Monday, November 11, 2019

Boxwalla December Box: From the Earth, Slowly Featuring Lepaar

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Boxwalla enthusiasts know that Boxwalla's eco-luxe beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and that the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated green beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and they feature truly covet-worthy cruelty-free organic beauty products.

The December Beauty Box features Australian-based brand Lepaar, an artisanal brand founded by husband & wife duo of Johanna and Christopher Everingham, passionate about slowness, ingredient sourcing and whole plant goodness. 

According to Johanna and Christopher, "Whether it is the passing on of old wisdoms lost, reviving practices that nurture all, collaborating with makers that instill what they make with love and mastery, it is essentially this acknowledgement of the spirit of things which drives our intent to create a brand that defines and tells this story. The story of LEPAAR is the culmination of two people coming together; the pairing of a shared passion for quality, refinement and beauty; of growing a business that supports what is good, ethical and alive."

Boxwalla offers beauty boxes for the luxury loving skincare nerd. This box lets you experience the most effective and nutrient-rich beauty products we have experienced, exquisite products that harness the potency of plant-based ingredients. Always cruelty-free. Ships Bi-monthly.

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Details: 
Bi-Monthly Delivery
Free U.S. Shipping
Effective Plant-based Ingredients
Always Cruelty-Free

The December Box, which costs $49.95, features three products from the magical Australian brand Lepaar (Total Retail Value: $151).

There are three products in the box:

1) Lepaar Luminous Face Balm / Moisture Lock + Stress Recovery (full size, 1 oz, $103)

2) Lepaar Luxurious Body Firming Oil / Deep Tissue Strengthening Composition (custom size, 50ml, $35)

3) Lepaar Velvet Sole Lip+Face Balm (5ml, $13)

All three products use botanical extracts that are sun-infused in demeter certified biodynamic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. The sun infusions take at least 4-6 months and the infusions happen with zero electricity. All three products contain frankincense, myrrh and 24K non nano gold. 

Johanna and Christo's personal skincare philosophy includes the use of whole plant extracts and minimal use of essential oils. Their products therefore smell round and beautiful but not obviously 'fragrant' with essential oils and absolutes. In their words: "It takes tonnes of plant material to gain just a little bit of oil, so sustainability is an issue in our humble opinion. For us, whole plant extracts are the way to go in skincare. Their aromas, albeit less intense than those of essences, are beautifully round, and represent the whole plant rather than just a fraction of the plant that comes across in the distillation process". You can read more here: https://lepaar.com/pages/minimal-use-of-essential-oils 
Lepaar Luxurious Body Firming Oil / Deep Tissue Strengthening Composition (custom size, 50ml, $35): This delightful firming body oil, which is intensely moisturizing and nourishing, is lightweight, fast absorbing and a delight to use. It melts into the skin immediately and it leaves skin remarkably soft, smooth and supple. Filled with extraordinary ingredients, such as camellia oil, milk thistle, vanilla, arnica flower and saffron, this body oil is perfectly suited for the colder months of the year. It has a very light earthy aroma that delights the senses, but it is not long-lasting, and therefore won't interfere with any fragrances that you may opt to wear. I love to apply it to freshly cleansed, and slightly damp, skin immediately following a shower or bath.

According to Lepaar,

A luxurious powerfully active full body nectar, composed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, help firm, tone and strengthen the skin while protecting our spiritual equilibrium. A powerful body, soul, mind + spirit body armor to take us through our day.
Ingredients:

Energizing Foundation

Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*. Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*. Daintree Rainforest, Australia. Certified organic., Hand-picked, sun-cured whole beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

In Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil**. Victoria, Australia. Certified Demeter biodynamic, Small batch cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin.

Balancing Center

Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Blue Mountains, Australia.

Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract*,USA. Certified organic. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole flowers, leaf and bark, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Australia. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.

Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil*, Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole root, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Oil*, Australia. Wildcrafted. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.

Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Extract, Australia. Wild crafted. Sustainably grown and co-op harvested, sun-cured whole bark + wood, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Citrus Aurantium (‘Neroli’ Bitter Saville Orange) Extract, Kangaroo Valley, Australia. Wild crafted. Hand-picked, sun-cured whole blossoms and leaves leaf and bark, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Stigma Extract* Canterbury plains, New Zealand. Biodynamic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole stigma, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Harmonising Charge 'Sacred Trinity Blend'

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Resin Extract, Somalia. Certified Organic. / Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Resin Extract. Oman. Certified organic. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract*  Somalia. Certified Organic. Yemen. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Resin Extract Namibia. Wildcrafted. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Somalia. Certified Organic. / Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Essential Oil  Oman. Wildcrafted. / Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Sanaag Region, Somalia. Certified organic. Steam-distilled, fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Essential Oil* Somalia. Certified Organic. Ethiopia. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Essential Oil*, Namibia. Wildcrafted. Steam-distilled fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Essential Oil. Australia. Wildcrafted. Steam distilled Wood.

Citrus Aurantium (‘Neroli’ Bitter Saville Orange) Essential Oil*. France Australia. Certified organic. Steam distilled flowers.

Essential Oils Naturally Contain Citral, Citronellol Geraniol, Geranial, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Myrcene, Neral.

*Certified Organic **Certified Demeter  Biodynamic ^Wildcrafted “Non-Nano. All extracts are sun-infused by us in certified biodynamic olive oil.
Lepaar Luminous Face Balm / Moisture Lock + Stress Recovery (full size, 1 oz, $103): This is an ultra-luxurious balm that is intensely moisturizing and nourishing. It has a delicious creamy and emollient consistency coupled with a light chamomile flower aroma– both of which are utterly intoxicating. This antioxidant-rich balm also boasts intensive anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the carefully selected ingredients such as chamomile, carrot root, turmeric, pumpkin seed oil and kakadu plum seed oil. This balm is incredibly concentrated, therefore the tiniest amount imaginable is all that you need to use on a slightly damp face and décolleté. It is lightweight and it sinks into the skin immediately (unless you use too much). It leaves skin soft, smooth, supple, hydrated, calmed, soothed, plump and luminous. It really is extraordinary.

According to Lepaar,

A deeply hydrating, ultra soft recovery balsam with traditional medicinal qualities that nurtures the most sensitive skin, especially beneficial after element exposure.

Composed with botanical extracts of cell renewing Chamomile flower, collagen-maintaining Rose petals, free radical neutralising Carrot root, anti-inflammatory Tumeric tuber and hydrating Mullein flower, which help repair elemental damage, rejuvenates stressed and tired skin, balances sebum and calms and protects irritated, inflamed, acne-prone, and hyper sensitive skin.

Energetically, the high frequency Rose in combination with Frankincense, Myrrh and 24 karat Gold opens the the heart chakra, soothes nervous tension and connects us to the spiritual being we are
Ingredients:

Energizing Foundation

Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*. Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*. Daintree Rainforest, Australia. Certified organic., Hand-picked, sun-cured whole beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

In Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil**. Victoria, Australia. Certified Demeter biodynamic, Small batch cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin.

Balancing Center

Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract*, India, certified organic, Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Extract*, Tasmania, Australia, certified organic, Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Cera Alba (Beeswax).  Blue Mountains, Australia. Wildcrafted. Unbleached, unrefined,. Made by wild honey bees from Australia’s only Warre-style beekeeper,

Daucus Carota (Carrot) Root Extract*. Australia, Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole root, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*. Australia, Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined,

Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil*. Egypt. Certified organic. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined,

Verbascum Thapsus (Mullein) Flower Extract*. USA. Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Terminalia Ferdinandiana (‘Gubinge’ Kakadu Plum) Seed Oil. Australia. Wildcrafted. Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined,

Curcuma Longa (Tumeric) Tuber Extract*. Australia, Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole tubers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Stigma Extract**. Canterbury plains, New Zealand, Biodynamic, ,Hand-picked, air-dried whole stigma, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil,

Harmonising Charge 'Sacred Trinity Blend'

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Resin Extract, Somalia. Certified Organic. / Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Resin Extract. Oman. Certified organic. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract*  Somalia. Certified Organic. Yemen. Wildcrafted. / Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Resin Extract  Namibia. Wildcrafted. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Somalia. Certified Organic.  Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Essential Oil  Oman. Wildcrafted. Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Sanaag Region, Somalia. Certified organic. Steam-distilled, fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Essential Oil* Somalia. Certified Organic. Ethiopia. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Essential Oil*, Namibia. Wild crafted.. Steam-distilled fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Daucus Carota (‘Quenn Anne’s Lace’ Carrot) Essential Oil. France. Wildcrafted. Steam. Steam-distilled seeds.

Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Essential Oil*,  Egypt. Certified organic. Steam-distilled flowers.

Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto Damask) Essential Oil*, Bulgaria. Certified organic. Steam-distilled petals.

24 Karat Gold, Germany. Non-Nano. Cert cosmetic/food grade. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Essential Oils Naturally Contain Citral, Citronellol Geraniol, Geranial, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Myrcene, Neral.

*Certified Organic **Certified Demeter  Biodynamic Wildcrafted “Non-Nano. All extracts are sun-infused by us in certified biodynamic olive oil.
Lepaar Velvet Sole Lip+Face Balm (5ml, $13): This lightweight, highly emollient, nourishing and hydrating lip and face balm is perfectly suited to the cold weather, and it is an absolute chapped lip savior. You really only need a tiny bit of this concentrated balm for great results. It boasts exfoliating properties because it is infused with ground pink Himalayan salt and papaya seed oil, but it isn't in the least bit gritty, drying or irritating. Calendula extract and olive oil help heal dry chapped skin– leaving them soft, supple and moisturized. This also makes a wonderful lipstick base– particularly when used in conjunction with drying matte formulas, but it must be used very sparingly so as not to change the finish of the lip product.

According to Lepaar,

A deeply hydrating moisture lock balm. Composed with exfoliating and rejuvenating Papaya Seed oil, restoring and wound-healing Calendula extract, moisture loss [preventing beeswax and trace element providing Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt.

Moisturises and protects the lips on a cellular level, as the 84 vital trace elements in Pink Himalayan Crystal salt are absorbed via the lips. Sculpts eyebrows, protects the skin around eyes, and assists in fading scars, blemishes and age spots.

Energetically, Resin extracts + homeopathic (minute) doses of essential oils of Frankincense and Myrrh, plus 24 Karat Gold balance the body-soul-spirit alignment.
Ingredients

Energizing Foundation

Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*. Tasmania, Australia. Certified organic. Hand-picked, air-dried whole flowers, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Extract*. Daintree Rainforest, Australia. Certified organic., Hand-picked, sun-cured whole beans, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

In Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil**. Victoria, Australia. Certified Demeter biodynamic, Small batch cold-pressed, unrefined, extra virgin.

Balancing Center

Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil*. India. Certified organic. Non GMO (rare), Cold-pressed seeds, unrefined.

Crocus Sativus (Saffron) Stigma Extract**. Canterbury plains, New Zealand. Biodynamic., Hand-picked, air-dried whole stigma, sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Harmonizing Charge 'Sacred Trinity Blend'

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Resin Extract, Somalia. Certified organic. / Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Resin Extract. Oman. Certified organic. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract*  Somalia. Certified Organic. Yemen. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Resin Extract Namibia. Wildcrafted. Fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Boswellia Frereana (Frankincense ‘Maydi’, King Of Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Somalia. Certified organic. Boswellia Sacra (Royal Horaji White ‘Sacred’ Frankincense) Essential Oil  Oman. Wildcrafted. Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Essential Oil*, Sanaag Region, Somalia. Certified organic. Steam-distilled, fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Essential Oil* Somalia. Certified Organic. Ethiopia. Wildcrafted. Commiphora Wildii (‘Omumbiri’ Namibian Myrrh) Essential Oil*, Namibia. Wildcrafted. Steam-distilled fair-trade resin, sustainably harvested by a community co-op.

24 Karat Gold, Germany. Non-Nano. Cert cosmetic/food grade. Sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Pink Himalayan Crystal Salt. Tibet. Wildcrafted. Hand-ground and sun-infused for a minimum of 4 months in biodynamic Olive oil.

Essential Oils Naturally Contain Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Myrcene.

*Certified Organic **Certified Demeter  Biodynamic Wild Crafted “Non-Nano. All extracts are sun-infused by us in certified biodynamic olive oil. 
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Boxwalla thought they would,  "change it up for the holidays for our beauty subscribers and so the outer December Box has a peach base. The lids don't have any branding/logo to make it super easy to reuse for gifting. Like always, the boxes are custom-made for us, from tree-free handmade paper, made from cotton scraps by a small family owned company in India using traditional paper making techniques (and is completely child labor free)."
There is no logo on the reusable gift box. 

Overall Assessment: This is yet another extraordinary value from Boxwalla, and these three Lepaar skincare heroes are sure to delight your skin and senses. I highly recommend this box, and think that it would make a perfect holiday gift for the eco-luxe skincare enthusiast in your life. A+

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10 comments:

  1. I could definitely use the Body Firming Oil. My skin is sooooo dry since the heat went on in my house! Love how Lepaar groups the ingredients into charming, highly descriptive categories: eg Energizing Foundation etc

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    1. It's a wonderful body oil, and I definitely think that you would love it. I agree with you about the highly descriptive ingredient categories. I was going to simplify it, initially, but like the way that they did it so much that I decided to share the unabridged version

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  2. What a bargain for what you are getting. I know that these 3 items thrill you.

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    1. It really is an amazing value! I really am quite smitten with these three products!

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  3. I don't have a body oil in my routine but I could totally see adding this one to it. I'll have to keep this in mind.

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    1. This is definitely a good one for your consideration. Body oils are such a great addition to your skincare routine!

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  4. I'm a sucker for bath and body products, this is a great box!

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    1. Then I think that you would really enjoy this body oil, Cindy!

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  5. Interesting, I’ve never heard of sun-infusion. The firming body oil sounds delightful!

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    1. I hadn't before, either! The firming body oil is truly delightful, Kristina!

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