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Cult Beauty More Beauty Sleep Edit Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakJan 11, 2022 | 4 comments

The Cult Beauty Box
5 overall rating
2 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Cult Beauty is an online UK-based beauty shop that only stocks tried and true products along with the next big things in beauty and innovative products. They periodically offer special one-time purchase boxes, like the More Beauty Sleep Edit.

This box is no longer available, but Cult Beauty does appear to be releasing sets like these more frequently! 

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First Impressions

 

This box ships from the UK, and it took a little over three weeks for it to be delivered to me from the time it was ordered. This box comes with a navy blue sleeve encasing a pale pink box. Open the box up and you'll see everything is securely nestled inside.

The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Cult Beauty More Beauty Sleep Edit

BIOEFFECT EGF Serum, 5 mL - Retail Value $65

 

What I muttered under my breath when I saw what this 5 mL bottle sells for is not appropriate to retype- but my goodness that just seems a bit excessive for a tiny bottle of serum. This simple-looking serum is made with award-winning barley EGF (epidermal growth factor), which binds to moisture and claims to help your skin's natural collagen production. I don't know about all of that, but I do like that the short ingredients list also has hyaluronic acid and glycerin. This is a really hydrating serum and it's nice, but either it's all smoke and mirrors, or its nuances are lost on me.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask, 3 ct - Estimated Value $38 (buy a box of 6 for $76)

 

Elemis products are always pricy, but they usually have a performance to match it. Right from the start, I was impressed with the interesting gel texture of these eye masks. They're hydro-gel, and yet somehow they didn't rip or tear when I was roughly yanking them out of the plastic packaging, accidentally poking them with my nails, and putting them on my face.  These are made with algae, hyaluronic acid, and plankton extract, and my skin enjoyed the cooling texture of the masks and the hydration they provided.

Hourglass Equilibrium Rebalancing Cream Cleanser, 27 mL - Retail Value $25

Even though I have dry skin I still prefer the texture of gel cleansers, and as a result, it's usually harder for cream cleansers to impress me. This was the first skincare product from Hourglass that I've tried since they decided to expand from just makeup, and I actually liked it more than I thought it would. A lot of cream cleansers feel heavy and almost suffocating on my skin, but this was gentle and washed away easily leaving no residue behind. I don't think the performance justifies the high price tag, but I enjoyed trying it out.

Kitsch Blush Tie-Dye Satin Sleep Set - Retail Value $36

 

I was really excited about this set- I have slowly been switching out all of my pillowcases to silk or satin, and the pink tie-dye pattern is really pretty. This features a pillowcase, sleeping mask, and scrunchie in the same satin material, and it's gentle on my hair while reducing frizz compared to standard pillowcases and hair products. I put all of these to use as soon as getting the set, and I have no complaints- if this set isn't for you, I could see it being a great gift for someone else. I actually have purchased the satin sleep scrunchies from Kitsch multiple times before receiving one in this set and I really like them, so I love that I now have a pillowcase out of the same material.

Medik8 Sleep Glycolic, 30 mL - Retail Value $45

 

I am excited to be able to try more products from Medik8, I just kind of wish it was a product different from this one. This is a time-released overnight sleeping mask that slowly releases glycolic acid to exfoliate your skin, and the 10% glycolic acid is great for boosting your skin's radiance and smoothing your skin's texture. As someone with sensitive skin, though, I'm hesitant to apply a strong exfoliating product like this and go to sleep because I am not quite sure what I will be waking up to. My skin has been on the sensitive side lately, and if you over-exfoliate that will make sensitive skin (or any skin) very unhappy. Products like this also make you more sensitive to the sun, so make sure to slather on the SPF the next day.

MOLTON BROWN Bath & Shower Gel in ‘Relaxing Ylang-Ylang’, 3.3 oz - Estimated Value $10.56 (buy the 10 oz version for $32)

If you held ylang-ylang up to my face and asked me to identify it I don't think I would be able to, but I know it is commonly used in relaxing scent blends. Molton Brown knows their stuff- I kid you not, when this was being rubbed into my shoulders I almost fell asleep in the shower because the smell was so relaxing. It's not just ylang-ylang that smells so good; this shower gel has a full-on scent profile with top notes of tangerine, cardamom, and ginger, a heart of ylang-ylang and jasmine, and a base of cedarwood, vanilla, and musk. In terms of the actual shower gel performance, this left my skin clean without feeling stripped, which is really all I can ask for (the nap that almost was was just a bonus).

Odacite Soul Soothing Bath Soak, 227 g - Retail Value $28

 

I love bath soaks, and Odacite has a way of taking a product and turning it into something dreamy. They were right on the mark with the soul-soothing bath soak- the packaging alone is soothing to look at, and that's before you even open it. The soak is a blend of Epsom salt and Himalayan crystal salt while the scent is a blend of french lavender, neroli, and patchouli. I love it- it smelled great and made my bath feel extra special. My only complaint is that this bag is on the small side- I feel like I used about half the bag with my first bath, and the rest will probably be emptied the next time I reach for it. I could be using too much ( I don't think so given the therapeutic benefits of Epsom salt and the need to use a fair amount), but if I was I wouldn't know it because the directions only say to add the 'desired amount' to your bath.

Pacifica Lavender Moon Body Lotion, 148 mL - Retail Value $10

I actually have the full-size of the Pacifica Lavender Moon shower gel that has been chilling out in my closet after getting it in an Ulta gift with purchase, and my experience with this body lotion made me excited to finally crack that bad boy open. Because I was embracing the sleepy vibes I had my boyfriend massage this lotion into my legs, and I was half asleep by the time he was done- this is another killer sleepy time scent. Pacifica blended lavender and rose together to make a dreamy body lotion that doesn't smell artificial, and the formula is lightweight and didn't feel heavy on my skin. The fact that the full-size is only $10 feels like a steal for how well this performed and how much I loved it.

Scientia Dusk Elixir Active Oil Blend, 30 mL - Estimated Value $26.09 (buy the 50 mL version for £32/$43.47)

 

This dusk elixir is a blend of 23 different oils. It has an herbaceous scent thanks to the rosemary and lavender, and I didn't find it to be a heavy oil that broke me out - instead, it was a nourishing oil and a few drops helped me to wake up with hydrated, slightly glowing skin.

Sunday Riley Slumber Party Pillow Spray, 50 mL - Retail Value $22

 

This is an expensive pillow spray, but I plan on enjoying it down to the very last drop. I love the chic matte blue glass packaging and love the smell of the spray even more. It's a blend of lemon verbena, lavender, vetiver, and neroli, and a few spritz's of this over my pillow and blanket instantly help me feel more zen and ready for bed.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: £45 ($61.13) 

Value Breakdown: 

  • BioEffect: $65
  • Elemis: $38
  • Hourglass: $25
  • Kitsch: $36
  • Medik8: $45
  • Molton Brown: $10.56
  • Odacite: $28
  • Pacifia: $10
  • Scentia: $26.09
  • Sunday Riley: $22

Everything in the box added up to $305.652, which is five times the cost of the box!

Key Takeaways

When Cult Beauty picks a theme and decides to curate a box, they seem to hit it out of the park almost every single time. As someone who adores their sleep and aromatherapy, this box was a joy to experience- the stuff that was supposed to smell good smelled great, and the skincare picks were all fab. The only true miss of the box for me was the Medik8 sleeping mask, and that comes down to my sensitive skin- I think the majority of the people who try it will love it. Even if I think the value of that tiny EGF serum is a bit much, the value of the rest of the box is still way more than worth it to me. Cult Beauty Edits tend to sell out quickly after they are released, but I definitely recommend keeping an eye out for their next Edit.

Other Things You Should Know

When is this box available? The More Beauty Sleep Edit is currently sold out. Cult Beauty Edits tend to go quickly once they are released, but Cult Beauty will give you a few days' notice before the box goes live so you know to keep an eye out if the set is one you want to snag.

Does Cult Beauty only ship to the US and UK? No, they ship worldwide!

What do you think of the Cult Beauty More Beauty Sleep Edit? Do you have any products you prefer to help you get ready for bed?

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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4 comments

Laurie

That’s a great box, Jessica. I’ve had a small sample of the Bioeffect serum in another box and agree that it’s too pricey for most people to purchase. Love Elemis! Need to try the pillow spray & Medik8!

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Jessica Hapak

Cult Beauty usually knows what their doing when it comes to curating their edits. If you ever try the pillow spray, I would love to know your thoughts 🙂

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Jessica Hapak

@JojoB- the Neom Perfect Night’s sleep candle is absolutely dreamy

JoJoB

I love this spray! I purchased it on Mercari about 6 months ago because I am addicted to sleep sprays and I am always on the hunt for my next favorite. It is probably my second favorite one ever. If you are interested in others, my hands down favorite I’ve ever found is from a company called Calm (I think it’s the same company that has the app called Calm). I found it at CVS of all places! I just ordered a new one today from Neom. They sent a magnesium body butter sample in the December Allure box and I loved it so I checked out the company and they make sleep sprays too! I’ll report back after it arrives. I also ordered their bath foam.