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Glowing Beets Beauty Box Review

When Glowing Beets contacted me about reviewing their beauty box, I was pretty excited!  What is a beauty box?  It’s carefully selected beauty products ranging from skin care, makeup, hair products, nail products and so on…you get the picture.  You get this goodie box monthly, and best of all with a Glowing Beets Beauty Box, all the products are clean and green!  So you don’t have to worry about getting a side of toxins with any product.

Why Glowing Beets?  Well, for starters they include high quality indie brands and they make it so simple.  Their website alone is so easy to navigate and browse.  They have one box, it’s $29.95-a steal for high end green beauty products.  The boxes are all the same, but may vary slightly.  For ex. some boxes may get a different lipstick color, but they’re all from the same brand.  All boxes are shipped at the end of the month once you’re a subscriber, and if you order during the month it will be shipped out within a few days, up until the 15th of the month.  You can sign up for one box, otherwise you will be billed monthly.

I love the concept of Glowing Beets for those who are new to the green beauty scene.  They give you a good selection of products, so you’re able to test them out without making a big commitment at first.  They also offer special discounts to those brands if you do like them-how cool is that?!  Glowing Beets does the research for the best product so you don’t have too.  They include a card in each box that lists what the products are.  I have received two boxes from them and I’ve loved each of them!

The October box is the one I’ll be reviewing today and it’s a good one.

Shea Terra Organics-

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I had never heard of this brand before getting their shea butter in my Glowing Beets Box-but I am huge fan now.  I scoured their website too and they offer everything from baby and mama care, to face care and body care.  I was so impressed with their sourcing.  Shea Terra Organics sources the most potent, organic and wild harvested ingredients from across Africa.  This pristine environment, little tainted by modern pollution, grows some of the safest, unchanged botanical ingredients on earth. Unwilling to compromise, Shea Terra Organics uses whole herbs for its potent, synergistic benefits.  This shea butter smells like the tropics-a perfect blend of lime and coconut.  It melts right into your skin and leaves behind no greasy residue.  It’s pack full of all the good stuff too!  Aloe vera, pumpkin seed oil, shea butter and essential oils.  The 10z. jar is the perfect size to take on a trip too.  You guys need to check out their stuff!  They also have so many other tantalizing scents available.  $6

Sally B’s Skin Yummies B Glossy Lip Gloss-

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This lip gloss smells so insanely good!  The peppermint oil in it is so soothing and refreshing.  I received the color Sweet Plum.  It’s a great nude color with a hint of plum.  You can put it on thick or just add a touch over your favorite lipstick.  The ingredients are top notch and so minimal.  I had never heard of Sally B’s before Glowing Beets either.  The gloss itself is gluten free, non-gmo, and so hydrating!  It’s also isn’t goopy either likes some glosses.  It provides the perfect pop of shine and color.  They also carry skin care products, body products and even offer facials if you’re in the Atlanta, Georgia area.  Check out more of their gloss colors online.  $18

Herbivore Travel Mist Texturizing Salt Spray-

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Ohh…sort of in love with this product!  It smells like Hawaii in a nutshell-no joke.  It’s pure coconut goodness.  It’s meant to give you texture and enhance waves.  For those with curly hair, it enhances what you already have and for those with straight hair it brings some wave and texture to your hair.  I would curl my hair then spray this on and loosely scrunch my hair.  My hair would smell like a dream the whole day, and then the next day all I would have to do is spray a few squirts all over, scrunch and voila…instant beachy/tousled hair.  You all need this.  I love that this comes in a travel size too.  I’ve been eyeing so many of Herbivore’s products.  They offer everything from hair, skin, body, and even stuff for the man in your life.  They also have the sea salt spray in lavender if coconut isn’t your thing.  Check them out! $12

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser-

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This cleanser has so many uses.  From makeup remover to exfoliant-even a brightening mask.  It has a hint of strawberry to the scent.  What I love about this cleanser is I can literally use it to remove all my makeup-yes even eye makeup, and there is no stinging!  It doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry, unlike many gel cleansers.  I really feel this cleanser is named appropriately…it really does brighten my skin.  Especially after using it as a mask.  It does contain gluten…in case you you are allergic or try, and avoid it in skin care products.  It does contain Phenoxyethanol-which is used as a preservative in cosmetics, however much reseaerch has been done on the effects of Phenoxyethanol on animals and they have concluded that it can cause neurotoxin damage and can be an irritant or allergen to some. I did call Indie Lee and spoke with one of the co-owners who was very pleasant and willing to answer any of my questions about their products.  She did say that the percentage in the cleanser is .5% or less, and the phenoxyethanol that they use is from green tea extract and is not synthetic.  As in all ingredients labels, the first ingredients are the ones most contained in a product, as the ingredients toward the bottom are the ones least contained.  So it is a small amount and and it’s a cleanser, so in essence you are only having it on your skin for a short period before washing it off.  I think in the grand scheme of things this is not a huge deal when it comes to other ingredients.  However, I probably would not re-purchase just for the fact I would be using a lot of it over time.  This is just my opinion.  $32

Indie Lee Squalene Facial Oil-

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This is a facial oil from Indie Lee as well.  It contains Squalene Oil, which can be derived from several sources.  One is Shark liver, the other is synthetically or from vegetable sources.  I was so excited to hear that Indie Lee sources their squalene from the olives from Spain-how cool is that?  This oil feels so good on you skin.  One of the reasons I believe it feels so natural is because our skin naturally produces squalene oil.  It helps protect from environmental toxins and helps to keep moisture levels intact.  I loved putting this on at night and waking up with soft skin.  My skin just drank it up.  Oh and did I mention the only ingredient in this oil is Squalene??  That’s it!  One more reason you guys need to snag this up. $32

Indie Lee Co-Q10 Toner-

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This toner has the coveted antioxidant Co-Q10, known for it’s anti-aging properties.  It’s a hydrating toner and helps to prep your skin for serums.  It’s alcohol free which I love too.  It does have Phenoxyethanol  in it as I mentioned earlier in the post under Indie Lee’s Brightening Cleanser.  Again, I don’t have a problem using this up, but not one I would pick up again and again because of the Phenoxyethanol.  $3

Phew, this was a long review!  I just received my November box and I’m so excited to share it with you guys next month.  But if you made it this far in the review you get a serious reward!  Sign up for your first Glowing Beets Box and get 30% off using code GG30!  Check their site out here.  Don’t miss out on this amazing deal and beauty box! Have you guys heard of Glowing Beets?

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Scent Hive
    November 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Hi!

    I just discovered your blog and love it! Thank you so much for bringing up the phenoxyethanol issue. I have done my own research and find it to be spotty, and even the EWG isn’t entirely clear on its danger. While I don’t base my decisions solely on Paula’s Choice (I’m not affiliated with them BTW!), I do think they provide good information on chemicals in beauty products. Their final words on phenoxyethanol are similar to yours, “In short, phenoxyethanol is considered a safe and effective preservative when used in amounts approved for use in leave-on or rinse-off cosmetics products.”

    So thanks for doing such a great job! I think the most important thing is to be aware of the ingredients and then make an educated decision on whether or not you feel comfortable using it 🙂

    XOXO
    Trish

    • Reply
      Suzi
      November 27, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Hi Trish! Thanks for reading! Yes, I agree. I always like to inform people of the negative impact of ingredients, even if they’re not that absolute worst. I like Paula’s Choice too, they have some good info. out there. That’s so awesome that you’re careful with what you put in your body-love it! 🙂

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    Zana
    December 30, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Am very interested in trying the box, thanks for the review! Where the products all full size or were some sample / travel size? The sea just spray sounds awesome!

    • Reply
      Suzi
      January 4, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Hi, thank you Zana! The box is actually sold out-so sorry! All of them were travel size.

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