BoxyCharm Premium is a full-size beauty and makeup subscription box. They always provide a great value compared to the cost of the box. The box costs $39.99 per month and features 6-7 beauty items that include nail care, skincare, makeup, haircare, fragrance, and more. (If you are a makeup addict - we recommend this box!)
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Everything arrived in our regular black box with a card detailing the items included.
Now, on to the items!
Keys Soulcare Skin Transformation Cream, 50 g - Retail Value $32
I liked this cream, but I really don't know if it is for anyone prone to acne and congestion. I say this because of 2 specific ingredients: stearyl heptanoate (number 3 on the list) and isopropyl isostearate (number 6). Both have decently high comedogenicity (pore-clogging) ratings. The flip side is that they are also both emollients, which are the types of ingredients that make creams feel buttery and smooth, both of which are words I would absolutely use to describe this stuff. I generally don't have acne issues other than along my jawline and the other goodies inside make this a winner for me. It has niacinamide, squalane, bakuchiol, multiple ceramides, honey, hyaluronic acid, and panthenol. It is also fragrance-free. It is a great night treat for dry and weary skin and I love how it feels on my face.
Athr Beauty The Big Bang Volumizing Mascara - Retail Value $28
I have only ever used eyeshadows from Athr, so this felt a little more exciting than a black mascara might have otherwise. The packaging also has a holographic element which always makes me love something immediately. The formula itself is pretty good. No irritation, great lash definition, and a brush that grabs everything it should. I am not sure the drama level is exactly worth of a "big bang" name, but as someone who doesn't like that much volume in a mascara, this works for me just fine.
The Nue Co. The Pill All-In-One Brightening AHA Serum- 30 mL - Retail Value $85
I actually really love this serum. It is just too expensive for a repurchase, IMO. It is formulated to do a lot: hydrate, exfoliate, and plump. Honestly, what more is there? The hydration comes from glycerine, sugarcane extract, and hyaluronic acid. A nice level of skin-brightening exfoliation comes from the addition of glycolic and lactic acids. And everything looks calmed and firmer thanks to tiger grass and caffeine! The texture is light and absorbs easily and I didn't notice any pilling during daytime use.
Ciaté London Dewy Skin Vitamin C Glass Glow Primer - 30 mL - Retail Value $32
I always feel like a jerk reviewing Ciaté products, but I just very rarely like them. And I didn't love this primer. I think it is because I tend to be more of a skincare minimalist, and I want every step that I add to my face to perform like skincare too. And there have been primers I have used before that are nearly as amazing as a daily moisturizer in terms of an ingredient list. This one just feels thin in that regard. Little bit of glycerine, hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid, but I can't get excited about this one. It feels a little filmy on (which maybe is ok for a primer) and I didn't love the smell.
Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel - 5.07 fl oz - Retail Value $42
This gel smells amazing! Its like a relaxing lavender bomb in gel form, designed to soother muscle inflammation with a warming sensation. I heavy weight train 5-6 days a week and sore muscles are just a part of my life now. More recently though, I have developed foot pain from shoes that are too flat and my feet hurt so bad in the mornings! Aside from changing my shoes, I have also been treading myself to warm water soaks and I experimented with squeezing some of this into my foot bath recently. WOW. Try this! It works amazingly well and smells so good. I also tried this alone on my calm muscles after a leg day and I loved it.
Grace & Stella Everything is Better in Pink Collagen Boosting Eye Masks, 12 pairs - Retail Value $24
I know a lot of readers have feelings about Grace & Stella and I find that valid. But I also am not super picky about eye masks and these are very cute. They also don't have anything bad in them ingredient-wise, and worked pretty much exactly as I expected from this sort of product. They added firmness and brightness to my undereye area and helped de-puff that skin in the AM when I chilled them in the fridge.
The total value of my BoxyCharm Premium box was $243, which is a pretty wonderful value for a $39.99 box. And while I enjoyed most items inside this month, I really don't feel like this was an assortment I would classify as "premium". For me, there wasn't a particular item that I just couldn't wait to get my hands on, and as this is a higher-priced Boxycharm tier, I kind of expect that. There isn't a ton here to complain about, though, because the value was good and I did like most of the items inside. I just crave a little more excitement from this tier I think.
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Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $39.99
Here is the approximate cost per item:
- Keys Soulcare Cream $5.27
- Athr Beauty Mascara $4.61
- The Nue Co. Serum $13.99
- Ciaté London Primer $5.27
- Aromatherapy Associates Gel $6.91
- Grace & Stella Eye Masks $3.95
Alternatively, the average cost of each item is $5.83.
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