This blog post is coming to you rather late, I’m sorry but I do work full time and therefore I miss packages and can’t take photos when I get home because it’s dark but hopefully I will sort something out that will work for the both of us.
Anyway, moving on to the topic of today: YOU Beauty Box ft. Soil Association. To celebrate Organic Beauty Week, which was actually 19-25 September, YOU Beauty collaborated with Soil Association who is the UK’s leading membership charity that campaigns for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. They are also the UK’s leading certification body of food, farming, beauty and textiles. Any financial returns are put back into the charity and its wider work to increase awareness of organic and bring real change. It’s been a long time since I have received a beauty box through the door, however, this one exceeded my expectations with seven new brands to try such as Neal’s Yard Remedies, Skin & Tonic and many more.
NatraCare Cleansing Make-up Removal Wipes – After a rather tiring day at work, I was rather excited to see these as I first opened the box. I received 5 wipes so I thought I might as well try one to take my makeup off and they didn’t disappoint. They are infused with almond, apricot and chamomile oils which is brilliant when you are needing something to take your makeup off late at night. The wipes themselves were extremely soft on my skin and took all of my makeup off. I know most people double cleanse when using a wipe but you could get away with just using one of these wipes as it managed to remove everything. This was including waterproof mascara and eyeliner!
Botanicals Radiance Facial Serum (30ml) – This was the next product that I came across when having a sneak peak within the box whilst watching Eastenders. When I opened the product, I was a bit anxious about using it because of the application but after dotting two or three drops on the back of my hand and massaging it into my skin it worked lovely. The serum is not greasy at all which is something I have found has put me off using serums in the past. The potassium promotes healthier and younger looking skin whilst the avocado helps to reduce the signs of premature ageing. I feel like this product was designed for the older women however it did make my skin look a lot healthier and nourished the following couple of days after using it.
Terre Verdi GoodOils Cleansing Oil (30ml) – I have been on a look out for a cruelty free and vegan friendly cleansing oil ever since I ran out of my DHC Deep Cleansing Oil so you can only imagine how happy I was to see this one appearing out of the black tissue paper like a glistening star. In the past, cleansing oils are extremely good at removing every speck of dirt and makeup that is left on your skin and I have my fingers and toes crossed that this one is going to be just the same.
Skin & Tonic Rose Mist (20ml) – I have never really been the one to research into mists but when I spritzed this one onto my face, it immediately hydrated my skin. The rose scented goodness also made me feel calm and cool when I was anxious the other night. You can even use it over your make-up as a setting spray but I haven’t tried that yet.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm (15g) – Neal’s Yard Remedies is a brand that I have heard many times within the beauty blogosphere but never had the chance to try until now. A product that has multi-purposes is one that is right up my street so I am rather excited to try this one. You can use it as an exfoliating cleanser, an intense moisture boost, a facial mask (highly recommend if your planning a pamper night with your favourite girls), a lip balm to prevent dryness and chapping and a nourishing nail balm. The scent compared to the Botanicals Serum is a lot stronger but also smells quite refreshing and relaxing. I have used the product as a lip balm as the mornings have been a lot colder and I can honestly say that this product has kept dry lips obey. I have also tried the product as an overnight moisturiser and it works wonders. My skin felt really nourished and moisturised the following morning.
Odylique Organic Eye Liner (full size) – I have tried mineral foundations, blushers, bronzers and powders before but never a mineral eye-liner. Not going to lie but the sharpness of the pencil scared me slightly however the pencil glides on the eye effortlessly. It’s made with organic jojoba and shea butter for a smooth texture which is why it feels so light on the eye. The eye liner is extremely pigmented which I am definitely excited about, however, you can easily smudge it out to create a smokey eye. When using the eye liner, I found that you can build it up to how you want your make up to look which is something I haven’t experienced from similar products before.
Kiki Health Samples – The final couple of samples that I received were Super Food supplements which sound so lovely. On each card, it includes a suggested recipe and a little information about the benefits of that Super Food. I can imagine these would be rather useful when I am wanting a bit of a health kick.
The box itself is worth £75+ and considering that you are receiving mostly full size items I think it’s definitely worth the money. You can buy the box here however they are limited edition. If you are interested, you can sign up to YOU Beauty Box from £6.95 with free postage and packaging for members which I think is extremely affordable. The best thing is that you get to pick the products that you receive instead of receiving a group of products that you may just stash in your ‘to blog’ drawer.
Have you managed to get your hands on the limited edition Soil Association box? Have you tried any of these products? I would love to know!
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*This box was kindly sent to me for review purposes however this does not affect my thoughts and options about the products or the brand.