BoxWalla Beauty Box Subscription Review – August 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 Green Beauty, $49.95 every other month, 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.
Odacite Pure Elements Papaya for Hyperpigmentation, 0.17 oz – Value $39.00
This gluten-free facial serum is specifically made to combat dark spots. The trick is that this potion is a concentrate, rather than something to be used on its own. The directions say to add 2-3 drops to your moisturizer in the morning or evening to start working on an even-toned glow. According to the info card, this company focuses on plant-based products made in small batches, which I love. This concentrate isn’t just effective, but also contains no parabens, petrochemicals, nor phthalates, are 100% non-GMO, vegan, and cruelty-free. Oh, and it smells divine. Romantically floral and citrusy at the same time.
Aha! This cream is also in the box, which can serve as the medium for the concentrate or a moisturizer all on its own. Like the hyperpigmentation drops, this cream is 100% natural, vegan, and cruelty-free—awesome! It has a loose consistency that becomes even more liquidy when you add the 2-3 drops of oil, but it goes on easily and smoothly. (It’s not so loose that it’s watery and hard to control.) I was really impressed by how lovely this combo felt on my skin. It’s lightweight and takes its time to fully sink into my face, but instantly my skin felt softer and more hydrated. And that soft feeling lasted for several hours, too. I can’t wait to see how this impacts my skin after a few weeks of routine use!
Henne Organics Nordic Berries Lip Exfoliator, 0.35 fl oz – Value $24.00
The final item in the box looks like it could be a lipcolor with its deep berry-red hue. It’s actually just a scrub made with sugar, raw coconut and jojoba oils, shea butter, beeswax, and Vitamin C rich raspberry and blueberry powders. Rubbing this rub on for a few seconds, then letting the oils settle in for a few seconds more left my lips feeling ridiculously plump and smooth. Plus the aroma of sweet, jammy berries wafting up towards my nose as I used it wasn’t bad either. What a treat!
Verdict: The August Boxwalla Green Beauty subscription box has a value of about $131.00, which is significantly more than the $50.00-ish price point of the box. While $50.00 is a lot for a subscription box, I’m delighted by the quality of the three products I received. I love that two of them work together, too! If you’re used to high-end luxury skincare and beauty products but eager to swap natural alternatives in for chemical-laden formulas, I feel like this box would be a fun way to discover new, thoughtfully made brands that fit your high expectations.
What do you think of the August Boxwalla Green Beauty box?