Searching for the best beauty box subscriptions? We’ve found ten sites that you'll love.

The subscription model has exploded in the last five years, offering to deliver everything to your door from coffee to face cream. The beauty industry was one of the market leaders, offering monthly edits of new and iconic beauty brands. In a now saturated market, subscription box brands have had to up their game. Here are the top 10 beauty box subscriptions that offer that something a bit extra.

Glossybox


One of the original, and still one of the best, Glossybox’s signature pink box delivers five products each month from across the beauty gamut – from skincare to makeup and haircare. You set up a beauty profile so they can tailor your products for skin and hair type, as well as colouring. This ensures you don’t get delivered any duffers. There’s a flexible contract and great editorial content to help you get the most out of your monthly haul.
Glossybox, from £8.50

Lookfantastic


A great one for bargain hunters – Lookfantastic, the beauty discount site, offers a monthly subscription box that guarantees a £50 contents’ value, for £15 a month. Beyond their regular box of big and emerging brands (great for those looking to break out their beauty rut), they also offer themed or single-brand boxes to purchase separately. Lookfantaistc partners with brands such as Omorovicza, Elemis, Molton Brown and Bare Minerals. This often saves you hundred of pounds on their retail price.
Lookfantastic, from £15 per month

Roccabox


This is a great option for beauty mad teens, or if you’re looking to dip your toe into the world of subscriptions without the hefty price tag. Roccabox’s smart rose gold packaging certainly doesn’t reflect the bargain £10/month price tag, nor do the contents. Inside the box, you will find a range of independent beauty brands.
Roccabox, from £10 per month

Birchbox


The first ever subscription box model Birchbox is still leading the way, partnering with the crème de la crème of the beauty world. Choose five products a month depending on your beauty needs, from brands such as Benefit, Smashbox, Elemis, This Works – plus a host of cult French pharmacy brands. A great-added perk, if you fall in love with a particular product in your box, you can purchase the full-size version through the site.
Birchbox, from £10 per month

Little Known Box


If you are looking for the ‘next level’ of subscription to satisfy a real beauty buff, the Little Known box could fit the bill. Seeking out ‘little known’ brands and products, the expert edit will keep you ahead of the beauty pack. Expect 5-7 products each month, sought out from around the globe to deliver the next ‘big thing’ in beauty, to your door.
Little Known Box, from £12.45 per month

Mintd


If you are looking to ‘scale up’ your beauty subscription, then Mintd is the one for you. Forget sample size. Each month 4-5 full or deluxe-size luxury products are delivered to your door. Undoubtedly targeting the luxe end of the subs box market, there are still savings to be had from brands including the likes of Sunday Riley, Oribe, Neom and Oskia. To ensure you love and use all your box’s contents there is a detailed beauty profile to fill out, based on your skin and lifestyle, plus an additional gift store of curated boxes if you fall in love with one of their cult brands.
Mintd, from £65 per month

The Natural Beauty Box


Whilst ‘clean beauty’ is a hugely growing market, The Natural Beauty Box is one of the first in the UK to offer a dedicated subscription box of vegan-friendly beauty products that are guaranteed to be completely natural and cruelty-free. With a strong focus on aromatherapy and ethically produced, independent brands, it’s a great way to discover new products if you are struggling on the high street and each month is themed, so you never get bored.
The Natural Beauty Box, from £24.95 per month

Meebox


If hair and skincare isn’t your thing and you’re a sucker for a new nail polish, Meebox is the UK’s only dedicated subscription box for nails. It’s not just paint either. Each box will contain three new shades, plus nail art, tools and treatments to keep your nails in tip top condition. Cheaper than one mani a month. There’s a great Instagram feed to follow too, if you’re looking for inspiration on how to get the most out of your box.
Meebox, from £30 per month

Secret Scent


Another niche box – Secret Scent is a dedicated perfume subscription box. It delivers 30 days of scent to your door. If you’re a fickle fragrance buyer it’s a really clever way of changing things up, month on month. And it’s not just for women, there is a men’s box too – both containing scents from some of the big designer brands, including Gucci, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and Davidoff. There are accompanying fragrance cards so you can learn about the notes of each perfume, a great gift subscription or clever way of seeking out your new favourite scent.
Secret Scent box, from £15 a month

Pink Parcel


A clever idea for a subscription box, packaging up your monthly sanitary products with some delicious treats and self-care essentials – from chocolate to face masks, giving you that little boost when you need it most. A great teen gift idea that’s both practical and pampering.
Pink Parcel, from £12.99 per month

July 2019

By Lydia Mansi

Like this? You should read these stories too:

Ten Best Beauty Sites for shopping, video tutorials and live chat

What’s Online: Beauty Banks

What the Vogue Editor Did Next: meet charlotte-Anne Fidler