7 Subscription Box Products I Have Actually Repurchased
I am able to try out a lot of products through reviewing subscription boxes, and lucky enough to receive additional items through my Instagram. While I probably have enough beauty and skincare products to go on a two-year no-buy (but where’s the fun in that?), some products stick out just enough that I want to have them in my routine once the original item has been depleted. I’ve rounded up all of my subscription box favorites that made it to the incredibly small group of items I have actually repurchased, and I explain why these items stood out below. Let’s dive in!
The Mask: Heimish Black Tea Mask Pack
The Cost to Repurchase: $22.00 for 3.7 oz (on sale now for $18.00)
The Box That Made the Intro: Pink Seoul Mask February 2020
This is the first of a few masks you’ll see on this list, and I make zero apologies. Let’s start off with this one by Heimish- I actually consider it to be a pretty close dupe to the lovely (and expensive) Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, and I knew I wanted to repurchase it after one single use. The texture is a lightweight cream mask that feels like it’s had a lot of air whipped into it to make it fluffy, and it feels cooling and refreshing to my skin when I apply it. Ingredients-wise, it has green tea, aloe, Centella Asiatica, along with a few other botanicals, and it has a lot of antioxidants packed into the formula. This mask makes my skin look healthier (a tiny bit of glow, skin is soft and supple, no dryness) and adds moisture to my skin without feeling heavy or leaving a residue behind.
The Product: Ilia Lip Wrap Clean Hydrating Lip Mask
The Cost to Repurchase: $26.00 for.34 oz
The Box That Made the Intro: Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip Balm Set
I really didn’t expect to love this lip mask as much as I do- I consider most of Ilia’s products to be over-hyped, but this lip mask is fantastic. It’s made with papaya enzymes, hyaluronic acid, sea succulent extract, and mango butter, and it has a light chamomile scent that I find really pleasant. Admittedly, as much as I love this lip mask, I didn’t plan on repurchasing the full-size version- but then it was available as a FabFitFun add-on to the summer box at a steep discount, and I purchased two jars faster than you can say “no self-control”.
The Product: TONYMOLY I’m Green Tea Hydro Burst Morning Mask
The Cost to Repurchase: $15.00 for 3.3 oz
The Box That Made the Intro: TONYMOLY October 2019 Monthly Bundle
This mask is such an affordable treat- I enjoy using it all times of the day- not just in the morning. It has a lightweight gel texture that feels extra cooling after a short stay in the fridge, with a formula made from green tea, Centella Asiatica, bamboo extract, and mugwort extract. All of those ingredients are soothing and hydrating to your skin, so this is a great pick if you have sensitive skin or want to add hydration to your skin after an exfoliating treatment. If you’re a fan of the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, this TONYMOLY mask isn’t an exact dupe, but I definitely recommend checking it out.
The Product: The Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil
The Cost to Repurchase: $32.00 for 3 oz
The Box That Made the Intro: Sephora Favorites Must Have Minis Kit
This is one of those products that I love so much, I have actually given it as a gift to others (and then they loved it too). I’m a little meh on a lot of Ouai’s products, but I really enjoy this rose oil that can be used on both your hair and body. I have dry skin on my body and dry hair, so I definitely use this oil both ways. This oil is silicone-free and made from a blend of rosehip oil, shea oil, and sunflower seed oil, and the rose scent is soft and not overpowering. It smooths out any frizz in my curls, and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. I have a ton of open body and hair oils, but when my stash runs low, I will absolutely repurchase this for the third time.
The Product: TONYMOLY I’m Rose Revitalizing Sleeping Mask
The Cost to Repurchase: $15.00 for 3.3 oz
The Box That Made the Intro: TONYMOLY November 2019 Monthly Bundle
Yep, this is the second TONYMOLY mask I have repurchased after trying a mini through the monthly bundle; they’re so affordable and fun, it’s hard to resist (I actually have two more full-size TONYMOLY masks from this line too, but they’re not on this list because I didn’t try them in a subscription box first). If you’re surprised I have three masks on this list, you must have missed Honey Face Masks for Every Budget, where I talk about my love of them. With this mask specifically, I love rose! I could easily do a rose mask-only article like I did the honey mask, because it’s a soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredient that my skin really enjoys. This one from TONYMOLY is so affordable, and it features 1,000 ppm natural rose extract along with aloe, Centella Asiatica, and camelia seed oil. The mask has a slippery gel texture that takes a short while to absorb, and it adds a good boost of hydration to my skin while I sleep. If sleeping masks aren’t your thing, you could easily apply a thick layer as a wash-off mask too (if you give that a try, I recommend sticking it in the fridge first).
The Product: Avene Cicalfate Restorative Lip Cream
The Cost to Repurchase: $18.00 for 0.3 oz
The Box That Made the Intro: Birchbox The Lip Care Essentials Kit
I am a big fan of Avene, and this lip cream has become a staple in my routine. The Cicalfate line from Avene is actually their wound care line to help heal and protect your skin, and this lip cream does exactly that. I frequently get cracks in the corners of my mouth that hurt and stick around for a long time, and this is the best lip treatment I’ve ever tried to soothe the irritation and shorten the duration. I didn’t fully finish my first tube before repurchasing my second; I just misplaced my tube, and couldn’t be without it for more than a few days before caving and buying a backup. One thing to note is this is a true cream- it goes on white and doesn’t fully absorb for a long time, so I apply it at night when it doesn’t matter if I have white goop on my lips.
The Product: Dashing Diva Nail Wraps
The Cost to Repurchase: $8.00
The Box That Made the Intro: Allure Beauty Box June 2020
I personally didn’t review this box for MSA, but I do have an Allure subscription, and as a consumer, this is by far the most repurchased item I have found through a subscription box! I used to be an acrylics-only girl, but once Covid happened, my frequent visits to the nail salon became a thing of the past. Yet still, I love having my nails done and always want them to look nice. After using the nail wraps that came in the Allure box, I immediately went to the Dashing Diva website to order more, and now, a year later, I’ve made multiple online purchases, and have also picked up sets from Ulta and TJ Maxx. I love the wide range of designs and colors available; I am able to have fun nail art with minimal work, and the nail wraps last about two weeks on me (I’ve even had a few sets go even longer). I love that one set has enough strips for two full manicures, and the slightly thick gel texture adds some reinforcement to my natural nails to help them grow long and strong. I literally have a pair on my nails (the purple set photographed above) as I type- I am always rocking a pair of these nail wraps, and it’s all thanks to discovering them through Allure.
And there you have my round-up of my repurchased subscription box favorites. I would love to know what subscription box products you’ve discovered and repurchased- do we have any in common?
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