Birchbox sends samples (and sometimes full sizes) of new and exciting beauty products from top brands for $15/month. Birchbox is one of the original beauty subscription boxes and is a great way to discover new makeup, hair care, and skincare products without breaking the bank. I received one of the two curated clean beauty options.
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I was happy to open the packaging and find a bright pink box with a magnetic closure, containing this month’s product curation. The pretty color definitely gave me some springtime pastel vibes, kind of like a dyed Easter egg, and I’m here for it.
Included is a product card that lists the products in your Birchbox on the front, with a Birchbox Tip listed on the back.
Now, on to the items!
ARROW Oil Cleansing Spray, 30 ml - Estimated Retail Value $7.20
I’ve tried only one cleansing spray before, minus the oil, and I’ve been a diehard fan ever since. This ARROW Oil Cleansing Spray did a fantastic job of living up to my expectations. I especially love having this on hand for removing makeup at night after a long day. That said, I do usually need to work a little harder to remove stubborn eye makeup that tends to hang on. I love how easy it is to use. I usually spray it directly onto my dry skin, rather than on my hands, and then massage my face to break down makeup and the rest of the grime from the day. After rinsing off, I follow this up with an actual cleanser and then finish off the rest of my skincare routine. The scent of this product is actually pretty refreshing too, and it reminds me of a high-end spa. When I use this cleansing spray, I find that my skin feels just a touch softer, which I appreciate.
[COMFORT ZONE] Active Pureness Mask, 8 ml - Estimated Retail Value $6.13
I’m usually a sheet mask only, anti-wash-off mask kind of gal… But I’ve been trying to amp up my wash-off masking routine as of late, so this Active Pureness Mask from [comfort zone] came in the nick of time. I have enjoyed products from this brand in the past, and their products are definitely high quality, so I’m happy to have this. It’s a mattifying clay mask with kaolin and green clay that works to absorb excess oil on your face and create a more glowy look while also minimizing the appearance of pores. I like to use purifying masks like these as the first step in my masking routine and follow it up with a hydrating sheet mask, and I’ve been seeing some great results. The texture of this mask is creamy but lightweight, and it’s not at all irritating on my sensitive skin. After washing off, my skin feels super clean but not stripped. It does have a bit of a natural scent to it, but it isn’t overpowering, and I really appreciate that this product is completely free from synthetic fragrances, which tend to break out my skin.
DAVINES SU Hair Milk, 50 ml - Estimated Retail Value $11.85
Hair milk? Although I don’t love the name, this SU Milk is a really interesting product from Davines. I have really enjoyed their products in the past, such as their clarifying shampoo that I’ve received from Birchbox, so I know the brand delivers effective and quality products all-around. This product is designed to protect hair (including colored hair) from harmful UV rays. I really love the idea behind this product. I live in sunny Los Angeles, and a lot of times I forget that my hair needs just as much protection from the sun as my skin. I also really appreciate that the product is a spray that I can just spritz on my hair before heading out for some fun in the sun. I’ve received similar products before that were in a squeeze tube, which made it infinitely less convenient for me to apply before sun exposure. The scent is a very fresh and clean scent that’s not at all overbearing, and I find it to be delightful.
ONEKIND Dream Cream Nighttime Moisturizer, 10 ml - Estimated Retail Value $7.60
I’ve had the pleasure of using this brand, as well as this Onekind Dream Cream Nighttime Moisturizer, in the past, and I’m happy to have another travel size. This moisturizer is creamy and slightly heavier than the water-based products I typically prefer for my sensitive skin. That said, the product feels very lightweight on my face and has never clogged my pores. I actually struggle to find a moisturizer that works as nicely for my skin as this one does. At night I apply a pea-sized amount after my skincare routine, and I wake up with smoother, softer, more hydrated skin. It even makes my face look brighter, if not a bit glowy, the next morning. I love how quickly this product absorbs into my skin, and it leaves behind zero greasy residue. This moisturizer seems to have a nearly imperceptible scent, which I very much appreciate.
R + Co ONE Prep Spray, 28 ml - Estimated Retail Value $2.61
Okay, I really love the packaging on this ONE Prep Spray from R + Co, but as far as using it on my hair, it’s not the product for me. This seems like something that would be incredibly useful for people who style their hair with a blow dryer or flatiron. For me, I mainly wear my hair curly, predominantly in a wash-and-go style, so I need something that caters a bit more toward managing and maintaining curl definition. The scent of this product is a very light cucumber-like scent that reminds me of a high-end spa, and I did find the mist to be refreshing, and maybe a little hydrating, but my hair did soak it up almost instantly, so I don’t know how useful it would be as a styling product since I tend to wear my hair natural. I will likely be passing this on to a friend of mine who will get more use out of it than I will.
I really enjoyed this month’s Birchbox! There were a lot of different products included in the curation. Davines has made me a huge fan of their hair milk. Not only do I find the scent refreshing, but also, I really appreciate that the product offers UV protection in the convenience of a spray. The Arrow cleansing spray worked well removing my makeup as the first step of my cleansing routine. While my stubborn eye makeup needed something a little tougher, the product did break down all the other makeup on my face. Onekind’s nighttime moisturizer is a tried-and-true, incredibly hydrating, yet lightweight product that doesn’t clog pores. Since I’m trying to get into using a wash-off mask to detoxify my face before using my typical hydrating sheet mask, it was very convenient to receive the [comfort zone] mask in this month’s box. Lastly, despite the R + Co ONE prep spray not working for the style I usually wear my hair in, I’m excited to pass it on to someone who can enjoy it. Overall, I think this was a solid box. I like the variety and uniqueness of some of the products included, as well as the fun magnetic box.
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Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $15
- Cleansing Spray: $7.20
- Clay Mask: $6.13
- Hair Milk: $11.85
- Night Cream: $7.60
- Prep Spray: $2.61
The total value of my box was $35.39, which is a nice value for a $15 box.
Other Things You Should Know
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you'll likely start with next month's box.
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