While the last LoveLula Beauty Box of the year wasn’t as Christmassy as some other green beauty bloggers expected it to be, I have still found it rather good. It contained three full-size products (a mixture of skincare and make-up) as well as a few samples (although two of which I questioned the natural credentials, due to their ingredients), all worth £58. If you’re interested in my views about each of the product and their ingredients, then carry on reading.
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This month’s LoveLula Beauty Box contained:
Madara SOS Hydra Moisture & Radiance Mask (60ml, worth £35.00)
This is the second time this mask was included in the Beauty Box, although the first time round it was in a travel size. Nevertheless, I’m really pleased to see it again as it’s a really pleasant mask. Vegan and ECO-CERT certified, it has a lovely smell and leaves your skin feeling velvety soft and hydrated, no doubt thanks to the hyaluronic acid as well as jojoba seed oil and shea butter. In full size, this mask is quite pricey, I admit that, but you could always go for the travel size before committing. It does last a long time though as you only need to apply a small amount and I tend to use it weekly, so it would last you a long time without a doubt.
[disclaim] Ingredients: Aqua Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Alcohol Rosa Damascena (Rosa) Flower Water Cetearyl Alcohol Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Dicaprylyl Carbonate Arachidyl Alcohol Behenyl Alcohol Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit Butter Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea-buckthorn) Fruit Extract Sodium PCA Glycerin Stearic Acid Palmitic acid Aroma Arachidyl Glucoside Betaine Linum Usitatissimum (Flax/Linseed) Seed Extract Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract Paeonia Lactiflora (Peonia) Root Extract Coco Glucoside Xanthan Gum Sodium Hyaluronate Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Hydrolysed Glycosaminoglycans Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Tocopherol Xylitol Iron oxide CI77492 Citronellol Geraniol Benzyl Salicylate Eugenol [/disclaim]
PHB Ethical Beauty 100% Pure Liquid Eyeliner – Black (4.5ml, worth £12.95)
I was very pleased to see this eye liner as I’d been thinking of purchasing a natural one myself actually. Before I had my little Max, I used to do a full eye make-up for work every day but I’m so tired these days so my make-up is pretty basic at the moment (foundation, contouring, mascara and eyebrows). I’m slowly trying to re-introduce a bit of eye make up into my routine and so I thought I’d start doing a nice feline eye-flick again. Having already tested this eyeliner, I’m really pleased with the results. It has a fine application tip which creates very precise lines, however it takes a little bit of time to dry so you do need to apply carefully. Overall though, I’m really impressed with it.
[disclaim] Ingredients: Aqua, *Hydrolyzed Zee Mays (Organic Corn Starch), Sorbitan Olivate, Iron oxides (CI 77499 CI77491), Mica, Leuconostoc /Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. [/disclaim]
PHB Ethical Beauty Lip Crayon – Peach (4g, £8.95)
To be used as both lip colour and a lip liner, this crayon is very richly pigmented, giving a matte (but slightly shimmery) finish. The peach colour doesn’t really suit my fair skin tone so I will use it under or over a darker colour to make it more suitable. I do like the formulation though as it glides really easily and smoothly.
[disclaim] Ingredients: Octydodecyl Srearoyl Stearate,C10-18 Triglycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Olus Oil, Candelilla Cera, Mica, Sesamum Indicum Oil, Polyglycceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbic Acid, C.I. 77891, C.I. 77491 [/disclaim]
A range of 5 samples
- Dr Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask >>> BUY NOW
- Mossa Cleansing Creme Mousse >>> BUY NOW
- Urban Veda Reviving Day Cream >>> BUY NOW
- Urban Veda Purifying Protecting Night Cream >>> BUY NOW
- Urban Veda Reviving Facial Oil >>> BUY NOW
Out of the five samples, I will be trying out all apart from the Urban Veda day and night cream as they contain a few unnatural ingredients (2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, PEG and Phenoxyethanol). I’m particularly concerned with the first one as it’s a formaldehyde-releasing preservative which I’ve been tested for and am allergic to. In all honesty, I’m really baffled why they’re stocked at LoveLula. (You can read which ingredients I avoid in my post here)
The cleansing mousse by Mossa contains a foaming agent (Cocamidopropyl Betaine) which can be quite drying to skin but I will give it a go anyway. The other two samples look fine to me ingredients-wise.
You can also check out my YouTube channel where I’ve added a video of me unboxing the December Beauty Box:
I hope you found this post useful! Please let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried any of the products.
[disclaim]Disclosure: This Beauty Box was sent to me to test as part of my involvement in LoveLula’s Accredited Bloggers Program. Nevertheless, views expressed in this post are mine and 100% genuine and honest.[/disclaim]