Birchbox Man is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription for men. In every shipment, 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.
The lifestyle item often doesn’t fit in the sample box.
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. You can see your box at birchbox.com/mybox.
There’s a special card for BirchBox Man tips and life hacks.
The info card identifies the 5 samples in the box. It lists the price of the full-size version available on the Birchbox site, plus a brief tip on proper use.
Here’s everything in my August 2018 box.
Alternative The Wagner Old Time Shortbill Ball Cap. It’s a cool-looking cap that features a drab cotton piping with a felted wool blend. It’s an ode to legendary short-stop Honus Wagner.
It has an adjustable leather strap and brass-colored closure that adds a vintage feel to it.
The leather strap is soft and it can be easily adjusted.
It’s a one-size-fits-all unisex cap that is stylish even without a logo. The old-time styling is a hip alternative to the dad cap.
The panels are stitched together beautifully and aren’t bulky. You won’t feel the inner piping when you wear the cap.
It is soft and breathable because of the multiple eyelets on the crown and panels.
Duke Cannon Cold Shower Cooling Field Towel ($13.98) This cooling towel is perfect for freshening up when you are out in the heat. A bit of menthol creates a lasting cooling sensation. It cleans dirt and excess oil from the body, and it doesn’t dry our skin because it contains hydrating aloe.
Mister AfterSpa Exfoliating Scrubber ($8) For an extra squeaky clean shower, this exfoliating scrubber helps remove dirt and skin impurities and helps the soap or shower gel create a richer lather. It has an elastic strap which makes it easier to use. Change this after 60 uses for best results.
Quip Mint Anticavity Toothpaste ($0.90) This toothpaste promises to clean teeth and prevent tooth decay. It is anti-cavity without harmful abrasives or whitening agents. Quip has a dental care subscription that sends toothpaste refills, hence the portioning into a 2-week tube.
It has a hint of mint flavor and it foams up nicely. It contains fluoride to prevent cavities.
BalanceMe Congested Skin Serum ($10.82) Packed with moringa oil and aloe leaf extract, this serum refines pores and brightens the skin while taking care of those stubborn blemishes. It is lightweight and applies smoothly to the skin. The formula is paraben-free and sulfate-free too.
Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Expert ($3.20) It is a multitasking emulsion that has thermal spring water and anti-zit ingredients, monolaurin and X-pressin. The formula works as a moisturizer and it also prevents blackheads and treats acne with its lightweight consistency.
This month my Birchbox targeted my skincare regimen, giving me anti-blemish products. The selections focus on clearing up the skin, but they are hydrating at the same time. I also like the travel-size toothpaste and the throw-back ball cap — the classic look of it is a bit more refined than the modern version and can go with any outfit. This box approximately has $60 worth of products, including the cap. I hope they keep up the good work!
What’s your experience with Birchbox Man?