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This month seems to have flown by so quickly and now it’s time to share November’s LoveLula Beauty Box. This month’s box is worth £48 and features full-sized products from Nature’s Kitchen Organic Skincare, Ayumi, MÁDARA , OOH! Oils of Heaven and sample sachets from Joik Organic and Zojo Beauty Elixirs.
Monthly subscription costs £14.95. There’s also an exclusive beauty box offer of 25% off the brands featured in the box.
Nature’s Kitchen Kiwi, Apple & Cucumber Skin Soothing Face Wash (100ml | £10.99)
Gently cleanse away impurities and toxins with our super soft Kiwi, Apple & Cucumber Skin Soothing Face Wash. Infused with super high end anti ageing ingredients including vitamins A, B3, C and E along with natures organic green fruits of apple, cucumber, guava, fennel, spinach and kale for smoother, softer and youthful looking skin. Make our Kiwi, Apple & Cucumber Skin Soothing Face Wash your daily must have essential. It sounds and feels like a super healthy green smoothie too. What a treat for your skin!
Aqua (water), olive oil (olea europaea), organic coconut oil (cocos nucifera), sodium cocoamphoacetate, lauryl glucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, cetearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, organic sunflower seed oil (helianthus annuus), organic avocado oil (persea gratissima), palm free vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), oat milk (avena sativa), rice milk (oryza sativa), vitamin A (retinol palmitate), vitamin E (dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate), vitamin B3 (niacinamide), psuedo collagen, (olive) squalane, lupine (lupinus albus) extract, AHA fruit acids (lactic acid, glycolic acid, citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid), organic kiwi (Actinidia chinensis) fruit extract, organic spinach (spinacia oleracea) extract, organic cucumber (cucumis sativus) extract, organic kale leaf (brassica cellular) extract, organic apple fruit (pyrus malus) extract, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, fennel seed essential oil, * Limonene. *Naturally occurring in essential oils.
I’ve used this face wash before and was really pleased it featured in this month’s box. The consistency is incredibly creamy and silky and the scent is fresh and fruity.
It is really gentle on the skin and feels refreshing to use. My skin feels calm, balanced and soft afterwards.
It can also double as a shaving cream for the guys as it is super creamy, glides on the skin making shaving easy and comfortable.
MÁDARA Hemp Hemp Lip Conditioning Balm (15ml | £10)
Hydrating and protecting lip balm. Complete comfort and softness from the very first application. Formulated with richly nourishing olive oil, shea butter, and conditioning hemp oil that energizes skin’s protective barrier. Rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6, the hemp oil also provides a significant supply of antioxidants that provide strong anti-ageing effects. Prevents skin dryness and provides extreme comfort all day long.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil* – Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil* – Cera Alba (Beeswax)* – Sorbitan Olivate – Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter* – Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – Aroma/Fragrance – Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil* – Propolis Extract* – Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil* – Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea buckthorn) Fruit Extract * – Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Flower Extract* – Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract* – Stevia Rebaudiana (Stevia) Extract – Limonene** – Linalool** – Geraniol** – Citral**
* Ingredients from organic farming ** Natural essential oils
As we’re heading into winter, the cold air and central heating dries out my lips. So I need to take more care of my lips and give it some TLC.
Say bye bye to dry, chapped lips! This formula is super hydrating with nourishing oils and shea butter to moisturise and soften lips. The consistency is super soft and it melts onto the lips leaving it soft, smooth and moisturised.
I love that it doesn’t feel greasy or sticky on the lips and it also smells good. It has a light citrus aroma with hints of nutty hemp.
Organic cold pressed Apricot Oil is pressed from oil-rich kernels of the Apricot fruit and resembles the natural sebum produced by our skin. It is extremely good for dry and sensitive skin, especially for maturing skin. It helps to revitalise and soften tired looking skin while smoothing fine lines due to its excellent ability to deeply penetrate the skin.
100% Prunus armeniaca kernel oil
I’m a huge fan of face oils and love OOH! oils of heaven. Their oils are high quality and very effective.
Apricot oil contains high levels of Oleic (Omega 9) and Linoleic (Omega 6) Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamins A & E and is particularly suitable for sensitive, dry, ageing and eczema-prone skin.
It has a nutty, aromatic scent and a light texture that closely resembles our skin’s natural sebum. One of my major skin concerns is dehydration, this oil penetrates deeply into the skin, absorbs quickly and helps to seal in moisture.
It leaves my skin deeply nourished, soft and smooth. I also like to use it on my hair and scalp. I blend a few drops with coconut oil, apply to my hair and scalp and gently massage. This is great if you suffer from a dry and flaky scalp. Afterwards I shampoo and condition. My hair feels soft, shiny and nourished afterwards.
Ayumi Organic Coconut Enriched Hair Oil (150ml | £7.99)
Organic Coconut oil is a wonderfully rich and moisturising oil and is traditionally used by women in India to nourish their scalp, roots and hair. Rich in Omega 6, this Coconut oil is enhanced with highly nourishing and strengthening extracts renowned for their hair benefits. Sesame oil is rich in protein and helps to strengeth hair, Henna helps give thick, healthy and silky hair, while Amla and Rosemary are traditionally used to stimulate scalp circulation and hair growth and are ideal massage.
Cocos Nucifera Oil (Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon )Extract Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Extract Lawsonia Inermis (Henna)Extract Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract Citral*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*
*Natural within essential oils.
How to use:
Massage the oil into your scalp for 15-20 minutes, before smoothing oil into remaining hair. Leave for at least 45 minutes or alternatively leave overnight for an intensive treatment. Wash and rinse as usual afterwards.
I’ve previously reviewed this hair oil and was pleased to receive another bottle. You can read my full review here
JOIK Organic Silky Facial Oil Serum Sample
Luxurious silky facial oil serum nourishes, rejuvenates and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry and/or mature skin.
Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil*, Squalane, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil*, Isoamyl Laurate, Propanediol Dicaprylate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Seed Oil*, Silica, Tocopherol, Dalbergia Sissoo Wood Oil , Linalool, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract*, Hypericum Perforatum Extract*, Rubus Chamaemorus Fruit Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Geraniol; * ingredient from organic farming 100 % natural origin of total. 61,75 % of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.; COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS Standard.
This serum is packed with precious oils that all offer multiple skin benefits.
- olive squalane – has a natural affinity with the skin, being one of the main components of the sebum and hydrolipidic film. It absorbs instantly and provides deep nourishment, promotes skin renewal, protects from moisture loss and restores skin suppleness and flexibility.
- Exotic sacha inchi oil – is well known for its multiple unique skin benefits – as a strong skin renewal stimulator it helps to improve skin elasticity and to recover from environmental pollution induced stress and damage.
- Organic prickly pear oil – promotes skin-tissue renewal, promotes skin’s natural ability to combat daily stress that is caused by air pollution, temperature changes or lack of sleep.
- Ginger extract – has shown proven results as an anti-aging ingredient for visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
- St. John’s Wort extract – is known in traditional medicine as a remedy for many skin concerns – it helps to soothe skin irritations and promote skin healing.
- Cloudberry extract – is rich in vitamin C, it helps to brighten and even skin tone and restore its youthful glow.
- Rosewood essential oil – brightens dull complexion.
The consistency of this oil serum is definitely silky. A little goes a long way and I managed to get 3 uses out of the sample. It smells amazing, it has a sweet floral and fruity aroma with woody undertones.
It absorbs quickly into the skin without any greasy residue and leaves my skin supple, hydrated and silky soft.
ZOJO Beauty Elixirs The BIKINI BODY Formula Sample
Available in 35g | £19 and 150g | £42
Introduce Bikini Body to your daily diet and reveal the body with real pleasure. The ingredients of this formula will improve metabolism, support the body’s digestive functions, increase fat burning and collagen production, which improves the appearance of the skin. Regular use of the Bikini Body mix reduces lipid absorption, promotes digestion, reduces appetite and stabilizes blood sugar.
Organic Fruit of Rosehip Powder (Rosa canina), Organic Ground Flax Seeds (Linum usitatissimum), Organic Blueberry Powder, Organic Pouteria Lucuma Powder, Organic Tulsi (Asian Basil) Powder (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Organic Triphala Powder (Leaf tannin, almond (terminalia bellrica), almond tincture), Organic Ground Ginger (Zingiber officinale).
I love Zojo Beauty Elixirs and this is my first time trying out the Bikini Body Formula. It is easy to use, simply mix the powder with a glass of milk, juice, fruit or vegetable smoothie. It tastes ok, the ginger powder definitely comes through.
I enjoyed the sample and would have to try the full-size version to see long term results.
What do you think of this month’s beauty box? Share your thoughts in the comments below.