Month after month, we fill your Birchboxes with samples from the best brands around. This March, you'll make the acquaintance of a dynamite all-natural night cream, a versatile lip and cheek cream, a playful new scent, and much more. Allow us to take you on a backstage tour of this month’s illustrious lineup. Not a member? There’s still time to join!
When Jurlique gets rave reviews for their face creams, they can reply in all honesty, “Thanks! Grew ‘em ourselves.” Many of the organic herbs, flowers, and plants in this nature-based skincare line are grown on Jurlique’s own farm in Southern Australia. Combining those natural elements with the latest in scientific technology equals radiant, healthy skin.
Tired of seeing too many products list water and alcohol as base ingredients, founder Lewis Hendler looked to “nature’s first aid kit” (aka Aloe vera juice) as the foundation for his line of plant-powered products. Top dermatologists and celebrities alike love this line for its effectiveness without relying on all the “bad stuff.”
Like proud parents, we get a little gushy when this brand comes up in conversation (as it increasingly does). Exclusive to Birchbox and developed by a hairstylist, the best-selling line protects hair from the perils of over-styling—and smells great doing it.
Carefree and whimsical, Stila has brought us dreamy cosmetics since 1994. But when it comes to high performance, the brand isn’t messing around. We love playing with their bold eye shadows and multitasking colors that encourage us to “makeup” our own rules.
The idea for this company came to life in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, thanks to two beauty addicts with creative ambitions. Together they pioneered the S.M.A.R.T. system (that stands for smoothes, moisturizes, anti-aging, redness-reducing, and tones), which forms the basis for their multiaction skincare line.
Score one for team natural medicine. Drawing on centuries-old remedies, Skinfix is here to soothe skin from head to toe, armed with a potent blend of botanicals, vitamins, minerals, and emollients. No problem is too itchy, too difficult, or too delicate for this powerful line of all-natural healers.
After 20 years of development, Croatian physics professor Dubravka Pavelic launched this line of skincare, juice, and supplements to keep your skin’s genetic code healthy and vibrant from the inside-out. The powerful skincare regimen is also all-natural, without unnecessary fillers, toxins, or harmful ingredients of any kind.
Detoxify your makeup routine with INIKA’s innovative line of 100 percent natural makeup. Their vegan and organic formulas are completely free of synthetic chemicals and harmful ingredients. And the products are certifiably gorgeous.
Founder Holly Thaggard created her line of sunscreens with the idea that sunscreen should do more than just protect against harmful rays. Antioxidants deliver a second line of defense and help prevent sun-related signs of aging. Luckily for us, she also believes sunscreen should feel nice (no more of the goopy-sticky messes from childhood) and smell yummy.
For over 30 years Gilchrist & Soames has provided the world’s best hotels and spas with their luxurious bath and body products. Their line of soaps, body butters, and haircare is truly a triple threat, combining rich English formulas with botanical ingredients and unique scents.
Bring a little luxury back into air travel (or being grounded at your desk) with this line of grab-and-glow essentials. Skincare expert Denise Spanek created Air Repair to combat the effects of flying and environmental changes on skin. These products banish flight fatigue for good so you can de-plane looking dewy and refreshed.
Founded in 1911, this luxury Italian skincare line has grown from a niche brand to a major player on the international beauty scene. But one thing hasn't changed: The family-owned business still relies on traditional, time-tested ingredients like truffles, lavender, and honey to help you score bellissima skin.
Founded in 1986, this family-operated skincare line knows that the difference is in the details. All of the brand’s luxe lotions and creams are handcrafted with wholesome ingredients like shea butter and almond oil to keep skin feeling sublimely smooth.
California-born COOLA is on a mission to beat skin cancer once and for all. You just have to choose your weapon: Be it a matte sunscreen for your face or an SPF 30 moisturizer, the brand is committed to giving you plenty of easy-to-apply skincare options.
Whatever your skin concerns, DDF has a solution that can’t be matched by a trip to the drugstore. Founded by dermatologists and backed by scientific research, DDF delivers laser-targeted products for all skin types.
Best known for their talc-free hair powder, this homegrown and handmade line boasts simple, healing ingredients like patchouli, vetiver, and essential oils that smell just as nature intended (read: delicious).
Ojon is here to revive lackluster, dull hair and help it return to its radiant roots. Their products are founded on a golden elixir from the ojon tree, sourced from the tropical rainforests of Central America. The potent oil battles the damage that sun, pollution, coloring, and over-styling can wreak on your tresses.
Helmed by a winemaking husband and wife duo, this French skincare brand got its start in the rolling vineyards of Bordeaux. Founded on the science behind grape-seed polyphenols, a clinically proven antioxidant, it has developed into a full-spectrum skincare line.
Three Canadian women set out to create a cosmetic line that would enhance natural radiance and nurture a healthy complexion. They make good on their promise with their easy-to-use makeup and nutrient-rich skincare line. May we propose a rousing rendition of “O Canada?”
Green meets super-sophisticated in this Portland-based line of lip butters and solid perfumes. The earthy scents are made of 100 percent natural ingredients—think jojoba oil, Oregon beeswax, and coconut oil—and come in sleek packaging.
Discover the secret passed from nursing mothers to top makeup artists. Originally formulated for new moms facing sore nipples from breastfeeding, this ultrahydrating balm works to heal everything from chapped lips to ragged cuticles.
Founded by a dentist to the stars (celebs—they’re just like us!), this innovative brand knows just how to shake up your humdrum hygiene habits. Case in point: their Effervescent Breath Crystals, which crackle-‘n’-pop in your mouth to deliver four hours of minty freshness.
Originally created by Domingo Ghirardelli for exhausted (and luxury starved!) miners who needed something to spend their gold dust on, Ghirardelli has been crafting chocolate delicacies for over 160 years. Take a well-deserved timeout from your own pioneering adventures to savor these decadent delights.
Respect the rhythms of your skin’s natural balance and process of renewal with this thoughtfully developed line of products. Dr. Hauschka’s holistic approach to skincare fits into his larger concept of a healthy lifestyle.
Founded in 1996 by a San Francisco husband and wife duo with a mission to infuse life into an ancient indulgence, Mighty Leaf brings you premium teas from around the world. Flavors like Vanilla Bean are globally sourced from some of finest ingredients around for a truly serene sipping experience.
Harness the power of argan oil with this straight-from-the-salon line of all-natural haircare. The Nelson J system conditions, detangles, boosts shine, tames unruly locks, protects color, and moisturizes all at once. Oh, and the mood-boosting scent is like a lovely bunch of coconuts.
Founded and made in France, Atelier Cologne is the first Maison de Parfum dedicated to classic cologne. Blending long lasting essential oils with precious raw materials and citruses, each artfully crafted scent leaves us swooning.
Two brothers founded Harvey Prince based on a radical idea: boutique-quality perfume should not be overwhelming, overpriced, or filled with unpronounceable chemicals. Since then, they’ve been crafting the finest essential and natural oils right here in the U.S.A.
Pedi, set, go! This line of spa-worthy products is all about pampering tired toes with luxurious conditioning creams, botanical extracts, and calming aloe.
British menswear designer-turned-perfumer Christopher Wicks composes complex and classic fragrances for both men and women. From clean to earthy, each scent is bursting with layers of botanical notes.
Founded in 1996 by two fashion-obsessed friends, Juicy Couture has since become a worldwide powerhouse. Known for its playful and feminine attitude, the brand has gone far beyond the realm of fashion to launch accessories and fragrances, like the ever-popular Viva La Juicy.
The candle perfectionists over at Illume are a bit obsessive about crafting the highest quality candles, and they don’t stop there: Each of their unique fragrances comes in gorgeous packaging. The result is a bevy of artful candles—with names like Balsam & Cedar—that enchant from first light to last flicker.
From heat damage to daily brushing and tugging, we put our hair through the ringer. Treat your hair the way you’d like to be treated with OmniPotent’s unique two-part formula. Composed of potent amino acids and proteins, it leaves Raggedy-Ann hair manageable and ready to style.
In lieu of harsh detergents, artificial fragrances, and chemical preservatives, 100% Pure uses simple, nourishing, and (most importantly) recognizable ingredients. In fact, many of them would be right at home in your kitchen: cherries, raspberries, and black tea, just to name a few.
What could be cleaner than a bar of soap? This back-to-basics fragrance line captures the essence of freshness with their soap-inspired scent, CLEAN Original, created in 2003. From there they’ve moved on to “Cotton T-Shirt,” another elemental scent that’s as light an airy as the aforementioned article.
From loose waves to tight ringlets, founder Jonathan Torch is here to solve all your curly hair woes. With the right products, maintaining luscious locks is a cinch—which means healthier curls and less one-on-one time with the straightener.
Inspired by the energy of the Big Apple, designer Donna Karen brings you juicy and refreshing fragrances bursting with notes of fresh flowers and crisp apples. Look radiant, feel delicious? Don’t mind if we do.
So you think your skin is special? You’d better believe it’s nothing Ellen Clark hasn’t seen before. Developed in 1997 by Clark, a licensed esthetician, Control Corrective offers advanced, comprehensive solutions to every skincare problem under the sun, from rosacea to cystic acne.
Perfumer Romano Ricci, the self-described “offbeat dandy of the perfume world,” crafts sensual and unique scents (think: woodsy and musky) for the Shakespearian heroine gone wild. Not for the faint of heart, this perfume is a weapon of seduction. Use it wisely.
A perennial editor and makeup artist favorite, this cure-all balm has a million and one uses, from hair mask to eye gel. 100 percent natural, this cream is inspired by a formula found in ancient Egyptian tombs.
Marissa Shipman founded her line while mixing up products in her own kitchen. (Alas, the same has yet to happen for our fledging cupcake business.) This line of products has it all, from easy-to-use cosmetics to nail polish and skincare. theBalm’s cheeky sense of humor and playful packaging makes the process that much more fun.
Dedicated to crafting the definitive cup of tea, Tea Forte selects the finest ingredients to create a sipping experience all its own. The signature pyramid infuser allows the flavors to luxuriously unfurl into the teacup. We consider this brand our “step one” in kicking our Diet Coke habit.
Dentist developed and clinically tested, this line of teeth whitening products delivers bright-white results in no time flat. In addition to giving you a megawatt smile, the line also promotes whole mouth health with plant-based glycerin and therapeutic essential oils.
Beauty on the go has never been easier with this line of wipes. Everything from nail polish remover to antiperspirant can be tucked in your purse or pocket, available whenever you need it. Whether you’re deplaning in grand style or just leaving the gym, you can look and feel your freshest at all times.
As avid foodies, we’re well aware of olive oil’s awe-inspiring ability to transform ho-hum salads and liven up savory dipping sauces. But this Spanish brand is opening our eyes to the kitchen staple’s beautifying powers. A key ingredient in Keims’ collection of luxe bath and body products, antioxidant- and vitamin-infused olive oil rescues tired-looking skin and drab locks.
After years of swiping hotel amenities, we decided to go right to the source: GUYandGIRL, a hip boutique brand that supplies swanky hotels with premium shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers. Beyond satisfying our wanderlust fantasies, every GUYandGIRL product is made with tropical ingredients like coconut, green tea, and freesia.
Curly girls, pay attention. Miss Jessie's products whip unruly ringlets into shape. Fed up with the lack of options out there, sisters Titi and Miko opened Miss Jessie's Salon in 1997 to cater specifically to girls with curly and ethnic hair. They quickly gained tons of loyal clients and blossomed into a cult hair care line in 2004.
This month, celebrity dermatologist Dr. Brandt is in the house (er, box). The innovative line fuses cutting-edge technology with clinically proven natural ingredients to provide his clients—and us mere mortals—with the best at-home treatments money can buy. This month, he’s singlehandedly waging war against conspicuous pores with his much-lauded Pores No More® line (a favorite of Gwyneth Paltrow’s, we hear).
Suffering from a frizzy mane that can’t be tamed? Meet your savior: Obliphica, an antioxidant rich oil that smooths and adds shine to unruly locks. To see it in action, look no further than this salon-quality line of shampoos, conditioner, and styling products. Formulated with the wonder ingredient, each of these essentials is designed to hydrate dry hair and sculpt bouncy, lasting curls.
This London-based brand is best known for its brilliant colors, high-performance formulas, and insider approach to beauty that really does "pop." From your cheeks to your nails, POP Beauty wants you to step outside your color comfort zone with rah-rah colors for everyday wear.
For centuries, people have flocked to the village of Avène in Southern France to bathe in its remarkably pure thermal springs. In 1966, founder Pierre Fabre opened the Avène Hydrotherapy Center to harness the soothing powers of the thermal springs to skincare treatments. A line of skincare products followed in 1989. To this day, Avène continues to use the mineral-rich, pH-balanced spring water in all its products.