Toppbox Review by Darren – February 2020

Nazia’s love of subscription boxes has really started to rub off on me, I look forward to receiving my own boxes, especially Toppbox and having new products to try out. As always there is the risk that Nazia might open my box before me and help herself to any items she likes the look of!! A big thank you to Alham for sending me this box to review.

If you missed my wife and I unboxing Toppbox live on Facebook, you can catch it here on the BoXession YouTube channel:

What is Toppbox?

TOPPBOX, are here to simply introduce you to great products from top brands at the comfort of your own home. Each month, they select 5-7 grooming products and deliver them directly to your door, helping you discover products you love! They’re great if you don’t know what products you should be using, interested in finding out what’s out there, want to keep up with the latest trends, or just want to have fun trying out different things.

How does it work?

They believe that looking after yourself doesn’t have to be hard and you shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to the products you use. Join the club and they’ll send you an assortment of premium grooming and skincare products from top brands every 2 months, helping you to discover products you love! From body to face, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to look and feel your best!

  • Bimonthly (every 2 months) – £24.00 + £3.35p&p

The box is posted out via Royal mail on the 10th of the month every 2 months and renews on the 1st. You can suspend, restart or cancel before the end of the month.

What did I receive?

  • Contents Card
  • Milano Cento HIM Eau De Toilette Tester spray
  • MONU Skin Salvage Men’s Moisturiser 50ml £26.50
  • Vir Original Body Wash 250ml £8.99
  • Pure Purpose Hemp Face Masque 60ml £24.00
  • Good Day Organics Mount Purious Witch Hazel Water 50ml £6.99
  • Rogue Male Grooming Lip Balm 10g £6.99

Thoughts on the products:

Milano Cento HIM Eau De Toilette Spray This has a complex woody scent that is inspired by the aromatic plants of Italy. I found the scent to be pleasant and not overpowering. This was a tester spray so it’s the perfect size to take when I go away for a few days to make sure I have a nice aftershave to use. It wouldn’t be the normal scent I would pick myself but I am happy to try out new ones given the opportunity.

MONU Skin Salvage Men’s Moisturiser This is a brand I have previously received from Toppbox and really enjoyed using, and this moisturiser was no exception. It applied smoothly and rubbed into my skin well with 1 or 2 pumps being more than enough to moisturise my face. It comes in a handy pump dispenser with a marker on the side to show how much is left so you know when you need to pick up another bottle. This product is worth the cost of the box alone – which makes this box an absolute bargain!

Vir Original Body Wash  This body wash is made with black cherry and coffee extract giving it a great energising smell. The body wash left me feeling fresh and ready to take on the day. This is a brand I haven’t seen before so it was a good opportunity to test out one of their products and I wasn’t disappointed by it.

Pure Purpose Hemp Face Masque Again. Another product that is worth the box price by itself, pure purpose is a product I have recieved a number of times in previous boxes so I was looking forward to trying out this mask. On opening the pot, it has a unique smell and the green colour did not look appealing but I went ahead and applied a layer across my face. I ended up looking like Shrek with the mask on due to the bright green colour of it! I’m glad I did use the mask though as after washing it off I found my skin felt smoother, cleaner and refreshed! I should be able to get a lot of uses out of the jar before it is all used up.

Good Day Organics Mount Purious Witch Hazel Water. This comes in a handy spray bottle making it easy to apply the required amount to the skin. The spray is used to reduce inflammation and redness especially with things like razor burn, I found the smell of this overpowering though and found it off putting when trying to apply it to the skin. Not the product for me but it did seem to help reduce the darkness around my eyes.

Rogue Male Grooming Lip Balm This lip balm left my lips feeling hydrated all day, it applied easily and a little seems to go a long way. It is small and compact so easy to fit into a pocket or work bag. I am going to continue using this lip balm and will keep an eye out for other products to use by this brand.



I always look forward to my next Toppbox as it means I get to try out a number of new products and this month was no exception. I really enjoyed trying out all the products this month and even though there was 1 item that was not for me, I at least had the chance to try it out. This month’s box is amazing value for money with all the items adding up to more than twice the subscription cost with two items alone being worth more than the box!

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Thanks for reading – Darren