LoveLula Beauty Box - September 2018

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This month’s LoveLula Beauty Box contained three full-size products, a travel size product and four samples, all of which are worth £65 so once again, it was a great value for money box.To find out more about LoveLula Beauty Box, including how to sign up, please visit LoveLula’s website.

This month’s LoveLula Beauty Box contained the following products:

LoveLula Beauty Box - September 2018

KEY to ingredient lists:
Ingredients known to have positive benefits
Ingredients that may cause irritation (especially to sensitive skin)
Ingredients considered potentially harmful/ toxic

Kathleen Natural Rebalancing & Soothing Tonifying Mist (150ml, £23)

Ingredients (INCI): Aqua, organic vegetable glycerin***, organic chamomile (anthemis nobilis) flower water***, aloe barbadenesis extract*, lemon (citrus limon) extract*, benzyl alcohol*, dehydroacetic acid*, benzoic acid*, sorbic acid*, parfum

***licensed by Soil Association *natural plant origin

My view: I’d bought this toner a few weeks ago actually and I’ve been loving it soon much so it was a very pleasant surprise to see it in the Beauty Box. The combo of aloe vera and glycerin does a great job at hydrating and soothing the skin, while chamomile rebalances it. You can apply this toner after cleansing to remove excess make-up or even instead of floral water under your facial oil. Don’t be put off by ‘alcohol’ within the formulation – it’s at the end of the ingredient list (meaning there’s a small amount of it) and acts as a preservative. There’s certainly no drying effect after using this toner. Fab product!


Inika Loose Mineral Blush Blooming Nude (3g, £23)

Ingredients (INCI): Mica (CI 77019); Zinc Oxide (CI 77947); May contain (+/-) Tin Oxide (Cl 77861), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891); Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (Cl 77007).

My view: I’d previously written about my love for Inika’s make up range (I simply adore their Liquid Foundation but also their other Mineral Blush in shade Red Apple) so once again – what a lovely surprise to get this blush. However, I still have LOTS of the other blush left so won’t be using this one for a while. That’s the beauty of Inika’s blushes though – they’re super pigmented so a tiny (and I mean tiny!) amount goes a long, long way. This shade is much subtler than the Red Apple one so will be perfect for those with paler skin tones and for more natural, every day look. Vegan and cruelty free, Inika is certainly a go-to make up brand for anyone looking to switch to natural make-up alternatives.


Macho and Bling Anti Pollution Face Scrub Grapefruit (30ml, £6.50)

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic / capric triglyceride (Light coconut) oil, Glyceryl stearate, Peg 100 stearate, Glycerine (Veg), Cocus nucifera (Coconut) fruit oil, Cetyl alcohol, Pumice (Ground) powder , Carbomer, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E) , Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf powder, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Grapefruit vitamin E.

My view: I’m not impressed about seeing Phenoxyethanol (which can cause allergic reactions) or the PEG in this formulation so I will not be using this scrub. The rest of the formulation looks really great though so I hope the brand cleans up their act and finds a more natural way to replace these two ingredients.


Castilian Soap Company Castilian Soap – Fragrance free (250ml, £8)

Ingredients: Aqua, Potassium Oleate, Potassium Cocoate, Glycerine, Citric Acid

My view: I haven’t tested this liquid handwash as yet but I have high hopes for it. It promises to be ideal for those with sensitive skin (that’s me!!!) so it had better live up to its expectations.


John Masters Organics Citrus Neroli Detangler (sample, travel size – 60ml, £5.50)

Ingredients (INCI): Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera leaf juice) gel,* aqua (water), behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, panthenol (vitamin B5), hydrolyzed soy protein, wheat amino acids, sorbitol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil,* cocos nucifera (coconut) oil,* helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil,* lecithin, tocopherol, glycerin, citric acid, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil,* citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil,* citrus aurantium dulcis (neroli) flower oil,* canarium luzonicum (elemi) gum nonvolatiles,* cymbopogon shoenanthus (lemongrass) oil,* sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, arnica montana (arnica) flower extract,* camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract,* chamomilla recutica (chamomile) flower extract,* calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract,* equisetum hiemale (horsetail) leaf/stem extract,* foeniculum vulgare (fennel) seed extract,* lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) seed oil,* borago officinalis (borage) seed oil,* sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), sulfur

*Certified Organic by EcoCert / QAI

My view: There are some really lovely ingredients in this staple JMO product which I’ve used many times before as its samples are featured a lot in LoveLula’s Beauty Boxes actually 🙂 My hair is quite fussy and doesn’t like too many products but this one seems to be well tolerated. I wouldn’t purchase a full sized bottle for myself because as I said, my hair doesn’t like too many products and doesn’t get tangled up but I think I may get it for my little boy who’s got very curly and frizzy hair. 


John Masters Organics Evening Primrose Shampoo for Dry Hair (sample, full size – 237ml, £17)

Ingredients (INCI): Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sorbitol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Panthenol, Babassuamidopropyl Betaine, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil*, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Sodium PCA, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Threonine, Arginine, Serine, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil*, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil*, Hyaluronic Acid, SD Alcohol 38-B, Cedrus Atlantica Wood Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Yucca Schidigera Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract*, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower*, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Caramel

My view: The ingredient list is so long but it does have some lovely ingredients in it so I’m keen to try this shampoo. The only ingredient worth bearing in mind is the Cocamidopropyl Betaine which can cause irritation. This shampoo is aimed at those with with dry hair, although some reviews online suggest it may not be entirely suitable for such hair. My hair is quite ‘mixed’, with oily roots and dry ends so I do wonder how this shampoo will manage to treat both types.


John Masters Organics Conditioner for Dry Hair – Lavender & Avocado (sample, travel size – 60ml, £8)

Ingredients (INCI): Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Juniperus Mexicana (Cedarwood) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Mel (Honey)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Linalool †, Limonene †, Geraniol †

*Organic ingredient

†A natural component of essential oils

My view: This sounds like just the type of conditioner that my little Maxi needs! Definitely not right for my kind of hair but I will test it on him as the ingredients are rather gentle. 


John Masters Organics Rose & Apricot Hair Milk (sample, full size – 118ml, £25)

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin*, Sodium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Panthenol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium PCA, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Quaternium-91, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil*, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Citral, Citronellol

My view: I haven’t tried this milk but the reviews aren’t that great and this formulation does contain a silicone (Amodimethicone) so I’m in two minds whether to test it or not. It’s quite rich in oils which will probably weigh my hair down so it may be more suited to those with dry curly hair which needs a lot of moisture. 


And what was your favourite product from this month’s Beauty Box? Have you tried any of these products before?

[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. This post also contains affiliate links – this doesn’t affect how much you pay but it does support to maintain my blog. [/disclaim]

LoveLula Beauty Box - September 2018