I’ll be honest, I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the concept of the “subscription box.” On one hand, I’m super intrigued by the whole surprise and delight thing: you sign up once and instantly forget you hit the “purchase” button (well, if you’re like me, you forget)… then, VOILA! A box of perfect, thoughtfully chosen items, arrives each month like clockwork — seemingly more dependable than anything else in my life running on a cycle.
My hesitation has always been a total lack of trust in the quality of the box’s products. The subscription service that will actually delivery those “perfect, thoughtfully chosen items,” didn’t seem to exist — instead the options available were too mass, uninteresting and frankly, lowbrow. I don’t need to collect a drawer full of less-than-travel sized samples of products I’ll just end up tossing in a year. No one does.
Enter: Prescription Lab. A company that’s more than a beauty subscription box, they’re a beauty and cosmetics brand themselves (created in Paris, with natural ingredients, of course), and simply put: they get it. Currently shipping to France and Belgium (UK coming this summer — and US, you’re next!); this group of beauty enthusiasts led by founder/creator Sarina Lavagne, wants to give women a new kind of beauty experience, one with a luxury experience (products are all full size, or luxe samples!) that introduces women to brands across price points, categories, as well as seasonally.
The best part; is each month the product in the box builds towards a total beauty program for your needs, so you’re enhancing your beauty routine month over month without even realizing it, based on the seasons. They also work hard to make sure you’re getting only the best — and partner with incredible brands, from Dior (this month!), to La Mer, and first-to-market products from cult brands you won’t get anywhere else.
This month, Atelier Doré is celebrating Prescription Lab’s May box, Time To Escape, which is all about embracing summer holidays, long weekends, and lazy days beachside. In it, you’ll find everything you need for a vacation-perfect beauty routine, and it comes in a travel-sized (chic! and durable!) tote designed by Charlotte Javier that will have you day-tripping in no time.
**Remember, shipping to France & Belgium only — we’ll keep you updated as they expand!