Now we are talking. Seriously though, a skincare beauty box is definitely something that is bound to catch my attention. I am sure that all of you skincare lovers agree, don’t you? Are you curious? I know that I am even though I am a bit worried that I will end up being disappointed once more. Let’s have a look though. Shall we?
Selfridges Skincare Discovery Beauty Box Contents
Eve Lom Cleanser and cloth 20ml
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid exfoliant 118ml
Augustinus Bader Face oil 10ml
REN Skincare Brightening Dark Circle eye cream 15ml
Dr Sebagh Breakout Spot-On cream 15ml
Barbara Strum Clarifying face cream 50ml
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary mist 100ml
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Physical Lightwright Wrinkle Defense SPF30 suncream 50ml
Murad Vita-C Exfoliating facial 80ml
Laniege Lavender Water Sleeping mask 70ml
Price and Value
The Skincare Discovery Beauty Box from Selfridges is priced at £150 and has a reported value of around £500. The beauty box is a limited edition so once it’s gone, it is gone forever (or well until next year when it might get a different iteration).
The Skincare Discovery Beauty Box is available exclusively at Selfridges here.
Let’s talk about some of the products first and then the rest. Okay?
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid exfoliant is a product that has a cult following but his point. The product is not bad, however I do not think it deserves the amount of love it gets either. The product feels sort of okay on the skin, but from time to time, I did find it a bit harsh. It depends on the day and state of my skin…The effects are nothing spectacular. Wow, I sure know how to increase someone’s enthusiasm, don’t I? But this product is a goop option especially if you have not tried it before nor had any luck finding a similar product that worked for you.
The Augustinus Bader Face oil is perhpshas the best product I tried from the brand so fat. It is a surprisingly nice facial oil and this is coming from someone who absolutely despises facial oils, well perhaps will the exception of the watery oil from Dear, Klairs. The oil is hydrating and feel okay on the skin (as in, it does not feel super gross). However, it is not something worth purchasing on tis own as far as I am concerned. Nothing from the brand in my experience ever is. The shelf life is short and once opened the product tends to go bad quickly. This happened with every single AB product I ever owned, whether deluxe sample or full size. Look, I could be just me, but it happened so many times already that I am starting to have doubts about it. The brand is overall ok, but the price tag is not justified at all. I know that perhaps a lot of R&D went behind the creation of these products and I feel for the scientists that worked on the products, but as a consumer, I cannot justify paying the price for a product that does not only not render spectacular results as advertised, but also that spoils fast. If you are curious to try the brands products, this is a good opportunity to do so.
The Omorovicza Queen of Hungary mist is a super nice product that is worth trying at least once. This is actually one of my favourite mists out there. However, I do have to say that there is a difference in the spraying mechanisms of the full sized bottle and the travel sided one. One creates a fine mist while the other does not. Now, if only I could remember which is which… I am sorry! The mist as a product is alright though and I highly recommend you try it. On the other hand though, there are drugstore mists or dermato-cosmetics ones that are just as great and are more affordable.
So this is it for the product specific comments.
I do not know about you, but I kinda like this beauty box from Selfridges. For the first time in quite some time (not that long, let’s be serious now), I am sort of tempted to grab a beauty deal. While I still do not feel that this beauty skincare box is quite at the same level as offers we have seen in the past years, including those from Selfridges, it is close. Had the price tag been lower, let’s say around £100, then I would not hesitate. At this price tag though, I am going to have to think about it, but I can tell you now that chances are that I am going to skip this one. Overall though, it is a good option, especially fi you are interested in the products included. The price/value ratio is good regardless of my personal feelings about the price tag.
Grab the beauty box here.
If this box is not of interest, then you might want to have a look at the clean beauty Project Earth bundle or the Skincare Essentials beauty box.
What do you think of this new Skincare Discovery Beauty Box from Selfridges?
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