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Pearlesque Box Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2018

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).

contents of march 2018 Pearlesque Box

About Pearlesque Box

The Subscription Box: Pearlesque Box

The Cost: $39.95/month + free shipping

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

Pearlesque Box March 2018 Review

info card for C. Lavie products

This month’s featured company is French brand C. Lavie, named after founder Sylvia Cazenave-Lavie.

Whether they were carried by perfumers, at a pharmacy, in a supermarket, or even organic specialty stores, the selected products caused Sylvia to develop various cutaneous reactions: inflamed skin, redness, blemishes, and eczema. Sylvia therefore decides to visit her dermatologist, who diagnoses her with sensitive, inflammatory and acne-prone skin. He prescribes her a treatment that will literally burn her skin. It wasn’t until then that she started to scrutinize the formulas of each product that she has at home, investigated their components and the effects they have on skin. While making her discoveries, Sylvia stops using the cosmetic products called “conventional” and turns to products called “organic”, particularly because they do not contain silicon or mineral oils which proved to be very comedogenic. Even so, Sylvia notices that it is not easy to find products that suit her. She is disappointed by the odor and texture of the products and continues to develop cutaneous reactions due in part to the significant presence of alcohol or essential oils. Frustrated and having lost all confidence in cosmetics, including natural and organic ones, Sylvia begins to create her own skincare products at home.

descriptions of included C. Lavie products

As always, the other side lists the two products included, how to use them, and the retail price. They also include a #pearltip for each.

C. Lavie The Eye Cream .11 with box

back of C. Lavie The Eye Cream .11 with box

C. Lavie Essential .11 Eye Cream, 0.5 oz. – Retail Value $70.00

Going in order of application, we first have the eye cream from their “essentials” collection. This short n’ stout bottle looks small but holds an amount of product I now know should last quite some time. Just one pump of product delivered enough to use around both of my eyes. The eye cream is actually clear and a consistency is just thick enough to be a “gel”, but not sticky at all. It also has no scent at all, which is kind of refreshing.

instructions for C. Lavie The Eye Cream .11

Since I thoroughly read beauty directions, I appreciate these details instructions (with illustrations!) on exactly how to use the eye cream. This insert folded around the bottle, inside the box.

design on reverse side of instructions

I just had to take a photo of how beautiful the pattern on the other side of the instructions is!

C. Lavie The Eye Cream .11 with cap off

Here’s how it’s described:

Natural hyaluronic acid and pure aloe vera juice provide skin with optimal hydration while boosting elasticity. Dark circles and other signs of fatigue are visibly reduced with the addition of green coffee bean extract and immortelle oil. Overall improved circulation and lift result in brighter, more youthful looking eyes.

Yep, that is exactly what I want from an eye cream! As soon as you gently apply it around your eyes, you can feel it sort of tighten up as it dries. I’ve used it a few times thus far and already really like it! I think this is one that I’ll be switching over to in hopes to see some long-term results.

C. Lavie The Cream .19 with box

back of C. Lavie The Cream .19 with box

C. Lavie Essential .19 Day Cream, 1.7 oz. – Retail Value $85.00

The day cream comes in a nice 1.75 oz size bottle with a pump that doles out the perfect amount of product. It has a really light scent that I can’t place but is really pleasant.

C. Lavie The Cream .19 with cap off

From C. Lavie:

The Essential .19 Day Cream’s unique formula will protect your skin against environmental stressors while locking in and maintaining much-needed moisture. The synergy of precious oils (Prickly pear, Jojoba and Desert Date), which are exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides, will moisturize and repair dry, damaged skin and boost it’s natural barriers against external toxins. Ingredients are bio-available, meaning they are easily absorbed into the skin to deliver essential nutrients and hydration. Antioxidant-rich oils defend against free radicals while supporting a radiant complexion.

I’ve been using it after the eye cream in the morning and am really loving it! The formula feels really luxurious and is way more moisturizing than what I’ve been using lately. There is a tiny bit of an oily feeling at first, but it sinks in leaving super soft skin behind. It creates a great base before putting on makeup so things don’t look dry.

instructions for C. Lavie The Cream .19

Again- super detailed instructions! I love how they tell you how to apply it and even which way to smooth it into your face and neck.

design on reverse side of directions

More beautiful designs on the other side.

Verdict: I am over the moon about this month’s Pearlesque Box items from C. Lavie! They come off as a true luxury brand, have all natural ingredients, smell nice, and have made my skin look really hydrated and fresh!  The day cream is probably my favorite of the two because it’s just so moisturizing, but the eye cream will be my new tool to combat dark circles. The value this month is also incredible seeing as though I received $155.00 worth of product for $39.95!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up today to get the April box. Check out the most recent 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:

  • C. Lavie Essential .11 Eye Cream: $18.04
  • C. Lavie Essential .19 Day Cream: $21.91

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What did you think of Pearlesque Box ‘s choice for the brand this month? Have you tried C. Lavie?

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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 | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. It smells kinda like marshmallow’s to me, but it is not sticky. It goes on so smooth and silky. Really lovin’ this box. thanks for the review

  2. I’ve finally found an effective and natural eye cream! It also smoothed out the area below my right cheek that looked crepey when I smiled. Pearlesque has hit it out of the park for my first two months. I was wary of product overload, but they’re sending different types of products, so each month’s selections supplements the last.

    • Hi Amy was it this C. Lavie eye cream?

      • Yes! The one sent in this box.

  3. Oh man! I knew that I should’ve resubbed for March. So bummed. But I am on product overload since I did subscribe to Pearlesque (& other subs) for most of 2017. I honestly have plenty. But these sound so nice, especially that eye cream. The packaging & instructions are so nice too! I may just have to buy that eye cream full price.

    Thanks for the review! Hope you continue to enjoy the products.

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