Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Boxwalla October Green Beauty Box: Siam Seas Ancient Secrets from the East | Review #Boxwalla

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As previously noted, if you have not yet heard of Boxwalla, it is an online bi-monthly subscription box service that was specifically created to introduce people to the finest artists, filmmakers, writers and artisans from across the globe. The creators of Boxwalla have effectively curated what they call a "multi-sensory haven for the multifaceted woman (or man) who wants to experience the best in every category." They currently offer four categories for their subscription boxes that appeal to the senses and the intellect, and each of these carefully curated boxes features the highest quality products imaginable.

Bi-Monthly Subscription Box Categories: 
  • Green Beauty
  • Artisanal Food
  • Books 
  • Film
Boxwalla's Green Beauty boxes feature ultra high quality, cruelty-free healthy skincare and makeup products that introduce you to covet-worthy beauty products that are healthy, a joy to use, and that are affordably priced.

According to Boxwalla, 

...we use a bimonthly subscription model to showcase the work of the artists and artisans within these categories. Subscribers have the option of switching between categories before every cycle.

We are passionate about showcasing the most effective, practical and luxurious products we have experienced in each category. The products included in each box are meant to be used together in a slow, pampering beauty ritual, while also complementing the products featured in previous boxes.

Among the brands that they have featured in their Green Beauty boxes: RMS Beauty, Gressa, Axiology Lipstick, Hurraw Lip Balm, Lalun Naturals, Henne Organics, Odacite, MOSS, Biodata. 

Boxwalla Green Beauty Boxes are always Cruelty-Free.
The October Box, Ancient Secrets from the East, is my second Boxwalla Green Beauty Box, and like the August Wandering Woman's Beauty Box (Reviewed HERE), it features three magnificent, covet-worthy and luxurious natural skincare products. This time, however, rather than featuring three different brands, Boxwalla featured 3 beautiful skincare products from Siam Seas.

According to Boxwalla,

October Box: Ancient Secrets from the East with this box, we help you create a beautiful evening skincare ritual steeped in Southeast Asian tradition. Fresh, active herbs are carefully infused in various carriers, some for up to two months, for the healing benefits to be released. These fresh, active infusions are then thoughtfully incorporated into potions that you will have a chance to experience and add to your own pampering beauty ritual.


Featured Products:

SIAM SEAS MEKHA Herbal Active Cleansing Balm (0.84 oz. $30.00 value): A gorgeous cloud of lemongrass & ginger that is both refreshing & calming. 

SIAM SEAS SEAS Elements Beauty Balm (1/2 oz. $45.00 value): A green beautiful jasmine scented balm that melts on contact with the skin. Use on damp skin for bright, glowing skin. Can we say Holy Grail?!

SIAM SEAS Twilight BeCalm Skin Serum (1 oz. $80.00 value): An unusual serum composed of a mix of pulverized aloe fillet and non clogging oils that are infused with precious, potent south east asian botanicals. Use it at night over the SEAS Elements Balm for calm, glowing skin in the morning.
SIAM SEAS MEKHA Herbal Active Cleansing Balm is an utterly delectable, aromatic and elegant lemongrass infused cleansing balm that is an unbelievable treat to the senses. If you love the aroma of lemongrass, you will truly covet this gem! This calming cleansing balm is filled with nourishing, anti-inflammatory ingredients that soothe and calm the skin while deeply cleansing, decongesting and removing impurities. Furthermore, skin is left soft, supple and hydrated! I am thoroughly obsessed with this cleansing balm, and the lemongrass aroma is one of greatest recent obsessions!

According to SIAM SEAS,

A perfect marriage of healing butters, pure plant oils and sweet unsprayed raw honey infused propolis and pollen.  Mekha creates a reset button for your skin by fusing with excessive sebum, drawing deep seated impurities while the queen bee’s royal jelly provides deep enzymatic cleansing to protect your skin against bacteria.

The extraordinary Southeast Asian botanicals work synergistically to alleviate inflammation, dissolve dead skin layers and stimulate blood flow in preparation for maximum nutrient absorption after cleansing, revealing your brightest skin.

Directions: Place a hot wash cloth over the skin to dampen it, but you can also apply it to dry skin. Massage a dime-sized amount onto the skin, and then wipe in an upward motion and remove with the hot wash cloth.

Tip from SIAM SEAS: Once the cleanser is applied, to increase its spread-ability, wet your fingers with warm water and massage it on skin. Mekha Herbal Active Cleanser is also a potent decongesting mask. Apply to clean skin and leave it on for 30 minutes. After, use a hot wash cloth to steam skin before wiping off to reveal the brightest complexion. 
Ingredients: Mango Butter*, Raw Honey** infused Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, Propolis, Grapeseed Oil*. Avocado Oil*, Olive Oil*, Sunflower Oil*, Capuacu Butter*, Pulverized Aloe gel*, Castor Oil*, White Willow Bark Extract*, Thanaka Bark***, Coccinia Grandis Herb***, White Mulberry leaf***, Witch Hazel Extract***, Ginger*, Ginseng Panax*, Curcuma Zedoaria***, Curcuma Longa*, Vegetable Glycerin****, Mixed Tocopherol****(vitamin E), Schisandra CO2, Hibiscus Roselle Calyx***, Geranium Oil*, Lemongrass* Oil*, Frankincense Sacra Oil*, Sweet orange Oil*, Rosemary Oil*, Grapefruit Oil*, Lemon Oil*, fermented Lactobacillus, Gum Arabic.
(* Organically grown/Certified organic, ** Unsprayed and from pesticide free farm, *** Wildcrafted and **** Non GMO).
SIAM SEAS SEAS Elements Beauty Balm is a delightful and aromatic jasmine scented balm that immediately melts into the skin upon contact. This antioxidant-rich balm deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin leaving it soft, supple and luminous. If you love jasmine, as do I, then you will be delighted by this intoxicatingly beautiful treat for the skin and the senses. While this balm is particularly effective for reactive and congested skin– I find it very amazing in its ability to hydrate and nourish my normal/combination skin.

According to SIAM SEAS,

Formulated with four powerhouse Southeast Asian botanicals used by the ancestors to provide relief for stressed acne prone inflamed skin while replenishing hydration, reactivating skin elasticity, boosting collagen synthesis and regenerating skin cells to create a natural glow.

Combined with Vitamin C and Oxyresveratrol from Lakoocha extract, an extremely potent antioxidant known to correct skin tone and restore a bright, youthful appearance to your skin. High performance essential oils target dull, brittle and dehydrated skin.

The SEAS Element Beauty Balm is thoughtfully and carefully formulated with reactive, easily congested skin in mind and is made to heal your skin while allowing it to glow beautifully and healthily without clogging your pores.
Ingredients: Gardenia Indica (Kokum) Butter**, Madhuca Longifolia (Mowrah) Butter**, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp Seed) Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil*, Tiliacora Triandra (Ya Nang) Herb**, Thumbergia Laurifolia (Laurel Clock Vine) Herb**, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola)**, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Pentaclethra Macroloba (Pracaxi) Seed Oil**, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin Seed) Oil*, Hydnocarpus Wightianus (Chaulmoogra) Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil*, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbyl (Vitamin C Ester), Artocarpus lacucha (Lakoocha) Extract**, Rosa Canina (Rose hip) Oil* Jasminum officinale (Jasmine Absolute) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Oil**, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil*, Boswellia sacra (Frankincense) Oil**, Lavandula (Lavender) Oil**, Ravensara aromatica*, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) Oil*, Zingiber cassumunar (Plai) Herb**, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil*, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy)**, Rosa Damascena (Rose Bulgarian Absolute) Oil** (* Certified organic ingredient, ** Organically grown/wild crafted Ingredient).
SIAM SEAS Twilight BeCalm Skin Serum is a potent combination of oils and herbs that together create a very soothing, healing, calming and cell-regenerating treat for the skin. It is very lightweight and fast absorbing, and it feels so good on the skin. Intended for nighttime use, this delectable combination of actives leaves skin soft, supple, balanced, hydrated and luminous– and I definitely note a pronounced clarity and evenness in tone the following morning when I awaken. The formula is non-comedogenic, and is therefore even suited for acne-prone skin. While Twilight BeCalm Skin Serum is composed of an amalgam of naturally occurring aromas, informed by its constituent elements, it is the glorious Rosa Damascena that I detect in the foreground of this nourishing elixir.

According to SIAM SEAS,

An unusual serum composed of a mix of pulverized aloe fillet and non clogging oils that are infused with precious, potent south east asian botanicals. Use it at night over the SEAS Elements Balm for calm, glowing skin in the morning.

24 precious active organic, wildcrafted and non-GMO ingredients hand blended to provide a powerful synergistic bioactive liquid gold that will help your skin repair and regenerate cells under the twilight glow.

Formulated with powerful botanicals treasured by Southeast Asian people since ancient times to relieve inflammation, remove toxins, promote blood circulation, inhibit melanin synthesis, fight infection and heal cuts and skin wounds.

Combined with pulverized inner (hand) fillet of organic aloe vera to help sooth and release heat from skin while working as a transporter to drive nutrient rich ingredients deeper into the skin for optimal results. Targeted essential oils soothe your mind while working to brighten your skin complexion. Non-GMO Vitamin A ester and Coenzyme q10 regenerate cells and boost collagen synthesis further enhancing the youthful look of your skin.

The Twilight BeCalm Skin Serum is cautiously formulated to yield compelling results for those with reactive and acne prone skin through its use of organic, wildcrafted botanicals and non-comedogenic oils at the maximum ratio that won’t clog pores.

Directions: Use after your nighttime skin cleansing ritual. Shake the BeCalm Skin Serum for a few seconds. Place 4-5 drops of the serum in the palm your hand. Gently rub your palms together to further activate the serum. Breathe in the sweet scent of the botanicals in your hands and gently massage onto your skin.
Key Ingredients and their Attributes:
  • Pulverized Aloe Vera inner fillet(hand-fillet). – One of the best skin soothing ingredients available. Historically used to treat burns, it has the ability to penetrate deeply within the skin to release heat
  • Sappan wood – promotes blood circulation, powerful antibacterial, inhibits melanin synthesis which lessens the darkening of scars, heals cuts and damaged skin (acne)
  • Clinacanthus Nutans – a very strong anti-toxin and anti- inflammatory. Such a powerful herb that In Thailand the main use of this plant is to treat snakebites and extreme rashes like herpes as it neutralizes toxins from wounds.
  • Andrographis Paniculata – called “King of Bitter” it has a cooling effect and helps release heat from skin. Contains an active compound called Andrographolide that fights infection. 
  • Curcumin Aromatica – brightens skin complexion, inhibits bacteria that cause acne.
Ingredients: Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin Seed) oil*, Pulverized Aloe Vera Gel*, Andrographis Paniculata Herb**, Caesalpinia Sappan L Herb**, Clinacanthus Nutans Herb**, Curcuma Aromatic Herb**, Attalea Speciosa (Babassu) Oil**, Pentaclethra Macroloba (Pracaxi) Seed Oil**, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Oil*, Aleurites Moluccanus (Kukui Nut) Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn Pulp) CO2 Extract*, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter**, Non-GMO Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A Ester), Hydnocarpus Wightianus (Chaulmoogra) Oil, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil*, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Extra Oil*, Lavandula (Lavender) Oil**, Daucus Carota (Carrot Seed) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil*, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil*, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil*, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Rose Damask Absolute) Oil**, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum. (*Certified Organic ingredients and **Organically Grown / Wildcrafted ingredients).
Overall Assessment: Boxwalla Green Beauty boxes are unquestionably a phenomenal value, and the products featured in each box are ultra-luxe, decidedly healthy and most certainly covet-worthy. Their beauty boxes are perfect indulgences for oneself, and they make perfect gifts for the green beauty enthusiasts on your holiday gift list. I am so excited about Boxwalla that I can hardly wait to try another one of their beauty boxes. I should also advise you that I have a few of their Film boxes that I will be featuring soon, and they are sure to delight the film enthusiasts in your life! A+

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12 comments:

  1. It's terrific that they celebrate a brand with so many products so that you really get the feel of the brand. Plus I like that they introduce you to a luxury brand that's not well known.

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    1. Exactly! It's really the perfect way to get a sense of what a brand is about, and it's most definitely an affordable way to try their products! I am thoroughly impressed by Boxwalla!

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  2. I agree with Marcia. Love that you get to try a variety from a particular brand. The balms look wonderful and so natural, and the Damascene Rose in the serum sounds heavenly.

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    1. I feel the same way, Allison! It's a great way to get an idea about the intentions of a brand. Yes, the balm is wonderful, and the Rose is delectable!

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  3. This brand is new to me, but wow! Everything sounds pretty amazing. I love the idea of single brand subscription boxes too.

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    1. Both Boxwalla and Siam Seas are well worth your attention! Beautiful products, and such an amazing box subscription service!

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  4. The cleansing balm looks amazing!

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  5. I'd have to stay away from the one with Gardenia because anything with the Gardenia sap I'm allergic too... but the mango butter one sounds amazing.

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    1. Wow, then you definitely would want to avoid that one! Mango butter is definitely completely delectable!

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