GLOSSYBOX September 2021 Subscription Box Review

If you are unfamiliar with GLOSSYBOX, it is a beauty subscription that sends you 5 products every month. GLOSSYBOX works with a number of high-end brands from all over the world so the retail value of the subscription box will always be much higher than what you are paying as the subscription fee.

You will receive a variety of deluxe-sized beauty products that will help to enrich your skin, hair, makeup routine, and lots more. Each month’s box follows a theme that is different from all the other months’ themes. The theme for my September box was “Pure Relaxation” and it was, by far, the best GLOSSYBOX I have received this year.


If you are new to GLOSSYBOX, you can take a look at the previous monthly boxes to get an idea of how GLOSSYBOX works. You will see that each month has a new theme and the products included are different and unique.

GLOSSYBOX works with a large number of beauty enthusiasts in order to create the best beauty box every month. You can expect the subscription boxes to contain some of your favorites, along with new and trendy products! 

Key Points

  • The GLOSSYBOX subscription fee starts at $21 per month.
  • GLOSSYBOX ships to the United States and Canada.
  • GLOSSYBOX offers subscription plans of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or even 12 months.
  • Each GLOSSYBOX has a retail value of at least $60.

How To Start Your GLOSSYBOX Subscription

  • The first step is to click on “Subscribe” and then choose your desired monthly plan. You can choose to pay monthly or make a one-time payment at once. 
  • After you are done selecting your subscription plan, you will be asked to review your cart. Then, select “Checkout Securely Now”. If you have a coupon code, you can add it below to get the box for cheaper.
  • The third step is to log into your account. If you do not already have an account, you can register using your email address or sign in using your Facebook or Google account.
  • The last step is to fill in your shipping address, select a delivery option, and choose your payment method. 
  • You will receive your subscription box within 5-10 working days. It will be delivered directly to your doorstep.

Subscription Plans, Pricing & Policy

GLOSSYBOX offers two types of monthly subscription plans. One is a month-to-month subscription plan that charges you $21 per month and the other is a yearly subscription plan that charges you $18 per month.  

You can also opt for prepaid subscription plans where you will need to pay the subscription fee for the given months at once. The prepaid subscription plans provide discounted monthly rates so they are likely to be cheaper than a month-to-month subscription plan. GLOSSYBOX offers prepaid subscription plans of 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. 

The fixed-term subscription plan of 3 months is set at $58.50, the fixed-term subscription plan of 6 months is set at $111, and the fixed-term subscription plan of 12 months is set at $210.

Both the monthly and the fixed-term subscription plans will be renewed automatically unless you cancel within the 14th of the expiring month. One thing to keep in mind is that you will not be able to cancel your fixed-term subscription in between the months. It will need to be done at the end of the term. 

To cancel your subscription plan, you will need to log into your account and click on “My Account”. There, you will find a “Subscriptions” section where all your subscription plans will be displayed. Then, scroll down the page and click on the “Cancel” option if you do not wish to continue receiving the subscription boxes. 

Perks of being a GLOSSYBOX Member

  • Instead of buying 1 or 2 products for $21, you will get 5 or more products with the same amount of money. Not only will you be able to try out different beauty products from time to time but you will also be able to identify which products suit you best. 
  • You do not need to go to the makeup stores physically. GLOSSYBOX will deliver the boxes directly to your doorstep. 
  • The GLOSSYBOX members will also receive exclusive offers every month. The beauty enthusiasts at GLOSSYBOX try their best to include some of the most popular, trendy, and highly reviewed products in the subscription boxes. 
  • Apart from subscription boxes, you will also be able to purchase limited-edition boxes. These limited edition boxes tend to include high-end beauty products such as MAC, Fenty Beauty, NARS, and lots more. These limited edition boxes usually have a retail value of at least $200 and usually include 6 or more products. You may receive perfumes and nail polishes as well in these boxes. 
  • The GLOSSYBOX members will be able to earn Glossy Credit with which they can purchase skincare products, merch, and limited edition boxes from GLOSSYBOX. The skincare products may include hydrating mists, cleansers, moisturizers, and serums among others. The merch includes face masks, tote bags, water bottles, hand sanitizers, and even mugs with the GLOSSYBOX logo printed on them. The members will also be able to purchase a variety of makeup products from LOOKFANTASTIC using Glossy Credit.
Perks of being a GLOSSYBOX Member

How To Earn Glossy Credit

  • GLOSSYBOX will reward you $5 if you invite your friend to become a member of GLOSSYBOX. Once your friend accepts the invitation and purchases a subscription plan, you will receive $5 in Glossy Credit. 

  • You can complete your Beauty Profile to earn $0.40 in Glossy Credit. The Beauty Profile contains a set of questions regarding your skin, hair, and preferences. You may be asked to choose your skin type, hair type, or which products you use the most in your daily routine. 

  • You will also be able to earn Glossy Credit by submitting reviews about your subscription box or skincare products from GLOSSYBOX. You will earn $0.40 per review. 

  • You can also participate in the box, product, or brand surveys to earn Glossy Credit. By completing a box or product survey, you will be rewarded $0.40 whereas, by completing a brand survey, you will be rewarded $0.80. 

If you complete these steps, your account will be credited with the amount automatically. If you are using the Glossy Credit to purchase items from LOOKFANTASTIC, you will need to link your GLOSSYBOX account to your LOOKFANTASTIC account. It is important to keep in mind that the Glossy Credit does expire. They have a validity of 12 months so you will need to finish them within a year.
Subscription Plans

Now that you’ve got an idea about how GLOSSYBOX works, let us take a look at my September box! As stated earlier, the theme for this month was Pure Relaxation which I, personally, thought was a great theme. The products in this subscription box are intended to help you take a step back as the weather transitions from summer to autumn.


The beauty products come in this beautiful, baby pink box. This box is made using high-quality, thick cardboard so you do not have to worry about the products becoming damaged during the shipping process. Moreover, the inside of the box is quite spacious, which makes it great for storage. You can easily store medicine, nail polish, stationery, and lots more in the box.


When you open the box, you will see a pamphlet on top that is tied around with a black ribbon. The pamphlet includes a detailed description of the products included in the box so you can follow the pamphlet to use the products correctly.


When you remove the pamphlet, you will also see that there is an insert below that talks about the advent calendar. You will also notice that all the beauty products are wrapped in pink paper tissue.


The Advent Calendar is a special box that GLOSSYBOX releases every year. The box is beautifully packaged and includes a number of high-end and highly-requested brands. So, it tends to have a very high retail value. Unlike the regular subscription boxes that include around 5-7 products, these limited edition boxes usually contain a large number of products. The insert says that the Advent Calendar for 2021 will contain 27 beauty products that have a retail value of at least $550. The featured brands are noted at the bottom of the insert. The back of the insert shows you customer reviews of the Advent Calendar from last year. 

Here is a quick glimpse of the 2021 Advent Calendar from GLOSSYBOX!

Advent Calendar from GLOSSYBOX

You can tell by the looks that this box is fully packed with beauty products. I have received 6 products in my September box. There are a few full-size products along with travel-size goodies.


The first product that I will be talking about is the full-size DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-one Gel which has a retail value of $45. This skincare product is rich in hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, and squalane which means that it not only helps to keep your face hydrated throughout the day but also helps to treat uneven skin tones.

You may be able to get rid of dark hues, discoloration, or dark spots on the skin by using this gel daily. Moreover, it is slightly tinted so you can expect your skin to have a subtle glow when you apply it. I genuinely liked the DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-one Gel because it feels very light on the skin and absorbs very quickly. Plus, it has no fragrance.


This is the Terre de Mars Reddition Body Cleanser. It is a full-size product that is worth $23. It has an organic, vegan, and low-foaming formula that leaves your skin feeling fresh, smooth, and soft. It is rich in antioxidants that help to keep your body toned and moisturized for a long time.

This cleansing gel is made using bioactive ingredients such as coffee, rosemary extract, and verbena oil that help to get rid of impurities. Plus, it smells great. It does not have any synthetic fragrances so the aromatic smell lingers in your skin after use.


The Daily Concepts Hammam Mitt, which is worth $14, is great for exfoliating your skin gently at home. You can easily get rid of the dead skin cells on your body by rubbing this mitt on your skin a few times.

You might also be able to achieve brighter skin and remove blemishes by using this mitt daily. Moreover, the mitt does not feel too harsh on your skin, which makes it safe to use on any part of your body, be it your back or your legs. You can lather it up with the Terre de Mars Reddition Body Cleanser for a smoother exfoliating process.


Another item I received in the September box is the Natural Toothpaste by Davids. Unlike other toothpaste whose bodies are made of plastic, the tube of this toothpaste is made of metal that is completely recyclable.

It has sustainable packaging, which helps to reduce waste. This brand is also vegan and cruelty-free. It does not use any sodium, sulfate, or fluoride in its formula. Plus, there are no artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, or colors added to it.

The toothpaste is quite minty - it has a nice, traditional peppermint flavor that is not too overpowering. The travel size, worth $4.95, is great for when you are going on short trips or getaways as you can easily fit it into your bag.


An item that should be in every purse is the “This Works Stress Check Clean Hands” hand sanitizer. It is a travel-size product that has a retail value of $6. It has a concentration of 70% alcohol that is said to kill 99.9% of bacteria.

This hand sanitizer also includes hyaluronic acid that further aids in getting rid of germs and bacteria. You will be able to keep your hands clean wherever you go, especially in cases where you do not have proper access to clean water and soap.

The other ingredients include essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and neroli that are all 100% natural. This means that this hand sanitizer helps to keep your hands moisturized as well.


The last product in my September box was the Four Sigmatic Hot Cacao with Reishi. I received two packets, which were worth $4. I am someone who loves sweet beverages and I found this to be super delicious.

This is a perfect evening drink that will help you to relax and free your mind. I believe add reishi really does help make a difference. It is said to relieve stress by calming down the nervous system and proves to be extremely beneficial in boosting the immune system.

This drink has a sweet taste and can be taken warm or cold. I really liked it with hazelnut milk but you can use nut milk or even water. Ditch those high-calorie desserts and sip on this delicious hot cacao drink instead!



How do gift subscriptions work?

You can gift your girlfriends a GLOSSYBOX in three simple steps. The first step is to choose a gift plan. You can choose from a 1, 3, 6, or even a 12-month gift plan for your loved ones. Then, you will need to write down your friend’s name and email address correctly. You can also include a personalized message in this step. 

Once you are done with these two steps, GLOSSYBOX will send the gift via email to your desired recipient. The email will contain a link that will allow your friend to receive a GLOSSYBOX for free! However, you should keep in mind that these gift box subscriptions do have an expiration date so make sure that your friend does not wait too long to claim them.

What if I don’t like the products in my subscription box?

If you do not like the products in your subscription box, GLOSSYBOX may send you another. But, to avoid these unfortunate scenarios, you should always fill up your beauty profile and take part in surveys so that GLOSSYBOX gets an idea of what beauty products you like best. 

Final Thoughts On The GLOSSYBOX “Pure Relaxation” Box

This month’s subscription box had a retail value of $100.95, which is great because I only had to pay $21 for the whole box. My favorite products were the DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-one Gel and the “This Works Stress Check Clean Hands” hand sanitizer. I really liked that the DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-one Gel did not clog my pores.

It felt very light on the skin and did not make my oily skin feel too greasy. The hand sanitizer not only helped keep my hands clean but also kept them moisturized, which is a plus point since I struggle with dry hands.

Moreover, it did not smell like alcohol. It had rather a flowery smell. I do wish that GLOSSYBOX had included a body cleanser that produced a bit more foam. If you are planning on doing a self-care bath routine that includes a foamy bathtub, you might need to add something else to get the proper amount of foam. On the other hand, it was a bit difficult to get the last bits of toothpaste out of the metal tube. 

5/5 - (2 votes)

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