In our current sharing economy where everything can be ordered with a few taps on your phone, I’ve been relying more and more on delivery services (I used UberEATS last night so I didn’t have to leave my couch for dinner). But it’s not just food and car rides—now you can have subscription services that deliver beauty products directly to my door. Here are a few I’ve used recently:
- Angel Shave Club is headquartered in San Diego and provides a monthly subscription for women’s razors. I really like the sturdy razors because they have the sharpness of five blades and the softness of a Vitamin E and aloe strip—it’s like using your boyfriend’s razor but it’s alllll yours. Monthly plans start at $6 and allow customers to choose the number of blades, color of the handle, and how often they want razors delivered. The Angel Shave Club was founded by a woman in San Diego who wanted to be the first to create an online subscription shave club exclusively designed for women. Shaving for a cause? The Angel Shave Club donates a portion of all profits to the Malala Fund to help girls in underprivileged countries get the education they deserve.
- Colorescience is headquartered in Carlsbad and will soon provide a monthly subscription for their skincare, makeup and sunscreen products. Their mineral makeup products are very lightweight and all contain sunscreen protection without the feel of a greasy sunscreen. My favorite products are the Sunforgettable loose mineral sunscreen (SPF 50) that goes on with a brush, and the Tint du Soleil cream foundation (SPF 30). They also have lip glosses, mascaras, concealers, primers and more. The company was founded by women who worked in the dermatological cosmetic world at SkinMedica before starting this line.
- Harvey Prince has a perfume monthly subscription box called The Story of Perfume. For $22 per month, you get two mini roller perfumes plus samples of other fragrances, and bath and body products. Each month has a different theme, so you might get fragrances from Italy, India or France. It’s a nice way to switch up your scent without having to commit to a big expensive bottle of perfume that’ll last a year or more. My first box came with two French perfumes, a Madagascar vanilla perfume, samples of the Harvey Prince signature scent and Yogini scent, and a mud mask for face and body. Harvey Prince was created by two brothers (one Harvard grad, one Princeton grad – hence the name) who wanted to create the perfect perfume as a gift to their mother. Awwww.