Hello there Kind Friends! I apologize for the impromptu blogging intermission. I’ve been fighting an infection (which is weird for me because I never get sick for more than a day) so I’ve been very fatigued. Also I’ve been obsessively re-listening to The Selection Series on Audible, randomly.
How it works
Today I’m sharing with you a look into the new beauty/skincare free trial beauty subscription from Honest Beauty, a new store in The Honest Company branding. Honest Beauty is cruelty-free and all natural, so obviously I’m very intrigued. I have been closely following the start of this company for several months on Instagram and was ecstatic when they sent out the grand premiere email.
Like The Honest Company, Honest Beauty is launching a monthly subscription option but this time for skincare and makeup products. For The Honest Company, they ship you five essential home items a month for $35.95. At Honest Beauty, they charge $50 a month for three beauty products of your choice. The free trial option to try out the Honest Beauty bundle provides with you three small skincare products based on either dry skin, oily skin, or balanced/normal skin.
When you receive the free trial (you still pay shipping) you have 7 days to cancel or you are automatically enrolled into the $50 beauty bundle. Don’t let that deter you though, if Honest Beauty is anything like The Honest Company’s customer service — canceling by phone will be no problem. I’ve spoken with The Honest Company on the phone several times and it was a rather pleasant experience.
I requested the dry skin kit and it came with the Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser, Younger Face Deep Hydration Cream, the Beyond Protected Sheer Tint Daily Beauty Fluid SPF 30, and a cute grey bag.
I’ve only used the products once so far, since I only received them this morning, so the following are my first impressions.
The packaging is not my favorite. Although I do love the calm pale pink used on the website and in these products, the plain packaging reminds me of the brand Clinique — which I actually don’t like. I assumed given the packaging of The Honest Company that Honest Beauty would also have a fun look, oddly I imagined Honest Beauty to be like a less raunchy version of Benefit.
The products though, seem great after my first use. The gel cleanser is definitely refreshing, as the name suggests, and has a light foam. I’m also happy to say that this product does not sting my eyes. Yay! It cleaned my face without making it feel striped.
The Younger Face moisturizer was my favorite of the three thus far, it has a wonderfully thick consistency that reminds me of something I’ve used before but I can’t put my finger on it. It’s driving me nuts but I can’t figure it out. Regardless, it has a delightful texture and smells wonderfully like baby powder! I can see this becoming a staple for me when I eventually get a full sized bottle.
The Beauty Fluid surprised me. The bottle says sheer tint but it actually came out of the bottle with a bit of color. It wasn’t really noticeable, more of a highlighted sheen on me, but I would be curious to see how it looks on darker skin tones. It works as an SPF but I believe I applied it too quickly after applying my moisturizer because it did sting my face a little. I attribute this to my sensitive skin and the fact that my pores were still wide open from a freshly washed face. The sensation went away after a minute or two and has not bothered me since.
I really enjoy the sheen it gives me and anticipate it looking lovely under makeup. It isn’t a greasy look or feel though, despite the shine. It’s more of a healthy glow. The Beyond Perfected Sheer Tint Daily Beauty Fluid (mouthful) also does not smell like a traditional sunscreen, so basically it’s great.
The grey bag it comes with, is gorgeous. It honestly (ha) is worth the shipping charge all by itself since it feels really high quality and has an adorable print on the inside. The inside pattern is delicate and sophisticated when combined with the hole-filled front. Having this bag with these three product samples is a steal.
Overall, I’m very pleased to have spent $5.95 for these samples and the little bag. I don’t plan on spending $50 for a subscription as it is not something I can add to my budget right now but I definitely will try out more products from the brand soon when I have a little more to splurge with.
Would you try out a sample bundle like this? I’m very excited that The Honest Company brought this idea to Honest Beauty as well.