Thursday, July 28, 2022

Boxwalla August Beauty Box: A Saucerful of Skincare Secrets Featuring African Botanics

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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. 

This 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. 

The August Beauty Box ($49.95. Retail Value $310.00)The theme of the August Box is inspired by an early Pink Floyd Album: A Saucerful of Skincare Secrets and features two wonderful full-sized products from African Botanics.

The August Beauty Box features (Cost to Subscribe: $49.95; Retail Value: $310.00)
1. African Botanics Silver Rescue Cream (full size, $140.00)
2. African Botanics Eye Contour Gel-Serum (full size, $170.00)

Both products are unscented and do not contain any added essential oils. The products were formulated and made fresh for our box in an  ISO 9001 GMP-certified scientific lab.

The August Subscription Box is available here. Subscriptions will be open till August 25 or until they sell out, whichever happens first.

Longtime readers know that African Botanics is my all-time favorite skincare brand, and that I am friends with the owners, Julia and Craig Noik. They are incredible people, and they make the most amazing skincare products using ingredients from their country of origin, South Africa.

About African Botanics:
African Botanics was created by Julia & Craig Noik back in 2012. We are thrilled to celebrate 10 years of their unique, pioneering work with this very special August Beauty Box. African Botanics is designed, formulated, and made from start to finish in South Africa, paying homage to the cultural history of the people of South Africa and the vast biodiversity of its landscape. The products thoughtfully combine the unique botanicals native to South Africa with the most cutting-edge skincare technology to create luxuriously effective products that surprise and delight. Along with well-researched lab-synthesized actives, they go the extra mile to use only sustainably and ethically harvested wild-grown and biodynamic botanical ingredients in their formulations, working with independent networks of individuals, and supporting local women-owned businesses whenever possible
African Botanics Silver Rescue Cream (1.2 oz for $140.00): This is a fragrance-free cream that is soothing, healing and filled with anti-inflammatory ingredients. It does an exemplary job calming red and irritated skin, reducing inflammation and leaving skin soothed, calmed, hydrated, soft and supple. 

It is right in between a lightweight and a mid-weight cream, and it is lusciously emollient and nourishing, and yet it melts into the skin in the most divine and visceral way. I had an irritated spot on my chin that was peeling because of a skincare product reaction, and within a day the spot had healed and the redness, irritation and flakes were gone. It is not only incredibly healing, but is also a wonderful daily cream for people with sensitive and reactive skin.
According to African Botanics,

Silver Rescue Cream harnesses the soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of full-spectrum CBD (Cannabis Sativa Leaf extract) and the vital power of Colloidal Silver, known for its anti-microbial and healing properties. Working together they help reduce redness, inflammation, and scarring while improving skin barrier function and relieving the signs of skin stress. This unique cream helps calm and revive skin with an extraordinary blend of protective medicinal plants (Resurrection plant and Devil’s Claw), rich in glycosides, Phytosterols, Flavonoids, Trehalose sugar, polysaccharides and arbutin which aid skin regeneration and rapid hydration, resulting in minimal trans epidermal water loss. Highly concentrated moisturizing ingredients like the Baobab fruit, Vitamin E, Squalane, Marula Oil, Rosehip and Marigold extract help protect the skin and reduce skin reactivity and redness. Their soothing, restructuring and lipid-restoring properties strengthen the skin, improving its quality and reducing sensitivity. Formulated for sensitive skin and all skin types temporarily irritated by modern environmental conditions including pollution, stress, extreme weather patterns and non-invasive procedures. Free from essential oils, fragrance, parabens, silicones and mineral oil. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Texture: Cream
Scent: Unscented and EO free


• Sensitive and reactive skin

• Inflammation and visible redness

• Dryness and dehydration

• Scars and blemishes

• Uneven texture

• Therapeutic for acne-prone skin

Key Benefits:

• Skin soothing and moisturizing

• Hydrates and restores comfort

• Calms irritation and redness

• Protects and defends sensitive skin barrier

• Decreases excessive sebum production

Directions: Apply morning and evening after cleansing to the face, neck and  décolletage in upward smoothing movements, starting at décolletage and working up. As a primer smooth a thin layer evenly over clean skin before makeup application. Silver Rescue Cream has been designed to bring comfort when applied on its own. However, for skin in need of added nourishment, apply a few drops of Pure Marula or Neroli infused Marula Oil.

Eco Packaging: African Botanics is committed to reducing stress on the environment. Their boxes are made from 100% post-consumer paper. Silver Rescue Cream comes in a 100% recyclable glass bottle and aluminum pump. Once you are done with your product, please separate the pump from the bottle before placing it in the recycling bin.

African Botanics Eye Contour Gel-Serum (0.5 oz. for $170.00): This gel-serum is a serious holy grail eye product that is unlike anything that you have tried before. It has an emollience not generally found in eye gels, and it does so much– even when you use the tiniest amount. It softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it effectively reduces puffiness, lightens dark circles and lifts and tightens the skin without any pulling. Furthermore, this serum is cooling, hydrating and it leaves the delicate skin around the eyes soft, smooth and luminous. The thick gel melts into the skin immediately leaves it comfortable, and without leaving behind any sort of residue. It can be used beneath the eyes, but also on the eyelids, and it offers itself as an effective base for makeup. It is gentle, without sacrificing efficacy, and the unscented formula does not irritate my sensitive eyes!
According to African Botanics,

Eye Contour Gel-Serum is an energizing and highly concentrated cooling gel-serum that targets the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles while visibly soothing, tightening and reinforcing the barrier function of the skin for a more youthful appearance. 

The powerful combination of Ceramides, Lupine Oligosaccharides, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C and fucoidan-rich Seaweed extract help plump and deeply moisturize while supporting the synthesis of epidermal elastin production and effectively awakening the eye contour. Caffeine, Arnica, Copper and Dragon’s blood extract help drain, revitalize and activate microcirculation reducing puffiness and dark circles. This age-defying serum provides an instant tightening effect and sinks into skin quickly, making it a perfect base for make-up.

Texture: Thick Gel
Scent: Unscented and EO free

• Fine lines and wrinkles

• Dark circles

• Loss of firmness and elasticity

• Puffiness

Key Benefits:

• Instantly soothes and awakens the under eye area

• Helps reduce the look of puffiness

• Visibly firms and tightens

• Softens the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles

• Provides a cooling and lifting effect

DirectionsAM/PM After cleansing, gently apply a small amount (about the size of a rice grain) press under the eyes and across the eyelids extending from the inside out. Pat with fingertips to stimulate microcirculation and to boost radiance. May cause cooling and tingling sensation. Can be stored in the fridge for an even more intense cooling effect. Caution: Avoid direct contact with eyes. For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Overall Assessment: This is a truly exceptional box that features my all-time favorite skincare brand, created by two of my favorite people, and curated by the amazing Lavanya. The value is unbelievable, and I highly recommend getting this box before it sells out. DON'T. MISS. THIS. BOX! A+

*THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION* You will be charged immediately when you purchase. Automatic renewal occurs every two months until you cancel. June Subscriptions are now open. They will be open until August 25. However, it will likely sell out before then. 

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  1. Wow, I didn't realize that you know the owners of African Botanicals. That's very cool. If this is your favorite skincare brand, I'm interested!

    1. I have known them for quite a few years, and they are lovely people! Their products are absolutely extraordinary, and they are as joyful to use as they are effective!

  2. Wow, you really hit the jackpot with this box! The brand sounds like one I would love and that eye gel sounds amazing. My eyes show my age the most so I'm all about products that help slpw that down and minimize the fine lines!

    1. This really is a jackpot box, Claudia! I think that you would be astounded by the efficacy of this Eye Contour Gel-Serum!

  3. This sounds so amazing! Your friends really know how to blend natural ingredients. Anything for sensitive skin is of interest to me but these products seem like the best I could ever come across all in one bundle. You might have just hooked me into joining Boxwalla because this box is full of everything I need. Lol! - Angie,

    1. This really and truly is an amazing box, Angie. African Botanics is among the finest eco-luxe brands out there, and their products are absolutely sublime!


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