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Laurel & Reed always arrives beautifully packaged and utterly giftable, though I doubt you will want to part with it!
There are always a few helpful info cards too!
Now, on to the items!
Leahlani Skincare Bless Beauty Balm, 1.01 oz - Retail Value $56
I have only ever received small samples of this pink balm and I have always wanted a full-size pot! It is filled with so many rich oils that are a dream for dry or stressed skin. And it has one of the most beautiful floral neroli scents. Truly delightful. Since I tend to focus on ingredients here, I will call out that the second ingredient is cocoa seed butter which is pretty comedogenic. So if you are prone to acne, proceed with caution or just it elsewhere on your body than your face. It is wonderfully moisturizing for dry elbows, knees, and cuticles too! If you don't have ance issues, try this out on your face or even as an eye product. It takes just a little bit to give a calming and soothing boost to skin.
WABI-SABI BOTANICALS The Blessing l 3-in1 Reparative Hydraserum 1 fl oz - Retail Value $44
I am such a sucker for gorgeous packaging. And just look at this beauty! Inside is a serum that is aimed at helping fight fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate, and improve texture. The power players inside are resveratrol (a super antioxidant), moth bean (a newer retinol alternative), and lactic acid (an exfoliator and hydrator). These come together with other goodies like aloe, green tea extract, and loads of botanical antioxidants to form an essential oil-free serum that doesn't really have a scent and absorbs as beautifully as that packaging looks. A little pump of this before your night moisturizer is an easy way to add so many benefits to your routine.
Bella Skin Beauty Turmeric Guava Glowing Cleanser, 3.4 fl oz - Listed Value $69
FYI: It looks like the packaging and sizing of this product have changed. I am unable to compare the ingredients for continuity because this bottle arrived without other packaging and does not feature an ingredient list. This bottle is also smaller than the newer 4 oz bottle, but the listed value is the same.
Here is the ingredients list per the manufacturer's website:
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Rosa Damascena*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Glycerin (Vegetable)*, Neroli Essential Water, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil*, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Chamomille Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Guar Gum (food-grade)*, Potassium Sorbate (food-grade)*. (*Organic Ingredient)
While I assume the different packaging is simply because the brand re-branded, I would appreciate an ingredient list. If the ingredients are the same (and I suspect they are) this is a cleanser containing wonderfully good things. My favorites from the ingredient list are olive oil (your girl loves an oil cleanser), neroli water, calendula extract, and witch hazel. This cleanser looks like a cream but performs like an oil, and leaves my face feeling really stellar. The scent of neroli and rose is a nice touch too! There is some coconut oil in here but it is way down the list and I generally am less crabby about this pore-clogger when it comes in a cleanser that doesn't sit around on my face like a moisturizer would. Aside from the packaging confusion, this was a great cleanser in terms of the experience of it all. Would I ever pay $69 for a cleanser, though? No.
This Laurel & Reed had a value that I feel cautious to really nail down because of the discrepancies with the cleanser. But it still covers at least $100 even without that last item. I also thought all three were really special and felt amazing on my face. Even after years of reviews, I still seem to keep discovering new favorites (like this serum) paired with other products I already know and love like the pink balm. I also continue to appreciate how this box seems to really put thought into the season and the stress on skin at the end of winter and send items that seem perfectly chosen for the month.
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $49.95/month + $6.95 shipping.
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Each of the 3 items has an average cost of $16.65.
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