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Boxwalla Beauty Subscription Box December 2021 Review

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Dec 8, 2021 | 0 comments

Boxwalla Beauty
4.3 overall rating
6 Ratings | 1 Reviews

Boxwalla curates several bi-monthly boxes that feature the best in film, books, and beauty. Their beauty box is $49.95/box and features 1-3 cruelty-free, nutrient-rich beauty products for you to discover every other month that are always just as luxurious as they are ingredient-conscious. 

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.)

First Impressions


Boxwalla always has the prettiest boxes. I hang on to them and use them for my art supplies. They are hefty and handmade, and all-around wonderful!


Here is our info card with more info on this delivery's featured brands: Cipher Skincare and Skin Alchemists. Both are brands that prioritize actives while still approaching skincare in a holistic manner.

The Items

Cipher C-Shield Refining Antioxidant Serum, 1 fl oz - Retail Value $95


This is an interesting little potion! It has an ooey-gooey sort of texture that feels like it shouldn't absorb, though it does, beautifully. No real scent here, but a very bold orange shade. The good stuff inside this bottle is a lot to unpack. After water, the first biggie is vitamin C (two types, both stable!), brightening niacinamide, moisturizing hyaluronic acid, soothing panthenol, exfoliating lactic acid, and so many more things like botanical extracts, antioxidants, I could go on and on. What does all of this actually mean for your skin? Well, in time a host of great benefits like a smoother texture, protection from aging and environmental stressors, a brighter look, and a strengthened and moisturized skin barrier. I am beyond impressed with this stuff and can't wait to try it out over the next few weeks.

SKIN ALCHEMISTS Time Traveller Renewing Face Cream, 1.7 fl oz- Retail Value $117


What is it about a pretty box with a holographic element that gets me so happy? I couldn't wait to open this box! Inside was a violet glass pot filled with a heavy cream. It actually smells a lot like the Votary super seed cream if you have tried that out. This cream is formulated to treat a wide range of problems: aging, acne, and pollutants. And, as someone in her mid-30s, I am right at the point where fine lines are forming but I still get broken out along my jawline. This is music to my ears. The number 1 ingredient inside is colloidal silver which is anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial. I did notice that my skin seemed less pink after applying this, though I also noticed a little heat to my skin, though it wasn't unpleasant. It is rich with fatty oils that moisturize and soften and also has anti-acne salicylic acid. Also noteworthy is the addition of Bakuchiol, often thought of as a retinol alternative. It provides anti-aging benefits with less risk of irritation. Since this is a heavier cream with some super potent actives, I like it best used at night before bed.


This Boxwalla Beauty box had a total value of $212 which is fantastic for a $49.95 box. And I thought both items in this curation were absolutely delightful and suited to different skin concerns I personally have. The serum is just extraordinary in terms of the ingredients. It was almost overwhelming. And the fact that it absorbs well and doesn't have a weird offensive texture? I feel like I hit the lottery. The cream is a cold-weather dream and is already bringing some cozy soothing vibes to my face as the cold winds and dry heater air start to do their damage. This box felt so timely and special, but, hey, that is pretty on-brand for Boxwalla. 

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To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! But these do sometimes sell out. So if you are interested, sign up soon!

Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box here is what you are paying per item:

  • Serum $22.38
  • Cream $27.57

Alternatively, each of the items has an average cost of $24.98.

What do you think of this Boxwalla Beauty box? 

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Megan K.
Megan K.
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.

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