Art of Organics is an affordable clean beauty subscription box. Art of Organics caught my eye a few years ago when I was searching for affordable ways to buy luxury clean skincare products. You get FULL size products. We all know eco beauty can get very expensive and we all want the best, right? Art of Organics brings you luxury skincare products from the hottest trending green beauty brands for a fraction of the price.
What is a subscription box?
The Art of Organics box is a curation of highly vetted green beauty (mostly organic) skincare products you receive monthly. The box costs $39/month and you can cancel anytime. The monthly membership also includes a 15% discount to their clean beauty store. The store contains products from previous boxes (free shipping over $39).
Claire, the woman behind the scenes, carefully chooses products with clean ingredients, brand ethos, and high quality. I’ve noticed that products are varied month-to-month so you won’t keep getting face cleansers or repeat products. Between last months box and this months box, you almost have a complete face routine! Are you a fan of beauty tools and hair care as well? AoO has you covered there too. My favorite Hubalou bamboo hair towel wrap was featured in a box last year. I’ve also seen mask brushes and bowls featured.
Furthermore, I have purchased several boxes with my own money because they are great gift option. I’ve always been impressed with the chosen curations and the customer service. Which is why I’m becoming an ambassador for Art of Organics! I’ve never been an ambassador for a subscription box, but since I’m a previous customer; I feel my opinions are authentic and I know the customer end quite well.
Art of Organics Affordable Clean Beauty box
Every month, Boxes arrive beautifully packaged and feature indie artists with a theme. November’s theme is SOOTHE and you can see the artistry in the packaging. The packaging alone makes it feel like a Christmas surprise every month. If you’d like sneak peeks or want to know what’s in the box each month you can check out my Instagram feed here. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see photos of past boxes. A visual library of all the past boxes can be seen here.
Let’s get into the November box.
As I mentioned, the theme is SOOTHE because we’re entering winter. I live in Washington and it’s already begun to snow and freeze outside. I have an old house so my space heaters are on full throttle! Unfortunately, the heaters dry out our skin and we need to replenish that moisture. My first tip, is to buy a humidifier for your bedroom and have that going on at night. Helps your skincare do it’s job! My next tip is to use hydrating and soothing skincare. The monthly subscription box fee is $39. SOOTHE box is valued at $115. Every month the value will vary but it will always be a huge savings for you.
The star of the box is the Rejuvenating Eye Serum by Root Science. Retails a whopping $80! Meant to hydrate, brighten, and soften lines around the delicate eye area. The main ingredient is prickly pear seed oil. If you read my MUN skincare review (which you need to! Read it here) then you know I love prickly pear seed oil. This serum contains 20 high-performance botanical oils sourced from around the globe.
This is for someone with these skin Concerns:
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Uneven Skin Tone
Loss of Firmness and Elasticity
♥ My thoughts:
The eye serum is light and I don’t smell any scent, which I prefer. It does take a long time to soak into my skin, so I only use it at night. It’s very smoothing and calming under my eyes. I have noticed fine lines recently, and I feel I need to start preventative measures. I was never sold on eye products until now and I’m like GIMME ALL THE EYE CREAMS, OILS, GELS, ETC! The only con I have is the packaging. It comes in a pump, that is hygenic, but I prefer roller balls. I’m lazy and hate using a pump for a tiny area like my eye. Too much product comes out and I feel I’m wasting product with every pump. Overall, this is a steal for an eye serum of this caliber. The Art of Organics box is $39 so you get your money back with this oil. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
P.S. Root Science is an indie eco beauty skincare line based out of Portland, Oregon. I love me some PNW companies I live in Washington, so I may be a bit based.
Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil*, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) CO2 Extract*, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) CO2 Extract*, Arnica Montana (Arnica) CO2 Extract, Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil*, Proprietary Blend of Organic & Wild Harvested Essential Oils, Non-GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
Cruelty Free and Vegan || full size: 0.34 fl oz | 10 ml | 3 Month Supply (Approx.)
A new-to-me brand is Botnia. The 2nd product in the SOOTHE box is the Daily Face Cream $30 for day and night. This cream costs more than the average whole foods face cream, but it’s still affordable enough to repurchase if you end up liking it.
Key Benefits: Jojoba oil and olive-derived squalane soften and protect your skin without creating a greasy feeling. Meadowfoam oil rounds out our oil blend to prevent dehydration throughout your day. Our handcrafted rose and geranium hydrosols fight bacteria and inflammation. –Botnia website
♥ My thoughts:
This is a very light weight face cream. Great for normal to oily skin. I don’t think it would be heavy enough for dry skin gals unless you layer a facial oil or other moisturizing serum underneath. I have oily skin and liked it for morning wear because it keeps my face on the matte side. My skin can get oily/greasy looking very quickly so I appreciate a cream like this. However, at night I prefer a balm to layer on overnight.
This product is vegan, I was curious about the Lactobacillus. Lactobacillus is a bacteria; they use Lactobacillus to ferment milk into yogurt. Botnia uses this same idea but uses coconut, and radish root instead of milk to make a positive bacteria in their products. Much like a gut microbiome, resulting in harmful bacteria having a harder time growing. No dairy is involved. My review is delayed because I wanted to confirm the bacteria in question. I do not use dairy products, but the girls at AoO were super helpful in clarifying this issue for me.
Ultra Pure Water (Aqua Eau), Rosa damascena (Rose) Hydrosol, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) Hydrosol, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane (Olive), Emulsifying Wax, D-Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Lactobacillus and Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Potassium Sorbate, Benzeneethanol, Essential Oil Blend
Full size product: 1 Oz.
Lastly, we receive a ‘Clean Beauty Bonus’ with the Cactus Milk Bath made by Urb Apothocary. This milk bath is made from coconut milk, making it vegan and contains ZERO sodium caseinate! This sample size worth $5 is enough for one big, hot bath. Meant to soothe irritated skin and restore moisture.
From their website: We took the liberty of adding vitamin and mineral rich nopal cactus and healing linden and yarrow powders, making this milk soak a pure delight for your body, mind, and spirit.
Light a candle and add your desired amount of milk bath to hot running water, mix with your hands until powder is dispersed. Enjoy.
♥ My thoughts:
I love baths but haven’t had time to take a bath. BOO on me. I need to buy a new candle and make a playlist before I indulge in this luxurious cactus milk bath. Just need to give my needy kids this memo! Any other moms relate??
INGREDIENTS // Cocos nucifera* (coconut milk) powder (.5% Organic Acacia Fiber, 2.5% Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin derived from Organic Yuca Root), Avena sativa (colloidal oatmeal), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), dendritic salt, white kaolin clay, powders of Opuntia ficus indica L.* (nopal cactus), Tilia sp.* (linden leaf and blossom) and Achillea millefolium* (yarrow leaf and blossom) good energy *organic
Last month, the box sold out so fast I didn’t have time to make a post! It was phenomenal and I’m still obsessed with the facial mist. As for the December box… I got a sneak peak and YOU NEED TO JUMP ON THIS! It features a product perfect for winter that I’ve been coveting for a year! Brand is green beauty OG and I know this is going to be very popular.
You can sign up for the November box here. I am an affiliate so if you use my link I earn a small commission that goes back into funding this website. I truly appreciate your support.
♦ A few details to mention ♦
-cost $39/ month with free shipping
-no contract, can cancel anytime
-it’s a subscription membership so you’ll keep getting charged every month/receiving a new box until you cancel
-boxes are available until the end of the month or until they sell out
-you get a 15% off discount off everything in the Art of Organics online shop with your membership
-During holidays you’ll have the option to buy a box without subscribing for a slightly higher cost.
ftc: this post is not sponsored. I’m an ambassador for Art of Organics and receive the box complimentary. All opinions are my own of course, and you know I only bring you content I’m passionate about. links are affiliate. I always appreciate all of your support when you buy via my links and I receive a small commission. Every bit helps keep this blog running. Images courtesy of Art of Organics.