean Beauty Box was worth $145 and delivered a brand I would absolutely love to add more of to my routine. Until then though, I am thrilled to see it in a box. Ingredients that perform, a great founder story and beautiful packaging make this line a total delight. I can’t wait to use this serum more over time and really see what happens. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, the February/March box has sold out. Sign up now for the April/May selection.

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first order!

Value Breakdown: At $44.95 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Serum $41.85
  • Toner $3.10

Alternatively, both items have an average cost of $22.48.

Check out all of our reviews of The Clean Beauty Box or keep track of your subscriptions by adding this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

If you want more skincare discoveries, check out the best skincare subscription boxes of 2020, as voted on by our readers!

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Written by Megan

Megan

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.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, The Clean Beauty Box Reviews| Tags: the clean beauty box | 10 comments

Comments (10)

  1. Hi Megan!

    If you don’t have an aversion to getting skincare from TJ Maxx/Marshalls, sometimes they have Indie Lee products online. I’ve seen their body oil in store, but no skincare yet. Right now they really don’t have anything (just the Rosehip Cleanser for $19.99) but I have seen more in the past, and products are always coming & going with them. 🙂

    • Oh! And Ulta sells some of their products too, and occasionally has their products on sale for 50% off (or you can use points to get the products free) 🙂

      • Great tips Luna! Is there an easy way to know when they go on sale at Ulta? Their emails were so overwhelming I unsubbed. I want to buy the cleanser so much but I’m drowning in cleanser!

      • They can go on sale during different “events”, and their next sales event is their 21 Days of Beauty which runs from 3/16-4/3 where they put different select products on sale for 50% off for one day only each day of the event. I’ve seen Indie Lee products marked down during these events (although not the full range that Ulta carries at one time). The list of items that you can get on sale both online & in store doesn’t list any Indie Lee products this time (that I’ve noticed), but starting tomorrow they will show all items included in the sale including online only deals and select Indie Lee products could easily be a part of the online only deals. 🙂

      • Oh! And if you currently have an Ulta rewards account, right now (thru 3/13) they’re offering 5x points on all Women Founded brands, which includes Indie Lee! 🙂 (just make sure to activate the offer in your account)

      • Hi B! Ulta will have Indie Lee’s Brightening Cleanser & CoQ10 toner 50% off on 3/25 (online only) 🙂

      • Woo hoo!! Thanks Luna!!

    • Love this! I need to frequent the shops in the fancier areas around here. I have only seen this brand ONCE and it was the body scrub. I am going to go hunting this weekend!

  2. Another great review that made me want a box I didn’t originally want. My wallet thanks you for publishing this too late for me to purchase.

    • I agree. I would have also purchased this after the review if it wasn’t too late to purchase. My wallet thanks you too 🙂 I love their face cleanser.

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