7 Reasons why subscription beauty boxes suck!

Don't you just hate it when you sign up for a beauty box subscription and then realize that most of the products inside are complete garbage? Yeah, us too. Well, you're not alone. With so many beauty box subscriptions out there, it can be hard to find one that actually delivers quality products. Here are 7 reasons why beauty box subscriptions suck!


1. Beauty boxes aren't specialized to your preferences (although they claim to be).

Most beauty box subscriptions offer one-size-fits-all products, regardless of your skin type or hair texture. This means that the products you received may not be suitable for your needs. For example, if you have dry skin, you may not benefit from a beauty box that includes mostly products for oily skin. That's because most beauty boxes are buying sample products in bulk and foisting them off on you whether they fit your needs or not. And let's be honest, it's mostly not . . .


Thankfully the Essentials Club by Beauty by Earth isn't like that! You're the one that picks exactly what goes in your box. So it's perfectly tailored to your skin tone, skincare regimes, likes, wants, and needs! If you have dark skin, you can pick the perfect tinted facial sunscreen for you. You won't find yourself receiving beige when cocoa is your color. Hate floral scents? You'll never have to worry about getting a jasmine-scented moisturizer in your box. You'll be able to choose the peppermint one, just like you prefer. Consider yourself self care ready!


2. Many beauty boxes rely on low-quality, expiring products.

If you're looking for natural and organic products, then a beauty box subscription might not be the right choice for you. Many companies include synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and other potentially harmful ingredients in their products, which can irritate your skin and eyes. Why would a subscription box company do this? Easy. It's cost-effective. Most of these subscription boxes rely on heavily discounted goods from beauty brands. How do they get that crazy discount? Easy: product surplus.


A skincare brand has 10,000 units of sunscreen that are about to hit their expiration date. Do they throw it away or sell it to your beauty box at 50% off? Yep, you guessed it. Or a makeup brand has a new product that customers hate. The ingredients cause breakouts and the texture is terrible. They just sell those suckers off to us, as this month's "feature" in our subscription box. Oh, and those "retail values..." Those never seem right, do they? That's why so many of our past boxes feel sad and uninspired. It's more about the economics of filling the box than what would be an actual good fit based on our profile.


The Essentials Club uses the same best-selling products featured in beautybyearth.com in its subscription boxes. You're not getting the worst of the worst. You're getting the hottest on the market. You'll enjoy the best natural ingredients, most of which are certified organic, vegan, and all are cruelty-free! That's a subscription service we can get behind!


3. You always end up with products you don't want or need

Let's face it, most of us don't need 10 different lipsticks or 5 bottles of hair conditioner. With a beauty box subscription, you're stuck with whatever the subscription sends you. And if you're not happy with the products? Too bad! You can't return them or exchange them for something else. *Cough* that is unless your beauty box is the Essentials Club!


Beauty by Earth's subscription box lets you be the master of your beauty box destiny. Want a vegan beauty box? You've got it. Want your box filled with only organic, plant-based beauty products? Easy! Want only self tanners in your beauty subscription boxes? Done. No matter what your penchant is, you can get your perfect monthly subscription with ease.

4. The products are always tiny samples

Most beauty boxes are filled with samples and minis, instead of full-sized products. You're likely to get sample sizes or travel-sized items instead of the larger bottles or tubes that you were expecting. Why? Because brands are much more likely to donate samples rather than full-sized products to subscription box services in exchange for exposure. If they can hook you on their product from a sample, why would they go to the trouble and expense of sending you a full-size item?


Oh, they dress it up as "deluxe samples" (cue eye roll), but we're not fooled. These high end brands are just ripping all of us off with their tiny nail polish and miniature skin care and makeup. "What is this? A moisturizer for ANTS?!" Next box, please.


With the Essentials club, that's not ever the case! All products are full-size and overflowing with plant-based goodness! You'll get the full product, (and unlike those makeup brands' boxes) you'll never a sample size. Beauty by Earth believes you deserve to enjoy your products in their entirety and not just as a tease! That's why they only fill Essential Club boxes with full-sized items that fit all of your skincare needs.

5. There's never anything new in the boxes

Most beauty boxes are filled with the same products month after month. This means you could potentially be receiving the same items over and over again, which can get pretty boring. Eye cream, eye cream, eye cream... not only are these beauty samples but they are the same product on repeat. For your first box, that eye cream might be exciting. By box five, it's getting really old.


With the Essentials Club that won't happen. You pick what you want. You can easily swap products out when you're tired of it or are ready to try something new. This means every new box is a new opportunity for the beauty lover to try exciting, cruelty-free skincare products, no strings attached! And it's always the same price no matter which beauty products you put in your subscription boxes!

6. The customer service is terrible - No takebacks or refunds for crap products

Nothing is worse than bad customer service. You don't want to be stuck with a horrible product that you can't return or exchange - because the subscription boxes don't offer that option! You get what you get. Period. That's why we love Beauty by Earth's Essentials Club subscription boxes.


Not only do they always include great products, but they also have amazing customer service. Their return policy is straightforward and easy to understand: 100% Happiness guarantee. If you're unhappy with your products within 60 days of receiving them, BBE will take them back—no questions asked! There aren't many subscription services that do that!

7. The prices are way too high for the quality of product you're getting.

You've probably seen beauty boxes for sale for upwards of $50 or more. That's a lot of money to drop on something that might not even be worth it! Plus, a lot of the products in these pricey boxes are samples and minis — so you're getting less bang for your buck.


The Essentials Club isn't like those other beauty subscription boxes, though. These beauties are truly high quality products, environmentally conscious, with a great value for your money. They're overflowing with natural ingredients from Aloe Vera to Shea Butter and always certified cruelty-free. Most of them are made with 70%+ organic and vegan ingredients. That's definitely NOT happening with other subscriptions. Better still, they come at a great price. This box's retail price is up to 55% higher than what you pay at checkout.


How do you know that's legit? Check it out yourself! Add the same items from your box to your cart from their normal product pages and compare the price. Wait, I'll do it for ya.


My beauty subscription boxes always have 4 products. This month, I have a Vitamin C Toner ($29.99), a Vitamin C Serum ($49.99), a Vitamin C Moisturizer ($26.99), and a Hyaluronic Acid Eye Gel ($34.99). If I paid for these at full price, my total would be a retail value of $164.96. With the Essentials Club, I got all of those beauties for only $75. I'm saving $90 a month on my whole box! And I don't even need a coupon code.


That's what gives me butterflies in my stomach when my subscription box ships!


It's time to say Goodbye to Other Beauty Subscription Boxes. . .

Other beauty subscription boxes suck. Let's face it, they pair crappy products, with mismatched, ill-suited pairings, that are overpriced, filled with junk ingredients, and aren't what we wanted anyway. The Essential Club subscription boxes are FINALLY the beauty subscription box we've been waiting for!


They're worth the price, not only do you get high-quality, environmentally conscious products, but you also get a great value for your money.


With average of up to 55% off of the retail price, these boxes offer unbeatable savings. Plus, their customer service is amazing and they have a 100% happiness guarantee! If you're looking for an affordable, high-quality beauty box that offers something different every month, then look no further than the Essentials Club from Beauty by Earth.

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