It is time again for the quarterly Mecca beauty loop box. For all of those currently in lockdown, I hope you’re all doing well. As of July 2021, most of Australia is in varying degrees of lockdown. It’s a tough time and as silly as it sounds, getting free makeup and skincare is always nice to brighten up our day. I am personally finding this current lockdown much harder than previous lockdowns. I’m easily fatigued and worn down but trying to be as optimistic as I can.
Anyway back to the review. Every quarter, Mecca gives out a free beauty loop box as part of its loyalty program. The contents depends on your level which is based on your yearly spend at Mecca (reviewed annually).
Level 1 – $300 – $599.99 spend per year
Level 2 – $600 – $1199.99 spend per year
Level 3 – $1200+ spend per year
Mecca has kindly also sent a free gift to all Level 3 members so watch this space. I’ve been very critical of Mecca in the past and can say confidently that the perks of Level 3 don’t justify the spending. However, it is always appreciated when they do give out free gifts to Level 3 and even Level 2 members from time to time.
The gift includes a full sized Mecca Athletica Skin
Perfecting Body Wash (retails for $38) and toiletry bag. As someone who goes to the gym, the Mecca Athletica line has always interested me.
The body wash contains AHA which is really exfoliating. I can sometimes struggle with breakouts on my body (thanks eczema). This is absolutely the sort of product I’ve been looking for.
I think this would be amazing for anyone struggling with Keratosis Pilaris or any breakouts on the body. Currently, I use Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser. I’ve also used the Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap for similar reasons and look forward to how this shapes up.
My box was purchased online due to the Sydney lockdown. Delivery was quick and smooth as always.
My Level 3 box contained the following:
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser 50ml
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream 8g
Vilhelm Parfumerie Morning Chess Eau De Parfum 2ml
sans [ceuticals]Cellular Repair Body + Face Lotion 10ml
I’m overall pleasantly surprised with this box which is bare minimum because I usually find one product I won’t get much use out of. I have heard amazing things about the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser and am really excited to use it. It contains glycolic and lactic acids which help with exfoliation and reducing the size of pores. The biggest appeal is that it acts as a 2 in 1 cleanser and exfoliant. Efficiency is key.
I own the Sunday Riley C.E.O 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum. At the moment, I can’t say much because I’ve only used it sparingly but I can’t wait to complement it with the moisturiser. Hydration is so important during winter months and it is just really nice to get samples of luxurious and well sought-after brands. Mecca girls love Sunday Riley.
I don’t think I’m too interested in the other two samples as they’re quite expensive so there definitely won’t be a purchase but I’ll always get use out of perfume and body lotion. I definitely will use the lotion when I want to feel luxurious. For that price point, if it’s not silky smooth I’ll be disappointed. I sprayed the Morning Chess perfume and I honestly don’t really love it. It’s a very strong husky scent. It’s very mature and definitely not for everyone.
As always I’ve done a price breakdown to see how much value of product you’re receiving:
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser 50ml $30
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream 8g $99/50g $15.84
Vilhelm Parfumerie Morning Chess Eau De Parfum 2ml $372/100ml $7.44
sans [ceuticals]Cellular Repair Body + Face Lotion 10ml $51/250ml $2.04
Total Value $55.32
I’m absolutely buzzing. This is my highest value box as of yet.
For comparison, the last quarterly box in April was valued around $40. As always there is variability in each beauty loop box between stores and regions. I find that New Zealand doesn’t get the full range which is very unfair. As much as people like to complain about Mecca and their samples, I always think of getting these as a treat and don’t feel like I deserve a certain value back per se. Whilst I do spend a lot at Mecca, I also spend a crap ton on other stores and don’t nearly get as much as a reward.
And then I forget Mecca doesn’t really do discounts and sales.
What did you think of your Mecca beauty loop box this time?