Once my Birchbox subscription ended, I decided to test out a more natural beauty sample subscription service. I chose Goodebox. I’ve been a subscriber for about six months, and so far I’ve been really pleased with the selection, from the purity of the products to the price points, sizes, and the fact that it’s introduced me to a few brands I didn’t know about or hadn’t tried yet.
Goodebox: 6-7 trial-sized products in each box, $16 per month (plus a discount code for future purchases from each company represented in that month’s box)
Here’s a look at what came in my March box, along with my first impressions of each:
Astara Skincare Daily Refining Scrub ($19 for 2 fl. oz.): This is a full-sized product—already this box is worth more than I paid for it!
First impressions: I’m curious about this scrub, because the ingredients list on the bottle doesn’t match the ingredients list for the same product on the company’s website. Online, phenoxyethanol, which I mostly avoid, is listed. On my bottle, that ingredient is not included. Obviously the formula has been changed…but I wonder which is the most current version.
Moom Organic Hair Remover, Face/Travel Kit ($7.95): Another full-sized product. This may be the best box yet.
First impressions: I’m really looking forward to testing this one—I’ve never tried a sugaring product for hair removal, and it’s supposed to be a great option for sensitive skin. Plus, the ingredients list is very clean: sucrose, lemon juice, chamomile tea, tea tree oil, and aloe.
Morrocan Method Zen Detox Hair & Scalp Therapy ($23 for 4 oz.): This is definitely a sample size, and arrived in a plastic baggie (the image at left is the full-sized product.)
First impressions: I was baffled by this product at first. There are no instructions on the baggie, and when I visited the website, the only instructions I found were to sprinkle it on your feet for athlete’s foot or use as a facial or body mask. Then I discovered the product video, which gives very detailed application instructions—and now I can’t wait to test it out. Hurry up, weekend!
W3ll People Nudist Colorbalm Stick ($19.50): Another full-sized product!
First impressions: This is the first product I broke into and frankly, I’m loving it. The shade is Nudist 1, and more orange than I typically choose for myself, but the color is light enough that I can build it delicately. It’s a bit pricier than my preference for a tinted balm, but I might just splurge on this product in the future because it feels amazing, goes on lightly tinted, and does a great job of moisturizing.
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream ($33 for .34 oz.): Yet another full-sized product!
First impressions: It’s no secret I’m on a lifetime hunt for the perfect eye cream. I’m not new to Weleda—it was one of the first product lines I tried—but I’d never tested out any of their eye creams. This one promises to help firm and protect the sensitive eye area and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. I really enjoy the texture of this product; it’s creamy and soothing, and sinks in quickly.
Yogi Tea Detox Tea and Skin Detox Tea ($4.99 for 16 teabags): There are two teabags in this month’s box, one sample of each.
First impressions: I’m no stranger to Yogi Tea, either, but I haven’t tried any of their detoxifying teas yet. I’m particularly excited about the Skin Detox Tea, with rose petal and hibiscus, which are used in Ayurveda to cool and soothe the skin.
All in all, I’d say this month’s Goodebox was a pretty great haul, possibly the best one so far! Have you tried them, or another version of a monthly samples subscription? What have your experiences been like? —Aleigh