Satva Natural Beauty Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
Satva Box is a new subscription box whose “goal is to provide an affordable way to discover the best natural beauty products.” Satva means Pure in Sanskirt. Choose between the Satva Box green beauty option and the Satva Vegan Box.
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This review is of the Satva Green Beauty, $14.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Satva Box
The Cost: $14.99 a month + free shipping.
COUPON: Use code SATVA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: Satva Box sends four all-natural beauty products which are “free of Parabens and harsh chemicals.” The products will be a combination of sample size, deluxe size and on occasion, a full size product.
Ships to: US. Boxes ship between the 15th – 20th.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box includes a card detailing the products for the month.
Enclosed in the box is a coupon for 20% off your next order on the St.Tropica website.
Sacred Rose Beauty Balm– (1 oz.) Value $20.00
This balm is thick and the aroma reminded me of a spice rack. It says it’s good for puffy eyes, as well as decreasing redness in skin tone, reducing dark under eye circles and for relieving dry patches. I applied the balm under my eyes, but haven’t noticed a difference. I have only used it for a couple of days and have found it to be moisturizing.
5 Spice Manuka Mask– (1oz.) Value $20.00
This 5 spice Manuka mask is made with real New Zealand Manuka honey and UMF +16, which is an acne fighting, anti-aging facial cleansing mask. This 1-ounce pot provides about 10 full facial mask treatments. It’s suggested to use as a spot treatment to stretch the usage of the product.
I applied the mask to my face and made sure to not apply around my eye area and left on for 15 minutes. I started to feel a tingling sensation (I have had this happen before with masks and nothing happened, so I wasn’t concerned) that slowly went away. In my opinion, this mask has a strong honey smell, and is thick and sticky. I applied it with my fingers and spread a thin layer over my face, but you may want to use a makeup brush designed for masks for a more even application. Upon washing the mask off with warm water and spritzing with Juice Beauty’s hydrating mist, I noticed a slight redness and tiny bumps on both my cheeks. It was not severe or irritating. I applied vitamin E gel onto my cheeks since I didn’t have aloe vera gel and that seemed to help. When I woke up the next morning my cheeks were back to normal. I’m not sure if it was the Manuka honey or the various spices but I will be careful and watchful with these ingredients in the future.
Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask– (1.50oz) Value $5.00
This hair mask is made with organic coconut oil and “exotic Hair Superfoods” such as biotin, horsetail, amla and hibiscus for “voluminous lustrous” hair. It packs a punch from repairing hair damage, stimulating hair growth, to strengthening dry or damaged hair. I tend to use hot oil treatments once or twice throughout the year since my hair tends to be on the dry side. So this was a nice treat to see in this month’s box. I will save this and use before I get my hair re-braided next month. It also has zero chemicals, vegan, sulfate and paraben free.
Lavender Facial Oil– (2ml) Value $3.00
This is another product that reduces dryness, redness, and signs of anti-aging The lavender facial oil moisturized my dry skin. I was surprised how a few drops soaked into my skin and left it hydrated and refreshed. Also, there’s a faint lavender scent mixed in with the moringa oleifera seed oil that’s not over-powering. Here is Moringa Tree founder’s story.
AHA Toner (sample size) – Value $1.25
This is a Satva surprise in addition to the main products in your box. AHA is also known as Alpha-Hydroxy Acid which is said to increase the rate of cell turnover. The toner is meant to be used at night and rinse off in the morning. This is potent so use with care and a little at a time so your skin gets used to the product. It is suggested to limit sun exposure and make sure to use sunscreen. It’s interesting how my skin did well with this product and not the 5 Spice Manuka Mask. Wow, this toner got all the grim and impurities off my face. I love this toner, it definitely perked up my skin!
Update: The Full Brow Serum(7ml/0.2oz) from last month’s box conditioned and deepened my brow’s color. However, I did not see any noticeable hair growth, only the normal new growth I notice when I haven’t had my brows waxed or threaded.
Verdict: Once again I’m impressed with my October Satva Box minus the allergic reaction to the 5 Spice Manuka Mask. This box was appropriate for the changing weather with products targeting redness and dry skin that occur in the colder months. I’m in need of products to moisturize and hydrate my skin during this season, so I was happy with the contents of this box. This box is on point with sourcing sustainable, certified organic and non-GMO ingredients, as well as companies with a purpose.
This month’s box totaled $49.25 – wow, this is a great value for organic and natural beauty products!
What do you think of this month’s Satva Box?