Sunday, 27 January 2019

The January Love Lula Box

Following up on December's great box, January's is also another stunner!

A special exclusive offering for the Love Lula box, the Balm Balm lavender hand balm is a gorgeous, highly-moisturising balm with a really intoxicating lavender scent. Perfect for bedtime and overnight intensive care. This one contains beeswax. I do love Balm Balm but I wish they would work towards making some vegan balms. 

 A favourite of the Love Lula Beauty Box, here's another offering from Madara. I love to get body products as I don't think there are enough of them in beauty boxes. This vegan lotion smells gorgeous. Kind of citrusy but also maybe vanilla. It's made with oat extract, jasmine and meadowsweet and it's light and absorbs really quickly. A lovely body treat.

Ingredients: Aqua / Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Sucrose Distearate, Isoamyl Laurate, Sucrose Stearate, Glycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract*, Filipendula Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Flower Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Hydrolyzed Algin, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose, Aroma/ Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Phytate, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil*, Benzyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Salicylate**, Citral**, Linalool**, Limonene**, Geraniol** * Ingredients from Organic Farming / **Natural essential oils / 99% Natural origin of total / 9% Organic of total COSMOS NATURAL certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to COSMOS

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This lovely overnight mask is thin and white and sinks into the skin before bed. I do question the wisdom of using it in a side sleeper like me - it had rubbed off my cheeks by morning - but nonetheless my skin felt great after I washed it off. So soft and renewed. Going forward, I think I'd solve the problem of it rubbing off by trying it as a day mask, leaving it on for 8 hours when I'm at home and not going anywhere.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Sodium Levulinate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Phytic Acid, Levulinic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Sucrose, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid.

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This serum reduces redness and inflammation and helps keep maturing skin looking younger.

This is one that unfortunately I will have to pass on to someone else. I don't use Ren as they are owned by Unilever. Also, this one contains milk and while I will tolerate some beeswax in products for the purposes of review, I would never dream of using a product containing milk. 

Ingredients: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Phospholipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea (Lingonberry) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Inulin, Lactose, Milk Protein, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Aster Maritima Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Rumex Occidentalis Extract, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Citrate.

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  1. I loved this box. That's a great tip for the sleeping mask - I sleep on my side also!

  2. I agree about Balm Balm maybe doing a vegan friendly range - I love how affordable they are and it would be great for being more inclusive :)

    The ecoLogical