Boxwalla's eco-luxe beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated cruelty-free green beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and they feature truly covet-worthy luxurious, and sustainably crafted beauty products.
The first product in the box is Unmask Detox Hydration Mask (full size, $58). This a gorgeous mask that works hard to ‘unmask', so to speak, your best skin! Made in a hydrating base of aloe vera juice and geranium distillate, the combination of activated charcoal, AHA complex, niacinamide, hemp seed oil, cranberry fruit extract, chamomile extract (and more!), both deeply cleanses & refines the skin, while also hydrating, healing & restoring the skin! A special kind of magic!
The Founder: Naturallogic was created by Toni Barandon, who is a trained nutritionist & herbalist, creating fresh, vibrant skincare that is wonderfully effective. Fans of Toni’s work will already know that Toni uses in-house biofermentations, extracts &oil infusions in the incredible products she formulates.
Toni describes the amazingness of Unmask perfectly when she says that Unmask has:
* The gentle, deep clean of a cleansing oil.
* The pore purge and refining of a clay mask.
* The quench of a hydrating serum.
* The bacterial protection + neutralization of a blemish treatment.
Unmask is a unique, ready to use mask that somehow manages to both clarify as well as hydrate the skin, leaving it supple, clear and glowing! As I mentioned above, Unmask contains some potent, thoughtfully chosen ingredients & I thought I’d tell you more about Niacinamide! Vitamin B3 or niacinamide is a water soluble vitamin that does sooo much for the skin! It improves the skin’s barrier function, reduces skin sensitivity as well as hyperpigmentation. It also promotes collagen synthesis and glycosaminoglycan production. According to some studies, it is thought that a lot of these skin benefits of niacinamide comes from its ability to increase the intracellular concentration of NADPH (cellular energy) which depletes with age.
The second product in the box is Fine Cosmetics' Daytime Radiance Eye Serum (full size, $66). This is an elegantly ingenious eye serum - a true serum that is water based with ingredients like Persian silk tree extract, beet root extract, protective & firming ashwagandha extract, grape leaf extract, niacinamide, elderberry fruit extract, high molecular hyaluronic acid & more. I love how it de-puffs & firms my under eye region while deeply hydrating it. It also reduces dark circles & crow’s feet.
The Founder: Fine was started by Judith Springer who is a lawyer, with a PhD in sociology (on the connection of art & urban architectural upgrading!) AND she is is an art curator and trained yoga teacher. Judith captured the essence of Fine, when she said to me: “I am always looking for that special point where all is in perfect balance, where nothing can be added or taken away, the point of zero, of complete stillness”
One of the main ingredients in this wonderful eye serum is Persian silk tree extract or Albizia Julibrissin, an antioxidant which has powerful anti-glycation properties. The process of glycation involves the adherence of sugar molecules to the collagen & elastin proteins leading to loss of elasticity & firmness. This potent extract both prevents glycation & also breaks the binding of sugars to proteins thus reducing glycation effects. In addition to this, the Persian silk tree extract is also anti-inflammatory, evens skin tone, reduces dark circles & improves the texture of skin.
The third product in this box is the Elemental Advanced Hydration Red Wine Essence (full size, $58). This is a beautiful lightweight essence but oh so much more than an essence!
Elemental Red Wine essence is made in a base of organic red wine that is crafted in-house. The wine takes half a year to produce & harvest and is rich in polyphenols, resvertrol and gluconic acid. In addition to the red wine, the essence also contains soothing, hydrating aloe juice as well as coconut water that helps mineralize the skin, aka restore its mineral balance. Vitamin B3 strengthens the barrier function, balances the level of moisture in the skin, increasing the skin’s natural hydration. And then there is the red algae - a rich source of polysaccharides that is instantly hydrating due to its ability to enhance the skin’s natural barrier function and increase its moisture retention capabilities. This is such a wonderful multitasking product that works beautifully as your first step after cleansing (after your eye serum) to balance the pH of the skin while also deeply hydrating, strengthening, plumping and brightening the skin.
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