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Is there really anything more thrilling than receiving a present in the mail? Yes, the thrill is ever so slightly diminished if you’ve ordered said present for yourself, but in today’s subscription culture, it’s easy to lose track of what you’ve signed up for and be genuinely surprised once a month. Beauty box subscriptions are the perfect example. The fees are often low enough that you can completely miss the money leaving your bank account, so the box of beauty minis that arrives once a month can come as a complete surprise. Thinking about treating yourself or a loved one? Check out our edit of the best beauty box subscriptions on the market.

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GLOSSYBOX Beauty Subscription Box


You can find a number of premium hair, make-up and skincare brands, as well as a whole host of up-and-coming names in beauty, in a Glossybox delivery. Alongside its signature subscription service, Glossybox is also known for its seasonal collaborations – which include the likes of Bareminerals, Beauty Bakerie, Too Faced, Philip Kingsley and Molton Brown. Luxury at a fraction of the normal price. Subscription boxes from £8.50 a month.

Roccabox Beauty subscription


For a more general beauty box subscription, try Roccabox, which deals in everything from nails, make-up and skincare to body products and hair accessories. Products range from testers to generously-sized bottles, so you can rest assured knowing you’re getting value for money. Subscriptions start at £10 a month (when you sign up for 12 months).

The Perfume Society Beauty subscription

The Perfume Society

Can’t get enough of perfume? The Perfume Society curates its subscription boxes to include the best on the market without breaking the bank, with each box housing up to eight fragrance samples from designer labels. Each tester also comes with a scent card detailing each and every note, giving you a bit of insight into the types of fragrance on offer. Subscription boxes start from £15 a month.

Wellbeing Sisters

Wellbeing Sisters

Wellbeing Sisters has created a clean beauty and lifestyle subscription box for every stage of womanhood, from early adulthood and motherhood to later life. The boxes feature a selection of clean beauty, health, and lifestyle products at a fraction of their usual price, along with bespoke wellbeing advice and nutritious recipes. Bi-monthly subscription plans start at £60 per box.

FFS Subscription Box

Friction Free Shaving

The Friction Free Shaving (or FFS for short) subscription service delivers fresh razor blades and shaving products to your door for just £9.95 a month. There is even a blade recycling scheme to help you be a more eco-conscious shaver, since disposable plastic razors are one of the world environmental offenders in the beauty world. You’ll get a rose gold or silver razor handle plus four refill blades in your first box.

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FabFitFun Box


An American quarterly subscription box that goes further than the usual beauty box format, offering fashion, beauty and home goodies to bring a seasonal reboot to your look at a huge discount. The seasonal boxes contain over $200 worth of products for $49.99, and they ship throughout the US and the UK. You can even choose which items you’d like to include and exclude.



Birchbox is one of the original beauty subscription services and still one of the best, with one million global subscribers. It costs £13.95 (including postage) per month, making it one of the most affordable beauty box subscriptions.

LookFantastic Box

Look Fantastic

The Look Fantastic box contains six products a month worth a minimum of £50 with fun new brands and products to get to grips with, plus some subscriber discounts.


Latest in Beauty

If you don’t like the idea of receiving a box of random beauty brands each month, Latest in Beauty’s build-your-own option is one for you. You can log on and pick three, six or nine products to try or stock up on each month. But if you want someone else to do the choosing there are also seasonal collections and collaborations to buy as one-offs. (Just get yours before they sell out.)

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