Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Boxwalla February Beauty Box: The Truth about Gardens and Dreams Featuring Verité Spa Organics

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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 February Beauty Box ($49.95. Retail Value $163.00)The Truth about Gardens and Dreams, featuring New Zealand-based brand Verité Spa Organics, is an extraordinary value for outstanding products. 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. 

Each Box Contains Two Full-Size Products (Retail Value: $163.00):
- Goodnight Recovery and Repair Sleep Mask ($136.00 for 1.69 oz.)
- Japanese Lemon, Vanilla & Jasmine Hand Cream ($27.00 for 2.36 oz.)

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

February Subscriptions are currently open and will close on February 20 (or when Boxwalla sells out, whichever happens first).
Verité was founded by Janin Dei Conti who is a trained aromatherapist. She says, "I had become quite disenchanted with the skincare industry and advertising that made me feel I had to conform to a certain standard to be okay, to look okay, skin treatments that left my skin feeling worse than when I arrived, and no real connection between therapist and customer. So I began to create a range of skincare and treatments that I would want to experience in a spa environment. Researching, and working with the most skin-loving plant botanicals to create a truly holistic experience. Treatments that when you walked out of one, you felt completely loved, nurtured, replenished, and rejuvenated on all levels."
Verité Spa Organics Goodnight Recovery and Repair Sleep Mask ($136.00 for 50 ml): This gorgeous sleep mask is thoughtfully crafted in a base of New Zealand Springwater & Damask Rose hydrosol. It contains Manuka Honey, that is sustainably sourced directly from the beekeeper who has a small number of hives filled with happy and healthy bees, at their small farm in Matakana, New Zealand. Additionally, it contains anti-inflammatory Pohutukawa extract, Quandong (which is very rich in Vitamin C), Kakadu Plum and Marshmallow Extract.

The overnight mask has a truly luscious jelly texture that melts into the skin in the most glorious way. It is lightweight, fast-acting and intensely nourishing. It is extraordinarily soothing, comforting and hydrating, and I can get away with using it and nothing else after washing my face, and before going to bed. My skin feels comfortable, soft, smooth, hydrated and luminous in the evening when I use it, and even more so when I wake up the following morning. It has a very faint aroma from the ingredients, but it is barely detectable.

Directions from Lavanya at Boxwalla: "This is one of the few overnight treatments that I actually use alone, without layering with oils and serums! On clean skin, I mist with a hydrating mist. And then apply a thick layer all over my skin. Depending on how thick a layer you apply, it can take a few seconds to a few minutes to dry down. Rinse off when you wake up or during your morning cleanse.If you want to layer serums under this (which is not required), make sure to apply at least 10-20 minutes before applying the mask. You can also layer a balm over the mask, but  again, for most skin that will not be necessary."
According to Janin, 

When I created the sleep mask it was to create a tiny space in the day for a skincare ritual when you don't really have any time! So if you take a few minutes to breathe in the calming scent, and put on your sleep mask as you go to bed, you don't have to think of really just one more thing, it’s all done for you,  and it does all its work while you sleep (of course you can also use it during the day if you want to and add it to a full skincare ritual). When formulating I thought: what are all the things you want for your skin and how do you want it to feel like, when you wake up? It needed to be light, not messy, and I wanted it to infuse a lot of vitamins and antioxidants into the skin, and also I wanted it to make you feel calm and happy after a long day. The calming scent of Neroli and Melissa is what I chose to fragrance the mask - these 2 exquisite oils (2 of my favourites! - although its hard to pick favourites when you love essential oils as much as I do !) smell like sweet nectar and calm an active mind, help to relieve stress,  and neroli also helps to regenerate the skin.
Janin used a combination of extracts, such as Gotu kola which is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phyto compounds like Quercetin, The mask contains Pohutukawa which is traditionally used in Maori medicine for wound-healing & is highly anti-inflammatory. There's Quandong, native to Australia and incredibly high in vitamin C and also contains rutin (which can help with reducing dark under-eye circles). Janin also uses beautiful oils like Marula as well as Kakadu Plum and Rosehip (both rich in Vitamins C and A). Hydrating Hyaluronic acid, Marshmallow extract, and Saccharide Isomerate are used to keep the skin deeply hydrated.
Verité Spa Organics Japanese Lemon, Vanilla & Jasmine Hand Cream ($27.00 for 2.36 oz.): This hand cream is absolutely otherworldly. It is mid-weight, intensely emollient, and the antioxidant-rich formula melts into the skin immediately. Skin is left soft, velvety, unmistakably nourished, moisturized and delectably scented. The aroma is indescribably beautiful! It is a sublime mixture of Japanese Lemon, Rose Damascena Flower Water, Vanilla and Jasmine. You really have to experience it for yourself to understand its true beauty. This is, without question, my very favorite hand cream.

According to Janin,

For the hand cream, my inspiration was of course the huge amounts of handwashing everyone is doing at this time, and for my best friend who is a nurse and uses hand cream a hundred times a day. It needed to be moisturizing, protective, absorb really well, not have an overpowering scent and be long lasting. So, I put together oils such as Meadowfoam (for its amazing moisturizing and rejuvenating properties, it also prevents moisture loss), NZ flaxseed oil which is rich in essential fatty acids which help repair skin cells. Hemp seed oil and Comfrey oil are wonderful anti-inflammatory oils, and Hemp seed oil is really high in vitamins like omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin C, D, and B. I used Baobab to improve skin elasticity. Then, Hyaluronic acid was to really increase those hydration & moisture levels and soften and restore elasticity to the skin. I think Yuzu (Japanese lemon) is the most delightful and uplifting scent. It just evokes feelings of sunshine and joy really & it’s also revitalising to the skin! Jasmine is wonderful for dry or irritated skin. Its gorgeous scent along with vanilla is calming & produces positive feelings (so necessary during these times!).
Ingredients: New Zealand Spring water (Aqua), *Rosa Damascena flower water, * Butyrospermum parkii butter, *Theobroma cacao butter, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, *Prunus Amydalis dulcis, *Harakeke seed oil, *Adasonia digitata, Symphytum officinale, Limanthes alba,Olive Squalene, *Cannabis sativa seed oil, Natural mixed tocopherols, Hyaluronic acid , Sacharide isomearate, Benzyl alcohol and Dehydroacetic acid , Citrus junos (Yuzu), Cocos nucifera, Vanilla planifolia, Pogostemon cablin (Pachouli), Jasmine offcinalis.*certified organic ingredients.

Overall Assessment: This thoughtfully curated box, which features two full-size products from Verité Spa Organics, is an incredible value. This sleep mask and hand cream are really worth having in your skincare collection this season, and I think that you will be as delighted by them as I am. A+

*THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION* You will be charged immediately when you purchase. Automatic renewal occurs every two months until you cancel.

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  1. I love the name of the February Boxwalla box, so dreamy and enchanting! The Verite jelly mask sounds divine!

    1. I do too, Allison! The mask and the hand cream are enchanting and delightful! This is another exceptional box.

  2. I love reading what the creator used to make the products and why they chose those particular ingredients. The box sounds like one of the best you've gotten.

    1. I had the same reaction too, Marcia! This was a really fantastic box, and as always it is an incredible value for two full-size eco-luxe products!


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