Ginkgo & Grace is a bimonthly subscription box that delivers beauty and skin care products curated especially for modern, mature women. Boxes feature upscale products for you to try in your home and brands are selected for their commitment to utilizing natural ingredients and their concern for the environment. Ginkgo & Grace is $85 a shipment plus $8 for shipping and currently ships to the lower 48 states. This box is scheduled to ship in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Here’s a little info about how this box got its name:
Have you ever seen a Ginkgo tree in the fall? They are golden and radiant, breathtakingly beautiful. Ginkgo & Grace celebrates this beautiful season of a woman’s life; women confident in the elegant grace that only comes with maturity.
I received a card with golden ginkgo leaves on the front.
The back of the card introduced the theme, It’s All About the Shower! I was very happy to see a little info on each product so I could start using them right away!
The box itself was matte white and had a removable lid, and it can be reused for storing items, as a gift box, or any number of uses. The tissue paper had ginkgo leaves all over it and the box was wrapped in a satin ribbon held closed by a sticker.
My items were tucked into shredded paper squiggles and everything looked great. I was really excited about this box!
Everything in my box!
Palermo Body Repairing Body Oil ($36) I love body oils and this one says it is supposed to help heal and restore sun damaged skin.
The ingredients are listed on the package. I applied it right out of the shower while my skin was still damp and it glided on smoothly. It smelled nice and the oil itself is not too greasy, sank quickly into my skin, and left my skin feeling comfortable and soft. Also, the packaging is pretty nifty, the pump made it easy to dispense the correct amount.
Palermo Body Rose Geranium + Mandarin With Rosehip Soap ($12) contains rosehip that promotes skin regeneration, has antioxidant properties, and improves skin flexibility and permeability. It also has rose geranium that balances skin tone and eases tension. Perfect for those who have normal, sensitive, or dry skin.
It has a lovely color, texture, and scent, very earthy. I used it in the shower, where it soaped up well and rinsed clean.
Humble Bergamot & Ginger Deodorant ($10.99) I love to try natural deodorants, and this one was a winner!
It contains only 5 natural and organic ingredients that are safe and effective. It’s also certified cruelty-free by the Leaping Bunny. Some people are sensitive to baking soda but I’m not one of them. I rolled this stuff on clean, dry underarms and it went on pretty smoothly.
The Bergamot Ginger scent was nice for men or women and faded quickly. I wore this for several days and didn’t experience any stink, and I was walking around a lot too.
Cocovit Besan + Tumeric Polishing Grains ($44) is an Ayurvedic and natural face scrub to gently exfoliate while also stimulating cellular turnover for soft and glowing skin.
It’s made of natural ingredients like chickpea flour that is known as a natural exfoliant; turmeric powder that treats skin conditions like redness and acne; and Cocovit coconut oil that softens and lubricates healthy skin cells, breaks down dead cells, heals acne, and hydrates skin. Sugar, salt, and lemon oil are a few of the other helpful ingredients.
It was super easy to use- I just poured some onto my palm and added water to make a paste. Then I applied it to my face and scrubbed it around. It was very gentle. Some exfoliants are harsh and leave my skin red and raw but this one was nice and left my skin glowing. It also left my palms yellow but it faded quickly!
The next 4 items go together and came with an instruction card.
I have always had fine hair, and now that I am older it is even harder to give it body so I embraced this combo of products wholeheartedly. You can buy the complete Volume Discovery Kit as shown in this review here for $34.
EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo ($8) and Conditioner ($9) both have a color-preserving and anti-aging formula so they’re safe for chemically-treated or color-treated hair. The shampoo was sudsy enough for my tastes (which requires a lot of suds) and smelled amazing. The conditioner didn’t leave my hair feeling weighed down and I was surprised that my hair combed easily because it just didn’t feel greasy at all. Again, the scent was lovely.
Total Control Volume Styling Creme ($11) While I’ve tried the shampoo and condiotioner before, this was the first time I’ve ever tried this cream and the spray shown below. I applied a bit on my towel-dried hair then went to the next step.
Smart Volume Leave-In Conditioner ($11) Normally I wouldn’t use a leave-in conditioner when I’ve already used one in the shower, but this one thickens and adds fullness to hair. It strengthens strands, eliminates frizz and flyaways, and helps prevents prevent breakage while protecting it from heat and UV damage. I used all four products for several days in a row and was amazed at the volume and hold that I had from these products! Plus, they all smelled wonderful, but not like hair perfume, it faded shortly after styling.
I was very impressed with my second box from Ginkgo & Grace! The products all worked well and were luxurious to use. I liked the fact that the scents weren’t overly strong or floral, they were earthy with a touch of spice and citrus. I was very happy with the results from the hair products, especially since getting body and volume in my hair has been a life-long struggle. Although this box is meant for mature woman, I think anyone could use the products sent in this shipment. The value for the March box was around $141.99!
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