This month's lovely Natural Beauty Box featured seven gorgeous plastic-free products.
FRIENDLY SOAP PEPPERMINT AND POPPY SEED, 95g, £2.11
BIG GREEN TREE INTENSIVE HAND BALM, 30ml, £5
NINI ORGANICS NATURA MIRACLE MASK, 60g, £18
Afterwards, my skin was very clean and soft, with no redness or irritation. My spots felt soothed and my spirits lifted at the thought that I now have a mask that will target my blemishes with regular use. Nini Organics also do a natural detox facial oil as the perfect follow up to this mask for those who need help like me.
It should be noted that you only need a tablespoon at a time so this little bottle will last for ages. A real winner and I'm looking forward to some serious long term use of this mask to see the results.
ZAO ORGANICS GOLDEN SAND EYESHADOW, £16
I've heard of Zao but haven't tried their products. They're a Leaping Bunny approved brand and most of their products are vegan. Their packaging is made from bamboo and is refillable. Doesn't get more eco-friendly than that!
Number 105, Golden Sand is a pearly shadow and contains rice powder and micronised silver powder. It also comes in a refill which is £9.
Unfortunately this shade wasn't for me. It was so lightly pigmented that it didn't show up at all on my pale skin (the photo shows the shade swatched on my hand to the left of the picture), and not even over darker shades. I'd try more from this brand though as they have some great darker shades and a good range of make-up and I love that packaging.
BEAUTY KUBES SHAMPOO AND BODY WASH, 27 for £8.50
These are perfect for travel and perfect for the environment. You can't go wrong really.
FLAWLESS EYESHADOW BRUSH, £5.99
|Look at this bad boy|
This is where it got surprising. I expected the soap to crumble and disintegrate, hence making each square single-use. Not at all. It was like a regular mini bar of soap. I kept it in a little dish on the sink and after five uses I stopped counting. I estimate that each square does around ten washes before it's too small to use.
And the verdict? It lathers up great, it doesn't make a dirty protest stain on your muslin and it leaves skin feeling so soft, clean and revitalised. I love it!
The one reservation I have about this product is that it contains palm oil. I try my best not to use this in my beauty products so I'm disappointed by its inclusion. However, I've emailed Sknfed for clarification and I'll update this review when I get a reply.
In summary, this month was a bumper box of zero-waste goodies. So nice to be able to just put paper packaging in the recycling bin and not plastic. This collection has definitely given me an incentive to look at my plastic use as there are plenty of alternatives out there offered by fantastic, dedicated companies. I loved getting seven products this month and the bonus of the three Beauty Kubes. I can't wait for August!
You can sign up to the Natural Beauty Box here