BeautyFIX June Box: Summer Staples!

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We all know there are eleventy-billion beauty subscription boxes out there. This one deserves a second look. It’s the Dermstore monthly subscription box called BeautyFIX and it features over $100 worth of beauty products, hand-selected by an elite team of beauty pros. Try this month’s box for only $34.95, or as low as $24.95 when you sign up for monthly subscription plus free 1-3 day shipping. New subscribers even get 15% off!

I’ve tried many, many subscription boxes and I have to say I am very impressed with BeautyFIX. The June box has a whopping 11 products designed for summer beauty and none of them are duds.

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Let’s take a peek inside!

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There are at least four full size products included in the box, so let’s start with those!

Ashford & Co. Shave Cream ($25) – this is actually designed for beards according to the description on the Dermstore website. Since I have no man that is quickly available, I’ll use it myself. It has an amber and cedarwood scent that really is nice.

CARGO Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($34) – the perfect lightweight foundation for the summer heat, this is an oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF protection. CARGO Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is equal parts sun protection and moisturizer with a sheer tint to even skin tone. Made with all-natural UV filters and no harsh chemicals or parabens, it’s gentle and suitable for sensitive skin. Nourishing vitamin A and C promote a healthier, glowing complexion while light-diffusing pigments help camouflage imperfections. The nude shade was a bit too light for me so I mixed it with a darker foundation and it turned out beautifully. It covered my flaws but still let my freckles come through.

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CARGO Tinted Moisturizer

Oscar Blandi Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray ($25) – this dry shampoo sprays on clear so you don’t get that white residue in your hair. It’s formulated with starches to absorb excess oil and remove product buildup. Vitamin E and wheat proteins strengthen each strand to prevent breakage and increase shine. I am ALWAYS looking for ways to increase volume in my fine hair and this did the trick! I love that it doesn’t make my scalp feel dirty or gritty. THIS is volume for me, especially after just washing.

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo

Paula’s Choice Sun 365 Self-Tanning Concentrate ($18) – is a new kind of revolutionary product. It’s a self tanner that you mix with your favorite moisturizer to give your skin a natural-looking tan without having to sit under the sun. Mix a few pumps of the liquid concentration with your favorite moisturizer and the self-tanning agents go to work, gradually building your tan without any damaging UV rays or orange tint. Plus, it’s odorless, weightless and doesn’t transfer to your clothes or sheets. Such a great idea!! Full size is only 0.5 oz, but truly you only two drops to mix with your moisturizer.

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iS Clinical Cleansing Complex (full size $40) – a gentle cleanser for all skin types. White willow bark exfoliates and breaks up pore-clogging oil to boost cell turnover and tighten the appearance of your pores. Antioxidants derived from chamomile and centella asiatica heal skin damage and prevent free radicals from wreaking havoc on your complexion. While I like the gentle foam, I found my skin felt tighter than I like after using iS. For my slightly dry skin, I would not repurchase this. Those of you with oily or acne prone skin would like it better.

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WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask (full size $42 for 8 treatments) – WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask promotes a clear and healthy complexion without causing dryness or irritation. Pure China clay absorbs dirt, dead skin cells and other impurities while golden root extract repairs cell damage. Reishi mushroom extract reduces fine lines as angelica root extract diminishes hyperpigmentation to leave your skin soft, clean and radiant. I haven’t had a chance to try this, but am looking forward to it!

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Arcona Cranberry Toner (full size $38) – A cleanser, toner and moisturizer in one, this toner uses phyto-nutrients, vitamins and essential fatty acids to clarify and protect skin against free radicals and other harsh factors. My sample arrived on a hot 90° day and the toner had separated and was very cloudy and didn’t smell very good so I tossed it. Sorry I can’t speak to the effectiveness.

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Roloxin Instant Skin Smoothing Masque (10 sachets $110) – Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment visibly improves the appearance of dull, tired and aging skin in just a few minutes with results lasting up to 24 hours. Lift Technology creates a lattice-like barrier over the skin for an immediate tightening and brightening effect while vitamins A, C and E support collagen production, cell renewal and neutralize free radicals. Soothing aloe vera extract diminishes dark circles and puffiness for a revitalized glow. Smooth on the mask and let it dry until the mask turns into a white powder (about 10 minutes) then rinse. The mask definitely tightens the skin but I didn’t notice any lessening of my lines. That said, I didn’t expect to eliminate my wrinkles in one use. I would need to use this several times to see results.

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Sunscreens:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 (full size $29.99) – this ultra lightweight sunscreen is more of a serum. It instantly absorbs, is totally non-greasy and it’s clear so it leaves no whiteish cast.  The advanced formula features Cell-OX Shield XL, which is a combination of antioxidants and filters that protect against UV damage. It also provides a soft, matte finish over your complexion for a smooth and non-greasy feel. I absolutely love this and will definitely purchase a full size!

HydroPeptide Solar Defense SPF 30 (full size $44) – this sunscreen is also lightweight and non-greasy. It has 30 SPF vs. the 60 of the La Roche-Posay. It it white but does not leave a cast and is more hydrating than La Roche-Posay.

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 (full size $34) –  It supplies unparalleled sun protection while maintaining a shine-free, matte finish—even in the most humid temperatures. How’s it work? Aerated silica absorbs 15 times its weight in oil, zinc oxide blocks burning UVB rays and titanium dioxide keeps UVA rays a safe distance from your skin. This is great for oily or combo skin!!

Bottom Line: My first BeautyFIX experience was a great one! I don’t think I’ve ever received a box with this many products in it. I was pleased with everything in the box and was happy I got the chance to try out three sunscreens I hadn’t tried before. I would like to see more makeup products as the box was mostly skin care items, but that’s just being picky.

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Comments

  1. An interesting, chockfull box, but thanks for turning me on to the LaRoche Posay Anthelios 60 serum. Though I am loaded with sunscreens and moisturizers with sunscreens, I like the sound of a serum-weight sunscreen with SPF 60. I’ve got a CVS discount card and I think I’ll use it to buy this!

  2. This box is awesome! I want to try the dry shampoo spray. The price on this box is pretty good for all the stuff you get.

  3. Looks like a really nice selection!

  4. This does look like a great box! I’m with you, though, I want to try some more makeup…

  5. An interesting, chockfull box, but thanks for turning me on to the LaRoche Posay Anthelios 60 serum. Though I am loaded with sunscreens and moisturizers with sunscreens, I like the sound of a serum-weight sunscreen with SPF 60. I’ve got a CVS discount card and I think I’ll use it to buy this!

  6. This box is awesome! I want to try the dry shampoo spray. The price on this box is pretty good for all the stuff you get.

  7. It looks like a nice value but that’s a lot of skincare and too much sunscreen. 😀

  8. Looks like a really nice selection!

  9. That looks like a great box! I would have loved it.

  10. This does look like a great box! I’m with you, though, I want to try some more makeup…

  11. Wow, that box is chock full of stuff!

  12. It looks like a nice value but that’s a lot of skincare and too much sunscreen. 😀

  13. What an improvement over their original bag. I subscribed to that one for months and found very little makeup and too much haircare. This box definitely looks like they are trying harder. I don’t think you’ll find much in cosmetics from them though.

  14. That looks like a great box! I would have loved it.

  15. Wow! What a great deal for awesome brands.

  16. Wow, that box is chock full of stuff!

  17. What an improvement over their original bag. I subscribed to that one for months and found very little makeup and too much haircare. This box definitely looks like they are trying harder. I don’t think you’ll find much in cosmetics from them though.

  18. Wow! What a great deal for awesome brands.

  19. I’ve never heard of this one before but I absolutely love the packaging of the box. Sometimes that’s what draws me to be a subscriber.

  20. This box is crazy awesome – You got so many cool goodies!

  21. I’ve never heard of this one before but I absolutely love the packaging of the box. Sometimes that’s what draws me to be a subscriber.

  22. Jess Scull says

    This box is crazy awesome – You got so many cool goodies!

  23. This looks like a really good box. I did beautyfix years ago and always enjoyed what I got but this is so cool to see they keep up with products.

  24. Love getting masks in boxes! Easy to try!

  25. SO MANY things for $25! You got a great haul this month!

  26. I have actually wondered about this box before. Thanks for showing yours!

  27. Whoa, all that for $35? That’s a great variety and deal!

  28. This looks like a really good box. I did beautyfix years ago and always enjoyed what I got but this is so cool to see they keep up with products.

  29. Love getting masks in boxes! Easy to try!

  30. SO MANY things for $25! You got a great haul this month!

  31. I have actually wondered about this box before. Thanks for showing yours!

  32. Whoa, all that for $35? That’s a great variety and deal!

  33. What a great deal! The skin smoothing mask sounds awesome!

  34. What a great deal! The skin smoothing mask sounds awesome!