Chronicles of a Plant Lab: April Boxwalla Beauty Review

I’ll go ahead and spoil this whole review by saying that this box is one of the best ones yet curated by Boxwalla. I know it’s a cliche statement (and every blogger is most likely using this same phrase, albeit TRUE!), but I swear that each box keeps getting better and better with their selection of plant-based skincare. This one marries everything that I appreciate in a skincare product: science backed ingredients with clinical effectiveness, beneficial herbs, sleek and sturdy packaging, and a founder that strives to bring only the best to their customers. This April, Boxwalla reunites us with Twelve Beauty.

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Face Creams from the Mountains: Introducing Catskill Botanicals

Does anyone else love a good face cream or balm to reach for when the weather is warm? It’s no secret here that I have a dehydrated skin type, especially in Summer, and I feel the season is fast approaching where I need layers upon layers of product just to feel comfortable in my own parched skin. It’s one reason why I’m excited to bring you today’s review on Catskill Botanicals, a line who solely produces plant-based creams, which I love to use as an occlusive last layer in my routines. The weather is starting to get QUITE warm here in the South, so I’m now clamoring for mists, serums, and nourishing creams and balms to fight dehydration.

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Brand Spotlight – Kewekō Natural Skincare

Happy Spring, everyone! I’m excited that my first blog post of the Spring season is all about a brand that’s going to pair well with lighter, warmer weather. My skincare routine is back to my minimal ways (we’ll see how long this lasts!) and this is a brand that will complete a perfect and basic minimal routine with just 3 products.

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February Boxwalla Beauty – Moonlight & Silver Sleep

I’ll just jump right in with the praise: the February Beauty Box* easily makes my top 3 favorites from Boxwalla! It’s that good, you guys. It’s that incredibly exciting (bi-monthly) time to share Boxwalla’s latest curation and I for one am happy to be reunited with Amly Botanicals, which I will dive into more below.

Themed “Moonlight & Silver Sleep“, this month’s box ($165 value) features two products that will help you slip into sweet nights of soothing bliss. There’s also an underlying theme of sweetness and softness that pairs well with the month of February. This box includes two full size products – Amly Botanicals newly launched Beauty Sleep Facial Mist, and MUN Skincare’s Aknari Brightening Youth Serum (which comes in a cute MUN travel pouch!) – both chock full of night-time beneficial ingredients to regenerate and nourish the skin.

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Bee’ing Mindful – Pure Honey Skincare by Marin Bee

The biggest thing I’ve come to appreciate about beauty brands in the green beauty space is that many of them support organizations that benefit us, animals, the Earth and land, or in this case, the bees! That is why I’m excited to share the scoop on Marin Bee, a brand that delivers beauty products made with pure and raw honey, in effort to support their very own non-profit, the Planet Bee Foundation. Not only does this brand support a great (and important) cause, these products are just dang good!

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LOVE GOODLY Feb/March 2018 Eco-Luxe Beauty Box

Happy February all! Today I’m excited to share with you Love Goodly’s latest edition of their beauty box (in this case, it includes a yummy snack too!). In addition to some very delicious popcorn, Love Goodly is delivering a fruit enzyme scrub from Mychelle, a lash/brow serum, an AHA exfoliator, lip balm, and a wonderful eye cream, all for just $29.95.

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