Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beauty Box 5 January 2014 Review

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Beauty Box 5 is ringing in the year with all sorts of products to refresh and renew our winter-worn skin, and there is no better time for renewal than the beginning of the new year.
From exfoliating, to cleansing, to moisturizing, and finally to one last checkin the mirror to make sure than you don't have lipstick on your teeth-- and you are ready to go!
H2O Plus Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash Deluxe 1 oz. Sample (Retail $17.00 for 12.5 oz): This unisex mineral rich body wash "boasts crisp notes of aquatic florals and sea grass" that makes this a very refreshing and exhilarating scent. 

This exhilarating body wash refreshes and renews skin with Water Lotus Extract, Bamboo Extract, and essential vitamins for all day softness. Hints of aquatic florals and crisp sea grass impart a clean, fresh scent.

-Deeply hydrating Water Lotus and Bamboo extracts maintain skins moisture balance and help stimulate skin renewal
-A mineral-rich blend of Red Algae and Vitamin E nourish and revitalize
-Aloe Extract naturally soothes and calms skin

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum/Fragrance, PEG-175 Diisostearate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Nymphaea Alba Root Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzophenone-4, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Maris Sal/Sea Salt/Sel Marin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, CI 17200/Red 33, CI 42090/Blue 1.
Swissco Bath & Shower Exfoliating Gloves (Retail $5.00 per pair): I have long loved using exfoliating gloves because they are such an efficient way to exfoliate the skin. Simply add your favorite soap or body wash and gently rub away dead skin with little effort. Using H2O Plus Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash with the Swissco Bath & Shower Exfoliating Gloves is a lovely pairing! Unlike many of the exfoliating gloves on the market that are quite rough and scratchy, Swissco has made theirs soft and gentle. However, make no mistake-- they really get the job done, but without damaging the skin!
Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturizer Deluxe 1 oz. sample  ($6.99 for 21 oz.): This quick absorbing lotion leaves skin silky smooth and hydrated. It has a citrus/floral scent that is quite pleasant, but they also make a fragrance free version.

Enriched with Silk Proteins, instantly moisturizes for 4X visibly smoother skin. Ideal for daily use, Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturizer instantly transforms dry, rough skin into visibly smooth skin. With an alluring, smooth fragrance, this long-lasting formula is enriched with Silk Proteins and Citrus Extracts. It leaves skin looking and feeling silky and smooth all day long.

Nubar Sweet Almond Cuticle & Nail Oil Deluxe 0.25 oz. Sample (Retail $10.00 0.5 oz.): If you love the scent of almonds or marzipan, then you will be thrilled by this delectable cuticle and nail oil. This is a very moisturizing oil that is the perfect product to keep those nails and cuticles in shape.

Sweet Almond Oil Derived from pressed almonds, Sweet almond oil is known to relieve skin itch and dryness. This elixir is also a way to get rid of nail fungus such as inflamed skins, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. Ideal for those seeking spa-quality formulas for everyday use at home. Contains Jojoba Oil, Bran Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Ceramium Rubrum Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, and Mulberry Root Extract. Aids in healing inflamed skins, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
Epic Blend Hemp Coconut Lip Balm (Retail $3.39): This organic lip balm is so emollient and moisturizing that chapped lips just don't stand a chance against this luscious coconut concoction! This is going straight into my purse! Epic Blend is even offering you a special 25% discount sitewide use Code: BB5 before 3/31/14

Organic coconut oil and organic coconut flavor.  This product is gluten-free, non-GMO, petroleum-free, and cruelty-free.

Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Flavor, Vitamin E, Rosemary Extract.
Bonus Product: That Awkward Moment mirror compact-- is a mirror compact that refers to the upcoming Zac Efron movie of the same name. Beauty Box 5 suggests that you "embrace the awkward" and check out the movie trailer of That Awkward Moment here.

Beauty Box 5 "is a subscription-based beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle." All members receive free shipping. Members also receive exclusive discounts from partner brands. Beauty Box 5 costs $12.00 a month.

Overall assessment: The January box offered a nice selection of products that perfectly addressed the needs of winter skin begging for renewal and nourishment. It was definitely worth the $12.00 price tag, and the bonus mirror was a nice addition.

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  1. the epic blend lip balm intrigues me but ordering from them makes it less cost effective since they're shipping from canada. how do you feel like it compares with some of the other more accessible brands such as alba or burt's bees? i've been looking for a more natural alternative to my HG elizabeth arden 8hr but so far nothing has come close

    1. The Epic balm is really nice-- it's very emollient and comfortable on the lips. I haven't had a burt's bees lip balm in so long that I can't remember how it felt well enough. Of the natural and more accessible brands that I have used recently-- Weleda is the only one that comes to mind. Weleda is comparatively thicker with less glide. If Epic has prohibitively expensive shipping costs then I would wait until they are more accessible. I love the Weleda Balm as well. Also for a more natural balm Osmia Organics makes one of the best that I have tried! It's so good, in fact-- that you may not even miss your HG 8 Hour Cream! :-)


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