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Nourish Beauty Box November 2022 Review + Coupon

Naomi Pandolfi
ByNaomi PandolfiOct 25, 2022 | 4 comments

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Nourish Beauty Box
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Nourish Beauty Box is a natural beauty subscription box that sends four full-size products each month. Everything is paraben-free and cruelty-free and made with all vegan ingredients. Subscribers will receive a mix of both skincare and makeup from indie brands for $29.95/month with free shipping.

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First Impressions

So, last month’s box was a bit unusual; it lacked any products from Nourish Naturals. Instead, we received two products from Seraphine Botanicals, another staple of the subscription. This month, I’m interested to see if order has been restored…

 

Each month, Nourish Beauty Box usually arrives with an info card that has a quick overview of the box on one side and more detailed information about the products included on the other. This month I did not receive a card.

Now, on to the items!

NOURISH NATURALS Creamy Lip and Cheek Stain in Rhubarb, 2 g - Retail Value $22.00

 

Ah, order has indeed been restored. Our signature Nourish Naturals product included this month is the Creamy Vegan Lip and Cheek Stain in ‘Rhubarb.’ The shade itself is really pretty, but unfortunately, it’s not the best match for my skin tone. While it looks like a nice reddish tint in its pan, as soon as I applied a swatch of this, it simply blended right in with my skin. I would definitely need to spend a bit of time building the color, and why do that when I have other products that work perfectly for me? I will say, though, I’m always impressed with Nourish Naturals’ formula, which contains both shea and kokum butters and marshmallow root extract. As a lip color, it’s incredibly hydrating and doesn’t leave behind a sticky or greasy feeling, but as a blush, the moisturizing element causes this type of product to slide right off my face. That said, whenever I receive a shade that works well for me, I always keep it as a backup lip tint because the formula really is nice on the delicate skin of my lips. But I’ll never stop hoping for a built-in applicator…

Swatch of Nourish Naturals Lip and Cheek Stain for Nourish Beauty Box November 2022

Here is the swatch of NOURISH NATURAL's Lip and Cheek Stain in 'Rhubarb.'

BEDROCK SKIN Porefector Pore Refining Cream, 9 ml - Retail Value $22.50

 

And here we have another product that I desperately wished came with an applicator; but alas, it does not. That being said, this Porefector Pore Refining Cream from Bedrock Skin is truly impressive. It’s formulated with a multitude of oils but the real star is zinc oxide, and that’s what makes this product effective for lots of skin situations. Since the formula is oil-heavy, I was concerned this would be too heavy for my sensitive skin, but to my surprise, the texture isn’t oily at all; it’s more like a balm. The first thing I noticed when applying this spot corrector to a blemish was that I could feel it working. I really appreciate that it works just as great under makeup as when you apply it alone. The cream has the look of a white paste, but you can easily blend it in as long as you don’t apply with too heavy a hand. I do have to say, though, I was at first a bit shocked by the miniscule size; but what I discovered is that the product is highly concentrated, so a little really does go a long way and this should last you for quite some time. I’m definitely going to need more of this in the future.

CAPRÉA Bio Renew Oil, 20 ml - Retail Value $24.00

 

I’ve received products from Capréa before, and I love the brand’s eco-friendly initiative. Their packaging is biodegradable and reminds you to ‘plant me.’ Wait, what?! Yes, you can literally plant the product box in which this oil arrives, and it should eventually grow flowers that can help feed the bees. Such a wonderful idea, and it’s made me an even bigger fan of the brand. The product itself works wonders on skin that’s in need of hydration, and the oleic and linoleic acids even help to slow the formation of fine lines, sun damage, and scars. When I applied this to my elbows, I was at first a little surprised by the deep orange hue of the oil, but I was also happy to see that it goes on completely colorless and absorbed rather quickly. You do need to work it in, but afterwards, the product leaves my skin feeling incredibly smooth and soft to the touch. There is a mild sunflower seed oil scent to it, but that seems to dissipate pretty quickly, and it’s not at all overpowering, which I appreciate.

SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Mulberry + Carrot Intensive Night Defense Elixir, 30 ml - Retail Value $88.00

 

I always appreciate the quality of products from Seraphine Botanicals, but I think this Mulberry + Carrot Intensive Night Defense Elixir is one of my faves. As you can tell from the name, it’s a night serum formulated with an infusion plant oils specifically chosen for their essential fatty acid profiles. These powerful ingredients work to deliver hydration to your skin, along with rejuvenating, brightening, and toning while you sleep so that you awake with a more refreshed, firmer-looking complexion. I prefer water-based products when it comes to the products I put on my face, but this is one of those serum-oil hybrids that I will save for occasional application when I find my skin drying out either from travel, cold weather, or otherwise. The elixir has a bit of a sweet smell to it, which dissipates quickly once you apply it to your skin. I have to say, I was so impressed with how incredibly smooth this leaves my skin. I truly believe in its powers of restoration. Although I may not use this on my face regularly, I’ll definitely be using this on the rough spots of my body. A little goes a long way, and you only need a drop or two to spread over most areas like elbows, knees, etc.

Verdict

I thought this was a really good month for Nourish Beauty Box! The highlight for me was absolutely Bedrock Skin’s Porefector cream; I’m super excited to give this a try over the long term and see how it improves my blemishes. Seraphine Botanical’s night time elixir is not an everyday product for me due to my sensitive skin, but I’ll definitely be using this as the weather gets cooler or when my skin gets dehydrated from frequent travel. I also really enjoy the Bio Renew Oil from Caprea; almost as much as I enjoy their biodegradable packaging. The product is very soothing and leaves my skin smooth and hydrated. Lastly, Nourish Naturals has made a resurgence this month, and the shade Rhubarb is really pretty but unfortunately not the best shade for my skin tone, so I’ll be passing this along to a friend of mine. Overall, I thought this box was pretty great, and the value was definitely there.

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Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $29.95

Value Breakdown:

  • Lip and Cheek Stain: $22.00
  • Porefector: $22.50
  • Bio Renew Oil: $24.00
  • Elixir: $88.00

The total value of my box was $156.50, which is an amazing value for a $29.95 box.

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Naomi Pandolfi
Naomi Pandolfi

Naomi Pandolfi is a skincare obsessed subscription box junkie who is always on the hunt for the best curl defining cream. She is a producer and contributing writer at several online publications, including MSA, The Knockturnal, and Hey Beauti Magazine. Naomi is also the Head of Development at Starfury Productions and is dedicated to helping Black, minority, and underrepresented creators develop and sell projects.


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4 comments

Amy in KC

Great review, Naomi! I haven’t subbed to Nourish Box in a while, but this one is making me miss it (I’m just on product overload right now). I remember getting a different oily serum by Seraphine Botanicals that also had carrot in it, and it was great! I also need to check out the Porefection cream.

The rhubarb shade is stunning both in the container and on your swatch! Bummer that it blends in so much.

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LillyA

Naomi,
I have read many of your reviews, and you are correct to not want to stick your fingers in skincare creams and such

I am a nurse, and I use 3 products twice daily for my skincare application using sanitary methods ( and clean hands of course).

You can find these on Amazon for a very very low cost.
The first is a tiny spatula in silicon that I use for small jars or small amounts to be applied, like eye cream or this month’s skin pore cream. It is a Shark Tank winner and comes with two tiny spatulas just right for getting into face spaces. The 2 pack ( one has a longer handle and some people use it to get the last bit of product out of the container) is called “The Spatty and Spatty Daddy”. I wash and dry, then reuse.

Next is a multi-purpose tool that I chose from a FFF sale because it said it was great to apply masks. It has the unwieldly name of “HieerBus Silicone Face Mask Brush,Facial Mask Applicator,Makeup Removel Scrubber,Lips Face Cleansing Exfoliating Brush Hairless Body Lotion And Body Butter Applicator Tools”.

These are also silicon and are LIFESAVERS and time savers for creamy masks, for straightening a fiber or hydrogel face mask and for applying almost any clay, gel, or other preparation that benefits from even and steady application as it dries or starts to work.
You get two with the set, and each can also scrub in a small place if needed for some reason, can be used to dip out a bit of product for covering the entire face easily, and they wash up very easily except for the one side that has the nubby surface. I don’t use the nubby side. I do use the almost flat side to smooth lots of cloud creams. Feels like a dream.

Lastly and actually the best and cheapest, NEVER stick your fingers in jars again by simply buying a bulk package of small cosmetic spatulas. Item is ” Kopperko 100 Pack 2.5 Inch Cosmetic Spatulas – Small Plastic Spatula for Cosmetics, Creams, Crafts – Makeup Spatula – Multipurpose Mini Applicator for Mixing Cream, Skincare, or Scraping Jars – Pink”

They come in a jar and 100 spatulas ( Disposable as they are plastic) are less than $5.00.

All 3 items are less than $20.00 with free Prime shipping. Since I do not work for Amazon ( or anyone else) I need to say you can probably get the disposable spatulas almost anywhere but the other two items are ” beauty niche’ ” items and not that easy to find,

I hope this will help you never touch your creams, lotions and potions with your fingers again. It has changed my beauty routine and I never have a problem with any product listed.
Other people may have other suggestions for you. 🙂
Best,
Lilly

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Amy in KC

What great information! Thanks for the product recommendations, Lilly!

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LillyA

Thank you. I do use one other item, litmus strips which measure the pH of any beauty product. It is very important that the pH is neutral with healthy skin, which is around 7.0 for most people.

If a product burns or causes redness ( or big red welts like I had a week ago from Truth Serum ( the Vitamin C was way too strong) then test it with a yellow strip for pH to skin pH. It should remain yellow or turn slightly green but not dark green. I dip or spread my skincare product onto the end of the strip only. Not enough is used to even measure, maybe a drop or two and only one time per item. Not with every use. If the pH is too high ( K- beauty foaming cleansers are among the worst), I throw it out.

So add a box or roll of litmus test strips/ tape to the list above. It is very important. An allergy may just be a very strong solution and it is very easy to mark off a whole category of skincare when one product had a high pH but others don’t have. Thanks!

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