Christmas day is fast approaching and it’s nearly the end of another year! I honestly can’t believe we are nearly at the end of 2017!!!
I’ve had a busy couple of weeks and I’m just looking forward to some down time. So December’s LoveLula Beauty Box has arrived and I was pretty excited to see the contents.
I was hoping December’s box would be Christmas themed, however it has a nice mix of products and the total value of this box is £58!!!
Madara SOS Hydra Moisture + Radiance Mask 60ml | £35
A velvety wipe off or leave on treatment to deliver instant and long lasting hydration. Lightweight and luxurious, this mask is packed with moisturising sugars, smoothing hyaluronic acid and an age-defying blend of Northern Peony and Linseed.
Easy to apply, it leaves the skin feeling supple, soft and comfortably plumped. Scientifically proven to increase ceramide synthesis and reduce water loss, it protects form future dehydration.
This mask has been featured in a previous box, I think it was a sample size so I was happy to receive the full-size.
I suffer from dehydration and my skin tends to be sensitive so I love products that specifically target hydration. The texture is creamy and light-weight and the scent is lovely. I like to use it twice a week or more if my skin needs it. I tend to alternate between leaving it on for 15-20 mins and then wiping off; or leaving it on overnight if my skin needs more TLC. It delivers intense hydration without any greasiness.
Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Mask sample (full size | £39.50)
Hydrating Mask imparts moisture-retaining qualities to dry, sensitive and mature skin. The blend of botanicals soothes, protects and revitalizes while sealing in moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple. Applying this mask offers rich protection for your skin.
Water/Aqua, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Lanolin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Beeswax/Cera Flava, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Sucrose Distearate, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Fragrance/Parfum, Citral*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Linalool*, Limonene*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Propolis Wax. *component of natural essential oils
This was my first time using this mask and it’s not for me. The scent was nice but I found it too greasy for my skin, it just seemed to sit on my skin rather than penetrate it. After leaving it on for 20 mins and removing with a warm muslin, it took a while to remove and left a film on my skin. This mask would be more appropriate for those with super dry parched skin.
Mossa Miracle Peel sample (full size 60ml | £15)
An instant complexion-perfecting peeling mask that renews skin tone and texture, minimises pores, diminishes hyperpigmentation, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as 5 minutes. Natural AHA exfoliator smoothes and clarifies the skin.
Aqua, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Galactoarabinan, Rosa Damascena (Rosa) Flower Water*, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Glucomannan, Potassium
Hydroxide, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl, Aroma, Sambucus Nigra (Elder) Fruit Extract*, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Bean Oil*, CI77019 (Mica)***, CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide)***, Linalool**, Limonene**
* Ingredients from Organic Farming ** Natural essential oils *** Pure mineral pigments 99% of the total ingredients are from natural origin 5% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming
Mossa is an eco-cosmetics brand created by Madara. Its skincare products are developed based on the vitamin formulae of the unique, organic, ECOCERT certified Nordic berries.
I’ve heard many people raving about this brand so I was curious to try out their mask. The mask is really gentle, so it’s great for people who avoid exfoliating scrubs. I apply to cleansed skin and leave for 10 mins. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells, revealing smoother, softer and brighter skin. I got 2 uses out of the sample and will definitely purchase the full size.
UrbanVeda Radiance Day Cream (full size 50ml | £18.99)
Naturally formulated using Ayurvedic principles, UrbanVeda’s rich and opulent Radiance Day Cream contains nourishing peptides and brightening botanicals of Marigold and Coriander for a glowing complexion. Brimming with antioxidants, this bioactive infusion imparts a luminosity to skin, by evening skin tone, boosting radiance and helping to tackle signs of hyperpigmentation.
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Isopropyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride (derived from Coconut oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Liquorice root extract), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Lycium Chinense (Goji berry) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Terminalia Arjuna (Arjuna) Bark Extract, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Atlas Cedar) Bark Oil, Tagetes Minuta (Marigold) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Tetrapeptide-30 (Amino acids), Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Alpha-isomethyl ionone
I’ve tried this cream in a previous box. The consistency is creamy and absorbs well into my skin, leaving it moisturised. However the scent is overpowering, like a synthetic perfume plus their ingredient list is not as clean as I would like.
UrbanVeda Reviving Renewal Night Cream sample (full size 50ml | £19.99)
Aqua (Water) Isopropyl Myristate Glycerin Alcohol Denat. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil Glyceryl Stearate Cetearyl Alcohol PEG-100 Stearate Rosa Damascena (Rose Damask) Flower Oil Rosa Damascena (Rose Damask) Flower Water Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Juice Extract* Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil Terminalia (Arjuna) Bark Extract Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Extract Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract Parfum Phenoxyethanol Sodium Polyacrylate Xanthan Gum Ethylhexylglycerin 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol Potassium Sorbate Sodium Benzoate Citral Citronellol Eugenol Geraniol Limonene Linalool,
Another cream from Urbanveda I’ve tried … it has a lovely creamy consistency and is moisturising. But again the scent just kills it for me…overpowering and perfume-like.
UrbanVeda Radiance Facial Oil sample (30ml | £29.99)
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Squalane (Olive), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pogostemon Cabin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Seed Oil*, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedar Wood) Bark Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Leaf, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licquorice) Root Extract, Tagetes Minuta (Marigold) Flower Oil, Limonene**, Linalool**.
*Certified organic ingredients **Naturally occurs in essential oils
I’m a fan of facial oils and this was a new one for me. The oil is lightweight and absorbs easily without any greasy residue. The scent is strong but not as perfumey as the other products. The full size also comes with a hefty price so not a product I would purchase!
PHB Ethical Beauty Lip Crayon – Peach 4g | £8.95
PHB’s Organic Lip Crayons colour in lips with 100% pure, long lasting matte colour. Can be used as an all over lip colour or as lip liner. Our lip crayons are richly pigmented for rich, long lasting colour and enriched with a gentle nourishing formula of plant oils and waxes to keep lips soft. Glides on smoothly for fast, easy and accurate application.
A complimentary dusky peach. Perfect for all skin tones. Great for sensitive lips.
Octydodecyl Srearoyl Stearate,C10-18 Triglycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Olus Oil, Candelilla Cera, Mica, Sesamum Indicum Oil, Polyglycceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbic Acid, C.I. 77891, C.I. 77491
I’m a big fan of PHB Ethical but I don’t regularly use lip liner so I’ll be passing this on to a friend.
PHB Ethical Beauty 100% Pure Liquid Eyeliner – Black 4.5ml | £12.95
Accentuate and define eyes with our gentle, long lasting liquid eye liner. With a brush applicator for easy application. PH balanced for very sensitive eyes.
Made with botanical oils & minerals that are gentle to skin. The easy-to-use brush is thin and allows for fast, easy and accurate application. With a long-lasting plant based formula that is water resistant yet always gentle to eyes.
Aqua, *Hydrolyzed Zee Mays (Organic Corn Starch), Sorbitan Olivate, Iron oxides (CI 77499 CI77491), Mica, Leuconostoc /Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Another great product from PHB Ethical. The applicator is easy to use and glides on well. however it takes some getting used to and requires a steady hand. The finish is great and it doesn’t irritate my eyes.
So this rounds up the last LoveLula beauty box of 2017! It’s been a great year and I’ve loved discovering new brands and products.
What do you think of this box?
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I would like to say thanks to all our readers and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I look forward to sharing more posts with you in 2018!!