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Allure Beauty Box May 2021 Spoiler #1


We have a spoiler for the May 2021 Allure Beauty Box!

FYI – If you sign up now, April will be your first box. Check out the April spoilers here.

If you aren’t familiar with Allure Beauty Box, it is a $23-a-month beauty subscription that was named one of the Best Women’s Subscription Boxes and one of the Best Beauty Subscription Boxes by MSA readers in the 2019 Subscription Box Awards. Sample sizes are usually good (typically at least three or more full-size items per box), and Allure does a great job of including new brands + products.

The May Allure Beauty Box will include:

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream (7ml)

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Comments (58)

  1. Now why on earth would Allure put out their first spoiler for a new month as something as teeny tiny as 7ml? If they are trying to discourage people from getting their box…this is a great start.

  2. I was reading an interview with the founder and according to him, the only way to get the full benefit of the cream is to use it




    Because it gives your skin a chance to “re-set” to its natural state before it got confused with all the products we use.

    This guy is an actual scientist with a degree from a good school, but that sounds like the kind of woo you’d get on Goop.

    • Lol, at this 7ml size, we can probably use this exclusively for what, two days?

  3. I used to get so excited about the Allure box but so far this year I’ve gotten 1 box and skipped the rest. Pretty big let down considering I signed up for the year. At the rate I’m skipping, I’ll probably have enough box “credit” for 2022. 🙁

  4. Thank you Allure for this Spoiler..
    So excited to try this..

    • So am I Loretta.. I remember all the excitement when it was in one of the Barney’s GWP bags. Allure let me pause for six months and May is my first month back. What a welcome back brand! This should last me 2-3 weeks.

  5. Oh my goodness did that spoiler picture change again?

  6. My favorite brand! I LOVE Augustinus Bader! I think his products are the best out there

  7. Something called ‘The Rich Cream’ wouldn’t do well on my face lol. This would have been nice in the winter I bet.

    • It’s a hand cream

      • Sorry, the spoiler this morning was a hand cream, now I see it’s changed to a face cream… The hand cream seemed way nicer than this tiny sample 🙁

  8. I am currently using this cream from an advent calendar I got. It’s nice, nothing earth-shattering. For 7 mL, it’s not enough for me to want May’s box yet. Weird that they would lead May spoilers with a sample.

    • Allure seems to consider “Travel Size” as a full size item at times since it’s more than a teeny tiny sample size, and since you can’t buy samples but can buy travel sizes in stores it appears, so I’m concerned this might actually be one of the bigger items (which might be why they led with it)

      • Yikes…you may be right. I’m unfamiliar with the product but it is less than a quarter of an ounce at 7ml. Is that travel size for this? Seems small. I’ve skipped the last 2 months. I decided if I wasn’t excited to try the main full sized product that I should skip.

  9. I have tried this before and I was not impressed at all. It feels and looks like a thick sunscreen that is hard to rub in entirely. Strangely, as thick as it is, it didn’t even moisturize my skin. It felt like it just sat on my skin but never absorbed. I’m sure there is someone out there that this works for, but it definitely was not me.

    • Sometimes the thick creams like that work well as night creams to lock on all the goodness of the other serums and oils one layered on, so there’s that.

  10. 7 ml? For a hand cream nonetheless. I don’t care how good it is or what a great discovery it may be, this is something I would never pay full price for so if I’m going to get it in a box, it’s a special treat. 7ml isn’t exactly much of a treat. If this were more around 20-25ml I wouldn’t complain, but this is a $23 box that was arguably better when it was $15. I expect more. It’s just time for me to cancel. I got repeats last month and the only thing I was interested in this month is the Akar. I’m giving away or throwing away more than I keep these days. Disappointed, I used to love this box. There was a time I never would have given it up.

    • Agreed, it’s not even really enough to try it more than once, maybe twice, to see how you like it!

  11. I am happy to see that they are allowing us to try out expensive brands like this. I am excited to try this.

  12. Hmm. I have definitely been wanting to try an Augustinus Bader product, but 7ml is pretty tiny. I would have liked to see a larger size. Nice to see Allure offering actual lust-worthy brands, though!

  13. Please disregard my last comment. I just realized the box I got today is the March box.

    • I signed up when it said I would get the March box on March 24th. Does anyone know how long it will take them to ship it? I still haven’t got a shipping confirmation.

  14. I don’t trust the spoiler now. I just received the April box that I signed up for to get the eye serum but I didn’t get the eye serum. Instead I got 111Skin Vitamin C serum, which I already have and don’t use. 🙁

    • You got the March box if you got the box today. They haven’t shipped the April box with the Akar eye serum yet.

  15. Ha, I’d never heard of this brand before last week. I’m getting a Vox Box with this rich cream – apparently they’ve been in Birchbox before. They’re pricey, so I’m hoping it’s good

    • How did u get a voxbox and was it easy??thank you!

      • You sign up for influenster, fill out as many “snaps” as you can (they’re like mini product reviews), review some things on your influenster, and they randomly send out qualification surveys. Fill it out and see if they match you with anything. I get them sent every month and a half or so. Sometimes I don’t get chosen right away and they send more surveys. I ended up getting three influenster boxes this month but before that it had been two and a half months since I got anything 🤷🏻‍♀️. Just make sure you are prompt with filling out the influenster qualification surveys and you’ll eventually get chosen.

        Good luck!

  16. 7 ml… Lol

    • Agree. Ridiculously small sample. And if I liked it, there’s NO WAY I would buy even the 15 ml size for $85. 30 ml is $170, and 50 ml is $265. Give me a break.

      • So based on that, this tiny little 7ml tube would be worth about $40…eesh.

  17. Unless there are some seriously good other items, this makes me want to skip. Tried the Rich Cream last year and developed an extremely painful rash over my entire face. It took weeks to heal my skin, so I’m avoiding anything Augustinus Bader from now on. I definitely recommend a patch test before slathering on!

    • Thanks for the warning, that sounds like an awful experience. I’ll definitely do a patch test for this cream.

      • No problem! I know I’m likely in a rare minority who had such bad issues but I like to give a warning just in case!

  18. I’m confused. Where does it say hand cream? It looks to me like this is a sample size of the brand’s amazing face moisturizer. Love it and save it for special pampering days.

    • I also see it being a face cream confused

    • The photo was charged. They had hand cream before

  19. I feel neutral about this spoiler, but I’d be curious to do a test: one lucky hand will get this, the other one the $5 hand lotion from Trader Joe’s, just to see the difference, if any.

    • I love the $5 ultra hand cream from Trader Joe’s!

      • Me too! 🙂

    • Now I wanna try Trader Joe’s lotion. 😆 As I just bought Korres lavender body butter from Causebox market.

      • Heheh! If you happen to be at TJ’s, I think it’s worth to try it out. In my experience, it outperformed some more expensive hand creams. And if you like scented ones, they do carry hand creams with seasonal fragrances. currently they have one with rose oil (I got it last month, I think it should still be available). It sounds like an ad, so to counterbalance I’ll add that I dislike Tj’s “head to toe balm” 😛

  20. I’m really excited about this spoiler and haven’t felt that way about much from Allure in awhile. I’ve seen this brand in high end European Advent calendars but have never tried it as it is so expensive. Fingers crossed the rest of May spoilers will be this great!

  21. The title is right but the photo seen here is incorrect, it is definitely the Rich Cream moisturizer in the 7ml travel size (even that size is apparently a $30 value). You can tell from the teaser video on allure’s site and the correct photos shared on other spoiler sites.

    • Really? I was so excited to see the 50 ml photo. That’s really misleading.

      • So sorry about that! We just corrected the photo.

    • Thanks for letting us know! We are updating it shortly.

  22. Wow! This is exciting!! I, too, have been a little disappointed by the past few Allure boxes. But Agustinus bader?? Even though it’s not the holy grail face moisturizer all the influencers rave about, I have to say, I’m very excited to try the hand cream! Now I’ll get to see what some of the hype is about… or not. Very excited to try a more established brand. I feel like the let downs from the previous boxes has been lack of exciting brands. This spoiler is definitely what I’ve missed about the Allure box!

    • oof…big hand cream photo/listing was a mistake. It’s a tiny little travel size of the face cream.

  23. Another winner for me! Great brand.

  24. I’ve heard of this brand. Never used it. Not a bad spoiler over all. I try to take care of my hands and always have some kind of lotion on my desk. Looking forward to trying this one depending on other spoilers of course. If there is a self tanner or highlighter it makes me automatically skip.

  25. I think it makes me want to skip already. I’ve been trying not to skip just to get my annual over and be done with them. I’m extremely upset that they asked me to lock in the price for a year, only to put off raising the price for months. I would not have chosen to purchase any box individually since last July.

  26. Maybe I’m living under a rock, but I had to Google this one. Apparently it’s a really expensive moisturizer that gets mixed reviews (go figure.) Definitely something I don’t need, but I keep telling myself, “It’s a discovery box! Maybe I’ll find something I love!” Lately, however, it seems like the hero products in Allure have outrageous price tags on them, which in turn, makes me NOT want to buy them (or sometimes even try… use falling in love with a product if you have to take out a second mortgage to pay for it lol.)

    • This is actually a pricy Hand Cream. It is their full size which retails for $50.
      I too have never heard of it.

      • Wow thanks! I guess my copy and paste work needs some help lol!

        A hand cream, huh? Hard to get excited for that even with “all the hand washing” that’s been going on.

      • LOL! Well I guess they got me! It isn’t hand cream, it is not full size and it is not $50 retail. 7 ml. What a joke! How can you even tell if you like it!

    • Just wanted to add that I feel like a huge idiot because that large spoiler picture has HAND TREATMENT right on the tube. Definitely not a face moisturizer ha ha.

    • This is a really good point and I think you put your finger on one of the two reasons I’m really not loving the changes! While a high-priced item feels exciting in the moment (when the value is there and it’s not questionable quality like 111skin), my hope with subscription boxes, ESPECIALLY skincare subs, is to find new go-tos. It legit doesn’t matter if a $300 RV product, like, literally turns me into Catherine Zeta-Jones, I just CAN’T afford that investment. So a box with a $100–300 total RV where half of that is made up of just one product and then most of the other products feel like afterthoughts just isn’t practical or exciting for me.
      The balance before was soooo good and I feel like they just didn’t realize how good their curation was.

  27. Hooray. A new brand to me.

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