The theme for the August box is Detox & Diminish. That means charcoal and getting rid of fine lines. I’m all about both of those things since my skin and volcanoes apparently could be best friends if ever in close proximity. Something about charcoal makes my skin glow.
The Cost: $25/month.
What You Get: Receive premium products to sample from top brands and hand-picked by health conscious curators in beauty, health, nutrition and home categories
Angel Face Botanicals Super Detox Facial Cleanser– This is black! All that charcoal-y goodness! This has activated charcoal and argan oil, essential oils and plant extracts. Wash your face with it and it will be clean. It claims to remove toxins but there’s no scientific evidence that that is true for your skin.
Activated charcoal does have adsorption properties and is regularly used as a filter for water and air. It has minor capabilities with treating certain forms of poisonings. It has a very porous surface so organic impurites get caught and held in the tiny mico-pores. At least thats my non-scientific explanation. So basically it’s awesome but there are no studies that show these benefits apply to the skin. Either way, I like it in my skincare.
Jacq’s Organics Fancy Detox Soap Bar– This is a black soap with chunks of color. It’s made with activated charcoal, clay, shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter. It’s also got aloe plus lemon and anise essential oils. The combination of scents gives it a sort of “new book” smell. I love charcoal soaps. So does my husband. He likes it as a shower soap because it keeps his skin clear. I like it as a face soap because it cleans my face and gets rid of excess oil. It’s not going to cure all the worlds ills but it does make my skin look good.
Bedrock and Bloom Smart Ash– I’ve received this product in a box before from a subscription box that shall remain nameless because I’m not happy with them. Besides that, the jury is still out on whether this works as well as it says it does. Personally, I like a whitening treatment that works fast (and not one that takes a month or more to show results). Aaand not to mention this is messy and a whole lot of work. I don’t have five minutes to hold an ashy liquid in my mouth. Just brush your teeth! Get some Crest Whitestrips (or this super awesome stuff I use which is basically magic but not for sensitive teeth).
Mychelle Dermaceuticals Wrinkle Spot Treatment– Now this is the creme de la creme of this box. It’s valued at far more than the actual cost of the box and is packed with awesome ingredients. I am really excited to use this because it has so many peptides in it! Peptides are great for hydrating. I also am pleased to see that Mychelle doesn’t overstate it’s abilities. This rollerball serum will plump up your skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines. The only drawback is the alcohol but I think the other ingredients may combat that addition.
Mychelle is a great brand if you’re looking for cruelty free, natural products with no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, ureas, petroleum, artifical colors or fragrances.
Traditional Medicinals Tea– I love getting tea samples! I might be the only one but I love getting new kinds of tea to try. This is Lemon and dandelion root. They’re both caffeine free which I’m glad about because I currently am low on decaf versions.
VERDICT: While this Kloverbox seems a little light, there are some great natural goodies for me to try. The value is concentrated in the Mychelle Wrinkle Treatment and it’s good that it’s an excellent product otherwise I might be looking for a little more value spread. I’m SUPER excited to try the Angel Face cleanser. One of the best things about Kloverbox is the opportunity to find and try new products with a healthy and ethical bent. You’ll find natural, organic, vegan and eco-conscious products in Kloverbox. Each box is carefully curated around a theme and will encourage an expansion to your brand horizons. I like it when there is more than just beauty in the boxes.
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What do you think about activated charcoal and your skin? Am I the only one that loves it? 😀