Thinking about checking out a new skin care routine that promises to brighten the dulling impact of wintry winds and drying indoor heat? Want to investigate a different way to add gloss to hair that’s suffering from the same kind of blahs? Why not investigate beauty in a box?

Some of the most luxurious brands offer you the chance to try them on for size. Expensive hair care names will bundle shampoo, conditioner and styling gel into one travel package. Gift sets may present a range of cleanser, moisturizer and skin serum that a manufacturer wants you to try.

Beauty in a box works for both consumer and manufacturer. The brand gets to introduce customers to a product buyers might never consider otherwise. Customers get to experiment without paying the high price tag that might come along with stocking up on full size products.

Who cares if you’ll never in a million years use the anti-aging oil that is nestled among the skin toner and cleanser you’ve been dying to buy? Add up all the components of the beauty box, and you may just find the brand is practically giving away the lone piece you don’t want.

You’ll find beauty in a box on several big-name Websites under different categories. Ulta offers a selection including palettes of eye and lip colors and a Jimmy Choo trio of purse fragrances along with other possibilities under Gifts. You would spend $206 at Sephora is you bought the Peter Thomas Roth Mask-a-Holic components separately, but you can buy the try-on sizes all together in a kit for $75. Sephora packs their beauty in a box into a link they call Value Sets. Here you can find collections of brushes, eyeliners, teeth whitening kits. You name it.

Some of these goodies are available in stores while others are found only online. Does your thick, curly and coarse hair have the potential for lusciousness, but you just haven’t found a way to unlock the shine? Ulta is ready to help you out with SheaMoisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Kit.

Try the Bloomingdale’s Beauty in a Box here. Nordstrom has an offering here, as do Macy’s and Belk.

Try one on for size!