The 22 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.
Enter these 22 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. Excited yet? Without further ado, here are the best beauty subscription boxes on the internet.
1. Billie Shaving SubscriptionBest for Smooth Leg Fanatics
Sick of prickly leg hair (or worse, razor burn from old blades)? Subscribe to Billie Shaving Subscription starting at just $9 per month and get fresh blades—with the option to add products like shaving cream or body lotion—delivered to your door each month.
2. The Detox BoxBest for Clean Beauty
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 (for example a whole box of innovative green RMS makeup) so you get the full immersive experience. Plus, you’ll earn Detox points on every box to use toward future Detox Market purchases.
3. QuipBest for Smiley Types
Never overuse your dingy bristles again. Get an electric toothbrush set starting at $25 from Quip delivered to your doorstep—with optional add-ons like toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss. After the initial fee, it will cost you just $5 every three months for replacement brush heads or toothpaste or floss.
4. Allure Beauty BoxBest for Beauty Editor Followers
For the ultimate beauty buff, the Allure Beauty Box is a cut above. For $23 per month, you’ll get deluxe- and full-size picks that are vetted by a team of experts, plus a mini mag with tips and step-by-step instructions on how to use the products. Past brands include Anastasia Beverly Hills, The Hue, Christophe Robin and L'Occitane.
5. LookfantasticBest for Seasonal Curations
Want something to address your beauty concerns in real time? The Lookfantastic $19 monthly box is here for you. For example, a midwinter selection of six products (including three full-size ones) includes Starskin Hollywood Hand Model hand mask gloves for your chapped digits, Verso Eye Cream for your dry under-eye area and SVR Hydraline Intense Moisturizing Cream for your cold-weather complexion.
6. Athena ClubBest for Minimalists
Want to make sure the products you need are right there, without any fuss, without ever running out? Then you need to check out Athena Box, the box devoted to elevating your everyday essentials with sleek packaging and cleaner ingredients. All products are made by Athena Club, and you can choose different sets beginning at $25 for a monthly supply. (The bergamot zest deogorant in the "Back to Basics" set is a crowd favorite.) Next up: A monthly period box that's customizable with your mix of pads, liners and tampons.
7. Front Range Soaps Bath & SpaBest for Bubble Aficianados
Baths are having a moment. (Are they not?) For those who want to make a whole to-do of it, reach for this Front Range box ($32 per month) filled with everything from artisanal soaps to solid body butter. All you’ll need to add is a glass of cab.
8. GlossyBoxFor Adventurous Samplers
With GlossyBox, you’ll welcome in five beauty treats from niche, high-end and emerging brands. Past boxes have included By Terry, Face Stockholm, Laneige, to name a few. For $21 per month, you'll get access to the kind of brands that your friends will endlessly beg you to let them try.
9. Dermstore BeautyFixBest for Skincare Buffs
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 skincare (a past box had Verso's facial serum wth retinol) to wellness products like The Good Patch's transdermal patch with sleep-inducing herbs, worth $100, but you’ll pay four times less at $25 per box.
10. Walmart Beauty BoxBest for Drugstore Beauty Aisle Loiterers
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 including brands like Hard Candy and Degree, plus helpful tips, for the cost of shipping only.
11. Ipsy Glam BagBest for Cult Brand Buffs
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, because these are top brands like Youth to the People, It Cosmetics and Sunday Riley), you can shop it directly on Ipsy’s website, making it easy to keep track of all your favorites.
12. Macy’s Beauty BoxBest for Department Store Lovers
Every month, five deluxe-size products and one bonus sample will make their way to your door in a chic reusable pouch for a grand total of $15. Plus, you’ll get $5 off your next beauty purchase, whether you tried it in your Macy’s Beauty Box or not.
13. Fab Fit Fun BoxBest for Quarterly Delivery
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 for $50, and then pick the remaining eight to ten products—we're talking cool brands such as Blaq, R+Co, Murad and so many more—which are valued at more than $200.
14. Petit VoirBest for Cruelty-Free Beauty
This box pioneered the vegan beauty subscription space, and it features great brands like Osea, Le Prunier and Pacifica for $11 per box. For that monthly price, you get four or five products and earn a $4 credit to be used toward any of these or other products on the Petit Voir site.
15. FaceToryBest for Sheet Mask Lovers
Calling fellow sheet mask fans: You can now get a curated box of them, starting at $12 per month, 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.
16. LiveGlamBest for Eyeshadow Collectors
It's easy to be enamored of a new eyeshadow palette, all those coordinated colors promising to make your eyes pop with a bit of highlight, shadow and contour—all in one place. LiveGlam gets this, and offers an every-other-month collection of 9 or 10 shades in a mirrored folding palette for $20. That's the perfect amount of time to really play up your windows to the soul.
17. ScentbirdBest for Fragrance Aficionados
Scentbird doesn’t just deliver popular perfumes for $11 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. However, fragrance lovers will never get beyond the delish batches of designer scents from Versace, Gucci, Prada and the like.
18. CocotiqueBest for Curly Hair
This BIPOC-owned brand specially curates boxes to address the beauty and wellness concerns of women of color. For $20 for your first box (and $25 for monthly renewals), you will get items designed to make you fall in love with emerging beauty brands. It's a bet that people with darker skin tones and curly haired women will find something to love.
20. BirchboxBest for Wide Variety
Our list wouldn’t be complete without this box, which made the market. If you love the thrill of testing hundreds of new products, Birchbox is still just as good as it was when it debuted nearly ten years ago. For as little as $13 per month, it will give you the cream of the crop of everything beauty, from brands like Stila, Mac and Bumble and Bumble, all delivered in the trademark cute box.
21. Hairstory New Wash Club
Before you balk at the $90 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 only charged per shipment.
22. Nail ShackBest for Manicure Buffs
Four sets of high-end nail polish strips each month, plus a fun nail file for $10 per bath? It's enough to make you swear off traditional nail polish (and that smelly remover) forever.