Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Boxwalla December Beauty Box: The Textures of Winter

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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 December Beauty Box: The Textures of Winter | $49.95: A Beauty Box for the luxury loving skincare nerd, this box lets you experience the most effective and exquisite beauty products that harness the potency of plant-based ingredients. The last date to subscribe is December 5.

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

The Boxwalla December Beauty Box is themed: The Textures of Winter. The box contains three full sized products and has a retail value of $250.00.

1) Blüh Alchemy's Active Relief Body Oil ($68.00 value)
2) Blüh Alchemy's Multi C Serum ($140.00 value)
3) Live Botanical's Sanctuary Barrier Balm ($42.00 value)

The two brands: Blüh Alchemy and Live Botanical - both wonderful brands founded by amazing women. Blüh Alchemy was founded by Becky Blüh and Live Botanical was founded by Carolyn McRory. 

Blüh Alchemy Active Relief Body Oil ($68.00  for 4 oz.): This is a brand new launch from Blüh Alchemy, and does it ever smell delectable! This body oil contains anti-inflammatory and healing ingredients such as Copaiba Oleoresin, Hinoki, Arnica and Tulsi. This combination of ingredients creates a highly nourishing oil that leaves skin soft, smooth, supple, hydrated and luminous. The lightweight silky texture melts into damp skin immediately. This is a truly extraordinary body oil made in a base of cold pressed Rice bran, Camelia, Tamanu & Sesame oils. This luscious oil is formulated, "to lock moisture into skin, to improve skin tone & soothe overworked muscles. It integrates cell nourishing fatty acids, phytoceramides & powerful antioxidants with herbs used in plant medicine for centuries." Ingredients such as Copaiba oleoresin, Hinoki wood oil, distilled from the Japanese Cypress tree, Peru Balsam, Vanilla, Tulsi and a tiny amount of Patchouli, create a warm and creamy aroma that soothes the spirit.

Blüh Alchemy Multi C Serum ($140.00 for 1 oz. value): This antioxidant-rich creamy gel-based Vitamin C serum is lightweight, fast absorbing and it has a delectable warm dreamy aroma. It is filled with botanical actives and peptides that deliver potent and bioactive Vitamin C to help plump, brighten and firm the skin. It combines, "a stable cellular extraction of wild harvested Kakadu plum (which is one of the highest sources of botanical, bioactive Vitamin C), with a stable Vitamin C ester (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) and then enhances the effectiveness of all that Vitamin C goodness with Kangaroo Paw Flower which is rich in Ferulic Acid." Furthermore, it is formulated to strengthen capillaries, increase collagen production, deeply hydrate, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

According to Blüh Alchemy,

Multi C Serum harnesses the power of age defying peptides and the world’s first stable vitamin C from wild harvested Kakadu plum cellular extract. This innovative extraction process delivers the highest known source of vitamin C, potent and bioactive as it exists in nature. Multi C Serum has a luxurious creamy-gel consistency that absorbs quickly to plump, firm and brighten skin tone, resulting in the ultimate youth renewal for your skin.

Directions: After cleansing and toning apply 1-2 pumps to the face, neck and décolleté, AM + PM. For all skin types.

Key Bioactives:

Kakadu Plum is the world’s highest source of vitamin C. It activates collagen production and brightens skin tone.

Kangaroo Paw Flower has powerful humectant properties and is rich in ferulic acid, a potent antioxidant that enhances vitamin C and protects from UV damage and oxidative stress.

Quandong strengthens capillaries and has potent antioxidant properties that fight free radical damage, reducing the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate, **Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Extract, **Santalum Acuminatum (Quandong) Extract, **Davidsonia Pruriens (Davidson Plum) Extract, **Anigozanthos Flavidus (Kangaroo Paw Flower) Extract, *Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, *Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Rubis Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Berry Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, *Coffea Arabica (Raw Green Coffee) Bean Oil, Sclerotium Gum (Mushroom), Lactobacillus Ferment, *Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, *Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, MSM, Ecocert Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), *Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan ) Kernel Oil, Astaxanthin, Squalene (Olive), Ascorbyl Palminate (Vitamin C ) Ester, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Tocopherol (Non-GMO), Tocotrienol (Non-GMO), *Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) C02 Extract, **Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Absolute Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavander) Oil, *Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil. *Organic  ** Wild harvested 

Live Botanical Sanctuary Barrier Balm ($42.00 for 30ml.): This luscious balm has a remarkably emollient light whipped fluffy texture that immediately melts into the skin. It contains a wonderful array of Amazonian butters such as: Murmuru, Tucuma, Ucuuba and Bacuri, that are rich, nourishing and healing anti-inflammatory ingredients. This balm deeply hydrates the skin, it helps to prevent water-loss, it protects, softens, repairs and moisturizes even the most sensitive skins. It contains no essential oils, and has no detectable aroma. This wondrous balm can also we used as a overnight mask, and it is miraculous in its ability to heal and rejuvenate the skin.

According to Live Botanical, 

An essential oil free balm that is our most occlusive, yet breathable formula.  A moisture-locking blend filled with nutrient-dense raw butters and oils plus plant-based waxes, sterols, and phospholipids.  Working in harmony to provide sanctuary for dry, sensitive conditions. This balm contains no added essential oils and the scent is natural and very earthy.

What sets this balm apart from others is the inclusion of unrefined oil-based phospholipids.  On a cellular level, the molecules attract and hold onto water while also organizing themselves into a structure similar to natural skin.  So when layered on damp skin, it creates an effective skin-identical layer.

It also helps improve the absorption of active ingredients and the delivery of sustained moisture throughout the day. Acting as a mild emulsifier to better incorporate water-based hydrating serums without causing harm to the lipid barrier.

Amazonian butters of murumuru, tucuma, ucuuba and bacuri are abundant in naturally occurring anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe irritated skin.  Helping to maintain elasticity, a key component to healthy skin.  Raw enzymes from the butters feed the skin to better protect against hypersensitivity while the emollients soften rough, dry patches.  If the skin is damaged, the properties help repair wounds such as sun or wind-burn.

Buriti, graviola/soursop, and carrot seed oils (not essential oils) provide a complex array of antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols to protect against cellular degradation from UV and other environmental stressors.

The ceramide rich rice bran wax and protective pomegranate sterols create the seal providing the final occlusive element - preventing water loss and supporting the other ingredients to improve all-over moisture. 

The Amazonian ingredients used were all harvested by small, independent co-ops that help prevent rainforest clear-cutting. The fruit/nut trees harvested from provide important monetary opportunities to local communities vs. using the trees for lumber or cleared to graze livestock.  We focus mainly on regional ingredients but feel in small volumes this was a beneficial way to support indigenous groups.  We also will be donating $2 per full size balm sold for preservation efforts in addition to our normal donations relating to environmental and social justice causes.

Directions: Apply as the final layer in your skincare routine. For best results, ensure the skin is damp/hydrated to improve moisture function. It can also be used as a restorative night mask by applying a thicker layer, allowing a slow absorption while you sleep. During warmer months or when not as dry, mix in your palm with a hydrating serum to create a day cream for a lighter application.

Ingredients: Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter#, Astrocaryum Tucuma Butter#, Virola Sebifera (Ucuuba) Butter#, Daucus Carota Stavia (Carrot) Seed Lipid Oil (Not Essential Oil)*^, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Wax*^, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil#, Annona Muricata (Soursop - Graviola) Oil#, Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Oil*^, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax^, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sterols, Platonia Insignis (Bacuri) Butter# And Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil* & Lecithin* & Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil* & Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract* 41% regionally sourced. *organic, ^regionally sourced and #fair-trade/co-op
Overall Assessment: These products are absolutely amazing, and the value is unbelievable. You receive 3 full size products with a $200.00 savings!

*THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION* You will be charged immediately when you purchase. Automatic renewal occurs every two months until you cancel. Make sure to cancel before the 20th of the preceding month. The December Box will ship in December. The last date to subscribe is December 5.

$49.95 (a $250.00 value) from Boxwalla (Affiliate Links).
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  1. This is an incredible deal. Three high end products bringing a new world of beauty for $50!

    1. It really is, Marcia! A $200.00 savings is nothing short of incredible!

  2. Boxwalla always has such intriguing skincare products. This time, I was amazed to learn about Hinoki wood oil. I have two beautiful golden Hinokis on either side of my front entrance. I had no idea that the oil from their bark/trunk was used in skincare products!

    1. They really do! I was pretty amazed to learn about Hinoki wood oil as well! Wow, that is so cool that Hinoki's flank your door!


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