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|Love Lula May 2017 Beauty Box|
Today I am excited to share with you my first Love Lula beauty box from the same online green beauty store. They ship worldwide, and the price is 13.95£ monthly recurring for UK and for us international gals there are two options of three months (52.50£) or a year (210£) including post and packaging. Green beauty boxes are a great way to discover new items you might have missed otherwise, and I love that anything coming from LoveLula is cruelty free and guaranteed not to have any toxic ingredients - they have very strict criteria for any product they accept, and that is taking the guesswork off your shoulders.
I am yet to try any of these products (or most brands for that matter), although I already have PHB lipliner and the detangler, unused still.
So, let's see what's in this month's beauty box?
💕 Ogario London Styling Mist For Natural Hold And Volume RRP £16 for 60ml
Created by independent London hair salon, the products are packed with organic plant extracts and essential oils, helping to condition hair and make it strong and shiny. This full-size pre-styling treatment is designed to boost volume and help to make hair more manageable. The complex MICROKERA, made up of hydrolysed keratin (protein usually found in hair) and argan oil, helps to repair damaged hair. Among other ingredients, you can find lemon zest which boosts shine (and smells amazing), soothing oats and nourishing pro-vitamin B5.
Ingredients: aqua, panthenol*, argania spinosa kernel oil*, hydrolyzed keratin*, tocopherol*, beta-glucan*, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey*, saccharum officinarum extract*, citrus limon peel extract*,coco-glucoside*, pantolactone*, polysorbate 20*, parfum***, chitosan*, lactic acid*, algin*, gellan gum*, maltodextrin*, malic acid*, polyquaternium-10*, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, benzoic acid, sorbic acid*, dehydroacetic acid, ethylhexylglycerin*, limonene**, linalool**, citronellol**, geraniol**, citric acid**, eugenol**, citral**
*naturally derived ingredient
**naturally occurring in essential oils
***100% natural essential oil blend
Vegetarian (contains beeswax), organic, UK brand
💕 Laidbare DIY! Two in One Cleanser And Toner RRP £6.99 for 125ml
Laidbare is the brand I've yet to try, but from my research I can tell it is renowned for their affordability yet still delivering the natural ingredient list. This full size two-in-one product promises to remove all traces of makeup, even eye makeup. The front of the tube proudly says there are no petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens etc. in Laidbare products. However, the ingredients label lists sodium coco sulfate as the second ingredient, which is somewhat misleading. Sodium coco sulfate is derived from coconut alcohol and it is low hazard ingredient (rated 1 on EWG). We all know my skin is uber sensitive, so we will see how I will fare with this. It might go to my teen daughter who's battling acne. This is one of the two full size products in this box, and it might be the one for you if you have non reactive skin and looking for a natural and affordable cleanser?
Ingredients: Aqua(water), sodium coco-sulfate(coconut), cocamidopropyl betaine(coconut), decyl glucoside(coconut), sodium chloride(sea salt), glycerin(coconut), benzyl alcohol(naturally derived preservative), coco-glucoside(coconut), linomene (essential oils), citrus medica limonum(lemon)peel oil, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, citrus aurantifolia(lime) oil, parfum, sucrose laurate, lauryl glucoside(coconut), dehydroacetic acid, tocopherol(vitamin E), citric acid, alcohol(coconut), aloe barbadensis(aloe vera) leaf juice, ), citral (essential oils), sodium benzoate(naturally derived preservative, pumica granatum (pomegranate)seed extract, camellia sinensis(green tea) leaf extract, glycyrrhiza glabra root extract, bertholletia excelsa(brazil nut) seed extract, purus malus(apple)fruit extractcitric extract(citrus fruits), potassium sorbate(naturally derived preservative).
Vegan, UK brand
💕 PHB Ethical Beauty Gentle Moisturiser With Shea Butter and Apricot RRP £16.95 for 50ml
This brand is on my radar for quite some time, so I am really stoked to get this! Another full sized product, it is aimed specifically at people with sensitive skin with simple yet effective ingredients like aloe vera and sunflower oil to calm, soothe and moisturise the skin prone to irritation. The formulation is scent-free to prevent upsetting the fussiest of the skins. Right up my alley then! Unfortunately this will have to wait it's turn, as at the moment I am using another moisturiser, and I decided to keep only one product open at a time (in each category), but I am really curious! Review will be up in a couple of months, pinky swear! I also own a lipliner from this brand, and by the time I will put a review up, I think I will pick up more products.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe barbadensis** (Organic Aloe) leaf extract, Helianthus annuus** (Organic sunflower), Butyrospermum parkii** (Organic Shea Butter), Cetearyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Veg Glycerin**, Prunus Armeniaca** (Oranic Apricot) Kernel Oil, Phenethyl alcohol, Caprylyl glycol, Glyceryl stearate, Coco glucoside, Tocopherol, Phytic acid, Benzyl alcohol, Sodium Bicarbonate. **Ingredients from Organic Farming
Vegan, organic, the UK brand
💕 John Masters Organics Lavender Rosemary Shampoo for Normal Hair and Citrus and Neroli Detangler RRP £5.50 for 60ml each
Another brand I am really interested at the moment, so I am happy to see not one but two mini products from it. These two travel-sized bottles are an excellent way to try before you splurge on full sized bottles (which are quite expensive) or just toss into the gym or a weekend bag. JMO have a high proportion of organic and high-quality ingredients. My only complaint? Although the brand uses many fabulous natural ingedients, they also use Japanese Honeysuckle extract which is present in many of their products. This ingredient has a questionable reputation of being a "natural paraben", hence I try to avoid it and I do not use products containing it on a regular basis. (100%Pure also use this ingredient in almost every product of theirs). I wish companies didn't use it, as I don't want to use anything that would throw my endocrine system out of whack. I mean, I already battled dermatitis, I have to be really careful now. We will see.
Shampoo - Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera leaf juice) gel,* aqua (water), decyl glucoside, sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium cocoyl sulfoacetate, babassuamidopropyl betaine, panthenol (vitamin B5), lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil,* rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil,* hydrolyzed soy protein, wheat amino acids, sorbitol, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract,* chamomilla recutica (chamomile) flower extract,* lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower/leaf/stem extract,* urtica dioica (nettle) root extract,* equisetum hiemale (horsetail) leaf/stem extract,* achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract,* camellia sinensis (white tea) extract,* salix alba (willow) bark extract,* lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, guar hydroxypropyl trimonium chloride, linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) seed oil,* borago officinalis (borage) seed oil,* helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil,* simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil,* tocopherol, sulfur, glycerin * Certified Organic
Detangler - Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera leaf juice) gel,* aqua (water), behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, panthenol (vitamin B5), hydrolyzed soy protein, wheat amino acids, sorbitol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil,* cocos nucifera (coconut) oil,* helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil,* lecithin, tocopherol, glycerin, citric acid, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil,* citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil,* citrus aurantium dulcis (neroli) flower oil,* canarium luzonicum (elemi) gum nonvolatiles,* cymbopogon shoenanthus (lemongrass) oil,* sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, arnica montana (arnica) flower extract,* camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract,* chamomilla recutica (chamomile) flower extract,* calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract,* equisetum hiemale (horsetail) leaf/stem extract,* foeniculum vulgare (fennel) seed extract,* lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) seed oil,* borago officinalis (borage) seed oil,* sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), sulfur *Certified Organic by EcoCert / QAI
I think this is a great way to switch your products to clean products without spending a fortune if you are only starting out your green beauty journey, and if you are advanced in it, it is always fun to discover something new, isn't it? This box total value is £45! I know I love getting new products, nearly ten years in into my green beauty journey I still get excited getting boxes in the mail. What about you?
If you are interested, you can sign up here.
Or even better, get yours for FREE when you spend 60£ or more at LoveLula. Limited time offer, while supplies last. Enter code "FREEBOX" at the checkout.
What is your best product discovered via green beauty boxes?
That's it for today, see you in my next post!
Lots of Love,
*Box provided as a part of as part of the LoveLula Accredited Blogger Programme.