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The 22 Best Skincare Subscription Boxes – 2020 Readers’ Choice

The Best Skincare Focused Beauty Boxes of 2020
We asked you, our readers, to name your favorite subscription boxes of 2020, and you spoke! Here we’ve rounded up your top picks and go-tos for makeup, skincare, and more!

Whether seeking to spruce up your skincare routine or wishing to stay on top of the latest ingredients, formulas, and products, skincare subscription boxes will lead you to the light! This list contains the skincare subscriptions that have introduced our readers to the brands and products that are now part of their daily rituals. Whatever you need—from strictly skincare subs to skincare-and-makeup combo boxes—there is a reader-recommended subscription box to suit your needs and budget!

Want more? Check out our full list of skincare subscription boxes here!

Updated 10/1 to reflect updated pricing for Allure Beauty Box. Lean more here!

The Most Popular Subscription Boxes for Skincare

Here are the boxes our readers are loving for masks, moisturizers, serums, blemish control, and more:

1. BeautyFIX

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $24.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Best all-around value and opportunity to try new pricy skincare.” – frenchy

“BeautyFIX has the best skincare products. They send a mix of sample and full size; and a mix of high-end and middle-of-the-road!” – LisaJo

What you’ll get: BeautyFIX by sends incredible-quality, esthetician-approved skincare items each month. For those wanting the occasional makeup surprise as well, this is a good option! Subscribers can expect over $100 in retail value in every box, made up of top-of-the-line hydrating serums, nourishing creams, and anti-aging solutions.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all of our BeautyFIX reviews and BeautyFIX info to learn more. Ships to the US.


2. Allure Beauty Box

Allure Beauty Box group shot with all makeup shown

Image from our review.

The Cost: $23.00 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Expiring Soon! Get a Holiday Bundle with a 3-month subscription or a MEGA Holiday bundle with an annual subscription! No coupon needed - just use this link.

What Our Readers Say:

“Best value and best curation.” – Reena

“Always interesting, and I’ve bought several full-size products as a result.” – Foggy

“Although it isn’t purely a skincare box, some of my long-term favorite products are from Allure…” – Danielle

About the Box: The Allure Beauty Box sends a monthly selection of premium samples from the top brands beauty-lovers seek! At an affordable price point, this subscription is a stellar way to try the trending ingredients, best skincare options, and current cosmetics you’ll read about in Allure Magazine. It’s especially fun for those who wish to explore the latest beauty releases before buying them full-size.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews and Allure Beauty Box info to learn more. Ships to the US.


3. BoxyCharm

BoxyCharm group shot with eyeshadow palette and other makeup items displayed.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $25.00 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get a $10 credit to use in the BoxyPopUp shop! No coupon needed - just use this link.

What Our Readers Say:

“I’ve loved everything I’ve gotten skincare wise in this subscription.” – Imp

“…my favorite skincare products came from [BoxyCharm] boxes. They include high-end brands and always introduce me to brands I didn’t know about, as well.” – Elaine

“Awesome variety of products and very good quality.” – Nelly

About the Box: Filled with high-end brands and at least 4 full-size products (out of the 6 included), BoxyCharm is a beauty box that our readers can’t get enough of. Many know it for its cosmetics, but tons of subscribers are just as amped about its skincare inclusions, which tend to be high-quality and totally on-trend.

Is It Customizable? Through a program launched in late 2019, BoxyCharm subscribers get to choose one item in their upcoming box; the rest are customized based on your preferences (not all subscribers receive the same box).

Check out all of our BoxyCharm reviews and BoxyCharm info to learn more. Ships to the US and Canada.


4. Ipsy

Ipsy silver makeup bag and all items group shot

Image from our review.

The Cost: $12 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: New subscribers: Get a FREE IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara Mini and 600 Ipsy store points (Added to your account on 11/30)! No coupon needed - just use this link.

What Our Readers Say:

“Ipsy has really stepped up their skincare game and I have loved a lot the products I’ve received.” – Kimmy

“Ipsy always has good skincare.” – Jesica Mariscal

“I’ve gotten…most of my luxe skin care from Ipsy, they are the best.” – Lynette

About the Box: The Ipsy Glam Bag subscription offers so much bang for your buck, and has introduced tons of subscribers to new skincare brands they love! It boasts a mix of high-end and drugstore products, a blend of makeup and skincare, and bonus beauty tools. This popular box includes full-size beauty items in a stylish bag.

Is It Customizable? Each tier of Ipsy allows subscribers to choose one item each month.

Check out our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to the US and Canada.


5. PLAY! by Sephora

Play! by Sephora box with all makeup products displayed.

Image from our review.

UPDATE: As of April 2020, PLAY! by Sephora has ended. Find out more in our post here

The Cost: $10.00 per box. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“High-quality skincare samples to try out.” – BridgetG

“Amazing value for the price and great brands!” – Shawna F.

“I’ve found some interesting skincare products in this one that I actually use.” – trish

About the Box: The PLAY! by Sephora box contains samples of the top names and products in beauty, including effective skincare, statement-making makeup, and luxurious haircare. It’s a great way to try high-quality brands before buying them full-size, or to let yourself be pampered for $10 a month! On top of the deluxe beauty samples subscribers are sent, you also receive a fragrance sample, a PLAY! Book of tips and tricks, and a cute bag to store your new finds!

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all of our PLAY! by Sephora reviews and PLAY! by Sephora info to learn more. Ships to the US.


6. FabFitFun

FabFitFun Box nestled among blanket, slippers, sheet masks, and other lifestyle items.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Expiring Soon! Use code MSABONUS to get a free Bonus Box with annual subscription!

What Our Readers Say:

“Kate Somerville, Karuna, LXMI and so many other products make FFF my favorite skincare box.” – amyr

“High-end products that really meet my aging skin needs” – JenQ

“Excellent skincare options in their boxes, as well as in add-on and edit sales.” – flowerbunnylove

What You Get: FabFitFun may be a lifestyle box full of wellness, style, and fitness goodies, but it’s also loved for its skincare and makeup items. They often include full-size beauty products that are high-quality and on-trend. Think eye masks, lotions & serums, ingredient-conscious makeup, and more. FFF promises a $200 value in each box, and depending on which items you pick, has the potential of well exceeding that value!

Is It Customizable? Typically, seasonal subscribers (those that pay for each box as it is released) get to choose 3 items in their box, while annual subscribers (those that prepay for a full year) to get choose 5.

Check out our FabFitFun reviews or read this FabFitFun info to subscribe. Ships to the US and Canada.


7. Birchbox

Image of 6 items around Birchbox.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $15 a month + free US shipping. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code BIRCHBOXBTBF2020 to get a bonus Birchbox and save $10 off your first box when you sign up for a 6-month subscription!

What Our Readers Say:

“Birchbox is a favorite…they nail my preferences. Always such an excitement to receive each month.” – Dina M.

“I’ve gotten the best sample-size skincare items.” – Ariel

“[The] Birchbox customization process makes these boxes the best if you are mostly looking for skincare products.” – kimmerz68

About the Box: Known for its amazing assortment of high-end samples, Birchbox has been voted a reader favorite year after year. Subscribers have the option to pick from several expertly curated boxes of samples, or choose a sample choice box, which entails hand-picking one of your samples and letting the rest be selected by Birchbox with your beauty needs in mind. This box is a great way to try the brands and products you’ve been curious about, and an even better way to discover new ones!

Is It Customizable? Birchbox customizes what you’ll receive each month based on your user profile, and beginning with your second box, you can choose one of your samples each month.

Check out all of our Birchbox reviews and our Birchbox info to learn more. Ships to the US, France, Spain, and the UK.


8. Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

Silver Ipsy Glam Bag with makeup and skincare items spread around.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $25 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Brands like Sunday Riley, IT Cosmetics, Glam Glow and indie brands made it a good choice for skincare.” – Anonymous

“I can’t believe the value that I’ve gotten and the brands that I’ve been able to discover. Not every item is from a luxury brand, but it does let me try colors and shades that normally would be outside my comfort zone.” – RaeKatz

“Have been introduced to so many products and brands I would not have bought on my own and they are now my favorites!” – Bethany

About the Box: Ipsy subscribers wishing for an upgrade can elevate their monthly experience with the Glam Bag Plus, which promises full-size products from well-known and up-and-coming brands. Tailor your box to focus on effective skincare with the latest ingredients, or to include all sorts of pretty palettes, brushes, liquid lip color, and more—and the selection is customized to your personal preferences!

Is It Customizable? Each tier of Ipsy allows subscribers to choose one item each month.

Check out our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to the US and Canada.


9. NewBeauty TestTube

NewBeauty TestTube displayed with all included makeup and skincare items.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $29.95 per box. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“You get an incredible amount of products for the price! I always have so much fun with this box, as I am a beauty product addict.” – Gintare

“This box is hands down the best beauty and skincare box available.” – Anonymous

“Good for skincare as well as assorted items.” – Vic

About the Box: If you’re looking to try new brands and ingredients, NewBeauty TestTube is one of our community’s top suggestions. You’ll receive a mix of well-known products and new high-quality brands that make caring for your skin a beautiful experience. Plus, each membership comes with a free NewBeauty Magazine subscription!

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all of our NewBeauty TestTube reviews and NewBeauty TestTube info to learn more. Ships to the US.


10. Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley Box with sleep-themed lifestyle and body items.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $95.00 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I love her products for my skin type.” – Jillian B

“Love how well-curated this box is.” – April Himmel

About the Box: Sunday Riley offers a quarterly lifestyle subscription box curated by the editors of their blog, The Sunday Edit. The box includes beauty and lifestyle items by popular brands—including a handful of products from Sunday Riley, of course! Full-size products such as skincare, sleeping oils, pillow sprays, perfumes, and supplements are common occurrences, and the pillowcases, pouches, travel items, and towels that are curated in are always of great quality.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our Sunday Riley reviews and Sunday Riley info to learn more. Ships to the US and Worldwide.


11. FaceTory Lux Plus

10 items gathered around the Facetory Lux Plus box

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49.95 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“So many interesting products! All full size.” – Gintare

“I found new and exciting skincare through this box that have become favorites” – Carrie

About the Box: Beauty fans who love the sheet masks from K-beauty box FaceTory will adore the upgraded experience of the quarterly FaceTory Lux Plus Box! You’ll receive 10-12 items in each box, including a balanced mix of sheet masks and full-size beauty & skincare products. Sophisticated ingredients with high function is the norm with this amazing subscription!

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all our FaceTory reviews and FaceTory Lux Plus spoilers to learn more. Ships worldwide.


12. GlossyBox

GlossyBox with all items inside

Image from our review.

The Cost: $21 a month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code WELCOME16 to get your first box for $16!

What Our Readers Say:

“Expensive British skincare at a good price.” – Diane

“GlossyBox is a good one…” – Denise

About the Box: GlossyBox sends a monthly haul of amazing skincare, cosmetics, and other must-have beauty products in full and deluxe sizes! Filled with a fabulous combination of notable and under-the-radar brands, this subscription is well-loved for its quality, value, and overall experience.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all of our GlossyBox reviews and GlossyBox info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


13. Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate

Ipsy cheetah-print makeup bag shown with many makeup and skincare products.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $50 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“It has the best items!” – Jennifer W

“They deliver brands that are quality, not just popular, I love their choices.” – Anonymous

About the Box: This subscription is for the beauty fanatic who can’t get enough of the full-size products and incredible selection found in the other two Ipsy tiers! Kicking it up another notch with 8 full-sized items, 4 deluxe samples, and a large beauty bag, this vast spread of skincare and makeup helps subscribers stay totally on top of the best brands and must-have products.

Is It Customizable? Each tier of Ipsy allows subscribers to choose one item each month.

Check out our Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to the US and Canada.


14. Look Fantastic

Look Fantastic box with skincare contents, and Elle magazine.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $19 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I always find new things to love.” – Miss Pippa

About the Box: Get the UK beauty experience with Look Fantastic, a UK beauty box that sends subscribers at least 6 skincare, haircare, makeup, and body products each month, curated around a changing theme. It arrives nicely packaged in a high-quality box that’s perfect for storing and organizing the beauty and skincare items you collect, and arrives with a copy of the UK version of Elle Magazine.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our Look Fantastic reviews and Look Fantastic info to learn more. Ships to the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.


15. Beauty Heroes

Group of two Hawaiian beauty items with Beauty Heroes box

Image from our review.

The Cost: $58.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“This is the only box that I continuously subscribe to. I have been with them for over 5 years.” – Lydea

About the Box: Beauty Heroes sends two high-quality products at a time, giving you the chance to really get to know the ingredients and story behind each clean beauty star they spotlight. Each month, subscribers receive one larger “hero” product and one smaller or sample-size “sidekick” product from a new ingredient-conscious brand. If you’re forever on the hunt for non-toxic skincare and makeup, you will love this incredible intro.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out all of our Beauty Heroes reviews and Beauty Heroes info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


16. Margot Elena

Margot Elena box with all giftable items included.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Lots of body products!” – Alex

“I love every single thing I receive in this box.” – Anonymous

About the Box: Margot Elena is the brand behind Lollia, TokyoMilk, and Library of Flowers. Each quarterly box is packed with full-size skincare selections from those brands, plus beautifully designed stationery, wearables, luxurious fragrances, and lifestyle gifts.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our Margot Elena Discovery Box reviews and Margot Elena Discovery Box info to learn more. Ships to the US.


17. Macy’s Beauty Box

Macy's Beauty Box propped in the middle of glittery bag and beauty samples.

Image from our review.

*UPDATE: Please note that due to COVID-19, Macy’s has temporarily suspended their monthly subscription boxes. Learn more in our full post here

The Cost: $15 a month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“High-end skincare.” – Ali58

“…Macy’s is pretty consistently a great box.” – Amy S

About the Box: It’s like sampling products from the Macy’s beauty counter, but in the comfort of your own home! The Macy’s Beauty Box is packed with 5 deluxe beauty samples from top-notch brands, a makeup bag, a bonus item, and a $5 coupon to use online or in stores. This subscription will stock you up with brilliant new products.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out our Macy’s Beauty Box reviews and Macy’s Beauty Box info to learn more about this subscription box! Ships to the continental US.


18. Boxwalla Beauty

Boxwalla Beauty Box surrounded by three Lepaar products

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49.95 per box (delivered every other month). Subscribe here!

About the Box: The Boxwalla Beauty box features 1-3 cruelty-free, nutrient-rich beauty products for you to discover every other month. The products are always just as luxurious as they are ingredient-conscious, and they arrive in a beautiful box that’s great to repurpose for storage or to use for gifting. The products are crafted by artisans from all over the world, and all are full-sized or large travel-sized.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out of our Boxwalla Beauty reviews and Boxwalla Beauty info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


19. The Box by Fashionsta

The Cost: $24.99 a month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Some of my favorite skincare has come from this box.” – Jenny

“I discovered so many nice brands from this box for skincare, favorites being Teami & Salt By Hendrix.” – Britt

“Amazing skincare products in every month’s box!” – Anonymous

About the Box: This new box offers beauty addicts 5-7 full-size products per month, promising an $80-$150 value in each shipment. Subscribers rave about the variety, the reasonable price point, and the great balance of makeup and skincare products. Bonus: every box purchased helps a non-profit based in LA!

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Keep an eye out for reviews of The Box by Fashionsta, coming soon! Ships to the US.


20. Pearlesque Box

Pearlesque box displayed with three Native Atlas products.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $39.95 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code PEARL5 to save $5 off your first month!

About the Box: The Pearlesque Box features one brand each month from a different region of the world, allowing you to discover the globe’s hidden gems through a minimum of 1 full-size and 2-4 travel size products from each brand. The quality is always top-notch and there are often unique ingredients used, making this box interesting to explore.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out of our Pearlesque Box reviews and Pearlesque Box spoilers to learn more. Ships worldwide.


21. Kinder Beauty

The Cost: $24.00 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Limited Time Only! get a free Bonus Beauty Box ($75+ Value) with a 3 or 6-month subscription to Kinder Beauty Box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Box: The Kinder Beauty Box is all about supplying subscribers with cruelty-free skincare, haircare, makeup, and other accessories. The 100% vegan variety comes in eco-friendly packaging, and is curated with healthy beauty choices in mind.

Is It Customizable? No, not at the time of publication.

Check out of our Kinder Beauty Box reviews and Kinder Beauty Box spoilers to learn more. Ships worldwide.


22. Petit Vour

Petit Vour Box with all beauty items that came inside.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $18 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOX to save 25% off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“Cruelty-free and such a wide assortment of quality beauty products. I end up using more from Petit Vour than any other box.” – Miztiph

About the Box: Petit Vour‘s monthly box is one for the vegan beauty fans! It contains a mix of sample products and full-size items from unique, high-quality brands. Subscribers love using this box to discover ingredient-conscious skincare and makeup alternatives to the products they use most.

Is It Customizable? You can set preferences in your subscriber profile which Petit Vour uses to give you the best box possible, but you cannot choose items yourself.

Check out our Petit Vour reviews and Petit Vour info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


That wraps up our list of the best skincare subscriptions of 2020! Did your favorite make the list?


Written by MSA


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Comments (63)

  1. Margot Elena, Petit Vour, & Sunday Riley!!!!! I got BoxyCharm last year for Christmas. I am cancelling after this Christmas. It’s been really lovely though.

  2. I’m not sure where to ask this, so I’ll try here: is the Sunday Riley sub box no longer available? Every link to it that I could find including those here on MSA comes up “404 not found”. Help! I want this box!

    • The Sunday Riley box is not happening right now. They have said it will return but have not said when.

  3. It says that Ipsy plus and Ipsy Ultimate is shipped in Canada and they don’t.

  4. I’m shocked facetory isn’t higher on the list. I get boxycharm, both premium and regular, ipsy glam bag plus, fab fit fun, fashionista, allure and facetory. Facetory is by far my favorite.

    • I get Facetory as well, for over a year now! Love them, so cheap really I have the 4 a month, and lately they have been adding freebies so I get 5 sometimes 6!! I have sooo many now stored up🤣

  5. I was underwhelmed by FabFitFun, my winter box was all products I wouldn’t buy or use and was the reason I quit. Some of the products in my FFF boxes seemed like an afterthought and were cheap.
    I enjoyed BoxyCharm, good quality products for sure but Ipsy is my fave, for a ‘mostly makeup’ box, I have gotten some of my fave skin care products from Ipsy, such as the Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion scrub and the Goldfadden MD scrub, also Purlise products which work so well. Plus a cute makeup bag, I’m an organizational addict and I use my Ipsy bags for all sorts of things. The Glam Bag Ultimate is a dream. 8 full size 4 samples for $50 is a killer deal and none of their products have aggravated my sensitive skin. The bag is huge too!

    • I agree completely. My first box was nice. The second was okay. My third was just literally garbage. For 50 dollars I’ve got eye cream which every other cheap beauty box sends some bath salts hand cream, eye masks and body lotion which costs 13 dollars or less. I canceled right away too. I think they got to comfortable giving people junk.

    • I just ordered an Ipsy $25 and $37 box(Ive subscribed to them in past for year) well as my first Birchbox(which i havent received yet. Im trying to find more skincare choices. I have a lot of actual makeup but July 1st i will be turning 46. I dont have many wrinkles BUT i know theyre coming and I’d like to correct my fine lines and wrinkles that i do have. I noticed my neck is showing age and damage wrinkles from tanning age etc. Anyone know the best box for me to try more cleansers , moisturizers, fix it serums and creams. I mean i like makeup as well but i want to gear more towards the repair products…please help! Thank you!

      • Did you find any that were strictly skincare? I’m 40 and currently do ipsy I just do smallest one in case I dont care for it however I check daily for deals and have gotten some great things with add ons . Birchbox I do as well but again lots of make up I enjoy fff as their is variety. I started facetory last month I do 7 masks w bonus item for 19.95. Sheet masks and u get a bonus item… I’m thinking about adding the quaterly as u get 5-6 sheet masks AND 5-6 products of variety… for 49.95…no make up. I really love the sheet masks as I am new to them… But I am with you on finding skincare only!!! Let me know if you have found one aside from the one I mentioned! 😊

      • I’m 44 and giving a try to Dermstore. So far, Allure brings me good options. But I feel I need more Skincare stuff 😁

      • Petite Vour or DermStore

  6. I’d add Mintd and Kleverparkbox, probably the best you can receive from Europe. Both amazing.

  7. I liked the list gave me some ideas on what to try for the new year I know a lot of people are saying that boxy and ipsy shouldn’t be on the list but the fact is that the ultimate box from ipsy is mostly skincare I might get one or two products that are makeup and the rest is skincare and they have great brands like murad it cosmetics glamglow and same with the plus yes there is makeup but you set up a profile with them and tell them what you like if you mostly like skincare than your more than likely to get a mostly skincare box mine is set to half makeup half skincare and I mostly get skincare which I love same with boxy yes you do get makeup but you also get some great skin care such as Dr. Brant glow recipe wanderlust and a lot of great brands also ipsy has 111 skin which is a fantastic brand and I always get super pumped when I see we are getting that in a box in my February boxycharm box next month I’m getting a kate Somerville skin product so I do agree with the list that boxy and ipsy should be on the best skin care boxes

  8. I am truly a skin care addict. The subscriptions I enjoy the most are the New Beauty Test Tube(the award boxes also), Beautyfix, Allure, Glossybox limited editions, Mintd, and Beauty Heros. Some are quarterly, I end up paying $130 a month. I have the best skincare in the world and I still look very young to be in my fifties. It is cheaper than plastic surgery or fillers. I am able to use a ton of product on my face(neck,chest, back of hands) and love doing a seven step process each time I wash my face. I only use subscription beauty and give extras to friends and families. They love my products also!
    Thank you Liz and your amazing team for guiding and reviewing products for the last few years. MSA has been a blessing.

    • Hello!! I am also nearing 50 this year and I wanted your opinion. If I could get one (or two) subscription boxes just for the skin care, which one would you recommend?? Thanks!!

      • I just turned 50 and I have been using Birchbox for the last 2 years and it has been a life saver. I have been able to try so many brands that I normally would not be able to afford. I have gone on to purchase many of the items I have tried. I also have given away Birchbox subscriptions as gifts. I have never tried any other subscription boxes so I cannot compare it but I really think it is definitely worth 15 bucks a month.

      • Probably BOXYCHARM or Birchbox!

      • If you want top-quality products subscribe to Laurel & Reed, Bombay & Cedar and Kinder box. All Vegan and good for the environment. I’m over 50 and love everything so far and sub to over 20 boxes. Have sensitive skin and have no problems with LAurel and Reed ever. Their June box is my new fav.

      • If you want top-quality products, subscribe to Laurel & Reed, Bombay & Cedar, and Kinder box. All Vegan and good for the environment. I’m over 50 and love everything so far and sub to over 20 boxes. Have sensitive skin and have no problems with LAurel and Reed ever. Their June box is my new fav.

  9. Went to get “The Box”. I’m looking for a new one around $20 a month. They bumped theirs up to 24.99. Havent seen any reviews to know what the usual lineup for them is. So I will pass. Boxy has too many variables and I always end up with the crappy box. Ipsy has too many off brands.

    • My first review of The Box By Fashionsta (December) will be posting very soon, so keep an eye out!

    • The box just raised their prices but grandfathered the people that were previous subscribers to their box at the original price. They had to raise it because it was costing them a fortune in shipping costs. They were not mocking a profit from this box at all. I hope with the cost increase we get higher end products. I really enjoy the variety of things I receive in my box and I usually end up using close to everything (unlike most of my subscription boxes-so that says a lot). They feature Indy brands and and small Businesses and sometimes you will see a brand you are familiar with like sigma. If you want higher end items get their Mystery Box for $40 a month. I know November they had a Two faced pallete in there. That box is more geared for brand named items.

  10. Wow, surprised TestTube didn’t rank higher. It really is a fantastic box for skincare junkies and has introduced me to a lot of brands and products I wouldn’t have otherwise tried. HATE that they charge shipping and a bit pricier than it’s competitors, but worth it considering the difference in product size, exposure to various brands and curation.

  11. I don’t think BoxyCharm and Ipsy count as skin care boxes.

  12. In 2019 I did three Beauty boxes. I did detox box for 6 mos. It was beautifully packaged and it had wonderful products but the only one I bought again was the lapis oil herbivore. Great if your skin is inflamed or you have rosacea.

    I also got the beauteque box. Which was super fun. Korean products are always great and effective.

    I also got the Sisley Paris six month subscription. That I feel is a win-win. It’s $10 a month no shipping. You easily get over $10 worth of samples. I had no concept when I ordered but their stuff is very very pricey. I did fall in love with a very expensive cleanser that I was able to get at a huge discount at Harrods online. And they had a Black Friday Black Rose special so I treated myself to two products. One I had used in the box and I absolutely loved it. I may do them again for a year. I never had a problem with customer service at all.

    I’m thinking of doing kleverpark next. It’s quite an investment of $100 every 2 months. you get enough product to last you two months. Everything is from Italy. It just looks like a really classy box.

    I am only interested in the beauty boxes that are 95% skincare. I’m also going to do the bakery Box by Shea Shea.. I’m just a sucker for Bakery scents. But that has body wash body butter Etc. I’m just not much into makeup.


    • Sisley’s monthly box service is no more! I got a letter that a new type of service will be available in late spring. 2020.

    • I just ordered my second Kleverpark box. I love it and used everything in the box. It seems that they try to vary product types so that product overload is less of an issue. I highly recommend Kleverpark!

  13. FYI–Boxycharm is increasing to $25 in November, 2019.

    • Thank you, Flora! It does say on their website that the box is $21 per month for October’s box and increases to $25 per month starting with November’s box.

  14. Does anyone have an updated BeautyFix coupon for new subscribers? I used the one listed and it didn’t work. Thanks!

    • Try looking at the latest Beautyfix review here on MSA.

    • They rarely have coupons. You might be between deals.

  15. I love skin care and have never subbed to ipsy or Boxcharm since there are mostly makeup. I actually like Box of Style for skin care. Rachel Zoe always sends one nice product usually full size. Not a skin care box but high quality and percentage wise probable comparable to Ipsy and Boxy.

  16. Yeah good point! Anyways, since msa is apparently going to leave these comments up, I will plug the r slash antimlm subreddit for anyone that wants to look into why mlms have such questionable practices.

  17. I didn’t get the last couple of Test Tubes, mostly because of product overload. But that box that is pictured was one of the most amazing sub boxes I ever received–a full size Sunday Riley, two great K-Beauty items, and some new discoveries. Loved it!

  18. Look Fantastic should be on this list. Lots of nice skincare, for $15 a month, and no teeny tiny samples like birchbox sends. Ipsy is not even close to a skincare box. I tried and tried to adjust my profile for over a year and still got almost all makeup.

    • The “Look Fantastic Beauty Box” 12 mo subscription is $16 mo, get 6 products. I looked on YouTube for the March and April box and I am underwhelmed by the products but for $16 it is what it is.

      BUT, the “Beauty Egg” looks like a lot of fun (hello big gold egg), $80 for 7 FULL SIZE products.

      As if there is such as thing as too many options, there is “The Limited Edition” beauty boxes, 6-7 products for ~$58 – $125 **AND** the “Discovery Bags”, 5 products for ~$21 – $48, which honestly these products are more appealing than the ones in the “Beauty Box”.

      Note: (~) means prices vary.

      THANK YOU @Laura B for recommending this site!

  19. New Beauty test tube I like so much better than Beautyfix they mostly send you samples then tubes are half full

  20. TestTube looked AMAZING!!!!!

  21. I was really disappointed with ipsy. It’s more makeup than anything. I also didn’t care for the fact that they thought a small brush was a fullsize product.

    • Some brushes intended for travel or precision application are manufactured smaller than other brushes. Yes, they ARE full-size products.

  22. FabFitFun, while it is a little bit more pricey, it comes with full size skin/ beauty products! I have never gotten a box that I didn’t love and it has a $200 value of products every time you get it! They are high end products and I can’t believe it didn’t make it up there!

    • My ultimate favorite is FabFitFun!!!

    • Its like number four on the list

  23. Pearlesque and Beauteque Beauty Box

    • I am looking into the Pearlesque subscription, though its pricey, I like the fact that they feature organic brands.

  24. There’s a pretty new box, PinkSeoul, that has both a monthly mask box and a bimonthly skincare box. As you can tell by the name, it features all Korean products, many new to the market. I get the bimonthly box, and they have some FANTASTIC products in it. It’s a complete skincare routine, all full-sized products, every other month! I’ve been introduced to a couple of new favorite products that I absolutely adore, like the best cleansing balm ever, and even if the products aren’t available at any other US outlets, PinkSeoul has them — and priced reasonably — in their own store. I highly recommend their skincare box!

    Also, FaceTory has a new lux box that has three masks, three full-sized products, and one “specialty product.” It’s always fun, and thus far I’ve found every product very usable; there’s nothing, for example, with heavy fragrances, which is helpful since even a hand lotion can have enough fragrance to block my sinuses shut. This box is a bit more expensive at $31, but I was starting to drown in a pile of masks — it feels like everyone is sending out at least one!

    • I love PinkSeoul. Almost all of my daily go-to’s have come from things they’ve sent me. It’s also very easy to skip any shipment so you don’t get too overloaded. I did fill out a short skin type survey when I signed up and so far everything I’ve gotten has been perfect for me.

  25. I have tried Ipsy and Boxycharm boxes and they both are great! I was looking for another one and I think I’m going to subscribe to curology because it for skin concerns and I need recommendations 😭

  26. Pearlesque should be included, imo…..and replacing Boxycharm which is 99% makeup…

  27. How did Pearlesque not make it on this list?!?

  28. I’m sad that Pearlesque didn’t make the top skincare box list. It has a super great curation, the CS and owner are incredibly nice and prompt.

    In 2+ years, I’ve never been disappointed by my Pearlesque box’s contents. The cost is really reasonable for the high brand quality, small batch products they source as well.

    I hope more MSA readers will give it a try with a discount code.. I truly believe you’ll love it! 😉

    • Totally agree…it’s a great box & the price is reasonable!
      Maybe not many vote for/subscribe to Pearlesque 🙁
      The mystery is…how could Boxycharm be here? It’s even no. 7 in the list of 16!
      It only has an average of 1 skincare product/box. If I want a skincare box, I wouldn’t get boxycharm. It’s a great box, but more suitable to be called a make up box.

    • I agree! Pearlesque should be on this list but I see they quit reviewing it back in March so maybe that’s why it’s not on here. I have never been disappointed in Pearlesque. The Berlin skin line was my favorite find ever.

    • I also love Pearlesque. I consider it on par with Detox Box, Boxwalla, Beauty Heroes, and Clean Beauty Box–all fabulously curated clean, green, cruelty-free boxes that I absolutely love. I have discovered amazing, high quality skincare products through all of these boxes.

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