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Glossybox September 2020

I received September’s Glossybox in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

Glossybox is a skincare and cosmetics subscription box that typically delivers five deluxe or full-size products for $21 USD that add up to at least $60 in value. September’s Spa-themed box encourages subscribers to relax, get centred and take some time away from it all. (Sign me up! 🙋‍♀️)

Glossybox offers four subscription options (all prices in USD):

  • monthly ($21/month, billed monthly)
  • 3 months ($58.50, paid upfront)
  • 6 months ($111, paid upfront)
  • 12 months ($210, paid upfront)

Shipping in the US is free and shipping to Canada is $5/box + any duties and customs fees.

Each Glossybox includes a one-page product guide that opens to full-colour photos and descriptions of the contents, where you can find them and the retail price, as well as tips on how to best apply them. September’s box also included a $50 discount for Bright Cellars’ wine subscription service. (US only.)

Codex Beauty Bia Exfoliating Wash (Milk Thistle & Elderflower)

This face wash lightly exfoliates and tones skin, making it gentle enough for daily use. Jojoba grains provide a non-irritating exfoliation while castor oil helps clear pores and impurities. ($18)

This felt a bit greasy going on but didn’t leave anything behind but soft, clean skin. The Jojoba grains are very so you could get away with using it could use it daily — even twice daily — without any irritation (I haven’t experienced any and my skin is pretty sensitive). It has a strong, fresh scent out of the tube that reminds me of pear and lime, a spring-y scent that doesn’t linger after using.

Banila Co Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Cream

The ultimate power couple in a jar, this blend of royal jelly and yellow flower is soothing and nourishing. It provides moisture while also recharging and rejuvenating distressed skin. ($6)

This little honeycomb-shaped container is so cute! It acts like a moisturizer and doubles as a primer. My skin isn’t particularly distressed now but it feels wonderful on. I’d like to see how it performs in the winter when I’ve been out in a blustery wind for a while and my cheeks are ruddy and dry, or on my hands, which can turn red and crack if I don’t take care of them.

Mélusine Cosmetics Magic Jade Roller

This jade roller is a skincare lover’s quick fix, as well as a longer term investment for improving elasticity, radiance, reducing fine lines, and combating puffiness. ($21)

I just received another one of these in last month’s Lookfantastic Beauty Box and I don’t really have anything to add, other than it’ll make a great gift since I have a couple already. Do you use a jade roller? Do you keep it in the fridge so it feels cool?

Rosen Skincare Break-Out Spot Treatment

With peppermint oil acting as an antimicrobial for large and active bumps, this spot treatment is the perfect solution for those annoying and sometimes painful breakouts. ($12)

I’ve just come through a bad patch with my skin that included two large, hard pimples on my neck and a few smaller ones in my T-zone. (Those are the worst!) I didn’t open this tube since I had another from Love Aiki’s May box but I think it helped speed the healing. You know, so they cleared up in a week and a half instead of three. (Those little jerks are stubborn.)

Vitamasques Ruby Sheet Mask

Extracts of goji berries, vitamin C and antioxidants are blended together to restore tired, dull skin in this vegan-friendly mask. It’s also great for recharging your mind and uplifting your mood! ($7)

I’m saving this mask to use in the winter when my skin could stand to brighten up a bit.

Daily Concepts Daily Beauty Head Band

This headband is perfect for sweeping hair off your face when cleansing or applying a facemask, or even to control hair as you apply makeup! The soft fabric makes for a comfortable fit and helps to absorb excess moisture. ($12)

Yes this headband keeps your hair off your face but it also feels really soft and comfy on, like a hug for your head. I’ve been wearing it around even when I’m not washing my face or doing a mask. Goes well with leggings. (Ha! When am I not wearing leggings?)

September’s Glossybox is valued at $76 and I’m really, really happy with it. Even more so than last month’s Birthday Edition, which is funny (funny strange, not funny ha ha) since I tend to get more excited about cosmetics rather than skincare. I just think it’s a great value for the price and I’m really impressed with the quality of the products I’ve tried.

2 thoughts on “Glossybox September 2020

  1. Hmm, jade roller! How posh. Is that for hot flashes? Lol. A lovely set for fall pampering with some very useful products! The skin is already starting to get dry!

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