Birchbox Man is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription for men. Through it, you’ll receive 3-4 sample items that are smaller versions of what you can order from the Birchbox site. There are two versions – Birchbox Man Plus for $20 per month that includes a full-size lifestyle item, or regular Birchbox Man for $10 per month with no lifestyle item.
This is a review of the Birchbox Man Plus $20 per month box.
DEAL: For a limited time when you subscribe to Birchbox Man and use coupon code COZYFEET you’ll get a FREE pair of Bombas Socks – styles & colors may vary, including longer socks! Good on Plus or the $10 per month box.
The lifestyle item often doesn’t fit in the sample box.
The main box is in light green.
Everything comes neatly and well contained!
Birchbox has always been about the samples, so if you are a stickler for calculating in-box value, you’ll have to do some math to figure the per ounce value. The cards show the price for the full-size version of the included items — they are available on the Birchbox site. See your box at birchbox.com/mybox.
There’s a mini magazine specially made for men and I like their tips and life hacks.
This card shows the 5 samples from this box and their brief description.
Here are the items in my May 2018 box.
W & P Black Wine Corkscrew + Bottle Opener ($15) One of the two lifestyle items this month is a stylish wine corkscrew and bottle opener.
I like the matte black color in some parts of it and I wish they did it full on.
It’s easy to use, making it a handy tool for parties or even for traveling – I added this to our family toiletries bag because we’re always looking for a corkscrew in a hotel room!
Peak Sphere Ice Mold ($12) The second lifestyle item is an ice mold. It is made of a flexible food-grade silicone material for the easy release of the ice once it is frozen.
It’s dishwasher safe and BPA-free too.
Just fill it with water and freeze. Then, a seamless sphere will be formed and ready for your liquor.
It’s the perfect gift for old-fashioned liquor drinkers. It’s quite a bit larger than the regular ice cube trays, so it might take time to form but it’s still worth it if you want to have cocktails in the classic style.
Hanz De Fuko Natural Shampoo ($2.44) Sulfate and paraben free, this shampoo is an all natural cleanser that removes dirt and grime without overdrying your hair and scalp. It can also provide protection to the scalp from damaging free radicals. Ingredients include amino acids and organic plant-derived ingredients. The smell is great, but it didn’t linger for too long. Also, you just need a small amount because it lathers really well.
Hims Shampoo ($2.75) Claiming to reduce hair loss, the next shampoo sample I received is packed with ingredients known to block DHT formation. It smells like peppermint and tea tree, but it wasn’t overwhelming. I’m not sure about the hair loss reduction effect, maybe it needs some time and you need to use it religiously, but upon first use it made my hair feel clean, fresh, and full.
The packaging of the anti-hair loss shampoo includes a coupon code you can use at forhims.com.
Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads ($3.60) Under eye gel pads are not common in men’s subscriptions but I’m willing to give them a try since they promise to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness in that sensitive eye area. The gel pads I received have 100% pure collagen that plumps and restores vitality around the eyes. It also repairs the sensitive and delicate areas which help brighten the eyes.
Baxter Paste Pomade ($1.92) This formula has a hard hold of a pomade and flexibility of a wax, allowing you to give your hair some flair and style it any way you want to. It has a non-sticky texture and just a hint of shine semi-matte finish which I like.
This should be styled with dry hair from its roots.
PiperWai Natural Deodorant (50¢?) I do use all natural deodorants – it’s a healthier way to achieve odorless pits. This one’s not in a roll on or in a tube, but in a tub!
Its ingredients include activated charcoal to absorb both sweat and odor. The formula also forgoes artificial fragrance and harmful aluminum in favor of plant-based essential oils. This sample wasn’t even creamy and I gave up. I need a stick.
Birchbox Man does understand the needs of men. This month, they curated natural products for us to enjoy and to start working our way to our healthier selves. I like the variety because this box is more on the pampering and grooming side and I appreciate their effort of making it different from the past boxes. I received two shampoos this month, but at least they have different purposes. One is a natural shampoo that nourishes and one is a natural shampoo that prevents hair loss. The lifestyle items were just as great, they’re calling for a cocktail night at home! The grooming items had about an $11 value, and the lifestyle items were about $27. With a total of $38 that’s good for a $20 box, but I did definitely wonder if this was a grooming box they would have sent out for $10 a month – it would have been disappointing.
What’s your experience with Birchbox Man?