Wouldn’t it be nice if you never ran out of your favorite beauty products? Or if you got to sample hundreds of formulas like a beauty editor? With too many skin-care picks to name, subscription boxes are an easy, curated way to discover new favorites. Into luxury? There’s a box for that. Prefer that all your products are 100 percent clean and organic? There’s a subscription for that, too. There are even K-beauty selections that ship straight from Korea. And we just so happened to round up ten of the best skin-care-themed boxes out there. Go forth and ~glow~.
1. Allure Beauty Box
Behold: The ultimate subscription box for the true beauty buff. This monthly offering is no joke—you’ll receive both full- and travel-size products vetted by Allure experts who test around 50,000 products every year (seriously). But they won’t throw new items your way without a proper beauty editor manual. Each box comes with a mini magazine outlining tips, shortcuts and step-by-step instructions for each and every product. It’s like all the perks of being a beauty editor, without any of the work. Sounds good, right?
2. Modern Skyn Apothecary
In a world where self-care and green beauty products reign supreme, this monthly Bath and Body Ritual box is the best of the best. Think: $100 worth of all-natural, organic, cruelty-free products for one-third the price. Oh, and P.S. They’re all full-size. While each monthly box is different, you’ll still receive the same quality with every shipment. Like to be the first to try new products? You’ll even get not-yet-released formulas before they go on sale to the general public. Just…yes.
3. Pearlesque Box
You don’t have to become a full-time traveler to discover global beauty brands. This monthly subscription box does that for you. Packed with organic, non-toxic, natural skin-care products from around the world, it allows you the joys of jet-setting without leaving your house. You’ll receive one to two full-size products and one to three travel-size minis each month including things like face wash, moisturizer, eye balm and face mist. Not sure how much of a commitment you want to make right off the bat? You can choose from one, three, six and twelve-month subscription options. Talk about a no-brainer.
4. Kleverpark Box
If you’re the type of person who gets overwhelmed with too many products, try this skin-care box that ships only every two months (rather than monthly). Stocked with luxury, organic skin care from Italy, each haul includes a complete routine free from harmful chemicals like parabens, petrolatum, SLS and SLES. But if you live by the “more is more” motto, you’re in luck. Just opt for the large box, which also includes a selection of face masks for all your self-care Sunday needs. Pour yourself some prosecco and have yourself a night.
Raise your hand if you’re a sheet mask addict…*raises hand*. This sheet mask subscription box was made with you in mind. Each month, a curated selection of sheet masks that run the gamut from cotton-based to ampoules and hydrogels will be sent to your doorstep straight from Korea (yes, really!). Depending upon how often you use them, you can choose from an ever-changing selection of four to seven masks in each box. Even better: All of the masks are cruelty-free and over half of them are vegan. Oh, and they’ll even throw in some eye masks every once in a while (stash them in the fridge for when you need a little refresher).
6. Laurel & Reed
This clean beauty box is our go-to for gifting—each comes gift-wrapped with the option to include a custom message. But we also love it for our own monthly product fix. Packed with luxury curated, cruelty-free and non-toxic beauty, wellness and lifestyle pieces, it’s like reliving the holidays every single month (without the family drama). Every month you’ll find a mix of four to six full-size products with a minimum total retail value of $100 or more. Meaning? You’ll save more than 50 percent off retail prices on some of the best luxury products on the market. Need proof? Past boxes have featured brands like Loli, Osea and Ursa Major—aka well-respected players in the clean beauty space.
7. The K-Beauty Box
K-beauty is more than just a trend—it’s a lifestyle. Subscribe to this box and fully immerse yourself into the craze with both Korean-made skin-care and makeup picks. Not only does each box contain four to six full-size and deluxe-size K-beauty products, you’ll also receive mini samples completely free of charge. If you choose the monthly plan, you’ll get to try and discover Korean brands with skin-care products like serums to cleansers to toners to exfoliators to masks. Plus, you’ll also get cosmetics (like everyone’s favorite, nail polish and lipstick) sent straight from Korea. It’s like having a personal beauty assistant who recommends must-try products each recommends the best new products each and every month. And the best part? You don’t have to waste time searching through millions of products that you want to try.
8. BeautyFix by Dermstore
We were delighted to hear that one of our go-to online beauty retailers has its own subscription box. (Cue the immediate sign-up.) Chock-full of new and professional makeup, skin-care and hair products, everything is curated by in-house beauty experts. Cult-favorite brands like Avene, Bioderma, Juice Beauty, Briogeo, Peter Thomas Roth, Coola (and too many more to name) are just some of what you’ll find in each box. While the monthly subscription is the ideal choice for any beauty lover, you can also purchase single boxes each month for $10 more, without a monthly commitment. Each shipment contains a total retail value of $100+ and comes with six or more full- and travel-size products. But what we love the most is the ability to see what’s in every box before it arrives—ideal for those looking to buy single boxes as they come out.
Let’s hear it for the beauty subscription box that started the craze. This monthly box has been perfecting the game since 2010, so it’s no wonder it’s one of the best out there. Choose from a month-to-month, six-month or 12-month commitment and even personalize your samples with the beauty profile feature, which asks a series of questions to best match samples to your skin type, hair type and personal style. Want even more control over what’s in your box? Choose add-ons like Sample Choice, which allows you to choose one of your samples, and Curated Boxes handpicked by the Birchbox merchandising team. *Really* love one of your samples? You can buy full-size versions right on birchbox.com, so there’s no guessing or searching.
10. Sunday Riley Subscription Box
Hands down the best subscription box for Sunday Riley loyalists. Yes, the skin-care brand stocks each box with its fair share of Sunday Riley products, but it also includes new finds from other exciting brands (think: Hum, Calpak and more). Plus, each box is themed depending upon the season. And when you consider the fact that you receive full- and travel-size products every quarter, you’ll practically never have to re-up your stash. It’s the priciest of the options, but every box contains over $385 worth of products. What a steal.
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