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About Botanic + Terre
The Subscription Box: Botanic + Terre
The Cost: $69.95 quarterly + free US shipping. Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions.
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The Products: "5-8 items ranging from natural beauty, and ethically made fashion and home."
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 Summer 2019 Review
Olivarrier Skin Barrier Fluid Oil Squalane, 30 ml - Retail Value $38.00
I love the super clean branding on this bottle of squalane. The bottle itself is actually plastic but manages to feel very fancy. Inside is a clear and very lightweight squalane oil made from olives. This oil is fast absorbing, vegan, and completely odorless. Because it is so pure, it is safe for even the most sensitive skin, making it a great choice for someone who might really want to try oils but is worried about negative skin impacts. It is a great oil for protecting your natural skin barrier and giving your skin a little extra healthy fat.
Olivarrier Dual Moist Toning Lotion, 200 ml - Retail Value $26.00
I love toner lotions because my Nana used to let me use her Clinique lotion toner every night before bed when I was small. This was my first foray into "fancy" skincare and I think it has caused a lasting obsession. I remember it was called a lotion, but it was watery and I applied it with her using cotton rounds. This formula reminds me a great deal of that stuff, but with a K-Beauty twist. It is a clear, heavy liquid that feels great and absorbs readily. I just use my hands to apply it. My new favorite trick I tried this morning is to mix a little of this in my palms with some liquid highlighter, then pat it all over my face for an out-of-this-world dewy finish. This gives my skin an instant moisture boost, and also a gorgeous glow. Since I am foundation-free in the summers, it is a great look! On the technical side, this lotion has some of the good, good stuff: squalane and hyaluronic acid!
Nocturne Anti-Stress & Sleep Magnesium Oil, 100 ml - Retail Value $33.00
This pretty black bottle is mostly wasted on me since I literally fall asleep if I sit still for too long. Scented with lavender and filled with tons of magnesium, this is meant to assist with a fast and sound sleep. Apparently, magnesium is easily lost when we are stressed out, and when you don't have enough, it can lead to sleep issues, headaches, and a whole bunch of other problems most of us prefer to avoid. Since magnesium absorbs faster though skin than the digestive tract, this is a great way to boost dwindling levels fast!
OLA Bamboo Reusable Bamboo Utensils - Retail Value $8.99
On the heels of my reusable straw obsession arrive these adorable bamboo utensils! Look at how cute they are!! These are the perfect things to stash in my desk to help me avoid using plastic utensils. I really believe that small steps taken by many people over time can help reduce plastic waste, so I am thrilled with these.
Delia Organics Lip Nectar, 0.33 fl oz - Retail Value $19.99
Finally, our last item is a lip roller filled with moisturizing oil. This product is pretty common is subscription boxes (this might be my 3rd or 4th?) but it is handy to have close by in the winter. Alone, I find that I don't notice a huge benefit, but where this really shines in before bed, combined with a heavy lip balm. The balm helps the oil stay in place and do its magical moisturizing work!
Verdict: Botanic + Terre had some really great products this month, but I do have some concerns. This box had an overall value of around $125.98, which is pretty good for a $69.95 box. However, per the B+T website, the premium boxes should have a value of $150+.
We'll send you, a limited edition curation of non-toxic, ethical and sustainable products. Each item has been carefully and beautifully made for you. The box is packed with at least $150 in value!
This is on the pricier side for subscriptions, and I expect a little more value. Don't get me wrong, I loved the products this month and will use them all. However, I think this box needed another decently valuable item.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yep! It looks like this one is still available!
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $69.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Squalane Oil $21.10
- Lotion Toner $14.44
- Sleep Spray $18.32
- Bamboo Utensils $4.99
- Lip Nectar $11.10
Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $13.99.
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