The 16 Best Beauty Subscription Boxes for Discovering Your New Favorite Products
There’s no doubt that certain subscription boxes can be a genius way to save time and money(we’re looking at you, Amazon Pantry). But sometimes you just want to splurge on a monthly mailing that comes chock-full of face masks, indulgent bubble baths and creamy lipsticks that serve no purpose other than making you feel like a spoiled beauty editor. And wouldn’t it be niceif you didn’t have to think about which of the thousands of products to test? Most beauty subscription boxes offer expert picks, delivered straight to your doorstep every single month.
Enter these 16 beauty boxes that offer everything from monthly fragrance discoveries to clean, nontoxic skincare faves to self-care musts like face masks and bath bombs. Want to be totally surprised with each new box? There’s a subscription for that. Prefer to choose your own products so you know you’ll love them? Other boxes allow you to pick your samples ahead of time. Same goes for shipping frequency—depending on the box you pick, you’ll sign up for a delivery every month or every quarter. Oh, and let’s not forget that every box is made to be an affordable way to discover new favorites, often stocking hundreds of dollars’ worth of samples for one low monthly payment. Excited yet? Without further ado, here are the best beauty subscription boxes on the internet.
2. FaceTory Sheet Mask Subscription
Calling all fellow sheet mask lovers: You can now get a curated box of them delivered to your door every month with FaceTory. And we’re not just talking about your run-of-the-mill cotton masks here (though there’s plenty of those too). We’re talking about ampoules and hydrogels and all the latest and greatest straight from Korea.
Never overuse your dingy bristles again. Get an electric toothbrush set from Quip delivered to your doorstep—with optional add-ons like toothpaste, mouthwash and extra heads. After the initial fee, it will cost you just $5 every three months for replacement brushes.
9. Dermstore BeautyFix
We have no restraint when it comes to samples, so we’re happy that the beauty pros at Dermstore are the ones choosing the best full- and travel-size products to go in each BeautyFix box. You’ll find everything from makeup to skincare to hair products, worth $100, but you’ll pay four times less.
10. Walmart Beauty Box
We look to Walmart for its low prices, but did you know that the retail giant also offers a quarterly Beauty Box that costs just $5 per shipment? Yes way. Four times a year, you’ll receive an assortment of new drugstore favorites, plus helpful tips, for the cost of shipping only.
11. Ipsy Glam Bag
No measly products here. Subscribe to the Ipsy Glam Bag and you’ll receive five deluxe samples every month for just $12. Then, when you really like a formula (which you will), you can shop it directly on Ipsy’s website, making it easy to keep track of all your favorites.
13. Fab Fit Fun Box
While some people like the surprise a mystery beauty box brings, others would like to know what they’re getting. With Fab Fit Fun, you can choose the products you get in each box. Pick the first one, sign up for your quarterly box and then pick the remaining eight to ten products, which are valued at more than $200.
14. The Detox Box
Only use clean beauty products? The Detox Box was made for you. It features a minimum of $90 worth of green beauty every month, with a focus on one brand at a time so you get the full immersive experience. Plus, you’ll earn Detox points on every box to use toward future Detox Market purchases.
Scentbird doesn’t just deliver popular perfumes each month—you can also choose from skincare, makeup and wellness products. Start by browsing more than 500 products and choosing the exact ones you want to test for the next 30 days. You can skip or pause your delivery each month if you haven’t finished the products from a previous delivery.
16. Hairstory New Wash Club
Before you balk at the cost, consider this: Hairstory New Wash Club is meant to replace your shampoo, conditioner and any masks you might use. Your first delivery comes with a 20-ounce pouch of New Wash (that lasts our beauty editor up to six months), a 20-ounce aluminum bottle with a nifty pump for easy use in the shower and a three-ounce bottle for travel. That means you’ll likely need only two deliveries per year, for a grand total of $180 (way less than your current monthly shampoo hauls). Plus, you choose the frequency of delivery and are charged per shipment.