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Letterbox Beauty: Best Beauty Box Subscriptions

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Best Beauty Box Subscription Services

Is there really anything more thrilling than receiving a present in the mail? Yes, the thrill is ever so slightly diminished if you’ve ordered said present for yourself, but in today’s subscription culture, it’s easy to lose track of what you’ve signed up for and be genuinely surprised once a month. Beauty box subscriptions are the perfect example. The fees are often low enough that you can completely miss the money leaving your bank account, so the box of beauty minis that arrives once a month can come as a complete surprise. Thinking about treating yourself or a loved one? Check out our edit of the best beauty box subscriptions on the market.

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  • FFS Subscription Box

    Friction Free Shaving

    The Friction Free Shaving (or FFS for short) subscription service delivers fresh razor blades and shaving products to your door for just £9 a month. There is even a blade recycling scheme to help you be a more eco-conscious shaver, since disposable plastic razors are one of the world environmental offenders in the beauty world. You’ll get a rose gold or silver razor handle plus four refill blades in your first box.

    For more ways to go green with your beauty regime check out our sustainable beauty guide

  • FabFitFun Box


    An American quarterly subscription box that goes further than the usual beauty box format, offering fashion, beauty and home goodies to bring a seasonal reboot to your look at a huge discount. The seasonal boxes contain over $200 worth of products for $49.99, and they ship throughout the US and the UK. You can even choose which items you’d like to include and exclude.

  • Birchbox


    Birchbox is one of the original beauty subscription services and still one of the best, with one million global subscribers. It costs £10 plus £2.95 postage per month, making it one of the most affordable beauty box subscriptions.

  • LookFantastic Box

    Look Fantastic

    The Look Fantastic box contains six products a month worth a minimum of £50 with fun new brands and products to get to grips with, plus some subscriber discounts.

  • LIB Box

    Latest in Beauty

    If you don’t like the idea of receiving a box of random beauty brands each month, Latest in Beauty’s build-your-own option is one for you. You can log on and pick three, six or nine products to try or stock up on each month. But if you want someone else to do the choosing there are also seasonal collections and collaborations to buy as one-offs. (Just get yours before they sell out.)