It's time for the August Natural Beauty Box Roundup! Each month I pull back the curtain on the best of the best in clean beauty when it comes to monthly or bi-monthly beauty boxes. I was excited to share this month because there were so many good beauty products. New brands and some brands I've experienced and I was elated to see they were in one of my favorite natural beauty boxes. Especially because natural beauty boxes always offer a huge savings on the products. So you get to try them for a fraction of the cost- pretty cool!
Get ready for some serious clean beauty goodness in this month's August Natural Beauty Box Roundup!
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Before I even dive into the Maya Chia review I first must tell you what makes them SO special. The all star ingredient in Maya Chia is the supercritical chia oil. Not only is chia oil heralded for it’s fast absorbing ability, but also for it’s antioxidants, minerals, and omega’s- a skin’s dream team! You can say bye to fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it has clinically been proven to increase hydration. Check out my full review on Maya Chia I did last year to learn about how they extract the chia oil! Read about it here!
I love hearing how a brand gets started and Maya Chia has quite a story. The founder Suzanne Norwitz went from the corporate ladder to pursue her passion in creating the best quality skincare. She was also interested in the Mayan people, that began with her father. He is a surgeon and would go to Guatemala to operate on Mayan’s with clef lip palates. She even has two step children now that were both born in Guatemala. Her love for the culture grew and she discovered the power of chia in the Mayan culture. Thus, Maya Chia was born!
Refresh Mint Resurfacing Moisture Mask- This mask is one of the newest products to hit Maya Chia’s line. To try a Maya Chia product is to love it! They perform so well. So when I was sent the newest Refresh Mint Mask, I basically had to hold myself back from using it the minute I got it. This is unlike any mask I’ve used before in natural beauty.
It’s a resurfacing moisture mask. It takes a drab complexion and instantly awakens it and gives it a glow. If your skin is feeling less than, this mask is for you. It uses 4 different types of acids, enzymes, moisturizers to help slough off dead skin cells, hydrate and give you your glow back. A little magic potion in a bottle. I apply it to dry clean skin. Once applied I let it sit on my skin until its dry. Then rinse off with warm water. My skin is left with a glow, and smoothness that makes your skin look radiant! I’m so excited to keep using it and see my skin improve overtime.
The Optimist- This gem is housed in a dark glass bottle, preserving every last drop of goodness. Smells divine with hints of neroli, sweet orange, and ylang ylang. The formula itself feels so hydrating on the skin and refreshing with white tea, antioxidants, fatty acids and phytonutrients- just to name a few. I can’t forget the actual spray function. It works so well! I know it might sound funny, but after trying hundreds of mists in my day, the spray function is actually quite important. You don’t want the mist to feel like it’s attacking your skin or spraying you in the eye! The Optimist sprays so well all over the face. The founder Susanne nailed it!
This Beauty Heroes August Discovery is going to go fast! A definite must for the August natural beauty box roundup. If you're wanting to snag this, hop on it. This discovery is valued at $97 but you can get it for $58.95! A huge savings. Get it here!
I love when a Boxwalla box shows up on my doorstep. It's like getting a very special skincare gift delivered right to me. I also love that this box is a bi-monthly box versus a monthly box. It really makes me savor the skincare products and not get overwhelmed. This month is totally special and of course had to be added to my August natural beauty box roundup.
The founders of Boxwalla do such a great job of picking the best of the best when it comes to skincare. They really do the research when it comes to finding unique green beauty skincare products. This month is no different! Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to Boxwalla's box but it's because they always deliver every other month.
Sea Change Cleansing Balm- This product is so lovely. It comes in a glass jar and comes in a cream texture. I take a small dime size amount and apply it to dry skin, rubbing all over my skin. This helps to loosen the dirt and makeup from the day. Then it turns into a milky consistency when I rinse my face with water. I love how it comes off so easily with water. My skin is left feeling so hydrated and clean but not stripped. I've been especially loving this in the morning. It really gives my skin an extra boost of hydration before I apply my makeup.
Modern Love Gommage Gel- This is a unique skincare product. It comes in a glass jar as well and in a green gel like formula. It smells like jasmine. It's an exfoliant, but different than a traditional skincare exfoliant. I massaged this into my skin and then waited for 1 minute before it's almost dry and then started to massage my skin again. This creates small peels and helps to peel off the dead layer of skin and the gel. Your skin is left feeling refreshed and smooth. I noticed immediately a glow from using this product. My skin was definitely happy!
Sweet Briar Hydrating Nectar- This is a serum and moisturizer in one. It not only has the powerful skin benefits of a serum that helps to calm redness and soothe the skin but it also moisturizes similar to a lotion. This is perfect for the warmer summer months when you might not want a heavy moisturizer on your skin. I applied this to my skin after the gommage gel. My skin still needed a little more hydration after applying the serum/moisturizer. So I would apply my favorite day time lotion if it was daytime or an oil at night. I was excited to learn you could also use this as a mask too! Double duty! You just leave it on for 10 minutes.
This whole skincare ritual by Heart Of Gold is so special and unique! The value is insane too. You can get all of this for $49.95 and the value is $180. Get the Boxwalla August Box here!
Stay tuned for more in the August natural beauty box roundup! As the boxes roll out I'll be sharing my faves.