Skincare

Sisley-Paris Beauty Subscription 6 Months

July 11, 2017

Sisley-Paris Beauty Subscription | The Beauty Look Book

Sisley-Paris is one of those beautiful skincare lines with cult-status products and extremely expensive prices. I’ve tried a small handful of things to date and splurged on a few face masks which are really quite amazing. Due to the price points I haven’t looked at the line in detail even though many readers recommend the Black Rose Precious Face Oil. They launched a beauty subscription program which allows you to sample five things a month at a pretty reasonable price. The Beauty Subscription service is exclusive to the Sisley-Paris website in either a 6-month subscription for $60 or 12-month subscription for $100. The cost is like you are essentially paying for postage. I’ve been lucky to receive it for a few months now courtesy of Sisley. However since my move across country, other skincare projects, having to adjust to new surroundings and weather, and also other things happening in life I haven’t had a chance to try most of the items. The good news is that I saved up six months worth of boxes to be able to share with you today what 6 months looks like. Sometimes seeing more than one month’s worth makes it easier to decide whether or not to sign up for a subscription program.

Sisley-Paris Beauty Subscription | The Beauty Look Book

Each month you receive a little black box, small drawstring bag, five skincare, fragrance or makeup samples, a little card explaining each product and a promo code for extra points if you purchase anything from the box. I’ve never ordered anything direct from their site as I used to buy my Sisley-Paris items from my Neiman Marcus back in San Diego, however they do have a rewards program. Gold and Platinum members receive the subscription for free. Here are the box contents from January through June 2017, US:

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What was in each box by month. Each month has a different theme to add a fun twist. Notes on what I tested below:

  • January – The Detox
    • Ecological Compount
    • All Day All Year
    • Botanical D-Tox
    • Phyto-Blanc Buff and Wsh
    • Eau du Soir Shower Gel
  • February – The At-Home Spa
    • Buff and Wash Facial Gel
    • Facial Mask with Linden Blossom
    • Moisturizer with Cucumber
    • Energizing Foaming Exfoliant for the Body
    • Eau de Champagne Lotion
  • March – The Instant Beautifiers
    • Eau Efficace
    • Sisleya L’Integral Anti-Age
    • Double Tenseur
    • Sisleya Le Teint
    • Izia Eau de Parfum
  • April – April Showers
    • Phyto-Blanc Lightening Cleansing Mil
    • Hydra-Flash Mask
    • Hydra Global
    • White Ginger Contouring Oil for Legs
    • Restorative Body Cream
  • May – May Flowers
    • Lyslait Cleansing Milk
    • Sisleya Radiance Anti-Aging Concentrate
    • Black Rose Precious Face Oil
    • Phyto-Teint Eclat Foundation
    • Eau Tropicale Eau de Toilette
  • June – Long Weekend
    • Sisleya Essential Skincare Lotion
    • Supreyma Cream
    • Eye Contour Mask
    • The Neck Cream
    • Eau de Champagne Body Lotion

As you can see I had saved all the packets but was able to test some of them over the past few weeks. With skincare I like to take my time anyways so I have these saved in a box that I can try at my leisure. Things I really loved:

  • Buff and Wash Facial Gel is a very gentle facial scrub suspended in a gel wash, this was very gentle but still effective, I find most scrubs too harsh for my skin and this one is among the most gentle that I’ve tried.
  • Facial Mask with Linden Blossom is designed for the most sensitive skin, it has a very soft and soothing feel to calm and smooth the skin, you leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off, it’s an excellent calming mask.
  • Energizing Foaming Exfoliant for the Body is such an amazing body scrub, I’ve mentioned that I’m a die-hard loyal fan to Aesop, this one is more gentle with a more feminine spa-like feel, I’m adding this to my buy list for when I see a good GWP.
  • Eau de Champagne Lotion is a lightweight cream that smells like a bright citrus champagne green scent, it has a light enough scent that it’s not overpowering, I love how it absorbs quickly, I’m more of a body oil kind of girl now, but would consider using this in humid weather as it’s quite refreshing.
  • Izia Eau de Parfum is a lovely soft rose scent, I’m more into green or white florals, but this is one of the most wearable rose scents I’ve tried.
  • Black Rose Precious Face Oil is the most raved about item and most recommended from my readers, I’ve been a long-time devotee to Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate and Midnight Recovery Oil. I tried the Black Rose Oil twice (each sample is a 1-time use and I had an extra one from another GWP) – both at night. It’s a richer oil but a little goes a long way, it’s beautifully hydrating and when I use it overnight I wake up with super soft skin.
  • I’ve also tried all the milk cleansers, I’m more of a liquid or gel cleanser person but these have been nice to try.

Sisley-Paris Beauty Subscription | The Beauty Look Book

I’ve featured a few other beauty subscriptions on the blog that I signed up for including this one from Sephora and this one from Birchbox. I cancelled both before I moved from San Diego. The monthly cost was reasonable but the contents were hit or miss. I’ve discussed beauty subscriptions with a few friends – some say they think subscriptions aren’t really worth that $10 to $25 per month because they’ve gotten things they just don’t care about. Others have said it makes more sense for a luxury skincare line because you’d have a better idea of what you’d be sampling from rather than a bunch of random brands or colors of lipstick or highlighter you’d never wear. I agree with both sides. For the Sisley Subscription Program you can find a lot of these in GWPs and I’ve definitely accumulated quite a few sample packets over the years. I had a good relationship with one of the sales associates at my local stores and they would often pull samples of what they could find. The nice thing about the subscription is you don’t have to spend $100 to $300ish for the minimum for just a few samples – it’s a lot more affordable this way.

A few last thoughts: The size of the packets and tubes you get are most of the time a single or two-time use. Some of the larger bottles of cleanser or makeup remover you can definitely get more use out of (I’ve used some 5 times and there’s still a lot left). With skincare I do feel like more product would definitely be helpful in testing these items – so whether or not this would be useful or worth it to you will depend on your preferences. There are some discovery sets with larger sizes available to purchase at retailers like Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom to give you a better sampling. Still at the price point of this subscription program this is a nice way to try new things each month.

You can find the Beauty Subscription Program exclusively online at Sisley-Paris. Full size items and sets also available at Beautylish, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter.

Have you tried anything from Sisley-Paris? What are your favorites?

Beauty subscription provided courtesy of Sisley-Paris.

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  • I’ve actually never tried any products from Sisley before! Thanks for sharing this indepth post

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  • Eileen

    I can imagine that many people are interested in Sisley and yet they are intimidated by the prices. Sisley is definitely marketing to a more affluent demographic. Although I’m not a Sisley devotee, it is right next to the La Mer counter which I do shop regularly. Both counters have the kindest, nicest SA’s you could ever ask to meet. And, when it comes to samples, they’re always very generous whether I’m purchasing that day or not. They know their target customer well and so I’m sure they’re sample approach pays off. For people who are interested in Sisley, who don’t mind the price points, and who don’t have easy counter access, this monthly sample program sounds interesting. It’s a shame, though, that the samples aren’t “delux” size.

    • Aaaah, La Mer next to the Sisley counter! Yes I do think most of Sisley is outside my price range but everything I’ve tried is phenomenal and I think the items I have purchased are worth the splurge.

  • I’ve never tried anything from Sisley but it is something that I’m interested in! You’re right that with skin care small samples aren’t enough to really know how good a product is, so I do wish that the sizes were bigger

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  • Rachael Campbell

    This is an interesting post, thank you. As I’m hitting my mid thirties, it makes me think that I would definitely subscribe to a guerlain subscription box if they had one.

  • GraceMonaco

    I have had this subscription for a full year and have just renewed it. I travel a lot so I find the samples perfect for my trips and no checked luggage routine. I have purchased the full size (and will repurchase these when I’m done) of their concealer which comes with a concealer brush, the Black Rose face mask, and the Eye Contour mask. I am probably going to purchase the Lyslait cleanser and the White Ginger Oil for Legs next. Their products are expensive and $300 for sunscreen is insane, but I have found a few products through this program worth the splurge. I have mature skin, travel constantly between NYC and Florida which makes my skin completely schizophrenic, and very long-haul flights a few times year so I do enjoy indulging myself with this product line from time to time.

    • Awesome!!! Do you take advantage of the points on the Sisley website? It seems worth it if you stock up because you can use them towards purchases!

  • nic

    I am dying to know what you think of the ginger spray?!

  • lusuito

    Sounds like a quite interesting monthly subscription box!

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  • Wow it’s such a great idea! I think all luxury brands should offer such sample package available. There are so many people who would prefer testing out expensive skincare items before committing to purchasing a full size product. Thanks for letting us know about this subscription option – I will definitely keep it in mind!

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  • olivia

    I’ve never tried Sisley before, but this seems like a great way to try out the brand. Thanks for introducing me!

  • SoSuSam

    Thanks for your thoughts on this subscription service. When I’d heard about it in the past, I thought it was a bit pricey; but you make a good point about the value of the ease of sampling things when you live FAR from stores (as I do). I have very dry, ahem, “mature” skin and do enjoy some Sisley products. I’ve had many samples of the Lyslait, which I love, but just cannot bring myself to fork over more than $100 for a milk cleanser when there are so many decent one for a quarter the price. But I own the Black Rose mask and love it, as I do the tinted sunscreen. (That one is brilliant. BRILLIANT. Definitely try it if you haven’t already. It has serious, almost shocking coverage for a sunscreen; it lasts through the day; and it doesn’t irritate my skin, which is almost unheard of for a sunscreen.) On the “miss” side, I bought their tinted moisturizer, which I find neither moisturizing nor particularly tinted. (I’m not one for heavy foundations, but this one is like wearing nothing–for a high price.) Anyway, I’m inching closer to signing up for the subscription box. Thanks for the overview!

    • I feel you on the $100 cleanser! I feel the same about a lot of skin care, in particular La Mer, but when I splurge I’m just never disappointed. So in that sense it’s worth it – but yes, I’m like you when it comes to splurging on skincare.

      • SoSuSam

        I like to splurge on the stuff that sticks around on my face (that sounds bad), like serums and moisturizers, rather than cleansers that I wash off immediately. And yet…when there’s an item that makes me enjoy the process of caring for my skin even more, I get awfully tempted. The textures and scents of the things we put on our face matter so much, don’t they! Okay, I can hear that cleanser calling my name… πŸ˜‰