Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Boxwalla April Beauty Box: The Chronicles of a Plant Lab | Review

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

I know that many of you have been waiting for my review of the Boxwalla's April Beauty Box, and are intrigued by its theme is: The Chronicles of a Plant Lab, and I have to say that it is a delight! This box includes two full size products from Twelve Beauty that are perfect for the season and that deliver a gorgeous  radiant complexion (Retail Value: $182.00).

Here are some details about the Twelve Beauty founder, Pedro Catala:

Pedro grew up in a rural village in Spain, where natural remedies were the norm for everything, from stomach ailments, headaches to even a broken heart. This complete reliance on the local flowers, seeds & leaves for everything, inspired Pedro to want to understand medicines, as well as the role of plants in them. To this end, he studied Pharmacy, followed by Botany. While working as a pharmacist at a private oncology clinic & interacting with the patients, he realized he wanted to apply his botanical knowledge to skincare that could help soothe & support stressed & sensitive skin. So he got a Masters in Cosmetic Science & eventually a PhD in Natural Skincare Formulation. Now, he blends in Spain, teaches at the University of Siena in Italy and lives in London.
This box includes two products created by Dr. Pedro Catala of Twelve Beauty:
1) Twelve Beauty London Mask (full size, $92.00)
2) Twelve Beauty Ideal Brightening Corrective Serum (full size, $90.00)
Twelve Beauty London Mask (full size, $92.00): This is a really beautiful face mask that is gentle enough for all skin types, and that nourishes and hydrates the skin while drawing out toxins and impurities. While it helps to clear out clogged pores, it does so without drying out the skin, or leaving it taut. It is unusual because most masks that include kaolin tend not to be moisturizing, but this one is, and it leaves the skin beautifully radiant, purified, hydrated, silky smooth and soft. It has a lovely creamy texture, with a very light natural aroma, and while it does dry down in never feels drying against the skin.

About The London Mask,

The London Mask is a tribute to the city he now calls home, London and was especially crafted to combat the damaging effects of pollution on the skin. Pedro hand blends this mask,  over three days to achieve the smooth luscious texture that ensures that all the nourishing, moisturizing ingredients stay on the outer surface of the emulsion and thereby in better contact with the skin. This mask contains kaolin clay to gently draw out impurities, olive derived squalane and organic rice starch to moisturize as well as plant extracts like mallow as well as the purest form of Vitamin B5. This mask is both hydrating and purifying.

Twelve Skincare’s The London Mask suits for people on post surgery care, people with stressed skin and lack of elasticity and hydration and those wishing more light and improve skin tone.

Directions: Apply to clean skin twice a week. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rise off.
Note: Due to the manual blending of the ingredients, the color may vary in every batch.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Kaolin: It has moisturising, detox soothing, anti-acne properties. It helps to remove impurities by absorbing the dirt in the skin.
Allantoin: Reduces skin irritation by supporting the natural regeneration of the skin cells and improves the skin’s moisture retention while providing a smoothening effect.
Vitamin B5: It is a great skin conditioning agent to provide deep penetrating moisture to the skin, stimulating epithelisation which aids wound healing and offers a soothing effect.
Rice starch: Creates a protective film.
Cucumber extract: Soothing and refreshing agent that helps the skin elasticity and flexibility.
Mallow Flower: A soothing, anti-irritant with gentle moisturising properties.
Squalane: This clear fluid oil has a natural affinity to the skin, being one of the main components of the human sebum and hydrolipidic film.

Ingredients: Aqua, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Oryza Sativa Starch, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Squalane, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Laurate, Mallow Sylvestris Flower Extract, Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool.
Twelve Beauty Ideal Brightening Corrective Serum (full size, $90.00): This lightweight milky serum has the consistency of a very light lotion that hydrates and brightens the skin. It sinks in immediately, leaves behind no greasy film and it gives the skin with a healthy glow.  It's formulated to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation (including sun, age spots and acne scars) and to illuminate and correct unevenness in skin tone. It has a very light aroma that is barely discernible, and it disappears altogether once it melts into the skin.

About The Ideal Brightening Serum,

The Ideal Brightening Corrective Serum is a lotion-like serum that contains a both lipid as well as water components to mimic the composition of the outer hydrolipid layer of the skin. Thus this serum is able to both hydrate and moisturize, while also brightening the skin and making it glow. It contains a synergistic blend of 12 herbs that work together to reduce hyper pigmentation caused by sun damage, acne or harsh chemicals, as well as making the complexion more even.

For all skin types including those with sensitive skin and especially designed for those concerned with hyperpigmentation.

Directions: Apply sparingly to clean skin smoothing over face and neck. Dermatologically tested.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Yarrow: Contains essential oils and iridioids that block the key enzyme implied in melanin synthesis, tyrosinase.
Peppermint: Rich in essential oils, tannins and polyphenols inhibits the production of melanin
Heath speedwell: Packed with Iridioids and flavonoids improves skin radiance
Lemon balm: Delivers an anti-inflammatory complex formed by antioxidants to help brighten the skin
Cucumber: Apart from its soothing and moisturising properties it has an important detoxifying effect on sun damaged skin
Primula: brightens the skin in a natural way thanks to its concentration of saponins, essential oils and flavonoids.
Buddleja: is rich in antioxidant flavonoids and phenolic acids to help neutralise the free radical damage that leads to skin discolorations.
Lady’s mantle: High in tannis, it helps to improve skin’s tone
Mallow: Has a deep moisturising and soothing effect on skin. The content of essential oils and tannins plays an important role on minimising hyperpigmentation.

Twelve Beauty Tips: It is clinically proven that a better prepared skin responds better to a brightening and corrective treatment. So it is paramount to clean and tone your skin properly. We recommend our Purifying Cleansing Beauty Cream to replenish the skin followed by our Ultra Revitalising Elixir to maintain a healthy pH. Apply a small amount of the Ideal Brightening Corrective Serum then moisturise deeply with circular movements using Essential Bio-Technological Moisturiser in the daytime and Complete Regeneration Night Cream in the evening which also detoxifies and helps to repair the fragile skin structure as you sleep.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin*, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Laurate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mentha Piperita Leaf Extract*, Primula Veris Extract*, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract*, Veronica Officinalis Leaf Extract*, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract*, Achillea Millefolium Extract*, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract*, Buddleja Davidii Leaf Extract*, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract*, Tocopherol, Panthenol , Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethanol*, Dehydroacetic Acid.
Overall Assessment: What an amazing discovery, and most definitely a brand to try! I highly recommend the Boxwalla April Beauty Box: The Chronicles of a Plant Lab before it sells out.

To order your Boxwalla April Beauty Box: The Chronicles of a Plant Lab visit:  

$49.95 from Boxwalla (Affiliate Links).
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  1. This box is such an amazing value! And the texture of the mask looks very intriguing. I have seen a few brands being able to pull off a hydrating mask with kaolin, but you are right, it's very rare. It's really the sign of a well balanced formula!

    1. The value is absolutely extraordinary! Twelve Beauty is absolutely worthy of consideration, and Boxwalla is the perfect green beauty box subscription!

  2. The mask sounds heavenly and I NEED that brightening serum!

    1. Both of these are heavenly, effective and such a joy to use!

  3. This box is the one I am most impressed with since you've been reviewing them. I like the sound of both products and I'm sure I'd use them making the box a good value.

    1. I agree, it really is one of the most impressive boxes! The value of the Boxwalla boxes is always extraordinary!

  4. That mask looks so luscious, I bet it feels heavenly on the skin.

    1. It is luscious, and you are quite right– it feels heavenly on the skin! It's very effective too!

  5. This brand is new to me, but that mask sounds so great!

    1. It is a really lovely brand, and their products are amazing!


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