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It's time for October's clean beauty box roundup!  I'm excited for another month of clean beauty.  This month we are seeing 3 natural beauty boxes.  I've got the scoop on all three.

First up is Beauty Heroes.

Beauty Heroes: Joaquina Botánica

I was excited to see a new brand in Beauty Heroes Box this month!  Joaquina Botanica is in the box.  The brands name comes from the founder's great grandmother who started the first apothecary in Cali, Colombia.  Giovanna Campagna, the founder, wanted to honor the natural beauty and rituals of Latin American women and so she created Joaquina Botanica.  

The brand pays embodies the tropics with it's vibrant, natural botanicals, that are also laced with clinical actives. Loaded with South America- cacay, camu camu and sacha inchi, all rich in antioxidants.  They use oils as their delivery system.  Their formulas are also loaded with hyaluronic acid that helps to moisten and plump skin. It's a taste of tropical skincare!

Orquidea + Vitamin C Hydrating Glow Oil- This oil has dewy written all over it!  Have you ever been on a tropical island and your skin is plumped, and glowing from the humidity. This glow oil is that in a bottle.  The products has flora that is native to South America.  These oils are used in traditional healing and active botanicals. Orchid extract helps with firmness, elasticity.  Plus, it is packed full of antioxidants like camu camu and sacha inchi. It has a slight buttery sweet scent to it.  It is very hydrating overall and nourishing.  It even has the retinol alternative bakuchiol.  My skin felt all sorts of dewy and completely soft.  I loved waking up to the buttery soft texture and hydration still intact.  It works even during the day time if you really want to glow!

Calendula + Peptides Hydrating Essence- This essence is full of anti-inflammatory properties.  It has a blend of calendula, rose water, glycerin and hyaluronic acid.  This formula gives the skin an instant boost of plumpness and brightness.  Plus, it feels calmed and soothed as well.  The plant peptides from Amazonia superfruit sacha inchi help with fine lines and wrinkles.  It's also loaded with antioxidants from vitamin c-rich camu camu and combination of superfruits.  I love using this before my oils and serums, over makeup or just to wake myself up!  

This Beauty Heroes Discovery is valued at $142, but you can get it for $58.95!  Get it here before they sell out.

 

The Detox Box: LXMI

 

Another brand that I had heard of but hadn't tried much of!  In this month's Detox Market Box we are seeing LXMI.  This is an organic skincare line, that features Nilotica, which is a rare shea butter that is sourced from the Nile River.  This shea butter is known for it's beautifying properties and how it benefits the skin. 

The late Leila Janah made the Nilotica the focus of her beauty brand, all while giving back to Easy African Women who grow the nuts.  Sadly, Leila passed away in 2020.  The CEO of the brand, Anna-Maja Bjorkenvall, now carries the mission and message forward.  

Pure Nilotica Melt- This is for skin that is feeling extra parched or cracked.  This features one ingredient that will deeply nourish the skin.  It is a balm to oil and instantly absorbs into the skin.  Say hello to brand new skin! I love applying this everywhere.  From my hands to my dry feet, elbows and even lips.  

LXMI 33 Face Oil- This oil contains 33 nutrient oil that help to calm and soothe the skin, protect it and nourish it with hydration.  Your skin will be glowing and vibrant!  I apply this right to my skin after my serum and patting in gently all over.  You can even add the Pure Nilotica Melt over it for added hydration.  My skin drank up this oil.  It doesn't feel too greasy, but truly nourishing.

Copper Wand- Ok, I may have been the most excited to try this copper wand when I saw it in the package!  It is totally new for me.  It helps to de-puff and energize the skin. It's a mini facial massage you can do right in the comfort of your home.  One end you use to scoop the product onto your face and the other end you use to massage it in.  I liked using it specifically on my eyes.  You can even put it in the fridge for an added cooling sensation! 

This Detox Box is valued at $144, but you can get it for $57.99!  Get it here before they sell out.

 

Boxwalla: Lepaar

I was so excited to dive into this box. I've used a couple of Lepaar's products in the past and was impressed so I couldn't wait to get my hands on these!  Lepaar is a luxury clean skincare brand.  It is slow, soulful beauty. Lepaar was founded by Johanna & Christo Everingham.  Johanna has been creating her own organic formulas for 20 years.  She was introduced to organic crafting by her alchemist mother.  

Johanna & Christo combine their shared passion for exceptional quality & the revival of nurturing practices & lost widsom, to create ‘living objects’ be they skincare, clothing or even garden hoses. Their skincare line exemplifies the magic of slow whole-plant beauty. -Boxwalla

In this box we are seeing three products from their newly launched ‘Kairos Moment Capsule Collection'.  These products are meant to work together for a variety of skincare concerns. 

Summer Wine Even Tone Antioxidant Shield- This is a cocktail of antioxidants that is made to help fight free radicals, pollution, soothe inflamed skin and even skin tone and hyperpigmentation.  You could say it's loaded! The formula is filled with sun-infused extracts of Primitivo Grapes, fermented Chardonnay grapes and seed and Shiraz leaves- all loaded with resveratrol. If that wasn't enough, it also has Dragon's Blood resin, Strawberry gum, Strawberry seed oil, Saffron, Mulberry leaves and Genetian in it.  I love how it felt soothing to my skin and really soaked in.  I can't wait to keep using it to see the full benefits!  Especially with hyperpigmentation. 

Elastic Love Firming Face and Neck Oil- Ok, this product had me at neck oil!  Often you see so many products target to the face, often the neck can get neglected.  Which is sad because it's one of the first areas to show signs of aging.  This blend helps to not only tighten skin but make it firmer.  It has sun-infused extracts of Kangaroo's Paw Flower, Quince, Red Clover, Bamboo, Horsetail and Artichoke.  These are all mixed in with cold pressed seed oils.  It's a beautiful oil that helps to take back elasticity that may have gone and tighten the skin.  Plus, it increases collagen production!  It does a lot.  It smells like berries, not overwhelming.  I basically want to drench myself in this every night!  It sinks right into the skin.  This is definitely my fave out of the three!

Smooth Operator Unfolding Face Balsam- This product was created with a nod to artisan coffee- sign me up!  It contains coffee bean oil, Bacuri butter, Green coffee seed oil and more.  It helps to gives smoothness to the skin, while also keeping the hyaluronic acid intact.  This can even be used as an eye serum.  It doesn't feel too heavy.  

This Boxwalla Box is valued at $188, but you can get it for $49.95!  Get it here before they sell out.

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