Boxwalla curates several bi-monthly boxes that feature the best in film, books, and beauty. Their beauty box is $49.95/box and features 1-3 cruelty-free, nutrient-rich beauty products for you to discover every other month that are always just as luxurious as they are ingredient-conscious.
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About this Cruelty-Free & Green Beauty Subscription
The Subscription Box: Boxwalla Beauty
The Cost: $49.95/box (delivered every other month)
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: The US for free, Canada for $11.95, Internationally for $18.95
Boxwalla Beauty Box August 2020 Review
Here's a double-sided info card highlighting everything that arrived this month. There are three items inside to explore, so let's dive in!
Lovinah Skincare Dragon Blood Cleansing Oil, 2 oz - Retail Value $55.00
How pretty is this cleanser? It arrived in a beautiful frosted glass bottle with a luxe gold cap. Of course, I immediately had to sniff this stuff! It has a slightly off-putting scent that is tangy and tart. I don't know that everyone will like it, but it smells a lot better when you are emulsifying it with water and rubbing it onto your face! Trust me. Inside this cleanser is a double-encapsulated salicylic acid that is great for both acne-prone skin AND drier aging skin because salicylic acid is a wonderful promoter of cell turnover, collagen production, and it also gently exfoliates. The other big ingredient callouts inside include a vitamin C ester, milk thistle, and loads of fatty oils with antioxidants. Because this cleanser has so many good things inside, I prefer to leave it on for a few minutes before I rinse it off. I like to take a pump or two, cover my face with a gentle massage, wait about 3 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. It leaves my face feeling clean but also highly hydrated.
Votary Super Seed Serum with Broccoli Seeds and Peptides, 1.7 fl oz - Retail Value $118.00
Votary is one of my fave brands! They have some of the most incredible oils (more on that later). Their Super Seed Nutrient Cream is one of my guilty pleasures when my face is acting up or after a peel. This serum is full of some of my favorites: green tea extract for antioxidants, salicylic acid for acne and fine lines, grapeseed oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and more! It almost feels more like a light moisturizer on my skin, so if you have oilier skin, you could totally get away with this as a moisturizer and serum in one. I personally need to layer something heavier on top because my skin is as dry as a new dish sponge. The Super Seed line from Votary doesn't have a real fragrance but does have a creamy and natural smell.
Votary Intense Night Oil, 15 mL - Estimated Value $58.80 (Buy 50 mL for $196.00)
Heck yeah! Bathe me in Votary oils. My current fave is by far their Jasmine and Calendula blend, but this night oil might be on another level. Inside this tiny bottle is a mix of grapeseed, apricot, avocado, rosehip, sunflower, sandalwood, and tomato seed oils. All of these bring nourishing lipids and antioxidants to your skin. There is also retinoid and vitamin E inside to help hydrate even further and reduce fine lines. This oil has become a weekend ritual for me where I combine it with my jade gua sha and just massage my face into total relaxation. This blend does have a soft rosy scent from the essential oils inside.
Also included with our incredible Votary products was a booklet explaining more about their brand and other products offered.
Verdict: This Boxwalla Beauty box just proved why I love this subscription so much. The products inside are always unusual and dreamy! The cleanser was unlike anything I had tried before in terms of versatility and the scent and ingredients. It feels very special to use this stuff. The Votary products went into heavy rotation immediately because I just love this brand and my skin really seems to adore their formulas, too. This box is always a great value too: for $49.95 there was a $231.80 total inside. This is certainly more of a quality over quantity sort of box that you can still always count on for a great value. If you are into smaller-brand and high-quality skincare, totally try this one. I have yet to be disappointed.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! But they sell out fast.
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box, here's how much you'll pay for each item:
- Lovina Cleanser $11.85
- Votary Serum $25.43
- Votary Night Oil $12.67
Alternatively, each of the 3 items has an average cost of $16.65.
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