Amazon Beauty Box November 2016 Review

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The Amazon Beauty Sample Box is one of the sample boxes periodically available for Amazon Prime Members. Simply purchase the box for $11.99 and one week after shipping you will receive a $11.99 credit on your account that can be used towards the purchase of select beauty items. You can see the list of eligible products here; there’s 161 items to choose from! Not a Prime member? Sign up for a 30-day free trial here and get free shipping for all of your holiday shopping needs.


There was a card on top that said to check the terms and conditions online and where to find more boxes.


Looks like I hit the sample jackpot! Ooh, is that a razor? Score!


Here’s everything in the box. There’s a little bit of everything!


Here’s a trio of L’Oréal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition skin care samples that remind me of the types that come as a magazine insert. Eye Balm has shea butter and apricot seed oil and is supposed to reduce puffiness. Facial Oil has SPF 30 and olive oil and is non-greasy. Golden Balm can be applied to the face, neck, and chest to strengthen the skin. All three of these items are ideal for mature, thinning skin and no sizes were given but I would say they have a couple of days worth of use in them.


I used this Nivea Nourishing Body Oil (39¢) and loved how it soaked in quickly and didn’t leave my skin feeling oily. It had a light scent that wore off quickly.


It’s been years since I’ve been to The Body Shop and I’m looking forward to trying their Drops of Youth Concentrate  ($1.35). Stem cells from plants are supposed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 4 weeks.


This is a generous sample size of Crest 3D White Toothpaste in Radiant Mint ($2.80). I like the way it makes my mouth feel minty fresh plus it removes up to 80% of surface stains while strengthening and protecting the teeth. Glide Pro-Health Cool Mint Floss (27¢) is shred-resistant and is supposed to reach tight spaces more easily than regular old floss while leaving a minty burst of freshness behind.


Just in case you still want to further whiten your teeth, you can give the Crest 3D Whitestrips ($8) a try. There are two strips, one for the upper mouth and one for the lower part, and you leave them on for an hour. Refrain from brushing before wearing to help reduce sensitivity.


I love to try new razors and was happy to see the Venus Swirl ($7) which has 5 blades and a Flexi-Ball for better contouring. It didn’t give me razor rash when I used it under my arms, which some razors tend to do.


Here’s another magazine-type sample. L’Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Day Moisturizer has SPF 30, glycolic acid, and vitamin C to help you attain younger looking skin in one week. This sample says it isn’t sufficiently large enough to provide sunscreen protection so I’m guessing that makes it less than a one-time use sample but I could get at least two days worth of use from this size.


Pantene Moisture Renewal Hydrating Shampoo (35¢) smells so good, like fresh green apples. I have fine, flat hair and will pass this along but this shampoo and its matching conditioner (not included) are supposed to erase the damage of 100 blow-drys. Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash (38¢) promises softer, smoother skin after one shower and has a nice, light scent.


This duo from Aveeno had a coconutty scent yet is “as gentle as fragrance-free” for the skin. Skin Relief Gentle Scent Body Wash (40¢) lathered nicely and Skin Relief Gentle Scent Lotion (56¢) left my skin soft and itch-free all day long.


Acure Brightening Facial Scrub ($2.12) is vegan and free of parabens and sulfates. Walnut shell powder and sea kelp help with exfoliation while kaolin clay absorbs oils without stripping the skin. Use 3 times a week for best results. Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy (11¢) helps heal dry, cracked, or irritated skin with petroleum jelly. This stuff is a multitasker and can take on diaper rash, wind rash, cracked lips or heels, minor burns and scrapes, and many other minor skin irritations.


I received two Tom’s of Maine Naturally Dry Antiperspirant in Natural Powder Scent ($2.11). My biggest problem was just trying to get the cap off but the deodorant itself worked well and left me dry and stink-free all day long.

This was a nice box full of items that would go great in a weekend bag or just to try before you buy. Since there are over a hundred items to choose from to spend the $11.99 credit on then it’s a great buy since you plan on buying toothpaste or deodorant anyways, right? Might as well get a bunch of other items in the mix. I found this box to have around $26 in value and that isn’t counting the magazine-type samples. Nice!

What do you think of the Amazon Beauty Sample Box? Let me know if this box was a hit or miss for you in the comments!

FYI: This box is still available. Here’s the instructions to get this box (there may be variations) and 3 other boxes!

Amazon is offering FREE sample boxes for Prime members after credit! You will pay for the sample box and then receive a credit back on Amazon for the purchase of specific brands/items in the categories you purchased the box in!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Be an Amazon Prime Member! If you’re not, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial! Amazon has a lot of offers for Prime Members, including the Baby Welcome Box!
  2. Visit the Sample Boxes page and sign up for the ones you want.
  3. A week after your product ships, you will receive an email with instructions about how to use your credit.
  4. Use the credit back on Amazon for the items you want more of!


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  • Gabriela

    I was on the fence about this box, but decided to give it a try. I have to buy soap and shampoo anyway, so the credit will be very useful.

    • Deb

      Gabriela, I hope you enjoy your samples! My favorite item was the Nivea Body Oil, I’m going to need to stock up on that!