The January Detox Box
Detox Market's January Detox Box
Subscription boxes are everywhere nowadays (healthy snacks! razors! luxury makeup!), and while I've tried my hand at a few, I've always ended up either dissatisfied with the product curation, or annoyed with how tiny samples end up being (seriously, foil packets should not be allowed). I was generously offered the chance to try out the Detox Box that the Detox Market sends out every month, and the January offerings were actually beautifully curated products from a brand that's new to me and products that interested me!
This box is more on the high-end side and focused on green beauty, but if you are interested in testing out green beauty products that are a bit more luxury, then this might be a good investment for you. This specific box is valued at $95, and while there are different pay methods depending on how many months you want to subscribe, if you just wanted this one box, it'd ring in at almost half the boxes value - $49.95. So let's break down what came in January's box.
A quick note on the shipping/packaging just as an FYI - the products came really well packaged and safely cushioned, with 2 small cards that provided details on the products, the value & a sort of Q&A with Tammy Fender (the brand founder of this month's products). Based on experience with other boxes, I really appreciate that the items weren't knocking around in the box, and that there's actual information on what you're getting and what they're worth.
The first product I dug into was the Bulgarian Rose Water (1 oz., $15), with the key ingredients being a blend of Bulgarian rose oil & rose water. Now, initially I had no clue what made Bulgarian roses different from any other type, but from what I've gathered, there are only a few oil-bearing roses that exist, and Bulgarian roses are one of them. I used this a couple different ways - as a toner after cleansing, as a refreshing mist throughout the day, and with a cotton pad to swipe away any makeup residue that might be there after cleansing. The mister is SO fine and delicate, and my skin feels lightly hydrated and soft after using, with no film left behind. The scent also smells like real, actual roses, and nothing artificial - and I find that out of my rose mists, the one's that are the simplest are what I like the best. For 1 oz. of product at $15, it is more on the splurgey side for a rose water mist, although I do think the Epi-Peel (coming up next!) was the star of the box for me.
The Epi-Peel is a 5-min micro-exfoliating treatment to help gently exfoliate & decongest the skin, while also softening and soothing. Some of the key ingredients include kaolin clay, rosemary, grapeseed oil & shea butter, and the physical exfoliation of it was one of the gentlest I've felt. To use this, you dampen your fingers and massage onto the skin, leave for 5 minutes then remove with a damp cloth. For such a gentle exfoliator, it left my skin feeling really soft & helped a lot with the flaky texture on my skin (thanks winter!). I was legitimately impressed with how quickly this worked, how it didn't dry out my skin at all, and loved that it was easy to remove without any fuss. You don't need much of the product, so this little jar would take you a long way, but again it's pretty pricey at $80 for 1.7 oz, but I think that's what makes this box really nice - being able to try something that I might have initially passed on, and making it more accessible for a gal who doesn't have $80 to spend on a mask.
What are your thoughts on subscription boxes, and do you subscribe to any? Let me know!
*This box was gifted to me for review, but all opinions are my own as always!