The Intrepid Pattern of Plants: October Boxwalla Beauty Review

The October Boxwalla beauty box featuring African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum.

Considered a “sequel” of sorts to the August box, the October beauty box from Boxwalla is double featuring African Botanics! The last box featured their anti-aging Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil and this month’s box includes a similarly themed serum that is said to work and layer well with their facial oil. Subscriptions have since closed, but if you missed out you’ll be happy to know that one-time boxes are still available to purchase while supplies last!

Themed “The Intrepid Pattern of Plants“, the Boxwalla October Beauty Box* is showcasing African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum, a night-time aloe-based hydrating serum that brightens, firms, plumps, and rejuvenates the complexion. It’s specifically an anti-aging serum, replete with antioxidants, peptides, retinol, and a bounty of other skin-loving extracts. The star of this show is the Resurrection plant extract which is known for its regenerative and healing properties.

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LEAN ON ME: August Boxwalla Beauty ft. African Botanics

Tell me a story under a Marula tree
Tell me a story of luxury.

Flowers float in an African breeze,
When they touch your face, the worries cease.

Tell me a story under a Baobab tree
Tell me the story of eternity..

Light as a feather, filled like the sea
With wisdom from future, and history.

Tell me a story of nature, of science,
Tell me a story of both combined.

Slowly I sip from this salubrious story 
Softly it whispers, ‘Lean on me’.

As beautifully written above by Lavanya of Boxwalla foundry, her poem is an ode to the theme of Boxwalla’s August beauty box which happens to be including the efficacious African Botanics! This month, the beauty box is showcasing their Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil*, a product one can truly lean on thanks to its multi-correcting powerhouse of ingredients including marula oil, vitamin C, retinol, essential fatty acids, coQ10, and more.

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MOSSAIC: June Boxwalla Beauty Review

Today, I’m leaping-out-of-my-seat excited to share the “MOSSAIC” Boxwalla Beauty Box featuring MOSS Skincare that releases this June. MOSS (Modern Organic Sacred Skincare) is the brain child of Celestyna Higgins, an astrophysicist (with fashion and yoga also in her background) who brings logic and mindfulness to the skincare table, specifically with the aim of treating acne and aging skins. Her products include a mosaic of ingredients combining the best of nature with safe and scientifically backed actives to treat a mosaic of skin issues. I’ve previously reviewed MOSS’s sister line Ambar, so I was somewhat familiar with the brand before trying this box.

The June Beauty Box* (which has a whopping $215 value!) is showcasing TWO full-size MOSS products: Beurre Céleste Honey-Infused Rinsable Cleansing Balm and Illumina, their exfoliating Vitamin C treatment serum. This box rings in at $49.95, but subscriptions are closing soon, so now is the time to subscribe!

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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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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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December Boxwalla Beauty – A Brief History of Timeless Things

Nothing makes you realize how fast time flies by like receiving subscription boxes! In this case it’s bi-monthly, but I can’t believe I’ve been trying out and reviewing the Boxwalla beauty boxes for one whole year now. Today, I’m bringing you their final beauty box of 2017!

Themed “A Brief History of Timeless Things“, the December Beauty Box* ($134 value) features 3 products, each a portal to travel through time and space, with ingredients that have been a part of ancient cultures. December’s excellent beauty product selection includes a golden sun-infused facial oil from Lepaar, a lotion-y eye serum from Dafna’s Skincare, and custom size coconut wax-based candle from Rebel & Mercury. Each of these products tells stories that began at least 5000 years ago. The last beauty box featuring H is for Love was my absolute favorite of this year, but this one is hotly coming in second. I’m a sucker for rich green beauty luxuries and I was really excited to experience new-to-me brands this go-round.

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