Ginkgo & Grace September-October 2019 Subscription Box Review

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Ginkgo & Grace is a bimonthly subscription box that delivers beauty and skin care products curated especially for modern, mature women (around age 50+). 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. They also donate 5% of profits to charity. 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 info on the products in the box!

The box itself was 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. It’s not often that I open a box and it looks this good! I also appreciate seeing items in their original packaging.

Looking good! Let’s see what we got!

BKind Products Exfoliant Visage Face Scrub ($24.95 CAD, around $18.82 USD) I thought this scrub was pretty gentle on my skin. It has cranberry seed powder, shea butter, and plant extracts for scent.

I felt larger exfoliation pieces at first and then it kind of felt like I was rubbing baking powder over my skin, with a fine grain ingredient (turns out to be hydrated silica). My skin did feel soft afterwards but I think that is because it left behind a coating of oil on my skin, which might reduce dryness during the upcoming cooler weather. I think I may use the rest of this tube on my body since I can skip using a moisturizer afterwards.

Makes 3 Organics Lemon & Olive Organic Cuticle Balm ($9.20) is a cuticle balm that helps nourish ragged nails and this is a good time to get started on a nightly nail ritual if you don’t already have one in place.

Coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, olive oil, rosemary extract, and lemon oil are the all-natural and organic ingredients.

Just rub a bit on nails and cuticles every evening and enjoy the lemony goodness of the scent.

Mádara Organic Skincare Age Defence Day Cream ($60) I’ve never tried this brand before but it turns out it is from Latvia! Use after cleansing and before makeup.

Birch water is the first ingredient and it is supposed to stimulate collagen production, prevent skin stress, and reverse damage. Jojoba oil, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid are a few of the other ingredients that help keep skin moisturized. My skin absorbed it quickly and it didn’t feel greasy. It had a light floral and powder scent that smells a little like cologne.

Mádara Organic Skincare Total Renewal Night Cream ($2.40) I also received a sample of another product from the line.

This one is supposed to be used at night and it has a lot of the same ingredients as the day cream except it is green and has less scent. It also feels a little heavier on my skin.

Earth Harbor Beach Waves Ocean Hair Texturizer ($12) can be used in a couple of different ways to help you hold on to summer for a bit longer.

According to the brand, this spray has the same amount of salt as the Atlantic Ocean! It also has cane alcohol, glycerin, and mango isolate plus the water base has been infused with crystals, in case that matters to you. Spray on hair and tousle for that back from the beach feel, or spray it on your body or around your house as an alternative to perfume or room sprays. It has a fruity, fleeting scent and doesn’t feel tacky.

My Magic Mud Whitening Activated Charcoal Peppermint Toothpaste ($8.95) There are those who believe fluoride is a dangerous ingredient and look for toothpaste that avoids that ingredient. Others are looking for a natural alternative so this may fit their needs.

Ingredients were listed on the box and include coconut oil, peppermint extract, and stevia. I’m not sure my dentist would be pleased with this product but I gave it a try and it had a mint and tea tree flavor and it doesn’t foam up like traditional toothpaste. It makes a mess when you spit it in the sink so keep a rag handy to rinse the sink well after using.

My Magic Mud Activated Charcoal Infused Bamboo Toothbrush ($4.95) I can always use a new toothbrush and I like this one because it fits well in my small mouth.

The handle is made with renewable bamboo and the brush is infused with activated charcoal.

I have a small mouth (as told to me by dentists over my whole life) so the compact head is perfect for my needs. The bristles are soft and the handle fits in my toothbrush holder.

The darker brush head means that it won’t look stained from the charcoal toothpaste.

I was happy to try so many new-to-me products that were sent in the latest Gingko & Grace box! My nails are now ready to face the cooler weather thanks to the cutucle balm and my hair can feel beachy even though it’s been two months since I last saw the ocean. I always enjoy trying new beauty products and the toothbrush will last the next three months. The value for this shipment was around $116.32!

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