Boots shoppers can bag over £60 worth of premium skincare products for free with the retailer’s latest beauty box offering. The high street favourite has become well known for their money-saving hauls, many of which had sold out within days of launching, such as the Love Island and Festival Edits.
The boxes typically feature a range of high-end and popular brands, with a mix of full size and deluxe samples that are packaged up and sold at a heavily discounted price. And their latest haul – the Skin Refresh Beauty Box – means shoppers can stock up on their skincare essentials for a lot less.
Priced at £32, the latest launch contains nine premium skincare besties including skin-loving beauty heroes from iconic brands such as Kiehl’s, Dr Jart, Origins and Liz Earle. And it’s so good, even Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert team are urging customers to ‘go quick’ if they want one for themselves.
While the retailer says the contents are worth £82.50, saving shoppers some £50, the deal hunters say they calculated it ‘to be more like £93 if you were to buy all the products individually’. Their latest blog post said: “Boots reckon the contents are worth £83, but we calculated it to be more like £93 if you were to buy all the products individually. Similar boxes have sold out within a day or two in the past, so if you want this it’s best to go quick.”
The most valuable item inside the box is the Grown Alchemist Cleansing Mask, which is £27 at Boots alone. The exfoliating mask works to visibly tighten up pores, reduce excess oil, and remove dead skin cells without stripping or drying out the skin, making it perfect for the change in seasons which often wreaks havoc with our skin. Also valued at over £20 is the Huda Beauty Wishful Get Even Rose Oil, usually £22 for 10ml. These two products come in at £49 together – more than the price of the box, making everything else essentially free.
Here’s the full contents, with Money Saving Expert’s price calculations:
Liz Earle Skin Repair Gel Cream, 15ml – £8 at Boots
Grown Alchemist Deep Cleansing Masque, 75ml – £25 at Lookfantastic
Kiehl’s Calendula Foaming Wash, 30ml – £3.98 based on full-size 230ml at Boots
MAC Hyper Real Skincanvas Balm, 5ml – £6 based on full-size 15ml at Boots
Wishful Get Even Rose Oil, 10ml – £22 at Huda Beauty
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate, 3ml – £7.28 based on full-size 15ml at Lookfantastic (currently on sale)
REN Clean Skincare Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream, 10ml – £13.33 based on full-size 15ml at Lookfantastic
Dr Jart Vital Hydra Solution Biome Water Cream, 10ml – £6 based on full-size 50ml at Boots
Origins Dr Weil Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion, 7ml – £1.05 based on full-size 200ml at M&S
While MSE’s maths is correct, we’d suggest the box is actually worth slightly more than the £93. For starters, the Grown Alchemist mask is £27 at Boots, where the beauty box is sold, pushing it up to £95, while the price for the Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Eye Concentrate was calculated from its on sale price. Its value based on its full price would be more like £10.40, making the total value of the skincare box around £98 .
The box is a great way for customers to try out some big name brands for less before committing to full sizes, and with Christmas just around the corner, is ideal for gifting or splitting to use as stocking fillers.
Marks and Spencer have also launched a beauty box that can save shoppers around £75 on premium beauty buys. The Beauty Discovery Edit features a hand-picked selection of nine products, of which four are full sized, including anti-ageing creams, seasonal fragrances and must-have hair care. Marks and Spencer says the box has a total value of over £100, meaning shoppers save around 75 per cent on the RRP.
Some of the premium brands starring in the box include the likes of REN Skincare, Shay and Blue, and L’Occitane, alongside the likes of more affordable names like Dr Paw Paw, and M&S own-brands including Apothecary and Fresh Elements.
But if it’s Boots’ latest deal that has you salivating over your skincare, you can pick it up here for £32 before it sells out like the rest of them.