Beauty Subscription Boxes

If you like trying new beauty products, a monthly beauty box might be a great option for you. With luxury name-brand products and new products recently released on the market, beauty subscriptions allow you to try out new goods without having to buy the full-version. Many companies make you fill out a beauty profile, so they know what’s most important to you when it comes to staying beautiful – and also so they know practical details, such as your skin-tone should they ever include a foundation.

Products in the beauty subscription boxes generally include all sorts of makeup, skincare products, such as moisturisers, bath gels, and facial scrubs, fragrances, nail polish, and pretty much anything you can think of when it comes to beauty!

Top Beauty Subscription Services

Look Fantastic
From £15/Month
 

Look Fantastic, a popular beauty site run by the Hut Group, offers a monthly beauty box, offering samples of cosmetics, makeup, skincare and haircare products, tanning solutions, teeth whiteners, and more - with a value of over £50 per box. The boxes come packed with 5-7 different products for you to try and if you really like them, you can then buy them on the Look Fantastic website, which offers some of the lowest prices on the market. 

 
“La
From £37/Month
 

La box Quejadore Paris is much more than just your standard beauty box - it comes with six great items, including a gadget, an accessory, a cultural product from Paris, a surprise item, as well as a French beauty product and a French cosmetic. Each box comes features a different theme and is the perfect gift for the woman in your life who loves the French culture and can't get enough of Paris. 

 
Love Lula
From £12.50/Month
 

Love Lula offers monthly deliveries on boxes containing natural beauty products. The types of products included tend to be things like moisturisers, facemasks, hair treatments, cleansers, and bath & shower treatments. They also offer makeup products, such as foundation, lip balm, and eye shadow just to name a few, as well as nail polish and even detox tea.

 
Latest in Beauty
From £8.99/Month
 

Latest in Beauty is a great way to try the latest beauty products on the market without breaking the bank. You also have the option to choose exactly what you would like to receive each month with the ‘Build Your Own Box’ option. The beauty products offered range from hair care, fragrances, skin & body products, makeup, and more.

 
Birchbox
From £12.95/Month
 

With Birchbox you receive 5 deluxe beauty products straight to your door each month. Products include top-of-the-line fragrances, makeup, skincare, and hair care treatments based on your own personal beauty needs. They also tend to offer various promotions throughout the year, such as a free gift and money off with your first order.

 
Glossybox
From £13.25/Month
 

Glossybox hand choose 5 luxury beauty products to include in their monthly box based on the personal beauty profile you will create online. The products included are often well-known brands, such as L’Occitane, Clarins, and John Frieda, and vary from hair care to nail care to skin care and makeup.

 
Secret Scent Box
£15/Month
 

Secret Scent Box is a subscription service that includes three 3ml samples of luxury fragrances each month, along with scent cards that detail what notes you'll find within each fragrance. There are two options that includes a women's box that has a selection of perfumes or the men's box with various colognes. Pricing is straightforward at just £15 per month, which also includes shipping and packaging costs. 

 
Pampa Hamper
From £9.17/Month
 

Pampa Hamper sends out a selection of luxury bath products, such as bath salts, bath bombs, candles and often a surprise treat, such as chocolate. The best part of all is that all of the products are vegan-friendly with nothing tested on animals and, if you really love a product, you have the option to order more from their online shop.

 
 

More Boxes

Love Me Beauty
Love Me Beauty
From £10/Month

Love Me Beauty allows you to try exciting new beauty products & well known-brands with a box tailored to your tastes.

 
Cohorted Beauty Box
Cohorted Beauty Box
From £35/Month

The Cohorted Beauty Box is filled with products generally following some sort of theme, like hair repair or skincare.

 
nailbox
nailbox
From £15/Month

nailbox is a nail polish subscription box that tends to include 2-3 different varnishes, along with a couple of nail tools or accessories

 
You Beauty Box
You Beauty Box
From £6.95/Month

You Beauty Box allows you to handpick two new beauty products each month, which you'll receive along with a few extras.

 
Limebox
Limebox
From £20/Month

The Limebox from the Limetree Hair Clinic offers affordable and professional haircare products, handpicked by a team of hair experts.

 
Treasure Tress
Treasure Tress
From £20/Month

Treasure Tress offers a monthly hair subscription box with products the specifically target kinky, curly, coily, and frizzy hair for kids, teens, and adults.

 
Dollibox
DOLLIBOX
From £10/Month

Dollibox delivers you five beauty products each month, which vary from either sample sizes to full sized bottles, including makeup, nail varnish, skin products, and more.

 

Cruelty Free Beauty Subscription Boxes

The Pip Box
THE PIP BOX
From £13.50/Month

The Pip Box is a monthly subscription box that sends out 5 cruelty-free beauty products with 50p being donated to an animal charity for each box sent!

 
The Vegan Kind
THE VEGAN KIND
From £18.15 (3 Months/1 Box)

The Vegan Kind sends out a monthly beauty box that includes Vegan-friendly skincare, cosmetics, and beauty samples that are all cruelty-free.

 
VO Beauty Box
VO BEAUTY BOX
From £15.95/Month

The VO Beauty Box offers a monthly selection of hand-selected vegan, organic, and cruelty-free beauty products.  

 
So Susan
So Susan
From £30/Month

So Susan offers a selection of monthly Lip Love Bags with cruelty-free beauty products that come in cute eco-friendly canvas makeup bags.

 

Which Companies Offer Beauty Boxes?

There are arguably four main companies that offer beauty boxes, with Love Lula and Latest In Beauty perhaps being considered as leading the line. Birchbox and Glossybox are the two that complete the line-up, with each company offering you something a little bit different.

Love Lula tends to concentrate on the ‘natural beauty’ side of the market, whilst Latest In Beauty wants to give you the chance to try out plenty of the newest things on the market for a fraction of the price. Birchbox is all about the deluxe product, from top-of-the-line perfumes to hair care treatments. Luxury is the watchword of Glossybox, a company that has deals with all of the major beauty product companies available for your delectation.

Other companies are out there too, of course, with Love Me Beauty, Look Fantastic Beauty Box and Cohorted Beauty Box all trying to give you something a bit different for your money. nailbox is a very specific company that, you might have been able to guess, offers products to keep your nails in order. You Beauty Box allows you to pick your own products each month and Limebox is all about haircare products.

What Comes Included?

Obviously it depends on the box you go for, with each company tending to specialise in their own things. As we’ve already mentioned, nailbox send you things specifically aimed at keeping your nails looking sharp, metaphorically speaking. That will include nail polish, nail clippers and varnishers. Limebox is a subscription service from the Lifetree Hair Clinic, so you’ll get professional standard haircare products from them.

Generally, though, you can expect to get a selection of samples of beauty products from big name companies. The idea here is not that you get a full-size bottle of something that you can use indefinitely, but rather than you get a chance to enjoy a taster of something you might not otherwise have tried. Expect foundations, lipsticks, skincare products, fragrances and more.

Pricing

The pricing of the different boxes varies widely, from a low of £6.95 per month through to a high of £35. You get what you pay for, of course, with the more expensive boxes usually offering either larger samples or else products that you’re unlikely to get from anywhere else.

If you prepare yourself to spend between £10 and £15 per month then you can’t go too far wrong here. You might be pleasantly surprised and end up paying less than that, or you might have to stretch your budget to get what you want. One thing’s for certain, though, there’ll be something to suit your needs pretty much whatever they are.