Thursday, July 18, 2019

Boxwalla August Beauty Box: The Secret Symphony of Skincare Featuring Heart of Gold

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Boxwalla enthusiasts know that Boxwalla's 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. Their August Beauty Box, The Secret Symphony of Skincare, which only costs $49.95, is another must-have, and it features three full-size products from Heart of Gold.

Boxwalla August Beauty Box Theme: The Secret Symphony of Skincare. (Cost: $49.95. Retail Value: $180.00): There are three full sized products in this box - multi-tasking products that together or alone provide both a wonderful sensory experience as well as extraordinary efficacy, while still being very gentle. There is a tendency to associate efficacy with 'strong' products but Ally's products are so gentle yet so effective.

The Box ContainsHeart of Gold Sea Change Cleansing Balm ($44.00 for 1.69 oz.), Heart of Gold Modern Love Gommage Gel ($66.00 for 1.69 oz.) and Heart of Gold Sweetbriar Hydrating Nectar ($70.00 for 1.7 oz.).

Boxwalla Beauty Boxes are, "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."
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Heart of Gold Sea Change Cleansing BalmHeart of Gold Modern Love Gommage Gel and Heart of Gold Sweet Briar Hydrating Nectar.
Heart of Gold Sea Change Cleansing Balm is an utterly sublime balm as a result of its buttery smooth texture, superb emollience and its indescribably delectable aroma– from which one detects an amalgam of chamomile, fennel and grapefruit. It effectively removes all traces of makeup and dirt while engaging the senses  and nourishing the skin.

According to Boxwalla,

Sea Change Cleansing Balm is a gentle cleansing balm that goes on like butter and rinses off like a cleansing milk. It is composed with sal & shea butter to reestablish the skin's barrier function, moringa & meadow foam seed oils to nourish,  fennel seed, chamomile & grapefruit to calm inflammation and liberate lymphatic stagnation. It not only cleanses and removes makeup (even eye makeup!) but also doubles up as a moisture mask. Ally describes the experience of using Sea Change as ‘drinking chamomile tea in grandma’s china cups’ and we couldn't have said it better.
Directions: Apply a pea-sized amount to dry skin and massage in thoroughly. Wet hands and massage in a bit more, and watch it transform into a clean-rinsing milky liquid. Rinse off with water (in the shower or at the sink) you may use a washcloth, but it's not usually necessary.

PRO TIP: Sea Change is a brilliant hydration mask. Apply as a cleanser & leave on an extra 10-15 minutes, or mix a pea-sized amount with several pumps of toner or hydrolat, apply with a mask brush, and rinse after 15-30 minutes.

Ingredients: Sal Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Organic Virgin Moringa Oil, Di-Ppg Myreth-10 Adipate, Glyceryl Stearate & Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Castor Oil, Essential Oils Of Fennel Seed, Grapefruit Peel & Roman Chamomile.
Heart of Gold Modern Love Gommage Gel, which has not yet been released, is an incredibly effective exfoliator that smells like a walk through a garden filled with in-bloom jasmine blowing in a warm summer breeze. This exfoliator is profoundly experiential, and it engages the senses in the most delectable way. It is tremendously effective in its ability to gently remove dead skin cells and reveal soft, smooth, hydrated and luminous skin.

According to Boxwalla,

Modern Love Gommage ia a unique gommage exfoliator that evokes a jasmine garden. A recipe for the smoothest skin, it contains ingredients like colloidal silver, tulsi, holly and fig extracts, manuka honey, matcha and more.
Directions: Massage a thin layer onto your skin. Continue massaging for a few seconds. Wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute until it is almost dry, yet still sticky to the touch. Massage again, with sweeping movements, to create small 'peels' that include both the gel as well as the dead skin. You can also use it as a hydrating mask- apply a thin layer, leave it on for 5-15 minutes. Wipe off with a damp washcloth.

Ingredients: See picture below.
Heart of Gold Sweetbriar Hydrating Nectar is a magical ultra-lightweight and fast absorbing serum/moisturizer that calms irritated skin, hydrates and nourishes and leaves skin reamarkably soft, smooth, supple and hydrated. Furthermore, it is formulated to increase cell metabolism, stimulate collagen synthesis and support capillaries and lymphatic flow. It has a light and beautiful aroma from which one detects the rosewater and blackcurrant.

According to Boxwalla,

Sweetbriar Hydrating Nectar is a calming, hydrating serum/moisturizer hybrid, made in a base of rosewater & aloe juice. Blackcurrant, juneberry & wild rose calm redness, support fragile capillaries & lympatic flow, and target inflammation. Meadowfoam oil nourishes deeply and aloe vera and birch sugar provide sustained hydration. This hydrating nectar also contains d-ribose, a naturally occurring carbohydrate that increases cell metabolism & stimulates collagen synthesis.

Directions: As a solo moisturizer: mix 1-3 pumps of hydrating nectar with 7 pumps of hydrolat or a few drops of water. apply to clean skin after serum (if you're using it), and prior to SPF (if you're using it).

As a bespoke emulsion: mix 1-2 pumps of Sweetbriar Hydrating Nectar with 1-3 drops of your chosen Oilserum and massage onto clean skin. follow with SPF in the morning (if you're using it).

As a hydrating serum: mix 1 pump of hydrating nectar with 7 pumps of hydrolat or a few drops of water. apply to clean skin prior to oilserum, cream or balm.

As a hydrating & calming mask: apply 5-7 pumps to clean skin. leave on for 10 minutes, or up to 8 hours, then rinse off with cool water or remove with a cool washcloth. follow with your regular routine. Sweetbriar as a mask is so good as a post-sun cooling treatment, or to keep skin hydrated during air travel.

As an eye serum: apply a tiny drop to undereye area after cleansing & toning.

Ingredients: Rose Hydrolat, Distilled Water, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate & Lactobacillus & Coconut Extract, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Xylitol, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Extracts Of Rosa Canina (Wild Rose), Ligustrum Vulgare (Wild Privet), Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) & Sorbus Domestica (Juneberry), D-Ribose, Bergamot (Bergapten-Free) Essential Oil, Apothecary Rose Absolute, Xanthan Gum, Gum Arabic, Potassium Sorbate.
 Click picture to enlarge the list of ingredients.
The box in which these beautiful products come is a high quality gift box– making it a perfect self-contained gift for yourself or someone you love.
Overall Assessment: This is unquestionably an exceptional value for three full size products from Heart of Gold. It also should be said that this is no ordinary green beauty box, and that Boxwalla has selected 3 truly amazing products from this brand. Additionally, Boxwalla only collaborates with companies that are cruelty-free, and who ethically source their ingredients. This is another must-have A+ eco-luxe beauty box from The Drunken Boxwallas.

*THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION*  You will be charged intially when you purchase. Automatic renewal every two months until you cancel (If you are an existing subscriber, cancel by July 20, for the August Box and September 20, for the October Box). 

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  1. Heart of Gold Sea Change Cleansing Balm sounds soo nice!

    1. It's really fantastic– as are the other two products! This is the first time that I have tried anything from this brand, and I certainly understand why Boxwalla selected their products for the August box.

  2. This is an exceptional value. Boxwalla always has the most interesting products.

    1. It really is an exceptional value. Boxwalla has introduced me to so many incredible lines over the years, and I have definitely found a lot of amazing products that I will purchase again and again! Their boxes offer such a wonderful opportunity to try eco-luxe cruelty-free products at a fraction of their retail value!

  3. I love the name this month: Secret Symphony of Skincare ♥️♥️♥️ What is “gommage”?? Love the Heart of Gold packaging/labeling!

    1. I love the name this month as well! Gommage is an exfoliator/scrub, from the French word (erasing, exfoliating). I agree with you about their packaging/labeling– it is lovely!


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