This month’s box was worth a whopping £71 and contained four full-sized products. As always, it’s exciting to open up the box and find something that you haven’t used before and for me, this box did contain products I haven’t used before or haven’t heard of before. Every month, when the boxes are being dispatched, many subscribers jump on LoveLula’s Facebook page, LoveLula Natural Beauty Club and either rave about the box contents and sometimes they do have a little moan. This month, some have commented that it’s always the same brands included. What do you think if you’re subscribing to the Beauty Box?
As for me – yes, I agree that it contained a few brands previously featured in many boxes before (although in the past year the products have rarely repeated themselves – if anything, a full sized product was included after the initial sample), so yes, from that point of view they could be improved going forward. Would I like to see different natural brands, especially those lesser known ones, inside future boxes? Of course. But if you pay £13.95 per month and you get products worth £71, can you genuinely complain? I do think you’re getting a good deal with these boxes so you’ll rarely see me complain – unless the ingredients are not clean. But that’s a different kettle of fish… Let’s go back to this month’s Beauty Box.
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This month’s LoveLula Beauty Box contained:
MOA – Magic Organic Apothecary Fortifying Green Bath Potion (100ml, £27.50)
Product description: “De-stress the mind and relieve aches and pains with this concentrated, revitalising, magical bath potion. An invigorating herbal blend, sure to put the spring back in your step after a long, tiring day. With skin toning, refreshing peppermint, detoxifying fennel, calming, relaxing fir needle and sweet birch to ease achy muscles and help to soften the skin.”
[disclaim] Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (peppermint) Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare (fennel) Oil, Laureth-3, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Achillea Millefolium (yarrow) Extract, Abies Sibirica (fir needle) Oil, Betula Lenta Bark (sweet birch) Oil, Tocopherol, CI 75810 (chlorophyll). [/disclaim]
First impressions: This was a really pleasant surprise as this product was previously featured as a sample and I was tempted to buy a full sized version and then just forgot about it to be honest as I don’t really have too many baths. But now that it’s winter and I’m going to the gym and my poor muscles ache for days, I will be treating myself with a bath now and then to recover from exercise.
Laidbare Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow! Hair Minimising Cream (125ml, £6.99)
Product description: “Benefit: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow contains a synergistic botanical complex of Liquorice Extract, Caffeine, and Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, which in combination slows down hair growth and re-growth by maintaining the hair cells in their growth stage, with a inhibiting effect. Our blend also acts as an anti-inflammatory to help the skin protect itself from the potential rigours of hair removal. Bonus: A clever hair minimising daily moisturiser. No more unsightly bumps from shaving, and waxing, with no burn!”
[disclaim] Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice , Polysorbate 20 (Naturally Derived Emulsifier), Glycerin (Coconut), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone (Silicone), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol (Naturally Derived Preservative), Mannitol (Botanical), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Liquorice), Caffeine (Coffee), Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Zinc Gluconate (Zinc Irons), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Xanthan Gum (Naturally Derived Thickener), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Betula Alba (Birch) Leaf Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Potassium Sorbate (Naturally Derived Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Naturally Derived Preservative), Limonene (Essential Oil), Citral (Essential Oil). [/disclaim]
First impressions: Having never heard of this product before, I was quite intrigued about what it offers to do to your hairs. The ingredients list is okay-ish if you ignore the silicone (which I would normally avoid in face products) but for the purpose of testing products for this blog, I may just give it a go on my legs as I do shave them frequently.
Madara Time Miracle Total Renewal Night Cream (20ml included in the box; full sized version is 50ml, £42)
Product description: “This richly nutritious yet fast-absorbing night-time moisturiser instantly softens, hydrates and recharges the skin, continuing to work overnight to rebuild dermal collagen and elastin fibres and activate cell processes for smoother, rested and radiant skin. Formulated with MÁDARA’s proprietary CELL REPAIR BIO-COMPLEX and rejuvenating Northern Birch juice. Apply to clean skin in the evenings.”
[disclaim] Ingredients: Betula Alba (birch) Juice Simmondsia Chinensis Squalane Glycerin Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Dicaprylyl Carbonate Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate Cetearyl Alcohol Betaine Glyceryl Stearate Hippophae Rhamnoides Trifolium Pratense Galium Verum Alchemilla Vulgaris Vaccinium Myrtillus Equisetum Arvense Aesculus Hippocastanum Xanthan Gum Ascorbyl Palmitate Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline Benzyl Alcohol Aroma Aqua Chitin Beta-glucan Tocopherol Sodium Benzoate Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Zinc PCA Sodium Hyaluronate Potassium Sorbate CI 77288 (Iron Oxide) Sodium phytate Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Limonene Linalool Eugenol Citral [/disclaim]
First impressions: The full sized version is quite pricey so while I don’t tend to use face creams (you guys should know by now that I’m a facial oil girl :)) I do want to see what the fuss is al about this cream if it costs so much. Birch water is used here instead of traditional water so I’ll be looking into what benefits this swap brings to the skin.
PHB Ethical Beauty Brightening Eye Gel with Organic Eyebright & Neroli (15ml, £16.95)
Product description: “PHB’s Brightening eye treatment targets and helps visibly reduce dark circles and puffiness. It contains Eyebright, Neroli and White Birch oil, which synergise to boost micro-circulation whilst lightening and hydrating the delicate eye area, reducing the appearance of dark circles and discolouration. PHB have developed a unique delivery system that quickly penetrates skin to get to the heart of the epidermis allowing the pure botanical extracts to get to work deep within skin where they can truly make a difference. PHB eye gels have a fresh and silky texture which sinks into skin instantly to leave eyes hydrated and refreshed. Never creamy or sticky. The perfect makeup primer.”
[disclaim] Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe barbadensis (Organic aloe vera), Vegetable glycerine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Coco-caprylate, Sclerotium Gum, Betula Pendula (White birch), Propandiol & Salix alba, Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Euphrasia Officinalis (Organic Eyebright) Extract, Hippophae rhamnoides (Organic Sea Buckthorn), Citrus parasidii (Grapefruit), Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), Boswella carterii (Frankincense), Citrus aurantium (Neroli), Benzyl alcohol, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh), Rosa centifolia (Rose), Jasminum officinale (Jasmine), *Linalool *Limonene *Citral *Geraniol *Farnesol *Eugenol *Citronellol *Benzyl Benzoate
*Occurs naturally in essential oils, **Organically grown ingredients. [/disclaim]
First impressions: Everything about this gel looks promising so I’ll just have to put it to the test. I do have serious dark circles under my eyes due to sleep deprivation so any help to reduce their visibility will be so welcome!
You can also check out a YouTube video of me unboxing the January 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]