Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box: June (First Impressions)

Beauty box delivery day is one of my favourite times of the month, especially when the boxes contain skincare delights such as those in June’s Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box.

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I always love the different brands and variety of products featured in each edit of the Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box as the contents never fails to impress. June’s box contained five amazing products with a luminosity theme that was certain to get my skin summer ready.

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PHB Ethical Beauty: Brightening Bio-Gel

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I’ve always been a fan of PHB Ethical Beauty products so was delighted to see a full-sized version of one of their new bio-gel’s in June’s box. The Skin Brightener Bio-Gel has a radiance boosting and regenerating formula that is rich in essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients  to target dark areas, discolouration and pigmentation. Furthermore, the addition of Aloe Vera also provides a cooling and soothing benefit as well as improving your skin’s hydration barrier. The lightweight gel is very different from the other skincare textures I use on a daily basis however I have to say that during the recent warm weather, this has been a true skincare saviour. It is instantly cooling and calming on the skin, especially on areas of redness across my cheeks. It absorbs immediately into the skin, hydrating in its wake and leaving behind no greasy residue. As far as first impressions go, I am really enjoy both the texture, results and the beautiful neroli-rich scent. I can’t wait to continue utilising this and will report back on the long-term effects in a few weeks time.

PHB Ethical Beauty: Brightening Bio-Gel – £25.00/50ml

Kurly Sue: Organic Shea and Argan Oil Body Butter

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There’s nothing better than discovering a new product that is affordable and works wonders on your skin – and thankfully Kurly Sue’s Organic Shea and Argan Oil Body Butter fits the bill perfectly. The beautifully whipped formula has a light texture which is incredibly nourishing and moisturising on the skin, leaving behind a healthy sheen which isn’t sticky or greasy at all. I’ve even been using this on my arms where I have some patches of eczema and it has certainly helped combat dryness and reduce redness and irritation. The natural aroma of the shea butter and argan oil is perfectly balanced with subtle sweet orange and lavender which doesn’t linger on the skin for too long. As the butter is so concentrated, a little goes a long way making it amazingly good value for money too. I love how it is also multi-purpose as it certainly helped to tame any flyways and smooth the dry ends of my hair leaving it looking shiny and sleek. If you’re looking for a multi-use product that delivers on its performance then Kurly Sue is certainly the body butter for you.

Kurly Sue: Organic Shea & Argan Oil Body Butter – £6.00/40ml

Bumi Naturals: Face Polish (Juniper Berry, Sage, Hemp & Volcanic Ash)

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There’s nothing better than giving the skin a good exfoliation so I was delighted to see a face polish from a new-to-me brand appear in June’s box. Bumi Naturals’ Face Polish contains a plethora of skin loving ingredients to leave skin looking and feeling at its best. Fine bamboo and volcanic ash give the polish its unique gritty yet non-abrasive texture that is a joy to use. The addition of hemp oil leaves skin feeling gloriously smooth and nourished and looking somewhat brighter in its appearance. I love the herby, almost medicinal scent from the sage and juniper berry, as well as the way in which you only need a small amount of polish to achieve great results. I’ve only had a chance to use this twice so far however I can’t wait to see how it performs over a longer period of time. Due to the texture, I can see this working perfectly on oily and dry skin types alike and the brand is certainly one to watch.

Bumi Naturals: Face Polish – £13.00/30ml or £20.00/60ml

Bramley: Energising Body Wash

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If there was a product that captured the scent of Summer, it would certainly be Bramley’s Energising Body Wash. The zesty freshness of grapefruit and sweet orange alongside the calming lavender scent is a true delight, uplifting yet soothing the skin and the senses. The body wash lathers well, gently cleansing the skin and leaving it feeling fresh yet not dry or tight at all. It also works beautifully in the bath, forming generous bubbles and filling the bathroom with the most beautiful aroma. I cannot believe I’ve never encountered Bramley products before now, but after this experience, I can safely say this won’t be the last product I try from this beautiful green beauty brand.

Bramley: Energising Body Wash – £4.00/50ml upto £42.00/litre

34.4 Skincare: Honey Balm

34.4

If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that I love a multi-purpose product so I couldn’t be more thrilled with the discovery of 34.4 Skincare’s Honey Balm in June’s box. 34.4 Skincare’s Honey Balm is perfect for all skin types, can be used throughout pregnancy and is great for those with allergies or sensitivity to essential oils. The Honey Balm contains minimal ingredients, 3 to be exact, in the form of beeswax, honey and apricot kernel oil. The short ingredient list is what makes the Honey Balm very versatile in its applications, as it can be utilised in your beauty routine as a moisturiser, primer, lip balm, make-up remover and even as a hair pomade. So far I’ve used this as moisturiser, lip balm and as a first cleanse to remove my tinted SPF and I must say that it is absolutely stunning. The honey-rich balm isn’t sticky as I had imagined but instead had a beautiful smooth texture that spread across the skin with ease. The honey aroma isn’t as intense as i’d originally anticipated, but is still as nature intended. My lips feel hydrated, my skin feels soft to the touch and any irritation across my cheeks has been soothed. It removed my tinted SPF well and felt like it moisturised my skin as it cleansed. To add to great first impressions, the brand are also very earth conscious, ensuring they invest 3.44% of their profits to the Natural Beekeeping Trust in order to help re-wild the environment with wild bees. Not only this but they also have a Cradle to Cradle policy, where the glassware used in their range is actually from the returned empties recycled from previously sold products. The initiative allows customers to gain a free gift up to the value of £30 for every six empties returned to help reduce their impact upon the environment.  I have to say that the Honey Balm certainly lived up to my expectations and I cannot wait to try more from their extensive range of skincare goodness.

34.4 Skincare: Honey Balm – £5.00/7g upto £20.00/50g

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June’s box has lead me on a discovery of so many new brands that I will certainly be exploring further. This for me is the main reason for subscribing to beauty boxes such as the Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box as I am always amazed at the quality and fantastic value for money each box is. They are truly a great way to try before you buy, as well as reducing product wastage thanks to the size variations of products you receive (which is also a great way to stock up on travel essentials over the year!).

Don’t forget to catch-up on all the reviews of previous boxes here and head over the Skin Organics website for all the subscription details.

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

Take Care,

Emma @ Beauty Folio x

 

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