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Pearlesque Box Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2017

Pearlesque Box October 2017 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 October 2017

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

Group shot of contents of the Pearlesque Box October 2017

The Subscription Box: Pearlesque Box

The Cost: $39.95 + free shipping. Save with 3, 6 or 12-month prepay subscriptions

COUPON: Use code PEARL5 to save $5 off your first month!

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

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Letter explaining a delayed product- the True Moringa body butter

Before we get into the review, I’d like to mention that I received this letter in the box explaining that the body butter that was supposed to be included this month is delayed because of the tragic Hurricane Irma that hit Puerto Rico in early September (which is where their distribution is out of for this product). Almost two months later, the entire island is still without electricity. I can certainly live without body butter, but living without power after a tragic event is even worse. I urge anyone willing and able to help our friends in Puerto Rico any way they can until they get back on their feet.

Info card for the Pearlesque Box October 2017 Box featuring Pure Moringa

The info card explains the story of how the founders discovered the benefits of the moringa tree and are working with farmers in Ghana to plant more to combat malnutrition while purchasing the otherwise unused seeds for their skin products at a fair price. The moringa tree is known as the “miracle tree” locally due to the leaves containing more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, and more protein than yogurt, gram for gram.

Info card for the Pearlesque Box October 2017 Box featuring Pure Moringa

The other side goes over the three products included (though the body butter is due to ship at a later date), how to use them, and the retail price.

True Moringa Alive Face Hair and Body Oil packaging

True Moringa Alive Face Hair and Body Oil, 1.69 fl. oz. – Retail Value $36

bottle of True Moringa Alive Face Hair and Body Oil

I’ve been introduced to the world of beauty oil through subscription boxes and am always sort of on the fence about whether I should swap my moisturizer out with it or not. For this oil, I received a full-size bottle to try, which is always awesome. Even if doesn’t end up being for me, the value is always great and can be handed over to a friend.

bottle of True Moringa Alive Face Hair and Body Oil with cap off

I am always blathering on about how nice the natural products I get in Pearlesque box smell, but this one is hands down the best thing I have ever smelled in my life. I think it’s mainly because of the lemongrass. It’s just intoxicating how lovely it is. For my face, I used one pump as directed by the info card and smoothed it over my cheeks, forehead, and nose before bed. It always feels a little scary to me having oil on my face, but when I woke the next morning, my face felt really hydrated and wasn’t oily at all. You can use this all over, of course. On your body after a shower, in damp hair as a treatment, or even post-pregnancy to reduce stretch marks.

back of bottle of True Moringa Alive Face Hair and Body Oil

My only gripe is that there aren’t directions on the bottle. I am a big direction follower, and the detailed ones for each use are only on the box and info card. After reading about all of the moringa tree benefits, I am strongly considering ditching moisturizer and switching to this product. It also comes in other scents (or unscented) if you don’t love lemongrass as much as I do.

Jar of True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish, 4 oz. – Value $34

Another full-size product is a huge score. I’m all about the “less is more” philosophy, which applies here in the way I’d rather receive fewer full-size products than more trial size ones when it comes to subscription boxes. I’m sure there are people who feel the total opposite as well though! I was excited when I saw this spoiler because I love a good body scrub, and this one includes my favorite thing as an ingredient: coffee!

Back of jar of True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish

The other ingredients are also very simple; just organic sugar, moringa seed oil, and neroli essential oil are added to the Arabica coffee grounds. How does it smell though? Amazing, obviously! The coffee is definitely the strongest scent here.

Overhead view inside a jar of True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish

I put this scrub in my shower to use immediately. The first thing I noticed is that it’s very dry, unlike other scrubs I’ve used. Even though this one has essential oil in the ingredients, I would never have guessed there was any in there. This made it a little difficult to dole out with my fingers and scrub on because it doesn’t really stick together. It felt really nice, but I feel like I ended up wasting some by dropping it in the tub while rubbing it on my skin. Other than that, this did a good job exfoliating and making my skin feel lighter.

UPDATE! As of 10/31 I received the delayed jar of the Ultra Light Whipped Body Butter.

True Moringa Box

It came directly from True Moringa in this super cute box.

Open True Moringa Box True Moringa info card True Moringa info card

They included a card that explains how they are planting more moringa trees with each purchase (as mentioned at the beginning of my review).

True Moringa Ultra Light Whipped Body Butter

True Moringa Ultra-Light Whipped Body Butter, 2 oz. – Value $32

The jar of body butter is full size 2 oz. jar, as promised. In addition to the moringa oil, the two other ingredients are Madagascar vanilla and wildcrafted shea.

back of True Moringa Ultra Light Whipped Body Butter

The lid on mine arrived cracked but didn’t seem to jeopardize the freshness of the product.

open jar of True Moringa Ultra Light Whipped Body Butter

I was expecting the consistency of lotion, but this body butter is quite thick and almost a solid. I rubbed my finger around the top to soften it and slathered it onto my dry hand. My immediate thought is that it smells like white chocolate, which must be the Madagascar vanilla. Hours later, my hands still feel quite soft. This is going to be a great product going into winter!

Verdict: I always look forward to Pearlesque Box and was excited to learn about the moringa tree! I’m absolutely in love with the Alive oil, but the body polish was a little awkward to use. The body butter sounds lovely, and I hope more than me getting it that the people of Puerto Rico get their power back on and move more towards normalcy soon. These three products have a retail value of $102, so I consider it quite a deal.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. The 5th of each month is the last day you have to sign up and receive the current month’s box. Sign up today and you’ll receive November as your first. (Check out our 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:

  • Face Hair and Body Oil: $14.10
  • Body Polish: $13.32
  • Body Butter (forthcoming): $12.53

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Pearlesque Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Pearlesque Box | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. Correction: Puerto Rico was hit by Maria in late September…20th to be exact. Florida was hit by Irma early September..around the 7th.

  2. It’s interesting to see moringa being used in skincare. I’ve only known it for tea since it’s consumed in that way in Vietnam!

  3. I get a bit frustrated when I see single oil products (in all subscription boxes). I can purchase 16oz of filtered, cold pressed virgin moringa seed oil from a reputable supplier for less than this one product. I see these products going for outrageous prices (this one isn’t bad) and feel like people are being taken advantage of. Or that I should start re-bottling oil and making a hefty profit!

  4. I really dislike when there are no instructions on the product. 😠

  5. I used to sub to Pearlesque but it has been on hold for a while. I loved them, great customer service, great products, really just lovely.

    I just want to point out how much I appreciate the transparency and honesty of the letter from the founder, Rochelle. Providing detailed information about the delay, including emails and phone numbers, is absolutely critical in maintaining trust with customers.

    From the SoChoix fiasco to the general lack of communication about delays from Oui Please, I find this kind of customer service very refreshing.

  6. I am obsessed with dry coffee scrubs. The are messy and I find if I take out what I need for one shower and put it in another container to use that makes life easier. Who wants to drop a glass jar and all of the scrub in the shower? Not me!

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