21 Skin-Care Subscription Boxes Your Complexion Will Love

editor@purewow.com (PureWow)
·12-min read

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never ran out of your favorite beauty products? Or if you got to sample hundreds of formulas like a beauty editor? With too many skin-care picks to name, subscription boxes are an easy, curated way to discover new favorites. Into luxury? There’s a box for that. Prefer that all your products are 100 percent clean and organic? There’s a subscription for that, too. There are even K-beauty selections that ship straight from Korea. And we just so happened to round up 21 of the best skin-care-themed boxes out there. Go forth and ~glow~.

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1. Allure Beauty Box

Best for Beauty Lovers

Behold: The ultimate subscription box for the true beauty buff. This monthly offering is no joke—you’ll receive both full- and travel-size products vetted by Allure experts who test around 50,000 products every year (seriously). But they won’t throw new items your way without a proper beauty editor manual. Each box comes with a mini magazine outlining tips, shortcuts and step-by-step instructions for each and every product. It’s like all the perks of being a beauty editor, without any of the work. Sounds good, right?

$23/Month

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2. Modern Skyn Apothecary

Best for Self-Care

In a world where self-care and green beauty products reign supreme, this monthly Bath and Body Ritual box is the best of the best. Think: $100 worth of all-natural, organic, cruelty-free products for one-third the price. Oh, and P.S. They’re all full-size. While each monthly box is different, you’ll still receive the same quality with every shipment. Like to be the first to try new products? You’ll even get not-yet-released formulas before they go on sale to the general public. Just…yes.

$31/Two Months

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3. Pearlesque Box

Best for Jet Setters

You don’t have to become a full-time traveler to discover global beauty brands. This monthly subscription box does that for you. Packed with organic, non-toxic, natural skin-care products from around the world, it allows you the joys of jet-setting without leaving your house. You’ll receive one to two full-size products and one to three travel-size minis each month including things like face wash, moisturizer, eye balm and face mist. Not sure how much of a commitment you want to make right off the bat? You can choose from one, three, six and twelve-month subscription options. Talk about a no-brainer.

$38/Month

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4. Kleverpark Box

Best for the Undecided

If you’re the type of person who gets overwhelmed with too many products, try this skin-care box that ships only every two months (rather than monthly). Stocked with luxury, organic skin care from Italy, each haul includes a complete routine free from harmful chemicals like parabens, petrolatum, SLS and SLES. But if you live by the “more is more” motto, you’re in luck. Just opt for the large box, which also includes a selection of face masks for all your self-care Sunday needs. Pour yourself some prosecco and have yourself a night.

$79/Two Months

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5. FaceTory

Best for Sheet Mask Fans

Raise your hand if you’re a sheet mask addict…*raises hand*. This sheet mask subscription box was made with you in mind. Each month, a curated selection of sheet masks that run the gamut from cotton-based to ampoules and hydrogels will be sent to your doorstep straight from Korea (yes, really!). Depending upon how often you use them, you can choose from an ever-changing selection of four to seven masks in each box. Even better: All of the masks are cruelty-free and over half of them are vegan. Oh, and they’ll even throw in some eye masks every once in a while (stash them in the fridge for when you need a little refresher).

$8/Month

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6. Laurel & Reed

Best for Gifting

This clean beauty box is our go-to for gifting—each comes gift-wrapped with the option to include a custom message. But we also love it for our own monthly product fix. Packed with luxury curated, cruelty-free and non-toxic beauty, wellness and lifestyle pieces, it’s like reliving the holidays every single month (without the family drama). Every month you’ll find a mix of four to six full-size products with a minimum total retail value of $100 or more. Meaning? You’ll save more than 50 percent off retail prices on some of the best luxury products on the market. Need proof? Past boxes have featured brands like Loli, Osea and Ursa Major—aka well-respected players in the clean beauty space.

$44/Month

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7. The K-Beauty Box

Best for K-beauty Lovers

K-beauty is more than just a trend—it’s a lifestyle. Subscribe to this box and fully immerse yourself into the craze with both Korean-made skin-care and makeup picks. Not only does each box contain four to six full-size and deluxe-size K-beauty products, you’ll also receive mini samples completely free of charge. If you choose the monthly plan, you’ll get to try and discover Korean brands with skin-care products like serums to cleansers to toners to exfoliators to masks. Plus, you’ll also get cosmetics (like everyone’s favorite, nail polish and lipstick) sent straight from Korea. It’s like having a personal beauty assistant who recommends must-try products each recommends the best new products each and every month. And the best part? You don’t have to waste time searching through millions of products that you want to try.

$30/Month

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8. BeautyFix by Dermstore

Best for Skincare Experts

We were delighted to hear that one of our go-to online beauty retailers has its own subscription box. (Cue the immediate sign-up.) Chock-full of new and professional makeup, skin-care and hair products, everything is curated by in-house beauty experts. Cult-favorite brands like Avene, Bioderma, Juice Beauty, Briogeo, Peter Thomas Roth, Coola (and too many more to name) are just some of what you’ll find in each box. While the monthly subscription is the ideal choice for any beauty lover, you can also purchase single boxes each month for $10 more, without a monthly commitment. Each shipment contains a total retail value of $100+ and comes with six or more full- and travel-size products. But what we love the most is the ability to see what’s in every box before it arrives—ideal for those looking to buy single boxes as they come out.

$25/Month

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9. Birchbox

Best for Beginners

Let’s hear it for the beauty subscription box that started the craze. This monthly box has been perfecting the game since 2010, so it’s no wonder it’s one of the best out there. Choose from a month-to-month, six-month or 12-month commitment and even personalize your samples with the beauty profile feature, which asks a series of questions to best match samples to your skin type, hair type and personal style. Want even more control over what’s in your box? Choose add-ons like Sample Choice, which allows you to choose one of your samples, and Curated Boxes handpicked by the Birchbox merchandising team. *Really* love one of your samples? You can buy full-size versions right on birchbox.com, so there’s no guessing or searching.

$15/Month

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10. Sunday Riley Subscription Box

Best for Sunday Riley Fans

Hands down the best subscription box for Sunday Riley loyalists. Yes, the skin-care brand stocks each box with its fair share of Sunday Riley products, but it also includes new finds from other exciting brands (think: Hum, Calpak and more). Plus, each box is themed depending upon the season. And when you consider the fact that you receive full- and travel-size products every quarter, you’ll practically never have to re-up your stash. It’s the priciest of the options, but every box contains over $385 worth of products. What a steal.

$95/Box

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11. Lip Monthly

Best for Lipstick Lovers

Considering that the skin on your lips is thinner and drier than most everywhere else, this box is pure genius in that it not only gives you lip care products like exfoliating scrubs and hydrating balms, but it also includes trendy new shades of lipsticks, glosses and stains. Oh, and did we mention that all four of the products are full-sized?

$14/Month (First month is $5)

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12. Clean Beauty Box

Best for Clean Beauty Fans

The name says it all: this is a box for clean beauty aficionados. It's especially helpful if you're making the switch from conventional to clean for the first time because each product is rigorously tested and vetted before it's selected for that month's box. The way it works is every other month, you'll receive a themed assortment of two to three products. The themes range from specific categories (like skin or hair) to seasons (summer or winter) or wellness, so you get a comprehensive range of products throughout your subscription.

$42/Box for a Year Subscription

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13. Scentbird

Best Variety

Though the brand got its start curating popular perfumes, Scentbird has since expanded their offerings, so you can also choose from top 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.

From $15/month

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14. Bath Bevy

Best for Body

Lest we forget to care for the skin below our necks, we have Bath Bevy to help. Plus, with all of the extra time we're spending at home lately, we may as well indulge in a proper bath instead of rushing through the motions. For those who want to make a whole to-do of it, reach for this box filled with everything from fizzy bath bombs to exfoliating body brushes. All you’ll need to add is a glass of cab.

Starting at $39/month

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15. Grove Collaborative

Best for the Entire Family

When you've got a partner and kids and/or pets, you might be looking for more than just skin-care products to be delivered to your door. Enter Grove Collaborative, which is a one-stop shop for everyday essentials (like face lotion, soap and household cleaners). Every product is nontoxic, sustainable and cruelty-free and can be shipped to you on your preferred schedule. You can shop without subscribing and only pay for the products you buy, plus a flat rate shipping fee of $4.99—or you can opt into the VIP membership, which gets you free shipping on all orders, four free gifts per year, early access to new products, lower "Ship Now" order minimums and more.

$20/VIP membership

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16. Urban Rx

Most Customized

Urban Skin Rx was developed by a licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician to offer scientifically researched corrective skincare products to address specific concerns like uneven tone or breakouts. You can shop by concern or by category (which ranges from corrective serums, to face masks, to moisturizers with SPF, to eye creams). Not sure where to start? Take their skin quiz for custom product recommendations.

$40/Every Three Months

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17. Glory Skincare Box

Best for Skincare Newbies

If the thought of building your own skincare routine feels overwhelming, let the Glory Skincare Box help. To start, you'll take a brief skincare quiz. Based on the results, you'll get a personally curated box of three to seven full-size, non-toxic skincare products that address your specific skincare needs. Plus, a few additional surprises.

Staring at $79/Box

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18. Fabfitfun

Best for All-Around Wellness

To fully immerse yourself in self-care, FabFitFun’s quarterly box comes with a mix of seasonal products that span across beauty, health and wellness (worth more than $200). Plus, you’ll get access to exclusive offers from their brand partners and options to add additional items to your box.

$50/Three Months

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19. Feeling Fab

Best for Self-Soothing

Need a little TLC in your life (and really, who doesn't these days?) This box delivers on all fronts with a thoughtful assortment of seven to nine clean beauty, skincare, and body-care products, along with spiritual growth and stress-reducing tools for the total mind-body package. Namaste.

$28/Month

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20. Beauty Heroes

For the Clean Beauty Minimalist

Instead of sending you a smattering of different products from different brands each month, Beauty Heroes highlights one clean beauty brand per box and sends you a hero product from that line, along with a few deluxe-sized samples, so you really get an immersive experience. Also of note: if you have any favorites from each box, you can use a 15 percent discount towards it in their Beauty Store.

Starting at $40/Month

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21. Vegancuts Monthly Beauty Box

Best for Vegans

For our vegan friends, this will check all of the (ahem) boxes. Featuring only 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free and ethical beauty products, you'll get four or more deluxe and full-sized goodies to treat yourself from head-to-toe. (Think everything from eye creams and moisturizers to exfoliators and serums.)

$25/Month

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