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Battle of the Boxes: February 2018 | Ipsy, Birchbox, or Boxycharm?

It’s already month 2 in my subscription box product review series, in which I review my three beauty box subscriptions: Ipsy, Birchbox, and Boxycharm.  However, this month, my coworker talked me into reviewing the Sephora Play! subscription box as well.  In the Battle of the Boxes series, I review each product in each subscription box and compare them with the other products in the other boxes… and then I will let you know which box was the best of all.  This is a fun way to try some new products and share my opinions with the world…but more importantly, these boxes are now a tax write-off for me.  So without further ado, I present to you: the Battle of the Boxes, February 2018 edition.

Battle of the Boxes: January 2018

So, a new thing I want to do each month is to review my three beauty box subscriptions: Ipsy, Birchbox, and Boxycharm.  I will review each product in each box and compare them with the other products… and then I will let you know which box was the best out of the three.  This is a fun way to try some new products and share my opinions with the world…but more importantly, these boxes are now a tax write-off for me.  So let’s kick off the “Battle of the Boxes” series with January 2018:

Is Mineral Oil Bad For Your Skin and Hair? The Answer May Surprise You.

Did you know that mineral oil is commonly found in many hair and skin products?  Although it has been used in cosmetics for many years, does that make it good for you?  There are countless ingredients that are bad for you, that are often found in beauty products (see The 10 Worst Ingredients In Hair Products).  Most of these can actually damage your skin and hair, even though they are supposed to be making them better.  On the other hand, some of these ingredients are said to be safe in small quantities.  So the question remains: is mineral oil bad for your skin and hair?  Let me explain…

It's an ingredient commonly found in many beauty products, but is mineral oil bad for your skin and hair? Let me explain what it does...