Sunday, 16 April 2017

You Beauty Box - April Edition

This month the You Beauty Box is titled 'The Organic and Natural Edit' and not only is it one of the most popular themes that You Beauty have, it is a field within the beauty industry which is growing at a rapid rate, so it is a great chance to try some brands and products you might not ordinarily come across.
You Beauty Box - April Edition

Every month, members of this subscription box are treated (loose term) to a mixture of items classed as treats and they differ in range, type and reason. This month the first treat comes from Pip & Nut and is a sachet of Coconut and Almond Butter in a squeeze pack. Described as being an indulgent treat, you can use this squeezy treat on its own, in porridge, on a banana, on your toast or even in your smoothie and it is suitable for Vegans. The second treat is a further sachet and it is a Hand and Cuticle cream from Lavera which contains Camomile and Olive Oil. I would have liked to have seen an actual tube of hand cream rather than a 1ml sachet, I got one use from the sachet and not really enough of an insight as to whether or not it would be worth a purchase.


My three choices this month centre around skincare and I opted for two products I had not tried and one that I had. Starting with White Rabbit skincare, a brand I have used before and really liked but haven't used since and this time I opted for the Comfort Cleansing Balm.
You Beauty Box - April Edition
Stored in a 15ml tin, this balm smells just incredible. Designed to effectively cleanse the skin whilst not causing irritation, this balm contains some amazing ingredients which include:
  • Parkii (Shea) Butter which penetrates the skin without clogging pores, to deliver a boost of Vitamins A, E and F.
  • Castor Seed Oil - The main ingredient in castor oil, has antiseptic abilities. When applied to the skin, castor oil cleans and penetrates the skin deeper to kill the bacteria. castor oil calms inflammation and leaves the skin hydrated.
  • Olive Fruit Oil which contains proteins, minerals and 6 vitamins, olive oil provides superb skin nourishment
  • Olive wax is highly compatible with the skin having emollient and restructuring properties, and is an excellent vegan substitute for beeswax.
  • Rosemary Leaf Oil is an essential oil which is said to have impressive healing properties and is also an excellent nerve tonic
  • Eucalyptus Leaf Oil which has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being used to, and supports a healthy respiratory system and to soothe muscles after exercise.
  • Lavandula Oil which has the ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.

I have loved how soft and gentle this has been on my skin and it does an amazing job at removing dirt, grime and a full face of makeup whilst gentle cleansing my skin to leave it feeling soft and smooth to the touch.

The second item comes from REN and I am a huge fan of this brand.  The Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask is one I have used before and just loved it, in fact, there is a full review right here, but it is designed to calm, soothe and moisturise whilst helping to alleviate the key signs of sensitive skin. 
You Beauty Box - April Edition
REN state it will also increase the skin's ability to cope with stress, aid recovery and strengthen the protective moisture barrier, leading to the long-term well-being of your skin. Using four main ingredients, this treatment works to treat the key symptoms of sensitivity which can include redness, irritation, itchiness and dryness.

The final item I chose comes from SKN-RG, a brand I have never come across before but I liked the description of the Cellular Repair Moisuriser which is this - Increase your skin’s Cellular Repair with SKN-RG’s high definition moisturiser. 
You Beauty Box - April Edition
The latest cutting-edge organic innovation combining; Probiotics, Energised Nutrients, Precious Herbs and Roots to bring you a high-performance hybrid, born from absolute purity. Skins resilience is increased, with soft focus anti-ageing ingredients for flawless all day protective skin-wear. Some of those ingredients include:
  • White Willow Bark dramatically reduces sensitivity increasing skin's resilience.
  • Sacha Inchi – firms and tightens skin, increasing youthfulness.
  • Flax Seed – nourishes dehydrated skin for increased skin elasticity.
  • Ashwaganda (Indian Ginseng) – a key adaptogenic anti-ageing herb promoting youthful radiance.
  • Devils Claw – potent anti-inflammatory that promotes tissue rejuvenation.
  • Wheat Germ Seed – rich source of Vitamin E that deeply rejuvenates damaged skin
A luxuriously rich cream which smells just absolutely incredible and on the skin there is an instant soothing feel and I really liked how it felt on my skin.

So there you have my April You Beauty Box and I think there is an interesting mixture of products and I am happy with my choices at £8.95. What do you think?

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

28 comments:

  1. Ooh you got some really great products this month xx

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  2. There are some fab brands! Really want to try REN products.

    www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

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  3. This is one of my favourite subscription boxes. The White Rabbit cleansing balm sounds lovely and you can't go wrong with REN.

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  4. Ooh I'm not sure I would love the contents of this box but I love the Ren mask that you have got. This looks lovely.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  5. To be honest, I am over beauty boxes, but if it was a first time for someone then it's a nice selection box

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  6. Ohh this sounds like a really nice box, some nice wee products xx
    Lauren Catherine

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  7. I love natural products. Love the sound of the ren rescue mask x

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  8. So many goodies in one box. I am impressed!xx

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  9. You got some great products and I love how they're all natural too, great post as always xxx

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  10. Lavera should make bigger samples than 1ml, how you meant to know if its worth purchasing or not. Loving the other products

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  11. I think this is such a great beauty box for the price x

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  12. This is such brilliant value, I really need to try this for myself.

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  13. I LOVE this Ren Hydra calm mask! It's on my to-buy list this month after I tried a sample !x

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  14. That looks like a great box! It's much less money than I would have thought as well!

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  15. This box looks amazing! What a great selection of products - brilliant value too. Kaz x

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  16. What a great box, some new brands in there that I am not so familiar with!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  17. I'd love to try that REN Rescue Mask!

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  18. For the price, that is a great beauty box. Lovely items.

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  19. This looks like a great little box!

    Georgia x
    www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

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  20. I'm feeling so uninspired by YouBeauty recently! I'm waiting for a good box to resubscribe! xx

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  21. That beauty box looks so good, I really want to subscribe to a new one.

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  22. I love REN, it's such a good brand! xo

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  23. I really like REN, this is a fab wee box x

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  24. Looks like another amazing box! I need to try more from REN xx

    http://www.styleandsplurging.net

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