Kloverbox January 2019 Subscription Box Review & Coupon

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Kloverbox is a unique natural and cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle subscription box delivering the purest in beauty, nutrition, health, and home essentials. Kloverbox often sends items that are unique and from smaller brands. It is $25 a month and is available in 1-, 3-, or 6-month terms, with discounts for the longer terms. The 1- and 3-month subs automatically renew until canceled.

We have very high standards when curating our boxes. We believe what you put on, in and around your body matters. All the products featured in Kloverbox are handpicked by our health conscious curators. We go through all the ingredients of every product featured so, you can rest assured the products you are receiving are high quality, cruelty-free, natural or organic and vegan.

DEAL: Save 10% on your whole subscription with coupon code HS10!

Shredded white and blue paper squiggles greeted me when I opened the box.

The information card contained a list of all the items in the box along with coupon codes for some of the items. If you fall in love with a product or want to discover a new item from a particular brand, you can save some money!

Some of the items were in either a box or bag.

Everything in my box!

Z Skin Age Defying Face Lifting Lotion ($18) Every once in a while I come across a brand that I am not in love with, and this is one of those brands. The claims they make on their products are outrageous and there doesn’t seem to be anything backing up their claims. This product says it is going to “stun” me with its age-fighting abilities and provide SPF 45. How exactly does it provide SPF? It doesn’t say and I can’t find any sunscreen (such as zinc oxide) on its ingredients list. I understand that some consumers want an alternative to conventional products, but I have a family history of malignant melanoma and other skin cancers, so I take this very seriously.

The ingredients on the website and package do not match up. There are 35 ingredients listed online, about 52 on the package, including “granberry”. Some of the ingredients may even promote sun burn. I rubbed some on my arm and my skin ate it up, there is no greasiness and it had a very light, pleasant scent.

NOTE: SPF is an FDA regulated product and this item goes against labeling laws. I reached out to the maker to ask exactly what provides the SPF and received the response “carrot seed oil and raspberry seed oil”. Um, those are NOT sunscreens and there is no evidence to prove that they will work and in fact the only study done on their effectiveness showed that they do not work. I believe this product is ineffective at best and potentially damaging at its worst. Buyer beware. The following is from the FDA’s website:

Any sunscreen sold in the United States is regulated as a drug because it makes a drug claim – to help prevent sunburn or to decrease the risks of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Niu Body Hydrate Moisturizing Facial Serum ($28) is an all-natural facial oil to help keep dry winter skin moist.

I’m not sure why, but the box says to use within 12 months while the bottle says to use within 6 months.

Only 4 ingredients are in here – pumpkin seed oil, almond oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E.

I know it says it’s a serum but it’s pretty much a moisturizer, I can’t imagine putting a lotion over top. Place two to five drops in your palms to warm it up and then apply over clean skin. It smells extremely nice, like natural lavender. If you are not a fan of oils for your face then you can apply it to your body after you get out of the bath or shower.

Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox 100% Pure & Natural Sweet Orange Essential Oil ($10.99) I have really learned a lot about essential oils in the past year and love to add them to my collection! The website says this is a dropper top bottle and shows a picture of a dropper, but this actually came with a Euro dropper, where you tip the bottle and a drop comes out one at a time.

The only ingredient is citrus sinensis, or sweet orange. If you are not familiar with essential oils, then you will need either a book or you can surf the Pinterest boards for inspiration, as most oils cannot be used as is but will need to be cut with a carrier oil. I did use this one in my diffuser but you can make all kinds of natural home cleaning or beauty products with oils.

I enjoyed two out of three items from my January Kloverbox, but was very disappointed in one of the items. When I reached out again to Z Skin to ask where they got the info on how those plant oils provided SPF 45 they provided a link to an article written by a blogger 5 years ago, and one of the studies cited was discredited since the carrot seed oil used was mixed with zinc oxide, a known sunblock. I was happy with the face oil and essential oil, and overall the box had a value of around $56.99.

What did you think of the January Kloverbox? Let me know in the comments!

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