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Boxwalla Beauty Subscription Box Review – December 2020

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. 

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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 December 2020 Review

I did not receive an info card this month but was sent a digital one!

Let’s peek inside!

 

Blüh Alchemy Multi-C Serum, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $140.00

I have tried a few things from Blüh and I always enjoy them. I also appreciate the lovely packaging in white glass with beautiful blue botanical linework. This rather expensive bottle of serum has a bright yellow gel serum inside. And, as its name suggests, this little bottle is bursting with vitamin C. Why is vitamin C great for your skincare routine? Oh, there are a few reasons. First, vitamin C is a brightening powerhouse. So if you have sunspots, hyperpigmentation, or just uneven skin tone, this is a wonderful ingredient for you. Secondly, it boosts collagen production. This is a big deal for skin that is aging! Third, it is a massive source of antioxidants that protect skin from free-radicals that age it and basically wreak havoc. The downside to vitamin C is that it is terribly unstable. This bottle has a vitamin C derivative (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) that is incredibly stable and has been shown to have the same big three benefits of vitamin C. Win-win! I like to use a serum like this after cleansing and toning but before my final cream. This feels a little slimy going on but thankfully, absorbs well. I like to let my serums chill for a few minutes before I massage in my night creams. It lets them get some work done solo and also prevents pilling. In addition to that vitamin C, this serum also has loads of other goodies like antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, peptides, and fatty oils. It does have a scent created by essential oils (lavender and geranium) but I loved all of it!

Liquid sunshine!

 

Live Botanical Sanctuary Barrier Balm, 30 mL – Retail Value $42.00

If you are dry like I am, and your face just gets tight and cracked in the winter (misery) this is a dream balm. It is FULL of raw fatty butters from Murumuru, Tucuma, and other things I have never heard of. But, I am into it! This balm is going to feel heavy, and it does leave behind a shine, so I recommend it for the evenings. But oh, wow, does it soothe red and wind-whipped skin. The butters just melt into my face in the best way. Complementing the butters (I like the word butter, sorry) is a blend of carrot seed oil, jojoba, lecithin, and mushroom extract. This balm is essential oil free but does have a very cozy natural scent. If you find this too heavy for your face, try it on your hands, dry elbows, knees, and legs. Anywhere you choose to use this it will thank you!

 

Blüh Alchemy Active Relief Body Oil, 4 fl oz – Retail Value $68.00

My last item was what felt like a super-sized white glass bottle of body oil. Again, absolutely love this packaging. It’s heavy, feels chic, and has such pretty floral designs. I have discussed a few times before how (for whatever reason) lotion breaks my legs out but body oils seem to leave them hydrated and bump-free. So of course I was thrilled with this nicely sized bottle. The oil inside is a blend of some of the most delightful oils: bran, sunflower, camellia, sesame, and tamanu! The stars of the show are easily the Hinoki Wood oil (distilled from Japanese Cypress trees and considered sacred) and holy basil. These give this oil such a comforting and natural scent reminiscent of woods, earth, and warmth. My favorite way to use this is straight out of the shower. Just a few pumps into my palms and my legs are quickly covered in this soothing oil. This might be the highlight of the box for me!

Verdict: This Boxwalla Beauty box was designed around winter skin, and it shows! All three items were utterly perfect and so nourishing. It was hard to pick a fave, but the gold medal goes to that body oil. I am so excited to own this!! The vitamin C serum feels luxe and I am excited that the ingredient list was so great for a serum type that is often super unstable. Finally, that buttery balm was also a win. It was soothing and protecting, which is exactly what my face needs this time of year. The total value of this $49.95 box lands at $250 which is awesome!

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:

  • Serum $27.97
  • Balm $8.39
  • Oil $13.59

Alternatively, each of the 3 items has an average cost of $16.65.

Check out all our Boxwalla reviews, more great green beauty subscriptions, and the best beauty subscription boxes of 2020!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Boxwalla Beauty Reviews, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: boxwalla beauty | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. Love Boxwalla! Also, really appreciate that they put the expiration dates on the bottom of the boxes

  2. The body oil had me feeling like Cleopatra, it was so intoxicating and nourishing.

  3. I absolutely love boxwalla. Everything about this sub speaks to me down to the lovely boxes the items come in. For what a person receives, I think this is one of the best higher end skincare boxes out there! No long term commitment like some others out there and no extra shipping. I wish I could personally afford this sub every other month (bi-monthly) because I would in heart beat 💕

  4. I did get the physical card but I have been subscribed all this year. I haven’t tried this yet but I’m excited to. Especially since my skin had a reaction to The Ordinary vitamin C serum I just bought. I don’t have dry skin and may swap/gift the balm though.

  5. I was very much looking forward for this review. This was my 1st box and I was surprised of not receiving print material. I don’t recall receiving digital either. I have not had a chance to use any of the contents as Im currently using Biophile & Votary. Im
    excited to try Blüh Alchemy as Im in the process of transitioning my skincare routine. I love body oils and the other balm seems perfect for my over sanitized hands!

  6. Great review. Loved every item in this box. Boxwalla is amazing. They body serum has a very holiday scent to me, making me reach for it first this time of year. Love it!

  7. My barrier balm smelled.. odd. Maybe I got a bad batch but mine smelled like rotten fruit. Anyone else experience this?

    Other than this, loved the body oil! My only complaint is that is almost absorbs too quick, which I guess is a pro and con lol. I have so many serums open that the vitamin C will go in the backlog, but it looks lovely!

    • I think both the barrier balm and the body oil are pretty oddly and strongly fragranced. I will say that I have extremely sensitive skin and they both work well on me (though I’d use them both at night)

  8. Great box!!!

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