Boxwalla Beauty Box Subscription Review – April 2019
Boxwalla is a subscription box company dedicated to sharing the best 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! Their Beauty Box features cruelty-free, nutrient-rich beauty products. Each box is themed around a different aspect of what Boxwalla calls “the beauty ritual”.
This review is of their $49.95 every other month, 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.
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About this Cruelty-Free Green Beauty Subscription
The Subscription Box: Boxwalla Beauty
The Cost: $49.95/box
The Products: Luxurious and effective green beauty products for your skin and body. The products are crafted by artisans from all over the world. 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
Boxwalla Beauty Box April 2019 Review
Each Boxwalla box comes with a letter printed on high-quality cardstock detailing the items included.
Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask Neem Honey Herbal Complex, 2.85 oz. – Retail Value $78.00
Very excited to see a product using (sustainably sourced) wild neem honey since I’ve been hearing a lot about neem in general and just recently got to experience it in a different form. If you frequent my beauty reviews, you know that I love facial masks and this one immediately comes across as unique and interesting.
Reading the box as well as the info card included, I learn that many of the included ingredients were used in traditional Russian folk medicine that Malaya founder Katya Slepak learned about from her Mother and Grandmother. You can learn more about the full ingredients on their site, but another that stood out to me is Blue Tansy which I’ve seen popping up a lot lately, so that also excited me. They call this a youth-boosting formula that is meant to “soften, calm, and clarify” which I’m always into since I have entered the last year of my 30s and need to keep my skin looking it’s best.
This deep greenish brown mask has such an intoxicatingly wonderful smell as soon as you open it. There are so many great ingredients that it’s hard for me to point out exactly what I’m smelling, but the combination is just lovely and calming, which is just what this mask is meant to do.
Since there is honey in there, it has quite a thick and slightly sticky consistency to it which I have to admit is really fun to brush onto my face. This is the first time I used the foundation brush I purchased a couple of months ago specifically to apply a mask like this and it really made the experience more like going to a facialist. Of course, fingers are fine to use, but it’s a lot less messy with a tool. 😉 I brushed it on rather liberally and left it on for 20 minutes while it worked its magic. All of those calming scents really helped me relax along with the dim lighting and oil diffuser I have going in my bedroom. The mask doesn’t fully dry but keeps its wonderful consistency that I washed off when the time was off with the help of a washcloth. There is the slightest bit of grit in there as well which gently exfoliates as you rinse it away. My face felt truly amazing after this mask and it was such a magical experience the entire time. I would highly recommend this product when you want to elevate your home spa experience! UPDATE: The estimated uses from this jar by Malaya is about 15+, depending on how thick you like to apply the mask.
Flower and Spice Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturiser, 2 oz. – Retail Value $82.00
The second product in this month’s box is a perfect one to follow the nourishing mask. Flower and Spice is a new brand to me and like the other featured brand, founder Karmen Novak uses spices from her Slovenian heritage along with the flowers of her home base of Holland to help her create her products.
Rose, coriander, prickly pear, and aloe vera are the star ingredients in this moisturizer that comes in a full-size 2-ounce jar. Sign me up.
There is something about this product that is just so creamy and gorgeous. I almost want to grab a spoon and start eating it but control myself. It is almost like creme brulee.
It’s thick enough to keep its form yet feels ridiculously light while spreading it on my face. The bouquet of smells that are coming from this immediately put me in a great mood and I feel simply luxurious slathering it on after a good cleansing in the morning and at night. Just a little of this is enough to cover my face and neck, so I will happily have this in my collection for a quite a while. I get so many great products, but I think this one is automatically shooting to the top of my queue for daily use since my skin feels like butter after applying! Truly so velvety and wonderful! Ahhhh!
Verdict: If I had to describe Boxwalla Beauty in one word, it would be LUXURIOUS. Both products this month really knocked my socks off! With a retail value of $160.00, this $49.95 box is well worth the cost and truly transported me to a high-end spa-like experience in my own home. These two products are clearly where luxury skincare and green beauty meet and I am LOVING it. Amazing curation, Boxwalla! I can’t wait to see what’s next!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, but hurry! You have until March 20th to sign up and get this box before it sells out.
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Malaya Organics Advanced Repair Mask Neem Honey Herbal Complex: $24.35
- Flower and Spice Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturiser: $25.60
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