The Contender: Beauty Box 5
"Beauty Box 5 is a great way to try new, practical products. Anyone in love with their current self-tanner or body lotion would typically have no reason to buy a full-sized product of something new (read: risky!)."
"This box lets you road test products you're probably already using (or need to use), but from new, unexplored brands. It makes you feel open-minded, while still maintaining fierce brand loyalty. A huge plus is the extremely reasonable $12 price tag, and that will get even smaller if you make a longer-term commitment. Who knows, you just might find something you love even more than your old standbys."
Result: "This is a good value and provides insight into brands you might be unfamiliar with. The products are practical and will be excellent additions to your travel bag."
Beauty Box 5, $12 per month, available at Beauty Box 5.
Photographed by Shani Silver