Another month brings December’s Natural Beauty Box Roundup! I’ve got the lowdown on all the latest in green beauty. As the boxes roll out, I’ll be sharing my reviews and all the juicy deets. First up this month is Beauty Heroes!
If you haven’t heard of Beauty Heroes and want to learn more about this “IT” green beauty box, check it out here. This month we are seeing the coveted green beauty brand Max and Me in the box.
If you aren’t familiar with Max and Me- let me introduce you. This exquisite line is from the beautiful country of Austria. This line represents a love story between the two founders. Max and Tanja. Max and Tanja are a husband and wife team, Max and Tanja Gruber. The name, Max and Me, really is a representation of their love for each other. Their hope is that you feel the product in your whole being and feel the vibrations of it as you use it. It truly is an experience! You feel their sweet and tender love story coming through the product, and you can’t help but be grateful for your own loves that surround you.
Their passion is so evident in their products and ingredients as well. With organic and wildcrafted ingredients that perform to the highest standards. In the end, they even go beyond organic!
Max and Me Sweet Serenity Mask and Wash is this month’s Beauty Heroes Heroic Product!
This mask and wash is by far one of my very favorite masks! It is just delectable. The smell literally transforms me to a calming and soothing place with cacao, honey and mangosteen. I can’t get enough. As I write this my jar is completely gone…I know sad. I literally used every last drop. The beauty of this product is it can be used in many ways. One way is as a cleanser. I use it to rub away all the day’s grime and wipe off with a warm washcloth. My skin feels renewed and refreshed. I also love using it as a mask. First, I cleanse my skin to remove all the dirt from the day and then follow with the Sweet Serenity Mask. I would then go about my nighttime routine and then at the end wash it off with a warm washcloth. My skin loved every drop. This little ritual of cleaning and masking has given my skin some serious restoration and glow. I would also use this as an exfoliant in the morning and leave it on after rubbing on my face while I brushed my teeth. It worked perfectly as a mask/cleanser/exfoliant combo. After the mask my skin is hydrated, balanced and glows. I can’t say enough about this product!
This is Max and Me’s newest product and it’s another decadent one! Smells so lovely with woodsy and floral notes. I love spraying this on my skin before my serums and oils. It not only helps to heal the skin with Helichrysum, but also ground and center the mind with hyssop. It may be the sidekick but this beauty stands on it’s own two feet!
Get this month’s Beauty Heroes Box here! Also, don’t forget to shop Beauty Heroes store here. If you’re a Beauty Heroes subscriber you save 15% every day when shopping. One more reason to subscribe! Also, need a gift idea for the holidays- this would be perfect! Also, check out more of my Beauty Heroes reviews here!
Boxwalla is a bi-monthly box, meaning you only get it every other month. I really like this concept because then you get to savor the products. It’s nice to be able to really use them before getting another box. Boxwalla also does a great job of giving you products that are really indie and artisan. I love this! I discover new brands and products all the time through Boxwalla. To learn more about Boxwalla check them out here!
This month is a new brand I haven’t seen before. The brand is Earth Wise Beauty. I was excited to learn that they are actually made in Spokane, Washington- not too far from me! The basis of Earth Wise Beauty products is to heal the skin. They’re an organic skincare line that go to great lengths to produce a product that is both holistic in every way and effective. I was impressed with their whole process. No detail goes unnoticed. They even share a love for sustainability. Basically they check all the boxes! I was SO excited to dive into their skincare treats.
This month we are seeing their Yasuni Face Balm and their Resiliency Face Serum. They both are such unique products. I couldn’t wait to use them and see what all the fuss was about!
Boxwalla’s December box featuring Earth Wise Beauty’s Yasuni Face Balm and Resiliency Face Serum.
I am used to face serums coming in a liquid form but this serum comes as more in a jelly form and in a jar. It smells absolutely heavenly! Notes of rose embody the whole serum. It’s based in aloe and firms up the skin nicely and refreshes it. It plumps up my skin, while at the same time minimizing puffiness- yes I’m looking at you under eye bags. It’s just quite lovely and so different then anything I’ve used. I find it perks up my skin while at the same time nourishing it. Plus, I love that it’s anti-acne and really helps to heal the skin.
This face balm is another unique product that I found myself going back to again and again. It’s a face balm for sensitive skin. Feels light on the skin but also still very hydrating. I was also drawn to it because it doesn’t contain any essential oils or absolutes. Something very rare to find in clean beauty. Making this perfect for sensitive skin and those who might not do well with any scent. The golden hue of the balm instantly leaves your skin with a glow as well. I applied this after using the face serum. Such a lovely combo! I now want to try more of Earth Wise Beauty!
Get this month’s Boxwalla box here! This month’s value is over $170 but you can get it for $50! Another great thing about Boxwalla is that you don’t have to subscribe for a long membership but can just buy the box monthly! Check it out here!
Ok, it’s time for the monthly natural beauty box November roundup! I finally took the cue from my green beauty blogger bestie- Lisa from This Organic Girl and I’m creating a round up! I’ve been doing individual posts but many of you seemed excited when I polled you about the green beauty box roundup that I thought I would give it a try and see how it goes. So cheers to one post with lots of juicy green beauty boxes!
Check out Beauty Heroes November Discovery- Natural Inlight Skincare! (Photo Cred. Beauty Heroes)
This month we are seeing Inlight in the box. This is a luxe brand made in the UK. The mastermind behind this skincare line is Dr. Mariano Spiezia. His creations come to life through plant alchemy. He uses the brilliance of plants to create skincare products that perform. He has one formula that he’s particularly known for and it’s infused in all of his formulas. This formula is called the Bio-lipophilic Matrix®. This blend of beneficial plant-based phytonutrient oils imitate the sebum’s texture while guarding and restoring the skin. Sounds like something I want in my skincare products!
The heroic product for the month is the Line Softener Intensive. The name just as it suggests helps to soften lines and bring a youthfulness to the skin. It’s filled with so many plant oils, and smells divine! Oils such as macademia, argan, jojoba and many more. Your skin literally is getting nourished with the plants and yet you’re not left with a greasy feel. It comes in a dark glass jar and the cutest wooden spoon to scoop the product out with. I apply it at night and wake up to refreshed skin!
The sidekick is the Super Food Mask. Another noteworthy product from Inlight. It’s filled with antioxidants that help promote cell turnover and collagen production. It also replenishes the skin’s moisture balance and protects the skin from environmental factors through spirulina, chlorophyll, barley leaf and rose hip seed oil. It’s a winning combination! Leave it on for 10 minutes and watch your skin transform!
Snag the Beauty Hereo’s Box here! It’s a $187 value but yours for $42.95! Subscribe here!
The Art of Organics Natural Beauty November Beauty Box is here! Featuring AMLY Botanicals! (Photo Cred. Art Of Organics)
This month we are seeing two products from the British line AMLY Botanicals. This brand is also based out of the UK and is a new one to me! Their products represent a blending of old and new. They use many old traditional ways in their formulas but also love to implement new methods using bio-actives. Basically you end up with a skincare line that is positively active and alive!
The first product is their City Screen Protective Face Serum. This isn’t like any other face cream you’ve used- trust me. It’s full of active ingredients that literally change your skin and improve the overall protection of the skin. It fills positively lovely on the skin. My skin feels soft, supple and protected- which makes sense. The ingredients creating this protection on the skin are echinacea, marine algae, gotu kola, nettle, green tea and marine samphire. This serum is perfect for those who want to help give their skin an extra layer of protection whether you’re in the city or in the country. Love applying this before my makeup!
The second product is Digital Detox. This is their silver rich face mist. I didn’t think much of this mist when I saw it but once I read up on it and used it, I must say I’ve become quite hooked! It’s meant to not only help you remove toxins from your skin but also invigorate you and your immediate dwelling. It’s meant to help get rid of the negative effects of the digital exposure we constantly are under. From your office, or work space to your home- this mist does some serious detoxing! I already have big plans to take it with me on my travels in a few weeks. The ingredients are meant to help detoxify the air from himalyan pink sea salt, and magnesium sulfate. Plus, juniper fruit oil and ylang ylang help ease mental fog. If you see me, I’m probably carrying this with me!
Snag the Art of Organics Box here! It’s $128 value but yours for $41.95! Subscribe here!
The Detox Box-
The Detox Box November Natural Beauty Box featuring: Odacite.
Odacite is taking center stage this month in The Detox Box! I have had the pleasure of trying many Odacite products and I have to say they don’t disappoint. The Maker of Odacite is Valerie Grandury. A breast cancer survivor, who was on the search for natural skincare products. However, she didn’t find them. As a result she created Odacite! It’s a mix of luxe French skincare with laid back vibes of California living. A perfect marriage if you ask me!
This month we are seeing the All-Embracing Serum. This isn’t just for your face but for your whole body! An oil that does it all- yep you heard me right. Hydrating watermelon seed oil, calming and soothing oatmeal are just two of the power ingredients in this decadent oil. I massage it on my skin right after showering while my skin is slightly damp and it soaks in so nicely. I also love using it on my face too. I apply after my hydrosol and my skin just soaks it all up. It’s such a multi-tasker! Plus, you can’t go wrong with a dark glass bottle- swoon!
I was also delighted to see the Black Mint Cleanser in the box- a fave! I was excited to see it come in a travel size tube. I have the large glass bottle- not so friendly for traveling. This cleanser feels cooling on the skin, gets rid of all dirt and makeup and leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean. Wait, there’s more in this month’s box! You also receive a crystal contour GUA SHA. This rose quartz gua sha tool is perfect for performing facial massage. Facial massage is such an amazing way to increase circulation, drain lymphatic system, and reduce puffiness. I apply a little of the All-Embracing Serum first then I use the gua sha. Trust me, once you incorporate gua sha into your life you’ll never go back!
Snag The Detox Box here! It’s $147 value but yours for $55! Subscribe here!
So which box are you snagging?! So many great options for Christmas Gifts too! If you haven’t checked out my Natural Gift Guide be sure too! It is packed full of my top picks for anyone on your list! Check it out here!
The Art of Organics October Box: Reset is here! I love the name of this box. Reset in my mind is the perfect description to describe this season transition from summer to fall. Back to routines and a time to “reset” in so many ways. My skin is resetting too after the warm summer months. In this box the skincare products represent the perfect example of adding a little more to your skincare routine for the cooler temps. It’s time for a skincare RESET.
If you aren’t familiar with Art of Organics and this green beauty box, then keep reading as I explain why this box is one to get a hold of. Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty. I couldn’t agree more! Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxurious products. Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness. I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail. They name their boxes each month as well as follow a theme. The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application. The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products. They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic. They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.
On to the review…
Art of Organics October Box: Live Botanical Luna Renew Concentrate.
This concentrate is so lovely. I was excited to see Live Botanical in this month’s box. You all know I love this brand! I’ve had the pleasure of trying this special product before and can attest to it’s wonders. This moisturizer does so much from hydrate, deliver antioxidants to the skin and provide anti-inflammatory properties. What doesn’t this little concentrate do? I love applying it in my final step of my skincare routine. My skin is left feeling supple, smooth and completely moisturized. I wanted to describe exactly what Luna Renew Concentrate is but I thought Carolyn the founder of Live Botanical did a better job than I could…
Luna Renew Concentrate is a long and slow infusion of organic Rose, Chamomile and Lavender flowers in organic, unrefined, cold pressed Chia, Camellia and Jojoba oils create a decadent and nutritive base. Delivers powerful whole plant compounds to heal and protect the skin.
The product comes housed in a dark glass jar. It is a orange hue in color, from the carotenoids- an amazing ingredient that helps repair skin from UV damage, as well as environment and stress. Plus, it gives your skin a serious glow! I think we all could use a little Luna Renew in our lives.
Art of Organics October Box: Honua Skincare AINA Mask.
This mask is gentle but also delivers nutrients to the skin. It helps to purify your skin while at the same time nourishing it. This mask is made with Kalo powder which helps to nourish the skin with phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins A + C. It also has coconut charcoal that helps to detoxify the skin. Besides detoxifying the skin it also includes a blend of hawaiian raw honey and tamanu oil that help to soothe the skin. A great product compliment to the Live Botanical Luna Renew Concentrate.
The value of this box is $98!
Still not sure what Art of Organics is? Well each month not only do you get quality products from Art of Organics but for a steal. You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar green beauty. You can sign up for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months! At 6 and 12 months you start saving. Also, each month a theme is chosen around the box.
Sign up here!
Have you used any of the products in the box this month?
So excited to share with you the Boxwalla October Box: African Botanics with you! There are so many reasons I really dig Boxwalla. I had been getting the box for a while up until last year but then I took a break while I was moving and getting settled. But honestly I kept seeing the curations every other month and I would drool a little! Haha, once a green beauty blogger, always a green beauty blogger!
In case you’re not familiar with Boxwalla– allow me to introduce you. This box delivers some of the best of green beauty. I find that’s what sets them apart from other green beauty boxes is their thoughtful curations. I always find they go out on a limb and really find brands and artisans that I haven’t heard of- which I love! If you’re into trying new brands and discovering people that truly love their craft- this box is for you. I also love that this box is bi-monthly versus every month. It helps me to savor each box and really get to know the products. Their selections are always cruelty free as well. The products are also free of certain ingredients according to Boxwalla standards. You can find the specific ingredients they avoid here. Another reason I love getting behind this box! Plus, don’t get me started on their actual boxes the products come in- seriously next level. I keep each box and give them to others with gifts in them because they’re so gorgeous! Read below on how their boxes are made. A quote from Boxwalla’s website:
Each box containing Boxwalla goodies is carefully crafted from tree-free handmade paper. A small company in India makes the paper for us, from cotton scraps, using the traditional art of paper-making that involves 9 steps and takes several weeks. The handmade paper is then meticulously fashioned into the boxes that you see in the pictures. The whole process is completely child labor free and employs 63 local villagers and 20 skilled artisans whose families have been making paper for generations. We love supporting socially and environmentally conscious businesses such as these : They craft beautiful products while preserving traditional crafts and skills that would otherwise be completely lost.
Ok, last reason I love supporting Boxwalla, you don’t have to subscribe for more than one month at a time if you don’t want too- amazing! A lot of beauty boxes you have to subscribe for 3 months or more. Not with Boxwalla. You can if you wish but it’s not required.
So now that you know the 411 on this amazing green beauty box, let’s chat about the October Box- because it’s REALLY good!
Boxwalla October Beauty Box- African Botanics
Say hello to your new favorite serum. But for real. So in the August Boxwalla box we saw the Fleurs de’Afrique, an amazing plant based retinol oil that my skin LOVES! I literally have seen a brightness in my skin and hyper pigmentation fade- no joke. If you got it, then you know what I’m talking about.
Well, this box is the perfect complement to it. It is a gel serum that can be worn under the Fleurs de’Afrique or any other oil serum and helps to plump, hydrate and deliver antioxidants to your skin. I’m starting to wonder what it can’t do! It feels so refreshing and moisturizing on the skin. The biggest takeaways from the serum is how hydrated and rejuvenated my skin feels after using. The fine lines in my skin are all filled in and smooth. It’s really like a primer before I put on my makeup! I can’t get enough.
I apply mine after cleansing and toning. Then I follow with the Fleurs de’AFrique. The serum also contains plant based retinol. Basically, the more you use it and are consistent with it, the more results you will see over time. This box is valued at $160! But you can get it for $49.95- I know crazy! I would hop on this now because word on the street this box will go fast. You can get it until October 10th. Get the box here!
I literally want to try all of African Botanics products- no joke. I have browsed their website and may slightly drool. The amount of attention that goes into them is so amazing. Check out the brand more here.
Have you used subscribed to Boxwalla yet?
Beauty Heroes August Discovery: Ayuna is here! I’m over the moon to be sharing with you about this luxurious green beauty skincare line. I first discovered them over a year ago. Beauty Heroes has had them in their box before. But this time their launching a new product and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! If you aren’t familiar with Beauty Heroes, then read the paragraph below to see why this green beauty box has my heart.
Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot. A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie last year at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people. Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands. Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box. The products typically range from skincare to haircare products. However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members. I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy. By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them. Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards. What’s not to love about this whole concept? As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.
On to the review…
This cream is creamy, decadent and addicting. I remember after first using it waking up and literally touching my skin and thinking- wow! My skin felt so good. Smooth and supple, completely hydrated. Now you might be wondering what’s in this luxurious cream- allow me to explain.
It has a combination of phyto-peptides, and restorative botanical factors. Not too mention it is preserved through probiotics- how cool! It is also vegan. This cream is meant to firm and restore your skin’s texture and color. I use it morning and night. It’s light enough to apply in the morning before makeup. It smells wonderful too! If you’ve smelled Ayuna’s products in the past then you know what I’m talking about- their signature scent. But if you haven’t let me give you a little preview. It has an essential oil natural fragrance of Gurjum Balsam, Holy Wood, Myrrh, Chamomile, Rosemary, Buchu. You will love the smell!
This body cream is another skin treat from Ayuna! It’s filled with prebiotics that help to balance your skin’s microbiota. In my opinion this is a cutting edge product! It contains Plasma Rich in Cell Factors from Noni and Peptides from Lactic Bacteria. It also has a blend of Calendula, Zea Mays. It’s power packed and will visibly improve the skin. It feels SO luxurious going on- a serious skin treat. My skin throughout the day fills so hydrated. I love how it soaks in though and doesn’t leave behind an oily residue. It also contains their signature scent! Trust me you will be loving this until the very last drop.
I wouldn’t sit on this one long! The value on this discovery is $257! But you can get it for $42.95! Word on the street it will go fast! If you haven’t signed up for Beauty Heroes, you can sign up here!
If you’re already a Beauty Heroes member, you know each time you shop in the Beauty Heroes store you get 15% off your purchase. Stock up here on all your must have green beauty products! Also, for the month of August, the love more promotion for Beauty Heroes Customers is Ursa Major’s Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant. It naturally eliminates underarm odor and soothes all skin types with a cool, fresh aroma. Get yours FREE with any $125+ purchase in the Beauty Store. Shop the Beauty Store here!
Also, be sure to snag the limited edition Makeup Discovery from Beauty Heroes- Saphho! This was such a great box! Get it here!