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.)
Boxwalla always has the prettiest boxes. I hang on to them and use them for my art supplies. They are hefty and handmade, and all-around wonderful!
We didn't have an info card this month (our box was sent out early for this review!) but here is some insight from Boxwalla:
Verité was founded by Janin Dei Conti who is a trained aromatherapist. She says, " I had become quite disenchanted with the skincare industry and advertising that made me feel I had to conform to a certain standard to be okay, to look okay, skin treatments that left my skin feeling worse than when I arrived, and no real connection between therapist and customer. So I began to create a range of skincare and treatments that I would want to experience in a spa environment. Researching, and working with the most skin-loving plant botanicals to create a truly holistic experience. Treatments that when you walked out of one, you felt completely loved, nurtured, replenished, and rejuvenated on all levels".
I discovered & first tried Verité in 2020. I still remember when my package from Janin arrived all the way from New Zealand. And when I slathered her potions on my face & hands, I just knew: HERE was an incredibly special brand. A brand that distilled the potency of plants into extraordinarily effective & pleasurable products with thoughtful, careful sourcing of the highest quality botanicals. There was that ‘something’ that I always look for in brands - that something intangible that distinguishes a good brand from a great brand, that comes from a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating an extraordinary product, and that can't always be gleaned from ingredient lists.
Verité Good Night Recover & Repair Sleep Mask, 50 ml - Retail Value $136 USD
I was not expecting this mask to be a jelly mask, but I was actually delighted by this! It has a little blobby texture that almost feels like applying baby food to your face, but, you know, make it glamorous. The texture had a little bit of a learning curve because I had a hard time estimating how much I would need the first few times I applied. Hint: Much less than you think. It has a pleasant scent that is somehow sharp but also creamy, and not overly sweet. To my delight, my favorite little green plant cica is #5 on the ingredient list. This is one of my go-to's for redness reduction as well as a general sense of skin calm (that's a thing). In addition, this formula also has rooibos tea antioxidants, probiotics, Manuka honey, hyaluronic acid, and a boat-load of botanical extracts to round out this delightful little mask. The only downside for me personally is that in terms of season, this is a spring+summer treat for me. The jelly texture just isn't heavy enough for what I like at night. It does indeed leave my face feeling pretty darn great when I apply it, but I need a little more to wake up in the morning feeling as moisturized as I want to right now.
Verité Japanese Lemon, Vanilla & Jasmine Hand Cream, 70 mL - Retail Value $27 USD
Hand cream is something I wholeheartedly welcome during the winter. My hands spend a lot of time in hot water, and that combined with the cold winter air is a recipe for ugly and miserable hands and cuticles. I know some subscribers might wish this was something else entirely, but as someone who never treats herself to hand products, I am more than happy to have one forced upon me right now. And this one features my all-time favorite fruit: Yuzu! It is a fruit from Japan that bears many similarities to lemons. And it's oddly nostalgic for me because we had a close family friend who would bring me back yuzu candies from her travels to Japan. The scent and taste feel like lemon but with less tartness and more "depth", I would say. It is a great flavor! This stuff is creamy vanilla and yuzu, combined perfectly. It's a wonderful smell that is cozy and also unisex enough for your husband to steal it a few times (COUGH). It also absorbs nicely and leaves hands feeling soothed and soft. I am very happy with it!
This Boxwalla Beauty box had a total value of $163 which is marvelous for a $49.95 box. This was a new brand to me and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring these two items. Both felt special and really unique in a wonderful way. The sleep mask makes me smile whenever I feel the jelly texture and my face is loving it. The hand cream is now hiding in my purse so I don't have to share it. Sorry, not sorry.
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To Wrap Up
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Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box here is what you are paying per item:
- Sleep Mask $41.68
- Hand Cream $8.27
Alternatively, each of the items has an average cost of $24.98.
What do you think of this Boxwalla Beauty box?