LAID BARE WORKING 9 TO 5 ANTI-AGEING CREAM
I had been eyeing up this very cream at Love Lula the week my box arrived. I'm very interested in Laid Bare products since I started using their DIY cleanser and their Spot the Difference.
I've been using an anti-ageing cream for many years but the thing that troubles me about them is they don't cater to specific skin types. Why doesn't anyone make anti-ageing creams for combo skin or dry skin? Why is it one size fits all? Anyway, I'm digressing.
This is a light, well absorbed cream that works well under make-up. I am perturbed at the inclusion of palm oil derivatives in Laid Bare's products, so I emailed them to ask if their palm oil was sustainably sourced, to which they answered yes.
AQUA (WATER), ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE (COCONUT), GLYCERIN (COCONUT), ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE (PALM OIL), CETEARYL ALCOHOL (PALM KERNAL OIL), ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE, CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE (SENNA PLANT), PRUNUS PERSICA (PEACH) KERNAL OIL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE (SUGAR), GLYCERYL STEARATE (PALM KERNAL), DEHYDROACETIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL (NATURALLY DERIVED PRESERVATIVE), CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT, CETRARIA ISLANDICA (ICELAND MOSS) EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM (NATURALLY DERIVED THICKENER), POTASSIUM SORBATE (NATURALLY DERIVED PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM BENZOATE (NATURALLY DERIVED PRESERVATIVE).
THE SEAWEED BATH CO. SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
I've read some good reviews of this company and I'm looking forward to trying these generous samples
REN PERFECT CANVAS SKIN PERFECTING SERUM
I looked forward to this sample as I enjoyed the previous REN BB cream in another box. REN do trouble me as they are owned by Unilever, who are number one on my 'devil' list. (Well, it's a tie between them and L'Oreal). Also, this serum contains phenoxyethanol which is on many clean beauty users' 'avoid' list.
That said, I had a go of this and sadly, it didn't do anything for me. My skin felt nice and smooth, but it didn't mattify me at all or blur any imperfections.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Maltose, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Parfum* (Fragrance), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Glucose, Limonene, Linalool * 100% Natural Fragrance - Parfum 100% Naturel
MADARA ANTI-FATIGUE EYE CREAM
This was an exciting inclusion for me as I really enjoyed the Madara moisturiser from a previous box and have since repurchased that. I haven't had the opportunity to open this yet as I am testing another eye cream from Love Lula (see my November picks), but I'm very much looking forward to it.
Aqua Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Glycerin Cetearyl Alcohol Isoamyl Laurate Arachidyl Alcohol Behenyl Alcohol Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline Sodium levulinate Palmitic acid Stearic Acid Arachidyl Glucoside Propanediol Aroma CI 77288 (Iron Oxide) Sodium anisate Mica ( CI 77019 ) Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse-chestnut) Seed Extract Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady's Mantle) Extract Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Flower Extract Coco Glucoside Sodium PCA Xanthan Gum Xylitylglucoside Anhydroxylitol Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome (Fern) Extract Sodium Hyaluronate Sodium phytate Tocopherol Xylitol Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Lactic Acid Cetraria Islandica Thallus (Lichen) Extract Citric acid Sphagnum Magellanicum (Moss) Extract Vanillin Escin Limonene Benzyl Salicylate Citral Linalool Eugenol
INIKA ORGANIC VEGAN LIPSTICK IN NAKED KISS
Saving the best till last here. The only thing I can say about this lipstick is...wow! And, are Love Lula stalking my browsing history or what? Because not only had I been eyeing the Laid Bare, but I had been eyeing Inika lipsticks and not just that, but this is the exact shade I wear a lot of the time. This lipstick couldn't be any more perfect. It smells gorgeous, goes on like a dream, has good colour and lasts well. I have a couple of Inika products and will definitely be looking to expand my collection after using this. This is my new favourite lipstick.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba ) Wax*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Citrus Sinensis Peel (Orange) Oil Expressed*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). *Certified Organic
The Love Lula beauty box is on sale here where there is currently 20% off a subscription. Everyone deserves to treat themselves to this awesome box of goodies. Consider it a winter pick-me-up.