Beauty boxes are possibly my favourite delivery to come through my door each month as it is the best way to discover new brands and try a selection of beauty goodies at a fraction of the cost.
So you can imagine my delight when the lovely Paula at The Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box asked me if I wanted to review this month’s box. Skin Organics curate beauty boxes with only clean, organic or 100% natural beauty products which are all free from nasties and completely cruelty free.
My first box arrived promptly and beautifully packaged in a white box with a leaflet full of detailed information about the products featured inside.
I was thrilled to see a range of products from brands which are new to me, and was delighted with the range of goodies in the ‘Refresh’ themed box. Here are my first impressions of the products so far, so be sure to check out full reviews which will be coming soon…
Delune Paris: Coconut & Rose Mist
I am a huge fan of facial mists so was pleased to see Delune Paris’s Coconut and Rose Facial Mist featured in this month’s box. The spritz itself is the most beautiful vivid pink colour, and smells exactly as nature intended with fragrant rose and subtle coconut which really is lovely for this time of year. The coconut and rose is accompanied by Vitamin E, so is the perfect tonic to hydrate, calm and balance skin. The spritz is cooling and refreshing on the face, and instantly gives a boost of hydration for dehydrated skin. It absorbs quickly and is gorgeously light over make-up. I can’t wait to continue using this facial mist over the coming weeks and am excited to see what else Delune Paris have to offer from their vegan and sustainably sourced product range.
Delune Paris: Coconut and Rose Facial Mist – £18.00
Casa Mencarelli: Lemon and Clay Face Mask
This was the first time i’d heard of the Casa Mencarelli, an organic skincare brand with Italian traditions at the heart of their products. The powdered mask is made from Sicillian Green Clay and Organic Lemon Peel powder to refresh and detox the skin and provide a zesty lemon scent which is energizing and uplifting. I love a multi-use product, so I was pleased when this can be used as both a mask and a facial scrub. I have only managed to use this as a face mask so far, but fully anticipate to try it as a scrub too. The mask is easy to blend using either water, hydrasol or honey, and despite drying out on the skin, it washes off with ease. I personally mixed my mask with rosewater, and absolutely loved the results. My skin felt soft, clean and looked slightly brighter than it did before use. The scent of lemons is a big bonus for me as I do love my citrus scents, and I can’t wait to try more Casa Mencarelli products after this positive experience.
Casa Mencarelli: Lemon and Clay Face Mask – £8.00
Butter Bar Soapery: Revive Body Polish
I get so excited when I see an exclusive product which is not yet available to purchase, and this was certainly the case for Butter Bar Soapery’s Revive Body Polish. Butter Bar Soapery have been on my radar for a while so I was excited to finally try one of their products, especially a body polish which is one of my must have skincare essentials. Revive has a blend of cacao powder, orange peel powder, shea butter, sweet almond oil and sea salts to exfoliate, cleanse, calm and boost circulation. These skin loving ingredients are also scented with bergamot and sweet orange that left my skin, as well as my bathroom, smelling amazing! What I love most about this particular body polish is the texture, as unlike other salt-based scrubs i’ve used in the past, the texture is light and smooth, and not too rough on the skin. The salt is enrobed in oils and butter so it is gentle and nourishing as well as exfoliating. Initially, I wasn’t sure if this product was for me, as it left my skin with a very fine layer of oil on the surface. However, as my body began to dry after a shower, all the goodness of the body polish went into my skin leaving it feeling gloriously soft and smooth. I came out of the shower feeling like I didn’t need to instantly moisturise or oil my skin, which is rarity for me, as it feels almost like a 2-in-1 product. This body polish certainly delivers on its promises, and the way in which you only need a small amount of product to get maximum results makes this a complete winner in my eyes.
Butter Bar Soapery: Revive Body Polish – £15.00 (Coming Soon)
Eden Days Body: Hawaiian Haven Whipped Body Butter
Eden Days is yet another new brand to me so I was excited to try their whipped body butter in this month’s box. Hawaiian Haven Whipped Body Butter contains organic green tea, various organic butters (such as Shea and Aloe Vera), organic unrefined coconut oil and essential oils of Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Lavender and Geranium to intensely nourish the skin and delight the senses. The essential oils have been chosen to not only leave your skin smelling luxurious, but also to bring a multitude beneficial properties. Hawaiian Haven is nourishing, prevents scarring, rejuvenates, regenerates skin cells, reduces redness, promotes circulation and much more. The whipped butter has a thick yet creamy consistency, with a little product going a long way. The butter melts into the skin quickly and leaves a healthy, non-greasy sheen behind. My dry skin looked less flaky and felt moisturised all day. Like all natural body butters, this is also perfect make-up removal, as an intense foot cream and for dry ends of your hair. It really is a gorgeous body butter for the price, and I can’t wait to discover more Eden Days products very soon.
Eden Days Body: Hawaiian Haven Whipped Body Butter – £6.50
Bao Skincare: Apricot Rose Face Polish
I’ve been wanting to try Bao Skincare for some time so couldn’t wait to try this face polish. As Bao Skincare specialise in creating products for sensitive skin, I wanted to see if this face polish really lived up to my initial expectations, as I sometimes find that exfoliants for sensitive skin don’t perform as well on my dry skin type. Bao Skincare’s 100% vegan Apricot Rose Face Polish has a shea butter base and is formulated with a bamboo exfoliant, rosehip oil, baobab oil, apricot and rosewood essential oil to remove dead skin cells, repair and nourish the skin. The scent is fresh, subtly floral and fruity, without being too sweet, and isn’t too strong or overpowering at all. The texture felt incredibly light and smooth, yet when applied to my face, the true effect of the polish was realised as the exfoliator began to work it’s magic. The face polish is gritty, yet due to the butter base it doesn’t feel abrasive at all. My skin was left feeling beautifully smooth, clean, moisturised and not at all irritated. This has certainly left me wanting to try more from the Bao Skincare brand in the not-so-distant future as this left my skin feeling gorgeously flake-free.
My first experience with the Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box has been exceptional, with a wealth of clean beauty brands that have been perfectly selected to the theme of the box. The way in which the items are packaged give the Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box a feel of luxury, which in turn makes the products even more inviting to try. My first impressions of the products are amazing, with each one meeting and exceeding my expectations, so much so that I’m excited to continue using the products to see the long term effect they have on my skin. The box itself is worth every penny, and i’m certain that this won’t be the last time you see Skin Organics on Beauty Folio.
Have you tried The Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box yet? There are multiple subscription options available as well as some one-off gift boxes and gift cards available to purchase. Don’t forget to check out their website for all the details.
Emma @ Beauty Folio x
Disclaimer: This box was sent to me free of charge by Skin Organics. All the feedback in the post is honest and the opinions are all my own.