BoxWalla Beauty Box Subscription Review – June 2017
Boxwalla is a subscription box company dedicated to sharing the best food, books, films, and green beauty items. They curate bi-monthly boxes in each of those categories. Subscribe to one or more, and add or switch interests at any time!
This review is of the Beauty Box.
Boxwalla sent us this box at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The box is crafted of tree-free paper by workers at a small company in Rajasthan, India. The process is child-labor-free and helps support artisans whose families have been making paper for generations.
A+ Packaging! You will want to save and reuse these boxes!
The Subscription Box: Boxwalla Green Beauty
The Cost: $49.95
The Products: Luxurious and effective green beauty products for your skin and body. The products are crafted by artisans from all over the US. All products are full-sized or large travel-sized products and are cruelty free.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $11.95, Internationally for $18.95
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Each Boxwalla box comes with a letter printed on high-quality cardstock detailing the items included.
Now, on to the items!
Earthwise Beauty Nap in the Meadow Serum – Value $50
This is the most lightweight serum I’ve ever tried. And the first ingredient is organic aloe leaf juice, so it is super hydrating and refreshing. It’s designed to be used on a freshly cleansed face before any heavier oils/moisturizers. I used it right before this next item:
Earthwise Beauty Ruby Facial Oil – Value $58
This oil is my favorite scent in the box. It is made with guava, raspberry, and cranberry oils, and the scent is light, fruity, and fresh. (It almost smells like cucumber to me, but that’s not listed in the ingredients. There is celery, though!)
Where the Nap in the Meadow Serum felt lighter than water, this feels more like a traditional oil serum. It still was pretty lightweight for an oil, though, and it absorbed into my skin within a few minutes.
Earthwise Beauty Farizad’s Veil – Value $50
And this last product is a sunscreen powder you can mix with any facial oil to make your own SPF treatment. (It mixed wonderfully with the Ruby Facial Oil.) And from what I read on their site, it sounds like this is the healthiest/cleanest SPF you can get:
The sun protective ingredient here is highest-grade, minimally processed non-nano and uncoated zinc oxide (particle size 325 nm), which is the healthiest, safest, and most reliable sunscreen ingredient available today (the only other nontoxic option is titanium dioxide, another mineral sunscreen, but it does not offer full-spectrum UV protection; all other sunscreen options are chemical compounds). Nano particles are controversial and it remains to be proven whether they are safe for our health, and we specifically used uncoated zinc oxide as the most unrefined, most natural version (coated zinc oxide means that the particles have been coated with another substance).
It’s a bit tricky to determine how much SPF you are getting, though. Here are the instructions:
A barely whitened skin will give an SPF of 20–25, skin whitened by one shade will give an SPF of 30–35, and slightly more whitened skin will provide an SPF of 50.
The whitening part is the only downside for me (it is subtle) but since I apply this before my foundation, (which is full coverage) it ended up not being an issue.
Verdict: The June Boxwalla Green Beauty subscription box has a value of about $158! I think that’s a great value for the $49.95 price if you are looking for high-end natural and organic beauty and skincare products. I especially liked how all the items in this box worked together. What a perfect introduction to the Earthwise Beauty line.
What do you think of the June Boxwalla Green Beauty box?