CAUSEBOX Summer 2019 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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CAUSEBOX is a quarterly subscription box curated with socially conscious products for women. In each box, you’ll receive 5-8 seasonal lifestyle products that are focused on ethical and sustainable production, donate a percentage of profits to charity, or aim to inspire and empower others.

DEAL: Save $10 on your first box with coupon code WELCOME10!

FYI – this box is now sold out! Check out the Summer Welcome Box full spoilers here – it has many of the same items!

A mini magazine welcomed us upon opening the box.

The items are wrapped in a thin tissue paper and sealed with a sticker.

The mini magazine is packed with useful information.

It has a full article about this season’s featured artist, Antra Svarcs!

This page shows you a list of all the items in the box and their corresponding page in the mini magazine.

There’s a full layout featuring strong women!

The features inside the mini-magazine are really interesting, and some are even informational or talks about certain items included in the box.

CAUSEBOX also helped in keeping the beaches clean!

Here’s a Q & A with Melanie Johnsson, the Quagga Green Bikini Bag artist.

There are also good deals included in the mag! We got members-only deals and coupon codes with as much as 25% off on orders from different brands.

The box is jampacked!

Everything in the Summer 2019 box!

Postcard. This postcard is giving me the summer feels, and the need to hit the beach ASAP!

The back, of course, provided space for notes and the receiver’s information.

Banded Scrunchie 3-Pack ($10) These scrunchies are the best way to keep your hair off your face, definitely in-style for the season!

I got scrunchies in 3 different colors: white, yellow, and pink! A fun throwback!

Hanalei Island Aloe Gel ($35) Keeping the skin moisturized during the hot days is really important, and it’s nice to get this nice container of cooling gel. It helps calm the skin and reduce redness with the help of aloe vera, papaya extract, and Hawaiian Noni.

The formula is lightweight, and can even work under makeup!

To use, massage the gel onto the face and body. Apply throughout the day or as much as needed to keep the skin hydrated and looking healthy! The only downside? Propylene Glycol is in the ingredients. Here’s what CAUSEBOX had to say:

We would like to thank you as well for your valuable feedback about the Hanalei Island Aloe Gel. When it comes to beauty products, we choose to work with partners whom rely on natural ingredients, sustainable methods and packaging, and are cruelty-free! Hanalei’s products are not only cruelty-free, paraben-free, phtalate-free, and sulfate-free, but they also showcase local Hawaiian inspired botanicals in a desire to bring the experience of Hawaiian beauty to people everywhere through simple and restorative skin care products. Hanalei is also a proud partner of the Akamai Foundation, a non-profit foundation that focuses on providing minority women, native Hawaiians, and other minorities with the training, mentoring, networking, and training necessary for future employment opportunities. I am proud to report that the Akamai foundation has trained more than 750 students from 22 schools across 6 of the 7 main Hawaiian islands since 2009!

When considering our partnership with Hanalei, we also had questions regarding some of the ingredients included in their products. When we sat down together, here is what they said:

Why are some contentious ingredients included in your products?
We are a data and research driven company and make ingredient selections based on the scientific research to provide consumers with safe and high-quality products. When considering ingredient inclusion, we refer to publicly available and factual scientific research, articles from subject matter experts (scientists and toxicologists), and product and ingredient experts to make informed decisions.

We realize there are certain ingredients that have been discredited as the press have taken some of the research out of context. A lot of the studies referenced in these instances are based on extremely high doses or concentrations, with levels that are not used in cosmetics nor typical in everyday use.

It’s important to understand the nature of toxicology, and the adage that the “dose makes the poison”, meaning that the level of exposure matters more so than the actual ingredient, as even “safe” ingredients like salt or aloe whole leaf extract can prove to be harmful at high levels.

We are of course still always learning as we grow, but we appreciate when our members question us and hold us accountable — truly.  I can assure you our Product Team worked very hard and spent countless hours carefully curating the items included in your Summer Box. As always, we consciously and intentionally chose each Summer product because each has a story and mission behind it that aligns well with what we believe in and helps to create a better world.

The magazine also provides more information about this product from Modern Aloha.

All Good Reef Friendly Sport Sunscreen ($15.99) To keep your skin really protected from the harmful rays of the sun, they also included this sunscreen! It has a new an improved formula with SPF 30 that protects from the UVA/UVB broad spectrum.

It’s lightweight and non-greasy, plus it’s waterproof for up to 80 minutes. It also contains organic green tea, rose hips, and buriti oil that helps repair damaged skin. The formula is vegan, gluten-free, and eco-friendly! I especially loved that it was made with calendula!

Reduce Everyday Insulated Tumbler ($12.99) If you love having cold drinks, you can use this dual wall vacuum-insulated tumbler keeps your beverage cold for a longer duration!

The tumbler is made with 18/8 stainless steel. It’s also BPA-free, and includes a lid to keep your drinks protected.

The tumbler is also sweatproof and shatterproof!

It’s a handy drinking buddy that I can bring anytime, anywhere. I like the design that makes it easier to handle!

They even included a recipe for one of the perfect drinks that you can put inside the nice tumbler!

It also includes a Lifetime Guarantee! Nice!

Quagga Green Wet Swim Pouch ($25) When I go to the beach, it’s really important that I have a wet dry bag where I can keep some of my stuff! Quagga Green collaborated with CAUSEBOX and made this pretty and really functional bag.

The design is really chic, and the words printed on it is really inspiring!

I really love how handy it is. You can easily stash it inside a duffel bag, backpack, or even a tote!

It has a zipper enclosure that will definitely keep what’s inside safe and protected.

Tribe Alive Caftan Coverup ($118) I am in search of a nice and comfy coverup, and I feel lucky to come across with this one from Tribe Alive!

We can see how artistic and how much effort they put into making this beautiful caftan coverup.

I love the color and the nice feel of the fabric on my skin. It’s a beach must-have that should always be inside my bag!

It looks really nice and it’s easy to put on. It has the right length that makes it a nice cover for swimsuits, or even as a comfy dress for a beach party!

Here are some photos on how you can use the coverup. It’s super versatile! I recommend giving it a wash before using – otherwise it hangs sorta funny.

Altru Straw Tote (with Tassel!) ($50) Summer outfits won’t be complete without a nice bag for all our beach and outing essentials. Altru Straw made this beautiful tote which is perfect for all the things included in this quarter’s box!

The bag is protectively placed inside another bag pouch.

I love how big it is and that it can contain a lot of my stuff!

The straw tote also has blue tassels that make it look perfect to bring out in the sun!

It looks sturdy enough to hold many things inside. I can’t wait to fill it up with beach essentials like clothes, dry/wet bag, skin care products, even a straw hat might fit inside!

This quarter’s CAUSEBOX has a retail value of around $267! It’s also a super fun box with all the things needed when you want to bask out in the sun! I love the straw bag, coverup, and even the wet/dry bag that I can definitely bring to the beach. The tumbler is also a nice addition to keep my drinks cool! The skin care products are also nice and will be stashed inside my travel bag! I love everything, and I can’t wait to have fun in the sun, with no worries whatsoever, at all!

What do you think of the Summer 2019 CAUSEBOX?

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