Let’s take a closer look at all of the products included, shall we?
(Note: These products are a mix of full-size and deluxe-size versions, but we’ve noted all of the sizes and prices accordingly, below.)
Does Augustinus Bader’s The Cream (15-milliliter deluxe size normally $85) even need an introduction? For the uninitiated, this luxurious yet lightweight and fragrance-free cream features the famed Trigger Factor Complex (also known as TFC8), a proprietary blend of “natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins [including A, B, C, and E], and synthesized molecules naturally found in skin,” cosmetic chemist Ginger King previously told Allure. That complex, in turn, creates an optimal environment in which your skin’s stem cells can naturally repair and regenerate — so, over time, you achieve plumper, brighter, and smoother skin.
Royal Fern’s Phytoactive Skin Perfecting Essence (full size) deeply hydrates and plumps skin, while not feeling heavy in the least. Gluconolactone (a type of polyhydroxy acid or PHA,) malic, and lactic acids (alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs) gently exfoliate, fade hyperpigmentation, and boost collagen production without irritating skin.
The most expensive item featured in the box, ringing in at $251, is a full-size bottle of Susanne Kaufmann Eye Cream Line A. The lightweight, silky formula is spiked with elasticity-boosting broccoli seeds, antioxidant-rich elderberry extract, and hydrating sodium hyaluronate and rosehip oil. If you experience puffy and/or dark undereyes, this will help firm and smooth the delicate area over time. You can apply a thicker-than-usual layer for the same effects as an eye mask.
While you slather moisturizer all over your face, don’t neglect your neck and décolletage. Macrene Actives’ High Performance Neck and Décolletage Treatment (30-milliliter deluxe size; not sold individually) targets the fragile, often-ignored area with antioxidant-rich green tea, vitamins C and E, and watermelon to combat free radicals and environmental stressors. Ferulic acid helps stabilize both vitamins and boosts the treatment’s overall effectiveness and ability to absorb deeply into the skin. Say goodbye to loose skin and brown spots.
The 111 Skin Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Mask usually comes in a five-pack (normally $135) but you can give one of them a go in the Violet Box. This cooling, blue-hued hydrogel mask is infused with inflammation-reducing caffeine and allantoin and moisturizing glycerin to stimulate circulation and depuff dull, tired skin. It’s essentially a 20-minute wake-up call.