About Us

Founded in 2016, The Pip Box is a beauty subscription box dedicated to helping beauty lovers go cruelty-free with their cosmetics. Named after our founders dog Pip - The Pip Box is on a mission to promote ethical beauty brands to our subscribers shipping across the U.K and the rest of Europe.

After just one year in business, The Pip Box has been seen in ELLE and the Evening Standard - selected as one of the best beauty subscription boxes on the market. We  also won a' SBS' award as chosen by Dragons Den - Theo Paphitis. 

For every box sold we proudly donated 50p to the charity Animal Free Research UK. 

Our team search high and low to discover the best quality products so our subscribers can find the perfect cruelty-free alternatives for all their beauty items, each and every month. Our beauty boxes have an average value of £45+ and contain at least 5 beauty items - one of which is always a full sized make-up item. Unlike most beauty boxes, sachet samples are banned from our beauty boxes and our team focus on making sure every edit has a great value. Our current feedback rating, as voted by our subscribers themselves is 4.7 out of 5.

Going cruelty-free with your make-up may seem daunting at first, but we're here to help you on your journey to a cruelty-free make up bag, by offering great products, delivered every month for a fraction of the cost.  

Our Inspiration 

Our founder, Sofi, decided to go cruelty-free with all her cosmetics shortly after her puppy Pip became apart of her life. She launched The Pip Box in 2016 to help others do the same.

Sofi and Pip live and work in Chester. Pip is a mix breed - Labrador and Poodle (we think), and is a great lunchtime companion for our Pip Box team.


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Cosmetic Testing On Animals - The Facts

Testing on animals for cosmetic purposes was banned in the U.K in 1998, although it does occur in other areas of the world and as such a lot of the brands sold in the U.K are still testing on animal abroad.   

Animals such as rabbits and mice are used to test the effect of an ingredient (or mix of ingredients) for eye and skin sensitivity reactions (amongst others). We won't go into details on how these tests are performed, but as you can imagine they are often long, painful, and once finished the animals are killed. Some of the cosmetic animals tests still used today were devised back in the 1930's and as such are outdated and unreliable.

The suffering and loss of an animals life, for the sake of a cosmetic product, we feel is not justified – especially considering there are lots of cheaper, quicker, and more accurate humane alternative tests available. 

If you have any questions, or would like advice, just get in touch, email: team@thepipbox.co.uk

We're proud to be a 'Small Business Sunday' winner, as chosen by Dragons Den - Theo Paphitis. We were recently featured in ELLE and the Evening Standard as one of the 'Best Beauty Boxes'.