Saturday, 5 November 2016

LoveLula October Beauty Box

LoveLula Beauty Box October Review

My first LoveLula beauty box* was such a treat that I couldn't wait to open this one. For a while I've been slowly switching my skincare to all natural products, so I was very pleased to have three new skincare treats to try inside this month's box. LoveLula's beauty box is always cruelty-free but the products aren't always vegan, so LoveLula kindly switched out this month's non-vegan products for a Turbliss Bioactive Peat Toner for me. This meant I had three full sized products which I was very happy with!

The first, a Barefoot Botanicals SOS cleanser, has some gorgeous natural ingredients of calendula extract, cocoa butter and rosewater. Being very creamy, it feels gentle and nourishing for my skin now the weather's getting colder. At first it reminded me of my Lush 9-5 cleanser, but this has a thicker consistency and is really working well with my current Odylique moisturiser to keep my skin looking clean and hydrated.


PHB Ethical Beauty Lavender Vegan Soap Review

PHB Ethical Beauty are a brand I really want to try more from as they have such good values, including being palm oil free. I never usually use soap bars so I was really pleased that this one can be used for the face, body or hands as it gives me a lot more opportunity to use it. It's now replaced my shower gel and feels a real treat to use in the mornings! The soap has a lovely strong scent of lavender and foams up really well, and I know I'll be buying more when it runs out.

It's been a long time since I've used a toner as, especially in the evenings, I want my skincare routine to be as simple as possible so I can get in my pyjamas and watch some Netflix. However this Turbliss toner comes in a spray bottle which makes it super quick and easy to use before I put on my moisturiser. It feels very refreshing and has certainly made a good first impression, so I'm keen to see if it helps my complexion and pores after using it for a bit longer.

The skincare products in this month's box and last have all been different so I'm glad that I'm not doubling up on anything. The products in the October box are worth over £40, so at £12.50 it's such good value, as you get to try new cruelty-free products that have been well thought out and put together. You can subscribe to the December box here which I think would make a lovely present for anyone with an interest in cruelty-free beauty.

Have you changed your skincare for Autumn? Let me know what products you're loving at the moment.

Gemima

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