DermStore BeautyFix, $24.95 per month (US only)
Baby Mickey thought he was modeling for DermStore BunnyFix, so he was a little disappointed to not find any bunny treats. He is an extra special baby bun. Don't tell the others, but he is my favorite.
DermStore BeautyFix is a subscription box that sends subscribers $100+ worth of products each month. All subscribers receive the same products with perhaps some scent or color variation. Most months, you'll get multiple skincare products, a makeup product, a beauty tool, and sometimes a hair or nail product. You'll get at least six products, sometimes as many as eleven. BeautyFix is very heavy on skincare and is great for women who are 30+ and interested in fighting signs of aging.
Here's what I got this month:
- Dr. Brandt Pores No More Cleanser (full size, worth $36)
- EVOLVh SuperFinish Polishing Balm (full size, worth $32)
- SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier (tiny sample, worth $9.80(?); full size costs $98)
- beautyblender Blotterazzi (one pad, worth $10; two-pack costs $20)
- HUM Beauty zzZz (5 tablets, worth $1.67; 30-tablet bottle costs $10)
- Sun Bum Sunless Tanning Towelette (1 towelette, worth $3.20; 5-pack costs $15.99)
- June Jacobs Neroli Hydrating Mist (deluxe sample, worth $11.34; full size costs $38)
- Jouer Cosmetics Essential Lip Enhancer (deluxe sample, worth $7.21; full size costs $16)
- Vichy Idéalia Life Serum (tiny sample, worth $3.90; full size costs $39)
The March BeautyFix was worth about $115.12, which definitely isn't bad for a $25 box! I had to estimate the value of the SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier as the size wasn't marked on the bottle. We got five skincare products this month, one hair product, a beauty tool, a body product, and a supplement. This is my first time getting a supplement from BeautyFix. We hadn't had beauty tools in a BeautyFix box for a couple of months, so I was worried they were going to stop including them. I am happy to see one making an appearance again!
We got a full size Dr. Brandt product this month! I've tried quite products from Dr. Brandt's Pores No More line, but I think this is my first time getting the cleanser. This cleanser uses salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and willow bark to gently exfoliate the skin and clean out your pores. This helped me get a breakout cleared up faster than usual, so I was impressed by it. My only complaint is that this stuff really burns if it gets into your eyes! Occasionally, facial cleanser is going to get into your eyes when you're washing your face, but it doesn't usually burn like this does.
The second full size product this month was the EVOLVh SuperFinish Polishing Balm. I've tried some of EVOLVh's products before and loved them, but this is my first time trying their balm. You can apply this to damp hair or you can use it for a little extra polish when your hair is dry. This moisturizes, adds shine, prevents frizziness and flyaways, and protects hair from UV. My hair looked extra soft and shiny when I used this and I found it made my hair a little more manageable. I imagine the effects would be even more dramatic on someone who has hair that is prone to frizziness. I highly recommend this product.
The SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier is moisturizing and ant-aging. It looks like strawberry juice, but I think the weird reddish color must be from the purple rice that is in it. It's a small sample, but I got a few uses out of it. I found it to be very moisturizing, but I couldn't see any anti-aging effects after using it only a few times.
This month, the beauty tool was beautyblender's Blotterazzi. This is a reusable blotter that is supposed to remove excess oil from your face without messing up your makeup. It's made out of the same spongy material as the regular beatuyblender. Blotting papers are my friends in the summer because my oily skin goes into overdrive. Blotterazzi works well and everything, but it's not for me. You have to wash these very regularly or they can get gross as they're soaking up sweat and oil. I'm not good about washing my brushes regularly, so I imagine that I wouldn't be good about washing these regularly either. If you do wash your makeup brushes and tools regularly, this might work well for you. It is nice that it doesn't disturb your makeup online some paper blotting papers.
HUM makes supplements that are supposed to help make you more beautiful from within. Many of their supplements contain vitamins and minerals that help make your skin, hair, and nails healthier. This supplement contains melatonin and B6 to help you get your beauty rest. You take them 20 minutes before bed and it helps you fall asleep faster. These worked pretty well. These aren't sleeping pills, so they probably won't help with real insomnia, but if you have a little bit of difficulty unwinding and falling asleep at night, these are worth a try. This is the first time I've gotten something like this in my BeautyFix box. I like it.
I'm not really into self tanning, but I gave the Sun Bum Self Tanning Towelette a try. To use it, you rub the towel in a circular motion over the parts of your body you wish to tan. The tan will slowly appear over two to four hours. These also exfoliate and moisturize your skin. This doesn't have the stinky smell that many self tanners have, so that was a big plus. It gave me a slightly darker color and went on evenly. If you like self tanners, I would recommend this.
I've tried a lot of neroli products and I usually don't like the scent, so I was quite surprised that I loved the scent of the June Jacobs Neroli Hydrating Mist. It had a softer scent to it, so that helped. This is a toner that is supposed to stimulate cell regeneration, protect skin from toxins, and combat signs of aging. Many toners are drying, so it was nice to have a hydrating toner. This winter has really dried out my skin (except my chin -- my chin will never dry out!), so I need all the moisture I can get right now.
The Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer is a lip balm that hydrates your lips, plus adds a little fullness and helps fill in fine lines. It had a bit of a rose scent to it, but it wasn't overly strong. It wasn't sticky at all and felt nice on my lips. I don't normally like lip plumpers as my lips are already quite full, but the plumping effect was minimal and there wasn't the burning or stinging feeling a lot of lip plumpers have. It filled in lines, so I liked that.
Finally, there was the Vichy Idéalia Radiance Boosting Serum. This was a very small sample, so I only got a couple of uses out of it. This serum is supposed to smooth your skin, minimize pores, and make your complexion more radiant. Vichy says that you should see results after only eight days, which is quite impressive for a serum. It was not very smart of them to give us such a small sample -- if they had given us a big enough sample that we could use it for eight days, then we might have been able to see results. They could have gained a lot of customers if they were able to show us how well it worked. I didn't really notice any difference after using this for the couple of days I got out of this sample.
This is the best BeautyFix box I've seen in a few months. Last month's box was a bit of a disappointment, so I'm happy to see a great box this month. I liked everything in it. The Vichy serum is probably a good product, but I didn't have enough of it to tell for sure. beautyblender Blotterazzi works well, but it's just not for me as I know I wouldn't wash it enough. As for favorites, it's a three-way tie -- June Jacobs Neroli Hydrating Mist, EVOLVh SuperFinish Polishing Balm, and Dr. Brandt Pores No More Cleanser. Best of all, two of my three favorites were full size and the third was a deluxe sample size. This was one of the better BeautyFix boxes I've gotten!
What did you think of this month's BeautyFix box?