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Botanic + Terre Subscription Box Review – January/February 2018

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichFeb 9, 2018 | 4 comments

Botanic and Terre Box

Botanic + Terre
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Botanic + Terre is a bi-monthly subscription box focused on natural, organic, non-toxic, cruelty-free beauty and spa products. They used to operate under the name ‘Esthoria Box’. 

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About Botanic + Terre

The Subscription Box: Botanic + Terre

The Cost: $40.99 bi-monthly. Save with 6 and 12-month subscriptions.

The Products: 3 - 4 full-size and samples of natural/organic products including makeup, skincare, body care, and hair care

Ships to: Free shipping to the U.S. and Canada, international shipping $21.99 (check out this page for the list of countries they ship to)

Good to know: Delivered via USPS and Canada Post

Botanic + Terre January/February 2018 Review

Botanic + Terre doesn't provide any information within the box, so I’m using the information given on their website instead.

Native Nectar Illuminating Eye Serum with package Native Nectar Illuminating Eye Serum with cap off

Native Nectar Botanicals Illuminating Eye Serum, 5 ml - Retail Value $23.99

Ooh yay! An eye serum that suggests it can brighten my dark under-eye circles...but alas only mentions fine lines and wrinkles in its directions. Rats. I do really like the metal roller ball applicator though because it reminds me of my favorite part of getting a facial. The coolness of the rollerball against my skin works to de-puff the eye area while extracts of date seed and lupin seed help increase collagen production which should minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Ok, I'll take it. I've been using this in the morning and evening for about 5 days now and haven't seen too much of a difference, but I am lucky to not have too many wrinkles just yet. Like I said though, I do love the feeling of it before applying the rest of my serums for the day, so I'll keep on keepin' on.

Nena Clay Mask back of Nena Clay Mask

Nena Clay Mask, 4.2 oz. - Retail Value $35.00

I'm a huge fan of clay masks and this one hits the spot with its pure Canadian glacial oceanic clay ingredient. The directions say to shake well before use, which made me worry it wasn't thick enough, but it comes out a really great consistency to spread on to your face. I recently bought a silicone brush and I must say that it's a total game changer and I highly recommend using one. I noticed that it helped me spread the mask on more evenly and wasted way less product than when I use my fingers. Ok, back to the mask! It comes out a very dark greenish and grey and you are to leave it on until it dries a lighter shade which takes about 10-15 minutes. Although my face felt dry afterward, it really felt super clean and once I applied some moisturizer I felt like a million bucks! Plus- it's always fun to take selfies to scare your friends with while a clay mask is on.

Mamo Botanics Oro De Cacay Facial Oil Mamo Botanics Oro De Cacay Facial Oil box Mamo Botanics Oro De Cacay Facial Oil with cap off

Mamo Botanics Oro De Cacay Pure Amazon Cacay Facial Oil, 1 oz - Retail Value $43.65 USD ($54.99 CAD)

This facial oil has lovely packaging and a really beautiful bottle. It was a little bit leaky when it arrived but didn't get too messy and not very much got out of the bottle. It comes with a pump to apply to your neck and face, which the directions suggest doing in the morning and evening, after cleansing. The only ingredient here is the antioxidant-packed cacay oil, which is sustainably sourced and harvested in Colombia by small-scale farmers. Here's what it contains:

Vitamin E - Cacay visibly reduces signs of aging, and protects skin from environmental toxins that speed up aging.

Natural Retinol -  Cacay enhances the production of collagen to improve skin elasticity, firmness and tone. It is also helps clear future acne breakouts by enhancing the skins natural renewal cycle.

Linoleic Fatty Acid - Unmatched by leading natural oils, this essential fatty acid helps strengthen and nourish hair and skin, contributing to radiant, healthy hair, and a glowing even-toned skin complexion.

Squalene - Cacay includes this potent antioxidant that balances and hydrates skin and protects against free radical damage that contributes to early signs of aging.

It has a light scent similar to an almond butter or sunflower seeds. After smoothing not even a full pump onto my face, it does feel a bit oily but eventually seeps in. I've been putting it on after a youth serum and before a cream moisturizer and have been liking the results. I'm interested to see if this will give me more of a glow after prolonged use.

Verdict:  Botanic + Terre box has a retail value of $102.64, which is awesome considering its $40.99 cost. Even though I'm a little burnt out on facial oils, I had never heard of Cacay before now, so I was happy to get schooled on something new. I can never get enough clay masks, and I'll keep using this eye serum to see what it does over time. I may actually try it on other parts of my face that need it more. Overall, I'm quite happy with this box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, subscribe by February 20th to receive this box!

Value Breakdown: At $40.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 

  • Eye Serum: $9.58
  • Clay Mask: $13.98
  • Facial Oil: $17.43

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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.

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I don’t think anything will get rid of dark circles. I have only had them for about five years and really think it has something to do with weather, pine trees, flat land and gun toting pick up trucks. (You can tell I am not happy where I am living).

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My dark circles are genetic. Mom, grandma, sister, aunt — we all have them. I don’t even bother with things that promise to get rid of them, because it’s just pigment/blood vessels/whatever, in my case.

For what it’s worth to anyone:
I do, however, invest in the best color correctors and undereye concealers I can find. Peach is an especially good color corrector for the purple-ish kind of circles. Yellow is good for blue-ish circles, green is good for red-ish circles, and blue/violet is good for yellow-ish circles. Au Naturale makes some rather nice clean beauty color correctors, but I don’t like their peach, because it’s too light to counteract circles much, in my opinion. For peach, I prefer the Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer. It’s a little creamier than ideal, but it works just fine if set with powder. And it comes in lighter or darker peach, for different skin tones, so that’s nice too.

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I have them too. No flat land here. Few pine trees. Must be the trucks with guns. 😆

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This one was a bit of a miss for me. The oil takes forever to absorb on my already oily skin, and while it didn’t cause any breakouts, after a month of use I just didn’t feel it was doing anything. The clay mask is okay (I use a cheap $3 makeup.brush to apply – using one’s hands is really messy), I think I just need stuff particularly for oily skin and I will finish it up, but unfortunately the shipping to the US from the makers is atrocious and they don’t give any sort of incentive for spending over a certain amount so I won’t be re-purchasing even if it was perfect. The eye serum actually does seem to reduce dark spots for me, it’s my favorite of the three.

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