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Beauty straight to your doorstep: Our pick of the 7 best beauty subscription boxes

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Beauty subscription boxes have been a talking point in the area of skincare, haircare, makeup and wellness for some time now. But with so many different packages on offer, (and plenty of finer details that are often overlooked), it can be hard to know where to start.

That doesn't mean you should give up on beauty subscription boxes altogether. If you're beauty-obsessed like we are, you'll understand the challenge of wanting to try every new release, but struggling to keep track. Or the constant thought to finally replace the blush you have been using for the last three years, but not knowing where to look. This is where beauty boxes can come in handy.

With the ability to customise these boxes to suit your exact needs or skin concerns, ordering a beauty box can be almost as good as heading into a store. From wellness-inspired offerings to K-beauty specialised boxes, here are seven beauty subscription boxes we're loving at the moment. The perfect opportunity to treat yourself or give the gift of beauty surprise to the ones around you.

1. Peony Parcel

What you can expect:

Unlike more generalised beauty subscription boxes, Peony Parcel stands apart by offering more 'wellness' products. This means the Peony Parcel box can contain anything from beauty and bath products, beautifully designed stationery, fragrant candles, gourmet treats and more. It is also one of the only beauty subscription boxes that include only full-size products; which means you actually have a chance to try the products properly.

Peony Parcel offers multiple subscription options, so you can tailor your experience to suit you.

Number of products:

5-7 items.

Size:

All full-size products.

 

2. GoodnessMe

 

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What you can expect:

GoodnessMe is a quarterly beauty box that is specifically curated by health practitioners; as such, all the products included are natural and free from parabens, phthalates, SLS and phenoxyethanol. This box is a great option for those wanting to explore natural beauty, but are unsure where to start. You'll notice some familiar brands in the GoodnessMe curation, but will also be introduced to products that are less popular. The company also offers a health box, if you're wanting to treat yourself.

Number of products:

7-10 items.

Size:

A mixture of full-size products and samples.

 

3. Bellabox

 

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What you can expect:

Bellabox is a monthly beauty subscription box that curates its contents based on your unique beauty profile; sharing with you the latest cult beauty products that are selected to work for you. Although most of the products are sample size, Bellabox is a great option if you want to give new products a try without the full-size commitment. Each box also contains a mix of haircare, skincare and makeup instead of focusing on one area.

Number of products:

5 or more.

Size:

Mostly sample-size products.

 

4. FaceTory

 

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What you can expect:

Calling all K-beauty lovers, this beauty subscription box is for you. Specifically, if you go crazy for a good sheet mask, FaceTory delivers a package of either five or seven sheet masks to your door every month; with additional skincare products for you to try. The site asks you to complete their skin type quiz so that the box can be tailored specifically to your skin concerns. The perfect way to discover the next biggest K-beauty trend.

Number of products:

Two subscription offers: 5-6 sheet masks and 5-6 products OR 7 sheet masks and 1-2 products.

Size:

Mostly full-size products.

 

5. Look Fantastic

 

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What you can expect:

Look Fantastic is a rolling beauty box that allows you to choose from a one, three, six or 12-month subscription. Each box is curated by a team of beauty experts and features a mix of makeup and skincare items from brands such as NARS and Ren. Look Fantastic also offers limited-edition boxes that are specific to brands or categories.

Number of products:

Six products.

Size:

Mostly sample-size products.

 

6. Nourished Life

 

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What you can expect:

Nourished Life began as an all-natural and non-toxic beauty store and is now offering its own beauty subscription service. Beginning in February every year, samples and travel-sized skincare, makeup, health and home products are delivered monthly to your door. You can expect to receive product from a few cult-beauty brands as well as be introduced to some fresh faces.

Number of products:

4-7 products.

Size:

All sample-size products.

 

7. Pink Seoul

 

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What you can expect:

Continuing on the K-beauty train, Pink Seoul is a subscription box that covers both beauty and accessories. Every two months, a box with at least four full-size Korean beauty products, two mask products and one accessory will be delivered to your door. The selection can all be customised to your own skin type, colour and area of focus.

Number of products:

4 beauty products, two masks and one accessory.

Size:

Mostly full-size products.

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