Topbox April 2018 Prive Box Review

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Another month to celebrate because my wish list was granted. I got a Prive Box for my April Topbox! So let me tell you the difference between the regular monthly box and the Prive box. The regular box is also called the surprise box which is what everyone gets every month, but the Prive box is different. Every end of the month, Topbox send subs wish list with different Prive box options for the upcoming month. There are like 10 Prive boxes to choose from which comes from high end brands that everyone wish to get for the same price. If there are no Prive box that interest you, you have the option to just chose the regular box, but let me tell you that there will be no guarantee that you will get a Prive box either. If you choose a Prive box for your wish list but unfortunately your wish was not granted, you will receive the regular box.

Today I will give my honest review of the April 2018 Prive Box that I received. This review is short since I only have one product to review.

Name of the Box: Topbox

Cost: $12 CAD + tax (free shipping)

What you will get: Each month, subscribers will get four beauty samples. Samples can range from skincare, bodycare, makeup, haircare and fragrance. The samples are from prestige brands. Some of these brands are well known and others are newly launched or small and niche.


Glamglow Supermud Activated Charcoal Clearing Treatment 15g x3 – $81
The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids (glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, pyruvic acid, and tartaric acid) works to help minimize pores and create clearer skin. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.

I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about this product and I see this in Sephora so I was really curious about the efficacy. I applied it after thoroughly washing my face; it felt cold after application then it started to sting caused by acid ingredients. At one point it bothered me but after few minutes I don’t feel the sting anymore. Waited for it to dry before I removed it using a damp cloth. The first thing that I noticed is the glow in my face, it was squeaky clean, it did not dry my skin and my pores got smaller. I don’t see mud particles stuck in my pores (which happens a lot with other mud masks) and my face felt soft. I love the effect of this product on me, but for those with sensitive skin, please be cautious coz it really stings.


Total Product Value: C$81

Amount paid for this subscription: C$12

How much I saved: C$69


Conclusion: I’ve used a lot of mud masks before and by far this is the best of all mud mask I’ve tried, however, I don’t think the price is reasonable enough to convince me to buy full size so I am glad I was able to sample this through Topbox. Still my favorite subscription and excited for my May box!


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If you want to know what I think about my previous Topbox beauty boxes, please click here.