In this post, I am going to share my Walmart Beauty Box review for the Winter 2018 edition of this subscription. I’ve written a more detailed post about the Walmart Beauty subscription so if you have more specific questions that I don’t answer, I’d suggest you read that post.
The Walmart Beauty Box is a free seasonal subscription that isn’t really free because you have to pay $5 for shipping. The link to sign up is below.
Here is my review of the Fall 2018 box.
Walmart Beauty Box Unboxing for Spring 2019
As you will see in this Walmart Beauty Box unboxing video, this season they included a metallic makeup bag with little raindrops but only 6 samples. The Winter 2018 box did not include a makeup bag, but there were 8 samples included. I prefer more samples over a makeup bag because how many do I really need?
What's included in the Walmart Beauty Box?
Here’s what was included in this season’s box:
Curel Hydratherapy Wet Skin Moisturizer
A moisturizer ideal for dry to extra dry skin. This is a water activated formula meant to be applied after your shower, but BEFORE you dry off.
Full size price: $10.94
Full size amount: 12 fl oz
Final thoughts: At first I thought this was a straight-up gimmick with the sole purpose of throwing me for a loop. I have dry skin and have been applying lotion after I dry off for over 2 decades so this was going to be a hard habit to break. I tried it anyway and found that it did work. I used less of this lotion on my wet skin than I typically apply on my dry skin.
I posted about it on Instagram and asked, “Why switch up the order of an ingrained routine?” And to my surprise Curel replied with more than an emoji, they actually gave me a thorough explanation which I really appreciate.
Here’s what they said, “Great question! Your skin has the most moisture immediately after showering. If you wait even 2 min post shower your skin has lost 50% of the moisture it gained during the shower. Curél Hydra Therapy takes advantage of the peak moisture moment and it uses the water on wet skin the penetrate deeper into the skin’s surface (your skin cells expand when wet providing a pathway for the moisture) than applying lotion on dried off skin. We know it’s a habit change, but it’s truly the best way to moisturize for maximum hydration! 💙🚿”
I replied, “Thank you for the explanation. It makes a lot of sense. Can I use any lotion to apply when wet or does this one have a super special formula?”
To which they answered, “Of course! The Curél Hydra Therapy formula was developed specifically to work with the water on your skin. Other lotions generally don’t mix well with the water and aren’t able to absorb into the skin as easily.”
All that to say, it worked and there was a very good reason why it did. My only issue with it is that it contains parabens.
Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream
A hydrating eye gel-cream that is supposed to lock in moisture. Also supposed to brighten and smooth the under-eye area for a well-rested look.
Full size price: $13.43
Full size amount: 0.5 fl oz
The verdict: I got this in last season’s box. I loved it and went out and bought the full size product, but I don’t need a duplicate sample. They purpose of getting subscription boxes is to try new things. If I continue to get repeats, whether I like them or not, I might cancel.
Soo'AE Unicorn Glow Hologram Mask
A charcoal infused sheet mask meant to detox and brighten skin.
Full size price: $2.50
Final thoughts: I love sheet masks. This one what thick and heavy because of that weird foil that was supposed to be holographic. It didn’t appear to be holographic or iridescent to me, it just weighed down the mask. I won’t be buying this one again.
Olay Daily Facials Hydrating Clean
Dry cleansing cloths that is activated with water and meant to clean, smooth and hydrate skin. They serve multiple purposes such as: cleanser, toner, exfoliator, hydrator and makeup remover.
Full size price: $11.57
Full size amount: 66 dry cloths
Final thoughts: Makeup or cleansing clothes aren’t my preferred way of washing my face, so I am saving this sample for when I travel or go camping.
This product contains parabens.
Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots
A reparative treatment for color and heat treated hair in just one minute.
Full size price: $4.97
Full size amount: 0.5 fl oz (Pack of 3)
Final thoughts: I still haven’t gotten around to using because, for some reason, I thought I had to apply heat to my hair while I used it. From what I can tell on the website, you don’t have to do that. This is supposed to be Pantene’s most potent hair treatment, so I will be using it soon.
Is the Walmart Beauty Box worth it?
I still think that the Walmart Beauty Box is worth it even if I didn’t try everything yet. As I mentioned previously, this is only the second box so I’ll determine whether or not to keep this subscription after the next couple boxes.
If you are interested in signing up, please visit this site.
Walmart Beauty Box Review for Winter 2018
In my unscientific study and review, I'm giving this box a 3-star rating because I don't need another bag and I don't like receiving duplicate items. The item selection was ok but there were no new, stand-out products this time around.