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.

One thought 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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