I admit it, I have a problem when it comes to green beauty boxes. I just can't seem to get enough. Somehow I have managed to resist the siren song that is The Boxwalla Beauty Box...at least until now.
The Boxwalla Beauty Box is a bi-monthly (every other month) beauty box curated with clean beauty items free of substances such as PEGs, Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, and cruelty. You can rest assured that you are getting the best of the best in green beauty!
The August Box was no exception- featuring the Odacite and Henne Organics brands.
Odacite Oleosomes Delivery Creme & Pa+G Serum Concentrate
I had been eyeing the Odacite brand for a while (especially the serums) and I was super excited to receive not one but TWO of their products in the August box. Odacite is a plant-based, small batch brand that marries the results driven French skincare philosophy to the Californian-green skincare ideology. A match made in heaven!
These two products are not only amazing on their own but they also work together synergistically.
The Oleosomes Delivery Creme: This innovative aloe-based hydrator is incredibly light feeling and deeply penetrating due to the safflower oleosomes that encapsulate the ingredients. The oleosomes (spheres of oil and vitamin E surrounded by liposomes) are a great delivery system to get ingredients further into the skin (rather than just sitting on top and coating the skin). This essentially allows the ingredients to 'slip' past the outer portion of your epidermis to hydrate a bit deeper. The result is soft, smooth skin that feels ultra-hydrated and 'naked' at the same time. This is fantastic for the heat here in Texas - no stickiness when the humidity levels climb. I will probably layer a few drops of oil on top when the temperatures begin to drop to ensure my skin also keeps a dewy glow.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis [Aloe Vera] Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis [Calendula] Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis [Green Tea] Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii [Shea] Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius [Saflower] Oleosomes (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Aqua, Cetyl Palmitate (and) Sorbitan Palmitate, Daucus Carota [Wild Carrot] Sativa Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba [Meadowfoam] Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis [Jojoba] Seed Oil, Crithmum [Sea Fennel] Maritimum Extract, Rosmarinus [Rosemary] Officinalis Leaf Extract, P-Anisic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (83% organic, 100% plant derived)
The second Odacite discovery was the Pa+G Serum Concentrate. This is where the magic happens! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this serum! Seriously, this one is all that and a whole CASE of chips! It gently exfoliates, softens, lightens, brightens, and smells like a bouquet of geraniums. My skin looks instantaneously brighter and feels baby bottom smooth (thank you papaya enzymes!) the second I apply it. I can't say enough good things about this serum- run, don't walk to get yours!
I also love that this formula brightens with lesser known oils and essential oils- no isolated forms of vitamin C found here! It's refreshing to see a new take on the usual vitamin C brightening serums.
Tips: You can either use it on it's own or mix a few drops into the Oleosomes Delivery Creme. The liposomes will assist in carrying your serum deeper into the skin for accelerated results. This is especially fantastic in that you can tailor your moisturizer depending on your skin needs and goals. As a total serum junkie I was thrilled to see that Odacite has a serum for every skin challenge (they currently have 24 different blends!) so you can use different blends depending on the time of the year, sun exposure, personal preference, etc.
As for results? I have one small hyperpigmented spot ("sun spot") on my décolleté that has definitely lightened up since I've been using it and it has only been a month. My overall complexion has also evened out. So good! I am so happy that I found this brand!
Ingredients Highest-grade cold-pressed certified virgin Papaya (Carica papaya) oil, Certified organic Geranium, Lemon (Pelargonium graveolens, Citrus limon) essential oils, Certified GMO-free Vitamin E (Tocopherols) oil.
The last product in the August box is a variation on an old favorite -
Henne Organics Nordic Berries Lip Exfoliator. This organic sugar and coconut oil based lip exfoliant is a decadent treat for your pout! Packed with raspberry/blueberry powders for antioxidants, shea butter/coconut oils for moisture, and organic sugar for exfoliation - this formula is luscious as well as effective.
Lip Treatment tips: The sugar granuals are corse so make sure to add a drop or two of water to lightly emulsify before applying to the lips. Dissolved sugar has an acidic quality so leave this on your lips for a few minutes to dissolve dead skin cells before massaging in and removing. Add a touch of lip balm after to seal your newly hydrated lips!
Ingredients: Organic Sucrose (sugar), Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Cera Alba (beeswax), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Rubus Ideas (Raspberry) Fruit Seed, Organic Butyrospermum Park (Shea Butter) Fruit, Organic Berry Flavors, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Organic Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Fruit Seed, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) 96.5% Organic
I was completely impressed with my first Boxwalla Beauty Box. The products were effective, clean, cruelty-free, and luxurious. The perfect combination. I am definitely looking forward to October!
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Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am the professional holistic esthetician/licensed massage therapist turned skin care blogger here! I am a southern girl with two little ones at home and a full time job running my boutique spa. I am passionate about holistic/organic skin care, wellness, clean foods, and discovering new ways, services, and products to help you age well and healthily. Welcome!