Goodbeing is a healthy beauty/natural wellness subscription service with a high level of personalization. Some of the products are full-sized; others are trial and travel-sized. I’ve profiled Goodbeing a couple times (you can read those here and here) because I’m continually impressed by the products delivered to my door.
Through Goodbeing I’ve been getting my green beauty fix. I believe its their high level of personalization (more on that below!) which sets Goodbeing apart from other comparable services.
So instead of showing off the latest Goodbeing box, I want to share two months of Goodbeing boxes side-by-side to give you a sense of how consistently good it is.
Personalization Makes the Difference
Each box is personalized via the in-depth profile Goodbeing members fill out. So the collection I receive will most likely differ from your own curated box.
The products in my Goodbeing box reflect:
- personal style
- my usual monthly budget for cosmetics, so they can source products to fit my budget
- my skincare goals and concerns
- my level of interest in specialty categories such as perfume, nail care and feminine hygiene
- fragrances I prefer (and avoid)
- makeup colors that fit my taste and complexion
- vegan preference
Inside Box #1
Here’s what I got:
- A sturdy travel-sized container of Organic Dry Shampoo from Green & Gorgeous Organics. This vegan hair product uses safe, quality ingredients such as organic arrowroot powder and organic brown rice powder to absorb grease and extend your hair style. The scent is thankfully mild, unlike many hair products which mistakenly attempt to double as a perfume.
- A full-sized Aquarian Gaze Mascara from Pacifica. I’ve heard a lot about this mascara, and was curious to try it. Pacifica’s mascaras don’t embody the ultimate in clean ingredients, but I know many green beauty aficionados who use this mascara as a compromise after they’ve been let down by other, purer, mascaras. The wand is well-shaped and rubbery, and the price ($14) is reasonable for anyone looking to repurchase.
- A Foot Polish and Detoxifying Foot Masque from London’s Pedisoaks, 1 oz containers each. To me, this is where beauty boxes are the most fun, because I’d never splurge on an at-home foot treatment like this, but now that I have it, I can’t wait to indulge.
- A 1oz spray bottle of Board & Batten’s Calming Lift for skin and hair. It uses aloe, hyaluronic acid and silk peptides to add moisture. It smells faintly of roses.
Box #1 contains an interesting assortment of products for hair, body and face. But is Box #2 as good? (Hint: yes, it certainly is!)
Inside Box #2
Here’s what I got in the second box:
- A full-size Eyeshadow from HAN Skin Care Cosmetics. The color, Chocolate Bronze, is just as gorgeous as it sounds. The eyeshadow is richly pigmented and flattering. I also appreciate the way this eyeshadow feels on my skin: smooth and soft, not powdery or cakey. But the best thing about this eyeshadow is the clean ingredient list: rice powder, argan oil and cupuacu butter make this a makeup product I can feel confident in.
- The Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF50 from Mychelle. This is a product I already know and love; you can read my full review of Mychelle’s excellent sunscreens here. This 17% zinc oxide formulation offers stable, safe broad spectrum protection. I generally use Mychelle’s Sun Shield SPF28 for all over the face, then keep this Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF50 in my purse for touch ups during the day for my daughter and myself… the stick formulation makes it easy to quickly protect vulnerable spots like the nose and cheekbones.
- Moondani’s Breath Mist is free of alcohol, sweeteners, or unwanted additives. The box says “Fresh Breath. The Essential Fashion Accessory.” which I didn’t fully comprehend until I tried it out. The glass and gold-capped bottle is infinitely more elegant than your typical breath freshener, and the flavor profile (ginger, cardamom, fennel) is exotic and unexpected. I’m a fan, and have already decided this is a must-have for my purse.
- The 0.7oz sample size of the Resurfacing Enzyme Mask from Bonnie uses pomegranate enzymes and willow bark to brighten and purify skin. Beet root extract increases moisture to promote plump, hydrated skin. It’s vegan and made in Chicago.
- Four samples of Juice Organics’ updated Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Free of sulfates, parabens and synthetic fragrances.
- A beaded piece of jewelry that supports the education of a child in a rural Kenyan community: the Education Rafiki Bracelet from Me to We. I love that Goodbeing supports meaningful social engagement by including Me to We products in their boxes.
Goodbeing costs as little as $18/box or as much as $21/box, depending on the length of your subscription.
The value of the individual items I received in the first box is:
- Organic Dry Shampoo from Green & Gorgeous Organics, $7.99.
- Aquarian Gaze Mascara from Pacifica, $14.
- London Pedisoaks Foot Masque, $5.
- London Pedisoaks Foot Polish, $5.
- Calming Lift spray from Board and Batten, $14. Personally, the value of this particular 1oz item seems a bit inflated, since the 4oz full size version is only $30.
The value of the individual items in the second box is:
- HAN eyeshadow, $13.
- Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF50 from MyChelle, $12.
- Moondani Breath Mist, $7.50. I promise, it’s so much cooler than it sounds!
- Bonnie Resurfacing Enzyme Mask, $8.50.
- 4 sample packets of the Juice Organics Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, worth $1.20 apiece. These babies are gonna come in handy while I’m traveling this summer.
- The Me To We Education Rafiki Bracelet, $10.
Month after month, Goodbeing has managed to build boxes for me with products I’ve had my eye on (Pacifica mascara, a particularly gorgeous HAN eyeshadow) and products that I didn’t know I wanted until I had them (a foot masque, the Moondani Breath Mist).
Because each box is so different, yet so well tailored to my own needs and preferences, I haven’t gotten bored with Goodbeing. They do a fantastic job keeping it fresh, mixing in smaller green brands like Board and Batten with well-known brands like MyChelle.
I have a use for nearly every product received in my boxes. The one exception is the Resurfacing Enzyme Mask, which I’ll have to patch-test before using to make sure it doesn’t upset my sensitive skin.
But many of the products, such as the MyChelle sunscreen stick, the Moondani Breath Mist, and the HAN Eyeshadow, are products I would have gotten up and driven to the store for, and paid full price.
Continuing the trend from my very first box, Goodbeing continues to provide personal value.
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*Goodbeing kindly provided these boxes so that I might share my full and honest opinion of it with you. The post, however, is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.
**Goodbeing was formerly known as Goodebox.