5 Niche Subscription Boxes You Should Know About

Subscription boxes are everywhere nowadays, and for good reason: It forces us to try new products every month and it feels like Christmas each time we come home to a package. If you don’t already subscribe to a monthly beauty box, chances are you haven’t found the right one for you—we promise it’s out there! Whether you’re looking for a box curated for your skin tone and hair type or one that supplies your DIY addiction, we’re sharing our favorites here. And if you’re looking for one that supplies your love for all things luxe, don’t forget to subscribe for our winter Box of Style.

Think Outside The Box

If You're An African-American Beauty...

Finally a box that caters to women of color! The Essence beauty box is highly curated subscription service—by the beauty experts at the lifestyle and entertainment magazine known for being the preeminent voice of black women—that targets your specific skin tone and hair type.

If You Like Your Beauty Products To Be Natural...

Goodebox caters to beauty junkies who prefer natural and organic products. Fill out a member profile and your box will be curated to fit your needs and interests but you can rest assured know all the items you receive are sustainable and cruelty-free.

If You Like To Do It Yourself...

Handmade Beauty Box is subscription service that delivers all-inclusive sets of ingredients and instructions for you to make your own beauty products in the comfort of your own home. We especially love that their October box features a pink-salt body scrub in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and 100% of sales are donated to Project Violet.

If You Like To Experiment With Your Beauty Routine...

Be in control of your beauty regime with this unique beauty box service. While it isn't a subscription-only program, Memebox allows to pick one-off boxes that range in themes from skincare sets to makeup as often as you like. The best part is you can experiment with the latest and greatest from Asia's beauty scene.

If You Like To Borrow From Your Boy...

If you constantly find yourself stealing grooming products from your guy, this is the box for you. Choose your faves (ours are the razors) and have them delivered to your door every month like clockwork. If you can believe it, Dollar Shave Club's most affordable plan starts at $3 per month.