Topbox Review - April 2015 - Canadian Beauty Subscription Box

What is it? Topbox
How Much? $12 per month plus tax, shipping included (CDN$)
What’s in it?  4 deluxe beauty samples  

Topbox is a Canadian subscription service that sends four deluxe samples from top beauty brands each month. Topbox is the premiere monthly beauty subscription box in Canada and at only $12 per month, plus tax, it's an affordable option for those just getting into the world of beauty boxes. Topbox tends to include a lot of skincare products with some cosmetics. They tend to feature higher end drugstore and department store brands. You can expect to see Lise Watier, Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, and Benefit, along with some new and niche brands. You can see all my previous Topbox reviews here.
My April Topbox shipped with The Kit Limited Edition box that I purchased last month. This bottle of Hawaiian Tropic was tossed in the mailing bag along with the other two packages. I guess it's a bonus item this month, since everyone received one and it isn't included on the product card. (Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen Lotion - 59ml, $4.99 value)

The four Topbox products came in an organza pouch. I always opt for the "enviro-option" instead of the cardboard tubes. I already have a ton of tubes and have no idea what to do with them. 

Product card 

Sweet Pea Mango Papaya Soap ($5.95)
Made with Mango Papaya fruit extract this juicy smelling all natural soap smells good enough to eat.
This soap does smell super delicious. It permeated through the entire mailing package. I just wish they had wrapped the soap in tissue. Every product in the organza bag was caked with soap bits. 

Matrix Gloss Booster (30ml, $15)
Your Link to customizable shine. Unique concentrated hair gel formula adds instant shine to any style.
I'm not sure if this is something I would use, but it's a great size sample. 

LA Splash Diamond Lipgloss in Natural (6ml, $8.98)
Our High Pigmented Lipgloss provides long lasting moisture and intense lip color.  It is completely full-coverage and long wearing.  Infused with vanilla mint, this non-stick, moisturizing formula is enriched with nourishing vitamin E and Shea Butter.
I love that this gloss is infused with vanilla and mint! 

Zyderma HS Clarifying Cream (30ml, $34.95)
This cream is ideal for daily use and care of blemished and sensitive skin. The unique combination of skin nurturing ingredients and MicroSilver BG cares for and helps soothe skin, promotes the skin’s own natural healing process and helps to regulate the skin flora and reduce harmful bacteria.
I already received this product from Topbox, in February 2014. I guess they can't really guarantee no duplicates when it's been over a year, but it's still a bit of a let down. Interestingly, the Zyderma price has gone up significantly in the past year. The 1 ounce/30ml size used to sell for $24.95.

My April Topbox included four products, plus a bonus sunscreen. The retail value of the four products is $64.88, which is a huge value for Topbox. Normally the value is between $20-$40. With the bonus sunscreen, the value is just under $70. All the products are full size or travel size, but that isn't the norm for Topbox. Typically you will receive sample sizes. It's a good mix of products, with hair care, skincare, body products, and cosmetics. This is my last Topbox, since I cancelled my subscription last month. I'm happy with this box, but I don't feel like I will be missing out on anything by cancelling. It was a good two years, but it's time to move on.

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  1. I'm actually kind of glad that I cancelled a while back. There were some pretty great samples from some of the more 'known companies' but I notice a lot of them are from more obscure brands which don't have as much of a wow factor. Seems like you have similar sentiments!

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  2. Awww - goodbye Topbox! I am always so torn with Topbox, my April bag wasn't that great but my work partners was amazing!! I have to stick it out a little longer and hope for some amazing bags soon!!!
    Renee C.
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