Pearlesque Box is a subscription box that delivers full-sized and travel-sized beauty products from around the world to your home each month so that you can accurately judge how each product affects your skin. Each month features a different organic, non-toxic, natural skin care line. This box is $39.95 a month (or a bit lower for longer sub terms) and promises a value of $90 – and it is often well above that!
Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data
The US has NOT passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938
The European Union has spent the past two decades banning or restricting more than 1,300 ingredients, the US has only banned 11
20% of personal-care products that contain at least one chemical linked to cancer
Our mission is to bring you organic, non-toxic and safe products!
DEAL: Save $5 on your first month with PEARL5 and subscribe by the 5th at 4pm PT for this box!
First look! My products were kept safe in bubble wrap and wadded paper kept the products from moving around during transit.
I like the product info cards that Pearlesque provides, they give a brief snapshot into the featured brand, which for April is Activist:
Beauty should not sacrifice our precious time, health, or planet. When you are living a full life, making time for yourself in a conscious way is so important. Bring your natural vibrance alive with our simple and streamlined Activist Method, an uplifting daily ritual that will get you glowing.
The back of the introductory card listed each product, its retail value, and how to use each item. I like that Pearlesque also includes their own #pearltip for the products.
Everything in my April 2019 Pearlesque Box!
NOTE: It looks like this brand is getting a makeover, and I believe this is the new look (the ones shown online are in darker bottles). The ingredients are not exactly the same as the ones on the website, so keep that in mind in case you have allergies or sensitivities.
Activist Botanical Cleansing Oil ($10) came with a pump and I want to caution you to put it on correctly. It took me a couple of tries before I finally got it to fit right, and some of my product spilled.
The ingredients and instructions were listed on the bottle.
I enjoy using an oil based makeup remover as a first cleansing step, followed by my usual cleanser. I placed a few pumps in my dry hand and rubbed it all over my face (I didn’t use it on my eyes) and it felt like I was rubbing silk all over, it was so soft and slick. My washcloth removed it all and my skin didn’t feel greasy afterwards. I went over it with a toner soaked cotton pad and found just a few traces of makeup, which it the only reason I felt like I needed a second cleansing step, not because of any oily residue. Plus, the scent was very nice but not fake or perfumey.
Activist Active Hydration Serum ($59) is a serum that is supposed to protect against UV rays and other environmental damage while helping skin renew itself.
Ingredients are listed on the bottle and I noticed it has niacinamide, which my dermatologist suggested is good for my rosacea-troubled skin. Hyaluronic acid and amino acids are also in here.
The liquid is clear and my skin absorbed it quickly and it wasn’t greasy. Use after cleansing and before moisturizing.
Activist Vitamin C Superpowder ($42) can be used as an exfoliator or added to other products if you want to add vitamin C to your skincare.
It has only 3 ingredients and comes in a sifter bottle. It melted almost as soon as I mixed it with water so it was not very harsh, and perhaps not effective enough for my needs. I didn’t experience any irritation with this product, which has no scent. Vitamin C may have antioxidant properties for the skin and this product is supposed to help skin look better while also stimulating collagen production.
I think the sifter is good if you want to add some to your skin care products, but it took a whole lotta shaking before I had enough product to exfoliate my face.
I have discovered lots of wonderful skin care lines thanks to my monthly subscription to Pearlesque! This brand was new-to-me and I was especially pleased with the cleansing oil, it worked so well and didn’t leave my skin feeling dry, tight, or greasy. I am going to experiment a bit more with the vitamin C scrub, maybe add it to another product. The serum was also a great product to try with lots of benefits for skin. The value for the April box was around $111!
SNEAK PEEK: The May Pearlesque Box will feature products from Lanima Skin!
Do you subscribe to Pearlesque Box? What did you think of this month’s box? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!