Exciting J-beauty news! I’m happy to announce that I am officially a RAXY Beauty Box ambassador!
Raxy (ラクシー), if you haven’t heard of it, is a beauty subscription box from Rakuten Japan. Each month, members receive cosmetics tailored to their beauty profile, according to their makeup or skincare preferences.
It’s surreal that something that started out as a hobby has turned into a fabulous opportunity to expand my profile as a content creator. As I wrote in my post, 7 Don’ts For Content Creators, consistency is key. While I’ve been fortunate that I have been able to work with many brands, I’m incredibly excited (and super nervous!) to be selected as an official Raxy Ambassador.
I’m so excited to be an official Raxy for the next 6 months, and here’s a look at how it all started.
My Raxy Journey
I first signed up for the Raxy Beauty Box in the summer of 2018. What initially attracted me to Raxy honestly was the opportunity to earn Rakuten points while trying new cosmetics at an affordable price.
When I switched from K-beauty to J-beauty, I stuck to “safe” drugstore staples like Lululun sheet masks and DetClear Peeling Jelly. Eventually, I wanted to try new products, but I didn’t know where I should start.
The idea of trying new beauty and skincare products while racking up Rakuten points was too good of an opportunity to pass up! No longer would I need to push my daughter’s stroller aimlessly up and down the aisles of the drugstore as I checked the @cosme reviews of products that caught my eye.
Each month, Raxy sends me a box of products matching my preferences. Whenever I review or rate products in My account, the information is used to fine tune my preferences to ensure that I will love each and every box. There’s also the opportunity to earn Rakuten points when you fill out the My Choice (Myチョイス) survery:
Raxy Beauty Box
The beauty profile first asks for your skin’s:
Biggest concern (肌の悩み).
It also asks about your preferred shades of:
The beauty profile has a few questions about your:
Favorite type makeup products (興味のあるメイクアップ)
Favorite type of skincare products (興味のあるスキンケア)
and whether you would like a skincare or makeup (どちらの希望) box.
Finally the beauty profile asks about your beauty preferences (“なりたい”に一番近いもの):
Do you want to try the latest trends? (常に最新を)?
Or, are you aiming for a certain “look”:
Classic beauty (綺麗)
My Favorite Raxy Boxes
I’ve been a Raxy member for almost 3 years, and every month I look forward to the arrival of a new box. However, my very first months with Raxy were filled with concern…
What if the cosmetics don’t match my skin tone?
I’m a fan of boring nude eyeshadow palettes, so I haven’t had much trouble there! I’ve also learned that I have no need to fear pink and coral lipsticks!
What if the products aren’t compatible with my hair type?
Haircare is hit or miss, even when it comes to products created with black hair in mind! I’ve made several disappointing purchases on my trips to the US and have had to give away products to my mom/sister or use on my daughter’s hair.
And my biggest concern, what if I ended up with a box of whitening products?
Well… this actually happened! That Summer 2019 box of whitening products was the basis of one of most popular posts, The Truth About Japanese Whitening Cosmetics. In addition, I’ve since learned that I can incorporate “whitening” products into my skincare routine without denying my heritage and trying to erase my racial background.
The brands that arrive every month are primarily affordable J-beauty products, with some Korean skincare or makeup items. Sometimes they include mid-range European and US brands as well. However, don’t be surprised if your Raxy box features high-end domestic brands like Koh Gen Do. And, Raxy’s annual SK-II collaboration boxes are always a hit!
In my experience, Raxy has been a great way to try new products and brands. For example, I’m now a huge fan of Tunemakers’ AHA toners and Vitamin C serums.
Ready to Raxy?
If you want to try Raxy, the beauty box from Rakuten Japan, then use my code qa3c19 when you sign up. We’ll both earn 100 Rakuten Super Points!
Raxy is 2,480 yen monthly, which includes tax and shipping costs. Or, you can sign up for the 3-month subscription for 7,140 yen per billing cycle.
Your first Raxy box will arrive around the 20th of the following month that you signed up. For example, if you signed up on March 25th, your first Raxy box will arrive on/around April 20th.