The Natural Beauty Box: March 2019

When it comes to The Natural Beauty Box delivery each month, I am always astonished by the array of amazing cruelty-free brands and selection of products in each box – and March’s edit was certainly no exception.

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March’s box was a true delight, with a Mother Nature theme that truly celebrated the best nature has to offer. I’ve been enjoying my box so much, I’m a little later posting my review, but after utilising these goodies in my beauty routine for a few weeks, i’ve been thrilled with the overall performance of each beauty treat.

The Soul Kitchen Skincare: Mother Earth Body Butter

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This was my first experience of using The Soul Kitchen Skincare products but I have to say that this body butter has certainly won me over. The texture of the Mother Earth Body Butter is very unique, as it doesn’t have a butter texture as such but is actually more balmy in its consistency. The butter is fragrance free, making it perfect for even the most sensitive skin types, yet it harnesses the beautiful scent of the natural ingredients that makes this body butter so effective. Rich in vitamins and anti-bacterial properties, the butter is designed to keep skin in tip top condition, helping it look at its very best. What I love most is the way in which it’s multipurpose, targeting dry cracked skin on the body, feet and hands to penetrate deep within the skin and aid collagen production for skin that is softer, smoother and beautifully nourished. I loved the feel of my skin after use, as it absorbed well and didn’t leave any greasy residue. I’ve been using this on both my body and feet, and have been loving the results. My feet have see the biggest improvement as they are less dry and cracked, and certainly look more sandal ready since i’ve been using it. For the affordable price and high quality ingredients, you certainly can’t beat The Soul Kitchen Mother Earth for a skincare treat – I can’t wait to discover more skincare delights from this amazing brand.

The Soul Kitchen: Mother Earth Body Butter – £14.00/100g

Bowe Organics: Lash and Brow Oil

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Bowe Organics Lash Oil had been on my radar for a while so I was excited to see it feature in The Natural Beauty Box last month. Firstly, I was impressed by the sleek packaging that sets this aside from other lash oils i’ve tried in the past, as it gives the oil a more premium feel despite being an affordable product. The lash oil contains rosehip oil, castor oil, vitamin e and jojoba to promote lash length, volume and hydration levels for overall healthier lashes. I was dubious at first, as I have only ever used a lash oil with a mascara wand to make application easier, so seeing a pipette did make me concerned on how it would work. Thankfully, I shouldn’t have worried as it was so quick and easy to use and actually allowed me to work it into my lashes with my finger tips to gain the most from the oil itself. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks and have noticed a significant lack of lash fallout and my lashes certainly feel softer to the touch. The best news is that the oil is also effective on brows, helping growth and fullness for stronger brows in a matter of weeks. I have to say that my lashes certainly feel stronger in a short space of time so i’m excited to see the effects when used for 6+ weeks. Be sure to check back in a few weeks to see a full review, but as far as first impressions go, i’m thrilled with its performance so far.

Bowe Organics: Lash Oil – £19.99

PHB Ethical Beauty: Lavender Hero Gel

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I’ve been a big fan of PHB Ethical Beauty for a while as i’ve loved each product that i’ve tried. This was the first time i’d tried a product from their newly released range of skincare goodness and thankfully, the sleek-new packaging and innovative product continued to wow me. I live for multipurpose products and PHB Ethical Beauty’s Lavender Hero Gel is certainly the epitome of what a versatile product should be. From hair care, skincare and first aid emergencies, PHB Ethical Beauty’s Lavender Hero Gel is perfect for any eventuality. The gel is light and silky and doesn’t leave a sticky or tacky residue like other gel-based products i’ve used in the past. A little gel goes a long way, spreading across the skin with ease and absorbing almost instantly while simultaneously cooling and calming the skin on contact. This has been my go to product recently, as not only does it perform well an as an oil-free moisturiser and general skin hydrator but it also soothes eczema and skin irritations too. My patches of eczema have certainly improved as the redness and dryness has been alleviated, and the hero gel stopped the itchiness almost immediately. I’ve also found it useful on the ends of my hair as they are slightly dry, and it gave my hair a lovely shiny and smooth appearance.  I can’t wait to put this to the test further, as the possibilities are endless. I have a feeling that this will be a vital product for the summer, especially as it helps soothe bites, sunburn and even bruises. If you’re looking for a multi-tasker at an affordable price then PHB Ethical Beauty’s Lavender Hero Gel is certainly a product to try as it truly lives up to it’s heroic name.

PHB Ethical Beauty: Lavender Hero Gel – £18.00

Terre Verdi: Herbs and Trees Balancing Facial Serum

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I’ve had a few Terre Verdi products on my wish list for a while so I was excited to see a serum feature in March’s edit of The Natural Beauty Box. The Herbs & Trees serum is especially formulated  with congested and oil-prone skin in mind with a selection of natural ingredients which are useful in calming inflammation, balancing sebum production and reducing dark spots. As a dry skin sufferer, I initially thought that this wouldn’t be suited to my skin type as these aren’t my main skin concerns, but thankfully, a look at the natural ingredients made me excited to test it out. The serum is beautifully lightweight and sinks into the skin almost immediately after application, leaving behind no greasy residue or feeling of oiliness on the face. I personally used this oil-based serum in conjunction with a face oil, but for more oily skin types it would certainly make a lovely face oil when used alone. After using this for a couple of weeks, my first impressions have been impressive to say the least. I haven’t experienced any breakouts or congested areas since March’s box arrived and on the whole, my skin appears to be loving the serum so far. The scent alone is stunning and unlike many of the products I use on a day-to-day basis. Herbs a& Trees Facial Serum has both an earthy yet green aroma which is refreshing and uplifting to the senses, making it a lovely product to use throughout the season change. Personally for me, I think this will come into it’s own during the summer months when I struggle a little more with breakouts and irritations. I have to say that I love everything about the Terre Verdi brand, from the ethos and packaging to the helpful videos and online tutorials – they are certainly a brand to check out if you haven’t already.

Terre Verdi: Herbs & Trees Facial Serum – £31.00

Douvall’s: Maroc Soir Argan Body Oil

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I am a big fan of argan oil so was delighted to see an argan body oil from a new-to-me brand. Douvall’s Maroc Soir Sensual Body Oil smells incredible, with a luxurious scent that is a real treat for the senses as well as the skin. The body oil has the characteristic lightweight yet nourishing feel of argan oil, but the addition of essential oils makes it feel a more pampering experience and one which left my skin feeling intensely moisturised and smelling beautiful all day long.  What I love most is that this body oil can also be used as a bath oil, which is something i’m certainly going to try over the next couple of days to de-stress and relax. It is rare to find a body oil which maintains both scent and effect of the oil on the skin throughout the day, and this is something with Douvall’s have certainly achieved within their Sensual Body Oil. I think it is fair to say that i’m already a fan, and I can’t wait to try more from their range of cruelty free and natural products.

Douvall’s: Maroc Soir Sensual Body Oil – £14.00/15ml or £28.00/50ml

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It is safe to say that the March’s edit of The Natural Beauty box was certainly one of my favourites with an array of multi-tasking products and high quality skincare that has certainly left me wanting to try more from each brand. The way in which The Natural Beauty Box delivers a variety of products with assorted price points is one of the reasons why it is one of my favourite subscription boxes, as I am never left feeling underwhelmed by the contents each month. If it is value for money you’re looking for then you can’t go far wrong with The Natural Beauty Box, especially as there is a subscription plan for everyone. You can find out on their website or you can see my previous box reviews here.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Take Care,

Emma @ Beauty Folio x

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