It wasn’t so long ago I was a keen advocate of the monthly subscription beauty box but after receiving products each month which I just wasn’t going to use, I decided to turn my back on them and spend my money on specific products that I needed each month instead. There are so many boxes out there it’s not easy to make a decision without regretting it. As I lean more and more towards a natural approach to beauty, trying the Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box seemed like a nice idea for a change.
Skin Organics “Clean Beauty” monthly subscription box is full of carefully selected non-toxic, cruelty-free, organic and natural skincare, body and beauty products. Featuring many new, and niche artisan products from a mix of upcoming, independent and award-winning brands.
This box was gifted to me by Skin Organics and since “Rebalance” is the focus I thought why not give it a try, perhaps I can be persuaded to start subscribing to a monthly box again.
“Let’s see what’s inside for my first impressions”
Apothaka Rejuvenating Face oil. We’re off to a good start as my favourite skincare product is a facial oil. This particular one has featured in Vogue magazine and winner of Beauty Shortlist Award 2017, so it’s certainly one to be reckoned with. Promising to balance, nourish and hydrate the skin; packed with organic sandalwood, hemp seed oil, geranium and frankincense to plump and protect the skin. Targeted for overnight use but can, of course, be used anytime. I can confirm the scent is wonderfully aromatic. A lovely light oil for super-hydrated skin, all finished off with a little handwritten note from Natasha – Owner of Apothaka. RRP £19.50
Beauty Kubes. Organic shampoo for normal to dry hair, vegan-friendly and 100% free from plastic packaging with gentle and biodegradable ingredients. To use, crumble a cube in your hands then add a little water to make a paste, shampoo as normal. Well, I must say I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this before so it’s definitely something new for me.
I’m likening these shampoo cubes to something I might see in a Lush store where there’s any number of shampoo and conditioner “soap-like” bars. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The box I have contains two tiny cubes and as I have very long hair I used both for one shampoo. Saying that, I hadn’t washed my hair for a day or two so at this point, a first wash lather can be elusive with any shampoo. My hair felt clean and fresh afterwards. These would be realy handy for travel. RRP £1.00
NK Naturals Cleansing Balm. Another winner for me, I recently wrote about how I’ve been enjoying using cleansing balms so this was the perfect product to find in a subscription box. This delicate, gentle, healing balm will calm and soothe the skin, recommended as a treatment and relief for eczema, psoriasis and rosacea with its base of coconut oil to promote healing. The balm has a blue tint which stems from blue chamomile, known for its anti-inflammatory, cooling and soothing properties. Massage into the skin to melt away makeup and thoroughly cleanse the skin, to remove – use a warm muslin cloth. The balm also doubles as a cuticle treatment and promotes healthy growth of eyelashes and eyebrows…Is there anything this multi-use “super” balm can’t do?! RRP £15.00.
Northburn Revive Luxury Bath Salts. Another Beauty Shortlist Winner 2017. A luxury blend of pink Himalayan salts which contain eighty-four minerals to balance, detox and relax the body, promising an indulgent soak for those days when you’re feeling run down and in need of a boost.
As aforementioned, there may be one or two products that aren’t a favourite in any monthly box and that’s to be expected. For me, this would be the one. The only reason being, I’m not a huge fan of baths and prefer to shower so with that in mind I probably wouldn’t use this. However, I do have a teenage daughter who loves to bathe, she’s tried it and confirms it smells gorgeous and made for a very enjoyable bath. Salts make a refreshing change from messy bath bombs whereby I’m often the one left to clean up the oily residue, petals or glitter. RRP £4.00
Salt Parlour Rose And Shea Butter Salt & Sulphur “Calm” Scrub. Awarded “Editors Choice” in the Beauty shortlist awards 2018. I’m a fan of scrubs so this Is a product I’ve definitely been using. It comes in a cute tin with a little wooden spoon which is a nice touch. Rich in minerals, pink Himalayan salts, rose oil and shea butter your skin will be calmed and soothed, promising to leave you relaxed and free of tension. There’s no particular scent with this one other than that of the shea butter. It has a typical salt scrub texture which is no surprise and enjoyable to use. RRP £5.90
Overall, I’ve really enjoyed this box. When it comes to natural, organic skincare you’d be pretty hard pushed to find anything not to like. There are some good-sized products included, a quick tot up of the retail value and you’d be looking at around £44.50 making it great value for money. Subscriptions start from £19 a month, P&P is also payable.
Which box do you subscribe to? Would you choose an ethical beauty box? Why not head over to skin Organics and find out more!
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