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The Birchbox Man To-Do List: September 2013

We can hardly believe it, but it’s officially September! And that means it’s time for us to update our wardrobes—hello, scarves—and daily routines to include some very appropriate Autumn staples.

Luckily, Birchbox Man editor Martin has compiled five essential tips and tricks to help make the summer-to-fall transition a little easier. Among them: a surprisingly easy workout move to tone your calves and glutes, plus a crazy life hack to keep pants wrinkle free when packing (you need to see it to believe it!).


All packed and ready to fly? Check out these six to-die-for airport meals.

Behind-the-Scenes at the Birchbox September 2013 Photo Shoot

It’s *almost* time for our September 2013 Sneak Peek video! We’re not revealing any products in your box just yet, but to get you excited a little early we do have a teaser to help you guess this month’s theme.

We got our Creative team to let us go behind-the-scenes at their photo shoot for this month’s theme and in-box product card—take a look at all their gorgeous inspiration! Can you guess what the theme is? Tell us in the comments below!

Join Birchbox by 9/14 to receive a September box—plus have the chance to win a special surprise!

The Newest Skincare Ingredient You Have to Know About


Keeping track of skincare terminology can be tricky—from retinol to hyaluronic acid and all the different peptides, you end up scanning the label for benzoyl peroxide and feeling like you need a degree in dermatology just to buy face wash. The latest question-causing ingredients on our radar are ceramides. To cut through the confusion, our editor Amary did a little digging to find out why we need these fat molecules for a whole host of things including “strengthening skin’s natural barrier, sealing in moisture and keeping out harmful microbes.”

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Sneak Peek: Birchbox December 2012

December 2012’s Birchbox theme is “All Wrapped Up.” In the spirit of the season, we’ve designed a Birchbox that looks even more like a present than usual! It’s packed full of products that we’d love to give and get this month. From a customer favorite fragrance by Juicy Couture to a non-sticky lipgloss by ModelCo (with a mirror right on the tube!), these are just a few of the samples we’re sending out in December.

PLUS, click through to our YouTube page and leave a comment on the video to be entered for a chance to win each of the full size products featured in the video. 

Don’t forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive videos, sneak peeks at Birchbox products and makeup and hair tutorials. 

Behind the Scenes at Our SoHo Video Shoot!

Our editorial team spent most of today at a video shoot in downtown Manhattan. We took a break from our regular studio to film one super-secret video (we can’t wait to share the deets—subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to know), one fun lifestyle video, and one video starring some of our members! You’ll have to wait to see the finished products, but wanted to share a few behind the scenes pics. Take a peek below!

Editor Meredith getting the celeb treatment this morning. Is there anything better than getting your makeup done (especially when it’s by @ReivaMakeupDiva)? Can you guess where we are?

Editorial Director Mollie Chen super excited to meet and interview some of our members downtown this afternoon. Fun fact: She’s wearing our producer’s dad’s gloves.

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