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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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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Collective Skincare Haul – Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant + More

Before I get into this plethora of goodies, I have to acknowledge that I just surpassed my 2 year blog anniversary! I know that my posts are far and few between these days, but I’m still enjoying what I do and I hope that my reviews are helpful, informative, and enjoyable for you all as well! If you’ve stuck with me I want to thank you for being a faithful reader and for supporting my passion.

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YOU Skincare – The Next Brand You Need to Try

In the past year I’ve seen more skincare brands emerge who use formulas that combine science (I like to refer to these ingredients as “clinical”) and nature. Scientifically-backed ingredients typically refer to ones that have a proven track record in delivering results such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamin C, and so on – and nature referring to plant-based ingredients such as oils, butters, extracts, herbs, and others. Through a lot of trial and error I’ve learned that my skin likes the best of both worlds – science-backed formulas tend to contain skin identical ingredients that help with barrier health and I like natural formulas for the nourishment, aromatherapy, and sensory experience. Both combine to feed my skin in such a way that they can’t seem to do separately. Sometimes these “clinical” ingredients might be synthetic, but that doesn’t mean it’s unsafe health-wise. I think what a lot of us are discovering is that “biocompatibility” is what’s important with skincare – ingredients that our skin can actually utilize to heal and maintain health. YOU Skincare happens to be one of these brands that combine the best of both worlds into super effective formulas!

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