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Pearlesque Box Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018

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Pearlesque Box

Pearlesque Box is a monthly subscription box that highlights one natural beauty brand each month. They include full size and deluxe size products, so it is a great way to really try out a brand and see if it is for you.

open Pearlesque Box

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

full contents of Pearlesque Box January 2018

About Pearlesque Box

The Subscription Box: Pearlesque Box

The Cost: $39.95/month + free shipping

COUPON: Use coupon code PEARL5 and save $5 off any subscription!

The Products: Pearlesque box will feature one brand each month from a different region of the world. Allowing you to discover the world’s hidden gems through a minimum of 1 full-size and 2 to 4 travel size products from each brand.

Ships to: US

Pearlesque Box January 2018 Review

info card for Pearlesque Box January 2018 featuring Honua Hawaiian Skincare

This month’s featured company is Honua Hawaiian Skincare which was founded by Kapua Browning in 2015 when the demand for her Hawaiian crafted products grew beyond her treatment room.  The creation of Honua allowed her to share her love for Hawaiian culture, botanicals, and aesthetics with the world.

info card listing honua hawaiian skincare items

The other side goes over the products included, how to use them, and the retail price. I enjoy that they always include a “#pearltip” as well.

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Aloha Youth Serum with box

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Aloha Youth Serum, 1 oz. – Retail Value $58

The first item from Honua is a full-size bottle of their Aloha Youth Serum. At first, I signed a little “another serum?”, but this one seems different to me!

back of Honua Hawaiian Skincare Aloha Youth Serum with box

You’ll find the main ingredients and their benefits on the back of the packaging, all natural and native to Hawaii.

Aloalo & ‘Awa: Firming, tightening and wrinkle relaxing

Lau Comfrey: Amazing skin regenerator for youthful skin

Ōlena: Anti-inflammatory powerhouse and skin brightener

Noni: Magical skin healer, rich in anti-aging antioxidants, Vitamin C & Selenium to help will cell regeneration

‘Aila Kuku & Kamani: Hawaiian “Super Oils” packed with essential fatty acids and antioxidants, to help hydrate and promote the production of collagen and elastin. Ancient Hawaiians used them as protection from sun/environment!

Inside box for Honua Hawaiian Skincare Aloha Youth Serum

The box (made from 100% recyclable and compostable materials with wind energy and vegetable ink) opens up all the way to this beautiful design.

Dropper with Honua Hawaiian Skincare Aloha Youth Serum

It comes with an eye dropper applicator that makes it easy to dispense the suggested “pea-size” amount onto your fingertips. I was surprised and delighted to see that this is a cloudy serum that doesn’t seem oily at all. The scent comes from the combination of all of the natural ingredients and I can only describe it as “earthy and botanical”. I’ve been using this for about a week now and have come to really enjoy it. After cleansing, I spread the designated amount across my face and can immediately feel it slightly tightening in a soothing manner. It doesn’t feel heavy at all and makes my face look bright and feel renewed. It can be used both at night and in the morning and can serve as a makeup primer. I think I’ve found a new fave here!

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Aina Mask

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Aina Mask, 50 ml – Retail Value $38

The second and final product this month is a full-size facial mask! I got really excited upon seeing it since I haven’t received any masks in Pearlesque since I’ve started getting it. It’s always a delight to get a different product than normal. I love the dark wood cap of this container as well. It really makes it feel special. The mask itself has all natural ingredients like Hawaiian Raw Honey, Kalo, Activated Bamboo Carbon Charcoal, Hibiscus, Olena, and Ni’oi (a Hawaiian chili pepper).

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Aina Mask with lid off

I love charcoal masks, but this particular one isn’t as thick as others I’ve tried (that are probably far from natural). I used my fingers to spread a good portion onto my face to form a solid layer. I laid back and waited 15 minutes for the mask to dry before using a warm wet washcloth to wipe clean. Before using this mask, I had noticed some dry red patches of skin on my cheeks which were really troubling me. I’m not sure if it’s all the skin treatments I do, or just the harsh winter taking its toll, but I swear to you that this mask really helped! I noticed my skin return to its natural softness and felt ultra clean and fresh afterward! Another winner for me here. I wouldn’t hesitate to reorder this on my own, and I’d estimate getting a total of 3-4 applications out of this jar.

Verdict: Pearlesque Box really impressed me this month with natural botanical-packed products from Honua Hawaiian Skincare. Both products had my face feeling fresh and clean without excess oil or heaviness. I was really happy to get a mask and pleasantly surprised by the serum. I’d highly recommend both of these items that have a total retail value of $96.00. Not bad for a $39.95 investment. This is a strong start to 2018 for Pearlesque Box in my opinion!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but you can get February’s box if you sign up before the 4th. Check out those spoilers here.

Coupon – Use the code PEARL5 to get $5 off any subscription.

Value Breakdown: At $39.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Youth Serum: $24.14
  • Aina Mask: $15.81

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, anything kawaii, and all things food. She is also proudly the unofficial “Meat Editor” of My Subscription Addiction.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. I’m hoping the mask will be offered again elsewhere.

    • It looks like it’s coming soon on Honua’s website. Perhaps check back in on the link in the product name above in a couple weeks?

    • Well Honua has already been featured in Beauty Heroe’s & Pearlesque, so there’s still Boxwalla & Art of Organics where chances are good that it could be included! The serum was also featured in Beauty Heroes, so I don’t think there’s any aversion from the brand to include the same product in different beauty boxes. 🙂

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