When Time Stood Still – October Boxwalla Beauty Review | LEPAAR Kairos Moment Capsule Collection

AN ODE TO NOW

It’s a momentous occasion for Boxwallians, wherein this month subscribers will reunite and experience new creations from a fan-favorite beauty brand that hails from Australia.

“Kairos Time – as opposed to Chronos time, is non-linear. Kairos time does not get measured, nor runs to schedules. It’s the cyclic time of the soul, the divine sparks of new directions, aha-moments of insights, transformative decisions, inspired creations, and floating idleness. Kairos moments arise in stillness and appear in the eye of storms. When our chronos-bound ego falters, when we surrender our self to Nature, it finds the openings and pours light into the cracks, illuminating new possibilities and shining the way. Kairos moments are transcendental, magical.”

Boxwalla’s October Beauty Box* showcases the exquisite, luxurious, intricate work of Lepaar whose formulas are mindful and “alive”, imbued in soul and spirit. This month’s box includes their new Kairos Moment Capsule Collection, a trio of vivid oil compositions that invite the user to experience a wholistic moment of soulful, fun skincare. The Kairos Moment oil serums are free of essential oils, comprised of whole plant extracts that are sun-infused in biodynamic olive oil.

WHAT’S IN THE OCTOBER BEAUTY BOX | $188 RETAIL VALUE

  • Lepaar KAIROS MOMENT CAPSULE COLLECTION: Includes three 15ml oil serums that complement and work together to address various skin concerns: Summer Wine Even Tone Antioxidant Shield, Smooth Operator Unfolding Face Balsam, and Elastic Love Firming Face & Neck Oil.

What is Boxwalla all about? To put it simply, they like to fill boxes with things that MUST be experienced. Boxwalla is a bi-monthly subscription box service that showcases artists and artisans from around the world giving the subscriber a choice of three different interests to choose from: The Beauty Box, The Film Box, and The Book Box. Each box is curated with context in mind and with a story to be told, each one delivering a beautiful sensory experience. Green beauty enthusiasts will appreciate that they have high standards when it comes to ingredients and that they actually use, love, and enjoy the products they feature. Boxwalla typically features between 1-4 products including both full and generous deluxe travel-sizes. Their beauty box rings in at just $49.95 every other month, with each box valuing well over the price tag. If supply is available, they will offer one-time boxes after subscriptions close and they also offer non-renewing gift cycles.

Lepaar’s Summer Wine Even Tone Antioxidant Shield oil serum.
Lepaar’s Smooth Operator Unfolding Face Balsam.

The art and beauty of the Kairos Moment oils resides in their intensely beautiful and immersive compositions, with ingredient lists that read like a fine dining menu.

Lepaar’s Summer Wine Even Tone Antioxidant Shield is a formula to behold, made with leftover plant matter from home crafted wine and beer that’s been sun-infused in biodynamic olive oil. It’s warm and boozy, evocative of a lazy Summer night’s fun. It’s active sun-infused extracts include fermented primitivo, chardonnay and shiraz grape, mulberry, gentian root, hop and strawberry gum, in addition to dragon’s blood resin and oils of strawberry, blackberry, and buriti. I love that this oil provides a way to evoke the feels of the Summer season, especially with the impending dreary and colder month’s ahead. But more than its delectable ingredients, it’s highly beneficial in antioxidants that work to prevent and reduce signs of skin damage caused by UV rays and pollution. I’ve been enjoying Summer Wine as my protective, lightweight daytime oil of choice for a glowy visage and a moisture boost that’s complementary to any serum or cream I may use with it.

It’s a fun and beautiful serum that allows one to imbibe, without actually imbibing, if you catch my drift.

Coffee lovers will absolutely rejoice over this next serum! Lepaar’s Smooth Operator Unfolding Face Balsam is an ode to coffee and Lepaar-friend Paul Geshos of Mecca Coffee, made with by-products of Paul’s artisanal creations. In Smooth Operator, sun-infused extracts of Paul’s roasted coffee husk and dried Cascara coffee cherry are combined green coffee seed oil and roasted coffee bean oil for super smooth and plump skin. Other hero’s include bacuri butter, chia seed oil, maracuja seed oil, cranberry seed oil, and extracts of passionflower and marshmallow root. Smooth Operator is naturally, deeply aromatic in the most whole, rich and earthy scent of coffee, providing another way to “imbibe” in coffee without having to down a cup if you’ve already had your morning’s full!

I find myself reaching for Summer Wine and Smooth Operator the most out of this trio, often unable to decide which one I want to use, wherein I find myself layering the two so that I may be able to enjoy them both! I don’t layer/combine them at night, but during the day I love to apply Summer Wine as my main oil of choice, while using Smooth Operator as an eye serum and to touch up the drier areas of my face.

Elastic Love Firming Face & Neck Oil.

A reminder of love’s resiliency and elasticity through space and time, Lepaar’s Elastic Love Firming Face & Neck Oil takes us through time and space to founder Johanna’s own garden in Kangaroo Valley where the oils extracts of kangaroo paw flower, artichoke, red clover and quince grows, to the European summer gardens of her childhood spent picking berries. Elastic Love is made with the sun-infused extracts mentioned above, and is based in evening primrose oil, kalahari melon seed oil, and black currant oil, with pequi fruit oil, prickly pear seed oil, quince fruit, rice bran and more.

Elastic Love replenishes important omega-6 fatty acid’s in the skin, while also working to tighten and improve skin’s elasticity and increase collagen production. The aroma matches Lepaar’s quintessential house-produced biodynamic olive oil, with hints of berry and seed oils.

While I’m slathering my face away with Summer Wine and Smooth Operator, I like to reserve Elastic Love as a moisturizer for the neck and décolletage, a dedicated serum perfect for tightening and increasing collagen production in the areas that are prone to wear and neglect. I’m in love with how deliciously supple and soft it leaves my skin, highly improving + plumping the look of fine lines and wrinkles that have been appearing as I entered my 30’s this year.


While subscriptions have since closed, I’m delighted to inform that the October beauty box is now available at the Boxwalla beauty shop as a One-Time Box for $75 – a non-renewing purchase that allows you to experience (or gift) these Boxwalla curations commitment-free. If you’re an oil enthusiast, this is one box you won’t want to miss.

Boxwalla has also opened up December Beauty Box subscriptions early to make time for holiday gifting and Lavanya is dropping sneak peeks on Instagram as we speak! Be sure to follow them, or myself, on Instagram to stay updated.

Shop the One-Time October Beauty Box featuring Lepaar
Subscribe for the December Beauty Box
Shop the Limited Edition/One-Time Boxes and The Beauty Shop
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